SMS Scoop

December 4, 2015

#Battle4Bree!!

SMS 7th grade Cool Ray Breanna Brown is starting cancer treatments and it is time for us to join together to provide love and support for Bree and her family. Here are three things that Warriors can do. 1) Remember Bree and her family in your prayers. 2) Participate in giving activities as you can. We will have different opportunities for you to donate. 3) Participate in connecting activities as you can. We're also planning several ways to communicate with Bree and keep us all connected during this health battle.


Let's battle, Warriors!

Christmas Break? iPads?

All SMS students should be ready to surrender their devices for Christmas break. The SCSD2 Tech Department will be updating iPads to prepare them for the spring 2016 ISTEP+ exam. iPads will be collected during Connect on Friday, December 18th. If you are not going to be at school on the 18th, you'll need to turn in your iPad BEFORE that day. We will not be collecting chargers/cords. Only iPads. To help the tech crew (Santa, Rudolph, Frosty, and the Grinch), please make sure your iPad is fully charged and that the screen is clean. Thanks!

Riley Tree Challenge

The SMS Student Council is inviting everyone to participate in this year's Riley fundraiser. Starting December 8th and ending December 10th we will be decorating a Riley tree in the main hall. Bring in donations and get an ornament placed on the tree for every dollar you are able to give. To make this interesting, each team will be getting different colors of ornaments. The team with the most ornaments on the tree on December 10th will win a "cool" prize. The council's goal is to raise $500. Statewide donations are being matched by the French Lick Casino and Hotels so let's join in and donate to Riley Children's Hospital!

Choir Concert Thursday

Do you want to see some awesome vocal and dance performances? If so, we've got a great opportunity for you. The SMS and SHS Vocal Music Students will be performing their annual winter concert on Thursday, December 10th at 7:00 PM at McClain Hall on the SHS campus. The show will feature the SMS 6th, 7th, 8th, and Show Choirs as well as the SHS Choir and Show Choir! The event is free and open to the community.

Deck the Halls!

It's time to Deck the Halls, SMS! The Student Council invites each Connect group to participate in a Deck the Halls Door Decorating event. Collaborate on your design and get your door decorated by Tuesday, December 15th. Doors will be judged that day. Each wing will have a winning door! The scoring rubric will include categories of theme, creativity, and student participation. Non-Connect doors can also be decorated! Let's get festive!

Special Events!

  1. SHS teachers will visit SMS to meet with all 8th graders on Tuesday, December 8th during period 1. They will deliver presentations about High Schools that Work and New Tech.
  2. On Wednesday, December 9th, SMS students will participate in the Speak Up! survey. Speak Up! is a nation-wide survey of student technology access. You will be asked to give feedback about how you use technology for learning and for fun. The 15 minute survey is anonymous and will be given during the following classes- Pride SS, Tribe SS, Cool Rays Science, Dream Team Science, Explorer Science, and Voyager Social Studies.
  3. SMS is participating in the HOUR OF CODE on Monday, December 14th. We'll share more about this activity in next week's Scoop! Get ready to get your code on!
  4. Monday, December 14th is also UGLY SWEATER DAY at SMS. The Pep Club invites everyone to wear the craziest sweater/shirt you can find to school that day and to the Austin/Scottsburg SMS girls home basketball game that night!

Calendar Clues

Mon. 7 B: Science Olympiad 3-4:30, Show Choir 3-4, Winter Guard 3:30-6, 7/8 GB @ Columbus Northside

Tue. 8 A: Riley Tree Challenge, 8th grade/SHS staff meeting period 1, Archery 3:15-4:30, 7/8 GB @ St. John's.

Wed. 9 B: Speak Up Survey, Riley Tree Challenge, Cross 7:45a, Science Olympiad 3-4:30, Show Choir 3-4, Yearbook 3-4, 7/8 BB @ Highland Hills

Thu. 10 A: Riley Tree Challenge, Archery 3-4:30, Winter Guard 3:30-6, Choir Concert 7 PM @ SHS, 7/8 BB v. Jennings County, 7/8 GB "B" v. Seymour

Fri. 11 B:

Mon. 14 A: HOUR OF CODE, Science Olympiad 3-4:30, Winter Guard 3:30-6, 7/8 BB @ Seymour, 7/8 GB v. Austin (Ugly Sweater Night)

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