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  • national library week  
    We love you Mrs. Plemons 

     Science Olympiad Students Take 4th Place in State Competition!
    at the Regional Science Olympiad Tournament
       Science OLympiad

    Congratulations to the South-Doyle Science Olympiad team for their 4th place finish at the State tournament last Saturday at the University of Tennessee!  The students did an all-around tremendous job and earned medals in 15 of the 23 events.  A BIG thank you to our students for their hard work and leadership, and our parents/coaches who have provided countless hours of support and valuable instruction.

    SDMS State Medals – 2015

    ·     1st Place = Dynamic Planet (Connor McGinley and Kailey Garrison)

    ·      2nd Place = Bio-Process Lab (Adam McDaniel and Monet Harriman)

    ·      2nd Place = Bridge Building (Connor McGinley and Jessica Burks)

    ·      2nd Place = Elastic Launched Glider (Marley Harriman and Connor McGinley)

    ·      2nd Place = Robo-Cross (Adam McDaniel and Connor McGinley)

    ·      2nd Place = Write It Do It (Marley Harriman and Monet Harriman)

    ·      3rd Place = Experimental Design (Monet Harriman, Marley Harriman, Connor McGinley)

    ·      4th Place = Entomology (Nolan Askew and Elijah Styles)

    ·      4th Place = Fossils (Monet Harriman and Marley Harriman)

    ·      5th Place = Air Trajectory (Derek McCarley and Melody Hubbard)

    ·      5th Place = Simple Machines (Farrell Scott and Derek McCarley)

    ·      5th Place = Solar System (Melody Hubbard and Jessica Burks)

    ·      6th Place = Crave the Wave (Farrell Scott and Nolan Askew)

    ·      6th Place = Meteorology (Eric Fitzpatrick and Jessica Burks)

    ·      6th Place = Road Scholar (Casey Handlos and Derek McCarley)

    South-Doyle Science Olympiads Also Earned 1st Place in Regional Competition 
    * Team A - Medaled in 19 of the 23 events.
    * Team B - Medaled in 9 pof the 23 events.
    * Team C - Medaled in 6 of the 23 events. 
     - 9 Gold Medals
     - 13 Silver Medals
     - 12 Bronze Medals 

     Congratulations to 8th grade student Jocelyn T. 
    Jocelyn will be one of the speakers at an awards dinner that is honoring citizens of Knoxville for community service Awards 

    SDMS Student Wins 1st Place in the Knoxville Chalk Walk Art Show
    Chalk Walk 1st Place Winner  
    Congratulations to Elena Lawson a SDMS student for winning first place in the Dogwood Arts Chalk Walk in Market Square.
    The Chalk Walk comes back in its seventh year and remains one of the fan favorites among our visitors in April! The street painting festival, whose origination as a featured event of Dogwood Arts, drew inspiration from a 16th century Italian happening, turns Knoxville’s downtown sidewalks into a seemingly infinite canvas for the region’s most talented professional and student artists. Dogwood Arts brings this event to Knoxville once again to continue to educate visitors and artists, alike, of this lost art in hopes of keeping it alive for future generations. Bring the family and get some ideas for your child’s next driveway masterpiece – or your own! 


    Send a $37 check or money order written to SDMS to

    Mr. Mosadegh during homeroom

    Please put Child's name and homeroom teacher on the check


     TCAP Update
    TCAP tests will be administered April 28th-30th and count as 15% of a student's 2nd semester grade, so we ask parents to please avoid scheduling appointments those days if at all possible to protect testing time for our students. Testing will begin shortly after 8:30 and will continue each day until early afternoon, with makeup testing occurring each afternoon and all day Friday, May 1st.​ 
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School Announcements

  • Two South-Doyle Students Win at the National History Day Competition
    Katie Hunneycutt and Emily Kersey  
    Congratulations to 8th graders Katie Hunneycutt and Emily Kersey for winning the National History Day competition in the documentary division state championship in Nashville. We are so excited to announce that these amazing girls will be moving on to the nationals competition in Washington D.C. Congratulations girls you make South-Doyle proud! 
    Thank you to all the teachers and students who participated and worked to make this event such a success
    Great Llama Race  
    Learn more about the Great Llama Race 2015

    Help Wanted  sign up
    We are looking for volunteers to help with our Hollywood Red Carpet Premiere 8th Grade Dance.
    If you would be interested in helping with menu planning, decorations, or swag bags, please click on the link to sign up for one of our committees.
    Sign Up here   

    1. No OSS or No more than 1 BIS Since January 27th
    2. Must have passing grades
    3. No more than 2 UNEXCUSED absences
    Tickets will be sold during lunch in April and May. Tickets bought in April will be $20 and tickets bought in May will be $25. I think ticket sales will start next week. 
    No Refunds on Tickets 
    Disclaimer: SDMS administration reserves the right to restrict access for any studentwho does not follow daily school expectations or does not meet the minimum dress requirements. Dress requirements will be posted and sent home with students when they're made available

    SDMS Chorus  

    8th Grade Chorus and Ensemble Receives Top Rating!
    SDMS Chorus Ensemble  
    Congratulations to the 8th Grade Chorus and Ensemble members! Both groups received ratings of "Excellent" for performance and ratings of "Superior" for sight reading at choral festival! (Ensemble actually got a perfect score in sightreading!)

    SDMS Students participate in the Very Special Arts Festival

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- A Very Special Arts Festival is a one of a kind event that celebrates Knox County Students with diverse abilities and the various artistic skills they are learning in the classroom.

    It's not a competition, but an opportunity for students with disabilities to share their talents, works of art, and accomplishments with the community. Through this event, the Dogwood Arts Festival wants to encourage and stimulate feelings of self-worth within these students.

    Wednesday's festival included a wide variety of activities in music, dance, drama, and visual arts. Students also participated in workshops of “make and take” arts and crafts, demonstrations, exhibits of art work, and performances by individuals with disabilities

    A Very Special Arts Festival is supported by AKIMA Women’s Club of Knoxville, The Pilot Club, West High School, and West Knoxville Civitan Club.

    The event is a united effort between Dogwood Arts, the University of Tennessee Departments of Art and Special Education, and Knox County Schools.

     Cast and Crew of the SDMS Guys and Dolls Jr. Go See a Broadway Production
     Guys and Dolls Jr. Cast and Crew
     The SDMS cast and crew of "Guys and Dolls Jr." was awarded a grant that provided tickets for the entire group to see "Guys and Dolls" at the Tennessee Theatre on Saturday! It was the first time a lot of them have ever had the opportunity to see a Broadway production. To say they were excited would definitely be an understatement. Congratulations to all of our students and crew.

    50,000 Trees Planted Across Knox County
    And a Few at South-Doyle 
    A national group planned a day to plant 50,000 trees across the country in one day (
    As part of this program, Joseph Konvicka, an intern with the local Adopt-a-Watershed program through Americorps, and I developed a plan to have SDMS students participate.
    Students who participated received bonus points and were provided with gloves and tools use to plant the seedlings.
    An area was picked along Baker Creek and members of my Outdoor Classroom Club marked the planting sites a few days before the big planting day, March 14. 
    About ten students and several adults showed up at 10am and got to work. In less than two hours, we planted 100 trees and erected a barrier to mark their location and protect the trees from lawn mowers or  playing children.

     2015-16 Knox County Schools
    Upcoming Recruitment and Career Fairs Information

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    In April and June, the Knox County Schools’ Human Resources Department will host three recruitment fairs for those interested in starting a career with the Knox County Schools:

    Saturday, April 25, 2015: Certified Employees Recruitment Fair

    Saturday, June 27, 2015: Classified Employees Recruitment Fair

    On Saturday, April 11, the Priority Staffing Schools Recruitment Fair will be held at Central High School (5321 Jacksboro Pike) from 9 a.m. to noon. Anyone interested in employment as a certified employee in a priority staffing school in the Knox County Schools is encouraged to attend and learn more about the positions available.  

     Visit the Knox County School website for a list of the Priority staffing schools. 

    On Saturday, April 25, the Certified Employees Recruitment Fair will be held at

     Central High School (5321 Jacksboro Pike) from 9 a.m. to noon. Certified positions require a license issued by the Tennessee Department of Education or other accredited state boards of education. Certified staff members require a valid professional license based on training that covers the subjects or grades taught and/or a specialty service area (e.g. school counselor) in accordance with rules and regulations of the State Board of Education.

    On Saturday, June 27, the Classified Employees Recruitment Fair will be held at Central High School (5321 Jacksboro Pike) from 9 a.m. to noon. Classified positions are those positions which do not require certification in accordance with rules and regulations of the Tennessee Department of Education and typically include bookkeepers, clerks, maintenance or custodial staff, food service staff, instructional assistants, and security personnel, as well as many central office administrative services positions and part-time staff.

    For more information about the recruitment fairs, contact Human Resources at 594-1929. 

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SDMS Sports

Teacher Feature

  • Teacher Feature
    Congratulations to This Week's Teacher-of-the-Week
    Mrs. Jessica Ancrum
    Mrs. Ancrum is one of our 8th grade math teacher.
    Recently, Mr. Critselous interviewed Mrs. Ancrum:


    Mr. C: "How long at SDMS?" 
    Mrs. Ancrum: "This is my first year at SDMS."
    Mr. C: "How long have you been teaching?" 
    Mrs. Ancrum: "I've taught for 11 years."
    Mr. C: "What other schools have you taught?" 
    Mrs. Ancrum: "I've taught in New Orleans, Charlotte, and Atlanta."
    Mr. C: "Tell us about your family?" 
    Mrs. Ancrum: "I have been married for 12 years. I have 2 dogs Gunther & Karmen."
    Mr. C: "Where you grew up?" 
    Mrs. Ancrum: "I grew up in Augusta, Goergia."
    Mr. C: "Do you have any hobbies?" 
    Mrs. Ancrum: "Yes, I love reading and making wreaths."
    Mr. C: "Why do you teach?"
    Mrs. Ancrum: "I was inspired by my 8th grade Georgia history teacher who believed in me despite my background and family circumstances. I wanted to be that teacher for someone else."
    Mr. C: "Anything else you want to tell us about yourself?"
    Mrs. Ancrum: "I am the youngest of five. I am named after my grandfather. I love my team! Shout out to Mr. Sutton, Mr. Ternes and Mrs. Palmer."
    Congratulations Mrs. McGaha and thank you for all you do for our students!
    Previous Winners: Mrs. Honey Lewis, Mrs. McGaha  
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KEES Spotlight

  • SDMS Art Showcase
    View and purchase real student artwork
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    View Student Work Slideshow         Meet our Art Teacher
     See Art Slide Show      Meet Our Art Teacher

    Mooreland Heights Elementary School
     Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    Featured at the SDMS Auditorium 
    10:00 for students 
    6:00 pm. for community
    Tickets for donation only 

    Students can earn "KEE" cards for exemplary behavior, being prepared, taking steps beyond usual expectations, showing respect and anything else that supports a positive learning environment. Teachers and administrators are on the look out for you to make a difference at your school.
    What will you do to earn a KEE? 
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