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January 6, 2017

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January 6, 2016
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NO SCHOOL JANUARY 13 - JANUARY 16
January 13 - Teacher Meetings
January 16 - Martin L King Jr Day
New Wednesday Schedule Coming!
As we start second semester at SMS, I want to say thank you to our middle school parents.  We appreciate your support, understanding and advocacy for your children.  In our continued efforts to meet the ever changing needs of our students, and in order to execute our middle school educational initiatives, we will be adjusting our school schedule on Wednesdays. Students will still have all 8 classes, but classes will be shortened from 50 minutes to 44 minutes.  At 2:00, students will attend various educational activities.  These activities will include but are not limited to:  MAP preparation, reading intervention, extra assistance, work completion, student led school organization meetings, sustained silent reading, character education, counseling lessons, community projects, etc.  These are non-graded activities that are designed for enrichment, intervention and/or personal growth. In addition, during this time we will be providing collaboration and professional development opportunities for a portion of our staff.  Wednesday, January 18th, will be our first day to implement this schedule. Please contact Mr. Winterboer or Mrs. Marchetti with any questions.
Thank you!
Tod Winterboer
Principal
Dress Up Days
Next week we are doing the dress up days that we were not able to do before the break.  So please remind your student of the dress up days:
Monday - Disney character or Christmas character
Tuesday - Dress up from any past decade
Wednesday - Pajama Day
Thursday - Class color - 8th - Red, 7th - White, 6th - Green
Yearbooks for Sale!
The Smithville Middle School yearbook is now on sale!  Click HERE and enter school code 3736.  The Middle School did NOT order yearbooks at the beginning of the year, this is your chance now!  The cost for yearbooks this year is $18.
Team 7A Students of the Month
For the month of December we spotlighted students that are creative.  
Ava Johnson
Max Perdue
Christian Holderby
Zora Green
Zachary Carroll
Veronica DeLaFuente
Clyde Middleton
Izzy Rustici
Kristen Rodgers
Tristan Wald
Jayden Bingham
BeyBlade Club
We will be meeting every Monday, after school in Mrs. Schirmer's room 72 .  Our first meeting is Jan. 9th, from 2:45-3:30.  The first meeting will be to inform you about BeyBlades and what we will be doing.

Bringing your own BeyBlade is optional, some will be provided. Please bring anything you have, such as arenas, BeyBlades, rippers/ launcher, and spare parts.  This club is to have fun and make new friends.  We will not tolerate bad sportsmanship.  If you have any questions please contact anyone on the list below.

or email Mrs. Schirmer at schirmej@smithville.k12.mo.us
Naming the Elementary Schools Campaign
With the construction of the third elementary school, we need to name the new elementary school and we need to rename Smithville Primary Elementary School and Smithville Upper Elementary School.  Click HERE for more information on how to submit your ideas! 
Being Bullied?  Know Someone Who Is?
You are not alone.  There is something you can do to help!  Click HERE for more information.  For a quick link to the form to report any bullying issues, click HERE!
Smithville School District goes live with Text Service Notification System from SchoolMessenger
Our school utilizes the SchoolMessenger system to deliver textmessages, straight to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more. You can participate in this service by sending a text message of "Y" or "Yes" to our school district's short code number, 67587.  Click HERE for more info.
Inclement Weather
With the approach of winter also comes the possibility of inclement weather, dangerous road conditions, and the need to consider school cancellations and early dismissals. Click HERE for more information.
Employee Recognition
Our employees are dedicated, and go above and beyond to ensure we are successful here in the Smithville School District. This year, we launched an employee recognition program to recognize our employees for all that they do for our students, and for one another. Tradition of Excellence awards is presented to employees each month.
Nominate an employee by completing the following nomination form: Â Tradition of Excellence Nomination Form.
Activities and Athletics
A'Capella Choir Club - Contact Angie Viebrock - viebroca@smithville.k12.mo.us

Animal Shelter Club - Contact Megan Heffley - heffleym@smithville.k12.mo.us

Beatles Club - Contact Steve Tyrer - tyrers@smithville.k12.mo.us

BeyBlade Club - Contact Jessica Schirmer - schirmej@smithville.k12.mo.us

Book Battle 
- Contact Lisa Guess - guess@smithville.k12.mo.us

FCCLA - Contact Anna Hewitt - hewitta@smithville.k12.mo.us

French Club - Contact Jennifer Lee - leeje@smithville.k12.mo.us

Games Club
 - Contact Kim Krueger - kruegerk@smithville.k12.mo.us

Movie Club - Contact Tierney Cherise -cheriset@smithville.k12.mo.us

Pokemon Club - Contact Sarah Doubenmier - doubenms
@smithville.k12.mo.us

Zombie Defense League - Contact Jessica Schirmer - schirmej@smithville.k12.mo.us

6th StuCo - Contact Leah DeYoung - deyoungl@smithville.k12.mo.us 
7th Stuco - Contact Sarah Cline - clines@smithville.k12.mo.us 
8th StuCo - Contact Dave Kratofil -kratofid@smithville.k12.mo.us

8th Girls Basketball - Megan Heffley - HeffleyD@smithville.k12.mo.us 
8th Boys Basketball - Ross Parker - ParkerR@smithville.k12.mo.us
Upcoming Dates
Click HERE for the Middle School Calendar!
Smithville Middle School
 | Phone 816-532-1122 | Fax 816-532-3210 |
 www.smithvilleschooldistrict.net/sms
675 S. Commercial Ave.
Smithville, MO 64089

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