M 'n M

February 11, 2023

Happy National Counselor's Day to our SMS Counselors! Thank you for all that you do!

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Parking Lot

Car Riders: we are stressing the importance of following our traffic patterns for arrival and dismissal. Cars are not allowed to line up in front of the building and park/drive between cars in the employee parking lot.

Doors open at 7:35 for car riders, 7:40 for bus riders. Please be sure to line up around the building and allow for traffic to flow safely and appropriately.

Staff are only permitted on the left side of the parking lot. Cars stay to the right when entering our parking lot.

We expect our adult drivers to follow these rules and support our system. Please allow yourself time to follow this process each morning and afternoon. If we work together, traffic will run safely and smoothly and all will enter and exit in a timely fashion.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

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Honors Choir in Rocky River.

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Congratulations to the 8th grade Orchestra


Congratulations to the 8th grade orchestra on an amazing concert last Tuesday with the High School Chamber Strings. Our students performed some very challenging repertoire alongside some of Strongsville High School's finest musicians. The orchestra was conducted by Mr. Andrew Hire, Mr. Brandon Tyson, and Ms. Kim Taylor. The concert is available to view on SCS TV.

We would also like to recognize six of our outstanding 7th grade orchestra musicians as well for being accepted to the Ohio Music Education Association District 4 Honors Orchestra. Luke Huber, Avery Needham, Katie Bowers on violin and Rory Needham, Isaac Storm, Caleb Bissell on cello will represent Strongsville Middle School at this year's Honorsfest. They will be in an orchestra comprised of students from 8-10 other schools from Northeast Ohio. They will be working with a guest conductor and then perform a concert in early March. We are so proud of our outstanding musicians!

Shout Outs of the Week

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3 on 3 Intramural Tournament

6th Grade

  • 1st place: 99 Problems but a Swoosh Ain't One
    • Jake Lebahn
    • Zavion Suon
    • Brayden Alfred
    • Cameron Rothstein
    • Jacob Smalheer
  • 2nd Place: Out Like a Light
    • Austin Trusnik
    • Johnny Schultz
    • Liam Kelly
    • James Thomas
  • 3rd Place: The Ballers
    • Lyla Krenek
    • Ella Lasley
    • Mariah Flenoury
    • Elle Lasley

7-8th Grade

  • 1st Place: Strongsville Moms Discuss It
    • Chris Ramaswamy
    • Owen Galla
    • Alex Witte
    • Jensen Dinesh
    • Ashwath Madhan
  • 2nd Place: Rizzy Morant
    • Gavin Gaziani
    • Jad Hanna
    • Jaunty Singh
    • Lesean Rice
    • Aryan Singh
  • 3rd Place: Zesty Blue Cheese
    • Evan Regula
    • Logan Bort
    • Landon Stuckert
    • Dylan Malensky

Students of the Month

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9th Grade Scheduling Information

9th Grade Scheduling Information

The scheduling window for 8th graders to choose their courses for 9th grade begins on February 13th and ends February 22nd. 9th Grade class registration can be done on your own at any time when the portal is open, but all students will have the opportunity to complete their registration at school on Thursday, February 16th in their social studies class. Please be sure to talk with your child prior to that day about their courses for next year. To assist in choosing classes, please reference the following resources:


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Unified Sports

Thank you PTA and Parents for Dinner!


SHS Junior Cal Klinzing has been selected as this year’s Strongsville High School Student Visionary of the Year for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) annual campaign. Cal’s goal is to raise $75,000 for LLS by Saturday, March 18. LLS has a longstanding mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. You can help Cal reach his goal by donating at his LLS fundraising page. Be on the lookout for other community activities in the next month to contribute to his campaign and raise money for this very worthwhile cause.

Media Center Updates

February’s Makerspace Challenge is to create something out of leather that we have. Students have been very creative making bookmarks, wallets, purses, and more. Here are a few of their creations:

Dates to Remember

Friday, February 17

Staff Professional Development Day
Asynchronous Learning for Preschool and Half Day Kindergarten Students

Monday, February 20
NO SCHOOL (President’s Day)


Save the Date and Support SMS PTA

Save the Date and Support SMS PTA

Wednesday February 15th from 10:30 AM to 9 PM will be SMS PTA day at BIPOB in Strongsville. We will receive 20% back on all orders. If you order online, please use code BIBIFUNDRAISER so that your order will count toward our totals!

SMS Rocks Mardi Gras - Fri. Feb 24th 7-9:30 pm

This Feb 24th, SMS Rocks celebrates all things good with a Mardi Gras Masquerade Color Party!

6th = Wear Purple
7th = Wear Gold/Yellow
8th = Wear Green


  • $12 Online (until Noon on 2/24)
  • $12 @ SMS Lunch Sales (1/31, 2/1, 2/15, 2/16, 2/21)
  • $13 @ Door on Event Night

Tickets: https://tinyurl.com/SMSrocksMardiGras2023
Volunteers: https://tinyurl.com/MardiGrasVolunteersROCK


GCC Congraulations

Congratulations to our 8th grade boys Green Team for winning the 8th grade GCC Championship!

Congratulations to our 7th grade girls basketball team as well, who were GCC Runner-Up! Great season, ladies!

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SMS Athletics Newsletter

HERE is the updated SMS Athletics Newsletter. Congrats to our teams this week and a successful winter sports season!

SHS Cheer Tryouts

SHS Cheer Tryouts for the 23-24 season will be March 27-March 31st. If you are interested in trying out please scan the QR code to register for tryouts. There will be a mandatory parent/cheerleader meeting on March 6th at 6pm in the auditorium.

SMS Track and Field

2023 7th & 8th Grade

Strongsville Middle School

HERE is the link to get you started into Final Forms which is the system we use to fill out forms, physicals, emergency info, etc. HERE is a link to the OHSAA physical form.

HERE is a quick checklist for more communication!

Strongsville Youth Lacrosse

Strongsville Youth Lacrosse - Registration for Spring Season NOW OPEN!
Come be a part of America’s fastest growing sport. Strongsville Youth Lacrosse has been growing since 2008 and registration for the 2023 spring season is now open for boys and girls in 2nd-8th grades! Indoor practices begin mid-February and the outdoor season runs from late March through May. All experience levels welcome. Specific registration information can be found at https://www.strongsvillelacrosse.com/.

Girls Youth Strongsville Golf Camp

Join Strongsville High School Golf Team coaches and varsity golf players at the Girls Youth Strongsville Golf Camp! The camp is open to girls in 4th - 8th grades and focuses on developing the proper techniques in the golf swing, as well as improving skills for the short game and putting. The camp fee is $100 and will be held once a week in April and May from 6pm - 7pm at Valleaire Golf Club (6969 Boston Rd. / Hinckley). The Girls Youth Strongsville Golf Camp is open to golfers at any skill level. Click HERE for additional information and click HERE to register.
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SCS Anonymous Reporting System

Parents/students have access to our anonymous reporting system. CLICK HERE to access. The more information shared when reporting, the better chance we have to investigate and support.

Follow SMS on Instagram @ STRONGSVILLEMIDDLESCHOOL or @TheSMSMustangs on Twitter!

Strongsville Middle School


Mrs. Boytim: jboytim@scsmustangs.org

Mrs. Peters/Mr. Howell: jpeters@scsmustangs.org, chowell@scsmustangs.org

Mr. Szczepanski: bszczepanski@scsmustangs.org


Mrs. Pietrocini (6): spietrocini@scsmustangs.org

Mrs. Marozsan (Staats) (7): astaats@scsmustangs.org

Mrs. Gerber (8): kgerber@scsmustangs.org