Joe Mastraccio
3 days ago, Joe Mastraccio
Joe Mastraccio
Welcome to Sanford Middle School....click the link to get a look inside the new classrooms!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTg7dNmxnsQ&feature=youtu.be
5 days ago, Joe Mastraccio
Joe Mastraccio
10 days ago, Joe Mastraccio
Joe Mastraccio
Here is the link for the parent/family newsletter for the week of 10/9: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/959271/10-9-2020_newsletter.pdf
17 days ago, Joe Mastraccio
Joe Mastraccio
This is a reminder that Math and ELA book distribution for FULL distance SMS learners (grades 5-8) is occurring today, Wednesday, October 7th. Please pull up to the front entrance of Sanford Middle School and a staff member will assist you. Times available are 8-9:30AM, 11:30-1:00PM, and 3:30-5:00 PM.
19 days ago, Joe Mastraccio
Joe Mastraccio
Please view the SMS family newsletter for 10/2 at the following link: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/950039/10-2-2020_newsletter.pdf
24 days ago, Joe Mastraccio
Joe Mastraccio
Students and Families, please view the following document regarding first students days this coming week: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/937491/Opening_Days_of_School.pdf
about 1 month ago, Joe Mastraccio
Joe Mastraccio
Please view the 9/18 Parent/Family newsletter at the following link: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/924042/9-18-2020_newsletter.pdf
about 1 month ago, Joe Mastraccio
Joe Mastraccio
Please view the parent/family newsletter for 9/11/2020 at the following link: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/913206/9-11-2020_Newsletter.pdf
about 1 month ago, Joe Mastraccio
Joe Mastraccio
Dear Parents: This communication does NOT apply to 5th grade students at SMS. Thank you to all families who had a chance to attend technology distribution. We have become aware that paper copies of student schedules were not included with the opening day paperwork. To keep things as simple as possible, I am asking families who have access to IC to please use it to download student schedules. Please see the link below. If you do not have a student OR parent log-in (It will work for BOTH of those accounts,) please e-mail your child’s homeroom teacher as soon as possible for their assistance. Please note: Teachers will be helping students find their way through the schedule on Monday during homeroom, so all the student needs to know is their homeroom teacher’s Zoom link and to be logged in at 7:40. We understanding this is a strange new world we’re teaching in! Once again, this communication does NOT apply to 5th grade students at SMS. https://ic.sanford.org/campus/portal/sanford.jsp
about 1 month ago, Joe Mastraccio
Joe Mastraccio
We will be offering an additional time for parents to pick up technology and school year paperwork tomorrow, Thursday 9/10 from 3pm - 6pm. This will be for anyone in grades 5 through 8 that has not had a chance to pick up their device during the already scheduled times. Please pull your vehicle to the front of the new middle school and someone will assist you.
about 1 month ago, Joe Mastraccio
Joe Mastraccio
Families, you can access Ms. Lydon's family newsletter for 9/4 at the below link: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/901005/Family_Newsletter_9_4.pdf
about 1 month ago, Joe Mastraccio
Chuck Potter
JH Yearbooks: Yearbooks will be distributed next week at SJHS: Monday 12:30-3:00 and Friday 8:00-11:30. Yearbooks can still be purchased. The cost is $25 cash on Monday or Friday.
5 months ago, Chuck Potter
Chuck Potter
What a Year YOU 8th graders have had! You are AMAZING! You are missed by the SJHS Staff and our hope is to have you come with your families and do an 8th Grade Celebration Drive-thru at SJHS June 1st between 1:30-3pm. During this drive thru ... the 8th grade staff will be cheering you on & you will receive a gift bag filled with LOTS of candy, Spartan cup & $5 gift card to Aroma Joe's! We also ask you to bring your lap top & charger, library books, ELA books, band instruments to turn in at that time & anything else that belongs to the SJHS. If the Year books are in you will also receive them IF you preordered! (If you forgot to order one contact Mrs White, as there were a few extra ordered for purchase) If the WORLD suddenly is Allowed to Open up... we will hope to do something more... to Celebrate YOU & how Awesome YOU are! We hope to see you June 1st! Sincerely, SJHS PTA & SJHS Staff
5 months ago, Chuck Potter
Matt Nelson
Hope all is well. Happy Friday! Another successful week of distance learning. A letter to families regarding the end-of-the-school year can be found at this link: https://5il.co/g5ji Have a great weekend.
5 months ago, Matt Nelson
Chuck Potter
Yearbooks can be ordered online at: https://yearbookforever.com The cost is $25.00. The yearbooks will arrive in June.
6 months ago, Chuck Potter
Samantha Orchard
5th Grade student William works on a painting for his Distance Art Learning
6 months ago, Samantha Orchard
Matt Nelson
Sanford School Department’s 32nd Annual Bandfest at Memorial Gym. Grades 5-12 performing by grade and all together. Sounding great!
8 months ago, Matt Nelson
Joe Mastraccio
SJHS will be holding a block party this Friday from 4:30 - 6:00 PM. This will be available to grades 5-7 and the cost will be $5. Hope to see you there!
8 months ago, Joe Mastraccio
Matt Nelson
“Risky Behavior” presentation for parents of students in grades 5-12 at Sanford High School. Thank you Sanford School Counselors,?Drug Free Communities and Strategies for a Stronger Sanford.
11 months ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Sanford High School Chorus, Treble Choir and 8th Grade Choir performing Silent Night all together.
11 months ago, Matt Nelson
Pam Lydon
Parents, please join us on Wednesday, December 11th from 6:30p to 8:30p at Sanford High School for a presentation called Risky Business. This event is for parents of kids in grades 6-12. During this event, Melissa Fernald-- a duly licensed social worker and master licensed drug and alcohol counselor-- invites adults to learn about warning signs that an adolescent may be experiencing mental health, social, or emotional issues. Fernald stages a mock teenage bedroom to include various warning signs of mental illness, bullying, and other concerns. This interactive event is intended to increase community awareness, promote early detection of mental illness, provide tools and resources, and demonstrate communication techniques for engaging effectively with adolescents.
11 months ago, Pam Lydon
Steve Bussiere
Bus 14 was in a minor traffic accident during the secondary run this afternoon. The bus will be running about 20 minutes late as a result.
11 months ago, Steve Bussiere
Chuck Potter
Hi, This is just a reminder that Student Led Conferences are this Wednesday afternoon and evening. You are invited to come to the 8th grade wing at SHS between 3:30 and 7:30 so, that your child can take you to each class and show you the work that is being completed. Teachers will not be available for 6:00-6:30 as that is when they are having their dinner break. We hope to see you this Wednesday. Respectfully, Mr. Potter Administrator with the 8th grade
12 months ago, Chuck Potter
Chuck Potter
Sanford Junior High School Family News November 1, 2019 NEW INFORMATION The first quarter is almost over! Report cards will go home with students on Wednesday, November 13th. Thanks to all for making the Pie Fundraiser a great success! The proceeds will support activities benefitting SJHS students. NEXT WEEK Parent/Student/Teacher conferences will be held on Wednesday, November 6th from 3:15 to 7:00, with a staff dinner break from 5:00 to 5:45. Students can show their parents their classrooms, introduce their teachers, and share school projects in an informal “Open House” style atmosphere. IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT CONFERENCES As many of you know, several of our teachers travel between our eighth grade wing at SHS and SJHS during the day to teach in both places. At student-led conferences on November 6, these teachers will be available at both locations to see families. The list of traveling teachers includes Mrs. Baker Roux, Miss Nason, Mrs. Coleman, Mrs. Houle, and Mr. Bellefeuille. These teachers will be available from 3:15-4:45 at SHS for eighth grade families, and again from 5:45-7:00 at SJHS for all families whose children have them. Please reach out to them with specific questions, should you have any! A Book Fair will be held at the Junior High from November 4th through the 9th in the SJHS library. It will be open during school hours, and also during conferences on the 6th. There is a website with more information about the fair at https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/ bf/sanfordjuniorhighschool. On that site you will find information about payment methods (we cannot accept checks) and how to set up eWallet, an account for your child(ren) so they do not need to carry cash. You may also order online (from October 30th-November 12th) where you will see a larger selection plus shipment info. Any questions? Please email Mrs. Williams at jwilliams@sanford.org. All Infinite Campus parent portal requests have been fulfilled. If you submitted a form but did not receive an email with portal instructions, please call 324-3114, and choose the office option. Student photographs: If you have any questions or issues with the pictures you received, please call Studio by the Pond at 490- 4500.
12 months ago, Chuck Potter
Samantha Orchard
6th Graders are wrapping up their symmetrical Sugar Skull artworks this week. Pictured are completed Sugar Skulls from Mr. Bellefeuille and Ms. Sleboda's homeroom groups.
about 1 year ago, Samantha Orchard
Samantha Orchard
The Junior High Art Club has become so popular and well-attended that there will now be two sessions per week. Session A will be on Tuesdays from 2-3pm and Session B will be on Thursdays from 2-3pm.
about 1 year ago, Samantha Orchard
Matt Nelson
Tomorrow is Friday - Remember to try to wear something red and white to show our Sanford Pride and Spartan school spirit.
about 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Steve Bussiere
The Sanford School Department wants to remind parents to renew their Free and Reduced Meal Applications before October 15th to avoid any break in eligibility. Paper applications are available by calling your child’s school or parents can use the new, secure online application available at: https://www.myschoolapps.com/ . If you have any questions about the process, please contact our Foodservice Office at 608-8762.
about 1 year ago, Steve Bussiere
Chuck Potter
To parents of 8th graders, our students have been invited to attend and watch the activities at the Sanford High School's Pep Rally tomorrow afternoon (during school). Also there is a Home Coming Carnival at SHS for all grade 8-12 students. There should be lots of activities and food. The Carnival is from 3:00-5:00 p.m. At 7:00 SHS's varsity football team is playing Biddeford.
about 1 year ago, Chuck Potter
Pam Lydon
7th Grade Positive Space Glitter portraits
about 1 year ago, Pam Lydon
Chuck Potter
This is day one for our 8th graders as they construct their Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV). On hand are engineers from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard to offer support for students who are puzzled by the manual or to supervise the use of the materials and tools. There is a lot of excitement and smiles here.
about 1 year ago, Chuck Potter
Chuck Potter
​Hi, This is just a quick reminder that the Open House for 8th grade is tonight from 5:00 to 6:00 at Sanford High School. Please enter the school through the main entrance. Thank you, Chuck Potter Principal with the 8th Graders
about 1 year ago, Chuck Potter
Chuck Potter
Happy Labor Day. This is just a quick reminder that school begins tomorrow, September 3rd. I am excited to be working with the 8th grade staff at Sanford High School. I am looking forward to helping your child have a great school year. I have a few reminders for you: 1. Drop off in the morning starts at 7:10 2. Dismissal starts at 2:20 p.m. 3. There is parking in the students’ parking lot and near the football stadium. The drive way loop in front of the main entrance is for our smaller buses until approximately 2:35. 4. School Pictures are September 3rd. 5. We are starting on a Red Day. Also, band and chorus for 8th grade will start this week. The first meeting for band will be Thursday, September 5 during tutorial in the band room. Students will not need their instruments that day. The first meeting for chorus will be Friday, September 6 during tutorial in the chorus room. This year 8th grade band and lessons will be on Red Days and Chorus will be on White Days. Looking forward to the first day of school tomorrow. Regards, Chuck Potter Principal with the 8th Graders
about 1 year ago, Chuck Potter
Steve Bussiere
Outstanding performance of Disney’s High School Musical Jr. by The Sanford Junior High School Musical Theater Company. One more performance on Saturday, June 8th at 7:00 PM at the Sanford Performing Arts Center.
over 1 year ago, Steve Bussiere
Liz Dudgeon
Video from last night's K-8 Informational Meeting is now available at: https://youtu.be/vzRa3lkgRe8.
over 1 year ago, Liz Dudgeon
Matt Nelson
Congratulations to all the Strategies for a Stronger Sanford 2019 “High Five” award recipients: Ayn Hanselmann (local individual), Marc Motors (local business), SHS School Counseling Dept (local program) and Maine Attraction Water Ski Show Team (local non-profit agency).
over 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Congratulations to the Sanford High School counseling Department for being recognized as a Strategies for a Stronger Sanford 2019 “High Five” award winner!
over 1 year ago, Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Congratulations to the cast and crew of Little Shop of Horrors. A full house got to see the first musical at Sanford High School in many years. In case you missed it, there is another performance tonight beginning at 7:00 pm in the performing arts center. Also, check out the art show at Sanford High School before the show. Doors open at 6:00 pm. So proud of our students and their wonderful talents!
over 1 year ago, Matt Nelson