Showing posts from October, 2012


In drama, students were learning pantomime and learning to play roles in different scenarios. They learned to incorporate short stories through pantomime. Through these activities they learned emotional control for the over all performance. Also, drama students learn to communicate actions and scenarios through movements.


Due to Sandy the Cornhole tournament had to be postponed to the end of the month.  Please check back for more information when it becomes available.   Check out the videos below for more information and some of the most amazing cornhole shots you will ever see.


This Friday, the Seventh Grade is hosting a dance! Come from 4:00 to 6:00 for a night of fun and dancing. D. J Cle Logan will be here on Friday, deejaying the BEST dance of the year! Admission is $5.00; snacks and drinks are available for purchase. So come, and "live while you're young"! :)


Students in Mr. Schwalm's homeroom have been working on team challenges during Sharktime and just finished their first Ultimate Challenge!  The challenge was to work together to transport a marble from his class room all the way to Mr. Roger's office using strips of pvc.  The rules were that they weren't able to move their feet or touch the marble, if the marble dropped they had to start over from the beginning.  Students worked on this a few times a week for three weeks.  During the process the class engaged in conversations focused on having empathy for others and three main concepts that go along with that: respecting others' ideas, including everyone, and active listening.

Here is a video of the class completing the Ultimate Challenge.

Countries on the blog!

We know a lot of people love the blog, but here is a preview of some of the countries around the world that have looked us up!

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Parent Conferences

The second night of parent / teacher conferences is tonight from. 4:30 -7:30 and teachers along with some students are getting prepared.  One teacher, Ms. Harris, does her conferences a little differently than the other teachers.  Ms.Harris' students participate in student lead conferences where the kids not the teacher leads the conference to tell the parents how they are doing in class.  We interviewed some students to explain how this works and it's effectiveness.

7th Science Field Trip

Some of the 7th graders currently taking science went on an overnight field trip with the Green Adventure Project at Triple C Camp.  Here is a video showing some of the many highlights of the trip.  Thanks to all of the staff at the Green Adventure Project for making it a memorable experience.

Voter registration

All SMS students are able to vote in Sutherland's very own Presidential election! Yet, you can only vote if you are registered, so make sure to register!! On October 8-11 registration starts, so register outside the cafeteria. It is just a short form to fill out. If you don't register, you don't vote, and you won't want to miss this!!!!