Alert Information for Monday, May 2, 2016
General Alert
All Baseball & Softball games are cancelled for Monday 5/2/16
Reschedules TBA 
** All Buildings Affected **
SOUTH AMHERST MIDDLE SCHOOL
8th Grade T-Shirt information
8th Grade T-Shirts will be purchased by the individual student this year. Please see the order form for information on how to place your order. All orders are placed online and delivered to SAMS. 
Testing Schedule
Please see here for a letter that explains our schedule for the Ohio's State Assessments in ELA, Math, Science (grade 8) and Social Studies (grade 6).   
Report Cards
Report cards will be going home with students on Wednesday, April 13th. Please contact the Guidance Department with any questions. 
Bridging Ceremony - June 9, 2016
8th grade students and their families are invited to a Bridging Ceremony on June 9, 2016 at SAMS. Please keep reading for additional information. 
Free Techie Camp-Updated!
Techie Camp is a full-day, week-long technology experience designed specifically for students. The goal of Techie Camp is to engage students in activities that can stimulate a deeper interest in technology; as well as provide opportunities for them to express their imaginations. The camp will take place at SAMS June 13-17 from 9:00 - 4:00 pm. 
5th/6th Grade Spelling Bee Update!
On Friday, April 8th the top spellers from the fifth and sixth grades came together to compete in the annual 5th and 6th grade spelling bee held at South Amherst Middle School.  
8th Grade Girls BB PAC Champs!
Congratulations to our 8th grade Girls Basketball Team- they are the PAC Champions! They finished the season 18-0 in conference play and combined with their 7th grade record they remain undefeated in the conference at 36-0!  Well done! 
National Junior Honor Society
SAMS is proud to announce the formation of a chapter of the National Junior Honor Society. Please keep reading for additional information on this great opportunity! 
Contest Winners
Listed on the second page are the winners of the 8th grade calendar contest. Thank you to all that participated!  
8th Grade Scheduling
8th grade scheduling for high school will begin on February 22nd. Please see the following for additional information: 
Safety & Security Update 2-16
In efforts to improve our safety and security procedures at FLSD, we are happy to announce the following:

Visitors will soon undergo new safety procedures.
District wide, a new check-in policy will be enacted for any visitor upon entering the buildings.
 
7th Grade PAC Champs!
Congratulations to our 7th grade boys basketball team - they are the PAC Champs! They defeated Oberlin to earn the title! 
Mission Statement created by students
The SAMS Student Advisory Committee created a mission statement! To learn more click here! 
6th Grade Thanksgiving Service Project
Food for Firelands' Families from Firelands' Families. The 6th grade Thanksgiving service project is now complete. Please follow this link to read about this wonderful group of students. 
8th grade Philadelphia Trip

Philadelphia 8th Grade Class Trip 2016: updated 1-6-2016
The following forms have been added to the 8th grade field trip form page:

ChaperoneApplicationPhilly2016.pdf

Deposit and Permission FormPhilly 2016.pdf



 
New Student Breakfast
A breakfast was held for all new students on October 2, 2015 in the cafeteria at SAMS. This annual event was hosted by Counselors Novak and Sullivan. Principal Gomez, Food Service Director Baumann, and Public Relations Coordinator Butchko were all on hand to welcome the students. 
Counselor Update

Attention Parents and Guardians: LCADA, Lorain County Alcohol & Drug Abuse Services, will be facilitating a group for middle school students for children of addiction.

 
New Employees 2015-2016
We have many new faces within the FLSD! Please take a minute to read about our new staff members! 
PowerSchool Update
PowerSchool access is now available. Schedules can be viewed online. 
School Supplies
Please click this download to see a school supply list for the 2015-2016 school year. 
District Blog
The FLSD is proud to announce that we have created a District Blog! 
 

SAMS Mission Statement

At SAMS, we respect ourselves and others.

We always do our best, and we Dare To Be Great.

We realize that everybody makes mistakes,

and we always give a helping hand, while

we are accepting of differences.

At SAMS, we are polite, we are respectful,

we are caring, we are responsible, and we are role models.

We never give up, and WE Never Say Can’t!

Master Testing Schedule
Safer Schools
Safer Schools Tip Line
      844-SaferOH        (844-723-3764)
 
Operated by the Ohio Department of Public Safety- Office of Homeland Security
 
This anonymous tip line will accept both calls and texts 24 hours a day. This service allows both students and adults to share information regarding any safety concerns with school officials and law enforcement.

 
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SAMS
Contact Information
Address:
152 West Main Street
South Amherst, Ohio 44001
Phone: 440.986.7021
Fax: 440.986.7022
 
Office Hours:
7:00 AM to 3:15 PM
 
School Hours:
7:30 AM to 2:30 PM
 
Serving Students in Grades 6-8
 
Principal:
(440) 986-7021 ext. 3501
cgomez@firelandsschools.org
 
School Counselor:
(440) 986-7021 ext. 3503
knovak@firelandsschools.org
 
School Counselor/Work and Family Teacher:
(440) 986-7021 ext. 3130
bsullivan@firelandsschools.org
 
Athletics & Student Services
(440) 986-7021 ext. 3515
durbansky@firelandsschools.org
 
Attendance & Building Services
(440) 986-7021 ext. 3500
jallsop@firelandsschools.org
 

"The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you".
B.B. King
SAMS:
100 Years of Education

Upcoming Events
8th grade Philly Trip
Wed May 11 2016
to Fri May 13 2016
Soap Box Derby
Sat May 14 2016
Soap Box Derby Race Day
Sat May 14 2016
7th and 8th grade Cheer Camp & Tryouts
Mon May 16 2016
to Thu May 19 2016
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