EAGLE WEEKLY
SMA HIGH SCHOOL
FROM ADMINISTRATION

Dear Family and Friends,

Today, I had the honor to learn from a survivor of the Holocaust, Mrs. Rifka Glatz, as she spoke to a group of our cadets. As the tears beaded and slowly descended our cheeks, she spoke of the immoral atrocities that man has inflicted upon man, and I was given hope by the teachings she presented based on the foundations of this horrific experience, to be kind, love everyone, and accept all for who they are. That any one person could take such an extreme experience of man's inhumanity toward man and transform it into such a divine message casts a brilliant light upon the dreams for our future. I would encourage us all to embrace the attitude exemplified by this amazing woman to turn our seemingly insurmountable trials and challenges into a beacon to enlighten our journey through life. Read more ...

Respectfully,

SMA-LTC Frederick T. Fout
Head of School
Sarasota Military Academy

Upcoming Important Dates:

  • Les Stroud - Survivorman Concert tonight, April 26th from 7:00pm - 9:30pm.
  • JROTC Awards Night is on Tuesday, April 30th at 6:00pm
  • Blood Drive Thursday and Friday of next week, May 2nd and May 3rd
  • 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.
SURVIVORMAN CONCERT
TONIGHT!!!
GET YOUR DISCOUNTED TICKETS NOW!
LAST CHANCE!!!
All employees and cadets may purchase a concert ticket for $20.00,
all other tickets are $35.00.
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.
CONGRATULATIONS!!!

4 SMA senior cadets are the first SMA Accelerated Dual Enrollment program students with State College of Florida (SCF) that will earn their Associate's Degree (A.A) along with their high school diploma in May 2019. SCF hosted a special celebration for all county students who participated in the 2-year ADE program. These are truly amazing students!

Congratulations to these SMA achievers!!

Logan Clapp
Electrical Engineering at USF (Tampa), College of Engineering
Joseph Polimeni
Law Enforcement/ Criminology, Coast Guard (Georgia)
Eitan Seldin-Schneider
FSU, Criminology
Sune Venter
FGCU, Pre- Medicine
CONGRATULATIONS!

Jaela Nixon and Nicholas Swensk, both SMA juniors, graduated this week from the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce's Youth Leadership program. This program spanned nine months and both did a fantastic job while they learned about leadership and community in Sarasota. Congrats to you both!
IB SENIOR BANQUET

Saturday May 11th, 2019    
at The Westin Sarasota

To register and purchase tickets, please click here.
Tickets must be purchased by April 29, 2019
Submit favorite photos of your cadet
for a photo montage (by Monday, April 29th) to:
Reference “IB Banquet” in the Subject Line

We would like to thank our Sponsors for their generous donations to purchase the cadet and IB staff tickets along with offsetting the families ticket prices.
 
The Family of Jacob Meyers:
Christy Morris, Philip & Susan Morris
 
The Family of Jackson “Crosley” Jones:
Jeff and Amy Phelps  
PLEASE HELP US CELEBRATE!

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

Dear Parents and Guardians,
We need your help! We love our teachers and staff at SMA and want to go out of our way each year in May to say "Thank You!" for all they do. We appreciate your help in this endeavor! 

Each day of the 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!

D-FY DODGE BALL TOURNAMENT

Check out the SMA team for the D-FY Dodge Ball tournament last Tuesday night at Sky Zone. First year that SMA participates!
ATTENTION SENIORS!!!

CADET CLEARANCE FORMS

You may pick up your Cadet Clearance Form from the Registrar in room 34 beginning Wednesday, May 1st.

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. 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. Please click here 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. Please click here for more details.

CAP AND GOWN

If you have not ordered your cap and gown, please do so as soon as possible. Please  click here  to place your order.

FLORIDA VIRTUAL SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS

Seniors, time is running out! You have just over a month until graduation! If you have not completed your FLVS or your 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.
SMA TALENT SHOW

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!
CONNECT WITH
INTERACT CLUB & CONNECTING HANDS PROJECT         
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES  

Porch Light 5k Run, Rescue and Restore: April 27th
*see SMA-CPT Bauck for 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
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!
PLANET FITNESS

If you are interested, please contact Coach Ely at Kristina.Ely@oursma.org
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.

CELTIC ARTS SCHOLARSHIP

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