Intermediate School Newsletter

October 16 Update for Intermediate Families

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October Celebration Assembly

On Friday, October 14 we had our October Celebration Assembly. We began our assembly, as we do all assemblies, by saying the Pledge of Allegiance. Our students were then given a real treat when Illusionist Matt Adams had an opportunity to preview part of his show for students. They were amazed by his illusions while he skillfully delivered a message about the importance of being kind to others! After his performance we returned to the typical monthly celebration assembly:

  • Singing the Sodus Alma Mater
  • Recognizing the September Students of the Month with a prize drawing
  • Celebrating September's Attendance Data
  • Reviewing eligibility requirements for Quarterly Acknowledgements (passing all classes, no behavior referrals, and excellent attendance)
  • Reviewing Student Council Events- Elections, Spirit Wear Sale, and Red Ribbon Week
  • Reviewing Sodus CSD Core Values (RRK)
  • Reviewing School Motto (Spartans: Learning, Advancing, Proud)
  • Reminding Students of our Year-Long Commitment to Read 20 minutes each night and practice math facts (flash cards) for 5-10 minutes
  • Reviewing our October Universal Lesson

Our next Celebration Assembly will take place on Thursday, November 10 as part of our Intermediate School Patriotism Week. We will be honoring family members who are veterans or who are currently serving our nation in the armed forces.

ISIT - Intermediate School Improvement Team Virtual Meeting - Monday, October 17 - 4:00 PM

October Intermediate School Improvement Team Meeting (Virtual Meeting):

We will have our October INtermediate School Improvement Team Meeting on Monday, October 17 at 4:00 PM. Parents, students, and staff members are encouraged to join us using the link below:

Our ISIT meeting agenda will include the following items:

  • Discussion of SOTM Recognition and broadcast

  • Review of NYS 3-8 ELA and Math Student Performance Data for the Intermediate School

  • Review of Red Ribbon Week Activities (10/24 - 10/31)

  • Planning for IS Patriotism Week (11/7 - 11/10)

  • ISSC Spirit Wear Sale

Please email Principal Gene Hoskins at if you have any items you want to add to the agenda. Hope to see you at the meeting- thanks!

Celebrating Red Ribbon Week 10/24 - 10/31

Every year our Intermediate School Student Council teams-up with Delphi Rise in order to promote events for Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon Week is a national awareness campaign to promote healthy, drug-free kids. It is our nations oldest and largest drug prevention awareness campaign. The following are spirit days aligned with our National Red Ribbon Week.

  • Monday, October 24 - Be “Red-y” to Stay Drug Free. Wear red and the red ribbon provided by the school.
  • Tuesday, October 25 - Too Bright For Drugs - Wear neon.
  • Wednesday, October 26 - Hats Off to You for Making Good Choices - Wear a hat.
  • Thursday, October 27 - Sock It To Drugs - Wear Crazy Socks.
  • Friday, October 28 - Lei Off Drugs - Wear the red lei provided by the school.
  • Monday, October 31 - Scare Off Drugs - *Wear an appropriate Halloween costume

*Costumes must adhere to the school dress code. No masks or costumes promoting drugs/alcohol/violence. Costumes cannot create/cause a distraction in class that interferes with learning.

Red Ribbon Week was started after the death of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, who in 1985 was brutally tortured and murdered by drug traffickers he was investigating in Mexico. As a tribute to SA Camarena, high school friend, Henry Lozano and Congressman Duncan Hunter, created “Camarena Clubs” and the wearing of a red ribbon to show their oppositions to drugs.

In 1988, the National Family Partnership coordinated the first National Red Ribbon Week with President and Mrs. Reagan serving as honorary Chairpersons. Since then, the Red Ribbon campaign has taken on national significance, and NFP continues to coordinate the campaign for families, schools and communities across the nation each year. Wearing red ribbons during the month of October continues to represent our pledge to live drug free and honors the sacrifice of all who have lost their lives in the fight against drugs.

We hope that Red Ribbon Week will help raise awareness of living a drug free life. Please take the opportunity to talk to your kids about drugs.

Sodus Intermediate School - Principal Gene Hoskins

All digital newsletters for Sodus Intermediate School are posted in the left margin of the Intermediate School page of the Sodus website. The link to the Intermediate school page is listed below.

Traducción al español a través de Google:

Todos los boletines digitales de la Escuela Intermedia Sodus se publican en el margen izquierdo de la página de la Escuela Intermedia del sitio web de Sodus. El enlace a la página de la escuela intermedia se encuentra a continuación.

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Honoring Our Veterans During Patriotism Week

2022 Intermediate School Patriotism Week Video:

Our Intermediate School students will be participating in Patriotism Week from November 7-10 this year. This annual week-long celebration is sponsored by our Intermediate School Improvement Team. We are excited that we will once again be to host an in-person assembly during which we will recognize family members of our students and staff members who are veterans or who are currently serving in a branch of the Armed Forces. We will also to honor these family members by recognizing them in a video that can be shared with our school community.

If your child has a family member who is a veteran or who is currently serving in the Armed Forces, we would like to invite him or her to attend our assembly on November 10 at 7:50 AM, and also include him or her in our video recognition. Students are welcome to create their own slide to put in our slideshow celebrating their family member’s service, or supply us with the information below and we can create a slide for you if you email me at with the following information:

  • Your child’s name

  • Name of the veteran or active duty service member

  • His or her relationship to your child

  • Military Branch the he or she served in (or is currently serving in)

  • If possible, please include a picture for our presentation along with the email

Thank you for helping us recognize those in our community for their service to our country!

We will have more information about our Patriotism Week celebration as we get closer to November 7. We will be discussing Patriotism Week at our next virtual Intermediate School Improvement Team (ISIT) meeting on Monday, October 17 at 4:00 PM.

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