Sartartia Middle School 11.29.20
We are thankful for our entire Sartartia Family and hope that each of you had a happy, restful and safe Thanksgiving. We want to give a big shout out to our PTO and all of the parents that donated pies for our staff. Our teachers and staff were so excited to pick out a delicious pie that they could take home and share with their families. Thank you!
We look forward to welcoming everyone back from the break as we continue engaging our students in learning these last three weeks of the fall semester. As we return this week, here are a few quick reminders:
- All students should continue to complete the Skyward Wellness Screener daily
- Please be sure to send your child with a refillable water bottle to school each day. As we continue to follow all health & safety protocols, our water fountains are not useable but we have water bottle fillers available throughout the school
- Please be sure to review the FBISD's Updated 2020-2021 Instructional Calendar below
- Our schedule for the week of December 15-18
With Jag Pride,
Sartartia Middle School
PSAT Testing (8th Grade Only)
Football Game @ Clements High School--7th @ 5:15pm--8th @ 6:30pm
Matchbook Meeting @ 4:30pm
Volleyball vs. First Colony at SMS @ 5:15 pm
FBISD Coding Camp (see info below to register)
All-Region Band Students
Congratulations to our Sartartia Wind Ensemble members who competed in the All-Region Band Auditions for Texas Music Educator’s Association Region 13 VIRTUALLY for the first time. Results are in, and Mrs. Amos and Mr. Slusser are so proud to announce that the following members of the Jaguar Band have been selected as one of the members of the two All-Region organizations. Congratulations to these wonderful students for their outstanding accomplishments during this difficult time! We are so proud of your efforts!
Kyle L., flute, Concert Band, 3rd chair
Emma X., flute, Concert Band, 8th chair
Arya W., clarinet, Concert Band, 4th chair
Falisha R., clarinet, Concert Band, 9th chair
Kyle C., tenor saxophone, Concert Band, 2nd chair
Eva G., trumpet, Symphonic Band, 9th chair
Shloak M., trumpet, Concert Band, 3rd chair
Bryan W., trumpet, Concert Band, 9th chair
Claire N., French horn, Concert Band, 3rd chair
Serene T., French horn, Concert Band, 6th chair
Kyle L., trombone, Concert Band 6th chair
Anthony G., trombone, Concert Band, 7th chair
Kevin A., euphonium, Concert Band 1st chair
Lucio L., euphonium, Concert Band 3rd chair
Krithik K., percussion, Symphonic Band 2nd chair
Anthony R., percussion, Concert Band 3rd chair
Lyndsey G., percussion, Concert Band 4th chair
Natalie M., percussion, Concert Band, 5th chair
PTO Cash Drive
As you know the school is under construction. We need your help to bring a few blank walls to life. Your donations will help cover the cost of a new mural being painted in the big gym. Additionally, the curved wall by the counseling office is being covered with a printed mural that will motivate and inspire the students. We kindly ask for a monetary donation to the SMS PTO Cash Jag Drive. This is the only cash fundraiser drive for our PTO for the school year. Our annual goal is $25,000 and by donating $25/student we can definitely reach that goal! Please consider donating. Thank you to those who have already donated. Donate online or download the form to donate in person or by mail.
FBISD Coding Camp
Coding Camp is a virtual event open to FBISD students in grades K-8 and designed to help students to build creatively, reason systematically and apply computational thinking skills while learning how to code. This year the event will be held virtually with students using Teams, Schoology, and coding programs such as Scratch to practice coding skills. There will be workshops for all levels of users that allow students to either learn the basics of coding or go more in-depth with topics such as the creation of games and animations. Click here for more information and to register for Coding Camp.
Sugar Land Holiday Lights
Updated 2020-2021 Calendar
Go to the Library Schoology Course for great virtual library programming!
The next curbside library book pick-up days for virtual students: Tuesday 12/8 from 12:30-1:30 and Thursday 12/10 from 2:30-3:30. You can pick your student’s books up either day.
Matchbook Meeting 12/2 @ 4:30pm
The next Matchbook meeting will be Wednesday, 12/2 at 4:30. Students can join with the link below:
Connecting to BYOD Network
Parent Support: Saving Student Work
As Fort Bend ISD students have increased their use of digital platforms, it has become increasingly important that students save and back up their work as a best practice. This best practice is critical to avoid data loss in instances of student schedule changes. The District recommends two methods for students to save and back-up their work: Schoology Portfolios and Microsoft OneDrive.
- Schoology Portfolios can be used as digital storage to save student work or showcase achievements and reflect on what they learn. The table below explains how to create the Schoology Student Portfolio and utilize this feature to save student work.
- Microsoft OneDrive is a cloud-based storage solution that is more secure and accessible than using device storage or flash drive storage. Even if something were to happen to the device, the personal files and folders would still be on OneDrive.
The attached document provides information on how to use the Schoology Portfolio and Microsoft OneDrive to save student work.
Technology Resource Help
The Customer Service Center (281-634-1300) and Student Support Call Center’s (281-634-0826) current support hours are from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm Monday – Friday, closed on scheduled holidays.
The Technology Resource page on https://www.fortbendisd.com/Page/124794 is available for parents/students to obtain help related to technology. There is helpful information on hot topics like passwords, 1Link, Microsoft Teams etc. You will also find the “Technology Status” section where we post the latest status of technology issues we are aware of.
PTO Corporate Sponsorships
Do you own a business or know someone who does? Would you like to get your business name out in the community? The SMS PTO is looking for business sponsors for the 2020-2021 school year. There are several different sponsorship levels. If you or someone you know would be interested, please click here for more information. Questions? Contact Nina at firstname.lastname@example.org
SMS Teacher Shout Outs
Click here for the latest updates on everything you need to know for the 2020-2021 school year
Assistant Principals & Counselors
Paul Wells-Assistant Principal
Courtney Border-Assistant Principal
Dr. Sunday Johnson-Associate Principal
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