SMS Trojan News

Principal's Corner

January 11th - January 15th

Students & Families,

Thanks for working hard and showing up. Our attendance this last week was good, and you all seem ready to finish the quarter very strong! Remember to connect with your teachers during office hours to ask questions and get some answers or help for any difficult assignments. Every day, all teachers have office hours from 1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

We just had a Virtual Assembly that was pretty fun (nice Dad Jokes!!!). We are teaming up with North MS and Grants Pass HS to bring in a speaker this Friday. On Friday, we will release our newest Virtual Assembly where we get to hear Jeff Eben - award winning educator, speaker, author, and human being! He was struck with tragedy while in high school and has had to navigate life through the lens of being paralyzed in a wheelchair. We are going through difficult and challenging times, and Jeff will be able to share his story with us about how to overcome obstacles with grit and determination.

Keep working hard - we can't wait to get students back here at South! Hopefully that will be very soon, so keep tuned to messages coming from our district office and/or from me.

Counselors are available to support you and your student(s). Specifically, they are holding a "Zoom with Counselors" event each Wednesday (6th graders), Thursday (7th graders), and Friday (8th graders) from 1:30 - 2:00 p.m. See below for more details.

Have the best week!

Mr. Sale

Zoom with Counselors

Family Character Dare - Letter of Gratitude

Everyone think of one person who lives with them they are really thankful for and write them a letter telling them all the reasons they appreciate them.

Get specific about how they've influenced you, why you look up to them, what sacrifices you know they've made, and why you are grateful for the role they play in your life. Seal it up and deliver it in person or through the mail.

Fred Meyer Community Rewards

Link your Fred Meyer Rewards card to also help out South!


Earn money for South MS on your Amazon purchases through Amazon Smile.

Box Tops for Education

No more pesky box tops to keep track of. Before you leave the store, just scan and upload to the BFE app!

Counseling Resources

1. SMS Counseling Website

2. Crisis Support Phone Numbers:
  • Options Counseling: 541-474-5360 for crisis; 541-476-2373 for info services
  • Other resources

3. Call to talk to a Counselor:

  • Ms. McGarry (A-L): 541-474-5750, ext. 50112
  • Ms. Rastellini (M-Z:) 541-474-5750, ext. 50104

This Week's Classes

This week's classes:

Monday (11th): B-Day live classes

Tuesday (12th): A-Day live classes

Wednesday (13th): B-Day live classes

Thursday (14th): A-Day live classes

Friday (15th): B-Day live classes

South Middle School

At South Middle School, we are a community dedicated to learning while promoting integrity and respect.