Principal's Weekly Message

Principal Griffin's Weekly Message

May 18, 2019

SMS Parents,

12 more school days!  All middle school students have an 11:35 AM dismissal days on June 4th and 5th..  Our 8th Grade Recognition Ceremony is on June 5th beginning at 9:00 AM.  Be aware that parking is limited and we park cars everywhere we can.  Please come between 8:20 AM – 8:50 AM for time to get parked and seated in our gym.  We will start our 8th Grade Recognition Ceremony promptly at 9:00 AM.

Our Lost and Found is huge and we have many different name brands coats, jackets, hoodies, and lunch boxes.  If your child has lost something, please come check it out.  Lost and found is located in our cafeteria. We will donate these items on Friday, May 24th.

Our school day for the 2019 – 2020 school year will be 8:10 AM until 3:10 PM.  This is a change from this school year. 

Cell phones and social media are creating more problems for schools, our students, and parents than ever.  I am including a few links to articles that give tons of advice and suggestions for help for those who are struggling with their children and technology.

Teens and Technology: Managing Cell Phone and Social Media Usage  from the Duke University Department of Pediatrics

How Smartphones and Social Media Contribute to Depression and Anxiety in Teens  Good advice from the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children

Teenage Cell Phone Addiction: Are You Worried About Your Child?  Stats, symptoms, and how to help.

Below are special dates and times for grades 5-8. 

May 27 -  Memorial Day  -  No School

May 31 – Field Day at SMS

June 3  -  6th Awards Program SMS Gym  8:45 AM

                   7th Awards Program SMS Gym  10:15 AM

June 4 – 11:35 Dismissal for all middle school students

June 5  -  11:35 Dismissal for all middle school students

            8th Grade Recognition Ceremony  SMS Gym  9:00 AM

Summer Office Hours at SMS – Monday – Thursday  -  8:00 – 3:30

August 14 -  6th Grade Orientation and Meet the Teachers 6:00 PM

August 19 -  1st Day of school for the 2019-2020 year begins at 8:10 AM

Springfield Middle School Test Schedule beginning on May 13th


8th Grade **

7th Grade

6th Grade





May 20

SC PASS Science


May 23



May 24

SC PASS Social Studies



May 21


English 1 Writing EOC

English 1


May 22



English 1 Reading



May 29



Algebra 1 EOC



May 30



Thank you for reading and enjoy your weekend with your child(ren)!

Keith Griffin, Principal

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