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  One of the groups our Band Director, Mr. Straka, plays in the clarinet section with will be performing a FREE concert this coming Sunday 11/19 at 2:30 in the beautiful Eisemann Performing Arts Center in Richardson.  This is a great chance for the students to see and hear that performing music at a quality level is a life-long activity.  He hopes you might be able to drive over and enjoy some great music!

 


  Plano Sr HS Orchestras proudly presents their Cluster Concerts on Saturday, December 2 in the Plano Sr HS Gym featuring:

2 pm - Plano Sr HS, Vines HS, Haggard MS, and Wilson MS

5 pm - Plano Sr HS, Clark HS, Hendrick MS, and Schimelpfenig MS

 

Admission is a canned food item for the North Texas Food Bank



  Are you missing something? Our LOST & FOUND is getting FULL! Stop by the lost and found in the cafeteria to see if your items have been turned in. Items that are not claimed by the Dec 20th will be donated.



  The Winter Concert will now be Thursday, Dec. 14, at 6:15 PM, in the Gym.

The students will not be going home immediately after school that day. We will have a dress rehearsal at 3:45 and will then feed the students a pizza dinner. Parents, please plan on coming for the concert and then taking your child home after. The concert will begin in the gym promptly at 6:15. Please enter the school through the gym entrance.

 

We look forward to seeing everyone at the concert on Thursday, Dec. 14



  On 11/8, SMS band students competed in the final round of the Region 24 All Region Honor Band tryouts. Out of 1800 students auditioning from 32 different middle schools, Schimelpfenig placed 27 band students into an All Region honor band!  Please congratulate the following students for earning a spot in the All Region Bands:  

                  

In addition, special congratulations to Royce Pu for earning the top ranking in the entire region on Tenor Saxophone!  Congratulations to all of the SMS band students for representing us so well on 11/4 and 11/8!  Mr. Straka and Mr. Altom are very proud of everyone’s hard work!



  Please help us congratulate our Grit Kings & Queens for the month of October! Grit can be defined as… possessing the ability to persevere despite challenges, rocking a goal oriented mind set and lastly, have a strong ability to problem solve and NEVER give up!!!

 

For the month of October the following individuals were selected by their grade level teachers. 

The “Kings of Grit”                       The "Queens of Grit" 

6th grade- Matthew Lee               6th grade- Kaitlyn Thibodeaux

7th grade- Eito Obayashi             7th grade- Kadence Weilbrenner

8th grade-John Tygart                  8th grade-Aryana Alli



  Dear SMS Parents and Students: 

 

Are you interested in a challenging and fun course in Social Studies? Application packets are now available for the PACE gifted and talented program at SMS. Please complete the online application below or you may pick up a hard copy of the application in the counseling office.

 

Thank you and we hope you are interested in applying for the Plano ISD PACE program!

 

 PACE Online Application Link:  https://www.pisd.edu/giftededucation



We'll have a short 15 minute general PTA meeting in the school Library on November 28th at 6:15 pm followed by a lively discussion by Parent Educator Troslyn Mitchell on "What Are Our Children Doing with Their Electronic Devices?"  Click on title for more information.



November is America/Texas Recycles Month, and the World Wear Project will donate an additional $100 to the PTA if we collect 2,500 lbs or more in the bin this month.  So clean out your house of your gently used shoes, clothing, purses, belts, wallets, hats, caps, backpacks, hard toys, stuffed animals and pots and pans before the relatives come visit for the holidays and help divert these items from landfills.  Click on title for official flyer.



 

Yearbooks are on sale for $40.  Orders can be placed online or send cash or a check made out to Schimelpfenig Middle School to Ms. Freeman in room C120.



This year we are focused on increasing students' awareness of "GRIT," and how it empowers their education and life experiences day in and day out! We want our students to be resilient, passionate, and able to persevere throughout their lives! Additional resources to reference:

Angela Duckworth: “The Power of passion and perseverance”

Angela Duckworth: Grit Scale Short Assessment



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