Knightly News: EXCEL

Week of October 3rd

Creating a Culture of Excellence



Please ensure students review the Handbook in their agenda and follow all school rules.

E-Epitomize Integrity

X-eXpress Respect

C-Commit to learn

E-Exercise responsibility

L-Lead with courage

Family Fun Night

Special Thanks to all families that came out for out Fall Family Night. Even though there was impending weather for the next day and students going to remote we had a great turn out and lots of fun. Thank you to all staff that created a great game night.

If you were not able to join us we will have other events throughout the year and we would love for you to make plans to join us. Interim report pick up was Thursday evening as well.

Any interim report that was not picked up will be sent home with students on Monday.

Please review with your child and set goals to improve their current status before the

end of Quarter 1.

Measure of Academic Progress--MAP testing

Thank you for partnering with us to have your child at school for testing last week. Students were committed to doing their best so the data can drive our instructional decisions. Be on the look out for info on how your child performed. They will mark the score in their agenda and compare to what goal they set prior. These are one snapshot of performance, we will use it along with class work, formal and informal class and county assessments to inform decisions of instructional practice. If your child was absent for either Reading or Math MAP we will hold makeup's this week. EVERY CHILD EVERY DAY!!! Growth and Progress make them closer to grade level and/or beyond success. #changemaker

Culture of EXCEL-lence--DOJO reward system in ACTION--ARE YOU CONNECTED!!

We want to recognize students and classes as they exhibit SGMS EXCEL. These are being recorded in DOJO and students will be able to accumulate points to cash in at our PBIS store each quarter. We would love for every family to join DOJO so you can stay in communication with teachers, see class and school stories and events and see the points your child is accumulating and for what areas. Please go to to set up an account and connect with Southern Guilford Middle. Team newsletters provide a link or QR code to make this process simple. Reach out if you have any questions.

We are up to 315 parents which is almost 50% of our student count. Let's continue to work to connect families so that everyone can stay in the Knights Know.

Shoutout and Kudo's going to two homerooms that have reached 100%!

Ms. Hendershot and Ms. Huie

Treats in the pit at 3:00 on Friday

Let's see how each team improved:

Treat opportunity for the top 3 classes over 90% by end of Q1 (10/27)

every connection counts!!

Hauck, Mills, Mabe and Huie team: 87% to 92%

Adams, A. Walsh, Rayne, Hinerman and English team: 49% to 77%

Yakout, Groff, Maholic and Ramos team: 50% to 72%

Hunter, Nelson, Dowd, S. Walsh, Turner and Urena team: 34% to 56%

Rawlings, Pope, Welder, Grider, Prattis and Smith team: 35% to 39%

Williams, Fallon, Brown, Erickson, Fiery and Stewart team: 15% to 21%


Congrats to the all our athletes who are representing SGMS proudly with multiple wins!! Thank you for your hard work on and off the field or court.

Monday-10/3—Girls Volleyball/Boys Soccer @Welborn---445PM-

Tuesday 10/4--Football vs Jamestown @ SG High School--5 pm

Boys Volleyball and Girls Soccer tryouts start October 10th. Encourage your child if interested to get physicals, which require a doctor visit, and complete other paperwork as soon as possible so they’re prepared for tryouts. More information / forms and athletic schedule can be found here .

Parent emails NEEDED!!

Please ensure your email is on file in Power School for all electronic document delivery.

Electronic copies of the Parent and Family Engagement documents for Title 1 have been delivered to all Title I School families with email addresses in Power School. Hard copies will be sent home with all students on Monday October 3rd as well any interim reports that were not picked up on Thursday night.

Clear Bag Policy

Effective September 23rd- purses, backpacks and other traditional bags will not be allowed at sporting events on our campus or any GCS school.

Acceptable bags must be made of clear plastic or vinyl, including gallon-sized or smaller zip storage bags. Small clutch bags, diaper bags and bags used for medical supplies will be allowed but will be subject to inspection. More information about this process can be found on our GCS website at Check out the file below for more specific info

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Calendar Communication

  • Leadership team 10/4--would you be interested in being a parent rep-reach out to admin ASAP if interested
  • Teacher Workday-Students out of school 10/5
  • Fall Picture Day 10/6-students will bring home pkg info 10/3 and it is posted online also
  • ELA interim assessment 1 October 14th
  • Science 8th grade interim assessment 1 October 18th
  • Unity Day 10/19 (plan to dress in Orange) more info to come
  • Math 7 Interim assessment 1 October 27th
  • End of Quarter 1 October 27th
  • Teacher Workday October 28th and October 31st
  • Parent volunteers needed for a school wide activity on 11/4 (tentative) please reach out to the front office or your childs Homeroom teacher if you would be available to assist in anyway.
  • Quarter 1 Success Assemblies November 9th--more info to come


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)