Happy Thanksgiving Bulldogs! As we gather today for meals and a long weekend with family we reflect on the things that we are thankful for. This year the SMS staff are thankful for full days with our students and a return to “normal” school all day, every day. With this return we get the opportunity to do what we love, educate and care for the young people of our community that you entrust us with. We are blessed to work in a community that supports our schools and trusts us with its most precious resource, it’s future. We are thankful for amazing students and families that step up when our community is in need. When we asked for help filling baskets for Thanksgiving for families, you overfilled 14 baskets, with enough to fill them again for Christmas baskets AND more that we will work with the local food bank to distribute. When we raised money for a local family facing medical challenges, your brought in $2500 to help. Your generosity proves that middle school students can do amazing things. As principal, I’m thankful for a staff that goes the extra mile every day. Planning lessons, grading papers, coaching teams, and going out to find things that support our students and families, often with their own money, time and resources. We have the most amazing staff at SMS and it is my privilege to serve with such dedicated educators. As you gather together this weekend and enjoy some much deserved rest, know that your school family is thankful for you and the opportunity to serve our community. Enjoy your holiday and time with family. We look forward to seeing you Monday.
Good Afternoon Bulldogs! It was Civil War day here at SMS. The Beavers won the day at our assembly, we’ll see who wins the game this weekend. Have a great four day weekend and a Happy Thanksgiving.
Good Morning Bulldogs! Is your 7th grader struggling with math? Mr. Amies is hosting some extra time in the morning for Math support on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Starting 11/23, students can come in at 7:30 for some extra help with their math. Thank you Mr. Amies for helping our students be successful!
Good Morning Bulldogs! It’s been great to see kids hauling in foods for our Thanksgiving basket ELT contest. Thank you SMS families for helping to make the holidays a little happier for local families. We are taking food donations through next Wednesday. Great job by our leadership students lifting, hauling and counting donations.
Good Morning Bulldogs! It's time for a little friendly competition. Next Wednesday 11/24 is Civil War day here at SMS. We're looking for students to show up in their favorite Oregon College team colors. Who will win at the Civil War Assembly, Mr. Metzger's Ducks, or Mr. Prock's Beavers? Show up next week and show some spirit!
Good Morning Bulldogs! Shoutouts are a great way to start a Friday morning. Gathering together for a quick celebration of success is an awesome way to spend the first ten minutes of school.
Good Evening Bulldogs! Our culinary classes are getting into the holiday spirit. Mrs. Gary and Mr. Amies helped students make a Thanksgiving meal yesterday and today. Take note parents, your kids are ready to help cook next week, no matter what they tell you.
Good Afternoon Bulldog Families! We are collecting food for Thanksgiving baskets to support local families in need. If you can send your child with canned food to school we will basket them up and distribute them to families. ELTs are competing for a prize for the classes that bring in the most food. Thank you for helping make the holidays a little brighter for local families.
Good Morning Bulldogs! Just a reminder that there is no school tomorrow 11/11 at SMS in observance of Veterans Day. To all of the veterans in our community and beyond, thank you for your service and sacrifices. School will be in session Friday 11/12 with our regular Friday schedule.
Bulldogs vs. Coffenberry 3rd quarter 35-3 Bulldogs!
Good Morning Bulldogs! Today is our first home basketball game for the girls' season. The game will begin at 4:00 today, visitors will not be allowed into the gym prior to the beginning of the game. This is an indoor event, and we ask that all attendees comply with the Governor's indoor mask mandate. We will have disposable masks available at the door. There will only be a single game tonight, with the B team competing. Tomorrow (11/4) both A and B teams will take on Winston starting at 4:00. Go Bulldogs!
Good Afternoon Bulldogs! The attached QR code will bring you to an updated survey regarding the district's School Improvement Act plans. This has been an ongoing process which we've already been able to make changes to our schools with thanks to your support. Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey and help us keep making Sutherlin School District even better!
Good Morning Bulldogs! Things are always rocking at SMS, but especially when Mrs. Spelgatti's Makerspace class is building guitars with Makey Makeys. Nice job sixth graders showing off some Next Generation Science Standards!
Good Morning Bulldogs! This Thursday 10/28 is picture retake day! If you are unhappy with your first picture, or were absent on the day of school pictures this year, Thursday morning is your chance to retake. If you have questions contact the front office.
Good Morning Bulldogs! Mark your calendars, we have a change to the schedule for 11/24. The calendar posted at the beginning of the year should have Wednesday, November 24 as a Friday schedule day. Students will be dismissed from classes at 12:00, with a grab and go lunch. Sorry for the confusion.
Good Morning Bulldogs! Here is the menu for breakfast and lunch in the month of November. Note: Menus is subject to change based on availability.
Good Evening Bulldogs! Just a reminder, there is no school at SMS or SHS for conferences tomorrow. East and West both are in session.
Good Afternoon Bulldogs! Parent teacher conferences are next Thursday and Friday 10/21 and 10/22. Conferences will be held in 15 minute increments from 4:00-8:00 on Thursday night (there will be a break from 5:00-6:00 for dinner), and then 8:00-12:00 on Friday (there is no school for middle school students on Friday). If you would like to schedule a conference, feel free to call or email the front office, Mr. Metzger, or Mr. Prock. Conferences will be held via telephone for 6th grade, 7th and 8th grade will meet in person in the AC. Masks will be required for all visitors during in person conferences in accordance with the Oregon indoor mask mandate.
Good Morning Bulldogs! SMS Girls Basketball is getting ready to hit the courts! Tryouts for Girls Basketball is next Monday 10/18 at 3:30. Practices will be M-Th from 3:30 to 4:30/5:00 (depending on team need). For more information, contact Mrs. Risk. The game schedule is still being developed with the league. GO BULLDOGS!
Good Afternoon Bulldogs! Sutherlin is a great place to live filled with kind, generous people. Middle schoolers are stepping up and helping a local family with our Pennies for Patients drive. If you can, please contribute to your ELT’s jar this week to support Ryan, a local five year old fighting Ewing Sarcoma, a cancer of bone tissue. The ELT that raises the most gets a pizza lunch and contributes to a great cause.