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Mr. McClure's Weekly Blog Week 24 Print E-mail
Mr. McClure's Weekly Blog
Week of:  January 26 – 30
Week 24
“The Principal’s Post”


One of our beliefs as a school is, “everyone shares a responsibility for success.”  Our iCARE theme (Reference:  “The Principal’s Post” – Week 3) is the core of what committing, aspiring, relating and engaging means for our students and staff.

As a component of our iCARE initiative this year, each academic team is recognizing one student as that team’s iCARE Student of the Month.  Continuing each month through the end of April, a deserving student from each academic team is being recognized for his/her iCARE example.

It is our privilege to announce our SMS iCARE Students of the Month for the month of JANUARY.

Dream Team: Josh Pennington
Explorers Team: Payton Toepfert
Super Stars Team: Cheyanne Sanders
Challengers Team: Braden Handloser
Discovery Team: Mackenzi Delph
Titans Team: Kassidy Schryer
ConQUESTadors Team: Derick Sowers
SMS Knights Team:  Delaney Cummings
Odyssey Team:  Isaiah Pichardo

On behalf of Seymour Middle School we thank these students for their iCARE example, and we congratulate them on this recognition.

It is our hope that every SMS student will make it a personal goal to be recognized as an iCARE Student of the Month. 

In CAR(E)ING, in giving a best effort, each student will have made a significant contribution to their team and to their school.  In CAR(E)ING, they will have earned the respect of their classmates, their teachers, and most importantly, themselves.  They will have demonstrated their care.  And, that is what our entire campaign is about this year.

SHS Class of 2019 Student & Parent Meeting

Attention 8th graders:  Seymour High School will be holding two student/parent meetings to meet with the Class of 2019 (current eighth graders). The meetings will be held on Monday, February 2nd, or Wednesday, February 4th from 6:30 pm to 7:15 pm in the Seymour High School auditorium. Students and parents need only attend one night or the other as the same information will be shared each evening.  Mark your calendars!  If you have any questions, please call Seymour High School at 522-4384.

National Drug Facts Week

Submitted by:  Mr. Hubbard

In observance of National Drug Facts Week this week, SMS will be involved in the following activities:

Special daily announcements will be made each morning by our 7th and 8th grade class presidents.

Monday, January 26 – National Drug Facts Week booklets will be distributed to students, allowing them time to read and discuss the information in their PRIDE classes. 

Tuesday, January 27 – National Drug Facts Week educational “quiz.”

Wednesday, January 28 – During lunch, students will have the opportunity to sign a pledge that they will refrain from using drugs.

Thursday, January 29 – National Drug Facts Week bracelets will be given out to each student.

Friday, January 30 - Wear red, wear jeans J, day. 

We would also like to invite all students and parents to homecoming at the high school this Friday evening, where booths and tables will set up with information, facts, and resources.


As mentioned in a previous Principal’s Post (Week 22; January 12-16), the safety of every SMS student is a priority of our school.  Last week steps were taken to help address some of the safety concerns in the gym parking lot when dropping off students in the morning.

A new sign was positioned, along with cones, to assist drivers in maintaining a single drop off lane.  We wanted to take a moment to extend our appreciation to parents for their cooperation in this process.  We observed, immediately, that this new procedure helped insure the safety of all student riders.  THANK YOU!!


This week:  T-minus 25, 24, 23, 22, 21

Until next week...
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