Principal's Message

  • December Edition of Principal's Corner

    SMS Families:

    It is hard to believe that when we return from winter break, the 2nd marking period will be nearly over! As we approach the mid-year mark, students often experience a dip in grades. Please encourage your child to ask questions of their teacher, use the established help time during Flex and IE, and consider our after-school Homework Club. The permission slip for the After School Club program, which includes Homework Club, can be found HERE. 

    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Our Junior Achievement YES (Your Economic Success) day will be held Tuesday, December 12th in the morning. YES Day is a half-day program for 7th and 8th graders to explore and participate in activities related to financial literacy and career decision-making. This day is not possible without the 40 volunteers from local businesses and our community. We are still in need of 2 volunteers; if you are able to assist on December 12th, please register HERE.

    Finally, I am excited to share that our review of the Warrior Expectations related to hallways has made drastic improvements in the traffic flow in the school this week. Students are doing a great job leaving space for students to walk in both directions. They are walking and demonstrating care toward one another as they move about. For many students, having 500 students and staff moving in the school hallways at one time is new for them. Taking this time to teach and provide a visual for students has proven to be very helpful. Next year, we plan to start the year off providing this information to students.

    Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season,


    Melissa S. Bell, Ed. D.

    SMS Principal