David Schrag, Principal
Toni McShane, Asst. Principal
Joe Funk, Asst. Principal
3455 School Street
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NEW COMMUNITY BLOG:
Stanley offers a wide range of opportunities for students to participate in extracurricular athletics, in both highly competitive interschool leagues and skill building intraschool squads. Click HERE to view the Stanley Athletics website.
This space will be used periodically to highlight the outstanding character of one or more or our students. Our students demonstrate character every day so we should have plenty to share!
International Concert - May 15
Mark the date: next Wednesday, May 15th. It's Stanley's annual International Concert!
Due to the popularity of this event, we had to move it outside to accommodate the huge turnout.
So bring your picnic blanket and food to the Stanley field at 6:30 PM. The show will start at 7:00 PM and will feature dancers and singers representing the languages taught here at Stanley. Our students are practicing daily for the big show, and they look forward to entertaining you.
The program will end by about 8:00.
The Stanley World Languages Department: Claudia Windfuhr, Katie Pitts, Launa Parnas, Susan Olson, and Lauchlin Divine
One Book, One School
One Book, One School - by Naheed Senzai
by Katherine Chen and Kevin Wottrich
To kick off English classes in the school year of 2012 - 2013, Stanley Middle School decided to synchronize students’ schedules just a little bit. Shooting Kabul sold countless copies on Wildcat Day, and eager hands flipped through the pages of a book that retold the story of a family fleeing war-torn Afghanistan and a boy who lost his sister. The school was enthusiastic about Shooting Kabul as 6th graders, 7th graders, and 8th graders read it together. Lesson plans revolved around the award winning novel. There was a photography contest for 8th graders, inspired by Shooting Kabul. When English classes met together every period to discuss how the Pillars of Character relate to events in Shooting Kabul, everyone was impressed by how one book can affect the school. Most sensationally, Mrs.Stevens, our awesome librarian, invited author Naheed Senzai, to speak with us for an entire day! During her time with us, Mrs. Senzai discussed how Shooting Kabul came to be: being inspired by her husband’s story, incorporating characters fashioned after people around her, ceaselessly researching life in the Middle East versus life here. Mrs. Senzai also answered the burning questions from audience members, explaining the tedious journey to publish a book and tips for aspiring and budding writers. In summary, everybody learned something new from the analysis of Shooting Kabul.
GRO Makes an Impact
Global Relief Outreach, our home grown charity organization, recently provided $1250 to Shelter Inc., a local homeless shelter. GRO's vision is to have students recognize and then act on the needs of both the local and the international community. Shelter Inc. is just one of the many worthy organizations that GRO helps to support.
Stanley Binder Hospital
Is your child’s Backpack or Binder unorganized? Has your child forgotten to turn in completed homework? We at Binder Hospital can help your child to get organized.
Wildcat Gazette Launched
Mr. Connolly's lunchtime Journalism Club has written and produced their first issue of the Wildcat Gazette, a periodic look at the happenings on and about campus. You can find a link to it on the right side of this homepage.
Have you registered for a SchoolLoop account?
Most returning 7th and 8th graders and their parents already have accounts and can simply log in using the same username and password as last year.
For students new to Stanley, creating an account is simple. Click on the "Register Now" button on the left side of this screen. You will be asked for some important information. Parents will go through a similar process and need the same basic information as students. Much of the information requested is obvious, but you are required to know the student's ID number. You can find this on the schedule that was distributed on the first day of school. It is the number listed as "Perm ID#." It is common to mistake this number for the "Student #" - but use the "Perm ID#"!!!
We also recommend that students have and use their own email accounts when they set up their School Loop account. This is because many teachers use SchoolLoop to create and monitor online classroom discussions, a feature that is only open to students enrolled in their classes.
Once you have an account, we encourage you to browse around the features, see what's happening in your (or your child's) classrooms and get comfortable navigating around the various options available on your "Portal."
We look forward to a great year! Stay in the Loop!
Coming Soon... the Outdoor Learning Quad
We are pleased to announce that after several years of planning and preparation, our Stanley PTA has voted to move ahead with supporting Stanley’s Outdoor Learning Quad. This is an area in front of the Stanley Library that has been unused for many years, and will now become a place where teachers and students can work in a welcoming, outdoor environment. This project was developed through a collaboration of our Stanley staff, District leadership, student leadership team, and community partners. We are in the early stages of a multi-stage process toward its completion. For a visual of the OLQ plan, check HERE .
After School Support
M: Ms. Pitts (602)
T: Ms. Hampton (301)
W: Ms. Divine (601)
Th: Ms. Geritz (808)
M: Ms. Howard (304)
TU: Ms. Mara (208)
W: Mr. Cooper (303)
Dogs on Campus - Principal's Memo
Please read the attached memo from our Principal, David Schrag. In it he addresses the issue of dogs on campus during non-school hours. Continue
Common Core Presentation
Here is the PowerPoint from Mr. Schrag's presentation at February 22nd's PTA Coffee and general meeting. Continue
Ricochet (Malala's Song)
Many of you have probably heard the story of Malala, a Pakistani girl who has been in the news for being a vocal supporter of the rights of girls to a quality education. Her story has gained considerable attention as she contiues he... Continue
OppKnocks Events Now Online
Our student service club is now ready for our students to browse and sign up for volunteer activities at school and in the community. If you're interested, you can click the link below. Additionally, a permanent link to the site is... Continue
Principal's Back To School Night Presentation
Mr. Schrag provided the community with an overview of the 2012 STAR results. Check the link below to see the good news. Continue