SMA Prep Weekly
Middle School Campus
Dear Families,
We know everyone is ready for the last week of school! Thank you for supporting our learning community and encouraging your children to do their best throughout the year.
We celebrated our spring athletes today at our awards program. Congratulations to everyone for a great season!

Summer assignments are ready and posted to the SMA website . Returning students will be provided with their reading log and setup in Khan Academy next week to assist in getting started. New cadets for next year will also participate and have special instructions on how to participate. Additionally, there is a math placement test coming up in June for our new cadets. See the schedule below for more information.

I'm looking forward to seeing our families of 8th grade cadets at the Tuesday evening Promotion Ceremony!

~ 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 20 - Last Day for State Assessments
  • May 21 - 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony
  • May 22 - 50/50 Day
  • May 23 - 6th Grade Field Day
  • May 24 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL & HS Graduation
  • May 27 - Memorial Day Parade - All SMA Cadets & Families
Volunteers NEEDED For 6th Grade Field Day

6th Grade Field Day is Thursday, May 23rd from 9:30-12:00. We need volunteers to help with set-up, monitoring cadets out on the field, and cleaning up. If you are an approved volunteer and can help, please contact  SMA-CPT Nicole Fallon.
Math Placement Testing (New Cadets Only)

We encourage our new students for next year to attend one of our math placement assessments in June. The following dates are available:

  • Thursday, June 6th, 12:30 - 2:30 PM
  • Friday, June 7th, 8:00 - 10 AM
  • Thursday, June 13th, 12:30 - 2:30 PM
  • Friday, June 14th, 8:00 - 10 AM
Promotion Ceremony

Congratulations to our Prep cadets who received their promotion on Wednesday! They have worked hard to show their commitment to developing leadership, communication, and academic skills.

Daily Morning Greeting

A SHOUT OUT to SMA-CPT Beth Harris, Route Supervisor, for greeting our kids every morning with a smile and "Good morning!" as they get off the bus. Thanks for setting that positive tone for the day!
Jr. Raiders Wraps Up The Season
The Jr. Raiders had an amazing year and we enjoyed celebrating their achievements at the awards ceremony this past Thursday. Recognition covered several categories from Raider of the Year to Most Motivated. Our commander Taja Meideros lead the award ceremony along with her First Sergeant John Sabin and Executive Officer Alyssa Howe. They have been with the program all 3 years and have done an outstanding job!

Congrats to our new leaders next year: Toby Schwenk, Haylei Hunderup, and Jackson Watrobsky.
We are proud of all our Jr. Raiders for a great season! Looking forward to next year!
MSG Browning/Coach Trecartin
Summer Assignments 2019
The goal of reading throughout the summer is to establish strong reading habits and to foster a love of literature.

The goal for math is to build skills by mastering topics in your Khan Academy mission throughout the summer. The number of skills mastered will become the record of your summer work.

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.
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!
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.