Switzerland Point Middle School

Raider Rap -May 15, 2023

From Ms. Carnall

Good Afternoon,

It's hard to believe the end of the year is upon us! We had a great time celebrating our 8th graders at the formal and Gradventure. Our students were so well behaved, and we even received compliments from other schools! We are proud of all of your accomplishments.

This week on Friday, May 19 is locker clean out. Starting Monday, May 22 backpacks will no longer be allowed on campus. Students may bring string bags only and lunch boxes. Friday is also the 8th grade student-staff basketball game! May 25 is the last day of school. It is a Wednesday Bell Schedule and students must report to the class period they are assigned to. They will not be permitted to go to other teacher's rooms, guidance or the deans office unless they are called down by that respective staff member. We will have our grade level Raider Buck Raffles that day as well as provide an opportunity for students to sign yearbooks.

We would like to thank all of the students, parents and hardworking staff for a great school year! To our 8th graders who are leaving us, we are sad to see you go but excited for what lies ahead for you. It has been a pleasure watching each of you grow into the young adult you are today. Wherever your journey takes you, we hope you think fondly about your time here at SPMS.

Please continue to watch the school website for any updates and news!

We hope that you all have a relaxing, fun and safe summer!!

Have an amazing summer,

Ms. Carnall


  • May 19: Locker clean out day: No backpacks allowed after this date!
  • May 23: Yearbooks distributed in 1st period
  • May 24: 6th Grade Field Trip
  • May 25: Last day for students, Raider Buck Raffle

SPMS Donation Link

Our donation link is live! Donations will go to purchasing paper for copies and other school supply items teachers may need for the classroom. Donate today!


Special Message on the Marquee

SPMS National Junior Honor Society is sponsoring an opportunity to send a special birthday or congratulations message to your student via the marquee in the front of the school. Cost is $25. Complete the form here to submit your request (there's a separate link in the form to pay via Schoolpay upon submitting your request). Requests are due the Friday prior to the event and will display the following week (Tuesday through Monday). Example: if you turn in the request on Friday, September 17 then your message will be displayed on Tuesday, September 21.


The last day to collect items from the lost and found will be May 23. Please have your student check the lost and found prior to then!
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Testing Update

Testing Update:

FAST testing for both ELA and Math is complete. Students who were absent for FAST testing will be pulled in a makeup group on Tuesday and Wednesday. Makeups will continue as needed and are also based on staff availability. Please use the attached document for instructions on how to access your FAST scores and to see your growth! Way to go, Raiders!

  • The Science Statewide Assessment is Monday, May 15th for our 8th graders (not in Biology) and Ms. Norton’s 5th and 6th period accelerated students!
  • The Algebra and Geometry EOC is May 18th. Help! We still need 2 more parents to help us proctor on this day. Please consider helping us and sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f4daeaa23abfd0-testing1#/. Please make sure your child has the TI30-Xa calculator for their Algebra or Geometry EOC.
  • The Biology EOC will be May 22nd.

PM3 Testing Notification

Please be sure to read the PM 3 Guardian Notification Letter that is attached below. This letter outlines the policies for the third FAST administration that will be held in May.

From Nurse Kelly

As we approach the end of the school year, all medications in the clinic must be picked up by May 26th, at noon. I can send home emergency medications, such as Epi Pens, inhalers, etc. in the student’s back packs. School policy does not allow for medications to remain in the school over the summer. Please call the clinic to make arrangements to pick up prescription medications. Medications orders must be completed each school year whether your child remains at Swiss Point or goes to another school.

Please refer to the health clinic website for the most up to date forms.


The Health Clinic will be open August 7, 8, 9, 2023 for parents to drop off medication and paperwork.

Students entering 7th grade next year will need to provide the school proof of their Tdap vaccine before they can receive their schedule for the 2023/2024 school year. It is not too early to take care of this requirement. You can take your student to their private physician, St. Johns County Health Department, or a walk-in clinic. A receipt will NOT be accepted as proof of the Tdap vaccine. The vaccine must be documented on a Florida shot record (FL-680) and brought/emailed to the guidance office. Email forms to: Jennifer Corte @ Jennifer.Corte@stjohns.k12.fl.us


The Jim Harbin Student Media Festival is sponsored annually by the Florida Association of Media in Education (FAME) to encourage students to communicate through media production and to recognize outstanding presentations. The competition includes 11 categories from primary through college. Productions must be entirely written and produced by students, including copyright clearance, and must not exceed seven minutes in length. Several thousand students participate each year at the local, regional, and state levels.

Congratulations to the following students in News Crew for their recent Jim Harbin District Wins:

1st Place:
Samantha Kaleda: Beach Clean-up PSA

2nd Place

Neha Kothapally and Allison Chinn: Math Class comedy

Nina Zhou: Things that we might cringe on in the future.

3rd Place

Colton Keeley “Cheese in Caves”

Chloe Boggs Saving the Rainforest

Luke Saliba, Piper Edenfield, Carson Brtek, and Neha Kothapally: The Alamo

Kya Manning: The Willow Project

All of these students will advance to the Regional competition in November, taking place in Daytona Beach.

Congratulations to all of them on an amazing job!

Congratulations Middle School Art Show Winners!

Congratulations to Heilymar Lopez and Samantha Mondares for placing in the 2023 All-County Middle School Art Show.

Samantha Mondares won 2nd place in the Digital Art/Photography category for her piece titled "Lived too Long".

Heilymar Lopez won 1st place in the Mixed Media/Printmaking category for her piece titled "Mountain Picnic".

Congratulations on an amazing job to both of these students.

"Lived too Long" By Samantha Mondares

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"Mountain Picnic" by Heilymar Lopez

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Dreams Come True

The Dreams Come True Club was excited to host Dreamer Trinidy at a party in her honor. Trinidy is a brave little girl who loves all things Disney. She is going on a Dream Disney vacation with her family this summer courtesy of the Dreams Come True organization. Swiss Point’s DTC club donated $ 2500 to help with Trinidy’s Dream trip. Dreams Come True is a local non-profit organization that grants Dreams to children battling life-threatening illnesses. Thank you for your support of all the club’s fundraising efforts this year that made this trip possible.

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From the Stage

What a fabulous year! Thank you to all who helped with our fundraiser on the Night of the Arts! We will be determining exactly how those funds will be spent next year in ITS.

We have lots coming up next year; in the fall we will do a classroom project with the advanced acting students that will be a performance for the public Nov. 17 & 18. And you may have heard a rumor, the musical is BACK at SPMS! We will produce “Little Mermaid” next Spring. Keep a look out for more information this fall about auditions.


Yearbooks are SOLD OUT! Purchased yearbooks will be distributed to homerooms on May 23rd.

Congratulations Brayden Watson

Brayden is in 7th grade and is a starter on the SJMSAA Swiss Point Golf team. He is going to East Lothian, Scotland at the end of May to compete in US Kids World Championships. Players had to compete in a series of (8) tournaments and shoot 74 or lower to receive priority invites. This will be his 4th World Tournament.

Congratulations on all your accomplishments Brayden and Good Luck in Scotland!

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Winterguard Updates

Switzerland Point Winterguard 2024 Roster

Charlotte Briggs

Dakota Evans

Brackey Grondzik

Kara Guthmiller

Isabel Jessee

Alexandra Maly

Lydia Maly

Annabella Minton

Rebecca Morgan

Makenzie Rell

Karlee Rippke

Sydney Roberston

Hadley Stack

Lila Stack

Elise Watts

Kyndall Wilkinson

Congratulations to our new and returning members! We are very excited about this upcoming season and can't wait to show you how quickly all this hard work pays off.

SPMS Basketball Summer Camps


Switzerland Point Middle School will be hosting its Annual Summer Basketball Camp for boys & girls ages 6 – 14. The camp will have three one – week sessions

June 5 – June 29, 2023. This is a fun-filled camp where “Teaching Never Stops”. Do not be left out of this year’s camp because the camp fills up fast. Please check your child school’s website for the sign-up LINK. Students may sign-up for more than one session of basketball camp. Questions/concerns, please call or email Coach Singleton (Terrance.singleton@stjohns.k12.fl.us) at 287-2626 or 547-8650.


Also, we are seeking donations or prizes for the students. (Examples: gift certificate, T-shirt, coupons, or candy). If any parent(s) or local businesses can contribute, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

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Bartram Bears Basketball Camp

Florida Prepaid College Savings Plans

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PTSO Meeting Info:

      • Next meeting: 5/22/2023 @ 10:00am @ SP in the MPR

Join your PTSO board as planning for the year continues! Please check in at the front desk and you will be directed to the meeting room. You will need to be a cleared SJCSD volunteer to be on campus.

Click here to complete the access form.

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PTSO Spirit Wear

**The PTSO is cleaning out the closet to get ready for the 2023-2024 spirit wear gear!
Enjoy a 20% discount on what is left of the current spirit wear and $5 vintage wear!

Styles and sizes are limited!
No refunds or exchanges.

Order Spirit Wear HERE!

Thank you for your support!! SPMS PTSO

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Raider Store

Thank you to all those that have volunteered in the Raider Store! It has been so much fun meeting more families at Swiss and seeing old friends!

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The SPMS PTSO is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the learning and work experience of the students and staff at SPMS.

Our membership includes teachers, administrators, parents and students.

What do we do?

Student Initiatives:

  • Neon Bash-Fall Dance for students
  • Raider Store-Rewards for students who earn Raider Bucks for academic and behavioral performance
  • Field studies sponsorships
  • Character Counts! Rewards
  • 8th grade Formal Dance and 8th Grade Awards Funding assistance

Staff Initiatives:

  • Classroom grants-teacher members are eligible for up to $100 in a classroom grant to purchase items to enhance their classroom
  • Staff luncheons and breakfast
  • Teacher Appreciation
  • Annual Donation to the school for technology and other needs

How do we pay for these initiatives?

  • MEMBERSHIP-this is our biggest fundraiser. By simply joining PTSO, families help us reach our goals
  • Spirit Wear-PTSO sells spirit wear each fall
  • Fall/Spring Fundraisers-examples include Nothing Bundt Cakes and Poppin' Box
  • Business Partners-our area business help SPMS through our Partners in Education program
  • Corporate Donation Matches, Amazon Smile, Box Tops and private donations

How do you join?

We have the best volunteers at Swiss. We are excited about a wonderful and busy year 2022-23 school year making a difference at Swiss.

If you are interested in finding out how you can help contact Dawn Evans at dawnevanswebpto@gmail.com


Box Tops – Download the Box Tops app and scan your receipts for SMPS PTSO to get Box Top credits.

Keep an eye on the PTSO website, Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on what is coming up throughout the year!

Questions/concerns?? spmsptso@hotmail.com

For up to date happenings LIKE us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/SwissPointPTSO/

SPMS PTSO is on INSTAGRAM! Follow us at https://www.instagram.com/spmsptso/

Check the PTSO website for all the latest news! http://www.swisspointptso.com/



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