The Falcon Connection

Your link to Quail Hollow Middle School | Nov 10, 2016

A Season of Thanksgiving

As we enter this season of THANKSGIVING, we invite you to share a few words of THANKS with the QHMS staff. Please complete this form as many times as you'd like and for as many teachers and staff as you choose!

A New Look!

Did you notice that your school newsletter, The Falcon Connection, has a new look and feel? This new format has many user friendly features, and helps us get the news to you faster and easier. Issues of the Falcon Connection will still be archived on the school website so you can always look back. Let us know what you think at We welcome all feedback!

Important Dates

Events listed are current as of the date of publication. Always check the QHMS website and social media for updates.


  • Fri 11 NO SCHOOL – Veteran’s Day Holiday
  • Nov 14-18 Anti Bullying Week - special events each day*
  • Mon 14 Winter Sports tryout paperwork deadline
  • Mon 14 Hawaiian Day*
  • Mon 14 1st Quarter report cards sent home
  • Tue 15 Winter Sports tryouts begin, after school
  • Tue 15 Neon Day*
  • Wed 16 Color Wars - wear your grade level color*
  • Thu 17 Rising 9th Grader SMHS Open House for Parents, 8:30-10:15am
  • Thu 17 Tacky Day*
  • Fri 18 Decades Day* and Hat Day! Participate in Hat Day by paying $1 in the Cafe in the morning. Funds raised will go toward the 8th Grade Field Trip.
  • Sat 19 Passport to STEM Careers Fair for middle schoolers, CPCC, 9am-12pm
  • Mon 21 Coffee w CMS Supt. Ann Clark, 5:30pm, Ballantyne Elementary
  • Wed 23 - Fri 25 NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Holiday

QHMS Annual Falcon Fund Hits it Big!

With your help, the Falcon Fund surpassed it's goal of $15,000 AND triggered a BONUS donation from an anonymous donor bringing our official total to $27,767.85!

Individual contributions big and small came from our students, families, and community members, and employer matching gifts. Click here for the Falcon Fund Family Donor List -- we couldn't have done it without you! We also raised money through a variety of fun events at school.

6th grade: Movie and Mingle = $1,295

7th & 8th grade: Jail Your Teacher & Literary Costume Day Dance Party = $2,101

A special thank you to the Falcon Fund chairpersons, QH parents Leanne Johnson and Tiffini Molesky for their tireless hours of work and inspiration.

100% of the money contributed to the Falcon Fund will pay for the array of items and activities paid and organized by our PTSA. Throughout the year, we will let you know how the Falcon Fund dollars are being spent and directly benefitting our children!

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Coffee with Ann

You can hear more about the current school year, as well as share your ideas to support academic success with CMS Superintendent Ann Clark! Come to the upcoming Coffee and Conversation group session at Ballantyne Elementary School, November 21 at 5:30pm. All upcoming Coffee and Conversation sessions are listed below.

  • Nov 10, 5:30 - 7:00pm, Northeast Middle

  • Nov 17, 5:30 - 7:00pm, Barnette Elementary

  • Nov 21, 5:30 - 7:00pm, Ballantyne Elementary (15425 Scholastic Drive)

  • Nov 28, 9:00 - 10:30am, Eastover Elementary

  • Nov 29, 4:30 - 6:00pm, Tuckaseegee Elementary

Next Week is Anti-Bullying Week!

Anti-Bullying Week is November 14-18th -- show your support on the following special spirit days to take a stand against bullying!

Monday: Hawaiian Day

Tuesday: Neon Day

Wednesday: Color Wars- wear your grade level color

6th grade - green, 7th grade blue, and 8th grade red!

Thursday: Tacky Day

Friday: Decades Day

The counselors will be leading an assortment of school wide activities during the week, which will include signing an anti-bullying pledge, and "mix it up day" to encourage students to meet other peers whom they may not know.

Open House for Rising 9th Grade Parents

Join us on November 17th, 8:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m. to learn all about South Mecklenburg High School. Tours begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by an Information Session at 9:15 a.m. The next event for Rising 9th graders and their families is the Sabre Showcase on April 20 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Student Absences: Do You Know What to Do?

Is your child going to be absent for a medical appointment? Did your child wake up sick and need to stay home? Will your student be missing school for a family situation? No matter the reason, please remember to let the school know about the absence to ensure they are marked as excused when necessary. Notes from parents regarding a child's absence can be dropped off by the child in the front office, or contact our attendance secretary Ali Hogston.

Passport to STEM

This interactive fair for middle school students and their parents is designed to increase awareness and understanding of the exciting careers available in science, technology, engineering and math. Passport to STEM will be in the Advanced Technology Center at CPCC's Central Campus, where students will have a unique opportunity to visit the state-of-the-art teaching labs and to talk with representatives from leading companies and local colleges to find out the educational paths to a career in exciting STEM fields.

When: Saturday, November 19, 2016 (9:00a.m.-12:00p.m.)

Where: CPCC Advanced Technology Center, 1241 Charlottetowne Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28204

Cost: FREE, but please register here!

Winter Sports Sign Ups

It's time to sign up for basketball and cheerleading! Tryouts will begin Tuesday, November 15. All paperwork is due to Coach Rose by Monday, November 14. Students must have an up-to-date physical, concussion waiver, fair-play contract, and participation waiver on file. If students turned in all of the paperwork for Fall Sports tryouts, they do not need to submit again, as long as the physical is current. Physicals will NOT be offered at the school. Forms can be printed here. Students have to have a 2.0 GPA.

Interested students should sign up here!

Sports Spotlight on QHMS Football!

by special student correspondent and Football Player Gabby Garcia

It is now the end of a tough season for the Quail Hollow football team. The Quail Hollow football team consists of 35 7th and 8th graders. Our team worked very hard and has definitely improved since last year . The coaches have also been extremely supportive. They have given the team a lot of hope and made sure we kept a good attitude even if we weren't winning. The coaches taught us that it wasn't all about winning, there's more than that behind a game; who truly wins is the team who tries their hardest and gives their all. The Quail Hollow football team wasn't just a team, it was a family. The coaches were, Coach Crawford, Head Coach, Coach McFadden, Coach White, and Officer/Coach Williams.

Thank you Athletic Boosters and our Fall Sports Athletes!

Each and every Fall sport athlete was recognized and applauded by the student body at a recent Pep Rally. Athletes were also treated to a pizza snack for their hard work and commitment, compliments of our QH Athletic Booster Club. A special thanks to these volunteers who made the Pep Rally a rocking proud time: Coach Powell, our regular mic man and cheer judge; Coach Rose, our Athletic Director; and these pizza party volunteers -- parents Jill Armstrong, Tim Brown, Missy Giles, Suzy Owens, Trish Roy, Ericka Williams, and QHMS alum from SMHS Ally Mahaffey and Lindsay Owens.

Minute to Win It!

Last week, Falcon participated in the First Quarter grade level incentive, Minute to Win It! Students competed in fun competitions like Face the Cookie, Bottle Flipping, Stack the Dice, and Tug of War, of course! The 6th Grade winner was the Bulldogs Team and winner for the 7th/8th grade competition was the 8th grade! Check out the fun in the video below!
Minute to Win It 11-2016

Math Xtra - Your Questions Answered on LIVE TV

Math Xtra is a LIVE call in educational show that airs Mondays and Wednesday at 4:30pm on CMS TV, TWC Channel 3 and the CMS Mobile App. Join in by calling in with a question or sending one in to, or via social media by writing to the CMS Facebook page or Tweeting @MathXtra.

Lend A Hand: QHMS Volunteers

Sabre News

SMHS Chick-Fil-A Challenge
Drop your receipt in the SMHS bucket when you eat at Carolina Pavilion Chick-Fil-A through12/22 to help the Sabres win $1,000!

Our Quail Hollow Falcons are “Future Sabres” at South Mecklenburg High School. Start building that South Meck Sabre pride now and get to know your future school home!

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