SMA Prep Weekly
Middle School Campus
Dear Families,

We are proud to share that SMA Prep civics teacher, Dr. Todd Brown, was honored by the Education Foundation with the Ignite Innovation Award for Sarasota County! Dr. Brown is also Teacher of the Year for Sarasota Military Academy and continues to inspire all of us every day. Please join us in congratulating this outstanding educator!
Tomorrow, Dec. 15th, is the Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Sarasota National Cemetery. We greatly appreciate our SMA family and the generous sponsorships that helped ensure enough wreaths for this year's event. We hope you will join us for this touching ceremony where we honor and remember the veterans and their families by placing a wreath at each headstone.

I look forward to seeing you there!

~ Major Becky Morris, Assistant Head of School
Here's what is happening at the Prep:
All are welcome to join us TOMORROW, Dec. 15th
for the wreath-laying ceremony .
Wreaths Across America
December 15th, 10 AM

Please join us for the
Wreath Laying Ceremony
December 15th at 10:00 AM
at Sarasota National Cemetery

School will be Closed on Friday, December 21
There's no Grinch at SMA! The SMA High School and the Prep campus will be closed on Friday, December 21st to allow all employees an early start to their holidays.

SMA-COL Christina Bowman wishes the SMA Community health, happiness, and fellowship for the holidays and the new year!
Prep Cross Country Team Champions!
Congrats to the SMA Prep boys cross country team - the new FSCL champions!!! Both boys and girls teams had a great season. Top finishers for the Eagles were John Sabin for the boys at 4th, and Taja Mederios for the girls at 5th.
Way to go Eagles!  #ourSMA   #Champion
Cadets of the Month: Caring IB Learning Profile
Congratulations to November Cadets of the Month for their Caring IB Learner Profile: (pictured left to right): Emily Brooks, Lilia Mosquera, Avery Alexander, Naveah Harmon, Jason Lockwood and Logan Claybrooke.
Donations for Satchel's

Prep cadets boxed up donations for the homeless shelter pet campaign benefiting Satchels Last Resort Animal Shelter/Sanctuary. Thank you to our SMA community for your generosity!

#SMAcommunitycares #ourSMA
Toys for Tots at Prep

Bring two new unwrapped toys to the main office by the 18th of December,and you can dress down on the 19th.

Thank you and Happy Holidays!
Thank you for supporting today's plant sale!

The Prep community took advantage of the great selection of veggie and flowering plants at today's sale! The new herb kits sold out quickly. Sales from today's event are nearing $150, some of which will go toward a water bottle refill station sponsored by the Eco Team.
American Ninja Warrior, Barclay Stockett, shared her story with SMA Prep cadets as part of this year’s Project Equality which is . . . read more
Rise and Run 5K
February 16, 2019

SMA Raiders' 2nd Annual Rise and Run 5K sponsorship and registration is up on the SMA website . We are looking for families and businesses that are interested in sponsoring and having names advertised on the race shirt. The first order of shirts is in December. This is a great way to advertise and show your support for both schools. It is open for donors, sponsors or to register for the run on February 16, 2019. Please contact  Coach Trecartin  or MSG Browning with any questions.
Clubs and Activities

For information about ongoing clubs and activities, please see our website: SMA Prep/Middle School Clubs & Activities
Jr. Raiders Tryouts this week! December 17 - 19 at 4:30 PM each day. Contact Coach Trecartin for more information.
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.
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 Wednesday: December 19th .
No reservation is needed. Please share with any interested family, friends, and neighbors!

Upcoming Enrollment Information Meetings: 12/19, 1/16, 2/6, 2/27, 3/13, 4/10, and 5/1.

Open Enrollment: begins October 1, 2018 and ends January 31, 2019 for the 2019/20 school year.
SMA Board Meeting
January 17, 2019

The SMA Board of Directors will hold a board meeting on January 17, 2019 at 4:30 pm in the band room on the Prep school campus.  
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.