SMS Panther Nation Staff Newsletter

By Jason Myatt, Mark Letterer, and Rachael Anderson

STUCO Canned Food War

In a galaxy far, far away civil war between food and hunger is underway.

Student Council, NJHS, and the Panther Cheerleaders need your help in fighting the battles against hunger. These battles are known as, the Can Wars. The can is what gives a jedi his power. It is a necessary item to fight hunger that is needed by all living things. It’s in us, and in others. We need your help! From now through November 20th, bring unexpired canned or boxed items to donate to help fight hunger.

There will be a contest between the grade levels to see which grade can donate the most cans. The winning grade level will get a movie/popcorn party. All donations benefit Plano Santas, a local nonprofit organization, helping the Plano community for 17 years.

Please encourage your students to brings cans to support our community!

Panther High Fives

Mr. Wheeler and the entire cast and crew of Legally Blonde Jr.

The play was amazing! If you didn't get a chance to see, you missed out! Give Mr. Wheeler and the cast and crew a high five next time you see them.

Panther Student Events

Panther Basketball

Our Panther basketball teams have worked very hard getting ready for their season opener this week! 8th grade starts tonight and 7th grade starts Thursday against Bowman. The boys will playing at SMS and the girls will be at Bowman.

Panther Priorities

Science Fair


Picture Retakes and Group Photos

Tuesday 11/17

Leadership Meeting

Wednesday 11/18



PTA Staff Pie Swap

Friday 11/20

Distance Learning Lab

Science MESH

Friday 11/20

Thanksgiving Fun Facts

Did you know...

  • In 1939, President Roosevelt proclaimed that Thanksgiving would take place on November 23rd, not November 30th, as a way to spur economic growth and extend the Christmas shopping season.
  • A 15 pound turkey usually has about 70 percent white meat and 30 percent dark meat.
  • The five most popular ways to serve leftover turkey is as a sandwich, in stew, chili or soup, casseroles and as a burger.
  • Californians are the largest consumers of turkey in the United States.

"Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher"-

Japanese Proverb