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SMS November 2021 Newsletter

SMS Newsletter


Communication between the school and home is important to help each child succeed.  SMS uses Facebook, Google Classroom, and district website.  We continually work towards driving communication to only a select few platforms for easier access.   

In addition to that, we now have a Struthers City School District App found on the App store.  The New App is an excellent way to stay current on events and happenings at Struthers Middle School. 

Mr. Vecchione, Principal
Mr. Gelonese, Assistant Principal

Click here to download a copy of the newsletter, with all content below.


A fall sports recognition assembly for all fall middle school athletes will be Friday, November 5, at 2:00 PM in the middle school cafe. The recognition is for students only. 


Just a reminder that on Sunday, November 7, daylight savings time ends so we need to move our clocks back one hour.


Career day will be held for seventh- and eighth-grade students on Tuesday, November 23. We have partnered with Junior Achievement for a program titled Your Economic Success – YES. The YES program provides an opportunity for students to begin discovering the choices that lie ahead. By combining career exploration and financial responsibility, Junior Achievement connects the importance of education to students’ future economic success.  

The 7th & 8th grade programs provide practical information about preparing for the working world while still in middle school. Some of the topics that will be discussed include; developing a personal brand, career mapping, job-hunting tools, work ethics and professionalism. 


Friday, November 5 – Report Cards
Friday, November 5 – Fall Sports Recognition
Tuesday, November 9 – OHSAA Parent Meeting
Thursday, November 11 – Veterans’ Day
Monday, November 22 – 5th Grade Gifted Testing
Tuesday, November 23 – 5th Grade Gifted Testing
Tuesday, November 23 – JA Day for 7th & 8th Grade
Thursday, November 25 – Happy Thanksgiving
Monday, November 29 – School Resumes


Just a reminder that student grades can be found on Progress Book / Parent Access. The link can be found on the Struthers City Schools website. If you have any questions about your Progress Book / Parent Access account, please contact the school office.


Friday, October 29 is the halfway point of the first nine-week grading period. Students are encouraged to use their logins and help monitor their grades. For parents/guardians who use PROGRESS BOOK / PARENT ACCESS, please log on to your account and check your child’s grades.

Back-to-school tips for parents regarding their children:

  1. Make sure you know their friends.
  2. Make sure they understand the schools rules.
  3. Show interest in their learning.
  4. Be sure they have outstanding attendance.
  5. Praise and reward good efforts.
  6. Encourage them to pursue extra-curricular activities.
  7. Help them manage their homework


There will be a meeting on Tuesday, November 9, for seventh- and eighth-grade student-athletes and their parents who plan to play a winter sport.  The meeting will begin at 6:00 PM at the middle school auditorium. 


The winner of the Struthers Middle School Spelling Bee was Christopher Dominick, grade 8.  Christopher will be representing Struthers Middle School at the WFMJ Regional Spelling Bee, which will take place in March on the campus of Youngstown State University.  Good Luck Chris!

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