Seaman Middle School

Respect, Effort, Responsibility

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    Seaman Middle School - March 2017

    785-286-8400

    Traci Hammes, Principal, thammes@usd345.com

    Allan Cooper, Assistant Principal, acooper@usd345.com

    Sherry Johnson, Secretary, sjohnson@usd345.com

    Julie Payne, Secretary, jpayne@usd345.com

     

    SCHOOL HOURS

    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 . . .

    As we begin the last nine weeks of the school year, we want to make sure that our students end the year on a positive note.  Please stay aware of your student’s progress through Power School.  Our state assessments will be April 6th through April 20th.   Please be cognizant of these dates when scheduling appointments for your child. 

    We have had a great year, but we still have work left to do this school year.  Please remind your child of the importance of finishing the year on a positive note.  Lastly, the Seaman Middle School staff would like to wish you a relaxing spring break.  If you are traveling or staying home please enjoy quality time with your family.  School will be back in session on Monday, March 27th.

    Hammes

    Traci Hammes, Principal


    Important Dates

    Thursday, March 2nd - Spring Play - 7 pm @ SMS Commons

    Friday, March 3rd - Spring Play - 7 pm @ SMS Commons

    Monday, March 6th - PTO Meeting - 5:30 pm @ SMS Front Office Conference Room

    Thursday, March 9th - FCCLA Lip Sync Battle - 3:15 pm @ SMS Commons

    Monday, March 13th - Practice Begins Boys Tennis - 6:00 am @ SHS Tennis Courts

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

    Monday, March 13th - Practice Begins 7th/8th Track - 3:15 pm @ SMS Track

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

    Monday, March 13th- Choral Concert - 7:30 pm @ SHS Auditorium

    Tuesday, March 14th - Orchestra Concert - 7:00 pm @ SHS Auditorium

    Wednesday, March 15th - Band Concert - 7:00 pm @ SHS Auditorium

    Thursday, March 16th - End of 3rd Quarter

    Friday, March 17th - NO SCHOOL - Professional Development

    March 20th-March 24th - NO SCHOOL - Spring Break

    Tuesday, March 28th - SMS Night at the Pad - 4:00pm

    Wednesday, March 29th - Practice Begins 7th/8th Golf - 3:15 pm

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

    Thursday, March 30th - SMS Cheer/Dance Parent Meeting - 6:00 pm @ SMS Commons

    Friday, March 31st - Spring Dance - 7:30 pm-9:30 pm @ SMS Commons

    Monday, April 3rd - PTO Meeting - 5:30 pm @ SMS Front Office Conference Room

    Wednesday, April 5th - SMS Dance Clinic - 4:30 pm @ SMS Commons

    Thursday, April 6th - SMS Dance Tryouts - 3:45 pm @ SMS Commons

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


    Enrollment

    7th grade students will be enrolling for 8th grade classes on March 3rd.  Students will meet with Mrs. Rush and Ms. Heitman during seminar on February 21st to discuss enrollment.  Students will work with the counselors in their English classes to make their prefered course selections in PowerSchool on March 3rd.


    District History Day Winners

     

    SMS had another strong showing at our District History Day competition on Saturday, February 25th!  The following students placed and will represent SMS at State History Day in April!

     

    Zosia Stottlemire, 2nd place, Individual Performance

    Mary Paige Bramlett, 3rd place, Individual Performance

     

    Rhen Calhoun, Riley Cowan, and Sarah Latendresse; 2nd Place, Group Performance

     

    Molly McLaughlin, 1st place, Individual Documentary

    Theo Wagnon, 2nd place, Individual Documentary

     

    Keeley Gaer and Ali Reed; 2nd place, Group Documentary

     

    Landon DiLeonardo, Tyler Parkhurst, and Taylor Tenpenny; 2nd place, Group Website

    Kyla Bryant and Zoe Roth; 3rd place, Group Website


    Spring Dance

    The Spring Dance will be on Friday, March 31st from 7:30-9:30 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, please do not enter the building with your students unless you are volunteering, 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 March 31st from 12:45-3:00, and to help supervise and serve refreshments during the dance, please only bring SMS students to the dance if you are staying to help.  Please contact our volunteer coordinator Donna Brooks at dbrooks@usd345.com if you are able to help out with any of these parent volunteer opportunities.  Thank you in advance for your support! 


    SEAF Mini-Grant Winners from SMS

    Donna Brooks, Read 180 teacher, purchased new and current, high interest, lower level novels for students in the Read 180 program.

    Karen DiLeonardo, 7th grade math teacher, purchased a classroom set of AlgeBlocks, which are used to simplify expressions and solve equations.

    Rob Jackson, SMS Robotic Club sponsor, purchased four additional robotics kits to double the size of the program and allow more students to participate in this after school activity.


    SMS Lunch Menu

    Monthly lunch menus are now available at the following link: http://seamanschools.org/Lunch parents can also subscribe to the School Lunch Calendar to view the menu from mobile devices.  To subscribe to the calendar simply copy and paste this link into any calendar product that supports the iCal format, like your personal Google Calendar: http://seamanschools.org/site/handlers/icalfeed.ashx…


    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.

    Security
    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


     

      

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