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A Message from the Principal

At this time of year, I am filled with appreciation and feel very fortunate to be Principal here at Sequoia Middle School.

Sequoia Students: I am thankful for your hard work in our classrooms, your positive attitudes and the community you are building.

Sequoia Staff: I am thankful for your hard work and dedication to our students, being life-long learners and the support you extend to each other.

Sequoia Families: I am thankful for the encouragement and support you give to your children and your trust you have in our staff.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Mr. Honey 

Turkey Trot

Sequoia Middle’s annual Turkey Trot was once again a huge success as the athletes make their way around the campus course. Coming in 1st place for the 8th grade were Kylie T. and Cooper D. Fastest runners for the 7th grade were Jessica V. and Matt G. The 6th grade winners were Isabella M. and Oliver K. Not to be outdone, our fastest teachers were Ms. Deatsch and Mr. Gregory. A big CONGRATULATIONS to our winners and all of our participants.

Tea with Honey

Mr. Honey will be hosting “Tea with Honey” on Friday, Dec. 5 at 8:00 am in the library. Parents are invited to come in and enjoy a nice cup of coffee and hear about current school events and issues

See's Candy Fundraiser

You can help raise funds to support classroom and campus activities – and just in time for holiday gift giving! Order forms will be sent home on Monday, Nov. 10. Please turn in all orders and money by Wednesday, Nov. 19. Candy distribution will be on Thursday, Dec. 11 from 3:05 – 4:30pm. Please contact Jennifer Greenwood with  any questions at ejmxgreenwood@comcast.net. A big thanks to our Sequoia community for all of your support!

All School Reading Challenge

Is your student up for the CHALLENGE? In November, the school is launching an all-school Reading Challenge. Regular reading as a child encourages a life-long reading habit. Between now and April 30, your child can submit an entry form (available in the library) for every book that he or she reads. There will be individual prizes for the top reader for the entire school, and for the top reader for each grade. Each grade’s progress will be charted on the thermometer in the display case outside the library. The grade that reads the most will win an extra Spring social event put on by Leadership!

8th Grade Parent Ad in Yearbook

8th grade parents can purchase an ad for their child to commemorate their last year at Sequoia. The cost of the color ad is $35 and includes a photo and a message from the parents. There are two ways you can purchase your ad:

  1. You can submit your information online and design your own ad and pay by credit card (see attached flier).
  2. You can also submit your information directly to room E-5 or Mrs. Amerson’s box in the office using this checklist:
    • Photos (Do NOT physically cut your photos). We will electronically scan your photos. If you want to focus on just one area of a photo, use Post-It Notes to cover the unwanted areas.
    • Text (maximum of 25 words)
    • If you would like your photo returned to you in June, include a self-addressed stamped envelope with your order.
    • Please write your name and address on the back of the photo submitted. Although it is rare for the yearbook staff to misplace a photo, it can happen. Help make sure your photo is returned to you by taking this extra step.
    • Cash or check payable to “SMS”.

The deadline to turn in the information is Friday, December 19, 2014. Fliers are available in the office or from Mrs. Amerson in room E-5. If you have any questions, please leave a message for Mrs. Amerson at 682-8000 ext. 5675 or email questions to amersonl@mdusd.org

Make Amazon Purchases Through SMS

Sequoia Middle School has partnered with Amazon.Com through a program called Amazon Associates. Sequoia is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.