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SSMS Teachers Prepare to STORM this Summer!

Hello Hurricanes!!!! This Week’s “STORM TALK” features our teachers!

“A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind and touches a heart. Without teachers, learning is barren, life is not filled with questions, and learning becomes monotonous. Teachers are those rock stars and game-changers, who are the motivating factors behind our success. They encourage us to reach for the skies, fearlessly and passionately. We admire these role models for all the knowledge they share, and love them for their ability to touch our hearts. They love what they do, and they strive to change the world, one child at a time. Teachers care for us as much as our own parents do, and it is because of them that a school becomes our home away from home. They believe in us when we lack in confidence and are unsure of our own capabilities. They inspire us to deal with whatever challenge comes our way, and for that we are indebted to them for life.” THANK YOU for such a great year! Now that you have impacted so many lives this year, it’s time to Sharpen the Saw and enjoy YOUR summer! Take time for yourself and…DON’T FORGET TO STORM! We’ll see you in August!

CONTINUE TO STORM, Hurricanes!

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Meeting 1 Aug 16

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TEACHER SHOUT OUTS: #BringittoLIFE

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  • CONGRATULATIONS, Mr. Ault and Ms. Gonzalez, on your retirement!!!! You will be missed!!!
  • CONGRATULATIONS to Jarrett and Candice Anderson on the arrival of their beautiful  son, Riley Jarrett Anderson!
  • Thanks, Mr. Grace and Mr. DeJesus, for STORMing with our Hurricanes at the Special Olympics! Twenty of our Hurricanes STORMed as volunteers at the Special Olympics while working at the track and field events! This was such a win-win and humbling experience, which definitely added to their 7 Habits Personal Bank Account! #7habits #greatleadersserve #STORM
  • Thanks, Ms. Maingot, for such an AMAZING end of the year Dance Showcase! Your students STORMed through your LEADership! #expressionthroughdance
  • Thanks to Ms. Riessen and her AMAZING SSMS Yearbook students  for creating a wonderful yearbook this year and for having such a fun yearbook distribution party! #STORM
  • Students in Mr. Kornya’s and Mr. Wiles’ 7th Grade Advanced math classes collaborated to design and construct the tallest free standing structure using only 20 balloons and 1 meter of masking tape as part of their 9 weeks exam, which involved an engineering project.

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  • May 28: No School: Memorial Day
  • May 29-30: Teacher Work Days (8:00-4:00)
  • 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 WONDERFUL Summer, Stay Safe, Sharpen the Saw, and Don’t Forget to STORM!!!!!

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SSMS STORMs during the 2nd Annual Community Outreach and Field Day with a Twist!

Hello Hurricanes!!!! This Week’s “STORM TALK” features Hurricanes STORMing during Field Day with a Twist!

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SSMS 2018 Community Outreach and Field Day Splash Dash was a blast! Thanks to everyone who helped out to make this day such a success! Our Hurricanes engaged in 15 community outreach service projects, “Minute to Win It” events in the gym, outdoor obstacle courses, and the culminating Bubble Run and Splash Dash. This wouldn’t have been such a great day without all of our community partners, volunteers, and staff! This is why we do what we do! #greatleadersserve #workhardplayhard

If you would like to watch the short video clip, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VF4ypo2qOuQ&t=12s

CONTINUE TO STORM, Hurricanes!

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Meeting 1 Aug 16

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TEACHER SHOUT OUTS: #BringittoLIFE

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  • Congratulations, Ms. Colter, Ms. Gonzalez, and Ms. Tandlich on being recognized as High Impact Teachers by the SCPS school board! #STORM
  • Girls in Government visited the Casselberry City Hall. Students participated in a Q&A with female government leaders where they were able to learn what different job opportunities are available at the local level. They also learned what some experiences were that led to their current positions. In addition, they learned that you need science, math, and literacy skills in order to complete certain government positions. Thanks to all the teachers that supported our LEADers through this experience! #STORM
  • Thanks to Mr. DeJesus, Ms. Sirmeyer, and Ms. Hernandez for Sharpening the Saw with SSMS Band and SGA at Islands of Adventure!  #STORM
  • Our Hurricanes Sharpened the Saw at the 8th Grade Glow-in-the-Dark Dance! Thanks, Mr. DeJesus, for coordinating this special night for our Hurricanes. Thanks to all the faculty and volunteers that also helped out or chaperoned! #STORMon
  • Congratulations to all of our Hurricanes that were recognized at the 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Awards Ceremonies today! A special thanks to Ms. Stalker and Ms. Strickland for coordinating the event! #continuetoSTORM

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  • May 21: Monday Morning Leadership Cancelled
  • May 22: Faculty Meeting @ 8:30 in the media center
  • May 23-25: Early Release Days (last student day: May 25)
  • May 28: No School: Memorial Day
  • May 29-30: Teacher Work Days
  • 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 week and stay safe!!!!!

 
 

SSMS Teachers STORM!

Hello Hurricanes!!!! This Week’s “STORM TALK” features our teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week!

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Thanks to all of our SSMS teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week for all that you do to impact our students’ lives every day!

CONTINUE TO STORM, Hurricanes!

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Meeting 1 Aug 16

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TEACHER SHOUT OUTS: #BringittoLIFE

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  • Thanks, Chief Jackson, for LEADing our JROTC Hurricanes! This is the 3rd Year SSMS JROTC competed in the Seminole County Middle School Drill Competition held at Oviedo High School. The Hurricane Battalion competed in Unit Inspection, Armed Regulation Marching, UnArmed Regulation Marching, Army Exhibition Marching, Color Guard, Push-Up and Sit-Up’s Competition, and the 1 Mile Relay. This year, the focus for the Hurricane Battalion was to retain the Seminole County Middle School Championship and make history as the ONLY Program to win 2 County Drill Championships Back-To-Back. Our STORMing JROTC Hurricane Battalion received 6 out of 8 First Place finishes to retain the “2018 Seminole County Middle School JROTC Drill Champion!” #STORM #hooah
  • Thanks, Ms. Puentes Wolfgang, for showing our students the value of giving back! Students in Ms. Puentes Wolfgang’s classes visit the Pet Alliance as part of their Pay It Forward project! Afterward, they Sharpened the Saw and had a BBQ! #greatleadersserve
  • Thanks, Ms. Cabanillas Del Real, for providing our Hurricanes with real-life experiences! Ms. Cabanillas Del Real STORMed with her students that are in her Spanish class as they got to practice real-world experiences and put what they have learned in class into action. Students greeted others, ordered food and drinks, let their waiter know the food temperature they wanted, ordered dessert, requested the check, and paid for their food all in their targeted language. #STORM #bringSpanishtolife
  • Congratulations, Ms. Reid and Ms. Gonzalez, on graduating from the UF Instructional Coaching Institute! #STORMon
  • Thanks to our 8th grade Science team for making Chemistry “Tie-dye fun”!
  • Thanks, Ms. Riessen, for reaching out to the community for your class and students!
  • Thanks, Ms. Sirmeyer, for a great band season, and thanks for always surprising those that have just had a birthday with a special birthday song (pictured is Dr. Coleman-Baker’s surprise)! Such a fun night at the SSMS Spring Band Concert! Also, THANKS to everyone that came out to support our SSMS band!!!
  • Thanks to the Civics team and all of our guests that came to judge the We the People Competition! It was wonderful!!!  #civicsrocks
  • Great job, Hurricanes, at our Battle of the Books Competition! Thanks to everyone that helped prepare them to STORM!
  • Happy Mother’s Day to our Hurricanes!

 

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  • May 14, 15, 17, 18, 21, and 22: Curriculum Planning Week (dates vary by department)
  • May 14: Chorus Concert in Leadership Hall from 6-8
  • May 16: Field Day with a Twist
  • May 17: PNC Parent Night 6-8 PM
  • May 18: Yearbook Distribution Party, 6th period (3-4 PM)
  • May 18: Dance Showcase @ Lyman, 5-8 PM
  • May 23-25: Early Release Days (last student day: May 25)
  • May 28: No School: Memorial Day
  • May 29-30: Teacher Work Days
  • 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 week and stay safe!!!!!

 
 

SSMS STORMed at the 2018 MSA Conference!

Hello Hurricanes!!!! This Week’s “STORM TALK” features SSMS’s accomplishments during the MSA Conference!

SSMS represented well during the Magnet Schools of America (MSA) 2018 Conference in Chicago this past week. Not only was SSMS recognized as being a Merit School of Distinction but SSMS was also recognized as one of the first Nationally Certified Magnet Schools! Dr. Coleman-Baker, Ms. Ciocca, and Mr. Gregory engaged their audience as they presented, “Campaign Design for School Promotion”, which focused on branding and marketing. Ms. Elkharchafi and Ms. Reid also presented at the conference. Their presentation was entitled, “Incorporating Business Partnerships to Enhance Your Magnet”.

CONTINUE TO STORM, Hurricanes!

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Meeting 1 Aug 16

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TEACHER SHOUT OUTS: #BringittoLIFE

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  • Art students Aryana M., Kayla E., Alexis V., Morgan S. and Sky R. received recognition for their finalist entries in the City of Casselberry’s Drop Savers water conservation art contest. Sky’s design won first place in her division and will be competing at the State Level. Our LEADers received their awards from Mayor Glancy at a ceremony during Earth Fest. Mrs. Riessen and Ms. Hernandez also took 8th Grade art students to the Orlando Museum of Art to see the Enduring Beauty: Seminole Art and Culture exhibit, celebrating Seminole culture with works of art, adornment and domestic crafts dating from the early 19th century to the mid-20th century. #STORM
  • Our Hurricanes had the pleasure of celebrating World Book Day at the City of Casselberry Lake Concord Park. They read excerpts from their favorite novels to the audience during the ceremony. Thanks, Ms. Reid, for accompanying our Hurricanes! #STORM
  • Congratulations to our Lady Hurricanes on making it to the final four and for a great basketball season! Thanks, Coach Downey and Coach Ellerbe, for LEADing our students! Thanks to everyone that came out to support our Hurricanes! #STORMon

 

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  • May 7: Spring Band Concert @ LHHS, 7 PM
  • May 9: Parent Guide to ESE Night, 6-7 PM
  • May 10: PNC Employee Education (Optional) @ 4:00, Media Center
  • May 11: Awards Ceremonies and 8th Grade Dance
  • Week of May 14: Curriculum Planning Week
  • May 14: Chorus Concert in Leadership Hall from 6-8
  • May 16: Field Day with a Twist
  • May 17: PNC Parent Night 6-8 PM
  • May 18: Yearbook Distribution Party, 6th period (3-4 PM)
  • May 18: Dance Showcase @ Lyman, 5-8 PM
  • May 23-25: Early Release Days (last student day: May 25)
  • May 28: No School: Memorial Day
  • May 29-30: Teacher Work Days
  • 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 week and stay safe!!!!!

 
 

Continue to STORM, Mr. Bess!

Hello Hurricanes!!!! This Week’s “STORM TALK” features Mr. Bess!

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We would like to take a moment to wish Mr. Bess the best of luck as he takes on a new endeavor as an administrator with Florida Virtual. The impact you have made at SSMS and Seminole County for over 25 years, both for students and faculty, cannot be measured! You will be sorely missed; however, we know that you will STORM in your new position. #continuetoSTORM #alwaysahurricane

CONTINUE TO STORM, Hurricanes!

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Meeting 1 Aug 16

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TEACHER SHOUT OUTS: #BringittoLIFE

  • Thanks, Ms. Riessen, for recognizing your students’ hard work and for allowing them to Sharpen the Saw for demonstrating STORM behaviors!

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ANNOUNCEMENTS Picture1333
  • May 7: Spring Band Concert @ LHHS, 7 PM
  • May 9: Parent Guide to ESE Night, 6-7 PM
  • May 10: PNC Employee Education (Optional) @ 4:00, Media Center
  • May 11: Awards Ceremonies and 8th Grade Dance
  • Week of May 14: Curriculum Planning Week
  • May 14: Chorus Concert in Leadership Hall from 6-8
  • May 16: Field Day with a Twist
  • May 17: PNC Parent Night 6-8 PM
  • May 18: Yearbook Distribution Party, 6th period (3-4 PM)
  • May 18: Dance Showcase @ Lyman, 5-8 PM
  • May 23-25: Early Release Days (last student day: May 25)
  • May 28: No School: Memorial Day
  • May 29-30: Teacher Work Days
  • 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 week and stay safe!!!!!

 
 

Congratulations, Mr. Miles, on Being Named SSMS’s Rookie Teacher of the Year!

Hello Hurricanes!!!! This Week’s “STORM TALK” features Mr. Miles!

Our very own Mr. Miles was recognized as SSMS’s Rookie Teacher of the Year during our surprise live afternoon broadcast! Mr. MIles has worked to support so many school initiatives, whether on campus or off campus. Thanks for all that you have done this school year to support our students and SSMS! Please enjoy the broadcast as he gets the news that he’s Rookie Teacher of the Year! Way to STORM, Mr. Miles!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3TNlSjBhGE&feature=youtu.be

CONTINUE TO STORM, Hurricanes!

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Meeting 1 Aug 16

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  • Congratulations to our Hurricanes who participated in the Middle School Math Festival! Thanks to all of our math teachers for preparing them to STORM and do such a stellar job! Continue to STORM, Hurricanes!
  • Thanks, Ms. Puentes Wolfgang, for engaging our Hurricanes in a cultural experience at the Orlando Museum of Art this weekend! While there, students learned about sculptures, portraits, impressionism, The Hudson School of Art, Precolumbian, contemporary, abstract art, and our very own Seminole Indigenous art! Afterwards, Hurricanes Sharpened the Saw with a picnic and games! #STORM
  • Who better to teach kids genetics than Gregor Mendel himself? Mr. Anderson, continue to inspire and engage students’ thinking and learning! #STORM Click on the following link to see Mr. Anderson in action! https://www.facebook.com/southseminole21/videos/1899532886732513/?t=4
  • Thanks, Coach Downey and Coach Ellerbe, for LEADing our Lady Hurricanes through another great basketball season! #continuetoSTORM

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  • April 26: PNC Parent Night 6-8 PM
  • May 2: Learner Centered Learning Environments: 3-5 PM
  • May 7: Spring Band Concert @ LHHS, 7 PM
  • May 9: Parent Guide to ESE Night, 6-7 PM
  • May 10: PNC Employee Education (Optional) @ 4:00, Media Center
  • May 11: Awards Ceremonies and 8th Grade Dance
  • Week of May 14: Curriculum Planning Week
  • May 14: Chorus Concert in Leadership Hall from 6-8
  • May 16: Field Day with a Twist
  • May 17: PNC Parent Night 6-8 PM
  • May 18: Yearbook Distribution Party, 6th period (3-4 PM)
  • May 18: Dance Showcase @ Lyman, 5-8 PM
  • May 23-25: Early Release Days (last student day: May 25)
  • May 28: No School: Memorial Day
  • May 29-30: Teacher Work Days
  • 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 week and stay safe!!!!!

 
 

7th Grade Students bring Civics to Real Life!

Hello Hurricanes!!!! This Week’s “STORM TALK” features Mary Beth Tinker and Civics!

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In 1965, 13-year-old Mary Beth Tinker was part of a small group of students in Des Moines, Iowa, who made history by wearing black armbands to school to mourn the dead in the Vietnam War and call for a Christmas truce.  After being suspended for their actions, the students eventually won a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling, with the Court declaring in 1969 that neither teachers or students “shed their Constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate.” Today,  the Tinker ruling continues to protect students’ rights, and has been cited by judges in almost 6,000 student cases. Our 7th grade Hurricanes had the opportunity to bring Civics to Life as they have learned about their 1st Amendment Rights in Civics class and have learned about this case. After the presentation, a group of students ate lunch with Ms. Tinker and had the opportunity to speak further with her about her journey.

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Meeting 1 Aug 16

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TEACHER SHOUT OUTS: #BringittoLIFE

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  •  Our Hurricanes showcased their math skills while helping out at the English Estates Elementary’s Math Night! Thanks to our math instructional coach, Mr. Kiefer, for taking students there to build their math skills and LEAD! #givingback #communityinvolvement #mathrocks
  • SSMS band received straight excellents on stage and a superior in sight reading at MPA! #STORM Thanks, Ms. Sirmeyer, for preparing our Hurricanes to STORM!

  • Thanks to our 6th grade math teachers for providing our Hurricanes with additional opportunities to build their math skills for the Math Festival and FSA! #STORM

  • Congratulations to the following students who participated in the Rotary Club of Casselberry Essay Contest!
    1st Place: Gabriella Gongora-Roseales
    2nd Place: Emily Rodriguez
    3rd Place: Amanda Rotolo
    Thanks to Ms. McEvoy for preparing them to STORM!

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  • April 26: PNC Parent Night 6-8 PM
  • May 2: Learner Centered Learning Environments: 3-5 PM
  • May 9: ESE Night
  • May 11: Awards Ceremonies and 8th Grade Dance
  • Week of May 14: Curriculum Planning Week
  • May 14: Chorus Concert in Leadership Hall from 6-8
  • May 16: Field Day with a Twist
  • 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 week and stay safe!!!!!