SMA Prep Weekly
Middle School Campus
Dear Families,
This week was filled with several reminders of our faculty's talents as they continue to demonstrate their highly effective instructional practices and connect with SMA Prep learners through engaging and creative activities. Our community also experienced the enthusiasm and initiative of our cadet ambassadors as they presented to the 5th grade class at Tatum Ridge Elementary.

Today, Cadets Canales and Miller shared their musical skills by performing for the morning formation. Kudos to them for an excellent performance!
This evening our campus was still rocking with activity as our cadets enjoyed the music, food, and fun of the annual Valentine's Dance created by our dedicated parents, PTCC volunteers, and supported by faculty and staff.

We greatly appreciate the unique contributions of members of our SMA community and look forward to sharing some BIG news about exciting events in the weeks ahead!

REMINDER: The Raiders Rise & Run 5K is a week away on February 16th! You can still sign up to run or walk to show your support for our Raiders.

Thank you for being a part of our SMA family!

~ Major Becky Morris, Assistant Head of School
Here's what is happening at the Prep:
Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year! Cadets are learning about Chinese New Year traditions in SMA-Cpt. Liu’s Chinese classes. They are also trying out Chinese calligraphy, paper cutting, and using research skills to learn more about the Chinese New Year.
Learning in Action

SMA-CPT Tilka’s 6th grade science class stopped by SMA-MAJ Munson’s 8th grade class to conduct poster sessions on the Laws of Relative Aging, providing the cadets with an an opportunity to share their work.
Raiders 2nd Annual Rise and Run 5K
February 16, 2019

Join us for the 2nd Annual Raiders Rise and Run 5k supporting Sarasota Military Academy's Raiders Team on Feb 16th! 

RUNNERS AND WALKERS

Packet pick up is on 13 February at New Balance located at 1872 Stickney Point Road, from 4-7pm.
College Day

SMA Prep ended our College Week 2019 with our cadets sporting their favorite Colleges and Universities! The cadets learned several facts about college applications, financial aid, and college preparation, and got the chance to hear their teachers share on their college experiences as well!
SMA Prep Wrestlers

The Prep Wrestling Team traveled to Tampa last weekend to compete in the Berkley Prep Invitational. The team brought home the runner-up trophy which is being proudly displayed in the front office. Individual 3rd place winners were: Matthew Foxall, Harrison Yochium, Will Leffler, and Claetyn Miller. Finishing in 2nd place in their division were Anthony Christy and Josh Tvenstrup. Great job wrestlers!!
Thank you to Sheriff Tom Knight!
Thank you to Sheriff Knight and his staff at Sarasota County (FL) Sheriff's Office as friends and valuable supporters in creating a safe school environment at SMA. A shoutout to Deputy Markey for all she does to keep us safe on the #SMAprep campus! Read more . . .
2019-2020 Freshmen Schedules at SMA HS

If you plan on going into Pre-IB next year at SMA HS, we can schedule an appointment to complete your schedule individually. Please send an email to Pam Donehew and include two dates and times that you are available. She will respond with an email indicating which date and time fits her schedule.

Free Dental Care!

LECOM (pronounced Lee-com) School of Dental Medicine is providing free dental care for kids on Saturday, February 16th from 8am to 2pm at 4800 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. An appointment is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. You can only be seen with a parent or guardian. For more information, please contact SMA-CPT Benitez in room 501.
Yearbook & 8th Grade Ads

It's that time of year to purchase your yearbook advertisement or 8th grade ad! Complete and return the Advertisement Form to reserve your space today.

Clubs and Activities

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

The next meeting will be Wednesday, February 20 from 4:15-5:15.

See you at the meeting, SMA-CPT Wright, SMA-MAJ Fulghum, and Coach TrecartinYour
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 Wednesday: February 27
No reservation is needed. Please share with any interested family, friends, and neighbors!

Upcoming Enrollment Information Meetings: 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
February 14, 2019

The SMA Board of Directors will hold a board meeting on February 14, 2019 at 2:30 pm in the SMA High School Conference Room.  

SMA Foundation Board, Inc.
March 12, 2019

On Tuesday, March 12th at 2:30 pm, the SMA Foundation Board of Directors will meet in the conference room on the SMA High 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.