Knightly News

Week of January 3rd

Students return 1/4

Welcome Back!

Excitement, passion and purpose are a few words that come to mind for the attitudes of students snd staff as they came back this first half of our school year. The battle has not been won yet over Covid-19 but OUR STAFF have helped to create avenues like none other to ensure our students and their families can grow and succeed on the Road of Success. Every Road has many twists, turns, up hill and down hill phases just like what we travel here working towards success.

Remember a bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn. This is our time at SGMS for a sharp turn in 2022 to do our very best. Every child every day deserves the right to move forward and we are destined to remove barriers to ensure they have what it takes. We hope you will continue to partner with us to make this a reality.

E.X.C.E.L.

Creating and maintaining a Culture of Excellence!!


E-Epitomize integrity

X-eXpress Respect

C-Commit to Learn

E-Exercise responsibility

L-Lead with Courage

Assessments coming up this month and Report Card date

Please be sure your child is in attendance and on time. These assessments will help us with instructional decisons during Second semester.


January 12th
: MAP Testing (modified schedule TBA-only one encore these days)

January 13th: MAP Testing (modified schedule TBA-only one encore these days)

January 14th: End of Quarter 2; MAP makeups

January 20th: Math 1 Interim #2

January 26th: Report Cards

January 28th: Math 6 and 8 Interim #2

Buses

Please note transportation is a privilege and all students should be on their best behavior. A bus driver has a very important job of transporting our precious cargo and we want them to not have distractions that would take away of safely completing their job.


Please help us by speaking with your child

  • about staying seated at all times until the bus comes to a complete stop at the school or at their home bus stop location.
  • There should never be a time they are throwing things, moving seats, using loud voices or participating in activities that would be unsafe on a moving vehicle.
  • Please note students will be suspended from the bus if they cannot follow GCS rules of conduct.

Also please note students may not ride any other bus than the one assigned and may not get off at any other stop than the assigned bus stop.


One Cards are required for scanning on and off buses to ensure safety of knowing who is being transported. Please ensure your child has those out and ready each morning.


Thank you in advance for partnering with us in these endeavors.

Staff Support and shout out

Thank you so much for all the families that made staff a priority. The many tokens of appreciation were met with excitement and appreciation by staff. The dessert raffle was a success and would not have been possible without your contributions. Stay tuned as we plan to do other fun appreciation days second semester.

School Spirit and attendance at Games

We are super excited to have sports up and running after Covid. We enjoy cheering on our athletes and promoting school pride. To ensure security, safety and health for all we must adhere to all guidelines. Please read carefully the information noted below regarding attendance at athletic events.



  1. Students may not stay after school unless they are an athlete supervised by coaches, or pep squad supervised by it's advisors.
  2. Masks are required by everyone except the 10 players on the court. Masks should cover nose and mouth at all times. Failure to follow this current ruling for schools will require dismissal from the game.
  3. While at the game please show your best character, cheering for not against and uplifting our players. Please be respectful and mindful of those around you so that all that are in attendance can enjoy the game. Please stay seated while in the stands so all fans can see.
  4. Concessions and restrooms will be on the café hall so there should not be anyone in any other area.
  5. Please clean up after yourself and throw away all trash before leaving your area.
  6. Students must have rides pick them up in front of the school no later than 15 minutes after the game is over. Announcements will be made at the end of 3rd quarter and midway of 4th reminding students of the current time and to call or check in with your rides.
  7. After the game all fans, students, families etc. must exit the gym and building and meet their friend/child/athlete or ride outside. Only players may go with coaches to change and pick up belongings.
  8. Any student that is not picked up within 15 minutes after the game will not be able to stay for the next home game.

Athletics: Week of 1/3/21

Thursday 1/6 BB vs Jamestown @ Jamestown

2nd Quarter Awards Recognition—YOU ARE WELCOME!!

We have 10 days left in second quarter as students return January 4th. Please encourage your child to continue to keep the focus on academic work needed to finish Strong!!

We will recognize students in early February for their success 2nd quarter and 1st semester. We will recognize academics, character and attendance. Please make plans to join us in person in the gym or online as we will stream the Awards as well. We hope you can join SGMS students and staff as we celebrate our many accomplishments!


February 1st:

8:30 am 8th grade Fallon team

9:15 am 8th grade Williams team

10:00 8th grade Welder team


February 2nd:

8:30 am 7th grade Walsh team

9:15 am 7th grade Nelson team

12:15 7th grade Maholic team


February 4th:

8:30 am 6th grade Hauck team

9:15 am 6th grade Yakout team

1:45 pm 6th grade Groff team

8th grade Families: Yearbook dedications

As hard as it is to believe this is your childs final year in Middle school. If you would like to celebrate their middle school efforts through a yearbook ad please see the attached flyer below for more information. If you have any questions please reach out to the school or our yearbook advisor Jessica Yakout (6th grade teacher)

SGMS ADMINISTRATION:

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, Principal-rooft@gcsnc.com (students with last names P-Z)


Lorie Rainey, Assistant Principal-raineyl@gcsnc.com (students with last names G-O)


James Moore, Assistant Principal-moorej5@gcsnc.com (students with last names A-F)

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