SMS Panther Nation Staff Newsletter

By Jason Myatt, Mark Letterer, and Rachael Anderson

PTA Thanksgiving Pies

We have the most amazing PTA here at SMS. Please take a moment to write a thank you note to this wonderful group of parents. Their support through-out this entire first semester has been outstanding!

Panther High Fives

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Mr. Altom, Mr. Straka, and the All Region Band Members

Our SMS band students competed in the final round of the All Region 25 All Region Honor Band tryouts. Out of nearly 1700 students from 27 different middle schools competing for 320 spots, Schimelpfenig placed 37 band students into an All Region honor band.

They are: FLUTES: Malvika Vaidya, Kayla Wong, Subee Kim, Sarah Luan, Uanne Chang, Jesscia Yang, and Gaurav Subramanian

OBOE: Katie Galloway

BASSOONS: Laura Anderson, Kevin Yu, and Karen Huang

CLARINETS: Maxwell Jiang, Weston Lu, Rohan Chhaya, Lindsey Zhang, Tayden Tran, Jessica Buhler, and Afnan Mir

SAXOPHONES: Nathan Wulfekammer, Ethan Yu, Aaron Weng, Sam Shehadeh, and Alexander Mosley

TRUMPETS: Jacob Oakes, Joseph Zhao, and David Leach

TROMBONES: Emily Dunbar and Alex Tomkinson

EUPHONIUMS: Lindsey Castleman and Aidan McFadden

TUBAS: Melodee Seifi and Shana Moore

PERCUSSION: Will Otte, Josh Vo, Adrienne Zhang, Berkley Yiu, and Bradley Johnson

Congratulations to all of the SMS band students for representing us so well this past weekend and again last night! Mr. Straka and Mr. Altom are very proud of everyone’s hard work!

Give them a HIGH FIVE next time you see them!

Panther Student Events

Panther Basketball

Our Panther basketball teams will take on Carpenter Middle School this week. The 8th grade will play Tuesday starting at 6:00 and the 7th grade will be playing on Thursday. Our Panther boys will be at Carpenter and are girls will be representing on their home court.

6th Grade Panther Band

Our 6th graders have been working nonstop to get ready for their winter concert. Come out and see them Wednesday 12/2 at 7:00 in the SMS cafeteria.

6th Grade Panther Choir

Come on out Tuesday 12/1 at 7:00 to hear some amazing 6th grade voices.

Panther Priorities

Avid Site Team Meeting

Monday 11/30



Student of the Month

Wednesday 12/2



Leadership Meeting

Wednesday 12/3




Friday 12/4

History MESH

Friday 12/4

Staff Holiday Party

Friday 12/4



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