click here for the District's 2016-17 Calendar
February 22 - Choirs in Concert at SHS 7 pm
March 1: End of 2nd Trimester
March 2-3: NO SCHOOL
Doors Open at 7:15 AM - School Starts at 7:30 AM
Meeting the educational needs of young adolescents requires special curricula that feature content that connects with the everyday lives of students as well as activities that actively involve them in the learning process. SMS academic standards are high. Although the Ohio Department of Education's rating system has recently changed, it is important to reflect that scores demonstrate that SMS students are well prepared to succeed both today and tomorrow!
Our high academics are complimented by equally high expectations for behavior and character! To challenge students to realize their full potential, we offer a full range of creative, athletic and extracurricular programs, including:
|Robotic Lego League||Cheerleading||Choir|
|Math Counts||Cross Country||Newspaper-Devils’ Dispatch|
|Quiz Bowl||7th Football; 8th Football||Power of the Pen|
ACADEMIC AND INFORMATION LINKS:
click here for information and access to School Messenger, the district's Instant Alert System
click here to link to the SMS Technology Resource Page
click here for the link to the SMS Guidance Facebook Page
click here for the SMS Media Center Link
click here for Miss Holden's Webpage
click here for the link for students on formatting papers MLA-style
Mr. Jeff Pendry
Mr. Steinline’s 6th grade touch key typing class has been in competition to see who could attain the most growth in adjusted words per minute.
Recently there was a new record set of an unprecedented 42 adjusted words per minute growth, from 26 to 68 awpm by Morgan A. Growth is celebrated by the advancement of personal posters to various columns representing growth, a gain of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and a very special column called “Plus Plus” on what the class calls the “Wall of Fame.”
The “Plus Plus” column saw its first poster, that of Morgan, recently. Every Monday the class has had a “Jolly Rancher” party, where students earn candy that showed improvement. Great job Morgan!
Sixth grade teachers have attended since August professional development clinics that promote and support the integration of one-to-one technology. Sessions focused on ChromeBook tips, Google classroom support, app suggestions, and student-centered websites.
Here is how it works— students arrive at SMS and pickup their ChromeBooks and are responsible for them until they return the devices at the end of the academic day. Since August, 6th, Some students and families chose to bring in their own devices, opting to use personal laptops to access the WiFi and curriculum.
With much of the curriculum available through online sites, the days of using the textbook as the main resource will be phasing out, as teachers continue to support the technology based world in which we live. Additionally, as part of the integration, 75 ChromeBooks were shared with Springfield High School to support their efforts to further the use of technology in the classroom - we are #springfieldstrong!