The Bulldog Bark
I hope the Holiday season is treating everyone well.
Our goal is to create a culture where our students live out the SMS Core Values every day, whether they are in our building or not. During advisory, students go over these Core Values as well as the SMS Essential 10; but to further communicate these values, we've started placing them around the building through different posters and signs. For example, the stairwells and hallways communicate our Core Values with a large sign. We even have posters in every restroom sharing our Core Values with our students (check out the photos of them below). With this initiative for our students to live out these values, I want to take a minute to explain each Core Value:
Excellence in All We Do
We consider this our motto. In both academics and extracurricular activities, we strive to be the best. In this world, being average is just not good enough. Pursuing greatness is what we strive for every day.
We Care About Others
At SMS, we want to model, teach and recognize selfless qualities. Meaning, thinking of others before yourself is heavily valued at SMS. Truth Talks and Courage to Care are two programs we teach our students. Being respectful to one another is the core of these two programs.
We Pursue Our Goals and Passions
We encourage all students to write down their Academic and Personal Goals. Research has shown when you write them down and look at them, you pursue them at a stronger rate. Also, we want every student to be involved in an activity outside of school. These activities build self-esteem and self-worth.
We Work Hard
As noted in our test scores, our students are working extremely hard. We recently were visited from a school from another county. The first thing they said, “Your students work harder than our students. They never give up.”
We Exceed Expectations
Col. Jim Smith (who helps us with Veterans Day) told our students, “I moved up to Colonel because my Commanding Officers noticed that I did everything that was expected of me and then I did a little more.” We have made that into a sign: The Bulldog Way – We do Everything that is expected plus more.
Be on the lookout as you move around the building for our Core Values,
Girls Home Games:
Thursday, December 6 at 5:30 and 6:45 vs. Burns Middle School
Tuesday, December 11 at 5:30 and 6:45 vs. College View Middle School
Boys Home Games:
Thursday, December 13 at 5:30 and 6:45 vs. Burns Middle School
South Middle School Band Holiday Concert
Thursday, Dec. 13th, 7pm
800 South Alves Street
South Middle School Choir Holiday Concert
Tuesday, Dec. 18th, 7pm
800 South Alves Street
8th Grade Choir Caroling to Redbanks on December 19
Buy a Yearbook for $20 Before Christmas Break! Turn your money into Ms. Clark in room B-13 with an order form or in the mornings to the Yearbook Staff at the Lobby Counter.
Congratulations to the October Students of the Month
Congrats to our SMS 6th Grade Academic Team
SMS 6th Grade Overall Rank: 2nd place
Quick Recall Rank: 1st place
1st place Will Salisbury
2nd place Kyen Jiang
3rd place Kyen Jiang
4th place Will Salisbury
2nd place Nadia Heitkemper
4th place Darby Salisbury
Arts & Humanities:
5th place James Murphy
6th place Reanna Beckley
2nd place Ramsey Watson
Congratulations also to Ms. Sayre who led the Quick Recall team in their endeavors to be
undefeated this year vs. North, Holy Name, Calhoun, Dixon, Providence.
Also thanks this year to Ms. Hollis for the help with composition.
Seasons not over yet with 7th and 8th grade getting ready for governor's cup, which we will be hosting district competition right here at South in January.
Academic Team Coach SMS
Cheerleaders Get Bid to Go State
Good luck ladies!
Thank You to Everyone who Helped with the Christmas Float! We ranked 4th this year!
Infinite Campus Information Using the Link Above
Infinite Campus Parent Portal Users
Parents who use the Mobile App for Parent Portal who get a message saying their account needs attention should delete the app and install a new version. Our district ID is Henderson.
Parents: It is important to log into your portal account at least once a month to keep you
Parent Portal Password Resets can be done by clicking the FORGOT PASSWORD link using Infinite Campus Link above under the log in boxes. Passwords must be a minimum of 9 characters, any combination of letters, numbers, or symbols There is a FORGOT USER NAME link as well.
First Time Parent Portal Users who are parents of currently enrolled students will need to
get an Activation Key to set up their account by emailing OLR@HENDERSON.KYSCHOOLS.US
or if you cannot use email by calling 270-831-8784.
Once you have an Activation Key:
- Click the "Infinite Campus Parent Portal" link on any Henderson County School web page.
- Click the "Click Here for Parents with an Activation Key" link
- Use the Key and set up your User Name and Password.
- You can then download the Infinite Campus App on your phone after setting it up as instructed above.