SMA Prep Weekly
Middle School Campus
Dear Families,

There is less than 2 weeks until the Open Enrollment period ends on January 31, 2019. This means that any new families interested in having their child attend SMA next year need to complete and turn in their application to our main office by close of business on Jan. 31st to be eligible. Please be sure to share this update with any friends of 5th grade students who are looking to join our program next year.

For our current families, there is an opportunity to share your thoughts about the school's mission and vision statements. Please see the link below if you would like to provide your feedback.

Remember that Monday is a holiday, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We wish you and your family an enjoyable 3-day weekend!

~ Major Becky Morris, Assistant Head of School
Here's what is happening at the Prep:
NO SCHOOL - JANUARY 21, 2019

Observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Religious Panel Shares Insight

On Tuesday, cadets learned about different religions through a panel discussion in order to develop a deeper understanding and respect as they grow into empathetic global citizens. Leaders from various faiths including Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and Buddhism responded to cadet questions.

SMA MISSION AND VISION
We want to hear from you!

The best educational practices include reviewing and revising vision and mission statements periodically. Please review the proposed mission and vision statements and provide feedback, if you desire. Please provide your response no later than Wednesday, 23 January. Please  click here  to proceed.
Are you curious what it is like to be a student in Dr. Todd Brown's Civics class? Follow along with this Herald-Tribune Media Group story about how Dr. Brown helps students make a "connection with the past empowered and motivated . . . to make a positive change -- in the present, for the future."

#ourSMA #InnovativeLearning
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.

8th grade had a great day out at the Kennedy Space Center!
SCHOOL CHOICE WEEK
January 20-26, 2019

Parents/guardians, 

You have been empowered with the freedom to choose the best educational environment for your child. Next week we will be celebrating National School Choice Week and we wanted to say THANK YOU for choosing SMA as the school for your child!
 Click here  to learn more about school choice. 
Raiders 2nd Annual Rise and Run 5K
February 16, 2019

RUNNERS NEEDED

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

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
Ducks Unlimited
January 30, 2019

The next meeting will be Wednesday, January 30 from 4:15-5:15. Duck members have gotten their ribbons! There will be a schedule and project information for the upcoming season.

See you at the meeting, SMA-CPT Wright, SMA-MAJ Fulghum, and Coach Trecartin
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: February 6 .
No reservation is needed. Please share with any interested family, friends, and neighbors!

Upcoming Enrollment Information Meetings: 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
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.  
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.