Red Storm Forecast

Stonybrook Middle School January 2019

Message from Mr. Day

Hello Stonybrook Middle School Families!

I hope this version of the Red Storm Forecast finds you having a healthy and rested start to the beginning of the new year! With the many demands of the holidays, the two week break can seem to move faster than other breaks!

As students prepare for and settle back into the daily routine of being an SMS scholar, I want to share some general reminders that will help support their readiness for each day and to maintain model attendance. Our goal for every student this year is to achieve 96% or better attendance as this data point has proven out to be a critical indicator that impacts student academic achievement. Currently we have about 60% of our students at this goal, but with a focus on great attendance for semester 2, many more students can still achieve this!

Please ensure that you continue to support your child's education by teaching them healthy behaviors that include personal hygiene that fights illness, ample uninterrupted sleep, hydration, healthy food choices, minimize screen time and social media use, and providing them a quiet, structured area to do their studies. Reading on a daily basis is also critical to their development as well as having your child be an active part of their school beyond the standard day.

Children this age also benefit from having a documented daily routine that helps keep them focused and balanced to ensure they have time to be a child and time to focus on their educational growth by including weekly or biweekly goals for them to obtain.

We look forward to a successful start of the semester!

Go Red Storm!

Mr. Nathan Day

Library Books

All library books are due back to the MediaPlex. If your child has one at home, in his/her backpack, etc., please remind him/her to return.

Red Storm Athletics

Keep up with all things athletics by visiting Mr. Cummings, Athletics Director.

Red Storm Athletics Newsletter

November's Perfect Attendance

Congratulations to our Perfect Attendance Scholars for the month of November! Good job! Keep it up!
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November "AttenDANCE"

Students with perfect attendance for the month of November were awarded with a dance, live DJ and snacks! What a great time!!

2019 Band Calendar Stonybrook Middle School

Thursday, January 31st: Band Solo Night. SMS Cafeteria

Saturday, February 2nd: ISSMA District Solo and Ensemble. New Pal Intermediate

Wednesday, February 27th: 8th Grade Dress Rehearsal 3-5pm. LGI

Thursday, February 28th: 8th Grade Concert 3:30pm. SMS LGI

March 8th or 9th: 8th Grade ISSMA Contest. TBD

Tuesday, April 23rd: Band FAF Rehearsal. WCHS Band Room

Thursday, April 25th: Band FAF Concert 7pm. WCHS PAC

Tuesday, May 21st: Band Dress Rehearsal 3-5pm. SMS LGI

Wednesday, May 22nd: Band Concert 7pm. SMS LGI

Pep Band Games

Boys Basketball:

Wednesday, January 9th vs. Creston

Tuesday, January 15th vs. Chapel Hill

Girls Basketball:

Tuesday, January 29th vs. New Augusta

Wednesday, February 6th vs. Franklin East

Thursday, February 14th vs. Creston

Sonny Day Community Center

The Warren Township Council of PTSs runs this pantry that provides food, toiletries, cleaning products, school supplies and gently used clothing to families of Warren Township students.

Parents/guardians need to get a signed letter from the school to go to Sonny Day. Please contact Mrs. Nicholson, school counselor, at 317-532-8800 ext. 8811.

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2019 Annual Legislative Forum

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Healthy Celebration Ideas

While we love to celebrate, please remember there is a "no birthday treats" guideline. To access fun and helpful resources for healthy celebration ideas, please visit: #wellnesswarriors #WEaretheKey

Pre-Order Your 2018-2019 Yearbook today

Yearbooks are on Sale Now! You may order your 2018-19 Yearbook School ID Code: 12577919 Or pick up an order form from the Main Office.

Rose Hulman Extends Tutoring Support

Rose-Hulman’s AskRose Homework Help is excited to announce that earlier hours are now available!

They are offering Tutoring by Appointment from 3:30p.m. – 5:10 p.m., Mondays – Thursdays. Students can sign up for a 20-minute appointment with a tutor by visiting our web site and completing a simple form, including their phone number, so that a tutor can call them. The appointment times will be given out on a “first come, first served” basis.
The direct link is To navigate, from the top menu click on “Student Resources,” and it will show a dropdown menu that has appointments on it. Students can reserve 1 appointment at a time.

And, of course, students may also still call, chat, or email to get math and science homework help Monday-Thursday, 7p.m. – 10p.m. by contacting 877-AskRose or

Tyler Parent Portal

Want to stay in touch with your child's grades? Our Tyler Parent Portal is a great resource for exactly that. You can see your child's attendance data, grades, and discipline information as well as contact your child's teachers from this portal. Should you have any questions please ask a teacher or the front office and we are happy to help! Information is updated weekly to ensure you can have any needed conversations with your child, teachers, or other school staff.

Clinic News

This time of the year the school and home environment are havens for coughs, colds and upset tummies. To reduce the risk of spreading these illnesses’ staff and parents should encourage the students to wash their hands frequently.

The most important times are:- after going to the toilet. Before, during and after preparing food. Before eating food, after coughing, sneezing and blowing noses and after touching animals.

SMS Refrigerator Information

11300 Stonybrook Dr. Indianapolis, IN 46229

PH: 317-532-8800

FAX: 317-532-8899

ATTENDANCE LINE: 317-532-8800 EXT. 1

SCHOOL NURSE: 317-532-8806

SCHOOL HOURS: 7:30 AM - 2:50 PM

TRANSPORTATION: 317-532-2820

DISTRICT OFFICE: 317-869-4300

Principal: Mr. Nathan Day PH: 317-532-8804


Assistant Principal: Ms. Becky True PH: 317-532-8805


Dean: Mrs. Bianca Rivers PH:317-532-8808


Counselor: Mrs. Melissa Nicholson PH: 317-532-8800 X8811


Athletic Director: Mr. Jeff Cummings PH: 317-532-8826


Dates to Remember:

Jan. 7th: School Reconvenes

Jan. 21st: Martin Luther King Day- No School

Feb. 6th: Late Start- 8:30 AM

Feb. 18th: President's Day - No School