• Smith-Cotton 100th year logoAs Sedalia 200 continues our planning for the 100th year of Smith-Cotton High School, we need your help! We feel it only prudent to honor those Smith-Cotton educators, past or present, who were/are true educational pioneers. We want to shed light on those who have made their mark on SCHS over the last century. These individuals may be a teacher, administrator, support staff, etc.
    If you have someone in mind, please complete the form at the link provided below. We plan to select and highlight impactful educators over the course of next school year.

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  • Kindergarten enrollment will be at the same time as regular open enrollment: 

    • 8 am to 2 pm July 23
    • 1 pm to 7 pm July 24

    More details will be shared as we get closer to these dates. 

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  • Smith-Cotton High School was awarded the 2024 Missouri Purple Star by the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE); the designation indicates a school’s commitment to students and families connected to the United States military. 

    Read the complete story

    For Military Families - Purple Star School

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  • The Sedalia School District 200 calendar for the 2024-25 school year is available for downloading:

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  • Catch up on news releases about the Sedalia 200 district, its students and staff members by clicking on this link:

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  • Message to Sedalia 200 parents whose students were in grades 3 through 8 last school year:

    Each year, our students in grades 3 through 8 participate in the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP). According to the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, “The Missouri Assessment Program assesses students’ progress toward mastery of the Show-Me Standards, which are the educational standards in Missouri. The Grade-Level Assessment is a yearly standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri.”

    The Individual Student Report (ISR) includes an Achievement Level, which will describe the student's performance as Below Basic, Basic, Proficient, or Advanced. The report will also include a short description of the knowledge and skills that are typically demonstrated by students in each Achievement Level.

    Individual results for students who were in grades 3 through 8 last will be handed out during fall parent/teacher conferences.

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  • Sedalia 200 supply lists are available online through Teacher Lists. To find your student's list online:
    1. Go to 
    2. Click on "Find A List" at the top of the page and search by our ZIP Code, 65301
    3. Click on your child's school.
    4. Click on your child's grade level/class.
    Parents have the option to purchase all items from a variety of stores with one click at the top of the page. While name brands are listed for some items, you are not required to purchase the name-brand version of any item.
    There is a supply list for Smith-Cotton High freshmen, but due to the number of possible class schedules, all other S-C High students will get lists of needed supplies from their teachers on the first day of school, Aug. 24.

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  • As Smith-Cotton High School begins to look towards its next 100 years, we would like to start collecting feedback to help support the development of our Vision of a Graduate. To begin, we will start with the end in mind as we will work to develop our plan.  This survey asks you to identify what skills and characteristics you feel a Smith-Cotton graduate needs to be successful beyond high school.

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  • Sedalia 200 families,
    Please see your email or the district smartphone app for a letter regarding required immunizations for the 2022-23 school year. If you have any questions, please contact Dana Curry at 
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  • Transitional kindergarten is designed to bridge the gap between Pre-K and kindergarten. This provides an additional year of early education for younger children who are kindergarten age, but have a summer birthday or do not quite demonstrate kindergarten readiness. Students will work through the kindergarten curriculum at a slower pace.
    If your child turns five (5) in May, June or July, this pilot program might be beneficial to them. Children accepted into the transitional kindergarten program will be assessed at the end of the year to determine if their next path should be an additional year in kindergarten or moving on to first grade.
    ***Please note: If your child is not in the Heber Hunt boundaries, the parent/guardian will be responsible for providing transportation.
    The school will notify the parents/guardians if your child is selected for this pilot program.

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  • In closed session Monday, Jan. 24, the Sedalia School District 200 Board of Education approved the hiring of Josh Gray as head coach for the Smith-Cotton Tigers football program.
    Gray replaces Charlie McFail, who announced his retirement from the position at the end of the 2021 season. Gray, who will teach at the high school, has 25 years of coaching experience. For the past 16 years, he has been at Kearney High School – 11 years as the defensive coordinator and the past five years as head coach. He also served as Kearney’s head strength and conditioning coach.

    Here is the complete story.

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  • Some clarification regarding COVID-19 protocols:
    -- Those who test positive are excluded from school for 10 days from the date of the positive test.
    -- That exclusion period can be reduced to five days if the affected person agrees to wear a mask/face covering while inside school buildings for the following five days. They also must be fever-free (without fever-reducing medication) for 24 hours and symptoms must be greatly improved.
    -- Current federal transportation regulations dictate that those riding school buses must wear a mask/face covering while on board.
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  • In the event of a delayed start or cancellation of school, we will send out a text message, email and automated phone message with details as soon as the decision has been confirmed. We also will post on Facebook (, Twitter (@sedaliaschools) and on the district's smartphone app.

    Decisions on delays and cancellations are based on the information district administrators have in front of them at the time. When the temperature or wind chill factors are below zero or when road conditions are unsafe is when the district will use the options discussed in the letter linked HERE.



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  • Attention 8th & 12th grade Parents/Guardians:
    State law and health regulations require students to be properly immunized and provide verification to the school nurse, unless they have an appropriate exemption card from Pettis County Health Center on file. If your child is going into the 8th grade they must have one dose of Tdap and one dose of MCV (Meningococcal Conjugate). The first dose of MCV must have been administered after 10 years of age. 
    Students who will be 12th graders are required to have two doses of MCV unless the first dose was administered at 16 years or older, in which case only one is required. At least one dose must be given after 16 years of age. Students will be excluded from school starting Sept. 14, 2020, if immunizations aren’t up-to-date.
    The state has required these immunizations whether students are attending school in person or virtually.
    Parents are encouraged to have their doctor's office or health agency fax or email the records to the appropriate office (nurse contacts are listed below) or they can scan and email the record themselves.

    8th graders
    School nurse Laura Beth Fisher, LPN
    SCJH fax: 660-829-6409

    12th graders
    School nurse Michelle Muths, LPN
    S-C High fax: 660-851-5393 

    Immunization Clinics
    Katy Trail Community Health

    Pettis County Health Dept

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    The Parent Portal (link above) is now open for the current school year. We encourage all parents to access the portal to ensure they know how to access grade, attendance and other information about their student(s). Be sure to select the Parent Tab to log in.

    If you don't recall your password, you can enter your email address and the system will send you a prompt to reset it. Once you are logged in, please go to the Menu button at the top left and select Update Household Data. Next to Household Parents, click the Edit link, then click the + symbol next to the name of the parent whose data you are checking/updating. Make the needed changes then click Save at the bottom right of the page.

    If other changes are needed (Household address, Student data, Emergency contacts), click on the return to list icon at the bottom of the page.

    Having a current phone number and email address listed in the Parent Portal is vital - this is the data our Parent Notification system uses to contact you with weather delays/cancellations, attendance calls and other school-related information. If you don't recall which email address you used or if that email address is no longer active, please contact your school's administrative assistant for help.


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