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  • 8th graders interested in the Early College High School can visit the SCHOOL COUNSELORS' webpage to learn more about the program and the addmission proccess.

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  • 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 mlaboy@bcswan.net

    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!

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  • 11/07/2021 Sunday Call
    Good evening Cougar Families, if it's Sunday, it must be me, your Cougar Principal, Marie Laboy.
    As always, we have a lot going on this week. I know you just got report cards- but tomorrow is progress report time. We're sending them every 3 weeks this year to try to keep you more up to date. Also- I hope you are on Power School where you can check grades yourself!
    Tomorrow is picture make-up day, so if your student missed pictures, tomorrow is the day!
    This week we have Make-Up testing for those who missed the NC Check Ins- our first round of state assessments in Reading, Math, and 8th grade Science.
    Open Gym for girls basketball is tomorrow from 3-5 pm. Girls who meet eligibility requirements are welcome to stay for open gym. Make sure rides are at school at 5:00.
    We have Volleyball and Soccer tomorrow at Leland, and home Wednesday- remember our home field for Soccer is Smithfield park. Tickets are $4.00, and the easiest way to pay is through the GoFan app.
    If your child has been in ISS or OSS, our new rule is that a parent/guardian must accompany him/her to after school events and stay with the student throughout the event. Otherwise, the student cannot attend after school events. Behavior has celebrations or consequences, so this is a new consequence. Behave at school, pass classes- all doors are open to you!
    Speaking of behavior- buses are part of school, where safety is our primary concern. Students who cannot behave on a bus will lose the privilege of bus transportation. The bus is a privilege, not a right.
    This Is a LOT about behavior tonight. We need family support so that ALL our students can attend classes and learn. Some students are struggling to understand that Brunswick County Schools and South Middle have expectations for learning and behavior, and without one, the other doesn't seem to occur. So PLEASE set these same expectations for your student; we must work together.
    Ok- this is a 3-day week with a lot packed into these 3 days- let's make them great days at school!
    Thank you for your continued support, and we hope to see you soon.
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  • Students interested in trying out for wrestling, please complete the attached form.  Wrestling Tryouts

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  • Our School Improvemtn Plan can be accessed at: 

    www.Indistar.org

    GuestS15320   PW GuestS15320

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  •  Parents, please complete the acknowledgement form of the Chromebook Initiative and technology policies.

    Chromebook Acknowledgment Link

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  • Career Development in Middle School - a letter to parents

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  • TSI Letter to Families

     en Español

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Welcome to South Brunswick Middle School!

  •   URGENT INFORMATION FOR 8th grade parents:

    This message is for 8th grade parents only!!

    Representatives from Early College High School spoke w/8th graders this past Tuesday. For 8th grade students who were absent that day, you can see the video presentation by going to the Counselors' webpage on the SBMS website.
    The electronic application will go live on January 19 on the Early College High School's website.

    On Wednesday, January 19, there will be an important Parent Informational meeting for parents/guardians of any 8th grader who is interested in applying to Early College High School. The meeting is at 5:30 in the Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College.

    There is also a Virtual Question & Answer session for parents & 8th grade students at 5:30 on Tuesday, January 25. There will be a link to attend the virtual session on the Early College High School's website.

    And finally, please be aware that the ECHS application deadline is Thursday, January 27. Students may apply any time between Wednesday, January 19 and Thursday, January 27.

     

    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 mlaboy@bcswan.net.   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!

     

    Cougar hugs,

    Marie Laboy, your Cougar Principal

     

     

    SBMS VISION

    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:

    • Be accountable
    • Be prepared
    • Be respectful 
    • Be compassionate
    • Be self-motivated

     As a dedicated middle school staff we will:

    • Be accountable
    • Be prepared
    • Be respectful and compassionate
    • Be intentional with rigorous instruction 
    • Be engaged with family and community

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