Stanley Middle School
Week of November 15
Interims Go Home Thursday
As a reminder, students must have a passing average at the end of first semester in 4 of 5 classes, in addition to meeting attendance requirements, to be eligible to try out for any sports team second semester.
SMS TEACHERS WIN STEM GRANT FROM THE CITADEL
On Friday, 8th grade teachers, Mrs. Ballard (ELA) and Mrs. Tant (Math/Math 1) were notified that they were recipients of a $20,000 grant from The Citadel.
They have completed a multi-summer program through the STEM Center of Excellence at The Citadel which focused on Infusing Computing onto their curriculum.
Through their work with this program they were eligible to apply for a grant to provide training to SMS classroom teachers at Stanley Middle on what computational thinking is and how to implement computational thinking into their instruction. The implementation of computational thinking into instruction, and allowing students to use the process for themselves, is also one of the components of the NC STEM School of Distinction Rubric.
PTO SPIRIT WEAR SALE
MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK
CAN FOOD DRIVE
The can food drive will be held from December 1 - December 15 at dismissal.
Test to Stay
Any GCS staff member or student, who is a contact to a positive COVID-19 case at school, and has no symptoms is eligible to participate in Test to Stay. Test to Stay allows exposed students who stay symptom free and continually test negative on days 1, 3, 5, and 7 to remain in school for the instructional day only , instead of an at home quarantine.
If students are a contact, Nurse Martin will explain the details of the Test to Stay procedures and drive-up/parking logistics to parents when she calls for notification.She will also continue to remind parents of all options available regarding an exposure at school.
Parents and students will remain in their car for the entire testing process.
Students who are vaccinated with no symptoms will continue with the current procedures in place.
North Carolina STEM SCHOOL DESIGNATION
Additionally, we would like to make connections with parents who represent many careers. We are asking that our parents please complete the Google Form to help us build our Stanley STEM Network.
Thank you to those who have already completed the form. If you use STEM skills in anyway in your profession, we need you in one of many ways!
BUTTERBRAIDS ARE ON SALE
ButterBraids Band Store - make sure to note which student you are ordering from
Chorus ButterBraid Store - make sure to note which student you are ordering from
On the Calendar
Nov. 15 - Soccer/VB@SMS
Nov. 16 - Wrestling@WCF
Nov. 18 - Interims go home
Nov. 18 - Soccer/VB@SMS
Nov. 19 - Wrestling@SMS
Nov. 23- Wrestling@SMS
Nov. 29 -Soccer/VB@MHMS
Looking Way Ahead
December 14 - Chorus Program (save the date - details to come later )
December 16 - Band Program (save the date - details to come later)
December 15 - Stanley Christmas Parade - we will dismiss early on this date due to road closures on Main Street and on the back roads.
Second Semester Athletics
Also, as a reminder to be eligible for athletics, students must have no more than 13 absences (or you must see Coach Radford for an appeal form) and you must meet athletic academic eligibility requirements. Athletic acsdemic eligibility requirements mean that students must have a passing average of 4 out of 5 courses for the semester.