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.
OFFICE 365 FOR STUDENTS:Microsoft’s new Student Advantage Program permits downloading and use of the entire Office 365 suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Publisher, Lync, Outlook, and Access) on up to five compatible PCs or Macs at no charge. The free program is open to students in grades 3-12. Downloaded software can be used by family members too. It includes free automatic updates, and is good for as long as students remain in Prince William County Public Schools. Access to Microsoft's OneDrive makes it easy to synch data between personal computers. Click this link to view installation instructions: http://itech.departments.pwcs.edu/modules/cms/pages.phtml?pageid=319299Students can download Office 365 mobile apps for iPad, iPhone, Android and Windows Phones at no charge from their respective app stores or office365.pwcs.edu. Once they are installed, users will be prompted to login with the student network account to verify the child as a PWCS student.
There will be a S.T.E.M. event at Stonewall Middle School on Saturday, April 11 from 7:45-3:00. The event is sponsored by the Old Dominion (VA) Chapter of the Links. Explore the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math with Hands on Experiments related to space travel. There will be interaction with Professional Scientists, Graphic Designers, Engineers and Mathematicians. Registration is required for this event and is due by March 27. Registration forms are available in the main office.
NHJS Collecting Pennies for Patients
National Junior Honor Society and Stonewall Middle School is supporting the Leukemia Foundation by collecting Pennies for Patients. Between March 16 and April 17 bring pennies to donate to your Advisory class and place them in the designated container. Thank you for your support of the Leukemia Foundation.
Piedmont Grower's Spring Plant Sale
It's time to start accepting orders for our Piedmont Grower's Spring Plant Sale. This is a fabulous opportunity to purchase high quality plants right in time for planting and as a bonus, the delivery date is the Friday before Mother's Day (May 8th). Please forward the order form to your friends, family and coworkers. Checks should be made payable to SMS PTA and orders can be turned in to the student's advisory or to the main office. If you have any questions, please call Missi Lackas, PTA President at 703-298-4077. Order forms can be viewed by clicking here: PIEDMONT GROWER'S ORDER FORM and INFORMATION LETTER
Spring Break begins on Monday, March 30 and continues through Monday, April 6. Students will return to school on Tuesday, April 7. Enjoy your time off!
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.
2014-2015 Athletics at Stonewall Middle
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.
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
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
Parents 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.
Please click HERE to visit our Symbaloo page for all SOL review site links.
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