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Southern Middle School provides ALL students high levels of academic instruction while developing strong character and independence.
* Academic Team Moves On
Southern students did very well at the District Govenor's Cup competition. They earned 1st place in District 58 for quick recall by surviving two overtime matches. They placed 2nd in Future Problem Solving. Both the quick recall team and the Future Problem Solving team will advance to the regional tournament at Beaumont on January 30th and February 4th. Nine students also placed in their written assessments and will advance to regionals.
* Winter Garmet Drive
The Student Council will be holding a coat/hat/gloves/scarf drive to be donated to the Salvation Army next week. Please look in your closets and bring in any items for men, women, and children. Bins will be at the table in the front hallway before school each day. Thanks for your help!
* Girls' Basketball
Congratulations to the girls' basketball team for earning the Academic Award for the highest GPA in the Middle School District. We are proud of your hard work in the classroom!
* Dance Team Wins
Big congratluations to the Spartan Dance Team. They won 1st Place in Jazz, Pom, and Group Combination (Small Team). In addition, they took home 2nd place in Hip Hop (Small Team) and they received the Leadership Award, an award given by the other teams.
* Winter Reading Challenge
Students are being encouraged to read during Winter Break by participating in the Cookies & Cocoa Challenge. Forms go home with students through LA classes but can also be printed from here. Turn in to Mrs. Smith in library or to LA teacher by January 4th, 2017.
* Volleyball Intrmurals
Volleyball intramurals will run January 4th - February 10th from 7:50 AM - 8:25 on Wednesdays. Students are encouraged to create their own teams. Talk to Mrs. Hager for more information.
* 8th Grade Field Trip
8th grade students visited Locus Trace AgriScience Center. Read about their trip.
* Volleyball Team Wins City Championship:
Congratulations to the B Team for winning the City Tournament. They will be honored by the School Board on Monday, October 24th for their success.
* Dress Code Policy:
The Dress Code Policy for the 2016-2017 has been updated. Several changes have been made so more focus can be on instruction and student achievement.
* Spirit Wear
Order new Southern gear from Needle Magician.
- Checks should be made out to SMS.
- The first wave of orders needs to be returned to school by Sept 9th and then completed orders should be returned to families at the end of Sept.
- Orders will be accepted after the 9th, they will be done a few weeks after the order is processed.
- Items on the order form make a great Holiday gift.
- Many items can be made with a monogram, please remember that an item with just a monogram is NOT considered SMS apparel.
Spirit Wear can also be ordered through Hi5Prints - the store is always open online and $3 of every shirt comes back to SMS! The website is http://hi5prints.com/ Click the link for more information about ordering and shipping from Hi5Prints.
* Playing sports in 2016-2017?
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"
* Leading the way: STLP Students
Congratulations to Duane Keaton and the Southern Films group for their outstanding showing at the State STLP Competition this weekend. SMS Southern Films achieved 1st place in both the Cinemania and PSA categories. They also received the award for Best Showcase Project from Regional Group. Congratulations to Duane and these dedicated students for their hard work and their accomplishments! Good job and keep up the great work!
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* Southern Students Supporting our Community
"Generousity: the habit of giving freely without expecting anything in return." What a giving group of students here at SMS!
* Canned Food Drive
Thanks to the families who brought in canned food to support God's Pantry. We appreciate your support.
** The volleyball team collected around $100 during their Dig Pink night for the American Cancer Society.
** TSA collected items for the Louisiana flood victims in support of "From the Bluegrass to the Bayou."
** Mrs. Turbek would like to give a big shout out to SMS students who paid $1 to wear a t-shirt or a hoddie to help riase money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. A total of $276 was collected. To learn more about how this money is helping what this video. If you would like to doante more or participate in a walk, follow this link.
** Student Council raised money for the American Heart Association by oraganizing the Grade Level Penny War, Hoodie Day, & T-shirt/Hat days. The total collected was $450.
** Technology Student Association (TSA) would like to thank for your donations that totaled $519 in support of the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge.
* PTSA Information
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