COUGAR NATION

STRONG. INNOVATIVE. FEARLESS.

Sparkman Middle School

Principal: Russ O'Rear- rorear@mcssk12.org

Assistant Principal : Rhonda Booth- rbooth@mcssk12.org

Assistant Principal: Jennifer Whitt- jdwhitt@mcssk12.org

Mission: The mission of Sparkman Middle School is to educate each child to his or her highest potential.

Motto: I will be an independent learner who is self-motivated, disciplined, and committed to achieve.


Our plan for continuous improvement at SMS is located on our website. We invite parents to submit comments or suggestions in writing to administration.


Sparkman Middle Student/ Parent Handbook

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County Basketball Tournament

Come out and support Cougar Basketball at the County Tournament. Congratulations to the 8th Grade Girls Team and Coaches Wright and McCants on going in as the top seed!
7th Girls- 1/9/18, 4PM @ Buckhorn Middle
7th Boys- 1/9/18, 4PM @ Meridianville
8th Girls- BYE (1st Game) 1/11/18, 7:45 PM @ Buckhorn Middle
8th Boys- 1/9/18, 7:45 PM @ Meridianville


Tournament Bracket

Science Fair Packets

See your science teacher for an information packet for the Science Fair. Projects will be judged at the STEAM Fair in February so you need to get started right away.


STEAM EXPO- February 22, 2018 , 6-8PM

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STEAM Expo Information

Registration Form- https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MAHDjAcZbwQCjOmMzhtSdUS1jBqcB3NX/view?usp=sharing


Door Prize Donations Needed- Please contact Mrs. Whitt if you would like to donate a gift card or other item that can be used as a door prize. jdwhitt@mcssk12.org

January

January 3rd- Teacher Workday

January 4th- Students Return- 2 HOUR DELAY, Basketball vs. Monrovia @ SMS, Math Competition

January 5th- 2 HOUR DELAY

January 9th- Report Cards

January 11th- Basketball County Tournament, Math Competition

January 13th- Grissom Invitational- SHS Wrestling

January 17th- Spelling Bee, Math Competition

January 18th- Football Banquet, Math Competition

January 19th- Cyber Patriot Competition

ATTENDANCE MATTERS

Dear Parent/ Guardian,


I hope you and your family are settled in after the holidays. This is the time of year when winter takes a toll on school attendance. Bad weather, car trouble, etc. can keep parents from getting their children to school. So can the colds, fevers and illnesses that often come with the winter months.


These absences, even if they are excused, can add up to academic trouble. If it is a snowy or rainy day but school is still open, students miss out on learning if they aren’t in class. These absences can result in lower test scores and grades. There’s not much we can do about the weather, but there are two key steps every family can take to help avoid absences this year.


  1. Develop back up plans for getting your children to school. That could mean checking with other families who have a car that can help out when you are in a bind. If you’re stuck, call the school. We can connect you with other parents or staff members who can help.

  2. Keep your children healthy. Dress them warmly for the cold weather and make sure they have hats and gloves. Encourage them to wash their hands regularly, and send them to school with a bottle of hand sanitizer. If your children do get sick, talk to a doctor or the school nurse about whether they should come to school and when it is okay for them to return. The attached handout offers some tips about when children are too sick for school.

If your child has 8 or more absences (excused or unexcused) for this school year they are considered chronically absent. Please let us know how we can help. We want all of our students to succeed, and that means attending school every day possible.


Sincerely,

Jennifer H. Whitt

Assistant Principal/ Attendance POC

First Priority

  • Meets in the gym at 8:00 AM on Fridays.
  • All students, teachers, and staff are invited to attend.

New York Field Trip Facebook Group

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BUS REMIND

Join the Bus Remind group to get bus information. Text @smsbusr to 81010.

EMAIL

Join the Sparkman Middle School Parent Email Group

https://groups.google.com/a/madison.k12.al.us/forum/#!forum/smslist

TEXT MESSAGING

Join our SMS Parent Remind group.

Text @sparkmanm to 81010

SOCIAL MEDIA

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/sparkmanmiddle/

Twitter- www.twitter.com/sparkmanmiddle

Instagram- @sparkmanmiddle

DRESS CODE FAQ

Outside Drink Policy

Drinks may only be brought on the bus or in the school building if they are in a sealed container and in a lunch bag or backpack.


NOT ALLOWED: fast food drinks or coffees, open water, open sodas, open drinks of any variety, mugs, Yeti- style cups, refillable bottles or jugs. Sealed containers must be inside a lunch container or backpack. Students may use refillable water bottles during after-school, extracurricular activities. Students may only take them out during lunch or break.


Items not meeting these guidelines will be confiscated by school staff.

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Dr. Henry Griggs

Thank you for your continued support of Sparkman Middle School!


Monrovia Orthodontics

1047 Jeff Rd., Suite 3
Huntsville, AL 35806
Phone: 256-489-3065

http://www.griggs-orthodontics.com/

Sign Up to Round Up

Your pocket change can add up for students in Madison County!! It might be a penny, it might be 25 cents, it might be 99 cents, but it will be no more than $11.88 a year. Sign Up to Round Up!

By rounding up your utility bill to the nearest dollar each month, you help invest in the future of students in Huntsville City, Madison County and Madison City school systems. The Round Up Program was started by The Schools Foundation and Huntsville Utilities to support local public school systems.

Visit this link to sign up and then tell your friends! Talk about an easy way to support education!!
http://www.hsvutil.org/myhsvu…/checkbill/roundup/signup.html

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Contact jdwhitt@madison.k12.al.us for details.

Disclaimer

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The Madison County School District does not discriminate in admission, treatment, or access to programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, religious preference, disability, age, gender, citizenship, non-English speaking ability, or homeless status. Students with disabilities will be provided with the same needed supports and services for extracurricular programs and activities that are provided during the school day, unless doing so would fundamentally alter the nature of the program and activity.