Due to technology problems7th grade will be testing April 22nd, 23rd – Social Studies.
They will be testing all day with plenty of big breaks in between. Students are encouraged to bring a healthy snack to eat in between test sessions.
Earlier this school year we worked with Commerce City to help us with the high volume of traffic at the intersection of 101st Way and Joplin St. between 7am and 730 am by posting signage for all vehicles to make a right-hand turn only onto Joplin St. We also have Mr. Gordon stationed at the intersection most mornings to direct the flow and direction of cars. While this has certainly helped with the high volume of traffic, we continue to experience cars backing up on 101st Way due to students being dropped off at all different points in front of the school. To remedy this, we have new signage and yellow lines painted on the school’s internal driveway in front of the school. There are two signs with arrows stating “No A.M. Drop-Off in Yellow Zone.” Within the yellow zone between these two signs there is no dropping off of students in the morning. When letting your student out of the car, please pull as far forward as possible beyond the yellow zone. There is ample room to drive around the car in front if needed. 6th grade students line up at the main entrance; 7th grade students line midway; and 8th grade student’s line up at the west end of the building. We have also marked, with cones, two lanes entering the school driveway. Please feel free to pull into the parking area to drop off your student. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in keeping our students safe and getting them to school on time.
Richard R. Patterson, Ph.D. Principal, Otho E. Stuart Middle School
Our first annual Raptor Mudder Fundraiser will be Friday, May 8th and is open to students in all grade levels. We are fundraising to get more instructional technology including a Chromebook lab that can be used in any classroom, upgrades to our internet system, and more! We are matching funds raised up to $10,000. Students are encouraged to participate. Early student registration fee is $20 per person or $80 per team of four. Registration will increase on May 1st to $25 per person or $100 per team of 4. Students who would like to watch instead of participate may pay $15. Students who do not participate in the race or pay to watch will have regular classes. Parents are invited to come and watch their students participate.
Click HERE for registration form
6th grade begins at 10:00 a.m.
7th grade begins at 11:30 a.m.
8th grade begins at 1:00 p.m.
Fifth Grade Parent Boot Camp
Parents of incoming 6th graders, parents of students who are new to our school, and their students, are invited to attend our Fifth Grade Parent Boot Camp on Thursday, May 7th from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The evening will focus on answering questions regarding transitioning to middle school and what to expect at and from Stuart Middle School. You will have a chance to see our new video, “A Day in the Life at Stuart”, and explore all that Stuart has to offer. Please see the attached invitation for more detailed information. We hope to see you there!
Now is the LAST CHANCE to order your yearbook!
There are only a few left so get it before they run out! There will be a Yearbook Distribution Party for the first 200 students that purchase a yearbook. The party will after school on Friday May 15 from 3-4 p.m. Website to order the book is: www.jostens.com/yearbooks
Commerce City Parks & Recreation’s
May Youth & Teen Newsletter is attached to these announcements. There are several opportunities for your student to have fun in May. Please see the attached newsletter for events, dates and times.
Do you know of a professional photographer that might be willing to donate a few hours of their time to support Stuart Middle School? We are looking for a skilled photographer to take photographs at our 8th grade continuation celebration on Thursday, May 21. If you know of someone who would be willing to volunteer their services, please have them contact Amy Leonard at email@example.com for more information.
Attention 8th grade parents
We are working to put together a slideshow of photographs for the 8th grade continuation. While we have a good selection of images taken for the yearbook, we are in need of additional photos to supplement the slideshow. If you have pictures from 6th grade outdoor education, after school events, field trips, talent shows, drama shows, band concerts, activities outside of school, or photos of your child and his/her grade level friends from the past three years, please email a selection to Amy Leonard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SMS STUDENT LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP
Do you know of a graduating senior in SD27J that attended middle school at Stuart and has plans to attend college? They are eligible to apply for our 2nd annual Stuart Middle School Student Leadership scholarship. Applications can be picked up at the counseling offices at Prairie View High School, Brighton High School, Eagle Ridge Academy, BOLT Academy, and Heritage Academy. Applications are due back to the high school counseling offices by Friday, April 24, 2015.
Attention parents of 8th grade students interested in playing Football next year at Prairie View High School. PVHS will start Football Activities on June 1st. There are 4 documents you will need to fill out for this summer activity. The documents include a breakdown of the 2015 Football Summer Cost, Summer Schedule, CSU-Pueblo Summer Camp Registration Form, and a Summer Mini-Camp Form. Please obtain these documents at www.sd27j.org/domain/145. Your student can also stop by Mr. Calcara’s office and pick up the paperwork.
All money and paperwork is due to Coach Riccio by May 21st. The coaching staff of PVHS is looking forward to seeing your student play next year as a Thunder Hawk!
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