January Newsletter

February 8, 2016


Please remember that you are not allowed to go to your lockers in the mornings.  You should be in the gym or in the café until the bell rings.


We are having a Texas Roadhouse night tomorrow night.  We will be sending flyers home for this tomorrow.  10% of your food purchase will go to SMS.  We look forward to seeing you at Texas Roadhouse on Tuesday night.


It is Spirit Week this week.  Today-Mix Match day, tomorrow-Blues day, Wednesday-Color War, Thursday-black out, Friday-blue and gold


Every Friday, you will have an opportunity to shoot Marshmallows at the prinpals.  It will cost $.50 for 5 marshmallows or $1.00 for 10 marshmallows.  All proceeds for this will go to Pennies for Patients.


7th grade students will have an opportunity to apply to be in the full- year yearbook/media elective for the 2016-17 school year next week. Applications will be available for 7th grade advisory teachers to give to students who are interested. After the advisor reviews them, applications from select students will be contacted for an interview. Nine 7th grade students will be admitted into this class for next year. Any questions should be directed to Mrs.Cottrell at


Character Council is selling Valentine’s day balloons through Wednesday.  There will be 3 different designs to choose from.  They will be $1.00 each.  You will have the option to write a note to go with the balloon.  They will be selling them in the mornings and will be delivered to you during 1st hour on Friday.


How would you like to skip 6th hour and hang out all 3 lunches?  The Penny Wars are underway.  Please see your advisory teacher for details.


Mrs. Cottrell is taking digital copies of photos of 8th graders when they were young preferably ages 1 to 4 to be presented at on a slideshow at the 8th grade formal. You can only submit two pictures per student. She can also take original copies to scan. The first 20 will be in the yearbook unless you request otherwise. All are due February 22nd.



We are having another Donut day on Friday, February 12th.  We sent the forms home and are due in the office today.  There are extra forms in the office. All proceeds will go to our technology fund.


School store is selling items during advisory.  Please make sure to bring extra money to purchase snacks, drinks, or various school supplies. Character Council will try to make it to your advisory, but keep in mind, that there are 21 advisories at SMS.  If the school store does make it to your advisory, we will come the following Friday. 



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