5th Grade GT students at SIS have been getting a head start on learning what it takes to open a business. They came up with their own business plans, and today they shared their plans with Jeremy Orman, who works at People’s Bank and serves on our school board. Mr. Orman also talked to them about the different types of loan structures for business loans. Mr. Orman said he was very proud to see the students are learning about entrepreneurship at such a young age and that he could tell the students put a lot of time into it.
Sherri DeSoto and Angie Walters (GT facilitators) and Summer Williams (GT Coordinator) were recently awarded the annual Arkansas Securities Department Grant that will be used to support 5th grade GT classes' Stock Market Game endeavors. The grant, which totaled almost $900 for our schools, is intended to support investment education for Arkansas students.
SIS Families: As part of a coordinated response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Arkansas Department of Education in partnership with the Office for Education Policy at the University of Arkansas has developed a Parent/Guardian Survey to gather input from families throughout the state on what is working now and what may be considered for the future in education as it relates to the pandemic. Below are links to the survey in English and Español. We encourage you to provide your feedback by completing the survey before Nov. 20. English: https://bit.ly/36KmMEH Español: https://bit.ly/2IvjP2y
3rd - 5th Grade Parents: EEI and SIS will host their first round of spelling bees using a virtual test that enables all students to compete fairly. If you would like your child (blended or virtual) to participate, please register ASAP at https://online-test.spellingbee.com so that we can assign the correct tests and begin testing next week. Virtual students will be allowed to test at home, and blended students will test using the same format at school. Please note that the campus and county spelling bees will be held in person. More information can be found in this letter: https://bit.ly/2H1gg3u
SIS Families: Since our campus receives Title I funding from the federal government, each year we are required to share information with our families about how this funding is used. Since we are not able to have a Parent Night this fall due to COVID-19, we are sending you this information electronically. Tap on the link to view the Title I presentation. https://bit.ly/2GBNohW
Reminder for SSD Families: Sept. 28 We will have EARLY DISMISSAL at 1:30 PM for all students. P/T Conferences will be held virtually for Grades 6 - 12. Oct. 2 We will have a VIRTUAL DAY for all students. Students will be given assignments for remote learning, but there will be no LIVE instruction (online or onsite). Oct. 5 We will have EARLY DISMISSAL at 1:30 PM for all students. P/T Conferences will be held virtually for Grades PK - 5.
SIS Families: Now that both our virtual and onsite students have begun using the Canvas Learning Management System, it's time for parents to create an Observer account in Canvas. With an Observer account, you can track your student's learning progress and receive messages from his/her teachers. To get started, you will first need to log into your student's account. If your student does not know his/her account information, please call our front office. Tap on the parent video below for step-by-step instructions. Parent Video - https://youtu.be/o9_8Pcu5QGg Also, the Sheridan School District is now accepting applications for Verizon Internet hotspots from households within the district that do not have access to the Internet. Access the application below. English - https://forms.gle/XpVwnJSRxk25BCoQ9 Español - https://forms.gle/djVejS3M5kYzq4x9A
SIS Families: We wanted to take a moment to say a few things about the Canvas Learning Management System. Students will access their online work through the Canvas LMS. For Virtual (online) students, all of their announcements, assignments, teacher communications, etc. will happen through this platform. For Blended (onsite) students, teachers will provide face-to-face instruction and activities, as well as online assignments and communications through Canvas. Students can access Canvas at http://sheridanschools.instructure.com/login/saml and log in with their school Google account username and password from the previous school year. Virtual Students: If your virtual student is new to the district or you don't know your Google username and password, please contact our office on Monday. Blended Students: If your student is new to the district or you don't know your Google username and password, your student will get this information at school. We will send more information about how parents can monitor their students progress in Canvas soon. For helpful Canvas tutorial videos, go to https://bit.ly/32h9ooX.
SIS students, your teachers and staff made this video for you! ❤️ #YJNation #InThisTogether https://youtu.be/3YDg0VUgVfo
5th Grade students will sign up for band on Feb. 17. Click on the following link for details. https://go.aws/2SpkxAF
High school students from Mrs. Bradow's and Mrs. Bladley's classes had a great time reading to their buddies today! Their book buddies are students in Mrs. Oliphant's 2nd grade class and Mrs. Newcomb's third grade class. The high school students have exchanged letters with the younger students throughout the semester to encourage them to read and write more often.
Students at SIS who are caught doing an act of kindness or going above and beyond in academics or behavior will now have the chance to earn special coins to purchase books from the school’s brand new book vending machine! SIS, in partnership with SIS PTO, purchased the book vending machine to encourage reading as part of the state’s reading initiative (RISE) and to reinforce the Sheridan School District’s focus on the Capturing Kids’ Hearts model for school culture, which encourages and facilitates the development of meaningful, productive relationships among students and staff. Olivia Vaughn (left) and William Freeman (right) are the first students to use their coins to buy books from the vending machine!
The Sheridan School District will host a Substitute Teacher Training Seminar on Friday, Nov. 1, from 9 AM to 12 PM, at Sheridan High School, 700 West Vine Street in Sheridan. Please park in the parking lot in front of the Yellowjacket Arena and enter through the arena doors. We will be there to greet you at the door. Applicants must: 1. Be at least 21 years of age. 2. Have a high school diploma (minimum). 3. Pass FBI background check. (Please call for instructions.) Bring Driver's License, Social Security Card, Proof of High School Diploma or College Transcript. For more info, call 1-800-641-0140 or visit ESS.Jobs.
We value your input. Please clink this link to fill in a survey about SIS: https://forms.gle/QANdejoytzJZ5xzk7
We value your input. Please take this quick survey about the SIS campus: https://forms.gle/g3HKt2Ayd35VsUtC7
SSD Families: Red Street, south of Skyline, is closed to southbound thru traffic today for repairs. Red Street, north of Vine, is closed to northbound thru traffic. Use alternate route. SHS field house parking will only be able to turn left (south) out of parking lot. SHS students parked on Home side of lot should use Doc Irwin exit only. SIS car line parents will only be able to exit parking lot during afternoon pick up by turning north onto Red (no right turns).
SIS Parents: It’s October and that means pumpkins are everywhere! Let’s take this harvest theme and bring it into our school for some reading fun! Check out the flyer for more info: https://bit.ly/2RWG955
SES/SIS Families: These Hallway Heroes fliers will be going home soon! Click on the link for a printable version: http://bit.ly/2w46ogB
Grant County Veterans Service Officer Nelson Meers, who designed B-17 Memorial Park, recognized these seven SIS students for their essays about what they learned at a field trip to the park. Congratulations to Miranda Worthen who got 1st place and won a Chromebook 3! Mr. Nelson will read the essays at the special Memorial Day Program on Monday at 11 A.M. at the park. Everyone is invited! Thank you Mr. Nelson for sharing your passion and stories with our students! You truly made a lasting impact! In the group photo are the essay winners with Mr. Meers. From left are Fallyn Mangrum, Carisa Abeyta, Presley Bethea, Thatcher Allen, Miranda Worthen (1st place), Alvin Stephens and Grace Lane.
May is a busy month for Sheridan Intermediate School. Check out the calendar here: http://5il.co/3gx1
Thursday, April 6 is the last day to order an SIS yearbook.
If you have students at SIS, please take a moment to complete the spring survey. https://goo.gl/forms/LSabou3lqozg9CMG3
SIS Yearbook Deadline- March 29 Order online at YBPAY.LIFETOUCH.COM YEARBOOK ID CODE: 12526118 Paper order forms available
4th grade Statue of Liberty scratch art in preparation for Veteran's Day.
Thanks to the Sheridan Rotary Club!! Each third grade student received a dictionary. We appreciate you!!💛💙
REMINDER...SIS flu clinic Friday, October 13 from 1-3. Return your forms to the office.
Mark your calendar! CSI night and PTO elections 10/17/17. More information coming soon!
If you are a parent at SIS, p lease complete this survey about our library: https://goo.gl/forms/ZLGIXMk15w9g6EFB3
SIS flu clinic is Friday, 10/13 from 1-3. Forms went home Tuesday. Return to the school if you want your child to receive a flu shot.
Buffy Teague, SJHS Café Manager, participated in the Arkansas Hospitality Association Culinary Classic last night at the Statehouse Convention Center. At the event, she competed against some of the best chefs in the state and came out with a second place finish for her modern take on the traditional pumpkin tartlets! Her competition included chefs from The Clinton Presidential Center, The Capital Hotel, Country Club of Little Rock, So Restaurant and Bar, and more.
SIS spring fundraiser money is due Wednesday, APril 19th.
School Bus 29 was involved in an accident this afternoon (3/27/17). The bus driver and the two students who were riding the bus are NOT injured. Parents of the students were contacted immediately.
You can see the SIS February Calendar on line at http://5il.co/wxr A Printed version will be sent home this week.
Mrs. Turner is collecting paper towel tubes and TP tubes as well as plastic bottles and tag board (cereal boxes, pop tart boxes, etc) for art class.
Students, we value your input, too! Please click here to take the student survey: https://goo.gl/forms/FalkI2kT2dCOqWrQ2
SIS picture retake day will be October 20th.
We value your input. If you have a student at SIS, please complete the following survey: http://bit.ly/2d2qcHd
SIS Students will be having a great time in Art next week. They should dress for a mess on their Art day.
SIS Parents, we would like your input. Please take a moment to complete the SIS Spring Parent Survey. http://bit.ly/1pEZuIn Thank you!
All five SIS stockmarket teams placed in the Top 10 out of 38 teams regionally. The stock portfolios earned between $1775 and $4666 over the eight weeks of competition in this virtual competition.
Congratulations to SIS 6th Quiz Bowl Team for earning 1st Runner up in the Pine Bluff Quiz Bowl Tournament!
SIS tumblers have arrived. You can pick them up on Thursday 4/7 through Monday 4/11. Tumblers not picked up on Monday will be sent home with students on Tuesday.
22 students were chosen for the Clinton Library Curbside Couture Fashion Show. Congratulations to these students!
Parents: We have added a link to printable calendars under the Parents tab. The March calendar is available now: http://bit.ly/1RMRTRv
Check out the SIS March issue of The Monthly Sting newsletter here: http://bit.ly/1p4WZzC or click on Publications on the SIS webpage.
SIS PTO meeting will be January 26, 2016 at 5:30pm
Sheridan Intermediate School will host a family fitness night on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 from 6:00-7:30pm.
Sheridan Intermediate School PTO meeting at 6pm on Tuesday, January 12, 2106
Congratulations to Zac Odom. Josh Handloser, Jackson Rogers, and Grayson Allen whose Super Slimers Business plan placed in the top 25 out of 224 in the AR YES competition. They qualify for finals
Destination Imagination practice is canceled for today.
SIS Chess Club has been canceled for tomorrow, December 15.
SIS band concert tonight at 7:30 at McKenzie Auditorium
The SIS Veterans Day ceremony will be held at SIS November 11 at 1:30 around the flagpole. There will be a very special speaker, and the high school ROTC and marching band will be there to help us celebrate! All branches of the military will be honored and everyone is invited--especially our veterans and those that are presently active in the military. Veterans and those presently active will receive American flags when they arrive. The flags will be donated by Woodmen Life.
Thank you to all the parents and family members who attended our CSI-themed family night event! We had more than 340 in attendance!