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Vision Statement
Stonewall Middle School is a center of learning where the whole school community collaboratively provides an inspiring, creative, and rigorous International Baccalaureate curriculum. This is accomplished in a safe environment that promotes student-centered learning, positive and respectful social interactions, and global awareness. . . one child at a time.
    
NOTICE: Stonewall Middle School is currently a Google Apps for Education (GAFE) School.  To assist in satisfying the technology requirements of the IBMYP Programme, our students will be using various aspects of Google programs (including but not limited to: Google Classroom, Google Docs, and GMail).  Access to our school's Google Domain allows students to complete assignments online, work with and in a real-time 21st-century technology-based collaborative environment, communicate with their teachers during and beyond class time, and provides an avenue to learn real-world skills along with cyber-citizenship.  Our Google domain is configured according to PWCS recommended standards and is monitored for inappropriate content.
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Donations Needed for Positive Referral Day
The Stonewall Middle School PTA is pleased to sponsor a Positive Referral Day on Tuesday, December 9th. This event helps the staff reward good behavior in their students. Each student who is nominated by their teacher will receive a drink and snack.

The PTA is asking 6th grade parents to donate bag juices and 7th & 8th grade parents to donate individually wrapped snacks. Please mark all donations "PTA" and deliver them to the school anytime between now and Monday, December 8th. Your contributions will help us honor these students. If you would like to sign up to donate specific items, please click on the link below:
www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0A4BABAF29AB9-positive3/
SJHS Rising Freshman Parent Night
Stonewall Jackson High School will host a Parent Night for parents of all rising 9th grade students. The event will be held on February 3 at 6:30 pm. For additional information, please contact SJHS 703-365-2900.
Battlefield HS Specialty Program Information Meetings
The Battlefield Information Technology and STEM specialty program will have informational meetings on November 13th and January 8th at 7PM. Battlefield HS will be accepting transfer students to the program. The informational sessions are designed for rising freshmen, and current Battlefield students who are not currently in the specialty program, but would like to join. The presentations will include details on: graphic arts, networking, programming, Project Lead the Way, robotics and web technologies. For more information, please contact  Mr. Joseph Huddle.
 

https://myportal.pwcs.edu/portal/page/portal/Intranet/Curriculum/SpecProgReg to apply to a PWCS specialty program. Note: Applicants may encounter a security warning prior to accessing the application, if you encounter the warning you are recommended to push through that warning.
Stonewall Jackson High School Specialty Program Information Meetings
Stonewall Jackson High School is hosting an informational session for those interested in attending the IB program for the 2015-2016 school year and beyond on Thursday November 13, 2014 at 7 pm  and Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 7 pm in the auditorium. Interested students and parents are invited to attend and learn more about the program from our Principal and IB staff. Hope to see you there.

https://myportal.pwcs.edu/portal/page/portal/Intranet/Curriculum/SpecProgReg to apply to a PWCS specialty program. Note: Applicants may encounter a security warning prior to accessing the application, if you encounter the warning you are recommended to push through that warning.
Parent IB Information Meetings
Stonewall Middle School will host an information meeting for parents interested in learning about the IB program at SMS on Thursday, November 20 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm. This meeting is for parents and students of rising 5th graders. There will be a second information night at Stonewall Middle School on January 7th at the same time.

For middle school specialty program applications, please click on the following link: https://myportal.pwcs.edu/portal/page/portal/Intranet/Curriculum/SpecProgReg_MS

 

2014-2015 Yearbooks On Sale!
There's nothing else like your school yearbook. Get your hands on the limited edition collection of our stories from the year. Share it with your friends today and hang on to it for years to come! Cost is $30 (personalization is additional). Please click on the following link to order:
http://www.jostens.com/apps/shop/yrbk_catalog.asp?CID=165867&PFID=2014090804152645389
 

Order forms are also available in the main office. ORDER SOON before prices increase! Order by 1/20...$30; Order by 3/30...$35; Order on or after 03/31...$40.

Dance Team Tryouts
Interested in trying out for the Stonewall Middle School Dance Team? To be eligible students must have: 2014-2015 PWC Athletic Physical on file and have completed a face-to-face concussion training or the online renewal.

Dance Team Workshop/Tryouts will be held on December 2, 5, 8, 10 and 12 from 3:00-5:00. Students may pick up a permission slip in the main office.
IB Grading at Stonewall Middle School
Stonewall has changed its grading system to align with the requirements of the IB program. Grades will be taken on a daily basis. Grades will reflect student's level of understanding and mastery of skills presented in class. Throughout a unit of study teachers will be giving a variety of Formative Assessments that allow students to practice skills and show understanding of content. These Formative Assessments can be quizzes, homework assignments, worksheets, group work, exit slips, labs, vocabulary, or bell work. These types of Formative Assessments will account for 20% of the students overall unit grade. The remaining 80% of a student's unit grade will come from their Summative Assessment. The Summative Assessment is an end of the unit assessment that allows students to show their knowledge and skills gained throughout the unit of study. These Summative Assessments can be projects, unit tests, essays, project analysis. The Summative Assessments will also be graded against an IB rubric that ranges from 1-8. To see the specific Objectives for each subject and other information about the grading change please see the documents section on Mr. Beard’s school fusion page – located under International Baccalaureate tab on the school's webpage.

 

Intramural Sports at Stonewall Middle School
Stonewall Middle School will offer Intramural Sports seasonally to students (parents and teachers welcome) on some Tuesday's and Thursday's from 3:00-4:25 pm weather permitting. Students will initiate choice sports selection, initiate team selection and demonstrate good sportsmanship through fair and fun competition. A permission slip is REQUIRED and can be printed HERE. For questions, please contact Coach Wagner wagnerea@pwcs.edu
Homework Club Begins on October 21 at Stonewall Middle School
Stonewall Middle School will begin a Homework Club on Tuesday, October 21 from 3-4:15. The club will be held on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00-4:15 each week in the Library. This is for any student who needs extra help with homework or needs a quiet place to work. A permission slip is required and can be viewed here: Permission Slip in ENGLISH or Permission Slip in Spanish. For questions, please contact the club sponsor Mr. Beard: BeardNR@pwcs.edu
Stonewall Middle School Newsletter
High Expectations Are the Foundation of Our Success! To view the most recent newsletter from Stonewall Middle School, please CLICK HERE. *Please note: The correct date for Conference Night is Thursday, October 16!
2014-2015 Athletics at Stonewall Middle
SEASON I TRYOUTS BEGIN SEPTEMBER 4th! To try out and participate in athletic activities in Prince William County Public Schools, students must meet participation requirements and have a current physical dated after May1. Forms are available here or in the main office. In addition, Concussion Training is now required for all student athletes and their parents annually. The first time must be done face to face and renewal the following year may be done on line. If your student is trying out for Season I, please plan to attend on of these classes. FACE TO FACE TRAINING: Wednesday, August 27 at 5:30 PM in the Auditorium or Wednesday, September 3 at 7:00 PM in the Auditorium. Other dates: Thursday, November 6 at 7:00 PM; Thursday, January 15 at 7:00 PM; Thursday, March 19 at 5:30 PM.

Season I: Girls Track, Boys Soccer, Football, Volleyball. Season II: Girls Basketball. Season III: Boys Basketball, Wrestling Season. IV: Girls Soccer, Boys Track, Baseball, Girls Softball.

You may also view the 2014-2015 Athletic Calendar
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Club/Activities 2014-2015
This is the current list of available club and activities at Stonewall Middle School for 2014-2015. Listed is the last name and e-mail for the sponsor. CLICK HERE to view the list. Please contact the sponsor directly if you have any questions concerning the specific club. Please check back frequently for updates.
Welcome Back Message from the PTA
Welcome back to school! Please view the message from Mrs. Lackas, PTA President by clicking here: Welcome Letter English / Welcome Letter Spanish.

 You can support Stonewall Middle School while shopping for groceries at Giant Food and Harris Teeter! Read here how you can help the SMS PTA to meet their financial goals! SCHOOL REWARDS PROGRAM or Spanish

Participate in our monthly Spirit Nights! This is an easy way to help us raise funds and have fun while eating out with the family! Please mention that you are there for Stonewall Middle School and we will receive a percentage of the sale: 2014-2015 SPIRIT NIGHTS / 2014-2015 SPIRIT NIGHTS SPANISH. The Stonewall Middle School PTA thanks you for your continued support!
2014-2015 PTA Membership
Welcome to Stonewall Middle School! We would like to extend an invitation to all SMS families to join the PTA! For each paid membership your name will be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card to Glory Days Grill! We will draw winning names at the October 20, 2014 PTA Meeting. All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend the monthly meetings. One SMS staff member and one parent will be chosen for a gift card. View and print the PTA Membership Form in English or Spanish.
PTA Positions Currently Available
Please take a moment to consider joining the Stonewall Middle School PTA as a chairperson or board member! The rewards are priceless when you help our students to thrive through PTA activities and events. For more information, please click on the link:  SMS PTA Openings 2014-2015 / SMS PTA Openings SPANISH. You may also view positions and sign by clicking on this link.: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084ca4ab2dab9-20142014
2014-2015 School Calendar
This is the calendar printed in each student agenda, please view the most current version here: Stonewall Middle School 2014-2015 Calendar  Please check back frequently for updates.
On-Line Concussion Training
Online Training 2014-15
Online Concussion TrainingParents and students who have already attended a face-to-face training may take this year’s mandatory concussion training online. Students new to 6th and 9th grade and students new to Prince William County Public Schools are not eligible for the Online Training. Start the online training.
SOL Review Sites
 Please click HERE to visit our Symbaloo page for all SOL review site links.

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