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May 15, 2022 Mustang News

Thank you to all the families who joined us for our May Family Coffee. We shared a great deal of information about End of Year testing and how to best prepare your student for the testing days. We also held a PTA general meeting to review the wonderful work done by the PTA for our school this year. We did learn the Google Meets have returned to the 1-hour limits and I do apologize for our Coffee ending abruptly. The presentation can be found on our website under Mustang News.


Spring Concerts: Our Spring Concert Series will end this week with two performances from our Dance Department. Please join us on Thursday and Friday in the Martin Auditorium at 7pm for what will be two amazing shows!


EOG FAQ: As we move closer to the end of the year, families may have many questions regarding End of Grade testing. Ms. Bonham West has a live FAQ for families to review. She does note that, due to WCPSS restrictions, she is unable to change settings and families will be required to view from a WCPSS (student) account..


Library Books: Students are reminded to return all library books by May 31st. Please start checking under the bed and in closets for those books! Students can see a list of books checked out in their name by checking in Destiny.


Second Step: All students will participate in a Second Step lesson through  ELA class this week. Topics and dinner conversation starters are:

  • 6th Grade: Making Amends - Students will learn to make amends and restore relationships they may have harmed.
    • Conversation Starter: Tell your student about a time you had to make amends with someone. What did you do to repair the harm?
  • 7th Grade:Taking Responsibilities For Your Actions - Students will learn to take responsibility for their actions in a conflict and how to make things right.
    • Conversation Starter: Discuss with your student a time when you had to take responsibility for your actions and role in a conflict. What did you have to do to make things right?
  • 8th Grade: Making Things Right - Students will learn to make amends after a conflict and restore a relationship they may have harmed.
    • Conversation Starter: Tell your student about a time you had to make amends with someone. What did you do to repair the harm?


Athletics: The 2021-22 Athletics Season has officially come to a close. Congratulations to all coaches and athletes on an outstanding year. We are proud of the performances of our student athletes this year, both in the classroom and on the field/court/trackpitch. 


Summer Food Program: Linked is a list of sites and locations  that support our community during the summer by offering meals and resources. Please contact our social worker, Teresa Barnes,, if you have questions or are in need of support.


End of Year Celebrations: To close out the 2021-22 school year, we have several celebrations planned for our students. On May 27th, we will recognize students who maintained all As for quarters 1-3 with a light breakfast and games. The 8th grade dance is on June 3rd from 6:30-8:30. On June 9th, the 6th and 7th grades will have grade-level activities to culminate the year. On the last day of school, June 10th, the 8th grade will have a grade level celebration and awards day. More information will be shared with students in the coming weeks.


From the PTA:

8th Grade Dance: The PTA and 8th Grade Team will host a Hollywood-themed dance on Friday, June 3rd, from 6:30-8:30pm. This dance is for Martin students only and will be held in the cafeteria. We are asking for donations of $10 to help offset the cost of the dance. You can make donations here.


Spring Fling: The 8th Grade Spring Fling will be on June 10th during school hours. This event is planned to be outdoors, weather permitting. More information will come as we get closer to the end of the year.


6th and 7th Grade End of Year Celebrations:  The 6th and 7th grades will have grade level celebrations on Thursday, June 9th, during the school day. More information will come from the grade levels in the coming days.


PTA Board Members: If you would like to serve with the Martin PTA next year, our Nominating Committee would love to hear from you! We have positions with varying levels of responsibility. PLease email PTA Vice President Angel Bolton at if you would like to hear more. Stay tuned for more details.

Have a wonderful Sunday evening!