Cougar News

Week of February 14th - February 18th

Letter from Principal Nelson


Here's to an authentic, non-freeze related 3-day weekend! We lost two days last week due to the weather, but have had tomorrow, February 11th planned for a few weeks now. Unlike last week, this time around we hope you and your family can get out to enjoy as much of this wonderful weather as possible.

During this 3-day stretch with your middle schooler, be sure to speak with them about how things are much smoother for all involved when we are polite, follow instructions, and are nice to those around us. Explain to them that it’s the same for us as it is for them; when we exude positive vibes, we receive them in kind. A smile not only brightens the recipient’s day, but encourages them to smile at others around them. We never truly know who of those around us need a smile or pick-me-up in the worst way, so a good rule of thumb is assume everybody you come across does.

Middle School is tough. It is hard listening to 9 different bosses, navigating newly formed relationships, and absorbing so much curriculum while maintaining a semblance of coolness. Best thing we can do is to make our students awate we know all this and appreciate how they are managing the process while being nice.

Most of the time.

Have a great weekend!

Matthew Nelson


Clint Small Middle School

(512) 841-6705

Updated A/B Calendar

We have updated our AB Calendar to reflect the 2 additional days off that the district has created. Click here for the updated A/B Calendar


Please join us on Wednesday, February 16 at the Oak Hill VIA313 for a Small Middle School PTA Spirit Night! VIA313 will donate 10% of ALL SALES including dine-in, to-go and alcohol. You do not need to mention that you are with Small Middle School though orders must be placed in between 5-9 pm.

Online Registration for the 2022-2023

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Online Registration for the 2022-2023 school year is now open!

*Registration MUST be completed annually, so that we have the most current information on file.

Please go to and click the AISD Student Registration Tile.

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Parent Guide to Online Registration

Guia de Inscripcion en Espanol

Not Sure If You Already Registered For The 2021-2022 School Year?

Use the Online Registration Status Self Check to verify if online registration is complete.


TELPAS, Texas Assessment Language Proficiency Assessment Systems, exam will be administered to students identified as Emergent Bilinguals February 28th - March 4th. Students will be tested in Listening, Speaking Reading, and Writing in the English Language. Online tests will be given in Listening, Speaking and Reading. Teachers will collect Writing samples written in Englsh to rate student beginning February 7th. Please ensure your student is well rested for the state test.

El examen TELPAS, Texas Assessment Language Proficiency Assessment Systems, se administrará a los estudiantes identificados como bilingües emergentes del 28 de febrero al 4 de marzo. Los estudiantes serán evaluados en comprensión auditiva, lectura oral y escritura en el idioma inglés. Las pruebas en línea se administrarán en comprensión auditiva, expresión oral y lectura. Los maestros recolectarán muestras de escritura escritas en inglés para calificar a los estudiantes a partir del 7 de febrero. Asegúrese de que su estudiante esté bien descansado para el examen estatal.


Congratulations to the 2022-2023 NJHS members!

Travis Brown

Ella Bunger

Jax Bunger

Cash Ferguson

Rigoberto Frausto Martinez

Halona Ghaharie

Dion Gjevukaj

Jonah Gysan

Kate Nguyen

Piper Phillips

Samantha Ramos

Milos Rodriguez-Tomazin

Gavin Rozok

Vera Schlichting

Lila Smith

Elyse Steed

Caleb Tiffin

Ellen Waggoner

Chloe Waggoner

Julian Warren

The Small Library Newsletter

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New Attendance Clerk and Procedures

Hi everyone, I am Amanda Elliott the new attendance specialist at Small. I am excited to be working with everyone and look forward to getting to know you. We have updated the Small Website Attendance page and can submit notes online. This will allow for less paper and will help make Small a Greener Campus. On the Attendance Page you can now enter an absence and request an early pickup. Remember when picking up students early to give us at least an hour notice. This will ensure you are not waiting for your student for up to 15 minutes to arrive when you get here. It helps saves you time as well and will make sure you get to where you need to go as well. You can still handwrite an excuse note as well if needed. Don't forget that school starts right at 8:20. If you arrive after that your student will be marked Tardy. Please feel free to contact me with any questions by email at or directly at 512-841-6702. Have a wonderful Holiday Season.

Hola a todos, soy Amanda Elliott, la nueva especialista en asistencia de Small. Estoy emocionado de trabajar con todos y espero conocerlos. Hemos actualizado la página de Asistencia a sitios web pequeños y podemos enviar notas en línea. Esto permitirá menos papel y ayudará a que Small sea un campus más ecológico. En la página de asistencia ahora puede ingresar una ausencia y solicitar una recogida anticipada. Cuando recoja a los estudiantes temprano, recuerde avisarnos con al menos una hora de anticipación. Esto asegurará que no espere a que su estudiante llegue hasta por 15 minutos cuando llegue aquí. También le ayuda a ahorrar tiempo y se asegurará de que llegue a donde necesita ir. También puede escribir a mano una nota de excusa si es necesario. No olvide que la escuela comienza a las 8:20. Si llega después de eso, su estudiante será marcado como Tarde. No dude en comunicarse conmigo con cualquier pregunta por correo electrónico a o directamente al 512-841-6702. Que tengas una maravillosa temporada navideña.

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Thank you to our Sponsors!

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Be sure to send some busniess thier way for partnering with Small Middle School!!!

Order a Yearbook

Order your yearbook before the winter break and get it for just $40. You can bring a check or cash to Mr. Shoptaw room 113 or order online at

Have your heard the new jingle staring our 6th grade choir? Check it out here.

Green Academy Blog

Did you know the Green Academy has a blog? Check it out!