SMS Trojan News

Principal's Corner

May 18th - May 22nd


As hard as it is to believe, we are on the "downhill" side of our SMS "Learn at Home." I hope that you and your student(s) have found a rhythm to your weeks and routines to make our world of distance learning easier. Most importantly, however, I hope you are all healthy and taking care of each other as best you can.

For 8th grade students: Fortunately, we were able to forecast and schedule over 95% of our students for next year! Please be on the lookout for transition activities and videos from the high school. And we are working hard on putting together some great "Moving On/Moving Up" videos to celebrate the great accomplishment of finishing middle school! Keep working hard on your studies; that momentum will carry with you to 9th grade!

For 7th grade students: We will be sending out instructions and a Google form in the next week or two for you to forecast your classes next year. This will include the option for being an office aide, teacher's assistant, library assistant, or to enroll in advanced social studies/ELA.

For 6th grade students: Keep working hard on your studies! This will help you transition to 7th grade very well. You will also be receiving an email in the next week or two to help you transition and select some elective/exploration classes.

To everyone: Keep working hard! We're almost there, and we've done a great job working together to keep learning happening here at South. Don't forget to turn in your submissions for Trojan Follies! Follow the link here for more information! And...word on the street is that another Virtual Assembly will be happenin' soon...have you been practicing your TikTok moves?

Packets are available for pick-up Monday morning. I know the transition to remote learning has not always been smooth, and it can still be confusing. If you or your child are still struggling to navigate our SMS "Learn at Home" website or having difficulty with packets, please reach out to us. We want to help to ensure all students are still making academic growth at this challenging time for all of us.

Stay healthy and have a great week!

-Mr. Sale

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Trojan Follies 2020 - STAR WARS!

While things may be a little different this year, as they say in the "biz:" THE SHOW MUST GO ON!

Trojan Follies 2020 will be zooming into the future and South will be presenting our first ever VIRTUAL TALENT SHOW!

Auditions this year will be completely online through video! If you would like to participate, please prepare your act and submit THIS FORM with a video of your FINAL PERFORMANCE.

Please be sure to include all the video requirements that are listed HERE.

We're looking forward to this event like we never have before!

Leadership Applications

Leadership is the student government program at South MS. The primary purpose of the program is to develop confident and positive student leaders. Students also learn about teamwork, goal setting, decision making, and time management. Additionally, students in the leadership program have a very important responsibility in representing their peers at SMS. The leadership class is also responsible for organizing and coordinating many activities (assemblies, spirit days, fundraisers, community service activities, parent nights, back-to-school events, and others.

To apply to be in Leadership, please see the applications below. These are available Monday, May 5th, to Friday, May 15th.

Printable Application

Online Application

Counseling Resources

1. Crisis Support Phone Numbers:
  • Options Counseling: 541-474-5360 for crisis; 541-476-2373 for info services
  • Other resources

2. Call to talk to a Counselor:

  • Ms. McGarry (A-L): 541-474-5750, ext. 50112
  • Ms. Rastellini (M-Z:) 541-474-5750, ext. 50104
  • Ms. Hull (Social Emotional Support Counselor): 541-474-5750, ext. 50151

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Suggested Schedule for Learning at Home

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A reminder that we are tracking "attendance" each week. For your student to be counted as "present" for each class, teachers will indicate any contact they have had with the or from the student/parent that indicates the student is engaged in the school work. This can include:

  • A phone call,
  • An email,
  • Attendance at a virtual meeting (Zoom or Google Meets),
  • The student logged into to Google Classroom to count for participation, or
  • The student hands in printed work.
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