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Worth the Wait

In December, CISD will begin teaching a unit on sexual health to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders at Smith Middle School and Wheat Middle School. The CISD School Board has chosen the Scott & White Wellness and Sexual Health Program, previously known as Worth the Wait. It is a comprehensive two week abstinence based program that includes lessons based on the medical and legal facts regarding teen sexual activity.

We would like for each student to participate in this excellent curriculum; however, we respect your right as a parent to deny permission for your child to participate. Permission slips have been sent home with your student. If you have additional questions or would like to view the material, please contact your student's science teacher.

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CKH Connection - Greeting Others!

Before the beginning of every class, teachers shake the hands of students and provide them with a warm welcome and a smile as they begin the day. Even such small gestures can make an enormous impact; you wouldn't believe the number of students who respond positively to a physical connection. These steps also show mutual respect, making it less likely for negative behaviors to occur later.

This also teaches appropriate communication when greeting others in social situations. How can you help your student grow this social skills? When meeting someone new, encourage your student to extend a hand and introduce themselves!

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SMS Fine Arts Night - ELF Jr. The Musical - December 4th

The SMS Fine Arts Night is scheduled for December 4th! Come see the talent that fills our school with performances from band, choir, theater arts, and art. Chick-Fil-A will have sandwich for purchase for $5 and complimentary tea from Chicken Express and cookies. Grab your friends and family for a fun night out!

Ticket pre-sales begin Monday, November 26th in the front office. Tickets are $5 and students 10 & under are free. Pre-sale tickets (wristbands) will be delivered to students on the day of the event.

SMS Partners with The Salvation Army

The SMS Family and the SMS Student Council have adopted angels from The Salvation Army for this holiday season. Since SMS students are divided into teams, each team has adopted an angel and will be working together during their Jacket Time to make a plan to make these angels’ Christmas extra special. Thank you in advance for partnering with us in making this Christmas one to remember for these children! For more information on how you can help, contact the SMS Office.

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Depression or family issues, Giving back/Volunteering

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SMS Fine Arts Night - Elf Jr. The Musical

Tuesday, Dec. 4th, 6-8pm

1710 Country Club Road

Cleburne, TX

SMS Cafeteria

UIL Academic Practice Meet

Wednesday, Dec. 5th, 4-8pm

810 North Colonial Drive

Cleburne, TX

Bus transportation will be provided to Wheat MS but all student will need to be picked up at the end of the event at 8:00 pm

Progress Reports Go Home

Thursday, Dec. 6th, 3:45pm

1710 Country Club Road

Cleburne, TX

Boys Basketball Game

Thursday, Dec. 6th, 5pm

1710 Country Club Road

Cleburne, TX

Girls Basketball Game

Thursday, Dec. 6th, 5pm

6801 Farm to Market Road 1902

Joshua, TX

Choir Winter Concert Rehearsal

Friday, Dec. 7th, 7pm

1501 Harlin Drive

Cleburne, TX

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