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7th and 8th Grade Girls Basketball Camp

By: Isabel Basler

July 9th will be the first day of the SGMS Basketball Camp and the last day will be July 13th.  This summer event will be hosted in the New Middle School Gym. The camp will be from 9:00 A.M. until 11:30 A.M. This is only offered to 7th and 8th grade middle school girls. The camp will help female athletes improve their basketball skills and ability for the upcoming winter season. If you have any questions or concerns about the camp you may contact Coach Kreitler.


Buddy Games

   By: Christian Kiefer


The Buddy Games are just around the corner!  This exciting event is for all sixth graders to compete in. Each advisory class is their own team.  The team leaders will be their Buddy that visits their classroom every Wednesday.  This event is competitive series of games.  Every team is assigned with a color and a country to represent them.  Let the odds be ever in your favor


Great American Kindness Challenge Week

By:  Abigail Gifford


On January 22, 2018 is the date of the Great American Kindness Challenge Week.  Great American Kindness Challenge Week is for being kind to everyone around you for a whole week.  So for a week be the nicest person you can be fto help promote kindness week.  This will end on January 28, 2018, but let’s continue to be kind to one another even as the week comes to an end.  I hope you all have a wonderful week.


Track Conditioning

By: Wesley Basler

Track Conditioning is from January 2nd to February 26th. Track conditioning is a time for returning athletes or beginning athletes to train before the upcoming season. Track conditioning is coached by Coach Harlow and Coach Kueker. The athletes meet after school outside the high school gym, by the concession stand. Make sure your parents are outside the high school gym at 4:30 when conditioning ends. The coaches encourage you bring clothes for all types of weather. If you are interested in track talk to either coaches for more information.


Band Concert

By: Savannah Moran


Hello, the SGMS Christmas band concert is December 15th at 6:30 P.M.  At the concert it will show the beginning band, 7th and 8th grade band, and the jazz band. The band is directed by Lindsey Elders, and she will be conducting each piece. The beginning band with be playing Jingle bells, and the 7th and 8th grade will be playing “Chips and Salsa”, these are Christmas themed pieces. Hope to see you there!


Girls Basketball

Girls Basketball

By: Abby Moore

The SGMS girls basketball team have been putting in the work since the first day of tryouts, October 30th.  Their first game was on November 27th against Farmington, with losses for both the 7th and 8th teams.  They are going to continue to work as a team and work hard everyday in practice to accomplish their goals.  The girls team is lead by two incredible coaches, Mark Vogt and Broc Kreitler.  “Without them we wouldn’t be the great team that we are” says Mackenzie Hogenmiller, a member of the 8th grade basketball team.  The girls have been keeping their heads high and can’t wait to what the rest of the season brings.


Girls schedule (All games start at 4:00p.m):

Nov. 30 @North County

Dec. 4   @Home

Dec. 7   @Arcadia Valley

Dec. 12 @Jefferson

Dec. 13 @Herculaneum

Dec. 14 @Valley of Caledonia

Dec. 19 @Home

Jan. 2   @Potosi

Jan. 4   @Home

Jan. 8  @Home

Jan. 9  @Home


Christmas Play

By: Calvin, Jayden, and Cole


The Christmas play is December 17th at 6:30. The play will be over “The Grinch and What Can Go Wrong the Night Before Christmas”. It will cost $1 for students and $5 for adults. The play will be presented by Mrs. Otto and her Drama class.


“The Grinch” is about a green person that does not like christmas. The Grinch is going to be played by Jacob Burgan. The narrator will be Cassidy Lorrance. It is a memorized readers theater. The students have worked very hard so please come and support


“What Can Go Wrong the Night Before Christmas” is a play about multiple things that goes wrong the night before Christmas. There will be 3 mice and a group of children. The host will be played by Frederick Brewer. The mice will be played by Etta Heller, Jacob Burgan, and Drew Newman.


Early Out and End of Semester 1

By: Mason Gegg and Logan Breeden


Early Out and Christmas Break

On December 20th, there will be an early out for elementary, middle school, and high school.  This is due to the holiday everyone has been waiting for, Christmas!  This early out will lead into Christmas break, and the break will be 2 weeks long (that includes the weekend’s ), five days before the holiday.  Classes will resume on January 3rd, 2018.

End of Semester 1

Second Quarter will be ending on December 20, right before Christmas Break and the beginning Semester 2.  All grades will be put in when Semester 1 ends. Any assignments that are not completed will be put in as 0%.  So any late assignments or uncompleted assignments need to be finished beforehand (before Christmas Break).  School will start up again on January 3, 2018 and Semester 2 will start.


Spirit Club Kindness Grams & Spirit Dress Up Week


Hello SG, sgms spirit club is having spirit kindness grams and a spirit dress up week. For the kindness grams they are setting up paper trees with ornaments with kind notes on them for the students to grab off in the old middle school gym. For the dress up week it will be three days one the week of christmas break. We will have dress up days such as santa hat day, ugly sweater day, and pajama day.


Boys Basketball

By:Wes Basler


The boys basketball season has started, and games are going on every week. Practice is still every day after school till five o’clock. The season still has a few more weeks of basketball. The following is the rest of the boys basketball:

  • Tuesday December 12, home vs Jefferson

  • Wednesday December 13, home vs Herculaneum

  • Thursday December 14, home vs Valley of Caledonia

  • Tuesday December 19, away vs Desoto

  • Thursday January 4, away vs Bismark

  • Monday January 8, away vs West County

  • Tuesday January 9, away vs Park Hills Central

  • 7th grade conference tournament, January 13-18

  • 8th grade conference tournament, January 20-25

Tournament location to be determined. Good luck to both 7th and 8th grade teams this season and bring home some wins.