SMS Scoop

January 9, 2023

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Sixth Grade Students Will Celebrate Halfway Day on January 10th

Each year our sixth grade students celebrate the completion of the first half of their K-12 educational journey.

This year the halfway point is on Tuesday, January 10th. The day will include hallway decorations, lunch treats, and several grade-level activities.

You're almost halfway to your high school graduation, class of 2029!

Top WARRIOR Point Earners

The top WARRIOR point earners in each grade for the month of December are pictured above.

Students can earn WARRIOR points throughout the building for demonstrating accountability, respect, reliability, involvement, organization, and resilience.

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End of Third Grading Period

The third six weeks will end on Friday, January 13th.

Grades will be finalized by Tuesday, January 17th.

Report cards will be published in Harmony Family Access on Wednesday, January 18th.

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SMS Welcomes Student Teacher

My name is Ms. Gallagher and I will be a student teacher for Voyager social studies until the end of April. After that, I will graduate from Indiana University Southeast with a bachelor's degree in Education. A few hobbies I enjoy are reading books, hiking/rock wall climbing, traveling, and attempting to cook new recipes. I am twenty-two years old and a dog mom to a mini Australian Shepherd.

While in college, I was a part of First Generation Scholar, Red for Ed, and Vice President of my sorority Sigma Kappa. A fun fact about me is that I graduated from Scottsburg High School in 2019. I wanted to return to SCSD2 to give back to the very same school that gave me my start. After graduation, I plan to return to grad school in the fall and earn my master's in education. I am so excited to be here with you all while I conclude my bachelor's degree.

If you see me in the hallways don't be shy to introduce yourself or just say hi.

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No School on January 16th

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Scott 2 schools will be closed on Monday, January 16th.
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Winter Sports Season

The basketball and cheerleading season has started.

Wrestling practice has started. Their first meet is on Thursday, January 12th.

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

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.