Jag-E News

Sartartia MS -- Exemplary Education Every Day -- 10.10.19

Jags are on the Move!

Hello Jag Families,


It has been another awesome week here at SMS. I have been so excited to see all the school spirit during our homecoming week! During the month of October, we provide awareness activities and we share facts supporting each cause via daily announcements, poster campaigns, game highlights, and/or other charitable events. The Pink Out Volleyball games were awesome last night and our football teams played with class and character.


The Girls Who Code club had an amazing visit last from cyber security speakers from the CIA. Go girls Go! Thank you to all parents who were able to attend the PTO meeting this week. You are so appreciated.


Just a reminder...Fort Bend ISD will be closed to all students on Friday, October 11th (Teacher In-Service Day) and Monday, October 14th (Columbus Day).


Parents, I am asking to consider donating to our Jag Cash Drive. This is our annual fundraiser cash drive. Our Goal this year is $25,000. This is the only cash drive for the entire year. With the funds raised, we have plans to build a shade for the bleachers, bring in new technology for our students, fulfill our Teacher Wish Lists, support the Fine Arts department and many more items. If every Household donates just $20 we will exceed our goal. Please fill out the attached form and drop it off at the front office. We accept cash/check. *It is also a tax write off/exemption.


Sincerely,

Cholly Oglesby

Principal

Sartartia Middle School

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8TH GRADE PARENTS-PSAT OCTOBER 16TH

For more information regarding the PSAT on October 16th, please click here: https://www.fortbendisd.com/Page/292


Information regarding calculators can be found here.


Mrs. Friedel is offering 4 year planning workshops in the library for parents on the dates below:

o Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 5:30pm

o Friday, Oct. 18 at 9am

o Friday, Oct. 18 at 2pm


P-Tech (Pathways in Technology), Early College High School and Academies Information Night

o October 23 at 7pm at 3119 Sweetwater Blvd, Sugar Land

FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS-WE MADE IT!

7TH GRADE vs. FCMS @ SMS Tuesday, October 15th @ 5:15pm


8TH GRADE vs. Northbrook Middle School @ Spring Woods High School Tuesday, October 15th @ 6:45pm

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WE CAN ALL START BY SAYING HELLO!

Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) is a national, nonprofit organization based in Newtown, Connecticut. SHP is led by several family members whose loved ones were killed in the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. SHP’s sole purpose is to educate and empower parents, schools and community organizations on how to prevent gun violence BEFORE it happens by providing mental health & wellness early-identification and intervention programs, gun safety storage practices and advocating for sensible state and federal violence prevention policy. For more information about Sandy Hook Promise and our other school and community-based prevention programs and training, please visit www.sandyhookpromise.org. Make the Promise and together we can protect children from preventable gun violence.


If you or your student would like to discuss ways to start and sustain the SAVE Promise Club at Sartartia, please let our associate principal know at sunday.johnson@fortbendisd.com.

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CELEBRATE!

National Hispanic Heritage Month is the period from September 15 to October 15 in the United States, when people recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the group's heritage and culture.

Student Spotlight

Price Hannah has been in the Wind Ensemble since seventh grade and has grown as a leader and musician in that time. He has an awesome work ethic, coming in every day to practice before school on his two instruments which he plays in the Wind Ensemble and the Concert Band! Price also constantly gives of his free time to help with setting up the band hall, keeping the Fine Arts wing tidy, helping with events before or after school or on weekends, or helping other students. Price truly embodies the Profile of a Graduate qualities of a servant leader, compassionate citizen, and collaborative team member!

Staff Spotlight

Emily Keshavarzi teaches 7th grade girl’s health and PE and coaches volleyball and track. Coach K has been teaching at SMS for 15 years and spent 7 of those years teaching 7th grade ELA. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Homed, and they have two boys, Evan (12 years old) and Tristan (9 years old). They also have a dog, two cats, and a guinea pig at home. Coach K is a product of Alief ISD having graduated from Hastings High School in 2000. She then graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in English and was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi and Sigma Tau Delta honor societies.


She doesn’t root for a specific team, because she spends all of her free time watching her boys play soccer. Right now she feels like lives on the soccer field, but when she does have spare time, Coach K loves to read, go to the movies, and she loves kayak fishing with her family. She is loved by students and teachers around the campus, and is known for being able to make anyone laugh.

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SAFETY DRILLS

In an effort to ensure our campus is safe, FBISD has installed rhino locks to our classroom doors to keep intruders away from students and teachers. We have conducted 2 fire drills, one severe weather drill, one medical emergency drill, 2 lockdown drills, and one lockout drill. Our students, teachers, and staff completed each drill in 6 minutes or less. We are pleased at our current preparation for any extraordinary emergency event.
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#THINKBEFOREYOUPOST

FBISD has teamed up with FBI Houston to spread the important message that false and hoax threats of violence are no joke. Please view the Think Before You Post awareness campaign video here:

http://bit.ly/2k4uGnQ

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AVID TUTORS NEEDED

AVID Tutors wanted!


We are looking for any college students, parents/adults that may be interested in being a paid AVID tutor for our SMS AVID class 7th period. Applicants must be a high school graduate and either a current college student or a college graduate. Substitutes and parent volunteers welcome and encouraged to apply.


The job will be posting at the end of this week on the FBISD Human Resources page. Please email Tiffany Loos tiffany.loos@fortbendisd.com once you have applied; tell her you want to work at SMS.


We sincerely appreciate any help you can offer for our AVID students. J


Respectfully,

Jessica Belt


PALS Sponsor/District Lead

AVID Teacher/Coordinator

Lead Worthy Teacher/mentor

Sartartia Middle School

Fort Bend ISD

Important Information! Middle School Semester Exam

Semester Exams Middle School Courses Semester Exams will not be given at the end of the semester in middle school courses. Instead, an additional major grade for a total of (4) major grades will be added in the last grading period of the course. o In semester courses, the second grading period will include the additional major grade. o In full year courses, the fourth grading period will include the additional major grade. The additional major grade shall align to TEKS and include a rubric or checklist where a project or performance assessment is selected. Example of types of assessment that may be used are:

• Authentic, project-based, collaborative learning experience,

• Performance based assessment, and/or

• Comprehensive examination of the course


Semester Exams High School Credit Courses taken in Middle School will have exams.

All high school credit courses taken in middle school will assess students using a cumulative semester exam at the end of the first and second semester. Semester exams shall align to the curriculum, and may include the use of multiple modalities to measure student proficiency. Semester exams shall be kept on file by the Department Head in each content area for a period of (1) year.

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ACADEMY DETAILS IN ATTACHMENTS...

EVERYBODY WANTS THE YEARBOOK!

Yearbooks and Student Ads are on sale NOW!


You may order your student both today by visiting Balfour.com.


Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Order by Thursday, December 12th


Need more information contact:

Samantha Luxenburg

Art Teacher and Yearbook Adviser

Sartartia Middle School

BASKETBALL TRYOUTS COMING IN OCTOBER

ANY 7TH OR 8TH GRADE MALE OR FEMALE STUDENT INTERESTED IN TRYING OUT OF FOR BASKETBALL, PHYSICALS AND ALL ELECTRONIC FORMS ARE DUE BY OCTOBER 11TH PER NEW FBISD GUIDELINES. PHYSICALS NEED TO BE TURNED INTO A COACH. NO PAPERWORK WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER OCTOBER 11TH.


GIRLS’ BASKETBALL TRYOUT DATES: OCT 23-25

BOYS’ BASKETBALL TRYOUT DATE: OCT 28-30


ANY QUESTIONS, ASK A COACH.

FBISD Athletics Physical Form

RankOne Online Electronic Forms

Attending Clements next year? Mark your schedule: Middle School Color Guard Auditions Coming In November

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Counselors' Corner

Hey Jag Parents!


We are so excited about the start of our 2019-2020 school year!! We have BIG plans for this year: exciting new programs and learning opportunities for you and your child to help you navigate through their middle school years. We hope to see you at parent nights and other learning opportunities that we are offering this year. Be on the lookout for dates/times in the parent newsletters and at Open House this week. Below we have included some of the things that are coming up so that you are aware:


No Place for Hate

Mrs. McCune is looking for students to serve on this years No Place for Hate committee. The committee will meet once a month to help plan 3 school wide activities to support acceptance by combating bias, bullying and hatred, and creating and maintaining a positive climate here at SMS. If your child is interested in being on the committee, please have them sign up in the student center or tell their grade level counselor at lunch. NEXT MEETING IS NOVEMBER 1ST.


Level Changes

We will start to process level changes on Monday, September 9th. If your child would like to change their level from Pre-AP to Academic or vise versa, please send them to the students center to pick up a level change form. Please know that there are many steps to this form and the form will need to be completed before any level change is processed. A few things to note ** A conference between teacher/parent will need to happen before any level change is processed **Level changed will not be granted if a child has a 75 or above in the course, per district policy that is provided for you on the back of the form.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email your grade level counselor.

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JAG SPORTS

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Mark your Calendar... October 23rd! Please join us!

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PTO NEWS

MERCHANDISE

Thank you to all those that have helped support the PTO by purchasing our Merchandise. Our Fall Fundraiser is now over and we are in the process of ordering everything. We will update you all as soon as we have a delivery date for the Hoodies, Lanyards, Yard Signs etc.


SPIRIT NIGHT

Our First Spirit Night is at Saruzzo's Pizza on October 11th from 10am-11pm at 8620 Grand Mission Blvd in Richmond. Enjoy the long weekend with some delicious pizza.

Our next Spirit Night is at Chipotle on October 23rd from 5 to 9pm at 19832 Southwest Freeway in SugarLand. Please join us to support for some dinner and support the fundraiser. Guac On!


BOX TOPS

Our Box Tops Competition is in full swing. Late date to submit your Box Tops for the Fall Semester is October 18th. Please check out the attached flyer for more details. Winners of Fall/Spring Competition wins a Pizza Party in the Courtyard with their 3 friends.


PAWS FOR CAUSE - JAG CASH DRIVE

Support the PTO by donating to our Annual Cash Drive. Our Goal this year is $25,000. This is the only cash drive for the entire year. With the funds raised, we have plans to build a shade for the bleachers, bring in new technology for our students, fulfill our Teacher Wish Lists, support the fine Arts department and many more. If every Household donates just $10 we will exceed our goal. Please fill out the attached form and drop it off at the front office. We accept cash/check.


HOMECOMING DANCE

SMS will have a Fall "Homecoming" Dance, on Thursday, October 10, 2019. Festivities start at 6:00 PM and end at 8:00 PM. If you are available to help out on the evening of the dance, or during ticket sales, we would really appreciate the help! Please sign up for a slot (or two). Thanks so much!


JOIN SMS PTO 2019-2020

Its never too late to join the PTO. There are no joining fees or forms to fill. We are still looking for enthusiastic parents for several positions. Please reach out to Lakshmi K @ koppolu.pto@gmail.com for more details.

Important Allergy Information

Please click this link to read more about our procedures for students with food allergies.

Assistant Principals & Counselors

6th grade

Courtney Border-Assistant Principal

courtney.border@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6314


Brandi Goodly-Counselor

brandi.goodly@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6318


7th grade

Dr. Sunday Johnson-Associate Principal

sunday.johnson@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6316


Rachel McCune-Lead Counselor

rachel.mccune@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6319


8th grade

Paul Wells-Assistant Principal

paul.wells@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6331


Kat Friedel-Counselor

katherine.friedel@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6320