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



LOST AND FOUND

Our Lost & Found is overflowing!
Please come and check or have your child check for any missing or lost items
in the Lost & Found at the Middle School.
We will be donating all the items that are not claimed by the end of the week, April 10th.

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Congratulations & Good Luck to the SMS DI Team going to State!
This Saturday, April 11th, 3:00pm  at Skyline HS-Dallas
GO RAIDER DI TEAM!!
Megan Statham, Morgan Rawlinson, Loralai Milton,
Jiben Gigi, Eric Poly and Leon ShajI

  SMS Cheer Reminder
7th Grade Cheer Tryout Applications - DUE: Friday, April 10th

 Applications and additional information can be found here. Please contact Tracy Smith or Pecca Kauitzsch at SMS with any questions.


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.


Show Your Support For Autism Awareness Month
Autism Awareness Month
As a school district, we want to support families who are affected by Autism.
 
Purchase an Autism Awareness t-shirt and support Autism Awareness Month. Order forms are due by March 30th. The SISD 

community is encouraged to wear their t-shirts on April 23rd and 30th.

February's Brantley Alford Student of the Month
5th grade - Anne Thomas
6th Grade - Haley Conger
7th grade - Joshua Mathew
8th grade - Alena Alexander
Feb SOM
 

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! 

SMS RAIDER BASKETBALL TEAMS PERFORM WELL IN DISTRICT TOURNAMENTS

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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.
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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 
capture the CONSOLATION CHAMPIONSHIP.
 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
oap oranges
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 www.Target.com/tcoe 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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Too Close to Call!

box tops results

Results are in for the 1st Round of the BOX TOP$ Contest sponsored by the SMS PTA. Nice job 6th Graders for leading the pack, but everyone else is very close behind! There is still plenty of time to win the contest. Round #2 will end in April, so please keep collecting.

 

Our goal is 10,000 box tops and we are a third of the way there. Each Box Top is a shiny dime for the Middle School. It does all add up – we have $363.70 so far!

 Winning grade will get a Silly String party at the end of the year…Game On Folks!


TUTORING SCHEDULES NOW POSTED

 
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