Shark Bites

Stopher Newsletter, January 25th

Dates to Note

January 25 ... 5:00 p.m. Virtual AP Appeal Information Meeting

January 28 ... Pop-Up Party

February 21, 22 ... No School

March 7 ... No School

Sharks Pop-Up Party

On Friday, January 28th, we are celebrating:
  • Honor Roll Recipients
  • Principal List Recipients
  • High MAP Scores

Students, wear your pajamas! Stopher administrators will be delivering freshly popped popcorn straight to your classroom. Bring your own water bottle!


Congratulations on a fantastic first half of the school year!

Goofy Cupids/Cupid Cuties

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Young Writers Contest

KET Education is excited to announce that their Young Writers Contest is back for 2022 – with more than a few enhancements! Take a peek at their new, inclusive grade levels and even a new category… Graphic Novels! Check out all the categories, writing resources, rules, rubrics, even past winners then, get creating! The contest deadline is April 15, 2022. We would love to see our Stopher students share their creativity and imagination! Click here for details

Junior Theater Festival, Atlanta Georgia

Twenty-one Stopher students went to the Junior Theater Festival last weekend. It was a weekend of workshops, concerts, interviews with Broadway stars, and awards! There were over five thousand other students and fans of musical theater at the event, 110 groups performed. On Saturday, our Stopher Arts group presented a 15-minute performance telling the story of The Lion King, Jr. One of our judges was Daniel Yearwood who is a member of the cast of Hamilton. After our performance, Emma Eckels and Josiah Griffin were chosen as All-stars. During the award show on Sunday, the Stopher Arts group was one of 17 groups (the only school and the only elementary group!) who won an award for “Excellence in Ensemble Work!” Eliza Smith (Stopher 5th grader when originally cast for 2020) won “Outstanding Performance by an Individual.” It was an incredible weekend we will never forget.


Participants: Gwen Blatt, Kathryn Durst, Emma Eckels, Landon Eden, Josiah Griffin, Zoe Hargis, GiGi Henderson, Audrey Matson, Gabby Piendel, Grace Piendel, Emma Claire Prather, Mia Rowland, Rosa Simic, Nora Skeeters, Eliza Smith, Wesley Stanford, Jack Thomas, Olivia Thomas, Annalee Watson, Harper Whitworth, Maddie Wilson.

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Drama By George (After School Program)

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Bricks 4 Kidz

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Stopher School Meal Menu

Last minute menus changes are occurring frequently and are out of our control due to the nationwide food shortage. Menus on Nutrislice may not reflect these changes.


Stopher Meal Menu

COVID Testing

Covid-19 Testing

Routine COVID-19 testing for those who are not symptomatic is available to students during school. This voluntary screening will be done weekly and can quickly identify individuals who may be COVID-19 positive. To participate in this testing, students must have a consent form on file. Parents or guardians can access the online form by clicking here. Once there, click on the Complete Forms link to proceed.


*Testing is done at Stopher on Wednesdays. Registration for the test must be completed prior to 2:00 the day before.


*You do not need to register every week. Once your student is on the list, he/she stays on the list until you remove him/her.

Test to Stay

If a JCPS student or employee has been in close contact of someone with COVID-19, they now have an option not to quarantine. To qualify, they have to take a COVID-19 test every night for seven days. If they have a negative result, they can come back to school or work the next day.


Free testing is offered at middle and high schools and other select locations in the afternoons/evenings every Sunday-Thursday. There are now more than 50 locations available across the district. Click here for a list of sites and hours.


Individuals living in the same household as the positive case do NOT qualify for Test to Stay.

IMPORTANT!!!! .................... Test to Play

If a JCPS student (elementary, middle, and high school) is doing any extracurricular activities or sports, they are now required to take a weekly COVID-19 test. Stopher students can take a test during the school day on Wednesdays. To participate in this testing, students must have a consent form on file. Parents or guardians can access the online form by clicking here. Once there, click on the Complete Forms link to proceed.


Students not tested will NOT be permitted to participate.

Mental Wellness During COVID

Parents: Smilingmind.com has a great digital resource packet to help support kids through Covid-19 and beyond. Simply sign up for access to the packet.


Kids Care Packs — Smiling Mind

Digital Care Packs to support kids through COVID-19 and beyond. These Care Packs provide tips and guidance on how to build positive mental health in children, and offer a range of simple, evidence-based activities that can be used with children aged five to 12 years to provide immediate relief against worry and anxiety, or used to support a proactive positive mental health approach.

Skating Party Fun !!! Thank you for joining us!

Safety Drill Schedule for January

  • Monday, January 24 - Fire Drill
  • Tuesday, January 25 - Severe Weather Drill
  • Wednesday, January 26 - Lockdown Drill
  • Thursday, January 27 - Earthquake Drill

Site Based Decision Making

Next SBDM meeting: 4:00pm, February 11th


Click Here for SBDM Information

Crosby Middle School STEAM CAMP

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Tribe Elite Recreational Cheer Tryouts

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