Weekly Warrior for Families

November 11, 2022

Veteran's Day...a tribute

2022 John Sevier Middle School Veterans Day Tribute

Attendance Challenge

What: Attendance Competition between homeroom classes

When: October 17 - November 22

Reward: Donuts for the homeroom in each grade level with the highest attendance percentages during those days

Congratulations ~ Sequoyah Scribe

Three current DB students (formerly Sevier) have placed nationally with their work for the Sequoyah Scribe last school year. Three articles have been named finalists for the “Story of the Year” award of the National Scholastic Press Association. Winners will be announced at the national convention on November 12.

The finalists are:

Claire Mooney

“Major teacher staff changes strike Sevier Middle”

Maddison Ball

“Students earn minimum grade of 60%, even for missing work”

Taishawna Davis

“African American students report unwanted hair touching”

8th Grade High School Planning - Dates to Know

  • October 27 - Teacher Recommendations Due

    • Teachers should discuss these recommendations with individual students prior to Nov. 1st.

    • We understand that it is early for recommendations. Teachers will have an opportunity to update recommendations in April.

  • November 1 - 8th grade Family Night (all students and a guardian should plan to attend)

    • 5:00-7:30pm, DB Cafeteria (the event will begin in the cafeteria, see below for more information)

    • 5:00-5:30 - General Information from DB and Sevier Counselors

    • 5:30-7:30 - Rotate through sessions with DB teachers to learn about different programs, course expectations, etc.

  • November/December - High School Planning classes with Sevier Counselors

      • Nov. 9 - Science

      • Nov. 16 - Math

      • Nov. 30 - Social Studies

      • Dec. 9 - ELA

    • Students will be working on their 4 year class schedule. Counselors will be walking them through each step.

  • November 29 - DB Visit and Tour

    • Students will be introduced to several opportunities available at DB. They will tour career and technical courses.

    • Details TBA - stay tuned

    • Please avoid late drop off or early pick up on this date

  • January 23-27 - Individual High School Planning Meetings

    • 20 minute appointments in Sevier Library

    • Students will meet with counselors during the school day to review their 4 year plan and their 9th grade course requests.

    • Letters with appointment date/time will be mailed home in early January. Parents and guardians are welcome to attend, but not required. We are unable to take date and time requests.

Hello from the Sevier PTA

Happy Friday Warrior Nation!

Almost every year before the Christmas holiday break, the KCS Family Resource Center and Homeless Education Program assist in providing holiday food assistance to some of our students/families in our district. Schools/PTA are invited to partner with them as a service project/opportunity for our students. The food that is collected supplements the students' diets while they are out of school for two weeks and not receiving free school meals. Many of our families find providing an additional 20 meals per student during the break to be a huge financial burden. If you are interested in donating please see the flyer below "December Food Drive'. Please note the food drive is actually occurring in November, but will be given to our families in December. There will be a box located in the office for donations. Please have items turned in by November 28th.

Also, PTA would like to give a huge shout out to all the people that made our first school dance of the year a huge success. There were many moving parts to make it happen, many people who made it happen and VERY happy students who were able to enjoy a great event!

We would like to take a minute to thank all the people who made this happen.

  • Our community sponsors: Celfie, Kingsport Parks & Recreation, Healthy Kingsport and Dominos (Center Street location)
  • Parents who donated from the Amazon wish list.
  • All the parents, grandparents and family volunteers who sign up for a shift.
  • Our SRO’s, Office Campbell and Office Huneing for keeping us all safe.
  • Our AMAZING staff who always go above and beyond!
  • The STEM Club for making awesome flyers!
  • Mr. Domingo Hale for being our FANTASTIC DJ for the night.
  • Finally and most importantly, our students for being so respectful and responsible. We look forward to providing you many more events like this! We are so proud of you all!

Thanks so much for all the support for our JSMS PTA. We truly appreciate it.

As always stay Warrior Proud!


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General Information

  • Attention 8th grade families: There are still spots remaining for the Washington DC trip. If you are interested, please make sure you have all of the paperwork filled out when you turn in the first payment - doing this will reserve your spot. If you have questions, contact Marty Moore, mmoore@k12k.com.

  • Students who are signed up for the DC Trip can start bringing in their second payment beginning Monday, November 14, to either Mr. Moore or Mrs. Bingham. The second payment is $200.
  • Pre-orders for our 1980s-inspired yearbook, "Retro Memories". Pre-order your yearbook for the low price of $30. To reserve your copy visit https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/ and enter code "13619723".

  • Please keep your contact information updated. This can be done through your Aspen Parent Portal or by contacting LeAnn Franklin in the counseling office, 378-2435 or lfranklin@k12k.com. It's vitally important that we have current contact phone numbers and a correct address for each student.
  • You MUST present an ID when visiting Sevier or checking out your student.
  • If you know your child is going to be absent, please email ewilliams@k12k.com, you can do this rather than calling the school. If you prefer to call, please call 423.378.2450 as early as possible on the day of the absence. Any doctors notes or other excuses can be sent to the above mentioned email as well, or brought to the front office by the student upon their return.
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Community Opportunity for Grandparents and Relative Caregivers

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November 14 - November 18, 2022

  • Monday, November 14

    • Students who are signed up for the DC Trip can start bringing in their second payment beginning Monday, November 14, to either Mr. Moore or Mrs. Bingham. The second payment is $200.
    • Lady Warriors Basketball game vs. TN Middle at Sevier 5:30 pm
    • The dance team will stay after school for practice and the game on Monday.
    • Wrestling Practice 3-5

    Tuesday, November 15

    • Games Club from 3 - 5. This week we're playing Splatoon and Mario Kart.
    • Sevier Wrestling vs. TA Duggar and Boone at Elizabethton High School
    • Lady Warriors Basketball Practice 3-5

    Wednesday, November 16

    • There will be a Sequoyah Scribe staff meeting in the auditorium from 2:50 to 3:30 pm. All student journalists are required to attend. The editorial team will meet until 5:00 pm.
    • Wrestling Practice 3-5
    • Lady Warriors Basketball game vs. Greeneville at Sevier - 6:00 pm

    Thursday, November 17

    • 7th & 8th-grade band rehearsal 3:30-5:00 pm
    • Sevier Wrestling vs. Liberty Bell, TN Middle, VA Middle at Liberty Bell
    • Lady Warriors Basketball Practice 3-5

    Friday, November 18

    • Wrestling Practice 3-5
    • Lady Warriors Basketball Practice 3-5