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Weekly Message for 5.17.19

It is hard to believe but we are entering our last week of school for the 2018-2019 school year.

Time certainly seems to fly!


We will finish up testing on Monday and Tuesday with makeup testing continuing through the week. All 8th graders will take their math exams on Monday along with 7th graders enrolled in Math 1. While not all students are taking end of grade/course exams, all students are expected to be at school each day. Teachers have planned engaging learning activities each day and we look forward to seeing all students every day.


All library books and fines were due on Friday, May 17th. Ms. Skinner has been emailing students who have overdue books and fines. Check under the bed and in all the nooks and crannies of the bedrooms for books. Any outstanding fine for books will follow students to their next grade. Please return checked out books or communicate with Ms. Skinner about fines for lost books.


Friday is our last day of school. We will distribute report cards during 7th period on Friday.


Yearbook Sales and Distribution Information:

Yearbooks purchased online were distributed on Friday. We will distribute yearbooks to those who did not receive their copy on Friday during lunch on Monday during lunch. We do have a few extra on hand that will be made available for purchase. We have 12 slightly damaged yearbooks (bent corners) that will be sold for $37.54, tax included. We also have 15 undamaged yearbooks that are available for $48.26, tax included. Please make checks payable to Jostens. The extra yearbooks will be sold in the lobby on Tuesday from 7:05-7:30 or until we are sold out.



From Student Services:

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


For 6th Graders:

The End of Year Awards Assembly and Field Day are on Thursday, May 23rd.  The awards assembly begins at 10:30.


For 7th Graders:

The End of Year Awards Assembly, National Junior Honor Society Induction and Field Day are on Thursday, May 23rd. The awards assembly begins at 8:00. NJHS inductions begin at 9:15.


For 8th Graders:

The 8th Grade Awards and Moving Up Ceremony will be on Friday, May 24th, in the gym with a reception to follow. As you know, we have limited parking on campus. Please follow posted parking regulations when parking on the street.

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.