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Sartartia MS -- Exemplary Education Every Day --2.7.2020

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FBISD Board Literacy Tour

Pecan Grove Elementary, Feb. 10

Literacy Tour at 5:00 pm

Board Workshop at 6:30 pm

Public invited!

Jags are on the Move!

Hello Jag Families,

This month we start our tennis and track seasons. Come out and support our Jags as they present their athletic abilities at the tennis court and on the track field.

This month is filled with reasons to celebrate. Remember to take time to acknowledge the contributions African Americans have made to our country as it is African American History Month. If you would like more information, please visit any of the multiple websites available including, but not limited to the following opportunities to remember and celebrate here in Houston: https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/arts-culture/2020/02/05/359692/copy-of-15-ways-to-celebrate-african-american-history-month-in-houston/.

Also, remember to love your heart as this is American Heart Health Month. The American Heart Association is the oldest and largest voluntary health organization. Its purpose is to help prevent America's No. 1 and No. 4 killers, heart disease and stroke. The AHA promotes good health, funds cutting-edge research and provides professional education programs.



  • Monday, February 10-Tennis Tryouts Begin
  • Wednesday, February 12-Students Wear College Gear for a Raffle during Lunches
  • Wednesday, February 12-PTO Meeting @ 1pm
  • Thursday, February 13-Spirit Day-Wear SMS Gear
  • Friday, February 14-NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
  • Saturday, February 15-Kickstart Spring Qualifier @ Sue Stafford MS is Frisco, TX @ 9am
  • Monday, February 17-NO SCHOOL-HOLIDAY


Cholly Oglesby


Sartartia Middle School

Student Spotlight

Alana Guzman is an 8th grade student who displays all of the characteristics of a World Class Jag. She excels in her classes, especially science, and she always works hard. She puts extra effort into everything she does. She is a leader both in and out of the classroom. Not only is she a cheerleader and a member of the basketball team at Sartartia but she also plays soccer outside of school. During her free time, Alana likes to clean and organize, go shopping, and read. Alana has many goals for the future, including becoming a nurse. She is an amazing student and person and will be a great success!

Staff Spotlight

Jennifer Sterle is one of our amazing 7th grade Texas History teachers. This is her 3rd year at Sartartia Middle School and she is a proud member of the Jaguar family. All of her family lives in Sugar Land and they are all very close and hang out a lot. Ms. Sterle has a dog named Augie. Augie is a Corgi/Australian Sheppard mix and he gets all of the attention. Ms. Sterle is a huge fan of Texas A&M University. She bleeds maroon and attends almost every football game at Kyle Field in College Station. She also works for the Houston Texans and you will find her running all over NRG stadium on football Sundays.

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Hey Jag Parents!

We hope to see you at parent nights and other programs that we offer this year in order to establish and maintain a collaborative school/home partnership.

Below are the services that we have provided for the 2nd 9 weeks:

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Tips from the team

Weekly, we will send out an article to help with your child and their middle school experience.

Check out this article on: Fostering Self-confidence for my Middle School child http://www.mychildsfuture.com/item.htm?id=28&edlvl=2

Course selection information

All students now have their course selection worksheets for the 20-21 school year.

For more information on all things course selection, please visit the course selection tab our website at: https://www.fortbendisd.com/Page/95207.

All course selection worksheets are due to your grade level counselor by February 10th.

Current 6/7 - Counselors will meet with your child during the week of February 10th to help them enter their requests into SKYWARD, so not worry if you are unable to complete this step at home.

Current 8th - High school counselors will be on campus the week of February 17 to help students input their 4 year plan and course selection into Skyward.

8th grade must complete these items by February 21 at 4pm:

  • Students choose and sign for their endorsement
  • Parents approve endorsement in Skyward
  • All 4 year plans/course selection in Skyward

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. Our NEXT MEETING IS February 7th at 8:20 am in Room #316

This year’s Heritage Day is scheduled for Friday, March 6th. We would like for all students to come dressed in attire that represents their culture to celebrate the diversity we have here at SMS.

If you would like to volunteer for this amazing event, click here: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c044fa4a729a1fc1-heritage

As always, for updates visit our website at: https://www.fortbendisd.com/domain/2953.

Thank you for your continued support of us and our program. We are enjoying a fantastic year with your students!!**

-The SMS Counseling Team


We are currently accepting applications from current 6th and 7th graders for the AVID program, Advancement Via Individual Determination. AVID is a college and career readiness system that is designed to increase school-wide learning and performance. We focus on organization, time management, note taking and learning strategies. Learn about the AVID Program here.

AVID is an elective offered at Sartartia. All students interested must complete an application, which can be accessed here. The application closes on February 28th and we will begin student interviews on March 3rd.

Please contact Jessica Belt at jessica.belt@fortbendisd.com if you have questions.

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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. Now you can donate online by simply clicking the following link or simply visit our website www.sms-pto.org and click on the Donate button on the main page.

Please donate:

SMS PTO Fundraiser

JOIN SMS PTO 2019-2020

It's 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.


Support Sartartia Middle School PTO while you shop! If you have an amazon.com account - you are eligible to help our school by simply linking your account to an AmazonSmile account. Amazon Smile will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases back to our school! And now its even easier, download the Amazon Prime Smile app on your phone and order from your phone, its that easy...

Visit https://smile.amazon.com/ch/76-0690034 to sign up! It's free!

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Math-Letics During Spring Break

Dear All,

Math-Letics is returning this year during spring break. We are once again partnering with the Rice Athletics Department for a fun week of math and athletics over spring break March 16-20 for students of grades 6-8 at Rice Stadium and the R Room. You may find out more at rusmp.rice.edu (rotating slide) or to register go to riceowls.com/mathletics


-- Anne Papakonstantinou, Ed.D.Clinical Professor of Mathematics, Wiess School of Natural SciencesDirector, Rice University School Mathematics Project713-348-6076713-348-5428 (fax)http://rusmp.rice.edu


AUSTIN HS ANGELS HOSTING JR DANCE CLINIC ON 4/4/20. Registration is $25. For more information, visit https://www.fortbendisd.com/Page/122986.

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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



Brandi Goodly-Counselor



7th grade

Dr. Sunday Johnson-Associate Principal



Rachel McCune-Lead Counselor



8th grade

Paul Wells-Assistant Principal



Kat Friedel-Counselor