SMA Prep Weekly
Middle School Campus
Dear Families,
Thank you to everyone who shared our enrollment information event last week. We currently have a waiting list for all three grade levels! We encourage anyone interested to still apply for next year and get added to the list. We often find that changes over the summer can open up seats, thus providing opportunities to offer those slots to families on the waiting list. This is done in the order we receive the applications, so please do not delay if you or someone you know is interested.
Check out the Prep Drum Line performance at the Pre-Orientation for new cadets and their families this past week! Be sure to look over the information below on SMA-MAJ Finley's Drum Line Camp to perform at the 8th-grade promotion.
Our year is winding down with only three more weeks of school to go. Please continue to monitor our parent/community calendar for upcoming activities. Here are some of the key events over the next few weeks:

  • May 6-10 - Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 6-20 - State Assessments
  • May 7 - Golf Championship
  • May 8-10 Mothers' Day Plant Sale (during lunch)
  • May 9 - SMA Board of Directors Meeting
  • May 10 - 8th Grade Gradventure
  • 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

Have a wonderful weekend!

~ MAJ Becky Morris, Assistant Head of School
Here's what is happening at the Prep:
LEARNING IN ACTION: Harvesting Winter Crops

Representatives from the University of Florida Extension Service visited our campus this week, delivering a lesson on nutrition to the Agriscience classes. The cadets have been busy harvesting their winter crops. This is the first time Prep has successfully grown cucumbers!

MOTHER'S DAY PLANT SALE: MAY 8-10

We will hold a Mother's Day Plant sale next week-May 8th -10th at both lunches. Gifts and flowers will be available from 50 cents to $4. Remember MOM!
LEARNING IN ACTION: DNA Lab

After completing their DNA molecule project, students in SMA-MAJ Munson’s class applied what they learned in a fun edible lab by completing the nucleotides from the mystery bag and then building a complete DNA molecule with mutations.
LEARNING IN ACTION: Holding Our Breath

Dr. Todd Brown's 8th-grade Civics classes are participating in a non-controversial social media campaign in hopes of attracting Disney's attention. Through the understanding of digital literacy and responsibility, the cadets are learning how the use of digital media can create a social movement resulting from exponential growth. In the last 36 hours, SMA Prep cadets in their "Holding Our Breath" campaign has garnered the attention of celebrities from the Science Channel, the Discovery Channel, and most importantly the Disney Channel.

Join the movement!   #104DaysofGravityFalls 
8TH GRADE SEMI-FORMAL

Thank you to our PTCC parent volunteers and faculty for creating this special memory for our 8th grade students! Only a few more weeks until we wrap up the year and then they’re off to 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!
GOLF RESULTS

The Prep golf team defeated SSAS on Tuesday at the Meadows Country Club. The final score was 210 to 216. Congrats to Justin with the low score of 38 for the Eagles. The team will participate in the FSCL Championship on May 7th at the Links at Greenfield Plantation.

#ourSMA #GoSMAeagles
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SMA Prep Drum Line Camp Is Here!

Starting this Monday, May 6th, SMA-MAJ Finley will once again be hosting a Prep Drum Line Camp!

No experience is necessary - just a desire to want to know how to play the drums!

This camp will include three consecutive after school sessions on Monday afternoons followed by a drum line performance at the upcoming Prep Promotion on Tuesday, May 21st.

For complete details, please email SMA-MAJ Finley at michael.finley@oursma.org ASAP as available spots are quickly filling up!
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!
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

Ducks Unlimited is hosting a local fishing tournament to kick off next year's fishing series with our local fishermen. Participants must bring $10 to enter to show a picture or video for proof of measurement and release, show ruler for measurement 1 point per inch and 5 points for safe release.

Winner with the most points with proof given to us will win a new reel and rod. This is May 8, 4:15 until 5:15 pm. Please turn in yellow form and $10 to Coach Trecartin or SMA-CPT Wright soon and get started.
Clubs and Activities

For information about ongoing clubs and activities, please see our website: SMA Prep/Middle School Clubs & Activities
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.

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 .
SMA Board Meeting
May 9, 2019

The SMA Board of Directors will hold a board meeting on May 9, 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.