Signal Mountain Middle High School

Principals Corner

Celebrations

  • Congratulations to the high school boys basketball team for their win over Coahulla County at the Ridgeland Thanksgiving Classic! The final score was 73-46. Way to go Eagles!

  • Congratulations to all the students who participated in Model UN! Nearly 60 of our high school students debated global issues, wrote & passed resolutions, then voted in a General Assembly. Signal’s USA team won Distinction in Rhetoric. (Adrian Andreescu, Jack Gibby, Josh Dulin, Jake Stubblefield, Weston Livingood) and Individual Awards also went  to Adrian, Jack, Josh, & Jeffery Lin! 

  • Congratulations to the SMMHS 8th graders putting their physics, waves, communication, earth and space science skills to use while completing a Mars Mission at the Challenger STEM Learning Center! Thanks CLC for making the field trip a wonderful experience for everyone!

News and Updates

  • MEF now has a texting platform! If you did not already receive a text message from MEF, be sure to join so you get the inside scoop and timely notice of event news, opportunities for impact and more! Join the MEF Text Tribe by texting the keyword JOIN to 423/515-1112.JOIN text tribe.png 

  • Giving Tuesday is coming soon!! November 29 is the global day of generosity.Mark your calendars with TWO ways to join as a community in support of our students and schools!! Donate in honor of an educator at MEFtoday.org (your honoree's name will be showcased on social media) Shop local businesses that are giving back to MEF that day: Mountain Top Toys 30%, Threads 30%, Pruett's 5%. Giving Tuesday1 Giving Tuesday2 

  • Interested in joining TEAMS, a high school competition for students interested in math, science, and engineering? Stop by or email Ms. McCormack. Deadline to sign up is December 9.

  • Come celebrate the holidays with SMMHS!. The SMMHS Band/Strings concert is on Tuesday, December 6th at 7:00PM. The concert will be held at Abba’s House in Hixson. Tickets are $5 at the door. The SMMHS Choirs concert is on Thursday, December 8th at 7:00PM. The concert will be held at The Point Church and admission is free. Celebrate with SMMHS Theatre at Mountain Madrigal. Details below. See you all there!

  • SMMHS Theatre Arts Boosters cordially invite family, friends, and community to its annual Mountain Madrigal Feast, a Signal Mountain holiday tradition. CLICK HERE Join the King & Queen and their Royal Court for an evening of great food & holiday entertainment.

  • A reminder that all home basketball games are streamed live via the NFHSNetwork. CLICK HERE to access. When you subscribe, be sure to select SMMHS as your favorite team so our program gets a small % of the revenue. Thanks! 

  • There is a Chess Tournament for both Middle and High School Students in Chattanooga on December 10th.  Both Rated and Unrated players may participate. If you are interested, come by Jamie Brock's room next to guidance to pick up an information packet and sign up. 

  • Applications for high school Youth in Government are now available on the school website and are due on November 29th. Please see Mrs. Whitney if you have questions. 

  • November is the beginning of Native American Indian/Alaska Native Heritage Month. SMMHS honors and celebrates our diverse community population. It takes all of us to make SMMHS a wonderful place to learn and grow! Previous months this school year we want to catch up on honoring are September- National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sep 15- Oct 15), October- Filipino American History Month, Italian American Heritage and Culture Month, LGBT History Month, and Polish American Heritage Month!

Morning Drop Off Reminder

Please remember that students may not be dropped off for school earlier than 7:15 AM. Students should remain in their cars until that time to allow for staff to prepare the building and provide supervision and traffic control. Thank you. 

Student Driver Parking Update

SMMHS no longer has parking spaces available for students in the main school parking lot. A limited number of spaces will be available at the football stadium parking lot on a first come, first serve basis. Click Here for information on the application process for parking. Online payments are not an option for stadium parking. Once all available spaces are filled at the stadium, any students eligible may request to be on a waiting list in case a spot opens up. Students must continue to utilize other transportation to school until a parking space is made available for them.

Choose Hamilton: School Choice Lottery

HCS is preparing to open the application for Choose Hamilton: School Choice lottery options for the 2023-'24 school year! Choices include Early College/Career Programs, Future Ready Institutes, Magnet Schools, Charter Schools, and Open Enrollment Schools. Continuing again for the second year, every school with open seats will be an Open Enrollment Choice School for the 2023-2024 school year! Increasing the number of choice schools and programs provides students with a diverse range of options outside of their neighborhood zoned school. To learn more and review the 2023-'24 school choice options and see available seats at each school and grade level, click here. If you have a student enrolled in a school choice program and have a sibling you would like to attend as well, you can click here to complete the sibling preference application. 

The Learning Center

The Learning Center is excited to announce Academic Strategies will be back starting Friday October 14th during the second half of DS. Please send an email to [email protected] if you are interested in your child participating.

The Learning Center will remain open after school from 3:00pm until 4:00pm Monday through Thursday for tutoring.  If you have a student/child that would like volunteer hours, please have them fill out this form. All tutors: After School Tutor (signupgenius.com) If your child would like to join after school tutoring, please instruct them there will not be transportation after the Learning Center closes at 4:00pm. They are welcome to join after school tutoring and do not need to sign up to receive tutoring assistance.

Check out The Learning Center’s Facebook page for more updates.

Covid Protocols for 2022-23

Positive cases of COVID-19 for staff and students will continue to be reported to the school. If your student tests positive for COVID-19, please contact the school nurses to notify them. Anyone testing positive for COVID-19  must be fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications before returning to school. School-based COVID-19 testing is available for staff or students as needed. 

Contact tracing is no longer required unless a school has the need based on a significant increase in cases. The district will continue to provide cleaning and disinfecting services. SMMHS will continue to communicate when a positive case occurs in the building. Should a significant increase in cases occur, virtual learning waivers for schools may be requested from the TDOE. For more information on Hamilton County Schools health plan and COVID procedures, please click here. Thank you. 

Receiving the Newsletter

At the end of each week throughout the school year, families should be on the lookout for a Weekly Parent Communication email.  These emails contain celebrations, informational items, and calendar items to keep everyone informed. If you see that you are not receiving our Weekly Parent Communication emails at any time throughout the year, please contact Mrs. Swan at [email protected] to verify the email address we have listed in Power School. To access school-related information throughout the year, please visit our SMMHS school website.

PTSA Information

  • With the new school year beginning, your SMMHS PTSA fees are due now!  CLICK HERE to pay the $10 fee that includes access to our SMMHS Directory Spot App. 

  • If you do not wish to purchase access to Directory Spot, you can choose the PTSA dues-only option for $5.

  • Payment can be by credit card, e-check, or by sending cash or a check to the main office made out to SMMHS PTSA.

Mountain Education Foundation (MEF) Information and News

  • MEF now has a texting platform! If you did not already receive a text message from MEF, be sure to join so you get the inside scoop and timely notice of event news, opportunities for impact and more! Join the MEF Text Tribe by texting the keyword JOIN to 423/515-1112.JOIN text tribe.png 

  • Giving Tuesday is coming soon!! November 29 is the global day of generosity.Mark your calendars with TWO ways to join as a community in support of our students and schools!! Donate in honor of an educator at MEFtoday.org (your honoree's name will be showcased on social media) Shop local businesses that are giving back to MEF that day: Mountain Top Toys 30%, Threads 30%, Pruett's 5%. Giving Tuesday1 Giving Tuesday2 

  • We want to remind everyone of the important role that the Mountain Education Foundation (MEF) plays in the success of our Signal Mountain Schools!

  • If you have not yet become a monthly donor, would like to make a one-time gift, or want to learn more about the many ways that MEF supports all of our students at our Signal Mountain schools, please visit www.meftoday.org or email Hilarie Robison at [email protected]. Every donation is appreciated and much needed!

Calendar Items

  • December 2nd- Mountain Madrigal, 6pm

  • December 6th- Winter Concert- band and strings, 7pm

  • December 8th- Winter Concert- SMMHS choirs, 7pm

  • December 16th- End of 2nd quarter

  • December 19th - 30th- Winter break

  • January 2nd - 3rd- Teacher Professional Development

  • January 4th- 1st day of 2nd semester for students

  • Middle School Talent Show- postponed to January



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