Daily Announcements

WELCOME TO HOCKER GROVE  - THESE ARE THE DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE STUDENTS!

 

TUESDAY, Apr 23, 2024

RECYCLING- We are going to recycle during 6th hour.  Please set your recycle bins out at the start of 6thhour.   The only item we can recycle is paper.   Please no cans or plastic.  Today we will recycle in the 2nd floor.

StuCo Election Candidates: join the Canvas course, complete the application, and hand out your staff Recommendations by Wednesday, April 24!

Kindness Club will meet after school in room 214. All are welcome!

The Tortured Poets Department will meet in room 203 after school.

This week's Jam Session will be for 8th graders only! See you Thursday in the band room.

 

MONDAY, Apr 22, 2024

We are going to recycle during 6th hour.  Please set your recycle bins out at the start of 6thhour.   The only item we can recycle is paper.   Please no cans or plastic.  Today we will recycle in the 1st floor.

Kindness Club will meet after school on Tuesday in room 214. All are welcome!

The Tortured Poets Department will meet in room 203 after school tomorrow.

StuCo Election Candidates: join the Canvas course, complete the application, and hand out your staff Recommendations by Wednesday, April 24!

 

FRIDAY, APR 19, 2024

StuCo Election Candidates: join the Canvas course, complete the application, and hand out your staff Recommendations by Wednesday, April 24!

8th grade SOAR Store today.  Count your tickets.  Wait for the announcement!

 

THURSDAY, APR 18, 2024

We are going to recycle during 6th hour.  Please set your recycle bins out at the start of 6thhour.   The only item we can recycle is paper.   Please no cans or plastic.  Today we will recycle in the explo hallway.

Due to Open House tonight, we will not have Jam Session this week.

We will NOT Have AE or clubs this Thursday due to Open House.

Instructional Basketball league has been cancelled. 

Hocker Grove is having an Open House tonight, bring your parents, come partake in activities, listen to some music, and enjoy some food.  5:30-7:30 tonight.

 

WEDNESDAY, APR 17, 2024

We are going to recycle during 6th hour.  Please set your recycle bins out at the start of 6thhour.   The only item we can recycle is paper.   Please no cans or plastic.  Today we will recycle on the second floor.

Due to Open House Thursday, we will not have Jam Session this week.

Attention all 7th graders interested in applying for WEB next year. You need to do the following things before school ends today:

1.      Fill in the online application form found in your Eagle Hour canvas.

2.      Give recommendation forms to two teachers.

3.      Return the parent signature form to Mrs. Murphy or Mrs. Weaver

We are SUPER excited for all the opportunities we will have next year.

We will NOT Have AE or clubs this Thursday due to Open House.

Today during Eagle Hour at 8:45 am there will a mandatory meeting in 105 for anyone interested in running for Student Council Officer at Hocker Grove AND at Shawnee Mission North next year. After announcements, come to 105 at 8:45 during Eagle Hour.

Instructional Basketball league will be cancelled for the rest of the week.

 

 

 

Fee Payment Information

We are asking all parents to pay fees ONLINE this year.   Fees will be posted near the end of July 2023.

·         The Online fee payment portal is now open and we appreciate your patience as student schedules are now finalized.    Go to www.smsd.org hover over the “Families” tab and click the link entitled “Pay Fees Online”.  The site can also be found at this link:  https://www.smsd.org/families/pay-fees.   You may also call the Hocker Grove Bookkeeper with Credit Card information to pay fees. 

·         Required fees include:  Instructional Resource Fee ($100.00), ID card ($5.00), and Elective Course fees (Art, Humanities, Industrial Tech classes-Robotics, Design & Modeling, Projects) 

·         Optional fees – Student Activity ticket and Yearbook – if a student does not want or need, these will automatically be deleted from the student’s account if it is unpaid at the end of first quarter.  The online system will allow parents the option to not pay these fees. 

·         KanCare 19 will no longer be accepted to help cover for fees.  For Instructional Resources fee and ID card fees to be waived will depend on Free and Reduced lunch qualifications.    Please contact our bookkeeper, Michele Dirks for help with this.  micheledirks@smsd.org or 913-993-0220 

·         If you need to pay by check, you will need to go to the pay fees online portal to find out your student fees.  Please make your check payable to Hocker Grove.  Mail your check with your students’ ID number to Hocker Grove, attn: Bookkeeper, 10400 Johnson Dr. Shawnee, KS 66203

 

DS BUS TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION (2022-2023)

Check out the DS Busing website: https://dsbuslines.com/  NEW this year, all students must enroll via DS Bus Lines to receive busing. This includes both pay riders and those that qualify as free riders. Emails will be going out to the families and a link will be shared on DS Bus Lines website as well as the SMSD Transportation webpage.

 

School Bus Weather Alerts

If your child rides the bus to and from school, please be aware that at times pick-up and drop-off might be delayed. Consider signing up for the Textcaster late bus notification system, which alerts families via text when buses are delayed. You can sign up for Textcaster here: https://my.textcaster.com/asa/2795. If you have signed up for Textcaster and have confirmed your sign-up, you will receive a text in the event your child’s bus has been delayed.