JOIN THE AWARD-WINNING SMS PTA FOR 2020-2021!
Support the SMS students and teachers by showing that you value your child’s education by joining the PTA. 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.
On May 12, the Texas Education Agency released information making optional end-of-year assessments available to parents, students and school districts. These assessments were created with released STAAR (State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness) items from previous STAAR assessments. As a district, Plano ISD will not require students to participate in these assessments. We utilize Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) and other methods of measuring learning and identifying potential gaps that will need to be addressed when school resumes next fall. Our curriculum teams will work with teachers to address intervention needs as well as review some of the curriculum included in this current grading period. More information on learning support for this summer is coming soon.
SMS Families, please remember to reach out to your teachers and thank them for all they do! Here's a link to the staff directory. We love our amazing teachers, paras, counselors and administrators for all the hard work they put in! The teachers appreciate you, parents, too!
The PTA will celebrate our teachers in person during the first week of school in the fall.
The Plano ISD Arts In Education committee conducted a Facebook Live awards ceremony for students who advanced and won at the council level.
Please click HERE for the details and view the video of the ceremony.
Dear Parents and Students,
On behalf of the SMS PTA, we would like to let you know that we will continue to support the students and community as best we can during the school closure this week and with any other decisions that Plano ISD makes for the future. Certainly, we are in uncharted territory with the novel coronavirus, but the health and safety of the students and community will remain our top priority. As such, we have decided to cancel the Spring Social which was planned for March 27th. All other events will be determined at a later date, depending on what Plano ISD decides is the right course of action to take.
In the meantime, I urge everyone to follow the CDC’s guidelines to help prevent the spread of infection and to stay up on top of the news as the situation is fluid and rapidly changing. We are active on social media: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, so please use those as a resource of information. Also, if you have any positive stories, tips for keeping the kids busy, or anything funny we would love to hear about it! Post them on one (or all!) of the social media sites. I think we could all use something uplifting, and it will remind us that we are all in this together… even if it’s at a 6-foot minimum distance.
Stay safe and healthy,
SMS PTA President
Due to the rapidly changing situation, the Spring Social originally scheduled for March 27 has been cancelled.
These students are great examples of Respect: Simple Things Make a Difference!
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Plano West PTSA will host the annual Multicultural Community Circles night on Monday, February 24th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Plano West Cafeteria. PTSA will partner with PISD Council, MCOR Plano and C2E (Commitment to Equity) to host this Community Circles. Multicultural Community Circles is a unique program designed to build and strengthen our students and community at large. You’ll enjoy refreshments and small-group discussions with other participants while deepening your understanding of each other’s unique backgrounds and perspectives. PISD Council's president, Kelley Thomas will present why to join PTA. The event will be moderated by Caitlin Bailey-Garafola, Humanities teacher at Jasper High School and recipient of the MLK 2019-20 Diversity Leadership Award.
This Saturday, 10 students represented Schimelpfenig at the Preston Trails Chapter of MathCounts. Everyone did exceptionally well in a very challenging competition. Those students are: Albert Jiang, Andy Qin, Chenxi Zhang, Daniel Glabai, Harry Ye, Jason Ma, Kate Lee, Tristan Driggs, Tristan Ramon, Vivian Pang
Daniel, competing as an individual, and our school team, consisting of Albert, Andy, Chenxi, and Kate will be advancing to the State MathCounts competition on March 27th and 28th!
Please congratulate them!
The Schimelpfenig PTA would like to congratulate the following on receiving the 2019-2020 Texas Honorary Life Membership Award. This award is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed upon an individual by the Texas PTA for outstanding contributions to the students, school and community. Please join us in congratulating:
Mr. Bob Straka, Band
Ms. Maria Cano, Spanish
Ms. Sireesha Yang
Ms. Stacie Howell
- Wednesday, September 23
- Friday, September 25
- Monday, September 28
- Tuesday, September 29
- Wednesday, September 30
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.