SMA Prep Weekly
Middle School Campus
Dear Families,

A reminder that our last enrollment information event for this year is on Tuesday, April 30th at 8:30 AM . Please share our invitation with any family interested in learning more about our programs.
This was an exciting week with so many guests on campus as part of our #ProjectEarth celebration! This amazing program was developed by Todd Brown through the Inspire Project and educator extraordinaire, Deb Walker. Many thanks to them and all of our teachers who supported this outstanding event! Be sure to check out the videos and pictures on our Facebook page to learn all about it!
NEW FAMILIES: Next week on Tuesday, April 30th at 7:00 PM, we will be hosting our Pre-Orientation Event to provide you with an opportunity to learn more about our programs and how your child can prepare for the transition to SMA Prep. You will also be given a sneak peek into our extra-curricular activities, clubs, and sports to learn how your child can get involved.

Also, for ALL PREP FAMILIES: 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.

As always, thank you for being a part of our SMA community!

~ Becky Morris, Assistant Head of School
Here's what is happening at the Prep:
Survivorman - Les Stroud Visits Prep Campus

SHOUT OUT: to SMA-MAJ Todd Brown and The Inspire Project for bringing  Survivorman - Les Stroud  to SMA Prep today! Les's engaging stories and unique experiences throughout the world captivated our imaginations and sparked our thirst for adventure! Thank you for sharing your day with us!
The Inspire Project: Nita Wiggins

Nita Wiggins shared her incredible insight as an award-winning journalist and author. Her passion for education and striving for excellence inspired our SMA Prep cadets yesterday as she shared key concepts behind her success. Thank you to SMA-MAJ Todd Brown and The Inspire Project for another excellent experience!
PROJECT EARTH #ourSMA #EarthDay TheInspireProject
THANK YOU to our guest speakers, Casson Trenor, Dr. Tracy Fanara, and Animal Planet's Gator Boy, Paul Bedard!
Meteorologist, Stephanie Abrams and archaeologist, Nigel Hetherington, joined us for an inspiring online chat as part of our #ProjectEarth celebration!
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.
 
GOLF RESULTS

The Prep golf team defeated Suncoast Academy April 23rd 198 to 217. The team record is now 3-0. The Eagles will play at Terra Ceia Golf Club on Thursday, April 25 vs Palmetto Charter. 

T he Prep golf team suffered its first defeat in three years Thursday losing a close match to Palmetto Charter. Ari Greene was the low score for the Eagles with a 35. The team will get back to work and get things back on track as they prepare for the league championship May 7th. 
Order Your Yearbook Today!

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PROSPECTIVE FAMILIES: Join us on April 30th to learn about our IB World School Middle Years Programme and how to apply for the 2019-2020 school year. This is the last enrollment information event for this year so don't miss this opportunity to discover how SMA Prep's unique educational program can benefit your child through a blend of character and skills development, academic engagement, and a supportive learning environment.

No reservation is necessary but arrive early enough to find time to park and check in. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday!
JR Raiders Go Rappelling!
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 .
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.