SMS Scoop

April 4, 2016

Terry Hall Assembly Tomorrow

Terry Hall will share his message of personal safety with students at SCSD2 and SCSD1 schools this week. SMS students will hear from him on Tuesday, April 5th. His program will include information about abuse prevention and digital safety. Students will start Tuesday in Connect and then report to the gym at 8:10. Morning classes will be shortened to accommodate the schedule. Parents/guardians that do not want their students to attend the assembly must contact Miss Nass by 8:00 AM Tuesday.

Art and Talent Show Friday Night

The annual SMS Art and Talent Show will take place Friday, April 8th. Due to the high number of participants, we are opening the doors early! Doors will open for the Art Show at 5:45 PM. The Talent Show will begin at 6:15 PM. Admission is $3. Light refreshments will be available.

Survey Says...

Thanks to all of the students, parents, and staff members that took last week's survey! We'll share the results in the next few issues of the Scoop. Results will be shared in four categories- parents, staff, 8th graders, and 6th/7th graders.


Dress Code Results:


Eyebrow/lip/nose piercings- Parents 21% yes, Staff 12% yes, 8 32% yes, 6/7 24% yes

Visible tattoos- Parents 21% yes, Staff 2% yes, 8th 29% yes, 6/7 25% yes

Flashing light shoes- Parents 26% yes, Staff 22% yes, 8th 48% yes, 6/7 62% yes

Jeans ripped at knee- Parents 96% yes, Staff 85% yes, 8 86% yes, 6/7 80% yes

Jeans ripped above knee- Parents 13% yes, Staff 22% yes, 8 49% yes, 6/7 41% yes

Multi-color hair- Parents 55% yes, Staff 41% yes, 8 60% yes, 6/7 62% yes

Pajamas- Parent 10% yes, Staff 2% yes, 8 36% yes, 6/7 30% yes

Mesh/lace/see through sections- Parents 24% yes, Staff 18% yes, 8 42% yes, 6/7 30% yes

Yoga pants/leggings cover to fingertips- Parents 25%, Staff 43%, 8 23%, 6/7 24%

Yoga pants/leggings cover to hand heel- Parents 60%, Staff 34%, 8 24%, 6/7 22%

Yoga pants/leggings no cover- Parents 5%, Staff 10%, 8 45%, 6/7 45%


Biggest "Unmet" Need at SMS


Academic Rigor- Parents 12%, 8 5%, 6/7 5%

Social/Emotional Support- Parents 5%, 8 10%, 6/7 5%

Academic Help- Parents 21%, 8 14%, 6/7 16%

Career/Work Info- Parents 12%, 8 21%, 6/7 26%

Keyboarding- Parents 5%, 8 5%, 6/7 5%

No Unmet Needs- Parents 41%, 8 31%, 6/7 37%


Roll Schedule


Helps learning- Parents 88%, 8 55%, 6/7 53%

Has no impact- Parents 7%, 8 30%, 6/7 32%

Is confusing- Parents 5%, 8 15%, 6/7 15%

Disability Awareness!

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Hand Washing 101

When should you wash your hands?

  • Before and after preparing food
  • Before eating
  • After playing outdoors
  • After playing with animals
  • After blowing your nose
  • After using the restroom


How should you wash your hands?

  • Wet hands with warm water
  • Add soap and scrub all hand surfaces for 15-20 seconds
  • Pat hands dry with towel
  • Use towel to turn off water
  • Put towel in the trash container


Why should you wash your hands?

  • Keep yourself healthy
  • Keep yourself clean
  • Keep our school healthy
  • Keep our school clean

ISTEP+ Part 2 Schedule Set

SMS students will be taking their ISTEP+ Part 2 exams during the April 18 to May 6 test window. Tests will be taken one day at a time, in class, with the tested subject teacher. Part 2 tests are all online and will be taken on MacBooks. The questions will be multiple choice and tech-enhanced. All subject teachers will also give a practice test prior to the testing day.


Tue-Wed-Thu April 19-20-21: 6/7/8 ELA tests

Tue-Wed-Thu April 26-27-28: 6/7/8 Math tests

Mon & Wed May 2 & 4: 6 Science and 7 SS tests

The May 5: 6 & 8 ELA Book II tests


Check your calendar now! Make sure you are at school all day on testing days! Get some rest, eat some protein for breakfast, and be ready to show what you know!

Spring Pictures Next Week- OOPS!

We ran this article prematurely last week! Spring pictures are April 12th! Here is a quick review of the process!


All students and staff are invited to sit for a personalized photo that may include a prop! Do you have a band instrument? A piece of sports equipment? A good luck item? Is there something that is special to you that you'd like in the photo? If so, bring it to school on picture day! (Pets or other human beings are not eligible props!)


Spring pictures are on a 'pay after' plan. No money is required to have your picture made. Picture packets will be returned to SMS in a few weeks. Students can sign out the packages and take them home for parent review. Students will then either return the packets OR the money! More information will appear in next week's Scoop. As for now, get thinking about that prop!

Calendar Clues

Mon. 4 A/Connect: Track v. H'ville, SB @ Charlestown

Tue. 5 B: Terry Hall Assembly, Archery 3-4:30, Tennis v. Seymour

Wed. 6 A: Cross 7:45am

Thu. 7 B/Connect: Stu Co Honor Book 7:15am, Builders' Club 3-4, Archery 3-4:30, Art Show Prep 3-4, Talent Show Dress Rehearsal 3-??, SB v. N. Vernon, Track v. Corydon, Golf v. Madison, Golf v. Madison

Fri. 8 A: Explorer Field Trip to IU Bloomington, Art/Talent Show 5:45/6:15pm, BB @ Charlestown

Sun. 10: BB v. Madison

The Lunch Box

SMS Menu


Find menu choices, food descriptions and pictures,

dietary info and more! You can also download the

Nutrislice app on your mobile device!