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Proud of Our Students: Kylar Ellison
Inside the Pride - School Newsletter - April 2024
County Creative Writing Contest Winners
St. Jude's Charity Drive

Thank you to everyone who donated this year! Mrs. Bean's class was the winner of the doughnut party, and we raised $1,438.42!

The Mighty Lion News - Student Newsletter - Edition 18
Chess Tournament Sign-Ups

Sign up in the library between now and March 13th.

Inside the Pride - School Newsletter - March 2024
The Mighty Lion News - Student Newsletter - Edition 17
Egg A Desk (3/4-3/22)
Coronation Shirts - Orders Due March 15th
Beta Club Places 2nd at State Convention!
Family Book Fair Day: March 5th
The Book Fair Returns 3/4-3/8
St. Jude's Charity Drive
Buy Your 23-24 Yearbooks Now!

Yearbooks are on sale now through March 22nd. Cash or check is accepted. See Mrs.Gentry to order.

8th-Grade Parent Registration Meeting - 3/6/24

The 8th-grade parent registration meeting will be on March 6, 2024, at 6:00 PM in the Sardis High School lunchroom.  This is where students will choose classes for 9th grade.  Students need to bring their charged Chromebooks as well.

Congratulations, February Students of the Month!
Congratulations, Creative Writing School Winners!
Lady Lions Basketball Sign-Ups

- Any 6th or 7th grade girl wanting to try out for basketball for next season please sign up on Coach Bolding’s door.

- Any 8th-grade girl wanting to try out for basketball next year at the high school please see Coach Bolding.

Nominate February Students of the Month
Candy Grams (1/29-2/12)
"Hunt for Happiness" Week Scavenger Hunt
Bed Build Update

Etowah County's 5th Annual PJ Day Bed Build will be at Glencoe Middle School on February 10th at 9 AM. Over 50 beds for young people in our area will be built. This bed build is sponsored by the collaborative partnership of local schools and businesses as a result of the 5th Annual PJ Day fundraiser. No experience is necessary! They will teach you everything you need to know, and they have all of the necessary supplies (gloves, safety glasses, tools, etc). 

Parking will be at Glencoe High School.

Pre-Register Here: https://x.gldn.io/e/​DzNng0cGhGb

2nd Annual Checkers Tournament

Sign up now in the library by 1/31/24.

January Students of the Month
Creative Writing Contest

School entries are due to English teachers by February 2nd. For more information, please see the following teachers:

6th - Ms. Yates

7th - Ms. Godwin

8th - Coach Nance

Inside the Pride - School Newsletter - January 2024
Midterms Update

Midterm exams at SMS will be Monday, Dec. 11 and Tuesday, Dec. 12.  Monday, Dec. 11 will be a regular school day with all-day attendance expected.  Midterms on Tuesday, Dec. 12 will be completed by lunch, and information about the checkout procedure for that day will be sent home with students on Monday, Dec. 4.  Also included in Monday's handout will be information about student attendance on the days after midterm exams are completed.

School Spelling Bee Finalists

Congratulations to our top fourteen spellers more making it to the school spelling bee: Brycelyn Blackmon, Neveah Hallmark, Cora Lang, Lilly Kate Rhinehart, Casey Wain, Kevin Corona, Madison Hicks, Gianna Jerry, Abbie Odom, Tommy Rodriguez, Ryan Fitts, Lillian Humphries, Kylee Puckett, and Benjamin Tidwell.

Veterans Day Program Update

The doors will not open until 8 AM.

Halloween Dress-Up Rules for 2023

The guidelines below are in effect for those students who want to participate in the

“Costume Contest” as well as the kids that just want to dress up for Halloween


1. No excessive gore, blood, or other “gross” type of body or face paint is


2. Masks/headgear can be worn, but must be removed in classrooms at a

teacher’s discretion.

3. Only for the costume contest can props such as knives, blades, guns be

brought and these must be checked in at the office when the student arrives

at SMS.

4. Costume prop weapons must be cleared by office staff before school begins.

This includes Capt. America shield, Star Wars lightsabers, full-length

swords, etc.

5. Any student dressed as any type of movie/action figure that would be seen as

“scary” cannot purposefully use any scare tactics toward any other students.

Any purposeful violations of any of the above guidelines will result in disciplinary

actions. Any actions that scare or otherwise disrupt classes or cause a disruption

will be dealt with as deemed appropriate by SMS administration.

Homecoming Dress-Up Days

Monday: Pop Culture/Celebrity

Tuesday: Frat vs. Farmer

Wednesday: Rhyme Without Reason

Thursday: Students Dress As Teachers / Teachers Dress As Students

Friday: Red & White

Fall Festival - Donations Needed!

We are accepting donations of the following:

Bags of Candy

Two-Liter Drinks

Each donation will earn a student one ticket for the fall festival!

We are accepting donations from now until October 13th.

**More detailed information about the upcoming festival will be released by September 29th.**

JH Volleyball County Tournament

All matches will be played in the Glencoe High School Gym on Saturday, September 23rd. Doors open at 7AM. Concessions and t-shirts will be on sale, and they will have food trucks available as well. They will announce an All-County Team at the conclusion of the championship games.  Tickets are $10 at the door and $11 on Gofan.

A Team Bracket

B Team Bracket

7th Grade - Silver Bracket Champs (Lincoln Tournament)
2023-2024 Comic Book Club Advisory Council

Caleb Baratz

Emma Cardona

Trinity Hill

Aubrey Lang

Ben Nation

Gray Watson

Early Release - September 29th - Homecoming Parade

Sardis area schools will release three hours early on Friday, September 29th, for the homecoming parade. Sardis Middle will release at 11:45 AM.

Sardis Band Update

Sardis Instrument Fair - Saturday, August 26th, 10 AM (Middle School Lunchroom)

Gadsden Music Sale - Thursday, September 7th, 6 PM (High School Bandroom)

After-School Tutoring

Tutoring is now available after school from 3-4 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting on August 22nd. See Mrs. Shirley for more information.

Sardis Middle School 23-24: Code of Conduct/Rules & Attendance/Excuses/ Make-Up Work/Grading
Start with Hello Week (August 21st-25th)

Monday - Start with hello!

Wear yellow or green, the colors of the "hello" campaign.

Tuesday - Start talking!

Wear something important to you (favorite team, band, color, etc.)

Wednesday - No one belongs in the shadows!

Wear camo or black.

Thursday - Notice others!

Wear neon/bright colors.

Friday - Stay connected!

Wear USA colors.


Information for parents concerning SMS rules and changes in our attendance/excused & unexcused absences/make-up work and grades will be sent home with all students on Monday, August 14.  (We ran into a delay in trying to have them ready by this afternoon.)  This form will need to be signed by parent and student and returned to school where they will be kept on file.

Required Annual Title I Parent Meeting Information
Parent Orientation

SMS Parent Orientation Meeting - Thursday, August 10 at 6pm in SMS Gym.

This meeting is for parents, but students are allowed to attend as well.  At least one parent of every student is encouraged to attend this meeting.

Topics of discussion include Title I, attendance, absences/excuses, make-up work, and grading procedure changes for 23-24.

The meeting should be completed by 7pm.


The SMS office will be closed the weeks of June 26 and July 3 for office and hallway maintenance and floor waxing.

Please email Principal Chris Royal at chris_royal@ecboe.org if you have any questions during these two weeks.

Emails will be checked regularly, but messages on the office phone may not be checked as regularly.

Thank you!