SSMS Weekly Update


Good evening SSMS Tigers and Happy Friday. Monday is Labor Day and a staff and student holiday. Enjoy the three day weekend and we’ll see you on Tuesday.

School Photo Days - Sept. 7 & 8

As soon as we return from the holiday weekend, we'll be having School Photo Days! Students will take their photo during their Social Studies class.

Tuesday, Sept. 7 is for students with Social Studies during 5th, 6th or 7th period.

Wednesday, Sept. 8 is for students with Social Studies during 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th period. Go to to order a school photo package!

Yearbook Back-to-School Specials End Monday

The yearbook staff currently has two special packages for parents wishing to purchase both a yearbook and a yearbook ad for their child. These deals save $10 off the price of buying the ad separately! Deals end Monday, so go to to buy your yearbook today!

Yearbooks for 6th graders from Rooster Springs

Ashley Hight from the Rooster Springs PTA will be at B lunch on Tuesday, September 7th, to distribute yearbooks to the 6th grade former Rooster Springs students who purchased one. If you need to confirm a purchase, please contact Ashley Hight -

Looking Ahead: SSMS National Junior Honor Society

As we start the year with students in the process of setting personal and academic goals, it is important to remember how these might impact eligibility for the SSMS chapter of National Junior Honor Society. National Junior Honor Society is a national organization that serves to honor students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship.

In early May 2022, students who meet the grade criteria for SSMS National Junior Honor Society chapter will be invited to apply for membership. To be eligible for an invitation, a student must be a current 6th and 7th grader who has a minimum cumulative grade point average of 92 in each of their four core courses (ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies) for T1-T3 when nine weeks grades for each course are averaged. (Please note: Candidates may add 5 points to their cumulative average for a course if they are taking a Pre-AP or above grade level course.)

In addition to the academic requirement for the opportunity to apply to SSMS NJHS, members must uphold excellence in leadership, character and citizenship. Please understand that meeting the grade requirement and/or completion of the application requirements does not guarantee membership. If you have any questions regarding SSMS NJHS or the application process, please contact Nicole McGilvray, SSMS NJHS Adviser, at Keep shining!

DSISD Gifted and Talented Program

Tigers, have you wondered what exactly happens in a Gifted and Talented class? Do you want to know more about Dripping Springs' GT program? If so, we invite you and your parents to a GT Information night held at Dripping Springs High School Lecture Hall on Tuesday, September 7th at 6:00pm. No RSVP required, please just come and hear about our Dripping Springs GT programs. We look forward to seeing you there!

PTA Announcements

The school dance originally scheduled for mid September and sponsored by PTA has been postponed and will be rescheduled later in the semester.

Join us for our first MEMBERSHIP MEETING of the year on September 10th @8:15am. Meeting will be in person on campus.

  • Must be registered, but not a member, to attend.

  • Register for the September 10th meeting HERE

It's REFLECTIONS time again. This year's theme is "I will change the world by..."

Please go to our PTA website for more information, videos, and to download the application packet ( . Submissions due 8/28/21. Please email with any questions.

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PRIDE PAW CART is in need of items for the students to purchase with their pride paws ("cash" that is given to them as a reward). Items will be sent directly to Mrs. Caroselli. AMAZON LINK: Any and all donations are greatly appreciated!! THANK YOU!
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Dan Diehl, Principal

Sycamore Springs Middle School

Events of the Week

9/6 - Labor Day

9/7 - 9/8 - School Pictures with Photo Texas

9/7 - 7th Football vs West Ridge (@ SSMS) 5PM

9/8 - 8th Football vs West Ridge (@ Westlake HS) 5PM

9/8 - XC Practice Meet (@ DSHS) 4:30PM

9/9 - Volleyball vs West Ridge (@ SSMS) 5:15PM

9/10 - PTA Meeting 8:15AM

9/11 - B Team Tournament at Barton Middle School

Upcoming Events

9/13 - 7th Football vs Hudson Bend (@ SSMS) 5PM

9/14 - 8th Football vs Hudson Bend (@ Hudson Bend MS) 5PM

9/15 - XC Meet (@ Johnson City HS) 4:15PM

9/16 - Volleyball vs Hudson Bend (@ SSMS) 5:15PM

Staff Birthdays

9/8 - Julie Jameson

9/14 - Leila Abuzalaf

9/15 - Carmen Gonzalez

9/24 - Meghan Ballinger

9/30 - Dan Shane