Sonora Middle School

Spartan Student Weekly Report November 18-22, 2019

Sonora Middle School

Dr. Martha Dodson, Principal

Kimberly Bowerman, Assistant Principal

Brett Unger, Assistant Principal

Principally Speaking

I just have to brag on the amazing work that is being done at SMS and take a moment to highlight some of things I have seen just this week.


  • Check out the Book Tasting that happened in the Media Center. Lynsey Moats goes to great lengths to hook our kids into reading!
  • I watched the History Character's debates in 6th grade innovation academy! Wow! Our kids rock!
  • Our EAST program has been selected as one of 6 finalists for the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow. What amazing work!
  • I have witnessed amazing 7th grade science lessons in Mrs. Tillery, Mr. White and Ms. Champagnes classes where students are investigating the properties of water molecules.
  • I have gotten to see the benefits of this week's Literacy PD with a deep study of character celebration in Mrs. Rigby & Mrs. Jongewaard's class.
Book Tasting in SMS Media

Way to go SMS EAST!

Historical Character Debates

November 14, 2019
Atila & Hannibal
Caesar & Alexander 2

Investigating Water Molecules

Deep Character Study

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PRIMETIME THIS WEEK!

Primetime Tuesday & Wednesday
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PENNY WARS AMONG ADVISORIES WILL GO UNTIL NOVEMBER 22. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO SHOP WITH A COP! EACH PENNY IS WORTH 1 CENT. A DOLLAR COUNTS AS 100, BUT YOU CAN SABOTAGE ANOTHER ADVISORIES JUG WITH SILVER COINS, THAT WILL SUBTRACT POINTS! LET THE WARS BEGIN!

GATHER, GOBBLE, GIVE

ADVISORY FLOAT PARADE @ 10:00-10:30

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22

SHOP WITH A COP CARNIVAL

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22

7TH GRADE-1:00-2:00

6TH GRADE-2:05-3:05

THIS WEEKS FRESH FRUITS & VEGGIES

ZUCCHINI STICKS- TUESDAY

BERRY BLEND- WEDNESDAY

Soccer Try-Outs

Soccer tryouts will be held for 6th and 7th graders boys beginning December 3 -5th from 3:30- 5:00 and for girls December 10-12.


COMPETE IN THE UPCOMING SPELLING BEE

Each HOUSE will conduct a spelling bee. The top 2 spellers in your house will compete in the School Bee on Thursday, December 19.



https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NXysInNBlUlyKowlhKz4RHsKnDZvWSJn/view?ts=5dc599f6

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Monday-Thursday 3:15-5:45

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WINTER CONCERT MASS REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

PRACTICE BEGINS IN ADVISORIES ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11 AND ENDS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17

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SAVE UP THOSE PBIS POINTS FOR THE SPARTAN CHRISTMAS SHOP

You will be able to use your PBIS points to shop for your loved ones for Christmas. We will even wrap the gifts for you!

Using your first and last initial and your student ID number (same as your lunch number or barcode number on your ID), students and parents can access your point balance by logging in here:

https://student.pbisrewards.com/login.php

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GET READY FOR SOME SPARTAN BASKETBALL!

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SMS Lunch Menu

Monday

Breakfast: Breakfast pizza, cereal, parfait bar

Lunch: Sweet and sour chicken, fried rice, Cheeseburger/chips, Big daddy's pizza


Tuesday

Breakfast: Waffle Bites, Yogurt w/ graham crackers, smoothie

Lunch: Breaded Cheese bites w/ marinara, Spicy chicken sandwich w/ fries, chicken nuggets


Wednesday

Breakfast: Sausage biscuit, cereal, parfait bar

Lunch: Pig in a blanket, hamburger w/ chips, Turkey Provo slider w/ chips


Thursday

Breakfast: Eggstravaganza Taco, yogurt w/ graham cracker, smoothie

Lunch Tamale, enchilada, bacon Chicken sandwich w/ fries, Big daddy's pizza


Friday:

Breakfast: French toast sticks w/ sausage, cereal, parfait bar

Lunch: Broccoli Chicken Alfredo, BBQ Rib sandwich, Chicken tenders

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsLcQwDE1HE

SMS Spartan's Birthday's this week

November 18 - RJ Botta

November 19 - Maxine Kumtak

November 20 - Floyd Sandbergen

November 21 - Jiaur Ishoda

November 22 - Allen Atnej, Dennis Castro, Luis Montero, Say Paw, Jaritza Rivera

November 23 - Rosila Bujen, Damean Shepherd

November 24 - No birthday's

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TURNBOW ELEMENTARY STEM NIGHT INVITATION

We would like to invite your students to be part of our second annual STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology, and Math) night at Turnbow Elementary on December 5th, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 PM


The goal of Springdale STEM Night is to provide students and their families with an opportunity to engage in an evening of STEM-based fun! Turnbow Elementary will be set up that night to allow attendees to circulate among stations that will provide hands-on activities that highlight different areas of STEM. I thought some of your EAST or robotics students might be able to come have a station that evening.


We are excited for you to get involved in our second annual STEM night and let our students see what they can do at the middle and junior high levels.


Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. If your students can come that evening please let me know so I can add your school to the list.


Thank you!

Karen LaMendola

wANT TO RECEIVE NOTIFICATIONS FOR NEWS OR EMERGENCY ALERTS?

Fill Out Your link: English: http://bit.ly/2lMTkKc Spanish: http://bit.ly/2kfkR6z


The school district will no longer be using Robo calls for announcements. This will be the method used. Sign up today!

Download the Springdale APP to connect & get notifications

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Please take a moment to fill out the Springdale Parent & Family Engagement Survey

APPLY FOR CAMP WAR EAGLE THIS SUMMER!

WHAT: Camp War Eagle, a premier summer camp located on Beaver Lake in Rogers, Arkansas. Each summer we serve thousands of children and teenagers from Northwest Arkansas who come from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds.

WHY: Camp War Eagle offers amazing programming and can be affordable for all families with our sliding-scale tuition rates. We also encourage scholastic performance and community involvement all year around through our “Qualification” portion of our application.

WHEN: Applications for Summer 2020 have already been released and our priority enrollment deadline is December 15th! Even though applications will be accepted all year, it is important for families to turn in their applications early to increase their chances of placement.


2020 SUMMER APPLICATION

2020 SPANISH SUMMER APPLICATION

Create an account in Schoology and check on assignments and grades. Go to https://district.sdale.org/o/springdale-public-schools/page/more--3 and click on the Schoology icon. Students advisory teachers have your account codes and will be giving them out at Student Led Conferences this week.
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Lunch Account App

Create an account to manage your child's lunch account or fill out for FREE/REDUCED LUNCH.

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Breakfast Club November 22 @ 7:50-8:30

6th Grade Spartan Awards

7th Grade Spartan Awards

SMS Spartan Staff Winner for November

Breakfast Club Perforrmance

Nominate Your Teacher Today

KNWA’s Golden Apple Award Contest, sponsored by Post Consumer Brands, is back for its 3rd year. This contest highlights the efforts of our NWA teachers/ coaches/ classroom instructors that go above and beyond the normal duties of teaching within a classroom and how they “Make Better Happen” for their students. If you know someone like this, we would love to hear about them.

Once a month, one teacher/coach from NWA school districts (traditional and non-traditional settings) will be chosen for an amazing prize package (Golden Apple Award, $150 Walmart Gift Card, and $50 restaurant gift card). The winner will also have a surprise classroom visit from our very own Tavares Jones, a Post Consumer Brand rep, and a camera crew. On the last Wednesday of the month the story will air. (Visits will be organized and confirmed through winning schools principal’s office).

Below you will find the link to our Golden Apple online submission page. Please share this with all of your teachers in your district. This contest will run through the entire school year and our first teacher will be chosen in September. Thank you for your assistance with this wonderful opportunity.

https://www.nwahomepage.com/golden-apple/#//

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Bring your box tops to your advisory teacher to earn $ for PBIS school store

Chromebook Repair Request

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ca514xL5GaNE92dkdZb3sxcrtB1aFk7V9WdhK-dwriQ/edit Click the link to request that your chromebook be repaired by Robin McDonald.