The symposium theme this year is "Literacy and Beyond"! Literacy is typically thought of as the ability to read and write. While extremely important, our symposium will extend to all types of literacy. Literacy, defined as, "competence or knowledge in a specified area", will be our focus. The symposium will support the work we are doing in the area of literacy as a Striving Readers Grant recipient however our breakout sessions will extend beyond just reading and writing.
Here are a few topics that will be offered:
The purpose of this event is not only to provide exceptional professional development for educators but to bring together surrounding schools districts for two days of collaboration and networking. A symposium style event allows educators to find learning opportunities in areas that are relevant to their professional goals and personal growth.
This event will take place on June 25-26 at Santa Fe Trail High School. We are calling on presenters to support this event and share all the amazing work they are doing in education. Please reach into your toolbox and showcase your knowledge, expertise, and talents with other educators at this summer's event. If you are interested in being a presenter please click here to access the presenter’s form. If you have further questions please contact the Curriculum Department at 1-800-836-9525 EXT. 5005.
If you are a LiNK grant district or a SIS member of Greenbush this will be a free event. All other participants will have a $20 registration fee for the event. The registration link will be posted on the Greenbush website as well as the Santa Fe Trail Facebook page in April. We are excited to announce the two Keynote speakers: 2019 Kansas Teacher of the Year, Whitney Morgan and State Representative, Monica Murnan, a leader in early childhood education.
Alumni Band Music
Be sure to check out the SFT Band Booster Facebook page! https://fb.me/SFTBandBoosters
Senior Graduation orders will be delivered on Friday, March 22, during the lunch hour.
All orders must be paid for in order to pick up products.
Caps, gowns, and stoles will be stored at the high school until the Friday before graduation and will be handed out at graduation practice.
Please call the high school office with any questions 800-836-9525.
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SANTA FE TRAIL DRIVER EDUCATION 2019
Driver’s Education 2019 CHANGES!!!
There have been several changes to the process of Driver’s Education over the last two years.
All students are now required to be 14 at the time of the classroom portion. Previously it was just the driving portion. So this will change the cutoff date to take Driver’s Ed at SFT to April 24th. If your student’s birthday is within a few days of the cutoff, let me know, and I can tell you if it is possible to squeeze them in.
If your student misses the cutoff date, here are their options: (Remember, ALL students are required to have a learners permit one full year prior to getting a restricted)(Also, check the license options available)
1. There are driving schools in Topeka, and they are able to be more flexible with the start dates etc. of the class.
2. Have your student take the handbook test at the DMV and get their Learner’s Permit. All students have to have a learner’s permit one full year before getting their restricted license. For example, say a student got their Learner’s Permit on May 20th of 2019 because they turned 14 on May 15th. They could take Driver’s Ed at SFT in 2020, and once they pass, go in and get their restricted, as long as they have enough practice hours (minimum of 25 hours, with 5 of those at night; or the full 50 hours, with 10 at night that they will need before they get their lesser restricted license at 16.)
3. Wait until April 2019 to take Driver’s Ed at SFT, not getting their LP until class. The issue with this is they will still have to wait a full year from the date of being issued a LP.
All Driver’s Ed students must take and pass the Kansas Handbook test with me. The test score and date must be entered into the KDOR portal before they can be entered into the system, even if the student already possesses a LP. See the handbook test dates below. CAUTION!! IF the test is taken and failed 4 times, the student may not take the test again, or driver’s education for 6 months. The handbook must be read and studied. A practice test can be found at https://www.dmv-written-test.com/Kansas/practice-test-1.html.
Options: I will have four test dates available for your student to take the Kansas Handbook exam. The tests will begin after the classroom portion begins. I have handbooks I can loan out to study. There is also an online version that can be found at: https://www.ksrevenue.org/pdf/dlhb.pdf .
- April 17th -Enrollment meeting, 7pm, SFT Auditorium (parent and student)
-April 24th-must be 14 by April 24th (get ahold of me if within a few days). Online class starts.
-Hand book test dates: April 24, SFT LMC, 7-8pm; April 27th, SFT LMC, 11-12pm; 2 others, TBA.
-May 29-30-Final Exam, SFT LMC, 6:00-7:30pm.
-May 21-June 30th-potential driving portion driver’s ed.
COST: $150; $250 out of district. $50 due prior to April 19th, and remaining due by May 3rd.
MANDATORY ENROLLMENT MEETING: April 17th, 7:00 pm, at SFTHS in the Auditorium. Student and parent must be present.
Classroom: online classroom, April 24th thru May 30th. Students must take a supervised Kansas handbook test with Mr. Erickson (April 24, SFT LMC, 7-8pm; April 27th, SFT LMC, 11a-12pm; 2 others, TBA). Students will need to take a supervised final exam at SFTHS on May 29th or 30th, between 6:00 and 7:30pm.
Students must pass eye screening (20/40 in either eye, provided by the school, if not passed must see a licensed practitioner).
Online Driver’s Education Curriculum - Prepared by Eric Hoffman - Santa Fe Trail High School
For the online Driver’s Education class we will be using the Drive Right: You are the Driver, 10th ed. textbook, which will be provided. To successfully complete the online curriculum for Driver’s Education you must complete the following with no less than 80% mastery:
Students will be assigned a driving instructor. That instructor will inform you of your driving times. It is your responsibility to inform the instructor of times you are not available to drive. Missed drive times could delay or keep you from passing the course. Most all of the driving will take place after school is out and the month of June. In order to pass the driving portion of the class a student must:
If you have passed both the classroom and the driving areas of the driver’s education class you will then receive a certificate of completion form.
On a dark and stormy night, six unique guests, plus a butler and a maid,
assemble for a dinner party at the home of Mr. Boddy. When their host turns up
dead, it is clear that no one is safe! Soon the guests are racing to find the killer
and keep the body count from stacking up. Based on the popular board game
and adapted from the cult classic film, Clue is the comedy whodunit that will
keep you guessing (and laughing) to the very end.
Every night comes with a new twist and different ending. Sunday will reveal the real killer.
Performance Dates: Friday, March 22nd @ 7 pm, Saturday, March 23rd @ 7 pm, and Sunday, March 24th @ 2 pm. Admission prices: Students $3, Adults $4.
LOCATION: OVERBROOK BALL DIAMONDS
COST: $25.00 PER GIRL (INCLUDES SFT SOFTBALL SHIRT)
SFT High School coaches and players will be working with young players, helping develop fundamental skills of hitting, fielding, and throwing. We will divide the girls up into appropriate age groups so they are working with peers their age/skill level.
Download and return this form and payment to your student's building office (make checks out to SFT Softball).
DEADLINE to receive t-shirt that day is MARCH 8
For more information contact: BRENDA DAHL @ 633-4396 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our teachers work long hours on the days of conferences so PTO will be providing a meal for all the teachers! PTO will be providing pulled pork.
We will be needing: buns, side dishes, drinks, desserts, and paper goods!
Please sign-up with the link to help provide items for our teachers!
Please bring your items to the location you have signed up for on the day PTO will be providing the meal!
The dates are as follows:
SFTAC PTO Student Art Auction! - Information and RSVP FORM
Date: March 23, 2019
Where: SFT High School
Silent Auction for Baskets will begin at 12:00 and end at 2:00.
Pre K-8th Grade Art Auction
The SFTAC PTO would like to invite you and your family to our First Student Art Auction! The students from our Attendance Centers are creating an 8x10 canvas that will then be auctioned off for community members to enjoy. A $15 buy-out option for your child’s artwork will be available prior to the auction. Ice Cream and toppings will be provided by the PTO.
March 23, 2019 – Spring Fundraiser- Ice Cream Social