SMA Prep Weekly
Middle School Campus
Dear Families,

A reminder that there is no school tomorrow, Friday, April 19th. I hope you enjoy the long weekend.

We are pleased to welcome next year's class of sixth-grade cadets along with our other new students! A separate email was sent to our new families along with important information about our Pre-Orientation Event and selecting electives. We will have our last enrollment information event for this year on Tuesday, April 30th at 8:30 AM . Please share with any family interested in learning more about our programs.
One of the highlights this week was guest speaker, Kseniya Simonova from the Ukraine, as a part of Dr. Todd Brown's The Inspire Project. You may recall seeing Kseniya's performance on America's Got Talent when she wowed the audience and judges with her spectacular sand animation. Prep cadets and faculty were fascinated to learn more about this inspiring artist.
Next week will be filled with exciting activities as we welcome Les Stroud (Survivorman) and other special guests to the SMA Prep campus as part of Project Earth! You can join us in this celebration on Friday, April 26th, as we enjoy Les's musical talents during a special concert. Please click on the link below to purchase your tickets!

Also, April 22nd is the last day to purchase a yearbook at the $25 price. Please be sure to send your purchase form and payment by this deadline to ensure you receive a copy.

Have a wonderful long weekend!

~ Major Becky Morris, Assistant Head of School
Here's what is happening at the Prep:
LAST CHANCE FOR TICKETS!
All employees and cadets may purchase a concert ticket for $20.00, all other tickets are $35.00.
SMA Prep Cadets of the Month

Congrats to our March cadets of the month who were selected for modeling the IB Learner Profile characteristic - #Principled! These cadets are recognized for acting with integrity, honesty, and with a strong sense of fairness as well as taking responsibility for their own actions.

Cadets: Stahl, Jakubowiz, Yoder, McIntyre, Degraw, (missing from photo: Leveille)

#ourSMA #IBworldschool #IBlearner
Order Your Yearbook Today!

Don't miss out on this year's highlights!

The deadline to purchase a yearbook for $25 is April 22, 2019.

Prices go up to $30 after the deadline. Availability cannot be guaranteed if ordered after the deadline, so don't delay!
Promotion Ceremony

BUILDING LEADERSHIP - Tuesday, we recognized our first group (22) of 6th grade cadets to achieve the rank of corporal. Additionally, there were 12 cadets who earned the rank of PFC, 5 to sergeant, and one to captain. Please join us in congratulating this outstanding group for their dedication and hard work!

#ourSMA #SMAleadership #BuildingCharacter
Yearbook Contest Winners

CONGRATULATIONS to this year's Yearbook Contest Winners! First place is Emily Borresen, 2nd place Ryan Jakubowicz, and 3rd place Mingyu Yang. Thank you to everyone who participated in the contest!
The PTCC Wants You!
 
The Parent Teacher Cadet Council (PTCC) is a volunteer organization that hosts various events during the school year to benefit our Cadets. Some of the events are: Fall Book Fair, Fall Dance, Spring Dance, Der Dutchman Pie Voucher Fundraiser, Wreaths Across America, Spring Book Fair, and Staff Appreciation to name a few. 
 
Officer elections will be held on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 6:15 pm in the cafeteria. Any parent or guardian of an SMA Cadet may be on the Board.
 
If you cannot attend but are interested, please email the PTCC at  prepptcc@oursma.org
Help Needed to Tie Dye Gradventure Shirts
As the 8th Grade Cadets reach the end of their Prep years, it's time for them to have a little fun! We need parents to help the cadets Tie Dye the shirts they will wear for Gradventure! Whether it's sorting and labeling shirts or jumping right into the adventure of Tie Dyeing...WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Please sign up for any times you are available. You do not need to be an 8th grade parent to participate. You MUST be registered in the Volunteer Counts system.
 
Exploring 3D Design

SMA-CPT Miller's Digital Art students have been working on a 3D design unit this term. Student artists are learning how to use different CAD programs and apply them to a variety of purposes. Throughout this unit, students...

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Saturday, April 27th
6 - 9 PM

The Palm Aire Golf and Country Club

Summer Basketball Camp
July 8-12 and July 15-19, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Work to improve your fundamental basketball skills while participating in drill stations, camp games, and competitive scrimmages. All skill levels welcome! Contact Erica Aghoian to sign up!
2019-2020 Freshmen Schedules

If you plan on going into Pre-IB next year at SMA HS, you can beat the rush of schedule selections and receive individual one-on-one attention by sending an appointment request to Pam Donehew. I nclude two dates and times that you are available. She will respond with an email indicating which date and time fits her schedule.
Ducks Unlimited

Ducks Unlimited is hosting a local fishing tournament to kick off next year's fishing series with our local fishermen. Participants must bring $10 to enter to show a picture or video for proof of measurement and release, show ruler for measurement 1 point per inch and 5 points for safe release.

Winner with the most points with proof given to us will win a new reel and rod. This is May 8, 4:15 until 5:15 pm. Please turn in yellow form and $10 to Coach Trecartin or SMA-CPT Wright soon and get started.
Clubs and Activities

For information about ongoing clubs and activities, please see our website: SMA Prep/Middle School Clubs & Activities
Volunteers!

SMA Prep needs volunteers to help serve lunch to our cadets. Please contact Kathy Simon or Betty Bultemeier for lunch times and additional information.

Volunteers are also needed for the Media Center at SMA Prep. Please contact
SMA-LTCOL Currie for more information.
Substitute Teachers Wanted!

Anyone that has a bachelor's degree and is interested in substitute teaching should contact Betty Bultemeier .
Enrollment Information Meetings
8:30-9:30 AM

Please share with neighbors and friends that are interested in their child attending SMA Prep that our Enrollment Information Meetings start promptly at 8:30 AM and end by 9:30 AM. Let them know to bring their inquiring student to hear directly from Prep Cadets about campus life at the Prep.

Our next meeting date is on Tuesday: April 30
No reservation is needed. Please share with any interested family, friends, and neighbors!

Upcoming Enrollment Information Meetings: 4/30

Open Enrollment: begins October 1, 2018 and ends January 31, 2019 for the 2019/20 school year.
SMA Board Meeting
May 9, 2019

The SMA Board of Directors will hold a board meeting on May 9, 2019 at 2:30 pm in the SMA High School conference room.  
Gently-Used Clothes Closet

Uniform donations are greatly appreciated throughout the year. This allows us to continue offering a selection of sizes at a reduced cost of $7 per item. Please bring items you wish to donate to the office during office hours.

We are taking appointments for anyone wanting to purchase a gently-used uniform. Please call our office at 941-877-7737 to make your appointment.