December 5, 2022
Tom Rogers Meeting with Sixth Graders
On Tuesday, December 6th, the author will conduct a discussion with the students and will answer their questions about writing.
Sources of Strength
SMS and SHS now has a new prevention program that we will be educating our staff, students, and community on. For the month of December, will be will be focusing on the sources of strength wheel and getting the word out about the program.
This is the mission statement for Sources of Strength:
We Are Sources of Strength
We are a group of diverse students and adults from many different corners and cultures of our school and community. We believe that life has ups and downs, that all of us will go through good times and tough times. Our mission is to ensure that during the rough times no one gets so overwhelmed or hopeless that they want to give up.
Our mission is to spread Hope, Help, and Strength into every corner of our community.
Our mission is to help students and staff turn to their strengths and their supports that are all around. We are Connectors to Help and Strength.
Our mission recognizes that our voice has great power and we use it to BREAK the SILENCE when someone is struggling, and to connect them to the help they need and deserve.
We Spread Hope by focusing on stories of strength, rather than on stories of trauma. We know our most powerful impact comes from our personal actions, conversations, and messages that use our music, our art, our writing, our activities, our social media, our culture, and our voice. This gives life to our efforts.
We are Sources of Strength
Top WARRIOR Point Earners
Students can earn WARRIOR points throughout the building for demonstrating accountability, respect, reliability, involvement, organization, and resilience.
Classes are in session through the end of the day on Friday, December 16th and will resume on Tuesday, January 3rd.
Winter Sports Season
Wrestling practice starts this week.
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.
Snack Line 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.
Reminders for Walkers
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.
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.