Saturday, April 30, 2016

Homework Club

Stay after school and get help or complete assignments! Homework Club is free to South Meadows students and meets from 3:25 - 4:45pm in room 110. You will get a healthy snack and an activity bus is available to take bus riders home. 

Choose the option that works best for you: Tuesday only, Wednesday only, or Tuesday and Wednesday.

 Homework Club will run from Tuesday, January 12th through Wednesday, June 1st. 

Registration forms are available in the office or from Ms. Hill


Middle School After School Sports Program is now open for registration!
Don't go home; go to the ZONE!

Fall 2015 Session

Winter 2015 Session
Boys Basketball
Volleyball II

Spring 2016 Session
Track & Field


Financial Assistance Form_English.pdf


Financial Assistance Form_Spanish.pdf





To sign up for Hillsboro Parks & Rec

activities and get other information click here.


For information on Hil Hi

Activities & Athletics programs

click here for English.

click here for Spanish.

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WELCOME to South Meadows Middle School!

 “The mission of South Meadows is to engage all learners

in an authentic and relevant way so as to ensure       

a positive, successful middle school experience

and prepare each student for the challenges of high school. 


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.


Do you have a question that all parents may want to know?  Do you have an idea that might help our website be better?  Do you have a career that might be interesting to middle school students that you would be willing to share?   Email Ms. Smith and let her know!   Help us make South Meadows the best it can be!


A Note from the Principal:

Greetings South Meadows Families,

The Hillsboro School District has 27 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, 4 high schools, plus HOA and Miller Ed (online and alternative ed).  AKA - a big district!  Each year, people in Human Resources look at the skill sets of administrators and determine if changes need to be made.  This year there are several changes that were announced on Friday afternoon 4/1/16,  to various buildings, and one change includes SMMS, and me personally.

As of July 1, 2016, I will be the principal of North Plains Elementary School and Mary Mendez, current principal of Minter Bridge Elementary, will be the new leader of SMMS.  Jose Barraza, our Assistant Principal, will remain in his current role.

Mary Mendez has been in the district over 10 years and actually was one of the founders of the dual language program in Hillsboro.  She has a wealth of knowledge and experience in education from Kinder through grade 12 and I believe her talents and strengths will fit well with the South Meadows community.

Although this is not a change I was seeking, I am very excited to return to my roots as an elementary teacher (I began teaching music at Bridgeport Elementary in Tigard/Tualatin in 1986), and also in the Glencoe feeder (I was hired into the Hillsboro School District in 1998 at Glencoe High School as the activities director and math teacher). 

With almost three months of school left, please know that I am still very much committed to South Meadows and your children and will continue to be actively involved as Ms. Mendez makes the transition over and I simultaneously learn about North Plains.  I will be just as available, just as open to your feedback and suggestions, and as always, I hope you will continue to reach out to me.


Becky Smith



Do you have an 8th Grader?

The 8th Grade Forecasting Parent Meeting is set for Thursday, March 3rd at 6:30pm in the SMMS Library.  Hope to see you there!


Two of our former SMMS students have received full ride scholarships to local Oregon Division I Colleges: 

Brianna Miyama will be attending and playing soccer at "The University of Portland," and

Diana Santiago will be attending "Oregon State University."

And Madison Ellsworth has been invited to play with the U16 US Women's National Team



We are looking for some parents to help organize our career day on April 7th.  There is a lot of preplanning and organizing that needs to take place and the parent who did this the last 2 years is willing to meet and share what we have.  If you are interested and available, please e-mail Becky Smith at: smithbe@hsd.k12.or.us.


Preparing Students for High School and Beyond 

January 2016 Edition 

Middle Years.pdf



Here is a list of the opportunities we have for activities both before and after school:

 1.       Drama – currently play practice is underway so students cannot join to act, but if someone is interested in helping in another way, they can contact Mr. Stein for details.

2.       Chess ClubTuesday mornings at 7:30 AM in the library and is led by a former professional chess player, Mike Pittman.  Players are needed, so come if you are interested!

3.       Homework ClubTuesday and Wednesday after school in room 110. 

4.       Battle of the Books – Thursday during advisory in the library.  It may be too late to join, but check with Ms. Raglione.

5.       Soccer and Volleyball – have been going on for a few weeks and it’s too late to join at this point.  Basketball for boys and volleyball for girls will be our winter sports activities and I will send home the registration form when it becomes available.

6.       Jazz bandMonday’s after school. See Mr. Massey if you are interested.

A couple of clubs students are asking for are break dancing and the Magic card game.  Students are encouraged to begin a club if they have an interest, but they must have an adult advisor.  If you are willing and able to supervise one of these clubs, please let Ms. Smith know (smithbe@hsd.k12.or.us), so that she can put you in touch with the students and come up with a plan.  Also, if you have an idea for an after school activity, let her know and we’ll see if we can get some kids interested in joining.  The more things we can offer after school the better it is for our students.  Activity busses are available.

Are you aware of the Hillsboro School District app? 
It is fairly new and you may not know about it... 
The app is a wonderful way to get communication regarding the district and your school.  
SMMS has begun pushing notifications out through the app to remind people about events, so you might find it useful.


Did you know, we have a facebook page
If you haven’t joined, it’s another great way to network with other parents and also get info about events. 
This is a closed group, so you will need to ask to join and be approved.

Search: South Meadows Middle School

Questions, please e-mail Ms. Smith: smithbe@hsd.k12.or.us

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---


Did you know that South Meadows has a Facebook Page?

"South Meadows Middle School"

Click on the link below, ask to "Join the Group." We will verify you as a SMMS family and then get you added.



Have you checked out ParentVUE yet? 


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. 


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