Navigate Up
Sign In

Stewart Middle SchoolPrincipal Kim Messersmith

Newsletters and Phone Messages

 

 Weekly Phone Messages

 

 

 6/5/17

Good Evening Panthers

Important:  8th grade field trip forms for finance park are due tomorrow.  This field trip is part of the 8th grade curriculum.

6th/7th/8th grade permission slips for the end of the year field trip are also due this Friday.  All slips must be turned in by Friday the 9th to go.

Tuesday June 6th, Our Panther Center will be hosting their summer extravaganza to showcase all of the clubs and programming that took place this year.  Join us from 5-7 for a family night of fun.

Wednesday June 8th is future panther night for our incoming 5th graders.  We will be showing our new family what Stewart is all about.  If you have an incoming 6th grader or know someone, let them know to join us from 6-7 pm.

Thursday is our spring band and orchestra concert here at Stewart.  Mr. Bee will be sending home more details.

ROG registration is still be accepted.  Get your forms turned in this week to participate

8th grade families save the date: June 14th at 1:00 pm we will be hosting the 8th grade celebration in the Stewart gymnasium.

 

5/30/17

I-Ready - We will be completing the reading and math I-ready assessments for the next two weeks.  We are asking student to focus and show what they have learned this year.  When we make the podium spot for all of Tacoma Middle Schools, we will provide all students with a hot cooked breakfast. We look forward to seeing how much they have grown!

 

Applications for Summer Learning Experience  will be handed out to all 6th graders and any 7th graders interested in participating in a Gardening and Exploring the Outdoors.  Students will be able to create a garden habitat and partake on a variety of field trips up and down the Puget Sound.  The YMCA will be providing recreation and enrichment in the afternoon so that students can be here Monday through Thursday from 8:30-2:45.  Applications are available to get from Mr. Carlsen and Ms. Guiler.

Facetime Friday - sign up with a teacher you need to work with by tomorrow

AVID interviews or students who applied will be held this Friday

Last week to earn ESPN points

After school activities end this Thursday and will start back up again next fall
Art contest ends this Friday to Mr. Hagans

 

 

5/22/17

Grand Opening on Wednesday at 5:30.  Tours and showcasing of programs

8th grade - save the date for end of year celebration June 14 at 1:00pm

Art contest to win a free bike.  Please see Mr. Hagans for rules and details.

The Panther Center Extravaganza is on June 6th from 5-7.  Come and participate in all of the fun activities as a family

6th graders are invited to join Stewart Summer Camp to help build a community garden and travel around the Pierce and King county to a variety of habitats.  Students will also get to participate in the YMCA enrichment.

 

 

5/8/17

Good Evening Panthers

 

Testing begins this week!  We are striving for the best and look forward to watching how well our students have grown over the course of a year.  Did you know out of all the minutes a student spends at school only 2% is spent on standardized or benchmark assessments. We will only be assessing for a short period of time so we ask students to come focused, well rested, and ready to go. Remember Panthers you can earn points to end of year activities for attendance!

 

ELO continues this week with Mr. Paris and Ms. Arellano on Tuesday and Ms. Appleby on Wednesday.  All ELO students should report to commons at the end of the day.

 May 24th is Stewart's Grand Opening!  This is a great time to tour the new building and see the amazing programs your student is involved in.

 Save the Date: Running of the Green will be on June 13th 2017.  We hope to get as many students signed up as possible to participate.  Registration forms will be coming out soon.  Parents if you would like to join in this fun run, you are welcome too.  More information to come.

 Facetime Friday is this coming Friday again!  Make appointment with teacher you would like to improve your grade in.

 

4/24/17

Good Evening Panthers,

 

This week we will be holding conferences on Thursday April 27 from 3:30 -6:45.  If you would like to make an appointment please contact us at 571-2200 to set a appointment with your child's teacher. 

 The last session of extended learning will begin next week.  Information will be sent home to students who could benefit from extra support outside of class. Please turn in permission slips right away.

 AVID recruitment for next year ends this week.  If you are applying to be in the 7th or 8th grade elective please turn in your application as soon as possible.

 This week all advisory teachers will be teaching around testing strategies and being prepared for testing.  This is a great opportunity at home for you to ask your child about what he/she learned or even provide some great strategies that worked for you.  Thank you again for your support!

 

Have a great Evening

 

3/27/17

Good evening Stewart staff and families

This week is the Chooseathon Fundraiser.  Please turn in all funds to Ms. Renee by Thursday.  Students need a minimum of 5$ to participate, 20$ to have end of year field trip included, 25$ to add a free dress day and 100$ to have a limo ride experience.  Students who choose not to participate will have alternative choices on Friday! 
 
Spring Break is next week, school will be out for the break and will resume April 10th.

This week the City of Tacoma will begin replacing the streets around our school, which will cause some occasional traffic disruption. Beginning Tuesday, the City will close South 52nd Street between Pacific Avenue and D Street, as well as D Street between 52nd and 51st streets, to install underground utilities. This portion should be completed by the end of the day Thursday, March 30.

Over the next 4 to 6 weeks there will be occasional closures impacting sections around the area of Stewart Middle School. These closures will sometimes impact drop off and pickup areas, and access to the staff parking lot. We will work to keep you informed and try to minimize impacts.

While this roadwork is a little earlier than expected, I know you guys can roll with it. Thank you in advance for your support

3/20/17

Good Evening Panthers

 This week we start back up with clubs again.  Clubs will run from 2:45 to 4:30 pm.  Students will receive a snack and dinner.  Students should report immediately to the commons after school to participate in clubs. ELO will also start up again this week.  Mr. Paris and Ms. Arellano is on Tuesday, Ms. Appleby is on Wednesday and Ms. Foster is on Thursday.

 Facetime Friday is this Friday.  Encourage your child to sign up with a teacher to work on something to improve their grade

 8th grade AVID students will be attending a college exploration field trip this Friday.  Make sure permission slips are filled out and turned in

 Our annual chooseathon has begun.  Students will raise money to participate in a healthy mind or body activity for about an hour and a half.  Proceeds go directly back to the Student Body fund so that we can provide opportunities and experiences for all students here at Stewart.  All fundraising monies need to be turned in by March 30th

 

Reminder that there is no school next Monday March 27 due to staff waiver day

 

 

3/13/17

Good Evening Panthers,

Welcome Home!  It was the first day and it was a great day.  Students enjoyed their new digs and staff community, and parents loved welcoming them in!

Just some reminders:


1.  There are less buses and bus stops.  Make sure you and your student look up the correct bus stop on the transportation part of the website.
2. Uniform and materials are still the same.  Please make sure your student is dressed accordingly.  Leggings are not ok for school!
3.  There will be no after school clubs or ELO this week.  Only athletics and robotics.  Next week we will start up clubs again and clubs will end at 4:30 athletics will end at 5:00
4.  When entering school in the morning remember to wait in the courtyard and enter in the gym doors for breakfast.

We will see you again tomorrow

 

3/6/17

Good Evening Panthers

 


Just a reminder No School on Thursday and Friday. Family conferences will be rescheduled at a later date.  For the next three days we will be operating school as normal and expect students to continue to meet expectations and engage in the work during class time.  We still have a ton of growth to make if we are going to get a podium spot for math/reading.  To support your student a quick conversation about focusing on school would be helpful.

 

After school clubs are continuing this week on a normal schedule including ELO.  Students will still be receiving a snack and dinner as usual.

 

Students will need to bring home the contents of their lockers.  All binders are the responsibility of the student and need to be brought to school on March 13th.
 

 

We are moving! Be on the lookout for Flyers coming home with information about opening day and bus stops.  All bus stop information will be posted on the website soon.

 


Opening Day is March 13th .  Students will be asked to enter the school through the courtyard doors on the south side of the building.  If you would like to welcome students on opening day please come join us at 7:30 am to greet and cheer them at the door.

 

2/27/17

Good Evening Panthers,

 

A huge thank you goes out to our anonymous donors who graciously paid off every lunch account balance so that none of our Stewart panthers owe money to food services!  Thank you Thank you for this gift of kindness

 

This week is college and career week.  We will be hosting several guests from our community this week to teach our students about college readiness, career options, and networking with the people in our city and state
Tuesday is College spirit day - please wear college shirts to celebrate and kickoff the week
Wednesday is also college gear day - again please wear college tops with uniform bottoms to represent on college day
Thursday is dress for success day - we invite you to wear business casual to be part of the career experience.  Students were shown examples during advisory and the expectation is that students either dress like they were going for an interview or wear school uniform.  This is not a free dress day.  Some examples of business casual is slacks, button up shirts, skirt. polo, sweater.  Items you would wear to an interview.  Again this is not mandatory but it is an invite for you to be part of the career experience

 

Staff members will be observing and watching out for positive attitudes, participation, and professionalism.  Each college that meets this expectation will be able to earn a free dress on Friday.  I will send out a message again on Thursday to let you know if this will take place!

 

 

 

2/20/17

Good Evening Panthers,

 

Last Friday we had an assembly and all students had a refresher of the school expectations from uniforms, to materials, to how we treat people with kindness and empathy.  A good discussion to have with your teenager is around social media.  There has been several group chats amongst students and friends that include hurtful statements or inappropriate words.  Part of our assembly was helping students understand how much social media can affect others. Together we want our students to have a solid foundation of skills of how to use technology responsibly!

 

This Friday is Facetime Friday.  Remind your students that he/she can sign up to work with a teacher or class that they feel needs extra support.  Sign up before Wednesday!

 

Another reminder that extended learning or ELO is happening this week.  Please attend the session you are assigned.  Students who attend all 6 will earn a free dress.

 

Have a great week Panthers

 

 

2/13/17

8th grade registration tomorrow at 8:00 am, parents you are invited to join to help your student

 

Valegrams for sale this week for 3.00$

 

Dance this Friday at 3:00.  Tickets on sale Thursday and Friday for 3.00 without ASB and 2.00 with ASB

 

ELO begins this week.

 

3.0 breakfast for any student earning a 3,0 last semester will be held Friday morning

 

We are moving home!  First day of school begins on March 13th.  There will be no school on March 9th and 10th so that staff can set up classrooms for Monday.  Conferences will be rescheduled!

 

 

2/6/17

Good Evening Panthers,

 

What a crazy 24 hours and the snow we have had here in the Tacoma area.  I hope you had fun and enjoyed the snow experience!

 

As we come back to school please remember to wear uniform but layer and dress appropriately for the weather

 

ELO or extended learning opportunity is going to begin next week.  If you received an ELO invitation letter please turn in to the teacher that gave it to you this week!

 

8th graders and parents or guardians.  Your student will be registering for classes on February 14th at 8:00 am.  We would like to invite you to join your student to sit side by side with them to help them select the right courses for their freshman year. All you need to do is come in and sign in at the office.  We will usher you down to your student's registration classroom. This is a great opportunity for you to be part of your child's registration experience.

 

Don't forget that attendance is so important, please make sure you are here each day this month.  We will be recognizing February attendance at the next assembly during college and career week.  I would love to see more of you up in front to celebrate.

 

1/29/17

Good Evening Panthers,

 

Semester break is this Wednesday.  There will be no school and teachers will be working to process and turn in grades.

 

Thursday is a fresh start to the new semester and all students begin with a blank slate and can earn the 3.0 or above.

 

Football and Girls Basketball begins this week, make sure you are signed up, grades are above a C-, and physicals turned in.  Clubs remain the same and a new extended learning opportunity will start in two weeks.

 

The I-Ready data is in and Stewart had the highest growth in pass percentage in reading and math out of all middle schools in Tacoma.    Our kids did amazing, and we went from 7th and 8th place to 4th and 5th place.  If we keep working hard together we can make that growth to jump a couple more spots.  Awesome job Panthers! 

 


 

 

1/19/17

Good afternoon, Stewart parents: This is Principal Zeek Edmond.
• I will be leaving Stewart at the end of the school year to take on an exciting, new district-level role as director of student data science and analytics.
• In addition, our superintendent announced today that Assistant Principal Kim Messersmith will take over for me as principal of Stewart.
• I informed staff of the news this morning and want to make sure you heard the news as soon as possible.
• I am excited that Kim will be your next principal. After all the school improvement changes that Stewart has experienced, the continuity, energy and love for Stewart that Kim brings will help continue the good work.
• Kim will be looking to hire an assistant principal. By making the announcement of these changes early, our Human Resources Department is able to recruit high-quality candidates before many other school districts begin their recruitment seasons.
• I cannot begin to tell you how proud I am of our Stewart Panthers, you as parents and the staff that serve our community. In the last couple years we have significantly improved our academic programs, after-school programs and student leadership opportunities at Stewart. I will miss the day-to-day connections with our students. I have spent 21 years teaching and leading schools in Southeast Tacoma and Stewart is rich in history, steeped in pride and filled with amazing people.
• However, we are not even at semester break and there is still tons of work to do so let’s finish 1st semester strong with final projects, assessments and grade checks.
• Thank you for your service to the children of our community and your ongoing support of the staff team here.
Have a great evening.

 

 

 1/16/17 

Good Evening Panthers,

This week Stewart will continue to take the I-ready test in math classes.  Stewart Panthers have already made tremendous growth on the reading test and we want to do the same for math.  Please be here ready to go every day this week!

The semester ends in 2 weeks, make sure you are studying, retaking tests, and turning in your best work.  Make appointments with your teachers to get the help you need.  We will have Facetime Friday this week for you to have that extra chance to work.  Talk with your teachers this week!

Please dress for the weather but make sure you are in uniform always.  All sweatshirts or longsleeves should be black, white, or green. Keep in uniform so we can concentrate on school.

If you know someone who is interested in working with Stewart students at lunch or breakfast please contact Ms. Renee in the office.  WE have a position open for extra help during these times and would love a family or community member to join the Panther Team.

1/9/17

Good Evening Stewart Panthers,

We are back to our regular Camp Hunt Site!  Thank you to all students and families who continued to be flexible and supportive in this transitional time.  Please make sure that all students are back in their uniforms tomorrow and dressed appropriately for the weather.

Stewart will be celebrating Martin Luther King Junior this Friday through a whole school assembly.  In honor of such a courageous leader there will be no school on Monday January 16.

We will definitely start the I-Ready test tomorrow.  Please make sure you are in attendance for the rest of the week and well rested so that you can do your very best and show growth that you have made so far this year. We are looking to out perform some of the other middle schools and show off the fact that panthers are rock stars! 

15 more days in the semester, we are keeping track of those students who are working hard to be here every day.  Use this time to work hard to bring up your grades and talk with your teachers about retaking tests or making up assignments.

 

1/2/17

Good Evening Panther Families,

Welcome back to School and a new year!  2017 is going to be great and we are excited to see each of you tomorrow morning.  One goal to achieve as we march into the new year is improvement on attendance....Attendance makes a huge difference in your success here at school.  With only 20 days left of the first semester, set a goal for yourself to attend school every single day in January.  If all students at Stewart could make this their goal and reach this goal, we would have the highest attendance rate in Tacoma!!! We will make sure to celebrate every student who can attain this goal at the end of the month.  20 days Panthers ...you can do it!

So now that we talked about attendance, let's talk about grades and working your hardest through that first semester finish line.  We have planned for you at least two facetime Fridays so you will have opportunities to make up or retake work.  On the flip side while you are in class everyday for 67 minutes, work hard and put forth your very best effort.  See what you are capable of when you focus on the task every day.  Shoot for an A or a B in all your classes. Talk to your teachers, get help when you need it and participate in class.  20 days panthers... you can do it!

Families, please take time to look up on HAC your student's current grades and what they need to accomplish by the end of January to get a 3.0 or higher. 

ELO starts up again this week.  All students who are participating in the extended learning program after school, make sure you remember to attend.  Mr. Paris and Ms. Arellano are on Tuesday, Ms. Appleby on Wednesday and Ms. Foster on Thursday.

8th graders - Optional Enrollment is due this upcoming week.  Many of you have signed up for your school of choice online already!  You are ahead of the crowd.  If you have not completed this task, please log onto the Tacoma Public Schools website and scroll down until you see the green box that says enroll.  Click on it and follow the steps.  This needs to be completed if you want to attend another school than the one that was printed on the letter you received in the mail. Tacoma is not allowing students in over the summer that did not go through this process.  If you need a computer, we have one here in the office you can use!

Have a great evening and we will see you tomorrow

 

12/12/16

Good Evening Panther Families,

 

Tomorrow night is reserved for all 8th grade families to join Stewart staff and Lincoln counselors to complete two very important transition events.  First will be information about optional enrollment and a chance to complete your optional enrollment paperwork.  This will be your opportunity to complete the optional enrollment paperwork before the deadline.  The second part will be hosted by Lincoln counselors who will explain how course requesting works for all incoming 9th graders.  They will also explain what the high school requirements are and how students can attain all of them to graduate on time.  At the end all families will practice requesting courses for 9th grade and will be able to take the resource with them to use for the actual registration day which is coming up soon.  There is parking available on the south side of the building and you can enter door closest to the office.  We look forward to seeing you there!

 

All families received a bright yellow attendance letter home to explain the expectations about attendance and the importance of every child attending school every day.  It is a requirement that we have this letter signed on file in our office.  If you have not already could you please sign and have your student return the letter to our front office.

 

The empowerment center are accepting applications for families who need extra support during the holiday times.  If you would like one, please have your student grab an application from our counseling office or you can contact our counseling staff.

 

ELO continues this week for those who are participating!  No after school activities this Friday due to the winter break.

 

Thank you and be safe out there

 

11/28/16

Good Evening Panther Families

8th graders Optional Enrollment Assembly to learn about the high schools is this Wednesday at 8:00 a.m.  Make sure you are here at school on this day to understand how high school enrollment works and your options.

 

8th grade families save the date... December 13th at 6:00 pm at Lincoln High School.  We will be providing a session for parents around optional enrollment in Tacoma and time to fill out that paperwork as well as practicing registration for high school.  These two things are very complex events for our 8th graders and we would love to have both parents and students attending to learn about these processes.

 

Stadium will be hosting an open house on December 6th if you are interested in attending for high school

 

This week our counseling staff are in the classrooms teaching all students about boundaries and safety.  Ask your child what he or she has learned about this week

 

Thank you and have a great evening

 

Week of 11/21/16 

Good Evening Panther Families,

This week we will only have school Monday and Tuesday November 21st and 22nd.  Please have a safe restful and thankful break.

Students don't forget to check your grades and make up any missing assignments.  Also you can retake your assessments if you are not getting the grade you want!  Make arrangements with your teacher as soon as you can.  Remember life begins after a 3.0!

Thank you to all students and families who came to Stewart Gives Back night.  It was a fantastic success and so many families will benefit.

8th graders please save the date!  December 13th at Lincoln High School at 6:00 pm .  This night will be dedicated to our 8th grade families to understand optional enrollment here in Tacoma and how to register for the high school of your choice.   This is extremely important for all of our 8th grade families to attend.  The district has strict guidelines of how to enroll into your high school but we want to provide you with all the necessary information and a chance to fill out the appropriate forms.

11/14/16 

Good Evening Stewart Panthers,

 

Tomorrow is the last day to bring in non-perishable foods for our food drive.  Our student body has done an amazing job of being so generous!  Right now we have a couple of advisory classes that are so close to taking Tomorrow is the last day to bring in non-perishable foods for our food drive.  Our student body has done an amazing job of being so generous!  Right now we have a couple of advisory classes that are so close to taking the lead on canned food donations.  One more day panthers one more day!

 

Thursday is Stewart Gives Back night at 6:00 pm here beginning in our commons.  Families come together to build thanksgiving baskets for families in need and celebrate with a homemade dinner!  All families are welcome to join and help out!  Any student who is here on Thursday night must have a parent or guardian with them and then they can earn a free dress for the next day.

 

Athletics begin again this week with volleyball and boys soccer, if you would like to join you must fill out athletics paperwork online and have an updated physical on file here at school.  We are excited for a new season to begin!

 

Next week we only have 2 full school days.  Wednesday through Friday are days off to observe the Thanksgiving holiday.

 

Please encourage your student to retake or makeup any summative assignments they have to increase their GPA... Life begins after a 3.0

 

 

 

Week of 11/4/16

Good Evening Stewart Families,

This Thursday we will be celebrating Veteran's Day at 9:00 am in our school cafeteria.  We welcome any veterans or parents who would like to be part of this special ceremony. 

Friday, November 11 is Veterans Day and to honor our men and women who served, there will be no school. We will start again on Monday November 14.

One last call for all fundraising monies.  All monies need to be turned in by tomorrow Tuesday November 8th.  Thank you to all those who have participated.

Save the date Stewart Gives Back night is November 17th. You can join us in making food baskets for families and enjoy a soup dinner. This is a great opportunity to get involved here with the Stewart Community.

Week of 10/24/16

 

 

Week of 10/17/16

 

Good Evening Panther Families,

This Wednesday 8th graders will be taking the PSAT test.  Please make sure you get a good nights rest and eat breakfast.

Wednesday is also college day here at Stewart.  Don't forget to wear your college t-shirt or sweatshirt!

Our ASB fundraiser begins this week.  Students will be selling gourmet popcorn and discount cards, please be safe when selling and thank you for your support

All clubs except robotics will be cancelled the week  of October 24-28.  Most of the first sports session will also be completed during this week. All students who are not in robotics or a sport competing this week will take the 2:45 bus home.

Phone calls are coming home this week to set up a conference session.  Conferences will be on Monday, October 24th at Lincoln High School.  There will be no school for students on the 24th so that conferences can be held to accommodate parent schedules.

 

  Week of 10/10/16

Good Evening Panther Families,

This week 6th grade will be going on their college field trip to TCC.  All permission slips need to be turned in by Tuesday October 11th! 

Also 6th graders will be taking the healthy youth survey this Wednesday. It is anonymous and provides feedback to our school on student perspective.

Last but not least our ASB fall fundraiser kickoff is this Friday afternoon.  Students will be bringing home information on selling gourmet popcorn and discount cards.  This fundraiser is optional but all proceeds go directly back to students and they are offering great prizes this year to the students who sell.

 Week of 10/3/16

Good Evening Panther Families

This week begins our Panther Center Clubs and Activities. If you would like to join please fill out a permission slip and sign up for the clubs you like.  A list of clubs are available to look at on the school website stewartpanthers.org.

This Wednesday 7th grade AVID students will be taking their first college field trip to PLU! Please make sure you get your permission slips in

This Thursday is WE Day for all 7th graders in Tacoma.  WE have lots of permission slips missing, please turn them in by tomorrow so that we have a solid head count.  We are wanting 100% attendance!

Next Wednesday is the 6th grade AVID field trip to TCC. Please turn in permission slips this week!

The museum of flight is offering free admission on October 16th from 3-5...check it out!

Last but not least check out our website for update information at stewartpanthers.org

 

Week of 9/26/16

Good Evening Panther Families,

Reminder to all 7th grade students to turn in WE day permission slips this week!  We will have 100% of our 7th graders in attendance to participate in empowerment day.

This week students can begin sampling Cascade Bike Club and the first tee.  All equipment is provided, we just need a permission slip from you family.  Try out something new.

On Wednesday, Teachers from your elementary schools will be here to visit you in the morning in the library.  They want to say hi to you and check in on how you are doing.  Come visit during breakfast.

Panther Families, did you know that Stewart has some of the highest growth scores in Tacoma.  Tacoma kids have it especially at Stewart...Way to go Panthers!

 
 
Week of 9/19/16

Good Evening Panther Families,

Tomorrow is picture day!  Make sure to bring in your order forms. Uniforms are required.

This week is the time to sample out the Cascade Bicycle Club.  If you would like to try out riding in the bike club please sign up with Ms. Kayla  and join any day after school this week.  If you end up liking this club you can join for the fall sports/club session.

We are looking for male mentors that could possibly parlez into an hourly job.  If you are interested please call Kim Messersmith at 571-4198

 
Week of 9/12/16
 

Good Evening Panthers,

A full week of school is underway and activities are already beginning.  The fall sports season begins as well as robotics.  All students in sports need a physical to practice.  If you have a student who wants to play please be sure to get their physical as soon as possible.  Activity buses will be leaving campus by 5:00 pm

Lincoln Night Out is this Friday.  Join us for the Lincoln Football game as they take on Bethel.  Game starts at 7:00 in the Lincoln Bowl. We hope to see you there cheering on the Abes.

Mark your calendars for picture day on September 20th. Picture packets are available!

Just a reminder that these robocalls go out every Monday consistently for weekly updates.

Have a great evening

 
Week of 8/29/16
 

Good Evening Panther Families

This Thursday September 1st at 6:00 pm is Panther Family Night for all students.  You will have an opportunity to hear from Mr. Edmond, teach us about your student, and get some of the logistics taken care of before the year begins.  This will also be the day that you and your student can pick up a draft of your schedule.  We are really looking forward to learning from you and can't wait to meet you all.

The first day of school is rapidly approaching and we are hosting our first ever Million Family March here at Stewart.  Our goal is to get 100 supportive adults, especially males of the 253 to line up and greet/cheer students as they step off the bus for their first day of school.  We are looking forward to a great start to this upcoming school year.

Last but not least, 6th grade students must be up to date with their shots before receiving their schedules and beginning school.  Please make sure you have a  copy of those shot records for our nurse.  You can turn this in on September 1st during our family night.

 
Week of 8/23/16
 

Good Evening Panther Families

Two important events coming up!

First:  September 1st at 6:00 pm is Panther Family Night.  All stewart families are welcome to this open house.  Students and families will meet and greet with our administration team then students and families will meet with their advisory teacher.  We will invite you to share with us about your student!  We want to learn from you.  At the end of the evening students will be able to turn in shot/medical records, purchase supplies/uniform items, sign up for clubs and athletics, and grab their schedule.  Again this is an open house for all of our families and we hope to see you here on September 1 at 6:00 pm.


Second: The first day of school is approaching rapidly!  We know this is an anxious day for our kids and we are hoping to help replace that feeling with positivity.  So this year we are hosting our first ever National Million Father/Family March. We are inviting any supportive family member, especially supportive male family members to greet our kids when they step off the bus.  We will meet here at Stewart at 7:00 for light refreshments and then line up at 7:30 for our buses!  If you would like to join please call me at 571-4198.  Our goal is 100 family and community members to create a positive first day.

 

 

SCHOOL MESSENGER (from the district)

 

This is a school construction update from Tacoma Public Schools.

Construction at Stewart Middle School continues at full steam.

 

Stewart staff and students continue classes this fall at the Camp Hunt transition site, located at 6501 South 10th Street. The modernized Stewart building is currently scheduled to reopen in Fall 2017. The contractor expects to complete work by the end of this year.

Transportation is available for students living in the current Stewart Middle School attendance zone. Check the district’s website beginning Sept. 2 for bus routes and schedules.

 

Voters made this and 13 other major school construction projects possible by passing a $500 million capital bond in 2013.

For more information about this construction project, go to www.BuildingForAchievement.com or contact Planning & Construction at 253-571-3350 or planning@tacoma.k12.wa.us.

 

For back to school information, visit your school’s website or call the school office at 253-571-4200.

​/

Yearbook Flyer 2017.JPG 

 


 SMS Gives Back 2016.png
Food Drive 2016.png


 College Wednesday Flyer.jpg

 

Million Family March 2016.JPG