SSMS Weekly Update

09/17/2021

Hello SSMS Families,

Next Friday will mark the end of the 6th week of the school year and the second interim grading period. This is significant because students must be passing all their classes to retain UIL eligibility for athletics and fine arts performances. Tutorials are held every morning from 8:30 - 8:55 and this is the time for students to get extra help, retake assessments, work on missing assignments, and take care of their grades. Tiger WIN Time is our Tier II intervention time and is teacher directed. This is a protected time during the school day in which teachers provide intervention for students who are struggling with learning concepts in their core or high school credit classes. Teachers use the “tutorial required” stamp in the student’s agenda to let them know that they are to attend this special intervention time. For more information on our Tiered Intervention Plans and Tutorials please click here. Have a great weekend!

6th Grade Tigers Rise 2021 T-Shirts (Adult Small) Available for Purchase

Attention 6th families! Did you miss Tigers Rise 2021, but would like a spirit shirt to commemorate your time at SSMS? We have two adult small Tigers Rise 2021 t-shirts available for purchase ($10 each). Shirts will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. If you would like to purchase one of these shirts, please email Mrs. McGilvray, Tigers Rise Coordinator, at nicole.mcgilvray@dsisdtx.us. FYI: All previously purchased shirts have been distributed to students. If you haven't seen your child's shirt, please check their backpack.
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Recycle Your Textiles to Support SSMS NJHS!

Do you have old clothing, shoes, and textiles that you'd prefer to recycle and keep out of our landfill? Please do not throw them away! Place your items in a tied, plastic bag and deposit your donation in the green Clothes Bin recycling bin in the SSES/SSMS front parking lot. Every pound of recycled items supports SSMS NJHS!
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Tiger Spiritwear!

Hey Tiger Fans! Get your TIGER swag and support your SSMS cheerleaders! Click here to check out the new merchandise. Shop closes on Friday, 9/24.

PTA Announcements

Please join us for our RESCHEDULED SSMS PTA membership meeting, next Friday 9/24 at 8:15 am. The meeting will be conducted via ZOOM. Please register here: https://forms.gle/T7GwLJutsvxTLjVZA

A link will be sent to you to join the ZOOM! We look forward to having you there.


Please check out information on REFLECTIONS here: https://www.ssmspta.org/ssmsreflections If you have any questions, please reach out to reflections@ssmspta.org Deadline is 10/29/21


UPDATED SPIRIT WEAR ITEMS! https://www.bonfire.com/store/sycamore-springs-middle-school-spirit-wear/ Get the first two styles while they are available, delivered straight to your home!

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Homecoming 2021

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Dan Diehl, Principal

Sycamore Springs Middle School


Events of the Week

9/20 - 7th Football vs West Ridge (@ Westlake HS) 5PM

9/21 - 8th Football vs West Ridge (@ SSMS) 5PM

9/22 - XC Meet (@ West Ridge MS) 5PM

9/22 - NJHS Monthly Meeting (8AM and 4:15PM)

9/23 - Volleyball vs West Ridge MS (@ West Ridge MS) 5:15PM

9/24 - SSMS PTA Meeting (via Zoom) 8:15 AM

Upcoming Events

9/27 - Staff Development (No school for students)

9/28 - 7th Football vs Lake Travis (@ SSMS) 5PM

9/29 - 8th Football vs Lake Travis (@ LTMS) 5PM

9/29 - XC Meet (@ Navarro JH) 4:30PM

9/30 - Staff Meeting/Celebrations 8:00AM

9/30 - Volleyball vs Lake Travis (@ SSMS) 5:15PM

Staff Birthdays

Meghan Ballinger - 9/24

Dan Shane - 9/30