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May 5, 2024 Mustang News

Good evening Mustang Families. We hope you are having a wonderful weekend!


Teacher Appreciation Week: This week marks Teacher Appreciation Week and Martin has amazing teachers who dedicate themselves to our students and their success. As a way of showing appreciation, consider having your student write a note of thanks to one of their teachers who have had an impact on their lives.



Missing Work: All missing assignments and assessments are due on May 8th for the first half of the quarter. This will allow teachers the opportunity to evaluate and update grades prior to the midpoint of the quarter the following week. Please check Canvas and PowerSchool for any assignments or assessments that are missing. Students should also check in with teachers if they have questions.



Spring Concerts: Our Spring Concert Season continues this week as the Martin Choral Department will take the stage for its concert on Thursday, May 9th. The concert begins at 7pm in the auditorium.


FFA News: FFA Officers: Students interested in having a leadership role in Martin FFA next year are encouraged to submit an officer application! More information about FFA Officers, the Officer Handbook and the FFA Officer Application can be found at Applications are due May 8th! Email Ms. Neal ( if you have any questions!

FFA Banquet Celebration: Families of FFA Members are invited to our annual FFA Banquet Celebration on Monday, May 20th at 5:30 PM in the Martin Cafeteria. The FFA Banquet will celebrate our year as a FFA Chapter and highlight all the accomplishments our members have achieved. Please RSVP on our website ( by Monday, May 13. Email Ms. Neal ( if you have any questions!


Congratulations: Members of the Martin Band program participated in All-State Band and All-State Jazz Clinics in April. Congratulations to Oliver Cui, Trombone, who attended the NC All-State Band Clinic and Concert at UNC Greensboro the weekend of April 26th. On April 13th, August Sanchez-Dunn, Guitar, and Vedant Kerekatte, Alto Sax, participated in the NC All-State Jazz Band Clinic and Concert and Nc State University. Congratulations to these students and to Mr. Giambusso!



May Martin Family Coffee: Thank you to the families who joined us for the final Martin Family Coffee of the year on Friday. The presentation is linked here and can be found under Mustang News on the Martin website.



Under the Stars: This year’s 8th Grade Dance is scheduled for Friday, May 31st, from 6:30-8:30. Please see the linked permission form with all the needed information about the dance.



World Language Exams: Students enrolled in the High School Credit level of Spanish, French and German will begin their exams on May 20th. Please contact the World Language Teachers for more information.



EOG/EOC Volunteers Needed: We still have a few slots to fill for hallway supervision during EOGs. It is easy to do, and no experience is necessary! Consider signing up for a 2 hour slot. Thank you in advance for volunteering!

Please send any questions about volunteering for EOGs and EOCs to Ms. Bonham West (



Clubs on Campus: 

Art Garden Club: Wednesday, May 8th from 2:30-3:30 in room 3005. Contact Ms. Bennett ( 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.


Tuesday, 5/7                    Soccer @ East Garner

Tuesday, 5/7                    Softball @ Ligon (4:15)

Wednesday, 5/8              Softball @ Dillard Drive (4:15)

Thursday, 5/9                  Softball @ Carnage (4:15)



From the PTA: 

Teacher Appreciation Week: Teacher Appreciation Week is this week! We are excited to be celebrating Martin teachers and staff May 6th - May 10th.  The PTA will be providing a variety of meals and treats throughout the week, but we also encourage students and families to show your appreciation too, in whatever way you like.  


If you would like to help with the set up or serving needs, please click on the link below to volunteer! We truly appreciate all your help and support!

Volunteer Link


Attention 8th Grade Families: Would you like a yard sign congratulating your 8th grader? This is an optional purchase for $15. Please see the signup genius for more details.


General PTA Meeting: We will hold a Virtual General PTA Meeting on May 15th at 7pm where we will vote on leadership and major committee positions. We will also vote on a proposed budget for 2024-25.

All Martin parents are welcome and encouraged to join the meeting. To join via video, use the following link: You can also join by phone by dialing  +1 585-491-8669 and enter this PIN: 718 767 609#.


The 2024-25 Slate of Officers is:

  • President                                                       Bryan Cates
  • Vice President                                              Missy Currin
  • Secretary                                                       Langdon Harris
  • Treasurer                                                      Victoria Wheeler Rectanus
  • Board Member At-Large                             Erin Capps
  • Board Member At-Large                             Amy Leden
  • Board Member At-Large                             Meredith Hammer
  • Board Member At-Large                             Ushma Oldham
  • Advocacy                                                       Leigh Duke
  • Audit                                                              Anna Townsend
  • Nominating                                                   TBD (Nov. 2024)
  • Membership, Communications, Big Red Leah Rosen
  • Hospitality                                                     Ginger Atkiss


The Proposed PTA Budget can be found here.



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