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October 29, 2022

Progress Challenges

Progress Challenges will start this week at SMS!

The WHY of Progress Challenges is to get students to improve on a behavior (based on student data and referrals) with the support of their teammates.

  • Students will be retaught expectations, tasked to meet a certain criteria for behavior and will compete with their grade levels to do the best in this behavior.
  • Teams will earn points that will collectively earn them attendance to a all school incentive in December.
  • Along the way, students will earn prizes and the pride to hold title of the Team of the Week (which includes a trophy).

Our goal is to continue to reinforce expectations for behavior and hold students to high expectations for this behavior based on what we are seeing at the school and the needs of students.

November 1st starts the first day for this challenge. The challenge is ATTENDANCE. Teams earn points toward their goal for the incentive if the team's collective attendance is 95% for two weeks.

Please encourage your student to be at school, as each day counts and the best way to support learning and growth is for students to be at school. Thank you!


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SCS Greet-n- Treat

SMS Intramurals

Intramural Sports and Activities are coming to Strongsville Middle School! Our first activity we will offer is Intramural Bowling at T&M Lanes in Brunswick. Please have your child fill out the following google form with their SCS account if they are interested.


We also want to hear what Intramural activities may interest our students! Please have your child fill out the following google form with their SCS account for what sports and activities they would like to see from SMS Intramurals in the future!


If you have any questions please email Mr. Taylor btaylor@scsmustangs.org or Mr. Mester rmester@scsmustangs.org

PTA Project Reflections

Do you enjoy art, music, and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films, and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Project Reflections! This year’s theme - “Show Your Voice” - calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts. Please come out to a parent/student meeting Thursday November 3rd at 7pm at the Strongsville Library in Conference Room B. This meeting is for students Preschool-12th grade and their parents to learn more about Project Reflections. Questions? Feel free to contact Katie Drake at drake4jc@gmail.com
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Pajama Spirit Day!

Halloween Fall Orchestra Concert

Thank you to Mrs. Taylor and Mrs. Bravo for a wonderful fall/Halloween concert this week. THe students not only looked good, but performed so well. Thank you to all the parents for coming out to support our students and music program.

November 8th- No School

November 8th is a staff professional development day where students do not attend school. This is a non-school day for all students. This means that there will be no work that is required to be completed at home on this day. We encourage students to make-up missing work, study for an upcoming test, work on a project, get organized, and/or practice their academic skills through various resources, but there will not be any required work and therefore there will be no graded work from this day.

Quarter 1 Academic Awards

Thank you to our PTA for celebrating our academic scholar (As and Bs) and principal (all As) award recipients this week for Quarter 1! We are so proud of our students and appreciate you taking the time to send a treat to celebrate!

Admirals Team Incentive!

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You are invited to our VETERANS DAY PARADE at SMS. If you are a Veteran, or if you know a Veteran, you are invited to join our Veterans Day Parade!

The Parade will be on November 11th at 9:00am at Strongsville Middle School.

Please come and join our SMS students, as we THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. As you drive through our parking lot, our Strongsville Veteran's will be given a small token of our appreciation while serenaded with a tribute of American music from our select band, choir, and orchestra. Thank you for all for your service to protect our country.

The Parade will begin at 9:00am on November 11th. You will follow the signs through our parking lot. As you slowly move through the line, roll down your windows so you can hear the music that is being dedicated to you. You are welcome to stop and listen for awhile. We hope to see you on November 11th, at 9:00am.

Click Here for Your Official Invitation

Please RSVP below by November 4, 2022

Yes, I would love to be a part of the Veteran's Day Parade at SMS on 11/11/22

Thank you Mr. Sonnenblick!

Thank you to our SCS staff for supporting literacy and our students with a visit from author, Mr. Sonnenblick. What an engaging and wonderful presentation for our students!

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