SMS Bulletin 1.19.16

Show Respect-Make a Difference-Set the Bar High

Mission and Vision

At Schmucker Middle School we strive to cultivate a thriving and safe learning community that promotes academic excellence, lifelong learners, and socially responsible and productive citizens.

To do list

1. Finalize student grades in TAC by the end of day on 1/19.

2. Share a Random Act of Kindness with a student or staff member this week.

3. Talk to, greet, fist bump, smile at and high five students while they are in the hallway.


The first round of ISTEP will occur during the week of 2/29. We will be testing on 3/1, 3/2 , 3/3 and 3/4. Please do not plan any other assessments for that week. I also want to avoid giving students homework during this week. Please mark your calendars.

Project TBK

Thank you to Mrs. Charnow, Mrs. Eck, Mrs. Hoover and the NJHS students for their work promoting Project TBK. ABC57 will be doing a story that will air Wednesday morning. #makingadifference #tbksms #spartanpride2k16
Life Vest Inside - Kindness Boomerang [HD]

Advisory Period

Week 21

1/18: MLK Day: No School

1/19: Read Day (No CBs)

1/20: Flex Day

1/21: Read Day (No CBs)

1/22: 5 Star Week 1 – Courage to Upgrade Me (Sean)

Please access the link Advisory Resources for information regarding our 2nd quarter Advisory curriculum. This folder is shared with all teachers.

Professional Reading

What Connected Educators Do Differently.

Staff Bio

Kris Verash is a lifelong PHM member, having received his education through Elm Road, Madison, Grissom and Penn Schools. He graduated from Indiana University at South Bend with a degree in Elementary Education and endorsement to teach drivers education from Bethel. Kris has taught at Moran, Grissom, Madison and the past 10 years at Schmucker Middle School. You may have also seen him on the sidelines filming high school and Notre Dame games. He also owns a business, Rudy's Barn Wood, where he dismantles barns and sells reclaimed barn wood.

Staff Bio

Stacy has her BA in English Education and has been teaching for 7 years. She has spent the last 5 years at Schmucker teaching 8th grade Language Arts and 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Reading.

During her time at SMS, Stacy has had several exciting and noteworthy experiences. In 2012 she married Bryan, her high school sweetheart. Bryan is a teacher at Clay High School in South Bend. The following year they had Caleb, their first child and pride and joy. Stacy has also been no stranger to accidents while at Schmucker. In her first 4 years at SMS she had 2 emergency surgeries and a broken ankle. Fun fact: Stacy's maiden name is Murphy and isn't the least bit surprised when things go wrong.

When Stacy isn't being a mom, wife, or teacher she is working towards her Master's Degree in School Counseling. This keeps her quite busy and she looks forward to the days when things settle down. There are many days she worries she will miss teaching, but also aspires to be someone who can help students on a more personal level. What's one thing Stacy won't miss about teaching? Spending 25 hours grading a set of essays! :)


The link below contains all of the eLearning documents you might need to reference.

eLearning Resources

Cheers for Peers

Don't forget to cheer for your peers.

Cheers for Peers

Sporting Events

Click her to see our school calendar of events.

Click here to see who is signed up to work sporting events.

SMS Sports Sign-Up

Social Media