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Weekly Message for 1.4.19

Welcome back Mountain Lion families! It was wonderful to see all the smiling faces of our students, staff and parents yesterday. This week’s Weekly Message is long so please stay with it until the end.


From Student Council:

Moore Square welcomes all Families, Parents, Students, and Staff to United Skates of America on Trawick Road tonight at 6pm.  All visitors who skate tonight and mention Moore Square at the front desk will get in at a lower price of $7 but only for tonight until 9pm.  Skate rentals are available there.  Come and support Moore Square and United Skates tonight!


From Student Services:

If you have 2nd period electives and are interested in joining Apprentice Chorus, please see Mrs. Estes or Mr. Wray to make a schedule change.


If you have 3rd period electives and would like to learn how to play African Drums, please see Mrs. Estes or Mr. Wray to make a schedule change. 


Dancers are needed for the African-American History program in February. Students who are interested in dancing, please see Mrs. Estes for more information. The first practice will be Friday, January 11th from 2:30-3:45


Please remember that attendance matters! In this new year, strive to make sure your students are here every day, on time. North Carolina Compulsory Attendance Law requires all enrolled students to attend school regularly. There are certainly situations over which we have no control.  These excused absences would include absence due to:

  • Illness or Injury
  • Doctor’s appointment 
  • Death in the Family
  • Religious Observance
  • Court

The absence will be excused if a note from a parent or doctor is brought to school within 2 days of when the student returns. Your support in ensuring our students' regular, on time attendance at school is greatly appreciated.


If you have any questions about your child's attendance, please contact your School Social Worker, Ashley Davis, 919-664-5737 ext. 26647


On the morning of January 18th, State Employees Credit Union will host Reality of Money for the 8th graders.  We need volunteers for this engaging experience!  This is a very interactive experience for community volunteers and students alike!  Students are given an occupation, income and education scenario in which they will work within to meet their monthly needs including food, housing, and transportation.  Volunteers will help students select monthly needs which will help them stay in their budget.  Great Fun! Please join us!  Please use this link for details and registration.  Please contact Wendy Gressett with questions.



PBIS News:

In order to help reinforce our ROAR Expectations, PBIS will select target behaviors to focus on for a week. For the week of January 7th-11th the focus will be on Respecting Everyone and Everything.  


Media Center Needs:

Ms. Skinner opens the Media Center to our students during lunch each lunch period. She is seeking donations to support maintaining a clean environment. She is asking for disinfecting wipes, paper towels, napkins, etc. Please consider dropping donations by the Media Center.

From the Arts Department:

All applications and forms for the after-school spring play called Mutually Assured Destruction: 10 Plays About Brothers and Sisters are now available online at Student leadership applications are due next Friday, January 11th with auditions on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 15th and 16th. Please email Ms. Craig at with any questions.


Music students attending the Carowinds trip May 2-Your deposit of $50 is due January 15. Bring a check made out to MSMSFAB!!


From the 6th Grade:

If you have a varied cultural background and would be willing to come and be a guest speaker for Ms. Johnson’s 4th Period Elective, Passages to Other Cultures, she would be most grateful!  If you are interested, please contact Ms. Johnson at:  


From the 7th Grade:

The 7th grade team has distributed 2 documents that must be signed and returned in order to attend the grade level field trip on March 7.  Please turn in by the end of January.  The $88 field trip cost is due by the end of February.   Speak to your child's science teacher if you need more information.  Thank you.

Social Studies classes will have a Writer in Residence over the next two weeks to develop narrative writing skills. The work will be around Pop Culture. We look forward to the process and finished work.


From the 8th Grade:

The Magnet Application period begins January 4th. Click on the link to apply for a magnet school. Even if you have a sibling at a school (unless it is your base), you still need to complete an application. 


Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School has left us with some Recruitment Complimentary Tickets for their theater program. If you are interested in SRMHS for theater, this is a great opportunity to see what SRMHS Theater is all about. The ticket can be redeemed at will call for one free student ticket to any of the 2018-2019 theater productions at SRMHS. The next production is Little Shop of Horrors. See Mrs. Estes if you are interested and would like a ticket.


Here is a newsletter with information about the Early Colleges as well as the Magnet Programs, Contact Mrs. Estes at or 919-664-5737 ext 26648, if you have any questions about your high school options. 


Afterschool Activities:


Friday               Skate Party @ United Skates       6:00-9:00

Monday             Basketball vs Carnage                4:00

Wednesday       Spelling Bee                               7:45

                        NCSU Science Club Meeting         2:30-3:30 

Thursday           Basketball @ Martin Middle        4:00