EAGLE WEEKLY
SMA HIGH SCHOOL
FROM ADMINISTRATION

Happy Friday SMA families!!

With only 15 days of school left for underclassmen and 10 days of school for seniors, the light at the end of the tunnel is officially getting brighter. During these last days of school, many state mandated exams are taking place in addition to all the last minute projects and essays being assigned. With all the pressure coming to a head, please make sure that your cadet is getting plenty of rest and nutrition.  

Senior families, cap and gowns will be distributed next Friday, May 10th during lunch. Clearance forms may be picked up in the registrar's office beginning Thursday, May 9th. Graduation will take place on Friday, May 24th at 7pm at Bayside Community Church on State Road 64. Doors will open at 6:30pm. If you have any questions, please contact SMA-LTC Abby Williams.

Last but not least, next week is Teacher Appreciation Week. Please take a moment out of your week to thank those teachers for all that they do for our cadets.

Have a relaxing and rejuvenating weekend!

SMA-LTC Abby Williams 
Assistant Head of School

Upcoming Important Dates:
  • Blood Drive is Monday, May 6th
  • Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week us May 6th-10th
  • Change of Command Ceremony is Monday, May 6th during formation
  • Red Cord Ceremony is Tuesday, May 7th during formation
  • Dress Down Day is Thursday, May 9th
  • SMA Talent Show is Friday, May 10th
  • IB Senior Banquet is Saturday, May 11th
  • Last day of school for Seniors is Friday, May 17th!
  • Last day for cadets is Friday, May 24th
  • Graduation is Friday, May 24th
  • Memorial Day Parade is Monday, May 27th

Please click here to view our school calendar.
RE-ENROLLMENT AT SMA

Dear Families,

It's that time of year again when parents/guardians need to complete the online  re-registration  form for next year. This is for families who already have existing registrations for their child in Sarasota County. For those who have an email address on file, an email was sent from the school district with a "snapcode" that you will need in order to complete the re-registration process. For those without an email, your snapcode was sent home in a letter via mail. If you have questions or need assistance with this process, please contact our registrar, Gail Biroscak at ext. 255.

Additional information will be sent to our new families who are not currently enrolled in a Sarasota district or charter school, with instructions on how to enroll online.
PLEASE HELP US CELEBRATE!

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week is
May 6th-10th

Dear Parents and Guardians,
We still need your help! Food donations, gift cards, and other prizes are still needed. We appreciate your help in this endeavor! 


Each day next week we'll have a different treat. We will have a luncheon from Pizza SRQ provided by the PTCC, many chances to win various prizes throughout the week, a pamper spa day, and other fun stuff! 

If you would like to make a food or monetary donation, provide a service, contribute in any other way, or have any questions, please contact Monika at 941-926-1700 ext. 222 or monika.chenkus@oursma.org. If you would like to help, please click here to visit the Sign Up Genius to sign up. We truly appreciate all your generosity! 

THE FOLLOWING DONATIONS ARE NEEDED:

Monday, May 6th
Cinco de Mayo Lunch:
Lunch catered by Pizza SRQ provided by the PTCC. Thank you!

Tuesday, May 7th
Coffee and High Tea:
Variety of Herbal teas (loose leaf and/or tea bags). Variety of grinded Coffee and/or K-Cups. Cappuccino/Latte flavored instant mixes. Variety of milks and flavored creamers. Finger sandwiches, petit fours, scones, biscuits and fruit preserves, biscotti, shortbread, macaroons, or any other tiny treats.
Please drop off in the main office before 7:00am (if possible) or the day before. 
 
Wednesday, May 8th
Breakfast:
Quiches, breakfast casseroles, fruit, bagels, hard boiled eggs, pastries, biscuits and gravy, breakfast sandwiches, etc.
Please drop off in the main office before 7:00am (if possible) or the day before. 

Thursday, May 9th
Treats and Sweets:
Goodie bags, popcorn, candy bars, brownies, cookies, chips and dip, crackers and cheese, fruit, homemade treats, cakes, etc.
Please drop off in the main office before 10:00am or the day before.

Friday, May 10th
Healthy Bites:
Veggies and dip, fruits, bars, cheese and crackers, hummus, chips and guacamole, hard boiled eggs, trail mix, salads, homemade snacks, fruit salads, etc.
Please drop off in the main office before 10:00am or the day before.

OTHER WAYS TO HELP:
  • "Thank You" cards to display in the staff lounge
  • Monetary donations to help cover the costs of festivities and necessary items
  • Gift cards, gift baskets, services, tickets, and other gifts for daily drawings
  • Individual gifts, goody bags, candies, treats, and other items for each teacher/staff (100)
  • Items for our daily drawings, such as gift cards, gift baskets, certificates for services, tickets for movies/events/shows, and other awesome prizes.
  • Chair Massages: We are looking for a Massage Therapist who would be willing to provide 10 minute massages to our staff throughout the day. You may select the day (May 7th, 8th, 9th, or 10th) and you may stay all day (6:45am-2:15pm) or for a few hours if you prefer. You may advertise your business while you are here. 

Please CLICK HERE
if you would like to sign up to help.


THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!

SMA TALENT SHOW
NEXT WEEK!

Please join us for an amazing evening of talent and an awesome Silent Auction. If you would like to be part of the show, t he deadline for submitting the Talent Show Application has also been extended to 30th of April.
SILENT AUCTION DONATIONS

If you would like to help out by donating items or services to the silent auction, please contact SMA-MAJ Gillotte at sylvia.gillotte@oursma.org. Thank you in advance!
ATTENTION SENIORS!!!

CADET CLEARANCE FORMS
You may pick up your Cadet Clearance Form from the Registrar in room 34 beginning Thursday, May 9 th .

CLASS B UNIFORM RETURN
You may turn in your Class B Uniform beginning Thursday, May 9th . You will need to have the Cadet Clearance Form with you, along with a $20 processing fee. No need to have your uniform cleaned. You must wear the Polo Uniform through Wednesday, May 17th AFTER you turn in your Class B Uniform to the supply room. 

CAP AND GOWN PICK UP
You may pick up your Cap and Gown in the main office beginning Friday, May 10th.

LAST DAY FOR SENIORS
Last day of school for Seniors is Friday, May 17th . Be sure to make up all your work, tests, turn in your uniforms, and complete your Cadet Clearance Form.

GRADUATION PRACTICE
Graduation practice will be Friday, May 24th at 9:30am at location. Please visit our website for more details.

2019 GRADUATION CEREMONY
Graduation will take place on Friday, May 24th at 7pm at Bayside Community Church on St. Rd. 64. 
No tickets needed to attend. For more details, please visit our website.

COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS
Seniors, time is running out! If you have not completed community service hours, you should do so immediately. You MUST complete at least 75 volunteer hours to receive your diploma and 100 hours for the bright futures scholarship. If you are still in need of volunteer hours, see Mrs. Olree in the counseling office for current opportunities.

PBIS EAGLE POINTS
Don’t forget to use up your points before the end of the year. Stop by the media center for some goodies or gift cards.

DONATE YOUR POLO AND PT UNIFORMS
Please consider donating your Polo and PT Uniforms to the Gently Used store. You may drop them off at the main office, Monday-Friday 6:30am-3:00pm.
DO YOU WANT TO BE PART OF THE
SMA STUDENT COUNCIL NEXT YEAR?

Student Council is a student led-group of elected students that represent the students’ voice in school affairs and activities. Student Council also provides opportunities to experience leadership and encourages student / faculty / community relations.

This Monday, May 6 th during lunch, the SMA Ambassadors will have a table by the Counseling Office for interested students to register to be considered for any of the roles of the council:
  1. President
  2. Vice-president
  3. Secretary
  4. Representative for each grade (10th, 11th & 12th)

Student profile: before you register, consider:
  1. Your attendance
  2. Academic status
  3. Character traits and leadership potential
  4. Desire to make high school at SMA a great experience

The students who registered will develop a campaign (posters, pictures… be creative and convincing) to communicate why they want to represent their fellow students and how they will impact the school.
We will hold presentations during lunch on the pavers for candidates to address students (1-5 minutes maximum) (1-2 lunches depending on the number of candidates) - TBD

All students will vote for their preferred candidates assigning them a role.
Counselors will post the results- TBD
1 st meeting will take place before the end of the school year during lunch (date TBD)   
   
We count on YOU!
FOOD DRIVE

Please drop off all non-perishable food donations
to the main office or the counseling office by May 15th.







JSA is continuing to partner with Yankee Candle® Fundraising to help achieve our goal this year. Yankee Candle is the world's #1 candle brand, offering a wide range of premium candles, fragrances, and decor items at a very wide range of prices. The most important thing to know is that our group will receive the profit for every item sold!

To help support us, click on the website here and order items online. Your purchases ship directly to your home and our group receives profit on each and every sale. Once you are on the site, enter Group Number 990092496 in the "Start Shopping" box there. With that number, your purchases will still help JSA.

BE SURE TO ORDER YOUR ITEMS IN TIME TO GIFT THEM FOR MOTHER’S DAY OR ENJOY THEM IN YOUR HOME DURING PASSOVER AND EASTER.

There are three days left on a special promotion, so hurry and make your purchase now!
NEWS FROM THE COUNSELING OFFICE

~ Scholarships are available for seniors attending College and Technical School
~ Get some hours of service and have fun at Boys and Girls Club this Spring Break (up to 35)
~ Get ready for college/technical school with Florida Shines
~ Attention sophomores! If you have a minimum of overall 3.0 GPA, you may be eligible to start dual enrollment at State College of Florida and earn college credit while completing high school (for free). For more information on all this and more, please click here.

NURSING CAMP APPLICATION

Click here for more details.

STAR LEADERSHIP VOLUNTEERISM
COMMUNITY SERVICE

Click here for more details.

OUTREACH PROGRAM SPRING APPLICATION

Click here for more details.

BOYS AND GIRLS
COLLEGE WORKSHOPS

Click here for more details.

TESTING INFORMATION

Click here for more details.

SMA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

 On Thursday, May 9th at 2:30pm, the SMA Board of Directors
will meet in the conference room on the SMA high school campus.
Sarasota Military Academy
High School Campus

941-926-1700