April Character Traits: Respect and Courtesy
Wednesday: Language Arts
Monday, April 21: End of Term 3
Friday, May 9: Enrichment Day - 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Friday, May 9: School Dance
Monday, May 26: Schools Closed for Memorial Day
Invitation to Serve on Curricular Advisory Committee
Mrs. Barbara Baker, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, would like to invite parents and community members to serve on the Curricular Advisory Committee. The committee will meet April 9 and May 14 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in the board room at the central office. Meetings will resume when the new school year begins.
Meetings will address different areas of curriculum and instruction that may be of interest to the committee. Topics covered this school year so far have included the Common Core Standards, the CTE program, Service Learning, and the Instructional Master Plan, just to name a few. If you would like to attend, please contact Mrs. Baker at email@example.com or by phone at 301-334-8937.
At Southern Middle School our mission is to create a positive learning atmosphere that nurtures active, young creative minds. Through a collaborative effort with teachers, parents, and community members, students are challenged to meet our school’s high expectations. The school’s academic program of study infuses technology, teaches life skills, and encourages students to actively participate in their learning. The school’s curriculum encompasses the development of the total child: moral, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical. As a result, students will be able to demonstrate values that allow them to act with empathy toward humanity in a diverse and ever-changing society.
E-cigarettes are designed to replace cigarettes in function and also to provide nicotine to the user. They are regulated by law and are not legal for a person under 18 to purchase. In accordance with the law and due to the nicotine content, they are not permitted in school. If found in possession of an e-cigarette, you will receive the same consequences as having tobacco products, such as snuff or cigarettes, which can result in a 3-Day Suspension and Referral to Law Enforcement and the Department of Juvenile Services, Student Handbook: Rights, Responsibilities and Discipline, Page 34.