SMS GREENLETTER: Monday, May 6, 2019

2019 YEARBOOKS

This is the last week to purchase a yearbook! The order deadline is May 10th!

This year you can purchase them online for $15. Click here to make your purchase, or go to http://www.schoolannual.com, and click “Buy Student’s Yearbook” to search for Stowe Middle School.

3RD ANNUAL PLP EXPO

Thank you for attending the 6th & 7th grade PLP Expo!

The 8th Grade PLP Expo is Tuesday, May 7 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.

The PLP Expo is a capstone event for Stowe Middle School students to share and present their learnings through a passion project. All students are expected to present or be available to participate in a display for a gallery walk.

SBAC Testing

SBAC testing will begin this Wednesday, May 8 for Stowe Middle School students. Please review the testing dates listed below. As a reminder, SBAC testing is a requirement for students.

May 8: 6th & 7th Grade SBAC - ELA, 8:00am-10:00am

May 9: 6th & 7th Grade SBAC - ELA, 8:00am-11:00am

May 15: 6th & 7th Grade SBAC - Math, 8:00am-10:00am

May 15: 8th Grade SBAC - ELA, 8:00am-10:00am

May 16: 6th & 7th Grade SBAC - Math, 8:00am-11:00am

May 16: 8th Grade SBAC - ELA, 8:00am-11:00am

May 22: 8th Grade SBAC - Math, 8:00am-10:00am

May 23: 8th Grade SBAC - Math, 8:00am-11:00am

May 28: 8th Grade - SBAC Science, 8:00am-9:00am

May 29: 8th Grade - SBAC Science, 8:00am-9:00am

COLLEGE CAMPUS TOURS

Are you looking for opportunities to visit college campuses? On May 23rd, the School Counseling Department is hosting a field trip to meet with admissions representatives and to tour the University of Vermont and Champlain College. This is a great opportunity to experience visiting both a big and small school to see what style of campus might be the right fit for you.

Details: On May 23rd, students will depart from school at 8:15am and return to school at 2:00pm. This trip is open to students in grades 8-11 and there are a limited number of spaces available. 8th grade students should sign up with Ms. Nicole. High school students should sign up with Tarah.

** IMPORTANT: Students will need to bring a bag lunch due to the limited dining hall options at both schools. Unfortunately, we will not be able to leave the group to seek out lunch food if you forget to bring your own lunch.**

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email Lauren Conti (SMS) at [email protected] or Patti Tomashot (SHS) at [email protected].

Permission slips are due back by May 17, 2019 to either the SMS or SHS office.

HELEN DAY ART CENTER

2019 Teen Summer Camps at the Helen Day Art Center: click here to learn more.

Mountain Biking Clinic

Please click here to learn more about this mountain biking opportunity.

UPDATED CELL PHONE PROCEDURE

After discussions with students, parents, teachers, etc. we are to providing a revised cell phone procedure at Stowe Middle School. This procedure has been shared with students by their TA. It has also been sent to students via email.

STUDENT CELL PHONE USE: Students may use their cell phones before 7:55AM and after 2:30PM.

VISIBILITY: Cell phones must be stored in bags or lockers between 7:55AM and 2:30pm. Please avoid pockets, hoodies, etc.

  • Students may email facilities ([email protected]) if they would like to request a lock for their locker.

1st Offense: Phone turned in to the office. Students may pick up the phone at 2:30PM.

2nd Offense: Phone turned in to the office. Parent may pick up the phone in the office.

WHY: Teachers have reported an increase in cell phone distractions. Students have reported that they are  checking their phones for updates, etc. We would like to minimize the distractions and increase learning. Thank you!

Parents can reach students during school hours by emailing them, calling the office, or sending them a message to be checked after 2:30PM.

UPCOMING EVENTS

May 7: 8th Grade PLP Expo, 6:00pm-7:30pm

May 8: 6th & 7th Grade SBAC - ELA, 8:00am-10:00am

May 9: 6th & 7th Grade SBAC - ELA, 8:00am-11:00am

May 9-10: 8th Grade World Language Trips

May 15: 6th & 7th Grade SBAC - Math, 8:00am-10:00am

May 15: 8th Grade SBAC - ELA, 8:00am-10:00am

May 16: 6th & 7th Grade SBAC - Math, 8:00am-11:00am

May 16: 8th Grade SBAC - ELA, 8:00am-11:00am

May 20: 6th Grade Field Trip - Fairbanks Planetarium, 8:30am-1:30pm

May 22: 8th Grade SBAC - Math, 8:00am-10:00am

May 23: 8th Grade SBAC - Math, 8:00am-11:00am

May 24: SMHS Spring Concert, SPPAC, 7:00pm

May 27: Memorial Day, No School

May 28: 8th Grade - SBAC Science, 8:00am-9:00am

May 28: 5th Grade Parent Night, 6:00pm-7:00pm (updated date)

May 29: 8th Grade - SBAC Science, 8:00am-9:00am

May 29: 6th Grade Field Trip - State House, 8:30am-1:00pm

May 30: SSD Memorial Parade

June 11: 6th Grade Field Trip - Jay Peak Indoor Water Park, 8:00am-2:30pm (updated date)

June 11: 7th Grade Field Trip - Spare Time Bowling, 8:00am-2:30pm

June 13: 8th Grade Graduation, 6:00pm-7:00pm

June 14: 8th Grade Field Trip - The Great Escape, 7:00am-7:00pm

LINKS

2018-2019 LSSU Calendar

2018-2019 SMS Event Calendar

SEF Newsletter

Schoology Parent View - Help, Feedback, Etc.

PowerSchool Ecollect Parent Guide

SMS Community Service Form

Volunteer Packet

SSD Media Release Form

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

ADL Guide: Empowering Young People in the Aftermath of Hate

10 Things You Can Do to Combat Hate

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