Sunridge Middle School September/October Newsletter

Principal's Message


I can’t believe November is upon us! Since the beginning of school this past August, our students and teachers have been very busy in our classrooms, our gyms and athletic fields. Of all the things we’ve accomplished thus far in the school-year, making a positive connection with your child has been our top priority. And throughout all that we do, I want to thank you so much for your support!

Upcoming Events

November 4

Daylight Savings Time ENDS

November 7

East Coast Tour Meeting 6-7pm

November 12

Veterans Day observed – No School

November 13

Robotics Meet at the Convention Center 5-7pm

November 19

Evening Conferences 4-8pm

Book Fair open in Large Gym

November 20

All Day Conferences 7:30am-7pm (lunch break 1-2pm) - NO SCHOOL

Book Fair open in Large Gym

November 21 - 23

Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL

October Events at SMS

Girls in Science

For the second year, thanks to a grant from The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Pendleton Branch on Saturday October 29, Mrs. Erwin with thirty Sunridge Middle School girls attended Girls in Science.

Girls in Science is an annual event at Eastern Oregon University that provides girls in grades 6-8 with an exciting day of hands-on STEM exploration! Hosted in collaboration by NEOAHEC and EOU, it allows students to dive headfirst into an engaging science mystery that explores topics in chemistry, biology, mathematics, and computer science

Sundridge Art Department

The Sunridge Art Department is in full creativity mode this year. We are off to a great start with creating fall zentangles and still life drawings. The students are already showing their magnificent skills and putting their creative juices to work! We would like to remind all parents and community members that our art department is always looking for donations of your old magazines, paintbrushes, canvas, paper, old vinyl records and other items that you may not be using. Please feel free to contact Mrs. Sickels with any questions or if you have something you feel might be of value for our department. Your trash may be our treasure.


Robotics is in full swing at SMS! Five teams had their first meet of the season on October 10th at the Pendleton Convention Center.

These students are getting a programming lesson with one of our mentors, Steve Lawn.

Former SMS student, Tatum Paullus, is helping these students create team websites and electronic versions of each team’s Engineering Notebook.

Documenting a robot design on paper for the Engineering Notebook.

Referring to a diagram while contemplating the best implementation.

Busy building!

Tightening a possible robot arm?

Always trying to earn more money to fund robotics - team members running the concessions trailer at Homecoming!

September Bronc Pride

The following list of students are the Sunridge Middle School Bronc Pride Award winners for the months of September and October. Comparable to a student of the month, recipients of 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. This is a truly remarkable honor worthy of continued recognition.

6th Grade

Weptas Brockie, Arianna Britton, Chloe Craven, Augustus Dunfee, Summer Engel, Megan Fisher, Paige Gard, Leeha Grimes, Lylah Hart, Art Hill, Georgia Lieuallen, Madelyn Lieuallen, Talan Matthews, Jubilee Morrison, Chevelle Munk, Richard Oertwich, Deacon Pace, Aqeel Rasheed, Ava Reding, Michael Rosselle, Ladd Smith, Sophia Smith, Landon Van Pelt, Sacas Wildbill, Allan Wilson

7th Grade

Nicolas Alexander, Melanie Boatman, Abigail Bonertz, Crae Campbell, Genevive Le Gore, Josie Nelson, Ryan Sandwick, Ashley Sieders, Chaynne Spencer, Rylee Turk

8th Grade

Nyah Adams, Olivia Baker, Mikayla Burt, Ryder Cartmell, Easton Corey, Andrew Demianew, Rylee Demianew, Jonathan Ferman Ramirez, Antonia Flores, Kenny Hahn, Trenety Hardy, Andrew Hearn, Ali Kipp, Ramon Mora-Corona, Brooke Newsom, Brayden Picard, Olivia Schrader, Christina Skellenger, Adelaide Tesch

October Bronc Pride

6th Grade

Sara Airoldi, Saralen Campbell, Erin Craven, Anson Dressler, Kaitlyn Edmonds, Dennis Enick, Megan Fisher, Ulises Garza, Jeannie Homsley, Keegan Kline, Mackenna Lagao, Evan Lehnert, Natalie Lieuallen, Aubrie Marshall, MacKenzie McBride-Gardner, Dakota McLaughlin, Chevelle Munk, Nessa Neveau, Faith Olsen, Nerik Juarez Rivera, Lisha Selman-Kuppenbender, Kenny Smith, Atticus Tesch, Melissa Tune, Lillian Watchman, Kegan Wise

7th Grade

Ike Arthur, Jerome Bush, Whitney Chen, Justin Dixon, Devon Holmes, Luke Joseph, Alexander Krokosz, Kellen Lee, Viviana Martinez, Nolan Mead, Carson Oyama, Grace Pitner, Bryson Redcrane, Allison Robinson, Allison Spratling, Isabelle Sullivan, Marie Templin, Avyn Watchman

8th Grade

Ben Beehner, Sophie Bronson, Melanie Castaneda, Gavin Clark, Sydnee Enright, Charlie Franklin, Ethen Fusselmen, Angel Galindo, Chloe Gray, Maddy Kadyk, Paegan Kang, Jack Lieuallen, Destini Martin, Chris Minthorn, Kaden Noggle, Christina Skellenger, Mehki Spencer, Nick Tindol, Sarah Welch

T-Shirt Design Contest

From over a 100 entries, and an extensive selection process that included a school-wide vote, this year's Bronc Pride Spirit T-shirt design contest winner was Robert Maker. Shirts are currently being printed and will be distributed and available for purchase for $10 early in November. Join me in congratulating Robert!

Spirit Week and

Halloween Activity & Dance

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