Secaucus Middle School
2023-2024 School Year Updates
Upcoming Dates to Remember
November 1, 2023
- NJHS @ 2:20 p.m.
November 2, 2023
- SGO Meeting @ 2:20 p.m.
- SMS Movie Night 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
November 3, 2023:
- Drama Club @ 2:20 p.m.
November 6 - 10, 2023:
- School Closed ~ Fall Break
November 13, 2023:
- School Reopens
November 14, 2023:
- Marking Period 1 Ends
- Polio Awareness District Wide Dress Down Day ~ $2 donation for students
November 15, 2023:
- Marking Period 2 Begins
- SMS Picture Day Retakes
- Patriot Pages & Gaming Club @ 2:20 p.m.
November 16, 2023:
- Character Club & Dance Club Interest Meeting @ 2:20 p.m.
- Wear a red, white and blue shirt with uniform bottoms in support of Veteran's Day and all of the troops for a $2 donation.
November 17, 2023
- Drama Club @ 2:20 p.m.
November 21, 2023
- Marking Period 1 Grades - Portal Open for Parents/Guardians/Students
- Board of Education Meeting @ 6:00 p.m. (SHS Media Center)
November 22, 2023
- Half Day Session - 11:40 a.m. Dismissal
- SMS Staff / Student Volleyball Game
November 23 - 24, 2023
- School Closed ~ Thanksgiving Recess
November 28, 2023
- 6th Grade Field Trip
November 29, 2023
- ALPHA Club, Literary Magazine, TSA Club, Patriot Pages & Gaming Club @ 2:20 p.m.
November 30, 2023
- Jr. Math Club @ 2:20 p.m.
SMS Counselor's Corner
With the holidays approaching, we want to make sure that all of our SMS families enjoy their time together. We know that holidays can be tough sometimes, especially if you're missing a member of the family. Click on the link below to read how you can navigate the holidays if you are grieving the loss of a loved one. You can also visit Good-grief.com for additional resources.
Our Solar System Rocks!
Mr. Mroz's 6th grade class is shown with their Solar System Projects. Students were required to make a model of our solar system, including the sun, eight planets, Earth's moon, and asteroid belt in their respective locations as well as a data table consisting of how far away each planet is from the sun, each planet's period of rotation, period of revolution, and more.
Winter Concert Preparations
"Here is our 6th Grade Band enjoying a recent practice session in the band room. They are preparing for the annual Winter Concert, scheduled for December 12, at 7:00 PM in our Performing Arts Center".
Edgar Allan Poe Mysteries
Mrs. Wassong’s 8th graders are studying “The Master of Macabre” Edgar Allan Poe. Students examined freaky first lines from suspense books. They identified various types of suspense hooks and then analyzed how Poe utilized these techniques in “The Tell-Tale Heart.”
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, our Patriot Ambassadors crafted Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbons and distributed them out during our lunch periods for students to sign with names of survivors, fighters, and those who have lost the battle. They then created a larger ribbon of these smaller ribbons, which are being displayed in the front windows of our building.
Holiday Cards 4 Our Military Challenge
Mrs. Waters's ELA classes were busy at work writing holiday cards for our troops overseas. This card writing project is part of the Holiday Cards 4 Our Military Challenge. With the students' help, 2023 will be the year the challenge reaches one million cards being sent to our troops!
School Closed: Fall Break & Thanksgiving Recess
Honoring All Who Served
Thanksgiving Food Drive
Polio Awareness District Wide Dress Down Day
8th Grade Parent Meeting
Secaucus High School Open House
Bang Cookies! Fundraiser
Reminder: Secaucus Middle School PTO Fundraiser
Students can sign up to sell under their own account by going here:
The fundraiser will close at midnight on November 6th and we get 40%. It is going towards the 6th, 7th and 8th grade field trips.
**Previously Shared Information**
Realtime Parent Portal
Students and parents can view schedules, attendance, documents and grades by logging into the Realtime Parent Portal https://www.fridayparentportal.com/portal/security/login.cfm. Please remember to read and acknowledge all important documents before accessing your child’s schedule. Please encourage your child to access their schedule and grades frequently.
Breakfast and Lunch Accounts
The federal government's universal free lunch program expired and our schools will return to offering free and reduced school lunch to only students who qualify based on family income. Families are encouraged to complete the Free and Reduced Lunch application if they believe they qualify.
As in previous years, anyone who would like to purchase lunch in the cafeteria should replenish their child's lunch account by logging into the Payforit.net website. Families are encouraged to complete the Free and Reduced Lunch application if they believe they qualify. Please be reminded that students will need to scan their ID badges when purchasing items from the cafeteria as no cash transactions will be accepted.
Secaucus School District Calendar 2023-2024
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, concerns, or ideas you would like to share.
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Secaucus Middle School
11 Millridge Road
Secaucus, NJ 07094