EAGLE WEEKLY
SMA HIGH SCHOOL
FROM YOUR ASSISTANT HEAD OF SCHOOL

Dear SMA Families and Friends,

As we approach finals week, below are a few items to take note of:

For Seniors Only:
Winter Formal Dinner at the EVEN Hotel, Sarasota-Lakewood Ranch. Friday, December 21st from 6:00pm-9:00pm. Cost $30. Contact Regimental Staff for more information. Tickets for sale until 12/17/2018
Order your Cap & Gown online www.jostens.com (Cost $32 plus shipping)
Final exams:
Are scheduled Wednesday, December 19th and Thursday, December 20th.
Are half days and students are dismissed at 10:25am. 
Grab and Go lunch will be available.
Busses depart at 10:40.
Second Semester:
Starts Monday, January 7, 2019.
Have cadets check their schedules and speak with their respective counselors for any questions, changes, or concerns prior to Winter Break.


Enjoy your weekend!

SMA-LTC Abby Williams
Assistant Head of School
CAMPUSES WILL BE CLOSED
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21ST

There's no Grinch at SMA!
The SMA High School and the Prep campus will be closed on
Friday, December 21st to allow all employees an early start to their holidays.

SMA-COL Christina Bowman wishes the SMA Community
health, happiness, and fellowship for the holidays and the new year!
WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA

Thank you to everyone for your support with our
Wreaths Across America campaign.
We have reached our goal once again!

Click here to view the program.

Please join us for the
Wreath Laying Ceremony
December 15th at 10:00am
at Sarasota National Cemetery
TOYS FOR TOTS
WE ARE STILL COLLECTING NEW  TOYS AND BIKES
THROUGH WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19TH

'TIS THE SEASON TO GIVE!

Please Hurry!
We need more TOYS and BIKES!!!

We ask everyone to please donate NEW and UNWRAPPED toys and NEW bikes to the Main Office. Make sure we know who the donation came from so that the cadet and their JROTC Company will be credited. For the purpose of the contest, one bike donation will be the equivalent of 5 toys donated.

WHO WILL WIN THIS YEAR?
Due to varying company sizes, the company with the highest percentage of toys and bikes donated will determine the winner. Which Company will prove to be the most generous in their gift giving this year? It's up to you! 

1st Place Winning Company
Pizza Party
Dress Down Day

2nd Place Company
Dress Down Day

Top Donor Cadet
The cadet who donates the most toys and/or bikes will win a surprise gift! Don't worry, it WILL be awesome!

Winning JROTC Instructor
1st and 2nd place awards will also be given to the instructors of the winning companies. Let's see who will take 1st place this year! 

LAST DAY TO DONATE
Wednesday, December 19th

WHAT IS TOYS FOR TOTS?
If you would like more information on Toys For Tots,  click here  to view their website. 

TOY REQUIREMENTS
New Toys Only Please
Unopened (in original package)
No gift wrapping or gift bags
No realistic looking weapons
No gifts with food
WINTER CONCERT
DECEMBER 18th

THRILL to the sounds of the Sarasota Military Academy Music Department ensembles as they present a concert of seasonal holiday favorites sprinkled with specially prepared musical compositions!

The 2018 Sarasota Military Academy Music Department Winter Concert will start at 6:00pm on Tuesday, December 18th in Windom Hall (the SMA Gym).
Doors will open at 5:30pm.

We will be accepting a suggested donation of $5.00 per person at the concert which will help to defer the cost of our annual end of the year field trip that we make available to all of the cadets of the SMA music department.

Featured performances will be presented by the SMA Ceremonial Band, the SMA Pipe Band, the SMA Drum Line and the SMA Chorus Choir.

In addition to the wonderful concert, you will have an opportunity to win holiday gift baskets by purchasing tickets!!

Mark your calendars for this Tuesday, December 18th and anticipate an exciting evening of wonderful music to begin your holiday season!

ARMY/NAVY WRESTLING DUAL

On December 19 th at 6:00pm, SMA will be hosting our Army/Navy Dual against Admiral Farragut in the SMA Prep gym.



Sequence of events :
4:00 p.m.-Wrestlers arrive for event set up
5:00 p.m.-Weigh Ins
6:00 p.m.-Presentation of flowers (Anthony's and Max's parents)
6:15 p.m.-Recognition of seniors
6:30 p.m.-Competition begins
8:00 p.m.-Clean up and depart facility

LAST MINUTE HOLIDAY GIFTS!

SMA Shirts
Wreaths Across America T-shirts are now on sale in the main office for $10. Cadets may wear them on Fridays in December with their polo pants/shorts. 
 
Love bling? Our bling shirts are on sale for $20 (regular $25).  

We still have some blue and red long sleeve eagle shirts left! Only $20!

All shirts may be purchased in the main office and they make great holiday gifts, so don't wait!

PT pants only $15!
 
Donations needed
We are in need of some small poinsettias for the annual Staff Holiday Party.  These will be used as table decorations, and then sent home as door prizes to our outstanding staff. Donations may be dropped off in the front office on Monday the 17 th  or Tuesday the 18 th . Thank you!
JSA FUNDRAISER

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, go to the web address below and order items online. Your purchases ship directly to your home and our group receives profit on each and every sale. This promotion is good through January 9, 2019. Start Shopping Now! www.yankeecandlefundraising.com

Once you are on the site, enter Group Number 990092496 in the "Start Shopping" box there. With that number your purchases will still JSA. THERE ARE NOW OVER 500 ITEMS ONLINE, SO BE SURE TO ORDER YOUR ITEMS IN TIME TO GIFT THEM OR ENJOY THEM IN YOUR HOME OVER THE HOLIDAYS!
CONNECT WITH
INTERACT CLUB & CONNECTING HANDS PROJECT
         
Purchase a REINDEER CANDY CANE for only $1 
You can find the sales table near the attendance office (by the flagpole) during lunch time from December 13th-18th. All proceeds will be used to purchase backpacks for the resurrection house!
RESURRECTION HOUSE PROJECT
We will be sewing bags for the homeless and filling them with personal kit items for the holidays. If you would like to help, join us after school on Wednesday from 2-3:30. No sewing experience needed. Everyone is welcome.

Donation needed for Resurrection House Project:

Used or old backpacks and reusable bags.
Drop off in room 216 and get a Chic-Fil-A gift card or PBIS points.

Personal kit items:
o   Travel size shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, black socks, snack bars.
o   Drop off donation in room 216 or main office.

All donations must be turned in by December 17 th . Thank you for your support!       
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Coming up:
Bingo at the Pines in January. Stay tuned for more details. 

All year volunteer:
Habitat for Humanity Restore
Contact Person: Crystal Frazer
Community Outreach Manager
Manatee County Habitat for Humanity
941-748-9100 ext.116
 
Next Meeting: January 11th in room 216 during lunch
DONATIONS FOR HOMELESS PETS

Donations may be dropped off at the main office through December 20th.
RAIDERS 2ND ANNUAL RISE AND RUN 5K
FEBRUARY 16, 2019

The SMA Raiders 2nd Annual Rise and Run 5K sponsorship and registration is up on our school website. It is open for donors, sponsors or to register for the run on February 16, 2019. Please contact Coach Trecartin with any questions at jackie.sharkey@oursma.org. Please click here for more details.
NEWS FROM THE COUNSELING OFFICE

FAFSA

Click here for more details on how to get money for college.

BRIGHT FUTURES SCHOLARSHIP

Click here for more details.
SMA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

 On Thursday, January 17th at 4:30pm, the SMA Board of Directors
will meet in the band room on the SMA Prep campus.

SMA FOUNDATION BOARD, INC.

On Tuesday, January 15th at 2:30pm, the SMA Foundation Board of Directors
will meet in the conference room on the SMA High School campus.
Sarasota Military Academy
High School Campus

941-926-1700