SSMS Weekly Update


School Photos & Yearbook Announcements

Did your student miss School Photo Days this week? Don’t worry, there will be a makeup day on Tuesday, Oct. 26. Also, if your student took a photo, but you did not get a chance to purchase those photos, you can still visit to order!

In addition, please take a moment to support our yearbook staff by ordering a yearbook! The special $45 pre-order price ends on Nov. 30. After that, the price increases to $55. You can also buy parent ads until the end of this semester. Visit for links to everything yearbook!

Recycle Your Textiles to Support SSMS

Do you have old clothing, shoes, and textiles that you'd prefer to recycle and keep out of our landfill? Please do not throw them away! Place your items in a tied, plastic bag and deposit your donation in the green Clothes Bin recycling bin in the SSES/SSMS front parking lot. Every pound of recycled items supports SSMS NJHS!
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Calling all Tigers Dads

We are looking for Dads – would you like to help out this school year? SSMS needs you, your eyes and your ears and our kids need your presence. It’s important to take the time to SEE and to BE SEEN on campus. Tiger Dads are important positive male role models who volunteer and provide assistance during one or all lunch periods. We would love your help to enhance our campus and inspire students.

Tiger Dads are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, or other father figures and are invited to collaborate, build, empower, create, teach, learn, and have fun with our students.

There are some opportunities to participate in - Get involved and become a Tiger Dad today! Please email with any questions or to express your interest, sign ups are getting started now!
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The SSMS News Team is Back!

We are working diligently to get back online and produce our LIVE news show. This week's installment Who We Are was sent out yesterday toward the end of WIN time. Please show the video on Monday next week and we will do our best to be live on Thursday.

If you have feedback about the news please email

PTA Announcements

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 ( Please email with any questions.

Tiger Spirit Wear

Be sure to check out our new {amazing, custom designed} TIGER SPIRIT WEAR! Below is a link to order from the first two designs, shipped directly to your house! New designs will be released in pairs in the upcoming months! Don’t miss out on this first round.

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Friday Night Football

Are you planning to attend a Friday night home game? In order to make Friday home games a little more efficient, we would love for all of our middle school students to sit in the designated sections shown on the graphic below.
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Dan Diehl, Principal

Sycamore Springs Middle School

Events of the Week

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

Upcoming Events

9/20 - 7th Football vs West Ridge (@ Westlake HS) 5PM

9/21 - 8th Football vs West Ridge (@ SSMS) 5PM

9/22 - XC Meet (@ West Ridge MS) 5PM

9/22 - NJHS Monthly Meeting (8AM and 4:15PM)

9/23 - Volleyball vs West Ridge MS (@ West Ridge MS) 5:15PM

Staff Birthdays

Leila Abuzalaf - 9/14

Carmen Gonzalez - 9/15

Meghan Ballinger - 9/24

Dan Shane - 9/30