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Sunridge Middle School January Newsletter

Principal's Message

This week marks the half-way point in our school-year at Sunridge Middle School. Where has the time gone? Throughout the school-year thus far the teachers and support staff at Sunridge have strived to connect with and develop relationships with each student in our school. We look forward to continuing to connect with your children and provide for them the best education possible throughout the remainder of the school-year.

A few things to note!

The Sunridge Middle School Parent Club will meet at the Prodigal Son next Thursday, February 8th at 7:00 PM. Any parent of a Sunridge student is welcome to attend and participate in the club.

Our Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place on February 14, 15, and 16. Times and locations are as follows:

Wednesday February 14th : 3:30 – 7:30 PM (Conferences will take place in teacher classrooms)

Thursday February 15th : 3:30 – 7:30 PM *

Friday February 16th : 7:45 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM -3:00 PM*

*6th Grade Teachers will be located in the Commons

*7th/8th Grade Teachers will be located in the Large Gym

Physical Education Teachers will be located in the Small Gym

Special Education Teachers will be located in the Library

SMS Robotics

We had two of our four teams earn advancement slots on January 20, 2018 for the Super qualifiers in Hillsboro!! Yay!

G.I.R.L.S. won the 3rd place Inspire Award and was selected as an alliance partner by the top ranked team and overall tournament winners! Quite an accomplishment for a rookie team led by one experienced young lady, Tatum Paullus. Other team members: Kelli Nelson, Faith Altizer, Freddie Schreier, Katheryn Gomez, and Elizabeth Benedict.

Red Legion won the tournament Control Award and was selected as an alliance partner by the overall 4th place team for the finals. Team members: Dylan McKenzie, Simon Johnson, Maximus Hunter, and Colton Williams.

The Animals
Na Mea Enchiladas

January Bronc Pride Awards

6th Grade

Cayden Arevalo, Siddalee Baker, Madi Banks, Tre Boston, Karma Breshears, Faith Calvert, Rylee Etchamendy, Natalie Frear, Luke Joseph, Ashtyn Larsen, Kellen Lee, Andre Lopez, Rylan Mathison, Kylee Nelson, Carson Oyama, Brandon Peterson, Grace Pitner, Ashley Truitt, Anika Urbina, Rachel Walker, Avyn Watchman, Claire Wildbill, Jasmine Zamudio, Jhonny Zhang

7th Grade

Dylan Alexander, Alayna Bevis, Sophie Bronson, Jayce Cecil, Chas Corbett, Charlie Franklin, Isabelle Gee, Richard Huesties, Robert Maker, Sheviann Pierce, Chelsea Runion, Marley Wnorowski

8th Grade

Cailee Arevalo, Sydney Bracher, Deryk Chapin, John Clark, Olivia Corbett, Melinda Cramp, Ethan Farrell, Kori Flint, Alberto Fuentes, Ashley Geier, Madison Gruenhagen, McKenna Harrington, Hanna Kennedy, Kyle Liscom, Lucy Oyama, Nick Partlow, Tatum Paullus, Paige Pitner, Davin Russell, Kristylle Salvador, Jaden Samp, Greyson Sams, Ember Spencer, Elijah Tabellija, Kaylee Wickert

SMS Girls Basketball

Mr. Jacobs' Woodshop

SMS Wrestling

Patrick Simpson

Cody Sumerlin

Dante Clair

Jared Futter

Jacob Griffin

Jacob Griffin

Jacob Griffin

Kellen Hanson

Film and Photography

Bronc Pride Activity

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. Popular past options include: capture the flag, dodgeball, basketball activities, Minute-To-Win-It, indoor soccer, cookie decorating, computer games, S’more Science, drawing, holiday crafts, wood shop art projects, Just Dance, karaoke, and trivia specific to Harry Potter, Star Wars, Disney, and music. 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. Students who don’t qualify because of missing assignments or the need to retake assessments, are assigned study halls where even there they can earn their way to limited time in an activity.

Indeed, these hours not only provide some motivation for many of our kids to be responsible, but they are also a fun and memorable experience for staff and students alike.

We also just held a (Nearly) No Tardy Party for the first semester. Students who received no more than two tardies the entire semester received a root beer float during lunchtime. Over 400 of our students qualified!

No Tardy Party

Root Beer Floats

Credits:

Mrs. Varela & Mr. Gundlach's Film and Photography students

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