EAGLE WEEKLY
SMA HIGH SCHOOL
FROM ADMINISTRATION

Dear SMA Families and Friends,

Spring Break is around the corner! Remember, attendance is key and your grades matter. This is a great moment in time to have a conference with your teacher and discuss your progress in class. Please reach out via email or phone call to make an appointment with your cadet’s teachers.

Announcements and reminders:

  • Daylight Savings Time (1 hour forward) is Sunday, March 10th
  • International Heritage Week is from Monday, March 11th through Thursday, March 14th
  • End of 3rd grading period is Wednesday, March 13th
  • Spring Concert is Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 6:00pm in the gym
  • Spring Break is from Friday, March 15th through Sunday, March 24th
  • AdvancEd accreditation was a success! Even though the formal final review is not complete, the reports from the AdvancEd Team were amazing. We will follow-up with all the recommendations provided from their final report.
  • FSA retakes started this week and will continue next week. This is important for graduation purposes.
  • SMA cadets nominated to apply for the Future Leaders Academy from the UNIDOS NOW organization. Deadline for this application is Tuesday, March 5th, 2019. Apply here: Future Leaders Academy and Application 


Have a wonderful weekend!

Sincerely,                                                                                                                     

Dr. Catherine Rodríguez
Assistant Head of School
SPRING CONCERT
Wednesday, March 13th

Enjoy the sounds of the Sarasota Military Academy Music Department ensembles as they present their 2019 Spring Concert starting at 6:00pm on Wednesday, March 13th, in the SMA gym. Doors will open at 5:30pm.

A fantastic themed basket raffle will be occurring during the concert to assist in helping to finance our upcoming music department field trip this April!

No time for dinner? No problem! The Chick-Fil-A trailer will be parked on our SMA campus from 5:00pm - 6:00pm and will be selling original chicken sandwiches and cold drinks!

Looking forward to seeing you all at our final concert of the 2018 - 2019 school year!
SENIOR PICTURE

Seniors, on Wednesday, March 6th at 9:45am there will be a photo shoot for the "2019" senior picture on the pavers. You must show up in your Class B Uniform to take part in the photo.
INTERNATIONAL HERITAGE WEEK

The International Heritage Week begins on Monday, March 11th and cadets will receive tickets during their first period class. Each day they may redeem their tickets, during lunch, for the refreshments of the heritage being celebrated that day. 

Monday, March 11th:
We will begin with a celebration of Chinese culture and heritage. During lunch, from 10:35-11:00, under the blue awning, there will be tables with typical Chinese refreshments. Chinese music will be played on the speakers. Cadets will be invited to write a wish on a red ribbon which will be placed on a "Wishing Tree." They will need to present a ticket to write a wish. Only one wish per student.

Tuesday, March 12th:
SMA faculty & Staff will prepare their favorite heritage foods. Cadets will have tickets to redeem for samples from tables of their choice. Various traditional songs will be played on speakers.

Wednesday, March 13th:
We will celebrate Hispanic/Latino heritage. Renisito, a local Cuban performer, will be here to perform during lunch, under the blue awning. In the morning, he will be visiting our music students to talk about his craft and culture. 

Thursday, March 14th:
We will culminate on Thursday, with reading wishes from the "Wishing Tree" during formation.







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 day’s left on a special promotion, so hurry and make your purchase now!
GET YOUR DISCOUNTED TICKETS
FOR SURVIVORMAN TODAY!
All employees and cadets may purchase a concert ticket for $20.00,
all other tickets are $35.00.
Remember, the VIP Kayaking Experience
with Survivorman is limited to 40!
Do not wait to get your tickets
for this amazing once in a lifetime opportunity!
RIFLE TEAM NEWS

Two years ago, SMA Rifle Team sent its first two youngsters to the Olympic Training Center for the National Junior Olympics. This year, we not only had our highest number of youngsters selected, but we had our first Smallbore competitor in the USA Shooting State Champion. Trinity Gomez, who is on the SMA Rifle Club, attends Sickles High School.

Also from SMA, earning a spot was senior Cat Taylor and junior Dante Aletto who will compete in the JROTC Nationals for our 9th consecutive year and 4 straight Regional Champions on March 20-24, before heading to Colorado Springs in April. 

Two other SMA cadets also made the list to compete in CO; Faye Bryans and Taryn Granger.

We are excited to see what other firsts will transpire as we head into the final leg of the 2018-2019 Competition Year. Congratulations to all!
WRESTLING NEWS

Congratulations to our SMA Wrestlers. This past Saturday they defended their district title. Sammy Varley, Sean Cervin, Erik Borresen and Nico Gyorgy were champions in their weight classes.  Garret Murphy, Mason Marchbank and Haylan Barnard were runner up in their weight class. Victor Passanita and Ronald Robinson placed 3rd in their weight class. All nine wrestlers will be moving on to the regional tournament this weekend at Lemon Bay. Congratulations to our wrestlers.
JUNIOR & SENIOR
PROM

Prom tickets are on sale during lunch for Junior and Senior cadets in the Counseling Office for $85.00. Be sure to pick up an Outside Guest Form when you purchase your ticket if you are bringing a non-SMA date.
CONNECT WITH
INTERACT CLUB & CONNECTING HANDS PROJECT
         
2019 MDA Shamrocks!!
February 25th - March 14th


We will be selling Shamrocks starting through March 14th. Our goal is to raise money to help send as many local kids as possible from right here in Southwest Florida to MDA Summer Camp this June. Our goal this year is to raise $500.00. Purchase a shamrock every Tuesday and Thursday during lunch until March 14th and you will be entered in a drawing. You can also purchase a shamrock in the main office, room 216 or find an Interact Club member. You can win gift bags and a dress down ticket. Help us send a child to Summer Camp! Click here to learn more about MDA.
Volunteer Opportunities

2019 Walk MS: Sarasota at Nathan Benderson Park
Click here to sign up.
*see SMA-CPT Bauck for more details
 
Bingo at the Pines:
March 8th & April 12th
 
Porch Light 5k Run, Rescue and Restore:
April 22nd
*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

Next Meeting:
March 8th
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
AT CIRCUS SARASOTA!

SMA is excited to partner with Circus Sarasota 2019! Cadets who would like to volunteer for community service hours may click on the link below to register for helping at any of the upcoming shows! Each volunteer will receive a free ticket to the show and a free parking pass!

Also, Circus Sarasota is offering a $5.00 coupon for all SMA families. You may pick one up at the office next week!  

Please print the volunteer agreement (below) which must be signed by both student and parent/guardian. These may be brought to the Big Top for their first volunteer shift. 

If you have any questions, please contact:
Marcia at Circus Sarasota at 941-355-9335 or  marcia@circusarts.org .

Please click here to view the available dates and to sign up.
Please click here for the agreement form.
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)and more... click here and on the links below.

FLORIDA SHINES
COLLEGE AND CAREER PLANNER

Click here for more details.

STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA

Click here for more details.

TESTING INFORMATION

Click here for more details.

SMA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

 On Thursday, March 14th at 2:30pm, the SMA Board of Directors
will meet in the conference room on the SMA high school campus.

SMA FOUNDATION BOARD, INC.

On Tuesday, March 12th 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