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Sartartia MS -- Exemplary Education Every Day -- 11.7.19

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Veterans Day Program

We are honored to celebrate our Jaguar Community Veterans Monday, November 11, 2019. Special thanks to Mrs. Julie Amos and the entire SMS fine arts department for planning this event. Thank you to our PTO for planning the reception. Please make sure to RSVP if you or a family member is a veteran who will be in attendance for the program.

Jags are on the Move!

Hello Jag Families,

This week has been a super busy one. Our band and orchestra students performed at region and their excellence did shine through. Congrats to all students who were name to one of the region bands or to a region orchestra. Some students even received the honor of being first chair in the top performance group. SMS is amazing and I am grateful for the directors, the students, and the supportive parents. Fine arts is on fire as our theater students head on to district competition for UIL One Act Play. School safety and rigorous instruction are still at the forefront of our weekly planning. The extracurricular activities just reminds me of how talented, dedicated, and awesome our kids truly are. Come out and support the basketball teams and cross country runners. Congrats to our XC team for participating in their 1st XC meet in history.


Bundle up and enjoy the chilly weekend.


  • Monday, November 11-Veterans Day Program at 9am with RSVP for Vets
  • Tuesday, November 12-Bullying/Social Media Parent Night 6-7pm in Library
  • Wednesday, November 13- G Basketball @ DMS; PTO meeting at 1pm in Rm 314
  • Wednesday, November 13-Students Wear College Gear for a Raffle during Lunches
  • Thursday, November 14-B Basketball vs. Killough MS @ SMS
  • Friday, November 15-School Spirit Day-SMS Gear; Region Band at BHS; Region Orchestra at HHS
  • Saturday, November 15-Region Band at BHS; Region Orchestra at HHS


Sincerely,

Cholly Oglesby

Principal

Sartartia Middle School

Student Spotlight

Nao Fukushima recently moved from Japan and started school as a 6th grader at Sartartia Middle School this year. Nao is working hard to learn English and keep up with all of her assignments. Her teachers say that she is one of the hardest workers in their classes. Nao loves to read and she is a very gifted artist. She often draws visual representations of the vocabulary words that they are learning in social studies and impresses both students and teachers with her drawings. Nao exhibits the traits of a life-long learner as she embraces learning in every class and everywhere she goes.

Staff Spotlight

Amy Schepanski is our amazing Clinic Assistant. This is her 10th year at SMS and everyone lovingly knows her as “Miss Amy.” Miss Amy and her husband, Jeff, have been married for 25 years! They have raised two amazing young men, Steven and Dylan. Steven recently graduated from Rice University, majoring in electrical engineering and is working for a great company in the Woodlands. He just rescued a boxer puppy. Dylan is a sophomore at Austin High School where he plays the trumpet and is actively involved in marching band. Dylan recently started a board game club at school. Bella, her puppy, is Miss Amy’s favorite child, because she doesn't talk back, but she is definitely the loudest. In her free time, Amy loves doing all sorts of crafts and recently started her own cookie business!

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ACADEMY DETAILS IN ATTACHMENTS...

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

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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. 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

Parent Information Nights


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

School Counselor Tip: Middle School Help

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 22nd 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

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. Now you can donate online by simply clicking the following link or simply visit our website www.sms-pto.org and click on the Donate button on the main page.

Please donate:

SMS PTO Fundraiser


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 with your Family & Friends. Happy shopping! SartartiaMS.ShutterflyStorefront.com.


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.


2019 VETERANS DAY RECEPTION

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 8am, November 11th, 2019

As always, thank you for your support.

SMS PTO


2019 Veteran's Day Reception

2019 Veteran's Day Reception

Sign up Genius Below


SMS Courtyard Beautification Project

SMS Courtyard Beautification Project

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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.


As always, thank you for your support.

SMS PTO

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