EAGLE WEEKLY
SMA HIGH SCHOOL
FROM OUR ASSISTANT HEAD OF SCHOOL


Hello Junior and Senior parents!

This year is off to a fast start! This school year will be full of excitement and milestones for each student. As parents of upper classmen, it is highly encouraged to make an appointment with your cadet's school counselor to review their academic plan to ensure that have everything they need for graduation, whether they graduate this year or next year. It is also important that cadets continue to participate in community service projects to receive hours necessary for graduation.  

Speaking of graduation, it will be held on Friday, May 24th at 7pm at Bayside Community Church on State Road 64. More details to come. Additionally, Jostens will be on campus October 29th to present class rings and Senior product options.

If you have questions at any time, please feel free to call or email me.

Looking forward to a fantastic year!

SMA-LTC Abby Williams
Assistant Head of School
LABOR DAY WEEKEND!

We hope you have a safe and relaxing Labor Day Weekend!
There is no school on Monday, September 3rd.
SUPPORT OUR
ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT!!!
SERVICE ACADEMY INFORMATION FAIR

Saturday, September 8th
10:00am-12:00pm
In the SMA Prep gymnasium
Click here for more details
PTCC MEETING

We hope you can join us for our first PTCC meeting of the year on Tuesday, September 11th at 6:00pm in the cafeteria.
YANKEE CANDLE & BED LINEN FUNDRAISERS

Junior State of America (JSA) students are conducting two fundraisers to help pay for travel and competition expenses to Fall State, Spring State, and Winter Congress. At these events, JSA members assume roles as mock legislators at both the state and federal level, draft legislation, and participate in policy debate. Please support their efforts by going on-line to order items direct from the vendors involved with their fundraising campaign.
Yankee Candle offers beautiful scented candles, tea lights, and decorative candlelit centerpieces that you can purchase at a great price. If you are looking for the perfect holiday home décor item or gift, you can order directly by using the following link:

Once on the site, go to the “Start Shopping” box in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Enter the Group # 990092496 , and begin shopping! You will be amazed at how many lovely items there are to choose from, and they are generally less expensive than at your local retail outlet!

BEAUTIFUL BED LINENS
Everyone can use a new or spare set of bed linens, and via this JSA fundraiser, you can order a variety of colors and sizes for the reasonable price of $39 per set, regardless of size, plus shipping ($5.95). Sets include pillow cases; additional cases can be ordered for $10 for a pack of two plus shipping ($3.00). These sheets are made of super soft, double brushed microfiber yarns and are available in 14 beautiful colors (black, white, aqua, dark red, gold/camel, silver, crème, eggplant, pale pink, dark crème, grey, chocolate brown, navy blue, and sage). Samples of the fabric can be viewed on-line or in Room 23.
To order on line, use the code SMA when accessing the website below:

BOYS BASKETBALL

Attention to all cadets interested in playing boys basketball at SMA. Preseason conditioning will begin on Tuesday, September 4th from 3:15p.m. until 5:15p.m. Attendance at conditioning is expected for all cadets expected to play this season. Cadets should have a completed physical, bring lots of water, and wear comfortable clothing, and shoes. Cadets are to meet at the weight room. 
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!!

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
INTERACT CLUB & 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.

Interact Club Meetings:
1 st and 3 rd Friday of every month during lunch

Connecting Hands Project Meetings:
Every Wednesday from 2:30pm-3:30pm

INTERACT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

All year volunteer: Habitat for Humanity Restore
Contact Person: Crystal Frazer
Community Outreach Manager
Manatee County Habitat for Humanity
941-748-9100 ext.116

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.
NEWS FROM THE COUNSELING OFFICE

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

FAFSA

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


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.

SMA FOUNDATION, INC.
WORKSHOP

Thursday, September 6th
at 2:30pm in SMA High School Band Room
Discussion: Plans for the future

Sarasota Military Academy
High School Campus

941-926-1700