Knights EXCEL

Weeks of January 16th and January 23rd

What's Happening the remainder of 2nd quarter/1st semester:

4 day weeks:

Students are in school: January 17-20 and January 23-26

MLK Holiday January 16th and Teacher Workday January 27th

Basketball @ Ferndale 1/19

Basketball vs AJ Prep at home 1/23

Basketball @ Penn Griffin 1/26

Chess club: January 19th and 26th

Athletes and Dance club participants check with coaches

Math 6 and Math 8 Interim Assessment #2: January 26th

New Semester encores for students: January 30th--GOAL SETTING FOR MAP TESTING

MAP testing for all students January 31st ELA and February 2nd Math

Student Services Team Online presentation January 31st 5:30 pm

GCS Magnet Choice Option Showcase Februray 1st 5:30-8:00 pm

🐻 Theme FOR January: Winter/Hibernation 🦇

Choice School Information:

Families can find information about Choice schools and programs and the application process here. Applications will be posted online at on January 13. The application window for Choice schools closes on February 20 at 5 p.m.

On Wednesday, February 1, families can learn more about each program at the annual GCS Choice Showcase. Current students and school representatives will be available to answer questions and demonstrate their work. GCS is offering the event in person for the first time since 2020. The GCS Choice Showcase is from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center.

🗓 Important Dates

2nd Quarter Awards and Better Together Town Hall

Thursday, Feb. 9th, 8:30am-1:45pm

Southern Guilford Middle School

2nd quarter Awards: Pit or Online

9:15 am 7th grade

11:15 am 6th grade

1:00 pm 8th grade

Better Together Town Halls: Media Center or Online

8:30 am and 12:15 pm

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Reminder from last weeks newsletter:

We want you to be an active member of our SGMS community! How can you get involved?

  • stay connected with Connect Ed voice messages, newsletters by teams and school, checking agenda daily for assignments, signing agenda weekly, checking Parent portal for consistent follow up on student grades; conference with teams if your student is failing
  • volunteer to be a positive voice and interact with students at arrival, dismissal and/or lunch
  • volunteer to help at our Jamboree #2 -team building activities and celebrations (February 24th)
  • volunteer to share about your job at Career day (March 10th)
  • volunteer to share about your family culture at Multi-cultural day (May 5th)
  • volunteer for behind the scenes jobs such as drawing things, cutting out things, calling people for events, donating tokens of appreciation for staff and students
  • serve on our School Leadership team
  • volunteer to assist with clubs
This is just a few ways but the list is endless and open for suggestions. If interested in any or all of the options please call the school, or email your admin team or teachers, or fill out the link below.
SGMS Connections

Ways to help!

New Year Reminders

All students should follow the EXCEL values:

Epitomize Integrity

eXercise Responsibility

Commit to Learn

Express Respect

Lead with Courage

Examples of this include:

-Coming to school on time and remaining for the entire day with supplies for all classes

-Cell phones in book bag and leave all personal items or unnecessary items at home that distract learning

-In assigned classes on time ready to learn and completing all assignments

-dressed for success (no holes above the knee, no shoes without a back..)

-treat others with kindness

-lead groups in class assignments, lead projects for sports/clubs, morning show guests