No School:  School is not in session on Monday, February 15th, in observance of President’s Day. 

SAYBA night is tonight— Friday, Feb 12th at the home boys’ basketball game. Come to the game with your jerseys on to support the team & SAYBA players will get free admission. Autograph sheets will be available after the varsity game for all youth players.  Boys’ basketball varsity players will sign autographs.

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


Winter Weather Expectations: No “King of the Hill” play or snowball throwing is allowed outside on school grounds at any time!


7/8 Spring Trap Shooting Team: Middle school students in grades 7-8 who are interested in participating on the spring trap shooting team should contact Mr. Hoffman at the high school or Mr. Determan at the middle school.  Email  for more information.  Registration is open from now until March 14th.  


Yearbooks:  A limited number of softcover yearbooks are left for sale. You may use the following link to place your order. Contact

or with questions. If you are not ordering online, payments/orders can be returned to the middle school office.


Ski/Snowboard Club:   The final night is this Tuesday, February 16th.  The bonus night is Tuesday, February 23rd

but there will NOT be school transportation.  Participants who purchased a lift ticket will receive one free lift ticket for the night of February 23rd.  Any participants who paid for a rental package and missed at least one night will be able to use their rental form from the absent night on February 23rd as well.


Student Council:  The next Student Council meeting will be held Wednesday, February 17th at 7:40 a.m. in Mrs. Dornburg’s room. Yearbook pictures will be taken at the meeting so wear your student council shirt

if you have one or any Sartell Sabre shirt.


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.


7/8 Spring Athletics:  Register today for your spring sport! If this is your first sport of the year, you will need:

 1.  Current physical

2.  MSHSL Eligibility Form on school’s athletic/activities web page

3.  Pay activity fee on school’s athletic/activities web page.

If you have participated in a fall and/or winter sport, just an activity fee is needed. If you have questions, please contact Ronell in the SHS Activities Office (656-3717

JH Softball – Monday, March 14th at 3:30 (SMS North)

JH Baseball – Tuesday, March 15th at 3:30 (SMS North)

JH Track Meeting at SMS – Monday, March 14th at 3:30 (official practice begins April 5)

JH Golf – Tuesday, April 5th at 3:30

JH Tennis – Tuesday, April 5th at 3:30

Speech Team: SMS Speech Team closed their season with a successful meet at Melrose. All team members received A’s in both rounds! Our final Speech All-Star of the Week is 6th grader Kynnley Winegar for her performance of “The Stakeout Gone Wrong.” Please congratulate her for her hard work and dedication this season.


Academic Triathlon:There will be practice on Wednesday, February 17th for 5th – 8th Academic Triathlon 

Team members at 7:30 a.m.  On Friday, February 19th 5/6 Academic Triathlon will have a meet at Sartell.

7/8 Academic Triathlon Team has a meet on Friday, February 19th @ Kennedy School in St. Joseph. Dismissal time is at 3:05 p.m.  and the bus will leave at 3:15 p.m.


MathCounts Competition:

Five SMS students competed on Tuesday, February 9th, at the regional Math Counts competition held at St. Cloud State University under the direction of volunteer coach Shiju Zhang.   Here are the results: Sartell Team #1 of

Janagan Ramanathan, Luc Westling, David Zhang and Jacob Wieland placed 1st overall.  They will advance to the state competition on March 12th.  All 4 team members of Sartell Team #1 were among top 16 individually.

Will Yu competed as an individual. Congratulations to all five students!


Genius Team: There will be a Genius Team Spring Planning meeting Tuesday, February 16th, from 8:00-8:30am in the MPR. This is a required meeting for all members, so please contact Mrs. Vernier if you cannot attend. 


 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.


Your trash can be turned into CASH for Sartell Middle School!  We collect the following items:

  • Box Tops for Education - each label is worth 10 cents
  • COBORNS Labels for Learning - each point is worth 1 cent
  • CAMPBELL’S Labels for Education - Labels are banked to purchase various item for our school. All items can be deposited in the CAMPBELL’S Soup container in the front office or delivered to Mrs. Dornburg in room 674.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far this year!


2016 Civics Education Contest:  The National Center for State Courts in sponsoring a contest for

elementary, middle and high school students.  They are honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Miranda Rights

and recognizing Law Day, May 1, 2016, The contest entries will be divided into three groups: 

Third – Fifth grade, Sixth - Eighth grade and Ninth - Twelve grade.  In your own words, “What are the Miranda Rights and Why are They Important?” Entries must be 100 words or less and must be typed and submitted on the official entry form.  Deadline for entries is February 26, 2016. See Mrs. Dornburg in room 674 for more information.


Great River Regional Library events: The GRRL will be hosting 5 young adult authors from Minnesota for visits during March, April, and May.  In addition, another event coming up at the library is called:  Comics from the Margins.  A facilitator from the group Gazillion Strong will lead a discussion on the comics Ms. Marvel, Super Indian, and Silk.  Comics from the Margins focuses on comics and graphic novels featuring main characters from marginalized communities.  Informational fliers are available from Mrs. Dornburg.