Hello Hurricanes this is our new official logo for SSMS. The logo encompasses the two core components of our magnet: Leadership and Global Connections. Ashley Marrotte, SCPS Graphic Designer, has been collaborating with all schools to help Brand and Re-emphasize the Vision of each school. How is leadership like a lighthouse? “The lighthouse symbolizes permanence and constancy, with its steady light that never ceases. The light produced by the lighthouse is a derivative symbol, representing the ability to emit energy and influence those around you.” These are leadership qualities that we empower our students to develop at South Seminole. The lighthouse also symbolizes what we see in your classrooms everyday, teachers guiding our students’ way, making sure they all stay clear of obstacles up ahead. This symbol represents our school as a whole and our commitment to student achievement. Student Government students will be participating in an activity entitled, “Build a model that shows how a leader is like a lighthouse.” Students will be making these models out of legos and providing their vision of leadership. We will share the models once they are completed.
Below is our Official SSMS Athletic Logo
SSMS WILDLY IMPORTANT GOALS 2014-2015
#1 : Create a culture that empowers student leadership by infusing the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens and Leadership opportunities in all classes.
#2: Students will become Leaders of their Learning by setting goals, tracking progress and celebrating leadership roles.
#3: Through implementing high yield instructional strategies that promote academic Rigor, students will make learning gains in all academic areas.
FSA WEEK 1
Students will need markers or color pencils, glue sticks. Also, poster paper will be placed in each of the mail rooms. Teachers should pick up 10 sheets each.
Please find the rocks for the 2nd part of Monday’s rock lesson in your mailboxes. If you have need more for your class please check with your floor mates or in Synergy. When rocks are completed, send to Dr. Fisher in Synergy.
LEADER IN ME UPDATES
Please watch the link below …..
And Guess What???? The 2016 Leader in Me Symposium is going to be held in Orlando, Florida featuring SCPS! South Seminole Middle will be one of the designated tour stops!!! This means we will have the opportunity for our student leaders to shine!
We are so proud of the progress we have made in improving our leadership model! This year we will hold our Leadership Day on March 31, 2015 from 9:00-1:00. Our lighthouse team started initial planning on Thursday…more information will be coming soon. We meet every Thursday at 8:00. All our welcome to join..or if you have any questions/ideas you can talk to any of our team members: Bobby Adamowicz, Lexa Hernandez, Crystal McEvoy, Ricardo Miro, Michelle Orozco, Cicely Fisher, Dawn Trenholm, Debbie Shaleaw or any members of our Leadership Team!INSTRUCTIONAL UPDATES & PD OPPORTUNITIES
Instructional Coaches: Fisher, Mandell, & Hunziker
CLICK HERE for SCPS CMAP Training District PD Opportunity at South Seminole Middle School FSA TRAINING MODULES AND PRACTICE TESTS Take a moment to review trainer modules and take sample tests individually or as a PLC FOR THE LOVE OF DATA The A-Team
TEACH DOWN THE GAPPLC Teach Down the Gap Plans were due to your Curriculum Administrator on December 19th . If you’re having trouble…samples will be forwarded via email ANNOUNCEMENTS
CLICK HERE for information on the 2015 National WWII Museum Essay Contest
- CLICK HERE for Information on eCampus
- CLICK HERE for eCampus (Canvas) “Getting Started” info.
- 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.
- “The Hurricane Watch”. There are so many good things going on in classrooms at SSMS and we want to give teachers the opportunity to see their peers in action (and earn pd points). Teachers will have the opportunity to open their classrooms and share their successes and instructional strategies with other teachers.
Have a Great Week!!!!