NOVEMBER 18, 2022
Hello SIS/SMS Families,
Wow, I can’t believe that we are almost at Thanksgiving break. I look at how hard our entire school community has worked together since the beginning of September. Please know that when I speak of our school community, it is all encompassing. It includes parents, teachers, students, grandparents and anyone that is remotely involved in helping mold our students into our next generation of leaders. I applaud you and appreciate your commitment to our community.
Thank you to everyone who took the time out of their busy schedules to attend conferences. If by chance you were not able to attend, please don’t hesitate to contact your student’s teachers. They are here to help and support you and your student’s success. If you are looking at ways to keep your students engaged in learning while we enter the Thanksgiving holiday and Winter break, here are a few suggestions. Read….at least twenty minutes a day!! Nothing can replace the time spent reading for pleasure. For our younger students, do multiplication facts. Keep drilling down on multiplication facts. That leads right into what our middle school students need to focus on, and that is fractions, decimals, integers and percentages. If your students can leave the middle school with those basic skills, they will be successful in high school algebra.
I would also like to bring to your attention that we are having a lot of students come to the office and ask for snacks. We have a limited amount of snacks for students. If a student is getting a snack from an adult here at school, most likely that staff member has purchased it on their own. It is not the responsibility of our staff to provide snacks. If your child likes a snack in the morning or afternoon, please send those with your child.
As the weather has changed and gotten colder, please remind your students to wear coats. Students will have recess outside when it’s not raining and sometimes if only a light rain.
We also had a wonderful turnout for the book fair during conferences. We sold about $5,600 in books and merchandise. This included 700 books sold. These sales will add $2,800 in books to our library. Mrs. Andrews did a fabulous job and I look forward to seeing our students benefit from her hard work.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me or my office staff. We are here to serve you and your students. I appreciate your support and hope that each and every one of you has a wonderful Thanksgiving vacation.
STUDENT OF THE MONTH/QUARTER AND AWESOME KID AWARDS
5th Grade Student of the Month: Ethan Frizzell, Sophia Dustin, Jacqueline Tolle and Yahir Saldana-Garcia
6th Grade Student of the Quarter: Ben Kierce, Quinn DeBauw, Braylee Hendricks and Christian Hand
7th Grade Student of the Quarter: Brandon Wagar, Kingstyn Gonzalez, Gracie Baker and Marilynn Dustin
8th Grade Student of the Quarter: Titus Ford, Xander Nelson, Izzy Black, James Duke and Mackenzie Sprauer
AVID Student of the Quarter: Mason Edwards, Ellie Roberts and Ruben Bell
SIS October Awesome Kid Awards: Paisley Rhinevault, Gabe Robinson, Cora Pietrok, Selena Justesen and Amina Rowland
SMS October Awesome Kid Awards: Anahya Meyer, Grace Jovel, Jackson Dwyer, Harlan Sziisz, Evalyn Paukei, Alivia Santille, Tristan Allie, Yileena Shaw, Gracie Baker, Xavier Pennington, Miguel Ceballos, Kaitlyn Green, Jazlyn Ramirez and Ruben Bell