The new mathematics North Carolina Standard Course of Study and Extended Content Standards adopted by the State Board of Education (SBE) in 2016 and 2017 are being taught for the first time this year in classrooms throughout North Carolina. This will result in a delay in receiving test scores. Students will not receive their test scores at the completion of the test administration. Instead, the scores for these tests will be delayed until August 2019. Click here for more information. Click here to read the information in Spanish.
Shallotte Middle Shifts for the New Year
We are pleased to welcome 2 new teachers to Shallotte in January.
Ms. Helen Wils will begin January 9th. She will teach 7th grade ELA in the 600 pod. Ms. Wils shares,
“Hello, Pirates! I am thrilled to introduce myself to my colleagues and students and your families. My name is Helen Wils and I come to you from New York, where I was born, raised, and educated. I have spent the last ten years teaching English at the secondary level and I look forward to spending the next couple of decades working here in my new home. My family and I moved to Brunswick County in July and we have been enjoying life here since. We have fallen in love with the dramatic skies, friendly people, and warmer weather. We feel fortunate to raise our young daughters in such a lovely place. As a teacher, I have high expectations for each of you and I promise to work alongside you to meet your goals and mine. I look forward to the new year and meeting you!”
Ms. Paula Boston begins January 3rd. Ms. Boston will teacher 7th and 8th grade Math in the 700 pod. From Ms. Boston,
“Since retiring in September of 2017, my husband and I have been traveling and looking for a place to settle down. We love the Brunswick County area so this is It. I decided to go back to teaching and am so excited to become part of your family. Even though I have taught math at the middle school, high school, and college levels, middle school is my favorite. My last position was at Vance County Early College High School and before that I taught middle and high school math at Roxboro Community School. I can't wait to get started on this new adventure with you.”
Bullying is defined by StopBullying.gov as “unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time.” Bullying behaviors are categorized in three primary types: verbal bullying, social bullying, and physical bullying. “Actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose” are all examples of bullying. If you feel you or someone is being bullied please take some time to fill out the "Bullying Incident Reporting Form" under "Quick Links".
Did you know that you can help support SMS simply by shopping at Lowe’s foods?
Go to https://rewards.lowesfoods.
search for Shallotte Middle School and link your Lowe’s rewards card..
SMS PTO will receive a percentage of sales to help fund student awards banquets and honor roll breakfasts.
SHALLOTTE MIDDLE ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL
Parents wishing to change their child’s mode of afternoon transportation will need to send a note by their child to school the day of the change, or they can
email Dr. Hargrove at firstname.lastname@example.org or
send a fax 910-754-3108 before 10:00 a.m. the day of the change.
Calling the school office to make changes in afternoon transportation will not be allowed this year.
An ID will be required to check a student out.
Beginning of the School Day- Parents/Guardians who bring their children to school are asked to drop them off in the traffic circle at the front entrance of the school. There is no supervision of students before 7:30 in the morning, so do not drop students off early.
At 7:30 SMS staff members will assist with traffic.
Your cooperation and patience is needed.
End of the School Day- at dismissal, car riders are asked to report to the traffic circle in front of the building to be picked up. Staff members will assist with traffic control and student monitoring. Staff members will direct you to pull forward in the traffic circle. Students not picked up right away will return to the lobby to await pick up. Students will need to be picked up by 3:00 p.m.
Students should be in their classrooms and ready to begin their day at 7:45 a.m. sharp. Students arriving to class after 7:45 a.m. are considered tardy. The school will open for student entry at 7:30 a.m.
Students arriving from 7:30-7:40 will report to the cafeteria.
At 7:40 students will proceed to homeroom to get organized for the day.
The excused reasons for tardy are:
1.Doctor/Dentist appointments with a note upon return.
2. A late bus
3. Court appearance
4. Student's personal injury or illness
5. Quarantine of the student as ordered by health dept.
6. Death in immediate family (extent ruled upon by principal)
7. Religious observances
8. Educational opportunity
*This must be approved by the principal prior to the trip
Student checkouts will not be allowed after 2:15 p.m (with the exception of an emergency).
Only adults who are listed on the student’s data sheet may check students out of school.
This year all SMS students will dress out for PE. Students need to have shorts (mid-thigh or longer) and tennis shoes/sneakers each day in order to fully participate in our healthy active child activities.
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Board of Education Meeting
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM BOE Committee Meeting
Shallotte Middle School is located in the small town of Shallotte, North Carolina, with a population of about 4,100. Our school is 33 miles from Wilmington and 38 miles from Myrtle Beach, but only about 10 minutes from our beautiful beaches!
Shallotte Middle was built in 1972, replacing the old Shallotte High School. Our highly qualified staff serves approximately 650 6-8th graders. In addition to regular academic classes, we offer art, PE, band, chorus, CTE courses and the only handbell program in Brunswick County Schools. Students in good academic and behavioral standing can participate in a variety of in-school and after school clubs and sports.
Pirate students are expected to show Pirate Pride at all times; working to capacity, treating each other and our school building and campus with respect, and engaging in learning with both their hearts and minds. Our Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program supports students through “the teaching of proactive strategies for defining, teaching and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create positive school environments.” We want our students to be safe and happy each and every day at school.
Please visit our webpage and Facebook page often. We keep them updated with the latest activities and information. Also, I send out a Sunday night message to remind you of upcoming events. If you have time, come volunteer at school. We want our families to become part of our school family as we work together to educate our children.
Again, on behalf of the Pirate staff, welcome to Shallotte Middle - home of Pirate Pride!
Marie Laboy, Principal