Stanley Middle School

Week of March 14

CAR LINE DISMISSAL CHANGES

We are going back to our pre-Covid dismissal procedures.


FOR PARENTS/GRANDPARENTS/SIBLINGS/FRIENDS doing the pick up nothing changes for you. You just keep doing what you have done all year. You stay in the line you have always been in.


What does change is that we will not be entering names, we will dismissal all car riders to come outside at 3:30.


We will dismiss Fast Pass and Walkers at 3:25 to get them moving out front.


Remind your students to go ahead and be on the correct side when they come outside (we will remind them too).

Remind your students to be looking for you and to get in your car as you are in a loading area.


The pace of the line will be dependent on your students paying attention and getting in your car.

Buses and Masks

Masks are no longer required on school or activity buses beginning Monday, March 14.

MAKERSPACE NEEDS


Donations needed for the MakerSpace: This will go towards school-wide STEAM activities.

- Marbles

- Shoeboxes

- Toilet paper rolls/Paper Towel rolls

- Tape

- Legos

- Empty, 2-liter bottles (cleaned out and label off)


You can send this with your student at anytime or bring them with you on conference night.

STUDENT INCENTIVE

We are looking to reward our students with exceptional behavior with the End of Year Reward. While they will have many opportunities to use PBIS points this last nine weeks, this is something that requires no points.


Beginning March 17 (first day of the last nine weeks) any student who has NO ISS, OSS, or Bus Suspension and no more than ONE Rebound will be eligible to attend a grade level social time at the end of the year after EOG/EOC testing is complete.


It will be a time of fun, games, yearbook signing, concessions to be purchased, music, laughter and social time.


Everyone is eligible to earn this reward and we hope to see all our students participate.

PTO NEWS

THANK YOU FROM ALL OF US AT SMS TO OUR FAMILIES WHO GAVE SO GENEROUSLY TO OUR TEACHERS.



4th Quarter Fast Pass Raffle Tickets are on sale!

Buy your raffle ticket ASAP to win a chance to save yourself time in the afternoon pickup line. The raffle will be Monday, March 14th and new passes will be ready to use starting Thursday, March 17th through the end of the year.

Good luck!

https://4th-quarter-sms-fast-pass-raffle-ticket.cheddarup.com

High School Choice Applications Due March 18 at 5:00.


GCS SCHOOL CHOICE INFORMATION LINK

HS REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Counselors will be in 8th classrooms this week helping with registration planning. 4 year plans will go home and parents can help students select high school courses on their plans.


*These are due back no later than Friday, March 18* to the homeroom teacher. Counselors have put together a power point that will be added to counselor canvas course to assist with completing the form.


High school counselors will meet with 8th graders after forms are collected to complete registration.

High School Promotional Information

Please see the videos below of all high school choice programs. 8th grade students will be viewing these over the next few week, but we want you to have access to view them as well.

Spring Sports TryOut Information

Baseball and Girls Soccer -

March 7-9


Track and Field

Short Distance - March 14 and 16

Long Distance and Field Events - March 15 and 17 **** This is the correct date

On the Calendar

March

14&16 - Short Distance Track Tryouts

15&17 - Long Distance and Field Track Tryouts

15 - Talent Show Auditions Afterschool

16 - MathElite Competition

16 - Nine Weeks Ends

18 - Choice Fair Applications Due 5:00

21 - ELA CheckIn

22- Envirothon Competition

22- Talent Show

24- Report Cards distributed

24- Baseball/Soccer@Cramerton

28- Math Checkin

29 -8th grade science Check iN

YEARBOOKS ARE ON SALE NOW!!

Click the button above for all the details.

North Carolina STEM SCHOOL DESIGNATION

We are in the midst of a multi-year process of applying for and earning recognition as a North Carolina STEM School of Distinction. One part of that is to connect with various businesses men and women who are in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) field.


Additionally, we would like to make connections with parents who represent many careers. We are asking that our parents please complete the Google Form to help us build our Stanley STEM Network.


Thank you to those who have already completed the form. If you use STEM skills in anyway in your profession, we need you in one of many ways!