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January 21, 2023


Mustang Mentors entered 6/7th grade classrooms Friday and created and taught lessons on kindness. Ask your students what they learned and how they are going to challenge themselves and others to show kindness. Great job, mentors!
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Shout Outs of the Week

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Congratulations Mr. Wilson!

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Important High School Scheduling Information for Current 8th Graders

Over the next few weeks, 8th grade students will be starting their high school journey by selecting the courses they plan to take in 9th grade. Parents and students should read THIS LETTER which includes important information about the scheduling process. Below is also list of important dates for students and parents to be aware of:

January 26 and 27 - SHS Presentation for Students (during the school day)

February 1, 6:00pm - Online College Credit Plus Meeting

February 9, 6:00-7:00pm: SHS Presentation for Parents (SHS Auditorium)

February 13-22: SHS Scheduling Window

Computer Use and Care

Please have a conversation with your student about how they are treating their devices.

We have had an increase in repairs due to treatment of chromebooks. This increase eliminates return time and availability to other devices.

As much as our tech department is doing their best to support these incidents, they can be limited with better care by our students. Here are a few things to remind your students:

  • Keep computers in their chromebook bags when transporting
  • Do not place heavy objects on computer
  • Close tops of computers gently
  • Do not eat and drink near or while using the computer

These simple behaviors can help care for these computers and eliminate opportunities for issues to occur. Thank you for taking time to review this with your students.

Great Job Winter Athletes!

SMS Track and Field

2023 7th & 8th Grade

Strongsville Middle School

HERE is the link to get you started into Final Forms which is the system we use to fill out forms, physicals, emergency info, etc. HERE is a link to the OHSAA physical form.

HERE is a quick checklist for more communication!

7/8th Grade Intramural Basketball

7-8 Grade 3 on 3 Intramural Basketball Sign-up

Attention 7th and 8th grade boys and girls. We are starting a combined 7th and 8th grade 3 on 3 basketball tournament. The dates are Jan 26, 31, Feb 2, 7 from 3:00-4:00. 4 total players per team. You can sign-up with the Form hanging in your pod, emailed from your team, or from Mrs. Boytim's newsletter. Sorry, if you play on a SMS basketball team, you can NOT participate.

SHS juniors and seniors come back to talk to 8th gr. in POLARIS class!


Save the Date and Support SMS PTA

Save the Date and Support SMS PTA

Wednesday February 15th from 10:30 AM to 9 PM will be SMS PTA day at BIPOB in Strongsville. We will receive 20% back on all orders. If you order online, please use code BIBIFUNDRAISER so that your order will count toward our totals!

Youth Sports

Strongsville Youth Lacrosse

Strongsville Youth Lacrosse - Registration for Spring Season NOW OPEN!
Come be a part of America’s fastest growing sport. Strongsville Youth Lacrosse has been growing since 2008 and registration for the 2023 spring season is now open for boys and girls in 2nd-8th grades! Indoor practices begin mid-February and the outdoor season runs from late March through May. All experience levels welcome. Specific registration information can be found at https://www.strongsvillelacrosse.com/.

Girls Youth Strongsville Golf Camp

Join Strongsville High School Golf Team coaches and varsity golf players at the Girls Youth Strongsville Golf Camp! The camp is open to girls in 4th - 8th grades and focuses on developing the proper techniques in the golf swing, as well as improving skills for the short game and putting. The camp fee is $100 and will be held once a week in April and May from 6pm - 7pm at Valleaire Golf Club (6969 Boston Rd. / Hinckley). The Girls Youth Strongsville Golf Camp is open to golfers at any skill level. Click HERE for additional information and click HERE to register.

Kiwanis Community Speaker

Strongsville Kiwanis Club - Speaker Series (Thu. 1/26)

The Strongsville Kiwanis Club Speaker Series kicks off with Jake and Tony D’Orazio, co-founders of Jacob’s Ladder. Join us for this free event on Thursday, January 26 at 6:30 pm at the Strongsville Middle School Auditorium (13200 Pearl Rd.). Jacob’s Ladder is a non-profit that serves those with special needs by providing regular exercise, fitness, fellowship, and healthy lifestyle education. Jake is 22 years old and graduated from Strongsville High School. He is a certified group fitness instructor, certified boxing instructor for people with Down Syndrome, and CPR certified. He is also a young man with Down Syndrome who is a board member of the Down Syndrome Association of Northeast Ohio (DSANEO). In 2022, Jake was one of only a few people in the entire state of Ohio to earn the “Disability Warrior” Award by the Liner Legal Group. To learn more about Jacob’s Ladder visit their website at https://jacobsladderfitness.com/

SMS Rocks Mardi Gras - Fri. Feb 24th 7-9:30 pm

This Feb 24th, SMS Rocks celebrates all things good with a Mardi Gras Masquerade Color Party!

Show your grade spirit with a friendly event attendance competition for a reward!!


6th = Wear Purple
7th = Wear Gold/Yellow
8th = Wear Green

- Look forward to transporting to New Orleans with festive decor, snacks ($1), eye masks for sale ($1 or $2), games & henna hand art (free) + rockin’ tunes and prizes.

** Your Support MATTERS!!! **

All proceeds go to Council PTA’s SHS Scholarships and SCS Grants


  • $12 Online (until Noon on 2/24)
  • $12 @ SMS Lunch Sales (1/31, 2/1, 2/15, 2/16, 2/21)
  • $13 @ Door on Event Night

Tickets: https://tinyurl.com/SMSrocksMardiGras2023

Volunteers: https://tinyurl.com/MardiGrasVolunteersROCK

SCS Anonymous Reporting System

Parents/students have access to our anonymous reporting system. CLICK HERE to access. The more information shared when reporting, the better chance we have to investigate and support.

Follow SMS on Instagram @ STRONGSVILLEMIDDLESCHOOL or @TheSMSMustangs on Twitter!

Strongsville Middle School


Mrs. Boytim: jboytim@scsmustangs.org

Mrs. Peters/Mr. Howell: jpeters@scsmustangs.org, chowell@scsmustangs.org

Mr. Szczepanski: bszczepanski@scsmustangs.org


Mrs. Pietrocini (6): spietrocini@scsmustangs.org

Mrs. Marozsan (Staats) (7): astaats@scsmustangs.org

Mrs. Gerber (8): kgerber@scsmustangs.org