SMA Prep Weekly
Middle School Campus
Dear Families,

It was a short but meaningful week as we wrapped up the semester and joined together as a community to show our respect and remember those who are no longer with us. It was also a time to celebrate the outstanding achievements of our athletes, recognize the accomplishments of our faculty and staff, and prepare for another semester filled with opportunities for personal growth and innovative learning. This is truly a collaborative effort, and we deeply appreciate our families for all that you do!

From our SMA family to yours, have a blessed holiday season!

~ Major Becky Morris, Assistant Head of School
Here's what is happening at the Prep:
Change of Command Ceremony

We welcomed our new cadet leadership at all levels during the official change of command ceremony on Monday. Thank you to Cadet COL Vance for her leadership this year. We look forward to another outstanding semester with our new regiment commander, Cadet COL Fabyanic. Congrats!
School will be Closed on Friday, December 21
The SMA High School and Prep campuses 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!
We are proud to announce that Dr. Todd Brown, SMA Prep civics teacher, has been selected as a Teach Sustainable Development Goals Ambassador for the United Nations! Read More

#ourSMA #IBWorldSchool #InspiredLearning #TeachSDGs
Athletic Awards

The first semester Sports Award Ceremony was held on Tuesday 12/18th. All athletes involved in Flag Football, Volleyball, Girls and Boys Basketball and Cross Country were recognized. 

Individual winners in each sport were: 
  • Sam Jordan, Most Improved Player - Flag Football
  • Chris Phillips, Most Valuable Player - Flag Football
  • Anna Davis-Lunardi, Most Valuable Player - Volleyball
  • Emily Borrensen, Most Improved Player - Volleyball
  • Maria Lugo , Most Improved Player - Girls Basketball
  • Devaun Grable, Most Improved Boys Basketball
  • Taja Meideros, Most Valuable Girls Cross Country
  • John Sabin, Most Valuable Boys Cross Country
Wreaths Across America 2018

Thank you to all who supported the wreath-laying ceremony, many of whom worked through the rain to prepare for this event. We greatly appreciate our SMA community for remembering and honoring the veterans and their families laid to rest at the Sarasota National Cemetery.

#RememberHonorTeach #WreathsAcrossAmerica
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.
Drill Team

The Drill team has been working hard for their first meet January 12th at Booker HS. They had a surprise visit by SGM Thomas, head JROTC instructor at SMA HS at last week's practice. The team was so excited to learn from the best! 
Counselors Corner
SMA-CPT Benitez & SMA-CPT Sacchetti

Safe and Free Community Events
Winter Break is a wonderful time to spend with friends and family, traveling, and more! But what about for the days where we are at home? Feel free to browse the following link for safe and free community events located at our Sarasota County Libraries. Events include knit and crocheting groups, book clubs, arts and crafts, live concerts, video games, board games, gift wrapping, master classes, labs, movies, robotics, escape rooms, DYI, language learning, chess, yoga, meditation, legos, STEM, and so much more!

You may use the Filter on the Sarasota County Libraries link to choose from the following locations - Events Calendar

  • Elsie Quirk- 100 W. Dearborn Street, Englewood, FL 34223
  • Francis T. Bourne- 4143 Woodmere Park Blvd, Venice, FL 34293
  • Fruitville- 100 Coburn Road, Sarasota, FL 34240
  • Gulf Gate- 7112 Curtiss Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34231
  • North Port- 13800 Tamiami Trail, North Port, FL 34287
  • North Sarasota- 2801 Newtown Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34234
  • Osprey- 337 N. Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229
  • Selby- 1331 First Street, Sarasota, FL 34236
  • Shannon Staub- 4675 Career Lane, North Port, FL 34289
  • William H. Jervey Jr.- 300 Nokomis Ave S, Venice, FL 34285
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.
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: January 16th .
No reservation is needed. Please share with any interested family, friends, and neighbors!

Upcoming Enrollment Information Meetings: 1/16, 2/6, 2/27, 3/13, 4/10, and 4/30.

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.