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  • Good Evening Pirates!

    It's Mr. Ruth with your What's Up Wednesday reminder.  Tonight's reminder is that Monday was Progress Report day.  Please remember that we are not doing paper Progress Reports since you and your child have instant access to grades on Parent Portal.  Your child can also pull up grades as well.  Please take some time tonight to check your child's progress, see if there are any assignments that are not completed, and make a plan to get that work done.  Make sure to celebrate the successes that your child is having as well. 

    Don't forget to complete the survey that is on Facebook as well as on our school webpage.  Remember that we review those surveys weekly in order to be able to support and assist you.

    Thanks and as always... Go Pirates!

    WHAT'S UP Wednesday Link


    Pirate Notes for the week of December 4th.

    The Running Club will meet on Monday the 5th and Wednesday the 7th. Please have riddles at the school by 4 pm.

    Athletic events this week:

    12/8-Wrestling home against Leland Middle School

    12/8-Boys and Girls Basketball away at Leland Middle School


    Tickets for all games and matches are $4.00 per person for adults and students 6th grade and older. Students 5th grade and younger are admitted free. Tickets must be purchased online for the away games. Directions for this are on the SMS Athletics webpage. Tickets for home games can also be purchased with cash at the door.

    The 12 days of Winter Spirit continue this week. Monday is Winter Sport Spirit! Check in with your teachers for what you should be prepared for, for the rest of the week. 

    Just a reminder, student picture retakes will be Wednesday, December 7th.  Please send a note with your student if you would like to have their picture retaken. If your student missed the first picture day, they do not need a note.


    Our Media Center will be holding our Winter Book Fair all this week, December 5-9th.  Students will be allowed to shop at the book fair at different times during the day.  There will be books, posters, and many novelty items available for sale. 


    There will be a winter band and handbell concert on Tuesday, December 13 starting at 6 PM. Students need to arrive at 5:30 wearing their concert attire.  No students are to stay after school. They are to go home and come back at 5:30. All 6th through 8th grade band students are participating along with seventh and eighth grade handbell classes.  We look forward to seeing you there!


    —-PTO Sponsorship Spotlight---

    The SMS PTO is honored to recognize East Coast Moving as a business banner sponsor. They are a full service moving company for every state along the eastern seaboard when moving into or out of, the Carolina’s.  East Coast Moving is located at 2795 Ocean Hwy W, Shallotte.  Give them a call at 910-755-2057 or check them out at


    That’s all for this week.  Have a great night and as always…Go Pirates!

    Thank you!
    David Ruth