Sunridge Middle School November Newsletter

Note from the Principal

Parents,

I cannot believe that we are already in December! The school-year is flying by at a quick pace. As we are nearing a long winter vacation, I would like to pass along a few reminders:

You can check your child’s grades at any time through our school website. Our teachers strive to keep their grade book information as accurate and up-to-date as possible. If you don’t know how to access online grades, please feel free to call us at 541-966-3420 and we’ll help get you set-up!

Students are encouraged to access and work through iReady math curriculum at any time. iReady can be accessed through our website or through the following link:

iReady has pre-loaded lessons specifically tailored for your child at his/her level and ability.

In addition to iReady math, I strongly encourage students to read for pleasure. Reading practice aids in developing all aspects of reading ability. Research tells us that improved reading ability translates into academic success across all subject areas.

If you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call me at any time! I can be reached at 541-276-4560.

Have a great day!

Dave Williams

Principal

Mrs. Sickels Art Class

Sunridge PBIS: Bronc Pride Awards

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 particularly prestigious recognition is the Bronc Pride Award. Students who receive these special awards are either consistently modeling high expectations related to readiness, respect and responsibility, or have recently experienced recognizable growth in one or all of these areas. These students-of-the-month, receive special certificates with a personalized written note or message from their nominating staff member. Parents are also contacted so that we can brag about how wonderful your students are. This is a truly remarkable honor worthy of continued recognition at home.

Bronc Pride Awards

Though award winners are posted at school, in the East Oregonian and on our school Facebook, September and October’s honorees are also printed below:

September

6th Grade

Dylan Abrahamson

Alayna Bevis

Gabby Brown

Austin Carlson

Chas Corbett

Easton Corey

Andrew Demianew

Chloe Gray

Antonio Flores

Anthony Heise

Simon Johnson

Paegen Kang

Alexa Large

Chris Minthorn

Olivia Schrader

Perrie Schuh

Lyle Soaring Eagle

Abby Thorne

Adam Thorne

7th Grade

Parker Campbell

Thomas Carlos

Kevin Castaneda

Holly Chambers

Shannielle Countryman-Vedder

Sydney Dodge

Jennifer Fang

Sauren Garton

James Halladay

Eliana Hansen

Daisy Jenness

Keri Kunz

Jason Lewis

Keilah Mossman

Julia Naughton

Andy Oja

Andre Olivera

Kristylle Salvador

Savannah White

8th Grade

Bella Baumgartner

Trever Blagg

Christian Bracken

Lillie Brewer

Gracie Broadfoot

Noah Butler

Mallory Daum

Angela Fang

Michael Flores

Hope Harwood

Emma House

Kyra Jackson

Shayna Medrano

Jayden Miller

Rose Pe

Grace Phillips

Trinity Price

Andreana Roark

Johann Valera-Vega

Bryson Wells

Camille Wood

October

6th Grade

Olivia Baker

Luke Bensching

Helen Bylenga

Clayson Cooley

Jackson Davis

Rylee Demianew

Rebekah Edmonds

Olivia Elrod

Elizabeth Holden

Emma House

Richard Huesties

Sasha Kovalak

Aubrey Lehnert

Memphis Marking

Zack McLeod

Layla Otteson

Sheviann Piece

Molly Reeves

Saint Schimmel

Spencer Seeliger

7th Grade

Marquelle Barfuss

Melinda Cramp

Janie Gilliam

Madison Gruenhagen

Caleb Golter

Kashaela Hall

Max Hunter

Kinley McAnally

Payton Nerenberg

Danilo Roman-Soria

Caden Rugg

Clara Sams

Joseph Simpson

Corbin Sweet

Nora Yoshioka

Kaylee Zimmerman

8th Grade

Jacob Airoldi

Nancy Arechiga-Lopez

Zaanan Bane

Gracie Broadfoot

Larissa Chambers

Clare Durant-Bailor

Angela Fang

Celia Farrow

Kyle Field

Andrew Halsey

Sylvie Heriza

Courtney Herrera

Kyra Jackson

Hunter Kennicott

Allyson Maddern

Magi MacDonald

Josh McCorkle

Natalie Neveau

Grace Phillips

Oscar Pureco

Emilio Rivera-Martinez

Sidney Schreier

Curtis Simons

Johann Valera-Vega

Tucker Zander

College of the Month

Each month the SMS Counseling Department features a regional college or university, sharing important information about the options that await them in their future. Both public and private universities are featured along with areas of specialty and interest that make each university unique. Our hope is to both inform and inspire students as they begin making future college plans.

Pow-Wow Assembly

Sunridge was proud to host a Pow Wow on Monday, November 21st. The Pow Wow featured Sunridge students performing traditional dances with the assistance of a drumming team composed of current and alumni drummers from Nixyaawii Community School. Thomas Morning Owl, Master Language Speaker, helped emcee the Pow Wow, explaining the types of dances and songs being performed for the student body. It was a great event featuring Sunridge Students in full regalia. November is National Native American Heritage Month.

Upcoming Events!

December 2nd

6th Grade Winter Concert, 9:00 AM, SMS Commons

Polar Express Dance, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, SMS Commons

December 5th – 9th

Canned Food Drive

December 6th

7th and 8th Grade Choir and Orchestra Concert @ 7:00 PM

December 15th

7th and 8th Grade Band Concert @ 7:00 PM

December 16th – January 2nd

Winter Break

Polar Express Dance

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Mr. Gundlach's Film & Photography Class and Mrs. Sou

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