SMS Bulletin 3.29.2018
SHARON MIDDLE SCHOOL
March 29th, 2018
**As a Reminder: There is No School on Friday, March 30th**
Monday, April 2nd – Day 6
Tuesday, April 3rd – Day 7
Wednesday, April 4th – Day 1
Thursday, April 5th – Day 2
Friday, April 6th – Day 3
MCAS ELA testing Schedule
7th grade ELA tests Monday 4/9 and Tuesday 4/10
6th and 8th grade Wednesday 4/11 and Thursday 4/12 8th Grade ELA MCAS may be moved to Monday 4/23 and Tuesday 4/24
SMS Robotics Club
The SMS Robotics Club will continue to meet after school through mid-May. We meet in room 103 after school on Wednesdays. Currently we have students building a Tetrix robot and others are creating programs in Python and other languages. Going forward, we are going to suspend activities with Lego Robots for the time being. If your student was attending the club to use Lego Robots, please let them know that they will need to make a different choice. There will be no Robotics Club this coming Wednesday 4/4 due to the early release. Feel free to email Mr. Whipple with questions.
PTO Technology Night
We'd like to congratulate the students who participated in the SMS PTO Technology Night on Wednesday, March 28th. These students researched their topics, created presentations and handouts, and shared their research with the many parents who came by on Wednesday. Those students are Lila Groulx, Mia Heller, Veena Krishnan, Zoe Plumridge, Nathan Raikman, Noah Schnipper, Daphne Theiler and Arthi Vijayakumar. Students who also helped make the night a success: Connor Grew, Erin Schustek and Cheryl Sung. Other folks who we want to thank: Mr. O'Rourke, Mr. Marcus, Mrs. Newman and her Help Desk students from the high school.
Spring Track & Field Announcement
Due to the amount of the snow still on the ground, the start of the track season has been postponed. The first practice will be on Monday, April 9th. Please watch for additional announcements as we reassess the conditions at the end of next week and adjust if necessary.
Orchestra Important Dates
Tuesday, May 22nd – SMS Special Showcase/Spring Concert – 6:00PM
Spirit Day! – Autism Awareness Day
Monday, April 2nd is Autism Awareness Day. In order to show our support, students and staff are encouraged to wear blue!
SMS Organic Garden Club
The SMS Organic Garden Club will start planning and planting this week. A no-commitment club, volunteers are free to participate on flex advisory days. See Mr. V in Health Room (307) for a pass to come help out. Warning! Participating in this club could result in a green thumb!
Sharon Middle School Project 351 Team Cradles to Crayon Drive
Project 351 is a non-profit service that brings one 8th grader from all 351 towns and cities in Massachusetts to a day of community service, and then sends those students back to their schools to lead a community service project.
Monday, March 26, to Friday, April 6 we are holding a Cradles to Crayons drive. Cradles to Crayons is a non-profit organization that brings necessary products such as school supplies and clothing, to low-income and homeless children.
We are asking you to bring in new and gently used clothing children sizes 0-20, adult small or medium, as well as footwear, including sneakers, shoes, sandals, and boots, children sizes 0-13 and adult sizes 1-10. We also ask for brand new pajamas and socks. Please bring all of your donations to the guidance confernece room. As you already know, this is a great cause, and it’s a great way to donate your gently used clothes!
The donations will be sorted by grade; whichever grade brings in the most donations will win a prize, so please make sure your grade number is visible on the bag when you bring donations in starting on Monday, March 26! Don’t wait - DONATE!
End of Year Music Assemblies:
Jazz Band, Treble Choir, Xcalibur, and Acapella
Tuesday, May 29th – Grade 8 and Teams 6A and 6B
Thursday, May 31st – Grade 7 and Teams 6C and 6D
2018 PTO Meeting Dates:
Thursday, April 5th
School Resource Officer Mike Hocking will be coming to the PTO meeting on Thursday 4/5.
Tuesday, May 8th
The Sharon Middle School Yearbook is now on sale! Go to ybpay.lifetouch.com or click on the link on the SMS homepage with the yearbook ID code 11804618 to order your 2018 Yearbook!