What's the BUZZ!

May 2022


Greetings Sanford Students and Families,

We are in the final stretch of the school year. We want to take a moment and recognize our Eighth Graders. We have spent 3 years together (1 year for Mrs. Benford) and it feels like yesterday when I (Mr. Sinclair) met you in 6th grade. I am extremely proud and blessed to have spent this time with you. You have grown tremendously over the years as individuals and as aspiring teenagers. We hope you remember your time at SMS as a very positive one and remember the impact you have had not only on this school but each other. Continue on the paths you have set forth and make us proud! Congratulations on your promotion to 9th Grade. We wish you the very best!

To our returning students, we have four weeks left this year. It is very important to take advantage of every opportunity you have to improve your grades and finish strong. This has been a tough year, but it is important to remember that academic success must always be at the forefront of your focus.

Lastly, we wish all of our students and families a happy and safe summer vacation. Enjoy your much needed break.

Fly, Hornets, Fly!

Mr. Sinclair and Mrs. Benford


April STAR Students of the Month

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A STAR student is: Safe, Work Toward Goals, Accountable, and Respectful.

You Deserve It!

8th Grade Open House @ BgHS

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News from 6th Grade

6th grade students use business skills to determine production costs and profit during 4H cookie mining activity with Mrs. Gina Nimmo.

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Lee County Special Olympics 22

Sanford Middle School participated in the Lee County Special Olympics on April 13th. Our students did an amazing job. Look at how much fun they had!!

Blue Tongue Tuesday

Ms. Donovan's students used Takis to explore the properties of matter. Students used their senses to observe, describe and then taste the properties of Takis.
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SMS Robotics

The SMS Robotics team will be competing in the Vex IQ Middle School World Championship in Dallas, TX from May 8-10. The event will be live streamed from the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center on Monday 5/9 and Tuesday 5/10. A link will be provided as soon as it is made public. Look for 10226A, the Baku Squad, in the Science Division to see our team.

Live Link: https://www.vexworlds.tv/#/viewer/?broadcast=tsdkntcxup9tcckfnwa1

NewBreed Jiu Jitsu Federation Championship

Sanford recognizes our students beyond the classroom and school-related events. Congratulations to Carter Brown for winning the Youth Division of the NewBreed Jiu Jitsu Federation tournament and bringing home GOLD!

May 2-6 Teacher Appreciation Week

Teachers change the lives of millions of children every day. Their immense work and impact move us beyond words. Let’s all shower teachers in appreciation and show them how much we care!

Our Sanford's educators play a pivotal role in our children’s lives, inspiring a lifelong love of learning and discovery, and making a difference in their well-being and long-term success.

While we often thank our teachers every day, it’s during Teacher Appreciation Week when we like to pause and really show our love for the teachers in our lives. We encourage you to tell your teacher how much you care…

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School Lunch Hero Day

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May 6, 2022

The first Friday in May is School Lunch Hero Day, dedicated to those men and women who make the cafeterias and the schools a better place to be! What was your favorite school lunch? Do you remember the smiling face who served it to you?


SMS Volleyball Tryouts

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AHSAA 5A Sectionals @ BgHS

5A Track Champions










Coach Mason Wilson

Coach Sabrina Milligan

Basketball Tryouts @ BgHS

For Rising 9th Graders

Beauregard High School

Varsity Girls

Basketball Tryouts

Date / Time:

Friday, May 13

Monday, May 16

Wednesday, May 18

3:15 pm – 5:30 pm

Location: HIVE & HORNET Gymnasium

Must Have an Updated Physical

Bring Your Own Water Bottle

Win Without Bragging, Lose Without Excuses

See Coach Watson to sign up

DragonFly Information

Click the link below to be redirected to a presentation on how to create a DragonFly account.

If you have questions, please contact Mr. Damian Sinclair, Principal and Athletic Director.


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Online: Add money to your child’s account, check their balance, and apply for free/reduced priced meals at www.paypams.com

Menu is subject to change due to Food Delivery/Availability

2022-2023 School Registration

Parents, it is time to register your child for the 2022-2023 school year. Please go to the Lee County Board of Education website:


  • Click “For Parents."
  • Look on the left-hand side of the page and click “Registration/Enrollment Forms and Information.”
  • Go to Returning Student and click the word “HERE”. Even if your child is going into the 5th grade, he or she is a returning student in the Lee County School System. Check your email for your child's Snap Code.
  • Log in to the account you created in the past.
  • On the Dashboard, select the 2022-2023 year and begin.

Each year, updating proofs of residency is required. We must have a current utility bill AND a current lease or mortgage statement. A 2021 Property Tax statement can be in place of a mortgage statement. A driver’s license is not an acceptable proof of residency.

If you and your family do not own or rent your home, but live with another homeowner, you will need to obtain an affidavit from the Lee County Board of Education. The affidavit forms are on this website on the same page as registration information.

To access the forms, click on the link below.

Sanford Middle School Affidavit Form

SMS Summer Programs Description

Registration is now closed!!

Sanford Middle School will be offering multiple summer programs for students entering grades 5-8. By the way, they are FREE!!! The programs will run June 6- June 30, 2022 from 7:45-12:00 noon. Transportation will be provided. Below are brief descriptions of each program and who are eligible to participate.

Summer Enrichment Program (5th-6th Grades):

The camp will run for four weeks for 5 days a week at Beauregard Elementary School. The theme is Jurassic Park. Lessons and activities will be designed around the theme and focused on the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics. Summer enrichment will be offered on a first come first served basis up to 25 students per grade.

Summer Learning Loss Program (7th-8th Grades): June 6-30, 2022

The learning loss program, for students currently in grades 7-8, will run for four weeks for 5 days a week at Beauregard High School. Students that failed the academic year will automatically be given the opportunity to complete the Summer Learning Loss Program, if their yearly average in the course (Math and/or English) needed to pass is at or above 45%. Students will also explore the areas of Fine Arts during the first two weeks of the program. Parents will be notified in April if their child is at risk of failing. Parents will have to sign and agree to the program expectations.

Please note that priority for the Summer Loss Program will be given to students who have performed unsatisfactory and did not meet the requirements for promotion during the 21-22 academic year. Those students and parents will be notified by mail. Once those slots have been filled, the registration will be opened to the general student population in grades seven and eight.

Fine Arts Camp (7th-8th Grades) June 6-17, 2022

Fine Arts Camp will be the first two weeks of June. Students will explore the areas of photography, band, chorus, and drama. Space in the Fine Arts Camp is limited to a first come first served basis. Parents will receive a letter of acceptance into the camp once the registration process is complete.

SMS Annual Continuous Improvement Plan 21-22

School improvement is the single most important business of the school in that it is a continuous process to ensure that ALL students are provided access, opportunity and support to achieve at high levels.

The Annual Continuous Improvement Plan (ACIP) identifies the academic and priority goals along with strategies for the school. School leadership and a team of teachers and stakeholders refine the CIP annually to define the school’s targeted work to raise achievement and prepare every student to graduate.

Please take a moment to review a summary of our ACIP for the 21-22 school year. Click the link below to be redirected to Sanford Middle School Website.


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May 2-6- Teacher Appreciation Week

May 6- Lunchroom Workers Appreciation Day

May 10- Lee County Board Meeting @ 6 pm

May 18-20- Semester Exams for Grades 7 & 8

May 19- Yearbook Signing Party 1 pm- 3 pm in the Cafeteria

May 20- 5th & 6th Grade PBIS Celebration

May 23- SMS Awards Day

5th/6th Grade @ 9 am- SMS Cafeteria

7th/ 8th Grade @ 1:30 pm- SMS Cafeteria

May 25- Last Day of School for Students/ Report Cards Issued

May 26- Teachers Last Day