Office of the Principal

Welcome to the 2020-21 school year. 


My staff and I have worked over the summer to plan and prepare a challenging academic program for you in a clean, safe building. This school year will be unlike any you and your parents have ever experienced. We are in a new realm of educational opportunities. For the first time we are teaching classes remotely and virtually. There are new faces in art, English 7, career and technical classes, special education and Spanish I. Our support staff includes a new face as special education instructional aide. In addition, we have a new assistant principal.


We plan to continue building on the student gains made in recent years in reading, mathematics and history assessments. And plan improvements in the areas of writing and science. Continued success is the direct result of the hardworking students, staff and teachers at SMS with the support of parents and the community.


I hope that you are recharged and ready for another exciting year in the classroom to learn about new content no matter what format you are using - in-person, remote only, or the virtual school. We believe that all students can learn to become prepared for life after school by incorporating the 5 C’s in education - critical thinking, communication, creativity, citizenship, and collaboration within the context of English reading and writing, mathematics, science, history, physical education, career and technical education training, and the fine and performing arts.


Go Mustangs!

Andrew Hipple,

Principal