May Newsletter sunridge Middle School

Parent Night - incoming 6th graders

On June 7th at 6p.m. the Sunridge Counseling Department will be hosting a Parent Night for incoming 6th grade parents. All parent/guardians and family members are welcome to attend! Sunridge protocol, schedules, transition advice and more helpful information will be shared at the meeting. Our goal is to answer any questions families may have about their upcoming middle school years!

Outdoor School

Week 1

Mrs. Hill, Mrs. Oja, Mr. Scanlan, Mr. Patterson

Week 2

Mr. Schulze, Mrs. Erwin, Mrs. Nelson

Week 3

Mr. Summerfield, Mr. Demianew, Mrs. Barfuss, Mrs. Donnelly, Mr. Leonard

Sunridge PBIS

Bronc Pride Activity Hour

Sunridge Middle School is committed to the principles of school-wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). As such we seek to maximize student success through positive relationships and proactive instruction that teaches and recognizes students that are ready to learn, respectful and responsible. As part of this, we teach and reinforce school-wide expectations in coordination with systemic rewards and recognitions including Bronc Bucks, No Tardy Parties, dances, Bronc Pride Activity Hours, and the Sunridge Snack Shack.

One reward that students always look forward to and work hard to qualify for is our Bronc Pride Activity Hours. These exceptional activities, held three or four times throughout the year, recognize student efforts in academic responsibility. In the weeks leading up to an activity, students recommend activity options that are hosted by teachers, and then sign up for them in their advisory classes. On the day of the event, we run a special bell schedule that allows for about an hour of activity time at the end of the day.

This month we held our last one before summer, hosted primarily by our leadership students. Activities included water games, basketball activities, crazy kickball, cookie decorating, Minute-To-Win-It, Moana, computer games, a special wood shop art project, Just Dance, karaoke, BINGO, board games, and a walk to Grecian Heights Park. Students could also use their Bronc Bucks to purchase snow cones or at the dunk tank for a chance to dunk our SRO, Officer Zaugg, or a number of teachers who braved the very cold waters. Over 600 of our students qualified to participate! Students who didn’t qualify because of missing assignments or the need to retake assessments, were assigned study halls where there many earned their way to limited time in an activity.

Indeed, this provided some motivation for many of our kids to be responsible, but it was also a fun and memorable experience for staff and students alike.

End of Year Assembly

Sunridge will host an end of year assembly on Thursday, June 15th at 8:15 AM. During the assembly, a year-long highlight video will be presented by the Film/Photography class. Also, the SMS Parent Club sponsors two awards that will be presented at the assembly, the Students of the Year and Teacher of the Year, respectfully.

The SMS students of the year is an award given to two outstanding 8th graders, as voted-on by the SMS staff. Students receiving the award are recognized for their citizenship, academic achievement, and involvement in school activities.

Steve Cary Memorial Teach of the Year Award is given to an outstanding SMS teacher as voted on by their peers. Mr. Cary was a long-time teacher at SMS and this award embodies a few of the characteristics that Mr. Cary possessed in his profession here at Sunridge.

8th Grade Party

SMS will sponsor an 8th grade party on Wednesday, June 14, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. The party will include a dance, open gym, and pizza (free of charge!). The party will take place in the SMS Commons. Parents are welcome and encouraged to help chaperone! If you’re interested, please contact the SMS office at 541-276-4560.

End of Year Calendar


• 8th Grade Farm Day (8:55 – 10:45)


• PHS Graduate Walk-Through (11:30)


• 9th Grade Election Speeches (during 3rd period)

• 9th Grade Election (voting during lunch)


• 5th Grade Visits (10:53)

• 7th/8th Grade Choir/Orchestra Concert (6:00 PM)


• 5th Grade Visits (10:53)

• Incoming 6th Grade Parent Night (Commons, 6:00 PM)


• 5th Grade Visits (10:53)

• 8th Grade MORP Dance at PHS (6:00 – 8:00 PM)

• 7th/8th Grade Band Concert (6:00 – 8:00)


• 6th Grade Concert (9:00 AM)

6/12 – 6/14

• Elementary Track Meets (SMS Track)


• Locker Clean-Out

• 8th Grade Party (6:00 – 8:00 PM)


• 2-Hour Early Release with end of year assembly


Mrs. Sou

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