Knightly News: EXCEL

Week of March 28th

March Madness--Finish Strong! How to be a Great Team Player!

For sports enthusiasts, March can be an exciting time of the year because of the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament. As we enter the Elite Eight the hype grows and excitement and pride for our teams are bigger than ever. We hope to create the same in our classrooms. This week our teacher newsletter incorporates ways to focus our students on team player attributes. These are important for the classroom and real world. We hope you will ask your child ways to be a team player. We hope as Madness excitement comes to an end that our family and most importantly our student continue to experience excitement at our school and classrooms to keep them to stay active and engaged!


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2022 BOND Information: SGMS can benefit from the BOND! TECHNOLOGY and SAFETY!

-In 2020, the board of commissioners allocated some funds to address specific safety upgrades for schools with critical needs, but the funding only covers a fraction of the problem.

-The 2022 bond will provide safety upgrades for all District schools across the county, not just the ones with immediate safety and security concerns.

--Upgrades include upgrade and upkeep of cameras, digital locks, classroom phones, intercoms, and other security upgrades including safe entry points.

--The funding will also allow for modernized classrooms and wireless technology, providing students and teachers with the tools needed for quality education.


Please note videoing, taking pictures and posting of students or staff violates the Code of Conduct. Please ensure your child is not at risk of consequences for these choices. Social media accounts with school related posts are being reported to law enforcement for posting so please be sure your child is using technology for good not harm


Joshua Grade 6 and Maholic Walsh teams- Tonya Grade 8 and Nelson team-

CTE Summer Camp Opportunities

CTE will be offering approximately 26 summer camp experiences for students to engage, explore, and innovate through career acceleration and STEMulating experiences. All offerings will be finalized and available for registration through the GCS Summer Enrichment Catalog.

Click here for a preview: of the CTE Summer Enrichment Offerings 2022

8th graders: If you are considering Magnet Choices see timelines below

Magnet/Choice Timeline 2022

ECG Interviews

Saturday, March 26

Deadline for HS Magnet Choice programs to identify candidates in SchoolMint

Wednesday, March 30

HS Lottery and Notification

Friday, April 8

HS Families Accept or Decline Offers

Friday, April 15

Parents: Nicotine and Vaping Prevention Resources-----------------------Please take a look if you need info to address any concerns

Attendance Matters--Compulsory Attendance Law in North Carolina states that all children AGES 7-16 must attend school

Please note that if your student is out of school you must submit a note upon return. Absences are excused for sickness, doctor appointments or educationally related absences.

Our School Social Worker will be following up on all Tier 2 and 3 attendance please ensure your child is at school when they are well.

Last quarter: Pope, Brown, Kane and Groff had the highest % of attendance for their homerooms at 94% or higher. Who will have the highest % for Quarter 3?

Academically Gifted Information

Guilford Partners for the Advanced of Gifted Education (PAGE) is a non-profit organization supporting our community’s brightest young minds with strong advocacy for the advancement of appropriate programming for academically gifted students. The organization provides the tools to engage and empower all those involved with gifted children, thereby building tomorrow’s leaders today. The organization is restructuring and is currently offering free members to educators and families. To accept your free membership, simply respond to this form:

If you have any questions please reach out to our Team for Academically Gifted chair:

Becky Hines:

Calendar info: Subject to change but will give you an idea of things to come

March 28th: Baseball/Softbal vs JMS at JMS

March 29th: Spring sport pictures 4 pm

March 30th: Track vs JMS @ JMS

April 4, 5 and 6: 3rd quarter awards-times and teams below-parents may join virtually-link to come.

April 4th:

8:30 am 8th grade Welder team

9:15 am 8th grade Williams team

10:00 8th grade Fallon team

April 5th:

8:30 am 7th grade Maholic team

9:15 am 7th grade Nelson team

12:15 7th grade Walsh team

April 6th:

8:30 am 6th grade Hauck team

9:15 am 6th grade Yakout team

1:45 pm 6th grade Groff team

April 7th: Title 1 Family Fun Night 5:30-7:30 on SGMS football field; Baseball/Softball vs AJP@SGMS

April 15th -April 22nd Students out (4/15-Holiday, 4/18-4/21 Spring Break and 4/22 Teacher Workday)

April 29th: Tentative 7th grade field trip-info to come

May 3rd: Tentative 6th grade enrichment trip

May 5th: Cultural day event during school hours-more info to come

May 12th: Band and Chorus spring concert-more info to come

May 13th-Computers no longer go home to be ready for testing online

May 20th-June 3rd EOG Testing Window

June 1st 6th and 7th grade EOY awards (12:15-7th; 2:00-6th)

June 2nd 8th grade Celebration of Excellence 9 am and Tentative 8th grade Formal 6 pm-8pm

June 3rd: Last day of school

Athletic Information

Congratulations to our Baseball an Softball teams for their first win last week on Tuesday. Both teams did a great job and looked excellent. We even received compliments from Western Guilford on both our coaching staffs. This is a stellar model of how SGMS exemplifies EXCEL!

Thank you for all you do coaches and athletes. Track will get their time to shine this week!

Monday-3/28—Baseball/Softball vs Jamestown @ Jamestown-4:45PM

Tuesday-3/29—Spring Athletic Pictures—4PM

Wednesday-3/30—Track & Field vs Jamestown @ Jamestown MS—445PM


Our administrative team is available to assist with any and all SGMS questions or concerns. You may reach us at 336-674-4266 or by email. We love your partnership please reach out if you have suggestions or shout outs for our amazing staff.

Tracy Roof, (students with last names P-Z)

Lorie Rainey, Assistant (students with last names G-O)

James Moore, Assistant (students with last names A-F)