Sweetwater Junior High School

September Newsletter

New and Noteworthy With Mrs. Nile

Can you believe we have already completed one month of school? It has been a great start with lots of positives happening at SJHS. If you have not signed up for the school remind, please reach out to the office to get that code. Want to keep up with your child's grades? Teachers update ParentVue every Thursday evening with grades; therefore, progress reports and grade cards should not be a surprise. We know Middle School students don't want you "in their business" but WE DO!! Reach out to your child's teachers about your child's progress, behaviors, and work ethic if you have any questions. Please know you are welcome here at SJHS at any time.

SJHS Strives To Be Peanut-Free.

Please be considerate of those who may be allergic when packing snacks and lunches for your child.

Coming Up

Important Announcements:

  • Please pay the $30 chromebook fee for your child AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!
  • If you have not joined Remind for each of your child's classes, please let the teacher know As Soon As Possible! There will be lots of important information going out through Remind.

Important Dates
  • September 2nd- No School

  • September 5th- No School

  • September 9th- Progress Reports Go Home

  • September 12th- Rachel's Challenge

  • September 13th- Am and Pm tutoring starts

  • September 13-14 Mental Health 101

  • September 19-22- Spirit Week

  • September 22- Tailgate Party

  • September 26th- School pictures

7th Grade News





8th Grade News





  • After our Early Colonization Exam on 8/25, we will begin focusing on identifying and locating the 13 Colonies and gaining a deeper sense of colonial life, including slavery in the colonies, the First Great Awakening, the beginning of the story of Tennessee, the French and Indian War, and the rise of famous Americans within the colonies.
  • Check your child's calendar for our daily lessons and ask about their vocabulary words.
  • Standards: https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/education/standards/ss/Social_Studies_Standards.pdf

Counselor's Corner With Mrs. T. Hickey

Hello SJHS Parents! We are very excited to announce our Rachel's Challenge event will be on Monday September 12th. If you are not familiar with the organization Rachel's Challenge, I encourage you to check out the website below! Rachel's Challenge addressed the root causes of school violence, bullying, prejudice, and self-harm through social-emotional learning programs that build connection, hope, and resilience. Our 7th and 8th grade students will get to participate in our assembly on Monday September 12th.

To find out more information please visit the following website: https://rachelschallenge.org/

Builders Club Is Starting Back!

Builders Club will meet in Dr. Prater’s room from 3:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on September 22. Stop by if interested and get the details.

Beginning on September 15, STEAM activities will take place on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Thursday of each month in Dr. Prater’s STEAM room. Come join the fun with Club - BUILD THIS! The first meeting will be September 15 from 3:15 to 4:00 p.m.

Students must have good behavior to participate. They must also have dependable rides home by 4 p.m.

Spirit Week: September 19-22

Dress Up Days:

  • 9/19- "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" (Color Wars! Wear the appropriate color to represent your homeroom! Listed below.)
  • 9/20- "Oh The Places You Will Go" (College Wear or Future Career)
  • 9/21- "Time To Play" (Represent your favorite video game or favorite college athlete)
  • 9/22- "Our House Day" (Wear Blue and Gold to support the Junior Cats!)

Information for Tailgate:

  • There will be concessions sold at our Tailgate Party. Students will need money to purchase snacks.

Color Wars- Homeroom Colors:

  • Mrs. Tallent: Orange
  • Mrs. Scammel: Tie-Dye
  • Mrs. Cox: Purple
  • Mrs. Miller: Green
  • Coach Barber: Black
  • Mrs. Bivens: Blue
  • Coach Gross: Red
  • Mr. Hayes: Brown
  • Ms. C. Hickey: Pink
  • Mr. Henry: Gray
  • Ms. Von Kaenal: White
  • Mrs. Walker: Yellow

Big picture

2022 Softball Schedule

  • Aug 31st Vonore Away 6:00
  • Sept 1st Athens Home 6:00
  • Sept 6th McMinn Central Away 6:00
  • Sept 8th Tellico Away 6:00
  • Sept 13th Spring City Home 6:00
  • Sept 15th Loudon Home 6:00
  • Sept 19th Athens Away 6:00
  • Sept 20th Chilhowee Home 6:00
  • Sept 22nd McMinn Central Home 6:00
  • Sept 23rd-30th District Tournament TBA

2022 Girls Soccer Schedule

  • August 30- CAK (Home) 6:00
  • September 6- Ft. Loudon (Home) 5:30
  • September 9- Concord (Away) 5:30
  • September 15- Lenoir City (Away) 5:30
  • September 19- Concord (Home) 6:00
  • September 20- CAK (Away) 6:00
  • September 26- North Middle (Away) 5:30
  • October 3- Lenoir City (Home) 5:30
  • October 20 and 22- Postseason Semifinals and Finals