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Weekly Update 2/17/23

  • Moore Square Middle School SSA Testing 2023

February 20-24th will be the nomination window for this year's Parent nominations for Single Subject Acceleration testing. Only nominations completed during this window will be accepted.

Here are a few important links that can help you better understand the SSA process:

Parent FAQ

Parent FAQ Spanish

Nomination Google Form

Nomination Form (paper) (turn in by Friday the 24th)

Nomination Form Spanish (paper)(turn in by Friday the 24th)

There will also be two virtual sessions being offered on February 20th for parents to attend to learn more about the SSA process at Moore Square. Sessions will be at 9:30-10:00 and 5:30-6:00. If you cannot attend an information session, but need more information, please contact Moore Square MS’s AIG Teacher, Mr. Lesher, at

SSA Parent Meeting: Monday, February 20 · 9:30 – 10:00am. Google Meet joining info Video call link:

SSA Parent Meeting: Monday, February 20 · 5:30 – 6:00pm. Google Meet joining info Video call link:


  • High School Registration Virtual Parent Info Session


  • High School Magnet Announcements

The results of Early College and Magnet Applications will be released on Thursday, February 23rd.

High School Registration Events

  • Apex Friendship High School Open House (flyer) - 2/9 6-8pm

  • Leesville Road High School Curriculum Night (flyer) - 2/9 6-730p

  • Millbrook High School (flyer) - 2/9 @ 630p

  • Sanderson High School Curriculum Night (flyer) - 2/9 5-630p

  • Wake Forest High School Curriculum Night (flyer) - 2/9 430-730p 

  • Garner High School Curriculum Night (flyer) - 2/16 6-730p

  • Green Hope High School Open House (flyer) - 2/16 530-730p

  • Heritage High School Curriculum Night (flyer) - 2/16 @ 630pm

  • Holly Spring High School Curriculum Night (flyer) - 2/16 530-730p

  • Knightdale High School Curriculum Night (flyer) - 2/16 5:30p

  • Middle Creek High School Curriculum Night (flyer)

    • Virtual 2/17, In Person 2/22 6-7p 

  • Apex High School Rising Freshmen Night (flyer) - 2/22 @ 6-7:30

  • East Wake High School Curriculum Fair (flyer) - 2/22 530-7p

  • Green Level High School Open House (flyer) - 2/22 @ 6-730p

  • Athens Drive High School Curriculum Night - 2/23 

  • Cary High School Parent Night (flyer) - 2/23 @ 530p

  • Willow Spring High School Curriculum Night (flyer) - 2/23 630-830p

  • Broughton High School Parent Night (flyer) - 2/28 @ 530p

  • Fuquay Varina High School Curriculum Night (flyer) - 2/28 6-7p

  • Southeast Raleigh High School Open House (flyer) - 2/28 6p

  • Enloe High School Curriculum Night (flyer) - 3/2 6-8p


  • Spring Sports

Tryouts at Ligon will start on February 27th. You will need to have a current physical on file to attend. If you have any questions, contact Coach Scheck at This season includes Boys' and Girls' Track, Boys' Soccer, and Girls' Softball.  

High School is just around the corner and college is not too far behind. Now is the time to start learning about ways to prepare your child for career and college success! CFNC will host an eighth-grade kick-off, virtually, on February 27th at 6:30. 

  • February is CTE Month!!  

What is CTE? you may ask! ~ WCPSS CTE aims to prepare students for employment opportunities, advanced education, and productive lives. CTE promotes best practices that enhance teachers' efforts to improve student achievement and encourage responsible career choices. We want to meet students' needs, cultivate their abilities and help them realize their aspirations.

Moore Square CTE Team and Classes

  • Campbell University Engineer Day

Campbell University is offering a FREE Engineer Camp for Middle School students on February 18th from 10am-2pm. Space is limited so reserve your spot ASAP by clicking here. Here is the flyer

  • Crossing Guard Position

The City of Raleigh needs your help! If you, or someone you know, may be interested in becoming a Crossing Guard please view the flyer here


  • Marbles Teen Play Corps

Applications are now being accepted for the 2023 class of Marbles Teen Play Corps. Marbles TPC is a leadership volunteer corps for rising 7th + graders who are interested in building leadership skills and working alongside Team Marbles to spark imagination, discovery, and learning. Marbles Teen Play Corps participants playfully engage with younger kids through hands-on learning and play in Marbles exhibits, programs, camps, events, and the community.

Marbles Teen Play Corps is a great opportunity for students who love working with kids and who want to work on leadership skills. It gives them a chance to be role models for younger kids and learn alongside their peers. Opportunities for group get-togethers, additional training, and skills workshops will be available throughout the year.

You can find all the information at

  • PTSA News

School-Wide Indoor Rock Climbing Event!

Please mark your calendars to join us on Sunday evening March 5th at the Raleigh location of Triangle Rock Club. Sign up here: Cost is $15 to climb (includes all harnesses and supervision), and spectator passes are $5 at the door. We will also have food trucks, spirit wear, and opportunities to meet teachers, staff, and other current and incoming MS families. This is a whole-family event.

PTSA Needs Volunteers for Next Year!

If you are interested in volunteering or accepting a board/chair position for next school year, we'd love to chat! Please contact VP Laura Cox,



Spring will be here before we know it, so the Arts Boosters are getting ready to support the Arts Teachers and students at their upcoming performances (noted below).    

The Arts Boosters 2022-2023 fundraising activities are actively in progress.  Money raised funds visual art supplies, registration fees for art competitions, and artists in residence. Additionally, funds support the purchasing of scripts and associated copyright fees, costumes, lighting, set building materials, props, and instruments. Thank you for your continued support of  Moore Square Arts Boosters Foundation.   

Below are a few of ways to show your support and contribute to the Arts program:

  1. Mark your calendars!  Come out and support the students of the Arts (and their teachers)!!  We are excited to welcome guests to the 2023 Spring performances 

  • March 31st & April 1st – Theater 

  • May 3rd – Chorus

  • May 9th – Orchestra

  • May 10th – Dance/Drama

  • May 11th – Band 

*More details about the performances to be shared soon.

  1. Would you like to see your name in the “Stars”?  Now is your chance.  By donating a sum of $250 or more to the Arts Boosters fundraising effort, we will paint a star with your name on the wall near the gymnasium at school.   Your shining star will be showcased for 3 years, and the funds will enhance what you see, hear and experience throughout the school.  Visit to initiate your star experience. 

The following contributors are already stars:  Walas Family, Brian Hicks, Medlin Family, Elkins Family, Jennifer Chancellor and William Hall, Riya Singh and Family, Sam Aiken, Sage Aiken, Cox Family, Sayers Family, Peuler Family, LeStrat Family, Mutch Mitzelfeld Family, Forman Family, McClaurin Family, Kevin Cox, Serena Flood, and the Dayton’s.  Thank you!!

  1. To provide a monetary contribution of any value, please fill out form below, and deliver with funds in an envelope to one of the Moore Square Art Staff (listed below).  Or visit to contribute online.

  2. Interested in joining the Arts Boosters Board, becoming a Member at Large or volunteering at the Arts events?  Contact us at  

Thank you for helping us enhance, promote, and encourage the Arts for every member of the Moore Square Magnet Middle School family. 


  • 2/20/23 Teacher Workday- No school
  • 2/21/23 Basketball Intramural 2:30-3:30, Fishing Club 2:30-3:30, Dungeons & Dragons Club 2:30-3:40, Pizza Night from 4-9 p.m. at the Mellow Mushroom on Glenwood (10% of all takeout and in-restaurant sales will be donated back to our school if you tell the server you're with Moore Square Middle)

  • 2/23/23 Volleyball Intramural 2:30-3:30, Be the Man Club 2:30-4:00