• Good Morning Students!


    Bring your iPad to school each day fully charged.  Leave your charger at home.  Try not to take your iPad to PE with you.


    Backpacks are not allowed in class.  If you are not able to put your backpack in your locker yet, please leave your backpack at home.


    Tardies count in each class. You have five minutes in between classes to go to your locker and to use the restroom. If you are late to class, sign the yellow tardy-sign in sheet and have a seat quickly.  You will sign this sheet even if you have a pass.  If you have a pass, leave your pass by the clipboard.


    As a general school-wide rule, you will not be allowed to leave class the first ten or last ten minutes of class. You must have a hall pass to leave the classroom in between those times.  Remember, you only have a limited amount of passes.  Use the time in between bells to take care of issues and save your passes if you can.  At the end of each nine weeks, we will give out treat bags for unused hall passes. 


    Please turn your School-Parent Compacts to your Advisory teacher.  Students who turn in a compact will receive a bonus hall pass.


    The following athletic tryouts will held for current 7th and 8th graders. You must have a current physical to try out for any sport.

    -Track and field tryouts on October 2nd and 3rd from 3:15 to 4:45.  See Mrs. Ryans-Ford for any questions.

    -Baseball tryouts have been moved to Saturday, October 14th from 9 am until 11:30 am.  See Coach Haley for questions. 

    -Softball on October 11th and 12th from 4:30 to 6:00.  See Ms. Hicks for any questions.


    Any 7th or 8th grade student who is interested in playing soccer this school year, please stop by the Main Office to sign up.


    Our next discipline incentive is a blacktop Halloween celebration on October 31.  In order to qualify to attend, students must not have any discipline issues in the classroom or hallway.  This includes airpods, phones, hoods, blue sheets or any referral that results in After-School Detention, ISI or suspension.


    Any 7th or 8th grade student (boy or girl) that has a physical or signed parent consent form and would like to participate in our 1st powderpuff football game November 3rd at 5:00 at Hillcrest High School, sign ups are in the office. The first 25 girls for each grade level and the first 10 boys for each grade level that pay will be allowed to participate. The registration fee is $30, which includes a t-shirt. The game will be flag football, 7th grade girls vs. 8th grade girls. 7th and 8th grade boys that would like to participate will be cheering for their grade level. Food trucks will be available at the game as well as t-shirts being sold to the public. Last day to sign up or buy a shirt is October 13th. Anyone that doesn't participate is still able to come watch! Please come support your favorite grade level!


    We want you to be at school! From September 13 to October 13, we will monitor student attendance.  Students who do not have any unexcused absences, unexcused check-ins or unexcused check-outs will be invited to an Attendance celebration in October.


    Attention all National Junior Honor Society Members: There are 14 seats available for the December 8 GATE field trip to the Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament.  If you would like to join, please pick up an permission slip from Ms. Graham.  Availability is on a first come first serve basis.


    Next week is the final week of the 1st nine weeks.  You will take exams on Thursday and Friday.  On Thursday, you will take exams in Math, Social Studies and morning electives.  On Friday, you will take exams in English, Science and afternoon electives. 


    Here are some basic rules to remember:

    • Respect the personal space of others – keep your hands and feet to yourself.
    • Cell phones are allowed before the 7:55 bell and after the 3:10 bell.  Between those times, make sure your cell phone is put away – out of sight and turned off or on silent.
    • Dress code rules apply – no short shorts, no short shirts, spaghetti straps or major holes above the knee.  The office will issue blue sheets for dress code violations.
    • For safety reasons, students cannot wear hoods in the hallways. 


    Today for lunch we are having: Protein Packs, Pizza Poppers, Side Salad, Chips, Veggie Dippers and Fresh Fruit.


    Make a choice each day to have an amazing day!


    And remember, we are a team. We take responsibility. We embrace unity.  We act respectfully and we maintain safety.


    We are PATS!