SMS Scoop

February 11, 2019

Warrior Project: Resilience and Accountability

Thanks to all students for participating in last week's rich discussion of what it means to work hard. During the ensuing group discussion with HR reps, it is clear that there are lots of ways to demonstrate that you are working hard. Comments included

  • pay attention
  • ask questions
  • complete all of the work/do what needs to be done
  • do it right the first time
  • don't disrupt others
  • push your limits
  • be determined (show GRIT), and
  • learn from your mistakes.

This week's discussion includes two very important concepts for success in life!

The first is Resilience. What does it mean to be resilient? What does the dictionary say? How can you tell someone is resilient? Can you think of a time when you or a friend has shown resilience?

The second is Accountability. What is accountability? What does it mean to be accountable? Are you someone who is accountable for your actions or do you blame others? How does accountability (or a lack of it) impact us at school?

We are looking forward to another small group discussion on Tuesday - after you have had a chance to share in homerooms today. HR teachers will take notes from your discussion and maybe you will be the lucky one selected to join Ms. Nass and Mr. Smith in the fishbowl!

Buddies Needed!

The SMS Destination Imagination team is offering a new opportunity for any 7th graders wanting to serve others! The Destination Imagination members have been working with Mrs. VonDissen’s class, and spending Buddy Time with them. During Buddy Time, the members get to do different activities to help students. Some of these activities include supporting schoolwork, doing fun activities such as PE time or activity time, and most importantly making new buddies. The DI team will be having a meeting with the 7th graders next week during homeroom to share details. Do you have a helping heart? Are you looking for a way to make a difference and change ives? If so, consider joining Buddy Time!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday is Valentine's Day! It's a day to show love and appreciation for your friends. Student Council/Builders Club Candy Grams will be distributed during HR that day. What else can we share with friends on this day of amore?

Students are allowed to bring gifts to friends on Thursday. Due to allergies, bus rules, storage, and school rules, remember the following:

  • gifts must be able to fit into lockers,
  • do not bring balloons, and
  • flowers may be brought to school (stored in lockers, no glass containers) but student flower deliveries will not be accepted. If you want to send flowers to someone, please have them delivered home.

If you have any questions not related to these guidelines, please check with Miss Nass. Thank you!

Fuel Up!

The US Department of Agriculture and the SCSD2 Food Service Team would like to remind all school students of the importance of fueling up for learning. Good nutrition is essential for your physical and your mental growth and development.

Mornings can be really crazy...the alarm doesn't go don't want to get up...there's no time to eat breakfast before the bus comes...or you're just not ready to eat. Or maybe you grab a can of soda and a candy bar on the way to school. If this sounds like your house, we have good news for you.

Breakfast is served daily at school! School breakfast will energize your day and provide you with a healthy start. A nutritious breakfast helps you be more alert so you can learn more in class, and has plenty of vitamins and nutrients for a strong and healthy body.

Breakfast at school is affordable, too. Full price breakfast is _____. Reduced breakfast is ____. If you qualify for free and reduced price meals, you also qualify for the breakfast program with no additional paperwork. You can't find a healthy breakfast at such a low cost anywhere else.

So start the day right by fueling up with breakfast- at home or at school!

This Week...

Mon. Feb. 11: A day, Archery, Science Olympiad, Builders Board, Track conditioning starts, Swim @ Madison

Tue. Feb. 12: B day, Student Council Dance Committee 7:15am, Warrior Project Discussion 2:15, Archery, Science Olympiad, Winterguard, Baseball starts, Swimming @ Switz Co, Wrestling @ Charlestown

Wed. Feb. 13: A day, Cross, Archery, Science Olympiad, Yearbook, Wrestling @ Madison

Thu. Feb. 14: B day, Candy Gram delivery in HR, Archery, Science Olympiad, Winterguard, FACS Club A & B

Fri. Feb. 14: A day, MID TERM DAY

Sat. Feb. 15: Winterguard contest at Hebron, KY