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May 29, 2022 Mustang News

Martin is closed to staff and students on Monday in observance of Memorial Day. 


All missing work is due on Friday, June 3rd. Students are encouraged to check PowerSchool for any last minute assignments they need to submit.


EOG/EOC’s: End of Grade testing begins this week for all students. The schedule is as follows:

  • June 2nd: Reading 6 & 8
  • June 3rd: Reading 7; Science 8
  • June 6th: Math 6 & 7
  • June 7th: Math 8; Math 1; Math 2


Testing Highlights: 

  • Students are to charge their Chromebooks each night and bring their power cord to school each day. Students cannot test on personal devices.
  • Students report directly to their 1st period upon arrival at school.
    • Virtual Academy students report to the Media Center upon arrival at school. We will have staff help direct students to the media center.
  • Cell phones, smart watches, air pods/earbuds are not allowed in the testing setting. Please leave those items at home during testing.
    • Students who require a smartphone for medical monitoring will be allowed to have their phones. Those needs must be documented and shared with the school. Contact Ms. Bonham West,, with questions.
  • We will not disrupt testing to check students out of school or deliver items left at home. Testing is anticipated to end between 11 and 12 each day.
  • All Virtual Academy students are required to test on campus. There is no provision to test virtually.

Additional information about End of Year Testing can be found here.


Virtual Academy Supplies: Virtual Academy students are asked to bring all EL novels with them to testing this week. Please put your name on a sticky note on the novel to help us with record keeping.


End of Year Celebrations: 

8th Grade Dance: The 8th grade dance is Friday, June 3rd from 6:30-8:30 in the Martin Cafeteria. This is a Martin 8th grade student only dance. All rides should be on campus by 8:30 to pick students up. Students will not be allowed to leave the dance until a ride is there to pick them up at 8:30.


6th and 7th Grade Celebrations: 6th and 7th grade will celebrate the end of the school year with activities on June 9th. Sixth grade activities are in the morning and 7th grade activities are in the afternoon. Details have been shared by each grade level.


8th Grade Spring Fling and Celebration: The 8th grade will celebrate their middle school experience on June 10th with a day of activities. Students will have awards, a slide show and student performances, yearbook signing and our Spring Fling to close out the afternoon. Friday is a student event, as is our Martin tradition. 

For specific information or more details  about each grade level’s celebration, please contact your grade level administrator.


Second Step: All students will participate in the final Second Step lesson of the year through elective classes on Wednesday during 2nd, 3rd and 6th periods.. Elective teachers will guide students through one of the following lessons:

  • Similarities Bring Us Together - students will work in pairs to name their similarities and differences and reflect on how knowing their similarities can help them avoid conflicts.
  • Summer Letter - students will reflect on what they have learned over the year and write a letter to their future selves.
  • The Ultimate Friend - students will work in groups to create a portrait of the ultimate friend.


Meal Benefits Applications: We need ALL families to complete a 2022-2023 meal benefits application so our school can be eligible for extra funding next year. Apply Online by clicking THIS LINK. Paper applications can also be requested by calling 919-588-3535 or 919-856-2920 or emailing  


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.


From the PTA:

Rising 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Families:  Please consider serving on the PTA next year. We have some key board/committee positions we need to fill. If you are looking for a way to give back to the Martin community (or have someone to recommend) please email PTA VP Angel Bolton at


8th Grade Celebrations: The PTA and 8th grade team are putting together a FANTASTIC Hollywood themed dance. Encourage your 8th grader to grab their 8th grade Martin friends to come to the dance and add to their Martin memories!


We do need volunteers to help with the dance. Please sign up to help with the dance and to make a donation to help offset the cost of the dance..


End of Year Gifting:  Our students are lucky to be taught, counseled, coached and supported by LOTS of gifted teachers and staff at Martin. To show our support, we are bringing back GiftCrowd. At GiftCrowd, you can send end-of-year gifts to staff between now and June 7th, when the giving period ends. You can even leave a personal note! Visit our GiftCrowd Site and see the names of staff in each group. This is voluntary and the entire contribution will go to staff.


Have a wonderful Sunday evening!