Shiloh MS Weekly

December 30, 2022

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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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January Events

  • 1/3 - School Spirit wear Fundraiser Begins (ends on 1/17)
  • 1/7 - Boys & Girls Basketball vs. Sweetwater @ Home (Girls-9:00 AM/Boys-10:30 AM)
  • 1/11 - ACCESS for ELL's 2.0 Testing Window Begins
  • 1/12 - Local School Council Meeting
  • 1/13 - Fall Semester Report Cards mailed
  • 1/13 - Boys & Girls Basketball @ Baycreek (at Grayson HS); (Girls-5 PM/Boys-6:30 PM)
  • 1/14 - Coffee with the Principal (Media Center) 8:30-9:30 AM
  • 1/16 - MLK Day (No School)
  • 1/19 - Boys & Girls Basketball vs. Trickum @ Home (Girls--5 PM/Boys-6:30 PM
  • 1/20 - Progress Reports (electronic delivery)
  • 1/21 - Boys & Girls Basketball vs. Five Forks @ Home (Girls--9:00 AM/Boys--10:30 AM)
  • 1/26 - Boys & Girls Basketball @ Crews (at Brookwood HS); Girls--5 PM/Boys-6:30 PM)
  • 1/28 - GCPS Special Education Job Fair
  • 1/28 - Academic Assistance Program (AAP) 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Junior Leadership Corp presented the Colors at the GCPS Board of Education meeting on Thursday, December 15, 2022

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The SMS Faculty & Staff hope that everyone had a great winter break!

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MegaMindz Lego League Team Wins Two Top Awards

Please join us in congratulating our Shiloh MegaMindz LEGO League team on winning the top awards in two categories at the FLL Regional Tournament held at Shiloh High School.

Top Winner Tournament B - Core Values Award

Top Winner Tournament B - Robot Performance Award

Our kids were on FIRE! They rocked it out!! We are so proud of them!

Competition Team Members

Oluwatobi Adeniran

DaNia Cambric

Naomi Gedion

David Hernandez Aviles

Saimon Hernandez Aviles

Eden Muluneh

Nahom Muluneh

Liya Simons

Malik Straiten Brown

Sara Sullivan

Supporting Team Members

Jonathan Campbell

Derryl Douglas

Josue Gonzalez

Youness Meskaoui

Jahkai Petersen

Again, we are so proud of them!!!

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Shiloh Middle Students Compete in the Georgia HOSA Fall Leadership Conference

Jr. HOSA students competed in the Georgia HOSA Fall Leadership events in Athens, Georgia, on November 7-8, 2022. Congratulations to our two 8th grade students that competed this year-- Knila Johnson and Victoria Thomas.

HOSA – Future Health Professionals, formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America, is an international career and technical student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Technology Education Division of ACTE.

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Junior Leadership Corp Cadets win 1st Place Overall in Gwinnett County Competition.

Over the weekend of November 5th, our incredible JLC cadets competed in the Gwinnett County Raider competition held at Shiloh High School. There was a total of ten (12) schools competing.

Our JLC Raiders dominated the competition and won the following awards:

  • 1st Place Overall
  • 1st Place Tug-of-war Team
  • 1st Place 2.5 Mile Team Run
  • 2nd Place Medicine Ball Relay Team
  • 2nd Place Ruck Sack Relay
  • 2nd Place Obstacle Course Relay Team
  • 2nd Place Water Can Relay Team
  • 3rd Place Sit-up Team Competition

Congratulations to the Raider Team members below on an outstanding performance!

JLC Team:

  • Afere, David F. Jr.
  • Afework, Tedy A.
  • Baker, Jordan M.
  • Carson, Faye-Marie L.
  • Clarke, Amire K.
  • De Leon-Gutierrez, Mynor I.
  • Harrell, Lance M.
  • Hernandez, Kenneth A.
  • Koker-Thomas, Emmanuel A.
  • Neal, Janae C.
  • Neal, Jeremiah T.
  • Perez Avalos, Fatima
  • Pickett, Maddox V.
  • Soto Montoya, Alberto
  • Torres, Melanie
  • Yousufi, Eman
  • Aleme, Mike Y.
  • Baang, Ashlee M.
  • Collins, Xavier L. II
  • Johnson, Knila L.
  • Jones, Maddison N.
  • Mathis, Chloe S.
  • McDuffie, Anthony P.
  • Reynoso Rivas, Gianna A.
  • Salazar, Ava K.
  • Essien, Ayden I.
  • Gamero-Gutierrez, Joshua A.
  • Gurung, Regresh
  • Landabo, Bemnet D.
  • McGee, Jacestin M.
  • Morales Roblero, Alonso B.
  • Sunil, Thanmaya
  • Wallace, Greyson J.
  • Ellison, Derek M.
  • Munoz Berrum, Jorge I.
  • Sumbry, Jayden O.
  • Torres, Jose R.
  • Brown, Jayce M.
  • Cooper, Ka'Liyah M.
  • Drake, Timothy L. Jr
  • Ekere, Uwana-Abasi E.
  • Vu, Christopher V.

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A Message from the Parent Center

The Parent Center wants to take time to thank all our parent and community volunteers that have assisted us with working with our students in various areas. We are definitely in need of more volunteer to work with our teachers and students. A special thank you to the Huff Family that provided breakfast to the entire Shiloh Middle School Staff, we truly appreciate your thoughtfulness.

Volunteer Form

We want everyone to be on the lookout for great programs that will begin in the New Year. Here are some of the programs that will be available:

  • math classes for our parents
  • ESOL classes
  • mentoring programs for our students
  • so much more.

Take time to come and visit the Parent Center between the hours of 9:30am to 3:30pm to learn more about these programs.

If you need assistance with getting on the Parent Portal, registering for My Payments Plus, getting community resources etc, this is the place to seek help. The Parent Center also has books and activities for you to check out to assist your child(ren). in areas where they may need help.

Over this holiday, take time to review and discuss The Plan The Promise with your child(ren).

Happy Holidays to each of you and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year!

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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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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

Dawn D. Young

Shiloh Middle School Clinic

Phone: 770-736-4030

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6th Grade

Welcome back all of our 6th grade students!

  • Please remember our NO cell phone policy. Cell phones should be turned off and placed in book bags.
  • Please remember to replenish your child’s school supplies, such as new composition notebooks for 2nd semester and pencils.
  • Homeroom teachers would greatly appreciate donations of Kleenex, Lysol Wipes, and hand sanitizer for classrooms.
  • Remind your student to charge their laptops daily for a full battery during the school day.
  • Shiloh’s dress code will be enforced.

We look forward to a fantastic second semester!

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7th Grade

  • Students, remember to place laptops in a dry and safe place.
  • Complete any makeup work that your teachers have assigned.
  • Take some time to be thankful.

We look forward to another semester of learning!

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8th Grade

Enjoy your break! We'll see you when you get back. Be ready to work!
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Connections Department

We wish you a wonderful holiday season. Enjoy the last few days of your break, relaxing with your loved ones. Well see you when you all return on January 6!
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The Counseling Department will host a College and Career Fair this semester. Please contact your grade level counselor if you would like to participate or volunteer.

Meet the Shiloh Middle School Counseling Department

Why Middle School Counselors?

Middle school students are characterized by their rapid physical growth, curiosity about their world, and an emerging self-identity. Middle school counselors have an impact on these years by implementing a school counseling program and collaborating with school staff, parents, and the community to create a safe, respectful learning environment whereby young adolescents can maximize personal and academic achievement.

Middle school counselors enhance the learning process and promote academic, career and social/emotional development. School counseling programs are essential for students to achieve optimal personal growth, acquire positive social skills and values, set informed career goals, and realize full academic potential to become productive, contributing members of the world community.

From American School Counselor Association

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Upcoming Basketball Games

Saturday, January 7 - Basketball Game @ Shiloh High School vs. Sweetwater MS
  • Girls 9:00 a.m.
  • Boys 10:30 a.m.

Friday, January 13 - Basketball Game @ Grayson High School vs. Bay Creek MS

  • Girls 5:30 p.m.
  • Boys 7:00 p.m.

**All middle school students must be accompanied by an adult at all times while attending the games.

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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. When do students return to school?

Students return to school on January 5.

2. When will my child's grades be finalized?

Grades will be finalized after Winter Break.

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

Report cards will be mailed on January 13.

4. 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

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

You will receive a refund.