Weekly Update – February 10

Upcoming Events

Monday, February 10

  • Stay Tuned | 3:15-3:45 PM

  • 8th Grade Girls Basketball – Home | 4:00 PM

  • 7th Grade Girls Basketball @ Prairie-Knolls | 4:00 PM

  • Jazz Band | 5:00-6:30 PM

  • Jazz Strings | CANCELLED

  • SMS Orchestra Concert @ SHS | 7:30 PM

Tuesday, February 11

  • Builders Club | 7:35 AM

  • Yearbook Club | 3:00-4:15 PM

  • G-Force Club | 3:00-4:30 PM

  • Winter Running | 3:15-4:00 PM

  • 6th Grade Girls Volleyball Clinic | 3:15-4:45 PM

  • Scholastic Bowl @ Belvidere Central | 4:00 PM

  • 8th Grade Girls Basketball @ Belvidere Central | 4:00 PM

  • 7th Grade Girls Basketball – Home | 4:00 PM

  • 6th & 7th Grades Band Concert @ SHS | 7:30 PM

Wednesday, February 12

  • Newspaper Club | 3:00-3:45 PM

  • Stay Tuned | 3:15-3:45 PM

  • Wrestling @ Rock Falls | 4:00 PM

Thursday, February 13

  • Theme=Red/Pink/Valentine’s Day

  • New Kids on the Block Officers | 7:45 AM

  • Interact Club | 3:00-5:00 PM

  • 6th Grade Girls Volleyball Clinic | 3:15-4:45 PM

  • 8th Grade Girls Basketball – Home | 4:00 PM

  • 7th Grade Girls Basketball @ Belvidere South | 4:00 PM

  • Scholastic Bowl – Home | 4:00 PM

  • Wrestling @ Dixon MS | 4:30 PM

  • MS Choir @ SHS | 7:30 PM

Friday, February 14

  • Student Council | 7:35 AM

  • First Chapter Friday | 7:35 AM


Monday, February 17

  • Presidents’ Day | No School


2nd Quarter Honor Roll

2nd Quarter Honor Roll is now available on the SMS website.  Congratulations to our students on a fabulous 2nd quarter!  We are so proud of their achievements!

Magazine Sales/Fundraiser

Please remind your students to turn in any magazine orders that they have sold to the SMS Main Office.

Art Show

Calling all artists! Would your student like to participate in the district wide four by five art show? They need to create a work of art using any materials that are the exact measurements of 4 inches by 5 inches and submit it for a chance to be featured in the show. Entry form and a precut 4×5 piece of drawing paper can be picked up from Mrs. Katz or Ms. Meserole in the art department. All artwork is due no later than Friday, February 14. Be Smart. Make Art.

Set Design

Interested in being part of set design for the middle school musical? Please come to an informational meeting on Tuesday, February 18 in the art room after school. The meeting will be from 3:15-3:45 PM. More information can be found outside Mr. Kowalski and Ms. Meserole’s room.

Erin’s Law 

Your child’s classroom will be receiving the Erin’s Law presentations during the week of February 10, 2020. Information about the presentations is available on our district website

Free Smoke Alarm Installation

The American Red Cross is offering free smoke alarms and installation for anyone who may need this support. If you are interested in this free service please call 815-963-8471 Ext. 8 to request an appointment.

PTO Staff Lunch

This month’s PTO Staff Lunch will be a Pasta Party on Wednesday, February 19 at 11:30-1:00 PM. If you are able to donate or volunteer your time, please sign up here.

Presidents’ Day

Due to the fact that there were no weather-related school cancellations before February 1, there will be NO school on Monday, February 17 in observance of Presidents’ Day.

5 Essentials Survey 

Districts throughout Illinois are asked to participate in the 5Essential survey to gather information from our faculty, students and parents to gain insight into the key components of all successful schools. These areas include effective leaders, collaborative teachers, involved families, supportive environments, and ambitious instruction. The results of the survey responses are reported back to the schools for their review and planning for future school improvement focus items within the five areas. 

We need your assistance and your feedback. The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete and can be completed on your smart device. Your participation in the parent survey will help us understand the conditions here at the school and guide improvement. Your identity and individual survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child. For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, please visit https://illinois.5-essentials.org.

To take the survey, click here

Virtual Backpack

Don’t forget to check the Virtual Backpack for information about sports, camps, competitions, and events from non-profit organizations, intergovernmental agencies, and business partners.

“Empowering All Learners to Succeed in Their World”