8-3 Newsletter

February 22-26

What's New?

Welcome to the last full week of February!


Strep throat and the flu seem to be running rampant at SMMS. Please take care of your families and try to stay well! The teachers are thinking about wearing gas masks. LOL!

9th Grade registration information meetings

Two meetings will be held to discuss 9th grade registration with 8th grade parents. Please try to attend one of the meetings so you are ready to register your child on March 15th. More information about registration appointments will be sent home soon. Meeting dates are Mon­day, March 7 at 10:00am, or Tuesday, March 8 at 5:30pm. Meetings will last approximately an hour to an hour and a half.

The parent surveys closes February 26, 2016. We would appreciate your input on our school cli­mate. Survey

Do you want to see what the Georgia Milestones Assessment looks like? Click on the link and follow the directions. If your child hasn’t seen it yet, do it with them! Practice test

Don’t forget to send in your BoxTops for Education! Also, when you eat at OPS, mention SMMS and 10% of your bill will go to the school.

Coming up!

2/23 Science Test

2/24 BLASt Day- working on their Business Plan

2/26 Mastery Assessment in Science

WWII Test

Hat day $1.00

3/4 NO SCHOOL - teacher workday

3/7 10am 9th grade registration meeting

3/8 5:30pm 9th grade registration meeting (repeat)

3/11 Last day of 3rd quarter

3/15 9th grade registration (more information to come)

Here is what is happening in our classes!

Mrs. Richardson- Language Arts

This week in ELA, Blocks 2,4,5 will continue to read To Kill a Mockingbird, and complete activities in class to help with understanding of the text. We will practice finding infinitives and figuring out what their function is in the sentence on Monday. Tuesday will be the quiz. On Wednesday, we will review the 3 types of verbals. Thursday and Friday we will start learning about verb moods. All week, we will continue to work on the argumentative essay about which character shows the most courage. Just a reminder that the Socratic seminar will take place on March 3rd. Students will have a quiz on the suffixes given out on Monday the following Tuesday.

Block 3, We have finished reading The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. This week we will be watching clips of the movie and talking about how the book and movie are similar and different. They will also be continuing to write their informational essay on the concentration camp that they researched. They will have a quiz on infinitives on Tuesday. We will review all three types of verbals on Wednesday and begin learning about verb moods on Thursday. Students will have a quiz on the suffixes given out on Monday the following Tuesday.