School District Reminders and Announcements
|HONORING A LOVED ONE THROUGH A CONTRIBUTION TO SMS|
Tom and Cindy Ledin of Superior, recently completed their desire to honor a deceased relative, their late uncle, George Jackson of New Richmond, WI., by what they felt was a fitting donation of funds to the Superior Middle School music program. A set of tympani drums was purchased, with the last of the four drum set just recently received by the Superior Middle School. Not much history was known about George, other than he married later in life and worked at Honeywell Manufacturing. In fact, it wasn’t known until the reception at his funeral, of his talents and involvement in the music field. As a young man, it was revealed, that George played clarinet well enough to be in a band that entertained riverboat gamblers as it traveled the Mississippi River. He also played the saxophone, the flute, and was proficient on the guitar. In the latter years of his life, right up until the time he went to a care facility, George parlayed his talents to an advantage by giving guitar lessons to a neighbor in exchange for lawn care services.
Dan Gucinski, band teacher at SMS, who directed the purchase, noted the serious need for replacement of the previous set of tympani drums as they dated back to the days at East when it was then a high school. The Ledin family is sure that George would be pleased that he is to be remembered in some small way beyond his life in the music of the Superior Middle School.
May the beat go on…
|SMS Spartan Christmas Apparel Order|
“The Spartan Stop and Shop (SMS school store) is having a Christmas apparel order. There are some great new items to choose from this time!! The items will be on display in the school store soon!! All of the orders will be delivered to you before Christmas break!! Homeroom teachers will be handing out order forms to everyone or you can pick them up in the Main Office…take a look, choose what you’d like to order and then get the forms back to Mrs. Birman by December 5th.”
Long Leggings, Under Armour Hoodie, Sweatshirts, Hats, Pom Pom Pullover, Under Armour Gym Bag with embroidered Spartan Head and more!
|SMS Geography Bee|
The 2nd Annual Geographic Literacy Night and Geography Bee was a great success. The night involved geography activities and a Geography Bee. UWS and UMD education students facilitated 5th-8th graders as they played games, made crafts and competed in challenging intellectual games.
Twenty-seven sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students competed to earn the opportunity to compete in the National Geographical Society’s National Geography Bee. It was a fierce competition, the championship round featured an eighth grade student from each wing. Congratulations to Samin Abddullah who won 1st Place. Caden Willie who earned 2nd Place, and Olivia Moen 3rd Place.
Congratulations to all who participated in the team or building level!
Jill Prescott NBCT
Social Studies 7
Superior Middle School
|Be A Friend First (BFF)|
Did you know…Every day 160,000 students miss school out of fear of bullying. 57% of the time when peers intervene the bullying stops within 10 seconds. 41% of girls have stood up for someone being threatened, harassed or bullied on a social networking site.
Be Part of the Change and Lead With Friendship! Sign up today for the BFF (Be a Friend First) series and learn to recognize bullying, deal with peers, be a better friend. Meet Tuesdays between November 18th and December 16th from 3:15 – 5:00pm in the SMS Library. Permission slips are available in the main office or click HERE to print a copy of the flyer and permission slip. There is a fee associated with this program, and scholarships are available through the sponsor organization – Girls Scouts.