Welcome to Southern Middle School

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Thank you Students, Parents and Staff for a fun and well attended Winter Dance!
*Academic Card Rewards are happening this week! Wed. Feb. 25th - T shirt day,  Thurs. Feb. 26th - Hat Day, Fri. Feb. 27th - Hoodie Day!
*Progress Reports went home with students Tuesday Feb 10th.
Parents, please sign and return with students.

*3/16/15:
SMS SHOWCASE
What is it?: The Showcase is our biggest fundraiser of the year.  It is a great event, with performances, silent auction, food and more!

BIG NEWS
:  FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, SMS SHOWCASE IS ACCEPTING CREDIT CARDS!
Thanks to everyone who has volunteered to help thus far!  We are well on our way to having a fantastic Showcase!  However, we can still use volunteers.  Please contact Julie Bradley at southernmiddleschoolptsa@gmail.com

How can you help with Showcase?

Donate :  If you own a small business or know someone that does, consider donating.  We take anything:  gift cards, services, merchandise, food; if you can donate it, we will find a way to use it!  All donations are tax-deductible!  Remember, SMS serves more than 600 students and their families, so this is a great way to advertise your business! Volunteer: We need hands!  We have a lot of volunteers out there asking for donations, but we still need more!  Other opportunities to volunteer will be announced when we get closer to the Showcase!
*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.
* 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

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