Seaman Middle School

Respect, Effort, Responsibility

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    Seaman Middle School - May 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 . . .

    I am extremely proud of the many accomplishments of our students here at Seaman Middle School. Whether competing on the athletic field, performing a fine art, or learning in the classroom, our students continue to meet and exceed our expectations. It has been a goal for the Seaman Middle School Staff to teach your child about expectations, goals, and character. The teachers have made a conscious effort to allow for critical thinking opportunities in the classroom.

    As the year comes to an end, the Seaman Middle School Staff wants to say thank you to our parents for all your support. Also, we want to wish our 8th graders the very best as they begin their journey to high school. We ask each of you to work as hard as you can every day, to do your best and be proud of who you are.

    Hammes

    Traci Hammes, Principal


    Important Dates

    Tuesday, May 2nd - NJHS Induction - 6pm @ SMS Gym

    Monday, May 8th - Orchestra Concert - 7:30 pm @ SHS Auditorium

    Tuesday, May 9th - Chorus Concert - 7:00 pm @ SHS Auditorium

    Thursday, May 11th - Band Night at the Movies - 7:30 pm @ SMS Gym

    Thursday, May 17th - 8th Grade Computer Check-In

         *More information below

    Friday, May 19th - 8th Grade Reward Trip

    Monday, May 22nd - 7th Grade Computer Check-In

         *More information below

    Monday, May 22nd- 8th Grade Last Day of School - Promotion Practice 7:50 am @ SHS

         *8th grade students need to be dropped off at SHS, they will then return to SMS by bus and need to be picked up from SMS @ 11 am

    Monday, May 22nd - 8th Grade Promotion - 7 pm @ SHS Gym

    Tuesday, May 23rd - 7th Grade Reward Trip

    Wednesday, May 24th - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!


    Computer Check-In Process

    Student computers will be checked in on May 17th for 8th graders, and May 22nd for 7th graders.  Computers will be checked by technology staff, then stored in sealed bags over the summer to be returned to students at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year.  

    Laptop


    Seaman Spotlight

    Congratulations to the 8th grade concert band and percussion ensemble for continuing the tradition of bringing home the highest possible ratings from the Washburn Rural Middle School band contest yesterday.  Both groups received "#1-Superior" ratings which makes a clean sweep of top ratings for the past 12 years! 

     

    13 SMS students competed at Kansas State History Day this Saturday. All competitors did an outstanding job presenting their research! Congratulations to the following students that earned recognition at State History Day:

    Mary Paige Bramlett, 3rd place, Individual Performance
    Molly McLaughlin, 2nd place, Individual Documentary and National Qualifier
    Ali Reed and Keeley Gaer, 2nd place, Group Documentary and National Qualifier

    Molly McLaughlin also was awarded the Conard Award, a scholarship given to a student with an outstanding entry that promotes diversity and tolerance.

    Molly, Ali, and Keeley will represent SMS at National History Day in Washington D.C. in June. Congratulations!

    SHD


    Tech Times at SMS

    To wrap up The Real Game and “spend” the money they have been saving, 7th grade FACS students are working in groups to plan a vacation.  Students use their computers to research sight-seeing locations, the culture, and cuisine of the country they will be visiting, and budget out how much the vacation will cost.  They then work to create a digital presentation highlighting the memories they would have created on the vacation.

    Henao  Henao2


    2017-2018 Important Information

    Monday, June 5th: 8th Schedule Changes - 8 am to 3 pm

         ***If you are unable to come during these times please contact the SMS counselors***

         Last name A-K: Amanda Rush arush@usd345.com

         Last name L-Z: Chelcie Heitman cheitman@usd345.com

    Tuesday, June 6th: 7th Schedule Changes - 8am to 3 pm

     ***If you are unable to come during these times please contact the SMS counselors***

         Last name A-K: Amanda Rush arush@usd345.com

         Last name L-Z: Chelcie Heitman cheitman@usd345.com

    Wednesday, August 9th: Orientation & New Student Computer Deployment - 6pm - SMS Gym

    Wednesday, August 16th: First Day of School 


    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, or by clicking here.  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.


    Summer Lunch Program

    Seaman’s SUMMER FOOD SERVICE Program
    June 5 – August 4

    Lunch for children ages 18 and younger
    No Fee – No Registration

    Place: Logan Elementary School, 1124 NW Lyman Rd
    Time: Lunch 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    Days: Monday, June 5 to Friday, August 4 (Monday - Friday)
    Closed Tuesday, July 4th

    For more information call 575-8650.
    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

    Summer Camp
     
    REGISTRATION FORMS: www.seamanschools.org/summercamps 
     

     2017-18 Preschool Information
     
    Early Childhood Special Education Preschool
    Schedule: Half-Day, Monday-Thursday, transportation provided
    Where do I start? Call 785-575-8670 to schedule a screening

    Areas of child development screened include: speech & language, fine & gross motor, vision & hearing, and cognitive skills. If results of the screening indicate potential delays in one or more areas of development, your child may be referred to a 4-6 week evaluation for services. Children must live in the Seaman School District and they must be at least 3 years of age to be screened, but they cannot be old enough for kindergarten.

    Little Vikes Preschool
    Schedule: Half-Day, Monday-Friday, transportation provided
    Where do I start? Call 785-575-8600 to apply

    Students must be four years old by August 31, 2017, live in the Seaman District and meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

    • Evaluated and has a developmental delay
    • Has a primary language other than English
    • Has a parent who lacks a high school diploma or GED
    • Has one parent age 19 or younger at birth
    • Lives in a single parent family
    • Has a referral from Kansas Department for Children & Families
    • Has parents who are migratory agricultural workers
    • Qualifies for free or reduced school lunch program
     
    Peer Models
    Schedule: Half-Day, Monday-Thursday, transportation is NOT provided
    Where do I start? Call 785-575-8670 to schedule a screening

    Children who interact with students with special needs. Peer models are selected based on the needs of the classroom. 

     


    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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