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January 18, 2016

Penny Wars for the Scott County Clearinghouse

SMS Penny Wars are coming up! On the 19th, 20th, and 21st, Builder’s Club and Student Council are collaborating on a group project to raise money for the Scott County Clearinghouse. Here's how it works:


  • Buckets, labeled by Connect, will be set up in the main hall each morning.
  • Students and staff can donate coins or bills into buckets.
  • Coins will add to a group total, but bills will take away. You'll want to fuel your own bucket with some coins but you can also strategically place bills in other buckets!
  • The Connect with the most money (coin total minus bill total) will be announced on Friday and the group will get a pizza party, sponsored by the Scott County Kiwanis Club.
Bring change and bills to help the Clearinghouse and to help your Connect!

Geography Bee Champ!

Congratulations to Ryan Self, winner of the SMS Geography Bee last week. Self outwitted and outlasted six other strong finalists in Chloe Helton, Sam Carr, Matthew Jourden, Carson Cox, Gavin Borden, Treyton Owens, Jake Little, and Caleb Turner. Congrats also to runner up Borden and 3rd place winner Cox. Self will now compete to qualify for the state competition by taking a rigorous online exam. Good luck, Ryan! Thanks to Mr. Hicks, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Craig, Mrs. Copple, and Mr. Bracey for organizing and running the competition!

Got Teeth?

Got teeth? If so, get ready for SMS Mobile Dentist Day! Mobile Dentist is coming to our school on February 4th. Taking care of your teeth is important to your overall health so don't miss this opportunity! Mobile Dentist accepts Hoosier Health and most all insurances. They even offer grants if you don't have dental insurance. And you won't need miss school to have an appointment! What could be better? Forms will be distributed soon for those wishing to register for an appointment.

Snow Business

Adjust your family calendars! Since we had two snow days last week, we need to schedule two make up days. The two make up days will be Thursday, March 31st and Friday, April 1st!

These are the days at the end of our spring break. The next three snow days (if needed) will also be during the second week of break. Let's say no to snow!

Bree T's

Check out the SMS web site later this week if you want information about on online order option for #bestrongbreestrong t-shirts. The shirts are purple with yellow print. Ordering requires a credit card. Thanks to Avery Kendall and Katelynn Pedigo for their work on this project.

Calendar Clues

Mon. 18 A: All-Stars Guidance in 8 EX INQ, Science Olympiad 3-4:30, 7/8 BB @ Brownstown, 7/8 GB "B" @ Seymour

Tue. 19 B: All-Stars Guidance in 8 VO INQ, Archery 3-4:30, Circle the State 3-4, Wrestling @ Columbus Central

Wed. 20 A: Cross 7:45a, ISTEP+ Load Test AM, Science Olympiad 3-4:30, 6 GB v. Austin, 6 BB @ Highland Hills, 7/8 GB @ Austin

Thu. 21 B/Connect: Archery 3-4:30, Builders Club 3-4, Game Night 3-4, 7/8 BB @ Scribner, 6 BB v. East Washington

Fri. 22 A:

Sat. 23: 7/8 BB and 7/8 GB @ MSC Tourney/Salem, Wrestling @ New Washington

Mon. 25 B/Connect: All-Stars Guidance in 8VO INQ, Science Olympiad 3-4:30, Builders' Club Board 3-4, 7/8 BB @ Charlestown, 7/8 GB @ Salem

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