Spruce Mountain Middle School
23 Community Drive, Jay, ME 04239
Tel: (207) 897-4319 Fax: (207) 897-3513
SMMS – News & Announcements
WELCOME MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS TO THE 2013-2014 ACADEMIC YEAR
SCHOOL STARTS PROMPTLY AT 7:30 A.M. AND ENDS AT 2:15 P.M.
*IF YOU ARE PICKING YOUR CHILD UP FROM SCHOOL YOU MUST COME INTO THE OFFICE AND SIGN THEM OUT.
*STUDENTS WITH PERMISSION TO WALK HOME MUST BRING IN A NOTE TO DO SO AND WILL BE DISMISSED AFTER ALL BUSES HAVE LEFT THE PREMISES.
*6TH GRADE LEGO LEAGUE WILL MEET ON WEDNESDAYS AFTER SCHOOL UNTIL 4 PM
*STUDY BUDDIES BEGINS ON SEPTEMBER 18TH. IT WILL BE HELD EVERY WEEEK MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY. BE SURE TO SIGN UP FOR THE LATE BUS.
BREAKFAST: $1.35 LUNCH: $2.45 /REDUCED: $.40
*INTRAMURAL GAMES/ACTIVITIES BEGIN SEPT. 24, and are from 2:10-3:10. Students must sign up for the late bus by 1pm if they need a ride home. Otherwise students should have their ride at SMMS no later than 3:15.
Following are the dates for INTRAMURAL GAMES: Sept. 24, 25, 26, 27. Oct. 1, 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31 and Nov. 1.
*FLU SHOTS WILL BE OFFERED AT SMMS AFTER COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND.. NOTIFICATION WILL BE COMING.
What are Enrichment Sessions?
Held Periodically Throughout The School Year
Time 3:15pm-4:15pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Enrichment Sessions are planned activities for Spruce Mountain Middle School Students. Enrichment is part of Spruce Mountain Afterschool which is a partnership of RSU 73 and UMF/Partnerships For Success and is funded through a 21st CCLC Grant. The program is made up of fun hands on activities that teach students many skills such as team building, leadership, life skills and creativity. Students will be exposed to many different activities while participating in Enrichment Sessions. Some of the favorite activities from years past are cooking healthy meals and snacks, taste testing, making fleece blankets, hiking, snow shoeing, creating one of a kind jewelry pieces, open gym, teambuilding competitions and recycled sled races! There are usually at least two activities planned and students will decide which activity they participate in for the week so there is always something for everyone!
Enrichment Sessions are also a time for Spruce Mountain Afterschool to tap into both staff and student’s hidden talents. We have staff from the school, UMF and the local community come in to teach and share with us their talents and skills. This helps to keep the program full of new activities and ideas.
Part of the program is also to build in community service projects. Students are asked to come up with projects that they think will help others. Once we decide on a project students work as a team to complete the project and present it. Students see firsthand how they can really make a positive impact on someone else and these projects tend to be some of the favorite things they do during Enrichment Sessions.
*If you think you would like to get involved, when you hear the announcement, please pick up the sign up information in the main office, fill it out and return it back to the main office. The program is structured in three week sessions so even if you can’t make every session it is an open door policy and students can still join just sign up.
There is a $25 fee for three weeks of programming, if you qualify for free or reduced lunch the fee is $10. No student will be denied programming because of the inability to pay.