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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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TEACHER SHOUT OUTS: #BringittoLIFE

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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!!!!!

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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.

CONTINUE TO STORM, Hurricanes!

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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!!!!!

 
 

SSMS Lighthouse Students Make Global Connections

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

SSMS Lighthouse students making a global connection with students from Eric Hamber Secondary School in Vancouver, Canada.  #globalconnections

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 Coach Hogan and Coach Payne for facilitating the Hoops for Heart fundraiser and for raising $660, which supports the American Heart Association! #STORM
  • SSMS JROTC STORMed and celebrated their 3rd 9 week promotions for demonstrating excellent academic performance in and out of the classroom and meeting the required 2.0 GPA to be promoted to the next rank. #STORM #celebratevictories

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  • April 10: Mary Beth Tinker Assembly: 7th Grade Students Only
  • April 11: PNC Employee Education 8:30 (Optional). A light breakfast and coffee will be provided.
  • 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!!!!!

 
 

Hurricanes LEADing their Learning!

Hello Hurricanes!!!! This Week’s “STORM TALK” features Hurricanes LEADing their Learning!

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Our amazing students engaged in student led conferences with their families on Family Night! They shared their progress thus far for the school year, in addition to sharing FSA data, to include projected proficiency data. Students also shared their goals and necessary steps to accomplish their goals. Parents had the opportunity to receive additional math and reading FSA information. #STORMon #familyengagement

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 to Ms. Colter, Ms. Gonzalez, and Ms. Tandlich on being recognized as high impact teachers based on the 2017 FSA data. Commissioner Stewart states that a recent analysis of student performance on statewide standardized assessments found that these teachers had an impact on student learning growth that is among the most positive in the entire state. #STORMon
  • Thanks to all the teachers that STORMed during the collaborative structures professional development, which was facilitated by Ilene Haney. #alwaysalearner
  • Thanks to all our SSMS ELA Support Facilitation Teams that collaborated and built their expertise through Universal Design for Learning (UDL) professional development! #STORMon
  • Students in Ms. Stalker’s classes work as collaborative teams to decode and unlock 7 “chapters” in order to save Will Byers from the upside down! Students targeted the standards that needed additional focus based on 9 weeks exam data. Instead of “Stranger Things”, they participated in “Science Things”! #ownyourlearning #thinkoutsidethebox

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  • April 4: Staff PD, Media Center, 8:30
  • April 10: Mary Beth Tinker Assembly: 7th Grade Students Only
  • April 11: PNC Employee Education 8:30 (Optional). A light breakfast and coffee will be provided.
  • 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
  • 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!!!!!

 
 

SSMS Celebrates our Disney Dreamer and Doer Finalists!

Hello Hurricanes!!!! This Week’s “STORM TALK” features our Disney and Doer Finalists!

Congratulations to SSMS’s Disney Dreamer and Doer finalists: Nicole V., Fayza J., and Angie S. Our winner for this year was Angie! This award recognizes students who inspire others in a variety of ways – improving your school, community involvement, inspiring others, and demonstrating kindness. #STORM

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 to SSMS’s PTSA for recognizing our school related employee of the year, Ms. Cordero, and teacher of the year, Mr. Dejesus! Congratulations, to SSMS’s teacher of the year, Mr. DeJesus, who was recognized at the Teacher of the Year Celebration on Thursday and to all the Hurricanes that came out to support him! #STORM 
  • Thanks, Ms. Fitzpatrick, for LEADing our Hurricanes during the Read to Lead Competition! They competed against the 11 other middle schools and earned 3rd Place! We are so proud of our Hurricanes…Way to represent SSMS! #STORM
  • Congratulations to all our Hurricanes that graduated from The Casselberry Student Police Academy! Our students learned about the various components and opportunities that are available in the police field. Thanks, Officer Fosselius, for LEADing our Hurricanes! #STORM

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  • March 29: Rescheduled Student Led Conference Night and PNC Parent Night
  • April 10: Mary Beth Tinker Assembly: 7th Grade Students Only
  • April 12: PNC Employee Education 4:00 PM (Optional)
  • 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
  • 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 Spring Break and stay safe!!!!!

 
 

Girls’ in Government STORM Tallahassee!

Hello Hurricanes!!!! This Week’s “STORM TALK” features Girls’ in Government!

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Our 7th graders in the Girls’ in Government program visited Tallahassee on Wednesday. We toured the Historic Capitol Building, conducted a Mock Vote in the “old House of Representatives” about the Equal Rights Amendment, listened to Governor Scott speak at the fallen fire fighters memorial, observed the current representatives debate legislation in the House of Representatives, met Chief Justice Labarga, and conduced a Mock Oral Argument in the FL Supreme Court Building. This was a GREAT learning experience! #CivicsinAction #GirlsinGovernment #3Branches #stategovernment

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 to Marcy Colter, Lynette Gonzalez, and Gabrielle Tandlich for being recognized as the highest impact teachers at SSMS from 2017 FSA data! Commissioner Stewart states that a recent analysis of student performance on statewide standardized assessments found that these teachers had an impact on student learning growth that is among the most positive in the entire state. #STORMON
  • Thanks to all our Hurricanes that wrote a positive referral for 3rd Quarter and recognized STORMing behavior! There were 235 positive referrals written and these students received Planet Smoothie and a cookie! Thanks to Planet Smoothie and our PTSA for supporting SSMS! Please also view the link below for the video! Thanks, Mr. Motley, for facilitating the positive referral celebration! #STORM
    https://youtu.be/Dkl3JeBVDhk

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  • March 12: Monday Morning Leadership in the Media Center
  • March 15: PNC Employee Education @ 4:15 (Optional)
  • March 15: Read to Lead Competition
  • March 16: Teacher Work Day
  • March 29: Rescheduled Student Led Conference Night and PNC Parent Night
  • May 2: Learner Centered Learning Environments: 3-5 PM
  • May 9: ESE Night
  • May 11: Awards Ceremonies and 8th Grade Dance
  • 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!!!!!

 
 

SSMS Named National Magnet School of Distinction!

Hello Hurricanes!!!! This Week’s “STORM TALK” features SSMS being Named a National Magnet School of Distinction by Magnet Schools of America!

South Seminole Middle School has been recognized as a Magnet School of Distinction in The Magnet Schools of America Merit Award program. SSMS was recognized as a top magnet school in the United States for showing a commitment to high academic standards, curriculum innovation, successful desegregation/diversity efforts, a highly qualified and specialized teaching staff, and parent and community involvement.

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Meeting 1 Aug 16

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TEACHER SHOUT OUTS: #BringittoLIFE

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  • Our 8th Grade Hurricanes STORMed at the University of Florida field trip. While there, our LEADERS had an opportunity to explore their interests and the multiple STEM offerings at UF! Thanks to everyone that shared in this experience! #gettingreadyforhighschoolandbeyond
  • Hurricanes STORM at the Innovator and Problem Solver Showcase for Science and Social Studies! Thanks to all the Science and Social Studies teachers for their hard work in preparing for this event and to Ms. Hernandez for facilitating it!
  • Our Hurricanes STORMed at Solo and Ensemble! They are bringing home 48 superior medals!!!!!!!!!!! Way to go and Thanks, Ms. Sirmeyer, for preparing them to STORM!!!
  • Thanks to all our Hurricanes that came out to judge the SCPS History Fair! #STORMon
  • Hurricanes STORM at the World Languages Festival! Thanks, Ms. Cabanillas Del Real for STORMing with your students! #globalconnections
  • Our Hurricanes STORMed at the 5K Walt Walk! Thanks to everyone that came out to support team SSMS and a special shout-out goes to Ms. Maingot who got 2nd place in her age group! #STORM
  • Thanks to all the teachers that opened their classrooms and welcomed parents for Bring Your Parents to School Day! Parents also had the opportunity to learn about FSA from our instructional coaches.
  • Our Hurricanes did an amazing job presenting their simulated Black History Wax Museum, which was similar to Madame Tussauds. Thanks to all the teachers that brought their students to the “museum”, to all the student participants, and to Ms. Reid for facilitating this experience! #STORM
  • Thanks to all the teachers that welcomed parents into their classrooms for Bring Your Parents to School Day! We had approximately 70 parents that attended! Our parents also had an opportunity to learn about the FSA from our instructional coaches. #STORM
  • Congratulations to our Hurricanes that were inducted into South Seminole Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society and to all the teachers that judged the finalists. A special thanks to Ms. Stalker and Ms. Strickland for facilitating this wonderful event! NJHS is more than just an honor roll, but serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. Induction into the National Junior Honor Society is a prestigious distinction awarded only to the most proficient students. Few students are nominated for induction, and even fewer are accepted. Continue to STORM!
  • Students in Ms. Puentes Wolfgang’s World Languages class learn about Italian culture while Sharpening the Saw! #learningisfun #thinkingoutsidethebox

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  • March 6: FSA Writes
  • March 6-7: Girls’ In Government Field Trip
  • March 7: PBS Celebration (All Lunches)
  • March 12: Monday Morning Leadership in the Media Center
  • March 15: PNC Employee Education @ 4:15 (Optional)
  • March 15: Read to Lead Competition
  • March 16: Teacher Work Day
  • March 29: Rescheduled Student Led Conference Night and PNC Parent Night
  • May 2: Learner Centered Learning Environments: 3-5 PM
  • May 9: ESE Night
  • May 11: Awards Ceremonies and 8th Grade Dance
  • 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!!!!!