Signal Mountain Middle High School

Principals Corner


  • Congratulations and thank you to our amazing Leo Club volunteers on all of their hard work at the Ironman competition. SMMHS had over 100 Leos come through over the course of a 13-hour day! Through their hard work and dedication, Mrs. Meller and Mrs. Stricklin were awarded volunteer captains of the year!

  • Congratulations to our high school football seniors for giving their all for SMMHS throughout the years. Thank you for all of your hard work!

  • Congratulations to our girls soccer team on their 10-1 Win at Red Bank! These Lady Eagles won ALL district games of the season, so Signal Mountain will host that tournament. Seniors were recognized this week as well. Best wishes to Jenny Daverson, Julia Dieter, and Kiya Easterly! Thank you for all your hard work over the years!

  • Congratulations to the middle school varsity softball team for closing out the season with a 9-0  win against GPS!  Great job, girls! 

  • Congrats to our All-County selections this year for Middle School Softball! Signal Mountain representatives are 8th grader May Collier and 7th grader Berkley Roddy.

  • Congratulations to the middle school tennis teams! Girls are Division Champs and Micah Morris and Asher Cone are HCDE Doubles Champions! 

  • Congratulations to all tennis players in the HCDE Tournament! All Players made it past the first round of matches! Congratulations to those who advanced to the semifinals- Avery Hemstreet, Allie Smith, Savannah Cummins, Ella Kelley, Elly Wu, Micah Morris and Asher Cone.

  • Congratulations to our middle school cross country teams! The girls are  AA Division Champs and the boys are  AA Division Runner-Up! A special shout out to Sam Laramore, Gideon Elrod and Gavin McKenzie who all placed in the top 10 for the Boys and Lilly Paxson, Eliza Albrechtsen, and Naomi Malone who all placed in the top 10 for the Girls. Our Top MS XC runners qualified to compete in Saturday's STATE competition in Clarksville. Way To Go, Eagles!

  • Congratulations to our volleyball team who are now UNDEFEATED in the District and had great wins over Red Bank, Grundy County, Ooltewah, and Bradley Central! Signal will host the District Tournament this week. Semifinals on Tues: Signal plays 4th seed at 4:30pm. Finals 6pm Thursday. Best wishes to senior Britton Williams! Thank you for all your hard work!

  • Congratulations to the SMMHS boys bowling team for starting the season with a 22-1 win over Notre Dame! In the individual portion, Carson Gayton led the boys with a 203, Eli Herlivic was 2nd with a 151, and Sawyer Guffey was 3rd with a 135! In the team portion, the boys swept all 5 games. Shout out to Landyn Sanders, Stewart Thibault, and Clay Cooper for stellar performances in the team portion!

  • Congratulations to our golf teams as Regional Champs! Best of luck at State this week! 

  • Congratulations to Peyton Ogle and Caroline Burns as Region Champs! All Region Eagles finished: Sam Otwell (2nd), Graham Barrett (4th); Grace Garney,(2nd), Lyla Adkins (4th)

  • Congratulations to our mountain bike team for a great race Sunday! Maxine Richards won 1st for Varsity Girls; Mia Griffin was 1st for JV Girls at Morristown. With some BIG scores from Maxine, Mia, Brianna Majure, & Finn Simmons, our HS team is now 1st OVERALL among TN high schools!

  • Congratulations to the 6th grade recipients of the Caring IB Learner Profile Trait! Indigo Harrison, Brookelyn Clark, Kyra McGowan, Joey Bastone, Patra Thompson, Anabella Duarte, Gabe Dawnay, Warrick McDowell, Isaac Reardon, Jack Tonahill, Madeline Ray Greeson, and Nate Britt!

News and Updates

  • MS Girls basketball tryouts will be Wednesday and Thursday from 5-7 in the middle school gym. 

  • Middle school soccer tryouts will be held during the first week of October. Students, check the flyers in the cafeteria or go to the school website to get the details. Parents need to fill out the google form found on the school website under MS Boys' Soccer or MS Girls' Soccer by October 3rd. 

  • Are you interested in Anime, Sci-Fi, or Comic Books? Then you will be a perfect fit for the Anime/Sci-Fi Club! See Mrs DeFriese in room 4120 for a registration form. The first meeting will be on Wednesday October 5th from 3:00 - 4:00.

  • The Honors Art Society will meet during Directed Studies next week on Oct 5th. The List of members will be posted by the Ms. McClain's room on Monday

  • Language acquisition tutoring for French, German, and Spanish will be available after fall break. German and French tutoring will be the 1st  and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 3:00 - 4:00pm in Mr. Greer’s room (2118). Spanish tutoring will be the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 3:00 - 4:00pm in Mrs. Pérez’s room (4129) 3:00-4:00

  • The PTSA is once again offering a student directory through the DirectorySpot app. This app is only available to SMMHS families. If you do not want your information included in the directory, please email Susan Patton at [email protected] For additional information about DirectorySpot, please contact Ashley Borders at [email protected]. The deadline for this is Monday, October 3rd.

  • Benchmarks continue this week for state tested subjects. Students will take their benchmarks within their regular class schedule and students needing to test in other locations will receive communication at the beginning of the week. Benchmark subjects include all middle school ELA, math, science, and social studies, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, English 1, English 2, Biology, and US History. 

  • 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.

  • Math League Competition- Students who would like to compete in online math competitions can register at the following link: . For 6th ,7th , and 8th graders there is an online competition in February.  For Algebra 1 students there is an online competition in March.  High school students compete in monthly competitions October through March.  There is no charge to compete. If you have questions email Ms. McCormack at [email protected]

  • Middle school boys' basketball tryouts will be held October 5th and 6th in the MS gym from 3-4:30 PM. Parents need to fill out the google form found on the school website under MS Boys Basketball before October 3rd.. 6th grade tryouts will be held on Wednesday, October 5th from 3-4:30PM (middle school Gym). 7th/8th grade tryouts will be held on Thursday, October 6th from 3-4:30PM (middle school gym). Contact Coach Hillis if you have any questions. 

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 ( 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

  • 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 or email Hilarie Robison at [email protected]. Every donation is appreciated and much needed!

Calendar Items

  • CORRECTED DATE- Tuesday, October 4- ACT Senior Retake Day

  • October 20-23, The Crucible, SMMHS Quad Ampitheatre






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