Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Future Freshmen!

Even if you have no idea where or whether you want to go to college four years from now, the last thing you want is to find out as a senior that you messed up your chances...

...that there were things you could've done along the way that would've made you a "shoe-in" at the college of your dreams!

To-Do Basics: 

  • Start a log to keep track of your activities, volunteer work, jobs along with contact information. You will need to list them at the end of your four years and it's difficult to recall EVERYTHING at the end of your four years, keep a file to help!
  • Talk with your guardians about how much money may be available for your college education. Not a lot? Not a problem, IF you plan ahead. 
  • Get to know your teachers so they get to know you. At some point you may need recommendations for summer programs, scholarship and college applications. 
  • Meet with your counselor to go over your 4-year course schedule.
  • Register at college web service sites (i.e.
Mapping out your PHS 4 year plan (recommended courses for your college applications):
  • English: 4 years
  • Science: 3 years
  • Math: 3-4 years
  • Computers: 1 year
  • Social Studies: 3 years
  • Foreign Language: 3 years
    • (At least 2 consecutive years)
  • Fine/Performing Arts: 2 years
College or not, the next four years are an opportunity for you to try new things, to learn from mistakes, to dream and to open doors! Enjoy your PHS experience! 

Monday, 7 March 2016

SMS News!

With so many things on your calendar don't forget to add  support your Sunridge students for all of their hard work this year! Please consider attending and cheering on our students at their choir, band and orchestra concerts this week and next month!

Tonight: 7th & 8th grade choir concert @ 7p.m.
Thursday (March 10th): 7th and 8th grade band concert @ 7p.m.
Friday (March 11th): 6th grade concert @ 9a.m.!

April 5th: Outdoor School Parent night @ 6p.m.
April 7th: Orchestra Concert @ 7p.m.

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Take note- we're keeping busy at SMS!

Today we will be hosting the start of our Magazine Sale! Connect with your kiddo on how to sell magazines to support their school (and win some cool prizes)!

Friday: students will have the opportunity to participate in fun Bronc Price Activities!

Monday (Feb. 29th): all 8th graders will travel to Pendleton High School to talk about forecasting for next year! (Can you believe they're almost high schoolers!? : ) )

March 2nd: Advantage Dental will be here from 12:15-3p.m. to work with students in need. See Mrs. Sou for referrals.

March 7th: 7th and 8th grade Choir/Orchestra concert at 7p.m.

March 10th: 7th and 8th grade Band concert at 7p.m.

March 11th: 6th grade Concert at 9a.m.

March 18th: Magazine Activity Day Dance at 1:45-2:55p.m.

April 5th: Outdoor School Parent night at 6p.m.

On a related note: Mr. Leonard and I had a successful Costa Rica meeting on Tuesday! We have a few spots left for our amazing trip abroad- connect with Mrs. Sou for further details if you're interested in joining our trip in June 2017 or check out this link:

Monday, 15 February 2016

Experience Costa Rica with Mrs. Sou!

Exciting news for current 7th & 8th graders (+ their families!):

Mrs. Sou & Mr. Leonard have signed up to take students (& any adults interested) on a Touch of the Tropics experience to Costa Rica with EF Tours in June 2017!

Your experience includes: an all inclusive tour, full-time tour director, expert local guides, and 10 days of cultural exposure and excitement! 

Known for their excellent care and life-changing experiences, EF tours guarantees the lowest price and promises a trip you'll never forget!

See Mrs. Sou & Mr. Leonard for more details on Tuesday, Jan 23rd @ 6:30p.m. in Room 218.

Friday, 4 December 2015

Season of Giving at SMS

There are many great things about Sunridge students, especially during this season of giving- 2 great things are going on! See below to be kept in the loop of your kiddos!

1 1.  Care Packages for the Pendleton National Guard: Sunridge Middle School will be working on putting together holiday care packages for our hometown troops deployed overseas.  In order to do this we need a couple of things from our students: 
a.       Items to put in the care packages (students received a list of items in advisory)
b.      Some money for postage.  We are hoping to ship more than 1 box and the shipping costs will be around $15 each.
c.       Handwritten notes of gratitude.  This is perhaps the most important and doesn’t cost anything.
Any donations will be turned in to our counseling office for organizing and safekeeping. We need ALL LETTERS AND DONATIONS by TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8th.

2  2.  Canned Food Drive: For the first two weeks of December, the middle school is competing to see who can bring in the most canned goods. The advisory class that brings in the most will win a pizza party! Student must bring in at least one can to be eligible for a prize. Currently, Mrs. Pace's class is ahead with a total of 216 cans!!

Donations are welcome and appreciated however, are not required. Thanks for all you do for your students and families around Pendleton!

Monday, 2 November 2015


If you missed out on pictures before, don't miss out on November 5th! Picture retake day!