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March 31, 2024 Mustang News

Good evening Mustang Families. Welcome back from Spring Break. I hope it was safe and restful for all!


Missing Assignments/Assessments: Missing assignments and assessments are due on Tuesday, April 2nd, allowing teachers the opportunity to grade and include in final grades as the quarter ends on Tuesday, April 9th.



National Assistant Principal Appreciation Week: This week marks National Assistant Principal Appreciation Week and Martin is fortunate to have three amazing assistant principals, Ms. Harrington, Mr. Alexander and Mr. Martinez. Students are encouraged to take a moment to write a note or email thanking them for all they do to support every student at Martin.



Gifts of Gold: Congratulations to Willa Lupo and Corbin Prince whose work has been selected for Gifts of Gold! The United Arts Council is hosting a reception for this exhibition on Thursday from 6-8pm. Gifts of Gold will be on display through April 7th at the North Carolina Museum of Art, East Building (admission is free).



Rising 7th and 8th Graders: Do you like digital design, writing, photography, and want to help make an AWESOME yearbook next school year? If so, please consider applying for Yearbook class!  Here is the link to apply!  Email Mrs. Bricker ( with any questions.



Quiz Bowl: Congratulations to the Martin’s Quiz Bowl Team who finished 2nd in State Competition on March 16th. The team competed in a variety of matches over 6 ½ hours to advance to the championship match in our first year of competition. Congratulations to Mr. Fogg and the following team members:

Abe Harris

Advait Damle

Arjun Pant – 1st Team All-State

Sam Doty

Rejoy Rajesh

Siddhesh Yete

Angie Marttila

Shripad Batta

Channelle Clark

Sophia Mastrangelo

Srinika Srinivas

Titus Johnson

Addison Auld

Owen Blair



Student Council News: Officer elections for 2024-25 will be April 17th and 18th and students are asked to email Ms. Snider ( if they are interested in running for the following positions:

  • President – manages meetings and decisions (8th grade only)
  • Vice President – assists president with secondary decisions (7th grade only)
  • Treasurer – manages funds
  • Communications Chair – manages publicity
  • Secretary – records minutes and meeting notes


FFA: The Martin FFA has been involved in multiple competitions over the past few weeks and we are proud of Ms. Neal and the entire chapter. Below are some of the results.

  • Catherine Ingram – 1st in Wake County FFA Employability Skills Leadership Development Event, advancing to the NC FFA East Regional competition.
  • Parli Pro Senior Team – 1st in Wake County Parliamentary Procedure Leadership Development, advancing to the NC FFA East Central Regional event. Team members are: Harper Hicks, Riley Olson, Lucy Murray, Cailtin Roth, Olivia Harris, Helen Chenery and Theodore Mulvey-Rose.
  • Parli Pro Junior Team – 1st in State Middle Grades Parliamentary Procedure Leadership Development, qualifying for the National FFA Convention. Team members are: Harper Hicks, Sebastian Cromwell, Lucy Murray, Theodore Mulvey-Rose, Olivia Harris and Emerson Keys.
  • Martin Envirothon Team – 3rd in NC Soil & Water Conservation District 4 Contest, qualifying to compete at the State Envirothon Competition. Team members are: Riley Olson, Cora Driscoll, Mrunmayee Joshi and Rowan St. Claire.



Morning Arrival/Afternoon Dismissal Reminders: As we return from break, we want to remind all our families of our arrival and dismissal procedures. Students traveling by car should be dropped off and picked up only in the carpool area alongside the gym and not on Horton Street or in the bus loop. Families are to enter carpool from the Horton Street entrance. Bus riders should check the bus board and go directly to their bus at the end of the day. Students who need to wait for their bus are to wait at the bus entrance only. Walkers are asked to always use the sidewalks to help drivers see you. Thank you for helping make our arrival and dismissal safe.



Transition and Community Agency Fair: Students with special needs and their families are invited to attend the fair at Sanderson High School on April 4th  from 4:30-7:30. The fair will feature representatives from  community organizations that offer support services for students with disabilities and their families.



Single Subject Acceleration (SSA): The Single Subject Acceleration (SSA) application window will be open from Monday, April 1st through Friday, April 12th. You can find the test request form and other information about SSA on the Martin MS website calendar or by clicking this link. Please note:

  • Applications will not be accepted before or after the window.
  • High school courses like Math I, Biology, and English I are not eligible for SSA. 

Please email Ms. Bonham West ( with any questions.



Summer School Opportunity: Rising 9th graders attending some WCPSS high schools have an opportunity to take courses over the summer at Enloe High School. Please see the linked flier for participating high schools and available courses.



Arab American Heritage Month: During the month of April, the Arab American Foundation formally recognizes the achievements of Arab Americans through the celebration of National Arab American Heritage Month (NAAHM). This month, we recognize the rich Arab American heritage and numerous contributions made to society.



Clubs on Campus: 

Art Garden Club: Wednesday, April 3rd, from 2:30-3:30. Meets in room 3005. Contact Ms. Bennett ( with questions.

Debate Club: Thursday, April 4th, from 2:14-4:00. Meets in room 1007. Contact Ms. Snider ( with questions.

Culture Club: Friday, April 5th, from 2:20-3:20. Meets in room 1030. Contact Ms. Aqqad ( with questions.

Trivia/Quiz Bowl Club: Friday, April 5th, from 2:30-3:30. Meets in room 1134. Contact Mr. Fogg ( with questions.


Athletics this Week: All games and meets begin at 4pm unless otherwise noted. Tickets can be purchased in advance at or at the gate for $6.

All student spectators are to be picked up promptly at the conclusion of each sporting event.


Monday, 4/1                    Softball @ Oberlin (4:15)

Tuesday, 4/2                    Soccer @ North Garner

Wednesday, 4/3              Track @ Dillard Drive



Thank you, Mustang Families, and have a wonderful evening.