SMS Scoop

November 28, 2022

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8th Grade Transition Activities Continue

SMS eighth graders participated in a career fair throughout the morning of November 16th. That afternoon SHS principal and guidance counselors came to provide additional information and to answer questions about the four pathways at Scottsburg High School.

On Wednesday, November 30th and Thursday, December 1st, the SHS guidance counselors will return to meet with SMS 8th graders regarding course selections for next year.

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Family-Friendly School Program

The Indiana Department of Education awards Family-Friendly School designation to buildings demonstrating a commitment to family and community engagement. This fall, all six SCSD2 schools are seeking the designation, and we need your help!

The evaluation process begins with a series of surveys. Results from parent/guardian, student, and staff surveys will be analyzed and family-friendly improvement targets will be set in areas such as welcoming families, communicating effectively, promoting student progress, collaboration, and more.

To qualify for the full evaluation, we need at least 30% of our parents to provide feedback. The survey is anonymous. Results go directly to the DOE. If you have more than one student in the district, please complete this survey for at least one student at each building.

The link to the survey will be sent to you on Monday, November 28th. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Hammons at 812-752-8926 or Thanks in advance for providing us Family Friendly feedback!

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Drama Club Ready to Perform

The SMS drama club will present its play in the Great Room on Friday, December 2nd at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 3rd at 2:00 p.m.

The cast and directors have been working hard to prepare this performance.

Students, family members, and community folks are welcome to come enjoy their play this coming weekend.

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Winter Sports Season

The basketball and cheerleading season has started.

Wrestling practice starts this week.

Eventlink is the platform that we use to communicate with parents/family members regarding practices and events.

Any questions please call Scottsburg MS and press option 2 for Athletics.

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Snack Line during Lunches

The SMS Snack Line is scheduled to be open during lunches.

Items offered range from $0.50 to $1.50.

Bottled Juice $1.50

Canned Drinks $1.50

Cereal Pouch $1.00

Chips/rice krispies $1.00

Cookies/granola bars $0.75

Fruit rollups $0.50

Fruit Snacks $0.75

Gold fish/animal crackers $0.60

Ice Cream $1.50

Students must have money in their account and must be wearing their badge/lanyard in order to purchase items from the snack line.

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Reminders for Walkers

SMS students who walk to and from school:

Please be careful when crossing the streets, utilize sidewalks and crosswalks when available, and follow the street crossing signs.

Also, be sure that you are a positive representative of SMS when you are in the community.

Also, as Officer Nicholson reminded you during his classroom visits, be sure that you are aware of your surroundings, including traffic, at all times.

Student Handbook Update

The Scottsburg MS student handbook contains some significant updates for the 2022-2023 school year. The most significant changes took place in the discipline section.

Here are the highlights of three changes that will impact the largest number of students:

  • Cell phones are still not allowed to be used during the school day here at SMS. Phones are expected to be turned off and stored in lockers. Students who are carrying a cell phone or using a cell phone during the school day are in violation. The consequences for each situation are outlined in the handbook.

  • Second is illegal substances. This year students who have illegal substances and/or paraphernalia (most common examples are vapes, cigarettes, or alcohol) will be recommended for expulsion on the first offense.

  • In an attempt to be more aligned with the high school discipline policy, we will be following a progressive discipline approach. This means that when a student commits the same offense multiple times, the discipline will get progressively more serious. Each example is outlined in the doc that is provided by clicking on the picture above or via the link below.

SMS Student Handbook

We encourage you to read the handbook with your child(ren) and to contact us with any questions you may have.

We are looking forward to working with our students and their parents throughout the upcoming school year.

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Cafeteria Information

Check out this link for breakfast and lunch menus:

Like many schools, we occasionally experience some supply/distribution delays. We will follow the posted menus when possible, but will have to make adjustments at times.