Stilwell Monday Message

Weekly Student and Family Communication

May - 5/24/21

Good Morning Stilwell students and families,

Good morning and happy ODD day.

This is the last full week of school. Students, you have been working very hard to finish up and persevere this year. Please make sure you are giving it everything you have these last 7 days. If you are in need of any support please reach out to a teacher. If you currently have anything checked out from the library now is the time to be returning those items.

Next Tuesday and Wednesday, Stilwell will be celebrating in teams. On Tuesday, 7th-grade teams will be spending the morning with their teams at local parks and in the afternoon the 8th-grade teams will be switching with them. On Wednesday, students will be teaming up for some team-based competitions. Please remember that on Wednesday, June 2nd we will be dismissing at 10:50 am.

Erica Whittle - Principal

Drive-in Can Drive

Stilwell's student council will be hosting a drive-in can drive next Wednesday, June 2nd at 7:30 pm. Students and families are welcome to bring a blanket or lawn chairs and watch Wall-E on a big screen in the Stilwell greenspace. Those attending are encouraged to bring a canned food item to support local food insecurity needs.

Families we are in need of at least 10 parents to chaperone the event. If you are able please CLICK HERE to sign up.

Stilwell Year Books

Online students who have purchased yearbooks may pick those up at Stilwell starting on Wednesday, May 26. Extra yearbooks will be sold in the office on Thursday, May 27th, and Friday, May 28th. Students should bring a check made out to Stilwell Junior High for $30 or bring the exact cash amount. Extra yearbooks will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis.

2021 Stilwell Jr High Yearbook

Play Annoucement

Attention Cast and Crew and Parents/Guardians of Cast and Crew for Murder in the Knife Room. DVDs of the performance will be available for pickup at the counter/window of the main office starting TODAY, Monday May 24th, through the end of the school year! Each Cast and Crew member is able to pick up 1 copy of their performance, at no charge!

Please let the office know what cast/crew you were part of so they can mark it down. Thank you for a fantastic year of drama!


Last night the Tiger Archery Club recognized two Stilwell archers for very significant awards. 8th grader Talyn Slater was named a National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) Academic All-American for his performance academically and in the NASP national tournament. Talyn was part of an exclusive group; only 25 middle school archers nationwide were recognized. 8th grader Ella Melco received the first annual Lu Suarez Award for Honor, Integrity, and Sportsmanship. The award recognizes a middle school archer who lives out these three values and leads by example. Talyn and Ella are superstars in archery and in the classroom. We are very proud of them both!

After the Bell- LAST WEEK

After the bell is an additional opportunity at the end of the day to get support with learning from a certified teacher. It will start on Tuesday, September 8th in the Stilwell cafeteria. Students will receive an additional snack using social distancing and are welcome to stay until 4:00 pm. After the bell will run each week Monday-Thursday. For more information please contact Mr. Peter Bissinger at

Stilwell 21-22 School Supplies

Returning to Stilwell for 8th grade next year? If so, pre-order your school supplies through EPI. Visit and enter the code STI013. Order by June 12, 2021. Pre-ordered school supplies will be sent to Stilwell and provided to students.

Music Summer Program Opportunities

Summer Strings

For students entering grades 5-9

Students participate in orchestra rehearsals, musicianship classes (including ear training and
theory), and sectional rehearsals. This is an intensive study of orchestral music and listening skills, culminating with a concert on June 18. Program taught by Matt Meyer, Curtis Barr, Abby Hendricks, Xavier Quinn, and Jeanne Caldwell.

Session: June 7-18, from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Location: Valley High School

Cost: $75

Sign up now at


Band Bash

For students entering grades 6-8

This two-week program meets for one hour each day and gives instrumental music students the opportunity to develop their rhythmic skills, strengthen their tone and playing technique, and polish their music reading skills in preparation for the school year. A concert will be held on June 18 at Valley High School.

Session: June 7-18, from noon to 1 p.m.
Location: Valley High School
Cost: $70

Sign up now at

Stilwell Donation Bin - MAY

In the month of May, we will be collecting food to donate to the Eddy Davis community center near Holiday Park. Examples of items to donate are:

  • Canned food

Tuna, fruit, soup, vegetables, (etc).

  • Non-perishables
Nut butter, jerky, ramen, grains, rice, (etc)


This week will be focusing on Doing your Best in the classroom. This looks like active participation in class and turning in all practice and necessary pieces of learning to your teachers. Teachers will be recognizing students with PBIS reward points.
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Parking Lot Protocol

We understand our parking lot drop-off and pick-up process can be time-consuming. However, we need all families to follow the procedures to ensure our students are safe. Please remember these guidelines:

  • Do not use the local business as a place to pick-up your child.
  • Do not drop off your student or stop for any reason along Vine Street.
  • Do not pull into the bus lanes along Vine Street.
  • Do not allow your student to exit the vehicle until you have pulled up to the curb in the parking lot.
  • Please drive slowly through the parking lot and on Vine St.

Stilwell Student Handbook 20-21

Throughout this year you may have questions, need clarifications, or might need to see who you can turn to for help. Please start with the Junior High Schools Handbook.
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