SMS Scoop

September 12, 2022

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Parent-Teacher Conferences

Scottsburg MS parent-teacher conferences will be held from 3:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. on Monday, September 26th and Wednesday, September 28th.

These are open to anyone who would like to meet with their child's teachers.

Teachers may also reach out to some parents to set up a conference as needed.

Sixth Grade Social Studies Activity

On Friday, September 9th, Mr. Jenkins and Mrs. Tivnan organized an archaeological dig lesson for the 6th grade social studies classes.

During the activity, students experienced digging for artifacts, examining masks, and reviewing documents.

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New Faces at SMS--Jacob Ward

Scottsburg MS welcomed five teachers to our faculty for the 2022-2023 school year.

Hi my name is Jacob Ward. This is my first year teaching and I am so excited to a part of Scott County School District 2! I grew up in a small town similar to Scottsburg in Ohio County Kentucky. I graduated from Western Kentucky University this past year with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education.

My favorite thing to do is to teach and make music! But when I’m not doing that I also enjoy whitewater rafting and kayaking, working on computers, and traveling.

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Spell Bowl

SMS students who qualified for the second round of tryouts will be meeting with Mrs. Shuler in the media center on Wednesday, September 14th from 3:00 - 4:15 p.m.

Eligible students received a Canvas message from Mrs. Shuler on September 11th.

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Snack Line during Lunches

The SMS Snack Line is scheduled to be open during lunches.

Items offered range from $0.50 to $1.50.

Bottled Juice $1.50

Canned Drinks $1.50

Cereal Pouch $1.00

Chips/rice krispies $1.00

Cookies/granola bars $0.75

Fruit rollups $0.50

Fruit Snacks $0.75

Gold fish/animal crackers $0.60

Ice Cream $1.50

Students must have money in their account and must be wearing their badge/lanyard in order to purchase items from the snack line.

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Fall Sports Season

Our fall sports season is underway.

Practices and competitions for all sports have started.

Eventlink is the platform that we use to communicate with parents/family members regarding practices and events.

If you have questions about athletics, please contact Mrs. Manns at 812-752-8926 option 2.

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Reminders for Walkers

SMS students who walk to and from school:

Please be careful when crossing the streets, utilize sidewalks and crosswalks when available, and follow the street crossing signs.

Also, be sure that you are a positive representative of SMS when you are in the community.

Also, as Officer Nicholson reminded you during his classroom visits last week, be sure that you are aware of your surroundings, including traffic, at all times.

Student Handbook Update

The Scottsburg MS student handbook contains some significant updates for the 2022-2023 school year. The most significant changes took place in the discipline section.

Here are the highlights of three changes that will impact the largest number of students:

  • Cell phones are still not allowed to be used during the school day here at SMS. Phones are expected to be turned off and stored in lockers. Students who are carrying a cell phone or using a cell phone during the school day are in violation. The consequences for each situation are outlined in the handbook.

  • Second is illegal substances. This year students who have illegal substances and/or paraphernalia (most common examples are vapes, cigarettes, or alcohol) will be recommended for expulsion on the first offense.

  • In an attempt to be more aligned with the high school discipline policy, we will be following a progressive discipline approach. This means that when a student commits the same offense multiple times, the discipline will get progressively more serious. Each example is outlined in the doc that is provided by clicking on the picture above or via the link below.

SMS Student Handbook

We encourage you to read the handbook with your child(ren) and to contact us with any questions you may have.

We are looking forward to working with our students and their parents throughout the upcoming school year.

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Cafeteria Information

Check out this link for breakfast and lunch menus:

Like many schools, we occasionally experience some supply/distribution delays. We will follow the posted menus when possible, but will have to make adjustments at times.