EAGLE WEEKLY
SMA HIGH SCHOOL
FROM ADMINISTRATION

Happy Friday SMA families!

This week the writing component of the 9th and 10th grade FSA was completed. Hooray!!!

Next Friday, April 19th, is a mini-break, the campus will be closed. :)

Any sophomores interested in the IB for their junior year that have not already done course requests, please make an appointment in the counseling office to do so.

Prom is next Saturday, April 20th at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota located at 1000 Blvd. of the Arts. Guest check-in begins at 6pm, doors open at 6:30pm and dinner will be served at 7pm. Students and guests must depart by 11pm. Please click here for the prom dress code guidelines. 

Graduation will take place on Friday, May 24th at 7pm at Bayside Community Church on St. Rd. 64. 
No tickets needed to attend.  

Upcoming Important Dates:
  • ACT Site-Test is Saturday, April 13th
  • Partial Dress Down Day for the Military Child is Monday, April 15th. More details below.
  • Dress Down Day is Thursday, April 18th. See Cadet Handbook for dress code.
  • SeaWorld Aquatica Field Trip is Thursday, April 18th
  • No school on Friday, April 19th
  • Prom is on Saturday, April 20th
  • VIP Exclusive Kayaking Experience with Les Stroud - Survivorman on Thursday, April 25th ($150)
  • Les Stroud - Survivorman - Concert to be held @ Bayside Community Church, Friday, April 26th from 7:00pm-9:30pm. Tickets for sale $35
  • SMA Talent Show scheduled for next week has been changed to May 10th
  • Last day of school for Seniors is Friday, May 17th!
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.
SMA DOCUMENTARY WINS!!!

SMA Documentary WINS the Sarasota Film Festival student education category!!!

The year long project "Heroines in Arms Serving Proudly" US History project was selected out of entries from schools all over the United States. SMA-Captain Vanston and SMA-Captain Mackey worked together with Cadets Daniel Hernandez, Kacee Bonilla Martinez, Hannah Phillips, Genesis Wesley and Quinn Selby to learn about and record the amazing stories of some of the first women that served in our military. 

Please click here to read the full Press Release.

This is the first time
SMA has had the honor to win this award!

Congratulations!!!
ENJOY THE FULL LENGTH
MOVIE BELOW!
MILITARY CHILD
PARTIAL DRESS DOWN DAY

On Monday, April 15th, Cadets and Staff may wear an appropriate (dress down day standards) purple shirt with polo uniform bottoms (pants/shorts, belt and appropriate shoes and socks).

For information on military benefits and the Month of the Military Child 2019, please click here.
SMA VOLUNTEERS OF THE YEAR

We are so grateful for ALL of our volunteers who spend countless hours helping around school, in the cafeteria, on field trips, and special projects and events. Unfortunately, we can only select one special volunteer per category each year.

We are proud to announce this year's Volunteers of the Year!

Cadet Volunteer of the Year
Cadet COL Jonathan Barroso

Adult Volunteer of the Year
Verlie Ubarco

Senior Volunteer of the Month
Phyllis Syskel

Congratulations to All!

CONGRATULATIONS!

SMA’s Odyssey of the Mind team finished strong with a 4th place at the Florida State Finals. Team members are Aeryn Sachs, Lily Dunn, Rosana Viera, Kamil Kusznierewicz, and Emily Watrobsky.
Go Eagles!
TEACHER AND STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK

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

Each day that week we will celebrate our wonderful
teachers and staff in a different way.
Please stay tuned next week as we will send out
details of ways that you can help.
Thank you!
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.


UNIFORM RETURN

Seniors, you must wear the Polo Uniform through May 17th AFTER they turn in their Class B Uniform to the supply room. You may turn in your Class B Uniform beginning Thursday, May 9th. You will need to have the Cadet Clearance Form with you.


CADET CLEARANCE FORMS
You may pick up your Cadet Clearance Form from the Registrar in room 34 beginning May 1st.

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.

GRADUATION SPEECH TRYOUTS

Seniors, if you are interested in speaking at Graduation, the speech tryouts will be April 23rd at 2:15 in Room 23. Applications may be picked up from SMA-MAJ Gillotte or in the counseling office and must be turned in by Thursday, April 18th.

FLORIDA VIRTUAL SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS

Seniors, time is running out! You have less than 2 months 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.

CAP AND GOWN

If any senior has not ordered their cap and gown, it needs to be done ASAP.
Please  click here  to place your order.

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.

ENLISTED IN THE MILITARY?

Seniors, if you have actively enlisted in the military, you are now qualified to wear the red, white, and blue military cord at graduation. Please stop by the counseling office to sign up for your cord ASAP.
 
BLOOD BANK SCHOLARSHIPS
Senior Blood donors, listen up! Posted outside the counseling office is a list of cadets. Please be sure to double check the list as it has been updated. Last week we had the wrong list posted. Many more cadets have qualified for a scholarship!
REGISTER TO VOTE

Monday, April 22nd and Tuesday, April 23rd county representatives will be on campus to register voters during lunch. Please bring your ID to register.
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!
SMA TALENT SHOW
NEW DATE!

Please note that the SMA Talent Show has been postponed until the 10th of May due to an unforeseen conflict with the date. The 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         
JOIN US IN OUR CAMPAIGN AND BE PART OF OUR HERO SQUAD!

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Pennies for Patients campaign is working with thousands of schools across the country to raise funds for blood cancer research--and we are one of them! This is our last fundraising campaign for the year and we would like your support.

Click here for our school's online fundraising page.

All donations are greatly appreciated and are tax-deductible. To learn more about The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, click here.

Thank you SMA family!
         
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

Next Meeting: April 25th
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!
NEED COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS?
Sailor Circus Needs YOU!

Short 2 hour morning and evening shifts are available.
The dates are April 18th-April 27th.
Please click here to sign up.
COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY

Premiere Polo event- Sunday, April 14 th  at the Sarasota Polo grounds. Please arrive by 12:00pm



Volunteers are needed for:
· Working the sidelines selling opportunity prize tickets.
· Greeting guests at the Pavilion to talk about the Guild and the hospital.
· Help keep the food and dessert tables stocked.
· Manage the prize table
· S ell tickets in the Pavilion. 

If you are interested, please contact Dee Dee at 570-772-3382
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.

GREAT VALUE COLLEGES
FIRST GENERATION SCHOLARSHIP

Click here for more details.

COLLEGE & CAREER WORKSHOPS

Click here for more details.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY

Click here for more details.

UF ABA SCHOLARSHIP

Click here for more details.

PYE PROGRAM

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