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January 15, 2023

Martin Luther King Jr. Day- No School Monday

Student Recognition Night

Tuesday night we celebrated select students and staff for academic, athletic and model mustang achievements with staff and families. Thank you to all of our families for coming to this recognition night; we are proud of all our student achievements. Click HERE to see our digital program to see those that were selected for specific achievements.

Quarter 2 Academic Honors Celebration

This week, PTA is helping SMS celebrate and acknowledge all of our students who have received all As or the 2nd quarter and those that have As and Bs. We are so proud of our students and their effort. Students will be celebrated with donuts and certificates with their teams this Wednesday. Thank you to our PTA for providing us the treat for this celebration!

Student of the Month

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Shout Outs of the Week

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Progress Challenge

This week, students will be competing in our second Progress Challenge, focusing on PRIDE (prepared, respect, inclusive, determined and engaged) in the classroom. Our goal is to reinforce positive behavior in the classroom.

Staff will give our PRIDE QR codes selectively, recognizing students effort to create a positive respectful classroom culture. Teams with the most PQRs will win the Progress Challenge and receive the team trophy and treat!

Our goal is to continue to focus on the positive behaviors we expect from students: being prepared and ready for class, respecting the teacher, classroom rules, raising their hands, staying in their seats, speaking nicely to others, including others, being collaborative and supporting all people and their ideas, being determined to do their best, trying and asking questions, using class time wisely and caring about their learning, engaged in the lesson, using the class time to learn and attempt the lesson and activities created.

More than ever, we can use the support of our families to reinforce these behaviors. Our staff attempts to create engaging lessons that meet students' needs and learning. This can be distracting if students do not attempt to show PRIDE. thank you for reviewing these expectations with your students and supporting our classrooms.

SMS Hosts Unified Sports

SMS hosted its first Unified Sports Basketball game this Friday, welcoming schools: Westlake, Clara Westropp and Albert Einstein (North Olmsted). Our students had ag reat time interacting with other students and our student section was energetic and supportive! Our students and staff received many compliments regarding the event and support. Thank you to all for their effort in planning this event!

Parent AM Drop Off

Students are not permitted into the main doors of our building until 7:40a.m. We have had students dropped off earlier and are wanting to wait inside due to current weather conditions. We do not have supervision for our students until the designated time, therefore, please wait in the drop off line (those doors open at 7:35). Thank you.


7th & 8th Grade 3 on 3 Intramural Basketball:

7th & 8th Grade 3 on 3 Intramural Basketball: Any 7th or 8th grade boy or girl that does NOT play basketball for SMS can participate. You can use a combination of 7th and 8th grade boys or girls. More info on the Sign-up Form


PTA News

Congratulations to Mrs. Placeway, SMS Founders Award Recipient! Also, please see announcements below for Dine and Donates and PTA Board positions available.

Save the Date and Support SMS PTA

Save the Date and Support SMS PTA

Wednesday February 15th from 10:30 AM to 9 PM will be SMS PTA day at BIPOB in Strongsville. We will receive 20% back on all orders. If you order online, please use code BIBIFUNDRAISER so that your order will count toward our totals!

Youth Sports

Strongsville Youth Lacrosse

Strongsville Youth Lacrosse - Registration for Spring Season NOW OPEN!
Come be a part of America’s fastest growing sport. Strongsville Youth Lacrosse has been growing since 2008 and registration for the 2023 spring season is now open for boys and girls in 2nd-8th grades! Indoor practices begin mid-February and the outdoor season runs from late March through May. All experience levels welcome. Specific registration information can be found at https://www.strongsvillelacrosse.com/.

Girls Youth Strongsville Golf Camp

Join Strongsville High School Golf Team coaches and varsity golf players at the Girls Youth Strongsville Golf Camp! The camp is open to girls in 4th - 8th grades and focuses on developing the proper techniques in the golf swing, as well as improving skills for the short game and putting. The camp fee is $100 and will be held once a week in April and May from 6pm - 7pm at Valleaire Golf Club (6969 Boston Rd. / Hinckley). The Girls Youth Strongsville Golf Camp is open to golfers at any skill level. Click HERE for additional information and click HERE to register.

SCS Anonymous Reporting System

Parents/students have access to our anonymous reporting system. CLICK HERE to access. The more information shared when reporting, the better chance we have to investigate and support.

Follow SMS on Instagram @ STRONGSVILLEMIDDLESCHOOL or @TheSMSMustangs on Twitter!

Strongsville Middle School


Mrs. Boytim: jboytim@scsmustangs.org

Mrs. Peters/Mr. Howell: jpeters@scsmustangs.org, chowell@scsmustangs.org

Mr. Szczepanski: bszczepanski@scsmustangs.org


Mrs. Pietrocini (6): spietrocini@scsmustangs.org

Mrs. Marozsan (Staats) (7): astaats@scsmustangs.org

Mrs. Gerber (8): kgerber@scsmustangs.org