Sedgefield Middle School PTO
Important Dates
Wednesday, February 5: Staff meeting and State of the School address

Monday, February 17: No school - Teacher workday

Thursday, February 27: Noche informativa para familias Spartan - 6 p.m., incluye cena

Wednesday, March 4: Early release day
News
Tell a Friend - Prospective Family Tours at SMS
If you know a prospective family headed to middle school next year, share with them this sign up to schedule a tour of Sedgefield Middle. Tours are offered twice per month . Families are welcome to bring their student with them on the tour and we welcome the opportunity to meet their child. Families should indicate who will be attending when they complete the sign up.
Ayude a sus Hijos a Tener Exito el la Escuela
Atención Padres:
Venga a cenar con nosotros y aprenda estrategias de como ayudar a sus hijos a tener éxito en la escuela.

Una charla en español para ayudar a sus hijos a triunfar en la escuela media. Aprenda cosas básicas y obtenga confianza para navegar el sistema escolar. En este taller estaremos tocando los siguientes temas:

  • Cómo involucrarse en la educación de sus hijos
  • Cómo vigilar las calificaciones de mis hijos a través de su teléfono en Powerschool 
  • Cómo ayudar a mis hijos a prepararse para la escuela secundaria (High School)
  • Otros temas acerca del sistema educativo de CMS.

Fecha: Jueves 27 de Febrero
Hora: 6 pm ( cena servida a las 6pm)
Lugar: Sedgefield Middle School
Empowering Extraordinary at Work!
Funds raised through Empowering Extraordinary are making a significant impact on our school and we appreciate your support through this past year's fundraising campaign. Recently, using campaign funds, our SMS staff participated in two trainings that enhance academics, teaching and student support on our campus.

The first training was facilitated by the CMS Advanced Studies Department and focused on increasing academic rigor through Paideia Seminars - a collaborative intellectual dialogue facilitated with open-ended questions about a text. Per the National Paideia Center, consistent implementation of seminar practice across a school community results in:

  • significantly improved achievement scores in reading and writing, especially among traditionally underserved populations;
  • improved student motivation due to increased student voice in an active environment;
  • a more respectful school culture with fewer behavior problems.

A second training on Trauma Informed Schools focused on preparing SMS staff to recognize and respond to those students who have been impacted by traumatic stress. This will help us continue to address the needs of all of our scholars by supporting the emotional and academic needs of every child.

Your generous donations also purchased a large shipment of math manipulatives, which increase hands-on learning in classrooms, provide resource books for teachers, offer innovative math puzzles for students, and expand the variety of ways we teach math in the classroom.
Proctors Needed for EOG/EOC Testing
We're halfway through the year - which means it's never too early to start thinking about end-of-grade (EOG) and end-of-course (EOC) testing. We need volunteers to proctor the following exams:

  • May 27 - Reading EOG
  • May 28 - Math EOG/Math 1 EOC
  • June 2 - 8th Grade Science EOG

Help Boost Literacy by Becoming a Reading Buddy!
Are you interested in reading with one of our amazing scholars once or twice a week? Our Reading Buddies Program is an amazing program matching a volunteer with one of our scholars to read books on a weekly basis together. Helping to model good reading, the Reading Buddies program provides success in literacy, students often become more positive about their ability to read and may also improve their reading skills. The school will have a selection of books for the scholar and Reading Buddy to select from based on the scholar’s reading level.

The times and days will be based on your availability and the scholar’s schedule.

If you are interested in this amazing program, please e-mail Mrs. Courtney Pierce, our dean of instruction, at courtneye.pierce@cms.k12.nc.us

All volunteers must be a registered CMS Volunteer.  Click here to register.
Got Snacks? Support Our Scholar Athletes
Get in on all of the sports-related action at Sedgefield Middle by helping support our scholar athletes and our athletics department! It's quick and easy to sign up to help with everything from athlete snacks to on-field support.

Click here to review what's needed , then sign up today!
New Clubs Starting Soon - Sign Up Today to Volunteer!
Clubs are a great way for scholars to work with different peers and learn new skills...and a phenomenal way for staff members to build relationships with scholars. SMS is excited to offer over 20 clubs to our scholars! The clubs range from academically-based clubs to sports-related. Scholars will be in the same club for one semester and may choose a new club in January.

We welcome any support from our parents and community members to assist with the clubs. If you are interested, please sign up here . Be sure to include your e-mail and phone number to receive updates. Please note: all volunteers must be cleared CMS volunteers; this must be done on a yearly basis. Click here to register as a CMS volunteer .
Donate New or Gently-Used Games to HAC
When inclement weather strikes, our scholars move indoors for HAC (recess) time. You can help keep the fun going inside by donating new or gently used games to play!

Examples of middle-school appropriate games include: playing cards, Uno, Jenga, Monopoly, Sorry, Trouble, chess and checkers.

Please send your donations to the front office to the attention of the PTO; games will be collected in the parent room. If donating gently used games, please ensure all pieces are included.

Questions? Contact Kiley Thiel.
Let's Take a Field Trip!
Throughout the school year, Sedgefield Middle students are taking some amazing field trips. The best part? If you volunteer to chaperone, you get to experience them, too!

Trips include everything from taking our dance students to live performances to visiting the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Don't miss out on this great opportunity to give back to Sedgefield Middle. Click here to sign up to chaperone!