SMS Scoop

November 21, 2022

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Gratitude Gazette Continues Through November 22

We are wrapping up the Gratitude Gazette this week.

If you would like to share your gratitude for SMS folks, here are the groups that we're highlighting this week:

Monday, November 21st - custodians

Tuesday, November 22nd - secretaries and admin

Recipients will receive their messages at the end of each day. This was a super positive experience last year, so all SMS students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to participate.

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No School on November 23-25

Scott 2 schools will be closed on Wednesday, November 23rd through Friday, November 25th.

We hope you enjoy some time with family/friends over this Thanksgiving break.

If you need lunch on Thanksgiving day, the Jennings Township Volunteer Fire Department is providing a free meal from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Booths for 8th Grade Career Fair

Several community volunteers visited SMS on Wednesday, November 16th to share information about their business/organization and to answer students' questions about their career field.

We appreciate everyone's willingness to help our students.

Presentations during the 8th Grade Career Fair

The SMS guidance department scheduled presentations to highlight the four pathway options that students will have next year at Scottsburg HS.

A representative from Hanover College came to talk to students about the steps that they need to take in order to prepare for college.

A new local business owner came to talk to students about the process of opening their own business.

A retired Air Force veteran came to talk to students about potential military careers.

Two representatives from Prosser also came to talk to students about their programs which can help students be prepared to go directly into the workforce.

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Spell Bowl Team Qualified for State

The SMS spell bowl team competed in the regional competition at Silver Creek on Wednesday, November 2nd. They earned a high enough score to qualify for the state competition.

On Saturday, November 12th they traveled to Purdue University for the state competition.

Congratulations to the team and their coach, Ms. Shuler.

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Winter Sports Season

The basketball and cheerleading season has started.

Wrestling practice starts the week after Thanksgiving break.

Eventlink is the platform that we use to communicate with parents/family members regarding practices and events.

Any questions please call Scottsburg MS and press option 2 for Athletics.

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Snack Line during Lunches

The SMS Snack Line is scheduled to be open during lunches.

Items offered range from $0.50 to $1.50.

Bottled Juice $1.50

Canned Drinks $1.50

Cereal Pouch $1.00

Chips/rice krispies $1.00

Cookies/granola bars $0.75

Fruit rollups $0.50

Fruit Snacks $0.75

Gold fish/animal crackers $0.60

Ice Cream $1.50

Students must have money in their account and must be wearing their badge/lanyard in order to purchase items from the snack line.

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Reminders for Walkers

SMS students who walk to and from school:

Please be careful when crossing the streets, utilize sidewalks and crosswalks when available, and follow the street crossing signs.

Also, be sure that you are a positive representative of SMS when you are in the community.

Also, as Officer Nicholson reminded you during his classroom visits, be sure that you are aware of your surroundings, including traffic, at all times.

Student Handbook Update

The Scottsburg MS student handbook contains some significant updates for the 2022-2023 school year. The most significant changes took place in the discipline section.

Here are the highlights of three changes that will impact the largest number of students:

  • Cell phones are still not allowed to be used during the school day here at SMS. Phones are expected to be turned off and stored in lockers. Students who are carrying a cell phone or using a cell phone during the school day are in violation. The consequences for each situation are outlined in the handbook.

  • Second is illegal substances. This year students who have illegal substances and/or paraphernalia (most common examples are vapes, cigarettes, or alcohol) will be recommended for expulsion on the first offense.

  • In an attempt to be more aligned with the high school discipline policy, we will be following a progressive discipline approach. This means that when a student commits the same offense multiple times, the discipline will get progressively more serious. Each example is outlined in the doc that is provided by clicking on the picture above or via the link below.

SMS Student Handbook

We encourage you to read the handbook with your child(ren) and to contact us with any questions you may have.

We are looking forward to working with our students and their parents throughout the upcoming school year.

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Cafeteria Information

Check out this link for breakfast and lunch menus:

Like many schools, we occasionally experience some supply/distribution delays. We will follow the posted menus when possible, but will have to make adjustments at times.