Sweetwater Junior High School

October Newsletter

SJHS Strives To Be Peanut Free.

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

New And Noteworthy With Mrs. Nile

"I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." –L.M. Montgomery.

October is a busy month for SJHS. Walk to school, Fall Break, first nine weeks grade cards, and Red Ribbon Week are a few of the activities we will have here.

Even with lots of activities planned here, we are really focusing and working hard in the classroom. Talk with your students nightly and ask them what they are learning in class. You will probably not get an answer, but push them to communicate what they are learning in the classroom. If you cannot access ParentVue to check your students’ grades, please reach out to me and I will do my best to get that set up for you so you are aware of grades. Another good resource to “be in the know” at SJHS is to watch the school news on our website. Our students do an amazing job keeping the students, faculty and families informed of events. Use that resource daily. We want parents, guardians and students to be aware of all events at SJHS.

As always, if you need anything please reach out to either myself at nicki.nile@scstn.net or call the school office. We are a TEAM at SJHS!!!

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.
  • Please check out the new website! We have our student-produced daily news posted so you can be in the know of all things happening at SJHS.

Important Dates
  • Oct. 20- Football Playoff Round 1 vs. Meigs Middle School

  • Oct. 21- Grade Cards go home.

  • Oct. 24-28- Red Ribbon Week

  • Oct. 25- Parent Teacher Conferences from 4-6 PM

  • Oct. 26- Red Ribbon Week Presentation at 9 AM

  • Oct. 27- Football Championship Game

  • Oct. 28- 1st Nine Weeks Awards at 9 am

  • Nov. 1- Basketball at Rule Vale 4, 5, 6, 7 PM

SJHS has moved to the 10 Point Grading Scale.

This is following the new state guidelines for high schools. In an effort to be more aligned with Sweetwater High School, Sweetwater City Schools has also moved to the 10 point grading scale. Below is the new grading scale that will be used beginning with the first 9 weeks grade cards.

New Scale:

  • A= 90-100
  • B= 80-89
  • C= 70-79
  • D= 60-69
  • F= 59 and below

Old Scale:

  • A= 93-100
  • B= 85-92
  • C= 75-84
  • D= 70-74
  • F= 0-69

Counselor's Corner With Mrs. T. Hickey

Red Ribbon Week will be on 10/24-28. During this week we will have several activities for your student to participate in to take a stance against the drugs. The National Theme this year is: Celebrate Life. Live Drug Free! Each day we will dress up and have homeroom/grade level competitions. We will have a quick assembly on 10/26 around our theme. Please look for a flyr coming home with your student after fall break.

Monday- Manic Monday (Crazy Dress-up)

Tuesday- Takecare Tuesday- (Pjs)

Wednesday- Wear Red Day (All Red)

Thursday- Team up against Drugs (Wear your favorite sport team)

Friday- Can't find me Friday (Camo)

Cross Country News

From Mrs. Wendy Duncan, Cross Country Sponsor:

SJHS Cross County hosted a meet at Sweetwater High School against Valley Christian School on Saturday, September 24. All of our runners improved their 2-mile times from the first meet of the year.

Upcoming Cross Country Meets-

  • State Qualifier Meet- Chattanooga- October 8
  • State Meet- Knoxville- October 22

AV Club has started up!

Mr. Henry will be leading the AV club. They will meet on Tuesdays after school and will dismiss at 4 pm. Please make sure that their ride is there at 4 pm.

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