PRIDE IN EDUCATION
One Confirmed Case of Mumps @ SMS
Our School Nurse (Laura Hughes) received confirmation from the Department of Health that one of our students has been diagnosed with Mumps. Like the flu, Mumps is an infection caused by a virus found in saliva. Mumps virus is typically spread through respiratory droplets (i.e. coughing and sneezing) or by direct contact with an ill person's saliva. The Department of Health recommends that schools send letters home to parents if/when a student on campus has been diagnosed with Mumps. We are following this recommendation and sending notes home today. We are sharing additional information through this link.
Springtown Middle School FCCLA - Springtown Porcupines Chapter competed well at the Region II FCCLA Leadership Conference and Competition, February 21-23 in Waco, Texas.
We took 21 students to the Conference and had 2 student that were officer candidates and 7 teams that competed in STAR Events (Students taking Action with Recognition). We are super proud of our students and these results will be sent to the newspaper later today with a complete article.
Our two officer candidates were both elected to represent Springtown as the following Region II officers for the 2019-2020 school year. Roree Willis will serve as the Vice President of Peer Involvement and Isabelle Burnett will serve as the Vice President of Public Relations. These girls will start their official duties at the State FCCLA Leadership Conference in April.
Our STAR Events Finished as follows:
Chapter Service Project Portfolio - “H3 -Helping Homeless Hearts” - 1st Place Erin Hall, Todd Smith, and Dillon Wilson
Illustrated Talk - “Substance Abuse in Teens” - 1st Place
Sydney Wade and Wyatt Hasty
Career Investigation - Pediatric Emergency Physician - 2nd Place Amie White
National Programs in Action - Stop the Violence - “Be A Buddy, Not a Bully” - 2nd Place Lexus Cavin, Brinklee Dauenhauer, and Mackenzie Paseka
Illustrated Talk - “Flip the Classroom” Project Based Learning - 3rd Place Regan Burdick and Molly Worthington
Chapter Service Project Display - “One Can, Two Cans, You Can, Bring Cans” - 3rd Place Macy Chavez, Maegan Hutchison, and Aslyn McNorton
Chapter in Review Portfolio - Highlights all our activities - 4th Place Lauren Brandt and Marissa Sanachay.
These teams will compete April 4-6 at the State FCCLA Conference for a chance to advance to the National Conference in Anaheim California June 29 - July 4, 2019
Congratulations to these students, all the long hours and hard work has paid off. Thank you to our Staff at SMS and Administration as well as our School Board and community for your support of SMS FCCLA.
SMS PAL has chosen to create a Be a Buddy, not a Bully campaign for our Palees. This is being done cooperatively with FCCLA /PAL students who are participating in STAR event competitions. Each week there will be a short presentation then a breakout session to teach anti-bullying skills and activities. The students are being supervised by Mrs. Hill (FCCLA sponsor) and Mrs. Palmarchuk (PAL sponsor). The students have selected various anti-bullying lessons to create their own campaign. They will use the lessons and the presentations in their STAR Event competition. We are excited with all they have done! I am very proud of the leadership roles they have taken to put together lessons and create activities to support the district's anti-bullying program.
7th graders interested in being in PAL next year, please come by the office to pick up an application between classes and before or after school. To be eligible for PAL you must have passing grades in all of your classes this year, have no N's or U's in conduct, have no library fines, and have not served ISS or DAEP.
It is that time of year! Showstopper tryouts' parent meeting is March 21st at 6:00 pm in the high school gym. Tryout information will be discussed. Plus tryout packets will be handed out.
March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day. It is celebrated every year on 3/21 which represents 3 chromosomes (instead of 2) of 21st chromosome. Wear crazy/mismatched socks on Thursday 3/21 to celebrate the awesome individuals born with Down Syndrome.
Interested in being a part of th SHS Colorguard? Tryouts are coming up soon! There will be a mandatory parent meeting on Tuesday, March 26th at 6 pm in the SHS Band Hall. Applications are available in the office!
Parents need to select a time to meet with their student's high counselor. The link to make the appointment is posted on the high school website, middle school webssite, and the counseling office has the link on the handouts.
Donations are needed to provide the homeless of Fort Worth with the below hygiene necessities. Donations can be dropped off at any location with a bin around Springtown. All donations will be put to good use and are greatly appreciated.
In need of travel size: tooth brushes, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, body wash or bar soap, lotion, hand sanitizer, deodorant, comb, razors, shaving cream, feminine pads.