SMA Prep Weekly
Middle School Campus
Dear Families,
Our 8th grade cadets are celebrating their last few middle school days together at Gradventure this evening!
We look forward to joining you in honoring their accomplishments at the upcoming promotion ceremony.

With only two more weeks left in this school year, we still have a few year-end activities to wrap up the year. We also have another opportunity to come together as a community by marching in the Memorial Day Parade on May 27th. We hope your family will join us as we march together in honor of America's fallen. Also, if you can help us by donating bottled water next week, we would greatly appreciate it.

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

~ MAJ Becky Morris, Assistant Head of School
Here's what is happening at the Prep:
Please continue to monitor our parent/community calendar for upcoming activities:

  • May 1-20 - State Assessments
  • May 13-14 - 7th Grade iPad Turn-in
  • May 17 - Sports Award Program
  • May 21 - 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony
  • May 23 - 6th Grade Field Day
  • May 24 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL & HS Graduation
  • May 27 - Memorial Day Parade - All SMA Cadets & Families
From the Executive Director's Desk

An end-of-year letter from Sarasota Military Academy Executive Director, SMA-COL Christina Bowman.
8th Grade Gradventure

The 8th grade cadets were excited today as they prepared for their trip to Gradeventure! Their tie-dye shirts added some color to their festivities. Thank you to SMA-MAJ Laura Munson for a fabulous job coordinating the trip and their fun shirts!
Teacher Appreciation Week

Thank you to PTCC for honoring our teachers with this delicious lunch during teacher appreciation week!
Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 27, 2019

We encourage all cadets, parents, friends, staff, and faculty to join us for the Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27th! We will be meeting at the high school campus (801 N. Orange Ave.). Parking will not be available on campus, therefore, we recommend that you arrive no later than 8:30 AM. After a brief formation, we will depart for the staging area by 9:15 AM. The parade begins at 10:00 AM down Main Street in downtown Sarasota. We estimate that we should return to the high school campus no later than 11:00 AM. Please be ready to pick cadets at this time.

Prep Dress Uniforms (class B) are expected for all cadets, faculty, and staff. Please remember, this is not a school day so buses and lunches are not provided.

Water Donations Needed!

In an effort to keep everyone hydrated, we kindly ask for bottled water donations for the parade. Please drop off water at the office by May 23rd so that we have time to transport to the high school.
Ducks Unlimited

The Ducks Unlimited Club wrapped up their year with a celebration. Congratulations to Logan Koch who was the fishing tournament winner. He went home with a new rod and reel, courtesy of Capt Todd Walker!

Thanks to everyone for a great first year!

SMA-CPT Trecartin & SMA-CPT Wright
SMA Jr. Raiders

What a fantastic season! SMA Prep Jr. Raiders ended by sweeping first overall in female, male, and mixed. Very proud coaches!! See you at the awards ceremony on May 16 at 5:30 pm in the cafeteria to wrap up the season.

MSG Browning & Coach Trecartin
7th Grade iPad Turn-In
Monday & Tuesday

It's important that 7th grade cadets remember to bring their iPads with case, keyboard, power adapter, and lightning cable to school according to the following schedule:

  • Design Class Students on Monday (May 13th)
  • Military Studies Students on Tuesday (May 14th)

8th Grade Dance Picture Orders

There is still time to order professional pictures from the 8th-grade semi-formal dance. Check out Southern Exposures Photography's event galleries to find your picture!

The Prep Golf team finished 4th at the FCSL Championship on May 7th at the Links of Greenfield Plantation. The five golfers that qualified for this championship were: Anastasia Decker, Ari Greene, Jonah Patterson, Mason Minor and Justin Zullin. Ari Greene and Justin Zullin tied for 2nd place with their individual scores of 42. Great season Eagles!
Order Your Yearbook Today!

Don't miss out on this year's highlights!

Purchase a yearbook for $30
while quantities last.

If you have medications in the clinic, daily meds, EpiPens, or inhalers, please be sure to pick up the last week of school!
Summer Basketball Camp
July 8-12 and July 15-19, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Work to improve your fundamental basketball skills while participating in drill stations, camp games, and competitive scrimmages. All skill levels welcome! Contact Erica Aghoian to sign up!
SMA Board Meeting
June 13, 2019

The SMA Board of Directors will hold a board meeting on June 13, 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.