COUGAR CHRONICLES

Newsletter for Parents, Students, Teachers, & the Community

Sparkman Middle School

Principal: Ronnie Blair- rblair@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.


Written, edited, and published by: Jennifer H. Whitt

jdwhitt@madison.k12.al.us


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

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May 30- June 2: Monday through Friday, 7:00AM-3:00PM

Starting June 5th

Monday through Thursday, 7:00AM-5:00PM

Closed on Fridays.

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JROTC Summer Camps

SHS Drill Team and Rifle Team Camps this Summer. If you signed up for SHS JROTC, please contact Walter Jones, wjones@madison.k12.al.us for more information.
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Teacher/ Parent/ Community Book Study

SMS Teachers will begin a book study in the coming months. We encourage parents and community members to join in! The book we will be reading and discussing is by New York Times bestselling author and educator Ron Clark. In his book, The End of Molasses Classes, Ron Clark challenges parents, teachers, and communities everywhere to embrace a difference in the classroom and uplift, educate, and empower our children.

Read this book to find out why so many across the country have embraced these powerful rules.

· Set the electric tone on day one
· Teach your children how to study—don’t expect it to come naturally
· Don’t constantly stress about test scores
· Not every child deserves a cookie
· Lift up your teachers. No, really, lift them up!
· If kids like you all the time, you’re doing something wrong
· Don’t be a penny parent


Be different. Be bold. Join in.


You can order a copy of the book for yourself on Amazon for as little as one cent up to $12.

https://www.amazon.com/End-Molasses-Classes-Unstuck-101-Extraordinary/dp/1451639740

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Parent Surveys

Title I Survey: http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/7981139


Parents and community stakeholders, please fill out the MCSS strategic planning survey:

https://www.research.net/r/LLSF5JF

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iNow Parent Portal

Here is what a parent/guardian will need to do to access the site:
1. Go to this link https://inow-madisonco.asc.edu/informationnow
2. Use these credentials when first prompted
a. User Name: mcsparent
b. Password: ilovemyschool
3. Once successfully logging in to this site, use your INOW user ID and password previously used or distributed by the school.

Sparkman Middle PTO

Follow on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/Sparkman-Middle-School-PTO-145036505535883/

Follow on Twitter- @sparkmanmiddlePTO

MXR Alumni Association is Looking for Members

Visit their Facebook Page and Website to learn more about this newly formed organization! Your membership dues will go toward funding the Library Renovation Project.

Facebook Page- https://www.facebook.com/MXRAlumni

Website- https://jdwhitt7.wixsite.com/mxralumni
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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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House of the Harvest

Adam & Jenn Walker organized a food pantry for the Harvest & Toney communities. Much like the Manna House in Huntsville, its mission is to feed families. Thank you for your continued support of Sparkman Middle School!

http://www.nevergrowweary.com/

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/

Want to See Your Business Ad in Our Newsletter?

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

Disclaimer

Some links on this page will let you leave the school and school district site. The linked sites are not under the control of the school/district, and the school/district is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. The school/district is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the site by the school/district.

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.