The Bulldog Bark

February 2018

Reusch Report

As you are aware, several social media (Snapchat) posts have been posted and shared recently threatening the safety of our schools. Law enforcement confirmed that a juvenile has been charged in relation to early snapchat threats that impacted our schools.

We will not tolerate threats of any nature, especially when they continually disrupt the school day and result in countless hours of work to determine their validity and secure the safety of students and staff. Henderson County Schools will take appropriate disciplinary action.

School Staff and Police are even considering the re-posting of these snap chats and or forwarding of them to other students as part of the problem. It is important to share information with an adult and not forward rumors or posts, Snapchats, screen shot images, etc. out to others on social media. The fear that it creates when these type of messages are forwarded to other students and contacts in social media could result in police reports being filed and school disciplinary action being taken.

I urge you to talk to your children now and impress upon them the seriousness of threats in today’s society. Safety is a top priority at South Middle School and I appreciate your continued support and cooperation.


Mr. Reusch

Parent/Teacher Conferences Thursday March 1

3rd Quarter AR Deadline: March 5th

100% of student's AR Goal is due March 5th by the end of the day.

Students with 100% of their goal and 82% or higher accuracy will receive free dress on March 7 (the last day of Quarter 3).


When: March 5, 6, and 7 from 3:45 pm-5 pm at SMS gymnasium

Who: For SMS Boys and Girls in grades 6, 7, and 8 AND 5th grade elementary students from A.B. Chandler, Bend Gate, Jefferson, and Niagra

What to Bring: Heart/Effort/Positive Attitude, Gym Clothes, and Athletic Shoes


5. No bench! - Every student-athlete is valued and contributes to OUR success!

4. Build athleticism! - We build speed, strength, endurance, coordination, and flexibility for other sports/activities!

3. Awesome gear! - Backpack and multiple jerseys to keep at end of season!

2. Be a winner! - Help defend our 2017 Boys & Girls City Championship Titles!



Congratulations to Zayne Wolfe for Winning our Henderson County District Middle School Spelling Bee

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Infinite Campus

With Online Registration quickly approaching in April, we want to be proactive by getting you prepared for April. We are asking that you log in to Infinite Campus before April because this will help us avoid potential problems.

If you need a password reset, you can do it by using the FORGOT PASSWORD link on the infinite Campus log in page. That will work as long as you are still using the same email address you entered during this year's Online Registration.

Congratulations to January Students of the Month

SMS Archery

Our Bulldog archers had an outstanding performance on Saturday, 2/3/18, at the New Tech Winter Jamboree archery tournament held at Bosse High School.


2nd place


Christian Jones - 2nd place

Sam Dixon - 4th place


Kyra Haynes - 3rd place

Kendylle Wright - 4th place

Nora St. Pierre - 5th place

Nora St Pierre participated in the Grace Baptist Pre-Regional Tournament Saturday, February 10 and placed 3rd in the Middle School Female Division. Her total score was 280.

SMS Archery traveled to Madisonville, KY and participated in the Christ the King Open tournament. SMS archery brought home the medal for 2nd place with a team score 3231.

Female Middle Division:

2nd place – Kyra Haynes- South Middle - with a score of 281

4th place – Nora St Pierre – South Middle - with a score of 281

SMS Archery had an individual shoot at the Trojan Classic in Dixon, KY.

Masey Wilson brought home a 2nd place medal with a score of 259.

HC Archery Program hosted and competed in the KY NASP 2 Regional Tournament with over 800 archers and 38 schools from across Western Kentucky. The top 3 teams of each division, the top 5 Female/ Male of each division. The Top Female/Male for the tournament were awarded. Here, South Middle School took home 2nd place with a team score of 3282 for Region 2.

Female Middle Division:

1st place – Nora St Pierre – with a score of 289

4th place – Landree O’Nan – with a score of 281

Chloe Fath was required to do a shoot off to determine the 5th place winner. We’re proud of the way Chloe handled this high-pressure situation. She maintained her composure and stayed laser-focused. Although she ultimately didn’t win the shoot off, she shook the hand of her competitor and walked away with her head held high.

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SMS Academic Team

Congratulations to SMS Academic Team:

Math: Julianne Latimer, Tie for First

Science: Josh Freeman, Tie for Second

Social Studies: Ryan Nantz, 5th

Arts and Humanities: Julianne Latimer, 5th

Language Arts: Abby Salisbury, 3rd

Composition: Abby Salisbury, 4th


4th Place

Very Proud of the Team This Year!

Thanks to all Coaches:

David Salisbury

Alice Sayre

Angel Skaggs

Sakara Bruce (Grader)

Our Parents

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Congrats to the SMS Cheerleaders

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SMS Cheer Competition Team competed at the Valentine Classic competition on February 10th at Hopkins Central High School. They came in 2nd place. They also won the overall Spirit Award which was voted on by all the squads performing. These girls have worked numerous hours with true SMS dedication. The thing I am most proud of is after the competition we had other adults coming up to us telling us how classy are girls acted towards other squads! They are true winners!!!!

Coach Henderson

Cheer Tryouts are April 11-13 for the 2018-2019 School Year

Math Counts

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MathCounts is a competition put on each year by the Professional Society of Engineers. It is a nationwide mathematics competition. Each state is grouped into specific chapters. South is part of the Green River Chapter. Our chapter competition had 70 different students competitive from surrounding school districts. Our team placed 2nd overall and will advance to the state level competition, which is at UK in Lexington on March 24.

Julianne Latimer finished first overall individually and won a $5,000/year scholarship to Kentucky Wesleyan College, a $1,000/year scholarship to WKU, a $500 MathCounts scholarship to the school of her choice, and full tuition scholarships to UK for 4 years.

Math Counts Team: Jessie Latimer (placed 36th), Kendall Pullum (placed 17th), Lexi Bond (placed 12th), and Julianne Latimer (placed 1st).

Congratulations to the SMS Dance Team on Back to Back Champs--more information to come in March

Books and Barks Literacy Night 2018

AR Goal Check

Check out your AR Goal and your accuracy with this link!

Infinite Campus

Check your grades, look for missing work, and check back frequently.