Suffield Public Schools

Suffield Middle School

June 2016

350 Mountain Road | Suffield, CT 06078 | 860-668-3820 |

Upcoming Events:

Thursday, June 2

Last Day of Late Busses

Night of the Arts
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Chorus/Band Concert
6th Grade - 6:00 p.m.
7th Grade - 6:45 p.m.
8th Grade - 7:30 p.m.

Friday, June 3

Summer Bash
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
(Rain Date: Fri. June 10th)

Monday, June 6

Suffield BOE Meeting
6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 7

NCCC Support Groups
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
SHS Room 221, Pampered Palace, and LMC

Thursday, June 9

Grade 6 Blue Team Field Trip

Friday, June 10

Grade 7 Field Trip

Monday, June 13

Grade 6 White Team Field Trip

Grade 8 Field Trip

Wednesday, June 15

8th Grade Class Night
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 16

Early Release
Last Day of School
12:15 p.m.

Monday, June 20

Suffield BOE Meeting
6:30 p.m.

Virtual Backpack:

2015 - 2016 District Calendar

2016 - 2017 District Calendar

Middle School Menus

Parent Student Handbook



Sock Hop

The Eighth Graders had a great time dancing the night away at the Sock Hop.  The students looked great dressed for the 50s and our very own Mrs. Noonan performed with her band Avenue Groove.  Throughout the night there were many contests such as “Best Dressed” won by Evan Craig and Brooke LaDuke, “Locomotion” won by Abby Sperazza and Ethan Lambert, and “Hand Jive” won by Allison Gambrel.  A special thanks to the PTAC for organizing such a fun event!

Scholastic Achievement Challenge

For the ninth year in a row, a student from Suffield Middle School has received the highest score in the state of Connecticut for the Middle School Scholastic Achievement Challenge. This is also the fifth year in a row it has been a sixth grader. Approximately 14,000 students from sixth and eighth grade participated in the challenge. This consisted of an hour-long examination with questions in the disciplines of math, science, language, history and geography. This contest is designed to stimulate students’ interest in learning by incorporating general knowledge, logic, and problem solving skills.

This year sixth grader Emily Brydges achieved a score of 78, besting all her competitors in the state.  Congratulations Emily!

She was presented with the Scholastic Challenge Trophy on May 9th in the SMS auditorium.

Summer Bash

TO ALL 5TH-8TH graders at the middle school and McAlister:

Come join in the fun with your families at the annual SUMMER BASH! June 3rd from 5-8pm 


Volunteer Form - PDF


NIGHT of the ARTS!

You are invited to Suffield Middle School Night of the Arts.

*Spring Concert
*Art Show
*Media Tech Display
*Music Tech Display

Thursday, June 2nd 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the SMS Auditorium, Media Center, and various hallways

Letter - PDF


Battle of the Books


On May 9th and 10th Suffield Middle School held its First Annual Battle of the Books. Teams of students had seven weeks to read six different books and compete in a game show style competition. The winners for each grade were 6 White, 7 Blue, and 8 White. We look forward to bringing this event back next year, and making it even bigger!


Outstanding Citizenship and Leadership


On May 24th, Suffield Middle School held a celebration to honor eight 8th grade students for outstanding citizenship and leadership.

Secretary of State Excellence in Citizenship Award


Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents Award




Suffield Middle School Principal’s Award




Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE) Leadership Awards



Connecticut Association of Schools Scholar Leader Award





P.R.O.M.I.S.E Girls Field Trip to Racepoint Lighthouse


By: Mrs. Myers, PROMISE Advisor

The 8th grade PROMISE girls took a journey to North Truro, Massachusetts on May 7, 2016. Their purpose: to stay overnight at the Race Point Lighthouse near Provincetown, Cape Cod to experience history and help with the preservation of history.

The lighthouse hosts were Mr. and Mrs. DeFord and the girls stayed at the keeper house from Saturday to Sunday, May 8th. Part of their adventure included a tour of the Provincetown area and then a “dune buggy” ride out to the lighthouse on the beach.

There was a historical tour of the lighthouse and surrounding area and team building activities on the beach.

Thank you to Mr. Joyal for the long ride up and back in the van!


Chromebook Collection Information


Dear Families,

It has been a year with much excitement as we rolled out our Chromebooks in September. These tools have proved to have a positive impact on our learning environment and we hope that they can stand the test of time. With that in mind we will start "spot checking" Chromebooks to get the ball rolling on any repairs that may need to happen now to prepare for our collection at the end of the year. Teachers will be sending students to our Junior S.W.A.T. team if they feel there is anything that needs to be addressed on their device. We also ask that you take a minute at home to check in on your child's device and its condition.

As a reminder the insurance and coverage letter is posted to our Suffield Public School website. This will be a helpful guide as you look over the device.

Here are important dates to remember for Chromebook collection:

April 25 – June 10

Spot Checks of Chromebooks

June 9 and 10

Teachers will collect students Chromebooks and chargers (students will keep their cases for the following year)

June 14

All payments are due

It is important that this timeline is met so that we can efficiently repair, maintain, and reissue Chromebooks next fall. We thank you in advance for your partnership with this exciting initiative. Overall it has been a positive experience and we look forward to continuing to provide devices to our students to enhance their educational experience here at Suffield Middle School.

Respectfully Yours,

Ashley Molden
Assistant Principal
Suffield Middle School

Letter - PDF




Suffield Public Schools
350 Mountain Road, Suffield, CT 06078
Phone: 860-668-3800 (Central Office)


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