SSMS Weekly Update

FEBRUARY 4, 2022

Hello SSMS Tiger Nation,

We experienced some interesting weather with soaking rain on Monday and a wintry mix to round out the week. In case you haven't heard, we will not be required to have makeup days. Stay warm and enjoy your weekend! We'll see everyone back at school on Monday morning.

Dan Diehl

Sycamore Springs Middle School

Mark Your Calendars - Upcoming Student Holidays

Friday February 18th and Monday February 21st are student holidays. Staff will be participating in professional learning on these days. Our school office will have normal hours on both days, from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Congratulations to Ms. Requard!

We are excited to announce that April Requard, our Facilitator of Learning and Innovation has been named as the new Instructional Technology Coordinator for DSISD. Ms. Requard will be working within the Learning and Innovation Department to support technology instruction district-wide. She will officially start in her new capacity on Monday February 7th, however she will remain at SSMS for a transitional period to be determined. This means that she will continue to support SSMS in the CL&I and also continue with her leadership role as the Coordinator of our SSMS Academic UIL Team. We are thrilled for Ms. Requard and excited about the positive impact she will bring to our entire District. SSMS will immediately begin the process of finding her replacement.

SSMS Cheer - Mandatory Tryout Meeting

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Rising 9th Grade Showcase

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Get a Yearbook Today!

Hey Tigers! We're halfway through another school year, and that means you don't have much time to purchase a yearbook! Visit today to reserve yours.

While you're there, you can order a yearbook ad for your student! All ads must be purchased, designed and submitted by Feb. 4.

Do you have a 6th or 7th grader who would be interested in working on next year's yearbook? You'll also see a link to apply for yearbook staff!

Thanks for supporting your 2021-2022 SSMS Yearbook Staff!

PTA Announcements

APEX Fundraiser

Middle school fundraiser coming...for what you ask? Primarily, shade structure. Why don't they build schools in Texas with shade structures already? Here we are--and can only go forward, so please help. It's hard enough, these awkward years, without sun beating down on you/rain drizzled on making your hair frizz ...and it's Texas so sometimes that's all in the same 30 minutes. Please help our sweet students in the coming month!

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SSMS Staff Valentine Luncheon

We are still in need of several spots for treating our INCREDIBLE staff to lunch on February 11th. Sign up here to bring in an item:

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PTA Membership Meeting

Join us! February 11 @8:15am. Meeting will be via ZOOM.
ZOOM link will be sent prior to meeting to registered participants.

Register for the meeting here:

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Send a Valentine

Send a friend or teacher a little love this Valentine's Day. Candy-Grams will be available for purchase at lunch next Thursday and Friday for $1. They will be delivered on Valentine's Day!
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PTA Membership

We are 30 members away from hitting our membership this time last year....please join if you have not yet! We have a chance to win a fun prize for all of our current members, and those that join before we draw a name on March 11th! Now is the time, for every member that signs up (parents, kids, grandparents, twice removed cousins) you will be entered in the drawing for a pair of AirPods! Go to JOINPTA.ORG to become a member and be entered!
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SSMS News | January 27

Upcoming Events

02/09 - NJHS Monthly Meeting 8:00 AM & 4:15 PM

02/10 - Boys Track & Field - SSMS/DSMS 4:15 PM (DSMS)

02/10 - Girls Track & Field - SSMS/DSMS 4:15 PM (SSMS)

02/11 - SSMS PTA General Meeting 8:15 AM

2/11 - SSMS PTA Staff Valentine Luncheon

2/15 - Boys Track & Field at Lake Travis MS 4:15 PM

2/15 - Girls Track & Field at Hudson Bend MS 4:15 PM

2/15 - Beginning Band Concert 6:30 PM

2/16 - 6th Grade Choir Concert 6:00 PM

2/17 - SSMS Cheer Tryouts Meeting 5:00 PM

2/18 - Staff Development/Student Holiday

Staff Birthdays

2/06 - Kristin Wright

2/08 - Meg Steiner

2/08 - Tara Lindley

2/09 - Amy Hop

2/11 - Madison Evans

2/15 - Zehra Aziz

2/18 - Jon Plum

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