SSMS Weekly Update

JANUARY 21, 2021

Dear SSMS Families,

Today was the last day for interim 3A. Students who lost UIL eligibility during the second quarter may regain eligibility beginning next Friday if all their grades are passing. Next week Ms. Caroselli, our counselor, will begin to meet with current 6th graders to help them plan their schedules for 2022-2023. Keep an eye out for course sheets and more information coming soon. Ms. Caroselli will also meet with 7th graders and the 5th graders at our feeder schools in the month of February as we begin to plan master schedule for next year. The Spring semester will be busy and before your know it spring break will be here. Have a great weekend and stay warm!

Dan Diehl

Sycamore Springs Middle School

Congratulations to all of our students of the term

Click here to see all of our students of the term for the 2nd quarter

Above and Beyond Nominations for January

It’s that time again to share your recommendations for staff members that go Above and Beyond. This is a great opportunity for you to recognize a staff member and say thank you. Our leadership team will select a finalist to be recognized at this month’s SSMS Staff Celebrations. Here’s your chance to recognize one of our All Star staff members.

Make your Above and Beyond Nominations here.

Important Message Regarding Absences

If your child is absent for illness, please remember to communicate with our attendance clerk so that we can ensure the absence is documented properly. You can email our attendance clerk, Tracy Clay at Please send absence information as soon as possible. Attendance cannot be modified after each 6 week period has ended.

Tiger Belle Dance Team Tryouts

Calling all 5th, 6th, and 7th-grade students!!! Are you interested in trying out for the 2022-2023 Tiger Belle Dance Team? Come to the mandatory tryout meeting Wednesday, February 2nd at 5:00 pm in the SSMS Cafeteria. Each tryout candidate must have a parent or guardian present at the meeting to be eligible for tryouts. Have questions? Reach out to Mrs. Fife-Marr at

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SSMS Cheer - Mandatory Tryout Meeting

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Rising 9th Grade Showcase

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Purchasing Tickets for Sporting Events

This is just a reminder, that all sporting event tickets are sold ONLINE ONLY, no cash sales. There are a few ways to purchase tickets.

You can download the FREE app "Hometown Fan" onto your mobile device. This app allows you to find your school and specific game and purchase the tickets through the app. The app will then store your tickets for you. When you are ready to use the tickets, go to your app and pull them up. You can also screenshot the ticket and send it to your student to use.

Another great option is to purchase an athletic pass! You can purchase these (adult $50 and student $25) through our district webstore. The pass will allow you entrance to all home games for any sport, MS and HS, except for Varsity Football games. Adults will pick up their pass in the athletic office at Tiger Stadium and your student will take their student ID to their front office to have a specific pass sticker placed on the back.

Again, this is just a reminder that our district has gone to ONLINE TICKETS ONLY. Thank you for all of your support for Tiger Athletics!


SSMS News | January 20

Upcoming Events

01/22 - Boys Basketball - B Team District Tournament (DSHS)

01/22 - Girls Basketball - B Team District Tournament (Hudson Bend Middle School)

01/22 - SSMS Choir - Region Choir Auditions

01/24 - Boys and Girls Basketball vs DSMS (Location TBD) 5:15 PM

01/27 - Staff Meeting & Celebrations 8:00 AM

01/29 - Boys Basketball - A Team District Tournament (Bee Cave Middle School)

01/29 - Girls Basketball - A Team District Tournament (DSISD)

02/03 - Boys Track & Field - SSMS/DSMS Run Only Meet (SSMS) 4:15 PM

02/03 - Girls Track & Field - SSMS/DSMS Run Only Meet (DSMS) 4:15 PM

02/05 - SSMS Choir - Region Concert

Staff Birthdays

01/23 - Kyle Buratti

01/29 - Catherine Phillips

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