SMS Scoop

January 5, 2018

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Semester 1 Performance Data

So, SMS! How did we do last semester? What were our numbers for attendance, behavior, and academic achievement? How did Quarter 2 compare to Quarter 1? Find out all this information in our DATA SNAPSHOT. Besides using this link, you can find this series of charts and graphs on the main SMS web page - SMS Data Snapshot 2017-2018.


Congrats to the following top performers for the semester!

Best Attendance Semester 1 by Grade: 6th grade @ 96.57%

Best Attendance Semester 1 by Homeroom: McClure @ 97.40%, Petty @ 97.39%, and Fryfogle @ 97.11%

Fewest Detentions: 8th Grade @ 37

Best ISTEP+ % Projection to Pass Math: 6th grade @ 61%

Best ISTEP+ % Projection to Pass Reading: 7th grade @ 71%

Report Card Info

Report cards are published and accessible! Please log in to your Harmony to see your report card. We will not be mailing first-semester report cards (SMS will mail a copy of the year-end report card to all parents and guardians in June.)


If you have any questions about the grades that appear, please contact your classroom teacher. If you think there is an error, investigate it!


ELIGIBILITY

Eligibility for sports and clubs is based on quarter grades. Eligibility for the next few weeks of activity are based on the Quarter 2 grades (not the semester grade.) If a student has one F on the quarter 2 report card, that student cannot do games/competitions/performances but can attend practices or meetings. If a student has more than one F for the quarter, that student cannot do games/competitions/performances OR practices/meetings.


A student that loses full eligibility can restore full eligibility by having all passing grades at the next mid-term (mid-February). Students that have eligibility issues will be notified by Mr. Smith.

Pivot: Data Warehouse

Ever want to know how you did on ISTEP+ in 5th grade? Want to see what your STAR Reading scores were in 3rd grade? Want to see how you did on NWEA last month?


If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are in luck! SCSD2 uses Pivot as a warehouse for all student standardized testing data. Your mClass, Dibels, STAR, ISTEP+, NWEA, or other tests taken in our district are tracked in Pivot. And YOU can log in and take a look!


Follow the steps outlined below. Log in using your normal student username and password. If your parents or guardians want this info, you should sit with them to provide your credentials.


If you have any questions, contact the SMS office!

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Welcome, Ms. Williamson!

We have new face at SMS this semester! Ms. Natalie Williamson will be student teaching in our building. She'll be working with Mrs. Hobbs in 8th VO Social Studies and with Mrs. Hill in 6th Special Support.



Miss Williamson is a senior at Hanover College. She is a history major and is pursuing both Secondary and Special Education. Miss Williamson is extremely involved in philanthropy and service through her sorority, and is on the Executive Board for the Riley Dance Marathon at Hanover College. She is also a Learning Center tutor and a caretaker for a boy with special needs. After graduation, Miss Williamson plans on attending law school to become a child advocate attorney. Her main goal is to make an impact on the lives of children, providing a voice for those who may not have one. Working in a law firm and having many different experiences working with children, such as AVID tutoring, and being a teacher-therapist at Englishton Park Academic Remediation and Training Center, has helped to equip her with ideas and understanding for working with students. She is excited to bring her passion, knowledge, and love for helping others to SMS. A fun fact about Miss Williamson is that she will be studying education in England this spring.


Welcome to SMS! We are glad that you are here!

SchoolMessenger Text System to Launch

SCSD2 is going to offer parents, guardians, students, and all family members that are listed in Harmony the option to receive district-wide safety alerts by text. This will include notice of schedule changes and/or school cancellations due to weather or other emergencies.


The district will blast an opt-in text message to all phone numbers currently listed in Harmony (phone, work, emergency contacts, etc.) on Wednesday, Jan. 10th at 6:00 PM. Watch for that text on Wednesday and respond YES if you want your number added to the text system. You may want to notify your emergency contact friends/family about this upcoming text so they are prepared when they receive their opt-in messages!


Any person not currently listed in Harmony (babysitters, etc.) can also sign up for the text system by following the directions below. For more information, check out the image below. Contact SMS if you have any questions! Thanks

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Swim Team

SMS Swim Team will be starting up at the end of January. Watch the SCOOP for more info NEXT week regarding sign-ups and practice! The meet schedule is listed on the SMS web site (Students/Athletics/Winter Schedule).

Follow the SCSD2 App!

Download the free SCSD2 app on your android or iphone device for yet one more quick and easy way to track school news! Go to THIS LINK on any mobile device!

Next Week...

Mon. Jan. 8: A day, Science Olympiad 3-4:30, 7/8 Boys BB @ Salem, 7/8 Girls BB v. East Washington, 6 Girls BB v. Brownstown

Tue. Jan. 9: B day, Bot Warriors 3-4:30, Science Olympiad 3-4:30, Archery 3-4:30, 6 Girls BB v. OLPH

Wed. Jan. 10: A day, Cross 7:45 AM, Builders' Club 3-4, Science Olympiad 3-4:30, 6 Boys BB @ Silver Creek

Thu. Jan. 11: B day, Student Council 7:15 AM, Archery 3-4:30, Science Olympiad 3-4:30, 6 Girls BB v. Salem, 6 Boys BB @ Henryville

Fri. Jan. 12: A day

Sat. Jan. 13: 7/8 Girls BB @ Salem Tourney