Outstanding PTA- Schimelpfenig Middle School

JOIN THE AWARD-WINNING SMS PTA FOR 2018-2019!  

Support the SMS students and teachers by showing that you value your child’s education by joining the PTA. Your membership helps pay for student programs, parent education programs, teacher resources, student socials, and so much more! While we encourage you to be involved however your time and talents allow, joining PTA does not obligate you to volunteer. It’s simply the easiest and most affordable way to be involved in your child’s education. Memberships start at less than $12 and students are only $5 with a parent membership! As a benefit to members only, you will have access to an online directory as well as PTA member discounts. Student members receive special discounts during our spring and fall socials and have the opportunity to be involved in leadership opportunities. 

This year we are striving to have one member of the PTA for every student of the school. By joining, you are helping us give every child a voice on issues directly affecting their school experience. Please help us reach our goal. 
Click here to see all of our PTA awards!

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What: Plano Senior HS PTSA & Princeton Review host College Practice Tests [$15 non-refundable fee for each test]

When: Saturday, December 1st 

WherePlano Sr HS - Building B

Check-In starts at 8:15 AM.  Testing begins at 9 AM sharp and ends around 1:15pm. Students must remain for entire test.  Register HERE.  For questions contact programs@planoseniorptsa.org



  Panthers. It’s Time for our annual canned food drive. This year, STUCO, NJHS, and Cheer are teaming up once again to collect cans for the less fortunate in our local community through Plano Santa’s. The grade that collects the most by Friday 11/16 will receive a popcorn movie party. So look in your pantry for unexpired cans and boxed food items for our community! No glass containers please! Winning grade level must have at least 200 cans. NJHS students can receive 1 service hour for every 5 cans, with a cap of 5 hours.



If you know that you will be moving over the holidays and not returning for the second semester, please contact our Counseling Office at 469-752-6415.



  This past Saturday and again on Monday evening, our SMS Band students were competing with approximately 2200 other band students from Plano, Frisco, Prosper, and Little Elm ISDs for a spot in one of five Region 24 Honor Bands. We are proud to announce that 28 Schimelpfenig band students placed into an honor group this year! The students had to prepare and perform two challenging music etudes and all of their scales during the two round audition process. These students will now rehearse and perform a complete concert on this Friday and Saturday with the best students from throughout our region. Please congratulate the following students: Flutes- Eito Obayashi, Hannah Zhao, Tessa Radke, Nethra Ganesh, Kush Vashishtha, and Ruixuan Li; Clarinets- Emma Zhao, Amit Konda, Nolan Brandeland, Ethan Ma, Andy Qin, Tyler Kinn, Pavitra Sugatan, Matthew Zhou, and Nelson Tsai; Bassoon- Andrea Weng; Saxophones- Michael Lee, Pranav Kalakuntla, Patrick Lu, Ritwik Ganguly, and Allison Lo; Trumpets- Noya Gal, Luke Blasingame, and Reese McDonald; French horn- Bryan Chew; Tuba- Andy Zhu; Percussion- Cameron Becker and Taylon Zhang.  Schimelpfenig will be well represented at the Region 24 Band Clinic and Concert this weekend!



  This past weekend, Schimelpfenig choir students competed at the Central Cluster Solo and Ensemble competition. All 27 students who competed received the top rating of superior – that is a school record! The following students were also recognized with the exemplary musician award: Ishvi Jaya, Lily Johnson, Hannah Meacham, Emma Oakes, Katie Peters, and Julie Torten Rabinowitz. Congratulations choir students!



  November is Diabetes Awareness Month.  Click HERE for more information.





Incoming ninth graders considering one of the Academy Programs of Plano as an academic option for next school year, and who live within the Plano ISD boundaries, are invited to explore the programs via informational meetings and to complete an application online from November 16 through December 14, 2018.  Click HERE for more details.

info meetings: 
IB: 11/12, 11/15; Health Sci: 11/6, 11/811/14; Academy High: 11/5, 11/811/10, 11/12

Watch videos for the Health Sciences Academy, IB World School, and the Academy High School



With Thanksgiving rapidly approaching, we like to give thanks and show our appreciation to our wonderful staff at our school. Please join us in doing so by helping us prepare for our annual “Pie Day”! This is the day where we invite the staff to choose a pie of choice provided by your gracious donation. Our PTA will be making this sweet gesture happen on Friday, November 16th. Please sign up to donate HERE by 11/15 and deliver your pie by 9 am Friday, 11/16. Click on title for flyer.



The Fall Social will be on Friday, December 7th.  More details to come!



Learn more about Social Emotional Learning in Plano ISD and obtain strategies that parents can implement at home to support the SEL competencies and skills. 



Parents/guardians will need to go to the TEA Texas Assessment Data Portal http://texasassessment.com to access the TELPAS Report Card which is the official score report provided by the state.  Click on title for viewing instructions.



 The following documents provide information to parents about how Plano ISD will aid students who have learning difficulties or who need special education or Section 504 services. Please take a moment to review the parent letter below:

Parent Letter-English

Parent Letter--Spanish



Come learn about truancy laws and parenting tips at one of many sessions held at the Bird Building (1300 19th Street, Plano, 75074)  Click for flyer in EnglishIn Spanish.  Snacks & childcare will be provided by the Family Education & Guidance Services. 



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The mission of Plano ISD's Family Education and Guidance Services is to strengthen all families in the community by providing education, resources and services which support raising responsible, self-confident, emotionally healthy children in today's complex society. Please visit HERE to gain access to PISD supports that you and your family may wish to utilize throughout the year!

DISCLAIMER: The Schimelpfenig Middle School PTA is a noncommercial, nonsectarian, nonpartisan association that does not endorse any candidate or political party. This PTA does not endorse non-PTA products or services. If you have a concern, please contact a member of the PTA Executive Board.