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SSMS LEADers Make Global Connections!

Hello Hurricanes!!!! This Week’s  STORM TALK” features SSMS LEADers Making Global Connections!

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Our Hurricane leaders, Olivia Booth, Lauren Sickles, and Elijah Brown, participated in IlluminArt  and read a selection from one of their favorite books at the unveiling of the Belgrade Reader by Serbian sculptor, Milos Saric, at Lake Concord Park in Casselberry. The inscription on the Belgrade Reader states, “Books are precious since one who reads can illuminate the mind, enrich the heart, and beautify the nature.” Thanks, Ms. McEvoy and Ms. Reid, for being there to support our Hurricanes and prepare them for this community event!

CONTINUE TO STORM, Hurricanes!

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No AIP Updates this week

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TEACHER SHOUT OUTS: #BringittoLIFE

Students in Ms. Ellerbe’s keyboarding class celebrated with pizza and cake for being on-pace or passing their iSpark Certification. Thanks, Ms. Decker, for faciliating this celebration!

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ANNOUNCEMENTS 

  • 4/22: Middle School Math Festival
  • 4/23: Secretary’s Week Begins!
  • 4/27: Geometry EOC Boost Camp
  • 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’s Community Outreach and Field Day planning is STORMing along!

Hello Hurricanes!!!! This Week’s  STORM TALK” features Community Outreach and Field Day!

We are well on our way to making the SSMS Community Outreach and Field Day for May 5th a success! This fun-filled day will consist of multiple service projects, a variety of fun, physical, activities for our students, and a color run! To make this experience memorable, we need your support! Please consider donating to the can drive, which is one of our community outreach activities. Our goal is 3000 cans and donations will go to the Casselberry Care Cabin. We could also use your support by attending Spirit Night at the Casselberry Chipotle on Wednesday, April 19th, from 5:00-9:00. Bring the flyer, show it on your phone, or simply mention that you are supporting South Seminole Middle. Last, we are fundraising so that every student at SSMS can receive an event t-shirt to wear as a memento of this great day….Any amount is appreciated! Remember to register for your class service project if you haven’t already done so. #togethertheSTORMisstonger

CONTINUE TO STORM, Hurricanes!

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CLICK HERE FOR OUR WILDLY IMPORTANT GOAL

CLICK HERE for the 4-14-17 AIP Updates

No PBS Updates this week

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TEACHER SHOUT OUTS: #BringittoLIFE

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  • Twenty-seven of our 8th grade Hurricane leaders attended the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center this past Sunday. Thanks to Mr. Cudney for facilitating this field trip and to the faculty and chaperones who also volunteered to attend! #STORM
  • Ms. Puentes’ students had an amazing time at the Pet Alliance for their pay it forward initiative! They learned about animal behavior, homeless animals, and ways to give back to the community and our furry friends! Our AMAZING Hurricanes colored cards for the Pet Alliance’s volunteers and wrote messages thanking them for their service. They toured the installations, the clinic, the adoption center, and made toys for the cats with pipe cleaners. Last, but not least, they got to pet both homeless dogs and cats and play with a cute puppy named Hammi! #STORM
  • Congratulations, Ms. Medlin, our 2017 School Related Employee of the Year! Well Deserved!!! #continuetoSTORM
  • JROTC STORMing to support our basketball teams at their mini pep rally during lunches today! Thanks, Chief Jackson! #funtimeslunchtimes
  • Congratulations, Ms. Stalker, on being selected to present at the 2017 NSTA STEM Conference this summer! Guests will discover how creativity can get learners excited by infusing Energy NGSS with carnival attraction stations, where the final goal is creating an “Energetic” attraction! #STORM

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ANNOUNCEMENTS 

  • 4/15: Algebra EOC Boost Camp
  • 4/19 from 3-4: Required Medication Video PD for Field Day in Media Center
  • 4/19 from 5-9: Casselberry Chipotle Spirit Night
  • 4/22: Middle School Math Festival
  • 4/23: Secretary’s Week Begins!
  • 4/27: Geometry EOC Boost Camp
  • 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!!!!!

 
 

#noonefightsalone

Hello Hurricanes!!!! This Week’s  STORM TALK” features #noonefightsalone!

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Last night, SSMS showcased how Hurricanes come together to support one another! It was such a great night for SSMS staff, students, and the community to bond together for a common purpose at the Orlando Magic game. Thanks to everyone who was able to come out to support the Fernandez family! SSMS really is a special place! #STORM #noonefightsalone

CONTINUE TO STORM, Hurricanes!

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No PBS updates this week

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TEACHER SHOUT OUTS: #BringittoLIFE

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  • CONGRATULATIONS, Ms. Puentes, on being recognized as SSMS’s Rookie Teacher of the Year! #STORM
  • 8th grade Hurricanes had a blast at the UCF STEM field trip! Students learned about 3-D printing, robotics, and all sorts of other interesting things while sharpening the saw! Thanks, Ms. Szentmiklosi, Ms. Stalker, and Ms. Hunziker for taking these students on such a memorable experience!
  • Our student leaders presented to an international audience at Herzing University’s Business Symposium about leadership principles. Congratulations to our incredible leaders, Chloe, Ethan, Julia, and Naomi. THANKS to ALL of their teachers who have helped foster these skills!
  • Congratulations to all of SSMS’s National Junior Honor Society inductees! Our Hurricanes have demonstrated the four pillars to be recognized for this honor: Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. Thanks to all the teachers who helped facilitate their first induction ceremony. It was truly wonderful! Continue to STORM, Hurricanes!
  • Our AMAZING Hurricanes STORMed at MPA’s this year! Thanks, Ms. Sirmeyer, for all of your hard work and taking our leaders to the next level!

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ANNOUNCEMENTS 

  • 4/10: FSA Begins
  • 4/13: Biometric Health Screening
  • 4/19 from 5-9: Casselberry Chipotle Spirit Night
  • 4/22: Middle School Math Festival
  • 4/23: Secretary’s Week Begins!
  • 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 Leadership Garden Continues to Become LEADerized and even MORE Beautiful!

Hello Hurricanes!!!! This Week’s  STORM TALK” features SSMS Hurricane Leaders of Art!

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Thanks to our local artist, Jeff Sonksen, for working with our students on creating various murals of leaders who have had a disability. These murals have been placed in our leadership garden area! Thanks to all the students who worked so hard on them, too! They are beautiful! Thank you to Student Government for sponsoring this project! #STORM

CONTINUE TO STORM, Hurricanes!

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CLICK HERE for the 3-31-17 PBS Updates

No AIP Updates this week

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TEACHER SHOUT OUTS: #BringittoLIFE

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  •  Hurricanes participated in FSA Reading Boost Camp on Tuesday and Wednesday. During this time, students rotated through various stations where they practiced standards-based FSA editing, listening, and test taking strategies. They also played educational games related to the sports theme, “Preparing for Game Day (FSA ).” Thanks to all the teachers that facilitated these boost camps this week!
  • Congratulations to our SSMS students that participated in the Read to Lead competition! We’re proud of you! Thanks, Ms. Reid, for working so tirelessly with these students to help prepare them. #STORM
  • SSMS STORMed at their Chorus Concert tonight! Such beautiful voices of such amazing leaders! #STORM #chorus #LEAD
  • Ms. Gahan’s class created such a wonderful video where they learned about a closed ecosystem to demonstrate the carbon cycle. Check out the video on our Facebook page!

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ANNOUNCEMENTS 

  •  Please consider supporting the Susan Fernandez Cancer Fund by attending the Orlando Magic game on April 6th. Tickets will be distributed at SSMS on Tuesday, April 4th, and Wednesday, April 5th. The attached flyer has ticket purchase information. #noonefightsalone

  • 4/3: TLIM Visit
  • 4/4: NJHS Induction Ceremony at 6:00 PM
  • 4/4-4/5: ELA Boost Camp
  • 4/6: Magic Game
  • 4/6-4/7: Math Boost Camp
  • 4/10: FSA Begins
  • 4/13: Biometric Health Screening
  • 4/19 from 5-9: Chipotle in Casselberry Night
  • 4/20-4/21: Civics Boost Camp
  • 4/22: Middle School Math Festival
  • 4/23: Secretary’s Week Begins!
  • 4/27-4/28: Civics Boost Camp
  • 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!!!!!

 
 

It Takes a Village!

Hello Hurricanes!!!! This Week’s  STORM TALK” features Family Night!

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A great night was had by all at our 7 Habits Family Engagement, ELA/Reading/Math FSA Information, and Student-Led Conference Night! Families rotated between stations to receive information on various topics from teachers and instructional coaches. Thanks to all the families, teachers, and Mayor Glancy, for joining us! It truly does take a village. #STORM

CONTINUE TO STORM, Hurricanes!

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TEACHER SHOUT OUTS: #BringittoLIFE

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  •  Students in Ms. Gahan’s class created a collaborative poster featuring “Rosie the Riveter” for Women’s History Month. There are 30 different portions of the poster that were completed individually by the students and then they pieced them all together to create the finished product. Even though each portion is shaded slightly differently, together they created this beautiful poster and will be adding individual goals next week! #STORM
  • Our amazing Hurricanes in Mr. Surdovel and Mr. Perri’s class work to create packages and gifts for Wonderland. Wonderland’s goal is to offer a risk-free, in-school holiday shop that will give children a fun and safe environment where they can experience the thrill of “secretly” buying gifts for family and friends. #STORM #LEAD
  • SSMS Band Sharpening the Saw at Medieval Times! #STORM #bandrocks
  • Our leadership action team including students and staff brainstorm ways to improve the leadership notebook.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS 

  • March 13-16: 3rd quarter exams
  • March 15: Positive Referral Celebration (during all lunches)
  • March 17: Teacher Work Day
  • March 20-24: Spring Break
  • March 28-March 29: Garden Mural Painting (Select Students)
  • March 30: Chorus Concert at WSHS
  • 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!!!!!

 
 

A Day in the Shoes of a Middle School Student

Hello Hurricanes!!!! This Week’s  STORM TALK” features  Bring Your Parents to School Day!

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Thanks to all the parents that came to visit SSMS on Bring Your Parents to School Day and the teachers who welcomed them in their classes! It was so wonderful to see parents share their day with their child, walk (or rush) to get to classes on-time, and express how tired they were at the end of the day mostly because had forgotten what it was like to be in middle school. So many parents took time to share how much they respected what each of you do after spending the day in their child’s class! THANK YOU!

CONTINUE TO STORM, Hurricanes!

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TEACHER SHOUT OUTS: #BringittoLIFE

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  • Congratulations to our AMAZING Hurricanes who performed their solo and ensemble band performances at Hagerty High! They received 22 Superior and 2 Excellent ratings! Thanks, Ms. Sirmeyer, for helping these students find their gift of music! Continue to STORM, Hurricanes!
  • Congratulations to Ms. Rutherford, Ms. Hernandez, and Mr. Ougel who were recognized by their peers this month! In addition, congratulations to Ms. Gonzalez, Mr. Kiefer, and Ms. Colter for being considered a high impact teacher from the state of Florida.
  • Thanks, Ms. Cabanillas Del Real, for being such an amazing facilitator for the 21st CCLC adult education class for SSMS families, which focused on Habits 3 and 4 (Put First Things First, and Think Win-Win)!
  • Students in Mr. Ault’s Law Studies class collaborate to defend their various case studies while the “judge” prepares the guidelines and “laws” for the scenarios. Way to go, Hurricanes!
  • Congratulations to our AMAZING JROTC Hurricanes on the cover of Altamonte Wekiva Springs Life Magazine , their story on p. 18, and our teacher of the year finalist, Ms. Stalker, on p. 27-28! STORM ON, HURRICANES! Enjoy the link: https://www.awslife.com/filerepository/archives/…/index.html to view their stories!

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ANNOUNCEMENTS 

  •  March 9th: Student-Led Conferences and ELA/Reading/Math FSA Night
  • March 13-16: 3rd quarter exams
  • March 15: Positive Referral Celebration (during all lunches)
  • March 17: Teacher Work Day
  • March 20-24: Spring Break
  • 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!!!!!

 
 

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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No AIP Updates this week

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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!!!!!