Stanley Middle School

Week of September 5

Just a Note

REMINDER - No School tomorrow due to the Labor Day holiday.

Take some time this evening or tomorrow to do a clean out of your student's book bag. You will be amazed at all the papers you have not seen and all the trash they have accumulated in the first few weeks.



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.

School Pictures - September 13

Online ordering and payment is now available for prepay sessions at up until the day of the session using this JOB KEY: HLL9Y4D7

Paper Forms will be sent home with students for those who want to pay at the camera.

Important Information from Nurse Sheri Martin

All students in 7th grade who have not gotten their required 7th grade immunizations must have them completed by Sept 15th to avoid Exclusion Sept 16.


September 5 - Labor Day Holiday

September 6 - Softball@SMS; Envirothon Meeting until 5:00

September 7 - Football@Chavis (4:00 start time); SIT meeting' Golf@Cramer Mtn

September 8 - Softball@SMS; Science Fair Meeting until 5:00

September 12- Softball@Holbrook

September 13- School Pictures

September 14 - Football@SMS

September 15 - Interims Go Home; 8th grade band to EG during Core Plus (tentative)

September 21- Football@SMS

September 22- Softball@Belmont

September 23 - 8th Grade Band Night at EG

September 28 - Football@SMS

September 29 - Softball@SMS

October 3- Golf Championship; Softball Playoffs

October 5 - Football@ BCMS

October 6 - Softball Championship

October 12 - Football Championship

October 13 - Early Dismissal - tentative date for PBIS Reward; Parent Conferences

October 14 - Optional Teacher Workday

*Golf Matches will be added once dates and locations are finalized.

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.


Athletic Reminders

1. All bags will be searched. Bring as little as you can into the ballgame.

2. We will sell student tickets at lunch for home football and basketball games and any other "big game."

3. All pets need to remain at home during athletic events.

4. If you are coming on campus to a game, if you will arrive after 3:45, traffic will be more manageable.

5.Students who do not have a ride at school at the end of the game will lose the privilege of attending other home games.

6. Any student who chooses to not comply with the direction of adults will lose the privilege of attending other home games.

7. We ask that all spectators watch games inside the gate.

8. Tickets for all events are $5.00 for anyone school-aged or older.


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

STEAM NETWORK with Businesses


Our makerspace is back open and in full swing.

The following items are in high demand - paper towel and toilet paper rolls.

These an be dropped off in the silver collection bins in the front lobby or students can drop them off at the silver bin inside the car line entrance prior to going through metal detection.

Optional Chromebook Insurance

We have had a great response to students purchasing optional chromebook insurance.

Thank you for being proactive.

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.