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Mustangs in the Middle: Oct 21, 2016
In This Edition:
- Winding Down: 1st Quarter
- Jump Rope Club
- Homework Help
- Picture Re-takes
- Red-Ribbon Week
- Greet and Treat
- Fall Sports Recap
- Veteran's Day
- PTA Update
- Monday is a WHITE Day
1st Quarter Nearing the End
This has been quite a transition for most of our learners- I look forward to seeing how much our students grow, academically, come second quarter.
Red Ribbon Week
Red Ribbon Week is next week (October 24th-October 28th)! The theme for Red Ribbon Week this year is "YOLO. Be Drug Free." On Monday, students will be given a red bracelet to wear for the week. Students will also be asked to sign the Red Ribbon Week Pledge which can be found on the SMS webpage. Students who sign the pledge will be entered into a raffle which will take place each day on the morning announcements (starting on Tuesday). There will be 6 raffle winners per day. To claim their raffle prize, students MUST be wearing their red ribbon week bracelet. On Thursday, Officer Don will be coming to visit during students' lunch periods for a chance to win some "cheesey DARE prizes." We will also have different dress-up days each day to show our commitment to being drug free. The dress up days are below:
Mon. 10/24: “RED Ribbon Spirit!” Wear Red
Tues. 10/25: “Put a CAP on drugs.” Wear your Favorite Hat!
Wed. 10/26: “Don’t let drugs MIX YOU UP.” Wear Mix & Matched Clothing!
Thurs. 10/27: “TEAM up against drugs.” Wear Sports Attire!Fri. 10/28: “Give drugs the BOOT.” Wear Country and Western Gear!
Please encourage your child to participate!
At Cuyahoga County Public Library, we view ourselves as partners to parents and schools in ensuring student success. As part of our organizational commitment to reading, lifelong learning and civic engagement, our Homework Centers and Homework Mentors programs will provide students in kindergarten through eighth grade with free access to afterschool homework help during the 2016-2017 school year.
The Homework Mentors program will be available at the Cuyahoga County Public Library Strongsville Branch Mondaythrough Thursday beginning Wednesday, October 19 to students in your school district between the hours of 4 PM and 6 PM. Students who participate in the program will receive homework assistance from trained staff in language arts, reading, math, science and social studies.
Cuyahoga County Public Library recognizes that homework is an important extension of the school day as it reinforces the lessons that take place in the classroom. We also recognize that students may struggle with their homework if they do not fully comprehend their lessons. To that end, our Homework Mentors will provide the guidance students may need to better comprehend their lessons and successfully complete their homework assignments.
We are asking for your school district’s support to help make our Homework Mentors program a success. Please help us to promote this valuable program to parents of all kindergarten through eighth grade students in your school district. For your convenience in publicizing this new service we have provided a PDF informational document suitable for print or email.
For additional information about the Homework Centers and Homework Mentors programs, we invite you to visitwww.cuyahogalibrary.org/homework, or contact our Literacy and Learning Division Director Pamela Jankowski by phone at 216.749.9353, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jump Rope Club
Dissecting Sheep Brains
Greet & Treat
Greet & Treat
On Wednesday October 26th, from 6 -8pm, we will host the Greet and Treat here at Strongsville Middle School. This is an opportunity for the community to come in to the new building and see what student activities are taking place here in Strongsville City Schools.
Come and enjoy this activity to see all that our district has to offer.
Fall Sports Recap
8th Grade Green Volleyball
Overall Record of 18-3 with a conference record of 11-2. They finished 2nd in Conference for the regular season yet, won the GCC Conference Tournament. The Green Team also won the Sara Glosik Brecksville Invitational. This was the first time a team from Strongsville has won this tournament since its inception in 2002.
8th Grade White Volleyball
Overall Record of 16-4 with a conference record of 14-2. They finished 2nd place in the conference.
7th Grade Green Volleyball
The girls had an overall record of 16-4 with a conference record of 14-2. They finished 1st place in the conference.
7th Grade White Volleyball
The girls finished with an overall record of 13-7 with a conference record of 10-6. They finished 3rd place in the conference.
8th Grade Football
The boys finished 5-3 along with a big win against Root 14-12.
7th Grade Football
The 7th grade boys finished the season 3-4-1 with more game time player participation than ever before.
Lots of player development took place this year with 22 different players starting each game for the Mustangs.
The cross-country team had a great season. All runners cut at least a minute or two off of their times from the first meet to the end of the season. All 7th grade runners plan to return for their 8th grade season. We also have the faster runner in the entire conference in Gus Miller! Congratulations on a great season, everyone.
Pre-Algebra Scavenger Hunt
Veteran's Day Festivities
For all SMS students and staff who have veterans in their family and would like them included in this year’s PPT, I need the following information e-mailed to me at email@example.com by Tuesday, November 1, 2016:
- Student name
- Student team
- Veteran’s name
- Veteran’s relationship to student
- Branch of the military (example: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard)
- Where/when served (example: Afghanistan, Desert Storm, WW 2)
- Picture of veteran (or student and vet) in .jpeg format (included as an attachment)
NOTHING will be accepted after Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Information must be E-MAILED TO: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pictures MUST be in .jpeg format
PTA SPECIAL MEETING - MONDAY, OCTOBER 24th, 2:00pm
The SMS PTA will be holding a special meeting on Monday, October 24, at 2:00pm to review and vote on Council Grant applications submitted by SMS teachers and staff. Per the rules of the Council Grant process, each unit must review and approve all requests from their unit before they can be submitted to the Council Grant Committee. This meeting should be brief and will be held in the Commons at SMS.
- Oct 26: Greet & Treat 6-8 pm @ SMS
- Oct 27: Picture Retakes
- Oct 28: End of 1st Quarter
- Nov 3: State of Schools 7-8 pm @ SMS
- Nov 8: No School for Students
- Nov 11: Veteran's Day Festivities
- Nov 14: PTA Meeting 1:15