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 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!