Knightly News: EXCEL

Week of March 14th

March Madness--Finish Strong!

The Madness of March is here and full force. You can feel the frenzy of Cinderella stories and brackets busting. The Big Dance. The Road to the Final Four. Call it what you want, but for three weeks, the nation turns its eyes to the NCAA tournament, falling in love with underdogs and holding its breath on each buzzer-beating shot. Hoops hysteria began on Selection Sunday, the night when millions are glued to the TV screen, waiting to see which tickets will be punched to the Big Dance. Our school wide spring sports are also kicking off as excitement takes root.

As teachers, school support staff, leaders, we want to create the same excitement, hope, and drama in our classes. IT'S SGMS WHERE WE CREATE A CULTURE OF EXCELLENCE!

Frenzy Focus

Let's work together to ensure all students have what they need to succeed. The quarter ends on March 24th. Let's make it the best quarter yet. We will celebrate their accomplishments on April 4th, 5th and 6th. Parents can tune in on line for these awards-link to come out closer to the date. We have come out in Semester 2 with a renewed commitment and we need parents to partner with us to ensure a BIG SUCCESSFUL FINISH. We are here for you so please do not hesitate to reach out with questions, concerns or suggestions.

Athletic reminders:

  • Spring Sports are off and running with Track on Wednesday at Western this week and Baseball and Softball players will hitting it on the field on Thursday at SGMS vs Western. Start time is 4:45. Come out and support our SGMS Knights.


Please note videoing, taking pictures and posting of students or staff violates the Code of Conduct. Please ensure your child is not at risk of consequences for these choices. Social media accounts with school related posts are being reported to law enforcement for posting so please be sure your child is using technology for good not harm

Say Something Week — Prevent Violence or Suicide

Say Something teaches students, grades 6 -12, how to look for warning signs, signals and threats – especially in social media – from individuals who may want to hurt themselves or others and to Say Something to a trusted adult to get them help. This week is to raise awareness as well as celebrate trusted adults and peers.

Say Something Week 3/14-3/18

Join us in united front to Say Something with themes each day:

Monday 3/14 – Spirt Wear Day, students can wear SGMS gear or their favorite team shirt/ jersey.

Tuesday 3/15 – Photo booth Day, students can take a picture in the cafeteria during lunch, holding a picture frame with messages that promote the Say Something program, ex: “I made the promise to #SaySomething” or “I am a #Upstander.”

Wednesday 3/16 – Neon/ Bright Colors, students can wear these colors to “stand out to remind people to stand up”.

Thursday 3/17 – Wear Green Day, students will wear green to bring awareness to Sandy Hook Promise.

Friday 3/18 – College Colors Day, students can wear their future/ favorite college’s colors to “look out for their community and future”.


Joshua Grade 6 and Maholic Walsh teams- Tonya Grade 8 and Nelson team-

Registration info

Our virtual registration info session held on 3/10 is posted online if you were unable to join us.

Counselors will be in 6th grade classrooms during Core 1 March 15th and in 7th grade classroms during Core 1 on March 16th. During that time they will meet with each student to ensure they are registered for the 2022-2023 school year. Mr. Locket will also begin visiting our feeder elementary schools this week and we will welcome rising 6th graders to SGMS for a visit on April 7th at 9 am.

It's hard to believe we are already planning for next year. Please reach out if you have any questions and most important stay on top of your child's grades and assignments to Finish strong.

Calendar info: Subject to change but will give you an idea of things to come

Say Something Week: March 14-18

March 14th: Pi day activities

March 15th: 7th grade symphony students will flip 7th and 8th grade schedules so encore will be 9:53-10:39 for 7th grade Encore 1; students will then board bus for Symphony and have lunch and core classes upon their return (approx12:30-1:00). 8th grade encore will be 12:08-1:40

March 16th: Track @ Western at 4;45 pm

March 17th: Baseball/Softball vs Western at SGMS 4:45 pm

March 18th:Math 1 interim

March 21st: ELA Grades 6-8 Interim

March 22nd: Math 6 & 8 Interim

March 23rd Track vs Allen @ Smith

March 24th: End of 3rd quarter; Baseball/Softball vs JMS at SGMS

March 25th: Teacher Workday

March 28th: Baseball/Softbal vs JMS at JMS

March 30th: Track vs JMS @ JMS

April 6, 7 and 8: 3rd quarter awards days 8, 7, 6 parents may join virtually

April 7th: Title 1 Family Fun Night 5:30-7:30 on SGMS football field

April 15th -April 22nd Students out (4/15-Holiday, 4/18-4/21 Spring Break and 4/22 Teacher Workday)

April 29th: Tentative 7th grade field trip-info to come

May 3rd: Tentative 6th grade enrichment trip

May 5th: Cultural day event during school hours-more info to come

May 12th: Band and Chorus spring concert-more info to come

May 13th-Computers no longer go home to be ready for testing online

May 20th-June 3rd EOG Testing Window

June 1st 6th and 7th grade EOY awards (12:15-7th; 2:00-6th)

June 2nd 8th grade Celebration of Excellence 9 am and Tentative 8th grade Formal 6 pm-8pm

June 3rd: Last day of school

Attendance Matters

Please note that if your student is out of school you must submit a note upon return. Absences are excused for sickness, doctor appointments or educationally related absences.

Last quarter: Pope, Brown, Kane and Groff had the highest % of attendance for their homerooms at 94% or higher. Keep up the great work and let's get other classes in the running.


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, (students with last names P-Z)

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

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