SSMS teachers on 2nd floor take some time to Sharpen the Saw and spend quality time with one another for a nice Thanksgiving potluck.
Thanksgiving is a perfect time to take a break from the things that make us busy throughout the year and to reflect, not on what we do not have but what we have. It is a good time to consider why we are here and why we do what we do. In my four years at South Seminole Middle School, I have come to appreciate our uniqueness— the things that set us apart from other schools. As Lonnie Moore stated at our lighthouse informal review, “our culture has transformed”. We have an amazing student body, not perfect, but full of energy, eager to learn, willing to change, taking responsibility for their actions and are excited to be a part of our Hurricane Nation. We have innovating teachers who care for our students and go the extra mile to help them learn. We also have a committed staff that works hard daily to make SSMS an environment conducive to learning. And finally, a beautiful “leaderized” campus destined to get even better in the years to come. I am grateful that we are continuing to make progress on our Lighthouse status and embracing our “Growth Mindset” mantra. We have much to be thankful for at SSMS and it starts with you. Thank you for your support throughout the year. It is because of you that our best days are ahead of us, not behind us.
Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!
“If you are grateful for everything, then whatever you have is enough” ~ J. Baadagaard
Continue to STORM, Hurricanes!
WILDLY IMPORTANT GOALS FOR 15-16
Goal 1: Each Quarter, 70% of SSMS students will pass the ELA exam with a “C” or above
Goal 2: SSMS will reduce the number of students who miss five or more days of school during the year by 50%
Goal 3: SSMS will reduce the number of referrals which result in ISS and OSS by 10%
BEGINNING WITH THE END IN MIND!
LEADER IN ME UPDATES
Leading Through Service!
Thanks to Global Leadership, Lighthouse, Harry Potter Club, Spanish Club and SGA for supporting the Sheriff’s Christmas Village to help provide a brighter holiday for children in foster care, as well as those who have faced abuse or neglect.
Formal Review: December 2, 2015
PBS STORMS! Please view the PBS and AIP weekly update links below. There are changes noted in the PBS Update due to Mr. Motley being out.Click here for the 11-20-15 PBS Updates No AIP update this week. Continue to STORM, Hurricanes! TEACHER SHOUT OUTS!!! A shout out to Dr. Scheiner and the OWLS for their hard work and dedication in organizing a food drive for the Casselberry Care Cabin! Way to go OWLS!!!! A shout out to “The Village” students who came in on Saturday to hang Vision Boards and Class Mission Statements on campus. They additionally painted our book drop for a new display. 2015 – 2016 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CORNER PD Carousel – 1st Cycle Flyer CLICK HERE sign up for your PD Carousel…tailored to meet your needs GROWTH MINDSET! eCampus Leadership Lessons ANNOUNCEMENTS
- Progress Reports grades should be entered by Monday, November 23rd by 11:59 pm
- The Secondary Grading Window for Semester 1 will open for grade input by 11:00 PM on December 15, 2015. The grading window will remain open throughout the winter break. All grades must be entered by Noon on Tuesday, January 5, 2016.
- 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.
Sharpen the Saw Hurricanes and Have a Happy Thanksgiving!