We could not be happier to announce that SCMS's Amy Walton was selected as the SCC RESA's Distinguished Teacher Award winner for the Month of March. Along with a certificate and flowers, Mrs. Walton received a check from MEEMIC Insurance for $300 to be used for classroom supplies. Congratulations to Mrs. Walton....very, very well deserved.
Here is a re-cap to our SCMS 6th Grade Orientation.
Great group of Future Saints. Looking forward to having them.
If you are a "Facebooker", please like our SCMS FB page. We use Facebook quite a bit to get information out to parents.
One of the main worries for incoming 6th graders is being able to open their lockers. My suggestion would be to buy an inexpensive combination lock for them to practice with over the summer.
Saints Day is Thrusday August 24th. Our 6th grade time is from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. If you have multiple SCMS students/different grades you can bring them all at the same time. At Saints Day, students recieve their schedules, photo ID, textbooks, locker # and are able to tour the building.
If you have any questions at any time, please don't hesitate to contact us. Thanks again for sending us Great Kids.
Beginning next school year, SCMS will be joining the other ECSD Secondary Schools with new/earlier start times. We will be starting approximately 10 minutes after SCHS. Our Student times will be 7:36 am to 2:29 pm. The move is being made so that SCMS is aligned with the other secondary schools in the district for professional development purposes as well as transportation reasons. I realize that this could cause a few family scheduling/childcare issues. Future bus runs/times will be available from our transportation department later this summer.
Lelito’s Legacy Foundation launches first round of grants with matching
funds from five community partners, raises $9,000 for Pay to Play fees
May 11, 2017—Port Huron, MI— Tennessee Titan Tim Lelito understands that doing something you love can come with a price. Which is why the first priority of his Lelito’s Legacy Foundation fund is to grant $9,000 to cover Michigan’s required Pay to Play fees for area youth in need.
“Growing up in a household with a strict budget, I saw my family and other teammates pinch pennies just to keep us in the game." said Tim Lelito, NFL offensive lineman. “It is important that I give back to these kids so they can receive the proper equipment needed to succeed and be freed from the financial stresses to do something they will benefit from for the rest of their lives."
Lelito also knows teamwork is important for any sport, so he threw down a challenge: donate to help cover pay to play fees and he’ll match it. Five community partners came together to raise $4,500 and Lelito’s Legacy Foundation matched it with another $4,500.
Every public middle school and high school with pay to play fees in St. Clair County will benefit. These grants will support an estimated 116 kids during Fall 2017/Spring 2018.
Support for this collaborative effort came from organizations around the county. Money was donated by the Port Huron Schools Endowment Fund; East China School District Athletic Boosters and PTOs; the Community Foundation of St. Clair County’s Youth Advisory Council and its Marysville Community Fund; and the CAPAC (Capac Adolescents Preventing Abuse and Crime) Fund, a donor-advised fund established by Darcy Flynn at the Four County Community Foundation in 1999.
Capac native Darcy Flynn, a retired certified public accountant and attorney with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, currently resides in Maryland but recognizes the importance of what Lelito is doing. His CAPAC Fund gave $600 to middle and high school students attending Capac schools.
“The intent of my fund is to provide opportunities for Capac youth to make good choices and avoid any kind of abuse, whether it be bullying or drugs,” Flynn said. “Encouraging students to get involved with activities like sports directs their focus in a positive way, so removing barriers like pay to play fees is crucial.”
Although, like Flynn, Lelito’s career path took him out of state, the St. Clair County native recognizes the importance of giving back to his hometown. He established his donor-advised Lelito’s Legacy Foundation fund in October 2016 at the Community Foundation of St. Clair County.
This fund provides opportunities for youth to promote skill development, sportsmanship and positive self-growth. Lelito’s Legacy Foundation seeks to better the lives of children with adversities greater than they can overcome by themselves through sports.
“Seeing all these organizations come together to support the mission of Lelito’s Legacy Foundation is incredible,” Lelito said. “It highlights the importance of sports and other programs for students. All youth should have access to sports regardless of if they can afford to play or not.”
The Community Foundation of St. Clair County is one of the oldest foundations in Michigan, formed in 1944, and is the fastest growing Community Foundation in Michigan. The Four County Community Foundation serves the villages and cities of Almont, Armada, Capac, Dryden, Imlay City, Metamora, Oxford and Romeo.
Jackie Hanton, vice president, Community Foundation of SCC 810-984-4761
Janet Bauer, president, Four County Community Foundation 810-798-0909
East China will be offering Segment I Driver Education again this summer. The cost for the class is $300. The classroom instruction will take place June19-22, June 26-29 and July 10-13. Driving will take place through the end of July. The week of July 3-7 is considered an MHSAA dead week, which means that coaches are not allowed to schedule anything this week so athletes will have a dedicated week off. Driving will take place this week for those non-athletes and those athletes not on vacation. If your student qualifies, which means he/she must be 14 years, 8 months of age by the first scheduled day of class, they can pick up a contract in the main office of their school. These contracts will be available the week of April 24.
It was a great day for problem solving as our SCMS Science Olympiad and Robotic Teams both competed on Saturday. Our Science Olympiad Team received a sixth place Fast Facts medal, a third-place medal in Mission Possible and a fourth-place in Rocks and Minerals. Our SCMS Robotics Team won their regional competition and now is headed to States. Congratulations to all our of students that participated. Special thanks to Mr. Burdick for all of his work with our Science Olympiad Team and Mr. Eisele for all of his work with our Robotic Team. A very special thanks to all of our parents that helped to make these teams possible.
Our 1st PTO Activity Night of the year was a HUGE success. Thank you to our PTO and all of the chaperones that made this fun event possible.