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Middle School Concept
Click the link above to learn more about the Middle School Concept.

Partnerships
GM, Eagle Valley, and Clinton River Watershed Council partnerships since 2003.

Counseling Office
Mrs. Tedder was nominated for counselor of the year in Oakland County.

World Languages
Mrs. Dalton was recognized as one of the top 5 teachers in the country at the ACTFL National Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. 

LOCS Middle School Teacher of the Year 
Heather Schott, special education teacher, was recognized as this year's recipient of the LOCS Middle School Teacher of the Year award.

St. Jude' Math-a-thon
Scripps Middle School is very proud of the generosity of our students and their families. Our donations will help St. Jude to continue its life-saving work of research and treatment for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. It is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatments that are not covered by insurance. Our grand total for this year is $3007.15!!

Teens for Jeans Drive
Scripps collected just under 100 pairs of pants, jeans, and joggers during the annual Teens for Jeans Drive! Thank you to all who were able to donate and help out young people in need. Looking forward to next year's campaign, we will hopefully be able to bring in even more pairs of jeans!

Honors Band Participation
Scripps had several 7th and 8th graders selected to participate in various local Honors Bands this year. In November, 6 students were selected for the Wayne State University Honors Band. In March, 10 students were selected for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Civic Middle School Honors Band. In April, 8 students participated in the MSBOA District 4 Honors Band. Also, 1 student was selected for the All-State Band and 2 others received "honorable mention."  4 students participated in the DSO Civic Youth Ensembles program.

Band Festival Results
In March, both the 7th Grade Band and the 8th Grade Cadet Band received the highest possible ratings in MSBOA District Band Festival. The Cadet Band received straight A's in Sight Reading, and 12 A's and 3 B+'s in Concert. The 7th Grade Band received 18 A's (one A+) and 2 B+'s in Concert.

Band Solo and Ensemble Results
Scripps sent 82 events to Solo and Ensemble Festival, with 88% of them earning the highest (First Division) rating.  Many of them received straight A's.

Green School
Scripps Middle School is once again a Michigan Green School. Students, staff, and community members partnered to reduce, reuse, and recycle, making Scripps Middle School and Lake Orion a greener place to live. Projects included recycling, adopting endangered species, and advocating for the environment. Scripps is proud to be an Emerald School!

Student Council
Scripps collected over 3,500 food items for FISH to help families in Orion and Oxford Townships! Members of Scripps Student Council created and delivered hand-made Valentines to the seniors at Lake Orion Convalescent Center.

Media Center
Scripps Media Center earned SL21 Exemplary Status from the Library of Michigan. Scripps also had 41 students participate in the 2017-2018 Battle of the Books against Oakview and Waldon. This year the Battle had a new award for the school with the highest average points, which Scripps won. The Scripps team Sno-Cap Seals came in 3rd place and the team Literature Leaders won best costume.

Robotics
The Scripps Dragons robotics team competed in the Iowa Super Regional March 15-17. The team battled against other teams from 11 states. They finished with a 4-5 record and placed 22nd overall. 

Scripps Choir
Scripps Choirs have earned an Excellent Rating at MSVMA District Choral Festival 14 out of the last 17 years. They hold annual performances at colleges/ universities and clinics (Chicago, Cleveland, Mackinac) and they have active student solo and small ensemble participation at MSVMA Solo & Ensemble.

Yearbook
The 2017-2018 SMS yearbook staff has taken preserving memories up a notch!  This yearbook will have approximately 80 videos triggered by photos.  Students will be encouraged to get the “HP Reveal” app which will allow them to hold their devices over a photo in the yearbook and see a related video.