SMS Weekly Update 12/14-12/18

“One school, One voice, One family ~ All Together”

Mission, Vision, Core Values & Smart Goals

SMS Vision Statement:

“Sedgefield will be a premier middle school that produces globally competitive leaders.”

SMS Mission Statement:

“Our Sedgefield faculty is committed to providing rigorous and relevant instruction in a safe and personalized learning environment.”

SMS Core Values:







2015-2016 EOG GOALS

40% 4/5 - ELA

35% 4/5 – MATH

55% 4/5 –SCI.

Weekly Meetings

Monday- Data Meetings (during planning periods)

Tuesday- Department Planning Meetings

Wednesday- Monthly Celebrations & Department Meetings (7:45-8:30)

Grade Level Meetings (as determined by GLA)

Thur. & Fri- 1 on 1 Check-ins with facilitators or GLA) Personal planning time

Quick Note From Principal Turner

Good evening SMS Family,

It's the last week before break and you have done an amazing job. Our scholars are truly fortunate to be under your instruction and your leadership. As we finish this week, I encourage all of us to finish this week with relevant and engaging instruction that pushes our scholars to achieve more. Many of our scholars met and exceeded their MAP growth goals based on the reports that I viewed this week. Stop for a moment and imagine if our scholars had growth goals based on our core values of integrity, safety, education, accountability, leadership, grit and responsibility. Many of our scholars would have met and exceeded their "core value" goals as well. I'm encouraged by the progress that I see in our scholars and the desire that many of our scholars have to be the best that they can be.

Let's take advantage of every learning opportunity that presents itself this upcoming week and to steal a sports adage, "let's leave it all on the court" this week on behalf of our scholars and on behalf of the campus culture that we are building each day.

Press onward Spartans!!!

Winter Band & Chorus Concert

The SMS Band and Chorus program cordially invite you to their annual family & friends winter concert, Tuesday, December 15th at 6:30 pm in the cafeteria. The concert will feature our school's concert band, beginning band, chorus, student small ensembles and special guest performers.
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Sedgefield Staff Ugly Sweater Holiday Party

When: Friday, December 18th from 5-8pm
Where: Howl at the Moon @ The Epicentre Rooftop: 210 E. Trade St.
How Much: $10.00 will go towards pizza, appetizers. Cash bar will apply after tickets are used. $5.00 if you are a social committee member.
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Scholars of the Month & Most Improved Scholars

Our scholars who were selected as our December Scholars of the Month and our Most Improved Scholars will receive a special lunch on Wednesday in the Facilitator's Suite at 11:30. A follow-up announcement will be made on Wednesday morning reminding teachers and faculty members about the lunch for our young leaders who have modeled our core values this month.

SMS Scholar Speaks at CMS Board Meeting

8th grade scholar, DeAngelo Gladden spoke about "Caring" at Tuesday's CMS Board Meeting. DeAngelo did a phenomenal job on his presentation and represented our SMS family well.

Way to go DeAngelo!!!
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Lesson plan update for the week of Jan.4-8

Lesson plans for the week after the holiday break will not be due until Monday January 4th. Lesson plans do not need to be submitted this Thursday by 5:00.
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Huge Success for our inaugural Hour of Code!!

Friday's "Hour of Code" was a huge success among our scholars and our teachers. This was the first of many opportunities our scholars will have this year to explore computer programming and coding. Thank you to Mr. Mervin & Ms. Flash for your leadership with this initiative.

Girls & Boys Basketball This Week

This week our boys and girls basketball teams and our cheerleaders are back in action. On Monday we have an away game versus MLK and on Thursday we have a home game versus Cochrane. Our girls will play first and the start time is 5:00pm. Come on out and show your support of our talented scholar athletes this week.

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PD Corner

Below is an informative link from the Teaching Channel regarding opportunities for Winter PD.