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Sartartia MS -- Exemplary Education Every Day -- 10.31.19

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Jags are on the Move!

Hello Jag Families,


Our students and staff have had an awesome time dressing up for Red Ribbon Week! We can’t wait to RED OUT tomorrow as reminder for kids to say no to drugs. In the classroom, our teachers are working diligently to increase the academic rigor as we uphold the SMS standard of excellence. Next week we will have our first basketball games at Bowie Middle School. Jaguars are working hard and having fun as they learn so please continue to support student events. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!


Bundle up and enjoy the weekend.


  • SMS IS AN EARLY VOTING SITE for FORT BEND COUNTY
  • Friday, November 1: Students-No Place For Hate Meeting @ 8:20 am
  • Saturday, November 2: Kickstart Qualifier Tournament @ Stafford MS 9 am
  • Wednesday, November 6- G Basketball vs. Bowie @ JBMS
  • Students Wear College Gear for a Raffle during Lunches
  • Thursday, November 7-B Basketball vs. Bowie @ JBMS
  • Friday, November 8-School Spirit Day-SMS Gear


Sincerely,

Cholly Oglesby

Principal

Sartartia Middle School

Student Spotlight

Aashi Kasotia is an 8th grader on campus and has been recognized be her teachers as an outstanding leader among her peers. She always goes above and beyond during class to help others understand given concepts and she is a go to student if you need a peer mentor for a student. Aashi is looking forward to new ways of getting involved at Sartartia this year.

Staff Spotlight

Kevin Andrews is our new Boy’s Athletic Coordinator. He previously coached at Lake Olympia Middle School but joined the Jaguar staff this year in his 11th year as an educator. We are thrilled to have him as a Jaguar. He is our head football coach and coaches 8th grade girls basketball and boys track and field. Coach Andrews has been married for 15 years. His wife is in the medical field and they have a 12 year old daughter that is involved in Kickstart and band at her school. They also have a nocturnal cat named Axis. Coach Andrews received his Bachelors from Lamar University and Masters from the University of Phoenix. He is looking forward to the year at SMS and the future of Sartartia athletics.

WE ARE PROUD TO CELEBRATE AND ACKNOWLEDGE THE FOLLOWING CAUSES IN OCTOBER


Bullying Prevention Month-It is important to teach kindness to one another. Speak to your student about what bullying is and what bullying is not. You can visit the following website to gather more information about bullying. https://www.pacer.org/bullying/nbpm/ Please remember if you see something, say something!


Down Syndrome Awareness Month- Down Syndrome Awareness Month (DSAM) is a chance to spread awareness, advocacy and inclusion throughout the community. During the month of October, we celebrate individuals with Down syndrome and make people aware of their abilities and accomplishments. The colors representing support are blue and yellow. Spread the word! You can visit the following website to gather more information about DSAM: https://www.nads.org/


Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention Month- October has been a time to highlight the vital role of substance abuse prevention in both individual and community health has, to remember those who have lost their lives to substance abuse, to acknowledge those in recovery, as well as children, parents, family, and friends supporting them. October is also set aside to educate communities, individuals, couples and families about Family Advocacy Program services and other community resources that can help prevent, raise awareness of community responsibility and resources for addressing domestic violence and abuse. There are many places to read information about these causes. Once such site to visit is https://www.nctsn.org/resources/public-awareness

Please join us at any upcoming public event or in helping spread awareness!

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ACADEMY DETAILS IN ATTACHMENTS...

Important Information! Middle School Semester Exam

Semester Exams Middle School Courses Semester Exams will not be given at the end of the semester in middle school courses. Instead, an additional major grade for a total of (4) major grades will be added in the last grading period of the course. o In semester courses, the second grading period will include the additional major grade. o In full year courses, the fourth grading period will include the additional major grade. The additional major grade shall align to TEKS and include a rubric or checklist where a project or performance assessment is selected. Example of types of assessment that may be used are:

• Authentic, project-based, collaborative learning experience,

• Performance based assessment, and/or

• Comprehensive examination of the course


Semester Exams High School Credit Courses taken in Middle School will have exams.

All high school credit courses taken in middle school will assess students using a cumulative semester exam at the end of the first and second semester. Semester exams shall align to the curriculum, and may include the use of multiple modalities to measure student proficiency. Semester exams shall be kept on file by the Department Head in each content area for a period of (1) year.

EVERYBODY WANTS THE YEARBOOK!

Yearbooks and Student Ads are on sale NOW!


You may order your student both today by visiting Balfour.com.


Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Order by Thursday, December 12th


Need more information contact:

Samantha Luxenburg

Art Teacher and Yearbook Adviser

Sartartia Middle School

Attending Clements next year? Mark your schedule: Middle School Color Guard Auditions Coming In November

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Hey Jag Parents!

Hey Jag Parents!

We are so excited about how our 2019-2020 school year is going so far!! We have BIG plans for this year including exciting new programs and learning opportunities for you and your child to help you navigate through their middle school years. We hope to see you at parent nights and other programs that we are offering this year.


For 8th grade parents only:

Academies:

-The online application window is November 1-30, 2019. If the window is extended, it will be posted on their webpage (below).

-You can find all Academy information here: https://www.fortbendisd.com/Domain/70

4 year planning:

-If you missed the 4 year planning sessions – NO WORRIES J Please visit our counseling webpage below for 8th grade/transition information

As always, for updates visit our website at: https://www.fortbendisd.com/domain/2953.

Thank you for your continued support of us and our program. We are looking forward to a fantastic year!!

The SMS Counseling Team


Below are the services that we have provided this year thus far:

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Parent Information Nights


  • Bullying and social media: November 12 at 6pm in the library

Study Skills Tips

We have heard many of our students concerns about their grades and academic performance after concluding the first 9 weeks. We wanted to share some valuable tips with you in order to help support your child at home with study techniques. Feel free to use the article below to help you child be more successful this nine weeks.

https://blog.edmentum.com/7-tips-parents-help-your-child-develop-effective-study-skills

No Place for Hate

Mrs. McCune is looking for students/parents to serve on this years No Place for Hate committee. The committee will meet once a month to help plan 3 school wide activities to support acceptance by combating bias, bullying and hatred, and creating and maintaining a positive climate here at SMS. If you or your child is interested in being on the committee, please have them sign up in the student center or tell their grade level counselor at lunch.

Our NEXT MEETING IS NOVEMBER 1ST at 8:20 am in Room #316

For 8th grade Parents Only:

Academies:

-The online application window is November 1-30, 2019. If the window is extended, it will be posted on their webpage (below).

-You can find all Academy information here: https://www.fortbendisd.com/Domain/70

4 year planning:

-If you missed the 4 year planning sessions – NO WORRIES Please visit our counseling webpage below for 8th grade/transition information

As always, for updates visit our website at: https://www.fortbendisd.com/domain/2953.


Thank you for your continued support of us and our program. We are looking forward to a fantastic year!!

-The SMS Counseling Team

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JAG SPORTS

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PTO NEWS

BOX TOPS

Don't forget the last day for Pops-for-Tops is this Friday Nov 1st. Turn in at least 5 Box Tops and receive a Tootsie Pop!

Our competition for the most Box Tops turned in for a pizza party has ended. The winner will enjoy a pizza party with 3 other friends outside in the courtyard. The winner is our 8th grader, Colson Gosda!! Congratulations Colson!!

SHUTTERFLY PASSIVE FUNDRAISER

A Great Way to shop Gifts for the Holidays and support your school all at the same time. We’ve made it super easy (and fun) to support us. Simply shop for your Holiday gifts or home Decor through our Shutterfly Storefront to create photo books, keepsakes, gifts, home décor and more—and Shutterfly will donate 8% to our school.

Please help us spread the word by sharing this post. Happy shopping! SartartiaMS.ShutterflyStorefront.com.

PAWS FOR CAUSE - JAG CASH DRIVE

Support the PTO by donating to our Annual Cash Drive. Our Goal this year is $25,000. This is the only cash drive for the entire year. With the funds raised, we have plans to build a shade for the bleachers, bring in new technology for our students, fulfill our Teacher Wish Lists, support the fine Arts department and many more. If every Household donates just $10 we will exceed our goal. Please fill out the attached form and drop it off at the front office. We accept cash/check.

SMS SHARED DREAMS FOOD DRIVE

SMS PTO is collecting Canned Food for Shared Dreams from November 4th-November 15th. We will have our collection boxes located at 2 locations, Front of the school in the vestibule and Bus ramp entrance. Its a Season of Giving, so please help us support this noble cause.

JOIN SMS PTO 2019-2020

Its never too late to join the PTO. There are no joining fees or forms to fill. We are still looking for enthusiastic parents for several positions. Please reach out to Lakshmi K @ koppolu.pto@gmail.com for more details.

SMS will host the Veteran’s Day Assembly on the morning of November 11th. Following the assembly, the PTO will host a small reception for the families and friends of the veterans who attend.

Please sign up below if you can help with some of the refreshments or volunteer to help with the reception. All items must be store bought and in the original packaging.

Please drop off the items at the Front Office by November 10th, 2019.

As always, thank you for your support.

SMS PTO

2019 Veteran's Day Reception

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044fa4a729a1fc1-20191

Important Allergy Information

Please click this link to read more about our procedures for students with food allergies.

Assistant Principals & Counselors

6th grade

Courtney Border-Assistant Principal

courtney.border@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6314


Brandi Goodly-Counselor

brandi.goodly@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6318


7th grade

Dr. Sunday Johnson-Associate Principal

sunday.johnson@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6316


Rachel McCune-Lead Counselor

rachel.mccune@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6319


8th grade

Paul Wells-Assistant Principal

paul.wells@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6331


Kat Friedel-Counselor

katherine.friedel@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6320