Knightly News

Week of November 29th


Creating and maintaining a Culture of Excellence!!

E-Epitomize integrity

X-eXpress Respect

C-Commit to Learn

E-Exercise responsibility

L-Lead with Courage

Chess Club

Do you like to compete…? And WIN?

Then come out and join the Chess Club! The Chess Club meets every Thursday from 3:45-4:45 in Mr. Welder’s room (816)

Chess is played at all levels, beginner to advanced, and SGMS Chess club enters into a fall and spring tournament against other schools.

All 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students are welcome.

Think chess isn’t cool? Tell that to Barack & Michelle Obama, Bill Gates, Jay-Z, Heidi Klum, Chris Rock, Ludacris, Tiger Woods, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Will Smith, Barry Bonds, Derek Jeter, or Anna Kournikova, all of whom play chess. Chess is about outsmarting your opponent – anyone can play. Care to join us?


One of the best ways to keep our schools safe is through See Something, Say Something. This means that we all should observe our environment and develop awareness of our surroundings. When we see suspicious activity, something that seems out of place, or hear someone make threats to harm another person, we say something. Even if we are not certain, we trust our instincts and make a report to the trusted adults in the building. Please share with your child the importance of being a leader and not a follower. We are creating a culture of excellence where respect is the norm. Respect is shown through our actions so ensure your child is aware that the norms of SGMS EXCEL will ground them in the traits to be the leader that is within them.

Athletics: Shout out to all our students who made the Basketball and Cheerleading teams

Seasons opening games at 4:45 pm:

TH-12/2 SGMS vs Western @ SGMS

12/6 SGMS vs NE @ NEMS

12/9 SGMS vs Jamestown @ SGMS

SGMS Pep Squad

As Winter sports begins we are offering students and opportunity to be a part of the Pep Squad. This is a school spirit organization open to all 6th, 7th and 8th graders. The purpose of the pep squad is promoting school spirit by participating at any school related events. As recognized school leaders, Pep Squad members are expected to be positive role models at school and in their community. Please check out the information sheet below for more details.

Kick off for this club will be next week.

8th grade Families

As hard as it is to believe this is your childs final year in Middle school. If you would like to celebrate their middle school efforts through a yearbook ad please see the attached flyer below for more information. If you have any questions please reach out to the school or our yearbook advisor Jessica Yakout (6th grade teacher)

SGMS Winter ARTS Gala

Tuesday, Dec. 7th, 6:30-8pm

Southern Guilford Middle School

Band, Chorus and Arts students will be showcasing their hard work and commitment thus far in the year.


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, (meeting/conference students with last names P-Z)

Lorie Rainey, Assistant (meeting/conference students with last names G-O)

James Moore, Assistant (meeting/conference students with last names A-F)


If you have any information that you would like to see in our parent newsletter please reach out to the administrative team.