Dear Parents and Guardians,
We are extremely excited to offer a new opportunity open to students here at Swampscott Middle School. This new program, known as Win Block, allows students to choose from two dozen learning groups based on their own unique passions and interests.
Win Block will take place during Advisory (8:05-8:35) on every Wednesday morning from December 12th to March 13th. While Win Block will not be graded, we do expect a full attendance commitment once a student enrolls.
Students who are currently enrolled in Band or Chorus during this time are expected to honor that commitment.
We are hopeful that this enrichment opportunity has something to offer everyone, knowing that all of our students possess such a diverse array of interests, talents, and skill sets.
Students are encouraged to sign up for this unique opportunity. However, students who would rather stay in a regular Advisory block will be able to do so.
Sign-ups for Win Block will close on Friday, Dec 7th at 2:00 pm. Students may choose from our list of offerings below.
For optimum benefit, we will limit enrollment.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Jason Calichman, M.Ed
Progress Reports for First Trimester
Progress reports are now available for your middle school student in Aspen. If you are unsure about how to log in or how to view grades, please refer to this help sheet: Aspen How To
If you are unable to log in, first try to reset your password, if you are still unable to log in, please email:
Viewing grades under “Academics” and “Term Performance” is not always an accurate account of a grade.
Instead, click on the Progress Report PDF on the main page to view grades and comments.
We highly suggest downloading the PDF version of the progress report to your computer in the event you may need to have a hard copy in the future. The PDF can be found on the main screen after you log in, under Published Reports.
PLEASE NOTE: Our new Curriculum Nights are now scheduled for the following days/times:
5th and 6th grade – October 23rd from 6pm-7pm
7th and 8th grade – October 25th from 6pm-7pm
Looking forward to seeing our SMS families!
Fall After School Program Registration Now Open!
Classes begin the week of September 24th. Sixteen classes and clubs to choose from!
Easy and Fast – Register and pay with a credit card online at:
The ten-week Fall session runs through November 30th. All classes are $75.
(Dodgeball will be 8 weeks long and cost $60)
There is no fee to pay by credit card, but if you want to pay by cash or check, print the attached registration form and return it to school with your payment. There is a print button on the form. Paper forms are also available in the office. Registration forms and payment are due back to school by 3pm Thursday, September 20th.
Lots of great clubs and classes this session for your student to be creative, active and engaged!
Ultimate Frisbee Club
Fun with Legos
Arts & Crafts
Community Service Club
Dungeons & Dragons Adventurer’s League
Big Blue Broadcasting Club
Dungeons & Dragons Full Year Campaign (Part 1)
Swampscott Middle School will be having one online fundraiser – Yankee Candle. The goal is to help lower the cost of field trips, as well as provide financial aid for students that need it.
For every purchase made on the Yankee Candle website the school will be given 40%. We are hoping this will help you with your holiday shopping as there are wrapping paper, candles, fragrances and gifts for the holidays and we have been told the candles will be less than if you buy them in the store! We have included a catalog but there is much more than this available online. To ensure delivery by the holidays (Chanukah is December 2) please order by November 5th. Just log onto the website www.yankeecandlefundraising.com with our fundraiser number 990100355.
Feel free to share the links with family and friends.
Other fundraisers that will not cost you anything include:
- Stop and Shop A+, all you have to do is link your Stop and Shop card to Swampscott Middle School and they will donate a portion of your purchases to our school. Just go to https://stopandshop.com/school-rewards/ and register your card to send points to SMS.
- Send in your receipts for purchases at any of the Crosby Markets to the office and they will give us credit towards equipment.
Please reach out to Ms. Ardman (8th grade science teacher) with any questions you may have. We look forward to successful fundraisers, and your support.
Check out the first of many PSA videos about Swampscott Middle School! Stay tuned for more videos of the amazing people and happenings here at SMS! Thanks to 8th grader Will Van Dam for hosting.
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Swampscott, MA 01907