Click HERE for a Welcome letter from Principal U.

This year, many of the first day forms are not being sent in the mail.  Click HERE for a checklist of all of the necessary forms and click HERE to find all of the forms except those that were mailed home to you.

SOMS Website & Communication

Welcome to the SOMS HSA website! Please check back regularly for updates.

  • Please click HERE to sign up for regular email blasts with important news about the school and district
  • Please click HERE to volunteer

District Calendar & Handbook

Click HERE for the 2014-15 SOMSD Calendar & Handbook


Welcome New 6th Graders

The HSA welcomes all soon-to-be 6th graders and their families.  Click HERE for answers to some frequently asked questions.  Hopefully, this will answer all of your questions, but if not, please email your question or concern to  

Middle School Aftercare Program

YouthNet_aftercare---flyer2014-1Are you thinking about where your 6/7/8th grader will go after school for aftercare? YouthNet offers the Extended Enrichment Program at both middle schools. This program runs from 2.45- 6.00 and follows the school calendar. The YouthNet Extended Enrichment Program is conducted by MMS/SOMS teachers. Students can participate in a variety of clubs and individual homework help is available. Registration is occurring NOW! Please go to for more information and to register, click HERE for a complete description of the program and HERE for the registration form.

Community Flyers

Click HERE for September Community Flyers from Achieve Foundation, The Loft at Columbia High School, Girl Scouts, Lydia Johnson Dance School, Maplewood Dept. of Recreation & Cultural Affairs, Maplewood Memorial Library, National Council of Jewish Women, New Providence Recreation, South Orange Dept. of Recreation & Cultural Affairs, South Orange Dept. of Recreation & Cultural Affairs, SOPAC, South Orange/Maplewood Adult School, Summit Community Programs and YMCA.

Click HERE for information about the Community Coalition on Race Civic Engagement Institute

SOMS In The News!

Click HERE for a story about SOMS!

Parenting Center Speaker Series

Click HERE for the 2014-15 Parenting Center Speaker Series

Volunteers Needed

Do you want to get more involved with SOMS and/or in the district? Here are 3 positions that need to be filled:

1. Public Relations on the HSA board (non-voting position) – click HERE for more details.
2. Special Ed Liaison on the HSA board (non-voting position) – click HERE for more details.
3. SOMS Achieve Liaison – This person will represent SOMS while helping the Achieve Foundation in their communication with the SOMS community as well as helping with Achieve-sponsored events including the Newstead 5K, Teacher Grants, Night of 100 Dinners and Honor Your Teacher campaign. Click HERE for more details.

Please contact Jessie Wendt or Annemarie Maini at if you are interested or would like more information about any of these positions.


Required Summer Math Assignments

This summer, the Mathematics Department will provide summer math review packet for all students entering grades 6 to 12.  Students are required to complete these packets before the first day of school in September.  Every class will review this work over the first week (or two) of instruction, and then students will be tested on this content.  The test on the math review packet will be the first major assessment of the marking period in each course.

Summer math review packets are identified by course and level of instruction.

The material contained in these packets represents concepts, skills, and applications that student learned in their previous math course.   We strongly suggest that students not wait until the last minute to do the packet. Completed packets will be collected and graded. The packet is worth approximately 15% of the student’s first marking period grade.

To better support students in this process, math teachers will be available, by appointment, during the summer.

Click HERE for packets and HERE for teacher contact information.