Stanley Middle School

Week of December 20

First Semester Wrap Up

With the arrival of the holiday break, comes the close of the first semester. It has truly been the start to a school year like no other. However, we have made it to the halfway point of the school year.

I can still remember meeting sixth graders at the Blue Devil Dash before school began and schedule pick up for 7th and 8th graders. It has been wonderful to resume athletics, clubs, concerts and five days of school for everyone.

Our chorus and band students gave wonderful concerts last week. Thank you for all who attended to support our students.

Second semester will begin with the change of Science/Social Studies courses and changes in elective courses that are not year long (Band, Chorus and 8th grade Spanish 1). Basketball will begin shortly after we return See more details below.

I wish each of you a wonderful holiday season. We look forward to seeing you all back and ready for a strong second semester start on January 10.


Mr. Myin - the SMS New (first 3 years of teaching) Teacher of the Year

Mr. Wilson - the SMS Teacher Assistant of the Year

Second Semester Athletics

As a reminder, to be eligible to try-out for sports second semester, students must have a passing semester average in 4 of 5 classes, have no more than 13 absences first semester, and have a current athletic physical uploaded into dragonflymax. com.

Basketball Information

December 20 - 7th and 8th grade BOYS Open Gym 6:30-8:00

Try Outs - January 10-12

Girls 3:45-5:45

Boys 5:45-7:45

Please note tryouts begin the first day we return from Holiday Break.


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!


Click the button above for all the details.

PTO Meeting

January 11 - 7:00

Look for Zoom link closer to meeting on PTO FB page.

On the Calendar


Dec. 22 - January 9 - Winter Holidays

Jan. 10 - First Day of Second Semester

Jan. 10-12 - Basketball Tryouts - see above for information

Science Fair, Envirothon, and Robotics Team practices

Science Fair Meetings: After School until 5:00 PM

December 6th

December 13th

January 10th

January 11th

January 18th

Envirothon Meetings: After School until 5:00 PM

December 7th

December 14th

January 13th

January 25th

Robotics Team Meetings:

December 13th

December 20th