Jag-E News

Sartartia MS -- Exemplary Education Every Day -- 10.24.19

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Jags are on the Move!

Hello Jag Families,


Congratulations to our 8B Volleyball Team as they are district runners' up! I hope you were able to join us last night for our Parent U session on technology. It was very informative and insightful. Make plans to attend the next Parent U session. Tonight is the Orchestra Fall Concert. You don’t want to miss it! Thank you for attending our Spirit night at Chipotle last night. Jaguars are working hard and having fun as they learn so please continue to support student events.


Take time to enjoy the wonderful fall weather this weekend!


  • SMS IS AN EARLY VOTING SITE for FORT BEND COUNTY
  • Monday, October 28: Boys' Basketball Tryouts Begin
  • Wednesday, October 30- Students Wear College Gear with their Hoodie & Hat for a Raffle during Lunches
  • Friday, November 1: Students-No Place For Hate Meeting @ 8:20 am
  • Saturday, November 2: Kickstart Qualifier Tournament @ Stafford MS 9 am


Sincerely,

Cholly Oglesby

Principal

Sartartia Middle School

WE ARE PROUD TO CELEBRATE AND ACKNOWLEDGE THE FOLLOWING CAUSES IN OCTOBER


Bullying Prevention Month-It is important to teach kindness to one another. Speak to your student about what bullying is and what bullying is not. You can visit the following website to gather more information about bullying. https://www.pacer.org/bullying/nbpm/ Please remember if you see something, say something!


Down Syndrome Awareness Month- Down Syndrome Awareness Month (DSAM) is a chance to spread awareness, advocacy and inclusion throughout the community. During the month of October, we celebrate individuals with Down syndrome and make people aware of their abilities and accomplishments. The colors representing support are blue and yellow. Spread the word! You can visit the following website to gather more information about DSAM: https://www.nads.org/


Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention Month- October has been a time to highlight the vital role of substance abuse prevention in both individual and community health has, to remember those who have lost their lives to substance abuse, to acknowledge those in recovery, as well as children, parents, family, and friends supporting them. October is also set aside to educate communities, individuals, couples and families about Family Advocacy Program services and other community resources that can help prevent, raise awareness of community responsibility and resources for addressing domestic violence and abuse. There are many places to read information about these causes. Once such site to visit is https://www.nctsn.org/resources/public-awareness

Please join us at any upcoming public event or in helping spread awareness!

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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

Ella Chen is currently a 7th grader at SMS and she is such a hardworking and kind person. She demonstrates many of the qualities of a profile of a graduate on a daily basis. Ella is always striving to improve and loves a challenge! This year, Ella stepped out of her comfort zone and tried out for the Kickstart Beginner demo team. She is now one of the 23 team members and is extremely dedicated to the team. She is driven to grow and accomplish her goals and her teammates respect her for her commitment and enthusiasm as she works with others.

Staff Spotlight

Brittany Pettit is one of our 6th grade math teachers and she is our SMS Cheer Coach. She also co-sponsors the DIY Club. She has been married to her husband for one year, and although they did not start dating until college, they have been best friends since 6th grade. They have 4 fur babies, two cats and two dogs and are big fans of Texas State University. Go Cats Go! Mrs. Pettit loves singing and dancing. You can find her on Fridays dancing in the math pod and blasting “Friday” by Rebecca Black to send kiddos home with a smile. She is also notorious for twinning with her mom who also teaches at Sartartia.
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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

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

Attending Clements next year? Mark your schedule: Middle School Color Guard Auditions Coming In November

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Hey Jag Parents!

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. The SMS Counseling Team


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 J

Stress Relievers

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:

Academies:

-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

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 looking forward to a fantastic year!!

-The SMS Counseling Team

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JAG SPORTS

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PTO NEWS

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