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SSMS is a Nationally Certified Magnet School and PBIS Golden Model School!

Hello Hurricanes!!!! This Week’s  “STORM TALK” features SSMS Celebrations!

South Seminole Middle School has been named a Nationally Certified Magnet School by Magnet Schools of America (MSA), the national association for magnet and theme-based schools. South Seminole Middle School was among the first 55 schools located in 12 states (AL, CA, CT, FL, LA, MD, NC, NV, SC, TN, TX, and WI) to successfully complete an approximately nine month evaluation process and demonstrate through evidence, reflection, and strategic action that it has established the best practices entailed in the Magnet School Standards of Excellence.

SSMS is officially a Gold-Level PBIS Model School for the 2nd year in a row! This is the highest recognition we can receive through PBIS! Below is a description of each level:

Bronze-Level Schools report a comprehensive system of support at Tier 1. Critical elements of Tier 1 PBS:MTSS are implemented with fidelity, and data are utilized within a problem-solving framework in order to improve the outcomes of students. Bronze-Level schools have developed innovative, creative, and functional ways of implementing Tier 1 PBS:MTSS that set them apart from other schools.

Silver-Level Schools report all of the characteristics of Bronze-Level schools and implement with higher levels of fidelity. Visibility, political support, parent involvement, and funding strategies are in place to ensure continued success with their MTSS implementation efforts for behavior. Silver-Level schools “drill down” into their data to ensure that their Tier 1 system is effective for all groups of students, and have taken steps to build systems of support for behavior at Tier 2.

Gold-Level Schools report all of the characteristics of Bronze- and Silver-Level schools, implement with the highest levels of fidelity, and have developed systems of support at Tiers 2 and 3. Gold-Level schools exceed their peers in both the quality and depth of implementation across all three tiers of support. Practices that are consistent with positive behavior support are evident in decision making, and steps are taken to ensure PBS:MTSS systems are supported. Positive outcomes for students are evident at Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 levels of behavior support.

CONTINUE TO STORM, Hurricanes!

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CHECK OUT THIS WEEKS HURRICANE WEEKLY!

CLICK HERE for the 8-25-17 AIP Updates

No PBS Updates this week.

Meeting 1 Aug 16

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TEACHER SHOUT OUTS: #BringittoLIFE

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Thanks to all the teachers that were a part of developing the digital leadership notebook and teachers who helped prepare our student teachers to facilitate the professional development. Because of your vision, all SSMS teachers were able to receive professional development from our student leaders on the digital leadership notebook, which will be housed on eCampus and used school-wide! #learningfromourstudentleaders #STORM #LEAD #empoweringstudentstoLEAD

Thanks to all that teachers and staff that made the solar eclipse such a special experience for our students!  #SolarEclipse2017

Great job, Mr. Ault, for bringing real-life entrepreneurs to your classroom! Our LEADers in Global Entrepreneurship class learned about market plans, creating products, testing your market, and prototypes from Shark Tank winner, Jeff Stafford! Let the ideas begin…#LEAD #STORM

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 CLICK HERE for Liability PostcardPicture1333ANNOUNCEMENTS 

  • Aug. 17-Sept. 1: iReady Diagnostic Window
  • Aug 28: Rescheduled Fire Drill
  • Aug. 30: Lighthouse Meeting
  • Sept. 4: No School
  • Sept. 15: Picture Day and Fundraiser Kick-off 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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Welcome Back, Hurricanes…Ready? Set…LEAD!

Hello Hurricanes!!!! This Week’s  “STORM TALK” features: Start of the Year Hurricane Highlights!

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Welcome back, Hurricanes!  We started off the year with a unique teambuilding kick-off where we served those in our community and had a tour of Orlando City’s Stadium!  These opportunities allowed us to Sharpen the Saw and get to know each other, give back to the community, and celebrate the upcoming school year, which aligns to our theme this school year: Ready?  Set…LEAD! Our 6th grade students had a full-day orientation and this could not have been done without all of you making them feel as if they were already Hurricanes! If you keep Relationships, Safety, and Achievement as the focus this year, each student will make a learning gain! #greatleadersserve

CONTINUE TO STORM, Hurricanes!

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CHECK OUT THIS WEEKS HURRICANE WEEKLY!

No AIP Updates this week.

No PBS Updates this week.

Meeting 1 Aug 16

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TEACHER SHOUT OUTS: #BringittoLIFE

  • Welcome to all of the new Hurricanes that have joined the SSMS team!
  • Thanks to all the teachers who worked tirelessly (and patiently) to get their rooms ready for the start of the year!

Picture1333logoNEWS

 CLICK HERE for Liability PostcardPicture1333ANNOUNCEMENTS 

  • Aug. 17-Sept. 1: iReady Diagnostic Window
  • Aug. 23, 3-4: Leadership Notebook PD
  • Aug. 30: Lighthouse Meeting
  • Sept. 4: No School
  • 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 08/18/2017 in LEAD21- SERIES1