Shiloh MS Weekly

February 10, 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

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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Monday, February 13

  • 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
  • Dance Team Practice 4:30-6:30 pm
  • Basketball Practice (Boys & Girls) 4:30 - 6:00 pm
  • Track Practice 4:45 - 6:30 pm

Tuesday, February 14

  • B Day Connections
  • JLC Raider Team Practice 7:30 - 8:30 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
  • Basketball Practice (Boys & Girls) 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

Wednesday, February 15 - Black History Month Spirit Day - Cultural Print Day

  • A Day Connections
  • Wellness Wednesday 7:30 - 8:15 am
  • News Crew 8:15 - 9:20 am
  • Wednesday Help Day 8:15 - 8:45 am
  • Art Club 4:30 - 6:00 pm
  • Debate Team 4:30 - 6:00 pm
  • Reader's Rally 4:30-5:30 pm
  • Basketball Practice (Boys & Girls) 4:30 - 6:00 pm
  • Cheerleading Practice 4:30 - 6:00 pm
  • Track Practice 4:45 - 6:30 pm

Thursday, February 16

  • Student Holiday - NO SCHOOL

Friday, February 17

  • Student Holiday - NO SCHOOL
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February Events

  • 2/11 - Valentine's Day Mini Photo Shoot 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Shiloh MS
  • 2/13 - DLI Continuation Parent Meeting 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM on Zoom. Click here for Zoom link.
  • 2/15 - Cultural Print Day - Dress in your favorite traditional wear to honor the ancestors.
  • 2/16 - 2/20 - Student/Teacher Holiday (No school)
  • 2/22 - Rising 6th Grader Parent Night 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • 2/27 - Pre-LGPE Orchestra Concert 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • 2/28 - Black History Month Program 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Our 8th graders visited Shiloh High School to learn about different classes and programs.

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We are so proud of our students for their participation and placement in the Special Olympics!

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Valentine's Day Mini Photo Shoot Tomorrow!

Feb.11, 2023 at 9am - 3pm in the cafeteria.

A portion of all proceeds will go back to Shiloh Middle School.

All students must be accompanied by an adult.

Must register in advance. Click to register.
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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 11

February 25

March 4

Mindfulness Mondays

February 13 and 27

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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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 Starts Next Week

February 15 - Cultural Print Day

Dress in your favorite traditional wear to honor the ancestors.

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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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GCPS DLI High School Continuation Parent & Student Meeting

We will be hosting a Zoom info meeting for current DLI 8th grade families who will be starting high school next year, in 2023-2024 at:

  • Berkmar High School
  • Grayson High School
  • Shiloh High School

The meeting will take place via Zoom:

Monday, February 13, 2023

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Click here to join the Zoom meeting.

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Language Arts

Students are starting the second half of Unit 4: Discovering Your Voice, which will focus on literary texts. The upcoming week’s literary text is “On Dragonwings.”

The next CFA will be February 28th.

Accelerated/Gifted Math

Next week, we will wrap up Unit 6 Equations. The Unit 6 Test will be on February 24th. The study guide will go home on February 21st.
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We are in Unit 5 building our skills on probabilities and making predictions. Here are some of our scholars in action!

Social Studies

Black History Body Biographies/Poster are due Wednesday, February 15. We will begin Unit 8 Political Developments in Africa next week.
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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.

Language Arts

We will begin to wrap up Unit 4: The Fight for Freedom. Students will continue to study AKS 10, 11, 12,13, 14, 15 and Sadlier Unit 11 vocabulary to prepare for CFA 4B. We will take this CFA before the break.

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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Shiloh MS Girls Basketball Team

Let's congratulate our girls basketball team on a TERRIFIC regular season and tournament season. They did an awesome job and we could not be more proud of them and how they represented Shiloh Middle School. Also, a special thank you to Coach Kirk and Coach Freeman their coaching and leadership.


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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.