Weekly Warrior Update

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Word for the Warrior...

Hello Warrior Families,

I hope your families had a wonderful and relaxing holiday break!

We are so proud of all of the hard work and accomplishments of our students during the first semester!

*Sevier has a record number of students enrolled in honors classes this year and our students are working diligently as they master high expectations for learning!

*Sevier has also added Science Olympiad and Robotics to our after school offerings thanks to sponsors Paul Blair, Carolyn Russ, Jessie Crowe and Brad Fissel, along with the many students who have joined us for these opportunities this semester!

*Sevier On Stage performed Annie Jr in front of hundreds of adoring fans and we could not be more proud of our students!

*The JSMS Band, Orchestra and Chorus continue to astound us with their growth as musicians and their expertise in performance! They performed at countless concerts, parades, Junior Clinics and All-State competitions!

*The JSMS Cross Country Teams both placed at the State Championship! Warrior boys placed 2nd and Warrior Girls placed 3rd!

*The JSMS Football team won the City-Championship over RNR!

*Warrior Boys Basketball had a successful season full of hard work and lots of determination and school spirit! Wish our Warrior boys success as they compete in post season championship games in early January!

*Lady Warrior Basketball has been, and continues to be, a year of transition with a new coach and many first year players. We have competed well, and are earnestly working towards the opening round of the conference tournament against Robinson Middle School. We want to thank all of our fans for supporting us throughout the season.


*The 2017 Warrior Wrestling Team's season came to an end on December 23rd. The season was filled with big wins as well as some tough losses, but our young men represented themselves and Sevier well and "made the coaches proud!" Wrestlers spent countless hours practicing every day after school, long evening s at their matches and the wrestlers continued to improve each day! Sevier is proud of our Wrestling Team and we want to congratulate them on a successful season!

*JSMS Volleyball consisted of 24 hardworking young ladies who made great improvement throughout the season! They were committed to pushing themselves to grow in skill, knowledge of the game, and a competitive attitude. Varsity made a great showing in the conference tournament, pushing multiple teams to a deciding third set. JV comprised mostly of 6th graders, made great strides and finished in the top 4 of the conference tournament. We look forward to what our returning players will do next year!

*Our award winning JSMS Student Council has been as active as ever as student leadership skills are developed through service projects that benefit our school and our community! Examples of service include: gathering supplies for Texas flood victims, organizing JSMS Spirit weeks, food drives, volunteering at JSMS cross-country meets and Open House, Operation Christmas Child and even provided snacks for JSMS teachers to say thank you for their work!

*The nationally award winning Sequoyah Scribe newscast continues to work hard and in publishing one of the premier student newspapers in the nation! We are proud of our student journalists!

*Natural Helpers began recruiting members in August and has a record number of members participating! These world-changers seek to make a positive impact at Sevier and in our surrounding community! This group of compassionate students are determined in their desire to serve others. They want to change the world! They are difference makers! The curriculum," What Do You Stand For-A Guide to Building Character?" serves to support their work. The goals of the curriculum are for students to understand themselves better, to self-identify that for which they stand, and to develop both self-confidence and an acceptance of others. Natural helpers are involved in service both at Sevier and the surrounding community.

*A committed group of students meet weekly on Wednesdays at 7:00 in our small gym as the Fellowship of Christian athletes. All students are welcome to meet together at this time for an inspirational message and for time to enjoy shooting hoops together as a group.

In addition to these after-school activities, students also participated in numerous clubs! Students are participating in clubs like Destination Imagination, Young Men's and Young Women's Club, Running Clubs, Science Clubs, Jazz Band, Chamber Choir and more! We will continue to offer these after-school activities and clubs next semester and we look forward to all we will have to celebrate in May!

We will continue having full-ensembles and Tribe Time on Thursdays next semester and we will also continue to have Clubs for all students on Fridays.

We will have a slight change in our schedule for the second semester regarding Tribe Time Monday-Wednesdays. Tribe Time was initially created as a separate time during the school day designed to support students in reteaching and enriching subject matter. After a year and a half of working with students during Tribe Time to support reteaching and enrichment, our teachers overwhelmingly believe that our students will be stronger and achieve higher levels of mastery by putting that time back into the regular period of time initially scheduled for the content delivery. Teachers firmly believe that having students spend more time initially in subject delivery and practice will help all students reach the levels of desired mastery. Therefore, on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, students will have longer academic blocks and will not have Tribe Time. On Thursdays, students in band, orchestra and chorus will have full ensembles at the end of the day and all other students will have Tribe Time. On Fridays, all students will participate in extra-curricular clubs. As always, teachers will be available before and after school to support students in tutoring and homework help.

We are looking forward to finishing strong during our second semester! Thank you for your partnership and please know we are always an email or phone call away and we are always willing to meet for a conference as we work together to support all of our students!

Happy New Year!

Proud to be a Warrior!

Holly Flora

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Week of the Warrior

Monday, January 8th:


Tuesday, January 9th:

-Science Olympiad Practice 3-5

- No Student Council

Wednesday, January 10th:

-Sequoyah Scribe staff meeting from 2:45 to 3:30 pm in room 340. All staff members are required to attend. The editorial staff and newscast staff will meet until 5:15 pm.

Thursday, January 11th:

-Science Olympiad Practice 3-5

Friday, January 12th:

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Warrior Whoop!

*Thank you to EVERYONE who worked so hard to make the Tribe Classic a success! From the coaches, to the players, to our AD-Marty Moore, to the sponsors, to all teachers and IAs for your flexibility and organization....the Tribe Classic was a huge success! Our kids were well behaved and showed great Sevier Pride---It really was a GREAT day to be a Warrior!

*Thank you to orchestra parent, Shelia Armentrout, for all of her time spent ensuring a successful and profitable CandyGram orchestra fundraiser!

*A BIG thanks to our PTA for organizing, stuffing and selling our Snack Bags for the Tribe Classic! This is just one of the many ways PTA donates their TIME to support our students and our school! Thank you!!

*Thank you to our associate principal, Leila Hubbard and to our Counseling staff or organizing all of our student reports for TN Ready that went home on December 20!

Celebrity Portraits-by 8th Grade Art Students

JSMS Wrestling

Tribe Classic!

JSMS Natural Helpers

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On December 20th, the JSMS Natural Helpers went to George Washington Apartments to do Christmas activities with the seniors. They played Bingo, had refreshments, and some of our very students played Christmas songs for residents. Everyone had a great time! JSMS students love the seniors at George Washington Apartments!

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On November 4th, the JSMS Natural Helpers volunteered at the Healthy Kingsport Walk for Wellness event. Pictured are Kate, Rishita, and Lauren.