Sunridge Middle School September Newsletter

Welcome Back!!

We have enjoyed a great start to the school year! Throughout the first few weeks of school teachers and assistants have strived to establish connections and relationships with each student at Sunridge. It is our goal to get-to-know each student and provide the best possible education for them throughout the school-year. A few links to share! We encourage parents to check grades often through the access link below. If you don’t know your login or password, please give us a call at 541-276-4560.
Students are encouraged to access and work on I-Ready math through the link below:
We look forward to another great school year! Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have questions regarding your child’s education. I can be reached at 541-966-3414.

Dave Williams – Principal

Our Bronc Pride Spirit T-Shirt Design Winners

This year we opened up our Bronc Pride Spirit T-shirts for a design contest. Of over 100 entries, our winners were Savannah White and Karson Lani, pictured below with their respective designs for the back and front of the t-shirt. Shirts are currently being printed and will be distributed and available for purchase early in October. Join me in congratulating Savannah and Karson!
Savannah White and Karson Lani

Robotics Club

We meet every Monday and Thursday. Our theme this year for the First Tech Challenge is First Relic Recovery (an Indiana Jones type challenge requiring robots to collect and stack as many cubes as possible and then recover final relics). While competing in FTC, students develop personal and professional skills they will be able to rely on throughout their lives. A big focus is the idea of “Gracious Professionalism” - Learning to be strong competitors while treating one another with respect and kindness in the process. Oct 11th the Robotics Teams from SMS and PHS will visit the UAS range with retired NASA engineer, Norm Chafee!

Fall Sports

Our fall sports seasons are in full swing at Sunridge! We offer Cross Country for grades 6 – 8, and Football and Volleyball for 7th and 8th graders. Sunrdige has over 200 students participating in these three sports, respectively. Research tells us that students who participate in extracurricular activities have better attendance, grades and behavior as compared to students who do not participate. It’s very exciting to support our students as they participate in extracurricular activities – Go Broncs!

October Events


Thursday, Oct. 5th 6-8p.m. – PHS Commons

8th graders - this is a great opportunity to check out some colleges!!!!

Oct 2-31 Coats for Kids (Coat Drive Sponsored by SMS Leadership)

Oct 3 Football Pictures

Oct 4 Volleyball Pictures

Oct 5 Cross Country Pictures

Oct 13 Statewide In-service/No School

Oct 19 Picture Retakes

Oct 20 School Dance and Activity Night 6pm-8pm

Our SMS Students

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 page; September’s honorees are also printed below:

6th Grade

Nicholas Alexander, Ike Arthur, Isabella Barajas, Chloe Chay, Arnold Chorazy, Anthony Crawford, Araya Edmiston, Tori Estrada, Katheryn Gomez, Tarin Gonsalves, Kasen Heinrich, Andrew Kern, Handy Lieuallen, Gavin Lunny, Bryson Shehan, Chaynne Spencer, Ella Stewart, Isabelle Sullivan, Drew Triebelhorn, Melila Tricker, Rylee Turk, A.J. Verdin, Ava Zamudio, Eliza Zurbrick

7th Grade

Dylan Alexander, Analie Carnes, Tessa Collier, Andrew Demianew, Sydnee Enright, Izzy Gee, Kate Hill, Coyote Jackson, Jae Dean Looney, Alexia Maddern, Zach McLeod, Breeza Puerta-Frank, Molly Reeves, Abby Thorne

8th Grade

Hanah Bane, Ann Bostwick, Josh Carpenter, Emma Coleman, Grace Frazier, Ja’Kwon Glass, Akira Gomez, Ethan Harrison, Sarah House, Chanti Karrer, Lyllith Martin, Calvin Nithikhun, Eva Oatman, Tucker Pace, Caden Rugg, Jasmine Salazar, Gwyn Salvador, James Savage, Aiyana Thomas, Mallory Thornburg, Madaline White



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