Outstanding PTA- Schimelpfenig Middle School


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. 
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  Please congratulate Speech & Debate Team students when you see them on a job well done!

On Saturday, Oct. 13th, the reigning City Champion SMS Speech & Debate Team competed at their first tournament of the year at Bowman Middle School, placing 1st Overall with 799 points in a dominant performance that featured a record 16 award winners for the team. Schim was also the most efficient team at competition, earning an incredible 9.99 average of points per student. SMS also scored the top three Individual Sweepstakes Spots, with Courtney O'Reilly earning 125 points, Gabriel Bo earning 115 points and Kate Tucker earning 110 points. Morgan Kittrell, Madeline Tsao, Andrew Sanchez, and Kim Torten Rabinowitz were also in the top ten for Individual Sweeps.

Click on the title to find a detailed list of all the student winners and finalists.

  It's Red Ribbon Week 10/22-26!  Commit to be DRUG FREE by wearing RED on Friday, October 19th to kick-off our great week.  There'll be lots of fun activities and daily dress-up themes during the week thanks to Ms. Zaman, Ms. Sanford, and STUCO.  Click on title for more info.

Monday: PJs and slippers                          Thursday: as twins with a friend

Tuesday: crazy hair / hat day                      Friday: crazy socks

Wednesday: 6th: 60's; 7th: 70's; 8th: 80's 

Calling all artists! Are you looking for something to showcase your talent? 

The 2018-19 PTA Reflections theme is: Heroes Around Me

There are six categories to choose from: Visual Art, Photography, Film, Literature, Music Composition, and Dance Choreography! 

Start now!  Be creative and have fun!  Click HERE for more information.  
Program RulesEnglish | Spanish   Entry FormEnglish | Spanish   
Due date: Friday, October 26th 3pm

Girls Basketball Try-Outs are happening October 29th - November 2nd

7th grade from 6:30 am - 8:00 am

8th grade from 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

On October 31st, SMS is hosting its second annual PINK OUT day for the students and staff in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness. This is special to us here at SMS, as we have had staff who have fought breast cancer. Please wear as much or as little pink as you'd like and get creative with it! Our gracious principal, Dr. Perry, has decided this calls for a CONTEST!! The "Most Creative" PINK attire in each grade level will earn you a spot to be Principal for the DAY!

Parade: Wednesday, November 7th   
Participation form due Friday, November 2nd. Click HERE for more details.

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 starting November 5th and to complete an application online from November 16 through December 14, 2018.  Click HERE for more details.

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

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 7th for the Annual Plano Senior High School Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally beginning at 6:00 pm! Then on Friday, November 9th, come support the Wildcats at the Homecoming Game against Prosper HS at Clark Stadium at 7:00 pm.

Tickets for the SMS Theatre Department’s Fall Production, Shrek the Musical Jr. (11/8-11/11), are now on sale at http://tinyurl.com/schimticketsReserved tickets are $15 and quantities are limited. This guarantees a seat on the front row, allows early access for ticket holders, and you will select your seats on a first come, first served basis. Adult tickets are $10 and Student tickets are $5, general admission. Online ticket holders will be allowed in early, after reserved seat ticket holders, but before those who are purchasing tickets at the door. Children under 5 do not require a ticket. Please contact clay.wheeler@pisd.edu with any questions about ticketing and we look forward to seeing you at the show!

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. 

Through November 9th, 8th Grade Parents may purchase a Custom Yearbook Recognition Ad for their children at www.jostensadservice.com


If you have pictures of Schim students doing great things at school or at school sponsored functions, please submit them through Replayit.com or email them to jeannie.freeman@pisd.edu.  Some pages are submitted as early as November, so please don’t hold on to great pictures for extended periods of time!  Thank you for helping make our Yearbook a great book for our students!  -- Ms. Freeman

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.