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Mustang News for November 22, 2020

We enjoyed having our Cohort A students back on The Ranch last week!  As a reminder, Monday and Tuesday are Remote Learning Days for all Martin Mustangs. Students are required to login to each of their teacher’s classrooms to see the assigned learning activity for the day. There will be no required whole class Google Meet on Monday or Tuesday. Attendance will be taken in each class and students will be marked present through completed and submitted assignments.


Schools will be closed Wednesday through Friday this week for Thanksgiving. Cohort B students will return to in-person learning on November 30th.


Student Led Coffee Chats: The Student Council is organizing "coffee chats" on asynchronous days. These chats will be facilitated conversations about a specific topic each time and then a space for socialization. The first chat is Monday, November 23rd from 11:30-12:10 and the topic is stress management Pre-Registration is required. Click here for Student Coffee Chats.


Are you interested in becoming a peer tutor? Do you need some additional support from a peer tutor? The student council is organizing a Peer Tutor program and the deadline to register is quickly approaching. Please visit the Student Council - Peer Tutoring website for more information.


The Multicultural Club is now going to be meeting after school on Thursdays from 2:30-3:00. The meet code is: MartinCulture


School Pictures: We have additional opportunities for students to have their pictures taken for the yearbook. All students in Plan A/B/C will have their pictures taken while in school. All students in Virtual Academy will have their pictures taken on a Remote Learning Day. The schedule is as follows:

December 3rd Cohort B/3

December 10th Cohort C/1

December 16th Virtual Academy Students 

To book your appointment, please visit

December 17th Cohort A/1

For questions, please contact Ms. Thomas, our yearbook advisor.


November is National Career Development Month: Start your career development journey by asking other adults about their careers: Best job ever? Worst job ever? Best thing about my current job? Worst thing about my current job? What would their dream job be and why? Click here for information about an art contest from Ms. Baxley, our Career Development Coordinator. Questions? You can email Ms. Baxley at


From WCPSS: Effective immediately, if a WCPSS student or employee does not pass the health screening or if they stay home or are sent home because they are experiencing a symptom of illness, their household members must also stay home. This means that any WCPSS student or employee living in the same house must quarantine for 14 days. The household members may return sooner than 14 days if the person experiencing a symptom of illness receives confirmation of an alternate diagnosis or a negative PCR/Molecular test.


Winter Break Student Meals Information: Child Nutrition Services will be offering FREE meal bundles that will be distributed Monday, December 21st from 10:45 - 12:45 at select distribution sites. The Winter Break Meal Bundle will include 8 Breakfasts and 8 Lunches. 1 Meal bundle per child. You do not have to be a WCPSS student to receive meals, only 18 years of age or younger to qualify. The meals will be provided AT NO COST.  CLICK HERE to register for your free Winter Break Meal Bundle.  


Big Bus Food Truck sites are closed Monday.  On Tuesday, Nov. 24, our CNS team will distribute a four-day holiday pack at our curbside pick-up locations and Big Bus Food Truck sites as long as supplies last. Food distribution services will not be occurring Nov. 25-27.


From the PTA: PTA Parent Chat: Internet and Social Media Safety for Teens - December 3rd @ 7:30am

Concerned about keeping your student safe on cell phones and online? Join us for our next virtual PTA Parent Chat on December 3rd from 7:30-8:30am. Natalie Wood, from NC DOJ, will join us to talk about Internet and Tech safety for teens. Register now for the Zoom link!


Attention Amazon Shoppers: Support Martin PTA through Amazon Smile!

This is one of those super easy ways to give back! When you choose to support Martin PTA through Amazon Smile, a portion of every purchase you make benefits our staff and students. Click here to make MMS PTA your beneficiary. 


Have a wonderful Thanksgiving break and remember to practice the 3 W’s!