Announcements

Art Club: All students in grades 5-8 are invited to join “Art Club”. It starts the first week in October.  If you are interested in Tuesdays, there is still room available. The Wednesday group is full!   Permission slips are available in the office. We will meet once a month from 3:30-4:45 and explore many types of art and art materials. Permission slips should be returned by Friday, Sept. 30th.

Knowledge Bowl:  Are you interested in joining the 5th-8th grade Sartell Middle School Knowledge Bowl team? Attend an informational meeting in Ms. Maslowski’s room (SMS room 450) on Wednesday, October 5th, at 8:15 am. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please talk with Ms. Winter (5th/6th grade coach) or Ms. Maslowski (7th/8th grade coach) to find out more information and to pick up a registration packet. Information packets are available in the office as well.

Picture retake day - Friday, October 7th.  If your child was not photographed or would like retakes, this is your last opportunity. For retakes, please have your child return the picture packet to the photographer. If your child has not been photographed and would like to order a packet, picture retake forms are available in the office. All students should be photographed to ensure their picture will be included in the yearbook.  No purchase is necessary.

Lindbloom’s Library Reads-Edition One:

What is this…Mrs. Lindbloom will be doing a monthly book suggestion for students to view.     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 September review can be found using the following link:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Lac2OUEv99nfpkY2lIdtmREvDrK0mRH2gbeQhxxWwfI/edit?usp=sharing

Parent/Teacher Conferences:  5th Grade Parent/Teacher conferences are October 17th & 18th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, October 19th, from 12:00 – 3:30 p.m. 5th grade students will have class on October 19th during conferences.  6th – 8th Parent/Teacher conferences are November 10th and 15th from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Conference

time are available to view and schedule in Skyward Family Access.  Please view the “You Tube” video for instructions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFCHm2dBpGw&feature=youtu.be

7/8 Girls Basketball:  There will be an informational meeting in Mrs. Martin’s room (803) on Wednesday,

September 28th at 8:20 a.m. for all girls interested in playing 7th and 8th grade girls’ basketball this year. If you cannot make the meeting, please see Mrs. Martin for information.

Yearbooks: Yearbooks are currently for saleONLINE ONLY. Paper forms will be available at our fall conferences in October.  Hardcover yearbooks are $18 and softcover are $14.  Here is the link to order:   

http://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1062037/Sartell-Middle-School/2017-Yearbook/2016082405103315767/CATALOG_SHOP/;jsessionid=D6DC282B6D989D50D97D899F980F32BF

Homecoming T-Shirts:  Sartell High School student council will be selling Homecoming T-Shirts for $15 the week of October 3rd.  Students will sell starting on Monday, October 3rd at 8:00 a.m.  Quantities are limited!

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.

SMS Student Council: The SMS Student Council welcomes everyone to the 2016-2017 school year!  We are already working on plans for activities for this year!  Any student in 6th – 8th grade interested in being a member of the SMS Student Council, applications are available from Mrs. Dornburg in room 675 or Mrs. Rude in room 900. Applications are due on Monday, September 26th.   5th Grade student council members will be selected from each homeroom.

The next meeting is Wednesday, October 5th, at 7:45 a.m. in Mrs. Dornburg’s room 675. 

What is Student Council?  An organization made up of SMS students who want to make a difference in the school, community and nation. Members meet twice a month to plan, organize and carry out activities at Sartell Middle School. 

The SMS Student Council will be sponsoring “SPIRIT WEEK 2016” the week of October 3rd – 7th. 

Students are invited to show your “Sabre Spirit” and dress up!

Monday:         Pajama Day

Tuesday:         Minnesota Sports Day

Wednesday:   Western Wednesday

Thursday:      Class Color Day

5th Grade:  GREEN
6th Grade:  BLUE

7th Grade:  RED

8th Grade:  Neon or Tie Dye

Staff:  BLACK

Friday:             “Sartell Sabre” Day

** Hats will be allowed “All Week!”

Learning Lab Grand Opening 2016-2017

Our Learning Lab will be opening on Monday morning (8-8:40 am) on October 3rd! We are busy planning. There will be something for EVERYONE… Making, Coding, Robotics, Tinkering, and more! The learning will be real… Real World, Real Awesome!!! Stay tuned for more information in the coming week within the announcements and student email! A big shout out to Sartell Stephen Education Foundation for all their financial support of the Learning Lab. Check out this video link to see the space in action, https://vimeo.com/114994489. Contact Mr. Scherer or Mrs. Holstrom with any questions. 

SMS Stock Market Game:  What would you do if you were given $100,000? Would you spend it all at once? Would you think about putting some of it in the bank? We’d like to teach you how to invest it. Through the Stock Market Game (SMG), you will gain a fundamental understanding of investing and how you might get your money to work for you!  Participants in the Stock Market Game will be divided into teams to buy, sell and trade. The Stock Market Game meets on Wednesday mornings in room 673 starting on Wednesday, September 28th, from 7:45 – 8:15 a.m. Permission forms are available in the office or from Mrs. Dornburg.  All students in grades 5- 8 are encouraged to join!

Volunteers Wanted!  We are currently looking for adult volunteersto lead students in the Stock Market Game. Knowledge of the stock market is necessary.   

Do you enjoy playing CRIBBAGE, CHESS and/or BACKGAMMON??  Would you like to share your skills with middle school students? This Academic Extension program is in need of a volunteer or volunteers to teach these strategy games.  Day and time is flexible. A current background check is required to volunteer. If you are interested please contact Lori Dornburg, Academic Extension Coordinator at 656-3701 ext. 2675  dornburg@sartell.k12.mn.us

2016 Mayor for a Day Essay Contest: What would our cities look like if kids were in charge? Find out by having students you know take part in the “2016 Mayor for a Day Essay Contest”! Minnesota cities build and take care of streets, roads, and sidewalks to help people get from place to place. Some cities also have buses and bike trails.

This year, we're asking students: If you were mayor for a day, what would you do to make it easier for residents to get from place to place in your city? This essay contest is open to Minnesotans who will be in the 4th, 5th, or 6th grades this school year. Entries must be handwritten and postmarked no later than Oct. 17th. Three winners will be chosen and awarded $100, as well as have their essays published in the Minnesota Cities magazine. Winners only will be notified no later than Dec. 2, 2016. Entry forms are available in the office or from Mrs. Dornburg in room 675

2016 PATRIOT’S PEN Essay Contest:  The essay contest is sponsored by the local VFW Post this year’s

theme is:  “The America I Believe In”. Entry forms and a complete set of contest rules are available from Mrs. Dornburg in room 675.  All entries are due to Mrs. Dornburg no later than Tuesday, October 26th.

One SMS entry will be selected to be read by the author at the annual Sartell Middle School Veteran’s Day assembly.

Big Brothers& Big Sisters Event:  Big Brothers Big Sisters has an event coming up on ​Tuesday September 27th from 6:00-8:30 PM called Toolkit for College Night. It is open to ALL youth (grades 6th-12th) in our community. The flyer is attached and a link to information is below.

A Toolkit for College is an opportunity to learn all of the details for the path to college. It includes a visit with representatives from several colleges and military recruiters, a presentation on BBBS scholarship opportunities, and discussion on what you need to do to prepare for college.

Recruiters that will be present:

  • St. Cloud Technical & Community College   
  • College of St. Benedict
  • College of St. Scholastica
  • Minnesota State University Moorhead
  • St. Cloud State University
  • St. John’s University
  • University of Minnesota—Duluth
  • United States Air Force
  • United States Marine Corps
  • Anoka Technical College
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College

http://www.bbbscentralmn.org/index.php?mod=Calendar&event_id=280

WEEKLY SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

Monday, September 26th

4:00 p.m.          7/8 Girls Tennis away vs. Foley

Tuesday, September 27th

     3:30 p.m.          5th Volleyball

4:15 p.m.          7/8 Boys Soccer at Sartell vs. South Junior High

4:15 p.m.          7/8 Girls Soccer away at South Junior High

4:30 p.m.          7/8 Girls Tennis away vs. Sauk Rapids

4:15 p.m.          7th Football away vs. Brainerd

4:30 p.m.          8th Football at Sartell vs. Brainerd

4:15 p.m.          7th Volleyball at Sartell vs. Sauk Rapids

4:15 p.m.          8th Volleyball at Sartell vs. South Junior High

Wednesday, September 28th     

8:20 a.m.           7/8 Girls Basketball meeting in Mrs. Martin’s room 803

Thursday, September 29th          

3:30 p.m.           5th Volleyball Parent Night

4:00 p.m.          7/8 Cross Country Meet at Fergus Falls

4:15 p.m.          7/8 Girls Soccer at Sartell vs. Becker

4:15 p.m.          7/8 Boys Soccer away vs. St. Cloud Cathedral

4:30 p.m.          7th Grade Volleyball at Sartell vs. Alexandria

4:30 p.m.          8th Grade Volleyball away vs. Alexandria

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

     Friday, September 30th      

     3:30                  5/6 Running Club

      Saturday, October 1st

      9:00 a.m.                   8th Volleyball Invitational away vs, Rocori

      12:00 p.m.       7/8 Swimming away vs. Rocori