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Sartartia MS -- Exemplary Education Every Day -- 10.3.19

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Jags are on the Move!

Dear Jag Families,


Happy October! This week we celebrated our custodial staff! Our amazing custodial team works tirelessly day in and day out. The efforts they put into keeping our campus beautiful, and our classrooms functioning as expected is unmatched. Please thank them and remind them of how much we appreciate ALL they do for us and our students.



Next week we will be celebrating Homecoming Week. We will have spirit days each day, a Pep Rally on Monday, and end the week on Thursday with our Fall Homecoming Dance. Tickets to the pep-rally will be sold tomorrow and Monday before school and during lunches for $3. Homecoming dance tickets will be available for purchase during lunches all week for $5. Bring additional money for food, snacks, and drinks to the homecoming dance.


I can't wait to see all the school spirit!


Fort Bend ISD will be closed to all students on Friday, October 11th (Teacher In-Service Day) and Monday, October 14th (Columbus Day).


Sincerely,

Cholly Oglesby

Principal

Sartartia Middle School

Week at a Glance

Monday, October 7

  • Twin Day
  • Pep Rally
  • 7th grade Football vs. CMMS @ CMMS @ 5:00 pm

Tuesday, October 8

  • Class Color Day
  • 8th grade Football vs. CMMS @ CMMS @ 5:00 pm
  • Band Nights @ Hall Stadium

Wednesday, October 9

  • Pink Out
  • PTO Meeting at SMS @ 1:00 pm
  • Girls Who Code Meeting "Cyber Security" @ 4:15 pm
  • Volleyball vs. FCMS @ 5:15 pm at SMS "Parent Night & Pink Out"

Thursday, October 10

  • 80's Day
  • Homecoming Dance @ 6:00 pm

Student Spotlight


Jenny Kuang is simply a joy to be around. She is kind, hardworking, and exhibits many qualities of FBISD’s profile of a graduate.


When I asked her if she would invite a new 7th grader (new to SMS and new to the US!) to eat lunch with her group, she gladly did. I just think most middle schoolers would be hesitant/resistant to a teacher asking/forcing them to make a friend. Jenny also attends public speaking class, badminton lessons, and writing class on the weekend. Her favorite subject this year is Choir.

Staff Spotlight

Julie Amos is our Director of Bands at Sartartia Middle School. This is her 20th year teaching and her 8th year at SMS. Before coming to FBISD, she taught high school band for 12 years. Julie and her husband, Thomas, will celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary this December. Her husband currently works at Kempner HS, his alma mater, as the CAC. They have two amazing sons, Tristan, who is a senior and has already been accepted to the College of Engineering to major in Cyber Security at UTSA, and Ian, who is a freshman honors student in high school. They also have an adorable boxer mix named Dakota.


Mrs. Amos grew up on a cotton farm, graduated third in her class, and is the first person in her family to graduate from college. She received a degree in Music Education from Texas Tech and her Masters in Wind Band Conducting from Sam Houston State. She often calls herself a “Red Bearkat”! Mrs. Amos believes education is the key to unlocking one’s future, and you can achieve anything you want to with hard work and perseverance! Never give up and never settle!

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WE CAN ALL START BY SAYING HELLO!

Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) is a national, nonprofit organization based in Newtown, Connecticut. SHP is led by several family members whose loved ones were killed in the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. SHP’s sole purpose is to educate and empower parents, schools and community organizations on how to prevent gun violence BEFORE it happens by providing mental health & wellness early-identification and intervention programs, gun safety storage practices and advocating for sensible state and federal violence prevention policy. For more information about Sandy Hook Promise and our other school and community-based prevention programs and training, please visit www.sandyhookpromise.org. Make the Promise and together we can protect children from preventable gun violence.


If you or your student would like to discuss ways to start and sustain the SAVE Promise Club at Sartartia, please let our associate principal know at sunday.johnson@fortbendisd.com.

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CELEBRATE!

National Hispanic Heritage Month is the period from September 15 to October 15 in the United States, when people recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the group's heritage and culture.
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SAFETY DRILLS

In an effort to ensure our campus is safe, FBISD has installed rhino locks to our classroom doors to keep intruders away from students and teachers. We have conducted 2 fire drills, one severe weather drill, one medical emergency drill, 2 lockdown drills, and one lockout drill. Our students, teachers, and staff completed each drill in 6 minutes or less. We are pleased at our current preparation for any extraordinary emergency event.
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#THINKBEFOREYOUPOST

FBISD has teamed up with FBI Houston to spread the important message that false and hoax threats of violence are no joke. Please view the Think Before You Post awareness campaign video here:

http://bit.ly/2k4uGnQ

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LIBRARY MOVIE NIGHT

Harry Potter Movie Night on 10/3 from 4:30-6 PM


Thank you,

Jessica Fitzpatrick, MLS

Librarian

Sartartia Middle School

281-634-6377

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AVID TUTORS NEEDED

AVID Tutors wanted!


We are looking for any college students, parents/adults that may be interested in being a paid AVID tutor for our SMS AVID class 7th period. Applicants must be a high school graduate and either a current college student or a college graduate. Substitutes and parent volunteers welcome and encouraged to apply.


The job will be posting at the end of this week on the FBISD Human Resources page. Please email Tiffany Loos tiffany.loos@fortbendisd.com once you have applied; tell her you want to work at SMS.


We sincerely appreciate any help you can offer for our AVID students. J


Respectfully,

Jessica Belt


PALS Sponsor/District Lead

AVID Teacher/Coordinator

Lead Worthy Teacher/mentor

Sartartia Middle School

Fort Bend ISD

Important Information! Middle School Semester Exam

Semester Exams Middle School Courses Semester Exams will not be given at the end of the semester in middle school courses. Instead, an additional major grade for a total of (4) major grades will be added in the last grading period of the course. o In semester courses, the second grading period will include the additional major grade. o In full year courses, the fourth grading period will include the additional major grade. The additional major grade shall align to TEKS and include a rubric or checklist where a project or performance assessment is selected. Example of types of assessment that may be used are:

• Authentic, project-based, collaborative learning experience,

• Performance based assessment, and/or

• Comprehensive examination of the course


Semester Exams High School Credit Courses taken in Middle School will have exams.

All high school credit courses taken in middle school will assess students using a cumulative semester exam at the end of the first and second semester. Semester exams shall align to the curriculum, and may include the use of multiple modalities to measure student proficiency. Semester exams shall be kept on file by the Department Head in each content area for a period of (1) year.

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ACADEMY DETAILS IN ATTACHMENTS...

EVERYBODY WANTS THE YEARBOOK!

Yearbooks and Student Ads are on sale NOW!


You may order your student both today by visiting Balfour.com.


Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Order by Thursday, December 12th


Need more information contact:

Samantha Luxenburg

Art Teacher and Yearbook Adviser

Sartartia Middle School

BASKETBALL TRYOUTS COMING IN OCTOBER

ANY 7TH OR 8TH GRADE MALE OR FEMALE STUDENT INTERESTED IN TRYING OUT OF FOR BASKETBALL, PHYSICALS AND ALL ELECTRONIC FORMS ARE DUE BY OCTOBER 11TH PER NEW FBISD GUIDELINES. PHYSICALS NEED TO BE TURNED INTO A COACH. NO PAPERWORK WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER OCTOBER 11TH.


GIRLS’ BASKETBALL TRYOUT DATES: OCT 23-25

BOYS’ BASKETBALL TRYOUT DATE: OCT 28-30


ANY QUESTIONS, ASK A COACH.

FBISD Athletics Physical Form

RankOne Online Electronic Forms

Attending Clements next year? Mark your schedule: Middle School Color Guard Auditions Coming In November

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Counselors' Corner

Hey Jag Parents!


We are so excited about the start of our 2019-2020 school year!! We have BIG plans for this year: exciting new programs and learning opportunities for you and your child to help you navigate through their middle school years. We hope to see you at parent nights and other learning opportunities that we are offering this year. Be on the lookout for dates/times in the parent newsletters and at Open House this week. Below we have included some of the things that are coming up so that you are aware:


No Place for Hate

Mrs. McCune is looking for students to serve on this years No Place for Hate committee. The committee will meet once a month to help plan 3 school wide activities to support acceptance by combating bias, bullying and hatred, and creating and maintaining a positive climate here at SMS. If your child is interested in being on the committee, please have them sign up in the student center or tell their grade level counselor at lunch


Level Changes

We will start to process level changes on Monday, September 9th. If your child would like to change their level from Pre-AP to Academic or vise versa, please send them to the students center to pick up a level change form. Please know that there are many steps to this form and the form will need to be completed before any level change is processed. A few things to note ** A conference between teacher/parent will need to happen before any level change is processed **Level changed will not be granted if a child has a 75 or above in the course, per district policy that is provided for you on the back of the form.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email your grade level counselor.

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JAG SPORTS

SMS Athletics Fundraiser

Today, we are embarking on a new era for Sartartia Athletics. The Sartartia Athletic Department is collecting monetary donations for the purchase of many items that are much needed by OUR student/athletes here at Sartartia. Items such as an ice machine, goal post padding, outside storage shed, new water coolers, are just a few examples of much needed items. Please help donate to a worthwhile cause. The link to the donation page is below. Thank you Jags!

https://fortbendisd.revtrak.net/FBISD-Schools-1082/Middle-School/Sartartia-MS/sms-athletics/#/v/SMS-Athletics-Donation-2374

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Mark your Calendar... October 23rd! Please join us!

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PTO NEWS

MERCHANDISE

Thank you to all those that have helped support the PTO by purchasing our Merchandise. Our Fall Fundraiser is now over and we are in the process of ordering everything. We will update you all as soon as we have a delivery date for the Hoodies, Lanyards, Yard Signs etc.


SPIRIT NIGHT

Our First Spirit Night is at Chipotle on October 23rd from 5 to 9pm at 19832 Southwest Freeway in SugarLand. Please join us to support for some dinner and support the fundraiser. Guac On!


BOX TOPS

Our Box Tops Competition is in full swing. Late date to submit your Box Tops for the Fall Semester is October 18th. Please check out the attached flyer for more details. Winners of Fall/Spring Competition wins a Pizza Party in the Courtyard with their 3 friends.


PAWS FOR CAUSE - JAG CASH DRIVE

Support the PTO by donating to our Annual Cash Drive. Our Goal this year is $25,000. This is the only cash drive for the entire year. With the funds raised, we have plans to build a shade for the bleachers, bring in new technology for our students, fulfill our Teacher Wish Lists, support the fine Arts department and many more. If every Household donates just $10 we will exceed our goal. Please fill out the attached form and drop it off at the front office. We accept cash/check.


HOMECOMING DANCE

SMS will have a Fall "Homecoming" Dance, on Thursday, October 10, 2019. Festivities start at 6:00 PM and end at 8:00 PM. If you are available to help out on the evening of the dance, or during ticket sales, we would really appreciate the help! Please sign up for a slot (or two). Thanks so much!


JOIN SMS PTO 2019-2020

Its never too late to join the PTO. There are no joining fees or forms to fill. We are still looking for enthusiastic parents for several positions. Please reach out to Lakshmi K @ koppolu.pto@gmail.com for more details.

Important Allergy Information

Please click this link to read more about our procedures for students with food allergies.

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Assistant Principals & Counselors

6th grade

Courtney Border-Assistant Principal

courtney.border@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6314


Brandi Goodly-Counselor

brandi.goodly@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6318


7th grade

Dr. Sunday Johnson-Associate Principal

sunday.johnson@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6316


Rachel McCune-Lead Counselor

rachel.mccune@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6319


8th grade

Paul Wells-Assistant Principal

paul.wells@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6331


Kat Friedel-Counselor

katherine.friedel@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6320