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Thank you for visiting the Swainsboro Middle School Website! As we enter our second 9 weeks into the school term, SMS has made great strides towards implementing PBIS incentives for positive behavior for students and staff. I am extremely honored to serve as the principal of Swainsboro Middle School where the staff is committed to setting high standards and maintaining the best educational ... Read More

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Reverse Beauty Pageant

2018 Miss SMS/SHS Reverse Beauty Pageant

Tuesday, May 8th At 6:30 pm

Swainsboro City Auditorium

Sponsored by Beta Club

All proceeds will benefit SHS Teacher, Michelle Scott

No entry fee

Door admission:

Adults $5

Students $3



SMS Sports Physical for 2018-2019 - April 23, 2018


If your child is currently in the 6th or 7th Grade at SMS and is interested in playing a sport next year, they will need to get a physical form from the front office ASAP. The form needs to be filled out and signed by the parent prior to the physical or they will not be seen by the doctor. The sports physical will be April 23rd in the Swainsboro High School gym after school. The physical is free.

April 9, 2018


Dear Parents:

The Georgia Milestones Assessment System (Georgia Milestones) is a comprehensive summative assessment program spanning grades 3 through high school.  Georgia Milestones measures how well students have learned the knowledge and skills outlined in the state-adopted content standards in English Language Arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.  

Students in grades 3 through 8 take an end-of-grade assessment in English Language Arts and mathematics while students in grades 5 and 8 are also assessed in science and social studies.

For elementary and middle school students, state law requires that students in grade 3 earn an At/Above Grade Level designation in reading to be promoted to fourth grade. In grades 5 and 8, state law requires that students earn an At/Above Grade Level designation in reading as well as score in the Developing Learner achievement level or above in Math to be promoted to the next grade.

Students enrolled in grades 3 – 8 in Emanuel County Schools will begin End of Grade (EOG) testing on April 17, 2018.  Testing will be administered in:

English/Language Arts on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 17 and 18, Math on Thursday, April 19, Science on Tuesday, April 24, Social Studies on Wednesday, April 25. Make-up days will be in between. 

Encourage your student to employ good study and test-taking skills. These skills include following directions carefully, avoiding careless errors, and reviewing work.Explain the purpose of the tests. The assessments give students an opportunity to show what they have learned in school. They also give teachers information that helps them plan instruction. Point out that some items may be more difficult than others.Be certain your student gets plenty of sleep and has a healthy breakfast and lunch. Taking tests is hard work for many students and can require a lot of energy.Be certain your student is at school on time. Rushing and worrying about being late could affect performance on the tests.Remember to ask your student about the testing at the end of each day.

Georgia Milestones Resources

Emanuel County Schools Assessment page


Georgia Department of Education Georgia Milestones Assessment Page


Georgia Department of Education End of Grade Assessment Page Grades 3-8


Georgia Department of Education End of Course Assessment Page Grades 9-12


Cell Phone Use on Georgia Standardized Assessments

The following is taken from the 2017-2018 Student Assessment Handbook, pages 18 & 19:

Students are not permitted to use, or to bring into the testing environment, any electronic device that could allow them to view, access, retain, or transmit information (e.g., cell phone, smartphone/watch camera, PDA, or playback device, etc.). 

Possession or improper use of such devices during testing may result in disciplinary action in accordance with the system’s student code of conduct and/or test invalidation. Devices such as those mentioned above that are brought into the testing environment must not remain in the student’s possession during testing.

Swainsboro Middle School has a plan in place to collect and store such devices in a secure location. Thank you for your assistance to ensure that testing protocol is followed regarding the possession and use of electronic devices.





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Ms. Martha Thomas


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Swainsboro Middle School  |  200 Tiger Trail  |  Swainsboro, GA 30401
Phone: 478.237.8047  |  Fax: 478.419.1148