Red Storm Forecast

Stonybrook Middle School May 2018

Message from Mr. Day

The Final Stretch

The month of May is packed with many events as we prepare for the end of the year. Please encourage your child that finishing strong is a reflection of great character. Pushing oneself to do the final assignments, study for the final tests, and striving for growth on NWEA in addition good choices as they interact with their peers and teachers will help meet this goal.

Be on the lookout for information related to 2018-19 school year soon. We will be publishing updated school supply lists, registration dates, etc. I look forward to seeing you at one of our many events that students and staff are working hard to prepare for!

Go Red Storm!

Mr. Nathan Day

CORE Incentive Field Trip – May 2018

Time is quickly running out for students to get their CORE Incentive Field Trip permission slips and money turned in. The deadline is 8 AM on May 10th. No late slips will be permitted as we must confirm with the Indianapolis Indians are final ticket count. The trip is on May 24th. Please read the flyer carefully for important information. If your child needs another form, they are available in the main office or we can email one to you. Please contact Ms. Summers if you need one sent to you via email.

Big picture

Performing Arts - Awards Ceremony and The Musical!

Join us at one of our many performances in May!

*5/17 - Orchestra Concert

*5/22 - Band Concert & Awards Ceremony

*5/24 - Choir Concert

*LGI at 7:00 PM

“The Little Mermaid Jr!” Musical

Performances are May 10th and 11th [7:00 PM each evening] and May 12th at 2:00 PM. All performances are in the LGI.

Pre-sale tickets will be available during lunches on Wednesday, May 9th and Thursday, May 10th. Tickets are $2 for students and $4 for adults. Tickets will be sold at the door, but due to the popularity of this event and limited seating, you may want to consider purchasing during the pre-sale dates and times.

Updates from the Mediaplex

It is time for ALL books that have been checked out from the Mediaplex to be returned. All books need to be returned before summer vacation. Thank you!

Athletics - May Schedule


5/3 Carmel MS 5:15

5/5 Raymond Park 9AM

5/8 Greenfield @ SMS 5:15

5/10 Franklin W. @ SMS

5PM 5/14 E. Hancock 5:30


5/3 Carmel MS 5:15

5/4 Raymond Park 9AM

5/8 Greenfield @ SMS 5:30

5/10 Beech Gr @ SMS 5:25

5/14 E. Hancock MS 5:30


5/3 Franklin W @ SMS 5:15

5/8 Pendleton Heights HS 5:15

5/10 Raymond Park 5PM

5/17 Meet Pike HS 5:45

5/19 Meet Pike HS 9:15

Special Athletic Notes

The 2018 regular track season will conclude on May 8th at Pendleton Heights. All athletes should plan to return sweats and uniforms by Thursday, May 10th.

Only select runners will compete in the Warren Relays and MIIC meet. Individuals will be selected according to their personal records and recent performance.

Any questions regarding SMS Athletics, please contact our Athletic Director Mr. Jeff Cummings ( or call the school at 532-8800.

End of School Year Events

June 1st

– Classes of 2022 and 2023 Activity Day and Cookout

- Class of 2022 Celebration Dance (5:30 PM - 8:30 PM) - Details have been shared with 8th grade students via email and Google Classroom. A paper copy is being sent home on May 3rd.

June 4th

– Classes of 2022 and 2023 Awards Day (in the AM). Class of 2023 (Grade 7) will be at 8:00 AM and Class of 2022 (Grade 8) will be at 9:30 AM. Each program lasts approximately one (1) hour and is in the LGI.

- 1:30 PM Dismissal

From your School Support Specialist/ Social Worker

Thank you to all the families that attended our Family Forum Night in April. We highlighted one of our Indianapolis family agencies called STOPOVER. STOPOVER was created over 40 years ago to assist Indianapolis families and empower youth in crisis through shelter, transitional living and family support. They are available for emergency care for teens ages 12-17. They are the only youth serving organization to provide comprehensive 24 hour crisis intervention services that are SAFE, VOLUNTARY, FREE, and accepts referrals from any source. Should you need STOPOVER services or know someone who might, please call Courtney Modisette, MS at (317) 635-9301. They can help!

Summer Learning Tips

No matter their age, it's important for all kids to keep learning over the summer. This tip sheet will show families some ways to keep youth learning over the summer. NSLA also has tips to keep kids active and healthy and ideas for learning at home and in your community. Click the link to see all of NSLA's resources for families! Also, communities' participation in National Summer Learning Day sends a powerful message across the nation that summers matter and offers your community an opportunity to showcase that summer learning can and does make a difference in the lives of young people. Check out NSLA's resources for communities.

Guidance Corner

21st Century Scholarship

You can help your child get a great head start to their college planning. The 21st Century Scholars scholarship provides up to four years of undergraduate tuition at any participating public college or university in Indiana. If your child attends a private or an independent college, the state will award an amount comparable to that of a public college. If your child attends a participating proprietary (for-profit) school, the state will award a tuition scholarship equal to that of Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana.

Time is running out for our current 8th graders. The deadline to apply is June 30th of their 8th grade year. You can apply online at

or complete an application worksheet and turn it in to Mrs. Nicholson by June 1st.

Feel free to contact her, if you need a worksheet.

Looking for a Job? Need a Work Permit?

Before Stonybrook Middle School can issue a work permit to a student, the student must first find a job. Once a student has been told by an employer that they would like to hire the student, please bring the INTENTION TO EMPLOY or Intent to Employ card to Stonybrook. We cannot issue a work permit without the Intention to Employ form.

If you have any question about the topics above - please contact Mrs. Nicholson 317-532-8800 x8811

Summer Procedure for Work Permits?

Middle School students may obtain a work permit from the Walker Career Center office during summer hours. Walker Career Center is located at: 9651 E 21st Street (Near WCHS football field) phone # 317-532-6150 Hours are Monday through Thursday, 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM and on Fridays 7:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Submitting the documents after 9:00 AM will result in a 24-hour processing time.

Important Information Regarding the Boys & Girls Club Program at Stonybrook

Dear Club Families,

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis is proud to have provided after school programs in several Warren Township schools for more than 10 years. We are sad to share that on May 18th, the Boys & Girls Club will celebrate it's last day of serving young people at Stonybrook Intermediate & Middle School. In 2016, we opened our newest Boys & Girls Club facility, the Finish Line Club, located at 3870 N. Post Road, to expand our services to more families in this community. We welcome you to check out the Finish Line Club and hope you will join us there for our summer and after school programs.

We thank you for the opportunity to work with you and your children this school year. We invite you to join us for a closing celebration in May. The date, time, and details of this celebration will be determined and shared with you soon.

Alicia Sims

Site Director|Boys & Girls Club of Indianapolis Stonybrook Unit

3909 Meridian Street| Suite 100| Indianapolis, Indiana 46208

(317) 775-3799 Club Cell | (317) 532-8800 ext. 8867 Office| (317) 920-4701 Fax |

Stonybrook Art Show

Our final 7/8th grade Art Show will be held on May 24th in the LGI. We will have artwork created by many Stonybrook Middle School artists and Art Club members. Come out and join us to celebrate their creativity and hard work this year. You may begin viewing artwork at 6PM. Our SMS Choir students will be performing this same evening at 7PM. Try to stop in and witness both events!

Art Talent!

8th Grade Artist, Cordeliah House: Rising Star Student- She was recognized as a rising artist at the Warren Central PAC center. She received a medal and certificate congratulating her during the Warren Choral Fine Arts night. This rising star award was given to only one 8th grade art student at each Middle School in Warren. Please join us in congratulating Cordeliah on her amazing accomplishment.

Fun with Science!

It’s exciting to be in science at SMS. Both 7th & 8th grade are in the Life Science unit, which means the students get to use microscopes! Students will be looking at various slides that vary from bone tissue to plant cells to a butterfly leg.

Ms. Hobbs students will be learning about genetics and heredity as they create a superhero baby. Wonder what traits Spider Man and Wonder Woman’s child will have? I look forward to this project because the students alway get excited and have so much fun

Big picture

April Student of the Month

Congratulations to our April SOTM Winners! These students have demonstrated an outstanding characteristic of our CORE Expectations! Keep up the great work - we are proud of you!

Hailey Mabry, Enessa Cleve, Jamese Cox, Maurice Napper, Calayiah Cartlidge, Latasha Markey, Ryan Burris, Cambria Walker, Alexis Nappier, Bryanna Civils, Daiquan Germany, Haizon Gilliam, Vianny Gonzalez, Shamar Williams, Elyjah Messer, Alex Romo, Dana Cornelious, Aveon'na Lewis, Johnny Rodriguez, Kamiya Campbell, Antonio Williams, Joanna Ochoa, Stephen Tunstill, Destiny Lawson, Carriea Chislom, Stephanie Nieves, Alauna Pimpton, Korrea Jackson, Kaleb Mitchell, Cambria Vinson, Faith Young, Teairra Cook, Kani Whitney and John Diaz.

SMS Refrigerator Information

11300 Stonybrook Dr. Indianapolis, IN 46229

PH: 317-532-8800

FAX: 317-532-8899

ATTENDANCE LINE: 317-532-8800 EXT. 1

SCHOOL NURSE: 317-532-8806

SCHOOL HOURS: 7:30 AM - 2:50 PM

TRANSPORTATION: 317-532-2820

DISTRICT OFFICE: 317-869-4300

Principal: Mr. Nathan Day PH: 317-532-8804


Assistant Principal: Ms. Becky True PH: 317-532-8805


Dean: Mr. Lukas Muller PH: 317-532-8808


Counselor: Mrs. Melissa Nicholson PH: 317-532-8811


Athletic Director: Mr. Jeff Cummings PH: 317-532-8826


Dates to Remember:

May 9-10: NWEA Reading Assessment

May 10-12: Musical Performances

May 15-18: Spanish Final

May 16-17: NWEA Math Assessment

May 17: Orchestra Concert [7 PM - LGI]

May 22: Band Concert [7 PM - LGI]

May 23: Language Arts Final

May 24 - 25: Algebra 1 Final

May 24: Choir Concert and Art Show [7 PM - LGI]

May 24: CORE Incentive Field Trip to Indianapolis Indians

May 31: Last day for backpacks - Locker Clean Out

June 1: Yearbook Distribution

June 1: Classes of 2022 and 2023 Activity Days and Cook Out

June 1: Class of 2022 Celebration Dance [5:30 PM - 8:30 PM]

June 4: Classes of 2022 [9:30 AM] and 2023 [8:00 AM] Awards Program

June 4: Final Day of School ~ Dismissal at 1:30 PM