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Cougar News 5/20/19 – 5/24/19

What's happening at Small Middle School

Last Week of School!

Cougar Nation-

If you’re like me, you have a weather device on your phone which you consult on a daily to see what’s on the horizon. Now, if you’re as excited and geeked about Splashfest as I am, then you are absolutely refusing to look at it for fear of Monday’s forecast. We will be having Splashfest this Monday, May 20th, come rain (frowny face emoticon) or shine (smiley face emoticon with shades on)! We’ve contingency plans in place, but are relying on the weather bestowing upon our students the gift of good weather to reward them for their exemplary behavior and attitude. Knowing that our kids deserve the best send-off we could possibly give, and ignoring the TV weather reports and apps on our phones, fill us with hope.

STAAR Report: STAAR week is a tough one for a campus as we basically lose 4 days of instruction to the standardized tests. The current model has 33% to 66% of our students testing all 4 days and leads little time in the afternoon for engagement and/or rigor. With so many classes comprising of split grade-levels, it’s near impossible to run a regular schedule with one grade-level while any other grade is testing. Then, once the four hours are over and lunches have been served, we’re left with about an hour and a half of school time and all we want to do then is get our kids moving around and outside as much as possible to cure the cabin fever they’ve been experiencing. One of the moves we plan on making next year as a Transformation Zone is to test all 3 grade levels on the same 2 days–Monday and Tuesday. That way we gain 3 days of classroom instruction. Other school districts follow this format and it makes perfect sense for a school like ours which has combined grades in elective classes, as well as some core, and with our space limitations. More info to follow.

Regardless, thank your student for a successful round of testing. They were well-behaved, respectful of the testing environment, and gave their best effort. That’s all we can ask for and all that is required. Also, be sure to thank a teacher for their hard work as well. Nobody went to college for a teaching degree so they could pace around in a room, actively monitoring, for 4 hours without being allowed to read a book or check their email.

Next week will have lots of events on campus, so make your way to as many as you can.

Matthew Nelson
Principal
Small Middle School
(512) 841-6505
@smallprincipal
www.smallmiddleschool.org

Splashfest 101

Wristbands, Tickets & Water Proof Lanyards
If you haven’t purchased your tickets and wristbands, You can buy them on-line (discounted) or in person, Before School or  during lunch on Monday, May 20th or at the event.  Your student will need a wristband, additional tickets (for Food and some activities) and some cash (for food vendors) to take full advantage of this event. Buy them and get more details here Best deal is to buy them online. If you buy at the school the price goes up. Online deadline is 3:00 pm on Friday! What you buy online can be picked-up during lunch, or at the event

Pick up wristbands – Your student can pick up their online order during lunch Friday or BEFORE SCHOOL, DURING LUNCH Or AT SPLASHFEST on Monday the 20th!

What to wear:
Swim shirt or T-shirt and shorts, Bathing suits can be worn underneath. We encourage kids to bring water shoes or Flip-flops – And don’t forget sunscreen – Some will be available at the ticket booth. – Bring a towel for the ride home. 

Who can come:
Everyone! We would love to see the whole family there. However, keep an eye on your little ones, the big ones can get a little wild. 

Parent/Sponsor Area:
Please join us to hang out and chat with other parents while the kids run around at Splashfest. We will have music, a mister, available. Located by the north stairs. Hope to see you there!

Volunteer:
All Volunteers will receive a Double Daves Free Large Pizza Coupon for their help. We need lots of help to make this successful. Sign-up here!

Silent Auction is LIVE:
Bidding starts Wednesday and closes at midnight Monday. Click here to find some great deals online – Pick up is next week in the main office

Back Packs:
Ideally you will be here and you can put the backpack in your car, however we will have the backpacks lined up in the 8th grade wing.

How can  you help:
Volunteer, Volunteer, Volunteer AND we still need lots of Drinks, Cup Cakes and Donuts (glazed only) –  We are also looking to borrow shade tents – If you have one we can borrow, put your name on it and bring it down next week. 

Splashfest
May 20, 2019 3:40 to 7:00 pm

Splashfest is becoming bigger and better everyday!
AND is a week from Monday!!!! 

RAIN OR SHINE, You don’t want to miss this event!
 

Tickets\wristbands are on sale now!

Last year we made over $29,000 with only 600 wristbands sold ($5,000 came from our Silent Auction). Our goal this year is $35,000! Our Silent Auction is bigger and better and we hope will bring in as least $8,000. But the rest of the funds need to come from Wristband and Ticket sales. 

We don’t want to raise the price, so instead we are encouraging more kids to come!
We have added a new option on our order page for families to donate wristband to kids that can’t afford to come.
The PTA is sponsoring 30 wristbands for kids in need, but we would love some financial help so everyone can come and enjoy Splashfest!

Order Today!  Click here to purchase Wristband\Tickets and to donate!

Get in on the fun!!!! We need lot’s of Volunteers, please help us make this day one to remember!!!!!

Sign up here to Volunteer at Splashfest

Get a sneak peak of just some of the Activities and games that will be at Splashfest: 

Splashfest Raffle

Kids can win Raffle tickets by playing the games at Splashfest! They can also purchase some raffle tickets and enter to win one of these amazing prizes the week leading up to the splashfest. 

Purchase online now, or during lunch the week of May 6th

Splashfest On-Line Silent Auction

Is live! Click here to take a look to see what we got... Now that we have more time, we would love more items. Bidding will start at 8 AM on Wednesday May 15th. Final bids are taken at 11:45 pm May 20th. You can pay online or with cash or check at the school next week. 

Still got something to donate? Email Jennifer.newell@austinisd.com by 8 am Wednesday and we can add it in!

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS DONATED AND WILL PARTICIPATE IN THIS AMAZING EVENT!

Splashfest - How you can help!

 

It is not just ESL(SEE BELOW) that is looking for donations for Splashfest. We could also use the following…

  • Whip cream – 20 cans (fresh do not deliver before the day, Please let us know if you can donate) – supports ELA
  • Soda, Gatorade, Water bottles – Supports the Art Department
  • Pickles (2 Buckets from Sams Club) – Supports Security
  • Taco Shells  – 2 boxes – supports ESL Dept
  • Popcorn\Popcorn Oil\Popcorn Salt – 1 pack of 13 –  Supports Security
  • Pixi Sticks – 4 Boxes – Supports Dance Dept
  • We would love to borrow your shade tent. It would be great if you can bring it sometime next week.
  • Lot’s and Lot’s  Cupcakes (variety) (fresh do not deliver before the day, Please let us know if you can donate) – Supports AVID
  • 5 Dozen Fresh Glazed Donuts (no chocolate) (fresh do not deliver before the day, Please let us know if you can donate) – Supports Cheer
If you can help with any of these items, Please contact Jennifer Newell at jennifer.newell@austinisd.org

 

 

Attention: Student's Taking Advanced Math Next Year

Dear Parents,
If your child is currently enrolled in Small Middle School’s 6th grade Advanced Math class. For these students, next year’s math class will be determined based on the 6th grade Math STAAR scores. Students will either take 7th grade Advanced Math or Algebra based on those scores.

The criteria for the Algebra class will be determined after STAAR scores are released to the district. This is expected to happen in mid to late June. At that time, if your child meets the criteria for the Algebra class you will be contacted and given the option to place your child in the Algebra class.

To help students prepare for the Algebra class we will be offering a four-day bridge camp from 8am to 12pm Monday through Thursday. Camp will be offered from July 8th to July 11th and August 5th to August 8th. Students would only need to attend one week. Cost of the camp will be $100 to cover the cost of snacks and teachers.
Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Jenna Garcia
Math Department Chair
jenna.garcia@austinisd.org

2018-2019 ATHLETIC AWARDS

ACADEMIC ATHLETE OF THE YEAR:

7TH GRADE:

  • GIADA MCGETTRICK
  • WILLIAM KRISAK-WHITE

8TH GRADE:

  • ELLA LUTZ-CARILLO
  • JESUS MORALES-TUDON

ATHLETE OF THE YEAR:

7TH GRADE:

  • HAIDEN ANDERSON
  • ANTHONY RODRIGUEZ

8TH GRADE:

  • JORDAN HODGES
  • JESUS MORALES-TUDON

2019 Small Cougar Summer Sports & Conditioning Camp

Location: Small Middle School
Gym 7:00-11:30 a.m.

 

Week 1: June 3-6
Session 1 –7:00 a.m.  -9:00 a.m. focus on conditioning —Cost $25
Session 2—9:30-11:30 Sports specific training Girls Volleyball and Boys Football – Cost $95

Week 2: June 10-13
Session 3 –7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. focus on Conditioning—Cost $25
Session 4—9:30-11:30 Sports specific training Girls Basketball—Cost $95

Week 3: June 17-20
Session 5--7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. focus on Conditioning— Cost $25
Session 6— 9:30-11:30 Sports specific training Boys Basketball Cost $95

Week 4—24-27 
7:00a.m.-9:00a.m. focus on Conditioning—Cost $25
**NOTE:  If attending ALL sessions:  Cost will be discounted to $200**

 

 REGISTRATION INFORMATION: 

Download and fill out the application form here,
include the full camp registration fee and mail to:

 

Coach Hernandez/Coach Moore
Small Middle School
4801 Monterey Oaks Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78749

Please make checks payable to Clint Small Athletics.

NO REFUNDS AFTER MAY 24

Online registration for the 2019-20 school year is open! Every year parents need to register their student(s) for the following school year. Please visit your PARENT CLOUD, click the “registration” tile to complete registration for the 2019-20 school year.

  • Please check to make sure your contact information is up to date (any address changes will need to be made at the school)
  • Please make sure your emergency contact information is up to date

If you are having trouble accessing your Parent Cloud please contact Diane Ewing 512-841-6710 OR contact Parent Technology Support at 512-414-9187

 

2018-2019 NJHS Important Dates

  • March 8, 2019
    Information meeting during PRIDE in front of the Counselor’s Office
  • March 11, 2019
    Pick up applications from the Counselor’s Office
  • March 15, 2019
    Last day to pick up an application from the Counselor’s Office
  • April 18, 2019
    Final day to turn in applications (no exceptions)
  • Week of May 6, 2019
    Letters go out to students who are accepted into NJHS
  • May 21st
    Induction into NJHS 6pm in the cafeteria

NJHS Candidate Community Service Hour log

Candidates should record a minimum of 10 hours between March 11th – April 14th.

 

Cougar Transition Camp

Registration is currently being accepted for incoming 5th graders to Join us at our Cougar Camp. This camp is designed to help our future Cougars get comfortable with Small Middle School. 

If your child would like to Join, Click here for more details and Registration

Attention 8th graders going to McCallum next year

McCallum HS Transition Camp May 2019

TRANSITION CAMP, FOR RISING NINTH GRADERS, WILL BE ON May 29th & 30th.  YOU AND YOUR STUDENT WILL PICK ONE OF THREE AVAILABLE TRANSITION CAMP SESSIONS TO ATTEND.

“Our goal for transition camp is to provide incoming students an opportunity to get familiar with the McCallum HS Experience before the Fall semester begins.”

To sign up you can:

  1. Call: 512-414-7519- Andrea Rogers
  2. EMAIL: rogers@austinisd.org
  3. go to sign-up genie at : signupgenius.com/go/9040D4EADA629A75-2019

TRANSITION CAMP SESSIONS:

SESSION #1: May 29th, 9:00a-12:00p

SESSION # 2 May 30th, 9:00a-12:00p

SESSION #3: May 30th, 1:00p-4:00p

 

Location: 

McCallum High School – MAC THEATER 5600 Sunshine Drive, Austin TX 78756

For a map:    in your web browser, copy and paste:

                                  http://mapq.st/HXTX3v

 

If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Rogers at 414-7519.

Bowie Freshman Soccer Camp

WHEN:
Monday – Thursday
June 3 – June 6

SESSION 1:
Incoming 7 th /8th grade Boys
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. $100.00

SESSION 2:
Incoming 9 th grade Boys
7:30 – 9:30 p.m. $100.00

PURPOSE: 
To introduce campers to the Bowie Soccer Program and develop individual skills and fundamentals of soccer.

LOCATION:
Due to construction at Bowie, Soccer Camp will be held at Austin Sports Academy

Located at 275 Lotus Circle, Austin, TX 78737

Click here for more details and sign up

Bowie Freshman Football Camp

Due to construction at Bowie, the camp will be held at the Tony Burger Stadium/Annex

 

Please drop off at the Tony Burger Annex on Jones Road

 

WHEN:
Wednesday-Friday
July 24-26

FROM:
10:30am- 12:30pm

COST:
$100.00 Per Camper

 

All campers must bring or send a copy of a current physical exam to Coach Ables in order to participate.

Click here for more details and to Sign up

Austin High School

Summer Weight & Speed Camp

For All Sports

Session 1:  June 10-June 27 Session 2:  July 8-25x

 

When:                Monday–Thursday  7-9am (HS Athletes), 9-11am (MS Athletes/Incoming Freshman)

Cost:                     $60 per 3 week session (non-refundable). Checks payable to Austin High School Football.

Location:           Austin High School Weight Room and practice fields.

Click here for all the details and to sign up

 

Austin High Summer Basketball Camp

Registration link: https://goo.gl/forms/X8ayt5vNIOKke1re2 

Two ways to pay:
  • https://austinisd.schoolcashonline.com search for “Austin High Summer Basketball Camp”, OR
  • Check payable to Austin High School & mail to:  Austin High School, 1715 W Cesar Chavez; Austin, Texas 78703 :: C/0 Brad Ingram
The Austin High Basketball Camp will focus on teaching the fundamentals of basketball and will provide campers the opportunity to improve and have fun with the game.  Each camper will receive individual as well as group instruction from professional coaches. Coach Brad Ingram, head basketball coach at Austin High, will be the Camp Director. All equipment will be provided.  A concession stand will be available for snacks during breaks
 

Welcome to Austin Sunshine Camps!

Since 1928, ASC has been providing life changing camp experiences at no cost to low-income youth and their families. We believe the
campers we serve are at the heart of everything we do and every decision we make. Through healthy relationships and a sense of
belonging in our safe and caring learning environment, campers achieve success they never thought possible.

Click here for the details and Application

Yearbook

We are very excited to provide you with this easy link to buy this year’s yearbook.

https://www.balfour.com/shop/yearbook?smi=108267

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. 
 

STEM Summer Camp for Girls – Tuition Free 

Click here for more details

 

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Cougar News 5/06/19 – 5/10/19

What's happening at Small Middle School

Week of May 6, 2019 – May 10, 2019

Cougars-

We here in Smallville pride ourselves on being a family. As a family we get to share in our accomplishments and also get to experience loss with one another as well. We are most fortunate that the celebrations outnumber the setbacks and that the opportunities to come together as one are typically festive. The loss our community experienced this week only clarified how strong our family is. The support for one another was evident in each part of the day and we are thankful for the resiliency of our students and staff for being able to make it through these last two days for each other.

I am proud of every member of our Smallville family for being Rocks of Gibraltar and am thankful for the care and comfort provided for all during this time of sorrow. We are so appreciative of the small amount of time we got to spend with Ms. Komnick and are all far better for having worked with her. She loved teaching middle school and wanted nothing more in life than to teach kids to appreciate science. As I told her classes, not many people choose to teach to this grade level, especially those who were as well-schooled and certified as she was, but she made the effort to work with the level of student so they could be better prepared in high school and beyond. Her job was not to get our kids to love science, but rather not to be afraid of it. She was a very important piece of our Smallville puzzle and we will miss her dearly.

As soon as we have information in regards to services we will make sure to let you know.

Now for the celebration piece of being a family:

Splashfest 2019! On Friday, May 10th, make sure to head to our Backyard to be a part of the best carnival Southwest Austin has to offer! We are so excited about this fundraiser because it is all about being festive and enjoying your Cougar Community. We have parents and guardians participating, teachers running booths, kids riding rides, and food vendors on hand, all to make sure everyone has a good time. This being the 4th year we’ve done it, we’ve got it all figured out, and the activities and games we have going on are going to be epic! Make sure your student buys a wristband online this weekend (discounted) and then you yourself can bid on any one, or all, of the amazing prize packages we have in our ON-LINE silent auction. How good are this year’s crop of items to bid on? Let’s just say I’ve seen a preview and am already planning a hostile takeover bid of the Hill Country Hideaway package that can house 28 people. Whether bidding against me, or trying to dunk me in the tank for the 4:00 shift, I hope to see as many of y’all out there as possible.

Further celebrations: This week we were honored to have the work of one of our teachers, Dr. Mark Cunningham, published in The Atlantic. After the passing of director John Singleton on Monday, the magazine reached out to Dr. Cunningham to write an article about him. His name was known to them as he profiled the famous director in his doctoral thesis. For your convenience, the article is attached. Dr. Cunningham article

Stay dry this weekend and may the 4th be with you. Always.

Matthew Nelson
Principal
Small Middle School
(512) 841-6505
@smallprincipal
www.smallmiddleschool.org

Splashfest 101

Wristbands, Tickets & Water Proof Lanyards
If you haven’t purchased your tickets and wristbands, You can buy them on-line or in person during lunch Wed, Thursday or Friday this week, or at the event.  Your student will need a wristband, additional tickets (for Food and some activities) and some cash (for food vendors) to take full advantage of this event. Buy them and get more details here Best deal is to buy them online. If you buy at the school the price goes up. Online deadline is 3:00 pm on Thursday! What you buy online can be picked-up during lunch, or at the event

Pick up wristbands – Your student can pick up their online order during lunch Wednesday – Friday, or at splashfest at the Ticket booth. 

What to wear:
Swim shirt or T-shirt and shorts, Bathing suits can be worn underneath. We encourage kids to bring water shoes or Flip-flops – And don’t forget sunscreen – Some will be available at the ticket booth.

Who can come:
Everyone! We would love to see the whole family there. However, keep an eye on your little ones, the big ones can get a little wild. 

Parent/Sponsor Area:
Please join us to hang out and chat with other parents while the kids run around at Splashfest. We will have music, a mister, available. Located by the north stairs. Hope to see you there!

Volunteer:
All Volunteers will receive a Double Daves Free Large Pizza Coupon for their help. We need lots of help to make this successful. Sign-up here!

Silent Auction is LIVE:
Bidding starts Wednesday and closes at midnight Friday. Click here to find some great deals online – Pick up is next week in the main office

Back Packs:
Ideally you will be here and you can put the backpack in your car, however we will have the backpacks lined up in the 8th grade wing.

How can  you help:
Volunteer, Volunteer, Volunteer AND we still need lots of Drinks, Cup Cakes and Donuts (glazed only) –  If you can pick some up and drop it in the office this week, that would be great!

Splashfest
May 10, 2019 3:40 to 7:00 pm

Splashfest is becoming bigger and better everyday!
AND is THIS FRIDAY!!!! 

RAIN OR SHINE, You don’t want to miss this event!
 

Tickets\wristbands are on sale now!

Last year we made over $29,000 with only 600 wristbands sold ($5,000 came from our Silent Auction). Our goal this year is $35,000! Our Silent Auction is bigger and better and we hope will bring in as least $8,000. But the rest of the funds need to come from Wristband and Ticket sales. 

We don’t want to raise the price, so instead we are encouraging more kids to come!
We have added a new option on our order page for families to donate wristband to kids that can’t afford to come.
The PTA is sponsoring 30 wristbands for kids in need, but we would love some financial help so everyone can come and enjoy Splashfest!

Order Today!  Click here to purchase Wristband\Tickets and to donate!

Get in on the fun!!!! We need lot’s of Volunteers, please help us make this day one to remember!!!!!

Sign up here to Volunteer at Splashfest

Get a sneak peak of just some of the Activities and games that will be at Splashfest: 

Splashfest Raffle

Kids can win Raffle tickets by playing the games at Splashfest! They can also purchase some raffle tickets and enter to win one of these amazing prizes the week leading up to the splashfest. 

Purchase online now, or during lunch the week of May 6th

Splashfest On-Line Silent Auction

Is live! Click here to take a look to see what we got... More stuff will be added soon, then bidding starts at 8 AM on Wednesday. Final bids are taken at 11:45 pm May 10th. You can pay online or with cash or check at the school next week. 

Still got something to donate? Email Jennifer.newell@gmail.com by 8 am Wednesday and we can add it in!

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS DONATED AND WILL PARTICIPATE IN THIS AMAZING EVENT!

Splashfest - How you can help!

 

It is not just ESL(SEE BELOW) that is looking for donations for Splashfest. We could also use the following…

  • Whip cream – 20 cans (fresh do not deliver before the day, Please let us know if you can donate) – supports ELA
  • Soda, Gatorade, Water bottles – Supports the Art Department
  • Pickles (2 Buckets from Sams Club) – Supports Security
  • Taco Shells  – 2 boxes – supports ESL Dept
  • Popcorn\Popcorn Oil\Popcorn Salt – 1 pack of 13 –  Supports Security
  • Pixi Sticks – 4 Boxes – Supports Dance Dept
  • Lot’s and Lot’s  Cupcakes (variety) (fresh do not deliver before the day, Please let us know if you can donate) – Supports AVID
  • 5 Dozen Fresh Glazed Donuts (no chocolate) (fresh do not deliver before the day, Please let us know if you can donate) – Supports Cheer
If you can help with any of these items, Please contact Jennifer Newell at jennifer.newell@austinisd.org

 

 

Attention 8th graders going to Bowie:

Bowie High School is pleased to invite all incoming Freshmen to participate in Camp Bowie Express on Saturday, May 18th. Camp Bowie Express will offer, at no cost to the student, an abbreviated version of its transition to high school experience. New freshmen can choose one of two sessions (8:30-11:30AM or 12:30-3:30PM) during which they will have the opportunity to tour the campus, learn about some of our Bowie traditions, hear from current students about how to be successful in high school, meet students from other middle schools, and more! Just use the link below to register!
 
 
Students unable to attend Camp Bowie Express on May 18th can also use the registration link to sign up for a campus tour in August or add their name to a waiting list in case an additional Camp Bowie Express session is added on another date. The link can also be used to order the official Class of 2023 t-shirt to be distributed at Camp Bowie Express. Please contact Patricia Maney (patricia.maney@austinisd.org) with questions.
 

ATHLETICS AWARDS CEREMONY:

MAY 7 6:00-7:30 in the gym.

All athletes who completed a season will be recognized.

Individual awards and Academic Athlete and Athlete of the Year will be announced.

Please wear your Sunday Best.  

2019 Small Cougar Summer Sports & Conditioning Camp

Location: Small Middle School
Gym 7:00-11:30 a.m.

 

Week 1: June 3-6
Session 1 –7:00 a.m.  -9:00 a.m. focus on conditioning —Cost $25
Session 2—9:30-11:30 Sports specific training Girls Volleyball and Boys Football – Cost $95

Week 2: June 10-13
Session 3 –7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. focus on Conditioning—Cost $25
Session 4—9:30-11:30 Sports specific training Girls Basketball—Cost $95

Week 3: June 17-20
Session 5--7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. focus on Conditioning— Cost $25
Session 6— 9:30-11:30 Sports specific training Boys Basketball Cost $95

Week 4—24-27 
7:00a.m.-9:00a.m. focus on Conditioning—Cost $25
**NOTE:  If attending ALL sessions:  Cost will be discounted to $200**

 

 REGISTRATION INFORMATION: 

Download and fill out the application form here,
include the full camp registration fee and mail to:

 

Coach Hernandez/Coach Moore
Small Middle School
4801 Monterey Oaks Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78749

Please make checks payable to Clint Small Athletics.

NO REFUNDS AFTER MAY 24

Social Emotional Learning

STAAR Testing this week 
 
 

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Congratulations to these Small Cougars who received State Recognition for their performance on the
Duke Talent Identification Search SAT!  

Grant Barden, Alec Gosewehr, Jax Latham and Dillon Stover   

Parents of current 6th graders, keep your kiddo’s STAAR scores handy and read the Cougar News in September for a link to register for next year’s Duke TiP test.

We are proud of their academic achievement!

 
 

Online registration for the 2019-20 school year is open! Every year parents need to register their student(s) for the following school year. Please visit your PARENT CLOUD, click the “registration” tile to complete registration for the 2019-20 school year.

  • Please check to make sure your contact information is up to date (any address changes will need to be made at the school)
  • Please make sure your emergency contact information is up to date

If you are having trouble accessing your Parent Cloud please contact Diane Ewing 512-841-6710 OR contact Parent Technology Support at 512-414-9187

 

 

The final mountain bike championship race for the South Austin Composite Team occurred this past weekend and Small Cougars ‘represented’ well.  It was at Rock Hill Ranch in Smithville, TX.  

 Ethan Doucette took home the 1st place spot for the 8th graders, while Beckett Sharp took home 7th place for the 7th graders.  Their placings across all races this year garnered them overall standings.  Ethan kept his 1st place in the 8th grade out of 62 racers; and Beckett was 6th overall in the 7th grade out of 71 racers.  As a result of these placings, Cougars and their girl and boy teammates from across South Austin, captured 2nd place overall for middle schools across Texas.

 If you have any questions about the team, please contact me, Gretchen Doucette at 512-656-9301.

 

Great Thinkers

Let the fun and games continue!

We will meet in Room 204
March 7
March 14
April 4
April 11
April 25 

Our last meeting will be the Field Trip, May 2.  Look for an email regarding this event soon!

May 10 will be the carnival.  All participants in Great Thinkers need to have at least 1 adult from their family commit to one hour of working our carnival booth!   Questions?  email christie.manners@austinisd.org

2018-2019 NJHS Important Dates

  • March 8, 2019
    Information meeting during PRIDE in front of the Counselor’s Office
  • March 11, 2019
    Pick up applications from the Counselor’s Office
  • March 15, 2019
    Last day to pick up an application from the Counselor’s Office
  • April 18, 2019
    Final day to turn in applications (no exceptions)
  • Week of May 6, 2019
    Letters go out to students who are accepted into NJHS
  • May 21st
    Induction into NJHS 6pm in the cafeteria

NJHS Candidate Community Service Hour log

Candidates should record a minimum of 10 hours between March 11th – April 14th.

 

Cougar Transition Camp

Registration is currently being accepted for incoming 5th graders to Join us at our Cougar Camp. This camp is designed to help our future Cougars get comfortable with Small Middle School. 

If your child would like to Join, Click here for more details and Registration

McCallum HS Transition Camp May 2019

TRANSITION CAMP, FOR RISING NINTH GRADERS, WILL BE ON May 29th & 30th.  YOU AND YOUR STUDENT WILL PICK ONE OF THREE AVAILABLE TRANSITION CAMP SESSIONS TO ATTEND.

“Our goal for transition camp is to provide incoming students an opportunity to get familiar with the McCallum HS Experience before the Fall semester begins.”

To sign up you can:

  1. Call: 512-414-7519- Andrea Rogers
  2. EMAIL: rogers@austinisd.org
  3. go to sign-up genie at : signupgenius.com/go/9040D4EADA629A75-2019

TRANSITION CAMP SESSIONS:

SESSION #1: May 29th, 9:00a-12:00p

SESSION # 2 May 30th, 9:00a-12:00p

SESSION #3: May 30th, 1:00p-4:00p

 

Location: 

McCallum High School – MAC THEATER 5600 Sunshine Drive, Austin TX 78756

For a map:    in your web browser, copy and paste:

                                  http://mapq.st/HXTX3v

 

If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Rogers at 414-7519.

Bowie Freshman Soccer Camp

WHEN:
Monday – Thursday
June 3 – June 6

SESSION 1:
Incoming 7 th /8th grade Boys
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. $100.00

SESSION 2:
Incoming 9 th grade Boys
7:30 – 9:30 p.m. $100.00

PURPOSE: 
To introduce campers to the Bowie Soccer Program and develop individual skills and fundamentals of soccer.

LOCATION:
Due to construction at Bowie, Soccer Camp will be held at Austin Sports Academy

Located at 275 Lotus Circle, Austin, TX 78737

Click here for more details and sign up

Bowie Freshman Football Camp

Due to construction at Bowie, the camp will be held at the Tony Burger Stadium/Annex

 

Please drop off at the Tony Burger Annex on Jones Road

 

WHEN:
Wednesday-Friday
July 24-26

FROM:
10:30am- 12:30pm

COST:
$100.00 Per Camper

 

All campers must bring or send a copy of a current physical exam to Coach Ables in order to participate.

Click here for more details and to Sign up

Austin High School

Summer Weight & Speed Camp

For All Sports

Session 1:  June 10-June 27 Session 2:  July 8-25x

 

When:                Monday–Thursday  7-9am (HS Athletes), 9-11am (MS Athletes/Incoming Freshman)

Cost:                     $60 per 3 week session (non-refundable). Checks payable to Austin High School Football.

Location:           Austin High School Weight Room and practice fields.

Click here for all the details and to sign up

 

Austin High Summer Basketball Camp

Registration link: https://goo.gl/forms/X8ayt5vNIOKke1re2 

Two ways to pay:
  • https://austinisd.schoolcashonline.com search for “Austin High Summer Basketball Camp”, OR
  • Check payable to Austin High School & mail to:  Austin High School, 1715 W Cesar Chavez; Austin, Texas 78703 :: C/0 Brad Ingram
The Austin High Basketball Camp will focus on teaching the fundamentals of basketball and will provide campers the opportunity to improve and have fun with the game.  Each camper will receive individual as well as group instruction from professional coaches. Coach Brad Ingram, head basketball coach at Austin High, will be the Camp Director. All equipment will be provided.  A concession stand will be available for snacks during breaks
 

Welcome to Austin Sunshine Camps!

Since 1928, ASC has been providing life changing camp experiences at no cost to low-income youth and their families. We believe the
campers we serve are at the heart of everything we do and every decision we make. Through healthy relationships and a sense of
belonging in our safe and caring learning environment, campers achieve success they never thought possible.

Click here for the details and Application

Yearbook

We are very excited to provide you with this easy link to buy this year’s yearbook.

https://www.balfour.com/shop/yearbook?smi=108267

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. 
 

STEM Summer Camp for Girls – Tuition Free 

Click here for more details

 

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Cougar News 4/29/19 – 5/3/19

What's happening at Small Middle School

Week of April 29, 2019 – May 3, 2019

Cougar Nation-

On Good Friday, we had a Great Friday here in Smallville as all faculty and staff participated in a full day of TBRI training. TBRI stands for Trust-Based Relationship Intervention and is a therapeutic model that trains caregivers to provide effective support and treatment for at-risk children. TBRI has been applied in orphanages, courts, residential treatment facilities, group homes, foster and adoptive homes, churches, and schools. We’re excited to discover these techniques and place them in our collective tool-belts as they will benefit each and every student on our campus.

With a training as important as this one is, we made sure that all of our staff participated. Our office staff is one of the best in Central Texas and most often are the first person our students encounter when they are revved up or feeling low, so it’s imperative our staff knows what signs to look for and has a relationship with the student in order to best serve them. We all believe that when a child is acting out, it’s not a matter of will, but more so a lack of skill causing the behavior. Our job is to work with the student to make sure h/her needs are met and they feel we are indeed listening to them. Then, our job is to work with them to devise a plan to make it through the hour/class/day/week. Several of our parents in the training felt it was also impactful for dealing with their child on a daily basis. So much so, we are looking to see if there’s a TBRI training we can offer our community in the near future.

The belief that when a student acts out it is due to a lack of skill and not will is what allows us as educators to face the task of working with middle schoolers on a daily basis. We firmly believe that all students wish to do well and want to be successful; it’s just sometimes they do not have the necessary tools in their belt to allow them to do so. Our job is to provide them with ways to handle frustration, to teach them how to seek help from others, and to provide them with communication techniques which will allow them to be heard. Much like the Zen belief that there is no such thing as a bad tree–only lack of water, sun, or fertile soil–we feel the same about our kids. All kids are good and want to be good; we merely need to adjust the soil, sun, and water we provide.

Matthew Nelson
Principal
Small Middle School
(512) 841-6505
@smallprincipal
www.smallmiddleschool.org

Splashfest
May 10, 2019 3:40 to 7:00 pm

Splashfest is becoming bigger and better everyday!
AND is only 2 weeks away!

Tickets\wristbands are on sale now!

Last year we made over $29,000 with only 600 wristbands sold ($5,000 came from our Silent Auction). Our goal this year is $35,000! Our Silent Auction is bigger and better and we hope will bring in as least $8,000 (more details to come next newsletter). But the rest of the funds need to come from Wristband and Ticket sales.
We don’t want to raise the price, so instead we are encouraging more kids to come!
We have added a new option on our order page for families to donate wristband to kids that can’t afford to come.
The PTA is sponsoring 30 wristbands for kids in need, but we would love some financial help so everyone can come and enjoy Splashfest!

Order Today!  Click here to purchase Wristband\Tickets and to donate!

Get in on the fun!!!! We need lot’s of Volunteers, please help us make this day one to remember!!!!!

Sign up here to Volunteer at Splashfest

Get a sneak peak of just some of the Activities and games that will be at Splashfest: 

Splashfest Raffle

Kids can win Raffle tickets by playing the games at Splashfest! They can also purchase some raffle tickets and enter to win one of these amazing prizes the week leading up to the splashfest. 

Purchase online now, or during lunch the week of May 6th

Splashfest On-Line Silent Auction

Silent Auction is still in the process of being built, so I don’t have pictures yet,  but so far we have at least a total of $15,000 worth amazing items that we will be auctioning off. We will send a special mid week e-mail with more details and let you know when you can start previewing the items. Remember that this auction is done all on-line from the comfort of you home or office. We will open it live May 6th, Bidding ends at midnight on May 10th. Winning items can be picked up Starting Monday, May 13th. Good luck on getting the best deals on some outstanding items. 

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS DONATED AND WILL PARTICIPATE IN THIS AMAZING EVENT!

Splashfest - How you can help!

 

It is not just ESL(SEE BELOW) that is looking for donations for Splashfest. We could also use the following…

  • Whip cream – 20 cans (fresh do not deliver before the day, Please let us know if you can donate) – supports ELA
  • Soda, Gatorade, Water bottles – Supports the Art Department
  • Pickles (2 Buckets from Sams Club) – Supports Security
  • Taco Shells  – 2 boxes – supports ESL Dept
  • Popcorn\Popcorn Oil\Popcorn Salt – 1 pack of 13 –  Supports Security
  • Pixi Sticks – 4 Boxes – Supports Dance Dept
  • Lot’s and Lot’s  Cupcakes (variety) (fresh do not deliver before the day, Please let us know if you can donate) – Supports AVID
  • 5 Dozen Fresh Glazed Donuts (no chocolate) (fresh do not deliver before the day, Please let us know if you can donate) – Supports Cheer
If you can help with any of these items, Please contact Jennifer Newell at jennifer.newell@austinisd.org

 

 

ATHLETICS AWARDS CEREMONY:

MAY 7 6:00-7:30 in the gym.

All athletes who completed a season will be recognized.

Individual awards and Academic Athlete and Athlete of the Year will be announced.

Please wear your Sunday Best.  

2019 Small Cougar Summer Sports & Conditioning Camp

Location: Small Middle School
Gym 7:00-11:30 a.m.

 

Week 1: June 3-6
Session 1 –7:00 a.m.  -9:00 a.m. focus on conditioning —Cost $25
Session 2—9:30-11:30 Sports specific training Girls Volleyball and Boys Football – Cost $95

Week 2: June 10-13
Session 3 –7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. focus on Conditioning—Cost $25
Session 4—9:30-11:30 Sports specific training Girls Basketball—Cost $95

Week 3: June 17-20
Session 5--7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. focus on Conditioning— Cost $25
Session 6— 9:30-11:30 Sports specific training Boys Basketball Cost $95

Week 4—24-27 
7:00a.m.-9:00a.m. focus on Conditioning—Cost $25
**NOTE:  If attending ALL sessions:  Cost will be discounted to $200**

 

 REGISTRATION INFORMATION: 

Download and fill out the application form here,
include the full camp registration fee and mail to:

 

Coach Hernandez/Coach Moore
Small Middle School
4801 Monterey Oaks Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78749

Please make checks payable to Clint Small Athletics.

NO REFUNDS AFTER MAY 24

Social Emotional Learning

This week in SEL we will be talking about gratitude. Students will define gratitude and then share one thing that they are grateful for to later contribute to a larger class discussion.
  
Our mindful moments are in the form of would you rather questions this week. We are working our way to testing and keeping things light while continuing to learn about each other.
 
Monday: Would you rather be friends with superman or batman?
Wednesday: Would you rather be an Olympic Athlete or the President?
Friday: Would you rather read minds or be invisible?
 
 
 
 

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Congratulations to these Small Cougars who received State Recognition for their performance on the
Duke Talent Identification Search SAT!  

Grant Barden, Alec Gosewehr, Jax Latham and Dillon Stover   

Parents of current 6th graders, keep your kiddo’s STAAR scores handy and read the Cougar News in September for a link to register for next year’s Duke TiP test.

We are proud of their academic achievement!

 
 

7th Grade Girls Zone Track Meet

vs. Lamar, Gorzycki, O’Henry, Bailey, Ann Richards, Bedichek & Paredes
Congratulations to the 7th grade girls, 2nd place in team standings!

400 Meter Relay– 2nd Place, 54.01 Skyler C., Alexa N., Kemah S., Sofie S.

800m Run– Bea C. 2.43- 2nd place, Giada M.

100m Hurdles Cilla S. 19.01-3rd place, Kaela B 19.97, Giada M. 20.6

100m Dash– Ava T. 13.96, Saniya 14.03, Simone S. 14.65

800m Relay– 1st Place- Skyler C., Alexa N., Kemah S., Sofie S

400m Dash– Bea C. 1:12.8, Amaya S. 1:14.64

300m Hurdles– Cilla S. 1:01.1, Ofelia R. 1:01.2, Kaela B.1:01.3

200m Dash– Ava T. 29.93, Saniya 30.80, Simone S. 31.25

1600m Run– Ramona G. 6:33

1600m Relay– 2nd Place, 4:34.96 Bea C., Kemah S., Skyler C., Sofie S

8th Grade Girls Zone Track Meet vs.

 Lamar, Gorzycki, O’ Henry, Bailey, Ann Richards, Bedichek & Paredes 

400m Relay -5th Place- Peyton W., Charlotte S., Lauren P., Makenna G. 

800m Run – Abby H. 2:48, Ella L. 3:05 100m Hurdles- Sadie H. 18.65, 4th Place, Ellina B. 19.02, Olivia C. 19.84 

100m Dash – Sadie H. 13.2, 6th Place, Sally B. 14.15 

800m Relay – 2nd place- Peyton W., Charlotte S., Lauren P., Makenna G. 

400m Dash – Hannah S. 1:07, 5th Place, Kelly M. 1:16 

300m Hurdles – Ellina B. 59.78, Anya G. 1:03.2, Aubrey N. 1:07.2 200m Dash- Jayna L. 29.1, Sally B. 29.87 

1600m Run – Lola S. 6:45, Ella L. 6:50 1600m Relay- 3rd Place- Peyton W., Charlotte S., Lauren P., Makenna G.

7th Boys Results Track Zone Championships

 

vs O.Henry, Murchison, Lamar, Bedichek, Gorzycki, Bailey, Paredes

 

Congratulations to the 7th Grade Team for taking 2nd Place in the Team Standings!

 

400 M Relay1st Place49.41, Wyatt E., William K., Anthony R., Zach R.

 

800 M Run – Iain M. 2:36, Ryan C. 2:38, Isaac H. 2:39

 

110 Hurdles – Lucian M. 20.85, Isaac H. 20.93, Moses O. 21.3

 

100 M Sprint4th Place Wyatt E. 12.14, 6th Place Albert D. 12.15

 

800 M Relay1st Place – 1:45.51, Aidan L., William K., Anthony R., Zach R.

 

400 M Dash2nd Place Christian R. 59.4, Moses O. 60.97, Colton E. 1:08.00

 

300 Hurdles – Lucian M. 50.32, Ryan C. 52.4

 

200 M Dash2nd Place Albert D. 25.7, 4th Place Aidan L. 25.9, 6th Place Wyatt E. 26.3

 

1600 M Run4th Place Jake M. 5:52, Robert B. 6:14, Leo B. 7:08

 

1600 M Relay2nd Place – 4:05.00, Aidan L., William K., Anthony R., Zach R.

 

8th Boys Results from Track Zone Championships

vs O.Henry, Lamar, Murchison, Gorzycki, Bailey, Paredes, Bedichek

 Congratulations to the 8th Grade Boys for taking 2nd Place in the Team Standings!

400 M Relay2nd Place 47.75 – Chad M., Will T., Wayne G., Isaac S.

 800 M Run4th Place Johannes B. 2:15.4, Jared R. 2:31

 110 Hurdles – Caden P. 21.4, Jude G. 21.6, Rowan K. 21.76

 100 M Dash4th Place Diego N. 11.93, James S. 10.34

 800 M Relay – 2nd Place 1:40.20 – Chad M., Will T., Wayne G., Isaac S.

 400 M Dash4th Place Ethan D. 58.10, Kaleb T. 60.64, Carl R. 64.0

 300 M Hurdles – Rowan K. 53.14, Caden P. 54.33

 200 M Dash2nd Place Diego N. 24.41

 1200 M Run3rd Place – Zach M. 5:17, 5th Place Jared R. 5:24, Ben W. 5:26

 1600 M Relay2nd Place 3:52.45 Will T., Wayne G., Chad M., Isaac S.

Online registration for the 2019-20 school year is open! Every year parents need to register their student(s) for the following school year. Please visit your PARENT CLOUD, click the “registration” tile to complete registration for the 2019-20 school year.

  • Please check to make sure your contact information is up to date (any address changes will need to be made at the school)
  • Please make sure your emergency contact information is up to date

If you are having trouble accessing your Parent Cloud please contact Diane Ewing 512-841-6710 OR contact Parent Technology Support at 512-414-9187

 
Small Cougars participated in this past weekend’s NICA (national interscholastic cycling association) mountain bike race; and a notable results are below.  They practice 4-6 days/week with the Bowie mountain bike team athletes and coaches.  This weekend’s race was in Warda, TX.  The terrain was fast and rolling with some BMX jumps and rollercoaster-like terrain as well.  

In the 8th grade race:
Ethan Doucette got 2nd

In the 7th grade race:
Beckett Sharp got 4th

As a result of their hard work, with the rest of the South Austin Bulldog composite team, the team captured 2nd place overall again for this race.  Teams from all over Texas come to compete in these races.

If you have any questions about the team, please contact me, Gretchen Doucette at 512-656-9301.

Great Thinkers

Let the fun and games continue!

We will meet in Room 204
March 7
March 14
April 4
April 11
April 25 

Our last meeting will be the Field Trip, May 2.  Look for an email regarding this event soon!

May 10 will be the carnival.  All participants in Great Thinkers need to have at least 1 adult from their family commit to one hour of working our carnival booth!   Questions?  email christie.manners@austinisd.org

2018-2019 NJHS Important Dates

  • March 8, 2019
    Information meeting during PRIDE in front of the Counselor’s Office
  • March 11, 2019
    Pick up applications from the Counselor’s Office
  • March 15, 2019
    Last day to pick up an application from the Counselor’s Office
  • April 18, 2019
    Final day to turn in applications (no exceptions)
  • Week of May 6, 2019
    Letters go out to students who are accepted into NJHS
  • May 21st
    Induction into NJHS 6pm in the cafeteria

NJHS Candidate Community Service Hour log

Candidates should record a minimum of 10 hours between March 11th – April 14th.

 

Cougar Transition Camp

Registration is currently being accepted for incoming 5th graders to Join us at our Cougar Camp. This camp is designed to help our future Cougars get comfortable with Small Middle School. 

If your child would like to Join, Click here for more details and Registration

McCallum HS Transition Camp May 2019

TRANSITION CAMP, FOR RISING NINTH GRADERS, WILL BE ON May 29th & 30th.  YOU AND YOUR STUDENT WILL PICK ONE OF THREE AVAILABLE TRANSITION CAMP SESSIONS TO ATTEND.

“Our goal for transition camp is to provide incoming students an opportunity to get familiar with the McCallum HS Experience before the Fall semester begins.”

To sign up you can:

  1. Call: 512-414-7519- Andrea Rogers
  2. EMAIL: rogers@austinisd.org
  3. go to sign-up genie at : signupgenius.com/go/9040D4EADA629A75-2019

TRANSITION CAMP SESSIONS:

SESSION #1: May 29th, 9:00a-12:00p

SESSION # 2 May 30th, 9:00a-12:00p

SESSION #3: May 30th, 1:00p-4:00p

 

Location: 

McCallum High School – MAC THEATER 5600 Sunshine Drive, Austin TX 78756

For a map:    in your web browser, copy and paste:

                                  http://mapq.st/HXTX3v

 

If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Rogers at 414-7519.

Bowie Freshman Soccer Camp

WHEN:
Monday – Thursday
June 3 – June 6

SESSION 1:
Incoming 7 th /8th grade Boys
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. $100.00

SESSION 2:
Incoming 9 th grade Boys
7:30 – 9:30 p.m. $100.00

PURPOSE: 
To introduce campers to the Bowie Soccer Program and develop individual skills and fundamentals of soccer.

LOCATION:
Due to construction at Bowie, Soccer Camp will be held at Austin Sports Academy

Located at 275 Lotus Circle, Austin, TX 78737

Click here for more details and sign up

Bowie Freshman Football Camp

Due to construction at Bowie, the camp will be held at the Tony Burger Stadium/Annex

 

Please drop off at the Tony Burger Annex on Jones Road

 

WHEN:
Wednesday-Friday
July 24-26

FROM:
10:30am- 12:30pm

COST:
$100.00 Per Camper

 

All campers must bring or send a copy of a current physical exam to Coach Ables in order to participate.

Click here for more details and to Sign up

Austin High School

Summer Weight & Speed Camp

For All Sports

Session 1:  June 10-June 27 Session 2:  July 8-25x

 

When:                Monday–Thursday  7-9am (HS Athletes), 9-11am (MS Athletes/Incoming Freshman)

Cost:                     $60 per 3 week session (non-refundable). Checks payable to Austin High School Football.

Location:           Austin High School Weight Room and practice fields.

Click here for all the details and to sign up

 

Austin High Summer Basketball Camp

Registration link: https://goo.gl/forms/X8ayt5vNIOKke1re2 

Two ways to pay:
  • https://austinisd.schoolcashonline.com search for “Austin High Summer Basketball Camp”, OR
  • Check payable to Austin High School & mail to:  Austin High School, 1715 W Cesar Chavez; Austin, Texas 78703 :: C/0 Brad Ingram
The Austin High Basketball Camp will focus on teaching the fundamentals of basketball and will provide campers the opportunity to improve and have fun with the game.  Each camper will receive individual as well as group instruction from professional coaches. Coach Brad Ingram, head basketball coach at Austin High, will be the Camp Director. All equipment will be provided.  A concession stand will be available for snacks during breaks
 

Welcome to Austin Sunshine Camps!

Since 1928, ASC has been providing life changing camp experiences at no cost to low-income youth and their families. We believe the
campers we serve are at the heart of everything we do and every decision we make. Through healthy relationships and a sense of
belonging in our safe and caring learning environment, campers achieve success they never thought possible.

Click here for the details and Application

Yearbook

We are very excited to provide you with this easy link to buy this year’s yearbook.

https://www.balfour.com/shop/yearbook?smi=108267

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. 
 

STEM Summer Camp for Girls – Tuition Free 

Click here for more details

 

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Cougar News 4/15/19 – 4/19/19

What's happening at Small Middle School

Week of April 8, 2019 – April 12, 2019

Smallville-

Phase one is complete and we have just one more before all State testing is behind us. Kudos to our kids for taking the tests so seriously. Whether quietly entertaining themselves while still in the exam room, or walking quietly through the halls going to stations, we are proud that our students respect their peers enough to allow them to test in a quiet, safe manner. Nobody likes closing a campus down for any amount of time, but at least when our hand is forced and we must, our kids respond just how we want them to; respectfully and appropriately.

The next round isn’t until May 14th, so we hope to fill as much sunshine and fun into their days as we can until then. For our 8th grade families, it’s imperative that your student is aware that we still have school until May 24th. Since we don’t put too much emphasis on the STAAR, we do not relent once it has been administered. Come Monday, we expect as much attention and productivity as we were treated to in the first semester. Make sure they are also aware that there are still two more tests to take, both as equally important to us as the first two.

UIL Parent Volunteers: We are still in need for parent volunteers for our Big UIL Event on Saturday, April 27 at Murchison Middle School. Ms. Bridget Brown (bridget.brown@austinisd.org) states the success of a UIL match is directly correlated to the number of volunteers we have. If you are interested in seeing what you can do to help, send her an email. The bus leaves Small at 7 a.m. on the day of.

Bailey MS Vaping Parent Night: One of our sister campuses, Bailey Middle School, has extended an invitation to our stakeholders to attend a “Parent Education Night” on April 22nd, at 6:30 p.m. in their cafeteria. If you want to know the latest statistics and what you can do to help ensure your student is making positive choices, please feel free to attend. Check out the attached flyer for more information.

Enjoy one of the best Sundays television has to offer as we have the final round of the Masters, the final season of Game of Thrones, the NBA Playoffs, and America’s Funniest home Videos to entertain us from noon until nightfall.

Winter is coming.

Matthew Nelson
Principal
Small Middle School
(512) 841-6505
@smallprincipal
www.smallmiddleschool.org

Bailey Middle School Parent Presentation

Our friends at Bailey Middle School have put together a parent presentation that brings to light a very important topic. They know that vaping is bigger than just their community and that this is a big issue in many Middle and High Schools across the country. They are inviting the CSMS community to come to their presentation. Please save the date and plan to join. 
As a parent, it’s important for you to talk to your child about the dangers of vaping. Prepare yourself by attending a community presentation on Monday, April 22nd at 6:30PM in the Bailey Cafe to learn more about the epidemic facing our youth – presented by Bailey PTA, CATCHMyBreath & funded by St. David’s Foundation.
JUUL use has grown dramatically in recent months to become the most commonly used tobacco product by middle and high school students. It is no longer a matter of IF your child will have an opportunity to experiment with vaping but more of a WHEN
Join Bailey PTA and CATCHMyBreath for a community presentation, funded by St. David’s Foundation, to learn more about the youth vaping epidemic and how it could be affecting your child

ATHLETICS AWARDS CEREMONY:

MAY 7 6:00-7:30 in the gym.

All athletes who completed a season will be recognized.

Individual awards and Academic Athlete and Athlete of the Year will be announced.

Please wear your Sunday Best.  

2019 Small Cougar Summer Sports & Conditioning Camp

Location: Small Middle School
Gym 7:00-11:30 a.m.

 

Week 1: June 3-6
Session 1 –7:00 a.m.  -9:00 a.m. focus on conditioning —Cost $25
Session 2—9:30-11:30 Sports specific training Girls Volleyball and Boys Football – Cost $95

Week 2: June 10-13
Session 3 –7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. focus on Conditioning—Cost $25
Session 4—9:30-11:30 Sports specific training Girls Basketball—Cost $95

Week 3: June 17-20
Session 5--7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. focus on Conditioning— Cost $25
Session 6— 9:30-11:30 Sports specific training Boys Basketball Cost $95

Week 4—24-27 
7:00a.m.-9:00a.m. focus on Conditioning—Cost $25
**NOTE:  If attending ALL sessions:  Cost will be discounted to $200**

 

 REGISTRATION INFORMATION: 

Download and fill out the application form here,
include the full camp registration fee and mail to:

 

Coach Hernandez/Coach Moore
Small Middle School
4801 Monterey Oaks Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78749

Please make checks payable to Clint Small Athletics.

NO REFUNDS AFTER MAY 24

Social Emotional Learning

This week in PRIDE, our students will be part of a lesson on perspective taking.  They will also read through and discuss the difference between misinformation, rumors, & gossip.
 
 
Mindfulness Moments:
 

 

 

 
 
 

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THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! We got many of the Raffle items that we requested!!!! Now we would like to focus on Silent Auction Items. We are planning an online silent auction so that you can shop from the comforts of your home. You do not have to come up to the school at all. Take a look at the some of the items we have so far….

$100 Palms Car wash gift cards, $400 DASO Photo Booth Rental, 2-Night Stay Vacation Rental Home the Hill Country Hideaway (sleeps 26), Lots of restaurant gift cards (to places like Uncle Billy’s, Ski Shore, Chipotle, Little Woodrows, Jason’s Deli, Olive and June, CraigO’s Pizza, Wholly Bagel, Anderson’s Coffee), Movie house and eatery movie passes, Robin Jackson Photography Package,  Michelle B Photography, Tickets to the Vortex Repertory Company, Dogtopia gift card, Camp Balconies Springs sleep away camp, Jugo Gift Cards, Epic Fun Gift Cards, Amazon Gift Cards, a Polar Watch, Whataburger Basket, Pride Basket, plus much more!!!

  If you have a connection to a business that would like to participate in our Silent Auction please let us know, or better yet, contact them on our behalf. We would love to partner with them and have more items to auction off.

Last year our Silent Auction brought in $5000 of the $29,000 we earned at Splashfest. All Splashfest money went directly into the Activity Accounts of the Departments or Clubs that sponsored booths. Departments like Math, Science, Theatre, Art, Orchestra, Cheer, ELA Social Studies, Avid, Great Thinkers Club and may more participated. By putting the money into each departments activity fund, the teachers get to spend the money on their classrooms at their discretion for things like math manipulatives, science experiment equipment, field trips, books, or whatever the teacher feels they need to support their kids. Without Splashfest, teachers either go without, have to go through lots of red tape, or pay for things with their own money. 

This year, we hope to make closer to $8000 in our silent auction and have been working hard getting items donated. In fact we have 3 CSMS mom’s walking door to door asking local businesses for donations. They are volunteering their time to insure that we will have lots of great items for you to get at a nice discount! Help them by donating an item or asking someone you know to AND be sure to check out and place some bids when we open our 2019 Silent Auction on May 8th.


If you have an item, gift card or service to donate, email smallpta@gmail.com and our Carni Crew is ready to help!

Save the Date!

When: May 10th 3:45 – 7:30 PM

What: End of year celebration and fundraiser

Why?  To have a great party and to bring in some much needed funds to help start off next year.

How do you Support? Become a Sponsor, Donate a Silent Auction or Raffle Item, Buy Wristbands and come to the event, Volunteer, Shop the Silent Auction.

Go to www.smallmiddleschool.org/splashfest for all the details

Parents right now what we are really looking for are…

  • Sponsorship’s – To underwrite the cost of this event
  • Silent Auction Donations – So parents can get a good deal and we can advertise your business
  • Raffle Items – the kids win raffle tickets when they play the games. We would love some Kid centered prizes that we can raffle off to them. 
That will get us started, we will fill you in on more info as we get closer to the event.. Please check out our Splashfest website and\or contact Jennifer.newell@austinisd.org with any questions, comments or ideas

GIRLS RESULTS FROM BOWIE TRACK MEET

4X100/200 relay: Skylar Kemah Alexa Sofie 55.56 1.58

4X100 relay: Peyton Lauren Charlotte Hannah S 1.00.83

4X400 relay: Bea(1.11) Skylar(1.10) Kemah(1.08) Sofie(1.12) 4.43

100 Hurdles: Cilla 19.20 Kaela 20.15 Giada 20.63 Hannah 19.89

Sadie 19.22 Ellina 19.32 Olivia 20.1 Anya 20.2

800 run: Giada 3.00 Ava K 3.03

Abby 2.49 Ella 2.59

100 dash: Ava K 14.84 Ava T 13.7 Simone 13.9

Sadie 13.64 Sally 14.1 Ireland 14.00

400 dash: Bea 1.11 Ramona 1.18 Amaya 1.14

Abby 1.14

200 dash: Ava T 30.63 Simone 30.81 Giada 32.85

Jayna 29.27 Sally 29.31 Kylie 31.53

300 Hurdles: Ofelia 58.43 Kaela 1.06 Karin 1.02 Hannah/Cilla 1.00

Ellina 1.01 Anya 1.03

BOYS RESULTS FROM BOWIE TRACK MEET – coming soon

Online registration for the 2019-20 school year is open! Every year parents need to register their student(s) for the following school year. Please visit your PARENT CLOUD, click the “registration” tile to complete registration for the 2019-20 school year.

  • Please check to make sure your contact information is up to date (any address changes will need to be made at the school)
  • Please make sure your emergency contact information is up to date

If you are having trouble accessing your Parent Cloud please contact Diane Ewing 512-841-6710 OR contact Parent Technology Support at 512-414-9187

 

CSMS Teacher Spotlighted on Travel Blog

Did you know your student could travel the world? Small School, Big World co-sponsor Christie Manners has been taking kids\families overseas for the last 2 years. In fact, she she just returned from a Olympian Tour with 8 kids and 5 parents. She was recently interviewed and is featured on the ACIS Travel site. 

Click here to read about CSMS Students and their adventures overseas.

The next trip for Small School, Big World will be Spring Break 2020 to Germany and Switzerland. For more information please email christie.manners@austinisd.org or Melissa.dunaway@austinisd.org

 

Small Cougars participated in this past weekend’s NICA (national interscholastic cycling association) mountain bike race; and a notable results are below.  They practice 4-6 days/week with the Bowie mountain bike team athletes and coaches.  This weekend’s race was in Warda, TX.  The terrain was fast and rolling with some BMX jumps and rollercoaster-like terrain as well.  

In the 8th grade race:
Ethan Doucette got 2nd

In the 7th grade race:
Beckett Sharp got 4th

As a result of their hard work, with the rest of the South Austin Bulldog composite team, the team captured 2nd place overall again for this race.  Teams from all over Texas come to compete in these races.

If you have any questions about the team, please contact me, Gretchen Doucette at 512-656-9301.

Great Thinkers

Let the fun and games continue!

We will meet in Room 204
March 7
March 14
April 4
April 11
April 25 

Our last meeting will be the Field Trip, May 2.  Look for an email regarding this event soon!

May 10 will be the carnival.  All participants in Great Thinkers need to have at least 1 adult from their family commit to one hour of working our carnival booth!   Questions?  email christie.manners@austinisd.org

2018-2019 NJHS Important Dates

  • March 8, 2019
    Information meeting during PRIDE in front of the Counselor’s Office
  • March 11, 2019
    Pick up applications from the Counselor’s Office
  • March 15, 2019
    Last day to pick up an application from the Counselor’s Office
  • April 18, 2019
    Final day to turn in applications (no exceptions)
  • Week of May 6, 2019
    Letters go out to students who are accepted into NJHS
  • May 21st
    Induction into NJHS 6pm in the cafeteria

NJHS Candidate Community Service Hour log

Candidates should record a minimum of 10 hours between March 11th – April 14th.

 

Cougar Transition Camp

Registration is currently being accepted for incoming 5th graders to Join us at our Cougar Camp. This camp is designed to help our future Cougars get comfortable with Small Middle School. 

If your child would like to Join, Click here for more details and Registration

McCallum HS Transition Camp May 2019

TRANSITION CAMP, FOR RISING NINTH GRADERS, WILL BE ON May 29th & 30th.  YOU AND YOUR STUDENT WILL PICK ONE OF THREE AVAILABLE TRANSITION CAMP SESSIONS TO ATTEND.

“Our goal for transition camp is to provide incoming students an opportunity to get familiar with the McCallum HS Experience before the Fall semester begins.”

To sign up you can:

  1. Call: 512-414-7519- Andrea Rogers
  2. EMAIL: rogers@austinisd.org
  3. go to sign-up genie at : signupgenius.com/go/9040D4EADA629A75-2019

TRANSITION CAMP SESSIONS:

SESSION #1: May 29th, 9:00a-12:00p

SESSION # 2 May 30th, 9:00a-12:00p

SESSION #3: May 30th, 1:00p-4:00p

 

Location: 

McCallum High School – MAC THEATER 5600 Sunshine Drive, Austin TX 78756

For a map:    in your web browser, copy and paste:

                                  http://mapq.st/HXTX3v

 

If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Rogers at 414-7519.

Bowie Freshman Soccer Camp

WHEN:
Monday – Thursday
June 3 – June 6

SESSION 1:
Incoming 7 th /8th grade Boys
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. $100.00

SESSION 2:
Incoming 9 th grade Boys
7:30 – 9:30 p.m. $100.00

PURPOSE: 
To introduce campers to the Bowie Soccer Program and develop individual skills and fundamentals of soccer.

LOCATION:
Due to construction at Bowie, Soccer Camp will be held at Austin Sports Academy

Located at 275 Lotus Circle, Austin, TX 78737

Click here for more details and sign up

Bowie Freshman Football Camp

Due to construction at Bowie, the camp will be held at the Tony Burger Stadium/Annex

 

Please drop off at the Tony Burger Annex on Jones Road

 

WHEN:
Wednesday-Friday
July 24-26

FROM:
10:30am- 12:30pm

COST:
$100.00 Per Camper

 

All campers must bring or send a copy of a current physical exam to Coach Ables in order to participate.

Click here for more details and to Sign up

Austin High School

Summer Weight & Speed Camp

For All Sports

Session 1:  June 10-June 27 Session 2:  July 8-25x

 

When:                Monday–Thursday  7-9am (HS Athletes), 9-11am (MS Athletes/Incoming Freshman)

Cost:                     $60 per 3 week session (non-refundable). Checks payable to Austin High School Football.

Location:           Austin High School Weight Room and practice fields.

Click here for all the details and to sign up

 

Austin High Summer Basketball Camp

Registration link: https://goo.gl/forms/X8ayt5vNIOKke1re2 

Two ways to pay:
  • https://austinisd.schoolcashonline.com search for “Austin High Summer Basketball Camp”, OR
  • Check payable to Austin High School & mail to:  Austin High School, 1715 W Cesar Chavez; Austin, Texas 78703 :: C/0 Brad Ingram
The Austin High Basketball Camp will focus on teaching the fundamentals of basketball and will provide campers the opportunity to improve and have fun with the game.  Each camper will receive individual as well as group instruction from professional coaches. Coach Brad Ingram, head basketball coach at Austin High, will be the Camp Director. All equipment will be provided.  A concession stand will be available for snacks during breaks
 

Welcome to Austin Sunshine Camps!

Since 1928, ASC has been providing life changing camp experiences at no cost to low-income youth and their families. We believe the
campers we serve are at the heart of everything we do and every decision we make. Through healthy relationships and a sense of
belonging in our safe and caring learning environment, campers achieve success they never thought possible.

Click here for the details and Application

Yearbook

We are very excited to provide you with this easy link to buy this year’s yearbook.

https://www.balfour.com/shop/yearbook?smi=108267

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. 
 

STEM Summer Camp for Girls – Tuition Free 

Click here for more details

 

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Cougar News 4/8/19 – 4/12/19

What's happening at Small Middle School

Week of April 8, 2019 – April 12, 2019

Cougar Nation-

 

Next week our campus will be closed, so to speak, as we begin the first round of STAAR tests for the 2018-2019 school year.  On Tuesday, April 9th, our 8th grade scholars will be taking the 8th grade Math exam while our 7th grade students are taking the Writing test.  On Wednesday, April 10th, 8th grade students will be taking the Reading exam while our advanced 7th grade math students will be taking the 8th grade STAAR Math test.  Thursday is dedicated to makeups for students who miss either day.  We ask that you please have your student here on campus for their designated testing days so our campus can get back to normal as quickly as possible.  A school has a vibrant, boisterous atmosphere where kids and adults can move about freely and celebrate one another’s accomplishments, except on state-mandated testing days.  The quicker we can get back to the business of having fun, the better off we’ll all be.

 

As for the tests and preparing your student for them, all we can do at this point is make sure they get a good night’s sleep the night before, have a healthy breakfast prior, and stress to them that this is a test, merely a test, and the longstanding repercussions are minimal.  Never once in any of the professional interviews I have participated in, as either interviewer or interviewee, has middle school standardized testing scores came up. Colleges don’t look at them and every job that a teenager will one day work at could care less about them.  Driver’s licenses are given without consulting the scores and not once on The Voice has Adam Levine asked the contestant how he or she did on the math STAAR.

 

The point is this: we believe our kids will do well because our teachers present the TEKS in a fun, engaging manner that challenges them. When our teachers do that, and create buy in, the scores take care of themselves.

 

There will be different times for lunches next week, so please refer to the attached schedule to see when your student is eating if you want to bring h/her lunch.  Sorry that you can’t stick around and break bread with ‘em, but tis’ the season of STAAR.  Also, be advised that smart phones and smart watches (hello future) will be turned in to the teacher on these days and given back after everybody finishes the tests. In this day and age when a watch or phone can pick up any question spoken without cue words, it’s a necessary caution we take.  If your student has a problem with this, we advise them to keep their devices at home.

 

Thanks, and have a great weekend.

Matthew Nelson
Principal
Small Middle School
(512) 841-6505
@smallprincipal
www.smallmiddleschool.org

Want to Chaperone or donate an item? Click here for more information and to sign up. 

The current focus in the planning process is for Raffle Items, Silent Auction Items and Sponsorship’s.

At Splashfest, when the kids play games, they win food coupons and\or raffle tickets. At splashfest, they can enter those tickets to win big prizes. Our Raffle Committee has a few items already, but we need more and have put together an
Amazon Wish List

If you would like to help out by purchasing an item from our wishlist, that would be an easy way to help us underwrite the costs and we would be so very thankful. There are some big ticket items as well as some cheap stuff so we can make gift baskets for the kids to win. 

Please ship to 4801 Monterey Oaks Blvd. Austin TX 78749 Attn: Jennifer Newell

If you would rather be a sponsor or donate to our silent auction, see below.

Save the Date!

When: May 10th 3:45 – 7:30 PM

What: End of year celebration and fundraiser

Why?  To have a great party and to bring in some much needed funds to help start off next year.

How do you Support? Become a Sponsor, Donate a Silent Auction or Raffle Item, Buy Wristbands and come to the event, Volunteer, Shop the Silent Auction.

Go to www.smallmiddleschool.org/splashfest for all the details

Parents right now what we are really looking for are…

  • Sponsorship’s – To underwrite the cost of this event
  • Silent Auction Donations – So parents can get a good deal and we can advertise your business
  • Raffle Items – the kids win raffle tickets when they play the games. We would love some Kid centered prizes that we can raffle off to them. 
That will get us started, we will fill you in on more info as we get closer to the event.. Please check out our Splashfest website and\or contact Jennifer.newell@austinisd.org with any questions, comments or ideas

CSMS Teacher Spotlighted on Travel Blog

Did you know your student could travel the world? Small School, Big World co-sponsor Christie Manners has been taking kids\families overseas for the last 2 years. In fact, she she just returned from a Olympian Tour with 8 kids and 5 parents. She was recently interviewed and is featured on the ACIS Travel site. 

Click here to read about CSMS Students and their adventures overseas.

The next trip for Small School, Big World will be Spring Break 2020 to Germany and Switzerland. For more information please email christie.manners@austinisd.org or Melissa.dunaway@austinisd.org

 

Girls Track Results from April 4th

4X100 Relay: Skylar, Kemah, Alexa, Sofie 55.32 Peyton, Lauren Charlotte, Makenna 53.78

4X200: Skylar Kemah Alexa Sofie 1.59 Peyton, Lauren Charlotte Makenna1.55

4X400: Bea Skylar Kemah Sofie 4.50 Peyton Lauren Charlotte Makenna 4.43

1600 run: Ramona 6.43 Lola 7.10 Ella 6.52

100 Hurdles: Kaela 19.84 Cilla 19.19 Giada 19.7 Hannah 20.4 Sadie 19.75 Ellina 18.44 Olivia 19.91 Anya 21.91

800 run: Giada 2.55 Ava K 2.57 Amaya 3.05 Abby 2.53 Ella L 3.12

100 dash: Saniya 13.48 Ava T 13.47 Simone 14.31 Sadie 13.94 Sally 14.75 Hannah S 13.56

400 dash: Bea 1.11 Tess 1.20 Ramona 1.16 Amaya 1.16 Kelly 1.15 Hannah 1.06 Abby 1.14

200 dash: Sanaiya 29.90 Ava T 30.91 Ava K 31.72 Simone 32.19 Jayna 29.48 Sage 31.81 Sally 30.14 Kylie 32.06

High Jump: Summer 4’3 Peyton4’4 Lauren 4’10

Long Jump: Summer 13’5 Ali 12’11 Bea 12’2 Makenna 14’7 Brenin 13’1 Ella 12’1 Lauren 14.5 Kylie 13’7

Triple Jump: Summer 25’6 Bea 26’ Ali 27’5 Peyton 29’3 Hannah S. 30’1 Vivian 28’3

Shot Put: Haiden 33.3 Kaia 20.1 Lillian 24.3 Katelyn 22 Joselyn 24.9 Seslee 23.1 Jordan 22 Sarai 21.3

Discus: Haiden 60.2 Adelina 38.2 Bella 38.10 Greta 42.10 Abby 67.8 Sami 45.0 Seslee 62.6 Ireland 55

Girls Track Results from March 28th

DISCUS: 1st place Haiden A. 51’5, Summer R. 43’9, Bella M.41’6, Greta S. 40’1, Adelina 38’10

1st place Abby 54’8, Sami S. 54’10, Seslee S. 54’8, Ireland G. 54’9, Lana 48’

TRIPLE JUMP: 8th Hannah S. 30’1/2 1st place, Vivian C. 25’9

Shot Put: 1st place Haiden A. 28’7, Lillian S. 25’4, Kaitlynn 21’6, Marley A. 18’6, Kaia H. 20’3 Joslynn G. 24’9, Sarai L. 22’5, Seslee S. 23’6, AnnaMaria P. 21’3

Long Jump: 1st place Summer R. 13’2, Bea 12’5, Aberdine M. 12’6, Ali R. 12’6

1st place Makenna G. 14’10, Ella L 12’8, Sage B 12’2, Kylie 13’4, Kelly 12’3, Brenin S. 12’10

High Jump: 1st place Summer R. 4’2, Peyton W. 4’8, Lauren P. 4’8

4 X 100 Relay: 1st place Skylar, Kemah, Alexa, Sofie S. 57.26 Peyton W. Lauren P. Charlotte S. Makenna G. 54.67

4 X 200 Relay: 1st place Ava K. Kemah, Alexa N. Sofie S. 2:02Peyton W. Lauren P Charlotte S Makenna G 1:56

4 X 400 Relay: 1st place Ava K Kemah Alexa N. Sofie S. 5:08 Peyton W Lauren P Charlotte S Makenna G. 4:44

1600 run: 1st place Bea 6:09, Ella L 6:46 Lola S 6:46

100 Hurdles: 1st place Kaela B 19.4 Cilla S 20.70 Giada M 20.7 Hannah M 21.49 1st place Sadie H 18.94 Ellina B 18.96 Olivia 19.85 Anya 20.88

800 run: 1st place Bea 2:55 Giada M 3:04 Abby H 2.49

100 dash: 1st place Ava T 14.34 Saniya C 14.69 Simone S 14.9 Brinkley H 15.08 Ava K 15.56 Sally B 14.65 Ireland G 14.77 Sadie H 13.31 Hannah S 14.33

400 dash: 1st place Bea 1.15 Tess 1.20 Kelly M 1.17 Hannah S 1.10

200 dash: 1st place Brinkley H 30.50 Saniya C 30.50 Sklyar 30.80 Simone S 31.36 Cilla S 33.98 Lillian 35.41 Shannon 33.73 Haiden A 33.65 Ella E 35.2 Ramona G 33.2 Katie 37.43 Audrey 35.22 Olivia 32.19 Tess A 34.4 Sally B 30.94 Sage B 31.78 Jayna 29.71 Kylie 31.95 Anna Maria 32.36 Lola 32.72

300 Hurdles: Karin 1.04 Hannah 1.05 Ofelia 1.01 Ellina 1.02 Anya 1.07 Aubrey 1.08

7th Grade Boys Track and Field
Results vs Lamar and Paredes

100 M Sprint – 3rd Place – Aidan L. 12.52, 4th Place Albert D. 12.7, Bralin T. 13.48, Isaac S.13.66, Elias P. 13.85, Marcello 14.06, Levi R. 14.07, Alex P. 14.21, Cliff J. 14.51, Cimm H. 14.56

110 Hurdles – 2nd Place – Isaac H. 21.88, 5th Place – Moses O. 23.3

200 M Sprint – 1st Place – Albert D. 26.37, T2nd –Joaquin W. 26.72, 6th Place – Isaac S. 28.44, Bralin T. 29.35, Levi R. 29.78

400 M Dash – 1st Place – Moses O. 1:01.72, 2nd Place – Elias P. 1:05.38, 4th Place – Colton E. 1:07.35, Robert B. 1:13.56, Gabriel W. 1:14.59

800 M Run – 2nd Place – Iain M. 2:34, T3rd Place – Isaac H. 2:36, Ryan C. 2:40, Matthew W. 3:02

1600 M Run – T1st – Jake M. 5.49, Ian U. 7.11, Leo B. 7.29

400 Relay – 1st Place – 51.16 – Wyatt E., William K.W., Joaquin W., Zach R.

800 Relay -2nd Place – 1:47.25 – Wyatt E. William K.W., Aidan L., Zach R.

1600 Relay – 1st Place – 4:13.52 – Wyatt E. William K.W., Aidan L., Zach R.

Discus – 2nd Place – Brallin T. 82.4, 3rd Place – Joel H. 74.7, 4th Place – Alex P. 71.9, 5th Place – Eric G. 70.9, Jack U. 66.5

Shot Put – 2nd Place – Aidan L. 31.4, 5th Place – Alex P. 25.11, 6th Place – Bralin T. 23.1, Yadian C. 22.8

8th Grade Boys Track and Field Results vs Lamar and Paredes

100 M Sprint – 1st Place – Chad M. 12.25, 4th Place – James S. 12.45, 5th Place – Diego N. 12.76, Eli O. 12.8, Jude W. 13.03, Dolan H. 13.70, Marcello 13.82, Liam M. 14.47, Brooks B. 20.62

110 Hurdles – 1st Place –Jude G. 21.35, 2nd Place – Rowan K. 21.43, 3rd Place – Caden P. 21.9, Caleb G. 25.0

200 M Sprint – 5th Place – Chad M. 26.47, 6th Place – James S. 26.72, Diego N. 27.98, Dolan H. 28.84, Gavin N. 33.2

400 M Sprint – 1st Place – Ethan D. 58.18, 4th Place – Kaleb T. 1:01.56, Diego R. 1:08

800 Run – Johannes B. 2:23, 2nd Place – Jakob B. 2:24, 6th Place – Jared R.P. 2:33, Jeron T. 2:36, Ryan K. 2:47

1600 M Run – 1st Place – Ben W. 5.23, 5th Place Ryan K. 6.23, Donovan D. 6.48

400 Relay – 1st Place – 49.15 – Will T., James S., Wayne G., Isaac S.

800 Relay – 1st Place – 1:40.80 – Will T., Chris H., Wayne G., Isaac S.

1600 Relay – 1st Place – 3:51.76 – Will T, Chris H., Wayne G., Isaac S.

Discus – 3rd Place – Jake O. 81.11, 5th Place – Ryan M. 77.10, Jacob G. 68.11, Sergio O. 60.0, Liam M. 54.6

Shot Put – 2nd Place – John B. 33.6, T3rd Place – Jesus M. T. 30.11, T3rd Place –Yonaton C. 30.11, 5th Place – Austin A. 30.9, 6th Place – Ryan M. 30.1

Long Jump – 2nd Place – Chad M. 16.9 ½, 3rd Place Kaleb T. 16.7

Triple Jump – 1st Place – Shawn W. 33.6, 2nd Place – Rowan K. 30.7 ½

Online registration for the 2019-20 school year is open! Every year parents need to register their student(s) for the following school year. Please visit your PARENT CLOUD, click the “registration” tile to complete registration for the 2019-20 school year.

  • Please check to make sure your contact information is up to date (any address changes will need to be made at the school)
  • Please make sure your emergency contact information is up to date

If you are having trouble accessing your Parent Cloud please contact Diane Ewing 512-841-6710 OR contact Parent Technology Support at 512-414-9187

 

Social Emotional Learning

This week in SEL our students will engage in a community building circle regarding favorite movies and favorite meals. The hope is that our students are provided a time to lower stress through community building. Our schedule this week is a little different due to 8th grade STAAR testing. Students will not have PRIDE class on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. Our teachers will aim to deliver our SEL lesson on Thursday. 

 
 
 

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Small Cougars participated in this past weekend’s NICA (national interscholastic cycling association) mountain bike race; and a notable results are below.  They practice 4-6 days/week with the Bowie mountain bike team athletes and coaches.  This weekend’s race was in Warda, TX.  The terrain was fast and rolling with some BMX jumps and rollercoaster-like terrain as well.  

In the 8th grade race:
Ethan Doucette got 2nd

In the 7th grade race:
Beckett Sharp got 4th

As a result of their hard work, with the rest of the South Austin Bulldog composite team, the team captured 2nd place overall again for this race.  Teams from all over Texas come to compete in these races.

If you have any questions about the team, please contact me, Gretchen Doucette at 512-656-9301.

Great Thinkers

Let the fun and games continue!

We will meet in Room 204
March 7
March 14
April 4
April 11
April 25 

Our last meeting will be the Field Trip, May 2.  Look for an email regarding this event soon!

May 10 will be the carnival.  All participants in Great Thinkers need to have at least 1 adult from their family commit to one hour of working our carnival booth!   Questions?  email christie.manners@austinisd.org

2018-2019 NJHS Important Dates

  • March 8, 2019
    Information meeting during PRIDE in front of the Counselor’s Office
  • March 11, 2019
    Pick up applications from the Counselor’s Office
  • March 15, 2019
    Last day to pick up an application from the Counselor’s Office
  • April 18, 2019
    Final day to turn in applications (no exceptions)
  • Week of May 6, 2019
    Letters go out to students who are accepted into NJHS
  • May 21st
    Induction into NJHS 6pm in the cafeteria

NJHS Candidate Community Service Hour log

Candidates should record a minimum of 10 hours between March 11th – April 14th.

 

Cougar Transition Camp

Registration is currently being accepted for incoming 5th graders to Join us at our Cougar Camp. This camp is designed to help our future Cougars get comforable with Small Middle School. 

If your child would like to Join, Click here for more details and Registration

Bowie Freshman Soccer Camp

WHEN:
Monday – Thursday
June 3 – June 6

SESSION 1:
Incoming 7 th /8th grade Boys
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. $100.00

SESSION 2:
Incoming 9 th grade Boys
7:30 – 9:30 p.m. $100.00

PURPOSE: 
To introduce campers to the Bowie Soccer Program and develop individual skills and fundamentals of soccer.

LOCATION:
Due to construction at Bowie, Soccer Camp will be held at Austin Sports Academy

Located at 275 Lotus Circle, Austin, TX 78737

Click here for more details and sign up

Bowie Freshman Football Camp

Due to construction at Bowie, the camp will be held at the Tony Burger Stadium/Annex

 

Please drop off at the Tony Burger Annex on Jones Road

 

WHEN:
Wednesday-Friday
July 24-26

FROM:
10:30am- 12:30pm

COST:
$100.00 Per Camper

 

All campers must bring or send a copy of a current physical exam to Coach Ables in order to participate.

Click here for more details and to Sign up

Austin High School

Summer Weight & Speed Camp

For All Sports

Session 1:  June 10-June 27 Session 2:  July 8-25x

 

When:                Monday–Thursday  7-9am (HS Athletes), 9-11am (MS Athletes/Incoming Freshman)

Cost:                     $60 per 3 week session (non-refundable). Checks payable to Austin High School Football.

Location:           Austin High School Weight Room and practice fields.

Click here for all the details and to sign up