If you ride a bicycle to school, please lock your bike on the bike rack that is located in front of the school. Thank you!

Library Books
: The LAST day to check books out from the Media Center will be Thursday, May 19th

All books should be returned on or beforeThursday, June 2nd, to avoid a library fine. Thank you.


Targeted Services: The following programs are no longer meeting: 5/6 Reading and 5/6 Org Skills,   7th Reading Targeted Services & 5-8 Math   The following programs are still meeting: Tuesday – 8th grade ZAP & 7th Study/Org & Wednesday – 6th Grade Homework & late work Support.


Attention 8th Grade Students: Auditions for the Sartell High School Fall Play “The Mouse that Roared” are

open to all 8th grade students. Auditions will be on Monday, May 23th 3:45-6:00 p.m. in Mr. Cicharz’s room.

Please contact Mr. Cicharz with any questions.


8th Boys Soccer Players:  If you are interested in playing soccer next fall as a 9th grade student, please plan to attend a meeting onFriday, May 20th at 8:00 a.m. with Coach Hager.  The meeting will be held in room 675.


Yearbooks: Yearbooks will be distributed on Thursday, June 2nd, during homeroom and Student Advisory class.

If you still would like to purchase a yearbook, they will be on sale on Friday, June 3rd at 7:45 a.m. in the commons.

If yearbooks do not sell out on Friday morning, you will have another opportunity on Monday morning at 7:45 a.m. Yearbooks are for sale on a first come, first served basis. All extra yearbooks are soft cover and sold for $15 each. No pre-orders will be taken for the additional yearbooks.


Orchestra Concert:  Everyone is invited to attend the 5th – 7th Grade Orchestra Concert on May 19th at 7:00 p.m.

at the Sartell High School Auditorium.

8th Grade Field Trip: The 8th grade class will celebrate the end of their middle school years with a trip to

Valley fair on Wednesday, June 1st. The busses will return to the middle school at 7:00 p.m.


SHS Target Club at SMS:  Students are invited to attend the activity sponsored by the SHS Target Club on Wednesday, May 18th, at 7:45 a.m. in multipurpose room. There will be a special performance by the Little Falls High School Improv Troupe.  Door Prizes will be awarded. 

National MathCounts:  Congratulations to David Zhang who placed 71st out of about 224 students at the National MathCounts competition held in Washington, D.C. from May 7th – 10th. The MN team placed 19th out of 56 teams.

Summer Band:  Completed SMS Marching Band forms can be returned to Mr. Martinson in the band room as soon as possible!

For Teachers/Students Only: Our first ever Genius Team Sphero BattleBot Dual will be held Wednesday, May 18th, from 8-8:30am in the Media Center. Everyone is welcome to come cheer on the student competitors!

Genius Hour Showcase: The 2nd Annual 6th grade Genius Hour Showcase is gearing up! Please save the date for Friday, May 20th, to come experience student creativity and passion at its finest. Mr. Roering’s LA classes will present from 9:30-10:30am, Mrs. Hornseth/Peters’ LA classes will present from 11:45-12:45pm, and Ms. Murnane/Fernholz’s LA classes will present from 1:00-2:00pm in the North Gym.

Targeted Services Summer School: Summer school recommendation letters will be mailed home theweekof May 16th. Please watch your mail for more information and details on how to enroll your child. Summer School dates and times will be 8-11:30 a.m., Monday-Thursday, July 18-21, July 25-28-, and August 1-4. Session 1 will be 8-9:30am, session 2 will be 10-11:30am, with a 30 minute break between the two. Reading and math will be offered for students finishing grades 5, 6, and 7. If recommended for only one subject, students would only attend half of the time.  Specific times for each grade level will be announced once numbers are finalized.  Sign up forms will be due Friday, May 27th.If you have any questions regarding summer school, please contact middle school counselorsLuke Rudeor Shannon Johnson.


DARE 6th Grade students: 6th grade DARE students are invited to walk alongside the DARE van and hand out candy during the Sartell Summerfest Parade on June 11th. If you are interested, please contact Officer Jill Lundquist at 320-656-3701 Extension 2611 or complete and return the attached permission slip.


SMS Student Council:  Congratulations to the following students who were elected to serve as Student Council Officers for the 2016-2017 school year: Amber Teer, Bailey Guggisberg, Taylor Chaika, Carter Bright


Summer Camp Information: Registration forms for summer camps are attached and are also available in the office.


Year End Report Cards:  Report Cards will be posted to Skyward Family Access the week of June 13th. 

If you would like a paper copy mailed to you, please contact the office at 253-2200.  Thank you!


Career ONE Summer 2016:Students age 14-17 that live in Stearns or Benton County can earn money and develop the job skills employers are looking for.  See attached documents for more details.  Copies will be available in the Sartell Middle School Office for any students who are interested.


 8th Grade Field Trip: The 8th grade class will celebrate the end of their middle school years with a trip to Valley fair on Tuesday, May 26th. Busses will return to the middle school at 7:00 p.m.


IPAD Collection timeline:

Monday.  May 16th

Students will be shown a video created by SMS Administration and Technology staff to review the iPad collection process. This presentation will be posted as well on the district website at:

Monday, May 23rd to Friday, May 27th

Students should report any iPad, charger or case damage to Media Center staff during their SA/Homeroom time.

Wednesday. June 1st

SMS Technology staff will assess every iPad and case for damages. Examples of student fines include (but are not limited to):

  • Cracked iPad screen
  • Excessive damage to iPad case

A detailed statement will be sent home if there is a fine assessed. This statement will include detailed damage information and the fine amount.

Monday. June 6th

Please remind your child to bring his/her charger (block and cord) and iPad to school on Monday, June 6.

On Monday, June 6, students will turn in the charger (block and cord) during their scheduled SA/Homeroom time in the morning. Students will report to SA/Homeroom at 2:55 p.m. to 3:25 p.m. and turn in their iPad.