Signal Mountain Middle High School


Principals corner

Dr. Shane Harwood

Weekly Parent Communication

Week 11


  • Congratulations to our HS Girls Soccer Team as they won the District Championship and are now advancing to next week’s Region Tournament!
  • Congratulations to our HS Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams as both teams placed 3rd in the Front-Runner Area Championship!  Congratulations to all as both teams look to defend their Region titles next week!
  • Congratulations to our MS Boys and Girls Tennis Teams as they went undefeated this season with several individuals being named to the All-District Team and placing in the District Tournament!  All-District Team members include Nick Gibson, Payne Hurst, Joey Webb, Hayden McClain, Addison Jones, Kate Ottley, Bindi Patel, and Aliya Opengart.  In the district tournament, Nick Gibson placed 1st in boys’ singles, Addison Jones and Kate Ottley placed 1st in girls’ doubles, Bindi Patel and Aliya Opengart placed 2nd in girls’ doubles, Isabella Benton placed 2nd in girls’ singles, and Joey Webb and Hayden McClain placed 2nd in boys’ doubles!  Congratulations to all team members on a great season!
  • A big thanks to our SMMHS PTSA for providing dinner for our staff during this week’s Parent Teacher Conference night!
  • The Chattanooga Times Free Press will be accepting nominations for Teacher of the Month during the first two weeks of every month.  Winners will be announced on the second Friday of each month, so visit to nominate one of our amazing SMMHS teachers!
  • News 12 is starting up another season of Golden Apple reports. These stories honor some of the best, brightest, and most innovative teachers across the Tennessee Valley. Nominate a great teacher on staff today! Nominations can be made at the News 12 website,, under the Golden Apple Award drop down box.

Information Items

  • Signal Mountain Social Services Food Drive – The annual Signal Mountain Social Services Food Drive will begin on October 21 and continue through October 31.  Students who bring in 3 items to be turned into their 1st period teacher will be allowed to dress up for Halloween on Thursday, October 31.  All costumes must be school-appropriate, within dress code, and cannot include masks or props.  Food items needed include canned tuna/chicken, canned or instant potatoes, Hamburger Helper, Mac and Cheese, dry rice, canned vegetables and fruit, and canned tomatoes or spaghetti sauce.  Thanks so much for all of our students and families for supporting those in our community in need.
  • MS Halloween Dance – The Yearbook Club will be hosting a Halloween Monster Mash on Friday, October 25 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Middle School Gym.  The cost is $5 per person paid at the door with prizes given to those who have the best costumes!
  • Go Cart Team Sponsors – Our Signal Mountain Go-Cart Team is seeking business or corporate sponsors as they look to purchase much-needed parts, tools, and supplies for this year’s race season.  Different sponsorship levels are available with business logos being placed on the go cart and/or team shirts.  For more information or to become a sponsor, please contact Megan Oliver at
  • Parent ManageBac Login Information – Emails providing information for parent logins for ManageBac (our online IB learning platform that allows students and parents to view class assignments and materials, messages, due dates and more).  Please note that parents and students continue to access grades and assignment names in Power School.  If you did not receive an email, please email Mrs. Swan at or Mrs. Patton at  If you have a question about ManageBac information for a specific class, please contact the teacher.
  • World Languages Tutoring – Tutoring for French, German, and Spanish has now begun and will take place on Tuesdays in Mrs. Geerlings’ room 2118 in the lower HS hall.  Tutoring with Ms. Meznar and Mrs. Geerlings will take place every Tuesday from 2:50 to 3:50.  French and Spanish tutoring will be available each week and German tutoring will be available every other week.
  • Chromebook Insurance – A reminder that parents are encouraged to purchase the Chromebook insurance option through the district for $25 per year with the deadline for insurance enrollment being October 31, 2019.  Please note that parents may also consider purchasing a protective case for their child’s Chromebook if they choose.  If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Roddy.

Calendar Items

Saturday, October 19

  • HS Band Performance – Trojan Invitational – Soddy Daisy HS – 6:35 Performance Time

Sunday, September 20

Monday, October 21

  • PTSA Signal Mountain Social Services Food Drive Begins
  • MS Soccer – Home – 5:30 and 6:45

Tuesday, October 22

  • Robotics League – 5:30
  • HS Girls Soccer – Region Tournament – Home
  • MS Boys and Girls Basketball – Home – 3:45, 5:00, 6:15, and 7:30

Wednesday, October 23

  • HS Cross Country – Region Championship – Brainerd HS – 11:00 am

Thursday, October 24

  • MS Boys and Girls Basketball – Away – 5:00, 6:15, and 7:30
  • MS Soccer – Home – 4:30 and 6:00
  • HS Theatre Pride and Prejudice Production – Theatre – 7:00 pm

Friday, October 25

  • MS Halloween Dance – MS Gym – 6:00 to 8:00
  • HS Theatre Pride and Prejudice Production – Theatre – 7:00 pm


  • Saturday, October 26 – HS Theatre Pride and Prejudice Production – Theatre – 7:00 pm
  • Sunday, October 27 – HS Theatre Pride and Prejudice Production – Theatre – 2:00 pm
  • Tuesday, October 29 – MS Basketball – Away
  • Tuesday, October 29 – MS Soccer – Home – 5:00 and 6:30
  • Thursday, October 31 – PTSA Signal Mountain Social Services Food Drive Ends
  • Friday, November 1 – HS Football – Away



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