Sleepy Hill Middle School


Learning for All: Whatever it takes!

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to create a learning community with a safe and orderly, caring and supportive environment. We will eliminate barriers of achievement and create endless possibilities for success.


Where learners today, make leaders tomorrow.


Welcome, Bienvenidos, Bienvenue

Principal’s Message

It is with great pleasure I welcome you to Sleepy Middle School, a Pre-Academy School. As the principal, it is my honor to be the instructional leader. It will be my personal goal to continue the tradition of academic excellence and school pride, as well as providing students a plethora of opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities and community service projects.

As educators, it is our responsibility to create a safe, nurturing environment where every student feels a sense of belonging and a desire to learn. Our mission is to provide a rigorous education that challenges our students to become globally literate by inspiring them to achieve their maximum potential while meeting their cognitive, personal and social needs. This environment is supported by a faculty and staff that offers the finest middle school education possible. This year will be dedicated to renewing our commitment to parents, students and the community as we continue elevating Sleepy Hill Middle to high levels of performance. We will enforce high expectations for our students and create strong and focused instructional programs that motivate the mind to explore new ideas.

We are looking forward to working together in creating a school where every student will be given the tools, confidence and skills necessary to be successful.

SHMS Book Fair!

Polk County Public School Student ID Policy

Badge Policy at Sleepy Hill Middle: 

Polk County School Board has a new policy this year in secondary schools to ensure the safety of all students on campuses. All students, grades 6-12 will be required to wear Student ID badges. SHMS will provide a picture ID and lanyard for each student at our school. All students will be required to wear the ID badge every day. No student will be allowed to go to class unless they are wearing their ID badge and lanyard. If a student does not come to school with their ID badge, they can call home for the parent to bring the badge to school. However, if the parent cannot bring the badge or if the student lost the badge the school will print a new badge at a cost of $5.00. If you do not pay the fee of $5.00 for a replacement ID badge the fee will be added to your high school obligation. All high school obligations must be paid before the student graduates. In addition, they will also not be eligible to attend night time events until the fee is paid. ALL STUDENTS MUST WEAR THEIR ID BADGES EVERY PERIOD EVERY DAY without exception.
If a student comes to school without their ID badge and lanyard they will be allowed to call home to have someone come to bring the ID and lanyard to the student. If no one can be reached, then the student will be printed a new ID badge at the $5.00 fee and then be allowed to go to class. ALL STUDENTS MUST WEAR THEIR ID BADGE EVERY PERIOD EVERY DAY. No student will be allowed to wait longer than 20 minutes for someone to arrive with their badge. Students will be held in the media center to wait for their badge or have a new badge made.

Image may differ from actual Student ID Card

New Cell Phone Policy

Cell Phone Policy Memorandum

PCPS Advisory: Please be advised that trench coats are prohibited districtwide this year.
Hooded sweatshirts are acceptable, but hoods may not be worn during school hours.
Student identification badges will be provided to students in grades 6 – 12 to ensure the safety and security of students and staff. Students must wear these ID badges at all times around the neck when on school grounds. 


Upcoming Events

Early School Dismissal
Apr 24 all-day

Additional Information: Schools throughout Polk County will dismiss students 2.5 hours early.r

Interim Reports
Apr 29 – May 3 all-day

Description of Event: Distribution Weekr
Additional Information: School Calendarsr

FSA Reading
May 1 – May 2 all-day
FSA Mathematics
May 7 – May 8 all-day
FCAT 8th grade Science
May 9 all-day