Weekly Update – January 13

Upcoming Events

Monday, January 13

  • Stay Tuned Monday Group | 3:15-3:45 PM
  • Jazz Band | 5:00-6:30 PM
  • Jazz Strings | CANCELLED

Tuesday, January 14

  • 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
  • Engineering Club | CANCELLED
  • SMS Musical Auditions | 3:00-6:00 PM
  • Wrestling @ Belvidere Central | 4:00 PM

Wednesday, January 15

  • Newspaper Club | 3:15-3:45 PM
  • 7th Grade Math Help | 3:00-4:00 PM
  • 8th Grade Math Help | 3:00-4:30 PM
  • SMS Musical Auditions | 3:00-6:00 PM
  • Stay Tuned Wednesday Group | 3:15-3:45 PM

Thursday, January 16

  • Theme=College Day
  • New Kids on the Block Officers | 7:45 AM

Friday, January 17

  • First Chapter Friday | 7:40 AM
  • Student Council | 7:35 AM

Monday, January 20

  • No School – Martin Luther King Jr. Day


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. If you have questions or would you like your child not to participate in this presentation, please contact Mr. Cleven by Friday, January 31, 2020.

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.


If you’d like to order a yearbook for your student, go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and use our school code 16551. The cost for one yearbook is $27 through Friday, April 17.

SMS Musical Auditions

This year, SMS is going Into the Woods! Auditions will take place on Tuesday, January 14 and Wednesday, January 15 at 3:00-6:00 PM. If your student is interested in auditioning, please have them sign up for an audition time-slot on the sheets outside of the Choir Room. Students may access more information (characters and script) in Google Classroom; the class code is 3riml36. The performances will take place Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2. 

Volleyball 101 Clinic

Do you have a 6th Grade daughter who would like to learn some fundamental volleyball skills such as forearm passing, setting, serving, hitting, floor defense, and blocking as well as the concepts of offense, defense, serve-receive, and transition? We are putting on a free clinic! 

  • Monday, January 27

  • Thursday, January 30

  • Tuesday, February 4

  • Thursday, February 6

  • Tuesday, February 11

  • Thursday, February 13

A t-shirt will also be available for purchase. Registration forms are available from PE teachers and the front desk. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Dominguez (jdomingu@syc427.org). 

PTO Staff Lunch

Each month, the PTO asks parents to provide lunch for the staff at SMS. On January 22, the theme will be “Warm up with Chili.” Click here to sign up as a volunteer or to donate.

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”