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Principal Peckham's Weekly Message

Greetings  Martin Middle School families!

It was a fantastic, spring-like week on the Ranch! Before moving into the calendar for next week, I have a few pieces of information to share so that you are “in the loop”.



First, next week is Valentine’s Day and we wanted to encourage our Martin community to show a little ‘LOVE’ FOR OUR LIBRARY.

Ms. Carr has created a wishlist of items that would really enhance our offering in the Media Center. Any families that would like to show our library program some love are encourage to visit the link in below and/or in the Martin PTA MemberHub and find an item to purchase as a donation.  On behalf of myself, Ms. Carr, and all of the students who take advantage of our Media Center, we thank you for your donation.



School Dance Tonight! (Friday, February 8th)

6,7,& 8th grade. 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Admission $5.00 at the door .  Snacks and drinks sold at school concession stand- please bring small bills. At this dance, the Student Council will be collecting canned food for charity and any student that brings 3 cans as a donation will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win special prizes throughout the dance.

Finally a reminder that all school rules, including dress code, do apply.

Pick Up from the Dance- Reminders that 6th graders will be picked up in the bus loading area. 7th and 8th grade students will be picked up in the normal carpool section by the gym. If you have students spanning multiple grade levels, please use the carpool side. We are asking that students be picked up from this event, and not plan to walk home, as it is very dark and cold and we want to ensure safety from school to home. If for some reason your student absolutely must walk home- please know that we must speak with a parent sometime during the dance via phone call to ensure that you have approved this.

Calendar items:

Monday Feb. 11th @4:00 p.m. - Our last Basketball Game of the season will be at Home on against E. Garner !!!


Spring Tryouts for Track & Field and Girls Softball will be held Wednesday, Feb. 13 and Thursday, Feb. 14. From 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. -  All Athletes should have a current physical and completed WCPSS Athletic Participation Packet turned in to our Athletic Director before they tryout. Boys Soccer Tryouts will be 2:30 - 4pm on Tues. Feb. 19th & Thur. Feb. 21st.


Friday, February 15th - Early Release time 11:45.


Monday, February 18th-Teacher Workday.


Tuesday, February 19th-Snow Make-up Day and our 3rd Quarter PTA meeting @ 6:00pm.  

                        WCPSS Math parent presentation @ 6:30pm.

That concludes my voicemail for next week. I hope to see many of our students at the dance tonight and I hope you all have a great weekend!


Lacey Peckham, Principal