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We have new baby Pirates at SBMS!

September is Attendance Awareness Month

This year, we'd like to reduce our number of student absences at SBMS. On average, our students miss 8.94 days per year. We'd like to see that drop by at least one day. Research shows that students with good attendance do well in high school, college, and at work.


Did You Know?

  • By 6th grade, absenteeism is one of three signs that a student will drop out of high school.
  • By 9th grade, regular and high attendance is a better predictor of graduation rates than 8th grade test scores.
  • Missing 10%, or about 18 days, of the school year can drastically affect a student's academic success.
  • Attendance is an important life skill that will help your child graduate from college and get a job.


Ways to Help:

  • Talk about the importance of school attendance and make it an expectation.
  • Help your child maintain routines for homework completion and getting a good night's rest.
  • Only keep children home when they are truly sick.
  • Try to schedule doctor and dentist appointments after school whenever possible.


Please see this Parent Handout for more information.

Reference: Attendanceworks.org

SBMS Athletic Calendar (all sports and tryout dates)

Upcoming Events

September

28th- Picture Day

28th- SBMS vs. DMS (@ Dixon) softball 4:00pm

29th- SBMS vs. TMS (@ Trexler) football 6:30pm

30th- SBMS vs. NWPMS (@ Northwoods Park) softball 4:00pm


October

2nd- SBMS band students perform with the SBHS band @ 7pm

5th- Home vs. JCMS softball 4:00pm

6th- Home vs. SWMS 6:30pm

8th- PTO Meeting

9th- Star Wars Reads Day

9th- 7th grade AVID students to ECU

13th- Girls' Soccer Tryouts begin

15th-23rd tentatively- Book Fair

19th- Technology Night/Book Fair 4:30pm-7:00pm

TBA- Pumpkin Book Character Contest

We need more volunteer tutors! We have 3 so far....

SBMS is looking for volunteers to assist occasionally during advisory (1:40-2:25) in specific subject areas. If you are interested in this opportunity, please follow the link below and complete the google form.