Principal's Message

Picture of Mrs. Salinas Class doing a Science Experiment
September 16 – 21, 2019
 
Principal’s Message:
 
     We are beginning the fourth week of the 1st Six Weeks grading period. Progress Reports will be mailed home along with our Edinburg CISD and South Middle School TEA State Accountability Reports. The end of the 1st Six Weeks will be September 27, 2019. Students should be targeting their 1st Six Week academic goals. Encourage your student(s) to strive for the highest grades possible and to attend school every day.  Education is the key to a successful future. 
      As of Friday, September 13, 2019, our enrollment at South Middle School was as follows: 504 6th graders, 458 7th graders, and 450 8th graders for a total of 1412 students.
     The SMS “America’s Choice Fundraiser” monies are due (cash only) in one week on Tuesday, September 24th. Please visit with Assistant Principal, Mrs. Marissa Sanchez, if you have any questions.
     Our SMS cheerleaders and dance teams have been working very hard under the expert tutelage of Ms. Alyssa Badillo, Ms. Jessica De La Garza, Ms. Dalia Quick, and Ms. Ana Villegas. Good luck to all football and volleyball players this week.   We are proud of you! Thank you, sponsors and coaches for all of your hard work and dedication to our SMS fine cheerleaders, dancers and athletes!
Several dates that our students are looking forward to are as follows:
 
Sept. 17, SMS Pep Rally #1, Gym, 3:10 p.m.
Sept. 24, America’s Choice Fundraiser money pick-up
Sept. 28, SMS Band/Orchestra 5K Run
Oct. 1, SMS Homecoming Pep Rally #2, Gym, 3:10 p.m.
Oct. 4, SMS Homecoming Dance, Gym, 6-9 p.m.
Oct. 7, SMS Picture Day through Science classes, Gym (All day)
Oct. 12, SMS 15th Annual Fall Festival, Courtyard, 5:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Oct. 23 – 31, Red Ribbon Week
Oct. 23, SMS Red Ribbon Week Pep Rally, Gym, 3:10 p.m.
Nov. 25 – 29, Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 4, NJHS Induction Ceremony, Gym, 6:00 p.m.
Dec. 11, Rebcat Scholar Night, Gym, 5:30 – 6:45 p.m.
Dec. 13, America’s Choice Fundraiser Big Bash
Dec. 15, 16, Semester Exams for High School Credit Courses
Dec. 19, SMS Staff Christmas Social, Library, 4:00 p.m.
Dec. 20, Last Day of 1st Semester/Early Dismissal 2:30 p.m.
Dec. 23 – Jan. 3, Christmas Break
Jan. 6 Teacher Workday/No School for Students
 
GO REBCATS!!!
 
Dr. Mary Frances Garza
SMS Principal