Principal's Message

  • February

    Principal's Message 

    Based on our current weather, Punxutauny Phil might have been right about the start of Spring.  With Spring sports starting this month, we know the coaches and athletes are hoping for good weather.

    During the month of February, our students competed in the Regional Spelling Bee and Math Counts competitions.  Also, SMS has talent based on the performances at our annual Talent Show. We continue to be amazed with the academic talents our students have at SMS!  Finally, SMS competed in the annual Battle of the Buildings. We were thankful for the phenomenal cheering section of our students!

    Scheduling information will be sent home to parents regarding course recommendations and requests for the 2020-2021 school year during the month of March.  Once these recommendation sheets are returned to the school, we will begin to build the master schedule for the next school year. Our goal is to provide a schedule to meet the needs of each of our students.

    Below are some other important dates for March 2020: 

    • Monday, March 2nd: Start of Spring Sports
    • Monday, March 2nd: 3rd Trimester Starts
    • Tuesday, March 3rd:  6th Grade Parent Scheduling and Transition Night @ 6:30 pm
    • Wednesday, March 4th: Community Awareness Book Study Kick-Off at SMS from 6:30-8:00 pm
    • Friday, March 6th: Early Dismissal
    • Tuesday, March 10th: Spring Sports Meet the Team Night
    • Wednesday, March 11th: PTSO Meeting @ 6:30 pm
    • Thursday, March 12th: 8th Grade Scheduling Sheets 
    • Friday, March 13th:  PTSO 7th-8th Grade Dance from 7:00-9:00 pm
    • Monday, March 16th and Wednesday, March 18th:  7th Grade Course Recommendation Sheets sent home with students
    • Wednesday, March 18th:  Community Awareness Book Study at Friendship Elementary from 6:30-8:00 pm
    • Friday, March 20th:  End of 3rd Marking Period
    • Monday, March 23rd:  7th Grade Course Recommendation Sheets Due
    • Friday, March 27th:  Early Dismissal
    • Monday, March 30th:  Community Leaders' Partnership Meeting:  SHS @ 6:00 pm

    School will be in session on Wednesday, April 8th.  The PSSAs will begin on April 21st.  

    A parent letter with specific dates as well as the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s policy on electronic devices is also included in this month’s newsletter.  This information will be shared with all students prior to the assessments in April.

    Have a great Spring or not, the choice is yours!

    Dr. Reppert

    Follow SMS on Twitter@WarriorsSMS 

    Dr. Len Reppert
    Follow SMS on Twitter@WarriorsSMS