High School

September 22, 2023

Upcoming Dates to Remember:
Friday, 9/22: Midterm Ends & Early Release at 1:15pm for Homecoming Parade which begins at 2:15pm - VOTECH will report to Polo High School by 8:15am, you will not go to GRTS / Monday, 9/25: NO SCHOOL for Teacher In-Service

Bus/Van Schedule/Leave Time:
Saturday, 9/23: Band/Color Guard Carrollton Band Day @ Carrollton HS - 6:15am
Saturday, 9/23: JH SB @ Cameron Tournament - 6:30am
Monday, 9/25: No School (Teacher In-Service)
Tuesday, 9/26: XC @ St. Joe Lafayette (cancelled)
Tuesday, 9/26: JH/HS SB @ King City - 3:00pm
Thursday, 9/28: JH SB @ Norborne - 3:30pm
Friday, 9/29: V FB @ Trenton - 4:15pm
Saturday, 9/30: Band MWSU Homecoming Parade Competition @ Missouri Western State University in St. Joe - 6:30am (ETR 2pm)

Sports & Activities News:
Congratulations to the V SB team on their win over Lathrop 9/19, 14-8. Panthers move to an 11-3 record for the season.

Congratulations to the Varsity Football team for their victory over Gallatin Friday, 9/15! The Panthers are 4-0 for the season!

FBLA members who are purchasing the FBLA uniform and applying  for the grant reimbursement must have receipts turned in to Mr. Endicott by Monday, 9/25. Receipts after that date will not be accepted.

Upcoming Home Games:
Friday, 9/22: V FB vs South Harrison - 7pm (Homecoming)
Monday, 9/25: JH/JV vs  South Harrison - 5pm

Pep Rally Schedule:
9/29: MS Fall Sports Only - 2:55pm
10/13: V FB vs Milan & District SB - 3:00pm
10/25: District FB & XC - 3:00pm
11/30: Start of Winter Sports - 3:00pm

Congratulations to the following 2023-2024 Homecoming Candidate and Attendant nominations:
Senior Queen Candidates: Khloe Busick, Layna Norton, Madisyn Sales, Hanna Vaught
Senior King Candidates:  Ayden Baker, Levi Bolling, Aiden Gray, Wyatt Kelley
Junior Attendants: Brandon Wallace & Madilynn Dickey
Sophomore Attendants: Riley Simmons & Emma Chapman
Freshman Attendants: Drew Moore & Meredith Segar

Homecoming is Friday, 9/22. This years' theme is Life is Like a Movie! Starring the Polo Panthers! The following activities will take place the week of 9/18-9/22:
(Monday - Friday) Dress Up Days :
Friday, 9/22: Spirit Day - Go all out in your Polo attire! (Green and White)

Friday, 9/22: Early Release at 1:15pm from school. Parade will begin at  2:15pm, line up by 2:00pm..  Football Game will begin vs South Harrison starting at 7pm. Coronation of the Homecoming King and Queen will be at half time. The Homecoming Dance will be held 10:30pm-12:30am in the Multi Purpose. Admission is $5 per person. All Polo High School students are welcome to attend. To sign up a High School student from another school or homeschooled you will need to do this in the High School Office and also fill out a permission slip that Mrs. Sales will get approved by 9/18. Check back in the office by 9/20 to verify guest approval.

**Congratulations to the following Spirit King and Queen winners from Homecoming Week the overall Spirit King and Queen will be announced at the end of the school day:
Monday, 9/18: Dress for the Movies - Malia Bell & Levi Bolling
Tuesday, 9/19: Adam Sandler Day - Khloe Busick & Nicki Brown
Wednesday, 9/20: Dress for the Red Carpet - Allexa Storts/Carrie Henderson & Rylen Bell/Hunter McGee
Thursday, 9/21: Barbie vs Ken Day - Madie Sales & Bradley Bennett/Tommy Ross
Monday - Mrs. Mellon & Mr. Endicott
Tuesday - Mrs. Hawkins & Mr. Glenn
Wednesday - Mrs. Strange & Mr. Lockhart/Mr. Schoning
Thursday - Mrs. Ross & Mr. Farmer

Sports Physical Material:
Please see this link for Sports Physicals information/forms and Concussion material requirement. https://www.mshsaa.org/SportsMedicine/ 

Polo Spirit Wear:
The Entrepreneurship Class, in association with the Polo Athletic Boosters, welcomes Polo Panther supporters to purchase spirit wear at the following Panther Spirit Shop https://apparelnow.com/polo-high-school-gear

The HS Scholar Team still has some fundraising coupon cards to sell: Sonic Cards are $5 each and Casey's are $20. Email Mrs. Hildebrand at hildebrandr@polo.k12.mo.us if you would like one.

8th Hour Meetings:
Mondays: STUCO Meetings unless otherwise noted. If no school on Monday, Stuco meetings will take place the next school day unless an email is sent.
Tuesday, 10/3: Yearbook Cover Design Meeting 8th hour in the Library.
Wednesdays: Character Strong - unless otherwise noted
Thursday, 9/28: NHS Meeting with Mr. Green for ALL returning NHS members and new applicants. Students who are eligible to apply will receive an application packet on 9/26 or 9/27. For questions regarding eligibility see Mr. Green or you can call the High School Office.

School Menu:
Friday, 9/22: Breakfast - Biscuits & Gravy / Lunch - Uncrustables/PBJ
Tuesday, 9/26: Breakfast - Scrambled Eggs / Lunch - Chicken Patty
Wednesday, 9/27: Breakfast - Muffin / Lunch - Taco Stack
Thursday, 9/28: Breakfast - Breakfast Pizza / Lunch - Mini Corndog Nuggets
Friday, 9/29: Breakfast - Donut / Lunch - Turkey on a bun