SMS Scoop

September 5, 2022

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Battle Against the Hallways for School Supply Donations

From Tuesday, September 6th until Friday, September 9th, we would appreciate your donations for the eastern Kentucky schools that were recently flooded.

You may bring any of these school supplies to the Great Room if you choose to donate:

  • notebooks

  • loose leaf paper

  • sharpened pencils

  • colored pencils

  • pencil sharpeners

  • 2" and 3" binders

  • crayons

  • glue sticks

  • lined paper

  • wired headphones

  • rulers

  • erasers

  • highlighters

The school supplies should be new/unused.

In the Great Room there will be a separate table for each grade level's donations.

Giving is always rewarding, but to take it up a notch, the grade level that donates the most supplies will earn a treat.

After their recent disaster, the students at the affected eastern Kentucky schools will greatly benefit from your donations.

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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 last week, be sure that you are aware of your surroundings, including traffic, at all times.

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Art Club Application

If you are interested in art club for the 2022-2023 school year, please complete this form.

Make sure that you don't miss the Friday, September 9th deadline.

See Mr. Heacock if you have questions about art club or the application process.

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SADD Meeting

SADD chapter starts Wednesday, September 7th during lunches.

SADD, which stands for Students Against Destructive Decisions, is a club that meets once a month during lunch.

Anyone is welcome to come join.

We will plan safe, drug free activities and address common destructive decisions students might make.

See Mrs. Naugle in the office if you have any questions.

Top WARRIOR Point Earners

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

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

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New Faces at SMS--Goni Luttrell

Scottsburg MS welcomed five teachers to our faculty for the 2022-2023 school year.

Mrs. Goni Luttrell, Family and Consumer Science (FACS) teacher, shared this bio:

My husband Scotty and I have been married for 19 years. We live in Scottsburg with our three kids Melea, Jace, and Jarin, and our dog, Nash. We love to spend time together as a family and try to make time together a priority. We love to have family game nights and family movie nights together. I also love to read, bake, and watch my kids play their various sports.

I graduated from Hanover College and have been in teaching for many years. I taught preschool for about 7 years and then moved to kindergarten for about 8 years. Most recently I taught kindergarten at Scottsburg Elementary. I am excited for this move to teaching FACS at SMS. Some of my most enjoyable memories of middle school was learning the life skills taught in cooking and sewing class. I hope kids look forward to coming to FACS class each day and leave with a smile on their faces.

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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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Fall Sports Season

Our fall sports season is underway.

Practices and competitions for all sports have started.

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.

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.

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