SMS Scoop

September 10, 2018

Patriot Day - September 11

Seventeen years ago tomorrow, our country was attacked by terrorists that turned planes into weapons. Nearly 3,000 Americans were killed on September 11, 2001, in New York City and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. As a result, thousands answered the call to defend our country and our country and our allies have been fighting every day since. Countless lives have been lost. Families have been forever changed. Our country has been forever changed.

This major event happened before you, our students, were born. But you are surrounded by adults that can share their 9-11 stories with you. Take time to ask adults for their stories. At school. At home. History is a collection of stories. Listen to some.

To remember 9-11, to honor victims and their families, and to support military, law enforcement and emergency personnel, let's wear red, white, and blue tomorrow. Never forget.

New Clubs Starting NEXT Week!


Monday, September 17th is the SMS Yearbook's first meeting of the year. If you are interested in taking pictures and helping to create our yearbook, come to room 809 at 3:00 to learn what yearbook involves and how you can be a part of it! Please make sure you have a ride to pick you up by 3:45. If you have any questions, see Ms. Shuler or Mrs. Boley.


Did you know that if you attend SMS you are automatically a member of our Pep Club? You know now! Pep Club plans spirit events at school and ball games, creates Spirit Friday themes, and spreads spirit by hanging locker signs on student lockers that participate in different things here at SMS. We also If anyone would like to be an active member of Pep Club, please join Ms. Shuler, Miss Sutton, and Mrs. Boley in room 800 for our first meeting of the year Wednesday, September 12th from 3:00-4:00. Make sure your ride is here at by 4:00 to get you.

Dress Code Update, Update!

We had some confusion about our dress code update in last week's Scoop. Let's try this info again! Most students are doing a great job with dress code this year. The few violations we've had include shorts too short, jeans with upper-thigh holes, and tops with open backs that do not cover torso or undergarments. Let's clean up these issues!

There has been some confusion about leggings. This has been caused by a glitch in our updated dress code. The requirement to keep yourself covered from shoulders to extended fingertips is actually related to shorts and skirts. Tops with leggings do not need to reach to the length of fingertips. However, leggings tops DO need to extend to the heel of the hand. This means that a leggings top should fully cover the torso (the rumpus should be covered!)

Students with dress code violations are called to the office. The first violation results in a written warning. Subsequent violations result in detentions. When possible, violators will be asked to change clothes. When that is not possible, violators will wear their clothing the rest of the day.

Just because you see someone in violation, does not mean that the violation is OK!! Make your apparel decisions based on code, not on what you saw someone wearing yesterday! If you have any questions, check in with Miss Nass. Thank you!

Homeroom Tasks

We've got two important HR tasks this week!

School Picture Forms
should be distributed to all students today. Picture day is Tuesday, September 18th. Those wishing to purchase a picture package can do so one of two ways. 1) Complete the flyer info, add a check, and bring the flyer envelope to the photographer on picture day, or 2) order pictures online between 9/12 and 9/19. Find the link and the access code on the front of our SMS webpage.

Bus Info Updates will take place this week. We want to clean up Harmony by making sure our bus route info is accurate. Each HR teacher has a list of existing bus numbers. Thanks for making any necessary changes and getting the updated list to Mrs. Walsh this week.

This Week...

Mon. Sept. 10: B day, Builders Board meeting 3:15, 6/7/8 VB @ Charlestown, CC @ Salem

Tue. Sept. 11: A day, Patriot Day, Spell Bowl 3:15, Drama 3:15, Tennis @ Borden, GSoccer @ North Harrison, 6/7/8 VB v. Hazelwood

Wed. Sept. 12: B day, Cross 7:45 AM, StuCo Officers @ Butler, CC hosts Scottsburg Invitational,

BSoccer @ Salem, GSoccer @ Jeffersonville, 6/7/8 VB v. Highland Hills

Thu. Sept. 13: A day, Spell Bowl 3:15, Drama 3:15, Football v. Clarksville, Tennis @ Austin, BSoccer @ Christian Academy

Fri. Sept. 14: B day, StuCo and FACS Club applications due