SMA Prep Weekly
Middle School Campus
Dear Families,
Have you heard the buzz about our interactive learning experience called Operation Outbreak? Get ready . . . it's almost here! Be sure to "Like" our Facebook page for live updates. This year is going to be epic!

Tomorrow night (March 9th) is SMA Night at Circus Sarasota. Come join us for a fun evening where SMA-COL Bowman will be guest ringmaster. See information below on how to get your discounted tickets.

The end of 3rd quarter is Wednesday, March 13th. There is no school on Friday, March 15 for professional day. I'm sure I don't have to remind anyone that the week after next (March 18 - 22) is Spring Break and there is no school. We hope you will have an opportunity to enjoy some time with family and friends.

As always, thank you for being a part of our SMA community!

~ Major Becky Morris, Assistant Head of School
Here's what is happening at the Prep:
March 9th, 7PM - SMA Night

Join us for a fun night at the circus on Saturday, March 9th at 7 PM where our very own, SMA-COL Bowman will be the guest ringmaster! Circus Sarasota is offering a $5.00 coupon for all SMA families. You may pick one up at the office or use promo code SMA19 through the Box Office, by phone (941-355-9805) or online ( ). Only ONE discount voucher needed per family or group. Excludes Mezzanine 9 & 10 seats. Not valid with any other offers.
Soccer Championship Game

The Prep Boys Soccer season came to an end with the team taking 2nd place after a tie-breaking PK shootout. The regulation game ended with a 2-2 tie but the Eagles were edged out during the penalty kick shootout. Eagle goals were scored by Max Farrugia and Kique Perales. Thank you Coach Patterson and the entire boys team for a great season. We are all proud of you!
Learning in Action: PrepWorld News Field Trip

The SMA Prep student-led news team, PrepWorld News, had an amazing visit to  ABC7 Sarasota  today! Thank you to anchor,  Ray Collins ABC 7 , who gave the cadets a wonderful tour of the news station and provided insightful tips about the news industry.
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:
SMA Prep Teachers Shine at World Languages Conference

Thank you to our SMA Prep World Language teachers, SMA-MAJ Cheryl Brown-Santana, SMA-CPT Sira De la Cruz, and SMA-CPT Martha Jauregui who helped coordinate and presented at the First Gulf Coast World Language Conference at Suncoast Polytechnical High School this past weekend!

Cadets from our Ducks Unlimited and Eco-Team Clubs participated in service learning projects on their field trip last week. Thank you  Volunteer Sarasota County  and all who worked with our students to further their learning through real-world, hands-on activities! 

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:


Golf Tryouts

Anyone interested in playing golf this year should see Coach Mrs. Smith for details. Tryouts for golf are March 12th and 13th at Tatum Ridge Golf Links.    
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: March 13
No reservation is needed. Please share with any interested family, friends, and neighbors!

Upcoming Enrollment Information Meetings: 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
March 14, 2019

The SMA Board of Directors will hold a board meeting on March 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.