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Sartartia MS -- Exemplary Education Every Day -- 10.17.19

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FBISD PINK OUT TOMORROW!

SMS and FBISD will wear pink tomorrow to support breast cancer awareness. Please join us and encourage your child to do the same.

Jags are on the Move!

Hello Jag Families,


It was another week of excellence at Satartia! Our 8th Grade girls' volleyball teams have winning records and made it to the end of year tournament. They play tonight so come out and support 8B at SMS and 8A at SLMS. We are very proud of our football teams for making it to the semifinals for the playoffs. Please support FBISD as we support Breast Cancer awareness by participating in PINK OUT day for the entire district. Tuesday will be fall picture retakes so be prepared, if your child wants a redo. Thank you for your continued support. Enjoy your family time this weekend!


  • Tuesday, October 22: Picture Retakes
  • Wednesday, October 23-Girls' Basketball Try:Outs Begin 4:15pm Wear College Gear for a Raffle during Lunches
  • Wednesday, October 23-Parent U for SKYWARD, Schoology, APPS, etc. 6pm Commons
  • Thursday, October 24: Orchestra Fall Concert 6:30pm
  • Friday, October 25:-SMS Swag
  • Saturday, Choir Solo and Ensemble at MCMS


Sincerely,

Cholly Oglesby

Principal

Sartartia Middle School

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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.

Student Spotlight

Claire Newman is an exceptional student and athlete. She is a model student in the classroom and doesn’t do anything without putting forth her full effort. She is always ready and willing to help out her teachers and her classmates when she is needed. She is a leader on the court as the A-team setter and gives 110% at all times – whether it’s a practice or game. She also somehow manages to have time to participate in broadcasting and play the French horn in our Wind Ensemble Band. Most important is her compassionate nature - Claire is a friend to all. She reaches out to her classmates who are working alone, and she refuses to be a bystander when she sees mistreatment of others. When not at school, Claire loves to cook and play with her dog, Jim – not so much the other dog, Stanley, because he doesn’t like her very much.

Staff Spotlight

Patty Rivera is our Kickstart Kids instructor for 6th-8th grade. She has been teaching at Sartartia for the past four years and has been involved with Kickstart since she was 11 years old. She currently coaches the Beginner and Advanced Demo Team and loves when her students get to compete. She enjoys watching her students grow more confident in themselves as they participate in martial arts. Ms. Rivera is a product of HISD and graduated from East Early College H.S. in 2011 with an Associate Degree from HCC. She is a first generation college graduate having attended the University of Houston and receiving her degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. Ms. Rivera is engaged and together they have a two year old dog named Oliver that loves to workout and play with them all the time. She also loves to read, cook and travel in her spare time.
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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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Hey Jag Parents!

We are so excited about how our 2019-2020 school year is going so far!! We have BIG plans for this year including 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 programs that we are offering this year.

Below are the services that we have provided this year thus far:

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Parent Information Nights

  • Bullying and social media: November 12 at 6pm in the library
  • 6th/7th grade course selection: January 29 at 6pm in the commons
  • 8th grade course selection and PSAT: January 29 at 6pm in the library
  • College and Career Readiness: April 8 at 6pm in the library

SMS Mentor Program

Our mentor program is up and running! We would like to thank our parent volunteers who devote time, energy, and a listening ear to our students in need. You all ROCK and we appreciate you more than you know.

Needs Assessment

Every school year, FBISD has all students complete a needs assessment to help us gauge where our students are emotionally and academically and see where they might need some extra assistance/resources from our SMS counseling team. We then base our classroom guidance lessons and small group/seminar topics on the greatest need of our students.


That being said, our results showed that a large number of our students are stressed and anxious at this time of year. The counselors are working hard on campus to offer support to all students in this area, but we would love to partner with you to help at home. Below are some tips for how to help your child lessen their stress:

· Follow a routine

· Wake up early

· Make a list of to-dos for yourself

· Accept and face your challenges

· Do something fun

· Relax

· Meditate

· Practice Good Time Management

· Go to Bed Earlier

· Exercise Each Day

· Spend Time With Friends

· Spend Time With Yourself

· Try Relaxation Techniques

· Seek Help for Stress Relief by visiting your Counselor

No Place for Hate

Mrs. McCune is looking for students/parents 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 you or 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.


Our NEXT MEETING IS NOVEMBER 1ST at 8:20 am in Room #316

For 8th grade Parents Only:

4 year planning:

  • To help your child find an initial endorsement by November 1, please look at the course selection guide that is available at this time at: https://www.fortbendisd.com/Page/984 and click on the high school course guide link
  • 3 parent sessions for 4 year planning will be offered. Please plan to attend 1 of the 3 sessions: Wednesday, October 16 at 5:30pm, Friday, October 18 at 9am or October 18 at 2pm in the library.
  • Ms. Friedel will be meeting individually with 8th grade students in November and December to go over their selections for their 4 year high school plan.



Academies:

  • P-Tech (Pathways in Technology), Early College High School and Academies Information Night: October 23 at 7pm at 3119 Sweetwater Blvd, Sugar Land
  • The online application window is November 1-30, 2019. If the window is extended, it will be posted on their webpage (below).
  • You can find all Academy information here: https://www.fortbendisd.com/Domain/70



Thank you for your continued support of us and our program. We are looking forward to a fantastic year!!

-The SMS Counseling Team

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JAG SPORTS

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

PTO NEWS

SMS PTO October 2019 Teacher Luncheon


The SMS PTO is hosting a luncheon for the teachers and staff on Thursday, October 24th.

We would love to have donations of the items listed below to help make this luncheon a success. Please donate, if you can. Drop your donation by the front office before Wednesday, October 23rd at 10:00 am.

Thanks,

SMS PTO Hospitality Committee

SMS PTO October 2019 Teacher Luncheon

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050b4cabab2fa1fb6-smspto


SPIRIT NIGHT

Our next Spirit Night is at Chipotle on October 23rd from 5 to 9pm at 19832 Southwest Freeway in SugarLand. Please join us for some amazing meal options 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.

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