Stanley Middle School

Week of February 21

PTO SUPPLY DRIVE FOR TEACHERS

SMS PTO is organizing an opportunity for parents to support teachers by restocking some basic supplies in their classrooms. See the link to signup to send in items like pencils and Clorox wipes. You can drop items in the morning car line on Monday, March 7th.


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0e4aacaf22a2f49-supply

RISING FRESHMEN - HS LOTTERY IS NOW OPEN

8th graders - the time has come for you to start seriously planning with your families about your options for high school next year.


In the near future, you will be getting options about choice programs for high school, course registration, the Pre-ACT and so much more.


We will make sure you have all you need, you just need to be mindful that the time to start thinking about this, if you have not been doing so already, is now.


CHOICE FAIR DATES - March 5.


IMPORTANT - Students who are at SMS via lottery (not in the attendance zone) and qualify to attend East Gaston, must still complete the lottery form and choose the pathway they want in the Medical Science Academy.


GCS SCHOOL CHOICE INFORMATION LINK

MathElite TryOuts Thursday, February 24

Any 6th grader wanting to try out for the math elite (think Battle of the Books for Math) team meet in the BIG STEAM room at 8:30 on Thursday morning. Students only need to bring a pencil.


The 6 students selected for the MathElite team will compete in the county competition in mid-March .

High School Promotional Information

Please see the videos below of all high school choice programs. 8th grade students will be viewing these over the next few week, but we want you to have access to view them as well.

On the Calendar


February

21 - Optional Workday

22- Spelling Bee

24 - MathElite tryout 8:30 BIG STEAM ROOM

24 - Basketball@MHMS

25 - Battle of the Books Comp.

28 - Basketball@SMS

March

3 - Basketball Playoffs

5 - RoboGaston - rescheduled to an undetermined date

5- Choice Fair 10:30-4:00 - Gastonia Conference Center

7 - PTO Collection Drive

8 - Boys Basketball Championship

9 - Girls Basketball Championhip

10 - Parent Conferences / Early Dismissal

11 - Workday

16 - MathElite

16 - NIne Weeks Ends

18 - Choice Fair Applications Due

COVID-19 Symptom Reminders

Please keep students at home and notify our school nurse if they exhibit any of the following symptoms. Students who come to the nurse and express they have these symptoms will be sent home and be asked to return with a negative COVID test or non-COVID diagnosis from a doctor.



    • Fever above 100.4

    • Sore Throat

    • Shortness of Breath (above baseline)

    • Fatigue/Muscle Aches

    • Severe headache

    • Cough, congestion, runny nose (different from allergies)

    • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea

Test to Stay

SMS will continue to be one of the 8 Test to Stay sites in the district. Students who have been exposed to COVID and meet the conditions of the Test to Stay program will be given a ticket to present at the testing site.


Students must be issued a ticket by the school nurse in order to test at any Test to Stay site.

YEARBOOKS ARE ON SALE NOW!!

Click the button above for all the details.

North Carolina STEM SCHOOL DESIGNATION

We are in the midst of a multi-year process of applying for and earning recognition as a North Carolina STEM School of Distinction. One part of that is to connect with various businesses men and women who are in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) field.


Additionally, we would like to make connections with parents who represent many careers. We are asking that our parents please complete the Google Form to help us build our Stanley STEM Network.


Thank you to those who have already completed the form. If you use STEM skills in anyway in your profession, we need you in one of many ways!