Knights EXCEL

👻 Boo!--Week of October 31st

Witching You a Happy Halloween!

💀 Why didn’t the skeleton go to the Halloween party?
– Because he had no-body to go with!

⚰️ How can you tell if a vampire has a cold?
– Because of the coffin!

🎃 Find more goofy Halloween jokes here

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2nd Quarter Kicks off on November 1st

We will celebrate the accomplishments of Quarter 1 on November 9th. Please plan to join us either in person or through Zoom. More specifics of time and link to come.

Every Child Every Day

Success Block takes place each day from 8:30 am to 9:05 am. This is a time where staff will engage with students looking at the whole child. They may be working on attendance matters, social emotional, behavioral or academic measures to ensure they are EXCEL-ling. if your child scored below the 20% on MAP testing and had a low reading level or low math level for real and complex number systems they are eligible for Tier 2 interventions during this success block or after school. We will be sending home letters to notify you of the supports that will be implemented and when these will take place. Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

Familiy connections and FUN----SGMS Jamboree

We are a little over 2 weeks away from a Jamboree. The afternoon of November 18th will kick off at 12:00 for parents to come for a lunch and learn. Food will be provided free of charge and we will share some important information regarding what your child's progress looks like and options for High school as they move forward. Southern High School counselors will be joining us for this event as well. Please plan to join us! You can RSVP by clicking the link below.


After the great time with our families at Lunch and Learn from 12:45 to 1:15 we will have volunteers help set up Team building stations for students to engage in together and earn points for their homeroom.

Team building activities will kick off at 1:30 and wrap up between 2:15-2:25. This will be a great time for our parent volunteers to run stations as students work together, show team pride and earn some points toward being crowned TEAM CHAMPION!

From 2:30-3:10 we will hold a school wide celebration in the gym with a performance by our cheerleaders, dance club, and so much more where we will recognize Fall athletes, student council reps and officers, Team Building champion and kick off our School fundraiser.


Attendance Matters

All around us folks are experiencing various sicknesses such as Covid, RSV, Enterovirus and the Flu. Please ensure your family stays well by washing hands frequently, covering your mouth when you cough, staying home when symptomatic or with fever.

Please note being in school each day is IMPORTANT but only if you are not sick to prevent spread of germs to others. Please be sure to notify the school if your child is out sick multiple days in a row, test positive for Covid or other viruses. Also, students are not allowed back to school until at least 24 hours from fever or symptoms of Covid, flu or other contagious items.

We are kicking off an Attendance Matters campaign November 1st-December 16th. We are looking for the grade level with the best attendance. So if you are not sick please be at school on time (8:20 am) and remain thru dismissal (3:20 pm). Appointments are best if they are done afterschool when possible so students do not miss vital instruction. The winning grade level will get "Free social time with their peers" the last 20-25 minutes of the school day on December 16th.

PLEASE NOTE IF YOU MUST LEAVE EARLY FOR AN APPOINTMENT , IT SHOULD BE ON A LIMITED BASIS AND WHEN POSSIBLE RETURN TO FINISH OUT THE DAY. Please bring back a doctors note so the early dismissal will be excused. Any dismissals that are leaving before the end of the day without return should be checked out by 3:00 and a doctors note brought the following day upon return.

Activities this week

10/31 Mandatory Teacher Workday-NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

11/1 Dance Club 3:45-5:00 pm, Soccer @ SGMS vs Ferndale 4:45 PM

11/2 Football @ Penn Griffin 5 pm

11/3 Soccer @ SGMS vs Allen Jay 4:45 PM ; Open Gym for Basketball-boys and Dance club tryouts 3:45-5:00 pm

11/4 Math 6 & 8 Interim Assessment 1

Looking ahead:

Book Fair: 11/7-11/11--check out info posted online

11/9 Success Award Assemblies

11/8 and 11/11 no school for students

11/18 Jamboree

11/23-11/25 Thanksgiving holidays

🎃 Activities & Books 🎃

Let's create some shivers!

This multi-age booklist has scary and not-so-scary choices for every age group.


If you have any questions, concerns or ways to make SGMS continue to create a Culture of EXCEL-lence please reach out.

Assistant Principal James Moore: last names A-F

Assistant Principal Lorie Rainey: last names G-0

Principal Tracy Roof: last names P-Z