Sweetwater Middle School News

December Newsletter 2022 - Happy Holidays

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A Message from Principal Johnson

Principal Johnson 2022 Holiday Message

Congratulations to our Spelling Bee Winner: Omar Barahona-Ruiz (8th) and our Runner-up Mahin Ahmed (6th)

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Left - Mahin Ahmed, Center - Mrs. Lightfoot, AP, Right - Omar Barahona-Ruiz

Final Exam Information

Final Exam Schedule

(There are no checkouts while students are taking exams.)


Gear Up Final Exam Schedule


December 12th - 10:20 AM - Language Arts, 1:30 PM - Math

December 13th - 10:20 AM - Social Studies, 1:30 PM - Physical Science


6th, 7th, and 8th Grade

1st and 3rd Academic Exams: Dec. 13th

2nd and 4th Academic Exams: Dec. 14th


Semester 1 Final Exam Makeups

Any student that does not complete their academic or connection final exams in December prior to the Winter Break will be given an opportunity to do so after we return from the winter break. Students will receive a grade of ZERO in the grade book until the exam has been completed. A revised report card will then be updated and reprinted to include the final exam score and given to the student to bring home with updated grades. Final exam makeups must be completed by January 13, 2023.

Connections Students of the Month, Promotion Ceremony, and Orchestra Concert

From the Counseling Department

Monthly Theme: Celebration

"December is a month of Celebration. To "Celebrate" means to acknowledge (a significant or happy day or event) with a social gathering or enjoyable activity. At Sweetwater, our goal is to acknowledge every day as an opportunity to learn, grow, and gather around others who share the gift of enjoyment. Consider the reason for the season, which at our school is to grow in our respect for one another. Let’s celebrate our school’s missions, our diversity, as well as our academic and behavioral progress. The school counseling team at Sweetwater Middle would like to Celebrate with you as we provide quality opportunities for enrichment in the Spirit of improvement."

From the Parent Center

Today's Tip for Families



Boost Your Teen's School Success By Staying Involved


Now that you have a student in the higher grades, you may be wondering how to stay involved in your child's education. With assignments you may not understand and a teen who may not want you around at school, it can be challenging. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't try!

Your involvement is just as important now as it was in elementary school. Here are some ways to support your teen's school success:

  • Make sure your teen has a regular time for studying. Find quiet work of your own to do nearby during that time. Your teen will sense your support even if you can't help with specific subjects.
  • Promote school attendance. Falling behind by even a day can be costly, so make sure your teen attends every class, every day. Talk about the importance of school regularly.
  • Get involved with a school activity, such as the parent-teacher organization. If you'd like to get involved but aren't sure where to start, just call the school and ask!

Tips for Raising Strong Readers

Community Events

December Events