for Students and Parents.
In keeping with our
we want to remind
anyone who wishes to enter any SOCSD building that
you will be required to present a photo ID to the
security guard prior to entering. Your
cooperation and understanding is appreciated as the
safety of our children is our number one concern.
calendar of events below!
NYS TESTING REMINDER
South Orangetown students in Grades 3 to 8 will be
NYS ELA Exam on April 1, 2 and 3, 2014
NYS Mathematics Exam on April 30, May 1 and 2,
exams occur during the regular school day. It is
imperative that students arrive on time to
school. We ask that you please make sure that
your child brings the following materials:
Pencils, Pens, Erasers, Highlighters
Water Bottle – plastic only
Calculator for use on May 1 – 2, 2014 ONLY
addition, as per new testing regulations issued by
the state, students may not bring any of the
following devices into the testing room:
Blackberry devices and other PDAs
iPods and MP3 players
iPads, tablets and other eReaders
Laptops, notebooks or any other personal
Camera or other photographic equipment
Headphones, headsets or in-ear headphones such
Any other device capable of recording audio,
photographic or video content or capable of
viewing or playing back such content.
make sure that your child eats a good breakfast and
gets a good night’s rest.
ELA & MATH REVIEW SESSIONS FOR 6 - 8th GRADE
Dear 6th, 7th, 8th Grade Parents/Guardians and Students:
In preparation for the NYS ELA and NYS Math exams we
are offering review classes at the middle school.
These review sessions are Open Enrollment and we
encourage students to attend. The schedules are
Last Chance to Buy a SOMS Yearbook!
The deadline to purchase a yearbook is MONDAY,
APRIL 14, 2014. Extra yearbooks will NOT
be available for purchase in school this June.
Click the link to buy a yearbook TODAY:
Please contact Mrs. Rutherford at
email@example.com if you have any questions.
Orangetown Police & Kids After School Program
Presented by SOMS in Partnership with S.O.C.A.S.A. &
The Orangetown Police Department
OPEN to all 6th Graders at SOMS
Shaw, Mr. Rastelli and members of the Orangetown
Discussions and Activities on topics that touch the
lives of Middle School students
TIME: 2:30 – 3:30 PM
DATE: APRIL 29, MAY 6, MAY 13, and MAY 20th **
Topics to be covered will include:
Cyber Bullying and Internet Safety (Facebook,
Texting, Instagram & other Social Media)
Alcohol and Drugs Dangers and Strategies
(How to deal with first time exposure and peer
Police & Kids (How police interact with
youth and how youth interact with police)]
RECAP and to include Question and Answer
Session with Health and Law Enforcement
Professionals covering the above topics and
will be provided at the last session.
Education Department Designates SOMS a
The South Orangetown Middle School has
been designated a Reward School for
2013-14 by the NYS Education Department.
SOMS, one of twelve schools in the County
to receive the designation.
According to NYSED, "Reward Schools are
either schools that have made the most
progress or schools that have the
highest achievement in the state and do
not have significant gaps in student
achievement." This is the second
consecutive year SOMS has received the
This is a Different Way to Learn as a Middle
Schooler at South Orangetown Middle School with
Virtual High School
interested in learning more about: American Popular
Music, Oceanography, the Teenage Brain, Learning to
invest in the stock market, Advanced English
Literature, Poetry Writing, Fantasy and Science
Fiction Short Stories, Literacy Skills for the 21st
Century, Web Design, Number Theory, Psychology,
Sociology, Meteorology, Mythology and even more?
SOCSD is a member of the VHS Collaborative, a global
approach to supplemental online learning. If you are
the type of student who is curious, welcomes an
additional challenge and can work independently,
then consider this as a possible supplement to your
academic studies. See your guidance counselor for