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  • SMS STEM Family Night

    Posted by SHARON COWARD on 11/10/2018

    SMS STEM Family Night

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  • Food Drive

    Posted by SHARON COWARD on 11/4/2018

    Food Drive

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  • Half Price Hoodies

    Posted by SHARON COWARD on 10/21/2018

    Half Price Hoodies

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Principal's Message

  • November 15, 2018


    Happy Friday! This week we concluded our Food Drive and together our Warriors collected 1,393 items for our Warrior Families and our homeless communities. Well done, Warriors! We are thankful for your giving spirits! And as we approach our annual day of thanksgiving next week, I want to thank all of you for being part of our Warrior Family - students, staff, and families. I appreciate each of you and wish you all a safe and happy Thanksgiving Break!

    SMS STEM Night - Date Changed

    Our next SMS STEM Night is on Thursday, November 29 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. and will include snacks and hands-on activities for the whole family. Sessions include Pierce County Skill Center: Game Design; Math Madness: Inside Math Classes at SMS; Career Pathways and Goal Setting at SMS; and time with LAP teachers. We hope to see you there!

    Walking School Bus

    Our 2nd monthly Walking School Bus is on Tuesday, November 20. Join us at the corner of B Street and 168th at 6:30 a.m. to walk to school together!

    Half Off Hoodies

    We are fundraising for our PBiS incentives and our InvestED Funds by selling blue hoodies in sizes Youth Small to Adult X-Large at $12 each through November 20. These can be purchased in the ASB Office during ASB hours and online.

    End of Trimester 1

    Trimester 1 ends on November 30, and Friday, November 30 is an early-release day with a guest speaker assembly. Trimester 2 will start the following Monday.

    Cell Phones/iPads

    Our school requires cell phones to be put away during the day. When students are at school, their phones should be in their lockers.  Thank you for supporting us with this as we work to provide your child with the best instructional program.

    There have been several iPads that have been misused over the past few weeks.  It is our Warrior Way to ensure we are responsible for our iPads and take care of them. I have listed our discipline policy regarding consequences when iPads are misused below:

    iPad/Cellphone Consequence


    • iPad Use


    Student misuses iPad, possible destruction or leaves iPad unattended


    • iPhone Use


    Student has cell phone out during school

    Level 1

    • Reteach Expectation(s)
    • Parents contacted
    • Level 1 Success Time

    Level 2

    • Reteach Expectation(s)
    • Parents contacted and possible conference set up
    • Level 1 or 2 Success Time
    • Take away iPad 1 day
    • iPhone in office for day

    Level 3

    • Reteach Expectation(s)
    • Parents contacted and possible conference set up
    • Level 1 or 2 Success Time
    • iPad-check in/out for trimester
    • iPhone in office for parent pick up

    Level 4

    • Reteach Expectation(s)
    • Parents contacted conference set up
    • 2 Success Time
    • iPad-check in/out for rest of year

    Have a great weekend!

    Shannon Leatherwood, Principal

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