Note from the Principal
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!
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.
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:
Lyle Soaring Eagle
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.
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.