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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
Soccer
Volleyball

Winter 2015 Session
Boys Basketball
Volleyball II

Spring 2016 Session
Track & Field

MSSportsRegistrationFormEnglish2015-16.pdf

Financial Assistance Form_English.pdf

MSSportsRegistrationFormSpanish2015-16.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. 

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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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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!

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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.


Sincerely,

Becky Smith

 

Announcements

This Thursday night (5/19) is a Dual Language Program meeting for current 7th grade (6:45 PM) and incoming students (6:00PM).  We will meet at Shute Park Library to talk about the program and share some dinner.

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Next Wednesday night, 5/25,  is an evening for current and incoming AVID students, as well as students identified as TAG to come learn about what SMMS has to offer in those areas.  We will meet at 6:30 PM in the SMMS library.  The following evening, Thursday the 26th, is the band/choir concert at 7:00.  A previously scheduled parent chat will not take place that same evening.

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And finally….. completion!  This year we will have the completion assembly at 9:30 AM in the gym on Wednesday, June 15.  There will be one assembly, which means 350 students in the bleachers and less room for parents to sit.  Parents may attend of course, but please keep in mind that there is very limited parking, and even more limited seating.  The assembly will likely last just over an hour.  After the assembly we will release the students to the commons where they can visit with other students, take photos, and then have lunch.  After lunch the students will continue their day going to periods 4-6.  The previous day they will go to periods 1-3 and practice for the assembly in the afternoon.

 Please keep in mind that the last Wed. of the year, June 15 (same day as completion), there is NO LATE START, so be sure students get to the bus on time!  Thursday the 16th, students will be released at 12:15.

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Attention incoming Hilhi families:

We would like to invite you to join us on Monday, May 23 at 6:00 pm for an introduction to Hilhi.  We will discuss the daily schedule, graduation requirements, academic supports, co-curricular activities, and introduce you to some key people to know here at Hilhi.  After the presentation, we invite you to view the Senior Project exhibitions that will be on display and to stay for our May Fete Assembly.  We hope to see you on the evening of the 23rd here at Hilhi.

 For more information please contact Pete Muilenburg at muilenp@hsd.k12.or.us  or call 503-844-1980

Atención familias comenzantes a la escuela de Hilhi:

Nos gustaría invitarles a que nos acompañe el día, 23 de mayo a las 6:00 PM para una introducción a la escuela preparatoria de Hillsboro. Platicaremos acerca del horario diario, requisitos para la graduación, apoyo académico, actividades después de la escuela, e introducirles a algunas personas claves aquí en la escuela Hilhi.  Después de la presentación, les invitamos a que mire la exhibición de proyecto doceavo que estará a la exhibición y también quedarse para la asamblea May Fate.  Esperamos verle en la tarde el 23, de mayo aquí en la escuela Hilhi.

Para más información por favor de contactar a Pete Muilenburg a muilenp@hsd.k12.or.us

  o llamarlo a 503-844-1980.

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We are looking for acts for the end of the year talent show!!  If you sing, play an instrument, dance, do magic, write poetry, or anything else that you have a talent for, this is your time to shine!!  Auditions will be May 24 from 3:30 – 4:45 in the choir room.  Please sign up in student services.  Questions?  Ask Ms. Preshong or Ms. Smith.

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Calling all musicians!  If you are interested in performing during the Proud to Be HSD festival on May 21 in downtown Hillsboro, please see Ms. Smith for details.

We are looking for musical acts of all times with about a 15 min. or less performance.  Show off your talent!

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Come to Middle School Mayhem (5/20/2016) from 6:30 – 9:30 pm at the Ron Tonkin Ball Park, and entry is FREE! Free food items for the first 150 people!  A Wipeout course, henna, game truck and Zorb race track are just a few of the planned activities provided! Don’t miss the fun, come to Middle School Mayhem on May 20th!

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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.

New! Dual Language classes support will now be offered every Tuesday! If you need help with a Dual Language class, come to Homework Club on Tuesdays!

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Relay For Life is right around the corner.  If you are interested in joining our team on June 25th-26th please contact Miss Liebertz.  
There will be forms in the students store for you to take home. 

Relay starts at 3:00 June 25th and goes until 8:00am June 26th.  We will be raising money to help find a cure for cancer.  The cost is just $30 and the form and $30 are due to Miss Liebertz by April 29th so we can order you a t-shirt.  Let's make this our best team ever!

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Preparing Students for High School and Beyond 

January 2016 Edition 

Middle Years.pdf

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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.
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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.

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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
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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

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.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/874310209328004/ 

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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