Weekly Warrior for Families

November 10, 2023

Chorus Concert

  • JSMS Chorus will present a tribute to our Veterans and Heroes on Friday, November 10th at 6pm in the Sevier Auditorium.
  • All students/families/community members are invited.
  • Chorus students performing need to arrive to JSMS at 5pm
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Games Club

Dungeons and Dragons Club has been moved to Thursday, and will happen in place of regular Games Club. No D&D Club on Monday.

8th grade Washington DC trip

The 2nd Payment for the DC trip is due Thursday, November 16. That payment is $200. Students can bring that payment in early to either Mr. Moore or Mrs. Bingham.

Food Drive

The John Sevier Student Ambassadors and the Dance Team are teaming up to host a food drive! Students are encouraged to bring canned food for the Kingsport Family Resource Center. Specific items requested are: ravioli, spaghettios (and other canned pasta), Pringles/Lays Stax, Ramen noodles, and powder drink mixes that can be mixed with water.

Collection will begin on Monday, November 7th and go through Tuesday, November 28th. Items should be brought into your homeroom teacher. The homeroom with the MOST items will have the choice to dance with the dance team at the next pep rally!

Questions? Please reach out to Ms. Bingham or Ms. McMurray

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Order your yearbook

David Flanary here, adviser of Sevier Middle School’s journalism program. I wanted to reach out to you with some information about the 2023-2024 yearbook.

This time, we are partnering with Jostens to produce a 100-page, full-color, hardback yearbook to celebrate the memories students will make. Yearbooks will cost $30.00; customizing the yearbook with a student's name will cost an additional $8.00.

Every year, we have a large number of students who miss the opportunity to purchase a yearbook because they simply forget to place a pre-order. Ordering early is the best way to secure a copy of the yearbook.

If you’d like to secure your copy of the yearbook, please click here to purchase online.

If you have any questions about this year’s Sevier yearbook, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at dflanary@k12k.com

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Come join us! Our next meeting will be Monday November 13, 2:45-4 in the library. These meetings typically occur every other week.

Permission form must be on file. Please see Mrs. Williamson in the Library for a form.

Interested in Golf?

Any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade boy or girl interested in playing on the Sevier golf team in the spring, that did not attend the informational meeting please see Mr. Fissel (Room 233) for information about the upcoming season.

Lost & Found

We have lots of items (sweatshirts, hoodies, water bottles, lunch bags) in the lost & found that is located outside of the cafeteria entrance (in the atrium). See photos below. Be sure to go by there and look for items that may be yours. Items remaining will be donated.

Parents, please encourage your child to go by this area and claim items that belong to them. Also, have your child write his/her name on water bottles, lunch bags, jackets, etc.

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Interested in playing football next school year?

Anyone that plans on playing football next year for John Sevier or Dobyns Bennett (DB) would be greatly benefitted by participating in the weight lifting program for middle school athletes that is held at DB. Weight lifting sessions are offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:15 - 4:15pm. There is a bus that takes them over to DB after school (a bus pass is needed). Parents are responsible to pickup at 4:15. If you are planning to play football and are not involved in a winter sport/practice, it is strongly encouraged to attend.

Fri-yay snacks

Fridays couldn't be sweeter thanks to the FRI-YAY snack cart. PTO will be set up during activity period (when students walk the track) selling a snack on Fridays during the school year. Your student can buy a pre-packaged treat for $2.00. The plan is for our snacks to change monthly depending on the feedback we get from the students. The snack cart is cash only!

Also, if you would like to help volunteer during these times, please use the sign up link below.

Fri-Yay: Fri-Yay snack days (signupgenius.com)

See additional PTO information below.

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Reminder as temperatures change...

Parents, Please talk to your kids about dressing in layers rather than resorting to the clothes closet for these needs. We try to utilize the clothes closet for a true need (dress code, spills, clothing need, etc). Remind your child to bring a light jacket/hoodie to keep in their backpack, as needed. Again, we try to utilize our jacket/hoodie supply for true needs.

Thank you for your support in this matter!

7th Grade Trips

7th grade will be taking a field trip to Dollywood in December. The cost of the trip is $55. This includes the cost of the bus, admission to the park, and a food voucher. If your child already has a Dollywood season pass, the trip will cost just $5. This will cover the cost of the school bus, but will not include the food voucher. Money was collected the week of October 16-20. If you have any questions, please contact your child's homeroom teacher.

7th grade will be taking trips in December and May. Students received a form outlining the behavior requirements for these trips. Students are required to return these forms, signed by a parent or guardian, to their homeroom teacher. All forms were due by August 31. If you missed this deadline, please reach out to one of their 7th grade teachers.

Water bottle filling stations

We are blessed to have several water bottle filling stations located throughout the school. It is encouraged for students to bring a water bottle with them to stay hydrated. Also, this helps students from missing class time if they have water with them rather than making trips to the water fountain.

Prayer Warriors

Prayer Warriors will meet on the below scheduled Wednesday's at 7:15AM in the library. Participants must have a completed permission form prior to attending. They can pick a permission form up from the office.

On the alternate Wednesday's, Wyldlife will be held in the library starting at 7:15AM. Please join us for that as well.

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Weightlifting Opportunity for Middle School

Middle School Weight Lifting will be offered from 3:15-4:15 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the DB Weight Room. Students can ride the bus from Sevier to D-B if needed. Training will occur in the second floor weight room of the Alumni Field House. Parents will need to arrive for pick up from DB by 4:10pm. Open to any KCS middle school student with a physical and KCS medical packet on file. Students do not need to be involved in a sport to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Luethke dluethke@k12k.com or Zack Fleming zfleming@k12k.com

A note from our PTO

Hello Warrior Families!

Thank you to everyone who pre-ordered their Tribe Classic shirts and snack bags! There is a possibility there will be a few extra shirts and snack bags, we will keep you posted!

Fri-Yay Snacks has been such a success and we appreciate everyone who has volunteered so far! We will post December and January’s sign up soon so please be on the lookout for that, your help is greatly needed and appreciated!

The PTO is helping to raise funds for the 7th grade trips and especially the 8th grade Washington DC trip for students who are not financially able to go otherwise. If you would like to help with this, you can donate in the link below. Any amount will help!


As always, thank you for your continued support! Go Warriors!!

Reminder for families that pick-up at or near the Renaissance Center

Thank you for partnering with us on this matter. #ItTakesaVillage

Please remember that this is a center for the Seniors in our community. We ask that you are mindful about parking in their lot and/or blocking entrances/exits in and out of their parking areas. They have vans that transport the Seniors, Seniors that drive, as well as staff.

Also, if your child waits for you in this area, they need to know they are not to enter the building - please try to be prompt in picking them up. They also do not need to sit on the steps leading into the entranceway. This can create tripping hazards for the Seniors trying to enter/exit the building. Thank you for your support in this matter. We will be reminding students that are in this area after school about the expectations.

YMCA Afterschool Program

If you are interested in learning more about this program please contact:

Katie Hagood

Senior Director of School Age Childcare




General Information

  • Please keep your contact information updated. This can be done through your Aspen Parent Portal or by contacting LeAnn Franklin 378-2435 in the counseling office. It's vitally important that we have current contact phone numbers and a correct address for each student. If your email changes be sure to let us know that as well.

  • You MUST present an ID when visiting Sevier or checking out your student.

  • Please try to have after school arrangements communicated with your child prior to them arriving to school.

  • Students attending sporting events need to remain with their guardian. Students that are dropped off without an adult with them will not be allowed to enter the sporting event.

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Canvas Parent Information

Please click here for detailed parent information. You can also refer to the flyer below.

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KCS Middle School Cell Phone Policy

Students’ cell phones and other electronic devices are to be turned off and not visible upon a student’s arrival to school (upon entering the building) until the end of the student’s school day. Students must store their cell phones and other electronic devices in their backpacks (exceptions may be granted for medical or other extraordinary circumstances as determined by the building principal or designee). Cell phones may be confiscated if this rule is violated. When confiscated from students, parents will be asked to retrieve the cell phone from the school administration.

  • 1st offense - The item will be confiscated and kept at the school for a minimum of five (5) consecutive school days. To retrieve the confiscated item, a parent or guardian must contact the appropriate administrator.

  • 2nd offense - When a student has a second offense during the current semester, the item will be confiscated for a minimum of ten (10) school days. A parent or guardian must retrieve the confiscated item from the front office.

  • 3rd offense - When a student has a third offense during the current semester, the item may be confiscated for the remainder of the school year. A parent or guardian may retrieve the confiscated item at the end of the school day on the last day of the school year.

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November 13-17, 2023

Monday, November 13

  • JrROTC will meet in the Library until 4
  • Boys Basketball Game vs. TN. Middle at TN. Middle (JV-4:30, V-5:30)
  • Girls Basketball Game Vs. TN. Middle at Sevier (JV-4:30, V-5:30)

Tuesday, November 14

  • Prayer Warriors Wednesday at 7:15 am in the library. Special Guest Carson McMurray

  • Middle School Weight Lifting 3:10-4:10 at the DB Weight Room. Students can ride the bus from Sevier to D-B if needed. Open to anyone with a physical on file. If you have any questions, see Coach Luethke.

  • First Baptist Church Tutoring

  • Wrestling match at Church Hill

  • Robotic Club in the Library until 5

  • Lady Warrior Basketball Practice 3-5

Wednesday, November 15

  • There will be a Sequoyah Scribe staff meeting on Wednesday from 2:50 to 3:30 in the auditorium. All staff members are required to attend. The editors will meet until 5:00 p.m.
  • Afterschool Orchestra Tutoring with DB Mentors from 3:00-4:00 pm in the Orchestra Room.
  • Wrestling Practice 3-5
  • Lady Warrior Basketball Practice 3-5

Thursday, November 16

  • The 2nd Payment for the DC trip is due. That payment is $200. Students can bring that payment in early to either Mr. Moore or Mrs. Bingham.
  • Robotic Club in the Library until 5

  • Boys Basketball Game vs. T.A. Dugger at Sevier (JV-5, V-6)

  • Lady Warriors Basketball Game vs. T.A. Dugger at T.A. Dugger (JV-5, V-6)

Friday, November 17

  • Lady Warrior Basketball Practice 3-5

  • Fall Band Party 6-8

General Information

  • Thanksgiving Break November 22-24. Return to school November 27.

  • Tribe Classic December 1 ~ more details to come

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