SMS Bulletin 5.16.16

Show Respect-Make a Difference-Set the Bar High

Mission and Vision

Schmucker Middle School strives to cultivate a thriving learning environment that promotes academic excellence, socially responsible and productive citizenship, and lifelong learning. At Schmucker, we are a community of learners committed to showing respect, making a difference and setting the bar high.

"Our Students, Our School, Our Community"

To do list

1. Supervise outside your classroom during all passing periods and before school.

2. Please complete IPLI survey

3. Enjoy a great week and have fun with your advisory students at the Spartan Stomp.

Advisory Period

The PTO is planning some fun activities as part of a Spartan Stomp on 5/17 (8th) and 5/24 (6th/7th) at the end of the day. Advisory classes will be competing in several events.

Week 37

5/16: 5 Star week 6: Pre-Choice Choices

5/17: One Book/One School

Reversed Advisory Schedule: Outside Walkathon Activity (50 min) 8th

5/18: One Book/One School

7th Field Trip Meeting (tentative)

5/19: One Book/One School 7th Field Trip

IPLI Survey

These are the two surveys I discussed at the last staff meeting. Thank you for taking the time to complete these surveys for me. Your responses are anonymous.

Leadership Capacity Inventory:

School Culture Survey:

End of Year Staff Party

Come join the fun as we conclude this school year at the Granger Golf Club. Please indicate if you will be attending this year but signing up on the google doc below. We need to have a good idea on how many people are attending soon. 38 people are attending so far.

End of Year Party Sign Up

Standards for Success: TER

All observations should be complete. All teachers should at least upload a lesson plan and domain 3 (leadership) documentation to SFS. Artifacts are due no later than 5/27.

8th Grade Advisory Teachers

We would like to put together a slide show of photos of our 8th graders that would play in advisory on 5/31. 8th graders will get their yearbooks at this time as well.

I need some help to make this work. Please email your advisory parents and ask for digital copies of photos (baby pictures, vacations, friends together). I have received a few photos so please ask parent again. Please send them to me.


I want to encourage all teachers to sign up for PHM Technovation. The details are below. See email from Duke Lines for additional information.

PHM Technovation 2016 Site

PHM Technovation 2016 Attendee Registration

Staff Bio

Brenda Speedy has worked at Schmucker for the past nine years as an Educational Assistant. She is originally from Mishawaka and now lives with her husband and family in Granger. She has two sons and one daughter. Two of them will be returning home from college for the summer. She is looking forward to spending time with them. She enjoys watching football, doing projects around the house, and reading.
Asheley James grew up here in Granger. She has 2 children, a 12 year old son and a 9 year old daughter. Graduated from college last June with a BA in Applied Behavioral Science and a BA in Psychology. Asheley and her children enjoy their 13 chickens, 3 goats, cat and dog. In her spare time she enjoys singing, hanging out with friends by bonfire, camping, and spending time with her family.

Cheers for Peers

Don't forget to cheer for your peers.

Cheers for Peers

Sporting Events

Click her to see our school calendar of events.

Click here to see who is signed up to work sporting events.

SMS Sports Sign-Up