Welcome to Southern Middle School


7th grade students studied creek life and water quality last week at Hickman Creek.
* April 20th and 28th: Family Dinner Nights!  We invite your student and his or her immediate family to a free meal with the families of Southern Middle School staff members.  Please see the attached RSVP information form for more details.  Hope to see you there!
* Starting April 20th our school day will be extended 30 minutes until the end of the year.  The school day at SMS will end at 4:25 p.m.
Applications and bios are due by: May 1, 2015 @ 3:55.
PTSA Meeting for the nominees to speak: Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 8:15   Elections: May 7, 2015 at SMS 8:30-9:30 and 6:00-7:00 by the gym.   See application and information:  SBDM Form Part 1, SBDM Form Part 2
*Attention parents of 8th grade students attending Tates Creek High School for the 2015-2016 school year!  You are eligible to run and vote for SBDM (Site Based Decision Making) Council at Tates Creek High School.   Nomination Form and Information.
Congratulations Lightning Strike 5K runners - Students, Family and Friends and Staff!  Thanks for a great race April 12th!
* Volleyball Camp for 4th & 5th grade girls on May 6th from 5:00 - 7:00. Cost is $15 which includes a t-shirt and pizza. Send in registration form. Questions? Email Lisa Hager.
*Theatre Academy taught by the professional staff at Lexington Children's Theatre returns to Southern!   Thursdays April 9-May 14 4:00-5:00 (6 classes)  Sketch Comedy!  Location: Southern Middle School   Tuition: $65
Students will discover the premise of what makes a scene funny, through exploration of published material and creating their own characters.  Students will take risks, build confidence and experience success in their comedy!  The class will showcase their scenes and original works at the end of class. The final sharing will be May 14 from 5:30-6:00.  Register here: Lexington Children's Theatre  Education Department  859-254-4546 x 225
* Need a safe place for your middle school aged student to be during the summer? Consider enrolling in Camp R.E.A.L. which is run by the Parks and Recreation Department and FCPS. More information found here about dates and times. Field Trip information can be found here.

* Yearbooks!  Pre-order your 2015 SMS yearbook for $30.  Students are in the front hall before school taking orders.
* Spirit Days:  Whenever there is a HOME athletic event, we have a Spirit Day at school.   Students may wear SMS-issued T-shirts, sweatshirts, or hoodies.  The athletes playing in the HOME game that night are allowed to wear their team’s jersey (if sleeveless, a t-shirt must be worn underneath).  All other dress code rules apply.
Spirit Wear Info:  HI5Prints has all our Spirit Wear Needs!  Order online: http://hi5prints.com , 859-797-8154,  Ellie@hi5prints.com
* Scratch Programming club for students meets in the computer lab on Thurdays before school. See Mrs. L'Esperance for a morning pass. annie.lesperance@fayette.kyschools.us.
*Southern Films - Commercials: Southern Films can make commercials! If you own a local business and would like a television commercial produced for it, consider hiring Southern Films. For more information contact Mr. Keaton at duane.keaton@fayette.kyschools.us
*Intramurals began September 8th, Mondays 7:40 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. basketball, Wednesdays 7:40 – 8:30 soccer  See Mr. King for information.   Intramural Permission Slip
*YMCA Black Achievers: Any student 7th grade through 12th invited. Contact Roxanne Brown 859-367-7377 or rbrown@ymcaky.org for more info.

Supply Lists:
6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade
* Free online Homework Help is offered by the Lexington Public Library for most subject areas. All you need is a Library card and your pin number to connect with a professional tutor.
* Dress code information for Fall 2014.  The dress code has not changed from the 2013 -2014 school year.
Students and Parents: Check your team websites for daily homework assignments.

Staff Spotlight

Lisa Hager

Annie L’Esperance, Elaine Dillard, Ryan King and Cari Cornett