Stanley Middle School
Week of January 24
Second Semester - Take 2
Students are wrapping up their iReady middle of the year assessments. We are about to kick-off our winter sports season. We will celebrate our second nine weeks honor roll students with a sweet treat from PTO on Friday.
As we continue to do daily metal detection, we continue to remind students to purge from their book bags all that they transport daily that they do not need at schools and just weighs down their book bags. Please take the time to help your student clean out their book bag.
COVID-19 Symptom Reminders
Fever above 100.4
Shortness of Breath (above baseline)
Cough, congestion, runny nose (different from allergies)
Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
In the near future, you will be getting options about choice programs for high school, course registration, the PSAT and so much more.
We will make sure you have all you need, you just need to be mindful that the time to start thinking about this, if you have not been doing so already, is now.
CHOICE FAIR- The choice fair from this weekend will either be January 29 or February 12. As of 1/23, we are not certain of that date. There will also be another choice fair on March 5.
IMPORTANT - Students who are at SMS via lottery (not in the attendance zone) and qualify to attend East Gaston, must still complete the lottery form and choose the pathway they want in the Medical Science Academy.
National Conference on Digital Convergence (NCDC) 2022
Mrs. Cobb and Mrs. Ballard will be facilitating a separate session on modern learning in the ELA classroom.
We are also excited that 8th grade ELA teacher, Mrs. Ballard, is one of three finalists in the middle school category, for Personalized Learning Classroom of the Year.
On the Calendar
25 - Basketball@Cramerton
27 - Basketball@SMS
28 - Honor Roll treats by PTO
29 - Possible Choice Fair
2 - Reading NC Check-In
9 - Math NC Check In
10 - Interims
10 - Basketball@WCF
14 - Basketball@SMS
16 - PSAT - All 8th Grade
17 - Basketball@SMS
21 - Optional Workday
24 - Basketball@MHMS
25 - Battle of the Books Comp.
28 - Basketball@SMS
3 - Basketball Playoffs
5 - RoboGaston
5- Choice Fair 10:30-4:00 - Gastonia Conference Center
8 - Boys Basketball Championship
9 - Girls Basketball Championhip
10 - Parent Conferences / Early Dismissal
11 - Workday
16 - MathElite
16 - NIne Weeks Ends
This is a link to the NC Public Health Toolkit which is the guide used to make decisions for all GCS schools. As you know, this is s fluid document which is updated as guidance is given.
Please reference the link to the most recent changes which are indicated in red.
Keep One Another Healthy
You can notify the school nurse by calling the school or emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be patient if you leave her a message or send an email. She will get to you as quickly as possible. Nurse Martin is an amazing nurse and we are so blessed to have her at our school.
Students are responsible for completing assignments when they are absent for any reason. Please connect with your child's teachers (or have your students email them) if they will be out for several days.
Test to Stay
Students must be issued a ticket by the school nurse in order to test at any Test to Stay site.
Envirothon Meetings: After School until 5:00 PM
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!