IMPORTANT NEWS

  • SMMS Daily Buzz

    Events

    Nov. 14 - Progress Reports went home. Please sign and return ASAP.

    Nov. 25-29 - No School. Thanksgiving Break.

    Nov. 18-Dec. 6 - "Coin Crazy" Coin collection for assisting needy SMMS families with Christmas.

    School Hours

    Car riders may be dropped off after 6:50.

    First bell rings at 7:20.

    The tardy bell rings at 7:25.

    Classes begin at 7:25.

     

     

STUDENT INFORMATION

    • Tina Seymour Demoran Thank You to Tina Seymour Demoran 

      The 8th grade Cyber Foundations classes would like to say "Thank You!!" to  Mrs. Tina Seymour Demoran, JD, RRT for spending the whole day with the students and techers explaining her level of education, her job as a lawyer, and the impact technology has had on the legal profession. Mrs. Demoran is a St. Martin High class of 1990 graduate. She encouraged everyone to treat everyone with kindness, work hard, and find a career that they will love. Mrs. Demoran stressed to students that college is not for everyone and that many well-paying careers can be attained by completing career and technical programs. Thank you, Mrs. Demoran, for supporting your community!                                                                   

     

    • Jennifer Cartwright Thank You to Jennifer Cartwright

      In October, the 8th grade classes had a guest speaker come talk to all the technology classes. Mrs. Jennifer Cartwright is the Database Marketing Manager at the Hard Rock Casino Biloxi. She discussed the level of education she has and the level of education and skills needed to obtain a job like hers. Database marketing uses computer programs including Microsoft programs, web based coding, and programs built/designed in house specifically for the Hard Rock to aide in day-to-day tasks . Mrs. Cartwright stressed good digital citizenship to the students as more colleges and employers look to social media as a part of their acceptance and hiring processes. She also encouraged the students to be honest when filling out applications and being interviewed. From St. Martin Middle School Cyber Foundations Teachers and Students "Thank You Mrs. Cartwright!".

      

    • School Wide Call-outs from SMMS

      Parents and students can listen to call-outs from Mrs. Parkman or Dr. Benson at any time. Log in to Active Parent or Active Student and select AIM Messages. Pop-ups must be enabled. A list of school wide call-out files is available to be heard.

       

    • Sign up for Remind Notices

      Get important messages and stay in touch with your or your child's teachers. Click on Our School, Teachers, and select the grade. If a teacher has a Remind account, the sign up information is listed next to his or her name. On your smart phone, text the account name to 81010. Watch for more teacher accounts to be posted!

       

    • SMMS Book Club 

      The Book Club is an after school activity in which students read chapter books, do weekly book talks, write critiques of the books, and perform a public debate. Meetings are Wednesdays from 2:30 to 3:30 in Mrs. Gemmill's room 212. At dismissal, Mrs. Gemmill walks with the group to St. Martin Upper where students are to be picked up by parents/guardians. Students must have a signed permission slip and transportation home. Students may bring a snack to eat while reading.

       

    • Registration Information

      ALL STUDENTS ENTERING, ADVANCING, OR TRANSFERRING INTO THE 7TH GRADE WILL NEED PROOF OF AN ADOLESCENT WHOOPING COUGH (PERTUSSIS) BOOSTER, AKA TDAP VACCINE BEFORE ENTRY INTO SCHOOL. 

       

    • Attendance Expectations

       

    • SMMS Student Pantry in Need of Donations

      SMMS keeps items on hand for students in need of personal hygiene/grooming items and food. The pantry and hygiene cabinets were established by donations from Donors Choose and has been maintained by some SMMS employees. There is a feminine item cabinet in each girls' restroom in case of emergencies. We appreciate any donations of unscented pads, antiperspirant/deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, unscented baby wipes, and individual serving size non-perishable food items that don't need to be cooked. We are also collecting reusable bags (ipsy, drawstring, etc.) in which students can discretely take items that they need. State law prohibits using classroom funds to purchase any of these items. We are grateful for any help!

Teacher Tools

  • SMMS Reading Fair

    • Entries for the Reading Fair can be turned in to the Library from 11/11/19-12/4/19 during Homeroom.

    • The MS Department of Education did not issue new guidelines for 2019, so the ones for 2018 will be used.

    • Read and follow the Reading Fair Guidelines.

    • Attach to your entry:

      • Entry Form/Label
      • Photo/Video Permission Form
      • Accommodations Form (if needed)
    • Questions? Contact Mrs. Gemmill at candace.gemmill@jcsd.ms.

     

  • SMMS Cafeteria

    Cynthia Redmond, Manager

    Phone: (228) 875-7021

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