What is happening at Small Middle School
Week of December 3, 2018 – December 7, 2018
- Dec. 3rd & Dec. 7th Boys Basketball Tryouts
- Dec. 12th Counselor Talk – Self-Harm 6:00 pm – Library
- Dec. 12th & 13th One Act Play
- Dec. 14 Winter Dance Performance
- Dec. 18 Winter Orchestra Concert
- Dec. 21 – Jan. 4th Winter Break
Our Counseling department is accepting donations to help out CSMS families in need.
Please drop off gift cards to Target or HEB in any denomination to our front office. Our counselors will be sure to get them to the families that need them.
If you have any questions please contact our lead counselor Ms. Diaz at email@example.com
Social Emotional Learning
This week our lesson will focus on addressing Cyber-bullying. We will define bullying,
discuss steps to report bullying, and discuss David’s Law.
Our Mindfulness Moments for the week include:
Monday: Today, we will set our intention for the week. An intention is like a map of where you chose to go. It’s a plan of what wish to do or focus on. Example: I intend to make someone smile every day this week. What do you want your intention to be for this week?
Tuesday: Think of a person that is important to you. Why are they important to you? How do they make you feel?
Wednesday: Have you ever met anyone famous? If so, who? How was that experience for you? If not, who would you like to meet? Why?
Thursday: If you could pick up a new skill in an instant, what would it be?
Friday: Let’s reflect on your intention for the week, the one you set on Monday. How did it go? Did you accomplish it? Would you like to keep working on this intention?
CBE is Credit-By-Exam. A Credit-By-Exam (CBE) program allows you to earn credit or appropriate placement for what you already know. Students can pick and choose subject matter exams offered by Austin ISD through UT High School. Languages other than English are an example of CBE exams most popularly taken by middle school students. Find out more information about CBE using the link below. If you are interested in your child signing up for a CBE, contact your child’s counselor for a registration form.
2018-2019 CBE Deadlines
Spring: Friday, January 4
Summer 1: Tuesday, April 30
Summer 2: Friday, May 17
Please do not drop off or pick up in the Bus area (parking lot near the track). This is a safety issue. Not only that, we guarantee you will be stuck in there for a while while we safely load or unload our students from the bus. All pick-up and drop-off traffic should be done in the front of the school.
CSMS Safety and Transportation teams
Austin HS, O. Henry MS and Small MS Orchestras present our
Winter Concert, Dinner and Silent Auction
December 5th- Austin HS
Dinner is 5:00-6:00 pm / Concert begins at 6:30 pm / Silent Auction is 5:00-9:00 pm
Come hear our Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestras!
Admission to the concert is $5
There are limited Dinner tickets at the door- cash or check.
Silent Auction Viewing is on now, but bidding begins at 12 noon on Sunday,12/2,
and runs through Wednesday evening,12/5, at 8:15 www.32auctions.com/AHSOrch2018
The at-large District 9 position will head to a runoff election after none of the three candidates received 50 percent or more of the vote. Arati Singh and Carmen Tilton will participate in a runoff election for this position on Tuesday, December 11.
Tilton lead the three AISD candidates with 72,037 total votes, but only gained 40.13 percent of votes in the race. Singh’s 65,489 votes represented 36.49 percent of votes cast.
Please mark your calendar and remember to get out and vote!!
We are very excited to provide you with this easy link to buy this year’s yearbook.
Last year it sold out, so be sure to act now.
This yearbook will be a super colorful hard cover keepsake of all your child’s happy memories of the school year.
Prices go up after the winter break.
Want to go to Greece?
Save the Date! The Clint Small Music Department will be holding its annual Pancake Breakfast this year on Saturday, December 1. We are at a NEW location this year: Waterloo Ice House in Circle C (9600 Escarpment Blvd.) The breakfast will run from 7:30-9:30 AM and will feature an all-you-can eat buffet with three different kinds of pancakes, sausage, orange juice, and coffee. Tickets are $12 each (no special pricing for children). You may purchase tickets through your child’s music teacher beginning Monday, November 12. We are only selling 200 tickets to this event so don’t miss out!
*Looking for a Host Family!*
Have you ever been curious about hosting an exchange student? Here’s your opportunity! A German exchange student who is currently attending Austin High, is needing a new host family because her current family had an emergency and can no longer host. She is a scholarship student who is very bright and sociable. Would you be willing to open you heart and home to her for 6 months? Dates: before Dec 1st until June 2019. Provide: a real bed (can be a shared room), meals, and a loving home with parental guidance in exchange for an intercultural experience you will never forget! [Must live in the Austin High attendance zone] Contact me today if interested: Robin McGee firstname.lastname@example.org (512) 710-7819