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Simmons Weekly E-News 11/17/17
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Friday, November 17, 2017

Simmons Middle School Weekly Newsletter 11.17.17 


PARENT INFORMATION & UPCOMING DATES:

Hoover City Schools and Offices will be Closed Monday, November 20th – Friday, November 24th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.


SMS Wrestling Spirit Night

The wrestling team needs your support!   Please come out to Beef O Brady's on Monday, November 27th from 5:00 – 7:00 and support the Simmons Middle School Wrestling Team. 


Spirit Night


Schedule 17-18

8th Grade Exam Schedule

Please see the link below for the 8th Grade Winter Exam Schedule

Fall Exam Schedule

Parent Alert Bulletin 

Please see below for some very important information from our District Interventionist Counselors:    

Parent Alert Bulletin 

Supply Need

As the cold and flu season gets going, we are in short supply of Kleenex tissues and Clorox wipes.  If you would be willing to donate either, please have your student drop them off in their grade level office.  We are most appreciative.

Pre Order your Simmons Yearbook before they are ALL GONE!

They are $50 and can be purchased through “My School Fees”, or you can send a check made out to Simmons to Mrs. Wood, our bookkeeper.  Remember, a yearbook is a piece of history, so buy yours today! 
Contact Ms. Missildine if you have any questions at Lmissildine@hoover.k12.al.us  

Yearbook Ads

Immortalize your son or daughter in this year’s book! Just choose a picture or two, tell us what you’d like to say, and we will do the rest!  It will mean so much to your 6th, 7th, or 8th grader to see their name in LIGHTS at the back of a GREAT book!

     $200 for a full page ad; up to 8 pictures and text
     $100 for a half page ad; up to 5 pictures and text
     $50 for a quarter page ad; up to 2 pictures and text
     $25 for a business card size ad; no picture, just text

Follow this link to purchase an Ad for the 2017-2018 Simmons Yearbook! 

The BUC Stop

The school store, The Buc Stop, is located in the library and sells earbuds, pencils, paper and other school items. Most items are less than $2. The Buc Stop has also begun selling new books from Barnes & Noble to those interested.  If your child purchases a book from the store and uses a check, it should be made out to B&N. The school library will receive a portion of the sale. If you need more information, please call Mrs. Glasscock at 439-2142 or email her at sglasscock@hoover.k12.al.us

Box Tops for Education


Clipping Box Tops is an easy way to help earn cash for our school.  Each Box Top is worth 10¢ for our school!  Just look for the pink Box Tops on hundreds of products.  All you have to do is clip them and send them to school.  You can also download the Box Tops Bonus App.  Get details at BTFE.com/bonusapp.   The money will help purchase physical education equipment and supplies.  See Coach Bean for any questions. 

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PTO HAPPENINGS:

Please join us for our PTO meeting on Friday, December 1st, at 9:15 a.m. in the SRO room. We hope you can make it and Happy Thanksgiving!

Stay Connected!
     Simmons Website - www.simmonsbucs.com
     Simmons Facebook - Simmons Bucs
     SMS PTO Facebook - Simmons Middle School PTO
     Simmons Twitter - @simmonsbucs

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SMS ATHLETICS:

Friday, November 17th

SMS Wrestling
     Eagles Preseason Tournament
     @ Oak Mountain Middle School
     Weigh In 4:00
     Wrestle 5:00

Saturday, November 18th

SMS Wrestling
     Vestavia Kick Off Classic
     @ Vestavia Hills High School
     Weigh In 7:00
     Wrestle 8:00

Monday, November 27th 

SMS Bowling
     Baker Bash Tournament
     @ Oak Mountain Lanes
     Matches start at 3:45

Monday, November 27th

SMS Lady Bucs Basketball vs Bumpus
    @Hoover High School
     7th Grade 5:45
     8th Grade 4:30


Tuesday, November 28th

SMS Boys Basketball vs Bumpus
     7th Grade 4:30 
     8th Grade 5:45

Wednesday, November 29th 

SMS Boys Basketball @ Liberty Park
     7th Grade 5:45
     8th Grade 4:30

Wednesday, November 29th 

SMS Lady Bucs Basketball vs Liberty Park
     7th Grade 5:45
     8th Grade 4:30


Thursday, November 30th 

SMS Bowling vs Liberty Park
     @ Vestavia Bowl
     Matches start at 3:45

Thursday, November 16th 

SMS Boys Basketball @ Clay Chalkville
     7th Grade 5:45
     8th Grade 4:30

Thursday, November 16th

SMS Lady Bucs Basketball vs Clay Chalkville
     7th Grade 5:45
     8th Grade 4:30


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COMMUNITY SERVICE:

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.  Community Service Cards will be due May 11th in order to be recognized at Awards Day.  For more information or if you have any questions, please see your counselor.

Click here for additional Community Service opportunities/ideas. 

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CHROMEBOOK REMINDERS:

Repairs - If your device is currently in need of repair, please take it to your school to turn in for repair. You can submit a repair request via www.hcseli.com by selecting the service requests tab at the top right hand corner and clicking on repair request.

New students - All students grades 3 - 12 who have completed on line registration, agreed to a device, and do not owe fees for technology will automatically be sent a device. No request needed. The school will distribute the devices on their schedule.

Charger Request - If your student needs a new charger, please fill out a request form via our website www.hcseli.com by selecting the service requests tab at the top right hand corner and clicking charger request. There is a $40 charge for all chargers and it is not included in the protection plan.

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FROM THE COUNSELORS:

"It is Time to Wake Up to the Drug Problem" breakfast Wednesday, November 29th.  Please click here for more information.

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.


http://smsschoolcounselors.blogspot.com


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

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REMINDERS & HELPFUL INFORMATION:

HCS DRESS CODE POLICY:

For questions regarding Hoover City Schools/Simmons Middle School Policy, click the link. Pages 23-26 outline the Dress Code Policy.

http://images.pcmac.org/Uploads/HooverCity/HooverCity/Divisions/Forms/Code%20of%20Student%20Conduct%202015-2016%20Intermediate-Middle-High.pdf

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For questions or comments regarding information in this newsletter, please contact: rbrooks@hoover.k12.al.us

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EEOC NOTICES click here: http://images.pcmac.org/Uploads/HooverCity/HooverCity/Divisions/DocumentsCategories/Documents/EEOC%20NOTICE%20-%202013.pdf

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