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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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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!!!!!

 
 

LEADseries: Hurricanes continue to STORM!~Week 16

Hello Hurricanes!!!! This Week’s  STORM TALK”  spotlights SSMS Community Involvement and Family Engagement !

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SSMS students STORMed at the Sanford Christmas Parade this past Saturday, December 10th.

SSMS hosted the Class Athlete Holiday Festival on Sunday, December 11th! So many wonderful events were provided for the community, to include raising over $800 and donating over 40 toys to 54 students being sponsored. #STORM

SSMS Lighthouse students, teachers, and community members take some time to Sharpen the Saw to celebrate their milestones thus far this school year, in addition to selecting the theme for Leadership Day! #synergy #STORM #sharpenthesaw

The 6th grade Student Lighthouse Team conducted a toy drive for the holiday season.  The toys will be donated to Seminole Uniserv who will distribute the toys to children in Seminole County.

Thanks, Ms. Cabanillas Del-Real’s Leadership Academy, for doing an extraordinary collaborative project to help the homeless where they synergized to create Holiday Stockings and bags filled with candy, instant soup, tooth brushes, socks, gummies, tissues, and cereal bars. #leaders

CONTINUE TO STORM, Hurricanes!

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TEACHER SHOUT OUTS: #BringittoLIFE

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Thanks, Mr. Cudney, for accompanying several students from the SSMS Strategy Club Leadership Academy to a free Pokémon and Magic the Gathering tournament hosted by Mana Tide Games. This event was held to foster critical thinking skills, collaboration, and good sportsmanship. Students utilized skills obtained during their time in the leadership academy to conduct a positive social competition. The students competed in multiple rounds and were awarded prizes based on their ranking. One student received a limited edition Pokémon lunchbox while one of the Magic the Gathering players won a booster pack that contained a $70 ultra-rare foil card.The Strategy Club Leadership Academy would like to thank Mana Tide Games in Winter Park for hosting this event and providing prizes free of charge to our SSMS students.

SSMS band gave an amazing performance tonight for the Winter Concert. Thanks to all our Hurricane faculty who also helped with the performances or narrations and the many Hurricanes and family members who came out to support our amazing Hurricanes! #STORM #synergize #LEADbyexample

Mr. Ault’s Teen Leadership class had a real-world experience today when they participated in mock interviews. Students were asked multiple questions as if they were interviewing for a JCPenny position. Thanks to our JCPenny guest interviewer, Ms. Ault!

Congratulations to our very own Ms. Stalker on being recognized as one of the 2018 SCPS Teacher of the Year Semi-Finalists!!! #welldeserved #STORM

Congratulations to Mr. Adamowicz and Ms. Mitchell on your graduation this week!

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ANNOUNCEMENTS 

  • Annual Pancake Breakfast will be Wednesday, December 21st, from 8:15-9:05 AM!
  • Exam periods next week: Periods 2 & 4 on Monday; Periods 5 and 6 on Tuesday, and Periods 3 & 7 on Wednesday.
  • 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.
  • Congratulations to Ms. Buenrostro (previously Ms. Converso) on the birth of her beautiful baby girl, Luciana! 20161216_100313

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

 
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Posted by on 12/16/2016 in LEAD21- SERIES1

 

LEADseries: Hurricanes continue to STORM!~Week 15

Hello Hurricanes!!!! This Week’s  STORM TALK”  spotlights equity vs. equality!

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SSMS teachers participate in a privilege walk activity and continue to address the disparity between equality and equity and building relationships with our students! Understanding the disparity between equality and equity continues to be an area of growth nationwide and our SSMS Hurricanes continue to strive to professionally develop an understanding of this. A nice example to describe the difference is equality is ensuring everyone has shoes; equity is ensuring the shoes all fit.

Thanks to school board member, Karen Almond, for visiting SSMS today to celebrate students in Ms. Orozco’s leadership academy for reaching their 1st equity project goal!

CONTINUE TO STORM, Hurricanes!

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TEACHER SHOUT OUTS: #BringittoLIFE

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SSMS teachers were recognized and nominated as teacher of the month by their peers! The criteria for this recognition is as follows:
Nominee enhances cooperation, morale, and teamwork; displays courtesy, diplomacy, and flexibility; and is responsive to staff and students regarding the school culture and academics. Nominee consistently provides effective and sensitive leadership through knowledge, example, and attitude and works well under pressure. Congratulations to all of the monthly recipients! #STORM

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Ms. Powell’s Chorus students STORMed and synergized this week at their Winter Concert on Tuesday and the LHHS Winter Concert on Thursday! 8th grade students from South Seminole Middle and Tuskawilla Middle sang collaboratively with LHHS! It was such a beautiful evening filled talent, grace, and leadership! #STORM

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ANNOUNCEMENTS 

  • Casselberry/SSMS Holiday Bicycle Ride, Saturday, December 10th. Festivities start at 4pm and the ride starts promptly at 6pm.
  • Class Athlete Holiday Festival and Family Engagement Event will be Sunday, December 11th, from 1:00-4:00, at SSMS
  • Movie Family Engagement Night will be December 15th, from 4:30-7:15.
  • 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!!!!!

 
 

LEADSeries: Hurricanes continue to STORM!~Week 14

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

THANK YOU to all the students on the BETA team and faculty who participated and supported them in the BETA competition! The students really showcased their multiple talents and STORMed throughout the competition! Way to go, Hurricanes!

CONTINUE TO STORM, Hurricanes!

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No PBS Update this week

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Mr. Miro, Mr. Anderson, and Ms. Sirmeyer synergize with their many talents and the students in Ms. Sirmeyer’s Leadership Academy! #STORM

Thanks to all the teachers who facilitated the station rotation PD this week!

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ANNOUNCEMENTS 

  • Monday Morning Leadership will be December 5th, at 8:30, in the media center.
  • Casselberry/SSMS Holiday Bicycle Ride, Saturday, December 10th. Festivities start at 4pm and the ride starts promptly at 6pm.
  • Class Athlete Holiday Festival and Family Engagement Event will be Sunday, December 11th, from 1:00-4:00, at SSMS
  • Movie Family Engagement Night will be December 15th, from 4:30-7:00.
  • 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 STORMing Thanksgiving Break and STAY SAFE!!!!!

 
 

LEADseries: Meet Our New Hurricanes~Week 13

Hello Hurricanes!!!! This Week’s  STORM TALK”  spotlights Sharon Rutherford, ESE teacher.

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Tell us about your family. I have twins, Nichole and James (Nichole is four minutes older than James) are 24 years old and my younger son Jesse is 22 years old. They attended Casselberry Elementary, South Seminole Middle, Lyman High School and presently Seminole State College. All three of my children received the Take Stock In Children’s Scholarship through Seminole County Public Schools!

What is something that most people don’t know about you? I attended Chef School at Culinary Institute in Long Island, New York, and was a Pastry Chef. In college I invested four years in learning Sign Language and I am fluent in sign language. I dress up in character costumes, host children’s parties, and face paint happy faces!

Describe what makes you happy. I enjoy cooking holiday, birthday, and family meals with specialty desserts! We enjoy our time together, reminisce about childhood memories, and share our future dreams together! I enjoy scrapbooking and making creative family photo albums.

What brought you to education? Becoming involved in my children’s education and volunteering at my children’s schools inspired me begin a career in education. I have worked as an Exceptional Education Paraprofessional at South Seminole Middle School for fourteen years and Casselberry Extended Day for ten years. This motivated me to continue further and graduate from the Education Preparation Institute program at Seminole State College. I continued the momentum at South Seminole Middle School, became an Exceptional Education Support Facilitation teacher and work at 21st Century after school program!

Tell us about your previous career. I owned and operated a Ladies Consignment Clothing Store in Casselberry for 20 years. It was a valuable experience to grow my own business and serve the Casselberry community and surrounding areas.

CONTINUE TO STORM, Ms. Rutherford!

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TEACHER SHOUT OUTS: #BringittoLIFE

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CONGRATULATIONS to our teacher of the year, Ms. Stalker, and our employee of the year, Ms. Medlin! You exemplify our leadership focus, continuously STORM, and we are thrilled you are representing SSMS! 

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HAVE A STORMing Thanksgiving Break and STAY SAFE!!!!!

 
 

LEADseries: Celebrating our Veterans~Week 12

Hello Hurricanes!!!! This Week’s  STORM TALK”  spotlights  our Veterans.

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On Veteran’s Day, we would like to honor our very own Hurricane Veterans, Chief Jackson, Ms. Casiano, Mr. Surdovel, Mr. Fogel, Mr. Cudney, and Ms. Ellerbe! THANK YOU for the service you and your families have sacrificed for our country! In honor of Veteran’s Day, our SSMS band and chorus students performed with Casselberry Elementary chorus at their Veteran’s Day celebration and our JROTC performed a ceremony in honor of our Veterans! #LEAD #STORM

CONTINUE TO STORM, Hurricanes!

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Thanks to everyone who made Magnet Night such a success! What a great night to showcase our Leadership and Global Connections programs!

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Students participate in a mock election through their Social Studies classes as they cast their votes for the 2016 Election candidates!

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SSMS Casselberry “Cops vs. Students” basketball game to support the Casselberry Food Pantry! #STORM #LEAD #buildingrelationships #communityinvolvement

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HAVE A STORMING WEEKEND EVERYONE and STAY SAFE!!!!!