Stanley Middle School

Week of November 1

Welcome to November

November has arrived and it is a busy month.

We are out of school to observe Veterans Day on November 11 and then to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday November 24-26.

We have three sports in season. We have STEAM clubs which have kicked off during the week. We have students participating in Robotics and the Science Fair.

We have NC Check-Ins in ELA and Math over the next two weeks.

Students, make sure you are off to a strong start this nine weeks by completing all school work.


We are thrilled to announce that Mrs. Kristy Summey, is our Stanley Middle School Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Summey is in her 25th year of teaching and is in her 4th year at SMS. She is a highly respected 6th grade ELA teacher, mentor to new teachers, member of the School Improvement Team, and advises the Impact Club.

We are proud to have Mrs. Summey represent our school as our Teacher of the Year.


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.

Click the button above for all the details.


Band and Chorus students are selling butterbraids between October 25 and November 19. You can order directly from a band or chorus student, or order online from one of the links below.

ButterBraids Band Store - make sure to note which student you are ordering from

Chorus ButterBraid Store - make sure to note which student you are ordering from


Please make sure and send a refillable/screw-on lid water bottle to school with your student each day. This allows them to stay hydrated during the day. We are using water fountains as refill stations only. Many students recycle a plain "Aquafina, Desani, (whatever you buy at the grocery store) water bottle which is perfect.

COVID Reminders

As a reminder, any student who is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 should be kept at home and not allowed to come to school. Please notify the school if your child is sick. Also, students who have been exposed to a person with COVID-19, who are awaiting COVID-19 test results, or who are under quarantine should not come to school.


Students competing in the Science Fair, meet in the Small STEAM Room after school until 5:00 PM on the Mondays listed below. Parents, you can receive all the details from your child through his/her Google Classroom Science Fair Class. The following are the dates through the end of November. Students should be starting their experiments and collecting data.

October 25th

November 8th

November 15th

November 29th

On the Calendar

Nov. 1 - Reading Check-In (all grades)

Nov. 1 - Soccer/VB@York Chester

Nov. 2 - Wrestling@SMS

Nov. 4 - Soccer/VB@SW

Nov. 5 - Wrestling@YC

Nov. 8 - Math/Math 1 Check-In (all grades)

Nov. 8 - Soccer/VB@SMS

Nov. 9 - Wrestling@SW

Nov. 10 - Soccer/VB@WCF

Nov. 11 - Veterans Day - Holiday

Nov. 12 - Wrestling@SMS

Nov. 15 - Soccer/VB@SMS

Nov. 16 - Wrestling@WCF

Nov. 18 - Interims go home

Nov. 18 - Soccer/VB@SMS

Nov. 19 - Wrestling@SMS

Nov. 23- Wrestling@SMS

Nov. 39 -Soccer/VB@MHMS

Looking Way Ahead

December 14 - Chorus Program (save the date - details to come later )

December 16 - Band Program (save the date - details to come later)

December 15 - Stanley Christmas Parade - we will dismiss early on this date due to road closures on Main Street and on the back roads.

Second Semester Athletics

Students wanting to tryout for sports teams second semester can upload their sports physical to at any time.

Also, as a reminder to be eligible for athletics, students must have no more than 13 absences (or you must see Coach Radford for an appeal form) and you must meet athletic eligibility requirements. Athletic eligibility requirements mean that students must have a passing average of 4 out of 5 courses for the semester.