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SMS Theatre Presents: Student Directed Class-Plays and Design Expo
Tuesday, May 26th at SMS
6pm: 6th Grade Theatre: Law and Order Fairy Tale Unit
7pm: Theatre 1: Superheroes!
8pm: Theatre 2: 10 Ways to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse 
 SMS Student Plays Flyer

ATTENTION Parents of
5th, 6th and 7th Grade
Middle School Students:

Come join your students in celebrating
the end of another fantastic year of school!  
PTA Sponsored Class parties will be held at the Middle School
on Thursday June 4th at the times listed below.

Click this link to volunteer at any of the parties 

Sign up to volunteer by this Friday (May 22) at noon
and receive a FREE T-shirt to wear at the party.
Please indicate your size next to your name
when you sign up to volunteer.

We Look Forward to Seeing You There!
Go Raiders!

5th Grade - 9:30am - 11:00am
6th Grade - 11:30am - 1:00pm
7th Grade - 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Semester Exam Schedule
click here for June 2nd
Here are the lunch times for these days
5th/6th Grade:  11:10am - 11:40am
7th/8th Grade:  11:45am - 12:15pm

 Best in Class for Both SMS Choirs
 SMS Treble Choir
 Congratulations to the 7th & 8th grade Choirs for their winning performances at the Hurricane Harbor Choral Classic contest.  Both the Treble Choir and the Tenor Bass Choir earned 1st Division trophies and Best in Class trophies. We are so proud of the talented singers at Sunnyvale Middle School Choirs! 
 SMS Tenor-Bass Choir

SMS Singers Selected for Prestigious Choir
Wilson, John
Kelleyton Wilson, Jr. and David John from the SMS Tenor Bass Choir have been selected to represent Sunnyvale at this year's Texas Choral Directors Association Honor Choir in San Antonio in July.  These young men submitted an online audition recording and were chosen as part of the 45 tenors from around the state of Texas in the Honor Choir.  They will travel with their families to San Antonio to rehearse with other singers and present a concert at the convention center on July 25th.  Congratulations to these talented singers!

 SMS Bands Receive Highest Ratings
Congratulations to the 6th Grade Beginner Band and 7th/8th Grade Band for their wonderful performances at the Soundpost Music Festival last Friday, May 8th. Both bands received the highest ratings from all judges and walked away with Sweepstakes Trophies. Way to go!
6th Grade Band

Junior VASE Results
Congratulations to the following SMS art students who were awarded medals for their excellent art pieces.
Jr. VASE Medalist
 Nivya Davis, Baylie English, Kayla Frank (2), Vienne Howay, Nicole Hui, Bethany Kasselman, Jenna
 Melofsky, Rani Nune, Stephanie Shim, Sherin Thomas, Ekta Upadhay, and Logan Westmoreland.

 Attention: Upcoming 6th, 7th and 8th Grade PE Students 
SMS PE Uniform
For the 1st time ever - get your SMS PE Uniform before the 1st day of school!
Use the link below to place your order by Friday, August 7, 2015 and pick it up during Meet the Teacher Night on Thursday, August 20, 2015.
**NOTE:  This is for 6th, 7th and 8th PE students only.  Students participating in SMS athletics will be issued a different uniform. 

STAAR and EOC Testing Information
The updated 2014-2015 STAAR/EOC exam calendar has been posted for your reference here

SMS Choirs Wins Sweepstakes

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Congratulations to our awesome Sunnyvale Middle School singers!  The 7th & 8th grade boys' Tenor Bass Choir competed at the UIL Concert & Sightreading contest on Tuesday and earned a Sweepstakes trophy.  The 7th & 8th grade girls' Treble Choir did the same thing.  Two choirs, two trophies.  Our tradition of success and pride continues at SMS Choir - way to go!

Superior Rating for Raider Spirit Band

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Congratulations to the SMS Raider Spirit Band and Director Jana Crosslin, who won a superior rating at the Region 3 UIL Concert and Sightreading Contest at Canton High School on March 25th. 
Thanks to all the parents who brought their band members to sectionals and other outside rehearsals. We appreciate your support always and always love showing off the incredible talent of SMS Bands.

SMS Theatre Submits Original Musical Video to Kidd Nation

Bad Weather Make Up Days Announced 
To make up for lost instructional time during the recent snow days, SISD students will attend school on the following bad weather make up days: April 3rd and June 5th. SISD has applied for a waiver with the state for the third missed day.

Transition Night Information

Jr. FFA Members Place in Fort Worth Stock Show
In its inaugural year, the Jr. FFA show team performed well at the Fort Worth Stock Show this past week.
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--Brantly Baker - 3rd with his Solid Holland Lop Jr. Buck
--Katelyn Carter - 1st with her Opal Rex Jr. Buck, 1st with her Opal Rex Jr. Doe, 3rd with her Broken Mini Rex Sr. Doe
--Karis Finch - 1st in class with her Broken Holland Lop Jr. Buck
--Kylie Foster- 1st place with her Japanese Harlequin Sr. Doe, 1st place Magpie Harlequin Sr. Buck, 1st place Magpie Harlequin Jr. Doe, Harlequin Best of Breed, Harlequin Best Opposite of Breed, 1st place Otter Netherland Dwarf Sr. Buck, Netherland Dwarf Best of Group, Netherland Dwarf Best of Breed, 1st Runner up Best of Show (beating more than 800 rabbits.)
--Colby Tyndall - 3rd with his Solid Holland Lop Sr. Doe.  
Congratulations Jr. FFA!

SMS Choir Members Make All-Region

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The Sunnyvale Middle School Choral Department is proud to be represented at this year's All-Region Choir by 8 singers.  They are Alli Miller, Katie Threet, Kelleyton Wilson, Nevin Tom, Tripp Mayes, Cameron Kilpatrick, Griffin Shoemaker, and Jacob Phillips.  The All-Region Choir will present a concert on February 28th at 4:00 p.m. in the Naamen Forest High School auditorium.  Congratulations to these talented singers! 


MS boys
Congratulations to the SMS Boys' Basketball teams for their success in the District Tournaments.

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The 8th grade team won the consolation bracket, defeating Life Oak Cliff by 1 point in an exciting finish.
The SMS Lady Raider Basketball teams performed well this past weekend in their District Tournaments. The 7th Grade A Team opened tournament play with a victory over Life Oak Cliff. In the semi-finals, the Lady Raiders fought hard but ran out of time losing by four points to the eventual tournament champion.  Later that afternoon, the Lady Raiders captured THIRD PLACE by defeating 
Palmer 46-25.  
7th Grade Basketball
Members of the 7A team include:  Daniela Marcor, Ashlyn 
Blazek, Madison Nguyen, Catherine Burke, Tindall Turner, Sarah 
MacLachlan, Vienne Howay, Kayla Frank, Sereen Hamideh, Chidera 
Enyinna, Sydney Ellason, and Shelby Moreno.

The 8th Grade A Team fought hard but lost their opening round game by 5. On Saturday, they rebounded in the morning by beating Palmer by 12 points. They followed that by beating Life Oak Cliff by 11 points to 
 8th Grade Basketball
Members of the 8A team include:  Mary-Kate Hisaw, Landry Hunter, Hannah Martel, Haley Settle, 
Allison Miller, Ashlyn Powell, Carli Morgan, Cambelle Starnes, Jessica Meinhardt, and Katie Threet.
Congratulations to all of these girls this season.  Their hard work has really paid off.

Reflections Entries Advance to Regionals 
Congratulations to the following SMS students whose Reflections entries received an Award of Excellence and advanced to the regional-level judging:

MS reflections
 Film Production:  Jarrett Steward, Alexandra Salser
Music Composition: Loralai Milton
Literature: Hannah Lawless, Anne Thomas, Simon Belz, Sharon Cherian, Analie Crumpton, Baylie English, Jiben Gigi, Mary-Kate Hisaw, Joshua John, Morgan McCullough,
Allison Miller, Rani Nune, Damilola Oyekanmi, Ashlyn Powell, Sophie Rapatoni, Griffin Shoemaker, Cambelle Starnes, Colby Tindall, Lacy Wendt, Logan Westmoreland, Antos Widner
Visual Arts: Vienne Howay, Bethany Kasselman, Gabriela Lopez, Lena Meras; Logan Westmoreland

SMS One Act Play Takes First Place
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SMS Theatre presented "The Love of Three Oranges" at the UIL One Act Play Competition on Friday, December 12th.The play won Best Play and took home several individual awards.
Best Actor: Garrett Gonyaw
Best Actress: Landry Hunter
All-Star Cast: 
Cole Thomas
Griffin Shoemaker
Ashley Diaz
Honorable Mention All-Star Cast:
Antos Widner
Morgan McCullough
Technical Award:
Bekah Shoemaker


Barking up the RIGHT Tree!

target 2 Sunnyvale Middle School is excited to share the great news!

We are now enrolled in Target’s Take Charge of Education Program.
This is an easy way to help us raise money for our school and the best part is, it won’t cost you a penny!

Many of you already shop at Target, so you are more than halfway there! If you have a Target REDcard, Target Debit card or a Target Visa card, visit to designate Sunnyvale Middle School with our school ID # 145745. You can also call 1-800-316-6142 and link SMS over the phone.


Then simply use your Target card whenever you shop at Target and SMS will receive 1% of your purchases back to our school! It is really very simple and once you link your card to SMS, there is nothing more to do. Plus you will continue to save 5% off your total purchase every time you shop at Target using your card.


The more people we involve, the harder the program works for our school so get your family and friends to enroll too!

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game on Boxtop Collection Deadline

Final deadline for Box Tops Contest is Friday, May 8th!

Count’em, bag’em and turn into your homeroom teacher – that’s it!

Don’t forget to include your name and grade.

Winning grade gets something extra special at the year-end class parties.


Please click here Tutoring Schedule for Teacher's tutoring information.

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