Tuesday, August 29, 2006

First Quiz Bowl meeting set for Wednesday

The first meeting of the South Middle School Quiz Bowl team will be held after school Wednesday, Aug. 30, in the library, according to Mr. Randy Turner, one of the team's sponsors.
An explanation of what quiz bowl does will be provided to the students and they will have an opportunity to get on the buzzers and try to answer trivia questions. Refreshments will be served.
Quiz Bowl is open to students in grades seven and eight.

Kunce mentioned as one of keys for JHS football

Former SMS student Travis Kunce, a Joplin High School junior, is named as one of the keys to a successful season for the JHS football team in this Joplin Daily article.

Former South students excel in JHS volleyball opener

Former South Middle School students Ali Stauffer and Lindsey Hamm excelled in the opening matches for Joplin High School varsity and junior varsity volleyball teams.
The varsity, jayvee, and freshman teams defeated Carl Junction.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Practices start for SMS sports teams

Practices have begun for the South Middle School football, volleyball, and cheerleading squads. South and North middle schools will have a combined football team this season.
The volleyball team will open its season Tuesday, Sept. 5, when it plays host to College Heights in the Memorial Middle School gymnasium.
The seventh grade football team will play Memorial at Memorial 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12. The eighth grade team will play Memorial there 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Journalism Club to meet Thursday after school

The South Middle School Journalism Club will hold its first meeting of the 2006-2007 school year Thursday, Aug, 24, after school, according to Mr. Randy Turner, advisor.
The club is responsible for the publication of the South Spotlight newspaper, maintaining the Room 210 News website, and is expected to be involved in production of a news program for Jet 14, the Joplin R-8 School District television station, this year.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Clayton Stehm has role in production of "Anne of Avonlea"

Former SMS student Clayton Stehm is one of the cast for the production of "Anne of Avonlea," scheduled to begin Thursday, Aug. 24, at Stained Glass Theatre in Joplin.
Stehm will play the role of Paul Irving.
Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Sunday, Sept. 10.
Tickets are $6 for adults, $3.50 for children aged 4 to 13. Children under four are admitted free.

Friday, August 18, 2006

SMS assistant principal profiled in Carthage Press

New South Middle School assistant principal Mr. Gregg Klinginsmith was featured in a Carthage Press article this week.

"I wanted to make a bigger impact in the school district, students,” Klinginsmith said. “As a teacher, you effect students in a classroom. As an administrator, you can affect a whole building of students."

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Former SMS cheerleaders place at regionals

Joplin High School junior varsity cheerleaders, including former South cheerleaders Jordyn McCutcheon, Brittany Meehl, and Skye Smith took fourth place out of 14 squads at the Missouri State Cheerleading Regional competition held recently at Ozark High School.

Open house held at South

Students received schedules and parents had a chance to meet with teachers during the annual open house held Monday night at South.
The session began with parents meeting in the auditorium to hear Mr. Ron Mitchell, principal, welcome them and quickly go over rules and regulations. Following his remarks, parents and students went through an abbreviated schedule, starting with TA and going through each of the seven class periods.
School will begin Wednesday, Aug. 16.