Shiloh MS Weekly

February 3, 2023

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This is a time that you can have an open conversation with the principal.

Saturdays from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

February 4

March 4

April 15

May 6

We will meet in the Media Center.

Submit feedback to the Principal

Click on the button to submit feedback to our Principal Mr. Bess. Please include contact information, and he will reach back out to schedule a time to meet/discuss any and all concerns and constructive feedback.

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Monday, February 6

  • A Day Connections
  • News Crew 8:15 - 9:20 am
  • Cheerleading Practice 4:30 - 6:00 pm
  • Jr. HOSA Meeting 4:30 - 5:30 pm
  • Dance Team Practice 4:30-6:30 pm
  • Basketball Practice (Boys & Girls) 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Tuesday, February 7

  • B Day Connections
  • JLC Raider Team Practice 7:30 - 8:30 am
  • News Crew 8:15 - 9:20 am
  • Dance Team Practice 4:30 - 6:00 pm
  • Lego League 4:30 - 5:30 pm
  • Debate Team 4:30 - 6:00 pm
  • Basketball Practice (Boys & Girls) 4:30 - 6:00 pm
  • Girls Empowerment Movement 4:30 - 5:30 pm
  • Jazz Band 4:45 - 5:45 pm

Wednesday, February 8

  • A Day Connections
  • Wellness Wednesday 7:30 - 8:15 am
  • News Crew 8:15 - 9:20 am
  • Wednesday Help Day 8:15 - 8:45 am
  • Debate Team 4:30 - 6:00 pm
  • Reader's Rally 4:30-5:30 pm
  • Basketball Practice (Boys & Girls) 4:30 - 6:00 pm
  • Girls Basketball Playoff Game vs Bay Creek @ Central Gwinett HS 5:30 pm
  • Cheerleading Practice 4:30 - 6:00 pm
  • Student Council 4:30-6:00 pm

Thursday, February 9

  • B Day Connections
  • JLC Drill Team Practice 7:30 - 8:30 am
  • News Crew 8:15- 9:20 am
  • Campus Life 8:15 - 9:10 am
  • French Club 4:30 - 5:30 pm
  • Spanish Club 4:30 - 6:00 pm
  • Basketball Practice (Boys & Girls) 4:30 - 6:00 pm
  • Dance Team Practice 4:30 - 6:00 pm
  • Cheerleading Practice 4:30 - 6:00 pm
  • Pep Band 4:45 - 5:45 pm

Friday, February 10

  • B Day Connections
  • News Crew 8:15 - 9:20 am
  • Jr. Beta 4:30 - 6:00 pm
  • Basketball Practice (Boys & Girls) 4:30 - 6:00 pm
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February Events

  • 2/3 - Progress Reports Sent Home Digitally
  • 2/4 - Coffee with the Principal 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM in the Media Center
  • 2/4 - Girls Basketball Playoff Game vs. Snellville @ Central Gwinnett 6:00 PM
  • 2/8 - Girls Basketball Playoff Game vs. Bay Creek @ Central Gwinnett 5:30 PM
  • 2/11 - Valentine's Day Mini Photo Shoot 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Shiloh MS
  • 2/16 - 2/20 - Student/Teacher Holiday (No school)
  • 2/22 - Rising 6th Grader Parent Night 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • 2/27 - Pre-LGPE Orchestra Concert 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • 2/28 - Black History Month Program 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Valentine's Day Mini Photo Shoot

Feb.11, 2023 at 9am - 3pm in the cafeteria.

A portion of all proceeds will go back to Shiloh Middle School.

All students must be accompanied by an adult.

Must register in advance at
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SEL Resources

GCPS provides parents and students with some great social/emotional resources.

Click here to see the SEL resources.

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Academic Assistance Program

If your student is participating in the Academic Assistance Program (AAP), here is a reminder of the dates and times. Class Schedule: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM


February 4

February 11

February 25

March 4

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Federal Programs Office of Family Engagement

All Families are invited to attend Family-School Partnership Advisory Council Meeting, on February 9, at 5:30pm. Scan the QR code on the flyer to register for this informative meeting.

QR Code Link

Gwinnett County School Assessment Survey

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National Mentoring Month

January is National Mentoring Month! Join the Shiloh Cluster Mentoring Program to be a helping hand to students in our school. The best part about being a mentor? Your time and work with our students make all the difference! Apply today using the link below.

Mentoring Opportunities for Our Students:

Beaming Brite Mentoring Inc. is a group that Promotes Self-love, Self-acceptance and Education. Ther mission is to Enrich, Enhance and Expand the thinking of youth through activities that promote self-love, self-acceptance and education. for more information visit their website at Bridge to Success will implement a Program entitled Junior Youth Empowerment Program (JYEP).

The JYEP is a comprehensive educational program designed for junior youth aged 12 to 15. The JYEP equips junior youth with a profound understanding of their own potential and empowers them to engage in acts of service to the community. If you are interested in enrolling your child in either of these Programs, contact Dr. Lawrence in the Parent Center at (770)736-4003 of by email

Our Mission

Our mission is to Enrich, Enhance and Expand the thinking of youth through activities that promote self-love, self-acceptance and education.

Our Purpose

Beaming Brite Mentoring Inc is a 501(c)(3) non-profit in Dekalb and Gwinnett County, Georgia, that works within the surrounding communities to invest in local youth ages 12-16. These scholars are empowered to succeed through one-on-one mentoring, group activities and student scholarships. These services not only equip them to succeed with their educational goals, but also help them to move past their fears and rise to the next level of their perceived greatness. With Beaming Brite in their corner, our youth are able to achieve their dreams and are given the guidance and tools to better their lives and shine a light that will have a generational impact on their families and communities.

Program Overview

Our Goal is to help our youth discover their inner voice in order to harness self-belief in being effective communicators. Our purpose is to provide a safe environment and mentoring necessary to successfully bridge the perception gap between our youth and their goals in life. We will do this by having;

  • Mentors/Mentees check-in bi-weekly

  • Once a month FUN group activity centered around CORE Values

  • Group discussion with guest speakers within the community

  • Guidance in how to create SMART Goals

  • Back to school events

  • Youth summit sessions

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GCPS DLI High School Continuation Parent & Student Meeting

We will be hosting a Zoom info meeting for current DLI 8th grade families who will be starting high school next year, in 2023-2024 at:

  • Berkmar High School
  • Grayson High School
  • Shiloh High School

The meeting will take place via Zoom:

Monday, February 13, 2023

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting

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Language Arts

We are preparing for our CFA on Tuesday, February 7th. The CFA will be focused on informational texts. We are also studying the following vocabulary words: consequence, initiative,

Accelerated/Gifted Math

We are continuing to solve one and two- step equations. We will have a quiz on Friday.

Social Studies

In 6th grade Social Studies, students will take the Canada Unit Assessment Tuesday, February 7th. Students will begin working on their Black History Project in class February 8th-15th. This project is due on the Feb 15th and students will present their projects to the class on Feb 23rd and 24th.
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Social Studies

Our 7th grade Social Studies classes have completed Unit 7 Historical Developments in Africa. Next week the students will take their Common Formative Assessment. In addition, the students will begin their Black History Project on Wednesday. The students will be completing a Body Biography of an influential African American. The students will receive the criteria for the assignment and the rubric from their Social Studies teacher.
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Rising 9th Grade 2022-2023 Spring Schedule

The time has arrived to prpare our 8th graders for their transition to high school. Click the link below to view the schedule that contains important deadlines and events.

Rising 9th Grade 2022-2023 Spring Schedule

Coming up: 8th grade students visit Shiloh High School.

Language Arts

We are continuing to study literary AKS to prepare for CFA 4b. We will add on the following vocabulary words from Sadlier Unit 11 Set B: appease, calamitous, delve, gallantry, impart, judicious, overbearing, quirk, regale, shiftless.

Hello 8th Grade Families!

We are currently seeing an increase in inappropriate social media posts and have received reports of students “airdropping”/sharing videos. Please speak to your child about Shiloh’s cellphone policy which includes having phones in backpacks for the duration of the day. Use the attached link from Common Sense Media to assist with conversations regarding responsible cellphone use.

Information for the 8th Grade Formal & the Dress Code

Date: April 22, 2023

Time: 6-9pm

Ticket Sales

· Tickets are $65 and can be purchased on MyPaymentsPlus.

· Tickets are nonrefundable.

· Students will receive their purchased ticket packages on Friday, April 21 during the school day.


  • The 8th grade team would like all students to attend.
  • Students with two or more office referrals as of Feb. 2 will not be eligible to attend.
  • Students with three or more minor incident reports as of Feb. 2 will not be eligible to attend.

Parent Volunteers

  • Parents are encouraged to contact Dr. Lawrence, our Parent Instructional Support Coordinator, at 770-736-4003 to chaperone the dance.
  • The maximum number of parent chaperones for the evening will be fifteen (15).
  • Only designated volunteers will be invited into the gym during the dance.
  • For planning purposes, parent volunteers must contact Dr. Lawrence no later than April 1.


  • Students will have the opportunity to purchase photo packages during the dance.
  • A photographer will provide services for the evening.
  • Students will receive package information on Friday, April 21 along with their ticket for the dance.

Food and Drinks

  • A light, catered buffet and refreshments will be served.
  • Food and drinks are included in the price of the ticket.

Dress Code Details

  • See below for additional information about appropriate attire.
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College/Career Day: Sharing Diverse Paths to Success

Greetings Parents, Partners, and Friends of Shiloh Middle School.

Shiloh Middle School invites you to participate in our College/Career Day: Sharing Diverse Paths to Success that will take place on Friday, April 21, 2023. We are working to cultivate leaders and learners who are agents of change and responsible citizens. Students strengthen their own voices as they learn to hear and respond to the voices of others. With that in mind, we feel it is important for our students to learn from the paths and experiences of others.

As a presenter you will prepare a 15-20-minute presentation for several of our classes. Students will be given the opportunity to ask you questions and we encourage you to share handouts or samples related to your profession or organization. If you are interested in participating CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form. Light refreshments will be served throughout the day and our presenters will receive lunch. Our activities for the day will be from 9:30 – 3pm. The participation form will allow you to select the session/s you will be available to present.

Feel free to contact, Nicole Carrington, if you have questions about our College/Career Day. We look forward to seeing you on April 21st.


The Shiloh MS Counseling Department

L.O.T.U.S. Girls Mentoring Program

Shiloh Middle School is proud to present the start of our brand new girls mentoring program LOTUS. LOTUS stands for Ladies of Tenacity, Uniqueness, and Strength. The purpose of this program is to establish a mentoring relationship between female school based staff that will provide your scholar with the opportunity to realize both personal development goals, and academic goals.

Mentors will meet with their mentees weekly to discuss any areas of academic concern and/or to complete various skill building activities Mentees and mentors will also be expected to attend monthly whole group workshops after school.

There is a $25 participation fee. The fee can be paid on My Payments Plus.

Please email if you are interested in having your daughter participate or if you have any additional questions about this program. Our First meeting is this upcoming Wednesday January 25th from 4:30pm-5:30pm in the media center.

Meet the Shiloh Middle School Counseling Department

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Upcoming Basketball Games

Sat, Feb. 4 - Girls Basketball Playoff Game vs. Snellville @ Central Gwinnett 6:00 PM.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Wed, Feb. 8 - Girls Basketball Semi-Finals vs. Bay Creek @ Central Gwinnett HS 5:30 p.m.

Click here to purchase tickets.

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Middle School Golf League

Registration for the 2023 season has begun. Visit the website below for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Click here to register.

Track 2022-2023

Congratulations to the students who made the track team.
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Baseball Tryouts in Late January

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Wellness Wednesdays

PE is excited to introduce wellness initiatives to both staff and students. Workout sessions are offered every Wednesday morning from 8 - 8:45 am throughout the school year to help start your day off energized and positive.

In the gym, the students are treated to Fitness Friday circuit training sessions where they learn about the benefits of physical activity and leading a healthy lifestyle.

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Interested in jobs in GCPS?

Click the link below to apply to any job openings at Shiloh MS. Contact Lisa McCalla for more details.

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Media Center & Technology: Info and Tips

Technology Tips

1. Students should charge their Chromebook every night.

2. Students should bring their charged Chromebook and the charger to school every day.

3. Students should keep their Chromebook in the case.

4. You can scan QR codes with your Chromebook camera! Open your camera app through the app launcher, select scan, and then select QR code.

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Lost chargers will now be $10.00, even if it is the first time being lost.

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Medical Authorization

A parent or guardian must bring any / all medications to the school and fill out a medication administration form. Students are not allowed to carry any medications with them at school or on the bus. This includes any over the counter medication, for example; cough drops, Tylenol, etc. If you would like your child to have any OTC medication left in the clinic, you must bring to school with a completed medical authorization form.

To give us authorization to give your student their medication you will need to complete the Medication Authorization Form. You may print it, complete it, and bring it in or you can pick one up to complete in the clinic. A separate form is required for each individual medication.

If your student requires an inhaler and/or an Epi-pen you will need to complete the appropriate form.

For your student to be permitted to carry their inhaler and/or Epi-pen on their person, their physician will need to complete the section of our form advising us of their authorization. If the student will be carrying their inhaler and/or Epi-pen on their person, we ask that you also provide the clinic with a backup in case one is needed.

Medication Request Form

Shiloh Middle School Clinic

Phone: 770-736-4030

Vaccination Clinic

Please look at the upcoming dates and locations for added vaccine clinics for those 7th and 11th grade students still requiring their grade specific immunizations.

GCPS has partnered with GNR Public Health to offer required vaccinations for students attending 7th and 11th grade. Through this partnership, students can receive Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis vaccine) and MCV4 (adolescent meningococcal vaccine). In addition to these required vaccinations, GNR will have limited supplies of flu vaccine and COVID-19 vaccines.

Families will need to provide proof of insurance for Tdap, MCV4 and flu vaccines. Students 18 years of age and younger who do not have health insurance will be eligible for vaccines at no charge through our mobile clinics under the Vaccines for Children program. COVID-19 vaccinations are available regardless of insurance status.

All Clinics are from: 3p-6pm

Jan. 25th Duluth High School

Jan. 30th Central Gwinnett High School

Feb. 9th Archer High School

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Inclement Weather Procedures

As we enter the winter season, it is important to know what to expect from GCPS in case of inclement weather. If weather conditions pose a potential safety concern, the decision to cancel school or delay opening might be made.

It is more likely for school to be canceled in the early morning — due to dangerous road conditions that formed overnight — than for school to let out early because bad weather is moving in.

If bad weather causes school to be canceled or dismissed early, public announcements will be made on GCPS TV, on the school system’s website (, on Twitter and Facebook, through SchoolMessenger calls and optional texts, and via metro-Atlanta radio and television stations. Full-day cancellations usually are announced by 6 a.m.

GCPS TV can be found on the following Gwinnett County cable channels:

  • Charter - Channel 180

  • Comcast - Channel 24 or 26 (depending on location)

  • Visit us on our GCPS TV app on Apple, Android, Amazon Fire, and Roku devices or view the live stream at

You can access current or potential weather hazards for north and central Georgia here.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. When will I receive my child's report card?

Report cards will be mailed on January 13.

2. How do I pay for my child's missing/damaged Chromebook?

Have your child come to the media center. A fine will be place on his/her account and can be paid with cash or through

3. What if I pay for my child's lost Chromebook and then it's found?

You will receive a refund.