The Weekly Griffin

Week of October 6, 2018 - #BuildingABetterGriffin

Perfect! 2018 SCPASS

Last spring, 10 of our students scored PERFECT on at least one section of the SCPASS (Science or Social Studies). This, obviously, deserves to be celebrated as it is a tremendous honor. The students pictured below include those who are currently in grades 4th-8th. CONGRATULATIONS!


  • 5th Grade (Science): Eva Beliaeva, Kaelyn Holmes, Ronald Tweedy, & Ava Youngblood
  • 7th Grade (Science): James Beeson, Asher Brownlee, Alexander Hestermann, & Atharva Shah
  • 9th Grade (Science): Rishi Desai & Jillian Witbeck
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What's Ahead...

  • October 10 - Walk to School; 7:15am
  • October 11 - Talent Show Dress Rehearsal; 2:45-5:45pm
  • October 12 - School Spirit Day (wear a Sterling Shirt or school colors of blue and gold)
  • October 15-19 - Box Tops for Education - Fall Collection Contest
  • October 17 - Families for Lunch
  • October 18 - Talent Show; 6:30pm
  • October 26 - Middle School Dance; 3:45pm
  • October 27 - Butterfly Garden Work Day; 9:00-12:00pm

2018 Veterans Day Program

On Friday, November 9th, the Sterling School will honor those who have fought for the many freedoms we, as American citizens, have today. We will have two programs. Our K-3rd grade program will begin at 8:30am and the 4th-8th grade program will begin at 9:30am. We invite all veterans in our Sterling family to join us as honored guests


  • If a special guest is planning to attend, we ask that you RSVP by Fri., Nov. 2nd (CLICK HERE!). As a special treat, please send in or email a picture of your honored guest (preferably in uniform), the name and relationship to our Sterling/CTC student, and the name of the military branch in which he or she served. (You'll find this request within the Google Form as well.)
  • Our PTA is planning a reception after each program for our veterans and their guests. Students of our veterans are invited to attend as well. If you would like to participate, please complete the same Google Form (CLICK HERE!).
  • We invite all students to wear red, white, and blue on the day of our program, Fri., Nov. 9th.


We look forward to this exciting day, as we pay tribute to those who have served our country. Thank you, in advance, for your willingness to participate!

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2018 Sterling School Talent Show: Dress Rehearsal & Performance

Dress Rehearsal: The dress rehearsal for the Talent Show will be held on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 2:45-5:30 in the gym. All performers and crew must attend. Students can bring a snack and work on homework. Everyone will be dismissed at 5:30 and we will walk the students out to the car line.


The Show: Come out and see our amazing students share their talents at the annual Talent Showcase on Thursday, October 18th. There will be a PTA meeting at 6:00, followed by the Talent Show at 6:30.


Hear some of your favorite songs and watch incredible dance and music acts performed by our Sterling School students. You might be surprised by who you see on the stage!


The Talent Show is sponsored by the Jr. Beta club. Admission at the door is by donation (suggested $3).

Want to Get Involved? Our Students Need YOU!

ICYMI: In Case You Missed It

Perfect! 2018 SCReady

Last spring, 45 of our students scored PERFECT on at least one section of the SC Ready (Reading, Language, or Math). This, obviously, deserves to be celebrated as it is a tremendous honor. The students pictured below include those who are currently in grades 4th-8th. CONGRATULATIONS!


  • 4th Grade: Charles Baker, Reece Boore, Alissa Brewster, Kamille Brooks, Oliver Carter, Grayson Champion-Wescott, Marshall Crawford, Jeremiah Eller, Karen Izumi, Jinnie Kim, Katherine Mehlem, Jackson Multer,
  • 5th Grade: Ryan Alioua, Ryan Branham, Charlotte Clark, Zachary Heyasat, Liao Liao Shi, Rex Vaz, Brandon Xu
  • 6th Grade: Brooke Gillen, Aedan Honohan, Clayton Lindblad, David Ropp, Parker Stevenson
  • 7th Grade: James Beeson, Addison Bonesso, Reagan Cooke, Charlotte Leonard, Cortland McGowan, Thomas Schumacher, Addisen Yarrow
  • 8th Grade: Owen Taggart, Danika Yang
  • 9th Grade: Thea Blue, Joshua Campbell, Julian Chong, Brady Clayton, Simon Draper, Eva Fulcher, Nyah Joudeh, Julia Liu, Jeffrey Sanders, Charles Sanderson, Audrey Savage, Jillian Witbeck

#WholeChild - Focus on Safety: SafeCeiver

Our students' safety is always our first priority. Safe, physical and emotional safety, is also one of the five tenets of the Whole Child framework. Recently, with funds provided by our school's PTA (Thank you, teachers at Sterling School were introduced to a device called the SafeCeiver. Currently, we are the only elementary school in the district with this device. The SafeCeiver is a one-way radio with multiple receivers for the quick and discreet dissemination of important instructions and information. Sometimes school leaders need to be able to give urgent updates to our teachers in times of emergency. The SafeCeiver is a simple, proven system that streamlines communication so that administrators can focus on solving the problems. If you'd like to see more, check out the video below. #WholeChild
https://youtu.be/XPu8zmSdqRc