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.

SMS ECHO cover from 2011-2012

Yearbook Update

Yearbook Updates:
1)  8th Graders: Please bring in a baby photo for the yearbook.  LAST CALL for photos is Friday, March 8th.  Pictures will be returned. Please put your name, homeroom and team on the back of the photo and place in an envelope left with your homeroom teacher.
2)  Yearbooks are on sale now. There are three ways to purchase: $22.00 cash, check made payable to SMS or online at www.schoolannual.com
Buy yours today you don’t want to miss out on the memories. Price increases to $25.00 on April 15th.
Library Books

Read Across America Spirit Week

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Public Service Announcement

Looking for METCO Host Families

If you are interested in becoming a host family/family friend to a METCO family please reach out to Ms. Latoya Ogunbona. The host family program is an integral part of the Swampscott community and helps enrich both Swampscott resident’s and Boston resident’s school experience!

For more information please contact the Swampscott METCO Director at Ogunbona@swampscott.k12.ma.us
Thank you in advance for your consideration and support.
SMS ECHO cover from 2011-2012

Yearbooks On Sale

Swampscott Middle School Yearbooks on Sale now for $22.oo, payable online or cash and check made payable to SMS.  Don’t Miss Out on the Memories!

MCAS Schedule for SMS

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WIN Block

Podcast symbolDear 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.

Win Block Descriptions

Win Block Sign Up Page

For optimum benefit, we will limit enrollment.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.



Jason Calichman, M.Ed

Principal, SMS

Open House at SHS

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Scholastic Book Fair

Scholastic Book Fair

Scholastic Book Fair
The Scholastic Book Fair will be here soon.  It is a chance for you to do holiday shopping for your children and for your child’s classrooms.  The money raised allows the PTO to get new books for the school library and for classroom libraries.  We appreciate your support.
New this year:  books for preschool age children and a better selection of books for older students in grades  7 and 8.
Also, a Sign-up Genius is available so you can sign up to volunteer at the fair.  We need your help to make the fair a success.  Here’s the link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F054CABAC29A46-smsbook1
The online fair dates are November 23 to December 6 and the link is scholastic.com/fair
The in-person fair will be: 
Monday December 3rd 8:30am-2:30pm
Tuesday, December 4th 8am-3:30pm & 6pm-7:45pm
Wednesday, December 5th 8:30am-3pm
Thursday, December 6th 8am-3:30pm & 6pm-7:45pm
Classroom visits schedule:
Grade 5: Monday, December 3rd and a preview date (no buying) Thursday, November 29th
Grade 6: Wednesday, December 5th and a preview date (no buying) of Friday, November 30th
Grade 7: Tuesday, December 4th
Grade 8: Thursday, December 6th
Please send cash or a check with your child. Checks can be made out to SMS PTO.  Taxes will be applied to purchases at 6.25% rate. You can leave the amount blank and note maximum allowed on the check.
And please consider volunteering for the fair.  Thank you!  We appreciate all your support.
Sandy Moltz


Swampscott Middle School

207 Forest Avenue

Swampscott MA  01907

781 596 8820 extension 6122
Public Service Announcement

Swampscott Middle School PSA#2

The Big Blue Broadcasting Club wanted to introduce the 5th-grade teams to our community! Please join 5th graders Evelyn, Jack, and Scout as they interview the teachers in the 5th grade.


The 5A Sea Otters

The 5B Trade Winds