SMS Weekly News
5/6 Family Math Night: The event will be held on Tuesday, April 2nd, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the Sartell Middle School commons.
Join us for an evening of hands-on math experiences and free pizza! This will be our last event of the school year! All activities will be connected to concepts students are learning in math class! Please register for this event using this link: http://bit.ly/aprilmathnight. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s math teacher or Nicole Schmitt, Family Math Night Coordinator
Student Pick Up/Drop Off: For safety reasons, please drop or pick up your child in the front of the building before and after school.
5/6 Soccer: If you love soccer, the middle school is offering the opportunity for 5th and 6th grade boys and girls to participate in an after school program. Weather permitting; this after school program will start on Monday, April 29th. There is no fee for this activity. Complete the attached permission form and return it to the middle school office. Permission form 5/6 soccer
5/6 Swim Camp: We are holding a swimming camp for fifth and sixth grade boys from April 1st – 12th and for girls from April 15th – April 26th. We will swim from 3:30 – 5:00 each day after school. After practice students can be picked up in front of the Middle School shortly after 5:00. There is no cost for this activity.
The swimming camp will focus on teaching and experiencing competitive racing. Participants will be exposed to all four competitive strokes, starts, and turns. Participants will need a swimming suit, towel, cap, and goggles (optional but helpful). We encourage you to make swimming a part of your child’s athletic experience. It is a lifelong sport, with benefits that stretch far beyond the swimming pool. (Participants should be able to swim one length of the pool) Return the attached permission form to Jason Anderson in room 812 before your session starts. Space can be limited so sign up as soon as possible. Boys Powerhouse Camp Girls Powerhouse Camp
Budget Adjustment Information: In November 2018, the Sartell-St. Stephen School District operating levy vote failed. Funding from the levy would have provided needed revenue for programming at all schools and the operational costs of a new high school. As a result of the failure, the school district must make budget adjustments (cuts and revenue) for the 2019-2020 school year. Information regarding anticipated ISD 748 budget adjustments for the 2019-2020 school year can be found on our website at
MCA Test Dates: Sartell Middle School will start administering the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment as follows:
Reading Grades 5-8: April 23-26
Math Grades 5-8: April 29-May 2
Science Grade 5 & 8: May 7 - 8
Tests will be administered during students regularly scheduled class time within language arts, mathematics and science. You may wish to prepare your student for the assessments by providing them with:
The opportunity to become familiar with the format of the test using the Minnesota Department of Education's Sample Tests
A quiet study area and time every day for homework and reading
Outlets for relaxation and rest
Share your enthusiasm and interest in reading, mathematics and science. Encourage your child to:
Do well, but don't put undue pressure on them
Relax, focus and think positively for better success
Spring Sports Practices: 7th & 8th Grade Girls and Boys Golf will have indoor practice on Monday, April 1st in the south gym (west side) from 3:30-5:00 p.m. 7th & 8th Boys Tennis will have indoor practice on Monday, April 1st in the South gym (east side) from 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Attention parents of current 6th graders!! Minnesota law requires that all students obtain the MCV and TDap before entering the 7th grade. Or obtain notarized documentation for objection to do so. Please talk with your MD about getting these completed before the 1st day of 7th grade. Any questions in regards to this law, please contact the SMS nurse.
WEEKLY SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
Monday, April 1st
Tuesday, April 2nd
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. 5th and 6th Grade Family Math Night
Wednesday, April 3rd
7:30 a.m. 7/8 Academic Triathlon practice in room 450
7:45 a.m. Student Council Meeting in room 675
7:45 a.m. Stock Market Game in room 673
Thursday, April 4th
Friday, April 5th