Stanley Middle School

Week of October 9

Conference Day - October 13

Make sure you have signed up for a conference for Thursday, October 13. If you want to meet with your child's teachers and have not received a conference form, please reach out to your child's teachers to secure a meeting time.

School will dismiss at 1:00 on Thursday. All car riders need to be picked up at 1:15 so conferences can begin at 1:30.


Last week we had a huge week -

Our softball team played in the county championship.

Our golf and football teams ended their regular seasons.

We had 4 8th grade students place in the NC Honor Chorus.

We had 13 students participate in NC Sings! at Duke University.

We had a portion of our 6th grade students participate in a huge learning experience in Math and ELA. The remaining students will participate in this over the next 2 weeks.

October 11 - 8th Grade Chorus and EG Chorus Concert

FBC Stanley

Doors open at 6:45

Concert Begins at 7:00

Free Admission - but donations to support choral arts department are accepted

2nd Nine Weeks FAST PASS

2nd Quarter SMS Fast Pass Raffle Ticket - Cheddar Up

Sign up using the link above to win one of 15 fast passes from PTO for the second nine weeks.

Drawing will be held on October 14.

Boys Soccer, Girls Volleyball, Wrestling TRYOUTS

Volleyball - October 10-12 3:30 -5:30

Boys Soccer - October 10-11 3:30-5:00

Wrestling - October 10-12 6:00-8:00

Students must have athletic physical and all documentation uploaded into prior to tryouts. Students must all meet attendance and academic eligibility requirements.

Chewing Gum

Please remind students not to bring gum or chew gum inside the school.



Thank you to all who have contributed so far. We are working to send thank you notes to all who provided a first and last name on the gift!

We will continue to update the list quarterly as we see what become the hot items. This week, students and staff loved mystery grab bags which contained several prizes.


October 4- Golf Championship; Softball Playoffs at Chavis; Honors Chorus auditions at LRU

October 5 - Football@ BCMS

October 6 - Softball Championship

October 13 - Early Dismissal 1:00\ Parent Conferences 1:30-7:00

October 14 - Optional Teacher Workday

October 17 - Make Up Picture Day

October 20 - Report Cards distributed

October 21 - Nine Weeks PBIS Award

October 22- Mt Holly Lantern Parade

October 24 - Soccer/Volleyball@Grier

October 26 - Honor Roll Celebration

October 27 - Soccer/Volleyball@SMS

October 28 - Wrestling @Grier

October 31 - Soccer/VB@BCMS

Student Quarterly Awards

Also, each nine weeks, all students who receive no ISS or OSS, no BUS suspensions, or no more than one rebound (removed from class for disruptive behavior) will be invited to a quarterly reward celebration. All students eligibility to attend begins on the first day of the nine weeks.

The first reward date is set for October 21.


Here is the STEAM Network link for parents (Business connections). This is a Google Form.

STEAM NETWORK with Businesses

Cell Phone Policy Reminder

GCS acknowledges that parents may opt to allow students to bring cell phones/two way communication devices (including watches) on school property for the purpose of communication as long as they are not activated, used, displayed or visible during the instructional day (which is as soon as students enter the building). School employees are permitted to confiscate any device which is activated, used, displayed or visible once students go thru metal detection. Phones which require parent pick up must be picked up by parent or guardian.

Therefore, the expectation is that if parents allow students to bring phones to school that they remain in their bookbag, OFF and AWAY, from the time they arrive at school until they leave at the end of the day.

See Rule 18 in the GCS Code of Conduct for full policy.

SMS Student/Parent Handbook

Please reference this electronic handbook if you have any questions regarding general polices and procedures for school.