Signal Mountain Middle High School


Principals corner

Dr. Shane Harwood

Weekly Parent Communication
Week 17


• Congratulations to our HS Girls Cross Country Team as they won the State Championship and congratulations to our HS Boys Cross Country Team as they finished as State Runners-Up! A big thanks and congratulations also to Coach Carpenter in leading these two teams! #IBBalanced

• Congratulations to our HS Band Signal Corps as they finished 5th in the State Band Competition while also earning 2nd overall Percussion and Best Musical Performance! #IBBalanced

• 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
• MEF Grandparent Gathering – All grandparents are invited to meet with our school principals and the Mountain Education Foundation to learn how you can help to "Protect the Promise of Great Schools on Signal Mountain". This meet and greet will take place on Wednesday, November 14 at Pruett's with coffee and muffins being provided.

• Senior Scenes – Auditions for this year’s Senior Scenes will take place on Monday, November 12 after school. Audition forms and sign-ups are located on the Theatre Door.

• Youth in Government – It is now time for students to apply in order to attend Youth in Government. Applications are available on the Nerd Birds website and are due by November 15. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Whitney.

• MS TEAMS Competition – Students interested in science, math, and engineering are encouraged to learn more about the MS TEAMS Competition. This year’s competition topic is “The Engineering Brain”. If you have questions, please contact Ms. Patterson.

MEF Giving
• With the end of the calendar year approaching, we wanted to remind everyone of our community’s effort to “Protect the Promise” of great schools on Signal Mountain! If you are not yet a monthly donor, please consider becoming one by visiting If you would instead like to make a one-time gift for the year, please consider giving generously as our contributions provide much-needed personnel, technology, and resources at SMMHS, Nolan, and Thrasher. Thanks for supporting our kids through MEF!

MS 1:1 Chromebook Initiative
• A reminder that students must bring their Chromebooks to school already charged and ready for the day. For issues or repairs involving 500e devices, please contact Mrs. Roddy. For issues or repairs involving N22 or N23 devices, please contact Mrs. Wood. For those parents who have not yet completed the required steps for your student to receive a Chromebook, please be on the lookout for an email with additional information.

Calendar Items

Saturday, November 10

• STEM Cart Team Huntsville Trip

Monday, November 12
• MS Boys and Girls Basketball – Home
• State Champion Teams SM Town Council Recognition

Tuesday, November 13
• HS Boys and Girls Basketball – Home
• MS Boys and Girls Soccer – Home

Wednesday, November 14

• MEF Grandparent Gathering – 9:00 – Pruett’s
• State Champion Teams County Commission Recognition

Thursday, November 15

• All East Honor Choir – Maryville College
• HS Boys and Girls Basketball – Home
• MS Boys and Girls Basketball – Home
• State Champion Teams HCDE Board Meeting Recognition

Friday, November 16
• Senior Quotes Due
• All East Honor Choir – Maryville College
• MEF Family Movie Night at Alexian – 5:30 – Rescheduled from Friday,
 November 9 Due to Weather

Saturday, November 17
• All East Honor Choir – Maryville College
• Model UN – Chattanooga Convention Center

Sunday, November 18

• Model UN – Chattanooga Convention Center

• Strings Junior Clinic – November 20
• Thanksgiving Break – November 21 through November 23

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