Seymour Middle School
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8th Graders and 8th Grade Parents: Can you believe it is time to create your High School schedule?
Parents: If you have questions, Mrs. Ault and Mr. Hubbard will be there to help, along with Mr. Fife from the SHS. You can always call us at 812-522-5453.
Freshman orientation will be August 3rd at 8:30 AM at Seymour High School.
Interested in competing in Spell Bowl at SHS next year? We need your help! Email SHS teacher Mrs. Ann Tormoehlen at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information.
21st Century Scholars
All students need to apply by June of their 8th grade year. The scholarship is based on income, but all should apply. It will pay for tuition to any state school in Indiana.
This link will take you to the site for more information and to actually apply.
(Please direct any questions to Mr. Hubbard and Mrs. Ault.)
-Don't forget to collect your box tops and turn them in the main office.
Speak to everyone that you encounter with respect.
The Seymour High School JAG (Jobs for America's Graduates) programs sponsors and runs a school-based food pantry. It is open for distribution on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 4:00 - 5:00 pm in the high school cafeteria. We have a variety of items available including canned meats, vegetables and fruit; frozen meats; pasta; instant potatoes; toilet tissue and sometimes cleaning supplies. The items available vary from month to month. Families need to enter through door #1 at the high school (the door by the flag pole). Families are not required to provide financial or personal information.
From The counselors:
Our I-STEP 2nd round of testing will begin on April 18th and continue through the 21st for 8th grade and conclude on April 24th for the 7th grade.
We will be providing free breakfast for all students beginning on the 18th to the 21st.
As our 2nd half of our Academic Super Bowl, otherwise known as I-STEP, gets underway, we would like to remind you of some helpful tips for before the test:
- Get a good nights sleep.
- Eat a breakfast with plenty of protein.
- Avoid stressful situations.
- Wear comfortable clothes.
250 S. Vine Street
P. O. Box 765
Seymour, IN 47274
A United Way Agency
The Anchor House mission is to ‘Foster Lifetime Independence while Feeding our Community’ by providing a safe, temporary home for individuals and families needing shelter and a food pantry for client and community use.
Anchor House is run not only by staff members and Board Members, but also volunteers. Anyone is able to be volunteers. The different types of volunteers are, but not limited to, as follows:
• Professional Volunteers
• Youth Group Volunteers
• Corporate Volunteers
• Impact Program
• Community Corrections
During my early childhood years, I grew up in Bloomington and Shelbyville. My family moved to Seymour when I was in 4th grade. I attended Emerson Elementary, SMS, graduated from SHS. While in high school, I was a cheerleader, on the gymnastics team, tennis, and played on the golf team. I was also fortunate enough to be Homecoming and Prom Queen!
After high school, I attended Indiana University. I continued my passion for dance and was an IU Redstepper. We performed at all the home football games.
Upon graduation from college, I moved back to Seymour and got married. We lived in Seymour for 22 years, and both of my daughters (Preston and Paxton) graduated from SHS.
I have been a teacher at SMS and the Sixth Grade Center for 11 years. I was also the SHS Girls Golf Coach and the Middle School Golf Coach for several years.
I recently relocated in Greenwood, IN. I now have 4 dogs, and they are so much fun! In my pastime, I enjoy being with my family, dogs, and watching Paxton play golf at Indianapolis University.
Chromebook 101 for Parents and Students
Care & Maintenance
- All chromebooks must be carried in a school-supplied carrying bag.
- Students should not carry sharp, pointed, or heavy objects in the pocket of the carrying bag.
- Books or other heavy objects should not be stacked on top of the chromebook.
- Chromebooks should not be open while walking in the hallways, to and from school, or on the bus.
Procedures for damaged/loaner chromebooks
- Loaner chromebooks are available in the OwlsNest for damaged, lost, or forgotten chromebooks.
- If a student comes to class without a chromebook (lost, stolen, damaged, or left at home), the student will be sent to the OwlsNest for a loaner chromebook.
- Students who repeatedly have a damaged, lost, or forgotten chromebook will be referred to Mrs. Wessel for discipline.
- Loaner chromebooks will be identified by a yellow “Loaner” tag that will be displayed on the carrying bag.
- If you are aware that your child’s chromebook is lost, stolen, or damaged please contact Student Services at 812-522-5453 to inform us.
- Any damage to a chromebook that has been deemed to be the result of negligence, improper care, and/or repetitive damage, will be the responsibility of the parent to pay the repair cost.
- Seymour Middle School will send a damage report home, with an explanation of events leading up to and causing the damage to the chromebook. A bill will also be sent with the damage report.
- Parents are expected to make payment at Seymour Middle School in a timely manner.
- All students at SMS are required to have a chromebook. Parents cannot request that their child not be given a chromebook.
Seymour Middle School Attendance Policy
When a student is absent from school a parent or guardian needs to call the attendance office on the day of the absence, unless the absence was prearranged. Absences are categorized into two categories: excused and unexcused. Excused absences are absences that represent urgent reasons: sickness, impassable roads, quarantine, death in immediate family, required religious observance, or weather so inclement as to endanger the health or safety of the student. Absences are unexcused if a parent doesn't notify the school of a student absence or if the absence doesn't fall into one of the excused categories. Parentally excused absences (called in, but no doctor's slip) are limited to 10; any absences after 10 that are due to illness must have a doctor's note. New this year, unexcused tardies to school will begin accumulating into unexcused absences on the 6th tardy.
Attendance Court Procedure for Jackson County Schools
1. At three unexcused absences the school attendance officer will send a letter to the parent/guardian of the truant child.
2. At 6 unexcused absences the juvenile prosecutor will send a letter to the parent/guardian of the truant child.
3. At 8+ unexcused absences, a conference will be held at the child's school. If the parent/guardian fails to attend the conference, decline to participate in a program of informal adjustment, or if the child/parents fail to abide by the conditions of the informal adjustment program, a school official will file probable cause affidavit alleging failure to attend school, and the case will be referred to the Prosecutor's Office.