- Spanish Fort Middle
Emailed on 3/17/23
Dear Spanish Fort Middle Families,
Have you checked PowerSchool grades lately? Q3 Report Cards will go home with 8th graders on Monday, due to Career Day mixed schedules. Q3 Report Cards go home today for 7th graders ONLY.They will have their course selection sheets with their reports cards. These MUST be returned by next Friday, March 24th. If students were picked for pre-selected electives, this will be notated on students' course selection sheets. Here is the recommendation criteria for advanced courses. Email me, Erica Cruthirds (firstname.lastname@example.org), if you have questions.
ACAP Testing Schedule- This is for students who test in regular homeroom. (Students with small group testing, as predetermined in 504 or IEP accommodations, will be on a different schedule, which you should receive in an email.)
Thurs, April 6- Science for 8th Graders ONLY
Mon & Tues, April 10 & 11- ELA
Wed & Thurs, April 12 & 13- Math
Student Council is sponsoring Sweet Treats for Testing Motivation.The sale opened in MySchool Bucks on Mar. 1st and goes through Mar. 24th (posted to social media on Mar. 1). Each day of testing, you can purchase a sweet treat for your child, which will be sent with an encouraging note to your child's homeroom during our ACAP Summative testing window (April 6-13). Treats are $2 per treat/day. Thank you Mrs. Paige Wilson for setting this up!
NJHS will be sponsoring the “Many More Miles” shoe drive until March 25th. We are looking for gently used shoes (any type--doesn't have to be just sneakers), cleaned up and either tied together or put together with rubber bands, zip ties, or bags- whatever works! The idea is that the shoe still has "many more miles" left in it for someone else to use. Please bring donations to Mr. Yohn or Ms. Countryman by March 24th.
SFMS Football Update- Tuesday, April 4, 2023: Mandatory Spring Football Parent Meeting
May 1, 2
The coaching staff from Spanish Fort High School will be assisting in running SFMS practices. This is an evaluation time, where we will evaluate players and what positions they can play this fall for SFMS.
SFMS VOLLEYBALL 2023 Important Updates:
There will be a meeting for parents of any current 6th or 7th grader planning to try out for volleyball for the 2023-2024 school year THIS COMING Tuesday, March 21st at 5:30 in the SFMS Gym.
Volleyball Tryout dates
For current 6th graders – May 2-4 at 4:30-6:00
REVISED!!! For current registered 7th graders – May 8-10 at 3:15-5:00 (Mon-Wed)
Contact Coach Leigh Jones at LAJones@bcbe.org if you have questions.
SFHS Volleyball News:
There will be a meeting for parents of any rising 9th-12th grader planning to try out for high school volleyball for the 2023-2024 school year on Tuesday March 21st at 4:45 pm in the NEW GYM at SFHS.
~Up-to-date physical is required to tryout
~High school volleyball tryouts will be April 3-6
FundRays Coupon Books will run March 3-21st. If you have not bought a book before, you're missing out because it more than pays for itself in the local savings! See the graphic below.
March Madness Reading Competition will end Mar. 31st. A BIG thank you to Spanish Fort Education Enrichment Foundation for our great prizes! Students can win up to $100 in prizes!!!
Final Exams exemption requirements and our testing schedule can be found below (under ACAP Save the Date graphic)!
8th Graders: Digital Applications for the 2023-2024 Peer Helper Program at Spanish Fort High School are now open. All applicants MUST use their ibaldwin account to apply. ONLY digital applications will be accepted. The Peer Helper Program is available to 9th-12th graders as a club and in a class setting. Please note your interest in the class on your application. ALL application materials DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED to MARCH 20, 2023. Contact Lilly Casolaro with questions at email@example.com .
The Blood Mobile will be at our campus on March 23 from 9am-4pm. Click here for appointment. There will be a special treat bag for students who bring donors. Consider donating local to save local. Click here for the printable flyer and share! Thanks Toros!
We need Canteen volunteers!!! Canteen volunteer slots are a quick hour and a half. You work with a partner and get to see and interact with many of our students. Click here to visit the Sign Up Genius for March Canteen. Thank you for your support!
After School Tutoring- This is open to ANY student, but you MUST sign up EACH WEEK by the day before the session you would like to attend! You may begin signing up for the following week any time, beginning Friday morning. Click here to find out how to participate. We ask that if you have to cancel, please let us know ASAP by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. ***Please note that Math Tutorials on alternate weeks for 7th and 8th grade. Each week on Friday, I update the Google Form to show what will be offered that week (7th or 8th grade Math). We have limited availability because we only have one after school Math tutor, tutoring a large range of abilities and multiple grade levels. Thank you for your understanding.
Please see "Happening Next Week" and “Coming Soon” sections below for upcoming dates for the 22-23 school year. We love our school community and appreciate all our parents do to help make many events and happenings possible on our campus. THANK YOU parents!
Have a great week & GO TOROS,
SFMS Curriculum Leader
Happening Next Week
Monday- Peer Helpers for SFHS rising 9th graders have digital applications due (Digital Applications)
Tuesday- ACAP SMALL GROUP Testing-ELA (students w/ accommodations); *Peer Helper AM; SFMS Volleyball Parent Meeting at 5:30 in SFMS Gym; Life South Blood Drive 9:00 am - 4:00 pm--click here for appointment (flyer down below with details); Last day to turn in FundRays Coupon Book $ in AM!
Wednesday- ACAP SMALL GROUP Testing-ELA (students w/ accommodations); Universal Studios- Band & Choir Trip
Thursday- *Scholar's Bowl AM; *Student Council Members AM; *Table Top Toros PM; Track Meet hosted by BMMS @ BCHS track; Universal Studios- Band & Choir Trip
Friday- *FCA Members AM; *Science Bowl AM; Universal Studios- Band & Choir Trip; Last day to donate shoes to NJHS sponsored "Many More Miles" Shoe Drive--see above for more details
*Click here for club/organizational meeting locations and times
New News & Reminders
Mark your calendars for upcoming 22-23 events!
Click here to access the 22-23 BCBE Calendar.
Click here to access the 23-24 BCBE Calendar
Mar 17- Students will bring home Pre-Selected Electives acceptance letters, if applicable, and if more than one is granted, your choice is due by Mar 24
Mar 20- Peer Helpers for SFHS rising 9th graders have digital applications due (Digital Applications)
Mar 21-24- Part 1 of ACAP Summative Small Group State Testing only (students w/ accommodations)
Mar 21- Volleyball Parent Information Meeting (before tryouts) at 5:30 pm in SFMS gym
Mar 21- Last day to turn in FundRays Coupon Book $
Mar 23- Blood Mobile will be at Spanish Fort Middle 9am-4pm- click here for appointment
Mar 23-26- Band/Choir Orlando Trip
Mar 24- Last day to donate shoes to NJHS sponsored "Many More Miles" Shoe Drive--see above for more details
Mar 27-31- Spring Break- no school
Mar 31- March Madness Reading Competition ends (up to $100 in prizes!)
Apr 3-5 Cheer Clinic
Apr 3-6- SFHS Volleyball Tryouts for rising 9th-12th Graders
April 4-5- Part 2 of ACAP SMALL GROUP testing (students w/ accommodations)
April 6- Cheer Tryouts
Apr 6- ACAP Summative State Testing 8th Grade Science only (all 8th graders, including those w/ accommodations)
April 7- Good Friday (no school for students and teachers)
April 28- Field Day; Young Voices Festival
Apr 10-13- ACAP Summative State Testing English & Math 7th & 8th Grade
May 2-4- Current 6th grader Volleyball Tryouts 4:30-6:00 in SFMS Gym (Tues-Thurs)
May 4- Spring Toro Theater Production: The Seussification of Romeo & Juliet
May 5- 8th Grade OWA Field Trip
May 8-10- CURRENT 7th Grade Volleyball Tryouts 3:15-5:00 pm in SFMS Gym (Mon-Wed)
May 12- 8th Grade Celebration
May 19-23- Final Exams
May 24- Last day of 4th Quarter/ Makeup Exam Day
May 25- Teachers' last day
Aug 9, 2023- 1st day of 23-24 school year