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Toros In The Middle THE PODCAST
19 minutes | Mar 12, 2020
Hello from The Fort! You will hear all about boys and girls soccer from Coach Jacob Knight and Coach Alexa Samry on today's episode. You will also hear about the clubs they sponsor, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and Technology Student Association (TSA).
14 minutes | Mar 5, 2020
Hello from The Fort! On today's show we have our 8th grade counselor, Nigia Bolton, and registrar, Teri Fisher. The master schedule is a huge undertaking each year and they make it seem so easy! Listen in for great information on all things classes and schedules.
8 minutes | Feb 20, 2020
Hello from The Fort! On today's show we have one of our 8th grade students, Dayton Blohm. He recently returned from his second trip to the state wrestling tournament! He is part of the Spanish Fort High School wrestling team and qualified to go with sectionals. Listen to his experience in Montgomery!
16 minutes | Feb 13, 2020
Shark Tank Idea
Hello from The Fort! This episode features two of our eighth grade scholars, Trey Pollard and Emerson Shobe. These amazing students will talk about the presentation they designed for Mrs. Bush's Shark Tank assignment. It was a huge hit with their peers and on Instagram. You will also hear about some of their other hobbies and interests. Follow along on social media to see the everyday lives of Spanish Fort Middle School students!
8 minutes | Feb 6, 2020
Tee Off with the Toros
Hello from The Fort! We are excited to have one of our PTA Committees on the show today! Kristi Bush and Lisha Gazzier are heading up Tee Off with the Toros and we would love to have you join us. Listen along as they give you all the details. You can find the registration forms for adults here and juniors here. Join us February 28th at Timber Creek for another great tournament and after party!
10 minutes | Jan 30, 2020
History and NJHS
Hello from The Fort! This episode features one of our 7th grade Social Studies teachers, Brandon Yohn. Mr. Yohn was our 2019 Teacher of the Year and is also the sponsor of National Junior Honor Society. He talks about his career, family, and NJHS.
25 minutes | Jan 23, 2020
Hello from The Fort! We have our basketball coaches on today to talk about our boys and girls teams. Hear Coach Daniels and Coach Wigley talk about their seasons and what they are looking forward to with the County Tournament coming up!
15 minutes | Jan 16, 2020
School Resource Officer
Hello from The Fort! On today's show we have our School Resource Officer (SRO), Doc Correa. The safety of school children is on the forefront of American's mind. We are so thankful to our district and community for placing a uniformed police officer on our campus to assist with safety, security issues, and law enforcement issues. Doc's job is to help provide a safe and secure school setting but he does so much more for Spanish Fort Middle!
13 minutes | Jan 9, 2020
One Book, One School
Hello from The Fort! On today's show you will hear from our Library Media Specialist, Brooke Walsh. She has so many exciting things happening in the media center with digital literacy and learning. From green screens to virtual reality, our students are immersed in an innovative environment through collaborations Mrs. Walsh has with teachers in the media center. Mrs. Walsh also talks about our upcoming One Book, One School school-wide event that we are all super excited about! Learn more about the media center at her website, SFMS Media Center.
12 minutes | Dec 19, 2019
Hello from The Fort! You are going to love today's episode with a local Spanish Fort author, R.J. McDowell, who has written two books. Fraser the Fir is out now and would make a wonderful holiday gift. It is a beautiful book and you are going to love the interview about it. She also talks about coming to our school to read the first three chapters of her upcoming book, Agatha Anxious. Find out how scary it is reading to 300 6th graders! You can read more about R.J. McDowell and her books at her website The Wayward Quill.
16 minutes | Dec 12, 2019
Lady of Lunch
Hello from The Fort! On today's show we have our El Toro Cafe manager on the show to talk all things child nutrition. Sandra Gale Cunningham has implemented several innovative programs for our students. You will hear all about these programs and one student's Ode to Chicken Bites, dubbing her the Lady of Lunch!
12 minutes | Dec 5, 2019
The Middle - Made It
Hello from The Fort! On today's show, you will hear from Amy Van Hulzen. She has a student that came through Spanish Fort Middle School and is now a freshman at Spanish Fort High School. She talks about how they made it through the middle school years and what their experience was like. Amy talks about finding the balance with school, sports, and family and friend time.
28 minutes | Nov 21, 2019
Board of Education
Hello from The Fort! This week's guest represents our community on the Baldwin County Board of Education. Shannon Cauley is the District 7 Representative. You will be surprised at how she got started on her Board of Education path! She is very active in our community, serving all Spanish Fort schools along with Loxley Elementary and Silverhill Elementary.
20 minutes | Nov 14, 2019
Crack the Code
Hello from The Fort! Today on the show we have Leslie Wheeler, Assistant Principal at Spanish Fort Middle School and Kristi Bush from KNB Communications and parent at Spanish Fort Middle School. They will talk about their movement to educate parents, students, and school leaders about social media and how to balance safety and reality. You can find out more information about this movement and upcoming events from their Facebook page.
10 minutes | Nov 7, 2019
Hello from The Fort! On today's show, we have Monica Shaner. She is a 7th grade Civics and Geography teacher. You will hear about a special event Spanish Fort Middle School has each year for our Veterans. Mrs. Shaner works tirelessly for this program each year to make it special for our guests. She does so many extra little things to honor our Veterans such as thank you cards from students, goody bags, and a wall of honor. On Veterans Day, and every day, we thank those who serve.
16 minutes | Oct 31, 2019
Math or Treating
Hello from The Fort! On the show today we have our two 7th grade math teachers, Meredith Purser and Heather Sorrell. Listen in to hear about how they made their way to The Fort, their favorite math projects, and what the biggest challenge is with teaching math. It is Halloween, so you will also enjoy hearing them talk about Math or Treating! What could be better than math and treats?
8 minutes | Oct 24, 2019
Red Ribbon Week
Hello from The Fort! Today's guest is our Red Ribbon Week Leader, Payton B. Red Ribbon Week is the nation's oldest and largest drug abuse prevention awareness program. Payton was chosen to represent Spanish Fort Middle School as the leader. Payton and the Peer Helpers organized activities to help educate our community about the destructive effects of drug use.
14 minutes | Oct 17, 2019
Students to Teachers
Hello from The Fort! You are going to love today's guests! Lexi Bexley and Erica Cockrell were in the first class of 6th grade students when Spanish Fort Middle School opened. They remained friends through high school and college, both graduating with Elementary Education degrees. They are now teaching math together in the same 6th grade classrooms where their friendship started! It's such a fun story!
13 minutes | Oct 10, 2019
Hello from The Fort! Today on the show we have Anna Hunt. Mrs. Hunt is one of our 6th grade Social Studies teachers. She is known for her crazy costumes that pull her students in with excitement for learning! You will hear about the Ellis Island simulation today. Each 6th grade student will go through the immigration process to get a better understanding of this part of history. Get your backstory and costume ready, Ellis Island awaits on October 15th!
11 minutes | Oct 3, 2019
Hello from The Fort! In this episode, you will hear from our Cross Country coaches. Kim Barnes is a 7th grade English Language Arts teacher and Daniel LoVette is a 7th grade Civics and Geography teacher. They will talk about the XC team and their classrooms as well as their path to The Fort.
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