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SMS Newsletter: May 16, 2022

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Our Mission

The mission of Simon Middle School, a diverse, pioneering community built on relationships and acceptance, is to sculpt and cultivate motivated, contributing citizens through both success and failure while broadening horizons and building confidence.

Wolverine Community-


We are in the final countdown of this school year! Students have been working so hard all year and their effort is being recognized across the district. We are so proud of the achievements of our Wolverines this year both academically and through fine arts and electives! SHOUTOUT 8th GRADE BOYS SOCCER FOR BEING DISTRICT CHAMPS THIS WEEKEND!


Summer school letters have gone out to those needing to attend. Summer school is free and will be at SMS this year.


Also, a reminder we will be collecting devices and chargers from students on May 20. Please make sure your child has their chromebook and charger! Students with missing or broken devices will be charged according to district policy.


There are many end of year events this week and next. Please come out to support our Wolverines!


May 17 6pm @ the PAC Band Concert

May 19 6:30 @ SMS Choir Concert

May 19 6:00pm @ LHS Mariachi Concert

May 23 during school 8th grade fun day

May 24 6pm @ SMS gym 8th grade End of Year Awards


Thanks,


Ms. Laura Briones, M. Ed.

Principal

Simon Middle School

8th grade boys are DISTRICT SOCCER CHAMPS!

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Summer Reading Project!

Welcome readers and writers! We look forward to working with you during the

next school year. While this year’s summer reading project is optional, we believe

that reading one (or more) books this summer will help support your transition to

the next grade level. This project is due August 19, 2022, and will not be graded.

We look forward to celebrating your work when we return in the fall!

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

This fact sheet presents information about how to assess your mental health and determine if you need help. It provides examples of mild and severe symptoms, as well as self-care activities and options for professional help.


This fact sheet presents information on children’s mental health including assessing your child’s behavior, when to seek help, first steps for parents, treatment options, and factors to consider when choosing a mental health professional. It also provides guidance on how to work with your child’s school, a list of resources, and information about clinical trials.

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Summer Camps and Opportunities

Half-Day Junior Summer Math Camp at Texas State, San Marcos

Applications now being accepted for the half-day JSMC in San Marcos, Texas. The 2022 program will be held in San Marcos from June 6 - 17, 2022; Monday - Friday from 8:00 am until noon.

Once the application form is submitted, financial assistance will be awarded (if applicable) based on financial needs.

They are on a rolling admission, so when the camp is filled, students will be placed on a waiting list.

For Questions, please have them contact:

Patty Amende at Texas State University

Mathworks Program Coordinator

(512) -245-3439 pa16@txstate.edu

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Is a teacher or staff member doing an amazing job?! Say thanks!

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Athletic Coordinators

Cassandra Trevino - cassandra.trevino@hayscisd.net

Jonathan Wilson - jonathan.wilson@hayscisd.net

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Counselor Contacts

Ms. Spinder - Students Last Names A-K: leslie.spinder@hayscisd.net

Ms. Lister - Students Last Names L-Z: Camille.Lister@hayscisd.net

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Marquee Shout Outs $10

Want to send a birthday shout out for your student? Click HERE and we will display your message on the SMS marquee! Please do not select shout outs on Sundays or school holidays. All marquee proceeds will fund incentives for the SMS Positive Behavior Support Program.
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