The Falcon Connection

Your link to Quail Hollow Middle School | Dec 2, 2016

Thankfulness, Hope & Joy

We hope our QHMS community had a nice Thanksgiving! Although December and winter is right around the corner, we continue showing thankfulness and gratitude in our classrooms and hallways, and work hard to inspire hope and joy in our students. It's never too late to share a few words of appreciation or encouragement -- click here as many times as you'd like to send kindness to any QHMS staff members. If you'd like to honor a QHMS staff member with a special treat, check here for some of their Favorite Things!

Important Dates

Events listed are current as of the date of publication. Always check the QHMS website and social media for updates.


  • Fri 2 School-wide Spelling Bee -- classroom finalists compete!
  • Thu 8 Basketball @ Southwest MS, 5:00 boys; 6:00 girls
  • Fri 9 Hat Day fundraiser for 8th grade field trip - $1in the Cafe during arrival
  • Fri 9 South Learning Community spelling bee - QH winners compete!
  • Mon 12 Basketball HOME v Comm House, 5:00 boys; 6:00 girls
  • Tue 13
  • Wed 14 Winter Sport athletes team photos, 4:15pm
  • Wed 14 Citizen Schools WOW event, 4:45pm
  • Thu 15 Talent Development / AIG parent meeting, 7:45am
  • Thu 15 Basketball @ South Clt, 5:00 boys; 6:00 girls

Students Give Feedback

As a part of our commitment to a culture of caring at Quail, students are taking a survey in each of their classes. These surveys will give individual teachers feedback about how their hard work and caring translates to our students. Teachers will then be able to reflect on our practice to continue to improve upon Quail Hollow's culture of high scholarly expectation and caring. We are excited to put this feedback into practice!

Falcons Honored at First Quarter Awards Assemblies

Students were recognized at the First Quarter Awards Ceremony for their hard work and perseverance! Congratulations to the following winners of special awards:

6th Grade PATH Awards

  • Perseverance: Roberto Sanchez Sharpe, Catalina Jimenez Castro, Joss Watts
  • Achievement: Alexis Vespa, Caroline Cochran, Daniel Beuhrig
  • Thoughtfulness: Robert Levon, Boyd, Reign O'Daniel, Elizabeth Porras
  • Health: Emma Matuszkiewicz, Eliabeth Morse, Markee Watford
  • Most Improved: Victor Ortez Nunez, Dante Smith, Zamani Hagans

7th Grade Awards

  • Most Improved: Daniella Espoinoza (Math), Ny'Asia Lewis-Wilson (Science), William Oscar Jolly (Language Arts), Isaac Gonzalez Cervantes (Social Studies)
  • Highest Achiever: Natalie Montufar Romero (Math), Emma Williams (Science), Zane Davis (Language Arts), Rhys Owens (Social Studies)

8th Grade Awards

  • Most Improved: Brayan Lopez Mateo (Math), Joan Arias Lenis (Science), Emily Martinez (Language Arts), Daniel Martinez (Social Studies)
  • Highest Achiever: Jacob Scruggs (Math), Trent Lindley (Science), Winslow Brown & Owen Murphy (Language Arts), Lucas Thompson (Social Studies)

Congratulations to our Falcons on the First Quarter Honor Roll!

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QHMS AIG Cafe for Parents of TD Students

Thursday, December 15 at 7:45 AM - 8:45 AM

Hear from QHMS teachers, leaders, and CMS Specialists from the Talent Development and Advanced Studies Department to discuss current practices in place at QHMS to support and enrich AIG students.

Learn more about best practices, curriculum, instructional strategies, extracurricular activities, Differentiated Education Plans and the Academic Enrichment curriculum.

Support a Falcon in Need

Is your family able to help a Falcon in need during the holiday season? The counselors will be collecting information from families in need and will anonymously match those students with sponsors. If you are interested in supporting a student, please contact one one of the counselors, Mrs. Crews or Mrs. Glass (Ms. Culbreth) by Monday, December 5.

6th Grade Visits Winthrop University

The following story was submitted by a 6th Grade Student on the SeaHawks Team

My experience at Winthrop was exciting and cool. First, we did a scavenger hunt and afterwards, we toured the campus. I saw some interesting and pretty awesome looking things like the amphitheater, the waterfall, the mascot statue, and many other campus features. Second, the things I learned from being there helped me understand what college was like. I saw the dorms and some of the students walking around the campus. Lastly, the food was really good. We went to Starbucks AND had lunch there. Overall, my experience at Winthrop was one of a kind and fun!

~Naomi Drye

Student Absences: Do You Know What to Do?

Is your child going to be absent for a medical appointment? Did your child wake up sick and need to stay home? Will your student be missing school for a family situation? No matter the reason, please remember to let the school know about the absence to ensure they are marked as excused when necessary. Notes from parents regarding a child's absence can be dropped off by the child in the front office, or contact our attendance secretary Ali Hogston. You can also email your notes to

National Junior Honor Society Seeking Donations

The National Junior Honor Society is assembling care packages that can be given to people in need in the community. See the poster at the right for requested donation items. Posters are also displayed around the school.

Basketball Season Coming Soon!

Thank you to all the students who participated in Winter Sports tryouts. We had an incredibly talented group for our boys and girls basketball squads and our winter cheerleading team! Our Falcon Ballers hit the home court on Monday December 12 and we invite everyone to come out and support our QH scholar athletes!

Math Xtra - Your Questions Answered on LIVE TV

Math Xtra is a LIVE call in educational show that airs Mondays and Wednesday at 4:30pm on CMS TV, TWC Channel 3 and the CMS Mobile App. Join in by calling in with a question or sending one in to, or via social media by writing to the CMS Facebook page or Tweeting @MathXtra.

Lend A Hand: QHMS Volunteers

Sabre News

SMHS Chick-Fil-A Challenge
Drop your receipt in the SMHS bucket when you eat at Carolina Pavilion Chick-Fil-A through12/22 to help the Sabres win $1,000!

Our Quail Hollow Falcons are “Future Sabres” at South Mecklenburg High School. Start building that South Meck Sabre pride now and get to know your future school home!

South Meck School Website | South Meck Sports Schedules | South Meck PTSA | Follow South Meck on Facebook and Instagram

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