Scholastic Book Fair

Scholastic Book Fair

Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming!  Please support the SMS library and our classroom libraries.  We will also have preschool books at the fair.  This is the in-school schedule:

Tuesday, December 10th, 8:00-3:00  Grade 5
Wednesday, December 11th, 8:00-3:00 Grade 6 
Thursday, December 12th, 8:00-3:00 Grade 7
Friday, December 13th, 8:00-2:45  Grade 8 
From December 1-14, there is also an on-line sale from our homepage:
There is a new system this year and orders will be shipped to your home.

Spirit Week

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Next week is Spirit Week at SMS.  
Monday:  Pajama Day – students can wear school appropriate pajamas
Tuesday:  School Spirit – students can wear blue and white
Wednesday:  Favorite Decade Day – dress from your favorite decade
Thursday:  Halloween Day – students can wear school appropriate costumes (no masks or toy weapons)
Friday:  Hawaiian Beach Day  – students can wear shorts and Hawaiian shirts in school (dress according to the weather and change at school if you would like)
Don’t forget the 7th and 8th-grade dance from 7-9 pm at SMS on Friday, Nov 1st.

Picture Day


Picture Day is Thursday, October 10th.  An email will be sent to our SMS families with further information.  

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Curriculum Nights

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Curriculum Nights are scheduled for the following dates & times:

5th Grade: Tuesday, September 17th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

6th Grade: Wednesday, September 18th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

7th & 8th Grade: Thursday, September 19th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.


Yankee Candles

SMS Fundraiser

Yankee Candles

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 in order to get an idea of what you can purchase, but items may vary based on availability when you go to order online. To ensure delivery by the holidays please order by December 10th. Just log onto the website with our fundraiser number 990100355.  

Please also note that our sales continue until January 8th, if you want to start your new year off with some new candles!

Feel free to share the links with family and friends.

Other fundraisers which also help the middle school and that will not cost you anything include:

  1. Send in your receipts from any of the Crosby Markets to the office and they will give us credit towards equipment.

  2. 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 and register your card to send points to SMS.

Thank you for your continued support!
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Welcome Back Letter

The Welcome Back letter with instructions regarding back to school forms and team assignments will be mailed home August 6, 2019.

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School Supply Lists & Summer Work for SMS

Please click on the link below to view school supply lists for the upcoming year
Additionally, the Summer Work link below contains the suggested middle school summer reading and math work:
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Incoming 5th Grade Parent/Guardian Night

Good afternoon,
We will be having our Incoming 5th-grade Parent/Guardian Night on Tuesday, June 11th at 5:30 pm in the Swampscott Middle School Library.  THIS EVENT IS FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS ONLY.
Please see the following links for more information about SMS, the Program of Studies, and a website that looks at the benefits of waiting to give your child a smartphone.  We are also encouraging parents to wait until 8th-grade to give their child smartphones.  We are confident that they will be happier and healthier without it!

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We look forward to seeing all of you on June 11th!

Jason Calichman, M.Ed.
Swampscott Middle School

MCAS Schedule for SMS

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Swampscott High School

8th Grade Course Selection Evening @ SHS

Swampscott High School Course Selection Evening

March 19, 2019

Grade 8: 6:30-7:15 pm

All current 8th-grade students and parents/guardians are invited and encouraged to participate in next week’s Course Selection Event to learn more about the course selection process, placement review process, and course offerings at SHS.

All documents will be available online following the event for any families who are unable to attend.