Shiloh MS Weekly

February 24, 2023

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This is a time that you can have an open conversation with the principal.

Saturdays from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

March 4 (Rescheduled for March 11)

April 15

May 6

We will meet in the Media Center.

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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Parent Portal/ParentVUE

Do you need help setting up or accessing your ParentPortal or ParentVUE app? Our Parent Liasion is here to help.

Please contact Dr. Shirleta Lawrence for support.

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Monday, February 27 - Black History Month Spirit Week - HBCU/Greek Day

  • A Day Connections
  • News Crew 8:15 - 9:20 am
  • Mindfulness Monday 8:15 - 8:50 am
  • Cheerleading Practice 4:30 - 6:00 pm
  • Jr. HOSA Meeting 4:30 - 5:30 pm
  • Jr. HOSA Community Forum 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Dance Team Practice 4:30-6:30 pm
  • Track Practice 4:45 - 6:30 pm
  • Pre-LGPE Orchestra Concert

Tuesday, February 28 - Black History Month Spirit Week - Black Excellence (dress in all black)

  • B Day Connections
  • 8th Grade Spirit Leaders 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  • News Crew 8:15 - 9:20 am
  • Dance Team Practice 4:30 - 6:00 pm
  • Sources of Strength 4:30 - 5:30 pm
  • Debate Team 4:30 - 6:00 pm
  • Technology Student Association 4:30 - 6:00 pm
  • Girls Empowerment Movement 4:30 - 5:30 pm
  • Jazz Band 4:45 - 5:45 pm
  • Track Practice 4:45 - 6:30 pm
  • Black History Month Program 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Wednesday, March 1

  • A Day Connections
  • Early Release/Parent Teacher Conferences
  • News Crew 8:15 - 9:20 am

Thursday, March 2

  • B Day Connections
  • Early Release/Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Campus Life 8:15 am - 9:10 am
  • News Crew 8:15 am - 9:20 am

Friday, March 3

  • A Day Connections
  • Progress Reports (Electronic Delivery)
  • News Crew 8:15 am - 9:20 am
  • Track Practice 4:45 pm - 6:30 pm
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February Events

  • 2/27 - Jr. HOSA Community Forum 5:30 - 6:30 in Ms. Larkins' Room
  • 2/27 - Pre-LGPE Orchestra Concert 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • 2/27 - HBCU/Greek Day - Wear your favorite HBCU/Greek Apparel
  • 2/28 - Black History Month Program 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • 2/28 - Black Excellence - Dress in all black kto show pride!
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Shiloh MS Science Fair Participants at Gas South

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Teachers are wearing their favorite sports jersey for Black History Month Spirit Week

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Jr. HOSA Community Health Forum

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Our Jr. HOSA students will be competing at their Georgia HOSA State Leadership Conference March 2-4, 2023 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Please wish them well!

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Academic Assistance Program

If your student is participating in the Academic Assistance Program (AAP), here is a reminder of the dates and times. Class Schedule: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM


February 25

March 4

Mindfulness Mondays

February 13 and 27 - Sign up for this Monday.

March 13 and 27

April 10 and 24

May 8 and 22

Must register in advance. Click to register.

We will meet in the PLC Room in G Hall.

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Rising 6th Graders Parent Meetings

We welcomed 5th Grade Students to Shiloh Middle School from our feeder Elementary Schools. The students were greeted as they entered the building by our Principal, Mr. Bess, Dr. Hill and Dr. Johnson, two of our AP's. Many of our students served as Ambassadors, that greeted our prospective students and escorted them to various classrooms. Our Junior Leadership Corps (JLC), members held the door open and greeted parents on the Halls during transition. All the students exemplified grace and poise as they assisted all the families in attendance. JLC looked extremely distinguished in their uniforms. It was truly a welcoming environment and seeing the expression on our visitor's face was a proud General's moment.

During this amazing evening, they watched a welcome video from our Principal and 6th Grade Teachers did a phenomenal job discussing what will 6 Grade look like. Following the informational session, the parents and students were taken on a tour of our campus. As they toured the Cafeteria, everyone had a chance to personally meet Mr. Bess and ask any questions about SMS.

Kudos to our Administration and students for exhibiting who we are as Generals.

Parents/Families Virtual Focus Group

The Office of Family Engagement presents a Parents/Families Virtual Focus Group. The focus group is in collaboration with the Office of Research, Evaluation & Analytics, and will be held Tuesday, February 28th from 5:30 pm until 6:30 pm. During the session, parents will be introduced to the Key Performance Indicator Dashboard and have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback. Click on the flyers below.

Click here for the Zoom link.

Black History Month Celebration

As we Celebrate Black History Month, we wanted to invite you to our celebration on February 28, 6:30pm to 8pm. We will be having so many cultural activities for your enjoyment. Activities that will be going on at this event are:

  • Soul Food/Desserts in Cafeteria
  • African American Poetry/Oratorical
  • Art Displays
  • African Drumming
  • Mask Meaning/Hicks
  • Face Painting
  • Games played: Jack's, Jump rope/Double Dutch, TV and Freeze Tag, Sit and Spin, Hoppity... SO MUCH MORE!

We are asking for parents to bring a dish of your choice to share with those in attendance. If you are able to bring a dish, please contact Dr. Lawrence in our Family Engagement Center at (770)736-4003 or at

Black History Month Spirit Week Concludes Next Week

February 27 - HBCU/Greek Day - Wear your favorite HBCU/Greek Apparel

February 29 - Black Excellence - Dressin all black to show pride!

Black History Month Spirit Week
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Parent/Teacher Conferences

Early release days for parent/teacher conferences are Wednesday, March 1 and Thursday, March 2. Shiloh MS will be utilizing an on-line scheduling system for this session of conferences. The online sign-up window has opened, and you can now sign up for a conference with your student's teachers. Follow the instructions below to sign up for a conference.

  1. Click here to sign up for a conference.
  2. Select your student's team of teachers.
  3. A form will appear. Fill out the form and click submit (you will be required to provide a valid email address).
  4. Once you click submit, you will receive an email with a link that will allow you to register for your conference time (check spam/junk folder if you do not receive it). You will also get email reminders before the conference.
  5. Click the link, and choose your time.
  6. Once you have selected your time, scroll to the bottom and click the request box to indicate how you would like to attend your conference.

Mercy Seed Community Food Pantry

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Gwinnett County School Assessment Survey

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Mark Your Calendars!

Shiloh Middle School will host an EL Parent Night on Thursday, Mar 23, 2023. Join us for a night of information, Q&A and guidance as to how to help your child finish the year strong. More information is forthcoming.

ESOL- ¡Marque sus calendarios!

La Escuela Intermedia Shiloh organizará una Noche de Padres EL el jueves 23 de marzo de 2023. Únase a nosotros para una noche de información, preguntas y respuestas y orientación sobre cómo ayudar a su hijo a terminar el año con fuerza. Próximamente más información.
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GCPS Junior Leadership Corps

If you would like for your scholar to take this outstanding Connections course, please use the link to read further details and complete the attached application.

Click here for the Student Enrollment Application.

Click here for the Parent Application.

If you have questions, contact Sgt. Hicks:

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Accelerated Math

We completed Unit 6 with a CFA and Test. Updated grades will be emailed on Monday.
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Students will learn how to compare two or more linear functions using what we learned about slope and intercepts. AKS 16

The students will take their Unit 6 Assessment - Introduction to Linear Functions for mastery on March 1 and 2 which are early release days.

Free math tutoring for parents who would like help

Tuesday Feb. 28th at 6:30 PM

Rising 9th Grade 2022-2023 Spring Schedule

The time has arrived to prpare our 8th graders for their transition to high school. Click the link below to view the schedule that contains important deadlines and events.

Rising 9th Grade 2022-2023 Spring Schedule

Note: Some of the events on the calendar have been pushed back.

Hello 8th Grade Families!

We are currently seeing an increase in inappropriate social media posts and have received reports of students “airdropping”/sharing videos. Please speak to your child about Shiloh’s cellphone policy which includes having phones in backpacks for the duration of the day. Use the attached link from Common Sense Media to assist with conversations regarding responsible cellphone use.

Information for the 8th Grade Formal & the Dress Code

Date: April 22, 2023

Time: 6-9pm

Ticket Sales

· Tickets are $65 and can be purchased on MyPaymentsPlus.

· Tickets are nonrefundable.

· Students will receive their purchased ticket packages on Friday, April 21 during the school day.


  • The 8th grade team would like all students to attend.
  • Students with two or more office referrals as of Feb. 2 will not be eligible to attend.
  • Students with three or more minor incident reports as of Feb. 2 will not be eligible to attend.

Parent Volunteers

  • Parents are encouraged to contact Dr. Lawrence, our Parent Instructional Support Coordinator, at 770-736-4003 to chaperone the dance.
  • The maximum number of parent chaperones for the evening will be fifteen (15).
  • Only designated volunteers will be invited into the gym during the dance.
  • For planning purposes, parent volunteers must contact Dr. Lawrence no later than April 1.


  • Students will have the opportunity to purchase photo packages during the dance.
  • A photographer will provide services for the evening.
  • Students will receive package information on Friday, April 21 along with their ticket for the dance.

Food and Drinks

  • A light, catered buffet and refreshments will be served.
  • Food and drinks are included in the price of the ticket.

Dress Code Details

  • See below for additional information about appropriate attire.
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College/Career Day: Sharing Diverse Paths to Success

Greetings Parents, Partners, and Friends of Shiloh Middle School.

Shiloh Middle School invites you to participate in our College/Career Day: Sharing Diverse Paths to Success that will take place on Friday, April 21, 2023. We are working to cultivate leaders and learners who are agents of change and responsible citizens. Students strengthen their own voices as they learn to hear and respond to the voices of others. With that in mind, we feel it is important for our students to learn from the paths and experiences of others.

As a presenter you will prepare a 15-20-minute presentation for several of our classes. Students will be given the opportunity to ask you questions and we encourage you to share handouts or samples related to your profession or organization. If you are interested in participating CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form. Light refreshments will be served throughout the day and our presenters will receive lunch. Our activities for the day will be from 9:30 – 3pm. The participation form will allow you to select the session/s you will be available to present.

Feel free to contact, Nicole Carrington, if you have questions about our College/Career Day. We look forward to seeing you on April 21st.


The Shiloh MS Counseling Department

Meet the Shiloh Middle School Counseling Department

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2023 Middle School Golf League

To register or see our Frequently Asked Questions visit

On-line Registration is from Feb 1 and is limited to first 72 and closes at 5 p.m., Feb 24, whichever occurs first! Play begins March 12 and ends in May with regular play at 4 p.m. on Sundays.

Participating golf courses include: Snellville’s Country Club of Gwinnett, Loganville’s Cedar Lake Golf Club, Winder’s Chimneys Golf Club, Lawrenceville’s Collins Hill Golf Club, Dacula’s Trophy Club of Apalachee and Monroe’s Bear Creek, Monroe Country Club and Providence Golf Courses.

Teams are coed, play consists of instructional clinic, team 9-hole best ball matches, individual stroke play and tournament and culminates with Drive, Chip and Putt competition.

Parent’s Orientation via Zoom scheduled for Feb 28. Email any questions to League Director Les Witmer at:

Registration for the 2023 season has begun. Visit the website below for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Click here to register.

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Wellness Wednesdays

PE is excited to introduce wellness initiatives to both staff and students. Workout sessions are offered every Wednesday morning from 8 - 8:45 am throughout the school year to help start your day off energized and positive.

In the gym, the students are treated to Fitness Friday circuit training sessions where they learn about the benefits of physical activity and leading a healthy lifestyle.

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SEL Resources

GCPS provides parents and students with some great social/emotional resources.

Click here to see the SEL resources.

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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.

4. You can scan QR codes with your Chromebook camera! Open your camera app through the app launcher, select scan, and then select QR code.

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Lost chargers will now be $10.00, even if it is the first time being lost.

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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

Shiloh Middle School Clinic

Phone: 770-736-4030

Vaccination Clinic

Please look at the upcoming dates and locations for added vaccine clinics for those 7th and 11th grade students still requiring their grade specific immunizations.

GCPS has partnered with GNR Public Health to offer required vaccinations for students attending 7th and 11th grade. Through this partnership, students can receive Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis vaccine) and MCV4 (adolescent meningococcal vaccine). In addition to these required vaccinations, GNR will have limited supplies of flu vaccine and COVID-19 vaccines.

Families will need to provide proof of insurance for Tdap, MCV4 and flu vaccines. Students 18 years of age and younger who do not have health insurance will be eligible for vaccines at no charge through our mobile clinics under the Vaccines for Children program. COVID-19 vaccinations are available regardless of insurance status.

All Clinics are from: 3p-6pm

Jan. 25th Duluth High School

Jan. 30th Central Gwinnett High School

Feb. 9th Archer High School

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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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Frequently Asked Questions

1. 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

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

You will receive a refund.