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Weekly Message for 5.3.19

What an AMAZING First Friday! We hope everyone was able to come out on Friday to see such wonderful student performances and displays of work. I am in awe of the gifts and talents our students have and the ability of the teachers to tap into and bring those gifts and talents to life. We appreciate the support of our families with events like Friday’s. Please take a moment to provide us some feedback by going to First Friday Feedback and completing a brief survey.

In addition to Friday’s events, Ms. Duncan and her dance students put on a wonderful show on Tuesday evening. Ms. Clayton, Mr. Byrd and Mr. Miller took our talented music students to Carowinds for the Festival of Music. The Chorus Ensemble and the Symphonic Orchestra, which combines the band and orchestra students, both earned Superior ratings, the highest score. We are proud of all the students!


EOG/EOC/NCFE’s are right around the corner! Testing begins May 13 and will continue through May 21st. Make-up session will occur until all students have been tested. Please do not schedule appointments during testing and be certain your student gets plenty of rest and is to school on time each day. The schedule for testing is below.


May 13

May 14

May 15

May 16

May 17

6th ela

6th math

6th makeup

6th science

6th social studies

7th math

7th makeup

7th ela

7th science

7th makeup

8th no test

8th ela

8th science

8th makeup

8th   social studies


May 20

May 21

May 22

May 23

May 24

6th makeup

6th makeup

6th makeup

6th makeup

6th makeup

7th math 1/makeup

7th social studies

7th makeup

7th makeup

7th makeup

8th math8/math1/math2

8th makeup

8th makeup

8th makeup

8th makeup


Have you noticed that I have not put out a plea for proctors this year? The good news is that we will not need parent volunteers to proctor tests. We are, however, still needing your help. We are seeking donations of AAA batteries, snacks and water. The snacks and drinks will be distributed to the grade levels to give students after they have finished testing for the day. A link to sign up for snacks is included as a reference. Donations can be dropped off at the front office. Just let Ms. Scott know they are for testing.


Ms. Johnson is seeking guest speakers for her elective class. If you have a varied cultural background and would be willing to come and be a guest speaker for her 3rd Period Elective, Passages to Other Cultures, she would be most grateful!  Class is from 9:18 - 10:08.  She is looking for 6-7 guest speakers to come in throughout this quarter.  If you are interested, please contact Ms. Johnson at:  


The 8th grade been studying WWI and WWII with the focus of the home front efforts. During both wars Americans were asked to do without certain foods and/or driving to save gas on certain days and asked to collect things like empty tin cans to help support the war efforts. Americans were also asked to grow their own fruits and vegetables as much as possible and these gardens were called Victory Gardens. In the spirit of the efforts of Americans at home during WWI and WWII we will hold a food drive with certain themes for each day. All food will be donated to Moore Square’s Backpack Buddies program. (This program provides a backpack full of food for disadvantaged children to take home on Fridays so they will have something to eat over the weekends.) Donations should be delivered to Ms. Meyers and Ms. Sweeney.


Mondays: “Meatless Mondays”: bring in canned tuna, chicken, chili, soups, Chef Boy-R-Dee, etc.

Tuesdays: “Victory Garden Tuesdays”: bring in canned fruits and vegetables

Wednesdays: “Wheatless Wednesdays”: bring in pasta items and individual cereals

Thursdays: “Sugar Ration Thursdays”: bring in lower sugar snacks like granola bars, snack crackers, raisins, trail mix, 100% juice boxes, etc.

Fridays: Free day- send in any non-perishable foods


This week is Spirit Week! Each day is themed, and all students are encouraged to come dressed according to the spirit. The theme for each day is:

            Meme Monday

            Tropical Tuesday

            Mickey Mouse Wednesday

            Fan Thursday

            PJ Friday

Remember, all attire should be school appropriate!



From Student Services:

6th and 7th grade students who missed registration should see Mrs. Estes or Mr. Wray to complete their registration. Students can also go through PowerSchool to select electives or make changes.


The following classes require applications. Students who are interested should complete the application to be a part of the class. Clicking on the link will take you directly to the application. 


A “STEAMY” Summer Is On Its Way!!

You don’t want to miss Summer at the WELL! Our summer camps will cater to rising 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students. The overall theme for each week will be STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math). Students will visit various STEM related businesses to see how they integrate science, math, literacy, and engineering skills within their day to day work while solving real-world problems. Curious about robotics? Get hands on experience building and programming robots. Calling all creatives!! Come unleash your creative beast with creative writing, music, spoken word, and improv. Love math? Love food? We are tying these two great things together for a fun-filled weekly workshop!


Sign Up Here  For more information email: Shiona Caldwell, at


The City of Raleigh offers a free after school program--Teen Outreach Program (TOPs)--for ages 12-18. TOPs runs at 10 community centers across Raleigh. Click on the link for more information. 


Camp Braveheart Bereavement Camp is now accepting applications for its 2019 camp. This camp is for ages 6-16. Click on the link for more information.


NC State is offering a Study Skill Summer Camp in July and August for grades 6th-8th. They will also have a session for rising 9th graders as well. The focus of the camp is on organizational skills, learning/memory strategies and test taking skills. If you want more information you can contact Mrs. Estes or contact the program at 919-515-1713 or at



From the PTSA:

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. We are excited to celebrate our amazing Moore Square Magnet Middle School teachers and thank them for their work this year! Each day this week students and parents can be a part of thanking our teachers. Parents can sign up to bring in items for teachers here:

Monday, May 6:  Mooretivational Monday!

Students to bring in at least two notes (but as many as they wish) with a motivational message about how that teacher has inspired them. Students can bring in small tokens of appreciation such as candies as well.

Coffee and donuts provided for teachers.


For the complete schedule for the week, please see the Teacher Appreciation Week flier.


From the Arts:

We are deep into concert season! We will have a chorus and orchestra concert on May 7th at 6pm and band concert on May 9th at 6pm. You were able to see snippets of the concerts on Friday. Be sure to come and see the entire set!

There will be a General Meeting of the Moore Square Arts Boosters on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 6 PM, in the Media Center. Please join us and support the Arts at Moore Square!  Also, don't forget -- the Arts Boosters are offering Booster Bouquets for (1) the Spring Orchestra/Chorus Concert, on Tuesday, May 7th; and (2) the Spring Band Performance on Thursday, May 9th.

For 6th Graders:

No new announcements.


For 7th Graders:

No new announcements.


For 8th Graders:

We are rolling out the Red Carpet for all the 8th graders on Friday, May 10th, from 6-8pm! The annual end of year dance is this week and the team is excited to see everyone! The dance is free of charge and while most students dress up, there is no requirement for formal attire.

You still have time to check out the 8th grade exhibit at Raleigh City Museum.  The installation will be open through June, so you have time to stop by the museum and see our students’ stories.

Summer Driver Education class registration begins April 1st and goes through April 12th. Students must be 14 ½ years old on the first day of class. You can pick up a registration form from the box on Mrs. Estes' door. Students should either scan/email the forms to the Lead Teacher of their first-choice school or drop the form off at a local public high school during the registration period.


Afterschool Activities This Week:


Monday           Softball vs Martin                                        4:00

Tuesday          Baseball @ Salem                                       4:00

                      Intramurals                                                2:30

                      Chorus & Orchestra Concert                         6:00

Thursday         Softball @ Daniels                                       4:00

                      Intramurals                                                 2:30

                      Band & Orchestra Concert                             6:00

Friday             8th Grade Red Carpet Dance                          6:00-8:00