Wrangler Weekly

Week of September 11, 2023

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Message from Ms. Bratton, principal

Hello Wrangler families --

Hard to believe that we are three weeks in (and are still at 100+ degrees)!

Our first progress report comes out today. While students do not have a large number of grades in yet, they are working hard. I've seen lots of active learning this week: dancing to remember key ideas for protons, neutrons, and electrons, deep dives into the Dewey Decimal System, and sixth graders digging into literal vs. figurative language. Some impressive learning happening at SBMS this week! Please check your student's Skyward account to see their current grades and progress report. If you have questions or concerns, email their teacher as we are all happy to offer guidance and support. We want to see your Wrangler grow and succeed.

Also, mark you calendar for our Open House -- it's right around the corner: Monday, September 18th. Our faculty and staff cannot wait to meet you all and share some of your students' wonderful work.

Finally, to all who have helped and are continuing to support our campus fundraiser -- thank you! I realize you might have an Oinkers the Flying Pig in your house... so thank you, thank you! We will keep you posted on our success once the fundraiser officially closes in about 7 more days.

Good luck to Cross Country and Volleyball on Saturday! Go Wranglers!

P.S. If your student is interested in joining Student Council, the first meeting of the year is Wednesday, Sept. 13 from 4:00-4:30. We would love to build more future leaders at SBMS!

Go Wranglers!

Ms. Bratton

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Attendance Matters!

September is National Attendance Awareness Month! We will be talking up the importance of consistent school attendance all month long and the positive impact it has on your student’s success! Our goal is to have 95% attendance weekly...and this week we accomplished a whopping 96%! Congratulations Wranglers!

SBMS Campus Attendance this week:

  • 6th grade - 97.8%
  • 7th grade - 93.1%
  • 8th grade - 97.3%
  • OVERALL - 96.0%

Fall Individual Student Pictures - THURSDAY, Sept 14th

Picture day is coming up on Thursday, September 14th. Your student will be coming home today with an order form, or Photo Texas gives you the option to pre-purchase your photo package online.

Click here for all package options.

Summer 2025 Travel Opportunity Meeting - Sept 12

SBMS students are being offered an international education experience to Dublin & London in Summer 2025. This opportunity will allow students to step out of their comfort zones, gain confidence, explore a new culture, and see the world from a different perspective. It's truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and I encourage all of you to attend the information meeting on Tuesday, September 12th starting at 7pm in SBMS Room 301 to learn more about it.

You must RSVP online to confirm your spot at the meeting. Please use this link to RSVP now: https://bit.ly/3EegxKm Can’t make the meeting but want more information? RSVP and select “No but send info.”

Those who register for and attend the meeting will be eligible to receive a $200 tour scholarship and be eligible for Risk-Free Enrollment if they enroll on our tour! As a reminder for those with questions about this opportunity: all questions will be answered at the meeting. Registration for the meeting is mandatory, so do not wait.

Please note that this is not a district or school-sponsored trip, but rather being organized by Ms. Burkhardt & Ms. Dornburg in partnership with EF Education First, an accredited organization. If you have any questions about the opportunity, please reach out to Ms. Burkhardt at sarah.burkhardt@comalisd.org

Fence Signs and Spirit Gear

Have you noticed these fence signs as you drive past the football field? Whether your student participates in football, volleyball, or any number of our fine arts programs, you can order your student's sign here and support the cheer booster in the process. The website also has apparel options available to show that Wrangler pride!

Go Gold - Sept 22

Annually, Comal ISD goes gold in September for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Throughout the month, campuses host fund-raising events for childhood cancer research, care and more. This year, the district-wide wear gold day is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 22.

Child Nutrition

Career Day - October 20th

The 3rd annual SBMS Career Day will be Friday, October 20th. Would you like to share your career with our students? Do you know someone who would love to share their career with students? Please complete this form (SBMS Career Day Presenters) or contact Vera Borg at vera.borg@comalisd.org if you would like to help make an impact on the futures of SBMS students. We are excited to share the many different career opportunities our students have in their future. There is a future for every student, and we want to help them realize it.


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This month PTA will be putting on a Soups & Spuds Staff staff appreciation dinner for our wonderful school on Monday, September 18th. This is Open House Night for the school and there will also be a General PTA Meeting that night at 5pm.

We need your help to make this happen, please take a look at the sign-up list to see what you may be able to bring. Thank you for your ongoing support of our fabulous staff, they sure appreciate it!

  • Drop off of Potatoes: Monday, 9/18, by 10am, at the Front Office.
  • Drop off of Toppings & Soups: Monday, 9/18, by 1pm, at the Front Office.

For questions or more information, contact springbranchmiddleschoolpta@gmail.com.

2023 SBMS Soups & Spuds Staff Dinner


September is the month we celebrate all the amazing Grandparents out there! Why not give the gift that keeps on giving and sign up your beloved grandparents for a PTA membership?!

With your support, we will have a voice for each child, and make SBMS even better! Membership is $8, but the gift you give the students, staff and community is priceless!

Click here: https://ch2v-1212.memberhub.com/store?limit=21&live=true

What is happening this week?

Monday 9/11

Tuesday 9/12

FB vs CHMS, 7th home, 8th away

Summer 2025 Travel info session - 7pm

Wednesday 9/13

Thursday 9/14

9/14 Fall individual pictures

9/14 VB vs ORMS, 7th away, 8th home

Friday 9/15

Saturday 9/16

9/16 VB vs CHMS, 7th home, 8th away

9/16 XC at Mustang Invitational


9/18 PTA General Meeting 5pm

9/18 Open House, 6pm

9/19 FB vs NBMS, 7th home at SVHS, 8th away

9/21 VB vs CMS, 7th away, 8th home

9/22 Go Gold Day

9/23 XC at Boerne Invitational

9/26 FB vs MVMS, 7th away, 8th home

9/27 VB vs MVMS, 7th home, 8th away

9/30 XC at Marble Falls Invitational

10/3 FB vs AHJH, 7th away, 8th home

10/4 8th grade -- PSAT

10/5 VB vs PRMS, 7th away, 8th home

10/7 XC at GVAC district meet

10/9 Student holiday/Staff development

10/10 Choir concert, 6pm

10/11 FB vs CMS, 7th home, 8th away

10/12 VB vs AHJH, 7th away, 8th home

10/14 VB district tournament at DHS


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