Shiloh MS Weekly

January 20, 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.

February 4

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, January 23

  • A Day Connections
  • News Crew 8:15 - 9:20 am
  • Basketball Practice (Boys & Girls) 4:30 - 6:00 pm
  • Cheerleading Practice 4:30 - 6:00 pm
  • Dance Team Practice 4:30-6:30 pm
  • MegaMindz Lego League 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Tuesday, January 24

  • B Day Connections
  • News Crew 8:15 - 9:20 am
  • Sources of Strength 4:30 - 5:30 pm
  • Technology Student Association 4:30-6:00 pm
  • Basketball Practice (Boys & Girls) 4:30 - 6:00 pm
  • Debate Team 4:30 - 6:00 pm
  • Dance Team Practice 4:30 - 6:00 pm
  • Jazz Band 4:45 - 5:45 pm
  • MegaMindz Lego League 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Wednesday, January 25

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

Thursday, January 26

  • B Day Connections
  • News Crew 8:15- 9:20 am
  • Photography Club 8:15-8:45 am
  • Campus Life 8:15 - 9:10 am
  • Spanish Club 4:30 - 6:00 pm
  • French Club 4:30 - 5:30 pm
  • Cheerleading Practice 4:30 - 6:00 pm
  • Dance Team Practice 4:30 - 6:00 pm
  • Basketball Game @ Crews Middle 5:30-8:00 pm
  • Pep Band 4:45 - 5:45 pm
  • MegaMindz Lego League 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Friday, January 27

  • B Day Connections
  • News Crew 8:15 - 9:20 am
  • Basketball Practice 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  • MegaMindz Lego League 4:30 - 6:00 pm
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January Events

  • The basketball game on 1/21 has been postponed.
  • 1/26 - Boys & Girls Basketball @ Crews (at Brookwood HS); Girls--5 PM/Boys-6:30 PM)
  • 1/28 - GCPS Special Education Job Fair
  • 1/28 - Academic Assistance Program (AAP) 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • 1/31- Rising Ninth Grade Parent Night at Shiloh High School January 31 at 6:30PM
  • 2/1 - Boys & Girls Basketball vs. Five Forks @ Home (Girls--5:00 PM/Boys--6:30 PM)
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A/B Honor Roll students are highlighted around the building.

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8th grade students participate in a virtual reality math lesson.

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Shiloh MS Science Fair

Shiloh MS Science Fair 2023
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Operation Graduation: Supporting College, Career, and Other Post-Secondary Options

The Office of Family Engagement presents Session 2 of featuring GCPS Office of Assessment and Accountability, Tuesday, January 24th virtually from 5:30 pm until 6:30 pm.

National Mentoring Month

January is National Mentoring Month! Join the Shiloh Cluster Mentoring Program to be a helping hand to students in our school. The best part about being a mentor? Your time and work with our students make all the difference! Apply today using the link below.

Mentoring Opportunities for Our Students:

Beaming Brite Mentoring Inc. is a group that Promotes Self-love, Self-acceptance and Education. Ther mission is to Enrich, Enhance and Expand the thinking of youth through activities that promote self-love, self-acceptance and education. for more information visit their website at Bridge to Success will implement a Program entitled Junior Youth Empowerment Program (JYEP).

The JYEP is a comprehensive educational program designed for junior youth aged 12 to 15. The JYEP equips junior youth with a profound understanding of their own potential and empowers them to engage in acts of service to the community. If you are interested in enrolling your child in either of these Programs, contact Dr. Lawrence in the Parent Center at (770)736-4003 of by email

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Language Arts

This week, we've been reading and discussing poetry centered on the theme of "finding your voice. You can help your student to think more about finding their voice and making themselves heard by encouraging them to explore finding their voice in personal writing!

6th Grade Accelerated Math

Please remind your child to complete the USA Test Prep extra credit by Sunday. We will have a CFA on Wednesday and the Unit 5 Expressions Test on Friday. Your child will receive a study guide on Tuesday and it is due on Wednesday.

Social Studies

This week students will learn about Canada's governent and the History of Quebec. Students will have a Quick check on Thursday, Jan. 26th. Pease remind your student to review their notes every night.
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Language Arts

We have spent the week analyzing informational text to help us prepare for our first CFA of the semester on January 25th. They should be practicing with Sadlier Unit 10 vocabulary words along with topics covering central idea and inferences. Please remind your student to bring all technology going forward to help prepare for their upcoming assignments. :)


Science fair was a success! We are grateful for all of the students who participated.

Social Studies

We have started Unit 7- Historical Developments in Africa. We will continue this unit in the upcoming 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

Coming up: Rising Ninth Grade Parent Night at Shiloh High School January 31 at 6:30PM

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.

8th Grade Formal

Hello Shiloh 8th Grade Family,

The 8th grade formal will be held on Saturday, April 22 6pm-9pm. The theme for this year will be Hollywood Nights.

The cost for the formal will be $65 and can be paid on My Payments Plus starting the week of January 17th. We look forward to seeing the students dressed in their “Hollywood” best.

Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment provides student the opportunity to take college classes while still in High School. Please read the information below to learn more about this great program.

Georgia’s Dual Enrollment Program provides students enrolled at an eligible public or private high school or home study program in Georgia the opportunity to earn high school and college credit at a participating eligible postsecondary institution in Georgia.

Georgia’s Dual Enrollment Program offers students the opportunity to experience college courses and begin their college academic career while still in high school and provides for standard tuition, mandatory fees and required books.

The program is offered during all terms of the school year.

Student Eligibility

  • A student must be enrolled in and physically attending a participating eligible public or private high school in Georgia or an eligible participating home study program in Georgia.
  • A student must be approved, by the participating high school or home study program at which he or she is enrolled, to participate in dual enrollment.
  • Prior to participating in Dual Enrollment, as part of the application process, the student and student’s parent/guardian must complete the Student Participation Agreement (SPA).
  • A student must have completed the admission process and been accepted and approved by the participating postsecondary institution.
  • All postsecondary coursework must be completed prior to high school graduation or home study completion in order to receive Dual Enrollment credit and funding.
  • Meet federal Selective Service registration requirements, per Georgia state law. The requirement to register applies to males who were born on or after January 1, 1960, are at least 18, are citizens or eligible non-citizens who came to the United States prior to age 26

Grade Level Eligibility

11th & 12th Graders

  • Eligible students may take any approved Dual Enrollment courses listed on the Course Directory, at an eligible participating postsecondary institution (USG, TCSG or private).

10th Graders

  • Eligible students may enroll in approved Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) courses listed on the Course Directory at a participating TCSG institution only.
  • Eligible students who have a minimum SAT score of 1200 or minimum ACT composite score of 26 in a single national test administration, may enroll in any approved courses listed on the Course Directory at a TCSG, USG or private eligible participating postsecondary institution.

Note: GSFC must have the required qualifying test score(s) on file prior to the high school or home study approving courses on the student’s Dual Enrollment funding Application.

9th Graders

  • Students in the 9th grade are not eligible to participate in the Dual Enrollment funding Program.

Preparing for High School

In just a few short months our 8th graders will be preparing to enter high school. It is hard to believe that this school year will be coming to an end soon. There are several steps we will need to take to prepare our rising ninth grade students for that next step:

Class Performance: It is essential that students are working up to their potential in all classes each day. The 8th grade core and connection classes are directly aligned to support the classes students will participate in next year. If your child is struggling in a class, reach out to his/her teachers immediately for support. Students must pass five out of six classes each semester. Two of the five classes must be language arts and math. If your child failed to pass a class in the first semester, you will receive Academic Assistance Program information.

Carnegie Credits: Current 8th students are in the process of earning Carnegie Credits. These credits contribute to the total number of units needed to graduate from high school. In order to claim the credit, parents must sign the appropriate documentation that will be shared with all families in late April. Students who attain an 85 average or higher for the courses listed below are eligible for Carnegie Credits.

  • Accelerated Algebra I

  • Foreign Language (Spanish I and French I)

  • Introduction to Business and Technology

  • Introduction to Digital Technology

Feel free to contact Nicole Carrington, School Counselor, at with any questions.

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The Counseling Department will host a College and Career Fair this semester. Please contact your grade level counselor if you would like to participate or volunteer.

L.O.T.U.S. Girls Mentoring Program

Shiloh Middle School is proud to present the start of our brand new girls mentoring program LOTUS. LOTUS stands for Ladies of Tenacity, Uniqueness, and Strength. The purpose of this program is to establish a mentoring relationship between female school based staff that will provide your scholar with the opportunity to realize both personal development goals, and academic goals.

Mentors will meet with their mentees weekly to discuss any areas of academic concern and/or to complete various skill building activities Mentees and mentors will also be expected to attend monthly whole group workshops after school.

There is a $25 participation fee. The fee can be paid on My Payments Plus.

Please email if you are interested in having your daughter participate or if you have any additional questions about this program. Our First meeting is this upcoming Wednesday January 25th from 4:30pm-5:30pm in the media center.

Meet the Shiloh Middle School Counseling Department

ACCESS Testing Next Week

Our English Learners (ELs) will participate in thw ACCESS Testing starting Monday, January 23. ACCESS Test is federally required and Is given annually to monitor students' progress in acquiring English language proficiency in academic contexts. measures what students know and can do in English in the domains of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing

MegaMindz LEGO Leauge

Our MegaMindz LEGO League Team will be competing in the Super-Regional, Tournament at Trickum Middle School next Saturday, January 28, 2022 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. The tournament is open to the public!

We look forward to seeing you!

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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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2022-2023 Track and Field

Spring 2023 Track and Field Tryouts will begin January 23, 2023 from 4:30pm and end around 5:45-6pm. The only requirement for tryouts will be for all students to have a completed physical form from a doctor.

Students should have good running shoes, comfortable clothes and a bottle of water for each day of tryouts. Once the final selections for the team have been made there will be a parent meeting to discuss what will be needed for the remainder of the season.

The track team will have a fee for the students who make the team, to cover uniforms and meet fees. Meets will be on 4 to 5 Saturdays.

Click here for a physical form.

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Baseball Tryouts in Late January

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Upcoming Basketball Games

Saturday, January 21 - Baskeball game has been postponed.

Thursday, January 26 - Basketball Game @ Brookwood HS vs. Crews

  • Girls 5:00 p.m.
  • Boys 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 1 - Basketball Game @Home vs. Five Forks

  • Girls 5:00 p.m.
  • Boys 6:30 p.m.

**All middle school students must be accompanied by an adult at all times while attending the games.

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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.

See the video below for some additional tech tips.

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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. When will I receive my child's report card?

Report cards will be mailed on January 13.

2. 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

3. What if I pay for my child's lost Chromebook and then it's found?

You will receive a refund.