SMS Trojan News

Principal's Corner

January 20th - January 24th


We had a great time at the NMS/SMS Dance this past Friday. Thank you to GPHS Leadership for hosting such a fun event. There are few moments that capture the essence of middle school; Friday was one of those!

Keep on encouraging your student to get out-and-about selling chocolate. We have another Fundraiser turn-in this Wednesday before school in the Student Store. The fundraiser greatly aids in our end-of-year activities to make cost a non-factor in some of the fun things we do at South!

It is our last week of the semester - wow! Time has flown by. Encourage your student to get all their work turned in by Thursday this week. Remember: No school this Friday! Teachers will be busy getting grades set to be sent out to families early next week.

To celebrate, come on our to South this Thursday evening for a movie night (no school Friday)! We'll have many of our staff here to chaperone, and we'll be playing three movie in the music/arts wing of the building. Swing on by for a good flick!

Lastly, you know we have an amazing staff at South Middle. If you are in agreement, please join me in nominating a couple teachers for this year's "Oregon Teacher of the Year." Information can be submitted here:

It doesn't take long at all to honor the great work our teachers do day-in and day-out.

Grace and Peace,

Mr. Sale

Important Dates

  • January 20th - MLK Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL
  • January 23rd - Movie Night @ SMS (5:00 - 7:00 p.m.)
  • January 24th - Clerical Day - NO SCHOOL
  • January 27th - Grades mailed home
  • January 28th - School Board Meeting (District Office, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.)
  • January 31st - NMS/SMS Leadership Retreat
  • February 6th - Parent Advisory Council (District Office, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.)

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