April Newsletter Sunridge Middle school

Sunridge Career Day

Thank you to all of the wonderful volunteers for making our first Career Day a success at SMS! We know the hard work you do every day does not stop when you leave your job site and we appreciate the extra hours you worked to catch up! Students were excited to learn about the vast number of careers represented and spent the remainder of the day discussing their experiences. It’s great to be a Bronc!

Scratch Programming Class

5th-7th grade girls from Pendleton, Echo, and Weston came together at Sunridge Middle School April 13th to learn how to program using Scratch, a free online platform developed at MIT. Each of the 25 girls created their own unique digital story ranging from disco unicorns to flying objects to spooky caves to dancing letters - with some help from our girl mentors, Kenzie Noggle (PHS) and Tatum Paullus (SMS). The three hour sessions flew by ending with the girls begging Dr. Barbara Minor of Portland Saturday Academy for more! Check out Scratch at home at https://scratch.mit.ed

SMS Girls Tennis

Glow in the Dark Dance

Rotary Speech Contest

Each year Sunridge 8th grade students in Mrs. Webster’s Honors Prep English 9 class participate in the Rotary 4-Way Speech contest. Sarah House was this year’s grand champion and Lucy Oyama, Julia Naughton and Ember Spencer were Runners Up. Sarah gave her winning speech at the weekly Pendleton Rotary Luncheon on Monday, April 30th. Congratulations!

Pendleton Fire & Abulance

Today A-Shift was at Sunridge Middle School to present Jaden Samp with a challenge coin for being instrumental in saving a Pendleton citizen's life on 4/24/2018.

Mr. Jacobs' Woodshop

As a former chicken keeper, I miss my girls and their fresh eggs. So, as a way to keep chickens near, I thought it would be fun to build the coops. I also know there are a lot of backyard flocks in town, so this was a perfect project for the students to learn construction while giving back to the school.

We designed and built 7 coops and marketed them on Facebook and at home to parents. The coops were designed after a style seen at local stores that were selling for nearly $500. Our student created coops were sold out overnight for only $150. There was still plenty of profit for the program, as the coops were sponsored by generous donations from Kelly Lumber. Additionally, we received discounted roofing from Tum-a-Lum Lumber, and recycled lumber from the old Lincoln School. The students, led by Noah Preston, really put a lot of effort into the build and should be proud of their work. The coops turned out better than expected and are built to last. 6 of the 7 ended up going to the families of SMS students. We appreciate their support of the wood shop program.

April Bronc Pride Awards

6th Grade

Nicholas Alexander, Madilyn Banks, Jerome Bush, Justin Dixson, Tori Farrell, Natalie Frear, Emily Futter, Aubrey Harrison, Kasen Heinrich, Brody Holtz, Chloee Humphrey, Mackaylee Martin, Logan McCormach, Kylee Nelson, Carson Oyama, Jazmine Parsons, Brandon Peterson, Sydni Satterwhite, Ashley Sieders, Corrina Smith, Ella Stewart

7th Grade

Lucas Acevedo, Clayson Cooley, Alivia Fine, Zack McLeod, Baylie Panduro, Molly Reeves, James Rogers, Olivia Schrader, Adam Smith, Sarah Welch

8th Grade

Faith Altizer, Brookelynn Banks, Faith Broadfoot, Parker Campbell, Skylar Carpenter, Wyatt Christy, Olivia Corbett, Rebekah Edmonds, Matthew Ellis, Kellen Hanson, Sarah House, Daisy Jenness, Kendall Moore, Neddy Perez, Caleb Picken, Noah Preston, Cahill Robinson, Kristylle Salvador, Clara Sams, Ian Scott, Jaden Smith, Juniper Sorensen, Nora Yoshioka

Upcoming Events

May 9-11

ODS: Demianew, Schulze & Erwin

May 16-18

ODS: Scanlan, A. Nelson & Stern (Bodewig)

May 16

East Coast Tour Meeting for incoming 8th graders – 6:00 in the Commons

May 21

7th/8th grade Choir Concert AT PHS 7:00 pm

May 22

7th/8th grade Orchestra Concert AT PHS 7:00 pm

May 23-25

ODS: Varela, Oja & Summerfield

May 28

No School (Memorial Day)

May 30

7th/8th Grade Band Concert 7:00 pm

May 31

6th Grade Concert 9:00 am

June 5

8th Grade Party and Buckaroo Bash 5:00 pm at SMS or 6:00 pm at PHS. (8th graders ONLY)

June 6

Last day of school - 2 hour early release


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