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September 18, 2022 Mustang News

Good evening Mustang families. Thank you to the families who attended our 1st Martin Family Coffee on Friday. It was great to connect with you in-person! I enjoyed the conversation and the community building. Our October Coffee will either be virtual or blended. Details to come!


6th Grade Family Coffee: A 6th grade specific Coffee is scheduled for this Friday, September 23rd, at 8am and it will be virtual. Please note this is a change from previous communications. The meet link is:


Science Olympiad: Science Olympiad is back for the 2022-23 school year! Join us for a year of science, competition, and teamwork! If you're interested, see Mr. Beko in room 1210 or check out the flyers posted around the school. 


FastBridge: All students will take the FastBridge benchmark on Tuesday during Corral Time. Fastbridge is a reading comprehension progress monitoring tool that will be used across WCPSS this year. It is replacing iReady, which was used for the last several years. Students are encouraged to bring headphones/earbuds for this assessment. Teachers will use the results to help determine instructional practices and activities to implement to support student growth. For questions, please contact Stephen May at


Reflections Art Contest 2022:The National PTA Reflections Arts contest is now open and accepting submissions in the areas of Dance/Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography and Visual Arts. The deadline for entries is Friday, October 21st.  We look forward to seeing the gifts and talents of our students on display!


Fall Pictures: Annual school pictures are this Thursday. All students will have their picture taken and the photos will be used for the yearbook. Order forms were sent home last week. They can also be ordered at Once there, navigate to “Order Your School Pictures” and “Find My Picture Day”. 


Yearbooks: The Martin yearbook staff is hard at work creating an amazing yearbook for our Mustangs and the 2023 yearbook is available for pre-order! Here is the link to pre-order. Order by 9/30 before the yearbook price increases! Additionally, if you have yearbook pictures that you would like to submit for the yearbook, please click here. Email Mrs. Bricker,, with any yearbook questions.


Missing Work: As a reminder, all missing work is due on Wednesday. Students should check PowerSchool and their Google Classroom and Canvas sites for any missing work. Please email teachers with questions. 


MathCounts: The MathCounts Club begins on Wednesday, September 29th, from 2:30-3:30 in Ms. Townsend’s room (1231). All students are welcome to attend and encouraged to bring a snack to eat. Rides should pick students up in the carpool lane at 3:30.


Art Club: Art Club Meets at 2:20 in the Art Classroom on Tuesday, September 20th. Rides should pick students up at 4pm.


From the PTA: The PTA will provide a popcorn bar and caramel apples to support our staff at the October staff meeting. Volunteers will be at morning carpool on Friday, September 30th, to accept donations. They can also be dropped off at the front office. Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up.

Staff Meeting Donations


Have you purchased your Annual PTA Membership yet? Membership in the Martin PTA allows us to support programing and school initiatives impacting all students. Joining is easy and can be done here.


Big Red Passes are now available. Big Red supports arts and athletics and membership allows you to skip the line at home athletic events and performances. You can choose your membership level! Purchase your Big Red Membership here.


Need Spirit Wear? Order your Spirit Wear here and your student will be notified when the gear is available for pick up in the front office.


Thank you, Mustangs, and have a wonderful week.