SMAMS will have a SPRING SOCIAL this
Wednesday, March 28th and we need your help!
If you are able to volunteer to help at the social,
please sign up on the link below:
Sherwood Middle Academic Magnet School has been named a nationally certified magnet school by Magnet Schools of America (MSA), the national association for magnet and theme-based schools. Sherwood Middle Academic Magnet School was among 38 schools located in 12 states (AL, CA, CT, FL, GA, LA, MN, NC, NV, SC, TN, and TX) to successfully complete a rigorous nine-month evaluation process and demonstrate through evidence, reflection and strategic action that it has established the best practices entailed in the Magnet School Standards of Excellence.
“The certification process validates the highest caliber schools and programs we have in public education. It has been very encouraging for MSA evaluators to see the outstanding curriculum, professional educators, and learning environments that are provided for students in these magnet schools,” said Kelly Bucherie, Director for Magnet School Leadership, Magnet Schools of America.
The national certification process is based on the MSA Standards of Excellence and the five pillars of magnet schools: diversity, innovative curriculum and professional development, academic excellence, high-quality instructional systems, and family and community partnerships. Together, these qualities define the common elements of the strongest magnet programs.
To become nationally certified, Sherwood Middle Academic Magnet School submitted a detailed application and participated in a rigorous evaluation conducted by the National Institute for Magnet School Leadership (NIMSL). The application process required the school to submit evidence demonstrating how it met each of the multiple indicators within the Standards of Excellence. This included providing specific examples of how the school is promoting school diversity, closing the achievement gap, integrating a theme-based curriculum throughout the school, and encouraging parent and community involvement.
Sherwood Middle Academic Magnet School will be recognized during a ceremony held at Magnet Schools of America’s 36th National Conference in Chicago, Illinois on April 25-29, 2018.
The 7th graders will be having a field day on March 29 at SMAMS. The PTO is asking for parent volunteers to help make this day successful.
If you can help, please sign up below:
SMAMS PTO will be hosting a fundraiser at Area 51 Extreme Air Sports this Thursday March 15 from 5:30-7:30 pm. 20% of all ticket sales that are accompanied by this flier during this time will benefit Sherwood Middle! Remember there is no school on Friday so send your kids to enjoy the early weekend! Concessions will be available.
10111 The Grove Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70836
*This flier must be presented at front desk for purchase to be counted toward proceeds.
**This flier may not be distributed in or around Area 51 premises for use during the allotted fundraiser time frame.
Save time and sign the waiver online at www.area51.us
Download flier below and it will be going home Tuesday.
PBIS will be holding our annual Raising Cane's chicken fundraiser next week. Send your child with $5 tomorrow (Friday, March 9th) and they will receive three Raising Cane's chicken tenders with a Canes sauce next Wednesday.
All the profit from this fundraiser will go directly to the PBIS fund so our students can receive rewards for positive behavior throughout the year.
Trip Dates: April 23-27, 2019
The Sherwood Middle Social Studies Department will once again sponsor a trip to Washington D.C during Spring Break of 2019. All students that are in 7th and 8th grade during the 2018-2019 school year are eligible to attend this trip. The early registration period has opened and students will be receiving invitation packets this week. Students and Parents are encouraged to attend our information meeting to learn more about this wonderful travel opportunity!
Please join us next Wednesday, March 7th at 6:00 PM in the SMAMS Library! If you would like more information, please contact Stacy Hines at firstname.lastname@example.org
March 12 Girls - Tryouts 2:40-4:15
March 13 Boys - Tryouts 2:40-4:15
March 14 Boys and Girls Tryouts - 2:30-4:30
March 15 Both (if needed) 2:30-4:15
All students must have a physical and insurance information turned in to Coach Rawlins by March 6 or they will not be allowed to tryout.