SMA Prep Weekly
Middle School Campus
Dear Families,

Have a wonderful Spring Break! We'll see everyone on Monday, March 25th when classes resume.

~ Becky Morris, Assistant Head of School
Here's what is happening at the Prep:
Operation Outbreak

Operation Outbreak proved again to be an incredible learning experience for all involved! Thanks to the passion of Dr. Todd Brown, Dr.  Pardis Sabeti , Dr. Andres Colubri,  Dr. Tracy Fanara , and Tamara Robertson, this year was the best yet! Kudos to this year's 8th grade class for another win by keeping a majority of participants alive and identifying the virus. 

Pandemic simulation takes over Sarasota Military Prep

More than 180 students participated in a massive outbreak simulation, coordinated by school teachers, Harvard professors and famed scientists. Dustin Johnson, 13, was keeping an eye out for potentially infected classmates. As he stood in the...

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Photos: Sarasota Military Academy's Mock Mass Epidemic...

Sarasota Military Academy Middle School participated in a mock mass epidemic simulation.

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Interact Club and the Southeastern Guide Dogs

Interact Club recently partnered with the Southeastern Guide Dogs to help our community. From February 11th to March 11th the Interact Club made puppy guide dog collars and met the Southeastern Guide Dog’s ambassador, Ben, who is now retired. Cathy Mithaug, who works with the Southeastern Guide Dogs, talked to the students about the importance of the organization. Southeastern Guide Dogs provide fully trained service dogs for people who have disabilities or need emotional support. These dogs are often within the workforce in less then a 3 years. The club watched Pip, an animated film about the purpose of a guide dog, and then got to play with Ben. Overall, Interact had a lot of fun learning about Southeastern Guide Dogs and hope you will check out Pip on Youtube !
Service Learning Field Trip

Prep cadets making a difference during a service trip to Rothenbach Park. Great job! 
The Spring Book Fair will be held April 8-12. If you would like to volunteer please click here: Volunteer Sign-Up  

All Volunteers must be registered in the Volunteer Counts! system. To register, click on the button below:

Remember, the VIP Kayaking Experience with Survivorman
is limited to 40 - do not wait to get your tickets
for this amazing once in a lifetime opportunity!
All employees and cadets may purchase a concert ticket for $20.00, all other tickets are $35.00.
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

Our next meeting will be April 3, 4:15 to 5:15. Anyone interested in the Big Ducks unlimited Banquet held March 28, may purchase tickets through their website:

Prep Sports & Clubs Calendar
We have a new calendar posted on the website! You may access the new sports and clubs calendar on our athletics page or combined with our community calendar . If you use Google Calendars, click on the plus sign on the bottom right corner of either calendar to add to your Google account and receive live updates.
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

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: April 10
No reservation is needed. Please share with any interested family, friends, and neighbors!

Upcoming Enrollment Information Meetings: 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
April 11, 2019

The SMA Board of Directors will hold a board meeting on April 11, 2019 at 4:30 pm in the SMA Prep band 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.