Weekly Update – February 24

Upcoming Events

Monday, February 24

  • Stay Tuned | 3:15-3:45 PM
  • Musical Rehearsal | CANCELLED
  • Jazz Band | 5:00-6:30 PM
  • Jazz Strings | 6:00-7:00 PM

Tuesday, February 25

  • Builders Club | CANCELLED
  • Yearbook Club | 3:00-4:15 PM
  • Winter Running (last one) | 3:00-4:15 PM
  • G-Force Club | 3:00-4:30 PM
  • Musical Rehearsal | 3:00-5:00 PM
  • Scholastic Bowl @ Clinton-Rosette | 4:00 PM
  • 8th Grade Girls Basketball @ Clinton-Rosette | 4:00 PM
  • 7th Grade Girls Basketball – Home | 4:00 PM
  • Board of Education @ SMS | 7:00 PM

Wednesday, February 26

  • 7th Grade Math Help | 3:00-4:00 PM
  • 8th Grade Math Help | 3:00-4:30 PM
  • Musical Rehearsal | 3:00-4:30 PM
  • Newspaper Club | 3:15-3:45 PM
  • Stay Tuned | 3:15-3:45 PM

Thursday, February 27

  • Musical Rehearsal | 3:00-4:30 PM
  • 7th and 8th Grade Art Club | 3:10-4:00 PM
  • Scholastic Bowl – Home | 4:00 PM
  • 8th Grade Girls Basketball – Home | 4:00 PM
  • 7th Grade Girls Basketball @ Huntley (DeKalb) | 4:00 PM

Friday, February 28

  • Student Council | 7:35 AM
  • First Chapter Friday | CANCELLED
  • Musical Rehearsal | 3:00-4:30 PM
  • PTO Dance | 7:00-9:00 PM


PTO Dance

The last PTO Dance is this Friday, February 28 at 7:00-9:00 PM. Here are a few reminders:

  • Once students arrive at the dance, they must stay until 9:00 PM.

  • Students must arrive before 7:30 PM. 

  • The dress code for school is the same dress code for the dance.

  • Phones are not to be used during the dance! No taking pictures.No watching videos. No texting. Students and parents should plan ahead of time which exit the students will be picked up. 

  • The cost of the dance is $5 with ID and $10 without ID.

  • Pizza and snacks will be available for purchase.

  • Please see page 40 of the Student-Parent Handbook for the full set of guidelines.

We are looking for parents to donate snacks and treats that will be sold at the dance. If you can donate, please sign up here.

Plunge Into Fitness

It’s time to plunge into fitness!!! Students track their exercise and earn a discount for Raging Waves! Students can pick either a free June Admission Ticket (expires June 30, 2020) or $10 OFF on an admission ticket valid July 1, 2020 – September 7, 2020. The forms are in the Commons next to the nurse’s office. Please turn the log in to the main office by Monday, April 6. Siblings of SMS students may participate as well.

2020 Illinois Youth Survey: 8th Graders 

In March, all 8th graders will take the Illinois Youth Survey. The purpose of the IYS is to better understand youth attitudes and behaviors that can impact student problems and academic success. It will ask about topics including nutrition, physical activity, bullying, tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use. Students will be asked to complete a survey (with no names or identification numbers) that will be confidentially administered during one class period. The survey is completely voluntary and privacy will be strictly protected. If you do not want your student to participate, please print this Parent Notification Letter and return it to Ms. Frankiewicz by Wednesday, March 11.


Did you remember to order a yearbook for your student? You can check and/or order at www.yearbookordercenter.com; the code is 16551. Online ordering will be open until Friday, April 17. The cost of the yearbook is $27 through April 17.

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”