SSMS Weekly Update
December 3, 2021
Dear SSMS Families,
The end of the first semester is only 2 weeks away. Final exams will take place Tuesday December 14 through Friday December 17th. We will have an early release on Friday December 17th at 1:00 p.m. You can see the final exam schedule here. Have an outstanding weekend!
Sycamore Springs Middle School
DSHS Student Leadership Pajama Drive
With the season of giving fast approaching, DSHS Student Leadership is running a pajama drive across DSISD to benefit Pajama Program, which distributes pajamas and books to kids entering children's shelters due to abuse or neglect at home. We will be collecting pajamas at SSMS in the marked box outside the main office from 11/30-12/10. Pajamas must be new or unused and sizes 8-14 are needed most (no gowns please). For questions or more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!
The district has started a new initiative called Better Together which we pair with our lead program to improve our culture and teach students important success practices. Here is the programs mission statement
Better Together is designed to help all DSISD Tiger Nation be more respectful, positive, inclusive and kind. By providing improvements to the school environment and leading school wide activities, student leaders will help make the schools brighter, safer, and more welcoming for all students, teachers, families, and staff. We know that we are all unique but we are all Better Together!
Our wonderful SSMS Tiger Leaders were true leaders in developing this program. They worked hard to help develop a mission and they helped in the development of both the secondary and elementary pledges. This wonderful group of Tiger Leaders has been so popular that we are forming a 6th grade Tiger Leader group to increase the work our Tiger Leaders do in the Better Together and LEAD programs. This group meets four days a week during Tiger Win.
If you have a sixth grader who wants to apply to be a Tiger Leader please follow this link and have your sixth grader fill out the application. Applications will be reviewed in January and if the student is chosen they will be changed into the 6th grade Tiger Win section in the second week of January.
The current group of Tiger Leaders will be in Tiger Win classrooms to present their first activity called “Individually we Sparkle but Together we Shine”. You can see their presentation below.
That is all the news for today. Hope you all have a great week!!
LaDonna Caroselli Counselor 2021-2022: All of 7th Grade and 6th Grade A-K
Jennifer Burks, Counselor 2021-2022: All of 8th Grade and 6th Grade L-Z
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News from SSMS PTA
Spelling Bee - January 12 @ 6PM
SSMS PTA is excited to host the Spelling Bee once again! SIGN UP HERE! After registration, you will receive the study list. Study ALL.THE.WORDS.
Questions? Contact Margarita Davis, SSMSBeeChair@gmail.com with any questions.
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Our amazing PTA has a lot of important updates, so be sure to check it out!
Events of the Week
12/7 - SSMS Jazz Band Concert (SSMS Cafeteria) 6:30 PM
12/8 - Coffee, Carols, & Cookies for Staff 8:00 AM
12/8 - NJHS Monthly Meeting 8:00 AM & 4:15 PM
12/8 - Boys Basketball vs West Ridge MS (Away) 5:15 PM
12/8 - Girls Basketball vs West Ridge MS (Home) 5:15 PM
12/8 - SSMS Winter Dance Showcase 6:00 PM
12/8 - Orchestra Concert (DSHS Performing Arts Center) 7:00 PM
12/9 - Winter Choir Concert 6:00 PM
12/10 - Choir Caroling Tour
12/13 - Girls Basketball vs Lake Travis MS (Away) 5:15 PM
12/13 - 7th & 8th Grade Bands Winter Concert 6:30 PM
12/13 - DSISD Board Meeting 6:30 PM
12/16 - PTA Sugar Shack for staff
12/16 - Staff Meeting 8:00 AM