Stanwood Middle School
Family Message - Saturday, January 7th, 2023
Good Morning Stanwood Middle School Families!
Empowering our Spartans to Learn
This week our Staff and Building Leadership Team met to continue our work on the Annual Action Plan. Through this work we continue to revise and adapt our focus to best suit the needs of all of our Spartans. While our AAP has four components to it, this week we revised our unstuck strategies to more accurately reflect the process of our Spartans getting out of the learning pit. You can see from the poster below the stages we are working with your Spartan to learn how to normalize being stuck, finding learning hard, and how to power through to success on the other side.
Our next PTO meeting is Tuesday, January 17 at 5:00 p.m. in room 109. All are welcome--come learn more about this great organization that supports our school.
Third Season Sports--Girls Basketball and Wrestling
Believe it or not, third season sports are just around the corner! If your Spartan is interested in Girls 7th and 8th Grade Basketball or 6th-8th Grade Co-Ed Wrestling, please use the Stanwood Middle School Athletic Registration form to sign them up for the season.
Girls Basketball starts with its first practice on Tuesday, January 31 with the first game on February 14.
Co-ed Wrestling begins on February 6 with the first match on March 1.
Due to our continued shortage of bus drivers in the district, we ask you to also fill out the Parent Transportation Letter waiver to have on file in the event we can not have buses drive us to our away meets and you can drive your Spartan to their competition.
Free Sports Clinic for 6th Grade Girls
On Monday, January 30th, SHS will host a free Sports Clinic to celebrate National Girls & Women in Sports Day! 2:00-4:30pm
3-6th grade participants, who attend school (or live) in the Stanwood-Camano School District, are invited to join us for an afternoon of active fun! Everyone is welcome, no experience needed, and we will rotate through stations to introduce skills in a handful of our girls sports!
SIGN UP HERE: https://forms.gle/ifmAUWKedgiTPgaQA
SHS Spartan Spirit Club is putting on a two-day cheer clinic!
On Wednesday, January 18th, Little Cheerleaders will be placed in groups with SHS Cheerleaders as their group leaders. They will be taught basic cheer moves, a cheer, and a brand-new dance. These will be performed at halftime on Thursday, January 19th, at the Spartans varsity girls’ basketball game.
Each little cheerleader will receive a t-shirt, poms, and a hair bow on Wednesday. For pre-registration and the guarantee of a 2023 t-shirt, please submit registration and payment by Tuesday, January 10.
For the next six weeks on Mondays and Thursdays, Mrs. Thomas will have an hour dedicated after school to really help our Spartans be empowered to learn with volunteers from the SHS National Honor Society tutoring across all subjects. The club meets after school until 3:10--please make sure your Spartan has a ride home after getting some extra help.
Nominations open for Highly Capable Program
The nomination period is now open for Stanwood-Camano School District’s Highly Capable Program. The class is for exceptionally advanced learners in reading and math for students in grades K-12.
Read more about the Highly Capable Program HERE
Nomination packets are available from school building secretaries or can be downloaded HERE. The nominations are due by January 26.
Have a great weekend!
Stanwood Middle School
Spartan Pride Awards
Each week we find time either during lunch or the morning announcements to honor the students who show of PRIDE. You'll get a letter home and the PRIDE slip from the teacher for prominent display on your refrigerator. We appreciate all of our Spartans and how they work hard across so many areas each day.
Meet The Spartan Staff
This week we turn the spotlight on Shannon Austin, our sixth grade science and social studies teacher.
Mrs. Austin is in her 31st year of teaching with a wide range of experience including a one room school house teaching first through fourth grades in Plain, Washington and time in Sumatra, Indonesia.
She has called Stanwood Middle School home for the 12 years of her 24 in the SCSD and she says that the students and staff are her favorite thing about our school--a quick and easy answer, of course!
In addition to teaching sixth graders, Mrs. Austin spends her time at school advising the cooking club and working on the building leadership team. Outside of school, Mrs. Austin values time with her family and friends, loving to cook and bake (just ask her about waffle sticks), taking pictures and traveling.
All Around Stanwood Middle School
Please be aware as we hand out chromebooks that there are fines associated with them if they are not returned and/or returned without damage.
Skyward Login Information
Families can access individual student transportation information online.
Versatrans eLink is the portal to access the bus route, stop time, location, and the bus your child will be riding. The "User Name" and "Password" on the login page is your student's 7-digit identification number.
The Stanwood-Camano School District does not discriminate in employment, programs, or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the District's Title IX/Affirmative Action Officer and Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator, Maurene Stanton (email@example.com), or the Section 504/American Disabilities Act Coordinator, Robert Hascall (firstname.lastname@example.org) Stanwood-Camano School District, 26920 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, WA 98292. Telephone: (360) 629-1200.
El Distrito Escolar de Stanwood-Camano School District no discrimina en sus programas o actividades por motivos de sexo, raza, credo, religión, color, origen nacional, edad, condición de veterano de guerra o grado militar, orientación sexual, expresión de género o identidad, discapacidad o uso de perro guía entrenado o animal de servicio, y ofrece igualdad de acceso a los Boy Scouts y a otros grupos de jóvenes especificados. El empleado mencionado a continuación ha sido designado para atender consultas y quejas de supuesta discriminación: Título IX / Oficial de Acción Afirmativa y Coordinador de Cumplimiento de Derechos Civiles, Maurene Stanton (email@example.com), o la Sección 504 / Coordinador de la Ley de Discapacidades Estadounidenses, Robert Hascall (firstname.lastname@example.org), Distrito Escolar Stanwood-Camano, 26920 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, WA 98292. Teléfono: (360) 629- 1200