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WELCOME to South Meadows Middle School!

“The mission of South Meadows is to ensure that all students

are successful in high school and in life

in order to contribute to a global society”

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MAIN OFFICE: 503-844-1220

ATTENDANCE LINE: 503-844-1238

OFFICE FAX: 503-844-1221

Office Hours are 8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday thru Friday.

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Hello parents, visitors and staff!

 Today I am writing to let you all know about a concerted effort that we are making regarding the student pick up area in front of the school. The aim of this is to keep our students and families safe while we move many people through what is admittedly a tight area. If you have ever ended up stuck waiting on Davis to turn into our front parking lot you probably already know it fills up fast. What we are asking from you is this; When you pick up, pull all the way to the front of the line. As space is made available please continue to pull forward allowing those stuck out on Davis to pull into the parking lot. This allows them to stop blocking the traffic behind them. Another issue is cars being left unattended. Please; if you are not parked in a marked parking space we cannot have you leave your vehicle for any amount of time.

 Thank you for your help and cooperation as we try to make SMMS a safer place.

SMMS staff

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Greetings South Meadows Families!

Hopefully you have all had a relaxing and rejuvenating summer and are ready to gear up for a fabulous school year!  I am really excited for this school year as we dive into our second year of AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, and continue striving for excellence for all of our students.  Almost all of our current 8th grade students will have learned about AVID through their Strategies for Success class last year, teaching students how to be organized, how to take notes, and how to study.  This year we will continue this practice with all 7th grade students taking the class as well.  One key to organizational success is the AVID binder, which is a 3”-5” binder used for all classes.  Having this binder is critical to helping students have the materials they need and not losing or forgetting assignments.  There are other important materials needed for a successful year and are included on the enclosed school supply list for 2015-16.  This is not different than what was advertised in the spring, but very different from years past, so please do look.  We also distributed this list to our local Fred Meyer, Target, and Walmart stores, so with any luck you have seen it there as well.

Many of you are aware of my email updates and are already on the list, but if you want to receive regular emails from me regarding upcoming events and activities at SMMS, please send me an email at smithbe@hsd.k12.or.us and I will get you on my distribution list.

A few key dates to keep in mind as the school year begins are pictures, back to school night, and our annual fall fundraiser.  Pictures will take place on Sept. 15.  Students will receive picture packets on the first day of school, so please be sure to have them ready to go on the 15th.  Back to school night will be at 6:30 PM on Sept. 24.  We look forward to seeing you all on that evening to walk through your student’s schedule and meet their teachers.  Finally, the fall fundraiser assembly will take place on Oct. 5th during advisory in the morning.  Students will be coming home later that day with a catalogue of fun items, including magazines to sell to family and friends.  This is our only major fundraiser, other than the spring cookie dough sale, and it helps fund activities for students throughout the year.

I’ve been fortunate to have the opportunity to go on a mission trip this fall to Uganda Africa.  I will be gone from Sept. 14-Oct. 1 visiting and supporting the Village of Hope which is an orphanage for child soldier refugees located outside of Gulu, Uganda.  SMMS will be in the capable hands of Mr. Barraza while I am gone, and we will have additional administrative support as well.  During my absence I will have limited access to phone or email, so please communicate with Mr. Barraza.  Also, I am collecting over the counter medications to take to the clinic there, so if you are so inclined, there is a box in the main office for collection.

I look forward to working together to have a positive and successful middle school experience for your student.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions, concerns, or ideas for the school year.  There will be multiple opportunities to meet face to face with morning coffee chats and evening parent nights which will be included on the school calendar your student brings home the first day of school.  There is also a pre-school “Picnic with the principals” on Aug. 27 at 6:00PM on the front lawn of South Meadows.  Bring something to munch on for dinner, if you choose, and I will supply soda and water.

Enjoy the rest of your summer and I look forward to seeing you soon!

Becky Smith

Principal

 

 

Announcements

School Supply Info

Supply List 2015-2016 Revised.doc

Spanish Revised 2015-2016 Supply list.docx

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2015_2016 Calendar - Parent.docx

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Fall Fundraiser

-Gift Wrap
-Kitchen and Household Items
-Candles
-Gifts
-Candy and Chocolates
-Magazines
-Jewelry and Fashion Items
...and much more!

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INTEL VOLUNTEERS BEAUTIFY FIVE HILLSBORO SCHOOLS IN LARGE SINGLE-DAY EFFORT

More than 400 employees from the Product Development Group to assist schools through project completion and Intel's volunteer matching grants
August 5, 2015, Hillsboro, OR - Five Hillsboro schools: Hillsboro High School, South Meadows Middle School, and Butternut Creek, W.L. Henry, and Witch Hazel Elementary Schools will benefit from the Intel Product Development Group's (PDG) Global Day of Service on Wednesday, August 5, when more than 400 volunteers from the group will complete a variety of projects on their campuses.

Intel has a long history of service and partnership with the Hillsboro School District. Through its volunteer matching grant program, in which non-profit organizations are eligible to receive $10 per hour of Intel employee volunteer time provided a 20-hour threshold is met, the company has donated millions of dollars to Hillsboro schools. In 2014, Intel employees and retirees volunteer over 20,100 hours at Hillsboro schools, clubs, and athletic programs, which resulted in nearly $201,000 in matching grants.

On Wednesday, August 5, 2015, volunteers will spend six hours (9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with lunch from 12 to 12:30 p.m.) at the schools sites completing the following projects:
* Hillsboro High School (Hilhi) - 125 volunteers - Power washing, painting benches and PE building, cleaning out the shed behind the auto shop, landscaping the friendship garden, and spreading bark dust.
* South Meadows Middle School - 82 volunteers - Inside window cleaning, outside landscaping, spreading bark dust, bark chipping the butterfly garden, and weeding the courtyard.
* Butternut Creek Elementary School - 62 volunteers - Inside window cleaning, painting the kitchen and touching up hallways, landscaping around the school and down by Butternut Creek, and spreading bark dust.
* W.L. Henry Elementary School - 87 volunteers - Power washing, window washing, painting the front office and health room, outside landscaping, and spreading bark dust.
* Witch Hazel Elementary School - 71 volunteers - Inside window cleaning, outside landscaping, spreading bark dust, and bark chipping the butterfly garden.

Media are welcome and invited to attend the worksites to take pictures and talk to volunteers.

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South Meadows Garden Page Please Watch Us Grow! 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Check out the volunteer tab to see what new opportunities there are for volunteering. If you are interested and available, please contact Denise Raglione at ragliond@hsd.k12.or.us or 503-844-1220 ext 5960---

Links

 

Have you checked out ParentVUE yet? 

https://parentvue.hsd.k12.or.us

Log-In information should have come home with your student at the beginning of October.

Tip: Did you also know that there's an app for your SmartPhone too?   

 

Hillsboro Online Academy is a new learning option for students and is the newest school in the Hillsboro School District! The Academy features a rigorous yet flexible menu of online learning programs, designed to meet the varied needs of students and their families. An individual learning plan is central to the Academy’s mission. Also core is connecting students to careers and community.. All online courses are supported by Hillsboro teachers. For more information see: www.hillonlineacademy.org

 

 

 

In an effort to better communicate with SMMS parents

our principal Becky Smith would like to invite you

to send your name and email address to smithbe@hsd.k12.or.us

to receive regular updates/emails on things going on at school

and our community. 

HAWKS On-Line STORE is OPEN

Our WebStore will be a place for students, parents, guardians and our community to get everything they need to show HAWK PRIDE  this school year!

We currently have our yearbook for sale on our WebStore and parents are able to pay for school fees.

Check it out!   www.smmswebstore.com

The WebStore is a tool for all of us to take advantage of, so if you have any items, course fees, donations or fundraisers that you would like posted, please contact:

Jany Jovel jovelj@hsd.k12.or.us

South Meadows Middle School
BA 1/  Bookkeeper
(503)844-1230 ex 5860