The Bulldog Bark

September 2017

Reusch Report

WE ARE TEACHING A RESEARCH BASED PROGRAM CALLED BOTVIN LIFE SKILLS AT SMS. WE ARE IN OUR 2ND YEAR OF THE GRANT. OUR 6TH GRADE STUDENTS LEARN THIS DURING SCIENCE. OUR 7TH GRADE STUDENTS LEARN THIS DURING SOCIAL STUDIES. BELOW IS AN OVERVIEW.


PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The new edition of the Botvin LifeSkills Training Middle School program is a groundbreaking substance abuse and violence prevention program based on more than 30 years of rigorous scientific research. Now updated with new graphics, references and statistics, it is proven to be the most effective evidence-based program used in schools today. LifeSkills Training is comprehensive, dynamic, and developmentally designed to promote positive youth development. In addition to helping kids resist drug, alcohol, and tobacco use, the LifeSkills Training Middle School program also effectively supports the reduction of violence and other high-risk behaviors.


PROGRAM LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Personal Self-Management Skills
    Students develop skills that help them enhance self-esteem, develop problem-solving abilities, reduce stress and anxiety, and manage anger.
  • General Social Skills
    Students gain skills to meet personal challenges such as overcoming shyness, communicating clearly, building relationships, and avoiding violence.
  • Drug Resistance Skills
    Students build effective defenses against pressures to use tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs.
Click Here for Middle School Years Article

This month's article is all about sticking to routines, reading to relax, and so much more! Check it out!

Gallup Student Poll on October 3

SMS will be participating in the Gallup Student Poll on October 3, 2017. You should be receiving from your student an informational letter. If you do not want your student to participate in the Gallup Student Poll, please sign and return the letter to your student's first period teacher.

Congratulations to SMS Cross Country Runners

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SMS Cross Country

Help us congratulate SMS runners: Jordan Wright (7th), Dalton Cornwell (8th), Sara Krampe (7th), and Jackson Pendergraf (6th). These Bulldogs made All County, which qualifies them to run Varsity. This is an extremely high honor, and we are super excited about their achievement! If you seem them around, be sure to let them know just how proud we are of their hard work and dedication!

Congratulations to our August Students of the Month

"No Missing Work" Reward Day is October 4

Wednesday October 4--FREE DRESS DAY

The Free Dress Day is available to students who reached 100% of their AR Goal with 82% of accuracy.

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20 Book Reading Challenge

The SMS Media Center is starting a “20 book Reading Challenge” that will go throughout the school year. Those who would like to participate need to get a Reading Challenge form from Mrs. Buley-Coomes in the library or print off the attachement below. Prizes will be awarded for reading 20 books from different genres and turning the form in completely filled out. Happy Reading!

2017-2018 SMS Football Teams

Come Support our Football Teams October 5 at Colonel Stadium as we go for the BIG W!

2017-2018 Volleyball Teams

Note from Coach Jordan

I am so proud of what all the teams have accomplished this season. Especially the 6th grade team taking 2nd place in the 6th grade tournament held at North Middle School.


Each girl has made leaps and bounds of improvement in their volleyball skill set this past season; compared to when we started in August, they look like a entirely new team. I know they all will continue to be successful in all they do.

Coach Jordan

2017-2018 Soccer Teams

Golf Team will be Highlighted Next Month!

Fall Break is October 9-October 13

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