Daily Announcements March 11, 2020

 
The Positivity Project Character that we will focus on this week is Social Intelligence.
 
What does Social Intelligence Mean? 
You are aware of other people's thoughts and feelings. You understand why they do things.
 
Social intelligence refers to a person's ability to understand and manage interpersonal relationships. It is distinct from a person's IQ or book smarts. "It includes and individual's ability to understand and act on, the feelings thoughts, and behaviors of other people. This type of intelligence can take place "in the moment" of fact-to-face conversations but also appears during times of deliberate thinking. It involves emotional intelligence and self-awareness.
 
Quote: 
"The single most important lesson I learned in 25 years of talking every single day to people, was that there's a common denominator in  our human experience. The common denominator I found in every single interview is we want to be validated. We want to be understood."
-Oprah Winfrey
 
Reminder to all Students:
 
The cafeteria opens at 7:15 am for those students who are purchasing breakfast.
 
If you are not purchasing breakfast you will be expected to wait in the hallways. Thank You
 
Attention students and staff. 
Our school is part of the active schools challenge. Did you do something active yesterday? Every minute counts so think about what you can do to help our school be i the top 3 and earn yourself some cool rewards. Log in at www.committ2fit.com and register under Swartz Creek Middle School to start earning your rewards. 
Play catch, walk outside, jog in place, do jumping jacks--anything you can think of will probably count so let's get moving! Have a great day!
 
It is that time of year! Flu season is at its peak. If you are sick with a fever, throwing up or have diarrhea, stay home. Otherwise you need to be here. To stay healthy, please wash your hands and use soap and water. If possible, dry them off with paper towel. Please cover your mouth when you couch. Let's stay healthy! 
 
Spring Sports tryouts are coming soon! All athletes must register at https;//swcrkcreek-mi.finalforms.com  and complete all the required information. Tryout cards will not be given from the Athletic office. 
An updated physical (completed on or after 4/15/19) will need to be turned in to the Athletic office prior to the first day of practice.
Students who have not completed the online registration and turned in a physical will not be allowed to practice. NO exceptions!
 
Baseball 8th grade tryouts Monday, March 23,Tuesday, March 24th & Wednesday, March 25th 2020 at the MS Gym 3-4:40 pm
 
Baseball 7th grade tryouts Monday, March 16th , 17th & 18th at Iceland Arena  3-4:30. Shuttle bus will leave MS school by pool doors at 2:40. You will need a ride home. No cleats in the arena. If you are a catcher bring your equipment.
 
Bowling Optional Practices:  Friday, 3/16/2020  Tuesday, 3/10/2020  Friday, 3/13/2020  at Grand Blanc Lanes "Annex" back section 6-7:30 pm
 
Softball 8th grade Monday March 23, 2020 at High School Gym 3-5 pm
 
Softball 7th grade Monday March 23, 2020 at High School Gym 3-5 pm
 
Track and Field 6th 7th & 8th grade Monday March 16, 2020 at the Middle School  Grass Circle/Outside Pool Doors 2:45-4:45 pm
 
 
 
7th grade baseball try outs will be held this month. You will need to have a physical on file and final forms completed by March 13th.
7th grade try-outs March 16th, 17th & 18th from 3:00-4:30 at Iceland arena, a shuttle bus will take you all 3 days leaving at 2:40 from the pool entrance. You need to get your own ride home. No cleats in the arena. If you are a catcher bring your equipment.
 
Swartz Creek Middle School Intramural Bowling Club is looking for Bowlers: Sign ups are from now until March 13th!
First meeting are 6-7:30 pm on Thursday 3/5/20, Friday 3/6/20. Tuesday 3/10/20. and Friday 3/13/20 at Grand Blanc Lanes Back Section "Annex". You do not have to attend all. 
This is for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.
Bowling balls and shoes provided for anyone needing them.School Team Shirts will be provided
You will need to have a physical turned in to Middle School.
You will need to complete Final Forms registration (on line)
For more information contact Coach Mike VanderKuur 810-938-7329 cell phone. or https://swartzcreej-mi.final forms.com
Inquire in the Middle School Student Office if interested!!
 
 
Recycle your dead markers today!
Bring in any amount of dead markers to your Dragon Time class. We will come around and collect markers Tuesday's and Thursday's during dragon time.
After we collect 8-10 pounds of markers we will ship them out to Crayola so they can recycle the markers. We collect expo, crayola, crazy-z-art, almost every brand. We can not take pencils or any other plastics.
 
Attention Students: 
In order to get to class on time, you should ONLY be in the hallway where you have a class. You are NOT allowed in areas of the building where you don't have classes. Please follow this expectation and get to class on time so we can all focus on the number one priority here and that is Learning!
 
Old News: 
 
Eat well after the bell program everyday right after school from 2:30 until 2:50 in the cafeteria.
 
 
 
Attention all Students: please wait in the hallway outside the cafeteria and gym each morning. Students are not allowed to go to their lockers until 7:30 am each day. Students: Do not move the gates in the hall near the gym or cafe in the morning. We need all students to be up in the cafe/court yard hall.
 
 
Attention all distance runners interested in winter run club for track. We will be having practices Wednesday and Friday from 2:45-4:00. We will meet outside of the wrestling room. If you're looking to get in shape for track or, just make friends and have fun running, come on out!
 
 
 
Attention: Students & Staff
The lost and found has been relocated to the 800/Media Hall.
If you need to check the Lost and found for an item you will need to get a pass to go to that area. Unclaimed items will be donated to local charities.
 
 
Upcoming March Events
 
 
Mar. 11th MS Drama Club 2:45-5 pm MS drama room 502
MS Staff Meeting 2:45-3:30 MS media
Swim lessons 6:45-8:45 pm MS pool
Wednesday Web 10:40-11:05 am
MS Archery 2:50-4:00 pm HS cafe
MS Archery 4-5:5 pm HS cafe
MS Archery 5:30-7 pm HS cafe
 
Mar. 12th Open Swim/lap swim 6-8:30 pm MS pool
Creek Club Luncheon 11-12:30 during lunch hours for students 
Quiz Bowl to New Lothrop 3-6 pm
Baseball try outs 3-8 pm MS Gym
 
Mar. 13th Student Council Field Trip to North End Soup Kitchen 8:30 am-1:30 pm
Baseball try outs 3-8 PM MS Gym
SCMS intramural Bowling Club at Grand Blanc Lanes Back Section "Annex" 6-:7:30 pm
 
Mar. 14th Swim lessons 10 am-1 pm MS pool
Open swim/lap swim 1-2:30 pm MS pool
Drama Club Presents Seussical Jr. 7-9 pm PAC
Baseball Meeting 10-12 AM MS Gym
 
Mar. 15th SCMS Drama Club Presents Suessical Jr. 3-5 pm PAC
 
Mar. 16th Swim lessons 6:45-8:45 pm MS pool
MS Archery 2:50-4:00 pm HS cafe
MS Archery 4-5:5 pm HS cafe
MS Archery 5:30-7 pm HS cafe
7th grade  Baseball 7th grade  try-outs from 3:00-4:30 at Iceland arena. Schuttle bus leaves at 2:40 from MS pool doors. You must have your own way home.
Track & Field try outs at the MS Grass Circle/ Outside Pool Doors 2:45-4:45 pm 6th, 7th & 8th grade
 
Mar. 17th Open swim/lap swim 6-8:30 pm MS pool
Boys Baseball practice 7-9 pm MS gym
Quiz Bowl to Lapeer 3-6 pm 
7th grade Baseball try-outs from 3:00-4:30 at Iceland arena. Schuttle bus leaves at 2:40 from MS pool doors. You must have your own way home.
 
Mar. 18th MS Staff Meeting 2:45-3:30 MS media
Swim lessons 6:45-8:45 pm MS pool
MS Archery 2:50-4:00 pm HS cafe
MS Archery 4-5:5 pm HS cafe
MS Archery 5:30-7 pm HS cafe
7th grade Baseball  try-outs from 3:00-4:30 at Iceland arena. Schuttle bus leaves at 2:40 from MS pool doors. You must have your own way home.
 
Mar. 19th Open swim/lap swim 6-8:30 pm MS pool 
 
MS Counselors @ GCI hosted by Clio 8-10 am
 
Mar. 21st Open swim/lap swim 1-2:30 pm MS pool
 
Mar. 23rd MS Archery 2:50-4:00 pm HS cafe
MS Archery 4-5:5 pm HS cafe
MS Archery 5:30-7 pm HS cafe
8th grade Baseball tryouts Monday March 23, 2020 MS Gym 3-4:30 pm
Softball 7th grade try outs High School Gym 3-5 pm
Softball 8th grade try outs High School Gym 3-5 pm
 
Mar. 24th MS Student Council Meeting 2:30-3:30 MS media
Open swim/lap swim 6-8:30 pm MS pool 
Boys baseball practice 7-9:30 pm MS gym
Spanish 1 Field Trip to Ann Arbor 9:45-2 pm
Mar. 25th MS Staff Meeting 2:45-3:30 pm MS media
Swim lessons 6:45-8:45 pm MS pool
MS Archery 2:50-4:00 pm HS cafe
MS Archery 4-5:5 pm HS cafe
MS Archery 5:30-7 pm HS cafe
8th Grade Baseball try outs MS Gym 3-4:30 pm
 
March 25th  8th Grade Baseball try outs MS Gym 3-4:30 pm
 
Mar. 26th Open swim/lap swim 6-8:30 pm MS pool 
MS Spring Chorus Concert 7-9 pm PAC
 
Mar. 27th 1/2 Day AM for Grades K-8 Middle School Dismissal 10:51 am
End of third Marking period.
Spring Break begins at the end of the day
 
Mar. 28th Open swim/lap swim 1-2:30 pm MS pool
 
Mar. 31st Open swim/lap swim 6-8:30 pm MS pool
Boys baseball practice  7-9:30 pm MS gym
 
Up coming events for April
 
April 2nd Open swim/lap swim 6-8:30 pm MS pool
 
April 4th Open swim/lap swim  1-2:30 pm MS pool
 
April 6th School Resumes 
MS Archery 2:50-4:00 pm HS cafe
MS Archery 4-5:5 pm HS cafe
MS Archery 5:30-7 pm HS cafe
Swim lessons 6:45-8:45 pm MS pool
 
April 7th MS Student Council Meeting 2:45-3:30 MS Media
Open swim/lap swim 6-8:30 pm MS pool
April 8th Staff meeting 2:45-3:30 Media
MS Archery 2:50-4:00 pm HS cafe
MS Archery 4-5:5 pm HS cafe
MS Archery 5:30-7 pm HS cafe
 
April 8th Staff meeting 2:45-3:30 Media
MS Archery 2:50-4:00 pm HS cafe
MS Archery 4-5:5 pm HS cafe
MS Archery 5:30-7 pm HS cafe
 
April 9th Creek Luncheon during lunches 11 am-12:30 pm
 
April 10th Good Friday No School K-12
 
April 11th Open swim/lap swim 1-2:30 PM MS pool
 
April 12th Baseball work outs 11 am -4:30 PM Ms Gym
 
April 13th SCMS PTO Meeting 6-7 PM MS Media
MS Archery 2:50-4:00 pm HS cafe
MS Archery 4-5:5 pm HS cafe
MS Archery 5:30-7 pm HS cafe
Swim lessons 6:45-8:45 PM MS pool
 
April 14th  8th Grade PSAT 7:30-11:30 AM
NJHS Meeting 3:30-3:30 MS media
 
April 15th Web Wednesday meeting 10:40-11:05
Swim lessons 6:45-8:45 pm MS pool
MS Archery 2:50-4:00 pm HS cafe
MS Archery 4-5:5 pm HS cafe
MS Archery 5:30-7 pm HS cafe
 
April 16th Open swim/lap swim 6-8:30 MS pool
 
April 17th Me & My Guy Dance 6:30-8 pm MS gym and cafe
 
April 18th Swim lessons 10 am -1 pm MS pool
Open swim/lap swim 1-2:30 pm MS pool
 
April 20th Star testing weekly on weekdays until May 1st
MS Archery 2:50-4:00 pm HS cafe
MS Archery 4-5:5 pm HS cafe
MS Archery 5:30-7 pm HS cafe
Swim lessons 6:45-8:45 MS pool
 
April 21st MS Student Council Meeting 2:45-3:30 pm MS media
Open swim/lap swim 6-8:30 pm MS pool
 
April 22nd MS Staff Meting
MS Archery 2:50-4:00 pm HS cafe
MS Archery 4-5:5 pm HS cafe
MS Archery 5:30-7 pm HS cafe
Swim lessons 6:45-8:45 MS pool
 
April 23rd Open swim/lap swim 6-8:30 pm MS pool
 
April 25th Swim lessons 10 am-1 pm MS pool
Open swim/lap/swim 1:-2:30 pm MS pool
 
April 27th Swim lessons 6:45-8:45 pm MS pool
MS Archery 2:50-4:00 pm HS cafe
MS Archery 4-5:5 pm HS cafe
MS Archery 5:30-7 pm HS cafe
 
April 28th Open swim/lap swim 6-8:30 pm MS pool
 
April 29th Swim lessons 6:45-8:45 pm MS pool
MS Archery 2:50-4:00 pm HS cafe
MS Archery 4-5:5 pm HS cafe
MS Archery 5:30-7 pm HS cafe
Staff Meeting 
 
April 30th Open swim/lap swim 6-8:30 pm MS