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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.

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=319299   Students 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.
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Divisionwide Announcements
Technology Changing This Year's Grade 6 Math SOL Test
Read more. La tecnología introduce cambios a los exámenes SOL de matemáticas de sexto grado para este año. Más información. Trắc nghiệm SOL Toán Học Lớp 6 Thay đổi theo Công nghệ. Hãy xem them.





 
Stonewall Middle School Announcements
PTA Bingo Night - May 15
The Stonewall Middle School PTA is sponsoring a Bingo Night at Stonewall Middle School on May 15, 2015 from 5:30-8:30 pm in the cafeteria.  The cost is only $5.00 for a book of 10 games.  Prizes will be awarded to winners.  Concessions will be available for purchase and include pizza, chips, drinks, and a bake sale. Try your luck at a $1.00 raffle ticket to win a 24" Mongoose bike, helmet, and chain lock (value $180).  Winner of the drawing will be announced during bingo.  Raffle tickets must be purchased by adults only.
 
 
 
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SOL Academy at Stonewall Middle School Begin April 21st
Stonewall Middle School will be holding SOL Academies for any student who would like extra help and additional preparation for the upcoming SOL's. The Academies will have a weekly focus and will cover objectives and skills that were presented throughout the year. Students that wish to attend will need to have a permission slip returned to their advisory teacher prior to attending his/her first Academy. We encourage students to attend all Academies, but can pick and choose which dates they would like to attend. Academies will be held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3:05-4:30. Please view the link for additional information and the permission slip: SOL ACADEMY - SPRING 2015
SOL Testing Schedule - SPRING 2015
Please find the attached SOL Testing Schedule for the 2014-2015 school year. You can assist your student by making sure they have a good night's sleep the night prior and have a good breakfast the day of their testing day! Please view the link: SOL TESTING CALENDAR - SPRING 2015
Piedmont Grower's Spring Plant Sale
It's time to turn in your orders for 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. HURRY, ORDERS DUE BY APRIL 10!
Cheer Tryouts at Stonewall Jackson High School

My name is Kirsten Branch and I'm the Head Cheer Coach at Stonewall Jackson High School. I just wanted to invite your rising 9th graders and their parents to our 2015-2016 Tryout Interest Meeting on Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 and to our pre-tryout open gyms. Below are the dates and locations for our upcoming events. Please share this information your athletes and their parents. All tryout information will be available on our school fusion page Thursday, April 9th.

 April: Interest Meeting- April 8th 7:00 pm SJHS Cafeteria

 Open Gyms: Tuesday, April 14th 6:30-8:00 pm SJHS Gym (enter through door 3); Thursday, April 16th 6:30-8:00 pm SJHS Gym (enter through door 3); Tuesday, April 21st 6:30- 8:00 pm SJHS Gym (enter through door 3); Thursday, April 23rd 6:30-8:00 pm SJHS Gym (enter through door 3); Tuesday, April 28th 6:30-8:00 pm SJHS Gym (enter through door 3); Thursday, April 30th 6:30-8:00 pm SJHS Gym (enter through door 3) Tryouts: May 6th, 7th &8th- Instructional Days 6:30-8:00pm; May 9th- Final Day 8:00am until the last group is finished. Althetes are allowed to leave once their group is done.  I look forward to meeting your amazing athletes and please let me know if you have any questions. Let's Go Raiders!

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! 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.

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.

You may also view the 2014-2015 Athletic Calendar
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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.
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.
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.
2014-2015 School Supply List
SOL Review Sites
 Please click HERE to visit our Symbaloo page for all SOL review site links.

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