COUGAR NATION

STRONG. INNOVATIVE. FEARLESS.

Sparkman Middle School

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

Assistant Principal: Jennifer Whitt- jdwhitt@mcssk12.org

Assistant Principal: Kristen Bell- kbell@mcssk12.org

Assistant Principal: Amanda Lemons- amlemons@mcssk12.org


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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TURN CLOCKS BACK 1 HOUR! NOVEMBER 4, 2018

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PHOTOS NEEDED!

We need photos of family and friends in the Sparkman Community who have served in the military. Please email them to mcampbell@mcssk12.org. These photos will be shown in a slideshow during the Veterans Day Program. Thank you.

Athletic Fees for Winter Sports Are Due


Athletic fees can now be paid online at My School Fees. Please visit the following website to pay your basketball fees if you haven’t already done so. https://secure2.myschoolfees.com/guest_home.aspx?sid=2413

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The PTO/PTAs of ALL the Sparkman Schools have gone in together to host the Harlem Wizards Tricks and Basketball Team for a comedy-type event on Feb. 10, 2019, at the Sparkman High School gym. The ENTIRE community is invited and we hope to have a sell-out crowd!

Proceeds from the event will go directly back to our schools! Tickets go on sale beginning Nov.1 (online right now). There will be a contest running from Nov.1-10. For every ticket purchased, the student's name will go into a drawing to win a Harlem Wizards swag basket worth over $100.


During the show, the Wizards will be playing against the "Home" Team, a team made up of players from each of the Sparkman schools.If you would like to know more, there is an informational meeting at Legacy Elementary School at 6 pm on Monday, October 29 and would love for you to attend!

RECOGNITION DAYS FOR NOVEMBER 2018


  • End of Daylight Saving Time- November 4
  • Election Day- November 6
  • Veterans Day- November 11
  • World Kindness Day- November 13 (additional resource)
  • Thanksgiving- November 22
  • Random Acts of Kindness Friday- November 23

PARENT MEETINGS TONIGHT

Parents,

As you may know, we carried a group of students to NYC last Spring. It was an amazing trip! We will have our first meeting for those interested on Monday, October 29th at 5:30 pm. Cost for this trip will be around $900-$1000. This includes travel, lodging, some food, and almost all of the activities. The tour company takes care of all payments and a payment plan can be set up to help spread out expenses. If you are interested in learning more, please plan to attend. This will only be for 7th and 8th grade students. It is a 5-day trip set for early May.


Our 6th graders will have a new opportunity this Spring. It is a 3 night, 4 day trip to the YMCA Hargis Retreat in Chelsea, Alabama. It is a program provided by Project American Life. I was able to attend one night of this event a few weeks ago and it was honestly one of the best experiences I have ever attended. I can't wait for this opportunity. This program is only available for 6th graders. The cost will be approximately $300. This will include all lodging and meals. We will meet at 6:00 pm on October 29th to discuss this trip. Our kids are going to love this trip! We are planning to attend the week of April 14th. I have provided a link below to learn more about this opportunity.

www.projectamericanlifealabama.com

Thanks,
Mr. O'Rear

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Red Ribbon Week- 0ctober 29 - November 2nd


Monday, 10/29:

NYC Trip Parent Meeting (7th & 8th Grade ONLY) @ 5:30

Project American Life Trip (6th Grade ONLY) Parent Meeting, 6PM


Tuesday:

Basketball @ Oakwood Academy, 8th Grade Only

Scholars Bowl @ S9


Friday, Nov. 2:

Cyber Patriot Competition

Costume Dance- Tickets are on sale before school in the gym all week.



YEARBOOKS- Order Form, 8th Grade Baby Photos are now being accepted for the yearbook.

CONGRATULATIONS!

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Ann Lewis, Sparkman Middle School Teacher of the Year

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The SMS House System

House Challenges- We will award points to student's house when they are caught demonstrating the character traits outlined in the Cougar Creed. The house with the most points at the end of the month will receive a celebration!

DRESS CODE FAQ

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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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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.