Make sure to check out the Community Schools brochure for a class about homework management for parents. This class will be facilitated by two teachers from SMS, Mrs. Shirley and Ms. Heite. The class will help parents develop effective homework management strategies. Parents will learn to monitor homework time, help children develop effective homework habits, plan long-term assignments, evaluate the effectiveness of assignments and construct effective intervention plans with their child's school. Sharing of problems and solutions will be encouraged. The class is open to adults with a 20-family or 40-person maximum. It will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays for six weeks beginning Jan. 29 in Soldotna Middle School room 1. The cost is $30, and preregistration is required through Soldotna Community Schools.
SMS wrestling began this past week with 50 students out for the team. More hard-working athletes are invited to join. Practices are from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Contact Joel Burns or Sarge Truesdell with any questions.
SMS was the host of the Elks Hoop Shoot last Saturday. Congratulations to Matt Grubb, Larson Kohler, Morgan Hintermeister and Jessie Stenga, the SMS finalists going on the next round of the hoop shoot.
Yearbooks are for sale for $23.
The end of the second quarter is coming fast. After the Bell is here, even after wrestling and volleyball, to help students get their homework done. See your student's school counselor or Rosy Thompson to register.
The PTSA will meet at 5 p.m. Jan. 15.
It is not too late to join volleyball intramurals or the cross-country ski team. All are welcome.
SMS enjoyed the visit from Dr. Peterson and Mr. Haupt, who spent the day at the school last Tuesday interacting with students and staff. Dr. Peterson had rave reviews about all the things happening at SMS and the outstanding behavior and attitude of the students.
Ken Hepner has joined the Spartan team. He will teach math and science second semester.
The state has selected SMS to be a pilot site for Homework.com. All teachers will be trained to utilize this tool, which is designed to quickly identify students' strengths and weaknesses in direct relation to the state learning standards.
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