Standard Middle Warriors

Family Newsletter - February 2020

Late Starts EVERY Monday!

The Warrior Way

A word from Mrs. Denton, Principal

Everyday I have the pleasure of getting to know your children at SMS. I am always impressed by their growth and maturity. Here are some reasons why we love your children.

We love our Warriors because...

  • They are smart, clever, and creative!
  • They are kind, caring, and enjoy helping others!
  • They are funny, happy, and collaborative!
  • They are diligent and persistent!

Parents, thank you for partnering with us as we all navigate these middle years together!

We Love Our Warriors!


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Change in Administration

We send our best wishes to Mrs. Palmer, current Program Coordinator/Vice Principal, as she leaves the Standard School District to pursue a new position in another district.

We also wish to warmly welcome Mr. Whipple, current Program Coordinator at Wingland, to our SMS campus as our new Program Coordinator/Vice Principal through the remainder of the school year! Be sure to welcome Mr. Whipple with the "Warrior Way" when you see him on campus!

John O'Brien Memorial Hardwood Classic Games

John O'Brien Memorial Hardwood Classic vs. Beardsley: To honor and celebrate the life of former Standard Middle School teacher, John O'Brien, who passed away in October 2018, Standard Middle and Beardsley Jr. High collaborated to create an annual Basketball game title the Hardwood Classic. Mr. O'Brien coached for many years in both districts and had a positive impact on the lives of students in Oildale. Standard Middle hopes to bring home the traveling trophy on Friday, February 21st!

Career Day 2019

We wish to thank our school counselors and staff for creating an exciting day for the students of Standard Middle. We had over 30 speakers who shared their experiences in their given industry. Students were also able to provide feedback through a school-wide survey on their likes and preferences to help us plan for next year. Our presenters complimented our students' behavior and good questions in their sessions. We are proud of our Warriors!

February Events

  • Monday Holidays 2/1 & 2/17 (no school)
  • Valentine's Day Dance and Flower sales are coming! We love our Warriors!
  • AAA Saturday School Dates will resume February 22nd.
  • We need 20 chaperones for Camp Keep! If you are someone or know someone who is over 18 and can spend a week in March and/or April at the coast with our students, we need your help. Please call the school at 392-2130 for more information.
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School Activities

  • We have 12 music students who tried out and made the Honor Choir for the county! We are proud of their hard work.
  • Competitive Academic Teams: We currently have teams planning and practicing for History Day, Battle of the Books, and Math Field Day. If your student is interested, please have them talk with their advisory teachers for more information.
  • Fine Arts Department: Our Drum Line and Color Guard are competing in the PPAACC competitions. We placed 2nd in both categories at the January competition! Come out to support our students, February 8th at Stockdale High School!
  • Our Drama Classes are working on a spring production of "Lafayette No. 1" March 12th!

Fundraising Updates

  • Music Boosters fundraiser of candy bars runs the month of February. The funds raised help support our music department. Students MAY NOT sell candy at school.
  • PTSA is accepting business donations for banners in the gym. Promote your business to over 1000 every month! Call the school for more information 661-392-2130.

THANK YOU for supporting our school fundraisers!

Infinite Campus Parent Portal Access

Infinite Campus Parent Portal Access is a website that allows parents to access information about the student including grades, assignments and attendance. For your login credentials - please contact the school office (661) 392-2130.

Stay Current - Stay Involved!

Stay involved in the academic and social areas of your middle school student's life. Here are some ways to do that:

  • Know where your students are before and after school. Also please remember campus does not open or have supervision until 8:00 a.m. on school days.
  • Have access to your student's information through our Parent Portal on Infinite Campus.
  • Make sure your contact information is current. Call the school to update phone numbers and addresses. You may update your email through Parent Portal.
  • Stay connected by keeping up-to-date through our social media and school webpage.
  • Join REMIND for quick school messages (see below)
  • Join our parent groups-volunteers are always appreciated.

PTSA Parent-Teacher-Student Association

Join PTSA!

Cost: Only $6 per person (students can join as well as parents!) Join anytime this year!

Purpose: To host activities and raise funds for student events and supplies that support the mission of Standard Middle School.

Benefits: YOU can make a difference and have a voice in what experiences we can create for our students!

Contacts: Amber Olson, President

Use the Standard Middle PTSA Facebook page to contact us directly or contact the school 392-2130.

Social Media Connections


Standard Middle PTSA

SMS Warrior Band & Choir

TWITTER: @StandardWarrior

1. Send a text message to this number: 40404

2. Type "follow @StandardWarrior" in the message

3. Make sure there is a space between "follow" and the "@" sign

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