The Tiger Tribune

August/September 2016

Principal’s Message

Dear Somerset Families,

Welcome!  We have had an outstanding start to the 2016-2017 school year.  I appreciate  your  setting the tone at home and stressing the importance of education.  As a result we have had students on campus who are Responsible, Problem Solvers, and Safe.

Somerset’s counselors will be hosting their first Counselor Connect on Friday, Sept. 9th from 8:00am-9:00am in the library.  The topic for the day is Getting Connected: The importance of connecting emotionally, physically, socially, and academically to school.  

On a personal note, I am unable to be on campus for the first few weeks of this trimester.  I am currently taking care of my daughter who is receiving treatment for cancer.  All prayers and good thoughts are appreciated. Serving as Interim Principal in my absence is  Lisa Ferguson, Somerset’s Assistant Principal.

Please do not hesitate to ask questions as they arise.  We are here to support you and your child.   

Mary Smyth


Spotlight on Sports

Somerset has many fall sports including soccer, volleyball, cross country and flag football.  

If your child is interested in participating in one of our fall sports this year, information on eligibility, how to sign up, and meetings will be shared in their advisory class.  

For more information and schedules, visit the website.


Did you Know?

A great way to connect to school is through clubs. Somerset has several after school clubs including: art, technology, CJSF, Cool 2B Kind, wood shop,  honors, and more.

After school math tutoring will be offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2:45-3:30PM.  Listen to morning announcements for start date in August.

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Counselors’ Corner

We are lucky to have two counselors again this year at Somerset.

Gina Mroczka will be here Monday mornings, and all day each Thursday and Friday.  Monika Teves, who will return in October, will be here each day.  She will have a replacement, Trina Leon,  until her return.  Welcome Ms. Leon!

Some of the upcoming counseling services are: classroom guidance and academic lessons, individual and small group counseling, social skills, and conflict mediation.

Look for the counseling table at Back to School Night.

PTSA's Post

There will be a planning meeting for the PTSA on Wednesday, August 31 at 6:00PM in the library.

We are in need of members to help serve on the PTSA board.  For more information, please contact Jennie in the office at 574-5300.

We are looking for volunteers to assist with the Sports-A-Thon on September 30th.

Dates to Remember


After school math tutoring is being held on Tuesdays (room 44), Wednesdays (room 72), and Thursdays (room 81) from 2:45 to 3:30PM. Start date will be announced at school during morning announcements.

  • August 10th-first day of school

  • August 17th-Minimum Day (ALL STUDENTS WILL BE DISMISSED AT 1:10PM)

  • August 17th-Back to School Night (6:30-8:00PM, MPR and then in classrooms)

  • August 31st-PTSA planning meeting (6:00, library)


  • September 1st-school photos

  • September 5th-No school (Holiday-Labor Day)

  • September 9th-Counselor Connect (8:00AM, library)

  • September 30th-Sports-A-Thon

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