Good evening Cougar Families, it's Marie Laboy, your principal, with this weeks' news.
Tuesday night at 6:00 we will induct this year's new National Junior Honor Society members. The ceremony will be in the gym. Please sit on the bleachers, social distancing as much as possible.
Wednesday is our Parent Advisory Committee meeting at 3:15 in the media center. If you have ideas for concerns, please feel free to email me at email@example.com
And in sports news: tomorrow Volleyball and Soccer is at Waccamaw, Wednesday at Cedar Grove, and Thursday here at home. Remember our home field for soccer is Smithfield Park. The cost for all events is $4.00.
Math 1 has their NC Check In assessment on Thursday this week.
Our Counselor, Ms. Pittman has spent countless hours creating an outdoor garden area for our school. The Kiwanis also spent a Saturday helping with materials and labor. We are so appreciative to have a space where our students can learn about gardening and work in the garden!
That's it for tonight- please keep up with your student's progress by checking Power School each week.
We look forward to a great week together- I hope to see you all soon!
Good evening Cougar Families, this is your principal, Marie Laboy. There is no school for students tomorrow so our teachers can attend professional development sessions as part of their continuous learning!
That means TUESDAY is the first day of the second quarter. Students should take the opportunity to check backpacks, notebooks, get school supplies organized- get ready to start the quarter strong!
Soccer and Volleyball tryouts begin Tuesday, and of course you know by now that in order to try out, students must have passed 5 classes including ALL CORE classes, have the physical and concussion form on file BEFORE being allowed at tryouts.
Our Parent Advisory Committee meets this Wednesday. If you have ideas to share, please email them to me and we'll add them to our agenda.
As I've been mentioning, some of our students have been less than kind to others and making poor choices at school. Bullying hurts everyone. Disrespect hurts everyone. Destruction of school property hurts everyone. Let our kids know what school is for and how they need to behave to be successful! We ask your support in reviewing both your and our expectations for behavior and citizenship.
Thank you, and have a great week!
This week we welcomed our new assistant principal, Mr. Benjamin Thomas. Mr. Thomas joins us from North Brunswick High School. We are sure happy to have him with us!
7th grade vaccines and new enrollment documents are due by Tuesday 9/21, so if you have a student in need of vaccines, please make sure they are turned in by Tuesday.
Look for tickets this week for a quacktastic way you can support the PTA school fundraiser, Cougar Duck Dash. The bigger the support, the bigger the awards! There are levels for prizes to be earned by students. The top selling homeroom for each grade level will win a Chic fit la lunch. Don’t miss this fun event and plan to watch the race LIVE!
Soccer is home tomorrow (Smithfield Park) and away Thursday. Bring a chair since there aren't any bleachers. Football is at Cedar Grove on Tuesday, and Cross Country has a meet Wednesday at Town Creek. All tickets are $4.00 and can be purchased through the GoFan.com app or cash at the door. Please try to bring $4. exactly to keep our change making to a minimum!
We've had vandalism of our bathrooms this past week, and of our cougar benches around the building, as well as some students misbehaving on the bus. This is extremely disappointing. There is no instructional time to lose, and inappropriate behavior impacts all of us. Please have a conversation about appropriate behavior at school and on the bus.
Good evening Cougar Family, this is your principal, Marie Laboy.
We will hit the ground running tomorrow with progress reports going home. Please review the report with your student, sign it, and send it back on Tuesday. It's a great time to check your access to the PowerSchool Parent Portal, where you can keep up with your student's progress daily!!
Girls soccer plays at Cedar Grove tomorrow, Town Creek Middle on Wednesday, and home against Waccamaw on Thursday.
Football is away against Town Creek on Tuesday.
Cross Country runs at West Brunswick High School On Wednesday.
Our Parent Advisory Council meets Wednesday at 3:30. Contact Mr. Thad Cable or me with any concerns you'd like us to address!
That's it for now, except for the most important part- we want to keep our students safe, so masks are mandatory at all times in the building, and we want to keep them learning, so we expect our students to fully engage in their schoolwork. There is NO time to waste!
Have a great night, and I hope to see you all soon!
Good evening Cougar Families, this is your principal, Marie Laboy. I hope you all enjoyed this beautiful 3 day weekend!
THIS week is SPIRIT Week as we begin our first home games. Cross Country runs Wednesday at Leland Pak. Tuesday girls soccer plays at Smithfield park at 4:00. All our home soccer games will be at Smithfield Park until our field is in better condition. Thursday they play at Town Creek Middle. Our first football game is Wednesday at the SBHS football field, at 4:00. All students need to go home and then return from home for sporting events. They cannot just walk to the high school and wait for a game. There is an entrance fee of $4.00 cash or on the GoFan app for sporting events.
Back to Spirit Week: tomorrow is TWIN day, Wednesday- rock School Spirit by wearing your Cougar shirts or blue, Thursday is Decade Day, and Friday- dress as your favorite sports team or movie character (all within dress code of course!!
The Brunswick County health department will be at South Brunswick Middle School on 9/9/21 to administer the required immunizations for 7th grade to those students with completed parent permission forms. These include Tdap and Meningococcal vaccine. The optional HPV vaccine will also be offered. All forms need to be turned into the school by 9/8/21. For any questions please contact your school nurse at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Progress reports are being sent every 3 weeks, with the first one going home this Friday. We don’t have many grades to report yet, but we want to keep you updated. If you have not come to claim your Parent Portal password for PowerSchool, please stop by school with a photo id so we can make sure you have access to your child’s progress.
And finally, student safety is our first priority.
Your willingness to support school and county policy shows respect for your child’s education.
Thank you all, and we hope to see you soon!
6:00 PM Board of Education Meeting
Welcome to the SBMS family!
On behalf of our faculty, I want to welcome all our students and families to South Brunswick Middle School. It's 2nd quarter already, and we are busy at school every day!
We have a full sports schedule right now, with Boys Soccer and Volleyball seasons underway.
Basketball and Wrestling Tryouts begin December 1st. Don't forget that students wanting to try out for a sport must have a sports physical and a completed concussion form on file to attend tryouts. Students must also have passed 5 out of 6 courses for the quarter, including ALL CORE SUBJECTS in order to try out. And yes, to represent our school on a team, behavior and character count.
At this time the BCS Board of Education has made mask wearing OPTIONAL at our schools. If numbers of students positive or quarantined rises too high, masks will become mandatory again. MASKS ARE STILL MANDATORY ON ALL SCHOOL BUSES!
Students need to bring a water bottle with a twist on top to school each day. All drinking fountains have been replaced with bottle filling stations. We started the year by providig a water bottle for each student; it's amazing that students don't have a water bottle at school. The waste of paper cups is astounding. Students need to bring a water bottle to school.
We have started a Reading elective and Math tutoring for students. So, although students were assigned electives at the beginning of the year, one of the electives may have changed after beginning of the year assessments. We will review data again at the semester and assign students for second semester. This is so that our students have the support they need to be successful in their learning. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at email@example.com. We are also in search of a Math Intervention teacher- so if you know of a certified teacher who wants to come to work and help our students in Math, have them contact me!
We have over 100 students who have failed one or more classes first quarter. This is unacceptable as most work is done in class, and our teachers offer assistance to any student needing it. When we analyzed this data, the primary reason for failures is lack of work turned in. Students cannot pass without putting forth the effor and doing the work.
Oftentimes grades and discipline go hand in hand. That is why we expect our students to focus on their work and respect themselves and others, so that everyone has the opportunity to learn.
On the flip side, we have approximately 200 students who earned A or A/B Honor Roll. These students put school first and are willing to work at their learning. Job well done!!!
The substitute teacher shortage is real! If you are interested in becoming a substitute teacher, please visit the BCS webpage and see how to apply. WE NEED YOU!
I love seeing all our students each morning, and now, I can even see some of their faces!
Marie Laboy, your Cougar Principal
The vision of SBMS is to create a nurturing learning community that empowers all students to be lifelong learners by supporting their academic, emotional, and social development so they can compete and contribute in a global society.
SBMS MISSION STATEMENT
SBMS will continue to create a safe, productive learning environment that enables each individual to reach his or her greatest potential through ample opportunities to excel.
To achieve this mission students will:
As a dedicated middle school staff we will: