Signal Mountain Middle High School

Principals Corner

Weekly Parent Communication

Week 6

 

Celebrations

 

New Information

Language Acquisition Tutoring

  • Afterschool tutoring provided by our Language Acquisition Department will begin next week.
  • All tutoring sessions will take place on Tuesdays from 3:00 to 4:00 with support for different languages being offered on different days.
  • German tutoring will be available on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month in Mr. Hudson’s classroom.  If you have questions about German tutoring, please contact Mr. Hudson at hudson_t@hcde.org.
  • Spanish and French tutoring will be available on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month in Ms. Meznar’s classroom.  If you have questions about Spanish and French tutoring, please contact Ms. Meznar at meznar_c@hcde.org.
  • Additional language acquisition tutoring opportunities may also be available through the Learning Center with peer tutors.  If you have questions, please contact Ms. Duncan at duncan_abbey@hcde.org.

10th Grade MYP Personal Project Information

  • Our 10th grade students will soon begin planning and working on their MYP Personal Project.  The Personal Project provides an amazing opportunity for students to grow in their understanding and application of planning, processes, and so much more!
  • For parents wanting to learn more about the Personal Project, Mrs. Bouldin will be hosting a virtual information session on Tuesday, September 28 beginning at 5:30 pm.  She will be discussing an overview of the project, sharing examples from last year, and answering questions.  A recording of the meeting will be made available online for those unable to attend.
  • The informational session will be held via Zoom and can be accessed by CLICKING HERE or by using Meeting ID 949 4920 4832 and Passcode 722310.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Bouldin at bouldin_m@hcde.org.

Homecoming Information

  • As of now, and due to our current COVID circumstances, we will not be able to have some of our traditional homecoming events including our homecoming dance, powderpuff football game, or the parade bonfire.
  • As of now, the parade in coordination with the Town of Signal Mountain is still taking place along with our half-time Homecoming festivities.  Other activities planned by our Student Council including dress-up days are also scheduled to take place and we are still considering a possible HS pep rally in the quad depending on current COVID circumstances and weather.

TN Promise Scholarship Information

  • The window for students to complete the TN Promise scholarship application is still open with the deadline being November 1.
  • To access the application, please CLICK HERE.
  • For more information on requirements and deadlines, please CLICK HERE.
  • If you have questions related to TN Promise or other college and scholarship information, please contact Mrs. Mitchum at mitchum_s@hcde.org.

National Art Honors Society

  • Applications are now being accepted for the National Art Honor Society.  Applications are available outside Ms. McClain’s art classroom #5017.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Ms. McClain.

GSA Club Information

  • Students who are members or supporters of the LGBTQ+ community are invited to participate in the GSA after school.
  • If you are interested, please see Ms. Ryan, Dr. Rawl, Mrs. Sharpe, or Mrs. Mulloy for information.

Creative Writing Club

  • Any students interested in joining the Creative Writing Club should sign up outside Mrs. Brock’s room and plan to attend the first meeting of the year on September 20 at 2:45 pm in Mrs. Brock’s room.  The club will then meet on Mondays from 2:45 to 3:30.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Brock at brock_jamie@hcde.org.

Chess Club

  • The Chess Club will begin meeting on Mondays from 2:45 to 3:30 in Mrs. Brock’s room.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Brock at brock_jamie@hcde.org.

 

Reminder Information

COVID Procedural Information and Updates

  • Please see any new or updated COVID procedures that have been added to our current SMMHS and district COVID procedures below.
  • Close Contact Quarantine Exceptions – As previously shared, we want to remind everyone that there are currently 3 scenarios in which students are not required to quarantine if they are considered close contacts.  Those are 1) the close contact being fully vaccinated (at least 2 weeks past having both doses), 2) if the positive person was wearing a mask AND the close contact was wearing a mask, and 3) if the close contact has tested positive for COVID within the past 90 days.
  • Vaccination Events – The Hamilton County Health Department continues to offer vaccination events on different days in different locations throughout our county.  To access that information, please CLICK HERE
  • To access our current SMMHS COVID procedures, please CLICK HERE.  To access the HCS Re-Opening Plan 2.0, please CLICK HERE.  To access the HCS COVID-19 Dashboard, please CLICK HERE.

Mountain Education Foundation (MEF) Information

  • We want to remind everyone of the important role that the Mountain Education Foundation (MEF) plays in the success of our Signal Mountain Schools!
  • Please be on the lookout for upcoming events sponsored by MEF!
  • Interested in making a quick one-time gift?  Stop by the main office at SMMHS, Nolan, and Thrasher and donate with your card via the Dip Jar!  Each Dip Jar accepts one-time donations of $25 to benefit our Signal Mountain schools through MEF!
  • 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 hrobison@meftoday.orgEvery donation is appreciated and much needed!

Previously Shared Weekly Parent Communication Reminders

  • To access a list of reminders previously shared in our Weekly Parent Communications, please CLICK HERE.

 

Calendar Items

Monday, September 20

  • HS Girls Soccer – Away – 6:00
  • HS Boys and Girls Golf – District Tournament

Tuesday, September 21

  • HS Volleyball – Away – 5:00 and 6:00
  • HS Girls Soccer – Home – 6:00
  • MS Softball – Away – 5:00
  • MS Cross Country – Meet 4

Wednesday, September 22

  • MS Softball – Away – 5:00

Thursday, September 23

  • HS Girls Soccer – Away – 5:30
  • MS Football – Away – 5:00 and 7:00
  • MS Softball – Home – 4:30

Friday, September 24

  • HS Football – Away – 7:30

Saturday, September 25

  • HS Cross Country – McCallie Cross Country Invitational – Woodland Park Baptist Church
  • HS Band – A Bradley Classic Competition – Bradley County HS
 

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