Jag E-News

Week of May 15, 2023

Happy Mother's Day! We are so thankful for all of the moms that are a part of our Jag Community and we hope that you feel especially loved and celebrated today.

We are in the final stretch of the school year and we want to ensure that the next couple of weeks go smoothly for everyone. Please work with your students to make sure they have completed assignments, turned in missing work, and checked for fines. We will begin our end of semester schedule on Monday, May 22nd and students will not be allowed to bring backpacks to school on early release days, May 24th and 25th.

We had a lot to celebrate last week as we wrapped up our 2022-23 athletic seasons with our final soccer games, celebrated students at the Kickstart Belt Ceremony, and hosted our 1st ever SMS Football Combine. Thank you to all of our coaches and athletes that helped make it happen. I am honored to attend the FAB Award Ceremony this Wednesday as we recognize Luke Chapman (8th Grade), Coach Martinez, and Coach Andrews, for their incredible dedication throughout the year.

I also want to say THANK YOU to everyone that helped us celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week. A huge thank you to Texan Smile & Family Cosmetic Dentistry for bringing us Travelin' Tom's Coffee Truck. Thank you to our amazing PTO and all of the parent volunteers for hosting our Walking Taco & Pizza Luncheons. Thank you to Cinnaholic (Telfair) for donating 100 cinnamon rolls to be enjoyed by our staff. And thank you to Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union for the sandwiches and snacks.

We are looking forward to seeing many of our Jag Parents on campus this week for our grade-level award ceremonies and field days. Have a great week Jags!


Cholly Oglesby


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Monday, May 15th

6th Grade Award Ceremony @ 9:00am (Big Gym)

7th Grade Award Ceremony @ 2:30pm (Big Gym)

8th Grade Award Ceremony @ 6:30pm (Big Gym)

FBISD Whole Child Parent Webinar: Violence Prevention (Zoom)

Tuesday, May 16th

Wednesday, May 17th

Clements HS Senior Walk @ SMS

Off the Wall Art Show @ 5:00pm (Commons)

FAB Award Ceremony @ 6:00pm (RiverPoint Church)

Special Education Parent Advisory Meeting @ 6:00pm (Zoom)

Thursday, May 18th

6th Grade Day to Serve

7th Grade Field Day

8th Grade Celebration @ Urban Air

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Drive @ SMS (1:00-4:00pm)

CPAC Meeting @ 4:30pm (Room 317)

Friday, May 19th

Band, Choir, & Orchestra Trip to Six Flags

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Meta Engineer for the Week

Three Sartartia Middle School Computer Science students won Meta’s (Facebook) Engineer for the Week challenge. Meta's Engineer for the Week program introduces learners to the power of STEM and provides a pathway for them to make an impact in their communities.

Leila Youssef, Riho Kobayashi and Rebecca George designed "The Portable Classroom" to make education more accessible to children in difficult situations. It includes text-to-speech, solar power, interactive puzzles and translation to multiple languages through Google APIs. Their product was selected out of hundreds of submissions and they received $1,000 to donate to a local non-profit organization of their choice, Attack Poverty.

Surf's Up

Congratulations to the 6th grader, Danielle Lukin, who competed in the TGSA State Championships in Port Aransas and South Padre Island over the last couple weekends. She placed 2nd in her age division and 4th place in the age group above her age division. We are proud of her surfing accomplishments!

In the Joy of Others

Sixth grade students, Ansha and Anshu Patel, have gathered students from different campuses to make cards for cancer patients at Texas Children's Hospital. The focus of the club is to encourage kindness, humanity, and compassion through community service. So far they have sent more than 130 cards to Texas Children's and they are looking forward to continuing this project throughout the summer. Great job girls!


Congratulations to The 3 Muskarats & Cheese: Iris Li, Vivian Sun, Elaine Wu, and Ella Yan. The girls place 2nd in the state last in the eCybermission competition sponsored by the U.S. Army and the National Science Teaching Association.Each team member will receive a $500 savings bond prize. Way to go Jags!

The girls proposed a design of a robotic trash collection system powered by solar and wind. The design was inspired during girls' beach vacation and for the purpose to reduce trash left on the beach by humans or washed ashore by waves. The system consists of a fleet of automated robots that can navigate the beach terrain, detect and classify trash items, and pick them up using a robotic arm. The robots can also communicate with each other and coordinate their actions to optimize their efficiency and coverage. The collected trash is then transported to a central station where it is sorted and recycled or disposed of properly. The system aims to reduce the amount of plastic pollution entering the ocean, as well as to improve the aesthetic and sanitary conditions of the beach


Congratulations to 8th grader, Penelope Strohl!

She competed in the Middle School 48-Hour Film and placed 3rd in the district at this year's Film Fest. Way to go! We are so proud of her accomplishment! Thank you for representing SMS!


Jag Swag

Did you miss the opportunity to buy a hoodie last year? Be sure to get your 2023-2024 hoodie before it sells out. The hoodie is designed by a former Jag and orders will be delivered before the end of the school year or for pick up at Jag Camp on July 31st. Order here.

Parent Webinar: Violence Prevention

As a part of the Whole Child Health Initiative, Fort Bend ISD is excited to present our May parent webinar: “Violence Prevention (Human Trafficking, Dating Violence, Child Abuse, Gun Safety)”. This webinar will equip parents and caregivers will with helpful tools, information, and methods of prevention regarding a variety of safety-related topics to help keep our students safe. The parent webinar will be held on Wednesday, May 15th at 6 p.m. Whole Child Health, focuses on Whole Child Health, is aligned with FBISD's Profile of a Graduate, and is committed to supporting and developing the mental, behavioral, social, emotional, and physical health of all students in FBISD.

Violence Prevention (Human Trafficking, Dating Violence, Child Abuse, Gun Safety) Link;

Jersey Design Contest

The Sugar Land Space Cowboys, Triple-A Affiliate of the Houston Astros, are calling student artists to design the jersey our team will wear during our August 19th Art Appreciation game. The 2023 Space Cowboys Fan Art Jersey Design Contest gives local students the chance to have their design worn by the Space Cowboys. The contest is open to local middle and high school students and runs now through May 19th. Please see attachments for contest information.

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Summer School 2023

Remedial Summer School Courses will be for those students that failed a core course during the 2022-2023 school year. Please look at your child’s S1 grades and their last progress report so that your family can plan ahead if necessary. If you have questions about the possibility of summer school, please reach out to your child’s counselor.

Students must pass ELA, Math, Social Studies & Science with a 70 for the year in order to be promoted to the next grade level without summer school. Middle School Credit Recovery will be held at Elkins High School from June 12th-29th.

Summer School Fees

Remedial Credit ($250)

Reduced Lunch Status ($125)

Free Lunch Status ($100)

You can still apply for Free/Reduced lunch at https://www.fortbendisd.com/Page/334

Please visit FBISD's Summer School website for more information.

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Middle Grades SRC 2023
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PTO Business Sponsors (2022-2023)

A special thanks to our:


Home Dream Solutions

HTX Realty Group

Lemke Orthodontics

Olympic Dental

Renew Wellness Center

Texan Smile Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Todd Harmon Orthodontics

GOLD SPONSORS: Orthodontique

SILVER SPONSORS: Goosehead Insurance, Sweetwater Pulmonary, Lukin Family Dentistry, Healthy Teeth Pediatric Dentistry

BRONZE SPONSORS: Sugar Land Swim School, Next Level Urgent Care, Innovative Allergy Clinic, KRB Dentistry, Mathnasium of Greatwood

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Important Contact Information

6th Grade

Assistant Principal: Courtney Border


Counselor: Amy Melby


7th Grade

Associate Principal: Dr. Sunday Johnson


Lead Counselor: Tanya Johnson


8th Grade

Assistant Principal: Paul Wells


Counselor: Kat Friedel


Attendance: Cynthia Gonzalez-Trevizo attendancesms@fortbendisd.com

Registrar: Courtni Turner courtni.turner@fortbendisd.com

Nurse: Michelle Middleton michelle.middleton@fortbendisd.com

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