December 11, 2015
Hour of Code Monday
SMS students! We are going to participate in the Hour of Code on Monday, December 15th. The Hour of Code is a global program designed to engage all students in computer science learning activities. Each team has a designated teacher that will devote their class period to intro to coding activities. You can find out more here. Happy Coding!!
SCSD2 Presents at Apple, Inc.
Students start second semester on Tuesday, January 5th. It will be a B day. Eighth graders will not change schedules. Sixth graders will start Art (in their PE period) and seventh graders will start PE (in their Art period.)
Students wishing to change FROM a music elective TO Inquiry can do so at the end of the semester. If you want to move from choir or band to inquiry, you need to pick up a change request in the office and get it signed and returned by the end of school Friday, December 18th. Due to the nature of our curriculum, students may not ADD band or choir mid year. If you have any questions, please contact Miss Nass.
We are still on track to collect devices for Christmas break. The SCSD2 Tech Department will be updating iPads to prepare them for the spring 2016 ISTEP+ exam. iPads will be collected during Connect on Friday, December 18th. If you are not going to be at school on the 18th, you'll need to turn in your iPad BEFORE that day. We will not be collecting chargers/cords. Only iPads. To help the tech crew (Santa, Rudolph, Frosty, and the Grinch), please make sure your iPad is fully charged and that the screen is clean. Thanks!
More TECH news: The tech team is reporting that several students are damaging their iPads with ill fitting earbud/earphone jacks. If you put in jack and it gets stuck, bring the iPad to the MC. The crew will use special tools to remove the jack. You are responsible for any damage caused by removing a stuck jack.
And even more TECH news: We are in the process of transitioning all students to new Harmony accounts! Our goal is to have everyone open new accounts next week. We'll share more in Connect!
Good Luck, Mr. Pedigo!
Thanks to Mr. Pedigo for his five years of service at SMS!
Band Concert Tuesday
Thanks to the SMS Choirs for their wonderful concert performance last night! Bravo!
Christmas Choir Concert
Superintendent Slaton will send a School Messenger phone message to all households very early on the morning of any weather issue. He will make the call as soon as the decision is made. Typically this is around 6:00 AM. Any call will be either for a 2-hour delay or for a cancellation.
If we have a delay, it will always be for two hours. We will start at 10:05 sharp. Buses will run two hours after the normal time. Be patient waiting for buses when the weather is bad! All classes meet on a delay day but they are shorter in length. If we cancel school, we will make the day up later in the year. We also cancel SMS sports and clubs on cancellation days.
Besides School Messenger calls, you can find out school information on I105.3 radio and on local tv news stations. Don't forget the 2! We are SCSD2! Not SCSD1 or Scott County, KY!!
Mon. 14 A: Ugly Sweater Day, PR Life Skills INQ, CR Safe Dates INQ, Science Olympiad 3-4:30, Winter Guard 3:30-6, 7/8 GB v. Austin (Ugly Sweater Night), 7/8 BB @ Seymour
Tue. 15 B: Door Decoration Judging, Christmas lunch day, TR Life Skills INQ, DT Safe Dates INQ, Archery 3:15-4:30
Wed. 16 A: Cross 7:45a, Science Olympiad 3-4:30, Yearbook 3-4, 7/8 GB v. Southwestern
Thu. 17 B: Archery 3-4:30, Art Club 3-4, Builders' Club Christmas Party 3-5
Fri. 18 A: Last Day of Semester
Mon. 21 - Sun. Jan. 3- No School/Christmas Break
Mon. Jan. 4- No school/Teacher Records' Day
Tue. Jan. 5 B- New semester begins!