Cougar News

The Weekly Newsletter of Clint Small, Jr. Middle School

May 1st - May 5th

May Calendar

Click here to see the full calendar of events for MAY

Letter from Principal Nelson

Cougar Nation-


April showers bring May flowers, they say, but how does that metaphor fit into the world of education? Quite nicely it would seem. The trials and tribulations of Spring Fever, which has spread across our campus these last few weeks, is beginning to wain and the seeds which were deposited are ready to bloom throughout the month of May. Meaning, our teachers and staff will be implementing a few new procedures to make sure the opportunities for students to be off task are lessened.


We want to make sure kids are in their classes learning from bell-to-bell up until the last day of school. Yes, STAAR tests are almost over, and yes the last few weeks are chopped full of fun, engaging events and activities to celebrate the year, but we still need all hands on deck in regards to classroom and hallway behavior. We know the best way to keep a student focused and on point is by creating engaging lessons which challenge students, so teachers are working with one another to ensure all classes are filled with rigor and relevance. Look for more problem/project based lessons from teachers to finish out the year.


The Bees Have Arrived! Last week we had our 4 honeybee hives delivered, which means our campus population increased by about 50,000. Students are already hard at work harvesting the honey and learning all about pollination, while our bees are learning all about their new environment. These bees are not aggressive and actually drive out the bees that are already here as they will try to claim this area for their hive. Sure, we’ve lots of nectar abound, and plenty of ponds for a cool drink, but bees aren’t prone to sharing. Our bees will want to monopolize our flowers and help ensure any uninvited, aggressive bees are kept out. Make sure your student knows that bees are too busy to sting them and will only do so if they feel the hive is being threatened. If you have any questions or concerns, or know your student has a bee allergy, make sure to inform the nurse’s office.


Have a great weekend!


Matthew Nelson

Principal

Small Middle School

(512) 841-6505

@smallprincipal

www.smallmiddleschool.org

LAST CALL FOR SCHLITTERBAHN MONEY!

The 8th grade class will be taking a field trip to Schlitterbahn Water Park in New Braunfels on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. We will be collecting money one more time - - Wednesday, May 3, 2017 during PRIDE time. If your child wants to attend and has not yet paid - - get that turned in on Wednesday! Also, some students have paid but not yet turned in their medical form.


Click here to print a medical form, please fill those out and send them in with your child.


Thanks!


Pamela Komnick

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Show the Teachers you love them with food!

Sign-up here to help us with the teacher appreciation luncheon

ATHLETIC AWARDS CEREMONY: MAY 16 IN THE GYM FROM 6-8:30 PM


ALL athletes who participated and completed a season will be recognized and awarded medals.

Athletic Athletes of the Year will be announced.

Athletes should wear Sunday best clothes for the ceremony


TRACK ATHLETES PLEASE turn in your Track uniform to your Coach ASAP.

Girls Track Results

Our Track Girls did an amazing job!

Click here to see their results.

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Volunteer to chaperone the Spring Fling

We need lots of people to help with the last dance of the year. Sign up here!

Carnival Planning Meeting!

It is time to kick this Carnival Planning into full gear! We are meeting at Small MS this Wednesday to start putting the final touches on this event. We need all hands on deck and if you want to come and brainstorm with us, we would love to have your help!!!


Meet Jennifer in the Main Office at 5:30 this Wednesday!

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Check out our Carnival Website!

Become a Sponsor, Purchase Wristbands & Tickets, Sign-up to Volunteer

Summer Camps at Small MS

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2017-2018 Registration

Online registration for school year 2017-18 begins March 1st.


All current\new to AISD students need to register for the upcoming school year.


Please click here for step by step instructions.


Any questions? Call Diane Ewing 512-841-6710

Summer Camp Guide

As news of summer camps in the area come in, we will put them on this link.

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