SMS Scoop

September 19, 2022

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"Start With Hello" Activities

Scottsburg Middle School will be participating in Start with Hello week. Start with Hello is part of The Sandy Hook Promise, which is a national nonprofit organization led by several family members who lost loved ones at the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on December 14, 2012. The sole purpose of Sandy Hook Promise is to prevent gun violence and to increase students feeling connected to others at their school. For more information on Sandy Hook Promise, please visit:

Art Club, Student Council, SADD, and our guidance department are working together to provide different activities to raise awareness each day:

Monday is Meet and Greet Day. Club members and guidance will be at the entrances to welcome students to the building.

Tuesday is Upstander Day. Upstander notes will be available at arrival and at lunch for students to complete. We'll use them to create an upstander wall of fame.

Wednesday is Wear Green Day. We encourage everyone to wear something green today.

Thursday is Celebrate Trusted Adult Day. Compliment cards will be available at arrival and at lunch for students to recognize a trusted adult.

Friday is Move Forward Day. We will remind students to use the concepts from this week as we move forward through the school year.

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Parent-Teacher Conferences

Scottsburg MS parent-teacher conferences will be held from 3:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. on Monday, September 26th and Wednesday, September 28th.

These are open to anyone who would like to meet with their child's teachers.

Teachers may also reach out to some parents to set up a conference as needed.

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Grading Period Ends on September 23rd

The end of the first six weeks is Friday, September 23rd.

Grades will be finalized by Tuesday, September 27th.

Report cards will be published and accessible in Harmony Family Access on Wednesday, September 28th.

Reminder to athletes and club members:

If you have an F on this report card, you will be ineligible to participate in your club/sport until the next report card in mid-November.

This means you will not be able to finish the current season or try out for the next season until you have all passing grades on your report card.

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Picture Packages Distributed on Monday

Picture packages are being distributed at the end of sixth period on Monday, September 19th.

If you haven't ordered, it's not too late. We're sending home slips printed with your child's picture and Order Code, so you can still order online.

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Student Council Officers

The SMS Student Council elected officers last week.

President is Ella Copple. She is picture in the front left.

Vice President is Aven Broadus. He is pictured in the back left.

Jr Vice President is Khloe June. She is pictured in the front right.

Secretary/Treasurer is Bella Crites. She is pictured in the back right.

Wednesday's Soccer Game=Field of Green

The Student Council would like to invite everyone to cheer on our boy's soccer team in their last home game of the season, Wednesday, September 21, as they take on the Madison Cubs. We're doubling up on spirit as the student cheering section should wear their "Field of Green" to support the Sandy Hook Promise!

Let's Go Warriors!

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WARRIOR Slushies During Lunch

6th and 8th grade students will have the opportunity to use their WARRIOR points to buy up to two slushies during lunch on Thursday, September 22nd. 7th graders will have the opportunity to use their WARRIOR points to buy up to two slushies during lunch on Friday, September 23rd. Each slushie costs 5 WARRIOR points.

Students must be wearing their badge/lanyard in order to purchase a slushie during lunch.

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Fall Sports Season

Our fall sports season has three weeks of competition remaining.

Eventlink is the platform that we use to communicate with parents/family members regarding practices and events.

If you have questions about athletics, please contact Mrs. Manns at 812-752-8926 option 2.

Winter Sports Season

Winter sports tryouts will be right after fall break. If your student needs a physical, this will need to be on file in the office or in final forms. All students must have a final forms account completed by a guardian before tryouts. If your student participated in a fall sport, you will just need to make sure they have signed up for all of the correct teams that they may want to try out for.

Any questions please call Scottsburg MS and press option 2 for Athletics.

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Snack Line during Lunches

The SMS Snack Line is scheduled to be open during lunches.

Items offered range from $0.50 to $1.50.

Bottled Juice $1.50

Canned Drinks $1.50

Cereal Pouch $1.00

Chips/rice krispies $1.00

Cookies/granola bars $0.75

Fruit rollups $0.50

Fruit Snacks $0.75

Gold fish/animal crackers $0.60

Ice Cream $1.50

Students must have money in their account and must be wearing their badge/lanyard in order to purchase items from the snack line.

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Reminders for Walkers

SMS students who walk to and from school:

Please be careful when crossing the streets, utilize sidewalks and crosswalks when available, and follow the street crossing signs.

Also, be sure that you are a positive representative of SMS when you are in the community.

Also, as Officer Nicholson reminded you during his classroom visits, be sure that you are aware of your surroundings, including traffic, at all times.

Student Handbook Update

The Scottsburg MS student handbook contains some significant updates for the 2022-2023 school year. The most significant changes took place in the discipline section.

Here are the highlights of three changes that will impact the largest number of students:

  • Cell phones are still not allowed to be used during the school day here at SMS. Phones are expected to be turned off and stored in lockers. Students who are carrying a cell phone or using a cell phone during the school day are in violation. The consequences for each situation are outlined in the handbook.

  • Second is illegal substances. This year students who have illegal substances and/or paraphernalia (most common examples are vapes, cigarettes, or alcohol) will be recommended for expulsion on the first offense.

  • In an attempt to be more aligned with the high school discipline policy, we will be following a progressive discipline approach. This means that when a student commits the same offense multiple times, the discipline will get progressively more serious. Each example is outlined in the doc that is provided by clicking on the picture above or via the link below.

SMS Student Handbook

We encourage you to read the handbook with your child(ren) and to contact us with any questions you may have.

We are looking forward to working with our students and their parents throughout the upcoming school year.

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Cafeteria Information

Check out this link for breakfast and lunch menus:

Like many schools, we occasionally experience some supply/distribution delays. We will follow the posted menus when possible, but will have to make adjustments at times.