SMS Jag E-News

December 6, 2020

Hey Jags,


If you haven't already seen the masterpiece that was created for our school, be sure to check out the video below to see the amazing, new mural in our gym. We want to give a big shoutout to our PTO and parents for making this happen. Next week we will add one more mural to the curved wall near our counseling office as we continue to build school spirit and motivate and inspire students. You can still be a part of this and other projects by donating to our annual SMS PTO Cash Drive. We would also love to have you attend the monthly PTO meeting this Wednesday at 6:00pm.


This week, our Student Council is hosting a food drive to gather non-perishable food items that will be donated to help those in need. We are very proud of our StuCo leaders for initiating this project and helping those that our hungry in our community; they are representing what it means to be servant leaders and compassionate citizens. All items can be dropped off to the bins at the entrance of our school.


As a reminder, please be mindful of our community business neighbors during school arrival and dismissal. Please leave room for traffic entering and exiting their parking lots. We appreciate your help with this and we are looking forward to another great week!


With Jag Pride,

Cholly Oglesby

Principal

Sartartia Middle School

Mural Timelapse

MONDAY 12.7.20

Girls Basketball Tryouts

8A Football Game @ Kempner High School @ 5:15pm


TUESDAY 12.8.20

Girls Basketball Tryouts


WEDNESDAY 12.9.20

Girls Basketball Tryouts

PTO Meeting @ 6:00pm

Spirit Night @ Schlotzky's from 4:00-9:00pm


THURSDAY 12.10.20

Boys Basketball Tryouts


FRIDAY 12.11.20

Boys Basketball Tryouts

Last Day of Student Council Food Drive

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Visit over 3 million lights and numerous themed displays at Sugar Land Holiday Lights through January 3. Save $2 and donate $2 to the Foundation by using Promo Code: FBEF at checkout or at the ticket office. Visit www.sugarlandholidaylights.com to purchase tickets.

Gifted & Talented Updates

TPSP Project Selection

During the 2020-2021 school year, all identified GT students are encouraged to engage in a Texas Performance Standards Project within one of their identified subjects. Students will have a chance to engage in their project through classroom curriculum and independent work before it is showcased at the end of the school year. Parents and students are encouraged to review the TPSP Blueprints to review the options and then make a selection using this form. Only students will have access to this form and should complete the form by Monday, December 14. Please email debbie.engle@fortbendisd.com with questions.

GT Family Series Challenge

This month families of gifted students (K-12) will have the opportunity to capture the historic year of 2020 by building time capsules. Time capsules help students think critically by understanding the nature of events and relationships during a particular moment in time. Use your creativity to build an elaborate or simple time capsule to preserve memories of the year 2020! Registration is December 7th-11th. Click here to register or visit the FBISD GT Website for more information.

Jaguar Athletics

The FBISD Athletics Department and District campus athletics coordinators continue working to provide a safe environment for our student athletes this school year. In preparation for successful basketball, track, tennis and soccer seasons, parents are asked to ensure that their students’ Pre-Participation Physical Exam form and Rank One electronic forms are submitted to their campus head coach by the dates listed below in order to be eligible to participate in the first day of tryouts. Visit the FBISD Athletics webpage to learn more about the District’s health and safety protocols. Be sure to check out the Boys' & Girls' Athletics Newsletters for the most current information about games, tickets, tryouts, and character education videos. You can access the Girls' Newsletter here and click on the document below for the Boys' Newsletter.

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Go to the Library Schoology Course for great virtual library programming!

Code: ZCT2-DBDB-CDPHQ


The next curbside library book pick-up days for virtual students: Tuesday 12/8 from 12:30-1:30 and Thursday 12/10 from 2:30-3:30. You can pick your student’s books up either day.

Matchbook Club

Matchbook is an FBISD student club and competition for readers of all types and ages. Students have a big part of the year to read as many books as they can from the Lonestar list and in the spring, there will be six different contests:

  1. Book knowledge (the traditional, academic competition)
  2. Story Artwork → Physical or digital illustration of a character/scene from a story
  3. Book Cover Redesign → Physical or digital reimagining of one of the book covers
  4. Cosplay → Costume design for any character from one of the books
  5. Book trailer → A video edit that introduces/teases one of the stories
  6. Fan fiction → A creative narrative set in one of the story worlds


The next Matchbook meeting will be Wednesday, 12/16 at 4:30.

Students can join with this link: Click here to join the meeting

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Technology Resource Help

The Customer Service Center (281-634-1300) and Student Support Call Center’s (281-634-0826) current support hours are from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm Monday – Friday, closed on scheduled holidays.


The Technology Resource page on https://www.fortbendisd.com/Page/124794 is available for parents/students to obtain help related to technology. There is helpful information on hot topics like passwords, 1Link, Microsoft Teams etc. You will also find the “Technology Status” section where we post the latest status of technology issues we are aware of.

PTO Corporate Sponsorships


Do you own a business or know someone who does? Would you like to get your business name out in the community? The SMS PTO is looking for business sponsors for the 2020-2021 school year. There are several different sponsorship levels. If you or someone you know would be interested, please click here for more information. Questions? Contact Nina at ninacsepta@gmail.com

SMS Teacher Shout Outs

Do you want to recognize an SMS staff member for their hard work and continued commitment to students and the Sartartia community? Use this link to nominate a staff member and give them a shout out for their character and commitment throughout the school year.
Everything You Need To Know!

Click here for the latest updates on everything you need to know for the 2020-2021 school year

Assistant Principals & Counselors

6th Grade

Paul Wells-Assistant Principal

paul.wells@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6331


Kat Friedel-Counselor

katherine.friedel@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6320


7th Grade

Courtney Border-Assistant Principal

courtney.border@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6314


Brandi Goodly-Counselor

brandi.goodly@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6318


8th Grade

Dr. Sunday Johnson-Associate Principal

sunday.johnson@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6316


Abby Ibrahim-Counselor

ablah.ibrahim@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6319

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