March Newsletter

SCMS 2023

Welcome March!

We have spent the last few weeks getting all registered for next school year, it has been fun to prepare for the future.

Reminder-Check Grades!!

There can be a lot of confusion between Canvas and Infinite Campus (aka i-Campus). The best thing to do to follow your students grades is to look on Infinite Campus. This is where the grading for all assignments will be posted. Canvas is a platform that teachers use to post assignments and organize curriculum for students, but it is not the "grading hub". Not everything a teacher grades is on Canvas (often times, classroom activities cannot be replicated on Canvas). Checking Infinite Campus regularly is the best way to keep apprised of your student’s grades.

If you log on to Canvas as a parent you will be able to see the classes your child is taking and their assignments but the parent feature does not show student scores on individual assignments like a student’s account does (Canvas assures us this is a coming attraction).

Overall Infinite Campus is best for checking grades and attendance, and Canvas is best for helping your student with specific assignments.

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PEAK Awards

Do you know someone in Nebo School District who really exhibits Positive Energy and Kindness? Nominate them for a PEAK award! All nominations will be reviewed, and qualified candidates will be recognized at the Nebo School District Board meeting. (Keep nominations secret until announced.)

To learn more about PEAK Awards and/or to nominate someone for a PEAK award click here:

PTA Teacher Appreciation Week

Our PTSA is sponsoring teacher appreciation week March 27-31. Stay tuned for information coming soon.

Student Recognitions


At the end of February our District had a Battle of the Books competition. Our school got 2nd place! They were so prepared and represented SCMS well.


Our SCMS Choir recently performed at the Nebo Summit Center Choir Review - they did an absolutely excellent job and represented our school with pride!

Speaking of choir, a handful of students accompanied Ms. Smith, our choir teacher, to the Saltaire's Youth Harmony Event in SLC on Sat, Mar 4. They learned various choir techniques, met and interacted with several other middle level choir students around the state, and put on a performance for parents that afternoon. A fun and informative Saturday!


The first week of March wrapped up the annual musical - this year, our students performed KidFlix, a sampler of multiple musicals (under the guise of going to the movies). It was a stunning performance with dozens of aspiring actors/actresses, many having solo parts. We couldn't be more proud of drama students and an extra big thank you to director Ms. Nichole Addis (drama teacher) and also Mr. BJ Wright (Lang Arts teacher and asst director), Ms. Kathryn Smith (choir teacher who helped with vocals) and Ms. Sarah Robbins (dance teacher who helped with choreography).

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Lost and Found

We have 3 storage totes that we keep a collection of different items in that are lost down by the lunch room. Please remind your student to take a look into these bins if they are missing anything. If it is not a clothing items they can check the front office.

Once a term we take unclaimed items and donate them to a local source. This is usually at the end of the term.

March Rewards Activity

This term for our behavior and academic rewards activity we will be taking students that qualify to Provo Recreation Center. We will be going on Mar 21st for all 6th grade students and Mar 23 for all 7th grade students. In order for a student to be eligible to attend, he/she has to have all A's and B's for their grades and ONLY S marks for their citizenship. We have just shy of 900 students (out of 1100) that qualify - that is a HUGE celebration!!

Students who qualify will get a note around Mar 17th (after final grade have posted). At Provo Rec, students can swim, play basketball or pickleball, climb the rock wall, or play the neos game. Students who choose to swim should BRING A TOWEL along with their swimsuit. The note sent home to qualifying students will have more info - stay tuned.

Students who do not qualify will have a normal schedule at school.


Quick note and reminder that there is NO SCHOOL on Wed, Mar 22. It is the 2nd of two such days where students do not attend and teachers have trainings (the first one being in Sept). This day coincides with the day when high school juniors, statewide, take the ACT test.

The Nurses Corner

It’s March, time to dust off those rusty bikes, grease up the wheels on those roller blades, and break in those running shoes. As we prepare to become more active in life, it’s also time to review things we can do to protect the ol’ noggin. It’s important to realize that an injury of any severity to the developing brain (which is anyone under 25 years old) may disrupt it’s development and limit their ability to participate in school and other activities, like sports.

A TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) is caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain. Not all blows or jolts to the head result in a TBI. The severity of a TBI may range from “mild” (i.e., a brief change in mental status or consciousness) to “severe” (i.e., an extended period of unconsciousness or memory loss after the injury). Most TBIs that occur each year are mild, commonly called concussions.

As a result of a TBI, children may experience changes in their health, thinking, and behavior that affect learning, self-regulation, and social participation, all of which are important to becoming a productive adult.

Some of the most common causes of head injuries are: falls, projectiles, car crashes and self-harm. Some basic things we can do to protect ourselves and those we love:

1. Wear good fitting shoes to prevent tripping

2. Make sure you are able to see, by wearing your prescription glasses if you need them and making sure it is well lit wherever you are being mobile.

3. Wear an appropriate helmet for the appropriate activity: biking, recreational vehicles, sports, climbing, etc.

4. Wear your seatbelt at all times while in a car.

5. Keep your mind alert and aware and avoid substances or circumstances that would impair your focus (lack of sleep, extreme emotions, medications, drugs, alcohol)

And here are some fun brain facts:

1. 60% of your brain is made out of fat!

2. Your brain isn’t fully formed until the age of 25 years old.

3. With about 86 billion neurons with up to 1 quadrillion connections, your brain’s storage capacity is virtually unlimited!

4. Brain information travels up to 268 miles per hour.

5. The human brain weighs about 3 lbs.

6. The technical name for “brain freeze” is sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia

7. A piece of brain tissue the size of a grain of sand contains 100,000 neurons and a billion synapses

8. The human brain can generate about 23 watts of power, which is enough to power a lightbulb! Your brain has a big job! Take care of it!

March Calendar Events

1-8: Literacy Week

6-10: National School Social Worker Week

8: School Community Council

10: No School, Staff Development Day

7-9: School Play @ 6:00

13: District Mental Health series- Your Childs Anxiety

15: District School Community Council Meeting

17: St. Patrick's Day

21: 6th grade reward field trip to Provo Rec.

22: No School (ACT test day for all Jr.'s)

23: 7th grade reward field trip to Provo Rec.

April 3-7 Spring Break No School