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February 5, 2018



The PTA is in need of individuals to volunteer to serve as the: President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasure for the next school year (2018-2019). If you are interested, please email:


Join us at our PTA meeting Tuesday February 6 at 3:30 in the Media Center. 


Early Release Friday February 9 at 12:30. 


Students have an opportunity to attend a field trip to Washington DC March 29-31.  The cost of the trip is $315.  Please contact Ms. Atkinson for more details.


Please make sure to review the make-up days due to school closings for 1-4, 1-5, 1-17, 1-18, and 1-19.  Due to inclement weather, the make-up days for ZGTMMS Traditional Calendar are:  1-22, 2-19, 3-29, & 6-11.  Report Cards will go home February 2.


Carolina Hurricanes are doing a fitness challenge for Middle School Students.  The challenge is for students to be active for 60 minutes a day, 5x's a week, for one month.  The 60 minutes would be: 20 minutes Cardio, 20 minutes strength training, and 20 minutes free play.   Students and Faculty may log in using their WakeID login to record their scores.  If 1200 minutes of physical activity is recorded in the 4 weeks, they will receive a free ticket to a Carolina Hurricane Game. The school that has the best participation will get a Hurricane field day at their school in the fall.  The start date is 1/24.  


WCPSS bus rider families are now able to use a free bus tracking system called Here Comes the Bus.   Here Comes the Bus translates GPS data into an easy to use customizable map that works on a computer, tablet or smartphone. It allows you to see where the bus is and how close it is to your stop.  You can sign up for Here Comes the Bus at  You will need the district code and your student’s ID number to sign up. The WCPSS school code is 67500. For your smartphone or tablet, download the Here Comes the Bus app from the App Store or Google Play.


WCPSS created an invaluable new resource for your child to ensure that he or she is successful in Math 1! The NC Math 1 Student Support Site is designed for you to help your child stay on track while offering you resources to help him or her with homework.   We encourage you to take advantage of the NC Math 1 Student Support Site via your student’s login to our Canvas website. Once you have logged in to Canvas, click on the tile that says "NC Math 1 Student Support Site" to access the support resources.   Detailed information was sent home with all Math I students.

This is just a reminder regarding carpool.  Please drop off students prior to 8:15 am in carpool located at the back of the school.  After 8:15am students are considered tardy and should be checked in at the main office with a parent.  All check-outs should conclude before 2:30pm.   Please do not drop off students in front of the cafeteria or by the trailers for safety reasons.


Have a great week COUGARS!




Candis Jones, Principal



February 6     PTA Meeting

February 9     Early Release

February 14  Awards and Certificates Cougar Time

February 17  Battle of the Books

February 19  Inclement Weather Make-Up Day

February 22  Spring Book Fair begins

February 26  Interims

February 27  PTA Meeting

March 2          Early Release