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April 13, 2017

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April 13, 2017
Weekly Bulletin
NO SCHOOL - FRIDAY, APRIL 14
Last Day of School - Early Release, Wednesday, May 24
MAP TESTING
Dear Parents,
Now that April is approaching and spring is here, our students will begin to participate in the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP). The MAP assesses student performance and knowledge in various grade levels and content areas. In addition, this state assessment provides educators with important data that is used to improve upon instructional practices. Smithville Middle School teachers have been preparing our students throughout the school year for the MAP test not only with the various content areas but also with test taking strategies and practices.
Our 6th- 8th graders will be taking the MAP test throughout the month of April following the schedule below:
  • Grade 7B (Hellner, Krohn, Baber): April 18th-ELA, April 19th--Math
  • Grade 8A (Wilcox, Pieper, Holt, Heffley): April 18th-Math, April 19th-ELA, April 20th-ELA, April 21st-Science.
  • Grade 8B (Kratofil, C. Krueger, Baber, Beasley): April 24th-Math, April 25th-ELA, April 26th-ELA, April 27th-Science.
Parents are an integral part of student success in testing and school achievement. As we enter into this testing period, the school is encouraging the parents to help us cultivate a positive testing atmosphere that will foster student achievement.
To nurture this partnership and help ensure that students have every opportunity to do their best on these tests, we are asking for the following parental support:
  • encourage your student to get plenty of rest,
  • offer nutritious breakfasts during the testing period,
  • help your child relax,
  • converse with your student about the tests,
  • make sure your student arrives to school on time because testing will begin promptly at 8:30 am, and strongly encourage attendance during your child's testing days. All missed tests are mandated to be made up.
  • encourage your students to be cooperative with their cell phones and electronic devices. The State of Missouri does not allow students to be in possession of cell phones during testing. Our teachers will be asking the students to place their devices in a protected area during testing.
  • be positive about the test. - Tell your child you know that they will do well! Let your child know that you understand how difficult tests can be, but you have confidence in him/her that he/she will try their very best! Remind your student that you'll be proud of them for putting forth their best effort.
Thank you for your full support and cooperation during this testing period and important time of the year.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the school or myself. 
Sincerely,
Tod A. Winterboer
Smithville Middle School Principal
Spring Fling!  
On Friday, April 21st there is a School Wide Spring Fling at the Middle School from 7-9. There will be a Dance, Activities like Dodgeball and Basketball, and FOOD for all grades.  The cost is $5.00 a person, which covers the cost of the activities and the food.
K-12 District Art Show 
Please join us for the K-12 District Art Show Saturday, May 6 from 8 AM-12 PM in the Performing Arts Center.
8th Grade Celebration
The 8th Grade Celebration is scheduled for May 23rd at 8:00am in the Performing Arts Center at the High School.  This event is open to parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, etc. We hope you can make it to celebrate your student!
Smithville Middle School Annual Variety Show
Wednesday, May 24th 9:00am - 11:00 am - PAC
Sign-Ups will be April 24th-April 28th in Mrs. Bosley's room (73)
Try-Outs will be before or after school May 1st-May 5th in Mrs. Bosley's room
Announcement of Variety Show Line-Up: Monday, May 8th
Dress Rehearsal @ PAC Monday, May 22nd from 3:00-5:00 pm
For more information, contact Dana Bosley, Sarah Cline, or Leah DeYoung
 
Middle School Volleyball Tournament
May 17th  -  After School
Click HERE for the registration form and more information! 
All SMS students & staff are encouraged to play!  Teams can consist of boys and girls.  
Teams consist of 6 or 7 players, cost is $10 per player. 
Prizes will be awarded to most creative/spirited uniforms! 
This Volleyball Tournament is a fundraiser for our PE department.
Night of Jazz Fundraiser
 
 
Please join us for this Tornado Relief  fundraiser featuring the Smithville High School Jazz Band!  Enjoy desserts, a silent auction, and the sultry sounds of our Jazz Band.  Admission:  $8 per person
Warriors Explore Registration Going On Now!
Warriors Explore is a fun, interdisciplinary, 
extended-learning opportunity for students who will enter kindergarten through eighth grade in the fall of 2017. The full-day summer program will be held June 5-June 30.
Click here for the enrollment packet and for more information and answers to frequently asked questions about Summer School.
Band Concert - May 11th - Performing Art Center
 
6th Grade - Arrive at 6pm, SHS Choir Room - PERFORMANCE 6:30pm 

7th and 8th Grade - Arrive at 6:30pm, SHS Band Room 
- PERFORMANCE 7:00pm, 7th Grade then 8th Grade
 
There is no set uniform expectation, but we do ask that everyone dress nicely and please try to avoid tennis shoes, jeans and tshirts.  Any questions, please email Tom Brockman (brockmat@smithville.k12.mo.us) or Brittany Terwey (terweyb@smithville.k12.mo.us).  
MSPG School Supplies
The MSPG will NOT be doing pre-order sales of school supplies this year.
NO Convenience Fee for Online Payments
Effective May 1, 2017, Smithville School District will no longer access a convenience fee for the use of Smithville School District's Web Store. The Web Store provides a streamlined way to collect online payments using your PowerSchool login.  You are able to use your login to make food service payments or pay school fees on the Web Store with no additional fee! For step-by-step instructions, click HERE.   Visit the District Web Store HERE
Middle School Parent Group - New Facebook Page
The Middle School Parent Group has updated their facebook page - check it out here!  Follow it and keep up to date with everything!  They also have a new email address!  To reach them, email:  smsmspg@gmail.com
Pride Club - NEW CLUB!
This is a club that focuses on making our school more accepting of all students. Our goal is to promote equality for everyone. Pride Club explores issues that students face daily.  We meet every Thursday from 2:45 to 4:00 in Mr. Kratofil's room 87.  Any questions, please email or see Mr. Kratofil.
Attention 8th Grade
SMITHVILLE DAZZLERS DANCE TEAM AUDITIONS

Dancers interested in auditioning for the 2017-2018 Dazzlers Dance team must attend an informational meeting with a parent April 18 @ 6:00pm in the High School cafeteria.  Dancers must have a current physical on file with the school in order to audition.

Required clinics will be April 25, 26, 27 from 2:45-4:00 in the High School Auxiliary Gym.  Final Auditions will be Friday, April 28th from 4:00-7:00pm.  Questions?  Email Coach Stephanie Simon: simons@smithville.k12.mo.us   We are excited to meet you!  See you April 18th!

Lady Warriors Girls Basketball Camp
Smithville Lady Warriors Head Basketball Coach, Trevor Mosby, and current members of Smithville Lady Warrior Basketball teams will conduct a girls' basketball camp May 31-June 2.

We will foster enthusiasm and appreciation for the game, as well as sportsmanship and team concepts. Players will be grouped by age and ability within each session and will receive a camp T-shirt at registration.  Click HERE for more information and registration form.
2017 Boys Basketball Camp
Individual and Team Instruction along with a free Warrior Basketball T-shirt!  Click HERE for more information!
The Smithville High School boys' basketball coaching staff will be conducting the camp.  Contact Coach Hammond with questions at HammondB@smithville.k12.mo.us.
SHS Volleyball Camp
June 5 - 9
Smithville High School Gym
 
3 SESSIONS AVAILABLE!
K-5    $40   4:30pm - 5:45pm
6-8     $40   6:00pm - 7:15pm
9-12   $50   7:30pm - 9:30pm
 
CAMP FEE INCLUDES: Training with SHS Coaches and Players - SHS Volleyball Camp T-shirt
Click HERE for the flier and HERE for the registration form 
Sign Ups for Soccer Camps are going on NOW!
If you will be attending the high school 2017-2018, click HERE for information on the Soccer Camp for high school soccer players
For incoming K-8th grade students, click HERE for information and registration for the Soccer Camp.
2017-2018 Lunch Prices 
Student/Adult Breakfast $1.70
Student/Adult Lunch $2.35
Extra Milk $.45
Also, effective May 1, 2017, all convenience fees for paying lunch charges, fees, fines, etc.... with a credit/debit card (electronic payments) will be waived for the user.  Click HERE for a link to our web store  
2017-2018 School Calendar
Click HERE for the school calendar for next year!
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!
Employee Recognition
Our employees are dedicated, and go above and beyond to ensure we are successful here in the Smithville School District. 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.
Athletics
Track - Contact Adam Roske - roskea@smithville.k12.mo.us or Jessica Schirmer - schirmej@smithville.k12.mo.us
Upcoming Dates
Click HERE for the Middle School Calendar!
Smithville Middle School
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675 S. Commercial Ave.
Smithville, MO 64089

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