Weekly Warrior for Families

December 2, 2022

Parks and Recreation Invitation for an evening of fun

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December Spirit Days

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Items needed

  • Our STEM classes are in need of unwanted electronics. We will take whatever you have that kids can take apart. We have very few things to reverse engineer at this time. Please email artrue@k12k.com if you have questions regarding this. You can drop off at the front office and let them know the items are for Mrs. True's STEM class.
  • Our clothes closet is in need of the following: joggers/sweatpants (all sizes accepted, most needed: adult M, L, XL). Keep us in mind as you are cleaning out closets/drawers or as you pass a clearance rack! We will be happy to take items that are gently used, or new. We appreciate your donations to help us stock our clothes closet with elastic waist pants.

Spelling Bee

The written qualifying round for the John Sevier Spelling Bee will be held on December 6th. Students can either participate at 7:05 or 3:00 that afternoon. Students need to see their Language Arts teacher or Mrs. Donnellan for a study list to prepare. The school-wide bee will be held in January.

A message from the YMCA

Please make note that we do not plan to offer aftercare on the half day of school on December 16th, 2022. We also will not be offering care during the Holiday break for middle school sites. I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you and the families. We will be communicating this with the families in the YMCA afterschool program at Sevier Middle School.

Thank you very much for your continued support in the YMCA Afterschool Programs.

8th Grade High School Planning - Dates to Know

  • October 27 - Teacher Recommendations Due

    • Teachers should discuss these recommendations with individual students prior to Nov. 1st.

    • We understand that it is early for recommendations. Teachers will have an opportunity to update recommendations in April.

  • November 1 - 8th grade Family Night (all students and a guardian should plan to attend)

    • 5:00-7:30pm, DB Cafeteria (the event will begin in the cafeteria, see below for more information)

    • 5:00-5:30 - General Information from DB and Sevier Counselors

    • 5:30-7:30 - Rotate through sessions with DB teachers to learn about different programs, course expectations, etc.

  • November/December - High School Planning classes with Sevier Counselors

      • Nov. 9 - Science

      • Nov. 16 - Math

      • Nov. 30 - Social Studies

      • Dec. 9 - ELA

    • Students will be working on their 4 year class schedule. Counselors will be walking them through each step.

  • November 29 - DB Visit and Tour

    • Students will be introduced to several opportunities available at DB. They will tour career and technical courses.

    • Details TBA - stay tuned

    • Please avoid late drop off or early pick up on this date

  • January 23-27 - Individual High School Planning Meetings

    • 20 minute appointments in Sevier Library

    • Students will meet with counselors during the school day to review their 4 year plan and their 9th grade course requests.

    • Letters with appointment date/time will be mailed home in early January. Parents and guardians are welcome to attend, but not required. We are unable to take date and time requests.

General Information

  • Attention 8th grade families: There are still spots remaining for the Washington DC trip. If you are interested, please make sure you have all of the paperwork filled out when you turn in the first payment - doing this will reserve your spot. If you have questions, contact Marty Moore, mmoore@k12k.com.

  • Students who are signed up for the DC Trip can bring in their second payment to either Mr. Moore or Mrs. Bingham. The second payment is $200.
  • Pre-orders for our 1980s-inspired yearbook, "Retro Memories". Pre-order your yearbook for the low price of $30. To reserve your copy visit https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/ and enter code "13619723".

  • Please keep your contact information updated. This can be done through your Aspen Parent Portal or by contacting LeAnn Franklin in the counseling office, 378-2435 or lfranklin@k12k.com. It's vitally important that we have current contact phone numbers and a correct address for each student.
  • You MUST present an ID when visiting Sevier or checking out your student.
  • If you know your child is going to be absent, please email ewilliams@k12k.com, you can do this rather than calling the school. If you prefer to call, please call 423.378.2450 as early as possible on the day of the absence. Any doctors notes or other excuses can be sent to the above mentioned email as well, or brought to the front office by the student upon their return.
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Community Opportunity for Grandparents and Relative Caregivers

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December 5 - December 9, 2022

Monday, December 5

  • 7th and 8th Grade Robotics
  • Wrestling Practice 3-5
  • Dance team members will stay after school on Monday to prepare for the basketball game. Please check the band app for details.
  • Boys Basketball game vs. Sullivan Heights at Sevier (jv-4:30 v-5:30)

Tuesday, December 6

  • The written qualifying round for the John Sevier Spelling Bee
  • Jazz Band Practice 3:00-4:00pm
  • 6th Grade Robotics
  • Wrestling Practice 3-5
  • Chorus Winter Concert

Wednesday, December 7

  • There will be a Sequoyah Scribe staff meeting in the auditorium from 2:50 to 3:30 pm. All student journalists are required to attend. The editorial team will meet until 5:00 pm.
  • 7th and 8th Grade Robotics
  • Wrestling Practice 3-5
  • Boys and Girls Basketball vs. RNR at Sevier (jvg-4 jvb-5 vg-6 vb-7)

Thursday, December 8

  • 7th & 8th Grade After-School Rehearsal 3:00-4:30pm
  • 6th Grade Robotics
  • Band Spirit Night at Santa Fe Mexican Grill 3:00-8:00pm
  • Wrestling Practice 3-5
  • Orchestra Holiday Concert 7pm JSMS Auditorium, Students arrive by 6:15 pm through the double doors near the ramp at the auditorium. Dress: black dress shoes and socks, nice black slacks, shirts are provided by the school

Friday, December 9

  • Jazz Band Rehearsals: Friday, December 9th from 3:00-4:00pm
  • 7th and 8th Grade Robotics
  • Wrestling Practice 3-5

Save the Date

  • ALL Robotics Students- Saturday - FLL Competition - December 10 at JSMS
  • Wrestling Conference Tournament December 10th at Volunteer High School
  • Jazz Band "Christmas Tours" - Tuesday, December 13 (all day, visiting 4 elementary schools)