Seaman Middle School

Respect, Effort, Responsibility

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    Seaman Middle School - December 2016


    Traci Hammes, Principal,

    Allan Cooper, Assistant Principal,

    Sherry Johnson, Secretary,

    Julie Payne, Secretary,



    7:50 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

    Students achieve best when they attend school on a regular basis and are at school on time daily.

    Message from the Principal . . .

    It is amazing how fast the first semester has gone! During this holiday season we have had wonderful student, staff, and community support with raising money for Seaman Middle School PTO.   The Krispie Kreme Fundraiser raised $850.  Our students were also able to raise $5,210 for the Topeka North Outreach during our Carnival before Thanksgiving Break.  A check will be presented to the TNO at an assembly later this school year.

    The last day of the semester is Wednesday, December 21st.  Students will be dismissed from school at 11:00 on this day, lunch will not be served. We will be on Winter Break from December 22nd – January 4th. Classes resume on Thursday, January, 5th.

    Thank you for partnering with us to do what is best for students. Whether it is helping with homework, making fundraiser purchases, sending messages of support to teachers and staff, or meeting the needs of your children, your support is greatly appreciated.

    I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!



    Traci Hammes, Principal

    Important Dates

    Tuesday, December 6th - SMS Band Holiday Concert - 7:00 pm @ SMS Gym

    Thursday, December 8th - SMS Orchestra Concert - 7:00 pm @ SHS Auditorium

    Friday, December 9th - Winter School Dance - 7:00-9:00 pm @ SMS **More information included below**

    Saturday, December 10th - 8th Grade Girls Basketball Centennial League Tournament - 8:30 am @ SMS Gym

         7th Grade Girls Basketball Centennial League Tournament - 8:30 am @ Manhattan

    Tuesday, December 13th - SMS Choral Concert - 7:00 pm @ SHS Auditorium

    Monday, December 12th-Wednesday, December 14th - 7th Grade Boys Basketball Tryouts - 3:30 pm @ SMS Gym

     *Physical, Concussion, Assumption of Risk, and Consent to Treat forms must be in the office before the first day of tryouts.

    Monday, December 12th-Thursday, December 15th - 8th Grade Boys Basketball Tryouts - 3:30 pm @ SMS Gym

     *Physical, Concussion, Assumption of Risk, and Consent to Treat forms must be in the office before the first day of tryouts.

    Wednesday, December 21st - Half Day - 11 am release time

    Thursday, December 22nd-Wednesday, January 4th - NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

    Tuesday, January 10th - 7th Grade Spelling Bee - 8:30 am @ SMS Commons

    Wednesday, January 11th - 8th Grade Spelling Bee - 9:30 am @ SMS Commons

    Friday, January 13th - 8th Grade Reward Trip to Snow Creek **More information included below**

    Monday, January 16th - NO SCHOOL

    Friday, January 20th - 7th Grade Reward Trip to Power Play **More information included below**

    Winter Dance

    The Winter Dance will be on Friday, December 9th from 7:00-9:00 pm, for only SMS students in good standing.  Dance tickets will be sold during lunch the week prior to the dance.  Students are encouraged to buy their tickets ahead of time, but they will also be available for purchase at the door the night of the dance.  8th grade students are to be dropped off and picked up behind the school, 8th grade parents will need to enter and exit through the district transporation drive, north of Northern Hills Elementary.  7th grade students are to be dropped off and picked up at the front doors, 7th grade parents will enter and exit through the middle school parking lot. Drop Off Directions  Parents and siblings, please do not enter the building with your students, this dance is intended for SMS students only.  A reminder that all school rules, including the school dress code, are enforced during the school dance.  Boys are expected to wear appropriate shirts and pants, and girls are expected to wear appropriate dresses or shirts and pants.  Strapless dresses, dresses that are too short, or dresses that show cleavage are not allowed to be worn at school dances. 

    STUCO is asking for donations of cookies and 2-liter bottles of pop to serve during the dance.  Parent volunteers are also being requested to help set up for the dance the afternoon of December 9th from 12:45-3:00, and to help supervise and serve refreshments during the dance.  Please contact our volunteer coordinator Donna Brooks at if you are able to help out with any of these parent volunteer opportunities.  Thank you in advance for your support!

    Drop Off  

    Reward Trips

    To be eligilbe for the 1st semester major reward trips, students must meet the following criteria:

    • No OSS
    • No more than 4 discipline points
    • No more than 1 unexcused absence
    • Passing all classes

    To be eligible for the 1st semester local reward trips, students must meet the following criteria (trip location and cost to be determined):

    • No OSS
    • No more than 5 discipline points
    • No more than 1 unexcused absence
    • Passing all classes

    8th grade students will be meeting during seminar on December 15th to discuss the major reward trip to Snow Creek.  Those who qualify to attend will need a signed permission slip, which will be given to the students during their seminar meeting, and $35.00.  Both must be turned into a core teacher by January 6th to attend the trip.

    7th grade students will be meeting during seminar on January 9th to discuss the major reward trip to Power Play.  Those who qualify to attend will need $35.00.  Both must be turned into a core teacher by January 13th to attend the trip.

    Congratulations 1st Semester Students of the Month

    Barracuda Team
    Abraham Lopez
    Katie Golder
    Spencer Vail
    Alex Carlow-Phillis
    Blake Blassingame
    Emma Meinholdt

    Piranha Team
    Veronica Martin
    Brynn Parrett
    Samuel Feleay
    Connor High
    Kilyn Broxterman
    Sawyer Stallbaumer
    Kaya Pyle
    Kaycee Tanner
    Stephen Reed
    Lauren Beavers
    Jonathan Mundy
    Daisy Solis

    Stingray Team
    Tiffany Tidwell
    Sean Hoffmans
    Tyler Parkhurst
    Brooke Frisby
    Wheatie Nelson
    Sam Ingram
    Lauren Ebberts
    Ty Richardson

    Viperfish Team
    Kynlea Heidenreich
    Hanna Lyman
    Marcus Greig
    PJ Vargas
    Olivia Oliva
    Bridget Lockhart
    Corbin Mott
    Joshua Kuhn
    Brinlee Deeter
    Savanah Reeves
    Ebb Nelson
    Austin Brunin-Gaither
    Quinn Emert
    Chandley Boaz
    Jake Hilliard
    Ike Cobb

    Wobbegong Team
    Emma Schultz
    Emma C. Simpson
    Spencer Meier
    Eric Sullivan
    Kyson Evans
    Amber Merrill
    Kevinh Nguyen
    April Wohletz
    Khloe Duvall
    Casen Stallbaumer
    Hannah Mott
    Kobe Jordan
    Kendal Broughton
    Reagan Carter
    Larisa Myrick
    Allison Rosenberger

    Technology Questions

    With our new 1:1 technology initiative in full swing in the middle school we would like to provide a forum for parents and students to submit questions or concerns that they are having with regards to the new MacBooks and technology use in general.  Questions can be submitted through the Seaman Middle School website under Parents and School Links.  These questions will be directed to technology staff in the building and they will answer your questions as soon as possible.  This will ensure that your questions are being directed to someone who is able to answer them, and parents will be receiving the same information in their answers.

    Things to remember . . .

    Reporting an absence or tardy 
    Call 785-286-8400 and ask to speak with Misty Adamson.  Please call the day your student is absent so they don't receive an unexcused absence.

    Requesting Homework
    Call 785-286-8400 and ask to speak with Misty Adamson.  Please call before 10 am if you plan on picking up homework the day that you are calling.

    Call Phil McKay at 785-286-8516.

    Random Drug Testing Policy
    All students who compete in KSHSAA athletics or activities and students whose parents decide to option into our testing pool. The testing company will select the students at random and we will then call the student down to the office. The student will have a small section of hair cut and sent to a laboratory to be tested. Parents will be notified with the results from the testing. This policy is in addition to our current policies.

    FALL: 7th and 8th Football, 7th and 8th Volleyball, 7th and 8th Girls Tennis, 7th and 8th Cross Country, STUCO, 8th Grade Band, 7th and 8th Grade Orchestra, 7th and 8th Grade Cheerleaders, 7th and 8th Grade Dancers

    WINTER: 7th and 8th Grade Wrestling, 7th and 8th Grade Girls Basketball, 7th and 8th Scholar Bowl, 7th and 8th Grade Bowling, 7th and 8th Grade Boys Basketball

    SPRING: 7th and 8th Grade Boys Tennis, 7th and 8th Grade Golf, 7th and 8th Grade Track

    Parents optioning their student into the Pool

     Seaman Parents as Teachers

    Do you have a child under the age of three? Or are you expecting a baby? Parents as Teachers is a FREE early learning program for families in Seaman. You are your child's first and most important teacher, let us support you in that role through: free home visits, developmental screenings and playgroups. Call Jen for more information: 785-221-6416 or email

     Become a Substitute Teacher or Para Educator

    Are you interested in a job where you can choose the days and places you work during the hours your child is in school? Then being a teacher substitute is the job for YOU! If you have a minimum of 60 college credit hours, then you can apply for an emergency substitute license and fill in for a teacher who is absent. You can choose the days you work and even the school and grade levels in which you would like to sub. Please call Kathy Johnson (785-575-8600) at the Seaman Education Center for more information on how to apply for the emergency substitute license and for district substitute training sessions. If you do not want to be a teacher substitute, then being a substitute paraeducator is an option for you. Email Kathy Johnson for these job possibilities, as well.

    Bus Drivers Needed

    Become a bus driver for Seaman Schools. We offer competitive pay and no experience required. Part-time, competitive pay and training provided. Call the Seaman Transportation Department at 785-286-8440 to join a staff of outstanding and award winning drivers and make a difference in the lives of Shawnee County Children.

    Food Service Substitutes Needed

    Looking for an opportunity to get out and make some extra money? General hours are between 11:00 am and 1:30 pm, depending on the school. Call the Seaman Food Service Department at 785-575-8650.


    Seaman Food Service Information 2016-17

    Does your child qualify for free or reduced price meals, but you send a meal from home? Your child can still select a reimbursable meal (½ cup fruit and/or vegetables, milk, and one other item on the menu) from our daily choices, and enjoy additional items you may send from home. Perhaps your child prefers a sandwich from home, but he or she would also like to get fruit, vegetables, and cold milk from Seaman Food Service. We can do that! However, Seaman Food Service cannot provide milk only at no charge with a sack meal from home. Please call 575-8650 if you have questions.

    Extra Milk is $.50

    (Seaman does not have a free milk program. If a student takes only milk there will be a charge of .50) 

    What is a school lunch at Seaman Elementary Schools? 

    Student meal accounts are debit accounts. Accounts must have a positive meal account balance. A Seaman Elementary School Lunch with ONE ENTRÉE: $2.50 (or .40 per meal if a student is qualified for reduced price meals)

    Meals are to be paid for in advance. A new application for participation in the free and reduced price meal program must be filled out each school year.

    Offer increases your choice in student meals. Every lunch is planned to include all five food groups:

    1. Fruit 2. Vegetable 3. Protein 4. Grains 5. Milk

    The food groups for each meal will be posted at the beginning of each serving line. You are encouraged to take all the foods offered; however, you may decline up to (2) food groups. Whether you take 3, 4, or 5 of the food groups, the meal is the same price.

    STEP 1: Choose ½ cup of fruits, vegetables, or a combination of both

    STEP 2: Choose 2 or more of the following different choices:

    • Full Serving of Fruit
    • Full Serving of Vegetable
    • Grains
    • Protein
    • Milk


    The USDA is an equal opportunity employer and provider.