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Weekly Update 1/26/24

Friday, January 26, 2024


  • Visiting Special Guest - 

On February 7th, we will host author Nashea Jones at 8 AM in the cafeteria. The opportunity to meet her is open to all interested students but they must register ahead of time. Mrs. Skinner is helping us lead the charge for this opportunity, so please direct your student to email her if they are interested in participating. Her email is Nashea’s book will be available to pre-purchase with a 20% discount thanks to Quail Ridge.If you’d like to pre-order “Courtesy of Cupid”, please grab an order form from the media center.


  • Spring Picture Day and 8th Grade Panoramic Group Photo -

Save the date for 2/13/24! 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students can choose to take Spring Pictures. Students that pre-pay will take their pictures by grade level. 8th-graders will also be participating in a panoramic photo of the entire grade level after lunch. 8th grade class photos will be $15. 


  • Calling all 7th grade students -

The AQ-IQ Contest is open to all seventh-grade students in North Carolina. Students have an opportunity to learn about air quality and think about solutions to air pollution. It puts them in charge of creating a project to educate others about an air quality problem. Past projects have been posters, videos, Minecraft creations, games, books, and artistic projects of all sorts. The final date for students to submit their projects is Monday, MARCH 11, 2024, by midnight. If your student is interested in participating, please contact Keith Bamberger at or Janina Millis at


  • Behavior Intervention Monitoring Assessment System-2 (BIMAS-2)-

We will be administering a universal screener of social, emotional, and behavioral health called BIMAS-2 in our continuing efforts to support the well-being of all our students. This screener tool will be used to identify students who may benefit from additional academic support and interventions. A letter is coming being sent home today with more information. If you do not want your child screened, please complete the Opt-Out Form

 Letter in English              Carta en español 


  • 8th Grade Families-

High School registration is just around the corner. Please view this letter (Español) with information on HS Open House dates, Student and Parent Presentations and more. Additionally, Magnet Results come out on February 22nd.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Estes at or 919-664-5737 ext 26648.


  • Second Step-

The lessons this week were…

6th Grade: Lesson 15: Emotions and Your BrainLesson 

  • Summary: In this week’s lesson, your child will learn how different parts of their brains play a part in managing their strong emotions.

  • Parent Engagement Prompt: Ask your child to teach you about some of the different parts of the brain and how they manage emotions. Look up a picture or video of the brain and learn some more!

7th Grade: Lesson 15: Feel, Think, Do

  • Summary:  In this week’s lesson, your child will distinguish thoughts from emotions. They will also analyze how emotions affect their thoughts, and how their thoughts can influence the decisions they make.

  • Parent Engagement Prompt: Ask your child to explain the difference between an emotion and a thought. Take turns expressing sentiments aloud and having the other person identify if the sentiments are thoughts or emotions. (For example, Emotion: “I’m so mad at the coach for not putting me in the game.” Thought: “That’s it—I quit!”)

8th Grade: Lesson 15: Where Does Stress Come From?

  • Summary: In this week’s lesson, your child will learn where stress comes from, identify stressors in their life, and examine which stressors they can control.

  • Parent Engagement Prompt: Ask your child if they have any stressors they can’t control. Discuss what they do have control over.




  • Upcoming School Events:

    • 1.29.2024 - Q3 Interims

    • 2/5-2/9 - National Counselors Week