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SMS November 2022 Newsletter

SMS Newsletter


Communication between the school and home is important to help each child succeed.  SMS primarily uses Google Classroom to support teaching and learning, but we will also post important messages on Facebook and the school website.  

In addition to that, we also have a Struthers City School District App, that can be found at the App store.  Type in Struthers City Schools and download the app.  The App is an excellent way to stay current on events and happenings at Struthers Middle School.  

Mr. Vecchione, Principal
Mr. Gelonese, Assistant Principal


Friday, November 4 – Report Cards 
Friday, November 4 – Fall Sports Recognition 
Tuesday, November 8 – OHSAA Parent Meeting
Friday, November 11 – Veterans’ Day
Monday, November 21 – JA Day for 7th & 8th Grade
Wednesday, November 23 – Happy Thanksgiving 
Monday, November 28 – School Resumes


A fall sports recognition assembly for all fall middle school athletes will be Friday, November 4, at 2:00 PM in the middle school cafe.  The recognition is for students only.  


Just a reminder that on Sunday, November 6, 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 Monday, November 21.  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.  


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 28 is the end of the first nine-week.  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 8, for 7th and 8th 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 Ella Mercer, 5th grade.  Joanna Douglass, 7th grade, came in second place.  Ella will be representing Struthers Middle School at the WFMJ Regional Spelling Bee, which will take place in March at Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown. 

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