SMS Scoop

November 19, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

SCSD2 students will be out of school Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday this week. We wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Enjoy time with your family! School will resume on Monday, November 26th (B day).
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SMS fUNdraiser a Success!

Thank you for helping us put the UN in fUNdraising this year! Sixty-seven participating students turned in donations totaling $5602. We'll start our prize activities this week. Top fUNders Raeann Baker, Jace Schexnayder, and Sophia Kirkman will be choosing a staff member to shadow for a day and 24 students earned all of the prize levels including a custom design lab t-shirt, a pizza lunch, and a series of special privileges. Mrs. Raichel's sixth-grade homeroom will also enjoy an ice cream party as the top fUNding homeroom!


Thanks again for supporting SMS!

NWEA: KNOW AND GROW

Mid-year NWEA benchmark tests start next week. It's time to take a look at how much individual students have GROWN so far this year. The tests aren't for grades in any class, but they do give us tremendous information about each student's current academic needs! We rely on these tests to help us plan for future instruction so we need each and every student to do his/her very best!


Our test schedule is as follows:


  • Reading - Tuesday, November 27th AM
  • Math - Thursday, November 29th AM
  • Language Usage - Tuesday, December 4th AM



To encourage students to stay engaged with the tests, each grade-level wing is planning a special NWEA celebration in December. Students will be invited to the celebration provided that they have 4% or fewer disengagement time as listed on NWEA student profile reports. Check with your HR teacher to learn more about your wing celebration.


As with any standardized tests, get some rest and get some breakfast. Charge your iPad and get to school on time. And show us what you KNOW and show us you're on the GROW!

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This Week...

Mon. Nov. 19: B day, EX tour SHS, Academic Super Bowl, Bot Warriors, 7/8 BB @ Madison

Tue. Nov. 20: A day, VO tour SHS, Archery, Art Club, 7/8 BBB @ Southwestern

Wed. Nov. 21: No school

Thu. Nov. 22: No school, Happy Thanksgiving!

Fri. Nov. 23: No school