Blue Devil Blast

Volume I, Issue 17 - December 3, 2021

December 3 2021 Blue Devil Blast

Dr. Looney's Message

Shout out to all of your students who participated in our Orchestra concert, Chorus concert, and basketball games this week! Band, Theatre Arts, and more basketball are coming up this week. Thank you parents for supporting your children and these programs.

It's Friday, we have two more weeks of school. These next two weeks are critical. Help your child stay organized and makeup missing grades. Check the tutoring schedules on the website for more help.

We are thankful for your kids and how special they are during this holiday season. Reach out if we can help.

Holiday Dance

Dress festive! Think red and green! Think Christmas or Hanukkah, or Kwaanza! Just get festive!

Friday, December 10

4:30 - 6:00 pm

Sponsored by the PTA

Tickets cost $5 - pay at the door ONLY

All attendees must have a SIGNED permission slip from a parent (guardian)

We need parent volunteers to supervise and manage crowds! If you are interested contact our PTA leadership!

The Coming Month

  • December 4 - Basketball vs. Lilburn
  • December 6 - Basketball @ Jones
  • December 7 - School Council Meeting
  • December 7 - Band Winter Concert
  • December 9 - Basketball vs. Duluth
  • December 9 - Midfest @ UGA (select band students)
  • December 10 - PTA Sponsored Holiday Dance
  • December 11 - Basketball vs. Twin Rivers
  • December 13 - Basketball @ Radloff
  • December 14 - Theatre Arts Performance
  • December 16 - Basketball vs. Osborne
  • December 17 - Last Day o' School: First Semester
  • December 20 - January 5 - Winter Break
  • January 6 - First Day o' School: Second Semester


  • Everyone has been doing an excellent job being respectful, responsible, role models.
  • The PBIS store is now open only on Thursdays and Fridays from 8:45-9:15
  • New candy and toys are available - come shop!

PBIS is Positive Behavior Intervention & Support

Environmental Club

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Grade Level News You Can Use

6th Grade

  • As we close out the semester, please check your children's grades to see if there are any missing assignments. Let's finish the semester STRONG!
  • If your child needs a Math Boost in their grade, come to school on Saturday, December 11th! Students in attendance will receive extra points on their math grades

Mr. Lenie George

6th Grade Assistant Principal


Mrs. Pam Griswell

6th Grade Counselor


7th Grade

We are preparing for final exams. Encourage your students to look over their notes for the entire semester and review them all, so that they are ready to pass them all. Let's show what we know!

Mr. Stacy James

7th Grade Assistant Principal


Mrs. Yunilda Valdez

7th Grade Counselor


8th Grade

We are preparing for final exams and finalizing high school selection for next year.

An overview of the high school selection process is available online at Please review this information and make your selection.

Mrs. Christy Gray

8th Grade Assistant Principal


Mrs. Robin Blackwell

8th Grade Counselor


Mrs. Kimberly Blackshear

Gear Up/ Special Education Counselor


Khan Academy 60% in December!

We are up against the winter holidays, which means it's a short month at school to accomplish this month's Khan Academy goal. However, it would be great to stay in practice and your student can work on it daily throughout the break. Short sessions every day may do wonders. This month's goal is 60% progress on Khan Academy.

We are giving incentives out each month. We also have a Khan Saturday Program - ask your math teacher to join!

Cell Phone Policy

Student cell phones are best left at home for the school day. However, we understand that some of you need your child to bring it with them due to before or after school concerns.

While students are on campus, cell phones are not to be powered on, are not to be visible, and are not to be in the hands of the student. We have phones in various places throughout the building that we can use to reach out and contact you should there be a need to inform you of anything throughout the day. Please help us as we prevent many of the issues that student cell phones could cause.

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Athletics & Clubs

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Basketball Schedule

December 4: Home - Lilburn Middle

December 6: Away - Jones Middle (Mill Creek High)
December 9: Home - Duluth Middle
December 11: Home - Twin Rivers Middle
December 13: Away - Radloff Middle (Meadowcreek High)
December 16: Home - Osborne Middle
January 8: Home - Northbrook Middle
January 10: Away - Lanier Middle (Lanier High)**
January 13: Home - Hull Middle
January 15: Away - Creekland Middle (Collins Hill High)
January 19: Away - Dacula Middle (Dacula High)

Tickets are $4.00, cash at the gate

Digital Tickets are $5.00

(available on as the date approaches)

**January 10 game at Lanier is only accepting GoFan for payments. They will NOT accept cash at the gate.

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Future School Council Meetings

December 7, 2021

February 1, 2022

April 12, 2022

* all meetings will be held from 5 - 6:30 pm

Exploring Bridge Design in Engineering

Upcoming Assessments

Fall 2021 Final Exam Schedule

Connections A - December 13

Connections B - December 14

Science - December 15

Language Arts - December 15

Social Studies - December 16

Math - December 16

Makeups - December 17

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