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Simmons Weekly E-News 3/17/17
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Friday, March 17, 2017

Simmons Middle School Weekly Newsletter 03.17.17





Please join us Friday, March 17th from 6:00 – 8:00 for our 2nd Annual Simmons Got Talent performance talent show and a 2D and 3D Art Competition.  There will be live judging and audience voting.  Tickets will be sold at the door.  Admission is $5 for Adults and $3 for Students.  Children 4 and younger are free.  In addition, educators from any school system are free with their school id.



Spring Pictures will be held on Tuesday, March 21st.



We have raised $170 since March 1st for the Planet Fundraiser opportunity this month! If SMS can raise at least $500 during the month of March, we will receive a $100 bonus! We only have 2 weeks left, so start scanning those receipts!

Remember to download the free app, select Simmons PTO-Simmons Middle School as your Campaign and Group, take a photo of your receipt. New merchants are being added, so regularly check the list. Recently, Jimmy John's was added (5% give back), but there are other favorites like Chick-fil-A, Gigi’s Cupcakes, Anthony’s Car Wash, Milo’s, Donato’s Pizza, Taco Mama, Piggly Wiggly, and many more.

     Keep in touch with what’s happening at Simmons by following:

          Simmons Website -

          Simmons Facebook - Simmons Bucs

          SMS PTO Facebook - Simmons Middle School PTO

          Simmons Twitter - @simmonsbucs






The SMS Cheer Clinics and Tryout dates will be as follows:

     Cheer Clinic – Monday, April 24th 3:30 – 5:00 (Lower Gym)

     Cheer Clinic – Tuesday, April 25th 3:30 – 5:00 (Lower Gym)

     Cheer Clinic – Wednesday, April 26th 3:30 – 5:00 (Lower Gym)

     Cheer Tryouts – Thursday, April 27th 3:30 – 7:00 (Lower Gym)


Mandatory Summer Camp: July 31st – August 3rd



Monday, March 20th Lady Bucs Softball

     4:00 @ Hewitt Trussville

Tuesday, March 21st SMS Tennis

     3:30 @ Homewood

Tuesday, March 21st Lady Bucs Softball

     3:45 vs Bumpus

     @Hoover High School

Wednesday, March 22nd Lady Bucs Softball

     4:30 vs Clay Chalkville

Thursday, March 23rd SMS Outdoor Track

     Metro Meet #3 @ Heardmont Park

     4:00 Field Events

     4:15 Running Events

Thursday, March 23rd SMS Tennis

     3:45 vs Thompson




Community Service at SMS:

Students who earn at least 60 community service hours this year will be recognized during our Grade Level Awards Days in May.  Hours are to be documented on an orange community service card which can be found in the Grade Level Offices.  For more information or if you have any questions, please see your counselor.




For Broken/Damaged/Stolen Chromebooks:  Go to:

This site has helpful information and links.


          STEP 1: Go to and complete the online Service Request

          STEP 2: Have student bring their device to the 6th Grade Office

          STEP 3: Remember when paying Tech Fees with My School Fees to select the IT Department not Simmons

Please note that if you are placing a service request for a new student, you must have all information completed through InfoSnap before a device can be sent.




Please check out our Counselor's Corner Blog. The “Counselor’s Corner” link can also be found on the Simmons’ website. This blog will be used to communicate announcements with parents and students as well as provide resources and articles about relevant topics.


Thank you to the following sponsors for generously supporting our Learning Earnings program! Thank you for partnering with us to reward positive behavior at SMS.  

     Bahama Bucks


     Yogurt Mountain


Thank you,

Ms. Webster, Mrs. Winnie, and Mrs. Berryhill 




Cold air is settling in!  Please remind your children to wash their hands well and as often as needed.  Flu season is most definitely among us.  Respecting each other's personal space will also help cut down on illness.  Please remember, if your child has a fever >100.0*, they should stay home.  Students should not return to school until they have been fever free for 24 hours without the aid of any fever reducer.   If your student has any Flu symptoms, please take them to a physician for diagnosis and treatment.  If your student is diagnosed (by a physician) as having flu, please email or call the school nurse.  


Flu symptoms:  

  • Fever* or feeling feverish/chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue (tiredness)
  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.

Common Cold Symptoms:  

  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Sneezing
  • No or mild fever


If you ever have any questions or concerns, please email or call Nurse Epperson at or 205-439-2138.





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