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Thursday, December 1, 2016

posted Nov 30, 2016, 2:43 PM by Janna Hull

Thursday December 1, 2016

Today is a B DAY

Lunch Today: Hamburger Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Roll,  fruit, juice, vegetable & milk

SMS News

Candy, soda and sugary drinks are not allowed in the hallways or classrooms. Lunchtime ONLY!!!!

Cell phones are NOT to be used during the school day.  When you get to school they are to be turned off and stored in your locker and not brought out for any reason until the school day is over.

MATHCOUNTS meets today, from 2:30-3:30 in Mr. Lynch's room 26.  Come join the fun of learning new ways to solve math problems, while munching on hot, buttered popcorn, and drinking sweet apple juice.  We have had a blast these past two weeks while learning so much math!  See you on Thursday after school.  Coach Lynch


Art Journaling Workshop will meet every Tuesday after school in room 27 with Mrs. Navarre.

It will begin promptly at 2:30 and end around 3:30.  Requirements to attend:  transportation home (please pick up a sign up sheet/letter for parent permission), interest in art and design, willingness to try new ideas, and a sense of humor.

Attention!!! The library is giving away one poster from the Book Fair each week!!  

How?:   The library will hold a drawing each week.  To enter the drawing you must fill out the question of the week in the library.  

When?:  The first drawing will be this Thursday after school and the winner will be announced in the Friday Student Bulletin.

Library Reminder:  Students are given one extra day from the due date to return a book before a fine is assessed.  For each day a book is overdue, 10 cents is added to the fine.  You may not check out any other library materials until the fine is paid.

You can find the due date on the due date slip in the book.  Please see Mrs. Curtiss if you have any questions.

Thank you

CYT-NI is a non-profit, educational children’s theater arts program for children ages 6-18.  Classes start Tuesday January 3 or Thursday January 5.  If you are interested pick up a flyer on the hall table by the office

SMS Food Drive

The annual SMS food drive is upon us.  We will begin collecting food for the Food Bank from homeroom classes starting this Thursday, December 1st and ending on Friday, December 16th.  As usual, we will have a friendly competition, and the homeroom class that brings in the most items and the homeroom class that brings in the most pounds of food will be treated to hot chocolate and pastries.  Our collective goal is to get a ton (2,000 pounds) of food.  A list of what the Food Bank prefers will be given to homeroom teachers, but in general, items must be non-perishable (canned goods or dry goods) that won't spoil.  No home-canned food is allowed.  Also, the Food Bank does have a need for non-food items like toothpaste, soap, diapers, and baby wipes.  Homeroom teachers will send a couple of students down to the counseling center each day with what has been brought in so that it can be counted and weighed.  Teachers, if you can bring in a cardboard box and put your name on it to put the day's items in, it would be appreciated.

A couple of reminders are of note for those who like to live dangerously and push the boundaries:  bottles of water will not count as food items, and you may not break up bulk-packaged items (like tea bags or sugar packets) to pad your item count :)

The main thing is that this is an opportunity to do some good for fellow members of our community!

Upcoming Dates to Remember

Thursday December 1 through December 16 - Annual SMS Food Drive

Friday December 23 through January 8: No School - Christmas break

Monday January 9th - Back to school


Wrestling this week: Practice Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 2:30 - 4:00

Wrestling Tournament Saturday December 3 at Lakeland bus leaves about 7:15

Dance team tryouts Thursday Dec. 1 from 2:45 - 4:00

Intramural Basketball this week: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

                                            Girls  2:30-4:30  Boys  4:30-6:30


SMS has two lost and found areas.  One is in the table area in the hallway near the school office, and the other area is the table at the 8th grade exit.  Please check these areas for lost items.  Thank you