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December 4, 2022 Mustang News

Happy Sunday, Mustang Families. Thank you to the families who were able to join our Virtual Family Coffee on Friday. I have posted the information shared on the website under “Mustang News”. I look forward to our January Coffee!


December 5th: As a reminder, December 5th is an Early Dismiss day and students will dismiss from Martin at 12:15 to allow staff to engage in professional learning.


FastBridge: All students will take the FastBridge middle of year diagnostic assessment during Corral Time on Tuesday, December 6th. As a reminder, this is not an evaluative assessment but a benchmark to determine where students are and where they need support and enrichment. Please remind your student to give their best effort on Tuesday.


Missing Work Due: All missing work for the beginning of the 2nd quarter is due on December 7th.


Winter Concert Series: The Martin Performing Arts Winter Concert Series continues this Thursday, December 8th with our Dance Department taking the stage. The concert begins at 7pm. Mark your calendars for December 15th for the last concert before Winter Break when our Band students will perform. The Chorus Concert will be on January 19th, rounding out the Winter Concert Series.


Rising 9th Grade Families: Southeast Raleigh High School is hosting its annual Magnet Theme Showcase on Thursday, December 8th, from 6:30-8:00. Please see the linked flier for more information.


Yearbook Photos: The Yearbook staff is looking for pictures from Fall Break, as well as students out and about enjoying the beautiful colors of fall (i.e. Hayrides, family trips, playing outside, sports, etc.)! Please include student names(s), grade levels and a brief description of the pictures(s). Email photos to


Spring Musical Auditions: Interested in being in the cast or crew of the Spring Musical? Auditions are December 12th through 16th. Please see Mr. Velarde if you have any questions.


Credit by Demonstrated Mastery(CDM): CDM allows students to show mastery of high school credit classes to earn credit by testing out of the class. This only applies to high school credit classes. Applications for CDM are due by December 16th. This is a hard, county deadline, with no extensions. Please visit WCPSS CDM or see Ms. Rowell before December 16th if you have questions.


From Our Social Worker: We learned that the link to the Holiday Gift Card sign up was not working. We have updated the link and you can now sign up to help a family in need during the holiday season. Please contact Teresa Barnes, or 919.881.4970 ext. 27418, if you have any questions.


From the PTA:

Spirit wear for the Holidays: Martin spirit wear makes great holiday gifts. Orders placed by Friday, December 9th, will be available for pick-up before winter break. If you want to arrange for pick-up rather than the order going home with your student, please indicate “parent pick-up” in the homeroom field. To order: Spiritwear.


Thank you, Mustangs, and have a wonderful week.