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
November's Perfect Attendance
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
Wednesday, January 9th vs. Creston
Tuesday, January 15th vs. Chapel Hill
Tuesday, January 29th vs. New Augusta
Wednesday, February 6th vs. Franklin East
Thursday, February 14th vs. Creston
Sonny Day Community Center
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.
2019 Annual Legislative Forum
Pre-Order Your 2018-2019 Yearbook today
Yearbooks are on Sale Now! You may order your 2018-19 Yearbook online:ybpay.lifetouch.com 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 https://askrose.org/appointments/. 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 AskRose.org.
Tyler Parent Portal
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
ATTENDANCE LINE: 317-532-8800 EXT. 1
SCHOOL NURSE: 317-532-8806
SCHOOL HOURS: 7:30 AM - 2:50 PM
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