SMS Panther Nation Staff Newsletter

By Jason Myatt, Mark Letterer, and Rachael Anderson

Student-Led Conferences were a huge success!

Thank you for putting in so much effort to make sure the day went off without a hitch. Your hard work is appreciated not only by us but by SMS parents as well. Job well done!

Halloween Costume Drive

For most children’s shelters, Halloween costumes do not make the list of essentials in the budget. By collecting new and gently used costumes from our generous students and teachers, Schimelpfenig ensures that children served by City House do not feel left out while everyone else is celebrating.

Please note that Student Council is collecting new and slightly used children and teens’ costumes. All costumes and accessories should be placed in a plastic bag with the size labeled. Please help Student Council in making "spooktacular" memories for deserving children by sponsoring the costume drive which will end on October 23rd.

Panther High Fives

Debbie Collins... Top Notch Registrar!

Debbie has done an amazing job helping to get this school year underway! She is an asset to this building! Thank you Debbie for working so hard for SMS! Stop by and give Debbie a High Five when you get a chance!

Panther Student Events

Panther Orchestra

The Proud Panther Orchestra will be performing in the SMS cafeteria on 10/14 at 7:00.

Panther Choir

Come out and support our Awesome Panther Choirs. The 7/8 girls will have a concert at 4:30 on 10/14 at Clark High School.

Our 6th grade choir will be giving a demo concert at 7:00 in the SMS cafeteria on 10/15.

Panther Football

Our Panther football teams will take on Frankford this week. 7th grade plays Tuesday and 8th grade will play on Wednesday at Kimbrough. Games start at 5:30. Come on out and cheer the teams on!

Panther Volleyball

Our volleyball girls take on Frankford this week. 8th grade will be playing Tuesday night at Frankford and 7th grade will be playing at home on Thursday. Come show them your SMS pride.

Panther Priorities

CogAt testing

Wednesday, Oct. 14th

Lunches will look a little different

8th grade - 11:17-11:47

6th grade - 11:47-12:17 (same)

7th grade - 12:17-12:47

PPH - PM - Pep Rally

Friday, Oct. 16th


Science MESH

Friday, Oct. 16th

STUCO Kindness Challenge Continues

Student Council will be starting a kindness challenge for all of our students.

How is this going to work, you ask? The teachers will have strips of paper and when a student sees another student doing something kind, they will ask a teacher for the paper. The student will put the other student’s name on the strip and then give it back to the teacher. Student Council will start a chain going across the atrium, and we are hoping that it will go around it a few times. The paper chains will serve as a reminder to be kind to all. Each link will symbolizes a random act of kindness that has been noticed by teachers or students. Let’s cover Schimelpfenig in kindness!

Join the SMS PTA

$7 for staff

$5 for lifetime members

Sunshine Committee

Please donate to the Sunshine fund. Makes checks payable to Angie Kendrick.


Fun Halloween Facts

Did you know...

  • The first Jack O’Lanterns were actually made from turnips

  • Boston, Massachusetts, holds the record for the most Jack O’Lanterns lit at once (30,128).

When you learn, teach. When you get, give.

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