April 22nd, 2022
We hope that everyone enjoyed their spring break this past week. Today we celebrate Earth Day. Let's try to be more conscious of saving our world for the future of our children. Spring weather continues to surprise us each week. Let's hope for some more consistent, dry weather for our outdoor school sponsored activities.
As we wrap up the month of April, we are starting to plan for a busy month of May and June to wrap up our school year. We will be having spring music concerts in May, field days for all grades in June, and special events designed for our 8th graders as they begin to finish their middle school experience with us and embark on a new adventure in high school next year.
Next week, we will begin our PSSA testing. We will participate in one test per day during the morning hours. We will be running on a two hour delay schedule to allow for the testing to take place. Please plan accordingly to make sure all students arrive to school on time so we can begin the testing promptly by 8:15 am. All students should have a #2 pencil, calculator, and NO electronic device (including watches) in the testing room each day.
- April 26, 27, 28-- ELA Testing for grades 6th -8th
- May 3rd & 4th-- Math Testing for grades 6th-8th
- May 5th & 6th-- Science Testing for 8th grade ONLY
- May 16th & 18th --Keystone Exam for Algebra students ONLY
*Please contact Mrs. Stephen (SMS testing coordinator) if you plan on opting your student out of this testing. The only acceptable exemption is for religious reasons and there are specific procedures to follow for this process. Please email her at email@example.com to set up an appointment time.
Thank you for looking ahead and planning accordingly.
Have a great weekend,
Calendar --Look Ahead and Plan
April 25th--Day 6
April 26th--Day 1 *PSSA Testing Day
April 27th--Day 2 *PSSA Testing Day
April 28th--Day 3 *PSSA Testing Day
April 29th--Day 4
Daily bell schedule
Falcon Period Schedule--Tuesday and Thursday
Technology concerns--If technical issues arise, please use the following resources:
Tech Support @ Home – WCASD website with important information:
- Schoology Support
- Laptop Support
- Additional Resources
- Schoology Parent & Student Support
If there is an issue with your 1:1 device please email SMS firstname.lastname@example.org
8th Grade Dance
We are excited to announce that the 8th grade dance is June 3rd from 6:30-9:30 pm. Permission forms were due today 4/22. If your child would like to still attend, please have them bring their signed permission form to Ms. Morris or Mrs. Chavarria. The success of the dance depends upon parents to help with chaperoning, decorating, food preparation, and cleaning up. Please see the sign up link on the permission form. Thank you in advance for those who help out!
Student Council Info
Our student council has provided a new online school store for Stetson spirit wear. There is no deadline to purchase items. Please see this link if you are interested in ordering something for your child:
Home events next week-- start time scheduled for 3:15 pm:
4/25--Boys Lax vs Charles F Patton MS
4/26--8th grade Baseball vs Fugett MS
4/26--8th grade Softball vs Fugett MS
4/27--Girls Lacrosse vs Penns Grove MS
4/28--7th Baseball vs Peirce MS
4/28--7th Softball vs Peirce MS
4/29--Boys Lacrosse vs Upland Country Day School
It is Stetson’s mission to help all students maintain passing grades, however, if a student is failing two or more academic subjects, or one academic subject, and two unified arts classes, they will be placed on our ineligibility list. Students who are on the ineligibility list are unable to participate in any extracurricular sport/activity. A report is generated every Thursday to determine eligibility status for the following week.
6th Grade Intramural Opportunity
The 6th Grade Intermural Track Program is an after school activity in which 6th Graders will learn the fundamentals of track and field, participate in a tri meet, interact with their peers and get physical exercise. Practices will begin May 3rd and culminate with a track meet with Fugett and Pierce tentatively scheduled for May 25th. If you would like to sign up your child for 6th Grade intermural Track please fill out the form in the link, 6th Grade Intermural Track . To join the 6th Grade Intermural Track page on Schoology use the access code MHSDS-STR8D. Our Practice Schedule will be posted on the Schoology page. Feel free to contact Mr. David Loescher with any questions email@example.com
Hoops For Heart--May 20th, 2022
Back by popular demand, our Hoops For Heart fundraiser will take place this school year on May 20th. Stetson's goal this year is to raise $7,000 for The American Heart Association. Please read flyer to find out about how to make a contribution or have your child join in on the basketball fun!
We are asking students to bring in a refillable water bottle to school with their daily supplies. We have several water stations located around the school for them to refill their bottle to get a drink at any time. The warm weather makes us thirsty, especially after PE class.
If you child has lost their water bottle, please ask them to check the lost and found items in the cafeteria. We have several unclaimed bottles on a table in the cafeteria.
Dress Code Reminder
Please help us in reminding our students to follow our dress code policy. These include crop tops (mid-drift showing), pajama pants, slippers, and wearing hoods inside the school building. As our warm weather approaches, let's make sure our students are dressed appropriately for the school setting. Students who continue to violate the dress code will receive a consequence of after-school detention.
Cell Phone Reminder
Our personal cell phones are not permitted to be used during school hours in the educational setting. Please review the policy below with your student.
Announcements from PTO
LAST CALL: 8th grade 'graduation' yard sign orders and payment is due by Friday, April 29. If your payment is not received by April 29, your yard sign will not be ordered. These are completely optional and all the details can be found here.
- Your Stetson PTO is looking for new board members (2-4) to fill empty spaces next year as a few 8th grade parents move on to Rustin High School. The commitment requires a Zoom meeting once a month and some collaboration/coordination with other PTO members at certain times of the year as needed. We are not giving titles to any board members going forward as we all work together to enhance the home/school connection. If you are interested in helping out for the 2022-2023 school year or if you want to learn more, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for considering!
A small thing we can do for our teachers and staff is to provide some treats to show our gratitude. We have lots of open spaces on our teacher snack bowl signup. Please take a look and see if you can help. THANK YOU to all who have already signed up and participated in this act of teacher/staff gratitude and appreciation!
Attention 6th Grade Parents-
Dental exams are a PA State requirement for all 7th grade students. Your student will need to have a dental exam on file within the first 60 days of their 7th grade school year. Dental exams dated after June 1, 2021 is acceptable. Feel free to send in with your student, or email to email@example.com at your earliest convenience!
Please see information regarding Lyme Disease and Tickborne Diseases
If you have any health questions, please contact our school nurse by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many parents have requested to learn more about Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). Please see the attached flyers for more information and opportunities for three parent sessions coming soon.