Announcements

Posted 1/6/2017

Sartell Middle School Announcements

January 9th – January 13th 

Change in format for Grade 6-8 Parent/Teacher Conferences:
There is a change to the Parent-Teacher Conference format for Tuesday, January 31, Thursday, February 2, and Friday, February 3.  Parents/guardians and their child(ren) will again be scheduled into a fifteen minute conference with the Student Advisor (SA).  This conference time should already be scheduled.  The SA conferences are scheduled at the top of every hour and at the quarter after every hour (i.e. 4:00 p.m. & 4:15 p.m., 5:00 p.m. & 5:15 p.m., 6:00 p.m. & 6:15 p.m., etc.).The change in format allows parents/guardians the opportunity to schedule a conference time with any of their child’s teachers.  The conference times with your child’s classroom teachers will occur every hour at the thirty, forty, and fifty minute time slot (i.e. 4:30 p.m., 4:40 p.m. & 4:50 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 5:40 p.m. & 5:50 p.m., etc.).  Feel free to schedule a conference time during any of these time slots by logging into Skyward and then going to “Teacher Conferences.” Please contact the middle school office with any questions.

Geography Bee:  Congratulations to the following students who have earned the honor of participating in the up-coming District Geography Bee to be held Monday, January 9th in the SMS Multi-purpose room:  Mitchell Grahek, Grant Winter, Connor Hacker, Mitiku Nies, Will Yu, Aaron Meyerhofer, Kaitlyn Lysen, Joseph Meyerhofer, Emma Newman, Taylor Chaika and alternate Tucker Mugg.

Grade 8 students & parents
: Sartell High School is preparing for the 2017-2018 school year and are busy planning for ninth grade registration. Please plan to attend an informational meeting on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, in the SHS auditorium. Students with last names A – L will meet at 7 pm; students with last names M – Z will meet at 8 pm. Please honor your assigned time if possible. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the registration guide, provide course information, and answer questions.

Sabre Registration will take place on Thursday, February 2 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm & Friday, February 3, from 8:30 am -2:00 pm. Eighth grade students and their parents/guardians will have an appointment with a Sartell High School teacher who will assist in registering for classes. Further information on setting up that appointment will be shared at the January 17th meeting.  We look forward to meeting our incoming ninth grade students! If you have questions, contact the Sartell High School Counseling office at 320.656.3708 or via e-mail at:
              

Justine Kirkham – justine.kirkham@sartell.k12.mn.us  (Assisting students with last names A-G)
            

Dawn Brown – brown@sartell.k12.mn.us   (Assisting students with last names H-N)
            

Noel Meyer – noel.meyer@sartell.k12.mn.us  (Assisting students with last names O-Z)

7/8 Activity Night:  7th and 8th Activity Night will be held on Friday, January 13th, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Admission is $5 or $4 with a donation on a non- perishable food item. Thank you for making arrangements to have your child picked up by 9:00 p.m.

Ski/Snowboard Club:  The 4 nights remaining include January 10, 17, 24 and February 7th.  Students bringing their own equipment will be asked to store it on Tuesdays in the provided storage closet off of the north gym near the boy’s locker room. 

Attention 5th/6th GradersChess club will be starting soon.  Learn to play or sharpen your Chess skills in 5 sessions on Wednesdays, January 11th – February 15th from 10:15 – 11:00 a.m. in room 675 (FACS room).  Permission slips are available from your math teacher or from Mrs. Dornburg.

Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award:  Sign up in the media center to be a part of this awards event.  Read the nominated books and vote for your favorite book in March. The Maud Hart books will also be used for this year’s Battle of the Books competition to be held in April.  So get reading!!!   Read at least 7 of the books and be invited to an ice cream party in the spring.

Stock Market Game:  The spring session of the Stock Market Game will begin Wednesday, January 18th.  5th – 8th graders are invited to join in the challenge of investing a virtual $100,000.  Experts in the financial field volunteer their time to oversee the program.  Participants meet Wednesday mornings from 7:45 – 8:20 a.m. in the Tech Computer lab.  Permission slips can be picked up from Mrs. Dornburg in room 675.

Tommy B Hoopin in Heaven:  The Boys’ Basketball team along with the Tom Bearson Foundation will be hosting the 2nd Annual “Hoopin in Heaven” on Friday, January 13th, at Sartell High School during the boys’ basketball game.  Halftime entertainment is by nationally recognized “Alexandria Aces” along with a 3 point shot contest.  Wear green (Tom’s favorite color) and let’s pack the gym with a “Green Out”. Pre orders for the neon green “Tommy B” shirt and other apparel options will be accepted in the Sartell High School office until Monday, December 12th. 

Learning Lab Fun:  Our Learning Lab is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings from 8:00 a.m. – 8:35 a.m. in Room 673, which is located by Mr. Miller’s room. SMS students rocked the Duct Tape challenge and made some crazy stuff.  Now it is time for the next theme, CODING! Anyone can code and it will be super fun. Come one and come all for some AWESOMENESS! The monthly coding challenge is hosted in Schoology, you will be able to earn badges and enter to win a pizza party (during your school lunch). Contact Mr. Scherer or Mrs. Holstrom with any questions.

5/6 MathMasters:   Math Masters will begin soon!! 6th grade practices will begin on Thursday, December 15th. Grade 5 practiceswill begin on Thursday, January 5th. Practices arefrom 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in Mrs. Greeley’s room 317.  Permission slips are available from Mrs. Greeley or from Mrs. Dornburg in room 675. Competitions will be for Grade 6 in March and Grade 5 in April.  Sign up today!

Optimist Club Essay:  All students are invited to compose an essay of 700 to 800 words on the topic “ Chasing Optimism in the Face of Challenges”. Your entry is due by February 17th.  Attached is the official entry application.

SMS Studen tCouncil:The next Student Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 18th at 7:45 a.m. in room 675.

Yearbooks: YearbooksareforsaleONLINE.  Here is the link to order:   http://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1062037/Sartell-Middle-School/2017-Yearbook/2016082405103315767/CATALOG_SHOP/;jsessionid=D6DC282B6D989D50D97D899F980F32BFPaperforms are also available in the office. The price for a yearbook is $20 for a hard cover and $15 for a soft cover.

Turn your trash into cash: Sartell Middle School collects “Box Tops for Education and Coborn’s Labels for Learning”.  Please bring them to the middle school office! We no longer collect CAMPBELL’S SoupLabels.   This program was discontinued last year.

Writing Contest for Young Readers:  Take the“Letters about Literature” writing challenge.  Write a personal letter to an author you admire, an author of a book (fiction or nonfiction) that inspiredyou.  Your letter must be personal but persuasive, explaining just how the author’s work changed your view of yourself or your world. Open to Grades 4 – 8.  Registration forms are available from Mrs. Dornburg in room 674. All entries are due to Mrs. Dornburgno later than Thursday, January 5, 2017.

OutsideRecess A.M.andLunch:To betterpreparestudents forrecess wehaveoutlined somecold weather guidelines as to what will need to beworn as thetemperaturedrops.  Theexpectations areas follows:

•  Above50:                                shorts and t-shirt areokay

•  Below 50, but above40:          sweatshirt

•  Below 40, but above30:          need longpants and asweatshirt

•  Below 30:                                 need longpants and acoat

•  Below zero:                              no outsiderecess

• Temperaturesarebased on thewind chill factor

WEEKLYSCHOOLACTIVITIES

Monday, January 9th

 4:00 p.m.             7/8 Wrestling away vs. Big Lake

  7:00 p.m.             SMS Geography Bee in the room 620 (Multipurpose room)

Tuesday,January 10th

7:30a.m.              MathCountspractice

3:30p.m.             TargetedServices5/6Readingand5/6/7Study/Organization

3:30–9:00 p.m.     Ski/Snowboard Club to Powder Ridge

4:00 p.m.             8th Boys Basketball at Sartell vs. Rocori

4:15 p.m.             7th Boys Basketball away vs. Rocori

5:00 p.m.             7/8 Boys Swimming away vs. Alexandria

Wednesday,January 11th

7:30 a.m.            5/6 Academic Triathlon practice in Mrs. Olson’s room 816

7:30 a.m.            7/8 Academic Triathlon practice in Ms. Maslowski’s room 450

10:15 a.m.           Chess Club in room 675

7:45 a.m.            Student Council Meeting in room 675

3:30 p.m.            “After School Study" for 8th grade

3:30 p.m.            Targeted Services 5/6 Math

Thursday,January 12th

  2:00 p.m.         Nordic Ski meet at St. John’s Prep

3:30p.m.          TargetedServices7thMath& 7thReading        

3:30 p.m.          5/6 Math Masters practice in Room 317

3:30 p.m.          Speech Meet away at Rocori

4:15 p.m.          7th Boys Basketball away vs. Brainerd

4:15 p.m.          8th Boys Basketball at Sartell vs. Brainerd

4:30 p.m.          7/8 Wrestling away vs. Brainerd

4:30 p.m.          7/8 Swimming away vs. Brainerd 

Friday, January 13th

3:45 p.m.             5/6 Academic Triathlon meet at Sartell (Teams C075 & C076)

3:45                     5/6 Academic Triathlon meet at St. Boniface (Teams C078 & C076)

4:00 p.m.             7th Boys Basketball away vs. Sauk Rapids

4:00 p.m.             8th Boys Basketball at Sartell vs. Sauk Rapids

6:30 -9:00 p.m.     7/8 Activity Night 


Posted 12/22/2016

Sartell Middle School Announcements

January 3rd – January 6th

5/6 Activity Night:  5th and 6th Grade Activity Night has been rescheduled for Friday, January 6th.  Sartell Middle School along with the Boys and Girls Club will be hosting this event from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Sartell Middle School.  Activities will include open gym, DJ dance, games, swimming, and other miscellaneous activities.  A variety of concessions will be availablein the commons area throughout the evening. Admission is $5.00 or $4.00 with the donation of a non-perishable food item.  This event will be chaperoned by Sartell Middle School staff membersas well as staff members from the Boys and Girls Club.  This event is open to all Sartell-St. Stephen School District students in grades 5/6 only.  Students from other schools will not be allowed to attend.  In addition, students who choose to leave the building during the event will not be allowed to return.  Thank you for making arrangements to have your child picked up by 9.00 p.m.

7/8 Activity Night:  7th and 8th Activity Night will be held on Friday, January 13th, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Admission is $5 or $4 with a donation on a non- perishable food item. Thank you for making arrangements to have your child picked up by 9:00 p.m.

Ski/Snowboard Club:  The 4 nights remaining include January 3, 10, 17 & 24.  Students bringing their own equipment will be asked to store it on Tuesdays in the provided storage closet off of the north gym near the boy’s locker room. 

Attention 5th/6th GradersChess club will be starting soon.  Learn to play or sharpen your Chess skills in 5 sessions on Wednesdays, January 11th – February 15th from 10:15 – 11:00 a.m. in room 675 (FACS room).  Permission slips are available from your math teacher or from Mrs. Dornburg.

Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award:  Sign up in the media center to be a part of this awards event.  Read the nominated books and vote for your favorite book in March. The Maud Hart books will also be used for this year’s Battle of the Books competition to be held in April.  So get reading!!!   Read at least 7 of the books and be invited to an ice cream party in the spring.

Stock Market Game:  The spring session of the Stock Market Game will begin Wednesday, January 18th.  5th – 8th graders are invited to join in the challenge of investing a virtual $100,000.  Experts in the financial field volunteer their time to oversee the program.  Participants meet Wednesday mornings from 7:45 – 8:20 a.m. in the Tech Computer lab.  Permission slips can be picked up from Mrs. Dornburg in room 675.

Tommy B Hoopin in Heaven:  The Boys’ Basketball team along with the Tom Bearson Foundation will be hosting the 2nd Annual “Hoopin in Heaven” on Friday, January 13th, at Sartell High School during the boys’ basketball game.  Halftime entertainment is by nationally recognized “Alexandria Aces” along with a 3 point shot contest.  Wear green (Tom’s favorite color) and let’s pack the gym with a “Green Out”. Pre orders for the neon green “Tommy B” shirt and other apparel options will be accepted in the Sartell High School office until Monday, December 12th. 

Learning Lab Fun:  Our Learning Lab is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings from 8:00 a.m. – 8:35 a.m. in Room 673, which is located by Mr. Miller’s room. SMS students rocked the Duct Tape challenge and made some crazy stuff.  Now it is time for the next theme, CODING! Anyone can code and it will be super fun. Come one and come all for some AWESOMENESS! The monthly coding challenge is hosted in Schoology, you will be able to earn badges and enter to win a pizza party (during your school lunch). Contact Mr. Scherer or Mrs. Holstrom with any questions.

Saturday School Workshop: Saturday School Workshop is an opportunity for students to obtain assistance and complete coursework.  It will be held on Saturday, January 7th, in the commons at SMS from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Students may be recommended to attend by your child’s teachers or parents and guardians may also request that their child attend.  If you have any question regarding Saturday school contact the middle school office at 253-2200.

5/6 MathMasters:   Math Masters will begin soon!! 6th grade practices will begin on Thursday, December 15th. Grade 5 practiceswill begin on Thursday, January 5th. Practices arefrom 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in Mrs. Greeley’s room 317.  Permission slips are available from Mrs. Greeley or from Mrs. Dornburg in room 675. Competitions will be for Grade 6 in March and Grade 5 in April.  Sign up today!

Optimist Club Essay:  All students are invited to compose an essay of 700 to 800 words on the topic

“Chasing Optimism in the Face of Challenges”. Your entry is due by February 17th.  Attached is the official entry application.

Hunters:  Congratulations to all entries in the SMS Deer Pic Contest!  There were over 30 entries this year which is a new record! The 5 winners are: Annika Anderson (7th) Ashlei Haehn (8th) Logan Kubesh (7th) Travis Nelson (6th) Halle Whaley (7th) Pictures will be on display outside Mr. Determan’s room until the end of January. Thank you to all the participants.

SMS Student Council:The next Student Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 4th at 7:45 a.m. in room 675. Student Council members will be working the concession stand during the 5th/6th grade Activity Night on Friday, January 6th.

Yearbooks: YearbooksareforsaleONLINE.  Here is the link to order:   http://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1062037/Sartell-Middle-School/2017-Yearbook/2016082405103315767/CATALOG_SHOP/;jsessionid=D6DC282B6D989D50D97D899F980F32BFPaperforms are also available in the office. The price for a yearbook is $20 for a hard cover and $15 for a soft cover.

Turn your trash into cash: Sartell Middle School collects “Box Tops for Education and Coborn’s Labels for Learning”.  Please bring them to the middle school office! We no longer collect CAMPBELL’S SoupLabels.   This program was discontinued last year.

Writing ContestforYoung Readers:  Take the“Letters about Literature” writing challenge.  Write a personal letter to an author you admire, an author of a book (fiction or nonfiction) that inspiredyou.  Your letter must be personal but persuasive, explaining just how the author’s work changed your view of yourself or your world. Open to Grades 4 – 8.  Registration forms are available from Mrs. Dornburg in room 674. All entries are due to Mrs. Dornburgno later than Thursday, January 5, 2017.

OutsideRecess A.M.andLunch:  To better prepare students for recess we have outlined some cold weather guidelines as to what will need to be worn as the temperature drops.  The expectations areas follows:

•  Above50:                                shorts and t-shirt areokay

•  Below 50, but above40:          sweatshirt

•  Below 40, but above30:          need longpants and asweatshirt

•  Below 30:                                 need longpants and acoat

•  Below zero:                              no outsiderecess

• Temperaturesarebased on thewind chill factor

 

WEEKLYSCHOOLACTIVITIES

Monday, January 3rd

No School

Tuesday, January 4th

7:30a.m.           MathCountspractice

3:30p.m.         TargetedServices5/6Readingand5/6/7Study/Organization

3:30–9:00 p.m. Ski/Snowboard Club to Powder Ridge

3:30 p.m.          8thBoysBasketballpractice starts today

Wednesday, January 5th

7:45 a.m.         Student Council Meeting in room 675

3:30 p.m.         “After School Study" for 8th grade

3:30 p.m.         Targeted Services 5/6 Math

3:30 p.m.         7th Boys Basketball practice starts today

Thursday, January 6th

  3:30p.m.         Targeted Services 7th Math & 7th Reading        

3:30 p.m.          5/6 Math Masters practice in Room 317

4:30 p.m.          7/8 Swimming at Sartell vs. Brainerd

Friday, January 7th

6:30 -9:00 p.m.  5/6 Activity Night

Saturday, January 8th

7:30 a.m.           7/8 Wrestling away at Rocori

9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Saturday School Workshop

 

 
 
Posted 12/16/16

No School:  School is not in session from Friday, December 23rd through January 2nd, due to winter break.

7/8 Musical:The first rehearsal for the cast and crew of Shrek Jr. is Monday, Dec. 19th,  from 3:30 to 5:30.  We will be meeting in the theatre room.   See Mr. Cicharz if you can’t make it.  Schedules will be handed out.

5/6 Activity Night:  5th and 6th GradeActivity Night has been rescheduled for Friday, January 6th.  Sartell Middle School along with the Boys and Girls Club will be hosting this event from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Sartell Middle School.  Activities will include open gym, DJ dance, games, swimming, and other miscellaneous activities.  A variety of concessions will be available in the commons area throughout the evening. Admission is $5.00 or$4.00 with the donation of a non-perishable food item.  This event will be chaperoned by Sartell Middle School staff members as well as staff members from the Boys and Girls Club.  This event is open to all Sartell-St. Stephen School District students in grades 5/6 only.  Students from other schools will not be allowed to attend.  In addition, students who choose to leave the building during the event will not be allowed to return.  Thank you for making arrangements to have your child picked up by 9.00 p.m.

 

7/8 Activity Night:  7th and 8th Activity Night will be held on Friday, January 13th, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Admission is $5 or $4 with a donation on a non- perishable food item. Thank you for making arrangements to have your child picked up by 9:00 p.m.

 

Ski/Snowboard Club:  The 5 nights remaining include December 20, January 3, 10, 17 & 24.  Students bringing their own equipment will be asked to store it on Tuesdays in the provided storage closet off of the north gym near the boy’s locker room. 

7/8 Boys Basketball:  There will be a meeting for any 7th/8th grade boys who are interested in joining basketball on Wednesday, December 21st at 8:15 in Mr. Roering’s room 807. 

Attention 5th/6th GradersChess club will be starting soon.  Learn to play or sharpen your Chess skills in 5 sessions on Wednesdays, January 11th – February 15th from 10:15 – 11:00 a.m. in room 675 (FACS room).  Permission slips are available from your math teacher or from Mrs. Dornburg.

Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award:  Sign up in the media center to be a part of this awards event.  Read the nominated books and vote for your favorite book in March. The Maud Hart books will also be used for this year’s Battle of the Books competition to be held in April.  So get reading!!!   Read at least 7 of the books and be invited to an ice cream party in the spring.

Stock Market Game:  The spring session of the Stock Market Game will begin Wednesday, January 18th.  5th – 8th graders are invited to join in the challenge of investing a virtual $100,000.  Experts in the financial field volunteer their time to oversee the program.  Participants meet Wednesday mornings from 7:45 – 8:20 a.m. in the Tech Computer lab.  Permission slips can be picked up from Mrs. Dornburg in room 675.

Tommy B Hoopin in Heaven:  The Boys’ Basketball team along with the Tom Bearson Foundation will be hosting the 2nd Annual “Hoopin in Heaven” on Friday, January 13th, at Sartell High School during the boys’ basketball game.  Halftime entertainment is by nationally recognized “Alexandria Aces” along with a 3 point shot contest.  Wear green (Tom’s favorite color) and let’s pack the gym with a “Green Out”. Pre orders for the neon green “Tommy B” shirt and other apparel options will be accepted in the Sartell High School office until Monday, December 12th. 

 

Learning Lab Fun:  Our Learning Lab is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings from 8:00 a.m. – 8:35 a.m. in Room 673, which is located by Mr. Miller’s room. SMS students rocked the Duct Tape challenge and made some crazy stuff.  Now it is time for the next theme, CODING! Anyone can code and it will be super fun. Come one and come all for some AWESOMENESS! The monthly coding challenge is hosted in Schoology, you will be able to earn badges and enter to win a pizza party (during your school lunch). Contact Mr. Scherer or Mrs. Holstrom with any questions.

GEO BEE:Congratulations to the following students who have earned the honor of participating in the
up-coming District Geography Bee to be held Monday, January 9th in the SMS Multi-purpose room:  Mitchell Grahek, Grant Winter, Connor Hacker, Mitiku Nies, Will Yu, Aaron Meyerhofer, Kaitlyn Lysen, Joseph Meyerhofer, Emma Newman, Taylor Chaika and alternate Tucker Mugg

5/6 MathMasters:   Math Masterswillbegin soon!!

6thgradepracticeswill begin on Thursday, December15th. . Grade 5practiceswill begin on

Thursday, January5th. Practices arefrom 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in Mrs. Greeley’sroom 317.  Permission slips are available from Mrs. Greeleyorfrom Mrs. Dornburgin room 675. Competitions will be for Grade 6 in March and Grade 5 in April.  Sign up today!

Optimist Club Essay:  All students are invited to compose an essay of 700 to 800 words on the topic

“ Chasing Optimism in the Face of Challenges”. Your entry is due by February 17th.  Attached is the official entry application.

Hunters:  You areinvited to entertheSMSdeerhuntingpicturecontest.  Thecontest runs from October31st– December22nd.  Pleasesubmityourpictureto Mr.Determan is room 443.Thepicturemust beofyourdeer; it cannot beanyone’s butyourown.   Prizes will beawarded to thetop 5 winners!

SMS Student Council:The next Student Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 4th at 7:45 a.m. in room 675.

Yearbooks: YearbooksareforsaleONLINE.  Hereis thelink to order:   http://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1062037/Sartell-Middle-School/2017-Yearbook/2016082405103315767/CATALOG_SHOP/;jsessionid=D6DC282B6D989D50D97D899F980F32BFPaperforms arealso availablein theoffice. Thepriceforayearbook is$20 forahardcoverand$15 forasoftcover.

Turn your trash into cash: Sartell Middle School collects “Box Tops for Education and Coborn’s Labels for Learning”.  Please bring them to the middle school office! We no longer collect CAMPBELL’S SoupLabels.   This program was discontinued last year.

Writing ContestforYoung Readers:  Take the“Letters about Literature” writing challenge.  Write a personal letter to an author you admire, an author of a book (fiction or nonfiction) that inspiredyou.  Your letter must be personal but persuasive, explaining just how the author’s work changed your view of yourself or your world. Open to Grades 4 – 8.  Registration forms are available from Mrs. Dornburg in room 674. All entries are due to Mrs. Dornburgno later than Thursday, January 5, 2017.

Outside Recess A.M. and Lunch :To better prepare students for recess we have outlined some cold weather guidelines as to what will need to be worn as the temperature drops.  The expectations areas follows:

•  Above50:                                shorts and t-shirt areokay

•  Below 50, but above40:          sweatshirt

•  Below 40, but above30:          need longpants and asweatshirt

•  Below 30:                                 need longpants and acoat

•  Below zero:                              no outsiderecess

• Temperaturesarebased on thewind chill factor

WEEKLYSCHOOLACTIVITIES

Monday, December 19th

4:15 p.m.             7th / 8th Girls Basketball away vs. South Junior High

4:15 p.m.             7th / 8th Wrestling Middle School Invitational away at Mora

 

Tuesday, December 20th

7:30a.m.           MathCountspractice

3:30p.m.         TargetedServices5/6Readingand5/6/7Study/Organization

3:30–9:00 p.m. Ski/Snowboard Club to Powder Ridge

4:15 p.m.          7th/8thGirlsBasketballaway vs. Brainerd

5:00 p.m.          7th /8th Boys Swimming away vs. Brainerd

Wednesday, December 21st

3:30 p.m.         “After School Study" for 8th grade

3:30 p.m.         Targeted Services 5/6 Math

Thursday,December22nd

  No Targeted Services today after school

No Math Masters after school today

4:30 p.m.          7/8 Wrestling away vs. Brainerd

Friday, December23rd

No School

 

Posted 12/11/16
 
5/6 Activity Night:  5th and 6th Grade Activity Night has been rescheduled for Friday, January 6th.  Sartell Middle School along with the Boys and Girls Club will be hosting this event from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Sartell Middle School.  Activities will include open gym, DJ dance, games, swimming, and other miscellaneous activities.  A variety of concessions will be available in the commons area throughout the evening. Admission is $5.00 or $4.00 with the donation of a non-perishable food item.  This event will be chaperoned by Sartell Middle School staff members as well as staff members from the Boys and Girls Club.  This event is open to all Sartell/St. Stephen School District students in grades 5/6 only.  Students from other schools will not be allowed to attend.  In addition, students who choose to leave the building during the event will not be allowed to return.  Thank you for making arrangements to have your daughter/son picked up by 9.00 p.m.
 
SMS Winter Orchestra Concerts:  Everyone is invited to the winter orchestra concerts on Thursday, December 15, in the Sartell High School Auditorium. 5th and 6th Grade Orchestras will perform at 6:00pm. 7th and 8th Grade Orchestras will perform will perform at 7:30 p.m.
 
Ski/Snowboard Club:  Due to the lack of snow, Powder Ridge will be closed during our first scheduled Ski/Snowboard Club night on December 6th.  This date will be rescheduled for December 20th.  The 6 nights now scheduled include December 13, 20, January 3, 10, 17 & 24.  Students bringing their own equipment will be asked to store it on Tuesdays in the provided storage closet off of the north gym near the boy’s locker room.  Registration is now closed as final numbers have been submitted to Powder Ridge.
 
7/8 Boys Basketball:  There will be a meeting for any 7th/8th grade boys who are interested in joining basketball on Wednesday, December 21st at 8:15 in Mr. Roering’s room 807. 
 
Attention 5th/6th Graders:  Chess club will be starting soon.  Learn to play or sharpen your Chess skills in 5 sessions on Wednesdays, January 11th – February 15th from 10:15 – 11:00 a.m. in room 675 (FACS room).  Permission slips are available from your math teacher or from Mrs. Dornburg. 
 
Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award:  Sign up in the media center to be a part of this awards event.  Read the nominated books and vote for your favorite book in March. The Maud Hart books will also be used for this year’s Battle of the Books competition to be held in April.  So get reading!!!   Read at least 7 of the books and be invited to an ice cream party in the spring.
Stock Market Game:  The spring session of the Stock Market Game will begin Wednesday, January 18th.  5th – 8th graders are invited to join in the challenge of investing a virtual $100,000.  Experts in the financial field volunteer their time to oversee the program.  Participants meet Wednesday mornings from 7:45 – 8:20 a.m. in the Tech Computer lab.  Permission slips can be picked up from Mrs. Dornburg in room 675.

Attention 7th and 8th graders: Auditions for the Musical Shrek Jr. will be December 12th, 13th, and 14th after school.  Join the Schoology Course access code SH6S9-MRMX3 to sign up for your audition, or see Mr. Cicharz. Students interested in working on a crew can also sign up on Schoology.  Come join the fun!
 
Tommy B Hoopin in Heaven:  The Boys’ Basketball team along with the Tom Bearson Foundation will be hosting the 2nd Annual “Hoopin in Heaven” on Friday, January 13th, at Sartell High School during the boys’ basketball game.  Halftime entertainment is by nationally recognized “Alexandria Aces” along with a 3 point shot contest.  Wear green (Tom’s favorite color) and let’s pack the gym with a “Green Out”. Pre orders for the neon green “Tommy B” shirt and other apparel options will be accepted in the Sartell High School office until Monday, December 12th.  
 
Learning Lab Fun:  Our Learning Lab is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings from 8:00 a.m. – 8:35 a.m. in Room 673, which is located by Mr. Miller’s room. SMS students rocked the Duct Tape challenge and made some crazy stuff.  Now it is time for the next theme, CODING! Anyone can code and it will be super fun. Come one and come all for some AWESOMENESS! The monthly coding challenge is hosted in Schoology, you will be able to earn badges and enter to win a pizza party (during your school lunch). Contact Mr. Scherer or Mrs. Holstrom with any questions.

It’s GEO BEE time:  Looking for all Geography Buffs.  Permission / Intent to Participate forms are available from your Social Studies or History teachers or from Mrs. Dornburg in room 675.  Preliminary Bees will be held Wednesday, December 14th.  5th/6th graders will compete at 1:30 p.m. and 7th /8th graders will compete at 2:30 p.m in room 673.  The top 5 scoring students from each preliminary bee will then go on to participate in the school wide Geo Bee on Monday, January 9th at 7:00 p.m. at SMS.
 
5/6 Math Masters:   Math Masters will begin soon!!
6th grade practices will begin on Thursday, December 15th. . Grade 5 practices will begin on:
Thursday, January 5th. Practices are from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in Mrs. Greeley’s room 317.  Permission slips are available from Mrs. Greeley or from Mrs. Dornburg in room 675. Competitions will be for Grade 6 in March and Grade 5 in April.  Sign up today!
 
Optimist Club Essay:  All students are invited to compose an essay of 700 to 800 words on the topic 
“Chasing Optimism in the Face of Challenges”. Your entry is due by February 17th.  Attached is the official entry application. 
 
Hunters:  You are invited to enter the SMS deer hunting picture contest.  The contest runs from October 31st – December 22nd.  Please submit your picture to Mr. Determan is room 443. The picture must be of your deer; it cannot be anyone’s but your own.   Prizes will be awarded to the top 5 winners!
 
SMS Student Council: Student Council members are invited to participate in a “KIDS FIGHTING HUNGER” packaging event on Wednesday, December 14th from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Kids Fighting Hunger warehouse in St. Cloud.  Permission slips can be picked up from Mrs. Dornburg in room 675.  Space is limited to 20 students.
 
Yearbooks: Yearbooks are for sale ONLINE.  Here is the link to order:   http://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1062037/Sartell-Middle-S... Yearbook/2016082405103315767/CATALOG_SHOP/;jsessionid=D6DC282B6D989D50D97D899F980F32BF Paper forms are also available in the office. The price for a yearbook is $20 for a hardcover and $15 for a softcover.
 
Turn you trash into cash: Sartell Middle School collects “Box Tops for Education and Coborn’s Labels for Learning”.  Please bring them to the middle school office! We no longer collect CAMPBELL’S Soup Labels.   This program was discontinued last year.
 
Writing Contest for Young Readers:  Take the “Letters about Literature” writing challenge.  Write a personal letter to an author you admire, an author of a book (fiction or nonfiction) that inspired you.  Your letter must be personal but persuasive, explaining just how the author’s work changed your view of yourself or your world. Open to Grades 4 – 8.  Registration forms are available from Mrs. Dornburg in room 674. All entries are due to Mrs. Dornburg no later than Thursday, January 5, 2017.
 
7th/8th Grade Speech Team: All 7th and 8th grade students are invited to join the competition team.  There is an informational meeting in Tuesday morning, December 13th from 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. in Room 810 Ms. Jensen.  Practice times and the meet schedule will be discussed. See you there!
 
Outside Recess A.M. and Lunch: To better prepare students for recess we have outlined some cold weather guidelines as to what will need to be worn as the temperature drops.  The expectations are as follows:
•  Above 50:                                shorts and t-shirt are okay
•  Below 50, but above 40:          sweatshirt
•  Below 40, but above 30:          need long pants and a sweatshirt
•  Below 30:                                 need long pants and a coat
•  Below zero:                              no outside recess
• Temperatures are based on the wind chill factor
 
WEEKLY SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
Monday, December 12th 
3:30 p.m.          “Shrek” the 7/8 musical auditions  
 
Tuesday, December 13th
7:30 a.m.           Math Counts practice
8:00 a.m.           Speech Team meeting Room 810 – Ms. Jensen’s room
3:30 p.m.         Targeted Services 5/6 Reading and 5/6/7 Study/Organization
3:30 p.m.         “Shrek” the 7/8musical auditions
3:30–9:00 p.m. Ski/Snowboard Club to Powder Ridge
4:00 p.m.         8th Girls Basketball at Sartell vs. St. Cloud Cathedral
4:15 p.m.         8th Girls Basketball away vs. Rocori Middle School
4:15 p.m.          7th Girls Basketball away vs. Rocori Middle School
 
Wednesday, December 14th
7:30 a.m.           5/6 Academic Triathlon practice in Mrs. Olson’s room 816
7:30 a.m.           7/8 Academic Triathlon practice in Ms. Maslowski’s room 450
7:45 a.m.           Stock Market Game in Tech Computer Lab
7:45 a.m.           Student Council meeting in room 675
1:30 p.m.          5/6 Geo Bee in room 673
2:30 p.m.          7/8 Geo Bee in room 673
3:30 p.m.          “Shrek”the 7/8 musical auditions
3:30 p.m.         “After School Study" for 8th grade
3:30 p.m.         Targeted Services 5/6 Math
6:00 p.m.         Student Council to Kids Fighting Hunger
 
Thursday, December 15th
2:00 p.m.          Nordic Ski Meet @ St. Cloud Riverside Park
3:30 p.m.          Targeted Services 7th Math and 7th Reading
3:30 p.m.          Math Masters Grade 6 in room 317
4:30 p.m.          7/8 Wrestling away vs. Brainerd
  6:00 p.m.          SMS Orchestra Concert -  5/6 @ 6:00 p.m. & 7/8 @ 7:30 p.m.
 
Friday, December 16th

Saturday, December 17th
8:00 a.m.           SMS Robotics Tournament
 

Posted 11/23/2016

5/6 Activity Night:  5th and 6th Grade Activity Night has been rescheduled for Friday, January 6th.  Sartell Middle School along with the Boys and Girls Club will be hosting this event from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Sartell Middle School.  Activities will include open gym, DJ dance, games, swimming, and other miscellaneous activities.  A variety of concessions will be available in the commons area throughout the evening. 

Admission is $5.00 or $4.00 with the donation of a non-perishable food item.  This event will be chaperoned by Sartell Middle School staff members as well as staff members from the Boys and Girls Club.  This event is open to all Sartell/St. Stephen School District students in grades 5/6 only.  Students from other schools will not be allowed to attend.  In addition, students who choose to leave the building during the event will not be allowed to return.  Thank you for making arrangements to have your daughter/son picked up by 9.00 p.m.

Attention 7th and 8th graders: Auditions for the Musical Shrek Jr. will be December 12th, 13th, and 14th after school.  Join the Schoology Course access code SH6S9-MRMX3 to sign up for your audition, or see Mr. Cicharz.  Students interested in working on a crew can also sign up on Schoology.  Come join the fun!

FILL THE TRAILER……

Thanks to everyone who participated in the FILL THE TRAILER food drive to benefit Quiet Oaks Hospice.  Stay tuned for total number of items collected and winning Homerooms/SA’s.

Learning Lab Fun: Our Learning Lab is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings (8-8:35 am) in Room 673, Computer Lab located by Mr. Miller’s room. Our students rocked the Duct Tape challenge and made some crazy stuff …Now it is time for the next theme, CODING! The hour of Code is coming on December 9th. To prepare, we are going to have a whole month of coding. Anyone can code and it will be super fun. Come one and come all for some AWESOMENESS! Contact Mr. Scherer or Mrs. Holstrom with any questions.

Schoology Notifications Tutorial:

Schoology is our Learning Management System or essentially our digital classroom. We do not run our gradebook through Schoology, although assignments may be turned in using that platform. All of our grading and missing work will be located in Skyward. It is possible that a “missing” assignment on Schoology may have been turned in as a paper copy and as a result shows as missing in Schoology. Please rely on Skyward, for your student grades/missing assignments. 

If you would like to discontinue receiving notification for assignments in Schoology, below is a video link on how to do that. https://vimeo.com/190773476  If you have any questions please feel free to call the Middle School and talk to Mrs. Holstrom or Mr. Scherer.

SMS Student Council Coat Share Project:  The SMS Student Council is partnering with Schluchter Investment Advisors for “Coat Share”.  We will be collecting new and gently used coats, snow pants, boots, hats, scarves and mittens. All sizes children to adult will be accepted. Used items must have working closures and no rips or stains. All items will be donated to the St. Cloud Area Child Response Initiative. Clothing items may be dropped off in the box located in the commons or brought to Mrs. Dornburg’s room 675.  The “Coat Share” project will run through November 28th.

It’s GEO BEE time:  Looking for all Geography Buffs.  Permission / Intent to Participate forms are available from your Social Studies or History teachers or from Mrs. Dornburg in room 675.  Preliminary Bees will be held Wednesday, December 14th.  5th/6th graders will compete at 1:30 p.m. and 7th /8th graders will compete at 2:30 p.m in room 673.  The top 5 scoring students from each preliminary bee will then go on to participate in the school wide Geo Bee on Monday, January 9th at 7:00 p.m. at SMS.

Lindbloom’ s Library Reads: November Edition  The Book reviews will be done every month and will highlight interesting series, biographies, new titles or books that have been highly recommended by the students.    The November review can be found using the following link:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1wIglz8YWOSfoNWhmpAqfqqJHhcCc6S0Rt4-TFdcv38g/edit?usp=sharing

Turkey Cards:  If you have a partially filled Coborn’s Turkey cards, we would love to have them.  You can turn them into the middle school office and we will combine them. We will accept them through Wednesday, November 30th.  Turkeys are given to families in need in our community. 

5/6 Math Masters:   Attention 5th /6th graders…..MATH MASTERS will begin soon!!

6th grade practices will begin Thursday, December 15th

5th grade practices will begin Thursday, January 5th

Practices will be from 3:30 – 4:30  p.m. in Mrs. Greeley’s room - 317

Pick up a permission slip from Mrs. Greeley or from Mrs. Dornburg in room 675. Competitions will be:  6th graders in March and 5th graders in April.  Sign up today.

Hunters:  You are invited to enter the SMS deer hunting picture contest.  The contest runs from October 31st – December 22nd.  Please submit your picture to Mr. Determan is room 443. The picture must be of your deer; it cannot be anyone’s but your own.   Prizes will be awarded to the top 5 winners!

SMS Student Council: The next Student Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 30th, at 7:45 a.m. in room 675.

Yearbooks: Yearbooks are for sale ONLINE.  Here is the link to order:   http://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1062037/Sartell-Middle-School/2017-Yearbook/2016082405103315767/CATALOG_SHOP/;jsessionid=D6DC282B6D989D50D97D899F980F32BF Paper forms are also available in the office. The price for a yearbook is $20 for a hardcover and $15 for a softcover.

Turn you trash into cash: Sartell Middle School collects “Box Tops for Education and Coborn’s Labels for Learning”.  Please bring them to the middle school office!  We no longer collect CAMPBELL’S Soup Labels.   This program was discontinued last year.

Writing Contest for Young Readers:  Take the “Letters about Literature” writing challenge.  Write a personal letter to an author you admire, an author of a book (fiction or nonfiction) that inspired you.  Your letter must be personal but persuasive, explaining just how the author’s work changed your view of yourself or your world.

Open to Grades 4 – 8.  Registration forms are available from Mrs. Dornburg in room 674. 

All entries are due to Mrs. Dornburg NO LATER than Thursday, January 5, 2017.

Patriot’s Pen Essay:  Congratulations to 6th grade student Taylor Chaika who placed 1st and 8th grade student Zayda Thalacker who placed 2nd in the area Patriot’s Pen contest. 

Outside Recess A.M. and Lunch: To better prepare students for recess we have outlined some cold weather guidelines as to what will need to be worn as the temperature drops.  The expectations are as follows:

·       Above 50:                               shorts and t-shirt are okay

·       Below 50, but above 40:         sweatshirt

·       Below 40, but above 30:         need long pants and a  sweatshirt

·       Below 30:                                need long pants and a coat

·       Below zero:                             no outside recess

·       All temperatures are based on the wind chill factor

WEEKLY SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

Monday, November 28th

7:30 a.m.               5-6 Academic Triathlon Practice in Mrs. Olson's room

7:30 a.m.               7-8 Academic Triathlon Practice in Ms. Maslowski's room

3:30 p.m.          5-8 Knowledge Bowl Meet @ Big Lake – Bus leaves at 2:15 (Dismiss at 2:05)

3:30 p.m.          7/8 Swimming practice starts today after school – SMS pool

Tuesday, November 29th

7:30 a.m.           Math Counts practice

3:30 p.m.          Targeted Services 5/6 Reading and 5/6/7 Study/Organization

4:30 p.m.          7/8 Girls Basketball - Sartell vs. Alexandria @ Alexandria

5:00 p.m.          Wrestling Middle School scrimmage @ Albany High School

Wednesday, November 30th 

Ski/Snowboard Registration forms and fees are due today!

7:30 a.m.           7-8 Knowledge Bowl Practice in Ms. Maslowski's room

7:45 a.m.           Stock Market Game in Tech Computer Lab

7:45 a.m.           Student Council meeting in room 675

10:15 a.m.         Cribbage Club in room 675

      3:30 p.m.         “After School Study" for 8th grade

      3:30 p.m.         Targeted Services 5/6 Math     

       3:30  p.m.             5-6 Knowledge Bowl Practice in Mrs. Greeley's room

     Thursday, December 1st

     3:30 p.m.          Targeted Services 7th Math and  7th Reading

     4:00 p.m.          8 Girls Basketball - Sartell vs. Cathedral @ Whitney Center

     Friday, December 2nd

     5:00 p.m.          Wrestling Middle School Invitational @ Foley High School