Signal Mountain Middle High School


Principals corner

Dr. Shane Harwood

Weekly Parent Communication

Week 10


  • Congratulations to our HS Boys Golf Team as State Champions for the second year in a row! Our team was led by Foster Wood (4th Overall), Ben Seay (6th Overall), Beck Lewis (8th Overall), and Benjamin Burns (10th Overall)!  Peyton Ogle and Carson Johnson also contributed great rounds as the team broke an 80-year old record for the largest margin of victory!
  • Congratulations to Sally Hogue and Caroline Burns for their performances competing individually in the Girls Golf State Tournament!  Sally placed 21st overall and Caroline placed 32nd overall!
  • Congratulations to our HS Volleyball Team as they were District Tournament Runners-Up and now advance to the Region Tournament!
  • Congratulations to our HS Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams as they finished 4th and 7th, respectively, in the Jesse Owens Classic!  Several runners had personal bests while competing against some great competition!
  • 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

  • MS Schedule Adjustments – Beginning on Tuesday, October 15, our MS class schedule will be adjusted to add some additional teaching, learning, and application time on Thursdays and Fridays to replace the shorter classroom blocks.  This schedule will allow us to be more aligned as a school and our teachers are excited that their students will have the additional time to dig deeper into the concepts and skills they are learning.  The new schedule will continue with the shorter 1-8 class blocks on Mondays, odd class blocks on Tuesdays and Thursday, and even class blocks on Wednesdays and Fridays.
  • 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 Teacher Conferences – Our first semester Parent Teacher Conference evening will take place on Thursday, October 17 from 2:45 until 6:15.  Conferences will be scheduled by teachers at specific times with the teacher contacting parents as needed or by parents contacting teachers.
  • Athletics Physicals – A reminder that any student trying out for or participating on any athletics team must have a current physical uploaded to Dragonfly.  For information regarding Dragonfly or athletics, please visit our school website and click on “Athletics” or contact the sport-specific coach.
  • Senior Portraits – Seniors must contact Prestige at 423-892-1332 to schedule their Senior Portraits to be made before October 11.  Photographers will be coming to SMMHS at a later date to take portraits for any remaining seniors.
  • 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 12

  • Cheerleader Performance – Vanderbilt University

Sunday, September 13

Monday, October 14

  • No School for Students – Teacher Professional Learning Day

Tuesday, October 15

  • School Re-Opens
  • MS Girls Basketball – Home – 3:45 and 6:15
  • MS Boys Basketball – Home – 5:00 and 7:30

Wednesday, October 16

  • PSAT Testing – 7:30 to 12:00 – SMMHS MS Gym

Thursday, October 17

  • MS Girls Basketball – Away
  • MS Boys Basketball – Away

Friday, October 18

  • Strings Junior Clinic – CCA
  • Pep Rally
  • Report Cards
  • HS Football – Home – Senior Night – 7:30


  • Saturday, October 19 – HS Marching Band – Trojan Invitational – Soddy Daisy HS
  • Sunday, October 20 – GAPP German Exchange Students Depart
  • Monday, October 21 through Thursday, October 31 – PTSA Social Services Food Drive
  • Tuesday, October 22 – Robotics League – 5:30
  • Wednesday, October 23 – HS Boys and Girls Cross Country Region Championship
  • Friday, October 25 – MEF Celebration for Education – Stratton Hall


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