Ashley Morris
Mark you calendar! Blue/Silver Picture Day: October 22 Gold Picture Day: October 23
2 days ago, Ashley Morris
Elizabeth Ness
UPDATE on Somonauk School LUNCH On Monday, August 31, 2020 the USDA, U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that they will extend FREE lunch to all children in the fall months during the COVID -19 pandemic. Please fill out this form if you would like a lunch delivered for your child(ren). https://forms.gle/Um93fPS4wYtDhuie9 **Due to Labor Day holiday, lunch deliveries will be on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.
25 days ago, Elizabeth Ness
Ashley Morris
We will be providing multiple opportunities for parents of students to receive educational support materials from the school: Tuesday: We will have a drive-thru pick up at the circle drive on Market Street (Rt. 34) at the HS gym. This will take place from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm. Parents will drive up and give the names of their child/children and we will bring the materials to your car. Wednesday: Buses will deliver materials to the homes of those who did not pick up on Tuesday evening. Due to the nature of what is being delivered, we will not leave items on a doorstep. The delivery will take place between the hours of 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. We will knock and wait for an answer and if no one is home we will return the materials to the school. We will also have a second pick up Wednesday evening from 4-6 for any leftover materials. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the school. This does not apply to families who chose option #2 and have already received a Chromebook. We are looking forward to seeing our kids starting this Thursday, August 27.
about 1 month ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Somonauk CUSD #432 Return to Learn Plan Revisited 8/20/2020 * All plans outlined within are effective as of August 20, 2020 and are subject to change upon further guidance from local, state, or federal agencies. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/875123/2020-21_Return_to_Learn_Revisited.pdf
about 1 month ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
It's been a LONG 153 days since we last saw our Bobcats and we are READY!
about 1 month ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Back to school forms can be found here: https://www.somonauk.net/o/somonauk-middle-school/browse/49780
about 1 month ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
We have a handful of yearbooks left for just $22! Call Ms. Ashley in the front office for more information. 815-498-1866 x1406
4 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Reminder: Online Registration is now open. NO FEES ARE DUE AT THIS TIME. Login to your Teacherease account to access online registration. The process takes less than two minutes. NEW students to the district, incoming Kindergarten, and Pre-K Register Online by clicking here: https://www.teacherease.com/NewFamilyRegistration.aspx?refid=d600170f-c655-485a-9280-1f8ba6579a2f
4 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Reminder: Online Registration is now open. NO FEES ARE DUE AT THIS TIME. Login to your Teacherease account to access online registration. The process takes less than two minutes. NEW students to the district, incoming Kindergarten, and Pre-K Register Online by clicking here: https://www.teacherease.com/NewFamilyRegistration.aspx?refid=d600170f-c655-485a-9280-1f8ba6579a2f
4 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Reminder: Online Registration is now open. NO FEES ARE DUE AT THIS TIME. Login to your Teacherease account to access online registration. The process takes less than two minutes. NEW students to the district, incoming Kindergarten, and Pre-K Register Online by clicking here: https://www.teacherease.com/NewFamilyRegistration.aspx?refid=d600170f-c655-485a-9280-1f8ba6579a2f
4 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Reminder: Online Registration is now open. NO FEES ARE DUE AT THIS TIME. Login to your Teacherease account to access online registration. The process takes less than two minutes. NEW students to the district, incoming Kindergarten, and Pre-K Register Online by clicking here: https://www.teacherease.com/NewFamilyRegistration.aspx?refid=d600170f-c655-485a-9280-1f8ba6579a2f
4 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Reminder: Online Registration is now open. NO FEES ARE DUE AT THIS TIME. Login to your Teacherease account to access online registration. The process takes less than two minutes. NEW student, incoming Kindergarten and Pre-K Register Online by clicking here: https://www.teacherease.com/NewFamilyRegistration.aspx?refid=d600170f-c655-485a-9280-1f8ba6579a2f
5 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
A Note From Principal Snider: Good Morning SMS Students, It is 9:30 am Monday morning and the school already feels empty without you! Your teachers are working hard to prepare learning experiences for you for the next several days. Please know that we are all thinking of each and every one of you. Do not hesitate to send any or all of us an email. Whether it is a question about your schoolwork or just a friendly email to say 'hi', we want to hear from you! As you navigate the next several days, please keep in mind that the goal is to always do it 'The Bobcat Way'. I am Respectful of my self, others and property. Treat others the way that you would want to be treated. Be kind to your family members, friends, and anyone else who you may interact with. Be respectful of others' space. Practice social distancing to remain healthy. Say 'please' and 'thank you' to show appreciation to others. Are your words and actions filling other's buckets or are they taking away from other's buckets? Help out around home! I am accountable for my choices, actions, words and for my learning. Everything that you do in life is a choice. Think before you act and make the right choice. You will be given school work that your teacher's have prepared for you. This is your opportunity to be accountable for your learning. Make a schedule/plan for each day. Each of you have different responsibilities at home, so make a schedule/plan that works for you. Find a daily balance in your life that includes time for learning, family, and self. Do not underestimate the importance of daily routines! I am persistent by problem solving, never giving up, and growing from my mistakes. There may be times where you have questions on your school work. Be resourceful. Always put forth your best effort. Try. Do not be afraid to make mistakes. Thomas Edison said: "Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is to always just try one more time." I am Successful. Successful people look for opportunities to grow and better themselves. See this opportunity to grow as a learner and most importantly as a person. Establish a daily routine. Make others around you happy. Take the opportunity to read and write daily. Celebrate your own learning. Celebrate THE BOBCAT WAY. We cannot wait to see each and every one of you soon! PLEASE check in frequently with me or any of your teachers! YOU matter to us.
6 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Good morning, I wanted to send a reminder that pick up for 5th and 6th grade student eLearning packets is today (Monday, March 16) from 12-5 at Somonauk Middle School. eLearning packets will be located in the cafeteria and each student's packet will be labeled. Please enter through the south cafeteria doors (these are the same doors that your student would enter the building on a school day). If your student needs to gather any supplies in a locker, the hallways will be open. Additionally, Mr. Lambert has communicated with band students as to how to access band instruments. Everyone who enters the building is expected to follow social distancing guidelines. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out!
6 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Although our students are not able to shave their heads today, they are proudly wearing their St. Baldrick's shirts and ready to brave the shave when our event is rescheduled. We are so proud of these students for raising funds for Childhood Cancer Research.
7 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
We could not be more proud to announce that SMS raised $891.21 in our Bucket’s for Baldrick’s Tournament! That amount will be added to the district’s total raised in the fight against childhood cancer. The final round was so close and went down to the final moments of the competition. However, after a hard fought battle, the 6th grade boys were able to come out on top for the victory! They have had their sights set on winning this tournament since their second place finish last year. Congratulations on being persistent, winning the pizza party, and most importantly supporting the fight against childhood cancer!
7 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
SMS Talent show is coming up! Talent show permission slips available here: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/615275/0595_001.pdf
7 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Buckets for Baldrick’s Penny War round 3 day 1!!!
7 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
A room full of incredible people! In just 3 days these kiddos will BRAVE THE SHAVE!
7 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Buckets for Baldrick's update! In just one week SMS raised over $250! Let's keep the momentum going! Keep bringing in those pennies for your team's bucket and silver to sabotage either the team you are up against or the team that bumped you out! All of the money collected will be donated to the FIGHT AGAINST CHILDHOOD CANCER!
7 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
5,4,3,2,1...SMS is counting down to St. Baldrick's! DRESS UP WEEK!
7 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
☘️🏀Let the MADNESS begin!🏀☘️
7 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Good Luck to Madeline Short and Aubrey Chiavario at the Dekalb County Spelling Bee this weekend! The bee takes place on Saturday morning at 9:30 at Kishwaukee College.
7 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Congratulations to our January Bobcat Way winners. These Bobcats are Respectful, Accountable and Persistent.
7 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Congratulations to our February Bobcat Way winners. These Bobcats are Respectful, Accountable and Persistent.
7 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
The Junior Council Leadership Board is excited to announce that they have raised funds to offer the teachers an educational mini-grant. From their hard-work they have raised $300 and wanted to give back to our school through two mini-grants of $150 each! After careful consideration they presented the checks to the two lucky winners! We can’t wait to see the visual art Mrs. Miller is going to add in the hallway and the TV in the cafeteria for announcements and pictures that Miss Ashley was hoping for!
7 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
SMS, I challenge you to sell the SMS office out of hats for the 2nd time! We have just 20 hats left for only $15! Bobcats against childhood cancer!
7 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
As a reminder, St. Baldrick's fundraising has officially started! If you would like to shave your head and raise funds for Childhood Cancer Research, please stop down in the office to pick up an informational envelope. Any student who raises at least $50 will get a free shirt! If you receive a Shavee packet, please create your account online ASAP to submit your information and give us your shirt size! Also, don’t forget that Bobcat stocking hats are still available for $15!
7 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Don't forget to get your Bobcat stocking hat before they are gone! Hats are just $15 and available in all the school offices.
8 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Poetry Club is canceled for today and is rescheduled for tomorrow after school until 3:45.
8 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
ATTENTION 6th Grade parents: Don't forget the STEMFest parent meeting tonight at 5:30 in the Middle School Cafeteria!
8 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
SMS is throwing it back for DECADE DAY TODAY!
8 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Don't wait and have all those summer camp registrations sneak up at once! Sign up for the Bobcat Soccer Camp TODAY! https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/582371/2020_Bobcat_Soccer_Camp_INFO___FLIER.pdf
8 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
DUE TO PENDING WEATHER FOR TOMORROW MORNING, OAV IS CANCELED FOR TOMORROW MORNING.
8 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
COMING SOON!
8 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
This week we celebrate Ms. Ozarka! She goes above and beyond each and every day for the students at SMS! Happy School Counselor Appreciation Week!
8 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
The 8th Grade Girls Basketball Tournament in Paw Paw has been canceled for tomorrow.
8 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
To All Bobcats, On Friday March 13th we will be celebrating our Second Annual St. Baldrick's Assembly/Shaving Event at 1:30. You will be receiving more information about all of our events as we get closer to the event. Last year we raised over $12,000 as a district, we look forward to another spectacular year, raising funds for Childhood Cancer Research! Our first fundraiser as a district will be our annual Stocking Hat. This year's grey hat with a blue, yellow and white pom pom, sports BOBCATS embroidered in white and a gold 4 leaf clover in support of children with Cancer. Students and or staff that purchase a hat are allowed to wear this hat in the building throughout the day. These hats will be sold for $15.00, and can be purchased in each building's main office. Please make checks payable to Somonauk CUSD #432. Proceeds will go towards our district's fundraising efforts.
8 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Congratulations to 8th Grader Madeline Short for winning first place at the spelling bee. Aubrey Chiavario came in second place. Madeline and Aubrey will represent SMS at the Dekalb County Spelling Bee. In addition, Ellie Wiegman, Ava Diederich, and Landon Hawkins completed the top five and will compete at the Junior 10 spelling competition. Other participants were Mikey Lewinski, Anthony Spilman, Abby Hohmann, Ava Warner, Quinten Hentschel, Junia Johnson, Jake Miller, Emma Rominski, and Eden Shaw. Congratulations to all of our top SMS spellers!
9 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Congratulations to Tanner Daniels, Hailey Gilchrist, Madelyn Hernandez, Alex Hoffman, Nolan Kerley, Abigail Hohmann and Landin Stillwell for participating in the School Finals of the National Geographic Bee. Aiden Wold placed third. Luke Newlin placed 2nd and our National Geographic School Bee Champion is Cole Gudmunson.
9 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
A bunch of busy Bee's at SMS this week! Good luck to our qualifying students!
9 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
New Semester, New You! YOU are responsible for your: Choices, Grades, Words, Actions & Success! What will you do with that power? -Thank you to Ms. Ozarka, our School Counselor for another impactful bulletin board in our cafeteria.
9 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Save the Date!
9 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Dog Wheelchairs are expensive, and many shelter animals do not have access to them. 6th Grade STEM wanted to correct this problem by designing and donating their own hand-made dog-wheelchairs - at a low cost! After reaching out to the Tails Humane Society of DeKalb, the 6th Grade STEM class was invited to donate their products and spend some time with the animals! They had an amazing time and their efforts will never be forgotten.
9 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Nothing like a little last minute shopping! Students in Mrs. Tjelle’s math class created their own store selling a product of their choice. Students have been working on percentages and applied them to holiday sales in their stores.
9 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Junior Council assembled almost 700 candy cane grams today! They will be delivered tomorrow spreading holiday cheer throughout SMS! All funds raised went to purchase items from the District #432 Giving Trees to support our very own community during this season of giving!
9 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
6th grade students are enjoying the day at the Chicago Wolves game.
9 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Congratulations to our 8th grade Bobcats! They took 3rd in the Al Stegman Holiday Classic in Serena!
10 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
A big thank you to Mr. Snider for providing breakfast for the entire SMS staff this morning! We even had a surprise visit from Santa! Also, thank you to the Country Kitchen for taking great care of a room full of us!
10 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Candy cane gram sales are underway. You may purchase candy cane grams at lunch for 25 cents/gram. All grams will be delivered during the lunch hours on Friday, December 20th. When making purchases, don't forget friends, teachers, and staff members...they will all love to receive a candy cane gram from you. To honor the idea of giving is more important than receiving, purchase a gram as a random act of kindness for someone outside your circle of friends this holiday season! Other than making someone's day, the coolest thing about our candy cane gram sales is that all profits raised will be used to purchase items from the giving trees for Somonauk families in need!
10 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
STEM Club hour of code ends at 4:30 today!
10 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Jr. Council members ‘popped in’ to show how thankful they are for all the teachers and staff at SMS today!
10 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Congratulations to our students who represented The Bobcat Way for the month of November and got to enjoy a celebration breakfast on Thursday. These Bobcats are respectful, accountable and persistent.
10 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
The power of suggestion! Brought to you by Our American Voice!
10 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Congratulations to Julian, Violet, Maddie and Jeremy! They were our top 4 sellers for the Rosati's FUNdriaser and won free pizza for a WHOLE YEAR! Together they sold 152 certificates and raised $760 for SMS! Way to go!
10 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Mr. Roberts was able to snag MAROON 5 for a quick picture on their way to class!
11 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
How many times have you asked ‘would you like to buy a Rosati’s gift card and support Somonauk Middle School?’ A 5th grade student stopped in the office yesterday and said he is up to 16 certificates sold and he still has 2 more days to go! Will he be a top 4 seller? Will YOU? How does free pizza for a YEAR sound? Keep on selling, SMS! Orders are due Friday morning!
11 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
The Book Fair is here! Shop in the SMS Library today through Thursday or online here: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=somonaukmiddleschool1 If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Zaeske in the Library or by email at zaesked@somonauk.net
11 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
For our fifth consecutive year, we are excited to announce that we will again be participating in the Rosati's fundraiser. This is a quick and easy fundraiser that will help our school raise money for technology and teaching tools as well as for student recognition incentives and events. The fundraiser is simple. Today, your student will bring home an envelope that outlines the fundraiser and it will also have a list attached to include names of people who purchase a Rosati's gift certificate. Rosati's will give our school $5 for every $20 gift certificate that we sell. Checks should be made out to Somonauk Middle School. On Friday, November 8, after one week of selling, students are to bring back their envelopes with money for gift certificates. We will remove the money from the envelopes and stuff them with gift certificates and send them home with your student that same day. Any student who sells 5 gift certificates will get a free kids pizza delivered from Rosati's to SMS lunch on November 15. The top 4 sellers in the school will receive a coupon for one free pizza a month for a year. Here are some of our 'Hall of Fame' students over the last two years: Julian Diaz has sold 62 gift certificates (31 each year) over the last two years! Gavin Lorentzen sold 31 gift certificates over the last two years! Olivia Taylor sold 43 gift certificates over the last two years! Sienna Deacon sold 29 gift certificates over the last two years! Collectively, these four students have sold $3,300 worth of gift certificates and raised $825 for our school over the last two years! Julian told me today he WILL be selling 38 in order to reach the hundred mark...how awesome is that?!?! Thank you to everyone for participating and helping our school! Imagine if every student could sell 5 gift certificates and get a free pizza delivered on November 15! I would love to call in that order for 230 kids pizzas to be delivered at lunch!
11 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
In honor of National Principals Month, this final day of October 2019, we presented Mr. Snider with a critical piece of DATA. In the cafeteria, you’ll find the favorite single-digit numbers of all SMS students and staff combined into one HUGE number to show the vast value of our appreciation!
11 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
SMS is still accepting 'paper' boxtops until they expire; then after that they will need to be scanned. Please bring your boxtops to Mrs. Zaeske by October 31st!
11 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Congratulations to our October Bobcat breakfast nominees! These Bobcats are Respectful, Accountable and Persistent. A big thank you to our friends at Heartland Bank for providing this mornings breakfast!
11 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
5th grade is enjoying this beautiful fall day at Hoover Outdoor Education Center.
12 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Stop by the SMS office for tickets today!
12 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
CALLING ALL BOBCAT FANS! Come on out and support our UNDEFEATED SMS Soccer Team in the Jr. 10 Tournament Championship in Leland tonight at 4:15!
12 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
12 months ago, Ashley Morris
Elizabeth Ness
PINK OUT! SMS Soccer teams shows their support to loved ones fighting breast cancer.
12 months ago, Elizabeth Ness
Ashley Morris
Last night we celebrated our 8th grade Volleyball team! We wish you the best of luck in your High School volleyball careers!
12 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Students in Mr. Roberts Social Studies class created a mural of how Civilizations have evolved over time. The examples are from the Beginnings Human Society Unit. Some examples include: Fire, Hunters and Gatherers, Wheel and Axle, Cities Develop, Cultural Borrowing, Social Classes, Bronze Age, Governments Formed, Farming, Domestication, Trade Over Land and Water and Specialization of Jobs.
12 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
SMS took the pledge against bullying today. #blueout #bullyprevention
12 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Next week SMS will STOMP OUT BULLYING!
12 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Happy Custodian Appreciation Day, Mr. Kerry and Mr. Ron! We appreciate all that you do for SMS!
12 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Due to pending weather, Walk to School Day is canceled for tomorrow and rescheduled for this Thursday morning, October 3rd. Meeting times will remain the same. Heroes Park at 7:30, the Little Playground at 7:40 and the Old Gym at 7:45.
12 months ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Tonight's MIDDLE SCHOOL sporting events have been canceled due to weather. The games will be rescheduled for Wednesday October 9th at home vs Leland. High School games are still pending*
almost 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
What a welcome 5th and 6th grade students got from Mrs. Zaleski! She is quite the entertainer!
almost 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Elizabeth Ness
Reminder for JC Health & Fitness Class Participants: Youth Fitness (K-3) Starts-Tuesday, October 1st at 3:00, ends at 4:00 at JRW Speed and Agility (grades 4-6) Starts Wednesday, October 2nd at 3:00, ends at 4:00 at JRW
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Ness
Ashley Morris
Picture Retakes are coming next week!
about 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
The message of “We’re here to make good things happen for other people!” was spread throughout Jr. Council meetings today by the 8th Grade Board!
about 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Student/Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on Thursday, October 10 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. This is a valuable opportunity to get to know your child's teachers and be engaged in your child's learning. Student/Parent/Teacher conferences also send a strong message to your child that you are involved his/her education. To schedule a conference on October 10, you can call Ms. Morris in the office at 498-1866x1406. We are here that day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Conferences are 15 minutes in length and although you can schedule with an individual teacher, most parents schedule a conference with the entire team of teachers. Additionally, if that day does not work for you, all you need to do is make a phone call and request an alternative date and time to meet with teachers. Call anytime!
about 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Look who stopped by to visit!  Mrs. Langhoff brought Ella in for a meet and greet.
about 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Students in Mr. Roberts' Class had a choice for their 5 Themes of Social Studies Enrichment Project. One of the options that students chose to investigate and create was Geography. Students within the pictures made topography maps of different regions throughout the World. Many students created the topography maps with salt dough or clay and then painted them to emphasize elevation. Students identified parts of a map and wrote an explanation in regards to the region, for the enrichment project.
about 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Pacer with the Principal #bobcats432
about 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Middle School Yearbook Order Forms are available here https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/435928/0214_001.pdf
about 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ms. Reid's SMS Science
7th Grade science gets to take home their Jello Cell Models today! Woot!
about 1 year ago, Ms. Reid's SMS Science
Ashley Morris
School pictures will be sent home today. Retakes will be taken on October 3rd. If you plan on getting retakes please be sure to bring back your picture packet with you on that day.
about 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
7th graders are in the zone.. The Reading Zone! The goal is for our class to read 432 chapter books by May 22nd. They are off to a great start with 18 on the board already! #BobcatsRead #SuperSeventhSquad
about 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Bobcats have the need for speed! #milerun #bobcats432
about 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Bobcats on 3...1...2...3...
about 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Reminder: Middle School Soccer and Volleyball pictures will be taken right after school tomorrow.
about 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
GAME ON for Soccer and Volleyball at Leland tonight @ 4:15.
about 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Don't miss our SMS Open House tomorrow from 6:00-7:30. Come any time, walk through your child's schedule, check out the classrooms, and meet the teachers.
about 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Teaching Science calls for a ‘cellfie!’
about 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Middle School Soccer practice is canceled for tonight.
about 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Don't miss another important update! Download our app today!
about 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Welcome to SMS, class of 2027!
about 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Balloon Relays in P.E. Class!
about 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Elizabeth Ness
Building a Strong Youth! What: Fitness and Speed/Agility class Where: JRW When: After school on Tuesdays or Wednesdays Who: K-6 grade students Taught by: JC Health and Fitness staff What a great opportunity to keep your children active! Go BOBCATS!
about 1 year ago, Elizabeth Ness
Ashley Morris
Reminder! The Shirt Shop is here until noon with P.E. uniforms!
about 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
We can't wait to see the class of 2027 at 5th grade BBQ tonight! See you at 5:15!
about 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Want one less thing to worry about this week? Order your school pictures online! (Middle School only.)
about 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
JUST A REMINDER! Middle School picture day is the first full day of school, Thursday, August 15th. 5th grade students will get their order forms at 5th grade BBQ. 6th, 7th and 8th grade students will bring their order forms home the first day of school. Please avoid wearing green.
about 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Soccer and Volleyball practice schedules are available on our website: https://www.somonauk.net/o/somonauk-middle-school/browse/72749
about 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Attention Middle School Soccer and Volleyball Players! Don't forget there is a soccer/volleyball parent meeting on the 7th at 5pm in the Middle School cafeteria.
about 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Attention all Soccer and Volleyball players! Practice starts Monday, August 12th. In order to participate, students will need a current physical and sports form on file along with registration and sports fees both paid. Both forms are available on our website: https://www.somonauk.net/o/somonauk-middle-school/browse/49781
about 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
District Registration Event
about 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Lions, Tigers and Bears, oh my! Art Camp was such a great time!
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Mrs. Zaleski’s incoming 5th graders left STEM Camp with their hands full and smiles on their faces today!
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
We still have yearbooks available for $22. Call the Middle School office before you stop in. 815-498-1866 X1406
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
It's SUMMER BREAK! Turn this up really LOUD! Our 5th grade band members are livin'' life the BOBCAT WAY! #bobcats432 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNz05DeuPgI
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
The last day, the BOBCAT WAY!
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
A big thank you to our friends at Heartland Bank for providing our 8th graders with a warm breakfast before heading off to Sky High this morning!
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Volleyball Camp was added to the Virtual Backpack today! Soccer, Basketball, Art, Stem...there is something for everyone! Don’t miss out! https://www.somonauk.net/o/somonauk-middle-school/browse/49770
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
The 7th grade girls had a special guest at their pizza party today! The room was filled with smiles!
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
5th grade math had an “order of operations snowball fight.” They used kinesthetic learning to practice writing out each step when solving equations.
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
On Monday the future 5th graders got the opportunity to take a field trip to the middle school for a tour of the building, to learn more about middle school and eat lunch in the cafeteria! SMS is excited to welcome our future 5th graders next year!
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Summer Camp deadlines are quickly approaching! Don't miss out! https://www.somonauk.net/o/somonauk-middle-school/browse/49770
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Bobcat’s got TALENT!
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Due to the extreme weather at around 11:45 a.m. all District 432 schools had taken precautionary measures & students took shelter. The district has released students back to class.
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Tomorrow is Spring Walk to School Day! Meet at: Heroes Park @ 7:30, the 'Little Playground' @ 7:35 or the Old Gym @ 7:40
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Congratulations to the following athletes for qualifying and competing in the State Track Finals this past weekend in East Peoria: Garin Zaeske, Max Gabrys, Isaac Reiss, Ruben Perez, Benson Gudmunson, "Shoeless" Luke Rader, Haley McCoy, Josie Rader, Kelsey Knauf and Emma Hohman. - Max Gabrys broke the one minute mark and placed 10th in the 400 Meter Dash - Garin Zaeske who was rated 9th in the 200 Meter Dash shocked the field and placed 2nd with a time of :25.79
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
IESA STATE TRACK Max Gabrys placed 10th in the 400 meter dash with PR time of :59.54 Excellent job Max!
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
CONGRATULATIONS to Garin Zaeske 200 Meter Dash :25.79 2nd PLACE at IESA State! #bobcats432
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Today in 8th grade Science...Macromolecule testing!
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Parents, today, Friday, May 10th, is the final day to complete Online Registration. Online Registration is completed through Teacherease. NO PAYMENT NEEDS TO BE MADE AT THIS TIME. Fees are due August 2, 2019. Online credit card payments made after June 3, 2019, will include a $1.50 service fee. Payments in cash or check can be paid in the school office. If registration is not completed you will not have the ability to see your students' schedule for next year when it becomes available.
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Our Coffee Cart Crew spent Tuesday morning volunteering at the Cornerstone Food Pantry by helping unload the food bank truck and organize it all in the food pantry, big thanks to Mr. And Mrs. Banister! After that, they went to Culvers to practice some of our communication skills, money skills, and social skills. It was a great day!
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Jay Streicher
The end of the year means lots of activities going on! Here is this week's sixty second supe message. #bobcats432 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6IbergAv84
over 1 year ago, Jay Streicher
Ashley Morris
There are only two days left to complete Online Registration. It is critical that we have an accurate count of students for next year as we plan course offerings at HS and MS as well as sections at JRW. No fees are due at this time. The registration process takes less than 5 minutes and is completed through Teacherease.
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Congratulations to all who ran at the Sectional on Saturday, at Aurora Central Catholic. Qualifying for the State Meet in East Peoria this weekend are the following athletes: Emma Hohman, Kelsey Knauf, Haley McCoy and Josie Rader in the 4x100 Meter Relay Sectional Champions Isaac Reiss High Jump Sectional Champion Max Gabrys 100 Meter Dash Sectional Champion Garin Zaeske 200 Meter Dash Sectional Champion Max Gabrys 400 Meter Dash Sectional Champion Rueben Perez, Isaac Reiss, Max Gabrys and Garin Zaeske 4x100 Meter Relay Sectional Champions Rueben Perez, Isaac Reiss, Max Gabrys and Garin Zaeske 4x400 Meter Relay Sectional Champions
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
A promise is a promise! Mrs. Skelton’s St. Louis Cardinals were SWEPT by the Chicago Cubs over the weekend. We think the cubbie blue really brings out Mrs. Skelton’s eyes. ❤️🧹💙
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Online registration must be completed before and May 11. It is critical that we have an accurate count of students for next year as we plan course offerings at HS and MS as well as sections at JRW. No fees are due at this time.
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Next Week is Teacher Appreciation Week! SMS has the best teachers around, let’s celebrate them! Students are encouraged to write thank you notes for their teachers to let them know how much they are appreciated!
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
During our morning bus routes this morning one of our district busses was involved in a minor accident. Somonauk Fire Department, Lasalle County Sheriffs and district administration assisted on the scene. Parents of all current riders are currently being notified and checked in the scene. We have no injuries on-site. Further updates to follow.
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
***TRACK UPDATE*** For some odd reason some of the calendars that were handed out did not have today as a practice. There is practice today for ALL TRACK ATHLETES until 4:45 P.M. The Conference Championships have been rescheduled to tomorrow Thursday, May 2nd, at Plano beginning at 4:15. ALL Field Events begin at 4:15. Running Events will begin after ALL Field Events have concluded. Those who are not participating in the Conference Championships will NOT have practice on Thursday, 2nd. The Sheridan 6th Grade Meet has been rescheduled for Friday, May 3rd. The Meet will begin at 4 PM. 7th-8th Grade will not have practice on Friday due to the 6th Grade Meet Information for the Sectional Meet on Saturday will be given to students during lunch on Thursday. Mr. Roberts has a Sectional Seeding Meeting tonight in Aurora and will give each athlete information on the Sectional in a handout, on Thursday.
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Check this out! New decals were installed on the main entrance and the north parking lot doors yesterday. Not only do they scream BOBCAT PRIDE, they are also an added security feature, obstructing the view into the cafeteria. #bobcats432
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
It's going to be a busy summer! Soccer, Boys and Girls Basketball, and Art Camp forms are now available in our Virtual Backpack. https://www.somonauk.net/o/somonauk-middle-school/browse/49770
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
The Middle School track meet is canceled for today and rescheduled for May 13th. Only the athletes participating in the Jr. 10 meet will have practice today.
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
We have been experiencing phone issues on and off throughout the morning. To reach the school offices please email: JRW:mcnurlana@somonauk.net SMS: morrisa@somonauk.net SHS: andersonr@somonauk.net or plantem@somonauk.net
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Smile Illinois...the mobile dentist and hygienists will be in the district and providing dental exams, cleaning, fluoride treatment and apply sealants (if age appropriate) on Monday, May 13th. Students pre-k through 8th grade are eligible and the exam will be valid for required dental exams for Kindergarten, 2nd and 6th grade. Medicaid and private insurance as well as self pay is accepted. Permission forms were sent home the week of April 1st however additional forms are available in JRW and SMS offices. Deadline for sign up is Friday May 3rd. There needs to be at least 20 students signed up for the visit or it will be cancelled. We are still short of that goal! Additional information is available at www.mobiledentists.com or contact Lisa Lee RN, School Nurse if you have any questions.
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
CORRECTION: The Middle School Track Conference Championships in Plano are on Tuesday, April 30th not Monday April 29th.
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Stem Club saves a tree by making paper from the recycle bin to celebrate Earth Day this week.
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
6th grade is working hard to put on a great STEMFest. Come and join us Wednesday, May 8 from 5:30-7:00 at the Middle School.
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Attention 8th grade parents! Don't forget to send your pictures for the Celebration Slideshow! Time is running out! Please email them to morrisa@somonauk.net as soon as possible. Thank you!
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
SUMMER CAMPS GALORE! Check our Virtual Backpack! https://www.somonauk.net/o/somonauk-middle-school/browse/49770
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
5th grade STEM classes finish simple machines! Working carousel, rubber band powered paddle boat, tow truck, and a working screw to move the ball.
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
The Middle School Track Meet in Sandwich is cancelled and moved to Wednesday at 4:30. No practice.
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Middle School Track meet at Plano is CANCELED. No practice.
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
5th grade STEM teams tackle simple machines.
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
After reading a chapter in Wonder, 5th grade ELA students took quotes and sorted them into categories. The students then discussed how they could change those quotes to be kind or helpful.
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
SMS Students: Let's see your talent! Can you sing? Dance? Act? Do you have a comedy or musical act you are ready to show off? It's time for the 2019 SMS Talent Show! If you are interested, please pick up a permission slip in the office and return it by next Thursday, April 18th. Auditions will take place the following Wednesday, and the show is scheduled for Friday, May 17th. Please see Mrs. Dimitri or Mrs. Tjelle with any questions.
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Bobcat FAMILY, do not miss out on this T-Shirt order! Help support the Blue Room. Orders are due this Friday. Print an order form from our Virtual Backpack here: https://www.somonauk.net/o/somonauk-middle-school/browse/49770
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Next Tuesday, April 9, is Librarian Appreciation Day! Let's celebrate Mrs. Zaeske! We are so lucky to have her at SMS!
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
The countdown to St. Baldrick's starts Monday! Here are the dress up days to celebrate. #bobcats432
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Tonight's Middle School Track Meet at Mendota is CANCELED due to weather. No practice. A meet has been added Monday, April 8th at Mendota.
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
5th grade has started Wonder! They will be meeting in small groups to discuss point of view, character traits, events, and setting. They will also meet with Ms. Ozarka each week to discuss important social emotional topics in the book.
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Buckets for Brenna! Literally...BUCKETS for Brenna! Off to our good friends at Resource Bank for counting! #B4B #bobcats432
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
7th graders were visited today by Sherry Rainford. Sherry is a cancer survivor who spoke on the dangers of using tobacco.
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
These Jr. Council members have been busy counting LOTS of coins this afternoon. Who will move on in our Buckets for Brenna bracket and who will be eliminated in round 1? #B4B #marchmadness #pennywar #bobcats432
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
For our March Madness Challenge, SMS is kicking off our fundraiser, BUCKETS FOR BRENNA, to support our 7th grade student, Brenna Slais who is battling leukemia. Each grade level and gender is competing in a bracket style penny war. All proceeds will go to Brenna and her family. Don't forget to bring in your coins all week long! #B4B #bobcats432
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
The 2nd annual Pizza Palooza was a HIT!!! If we had to guess, we would say your kiddos slept well Friday night!
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
As a district, we are selling Somonauk Bobcat hats. The profits will go directly to the St. Balrdrick's organization on behalf of our school district. In addition to supporting St. Baldrick's, if you purchase this hat, you may wear it during the day at school for the remainder of the school year. How cool is that?!
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
No need to cook dinner this Thursday! Support a great cause! Proceeds go to the Moore family to help offset medical bills. Tickets are available at all of the school offices. Get yours TODAY!
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
PIZZA! FRIENDS! OPEN GYM! GAMES! FUN! Jr. Council presents, the 2nd annual PIZZA PALOOZA! Tickets will be available starting tomorrow during lunches. Don't miss out on the fun! A $5.00 ticket gets you admittance to the Palooza, a large piece of pizza, and drink. If you just want to come and hang out, $2.00 tickets are also available.
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Is your 6th, 7th or 8th grader signed up for Track? Please be sure that they have a current physical and sports form on file and their track fee and registration fee have both been paid in order to practice. Fees can be paid in person or in Teacherease. Call x1406 with any questions.
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Mark your calendar for April 12th !
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
Spring cleaning, anyone?
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
We just finished our Middle School student portion of Detective Wistocki. The presentation was very informative and eye opening. We cannot wait to come back tonight for the parent presentation. This is a MUST SEE for all of our parents. Our kids were a great audience with many good questions. PLEASE do not pass up this opportunity for crucial information to keep our kids safe! I look forward to seeing all of my middle school parents tonight at the parent presentation. The presentation begins at 6:30 and is in the high school gymnasium. Go Bobcats!
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
TONIGHT is our big parent event. Detective Richard Wistocki will be presenting on empowering parents to effectively supervise kid's online activities. #bobcats432
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris
Ashley Morris
The Book Fair is here today though Friday! Visit from 7:45-3:15. See Mrs. Zaeske with any questions or email zaesked@somonauk.net
over 1 year ago, Ashley Morris