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Mr. McClure's Weekly Blog - Week 41 Print E-mail
Mr. McClure's Weekly Blog
Week of:  May 25 - 29
Week 41
“The Principal’s Post”

Friday, May 29th will be the last day for students.


To close our final chapter to this year, I would like to end in the same manner I began, by expressing my appreciation.  Thank you for visiting our school’s website, following our activities and events, and showing your unwavering support for the students of both of our middle school buildings this year.  From the opening day it has been a privilege for us to partner with you and your children throughout this year. 

Unique to our middle school, we “graduate” two classes each year.  As the 8th grade students are “graduating” from the middle school to the high school, our 6th grade students are “graduating” from the 6th Grade Center to SMS 7/8.  As we continually reinforce with the students our school principles of RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY and RESOURCEFULNESS, and as we promote the practice of these values beyond our school doors, whether moving to the high school or moving to the 7/8 building, these are foundational principles upon which success is built.

2014-2015 iCARE CAMPAIGN

Throughout this academic year, Seymour Middle School has been promoting one of our fundamental beliefs as a school, that, “everyone shares a responsibility for success.”  Our school’s theme for 2014-2015 has been, “iCARE.” 


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As conclude our iCARE year, we invite you to be watching for next week’s summer blog for the posting our special iCARE picture anthology.  Even as we purposely carry our iCARE attitudes forward, we look back and remember.  J 


Submitted by:  Mr. Royer

Please come and participate in Summer Adventure at Seymour Middle School.

Who is eligible?  Current 6th and 7th grade students

When?  June 22nd to July 17th (4 Week Program)

What time?  8:30 AM to 3:00 PM

What is provided?  We provide transportation to and from the Middle School, breakfast, and lunch.

What will we do?  Teachers will be working to help students bridge learning gaps in Math and Language Arts in the mornings.  In the afternoons, we will be having fun participating in Enrichment classes.  Fridays will be “Field Trip Fridays”.  We will be taking field trips every Friday.

All current 6th and 7th grade students are eligible.  Please call the Seymour Middle School 7/8 building at 812-522-5453 by FRIDAY if your child is interested in attending the program this summer.



Submitted by:  Mr. Hubbard

As our school year winds down, I wanted to give this reminder to the parents of our 8th grade students.  21st Century Scholarship applications must be submitted by June 30th following your student’s 8th grade year.

This income based scholarship is open to any 7th or 8th grade student and will provide funding for their post high school education.  It is a wonderful program and well worth the time in filling out the application.

Information can be found here:  http://www.in.gov/ssaci/2345.htm  You may also apply at the this website.


Student report cards for the fourth quarter/second semester will be mailed home next Friday, June 5th.


As this is the final week of school, we wanted to make sure to encourage you to visit our website one last time next week as we will be doing our summer blog posting. 

Next week, we will include information as to our top student award winners from honor day.  We will also be including some important back-to-school dates and information for the 2015-2016 school year.

Curriculum, Instruction and Formative Assessment for English Learners

The self-assessment tool is a compilation of research and best practices for serving and instructing English learners (ELs).  This tool should be completed by a diverse group of multiple stakeholders, and must be completed by at least 1 stakeholder of the following: Title III director, school administrator, teacher, paraprofessional, and parent.


Curriculum, Instrucción y Evaluación formativa para estudiantes de inglés

La autoevaluación es una herramienta basada en una recopilación de investigaciones y las mejores prácticas para servir e instruir a los estudiantes del idioma Inglés.  Esta evaluación  deberá ser completada por un grupo diverso de personas, y deberá ser contestada al menos por una persona de los siguientes: Director del Título III, administrador escolar, maestro o maestra, paraprofessional y padres de familia.



As we end the year this week, our third year with the student dress code, SMS is inviting you to consider donating to the school any school dress code compliant clothing that your student may have outgrown during the course of the year.

We are asking that the donated items be clean and in good condition.  Dress code items can be delivered to the SMS 7/8 or SMS 6GC main office between 8AM and 4PM daily.  Please consider this to be a standing invitation!  J

The dress code initiative continues to be very successful, and it is very important to us as a school family to continue to set the right tone, each school day, for our success.  Our students . . . your student(s) . . . are too important!  Any help that SMS families can provide through gently used pants, shorts and shirts would be immensely helpful to begin the 2014-2015 school year.


Until next week...
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