SMS Scoop

September 26, 2022

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College GO! Week

Scottsburg Middle School is observing College GO! week from September 26th-30th. Guidance counselors will be visiting classrooms to provide information about the college preparation and application process.

Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to wear college apparel throughout the week.

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Parent-Teacher Conferences

Scottsburg MS parent-teacher conferences will be held from 3:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. on Monday, September 26th and Wednesday, September 28th.

Please park in the back of the building (bus and activity lot), then enter door #11.

These are open to anyone who would like to meet with their child's teachers.

Teachers may also reach out to some parents to set up a conference as needed.

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Pawsitive Choices

The Indiana 4-H organization has a program called Pawsitive Choices, which pairs up students at SMS with dogs from the Humane Society. During each 4-week cycle students are teaching the dogs basic obedience skills while the students learn about cooperation, leadership, and perseverance.

Huge thanks to Megan McNeely, who is leading the program at Scottsburg MS.

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Grading Period Ended on September 23rd

The end of the first six weeks was Friday, September 23rd.

Grades will be finalized by Tuesday, September 27th.

Report cards will be published and accessible in Harmony Family Access on Wednesday, September 28th.

Reminder to athletes and club members:

If you have an F on this report card, you will be ineligible to participate in your club/sport until the next report card in mid-November.

This means you will not be able to finish the current season or try out for the next season until you have all passing grades on your report card.

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Activities on Monday, October 10th

In an effort to encourage students to start the grading period with consistent work completion habits, we are planning several activities throughout the building during the afternoon of Monday, October 10th.

In order to be eligible to participate, students must have completed/submitted all assignments in every class from Monday, September 26th through Friday, October 7th. In addition, they cannot owe a detention or ISS on Monday, October 10th. Students who need to complete work or take care of their disciplinary consequence will spend those two hours in a work room with a teacher.

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Fall Sports Season

Our fall sports season has two weeks of competition remaining.

Eventlink is the platform that we use to communicate with parents/family members regarding practices and events.

If you have questions about athletics, please contact Mrs. Manns at 812-752-8926 option 2.

Fall Sports Pictures

The SMS fall sports photos have been posted.

You can now choose your own background! Select a photo of your child to start. You can also move the photo to ensure it is perfectly aligned.
Text the access code SMSFALL22 to 90738 or visit: and enter the access code SMSFALL22 to get started.

Photos by Jenni Brown Photography 502-432-7406 (text or call)

Winter Sports Season

Winter sports tryouts will be right after fall break. If your student needs a physical, this will need to be on file in the office or in final forms. All students must have a final forms account completed by a guardian before tryouts. If your student participated in a fall sport, you will just need to make sure they have signed up for all of the correct teams that they may want to try out for.

Any questions please call Scottsburg MS and press option 2 for Athletics.

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Snack Line during Lunches

The SMS Snack Line is scheduled to be open during lunches.

Items offered range from $0.50 to $1.50.

Bottled Juice $1.50

Canned Drinks $1.50

Cereal Pouch $1.00

Chips/rice krispies $1.00

Cookies/granola bars $0.75

Fruit rollups $0.50

Fruit Snacks $0.75

Gold fish/animal crackers $0.60

Ice Cream $1.50

Students must have money in their account and must be wearing their badge/lanyard in order to purchase items from the snack line.

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Reminders for Walkers

SMS students who walk to and from school:

Please be careful when crossing the streets, utilize sidewalks and crosswalks when available, and follow the street crossing signs.

Also, be sure that you are a positive representative of SMS when you are in the community.

Also, as Officer Nicholson reminded you during his classroom visits, be sure that you are aware of your surroundings, including traffic, at all times.

Student Handbook Update

The Scottsburg MS student handbook contains some significant updates for the 2022-2023 school year. The most significant changes took place in the discipline section.

Here are the highlights of three changes that will impact the largest number of students:

  • Cell phones are still not allowed to be used during the school day here at SMS. Phones are expected to be turned off and stored in lockers. Students who are carrying a cell phone or using a cell phone during the school day are in violation. The consequences for each situation are outlined in the handbook.

  • Second is illegal substances. This year students who have illegal substances and/or paraphernalia (most common examples are vapes, cigarettes, or alcohol) will be recommended for expulsion on the first offense.

  • In an attempt to be more aligned with the high school discipline policy, we will be following a progressive discipline approach. This means that when a student commits the same offense multiple times, the discipline will get progressively more serious. Each example is outlined in the doc that is provided by clicking on the picture above or via the link below.

SMS Student Handbook

We encourage you to read the handbook with your child(ren) and to contact us with any questions you may have.

We are looking forward to working with our students and their parents throughout the upcoming school year.

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Cafeteria Information

Check out this link for breakfast and lunch menus:

Like many schools, we occasionally experience some supply/distribution delays. We will follow the posted menus when possible, but will have to make adjustments at times.