EAGLE WEEKLY
SMA HIGH SCHOOL
FROM OUR HEAD OF SCHOOL


Greetings SMA Families!

It is truly an HONOR to serve SMA as your Head of School! The value of Honor is consistently reflected by our cadets in the choices they make both on and off campus, in and out of uniform. Please support your cadet's continuous growth by recognizing and championing their positive display of Honor and other important values that define who we are. If your cadet had the pleasure of donating blood on Thursday or Friday, please thank them for their service to humanity and tell them you are proud of who they are. I look forward to continued positive character development with your cadets throughout the school year, and informing you of the great things SMA Cadets do! 


Respectfully,


SMA-LTC Frederick T. Fout
Head of School
OPEN HOUSE

Parents and guardians,

We hope to see you on Tuesday, August 28th at 6:00pm in the cafeteria. This will be a perfect opportunity to visit your cadet's classrooms, meet their teachers, set up meetings if necessary, and check out the various club and team tables. The PTCC will also be on campus with all of their SMA merchandise. We look forward to seeing you all!
SMA TRAVEL CORNER
 
EXCITING CULTURAL OPPORTUNITIES IN 2019!!!
Have you ever wanted to experience other cultures and travel outside the states? The SMA Study Abroad program is excited to announce TWO fantastic opportunities for students to travel internationally in  2019: 

Interested in Science, Engineering, Technology, or Mathematics!? Join us on our first ever STEM tour to explore  Sustainable Living in GERMANY and SWITZERLAND  during  SPRING BREAK 2019!!!  Walk through a glacier, ride a cable car to the top of the Swiss Alps, and take an expert-guided tour to an underground nuclear bunker, and MUCH MORE!! 

More interested in exploring the Great outdoors? Come with us to Discover COSTA RICA in SUMMER 2019  to hike across suspension bridges in the tropical jungles, kayak the waters around massive volcanoes, snorkel in the sparkling blue waters; then hop the border to  NICARAGUA  to experience even MORE Latin American culture, and MUCH MORE!!
 
Before Tuesday's Open House , there will be two informational meetings to discuss these incredible trips, both meetings will take place at 5:30pm:
  • the GERMANY/SWITZERLAND trip meeting will take place in SMA-CPT Souder's room 206
  • the COSTA RICA trip meeting will take place in SMA-CPT Mark's room 2000A
 
These meetings will give you information on where we are going, the company we use for travel, and the cost of the trips. All SMA Cadets and families are eligible to travel with us. Please contact SMA-CPT Marks ( jeanette.marks@oursma.org ) or SMA-CPT Souders ( john.souders@oursma.org ) for information about these meetings or the trips.
CONNECT WITH INTERCT CLUB
AND CONNECTING HANDS PROJECT

Join Interact Club!!!

Interact Club is a service organization for high school students who desire to volunteer their time and aid school and community. The club gives our cadets an opportunity to participate in fun and meaningful service. We focus on different projects every month to help within our community as well as one project to further our international understanding.  Interact club is sponsored by the Sarasota Southside Rotary Club.

Our first meeting will be on August 31 st in room 216 during lunch.

Activities/ Meetings: 1 st and 3 rd Friday of every month.

INTERACT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Bingo at the Pines
September 7, 2018     
2:30pm -3:30pm      

Making Strides for Breast Cancer
October 20, 2018       
6:00am- 2:30pm     
Click here for more details and to sign up.
SINGING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM

Interested in singing the National Anthem at our SMA morning formation?
Please email SMA-MAJ Finley at -  michael.finley@oursma.org  for audition details.
THE 2019 TALON
SMA'S AMAZING YEARBOOK!

Don't forget to buy your cadet a yearbook before 9/28/18 to receive a discounted rate.

Please click here  to place your order online.
FALL SPORTS

Cadets planning on participating in any Fall sports
must have the athletic packet turned in prior to tryouts.

Click here for the 2018-2019 SMA Athletic Packet.
The packet may also be found on our website.
ARE YOU APPROVED
TO VOLUNTEER FOR THIS SCHOOL YEAR?

Parents and guardians,

If you plan on volunteering t his school year, please register ahead of time. For the first time, you may now do this from home! Please click here to register. Once you are approved, you will receive an e-mail from the school district. When volunteering, please stop by the main office to sign in on our Volunteers Count Computer. You will also need to obtain a visitor badge by providing your driver's license.

Level 1 Volunteer: Online background check approval needed
  • Chaperoning day trips and helping in the cafeteria, with school events, and other areas on campus

Level 2 Volunteer: Fingerprinting at the school board is required once level 1 is approved
  • Chaperoning overnight trips and transporting cadets to events
NEWS FROM THE COUNSELING OFFICE

For information on scholarship opportunities, helpful websites,
and other important information from the Director of Counseling, please click here.

TESTING INFO

Click here for more details.
SMA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

Thursday, September 13th at 4:30pm
in the band room on the SMA Prep campus.

Sarasota Military Academy
High School Campus

941-926-1700