Welcome to Southern Middle School

Academic Team Introduction
Mr. Smith introduces the Academic Team at a recent pep rally.

* Help Support the American Heart Assocation
The Student Council is sponsoring a Penny War this week to raise money for the AHA. Bring in your pennies for your team during lunch time. Put silver and dollar bills in other teams to subtract their penny total. Wednesday students may pay $1 to wear a hoodie and on Friday students can pay $1 to wear a t-shirt or wear a hat ($2 for both).

*Grade Reports
Third Quarter mid term reports will go home with students on Friday, February 12th.

* Help Support the American Cancer Society
The Technology Student Association (TSA) woudl like to thank for your support.

* PTSA Information
Want the latest and greatest from the PTSA?  Sign up for Remind text!  Just text @c3chk to 81010.

* Winter Semi-Formal Dance and Gaming Night
Thanks to everyone who atteneded or helped make this night a success. We had a fun time!

* Kentucky Kids Can Do Anything: KKCDA is an idea created by the teachers, staff, and parents of Southern Middle in order to inspire all students.  Hold up a sign that says "Kentucky Kids Can Do Anything" and have someone take a pic and send it in to SMS! Then ask your friends, colleagues, to do the same. We are trying to reach a goal of 1000 people!!!!!  Check out the collection so far.

* Spirit Wear
Our Spirit Wear vendor is Hi5Prints - the store is always open online and $3 of every shirt comes back to SMS! The website is http://app.hi5prints.com/sms Click the link for more information about ordering and shipping from Hi5Prints.

* Attention Parents:
The Dress Code Policy for the 2015-2016 has been updated.  Several changes have been made so more focus can be on instruction and student achievement.
* Playing sports in 2015-2016?
Any student planning to try out for a sports team will need to have a current Athletic Sports Physical. The form has been updated since last year. Open the link "General Adminstrative Forms" then open
"MS01...Middle School Physical Form"

*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

* 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.

Staff Spotlight
Lisa Hager
Annie L’Esperance, Ryan King and Cari Cornett