SSMS Weekly Update

April 21, 2022

Hello SSMS Tiger Nation,


Student Technology Requirements - We are asking that all students who have a school-issued device bring their devices fully charged, with the charging cable, to school every day, April 25 through May 26. Students must use DSISD Chromebooks for STAAR testing. Our testing calendar is below. Students who do not have a school-issued device checked out to them will be given a device to use for the STAAR test.


Please complete the DSISD survey to provide your input for the Long Range Facilities Planning Committee. The committee is considering middle school options that affect SSMS.

LRFP Website

Community Feedback Survey


This week's Student Leadership Spotlight is on our 7th & 8th Grade Tiger Leaders!

The Tiger Leaders meet during WIN time and engage in a variety of projects to make SSMS a more kind and welcoming place. This year they have planned and led lessons in other classrooms to promote treating others with kindness and respect, and they have decorated our building with posters that send the same message. Tiger Leaders planned the theme days for Red Ribbon Week in the fall as well as put together videos to inform students of the dangers of drugs and alcohol. They have also led initiatives to make our staff feel appreciated! They ran a Valentine’s Day cart with treats for teachers in February and recently collected notes of gratitude for our amazing custodial team. Tiger Leaders are most proud of the lessons they have led in front of their peers this year. They have gone to other WIN time sections and led activities designed to build community. Tiger Leaders lead by example and work to make sure everyone at SSMS feels as though it’s a place they belong!


Friendly reminder that we do not have school on Friday, April 22. Have a wonderful three day weekend!


Sincerely,

Joe Burns Interim Principal,

Mike Haase Assistant Principal, &

Karen McCollum Assistant Principal

Sycamore Springs Middle School

STAAR TESTING DATES

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FINALS WEEK - MAY 23-26

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SSMS Jazz Band

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DSISD Community Feedback Survey

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Parent University

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SSMS Dance

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We are excited to announce this student-led event. This is a semi-formal event, so feel free to don your favorite dress or suit. Attire should be school appropriate and follow our school dress code. The dance will be supervised by SSMS staff. We hope to see you there!

SSMS PTA - Tiger Spirit Wear

Round 3 of SSMS PTA Spirit-wear is live! This week and next the store will be open for ordering. Two new fabulous tiger designs, as well as our best selling options from the fall. Orders will be shipped early May! Thank you for supporting SSMS PTA and our students/staff! We appreciate you


https://www.bonfire.com/store/sycamore-springs-middle-school-spirit-wear/

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Rising & Incoming 7th Grade 2022-23 Texas Immunization Requirements

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Feeding Tigers Food Collection

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Tiger Tip Line

The Tiger Tip Line allows students or parents to report concerns about bullying, other social issues, or security matters. The name of the school must be included, and it is requested that details of an incident being reported include location, time, date, and any available information about who was involved to help administrators investigate. Tips can be made anonymously or with a name. However, please note that administrators are able to do a more thorough job investigating tips when they can contact the reporting party for additional information.


It is important to note that messages are received during business hours only as they are checked by school administrators.

https://www.dsisdtx.us/tipline

CHECK OUT THIS WEEK'S SSMS NEWS STUDENT BROADCAST

SSMS News | April 21

Upcoming Events

4/22 - Staff/Student Holiday - No School

4/26 - Tennis vs. Bee Cave at Lake Travis High School 4:15 PM

4/27 - SSMS Golf - HLMS District Tournament (Legends Golf Course)

4/28 - SSMS Theater Spring Show 7:00 PM

4/29 - SSMS Theater Spring Show 7:00 PM

4/30 - SSMS Theater Spring Show 7:00 PM

4/30 - Soccer HLMS District Tournament: Girls at West Ridge Middle School; Boys at Hill Country Middle School

5/02 - Tennis vs West Ridge (at DSHS) 4:15 PM

5/02 - Soccer vs Bee Cave at Bee Cave Middle School

5/03 - Algebra STAAR

5/05 - Science STAAR

5/06 - US History STAAR

5/06 - SSMS School Dance 6:00 PM

5/07 - Soccer HCMS District Tournament - Boys at HCMS and Girls at WRMS

5/07 - Tennis District Tournament at Westlake High School

Staff Birthdays

4/29 - Sheila Bermudez

5/07 - Carla Bailey

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