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Remembering the Past to Embrace the Present!

Hello Hurricanes!!!! This Week’s  STORM TALK” features Black History Month!

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SSMS students and staff honor all the individuals who have made an impact on Black History. During the month of February, our students have participated in weekly Read to Succeed lessons, an art contest, received daily information on the morning news announcements, and were able to participate in a student-created Black History Month Program entitled, “Remembering the Past to Embrace the Present”! What’s more, the ideas were student-driven, presented, and enacted by the students! Our SSMS Hurricanes are such amazing leaders! #STORM

CONTINUE TO STORM, Hurricanes!

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TEACHER SHOUT OUTS: #BringittoLIFE

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  • Ms. Orozco’s students engage in a scavenger hunt for Black History Month!
  • Congratulations to SSMS’s BETA students who have received the National Beta School of Merit award!

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ANNOUNCEMENTS 

  • Bring Your Parents to School Day will be February 27th.
  • Monday Morning Leadership will be February 27th.
  • FDLRS Teaching Students with Disabilities Online Module is available in this short video from DTL at http://www.fl-pda.org. The video link is http://vimeo.com/113935831.

HAVE A STORMing Weekend and STAY SAFE!!!!!

 
 

All Means All at SSMS!

Hello Hurricanes!!!! This Week’s  STORM TALK” features Mr. Surdovel’s class!

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Sometimes we wonder if our students assimilate what they learn to outside of the classroom. In case you are wondering, you do make a difference! A story was shared this week where a parent was so pleased and called the school to let us know that, for the first time, her daughter used the iPad to form complete sentences when requesting items to communicate with her. She thanked Mr. Surdovel for not giving up on her child and for finding a way that her child could have a voice. Through the PECS and communication devices in Mr. Surdovel’s class, his students are learning to communicate and express themselves, even if done differently! ALL truly does mean ALL at SSMS and ALL students have the opportunities to engage in our habits! #LEAD #STORM

CONTINUE TO STORM, Hurricanes!

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TEACHER SHOUT OUTS: #BringittoLIFE

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  • Team “Distant STORM” showed how Hurricanes stick together to support an amazing cause during their marathon relay! #RunDONNA #hurricanes #STORM
  • Congratulations to all the Hurricanes that participated in the graduation ceremony for the Police Academy program from Casselberry PD. Thanks to Officer Bosa and Officer Bermudez who mentored students after school! #STORM
  • SSMS had another amazing Curriculum Night for our incoming 6th grade students! Thanks to all the families and staff that came out and we look forward to meeting all our future Hurricanes!

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ANNOUNCEMENTS 

  •  No School February 20th!
  • Black History Month Assembly will be February 24th (You should have RSVP’d to attend).
  • Bring Your Parents to School Day will be February 27th.
  • Monday Morning Leadership will be February 27th.
  • FDLRS Teaching Students with Disabilities Online Module is available in this short video from DTL at http://www.fl-pda.org. The video link is http://vimeo.com/113935831.

HAVE A STORMing Weekend and STAY SAFE!!!!!

 
 

SSMS STORMing and LEADing the Way!

Hello Hurricanes!!!! This Week’s  STORM TALK” features SSMS Teachers STORMing at the Leader In Me Symposium!

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SSMS STORMed at the Leader In Me Symposium this week! Not only were our teachers able to participate and learn more about the Leader in Me process, but they provided their own professional development to multiple other schools. Our amazing Hurricanes had table topics specific to Leadership Notebooks. They also had break-out sessions for others to learn about how we do things at SSMS. These break-out sessions focused on WIGs, Assessments, and Stations: Putting It All Together and Engaging Middle School Students in the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. Way to Go, Hurricanes! #STORM #LEAD

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No AIP Updates this week.

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TEACHER SHOUT OUTS: #BringittoLIFE

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  • SSMS 8th grade students learn about real-life experiences through the University of Florida Living On My Own simulation. Students participated in Financial Literacy lessons to prepare them for this hands-on experience. Thank you to our PTSA for their support and facilitation of this event and the teachers who helped prepare them!
  • SSMS science teachers participate in the MS Content Literacy Morning, which was facilitated by Pam Ferrante. #literacyinallsubjects
  • Students in Mr. Ault’s class engage in a presentation of a new society establishing rights!
  • The 21st CCLC at South Seminole Middle School hosted an adult education class for SSMS Families, which focused on Habits 1 and 2 (Be Proactive and Begin with the End in Mind)! Thanks, Ms. Cabanillas Del Real, for being such an amazing facilitator!
  • Ms. Trenholm, Mr. DeJesus, and Ms. McEvoy presented and featured Leadership Expo topics at the Leader in Me Symposium!

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HAVE A STORMing Weekend and STAY SAFE!!!!!

 
 

Congratulations, Ms. Stalker, SCPS Middle School Teacher of the Year!

Hello Hurricanes!!!! This Week’s  STORM TALK” features Ms. Stalker, SCPS Middle School Teacher of the Year!

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Congratulations, Ms. Stalker, for being recognized as SCPS’s Middle School teacher of the year and the top 3 finalists for SCPS! #STORM

CONTINUE TO STORM, Hurricanes!

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No PBS Update this week

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TEACHER SHOUT OUTS: #BringittoLIFE

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  • SSMS STORMing at the Future Ready Summit at Winter Springs High School! Thanks to everyone who represented SSMS! #LEAD
  • SSMS teachers collaboratively plan for their ELA and Math support facilitated classes for i-Ready stations, standards mastery, and profile grouping based on specific student areas of need. #differentiatedinstruction

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ANNOUNCEMENTS 

  • SSMS school-wide painting will begin February 6th.
  • Incoming 6th Grade Curriculum Night is Feb. 16, from 6-8 PM.
  • FDLRS Teaching Students with Disabilities Online Module is available in this short video from DTL at http://www.fl-pda.org. The video link is http://vimeo.com/113935831.

HAVE A STORMing Weekend and STAY SAFE!!!!!

 
 

SSMS Leaders Chart Their Course!

Hello Hurricanes!!!! This Week’s  STORM TALK” features Leadership Day!

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SSMS had such an AMAZING Leadership Day! Our students led the way and showcased how they chart their own course! Our students, JROTC, tour guides, Chorus, Band, Cheerleaders, Servers, garden greeters, Mistress/Master of Ceremony, and Demonstration teachers Rocked as usual. The leadership academy displays were a hit and inspired many questions on how to replicate in within their own schools. This day would not be possible without all of your teamwork and dedication of everyone at SSMS. An additional Shout to Ms. Kiefer and her decorating crew for transforming Leadership Hall to mirror our theme:  Chart your own course.  Thanks to all of our guests who came and experienced how SSMS students LEAD!

CONTINUE TO STORM, Hurricanes!

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CLICK HERE for the 1-27-17 PBS Updates

No AIP Update this week

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TEACHER SHOUT OUTS: #BringittoLIFE

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  • SSMS JROTC representing at the Monster Truck Jam!#buildingrelationships #community
  • SSMS was recognized at the school board meeting for being a Gold-Level Positive Behavior Support Model School! Great job PBS team and SSMS staff! This couldn’t have been done without all of you!!! #STORM
  • Ms. Seitz’ science classes learn about homeostasis, AKA Homer-O-stasis, during their labs! #scienceisfun
  • Ms. Stalker’s Operation Teacher in full effect! Students conducted operations to review and discover the organization of life from organisms to atoms.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS 

  • Open Forum with Leadership Team is January 30th, all day
  • iReady PD for Support Facilitation teachers (ESE and Gen. Ed) for ELA will be January 31st in Ms. Mitchell’s room.
  • FDLRS Teaching Students with Disabilities Online Module is available in this short video from DTL at http://www.fl-pda.org. The video link is http://vimeo.com/113935831.

HAVE A STORMing Weekend and STAY SAFE!!!!!

 
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Posted by on 01/27/2017 in LEAD21- SERIES1

 

SSMS 21st Century Students Pack up for the Moon!

Hello Hurricanes!!!! This Week’s  STORM TALK” features our 21st Century teachers and students!

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SSMS’s 21st Century after-school program has begun their NASA Engineering Design Challenge: Packing up for the Moon! They will work in a team through their project based learning activities to design and build a model plant growth chamber able to provide a growing area of one square meter yet only having a delivery volume of 0.1 cubic meters or less. The model must use a system of expansion from its stowed shipment package to its final deployed structure. The plant growth chamber model may or may not be connected to the lunar habitat, but must have a way for the astronauts to have access to the chamber once it is deployed. Not only will our amazing leaders be creating this model but they will be Skyping with real NASA astronauts.

CONTINUE TO STORM, Hurricanes!

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No PBS or AIP Updates this week

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TEACHER SHOUT OUTS: #BringittoLIFE

 WAY TO GO, Ms. Owens, Ms. Kiefer, Ms. Colter, and Ms. Downey for rocking I-ready!!  Their growth data is showing that this data is being used to drive their instruction. 6th grade math is also dong a great job where they are at 44% (6 points from 50%)! Keep up the great work!

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ANNOUNCEMENTS 

  •  REMINDER: Leadership Day is January 24. Please wear your BLUE Lighthouse shirts.
  • Open Forum with Leadership Team is January 30th, all day
  • FDLRS Teaching Students with Disabilities Online Module is available in this short video from DTL at http://www.fl-pda.org. The video link is http://vimeo.com/113935831.

HAVE A STORMing Weekend and STAY SAFE!!!!!

 
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Posted by on 01/20/2017 in LEAD21- SERIES1

 

Welcome back and Happy New Year!

Hello Hurricanes!!!! This Week’s  STORM TALK”!

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 We hope you had a wonderful Winter Break and have come back refreshed and rejuvenated for the remainder of the year! As you take time to remind students of the norms and procedures within your class, remember, “I touch the future. I teach.” ~Christa McAuliffe

CONTINUE TO STORM, Hurricanes!

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CLICK HERE FOR OUR WILDLY IMPORTANT GOAL

CLICK HERE for the Lighthouse LEAD Coaching Notes

CLICK HERE for the 1-13-17 PBS Updates

CLICK HERE for the 1-13-17 AIP Updates

CLICK HERE FOR THIS WEEKS HURRICANE WEEKLY! 

CLICK HERE to sign up for an Action Team!

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TEACHER SHOUT OUTS: #BringittoLIFE

Special Recognition to Mr. Cudney,  Ms. Szentmiklosi and Mr. Adamowicz for their accolades from our Franklin Covey Consultant.  Next week they will be filming as demonstration classrooms for Empowering Instruction!

 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS 

  •  Leadership Day is January 24
  • Open Forum with Leadership Team is January 30th, all day
  • FDLRS Teaching Students with Disabilities Online Module is available in this short video from DTL at http://www.fl-pda.org. The video link is http://vimeo.com/113935831.

HAVE A STORMing Weekend and STAY SAFE!!!!!