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To provide an environment where all students may attain knowledge, skills, and attitudes to meet the challenges of high school and beyond.
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  •  South-Doyle Middle School Performing Arts Department 
    The Musical
    guys and Dolls  
    6 Shows Only

    In-School Student Shows:

    Tuesday, March 10: 7th Grade – 8:45

    Wednesday, March 11: Visiting Elementary Schools – 10:00 & 6th Grade – 2:15

    Thursday, March 12: 8th Grade – 9:45

    Student   $2

    Community Shows:

    Tuesday, March 10: 7:00 pm

    Thursday, March 12: 7:00 pm

    Adults  $5

    Children $3

    Tickets sold at door 
    Guys and Dolls Promotion Poster
    Click to see more information and complete list of cast

    Spring Math and Science Night  

    Due to inclement weather, the TCAP MIST Writing Assessment test has been changed to:
    Thursday, March 12th  

     South-Doyle Middle School students in grades 6-8 will participate in the TCAP Writing Assessment. In this assessment, students are asked to read grade-level complex texts and then write a constructed response essay about those texts.  Specifically:

    Students will read two texts and write two essays, one that is informational/explanatory about one text and a second that is an argument about both texts.

    The structure of the TCAP Writing Assessment is similar to what students experienced last year, which had evolved from previous years to be more like the expected Tennessee Ready ELA assessments in 2015-16. The two texts will include social studies or science topics in order to provide practice with reading informational texts, and student responses are scored against a rubric addressing four components: development, focus/organization, language and conventions.

    All students will take the TCAP Writing Assessment online through the Measurement Incorporated Secure Testing (MIST) application, the same one used for the TCAP Writing Assessment last year as well as several online writing activities this year. Although scores are not part of any student’s grade, parents will still receive individual results in late spring or early summer.

    For more information about the TCAP Writing Assessment, please visit the Tennessee Department of Education’s website 

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     Regional Science Olympiad Competition
    Rescheduled to March 7 
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    Due to weather concerns and school closings, The regional Science Olympiad competition at Pellissippi State College has been rescheduled to March 7.

    Track Tryouts/Practice

    Track try-outs and practice will begin tentatively on Tuesday, March 2nd from 3:45-5:00.  All athletes must have a current physical and dressed out to run.  


    Yearbook Sales AT SCHOOL will START IN MARCH with a check written to SDMS (Please put Child's name and homeroom teacher on the check). 

     A Very Special Thank You to Mr. Critselous
    Mr. C  
     From all of the students and staff, we want to thank Mr.  Gary Critselous for serving as interim principal while Mrs. Baker has been away on maternity leave. Mr. Critselous became an immediate part of our family here at South-Doyle and quickly earned our respect. We will surely miss having him in our hallways and classrooms. 

    South-Doyle Adds New Technology
    Students using laptops  

    Using technology in our classrooms is nothing new at South-Doyle. Teachers have been integrating technology in their classrooms for years. From computers to interactive white boards, our teachers enhance the learning experience of their students by bringing their lessons alive with technology everyday. But this year is a little different because we have introduced several new levels of technology.  

    1. New and Improved Website: With easier navigation and more improved features district-wide.
    2. Aspen: A student information system that allows students and parents the ability to view student grades in real time 24 hours a day. 
    3. Canvas: A learning management system that makes learning in the virtual world relative and challenging for every student through online project based learning (PBL) allowing students to create and submit projects online for grading without ever using paper or pencil.
    4. Laptops for Students: Our most exciting technology upgrades this year has been the addition of 271 new MacBook Air laptop computers for student use in classrooms. Giving teachers flexibility with research, assignments, assessments, and  Project-Based Learning (PBL) without having to wait for openings in computer lab schedules. 
    With our award winning faculty, and phenomenal student body, our new technology additions have made our school one of the most competitive middle schools in Knox County. Learning has never been more exciting at South-Doyle and we're just getting started!

    Morning Lab
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Teacher Feature

  • Teacher Feature
    Congratulations to This Week's Teacher-of-the-Week
    Mrs. Pollock  
    Mrs. Pollock  
    Mrs. Pollock is our music teacher. When she asked why she teaches, she smiled and said, "Because I love kids." Everything Mrs. Pollock does points back to that statement. She has an amazing connection with kids and faculty. In fact, Mrs. Pollock loves teaching so much that after retiring as a teacher in Georgia, she came to South-Doyle to continue crafting her career. Now teaching for 36 years, Mrs. Pollock is no stranger to hard work and it shows everyday in the amazing and energetic lessons she teaches. A recent student described her class as a "place to go to see music come alive!"  The students and staff absolutely love her and she is a valuable part of our school and we are thrilled that she chose to be a part of our community. 
    Congratulations Mrs. Pollock 
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KEES Spotlight

  • SDMS Art Showcase
    View and purchase real student artwork
    Click above to browse school page and student artwork 
    View Student Work Slideshow         Meet our Art Teacher
     See Art Slide Show      Meet Our Art Teacher

    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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