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School Address
200 Sunset Trail
Brentwood, TN 37027
Phone:  615-472-5040
Fax:  615-472-5050
 

School Colors
Navy Blue, Titan Blue, Orange

School Mascot
Saber

Principal
Dr. Tim Brown
Asst. Principals
Gidget Walsh
Kelly Ferguson

Directions to School

From points South of Brentwood:  Travel North on I-65 until you reach the Concord Road Exit.  After exit, travel East approximately 4.5 miles miles until you reach Sunset Road.  Turn right and then travel approximately 3 miles until you see the school on your left. 

From points North of Brentwood:  Travel South on I-65 until you reach the Concord Road Exit.  After exit, travel East approximately 4.5 miles until you reach Sunset Road.  Turn right and then travel approximately 3 miles until you see the school on your left. 

 

 

 

Enrollment  800

Mission
The Mission of Sunset Middle School is to challenge students to be enthusiastic learners, creative thinkers, and responsible citizens capable of contributing to a democratic society. 

School History
Sunset Middle School is a public school in Williamson County which opened for the 2006/2007 school year with students in grades six and seven.  Sunset Middle School was built to meet the needs of the growing student population, and included grades six through eight beginning with the 2007/2008 school year. 

Community
Sunset Middle School services the communities of Nolensville and Brentwood.  The area encompasses community subdivisions, rural single family homes, and gated communities.  The residents are predominantly professional people classified in the middle to upper income brackets.  Parents are extremely supportive and involved in the Sunset Middle School Community.

Parent/Teacher Conferences
Parents will receive a progress report during the middle of each quarter. Parents who have questions can address their concern(s) with the teacher or the guidance counselors. Teachers will schedule parent-teacher conferences each semester. All other parent conferences are held at mutually convenient times.

Parent Support Organization
Parents and faculty are committed to working together to benefit our students.  Sunset Middle has a very active PTO that supports all aspects of student life.

Library/Media Center

The Sunset Middle School Library and Technology Center offers library services and maximum access to books, media, technology, and resources based on the needs of students, faculty, administration, and staff centered on student mastery of information literacy, independent learning, and social responsibility and to meet demands of the curriculum, individual assignments, and developmental needs of our diverse student population . . .

  • by providing intellectual and physical access to materials in all formats,
  • by providing instruction to foster competence and stimulate interest in reading, viewing, and using information and ideas,
  • by collaborating with educators to design learning strategies and to choose resources to meet the needs of individual students,
  • and by encouraging students to seek information and enjoy reading for assignments and lifelong learning.

Laura Kleman, SSMS Media Specialist, and Mrs. Barbara Pigg, Library Assistant, with the help of several volunteers, provide library services and maintain operation of the SSMS Library and Technology Center from 7:20 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. or later as needs arise on school days.  Schedules are maintained to promote maximum use of resources and technology within the school.  Our staff is committed to providing enthusiastic support of reading in all formats as a means of lifelong learning, enjoyment, a penchant for discovery, and success in the classroom and in life. 

The SSMS Library and Technology Center proudly provides access to 11,000 books and professional books, 48 periodicals, 24 professional journals, 125 computers with access to many databases and online resources for students and teachers from WCS Network, 3 printers, projectors, speakers, TVs, cameras, DVD players, 4 SmartBoards, 12 whiteboards, and other resources. 

Academics
The curriculum at Sunset Middle School includes the following: Communication Arts; Math; Social Studies; and Science.  Sunset Middle School uses the “team” concept, which divides grades into academic teams of teacher and students.  Teaming creates a feeling of membership in a smaller setting.  Better communication and collaboration between faculty, students, and parents are other benefits of using the team format.  Furthermore, all special education students are included in the general education and enrichment classes. The day consists of four to five academic blocks and two 45 minute related arts block.  Over the course of the middle school experience, students participate in the following related arts classes: Life Skills, Art, Music, Spanish, Multimedia, and Physical Education.  Students may opt to spend one of their 45 minute blocks to participate in a year long course study in Band, Chorus, or Orchestra. 

Tutoring
Several teachers offer tutoring at no cost to the students before and after school. This program typically begins in October.  Please contact your student’s teacher for specific information.

Guidance
Sunset Middle School has two licensed full-time professional counselors, who are trained in counseling, interventions, theories, and techniques.  They are Mr. Mark Phillips (6th grade and 7th grade Orange) and Mrs. Jill Lloyd-Crucini (grade 8 and 7th grade Blue).  Also, Mrs. Lindsey Haeger, is the STARS Specialist and highly qualified counselor.
Learn more about Guidance services.



Special Education Services
Sunset Middle School has a variety of support services designed to meet the needs of students at risk in the learning environment.  In addition to one school counselor, a range of services are provided by a school psychologist and psychologist intern, a speech/language pathologist, a gifted consultant, a school nurse, an ELL teacher, and a  STARS (Students Taking Right Stand) counselor.  A process is in place for teachers and parents to access needed support for direct consultation and intervention as needed. 

Sunset Middle School has one part-time ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher that serves seventeen ELL (English Language Learner) students.  The district total of limited English proficient students is 419 (1.7%)

STARS
Sunset Middle School offers an assistance program, Students Taking a Right Stand (STARS) against drugs, alcohol, and violence.  This program helps students make positive life choices as they enter adolescence.  

Athletics
In addition to academic curriculum, Sunset Middle School offers students a variety of co-curricular activities.  Sunset Middle School offers the following major sports: football, volleyball, cross-country, tennis, soccer, wrestling, basketball, baseball, golf, softball, track and field, dance team, and cheerleading. 

National Junior Honor Society
The National Honor Society (NHS) and the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) are the nation's premier organizations recognizing outstanding middle level and high school students who demonstrate excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. NHS and NJHS are proudly sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). The NASSP-the preeminent organization and national voice for middle level and high school leaders-also sponsors the National Association of Student Councils (NASC), which promotes and provides leadership development opportunities to prepare and empower students to serve their schools and communities. (from http://www.njhs.us/PressRoom.aspx#about)
All students are eligible to apply for NJHS membership; membership is determined by a faculty council.  For more information, contact the Sunset Middle chapter adviser, Laura Kleman
(hyperlink my name to my email, laurak2@wcs.edu).

Extra Curricular Activities
Sunset Middle School also offers the following clubs and activities: yearbook, science club, art club, student council, chess club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), drama, reading club, Destination Imagination, Forensics, and Geography Bee. 

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