Schimelpfenig Middle School

Panther eNews October 13, 2016

Important Dates

Oct 13: Band Fall Concert 7-8pm

Oct 14: End of first grading period

Oct 18: Pep Rally (PM Panther Power Hour)

Oct 19: Cookie Dough Delivery (Pickup in gym)

Oct 20: Student of the Month (library)

Oct 21: STUCO Costume Drive ends

Oct 24: Pink-Out Game

Oct 26: Fundraiser Night (Taco Bueno)

StuCo Costume Drive

StuCo has an important announcement and needs your help! Our second annual costume drive that benefits the organization Hope’s Door has started. We are collecting new or gently used costumes to donate. This drive ends on October 21st. This is a great opportunity to help your community and give children a chance to experience dress up in a costume you gave them!

Pep Rally

In hopes to increase student and staff attendance to our big football game, we have changed the date of the Fall pep rally from Friday the 14th to Tuesday, October 18th.

This is the day of the Bowman game that we are playing in the big stadium over at Clark, and our awesome band will be performing there! We will be on PPH PM for this day.

Go Panthers!


October 24th - Mark your calendars to come dressed in pink for our PINK OUT GAME! Both 7th and 8th grade Volleyball A teams will face Robinson.

7th Grade Lady Panthers Volleyball Schedule

8th Grade Lady Panthers Volleyball Schedule

7th and 8th Grade Panther Football Schedule

Fundraising Night

Skip cooking dinner October 26th and grab dinner from Taco Bueno! Present this voucher and 15% of the net sales will go to the SMS PTA!

Want to Share Your Photos?

Have photos of school events (games, competitions, etc) and want to share them? Share them on to have them added to the yearbook! With ReplayIt you can see and share photos all year long. Upload your pictures for the yearbook staff. It’s easy with the free ReplayIt app.

Parent Workshops

Plano ISD is offering parent workshops during the month of October. Please see the attached flyer for workshops and dates.

Important Message for Parents

We have had a great start to the 2016-2017 school year! Students have now settled in and are doing great things all over the campus. In an effort to keep our campus as safe as possible, we need your urgent attention about after school campus expectations for students. Although we know students need social time with their peers, we have a large number of students that are here after school each day too late. Adult supervision on the campus ends at 4: 00 each day, unless a student is a part of a student organization activity or attending academic tutorials. It is our expectation that all students are off campus by 3:45, whether a walker, bike rider, bus rider or car rider. At the latest, no student should be on campus past 4:00 unless participating in a school related activity as noted above. We will begin asking students to leave the campus grounds at 4:00 each day. We are aware that many students do have to wait for a ride, however, please keep in mind that tutorials for most classes end 4:15 and students should be picked up or off campus no later than 4:30 after tutorials have concluded. This is a safety concern that we seek to address promptly and we appreciate your assistance in this matter. Please review these expectations with your student. With your follow-up and our campus reminders we expect to see adjustments and compliance in the following weeks. Thank you.

PSHS Homecoming Parade

It’s that wonderful time again in WILDCAT we RISE AS ONEHOMECOMING 2016! Please plan to gather your groups, make a fabulous float, walk in the parade, or come and watch the festivities.

Parade: Wednesday, November 2

Gathering point: Church across the street from Davis Elementary (2701 Parkhaven Rd.)

Begin to organize: 5 pm

Step off Time: 6 pm

Parade will end in Plano Senior parking lot on Westside Dr, and the PEP RALLY will begin immediately in the gym.

Please return the parade participation form to Shauna Fry or Glenn Davis before Oct. 28…thank you!

Also, attached is a flyer with general info for you to share.

Also, plan to attend the Friday night, Nov. 4, homecoming football game against Plano East, 7:30 pm, Clark Stadium.



Football Game

This is a big week for your Panther Football Team. We will be taking on the Bowman Raiders in an important match up next Tuesday, 10/18. The game will be played at Clark Stadium and the band will also be in attendance. We are inviting anyone interested in playing football next year to come support the Panthers on the sidelines. If you are interested in being on the field during the game, please stop by and see Coach Bassham for details. Thanks and GO PANTHERS!