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DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS 3-26-15

6TH GRADE HOMEWORK CLUB WILL MEET AFTER SCHOOL TODAY IN C6/C10.

SELECT CHORUS WILL MEET TODAY IN MS. LUEBKE’S ROOM AFTER SCHOOL.

You can still sign up for a talent show audition! Visit Ms. Luebke’s webpage and fill out the online form under “Talent Show.

TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY to donate new or gently used clothing for children ages 2-21.  Please bring them to Room H1 or put them in the boxes in each House.  Thank you for your generosity!  Look for our next Mobile Hope drive in April!  Thank you Stingrays for making a difference.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SEVENTH GRADERS YASH ARORA AND AYUSH HARIHARAN WHO TIED FOR FIRST PLACE IN THE MATH OLYMPIAD CLUB. THE WINNERS ARE DETERMINED BASED UPON THEIR CUMULATIVE SCORE IN THE FIVE MATH OLYMPIAD (DIVISION M) CONTESTS ADMINISTERED IN THE COURSE OF THE YEAR.


 
DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS 3-25-15

A WATCH was found in the LATIN CLASSROOM.  Please stop by the HOUSE A OFFICE to identify.

CHESS CLUB IS CANCELLED THIS WEEK, SO THE BUGHOUSE TOURNAMENT IS POSTPONED UNTIL THE WEDNESDAY AFTER VACATION.

WRITER’S BLOCK will NOT be meeting TODAY.

ATTENTION SEAPERCH MEMBERS, this week’s meeting is CANCELLED.  We will resume after spring break

CHEERLEADING CLUB has also been cancelled for TODAY.

CAKE DECORATING CLUB FOR GROUP 3 will have our last meeting TODAY after school in room Art 1. We are decorating full sized cakes.

SOCCER CLUB IS MEETING TODAY IN THE AUX GYM.

VEX ROBOTICS WILL BE MEETING TO WORK ON THE PRACTICE FIELD TODAY AND TOMORROW AFTER SCHOOL.

CHORUS STUDENTS who participated in the CLASSIC COOKIE DOUGH FUNDRAISER must pick up their fundraiser items AFTER SCHOOL TODAY from 3:30-4:30 pm in the cafeteria.

8TH GRADE DANCE TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE! Get yours before they sell out.

HOOPS BRACKETS ARE UP FOR THIS WEEK. Only stay if your team is playing. If you haven't signed up TOMORROW is the last day. See Mr. Shew if you have any questions.

Eagle Ridge Middle School will host the THOMAS JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT on Thursday, May 14th @ 6:30.

 

 


 
DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS 3-24-15

 

ATTENTION CAKE DECORATING CLUB GROUP 3. Tomorrow is our final meeting for Group 3 after school. You are welcome to bring in your own full sized cake to decorate but are not required. Ms. Cook and Ms. Kehoe have a few extra treats for you to decorate in case you cannot bring one. Please drop off full sized cakes to room Art 1 before school tomorrow. Thank you!

Hoops for Heart brackets will be up by the end of the day. Please make sure you check when your team is playing. MR. SHEW WILL ACCEPT YOUR PERMISSION SLIP UNTIL THURSDAY.

ATTENTION STINGRAYS!  Kids right here in Loudoun County need our help!  There are over 1,100 kids who are homeless or housing insecure in Loudoun County.  The LEO Club is sponsoring a clothing drive to help them. Please bring in new or gently used clothes for children ages 1-22.  Thank you for making a difference.

8th grade dance tickets will go on sale tomorrow for $20. 8th graders this will not be like your 6th grade dance, so buy your tickets now before we sell out.

ATTENTION LEO CLUB EXECUTIVE BOARD: WE WILL BE MEETING THIS WEEK, ON THURSDAY, IMMEDIATELY AFTER SCHOOL IN ROOM C-1.

Our next GENERAL MEETING is the week after spring break- THURSDAY, APRIL 9.

Congratulations to our Stone Hill TSA  ANIMATION Teams who placed 5 &6th in the Northern Virginia Region Competition last weekend.   They will be heading to the State Competition on May 1st. Good luck to all team members:   Srikar Hanumanula, Khushi Chawla,  Amith Sai Bhoomiredy,  Vivin Gunalan,  Risheet Govardhanam, Emily Nguyen, Surya Punjabi.

The winner of the $2 Tuesday Art Trivia is from the 8th grade…congratulations to Justin Bridges for his correct answer of Norman Rockwell.  Justin please come to the main office to collect your prize.

 


 
DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS 3-23-15

STUDENTS - We have collected SEVERAL LOST ITEMS in all Houses.   Please check ALL lost and found tables to see if any of these items belong to you.

7TH GRADE CHORUS WILL REHEARSE AFTER SCHOOL IN THE AUDITORIUM FROM 3:30-5:00 PM.

Students who are interested in auditioning for a talent show audition can sign up online on the "talent show" page on Ms. Luebke's website. See Ms. Luebke with any questions!

BIBLE CLUB WILL BE MEETING TOMORROW MORNING IN ROOM B11 AT 7:45 A.M.

HOOPS FOR HEART is under way. Don't miss your chance at $150. Friday is the deadline for team sign up. Please see MR. SHEW in C17 with questions.

8TH GRADE DANCE tickets go on sale Wednesday in front of the auditorium. Get your ticket now before we sell out.

8th grade students who will be attending Briar Woods High School next year, please turn in your permission slips for 9th Grade Expo field trip to Briar Woods High School as soon as possible.

CONGRATULATIONS to Ms. Crissman and Ms. Bland, winners of this week’s reserved staff parking.

WE WOULD LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN SELECTED BY THEIR TEACHERS FOR STUDENT OF THE MONTH DURING THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY.

6TH GRADE:

                         Barracudas                                 Piranhas                                    Dolphins                              

   Nandini Yella                             Layla Hough                                 Zoe Mutreja

       Dylan Todas                             Will Weston                                  Paras Sarjapur

7TH GRADE

Starfish                                      Seahorses                                   Sea Turtles 

Gahana Dahiya                            Carter Reed                                 Paige Bowman

Chris Canfied                             Katie Lynch                                   Jack Holske

8TH GRADE

                                           Penguins                                       Sharks                                      Sea Lions                                        

Gloria Ndandu                             Walker Knott                           Belle Khan

          Ryan Wardlow                           Alison Duan                             Demetrius Wright

 


 
DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS 3-19-15

6TH GRADE HOMEWORK CLUB WILL MEET TODAY AFTER SCHOOL IN ROOM C6/C10.

The New Hoops for Hearts Brackets are up for Thursday. For any team not signed up this week, you will be playing next week. Make sure you check if you play on the brackets by the gym, front office, and outside each house.

For anyone still interested in this month long, NO ELIMINATION tournament, or anyone who wants to win $50, Mr. Shew is still signing up teams and taking permission slips. It's not too late. See Mr. Shew if you have questions.

ATTENTION LEO BOARD MEMBERS.  We will have a board MEETING TODAY in Mrs. Jensen's room H-1 after school for planning our events.  This is for Leo Club EXECUTIVE BOARD AND THE 2 MOBILE HOPE COORDINATORS.  See Mrs. Jensen if you cannot attend with your excuse.

FOR THOSE LEO CLUB MEMBERS THAT WISH TO VOLUNTEER AT MOBILE HOPE THIS SUNDAY, 10:30-1 PM in Leesburg, A PERMISSION SLIP IS NECESSARY.  You can get this from the envelope on Mrs. Jensen's door,   H-1, or print it from the Leo Club website.  There are still a few spots available, so get your permission slips in TOMORROW.  See Mrs. Jensen for more information.

*** CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS FOR ACHIEVING THE TOP 3 HIGHEST SCORES IN THE VIRGINIA MATH LEAGUE COMPETITION:

6 grade - Hrishik Chada, Riya Boyapati, Rohin Mokati, Jesang Patel and Aryan Sawhney

7 grade - Saketh Gabbita, Aneesh Boreda and Khushi Chawla

8 grade - Darsh Patel, Prabhat Adusumalli and Jaswant Kasinedi

Keep up your outstanding accomplishments!

***MATH KANGAROO COMPETITION WILL BE AFTER SCHOOL TODAY IN HOUSE A - ROOMS A1, A6 AND A10.

 

 


 
DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS 3-18-15

ATTENTION-ALL SELECT CHORUS AND 8TH GRADE CHORUS MEMBERS, please change into your concert attire right after school TODAY, put your backpack in Ms. Luebke’s room or the locker area, and come to the cafeteria as quickly as possible.

All 7TH GRADE BASS will have rehearsal TODAY after school!

VEX ROBOTICS WILL BE MEETING TODAY AFTER SCHOOL IN THE TECH ED LAB.

CHEERLEADING CLUB SHOULD MEET IN MS. STRUDER'S ROOM IMMEDIATELY AFTER SCHOOL TODAY FOR A YEARBOOK PICTURE.

CAKE DECORATING CLUB FOR GROUP 3 will be meeting after school TODAY in room Art 1. We will be decorating mini cakes!

SGA WILL MEET TODAY IN C17.

The Hoops for Heart brackets are up for this week. However, Mr. Shew is still accepting permission slips until Wednesday next week, so get signed up for a chance to win $150. If your team has a scheduling conflict with the current brackets, please see Mr. Shew ASAP.

WRITER'S BLOCK WILL MEET IN ROOM H2 AFTER SCHOOL TODAY.

SOCCER CLUB HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR TODAY…SEE YOU NEXT WEEK!

HELLO STINGRAYS! LEO Club here with a new donation drive!  For the next three months, we will be working with MOBILE HOPE OF LOUDOUN. Mobile Hope helps children in need. It provides children with the daily necessities that they cannot afford by themselves. From March 18th to March 27th, the LEO Club is running a Mobile Hope clothing drive; specifically, a prom drive! Prom is coming up! If you have any prom dresses or suits in good shape, donate to room H-1! Guys, you can donate ties and shoes! Ladies, you can also donate un-used make-up and shoes! Don't have prom stuff? We will be collecting any new or gently used clothing for ages 4 to 22.

 


 
DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS 3-17-15

2 CELL PHONES HAVE BEEN FOUND, PLEASE COME TO THE MAIN OFFICE TO IDENTIFY.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR STONE HILL GUITAR REPRESENTATIVES WHO ATTENDED ALL-COUNTY GUITAR THIS PAST WEEKEND!  STUDENTS FROM EACH OF LOUDOUN COUNTY'S 15 MIDDLE SCHOOLS LEARNED HOW GUITARS ARE DESIGNED AND BUILT, PARTICIPATED IN AN ELECTRIC GUITAR PRESENTATION AND PERFORMED TOGETHER ON STAGE.  TO SEE A VIDEO CLIP LOG ON TO STONE HILL'S MUSIC DEPARTMENT GUITAR WEB PAGE THIS AFTERNOON!

SELECT CHORUS WILL REHEARSE AFTER SCHOOL IN THE AUDITORIUM TODAY.

YOU BE THE CHEMIST WILL BE MEETING IN ROOM A8 AFTER SCHOOL TODAY. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A ROOM CHANGE FROM LAST TIME.

ACADEMIC CHALLENGE TEAM WILL BE MEETING IN ROOM A12 TODAY AFTER SCHOOL. PLEASE BE SURE TO HAVE YOUR PERMISSION SLIP WITH YOU OTHERWISE YOU CANNOT STAY.

MODEL UN WILL MEET MR. SHEW OUTSIDE OF LAB 1 TODAY AFTER SCHOOL.

WRITER'S BLOCK WILL MEET TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18TH, IN ROOM H2.

GIRLS BASKETBALL CLUB IS CANCELED FOR TOMORROW.

SGA WILL MEET TOMORROW AND THURSDAY.

ATTENTION R.A.K. CLUB MEMBERS! WE WILL MEET TOMORROW AFTERNOON IN MS. O'LEARY'S ROOM. PLEASE BRING DECORATIVE MATERIALS SO WE CAN PREPARE FOR OUR NEXT R.A.K. DAY!

IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO GET IN ON YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A CRISP $150 DOLLARS. MR. SHEW WILL TAKE PERMISSION SLIPS UNTIL NEXT WEDNESDAY FOR HOOPS FOR HEART.

RUNNING CLUB WILL BE HELD RAIN, SHINE, OR SNOW THIS THURSDAY, MARCH 17th IN THE MAIN GYM, COME READY TO RUN.

ATTENTION LEO BOARD MEMBERS.  WE WILL HAVE A BOARD MEETING THURSDAY, MARCH 19 IN MRS. JENSEN'S ROOM H-1 AFTER SCHOOL FOR PLANNING OUR EVENTS.  PLEASE SEE MRS. JENSEN IF YOU CAN NOT ATTEND WITH YOUR EXCUSE.

THE WINNER OF THE $ 2 TUESDAY TRIVIA COMES FROM THE 8TH GRADE..CONGRATULATIONS TO SAISIDDARTHA DOGIPARTHI WITH HIS CORRECT ANSWER OF MICHELANGELO’S THE PIETA, DISPLAYED AT VATICAN CITY.  SAISIDDARTHA PLEASE STOP BY THE MAIN OFFICE FOR YOUR REWARD.

 

 


 
DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS 3-16-15

ATTENTION ALL 7TH GRADE PERCUSSIONISTS- WE WILL HAVE REHEARSAL AFTER SCHOOL TODAY.

8TH GRADE CHORUS WILL REHEARSE AFTER SCHOOL TODAY IN THE AUDITORIUM.

MODEL UN WILL MEET TOMORROW AFTER SCHOOL OUTSIDE OF LAB 1.

HOOPS FOR HEART WILL START ON WEDNESDAY. Game times will be posted outside of the gym and main office.  It's not too late to sign up. Mr. Shew is taking applications UNTIL FRIDAY.

SGA WILL MEET WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY THIS WEEK.

ATTENTION LEO CLUB MEMBERS, for those Leo Club members that wish to volunteer at Mobile Hope this Sunday, from 10:30AM-1 PM in Leesburg, A PERMISSION SLIP IS NECESSARY.  You can get his from the envelope on Mrs. Jensen's door,   H-1, or print it from the Leo Club website.  THERE ARE ONLY 10 SPOTS, SO GET YOUR PERMISSION SLIPS IN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  SEE MRS. WILLIAMS, MRS. JENSEN, OR AN EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Come out and see the Harlem Wizards take on the Loudoun All-Stars this Wednesday, March 18th at Rockridge HS.  Doors open at 6pm, game time is at 7pm for tickets and more information please see Mr. Walker.

Mrs. Lawrence and Mr. Roche would like to give a big CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR STINGRAY BAND, you are a truly an amazing and superior ensemble.  Thank you for all of your hard work, dedication and long rehearsals. 

Congratulations to Ms. Christensen and Ms. Rodriguez this week’s winners of the staff reserved parking.

ATTENTION STAFF AND STUDENTS- IN HONOR OF ST. PATRICK’S DAY TOMORROW..LET’S HAVE A GREEN OUT SPIRIT DAY.  MAKE SURE TO WEAR YOUR BEST GREEN “APPROPRIATE ATTIRE” THAT WILL MAKE MS. DAY PROUD!  WE WILL HAVE A CONTEST TO SEE WHICH GRADE HAS THE “MOST GREEN SPIRIT”. GOOD LUCK AND LET’S ROCK THAT GREEN TOMORROW!

 


 
DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS 3-13-15

AN IPHONE WAS LEFT IN THE GIRLS PE LOCKER ROOM YESTERDAY, PLEASE COME TO HOUSE C TO IDENTIFY.

ATTENTION BARRACUDA TEAM- all students need to bring a bag lunch on MONDAY for the field trip to George Mason.

SELECT CHORUS WILL REHEARSE AFTER SCHOOL TODAY IN MS. LUEBKE’S ROOM.

Please consider ordering a shirt and supporting Stone Hill's efforts to raise awareness for Autism!  Order forms can be picked up in ALL House offices.

MODEL UN WILL MEET NEXT WEEK ON TUESDAY.

Do you need $50? Do you have 2 friends that each need $50 too? If so, Sign up for HOOPS FOR HEART and you may get your wish. Interested? Come see Mr. Shew before school in front of the auditorium or in C17. Time is slipping away and so is your chance at snagging $50.

COME CELEBRATE STONE HILL INTERNATIONAL NIGHT POTLUCK TONIGHT STARTING AT 5:30. At Stone Hill, there are over 50 ethnicities represented and 30 different home languages spoken.  International Night gives our families a sense of pride in their culture and provides the Stone Hill community a valuable educational, cultural, and social experience.  It will be an exciting night filled with food, friends and fun as well as cultural performances. Please see Mr. Allen or Mrs. Imam if you have any questions.  We hope to see you and your families there!

ATTENTION STUDENTS- if you found a PI symbol in your locker, please stop by your House Office at dismissal to collect your reward.

 

 


 
DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS 3-12-15

SURROUNDED BY SCIENCE WILL MEET TODAY IN MRS. BLANDS ROOM - B12.

SELECT CHORUS WILL REHEARSE AFTER SCHOOL TODAY IN THE AUDITORIUM.

Leo Club will meet TODAY immediately after school in C-6. THIS MEETING IS FOR ALL MEMBERS.

SGA WILL MEET AFTER SCHOOL TODAY.

VEX robotics will be meeting AFTER SCHOOL TODAY.  We will be taking our club photo today as well, WEAR YOUR TEAM SHIRTS!

HOOPS FOR HEART PERMISSION SLIPS AND MONEY ARE DUE BY TUESDAY NEXT WEEK. Game schedules will be posted on Wednesday.

Today is the Founders Day for Girl Scouts 103 years ago.  If you wore your vest today please meet Mrs. Clark in the cafeteria at this time.

Join us to celebrate your identity.  Stone Hill is an illustration of diversity.  Am I like you and you like me? Which Dr. Seuss character will you be?  Are you Yertle, or Horton, or Cat in the Hat? Are you the Grinch or the Lorax, or a bit of all that? Come as you are, come as you may, Represent yourself on “I Am Stone Hill” Day.

For tomorrows spirit day…Dress in traditional clothing or as your favorite Seuss character.

Join us on tomorrow night -FRIDAY, the 13TH FROM 5:30PM TO 8:30PM here at Stone Hill for INTERNATIONAL NIGHT. It will be an exciting night filled with food, friends and fun as well as cultural performances. Please see Mr. Allen or Mrs. Imam if you have any questions.  We hope to see you and your families there!

Pi Day is an annual celebration commemorating the mathematical constant π (pi) and is observed on March 14 each year. This year Pi Day will have special significance on Saturday 3/14/15 at 9:26:53 a.m. and p.m., with the date and time representing the first 10 digits of π.

WE WILL CELEBRATE THIS SPECIAL DAY TOMORROW! LOOK FOR A PI SYMBOL IN YOUR LOCKER, AND IF YOU FIND ONE, GO AND CLAIM YOUR PRIZE IN THE HOUSE OFFICE!

Winner of Art Thursday Trivia is from the 6th grade…Congratulations to Abby Mitchell on her winning answer of Chuck Close.  Abby please come to the main office for your prize.

 


 
DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS 3-11-15

8TH GRADE CHORUS WILL REHEARSE RIGHT AFTER SCHOOL IN THE AUDITORIUM.

ATTENTION SEAPERCH MEMBERS.  We will be meeting TODAY as well as TOMORROW to prepare for launching our underwater robots very soon.  If possible, plan on attending both sessions.

Don’t forget TOMORROW is COMFY COZY DAY.

***HOOPS FOR HEART will start NEXT WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18.**

COMIC CON CLUB WILL BE POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

CAKE DECORATING CLUB FOR GROUP 3 will be meeting after school TODAY in room Art 1.

Join us on FRIDAY, MARCH 13TH FROM 5:30PM TO 8:30PM here at Stone Hill for INTERNATIONAL NIGHT.  Please see Mr. Allen or Mrs. Imam if you have any questions.  We hope to see you and your families there!

SURROUNDED BY SCIENCE will meet TOMORROW- THURSDAY, MARCH 12 in Mrs. Blands room - B12.

The first meeting of the SUDOKU CLUB with Mr. Fox will be TOMORROW in room A9.

A MP3 was found in room H2…please come to the MAIN OFFICE to identify.

YEARBOOK STAFF, there is a meeting at 8 AM TOMORROW MORNING. PICK UP A PASS BEFORE YOU LEAVE TODAY!

VIRGINIA MATH LEAGUE SCORES ARE HERE! PLEASE STOP BY ROOM A1 TO GET YOURS.

STONE HILL STUDENTS PLACE FIRST AT THE LOUDOUN REGIONAL MATH TOURNAMENT: The Loudoun Regional Math Tournament was held at Farmwell Station on March 7th, where 44 teams participated in the event. The winning team '5 STARS' members are - Stone Hill sixth graders Saketh Sai Kura  and Ananth Ramani and rising Stone Hill sixth graders - Aakash Mehta, Rashmith Repala and Satvik Sriram. Ananth Ramani also won fourth place in the Individual Event. Congratulations!!

8th Grade Students scheduled to attend Briar Woods High School Next Year, please make your way to room A3.


 
DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS 3-10-15

ASSESSMENT ORCHESTRA STUDENTS are reminded to be at school by 5:40 to assist with instrument night.

CHESS CLUB is cancelled for TOMORROW- WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11TH.

BATTLE OF THE BOOKS will meet TOMORROW in the library during each lunch shift

DON'T FORGET TOMORROW IS MONDRIAN DAY IN HONOR OF YOUTH ART MONTH. Please reserve the color RED for 8th grade, YELLOW for 7th grade and BLUE for 6th grade. Ms. Welty, Ms. Kehoe and Ms. Struder will be on the lookout for the MOST SPIRITED STUDENT in each of the grade levels.

ATTENTION SEAPERCH MEMBERS.  We will be meeting on WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY this week to prepare for launching our underwater robots very soon.  If possible, plan on attending BOTH SESSIONS.

SGA will meet TOMORROW AND THURSDAY.

The LEO CLUB will have their GENERAL MEETING THURSDAY, MARCH 12 immediately after school in room C-6.  ALL MEMBERS MUST ATTEND in order to plan our upcoming projects.

DON'T FORGET THURSDAY IS COMFY, COZY DAY!

HOOPS FOR HEART will begin next  Wednesday next week.  See Mr. Shew or Mr. Walker if you'd like to sign up for HOOPS FOR HEART!

If you are interested in signing up for a TALENT SHOW AUDITION, visit the Stone Hill Middle School home page or Ms. Luebke’s website to complete the online form.

Come out and see the HARLEM WIZARDS take on the LOUDOUN ALL-STARS MARCH 18TH at ROCKRIDGE HS.   Doors open at 6pm, game time is at 7pm for tickets and more information please see Mr. Walker.

THANKS TO EVERYONE who donate food for LOUDOUN INTERFAITH RELIEF last week.   With your help, the Leo Club was able to deliver 291 POUNDS OF FOOD to help our neighbors in Loudoun County.

Join us on FRIDAY, MARCH 13TH FROM 5:30PM TO 8:30PM here at Stone Hill for INTERNATIONAL NIGHT.  It will be an exciting night starting with one of the largest community potluck dinners you will experience and ending the night with a beautiful and inspiring cultural performance. See Mr. Allen or Mrs. Imam about any questions.  We hope to see you and your families there!

The winner of the $2 Tuesday Trivia comes from the 8th grade…Congratulations to Thomas Clark on his winning answer of Andy Goldsworthy.  Thomas, please come to the main office to collect your prize.

 

 


 
DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS 3-9-15

A cell phone was found in House B, please see Ms. Cottone in House office B to identify.

SELECT CHORUS WILL REHEARSE AFTER SCHOOL TODAY IN MS. LUEBKE'S ROOM.

If you are interested in signing up to audition for the Stone Hill Middle School Talent Show, visit Ms. Luebke's webpage and click the "talent show" link to fill out the talent show sign-up online.

Don't forget to drop off your BOOK DONATIONS this week in the boxes by the auditorium.

SGA will meet WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY this week.

HOOPS FOR HEART permission slips and money are due by next Tuesday.  Spaces are limited so please sign up early.

YOU BE THE CHEMIST COMPETITION GROUP WILL MEET TOMORROW AFTER SCHOOL.

ATTENTION STUDENTS-Spring pictures will be taken during PE blocks tomorrow Tuesday, March 10.  You must have your form with payment ready to turn in.

Come out and see the HARLEM WIZARDS take on the LOUDOUN ALL-STARS March 18th at Rockridge HS.   Doors open at 6pm, game time is at 7pm for tickets and more information please see Mr. Walker.

YEARBOOK CLUB MEMBERS WILL WE BE MEETING THIS THURSDAY MORNING AT 8 AM in Ms. Struder's Art 2 classroom to assign new pages for the yearbook, please pick up a pass from either Mrs. St. Claire or Ms. Struder for the meeting.

ATTENTION MATH OLYMPIAD PARTICIPANTS! Our Last competition will be TODAY right after school in House A. Please report to the following rooms after the bell:

Last names starting with A - J: go to room A6

Last names starting with K - Z: go to room A1

Stone Hill Middle School placed first in the MATHCOUNTS Bull Run Chapter Competition held on March 7, 2015. Stone Hill Team members are -Saketh Gabbita, Aneesh Boreda, Siddharth Dandavate, Darsh Patel.

River Bend Middle School placed second.

Farmwell Station Middle school placed third.

Winning team and the top two individuals not on the winning team advance to the state finals - Vishal Kobla from our school. They will compete in the Virginia State Competition on April 4, 2015 in Glen Allen, VA.     Congratulations!! We are very proud and wish you Good Luck!!

 

DON'T FORGET WE'RE REDOING SPIRIT WEEK. TOMORROW IS TWIN DAY. Wednesday is no longer Wacky Tack Day! Instead it's a spirit day for Youth Art Month! Mondrian was a Dutch painter, theorist and draughtsman. The essence of Mondrian’s ideas is that painting, composed of the most fundamental aspects of line and color, must set an example to the other arts for achieving a society in which art as such has no place but belongs instead to the total realization of ‘beauty’. Even in his lifetime he was regarded as the founder of the most modern art. To celebrate this artist and in honor of March being Youth Art Month we will be having a Spirit Day this Wednesday. Ms. Welty, Ms. Kehoe & Ms. Struder are asking students and staff of each of the grade levels to wear the assigned Primary Colors for Mondrian Day. 8th graders should wear RED, 7th graders are to wear YELLOW and 6th graders we hope to see you rocking the BLUE.

 


 
DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS 3-4-15

 A cell phone was found in 6th grade Resource, please come to the main office to identify.

7TH GRADE HOMEWORK CLUB will meet today after school in room B6.

CAKE DECORATING CLUB FOR GROUP 3 IS MEETING AFTER SCHOOL TODAY.

VEX ROBOTICS WILL BE MEETING TODAY AFTER SCHOOL IN TECH 2.  WE WILL BE STARTING TO TAKE OUR ROBOTS APART TODAY.

ALL 8th grade guitar students are reminded that Cookie orders MUST be turned in today! If you have sold cookies and forgot your envelope please see Mrs. Lanham before you leave TODAY!

COMICON CLUB HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR TODAY.  We will see you all next week.

WRITER’S BLOCK HAS BEEN CANCELLED TODAY!  SEE YOU NEXT WEEK

Stingrays!  Come celebrate the diversity at Stone Hill at this year's International Night!   This year is going to be the most exciting yet!  At Stone Hill, there are over 50 ethnicities represented and 30 different home languages spoken. International Night provides the Stone Hill community a valuable educational, cultural, and social experience!  Join us on Friday, March 6th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm here at Stone Hill for an exciting night starting with one of the largest community potluck dinners you will experience and ending the night with a beautiful and inspiring cultural performances.  See Mr. Allen or Mrs. Imam about any questions.  We hope to see you and your families there!  If we have bad weather and are closed this Friday, the Snow Date will be Friday, March 13th.

Here is Today’s Public service announcement from the 7th grade Starfish Summit by Arjit S.:

Oceans are filling up with litter. Nine billion tons of litter ends up in the ocean every year.  This is more than the amount of trash generated each year, which is 250 million tons.  Ocean litter is a growing threat to the coastal environment.  Around eight million items of litter enter the ocean every day. Most people who would deliberately litter are between 18-34 years old.

Winner of the $2 Tuesday Trivia question is 8th grader Yuli Mescher with her correct answer of “the Mona Lisa painting has only been stolen once by Vincenzo Peruggia on August 21, 1911..Yuli please come to the main office for your prize.

CONGRATULATIONS to our own DARSH PATEL, Stone Hill Geo Bee champion.  Darsh has qualified to compete at States…GO DARSH!

 


 
DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS 3-2-15

RETRO GAME CLUB WILL MEET AFTER SCHOOL TOMORROW IN ROOM C-14.  Bring your permission form if you have not already turned one in.

TO ALL OF MRS. SHARMA'S B DAY STUDENTS- You will be taking your Unit 5 DOK 1 TOMORROW. The key for the study guide is posted on her website. There will be a quick review before the DOK and any questions you may have will be addressed at that time.

ATTENTION MRS. GARMAN’S 7TH GRADE LANGUAGE ARTS CLASSES:  If you have a permission slip to stay AFTER SCHOOL TODAY to work on your PSA, please meet in Mrs. Crissman’s room H-2 after school.  If you DO NOT HAVE A PERMISSION SLIP WITH YOU, YOU MAY NOT STAY!

ATTENTION STAFF please play the HOOPS FOR HEART VIDEO located in the staff drive in the SGA folder for your students.

Mr. Shew will be collecting money for HOOPS FOR HEART in front of the auditorium starting tomorrow.

MODEL UN is cancelled TODAY due to inclement weather. We will meet NEXT MONDAY, MARCH 9TH.

SGA will meet TOMORROW AND THURSDAY.

Girls basketball will meet TOMORROW in room C17.

IT'S SGA SPIRIT WEEK!!!! TOMORROW IS WACKY TACKY WEDNESDAY!!

The SGA is hosting a BOOK DRIVE all this week and next. Please place your donated books in the boxes located in front of the auditorium.

THE EMERGENCY FOOD DRIVE FOR LOUDOUN INTERFAITH RELIEF ENDS ON THURSDAY, MARCH 5.  If you have already donated, THANK YOU.  If you still want to donate you only have Wednesday and Thursdays to bring in cereals, canned fruits, canned soups, tuna, and mac and cheese.  Boxes are in each house locker area.  Thank you for helping our neighbors in Loudoun County.

Here is a Public Service Announcement from the 7th grade Starfish Summit written by Max W.

LIVING IN POVERTY IS NOT LIVING.  Over THREE BILLION people are currently living in poverty all over the world. 46.5 MILLION of the three billion homeless people are U.S. CITIZENS.  600 MILLION CHILDREN worldwide are currently living in EXTREME POVERTY.  Over one-third of the people under the age of 18 live in EXTREME POVERTY.  END POVERTY NOW!  Help end poverty by donating to Care.org.

IN HONOR OF MARCH BEING YOUTH ART MONTH.   Our $2 Tuesday trivia will be art related...HOW MANY TIMES HAS THE MONA LISA BEEN STOLEN? Please bring all answers to the main office, we will announce the winner tomorrow!

 


 
DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS 2-27-15

BIBLE CLUB will be meeting on Tuesday, March 3, in Room B11 at 7:45.

7TH GRADERS, it's not too late to buy tickets for the dance. They'll be on sale at the dance for $25.

ALL STUDENTS STAYING AFTER SCHOOL TO DECORATE FOR THE DANCE TONIGHT SHOULD COME TO ROOM  C17.

HOOPS FOR HEART IS COMING NEXT WEEK. Watch the informational video during 5th block on Monday.

ATTENTION STUDENTS AND STAFF -the SGA is hosting a BOOK DRIVE SPIRIT WEEK TO CELEBRATE DR. SUESSS' BIRTHDAY ON MONDAY. Everyday next week we'll have a themed day, starting with Monday..PLEASE WEAR YOUR FAVORITE SOCKS AND SHOW OFF THOSE TOES! Dress to impress. Look for the banner at the front of school for more details.

ATTENTION FACULTY AND STAFF don't forget to sign-up for STONE HILL'S SPRING SOFTBALL TEAM.  Signup sheets are located on each lunch table in the house offices. 

ATTENTION STUDENTS AND STAFF, Stone Hill’s very own VEX Robotics club is holding an open house scrimmage this weekend, Saturday Feb. 28, here at Stone Hill.  Doors open to public @ 10 am.  Come check out our teams and their cool robot creations as they square off inside the VEX arena to show off their robot’s skills.  There will also be Q&A section for both students and parent interested in joining up next year

Attention 8th grade Spectrum students:

Because of the snow day on Thursday, Mrs. Jensen has extended the submission deadline for the ecybermission mission folders until Monday March 2 at 12 noon for the B day students. 

ATTENTION 6TH GRADE STUDENTS who have not received their permission slip for the George Mason Field trip, PLEASE STOP BY HOUSE OFFICE C FOR YOUR COPY TODAY!

 


 
DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS 2-25-15

THE BATTLE OF THE BOOKS will meet on FRIDAY IN THE LIBRARY DURING EACH LUNCH SHIFT. Please bring your copy of Legend.

Writer's Block will meet AFTER SCHOOL TODAY in room H2.

Cake Decorating Club Group 3 will be meeting after school today in room Art 1. Please make sure you check the list outside of Ms. Kehoe's room to make sure you are in the correct group. Only students who signed up for Group 3 and turned in permission forms may attend.

Comicon Club has been CANCELLED for TODAY!  We will see you next week.

 VEX robotics will be meeting TODAY AND TOMORROW AFTER SCHOOL to prepare for this weekend scrimmage and fundraiser.

ATTENTION STUDENTS AND STAFF, Stone Hill’s very own VEX Robotics club is holding an open house scrimmage this weekend, Saturday Feb. 28, here at Stone Hill.  Come check out our teams and their cool robot creations as they square off inside the VEX arena to show off their robot’s skills.  There will also be Q&A section for both students and parent interested in joining up next year.

International Night Performance Rehearsal will be held TODAY AND TOMORROW in the Auxilary Gym.

SGA will meet TODAY AND TOMORROW in room C17.

Basketball club will meet TODAY in room C17.

7th graders, you can purchase tickets at the dance for $25.

LEO CLUBEXECUTIVE BOARD WILL HAVE AN EXTRA MEETING tomorrow AFTER SCHOOL IN ROOM C1 FOR THOSE WHO CAN ATTEND.

Leo Club emergency food drive will continue through Wednesday March 4th. Please donate any one of the following items: cereal, 100% juice, canned fruit, canned meat, mac and cheese, chef Boyardee products or hearty soups.  Please Help!  If every student and staff member brought just one item, that would be nearly 1500 items.

MSA meeting will not be held TODAY!

 

 


 

Daily Announcements 2-24-15

THE BATTLE OF THE BOOKS will meet on FRIDAY IN THE LIBRARY DURING EACH LUNCH SHIFT. Please bring your copy of Legend.

ATTENTION VIRGINIA MATH LEAGUE COMPETITION PARTICIPANTS:

The Test will be administered TODAY in House A right after school.  Please report to the following rooms:

6 grade - Last names A-J - report to room A16

               - Last names K-Z - report to room A10

7 grade -  report to room A6

8 grade -  report to room A1

Good Luck!

Mr. Fox would like to start a Sudoku club.   The club will meet each THURSDAY AFTER SCHOOL and is OPEN TO ALL GRADES.  A sign-up sheet will be posted on his door at room A9.  You will need a signed permission slip in order to attend.  Our first meeting will be this Thursday after school in room A9.

THE SCHOOL STORE WILL BE CLOSED THIS WEEK FOR RESTOCKING.  WE WILL OPEN AGAIN NEXT WEEK, MARCH 3RD.

SGA will meet this Wednesday and Thursday in room C17.

Girls basket-ball will meet on C17 Wednesday.

Dance tickets will be on sale for one more day at.  Cost of ticket is $20. They can be bought at the door on Friday for $25.

Hoops for heart is coming. Better up your game if you plan on winning.

Attention Stingray girls!  Do you want to play soccer for Rock Ridge High School this spring?  If you turned 14 by September 1, 2014, you can try out for their JV squad.  Please contact Rock Ridge High School Athletic Department if interested.

Now it’s time for the $2 Tuesday Trivia Question—It has been EXTEMELY cold this week!  Today it was zero degrees Fahrenheit on the Stone Hill Thermometer.  What is the Fahrenheit equivalent of zero Celsius and zero Kelvin (also known as absolute zero)?  Please bring all answers to the Main Office..Good luck!

 


 
DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS 2-23-15

Some money was turned in to the Main Office this morning…if you are missing some cash please come to the MAIN OFFICE to identify.

SGA will meet THIS WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY.

7TH GRADERS : Dance tickets will be on sale until Wednesday. If we can sell 35 more tickets, the dance will NOT be opened up to other grades. GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!  You DO NOT have to bring you ticket to the dance. Please keep your tickets as a Keep Sake of the event.

 SELECT CHORUS will rehearse TODAY after school from 3:30-5:00 in Ms. Luebke's room.

Girls basketball will meet in C17 on Wednesday.

Students in Ms. Ward's and Mrs. Royster's 7TH BLOCK, MATH 8 CLASS, please remember to bring in your SIGNED CONSENT FORMS TOMORROW for the Google researchers!

ATTENTION ALL STINGRAYS! Do you think you're the best baller at Stone Hill Middle? Do you have two friends who can ball? Do you want a chance to prove you're the best? Hoops for Heart is coming. Listen to the announcements for more details.

IT'S NOT TOO LATE 6TH GRADERS! If you want to join the KAST club (KIDS ARE SCIENTIST TOO) you can still pick up your permission slip from Ms. Cook in the House C office! There are still spaces available! We will be meeting this Friday after school, so make sure your permission slip gets turned into the house office as soon as possible!

8TH GRADERS PARTICIPATING IN THE ACADEMIC CHALLENGE: The qualifying exam will be held this WEDNESDAY IMMEDIATELY AFTER SCHOOL in room A12. You must sign up either online or in front of Ms. DeWees's door to participate! IF YOU ARE NOT ON THE SIGN UP, YOU CANNOT BE GUARANTEED A COMPUTER! If you have a conflict but would still like to participate, see Ms. DeWees as soon as possible to discuss your options! AGAIN, YOU MUST SIGN UP ONLINE OR IN FRONT OF MS. DEWEES'S DOOR TO PARTICIPATE THIS WEDNESDSAY!

ATTENTION STUDENTS, Stone Hill’s very own VEX Robotics club is holding an open house scrimmage this weekend, Saturday Feb. 28, here at Stone Hill.  Come check out our teams and their cool robot creations as they square off inside the VEX arena to show off their robot’s skills.  There will also be a Question&Answer section for both students and parent interested in joining up next year. 

WRITER’S BLOCK will meet THIS WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 25TH in room H2.

ATTENTION MRS. GAMMACHE'S B-DAY MATH 6/7 STUDENTS.  Don't forget that we will take our Unit 6 Test tomorrow, Tuesday, February 24.  Please remember to take home your Math materials today in preparation for this assessment.

Attention Virginia Math League competition participants:

The Test will be administered tomorrow Tuesday, February 24 in House A right after school.  Please report to the following rooms:

6 grade - Last names A-J - report to room A16

               - Last names K-Z - report to room A10

7 grade - report to room A6

8 grade - report to room A1

Good Luck!

The LEO club is sponsoring an Emergency Food Drive next week for Loudoun Interfaith Relief.  Please donate any one of the following: cereal, 100% juice, canned fruit, canned meat, mac and cheese, Chef Boyardee products or hearty soups. PLEASE HELP!! If every student and staff member brought just one item, that would be nearly 1500 items!

 

 


 
MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS 2-19-15

SGA will meet in C17 TODAY.

TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY TO BUY 7TH GRADE DANCE TICKETS. 7th grades get your tickets now or Mr. Shew will be forced to invite other grades to the dance. If you don't want to share the spotlight, please make sure you have your ticket money tomorrow. If your bus is late, you can purchase tickets in the main office throughout the day.

6th Grade Homework Club WILL NOT MEET TODAY after school.

VEX Robotics will be meeting TODAY AFTER SCHOOL so that we can prepare for our scrimmage next weekend and help send off our team to that is going down to states this weekend.

Battle of the Books will meet TOMORROW IN THE LIBRARY during each lunch shift. Please bring your copy of Legend to the meeting.

Select Chorus will rehearse THIS AFTERNOON in Ms. Luebke’s room.

ATTENTION: LEO CLUB EXECUTIVE BOARD WILL MEET TODAY immediately after school in room C-1.  This meeting is for the executive board only.  If you are unable to attend, please see Mrs. Jensen or Mrs. Williams during the day with your excuse.

STINGRAYS: Due to the 2 hour delay this morning, we will follow the following schedule:

Block 1-3-2-4…Again Block 1-3-2-4!

SPRING PICTURES WILL BE TAKEN TODAY AND TOMORROW DURING YOUR PE BLOCK…DON’T FORGET YOUR PAYMENT!

 

 

 


 
AFTERNOON ANNOUNCEMENTS 2-13-15 
 Math Enthusiasts!! Are you ready for another exciting competition?!?  Stone Hill will participate again this year in the VIRGINIA MATH LEAGUE CONTEST.

VML Contest will be administered to all interested Stone Hill Middle School students on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, AFTER SCHOOL in House A. Students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade will take the grade level contest. There are NO activity buses, please make arrangements for pickup at 4:30p.m. You need to register BEFORE you arrive for the test. No walk-ins are permitted. LAST DAY TO SIGN UP IS TODAY. YOU CAN FIND THE SIGN UP LINK ON OUR WEBSITE.

 

ATTENTION ALL 8TH GRADE STUDENTS: Want to compete in a trivia competition with other local middle schools? Then sign up for the ACADEMIC CHALLENGE! Next Wednesday, Feb. 18th, we will be administering the qualifying exam. Make sure to sign up outside of Ms. DeWees's room (A12) and pick up a permission slip. You must sign up to reserve a computer for the qualifying exam. THE TOP 8 STUDENTS AND 2 ALTERNATES will venture to Belmont Ridge Middle school on May 2nd to compete!

 

6TH GRADE STUDENTS--We are excited to announce Stone Hill's participation in Kids Are Scientists, Too! (KAST) club! We are partnering with students at Briar Woods High School to have fun with science and during our monthly meetings, complete several exciting experiments! Our first meeting will be Friday, Feb. 20th until 5 pm. Students will meet with Ms. DeWees to complete any homework until the high school students can make it over to Stone Hill. Any interested student should pick up a permission slip from the House C office and return it to their science teacher! Space is limited to the first 25 students, so make sure you get your permission slip in quickly!

 

 


 
MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS 2-13-15

SGA will meet next week on Wednesday and Thursday in room C17.

Bible Club will meet on Tuesday, February 17th at 7:45 AM in room B 11.

All District Chorus altos in the SSA group have rehearsal after school today in Ms. Luebke’s room.

MODEL UN will meet Tuesday, February 17 by the computer labs.

ATTENTION STUDENTS: SPRING PICTURES will take place next THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH AND 20TH. Please take flyer home with you to share with your parents.  PAYMENT IS DUE ON YOUR SCHEDULE PICTURE DAY!  Extra flyers will be available in all House offices as well as the main office.  

 


 
MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS 2-12-15

SGA will meet in C17.

MODEL UN will meet NEXT TUESDAY in a computer lab.

Dance tickets will be on sale until next Friday. If more tickets are not purchased by then, the dance will have to be opened up to other grades. So let's raise those ticket sales 7th graders!!!! Don't forget the money you raise will go towards field trips, other dances, and your 8th grade party.

ATTENTION LEO CLUB MEMBERS: we will have our general meeting for ALL CLUB MEMBERS TODAY immediately after school in C6.  Please be prompt to work on your committees for our big fundraiser.

VEX Robotics will be meeting TODAY after school to prepare for our scrimmage later this month.  Please remember to bring your LESSONS LEARNED with you to the meeting today.

Today’s information session for current and interested German students has been CANCELLED due to a last-minute schedule conflict.  It will be rescheduled for a later date.

ATTENTION STUDENTS: SPRING PICTURES will take place next THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH AND 20TH. Please take flyer home with you to share with your parents.  PAYMENT IS DUE ON YOUR SCHEDULE PICTURE DAY!  Extra flyers will be available in all House offices as well as the main office. 

Congratulations to the following Stone Hill Middle School 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students who will be representing our school in the All-Virginia Middle School Honor Choir in April:

Nikita Lal, Olivia Coe, Katie Lynch, Divya Rajesh, Vivin Gunalan, Meredith Scarboro,

Noah Kane, Jasper Presley-Wolff, Lauren Janoschka, Srija Pinnamaneni,

 Ansley Gullion, Kiley Cox, and  Ananya Penugonda. 

 Mrs. Lanham's students will receive score sheets during class on Friday.

 


 
MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS 2-11-15

Girls basketball club will meet in C17 TODAY. Bring your permission slip.

SGA will meet in C17 TODAY AND TOMORROW.

Dance tickets will be on sale until Friday of next week. Don't miss out!

All tenors and basses in All District Chorus have rehearsal after school TODAY in Ms. Luebke’s room.

Cake Decorating Club for GROUP 3 will begin TODAY in Room Art 1 after school. Please check the list outside of Ms. Kehoe's room in Art 1 to see if you are in Group 3.

Comic con club will meet TODAY in the cafeteria.

VEX Robotics will be meeting TODAY AND TOMORROW AFTER SCHOOL to prepare for our scrimmage later this month.  Please remember to bring your lessons learned with you to the meeting TODAY.

ATTENTION MATH OLYMPIAD PARTICIPANTS!

Our Fourth competition will be held TODAY right after school in House A. Registered students ONLY should report to the following rooms after the bell:

Last names starting with A - J: go to room A6

Last names starting with K - Z: go to room A1

Good Luck!

Comic con club will meet TODAY in the cafeteria.

Do you like retro games or want to know more about them?  Are you looking for an after-school club to join?  If so, join the SHMS Retro Games Club!  First meeting will be on February  18th in room C-14.  Permission forms are required and can be picked up outside of the room.  Any questions?  See Mrs. Christensen.

Are you a current German student or interested in taking German next year? Come to our information session after school on Thursday! Meet Herr Reimert as well as the German teacher from Rock Ridge, Herr Kunk.  High School students will also be around to talk about how studying at the high school differs from the middle school.  Permission slips are available in the House C office.  The event runs from 4:00 to roughly 5:00; refreshments will be available.

 

 


 
MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS 2-10-15

Girls Basketball will have an information meeting this WEDNESDAY in room C17!

SGA will meet WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY THIS WEEK. Mr. Shew expects to see ALL members for at least one meeting.

7th grade dance tickets are on sale for $20 in the cafeteria every morning, and will be for the next two weeks

Last Friday, several 8th grade guitar students traveled to Lunsford Middle school to audition for Loudoun’s All –County Guitar event.

Congratulations to the following students who will be representing Stone Hill on March 3rd and 4th at River Bend Middle School!

Cynthia Ting

Isabella Difulvio

Bryan Millones

Belle Kahn

 Arul Kumar!

Way to Go Guitar 8 students!!!!

ATTENTION MATH OLYMPIAD PARTICIPANTS!

Our Fourth competition will be this WEDNESDAY, February 11th right after school in House A. Registered students ONLY should report to the following rooms after the bell:

Last names starting with A - J: go to room A6

Last names starting with K - Z: go to room A1

Good Luck!

All District Chorus sopranos in the SSA group have rehearsal after school TODAY in Ms. Luebke’s room.

Now it’s time for $2 Tuesday Trivia: 25 years ago tomorrow, February 11, 1990, a lawyer was released from prison to the cheers of thousands of supporters.  This individual had been imprisoned for 27 years. Answer the following 3 questions: What was the individual’s name, what was he imprisoned for and what is he best known for today?

This is International Random Acts of Kindness Week!  Take this week to step out of your normal routine or comfort zone and attempt a new Random Act of Kindness Each day!

 


 
MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS 2-9-15

Girls basketball information meeting will be held this Wednesday, February 11 in room C17. Bring your permission slip.

SGA will meet Wednesday after school in room C17.

Dance tickets are on sale all week for $20. Remember, the money we raise will go towards our 8th grade party next year and other fun activities.

Math Enthusiasts!! Are you ready for another exciting competition?!?  Stone Hill will participate again this year in the VIRGINIA MATH LEAGUE CONTEST.

VML Contest will be administered to all interested Stone Hill Middle School students on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, AFTER SCHOOL in House A. Students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade will take the grade level contest. There are NO activity buses, please make arrangements for pickup at 4:30p.m. You need to register BEFORE you arrive for the test. No walk-ins are permitted. LAST DAY TO SIGN UP IS FEBRUARY 13, 2015. YOU CAN FIND THE SIGN UP LINK ON OUR WEBSITE.

ATTENTION All stingray band woodwind members have rehearsal after school TODAY.

 


 
MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS 2-6-15

A cell phone was found on bus 478. Please come to the main office to identify.

All District Choir altos in the SAB group have rehearsal after school TODAY in Ms. Luebke’s room.

ATTENTION: TODAY is the last day to sign-up to perform at International Night. Please sign up to perform through Resource or see Ms. Allen or Ms. Imam.

Are you artistic or creative? Would you like to see people wearing your artwork or creative work?  If so, we need your help!  April is Autism Awareness Month and we would like to have Stone Hill Supports Autism T-shirts.  Do you think you can design one?

If so, let your creative juices flow, work on your design and turn it in to your House office by Friday, February 20th!  Shirts can have a front design only, can include up to 4 colors and should incorporate something about Stone Hill.

One student and one staff's designs will be chosen and will be turned in to a t-shirt that will be available for purchase in March!

Good luck to everyone who decides to participate!

TODAY is National Frozen Yogurt Day.  Menchie's Frozen Yogurt located in Sterling, by Nordstrom Rack, will be offering a FREE 6 oz. cup of yogurt from 4pm to 8pm.

ATTENTION 8TH GRADERS who are working towards entrance in to Academy Of Science and Thomas Jefferson High School, PLEASE LISTEN CAREFULLY:

The Deadline for Part II of the Academy Of Science Application including Recommendations is TODAY, Friday, Feb 6th at 11:59 PM.

The ESSAY and SIS Portion of the Thomas Jefferson High School Application will take place TOMORROW, Saturday, February 7th at Stone Hill starting at 8:30 AM.

Lastly, The Deadline for Thomas Jefferson Teacher Recommendations is Tuesday, February 10th

Please Monitor Emails from Academy Of Science and Thomas Jefferson and check in with you teachers for recommendation updates.

 


 
MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS 2-5-15

7th graders, tickets will be on sale for one more day at $15 in the morning before they go up to $20 next week. Remember, proceeds from the dance will go TOWARDS YOUR 8TH GRADE PARTY OR CAN BE USED FOR other fun activities for YOUR GRADE LEVEL. If you have questions please see an SGA representative.

Permissions slips for girls basketball club are still in C17. General information meeting will be held next  Wednesday, February 11th.

SGA will meet TODAY after school. Mr. Shew will see you there.

Programming club will start out in the cafeteria after school TODAY. We will move to computer labs after a brief meeting in the cafeteria.

SELECT CHORUS will rehearse after school TODAY in Ms. Luebke’s room.

6TH GRADE HOMEWORK CLUB will meet TODAY after school in C6/C10.

SURROUNDED BY SCIENCE will meet TODAY after school in room B12. It's not too late to join, just bring a signed permission slip TODAY!

LEO CLUB EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE meets today Feb 5th in C-1.  Please be prompt.  There is a guest speaker.

The general club meeting will be next week, Thursday Feb 12

Are you artistic or creative? Would you like to see people wearing your artwork or creative work?  If so, we need your help!  April is Autism Awareness Month and we would like to have Stone Hill Supports Autism T-shirts.  Do you think you can design one?

If so, let your creative juices flow, work on your design and turn it in to your House office by Friday, February 20th!  Shirts can have a front design only, can include up to 4 colors and should incorporate something about Stone Hill.

One student and one staff's designs will be chosen and will be turned in to a t-shirt that will be available for purchase in March!

Good luck to everyone who decides to participate!

Do you like retro games or want to know more about them?  Are you looking for an after-school club to join?  If so, join the Stone Hill Middle School Retro Games Club!  First meeting will be February 18th in room C-14.  Permission forms are required and can be picked up outside of the room.  Any questions?  See Mrs. Christensen.

ATTENTION 8TH GRADERS who are working towards entrance in to Academy Of Science and Thomas Jefferson High School, PLEASE LISTEN CAREFULLY:

The Deadline for Part II of the Academy Of Science Application including Recommendations is Tomorrow, Friday, Feb 6th at 11:59 PM.

The ESSAY and SIS Portion of the Thomas Jefferson High School Application will take place Saturday, February 7th at Stone Hill starting at 8:30 AM.

Lastly, The Deadline for Thomas Jefferson Teacher Recommendations is Tuesday, February 10th

Please Monitor Emails from Academy Of Science and Thomas Jefferson and check in with you teachers for recommendation updates.

 

 


 
MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS 2-4-15

SGA executive officers and committee heads meet TODAY in room C17.

General SGA meeting will be held TOMORROW in C17.

7TH GRADE DANCE will be held Friday, February 27th from 7-9 pm. Tickets are on sale in the cafeteria during the morning. Cost- $15 all this week and then will go up to $20 next week so GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY!  Desserts will be served.

The Muslim Student's Association will  meet TODAY after school in A3.   

Programming club will start out in the cafeteria after school TODAY. We will move to computer labs after a brief meeting in the cafeteria.

ATTENTION CAKE DECORATING CLUB GROUP 2: TODAY will be our last meeting after school so if you would like to bring your own full sized cake to decorate you may do so and bring it to school. You may drop off cakes in room Art 1 before 1st block.

Comic Con club will meet TODAY after school in the Cafeteria.

Pep/Dance Club will meet TODAY after school in the Aux gym.

Battle of the Books will meet TODAY in the library during each lunch shift.

All District Choir sopranos in the SAB group have rehearsal after school TODAY in Ms. Luebke’s room.

Writer's Block will meet TODAY after school in room H2 near House C.

LEO CLUB EXECUTIVE BOARD will meet tomorrow Thursday, February 5th after school in room C-1.  ALL  LEO CLUB MEMBERS  will meet NEXT THURSDAY, February 12th. 

ATTENTION STUDENTS : SURROUNDED BY SCIENCE will NOT MEET TODAY, Wednesday, it will meet TOMORROW, THURSDAY, FEB 5.  It's not too late to join, just bring a signed permission slip to B12 after school TOMORROW!!

ATTENTION RAK CLUB MEMBERS, please meet TODAY after school in Ms. O’Leary’s classroom for our meeting.

Girl’s basketball permission slips are available in C17. There will be an information meeting next week after school. Please return your signed permission slip to C17.

Do you like retro games or want to know more about them?  Are you looking for an after-school club to join?  If so, join the SHMS Retro Games Club!  First meeting will be on February  18th in room C-14.  Permission forms are required and can be picked up outside of the room.  Any questions?  See Mrs. Christensen.

Are you artistic or creative? Would you like to see people wearing your artwork or creative work?  If so, we need your help!  APRIL IS AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH and we would like to have “Stone Hill Supports Autism T-shirts.”  Do you think you can design one?

If so, let your creative juices flow, work on your design and turn it in to your House office by Friday, February 20th!  Shirts can have a front design only, can include up to 4 colors and should incorporate something about Stone Hill.

One student and one staff's designs will be chosen and will be turned in to a t-shirt that will be available for purchase in March!

Good luck to everyone who decides to participate!

ATTENTION 8TH GRADERS who are working towards entrance in to Academy Of Science and Thomas Jefferson High School, PLEASE LISTEN CAREFULLY:

The Deadline for Part II of the Academy Of Science Application including Recommendations is Friday, Feb 6th at 11:59 PM.

The ESSAY and SIS Portion of the Thomas Jefferson High School Application will take place next Saturday, February 7th at Stone Hill starting at 8:30 AM.

Lastly, The Deadline for Thomas Jefferson Teacher Recommendations is Tuesday, February 10th

Please Monitor Emails from Academy Of Science and Thomas Jefferson and check in with you teachers for recommendation updates.

8th Graders that have Resource on A-days please go to the Auditorium for a presentation by the World Language Department at Rock Ridge High School. The presentation will last for approximately 15 minutes. Students should be back in the classroom at 9:05AM

 


 
MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS 2-3-15

SGA EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND COMMITTEE HEADS will meet Wednesday after school.

SGA will have a GENERAL MEETING Thursday after school.

ATTENTION 7TH GRADERS. Mr. Shew is still patiently waiting in the cafeteria every morning to sell you your dance ticket for $15. Get your ticket now before prices go up. NEXT WEEK THE PRICE WILL BE $20.

ATTENTION GIRLS.  Stop by C17 tomorrow and for the rest of the week to get your basketball permission slips from MR SHEW. We will have an information meeting Wednesday next week. You will need to return your signed permission slip by then.

MODEL UN will meet TODAY after school in Lab 1. Please wait outside for Mr. Shew before going in the lab.

ALL DISTRICT CHOIR ALTOS in the SSA group have rehearsal after school in Ms. Luebke’s room.

WRITER'S BLOCK will meet this Wednesday after school in computer lab 1.

Teachers, if you did NOT have your picture taken by Lifetouch, please meet outside of House B at 3:30 this afternoon.

Time for Tuesday $2 Trivia: Fifty six years ago today (February 3, 1959) is known as “The day the music died”.  What happened 56 years ago to make this day known as “The day the music died?” Please bring all answers to the Main Office today by 8th block.

 


 
MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS 2-2-15

SGA EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND COMMITTEE HEADS will meet Wednesday after school.

SGA will have a GENERAL MEETING Thursday after school.

ATTENTION 7TH GRADERS. Tickets for the dance are for sale in the cafeteria every morning this week for $15. Get your tickets now! Next week the price will be $20.

ALL DISTRICT CHOIR SOPRANOS in the SSA group have rehearsal after school TODAY in Ms. Luebke’s room.

MODEL UN will meet TOMORROW, Tuesday February 3rd after school in Lab 1.. Please wait outside for Mr. Shew before going in the lab.

BIBLE CLUB will meet TOMORROW MORNING at 7:45 in Room B 11.

8TH GRADE STUDENT’S WHO ARE WORKING TOWARDS ENTRANCE IN TO ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND THOMAS JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL, PLEASE LISTEN CAREFULLY:

The Deadline for Part II of the Academy Of Science Application including Recommendations is Friday, Feb 6th at 11:59 PM.

The ESSAY and SIS Portion of the Thomas Jefferson Application will take place next Saturday February 7th at Stone Hill Middle School starting at 8:30 AM        

Lastly, The Deadline for Thomas Jefferson TEACHER RECOMMENDATIONS is Tuesday, February 10th

Please Monitor Emails from Academy Of Science and Thomas Jefferson High School and check in with your teachers for recommendation updates.

STONE HILL MIDDLE SCHOOL'S 7TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL NIGHT will be on Friday, March 6th from 5:30-8:30.  Join us for an extraordinary night filled with food, informational booths, performances, and art from around the world!  Any students interested in attending or performing at International Night, please fill out the International Night Survey’s through Resource.  Please see Mr. Allen in the 8th grade counselor’s office or Ms. Imam in Room A3 if you have any questions.  The deadline to sign up for performances if Friday, February 6th. The deadline to sign-up to attend International Night is Friday, February 27th.

 


 
MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS 1-30-15

Stone Hill Middle School's 7TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL NIGHT will be on Friday, March 6th from 5:30-8:30.  Join us for an extraordinary night filled with food, informational booths, performances, and art from around the world!  Any students interested in attending or performing at International Night, please fill out the International Night Survey’s through Resource.

Please see Mr. Allen in the 8th grade counselor’s office or Ms. Imam in Room A3 if you have any questions.

THE DEADLINE TO SIGN UP FOR PERFORMANCES IS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH. THE DEADLINE TO SIGN-UP TO ATTEND INTERNATIONAL NIGHT IS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH.

Bible Club will meet on Tuesday, February 3rd @ 7:45AM in B11.

ATTENTION ALL VEX ROBOTICS MEMBERS, if you haven't picked up your T-shirt from Mr. Kaylor please make time to come down and see him TODAY.  This is our team shirt that should be worn at TOMORROW’S COMPETITION. See all of you tomorrow, and good luck!

 


 
MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS 1-29-15

LEO Club Executive board members will NOT meet TODAY- the next Executive board meeting will take place NEXT WEEK on Thursday, February 5th.

VEX Robotics will be meeting TODAY after school in Tech 2.

6th grade Homework Club will meet in C6/C10 TODAY afterschool.

Stone Hill Middle School 7th grade dance will be held on February 26th from 7-9 pm.  Tickets will be for sale starting next week February 2nd thru February 5th for $15.  The following week February 9th thru February 12th tickets will be sold for $20 so get your tickets EARLY!  All tickets will be sold before school and during lunch.

Select Chorus will rehearse after school in Ms. Luebke’s room.

Drama club will meet TODAY after school.

 


 
MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS 1-23-15

TEACHERS- Bus 295 has just arrived, please do not count those students late.

ALL GIRLS IN THE EIGHTH GRADE are invited to join the Surrounded by Science club! The first meeting will be next Wednesday on January 28th, 2015. You can get the form and flyer from your science teacher. Fill it out and turn it in to the House A Office! It will be a ton of fun! We will complete different science experiments each meeting and learn a lot about science.

The Battle of the Books will be meeting TODAY in the library during all lunch shifts.  Please bring your lunch and your copy of Lincoln’s Grave Robbers and meet us there!

 ATTENTION STUDENTS- Mrs. Bailey and Mrs. Duquette’s 3rd block classes please bring your jacket to class.

CONGRATULATIONS to all 6th grade BAND WOODWIND members!  You performed an outstanding concert last night.  We are so proud of you.

 


 

MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS 1-22-15

The GENERAL SGA meeting is CANCELED TODAY. Executive officers and a representative for the 7th grade dance committee will meet in C17 after school.

THE AFTER SCHOOL ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR TODAY.

ALL GIRLS IN THE EIGHTH GRADE are invited to join the Surrounded by Science club! The first meeting will be next Wednesday on January 28th, 2015. You can get the form and flyer from your science teacher. Fill it out and turn it in to the House A Office! It will be a ton of fun! We will complete different science experiments each meeting and learn a lot about science.

A very special thank you goes out to all of the faculty and students who came out to support their friends in the Stone Hill spelling Bee on TUESDAY. The first runner up is Ananya Penugonda…  And the 2015 Stone Hill spelling bee champion who will go on to represent us in the LOUDOUN COUNTY BEE is Devanshi Radadiya. Congratulations Devanshi.

If you are a 6th grade choir student and had signed up to audition this week with Mrs. Lanham, your audition will be rescheduled.  Check the music web page for more information.

ATTENTION THOMAS JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL SEMI-FINALIST- Please log-on to the online system TONIGHT and complete ALL required steps.

Congratulations to everyone who attempted to complete last week’s $3 Thursday Sudoku challenge.  The following 7 students were able to successfully solve the puzzle:  Matthew Placzek, Ninad Varshney, Allison Fowle, Madison Thompson, Diya Wadhera, Yoseph  Sarwar, Yash Aroro.

Several other students were very close to solving the puzzle. The overall winner was Matthew Placzek. 

 


 
MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS 1-20-15

MODEL UN will meet TODAY after school in lab 1. Wait outside until Mr. Shew arrives.

SGA EXEC. Committee, committee chairs, and 7th grade dance committee will meet TOMORROW after school.

SGA will have an ALL MEMBERS meeting THURSDAY after school.

If you or a family member has ever been helped by a 1st responder such as a police officer, fireman, or EMT we invite you to enter Stone Hill's First Responder Contest where you must answer the question:

“How have you, or someone you know, been helped by a First Responder”. Students are required to answer in 100 words or less and could include any visual cutout, drawing or photo to support their essay.

The winner will receive $250.00 to be used for future education. They will be invited to join the other school winners along with the Loudoun County Public School Superintendent and parents in celebration as the Leesburg First Responder Foundation announces the Loudoun County Middle School Essay Contest winners. The Essay Contest is used in support of promoting and establishing a ‘National First Responder’s Day’.

The 100 word essay must be turned in by end of day on Wednesday.

Time for $2 Tuesday Trivia- Today is the 85th birthday of a former NASA Astronaut that walked on the moon 45 years ago.  What was his name and what Pixar “Toy Story” character did he inspire?  Please turn in all answers to Main Office by end of school TODAY!

If you haven’t turned in your $3 Thursday Sudoku, they are due in the main office by noon TODAY.

 

 


 
MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS 1-16-15

Academy of Science Finalist: Please don’t forget to go to Dominion HS on Saturday, January 17th to complete the Writing Prompt portion of the admissions process.

All spelling bee qualifiers, please be sure to complete an activity form permission slip in order to participate on Tuesday after school. Also, please let your friends and family know that they are welcome to attend.

A BIG STINGRAY SHOUT OUT to one of our 6TH GRADERS- ZOE MUTREJA.  Zoe helped raise over $9,000 for the Children’s Hospital Foundation last month. Great job ZOE!

Beginning next week, the SCHOOL STORE will no longer sell candy or food.  

ATTENTION STUDENTS- 1st and 2nd block 8TH GRADE RESOURCE will meet in the CAFETERIA today.

Last evening's Guitar concert went exceedingly well!  Stone Hill Staff and Parents were quite impressed with the performance given by the 8th grade young men and women who presented themselves so professionally on stage.

Word has it that many family members and other Stone Hill students were in the the audience and were also impressed with our fine 8th grade guitar ensemble.  Way to go Guitar 8!

Congratulations to Ms. Oster and Mr. Harrison winners of next weeks reserved STAFF PARKING spots.

Have you solved the $3 Thursday Sudoku Challenge yet?  You still have time because they aren’t due until Tuesday, January 20th at noon.  You have all weekend and you can get help from any resource available (friends, family, internet, Sudoku genius etc.).

Here’s a HINT for you: There are many “L’s” in the puzzle so try to find the missing “L’s” first.  Once you found the missing “L”, try to solve the middle square next.  Good Luck! 

 


 
MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS 1-15-15

SGA IS CANCELED FOR TODAY AFTER SCHOOL. Our next meeting will be on Thursday next week in C17. All members should plan on attending.

ALL SPELLING BEE QUALIFIERS, please be sure to complete an activity form permission slip in order to participate on Tuesday after school. Also, please let your friends and family know that they are welcome to attend.

6th Grade Homework Club will meet today after school in C10.

There is Select Chorus rehearsal after school in Ms. Luebke’s room.

ATTENTION YEARBOOK CLUB MEMBERS, there will be a meeting TOMORROW MORNING at 8 am.  Come to Art 2 as soon as your bus arrives. You MUST pick up a pass BEFORE Friday morning. No pass=no meeting.  Sixth graders see Mrs. St. Clair, seventh graders see Ms. Struder, and eighth graders see Ms. O'Leary.

Today is the 3rd Thursday of the month which means it’s time for $3 Thursday Challenge.  Today’s challenge is a Stone Hill Sudoku!  Please stop by the Main Office for a copy which will be due by Tuesday, January 20th.

CONGRATULATIONS TO 8th grader DARSH PATEL this year’s Geography Bee Champion. 

 


 
MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS 1-14-15

All SGA members that are able NEED to attend the GEO BEE TODAY after school. Mr. Shew will see you there.

The SGA executive officers and the 7th grade dance committee will meet on THURSDAY AFTER SCHOOL in C17.

ComiCon Club has been cancelled for TODAY. We will see you next week!

ATTENTION ALL GUITAR 8 STUDENTS: Students in Mrs. Lanham's first block class should place home guitars in your guitar cage in the classroom.

Students in Mrs. Lanham's 2nd and 4th block classes please put your home guitars along cafeteria windows.

Cake Decorating Club for Group 2 will be meeting after school TODAY in room Art 1. We will be decorating cookies and cupcakes!

ATTENTION YEARBOOK CLUB MEMBERS, there will be a meeting THIS FRIDAY AT 8 AM.  Come to Art 2 as soon as your bus arrives. You MUST pick up a pass BEFORE Friday morning. NO PASS=NO MEETING.  Sixth graders see Mrs. St. Clair, seventh graders see Ms. Struder, and eighth graders see Ms. O'Leary.

ATTENTION LEO CLUB MEMBERS: There has been a change to our meeting schedule this month because of the snow days.

This Thursday, January 15 ONLY THE EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS will meet after school in room C-1.  Again, only the Executive Board Members.

ALL MEMBERS of the Leo Club will meet next Thursday January 22. 

Any students interested in helping with International Night please see Mr. Allen in the 8th Grade Guidance Office or Ms. Imam in Room A3 by Friday, January 16th.

Attention Math Olympiad Participants!

Our Third competition will be held TODAY right after school in House A. Registered students ONLY should report to the following rooms after the bell:

Last names starting with A - J: go to room A6

Last names starting with K - Z: go to room A1

Good Luck!

Anyone participating in the School Spelling Bee on Tuesday, January 20th must bring a signed permission slip form to participate. Please see your teacher for more details.

A flash drive was found by the KISS & RIDE PICK UP, please come to Main Office to identify.

An I pod was found on bus 145, A lunch bag was found in the Auditorium this morning, please come to Main Office to identify.

STINGRAY BAND will have a rehearsal TODAY in the band room after school from 3:23 pm until 5:23 pm.

ATTENTION STUDENTS! Due to the 2 hour delay, TODAY’S block schedule will proceed as follows:  1-3-2-4.

 

 


 
MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS 1/13/15

An Iphone was found in ROOM C1, please see Mrs. Cook in HOUSE OFFICE C to identify.

Students we have SEVERAL ITEMS in the lost and found, if you are missing a winter hat, gloves, keys or anything else, please check our LOST AND FOUND areas throughout the school.

CONGRATULATIONS to all of the Stone Hill Middle School CHORUS STUDENTS who participated in this Saturdays A Cappella workshop. Thank you for your hard work and musicianship!

Guitar 8 students will rehearse after school (Tomorrow) Wednesday, January 14 until 5:00 p.m.  Students must bring their HOME GUITARS to school WEDNESDAY! Guitars will rehearse Thursday until 4:25 ....to better prepare for the concert this THURSDAY at 7pm.

Come join us TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, after school for this year's GEOGRAPHY BEE FINALS.  We will have a very special guest announcer that you DO NOT want to miss!  Come cheer on your classmates as they compete to be the next champion.

Any students interested in helping with INTERNATIONAL NIGHT please see Mr. Allen in the 8th Grade Guidance Office or Ms. Imam in Room A3 by Friday, January 16th.

TIME FOR $2 TUESDAY TRIVIA- If the George Mason University Basketball team started the season with 10 wins and 10 losses, how many CONSECUTIVE WINS would be required to meet the team’s objective of winning 70 % of their games?  PLEASE BRING ALL ANSWERS TO THE MAIN OFFICE AND GOOD LUCK!


MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS 1-9-15

Students, do you have unwanted stuff at home that no one is using? Perhaps an old game, a used book, kitchen appliance, coat, or blanket? Then bring it in for the SGA Goodwill Drive! Over the next two weeks the SGA will be taking donations of new and gentle used items to give to Goodwill. Collection boxes are at the front of the school!

ATTENTION ALL BAND STUDENTS who are auditioning for “All-District Band” tomorrow: PLEASE come to the BAND ROOM to pick up your audition ticket!!  You can NOT audition without a ticket!

Mrs. Bailey's A day students, please stop by her room and pick up your Writer's Journal. Your memoir final draft is due on Monday, January 12th, at the beginning of class.

Congratulations to the following students who participated in the ACSL Contest.

Sagar Saxena

Saketh Gabbita

Riya Boyapati

Rohan Cherukuri

Ipsita Das

With a team score of 47, Stone Hill ranked 16th overall out of 36 schools.  

Special Congratulations to Saketh Gabbita and Sagar Saxena who scored a perfect 10! 

 


 
 
MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS 1/5/15

Happy New Year Stingrays!  Hope everyone enjoyed the Winter Break!

STUDENTS: ALL Library books are due TODAY!  Please return books or stop by the library to renew. 

The Geography Bee Top 10 Finalists are in!  Please congratulate the following students, and cheer them on for their School Competition January 7th:

8th Grade:

Tarun Chandrasekar

Danny Chung

Hiya Kishore

Darsh Patel

7th Grade:

Sala Ba

Alex Carpio

Justin Dabre

Surya Punjabi

Anish Sinha

 6th Grade:

Colby Le

Congratulations to Ms. Struder and Mr. Tilghman for winning the special parking spots for this week!

 


 
MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS 12-19-14

An Aqua blue 3DS was lost in comic con club this week and if any student knows its location please come to the main office. Thanks!

Attention Ms. Johnson's Language Arts students! PLEASE come collect your research projects. If you have not picked it up by the end of the day I will be forced to toss them out!!!

STONE HILL STUDENTS: Do you like to play soccer, or would you like to learn how to play? Are you looking for a way to stay fit and have fun during the cold winter months? How would you like to play soccer indoors while it’s cold outside? If you answered yes to these questions, then come out and join the New Stone Hill soccer club!!  Boys and GIRLS in 6th, 7th and 8th grade are welcome!  We will meet every Wednesday starting January 7th in the main gym.  For more information and to sign up, please see Mr. Glenn in the House A or Mrs. Cook in the House C office.

ATTENTION STUDENTS, if you have candy gram cards, you MUST turn them in during lunch TODAY to an SGA representative.  Our elf and reindeer helpers will pass out all candy grad cards during 4th block.

Well, TODAY IS the big day!  As we all wait for fourth block to end, PLEASE remember all of the poor homeless items outside of the cafeteria doors ... at 3:20 TODAY, all unclaimed jackets, lunchboxes and gloves will be sent to a good home.    Be sure to check ALL LOST AND FOUND AREAS for your stuff before you leave.


 


MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS 12-18-14

ATTENTION STUDENTS: Are you missing A HOUSE KEY, AN UMBRELLA OR MAYBE EVEN A PAIR OF GLASSES, if so please come by the MAIN OFFICE to identify

An Aqua blue 3DS was lost in comic con club yesterday and if any student knows its location please come to the main office. Thanks!

Attention Leo Club executive board meeting is TODAY immediately after school in room C1.  This is for the executive board only for a planning meeting.  Please see Mrs. Williams or Mrs. Jensen before the meeting with your excuse if you are not coming.

Homework Club will meet TODAY in C6/C10. If you do not plan to attend, it is very important that you see Mrs. Bagdasarian before you leave today.

Running club will meet TODAY in the main gym for our LAST meeting before we go on break till SPRING. 

Attention Sea Perch members, there is NO meeting today after school.

COME CHEER on the Rock Ridge Phoenix basketball team as they take on the Briar Woods Falcons TONIGHT @ Briar Woods!  Freshman & JV start at 5:45 and varsity at 7:15pm. 

ATTENTION STUDENTS!  Are you looking for that perfect special way to tell someone your feelings this holiday season?  Do you want to get your BFF that perfect gift on a limited budget? Then buy a CANDY CANE GRAM from an SGA representative TODAY during lunch! Write them a special note and our elf and reindeer helpers will pass it along during 4th block on Friday.  Each candy cane gram is only $1. TODAY is the last day for candy came grams!!  Don’t miss out. See an SGA rep if you have any questions.

SGA will be meeting TODAY in C17 after school. ALL members are encouraged to attend.

STONE HILL STUDENTS: Do you like to play soccer, or would you like to learn how to play? Are you looking for a way to stay fit and have fun during the cold winter months? How would you like to play soccer indoors while it’s cold outside? If you answered yes to these questions, then come out and join the New Stone Hill soccer club!!  Boys and GIRLS in 6th, 7th and 8th grade are welcome!  We will meet every Wednesday starting January 7th in the main gym.  For more information and to sign up, please see Mr. Glenn in the House A or Mrs. Cook in the House C office.

$3 THURSDAY CHALLENGE: Earlier this month NASA launched a new spacecraft named ORION.  Orion’s mission ultimately is to include exploration of an asteroid in the mid 2020’s. The mission also includes sending one or more ASTRONAUTS to Mars in the mid 2030’s.  If the target for sending an astronaut to Mars is twenty years from now, you will be in your early 30’s (a prime age for this type of adventure).  Your challenge is to develop a plan on how you or someone your age would be able to travel to Mars.   All answers are due by Wednesday, January 7th

 


 
MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS 12-17-14

ATTENTION TEACHERS:  Several 8th Grade students are picking up their PSAT scores this morning and may be a few minutes late to 1st block.  Please excuse these students from being marked tardy.

ATTENTION STUDENTS!  Are you looking for that perfect special way to tell someone your feelings this holiday season?  Do you want to get your BFF that perfect gift on a limited budget? Then buy a CANDY CANE GRAM from an SGA representative today and Thursday during lunch! Write them a special note and our elf and reindeer helpers will pass it along during 4th block on Friday.  Each candy cane gram is only $1 and will go on sale starting TODAY during lunch.

A jacket was left on bus 478, please come to the MAIN office to identify.

ALL 8TH GRADE CHORUS MEMBERS have rehearsal right after school TODAY in the auditorium until 4:23 pm.

Battle of the Books will meet TODAY during all lunch shifts.

ATTENTION ALL WRITER'S BLOCK MEMBERS! We will meet TODAY in computer lab 1. You MUST have your writing ready to go so that we can finalize and print! See Ms. Johnson or Mrs. Bailey if you have any questions.

ATTENTION MATH OLYMPIAD PARTICIPANTS!  Our Second competition will be held TODAY right after school in House A. Registered students ONLY should report to the following rooms after the bell:

Last names starting with A - J: go to room A6

Last names starting with K - Z: go to room A1

Good Luck!

Model UN will meet TODAY, DECEMBER 17TH in room C17.  Again, MODEL UN will be meeting TODAY in C17.

Cake Decorating Club for GROUP 2 will meet after school TODAY in room Art 1. We will be decorating cake cookies. See you there!

COMICON CLUB will meet TODAY right after school in the Auditorium.

Chess club is CANCELLED for this afternoon.  Please contact your parents this morning so they know.  See you January 7th.

SGA will meet this THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18th.  ALL members are encouraged to attend.

ATTENTION LEO CLUB EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING IS TOMORROW, Thursday immediately after school in room C1.  This is for the executive board ONLY for a planning meeting.  Please see Mrs. Williams or Mrs. Jensen before the meeting with your excuse if you are not coming.

COME CHEER on the Rock Ridge Phoenix basketball team as they take on the Briar Woods Falcons Thursday @ Briar Woods!  Freshman & JV start at 5:45 and varsity at 7:15pm. 

STONE HILL STUDENTS: Do you like to play soccer, or would you like to learn how to play? Are you looking for a way to stay fit and have fun during the cold winter months? How would you like to play soccer indoors while it’s cold outside? If you answered yes to these questions, then come out and join the New Stone Hill soccer club!!  Boys and GIRLS in 6th, 7th and 8th grade are welcome!  We will meet every Wednesday starting January 7th in the main gym.  For more information and to sign up, please see Mr. Glenn in the House A or Mrs. Cook in the house C office.

And now for a moment to recognize the amazingly talented members of our sixth grade chorus team. Six classes of marvelous musical middle schoolers....melded together, making musical memories for many in last night's moving musical performance! CONGRATULATIONS To our grade six singers on a job well done!

 


 
MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS 12-16-14 
Attention Sea Perch members.  TODAY is our field trip and you should immediately report to the cafeteria.  Do not proceed to your fifth block class we will take attendance in the cafeteria

Please release ALL BAND 7 students after announcements to the auditorium for the WINTER TOUR. 

SELECT CHORUS MEMBERS please report to the cafeteria this morning for the Winter Tour.

ORCHESTRA STUDENTS participating in the Winter Tour should report to the music room following the announcements.

SGA will meet this THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18TH.  ALL members are encouraged to attend.

Model UN will meet this WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17TH in room C17.  Again, MODEL UN will be meeting on Wednesday in C17.

ATTENTION STUDENTS!  Are you looking for that perfect special way to tell someone your feelings this holiday season?  Do you want to get your BFF that perfect gift on a limited budget? Then buy a CANDY CANE GRAM from an SGA representative today, Wednesday and Thursday during lunch! Write them a special note and our elf and reindeer helpers will pass it along during 4th block on Friday.  Each candy cane gram is only $1 and will go on sale starting TODAY during lunch.

TUESDAY $2 TRIVIA- On this day, December 16, two MAJOR earthquakes took place.  One measured 8.6 MAGNITUDE on the Richter scale and changed the course of the Mississippi River!  The second earthquake measured 8.5 MAGNITUDE and killed approximately 200,000 people.  Where did both these earthquakes take place and what year did they both occur?  Please bring all answers to the Main Office.  Good Luck!

 

 


 
MORNING ANNOUNCMENTS 12-15-14

ORCHESTRA STUDENTS participating in the Winter Tour should report to the music room following the announcements.

SELECT CHORUS MEMBERS please report to the cafeteria this morning for the Winter Tour.

Please release ALL BAND 7 students after announcements to the auditorium for the WINTER TOUR.  Again, only students in 7th GRADE! BAND!

STONE HILL STUDENTS:  Do you like to play soccer, or would you like to learn how to play?  Are you looking for a way to stay fit and have fun during the cold winter months?

How would you like to play soccer indoors while it’s cold outside? If you answered yes, then come out and join the New Stone Hill soccer club!!  Boys and GIRLS in 6th, 7th and 8th grade are welcome!  We will meet every Wednesday starting January 7th in the main gym.  For more information and to sign up, please see Mr. Glenn in the House A or Mrs. Cook in the house C office.

SGA will meet this THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18TH.  ALL members are encouraged to attend.

Model UN will meet this WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17TH in room C17.  Again, MODEL UN will be meeting on Wednesday in C17.

ATTENTION STUDENTS!  Are you looking for that perfect special way to tell someone your feelings this holiday season?  Do you want to get your BFF that perfect gift on a limited budget? Then buy a CANDY CANE GRAM from an SGA representative on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during lunch! Write them a special note and our elf and reindeer helpers will pass it along during 4th block on Friday.  Each candy cane gram is only $1 and will go on sale starting TOMORROW during lunch.

 


 
MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS 12-12-14

A Washington Redskins hat was found in house C, please come to the MAIN OFFICE to identify.

A necklace with a gold cross was found in “H” hallway.  Please go to House office C to claim.

Lost Iphone! If FOUND, please return to the main office.

Mrs. Lanham's Sixth Grade choral students should report to first half Resource today to complete all classwork before joining today's double - block rehearsal in music room 3.

Congratulations to Ms. Arndt and Ms. Harris winners of next weeks Reserved Staff Parking spots.

 


 
Morning Announcements 12-11-14

A lunch bag was left on bus 114, please come to the MAIN OFFICE to identify.

ATTENTION: ALL LEO CLUB MEMBERS

Our member induction will be held TODAY immediately after school in the library.  Please remember to dress nicely and invite your parents.  This is mandatory for new and old members.  You can ride home on your activity bus as usual.

6th grade Homework Club will meet after school TODAY in C6.

A House key was found outside near the main entrance, please come to the MAIN OFFICE to identify.

ATTENTION SGA MEMBERS! There will be a meeting TODAY after school to work on decorations for the 6th grade dance.  Mrs. Imam and Mr. Shew will see you there!

RAK (Random Acts of Kindness) Club would like to thank everyone for helping make Random Acts of Kindness Day a huge success.  Congratulations to Emma Banister (7th grade) for being selected as the winner of the pizza party.

 

 

Morning Announcements 12-10-14

A small coach purse was found in HOUSE A.  Please claim in the House A office.

MSA will meet TODAY AFTER SCHOOL in room A-3.  Hope to see everyone there.

FCCLA's cookie baking activity is after school TODAY, Wednesday Dec. 10th in the FACS kitchen.  Please bring a permission slip to Ms. Hughes to attend.

ATTENTION ALL WRITER'S BLOCK MEMBERS! Don't forget, we will be having a meeting TODAY after school in computer lab 1! Please bring a copy of your rough draft or your flash drive.

ALL 6th GRADE CHORUS AND SPECTRUM STUDENTS SHOULD check in with resource teachers before attending today's choral rehearsal.

ATTENTION: ALL LEO CLUB MEMBERS: TOMORROW THURSDAY, DEC 11 is our member induction to be held IMMEDIATELY AFTER SCHOOL in the library.  Please remember to dress nicely and invite your parents.  This is MANDATORY FOR NEW AND OLD MEMBERS.  You can ride home on your activity bus as usual.

ATTENTION SGA MEMBERS!  There will be a meeting TODAY AND TOMORROW after school to work on decorations for the 6th grade dance.  Mrs. Imam and Mr. Shew will see you there!

Cookies for Kashmir will be going on for the next several weeks before school.  Please consider buying cookies and supporting a good cause.

HELLO STINGRAYS!  The most special day of the year has arrived!  Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day, a celebration of all of the thoughtful things we do and say to our comrades here at Stone Hill Middle School.  Today, let's all make an effort to be kind to one another.  Sharpening a pencil? Grab your neighbor's while you're at it!  Walking through a doorway?  Hold the door for people behind you, even if they are far away.  Tell your peers a compliment, sit with someone new at lunch, do whatever will make someone smile.  Do it for the good of the community - or to just win that PIZZA PARTY!

 

 
 Morning Announcements 12-9-14

All strings students should plan on attending the Orchestra concert THIS THURSDAY Dec. 11 in fulfillment of their concert participation grade.

ATTENTION: ALL LEO CLUB MEMBERS: Thursday, Dec 11 is our member induction to be held IMMEDIATELY AFTER SCHOOL in the library.  Please remember to dress nicely and invite your parents.  This is MANDATORY FOR NEW AND OLD MEMBERS.  You can ride home on your activity bus as usual.

The Muslim Student Association, MSA, will meet TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY in room A-3.

Students, TOMORROW be on the lookout for students handing out RAK Cards for SEEING ACTS OF KINDNESS! These are to be used as a raffle for a pizza party with your friends.  Deliver any received RAK cards with your name and grade to the House offices to be entered in the drawing.  This is a SPIRIT DAY, so everyone, WEAR GREEN! And yes, teachers, this means it is A JEANS WITH GREEN DAY! Happy Random Acts of Kindness Day!"

FCCLA's cookie baking activity is after school on Wednesday Dec. 10 in the FACS kitchen.  Please bring a permission slip to Ms. Hughes to attend.

Attention All students that signed up for CAKE DECORATING SESSION 2, our first meeting will be THIS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10TH,  right after school in Art 1.

And now it’s time for $ 2 Tuesday Trivia:  On December 9th 1968, inventor Douglas Engelbart of the Stanford Research Institute first demonstrated A DEVICE he called the “X-Y POSITION INDICATOR FOR A DISPLAY SYSTEM.” What is the invention better known as today? Please bring ALL answers to the Main Office, GOOD LUCK!

 


 MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS 12-8-14

Bible Club will meet tomorrow, Tuesday morning at 7:45 in Room B11.

ATTENTION 6TH GRADERS: If you haven't done so already tickets will be on sale for 2 MORE DAYS in front of the Auditorium in the MORNING. AND IF your parents haven't already filled out the form for food please make sure they do SO immediately. Failure to fill out the form will result in you NOT getting any food at the dance. IF your parents haven't received the form, please write their email addresses on a sticky and bring it to Mr. Shew.

ATTENTION STUDENTS: Tomorrow the SGA will begin selling cookies in front of the auditorium to raise money for the Kashmir Provence in India. All proceeds will go directly to helping those who have been affected by the severe weather there. SO BUY A COOKIE AND HELP CHANGE A LIFE.

SGA will be meeting on WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY to set up for the dance. Please make sure you are there!

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS that signed up for Cake Decorating Session 2, our first meeting will be this WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 10TH, right after school in Art 1

Congratulations to Ms. Engleman and Ms. Cottone on winning the RESERVED STAFF parking spots for this week.

Mr. Kaylor would like to CONGRATULATE the Stone Hill's VEX Robotics Team, The Robo Rays, for a GREAT showing at the regional competition over the weekend at Blemont Ridge Middle School.  We had 4 teams that were able to compete, all of whom did every well. One team, RoboRays 6; who's members include:

Austin Conaway

Devanshi Radadiya

Laya Bharath

Collin Drews

Timothy Brathwaite

Ipsita Das

brought home our teams FIRST WIN as Tournament Champions. CONGRATULATIONS to all!

 


 

Morning Announcements 12-4-14

A pencil case was found in Ms. Williams’ class, please come by the Main Office to identify.

An I-phone was found in House C please see Mrs. Cook in the HOUSE C OFFICE to identify.

SGA will meet in C17 TODAY after school. Mr. Shew will see you there!

6TH GRADE DANCE TICKETS ARE STILL on sale in front of the gym before school. Get your tickets.

TONIGHT at 7 pm in the auditorium, 7TH GRADE CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA 2 will be performing their Winter Concert. ALL are invited to this musical event.

Cake Decorating Club FOR GROUP 1 will have its final meeting TODAY DECEMBER 4, AFTER SCHOOL in room Art 1. We will be creating some great displays for the House B display case.

Running club is on for TODAY after school. Dress weather appropriate.

ATTENTION: LEO CLUB EXECUTIVE BOARD--We have a meeting TODAY immediately after school in room C-1.  This is ONLY the executive board.  If you can't make it, see Mrs. Williams or Mrs. Jensen with your excuse.

How many languages can YOU speak?   Did you know that there are MORE THAN 20 different languages spoken in the homes of students who attend Stone Hill?  English, Spanish, Hindi, Korean, Farsi, Urdu, and Vietnamese are only A FEW examples of the languages spoken by our students. As a community we WELCOME ALL STUDENTS, from many different cultures and countries to learn within our school community. 

 

 

 
                                                                                           December 1, 2014       

“INCLUSIVE SCHOOLS WEEK is an annual event sponsored by the Inclusive Schools Network and Stetson & Associates, Inc., which is held each year during the first week in December. Since its inception in 2001, Inclusive Schools Week has CELEBRATED the progress that schools have made in providing a SUPPORTIVE AND QUALITY EDUCATION to an increasingly diverse student population, including students who are MARGINALIZED due to disability, gender, socio-economic status, cultural heritage, language preference and other factors. The Week also provides an important opportunity for educators, students and parents to discuss what else needs to be done in order to ENSURE that their schools continue to improve their ability to SUCCESSFULLY EDUCATE ALL CHILDREN.”

 

On December 4, 2014, from 5:00-7:30 pm, there will be a Sharing Our Success program! This event is designed for girls in grades 6 through 12 to meet and talk with professionals in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and design, and mathematics) related careers, about their experiences in education, career, and family life. If you are interested in pursuing one of a wide variety of STEAM related careers, come to the Sharing our Success program to learn more. For additional information on how to sign up, pick up a flyer in the main office or in one of the house offices. This program is free, however, there are limited spaces, so sign up soon!

 

The Ray's Reef, Stone Hill's School Store has new items just in!  Come check out our Mustache keychains and charm bracelets, sparkle twister mechanical pencils, smart phone stands, earbuds and shaggy pencil pouches.  Back by popular demand, mustache mechanical pencils, locker buddies, .7 mm premium lead refills and ice cream cone pencils are back!  Come stop by the school store.  The school store is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8:00-8:30 am.

 

Congratulations to our very own ROBOTICS TEAM who won 1st place at the Robotics Regional Tournament held on Saturday November 15.  The Team “RoboForce” scored the highest points in all 3 Robotics rounds and will advance to the State Championship event on December 6 in Harrisonburg.  This year the team focused on “HOW TO IMPROVE THE WAY MIDDLE SCHOOL KIDS LEARN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE”. They came up with a solution called iPals (Internet Assisted Peer Learning System), which allows students from the same school or students across the world to connect with each other using computers and smartphones. The team is VERY THANKFUL to the following language teachers-Ms. Duma, Ms. Bubb and Ms Maitland for providing valuable feedback.  KUDOS to our TEAM ROBOFORCE and good luck at the State Championship.

 

 


 
                  ANNOUNCEMENTS 11/25/2014 

Hey Guys!  This is an announcement from your Stone Hill Middle School LEO CLUB.  We are asking that you provide toys for the LEO Club Toys for Joy Campaign. You may have noticed the posters hanging around the school asking all to donate toys for the underprivileged children in the area.  These UNWRAPPED toys can be for kids of all ages.  Remember the less fortunate when you are out shopping this weekend. Your UNWRAPPED donations of toys, books, clothing can be dropped off in the main office.  Remember, for the holiday season you can make someone SMILE.  It will be worth your WHILE! 

This is a reminder for yearbook staff members who are designing a page. Please get this finished over break. Your deadline is Monday, Dec. 1. Thank you! 

STUDENTS if you STILL have your Science project in the library, it MUST be picked up TODAY! 

ATTENTION STUDENTS!!-- We still have over 100 pink impact aid forms not turned in.  Each student is EXPECTED to return a signed form to their House office.  If you have a form in your locker please take time NOW to get it and bring it to your House office.  ALL FORMS MUST be turned in by next Monday December 2.  PLEASE remind your parents to sign a form if you have not yet turned one in.  Check with your House secretary if you are unsure. 

A lunch was left on bus 229 this morning, please come by the main office to identify.

Next week in English class we will be giving spelling tests to determine who will participate in the school's Spelling bee which will be held at the end of January. This year there will only be ONE winner per school, so if you are interested in trying to qualify, please be sure to pick up a word study list from your English teacher before you go home today and be sure to study all grade levels of the list! 

IT’S NOW TIME FOR THE $2 TUESDAY TRIVIA- According to Livescience.com…How many POUNDS of turkey were consumed at last year’s Thanksgiving?  You have until the end of 7th block today to submit your answer to the Main Office… Good luck!

 

 

                                                      MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS 11-24-14

 

The Bible club will be meeting at 7:45 am, tomorrow (Tuesday, November 25) in Mrs. Engleman's room, B11.  Join us for food, fun, and fellowship!

 

Attention Math Olympiad Participants!

Our First competition will be on TODAY right after school in House A.  Registered students ONLY should report to the following rooms after the bell:

Last names starting with A - C: go to room A16

Last names starting with D - K: go to room A10

Last names starting with L - R: go to room A6

Last names starting with S - Z: go to room A1

Good Luck!

 

There will be a mandatory meeting for SGA next Wednesday and Thursday. All SGA members that would like to continue to be a part of the club MUST show up for 1 of the meetings. You DO NOT have to show up for both, just one.

 

Tomorrow is the LAST day of the Stone Hill Middle Hunger Games. It's anybody's game right now. Tributes, TOMORROW is your last chance to win!!!

 

Model UN will meet next week. Make sure you've finished your committee work by then.

 

8th grade chorus students have rehearsal directly after school TODAY in the Auditorium.

 

Students with Science projects in the library, please be sure to pick them up by tomorrow.

 

Ms. McCormick will be staying after school TODAY to help students with their research papers.

 

We wanted to share with you that our Ashburn Robotics team "Geared Up" participated in the First Lego League competition this season.

The team did extremely well in all 4 categories and came out as Regional Champions at the Hay market Tournament on Nov 22nd and moving on to the Virginia/DC- State Tournament at James Madison University on December 6th & 7th. They also secured first place for Robot Performance Award for Highest table score in the tournament.

The team is made up of students from different schools and the following Stone Hill Students were part of the team...

Vishnu Maddipatla (Grade 7)

Pranav Bangarbale (Grade 6)

Mihir Kulkarni (Grade 6)

Congratulations to our Stingray students and Good Luck on your next Tournament.

 

 

                                    Announcements 11/21/2014

 

An I-phone was found in House C, please come to the Main Office to identify

 

Battle of the Books will meet TODAY in the library during each lunch shift. Students are reminded to bring their review questions for Chapters 12-24 from Out of My Mind.

 

Calling all artists! Today is your last day to submit your artwork for the yearbook! Design an index card with a drawing that represents Stone Hill. It can be of the school, a stingray, or anything your creative brain thinks of! Turn your index card in to Ms. Struder, Ms. O'Leary or Mrs. St. Clair TODAY!

 

$3.00 Trivia challenge is due TODAY…  Wednesday, November 19th was “National Education Support Professionals Day”.  A day set aside to SALUTE the school’s support employees such as secretaries, classroom aids, cafeteria workers, maintenance workers, bus drivers and many others who provide invaluable services that keep Stone Hill Middle School Running. The Trivia challenge is to come up with the longest list of names and their function of our very own STINGRAY Staff who you have PERSONALLY thanked for their efforts.  You have until the end of TODAY to submit your list to the Main Office… Good luck!

 

The 2014 Sweets for our Soldiers candy drive was a huge success! Stone Hill along with 5 other Loudoun County schools donated approximately 2000 lbs of surplus Halloween candy. Plus, we have collected over 600 handmade cards and we are expecting more. The program continues to grow each year because of your support.  Thank you all!

 

Hey Guys!  This is an announcement from your SHMS LEO CLUB.  We are asking that you provide toys for the LEO Club Toys for Joy Campaign. You may have noticed the posters hanging around the school asking all to donate toys for the underprivileged children in the area.  These UNWRAPPED toys can be for kids of all ages.  Please drop off your donations at the main office.  Remember you can make someone SMILE.  It will be worth the while!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
                                                                               ANNOUNCEMENTS 11/20/2014

There will be a General SGA meeting today after school. All members and FACULTY advisers are highly encouraged to attend. 

6th grade Homework Club will meet after school today in C6/C10 

There is NO orchestra rehearsal today!! 

ATTENTION!! Ms. McCormick’s students: The extra help session scheduled for today has been postponed.  Any student planning to stay after school today to work on your research paper should GO HOME!  Mrs. McCormick will reschedule the session when she returns. 

Listen up running club… today’s club is cancelled.  Our next club date is December 4th and we will be moving up to 4 laps around the building!  Practice, practice, practice and enjoy those turkey trots next week. 

Just a reminder VEX robotics will be meeting today in Tech 1 right after school.  

An iphone was found near the cafeteria, please come to the Main Office to identify. 

TEACHERS, please turn in your money to Faye for the holiday party! The money is due TODAY!!

                  

   

                                                   Morning Announcement 11/19/2014

After School Drama Auditions will be held TODAY in room B17B  for students with last names A-L and tomorrow November 20th for students with last names M-Z.  All forms MUST be filled out and ready to turn in. Visit the website or email Mrs. Duquette or Mrs. Zahora with any questions.

All 7th grade chorus members MUST report to the auditorium directly after school TODAY!

The Comicon club will be meeting after school TODAY in the cafeteria.

"Don't forget that Ms. McCormick will stay TOMORROW, Thursday! after school for extra help with your research papers and projects. You must have permission if you don't already. You may ride the bus or stay past the late bell if you have a ride. She will stay as long as you need. Again, that is TOMORROW, Thursday after school. All information is on her website."

Teachers, don't forget to give your money to Faye for the holiday party! The money is due by THURSDAY! Don't miss out!  It's going to be a blast!

Calling all artists! We need your artwork for the yearbook! Design an index card with a drawing that represents Stone Hill. It can be of the school, a stingray, or anything your creative brain thinks of! Turn your index card in to Ms. Struder, Ms. O'Leary or Mrs. St. Clair by THIS Friday!

A black lunch bag was found on bus 226 and an Iphone was found on bus 11, please come to Main Office to identify.

Time for the $3.00 Trivia challenge…here we go!    Today is “National Education Support Professionals Day”.  A day set aside to SALUTE the school’s support employees such as secretaries, classroom aids, cafeteria workers, maintenance workers, bus drivers and many others who provide invaluable services that keep Stone Hill Middle School Running. Today’s challenge is to come up with the longest list of names and their function who you have personally thanked for their efforts.  You have until the end of the day Friday to submit your list to the Main Office… Good luck!


 
      ANNOUNCEMENTS 11/18/2014

 

Students- this is an important reminder, the PINK Impact forms should be turned in to your house office.  If you have not already turned your form in please do so As Soon As Possible.

 

Calling all artists! We need your artwork for the yearbook! Design an index card with a drawing that represents Stone Hill. It can be of the school, a stingray, or anything your creative brain thinks of! Turn your index card in to Ms. Struder, Ms. O'Leary or Mrs. St. Clair by THIS Friday!

 

 Attention Leo Club members: All current members need to return a completed membership application signed by a parent.  These were due yesterday.  Please submit them to the envelope on Mrs. Jensen's door, room H-1.

 

AMC8 Competition will take place today right after school in House A. Registered students ONLY should report to the following rooms:

 6 grade - report to room A16

 7 grade - report to room A10

 8 grade - Last names starting with A-K - report to room A6

              Last names starting with M-Z - report to room A1 Good Luck to Everyone!

 

Attention Cake Decorating Club Group 1: If you would like to bring in your own full sized cake for our meeting on Wednesday, you may, but it is not required. Ms. Kehoe will be demonstrating how to cut, fill, and decorate a large cake. If you wanted to bring one in to drop off, please bring unfrosted cakes Wednesday morning and stop by room Art 1 to leave them. Any questions please see Ms. Kehoe or Ms. Cook. Thank you!

 

After School Drama Auditions will be held in room B17B  on Wednesday November 19th for students with last names A-L and Thursday November 20th for students with last names M-Z.  All forms must be filled out and ready to turn in. Visit the website or email Mrs. Duquette or Mrs. Zahora with any questions.

 

The humor games are off and 7th grade is ahead by 20lbs. I guess they want the free party more than everyone else. How curious. Good thing there's still time for anyone to win. Good luck tributes and may the odds forever be in your favor.

 

Model UN will be meeting in room c17 today after school. See you there.

 

Select Chorus members, please do not forget that you have rehearsal after school today.  Meet in Ms. Luebke’s room by 3:30 PM.

 

And finally…here is the:

$2 TUESDAY TRIVIA QUESTION

One hundred fifty one years ago this week, a short speech of 272 words that is one of the greatest speeches in US history was given.  What is this speech known as today?

 

 
 

 
                                                                                  ANNOUNCEMENTS 11/17/2014

This fall Rock Ridge will be hosting the Phoenix Basketball Club open to grades 5 to 8. This club will be hosted by Rock Ridge Coaches, Evolution Basketball Trainers and Loudoun Flexx Basketball.  Sessions are held  on Saturdays from 12:00 to 2:30 at Rock Ridge HS.  For flyers and more information please see Mr. Walker.

Congratulations to Mrs. Sharma and Mr. Magnuson.  They are the winners of the special parking spots for this week!

Don't forget - if you have a ride only, Ms. McCormick will be staying after school to help with your research    project. (You must have permission, and your own ride home. We will meet in room A7 right after school. See you there!)

LEO Club Executive Board 2014-2015

 

Officers

President:                 Maanasa Valluri

Vice President:        Hiya Kishore

Secretary:                 Susan Song

Treasurer:                Swetha Duvapu

 

Members-at-Large

Divy Pendurthi

Divjot Bawa

Sabrina Sharifi

Antonia Pelligrini

Isabelle Duchatellier

Sukriti Dhingra

 

 
                                                                      MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS 11/10/2014
 Congratulations to all of the students who participated in 6th grade All County Chorus this past weekend. Mrs. Lanham and Ms. Luebke would also like to thank and congratulate all of the students who auditioned for and helped with All District Chorus auditions last week. 

Rock Ridge High Schools Inaugural production of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe will show starting November 13, 2014. Take a trip to a mystical place, found inside of a wardrobe.  Adventure, compassion, laughter, and amazement all wrapped into one.  TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW for Rock Ridge High School's performance of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.  Tickets are available online or at the door! The performance is Rated G--Appropriate for all ages.  

….DON’T FORGET!!!   Wear RED WHITE AND BLUE JEANS TOMORROW!!!

 
 

 
                                                                         ANNOUNCEMENT 10/31/2014 

The first meeting of FCCLA will meet on Wednesday, November 5 after school in the FACS sewing room.  For more info please check the activities website on the stone hill home page.  A signed permission form must be brought to the meeting after school on Wednesday.  Please see Ms. Hughes with any questions 

THANK YOU to all who are supporting the music fall fundraiser!  Several parents and teachers have even given donations to help our cause! For those of you who wanted to participate but ran out of time, you are in luck!Every person who purchases a mixed bag product or makes a small donation will be entered into a PRIZE DRAWING on Wednesday!​Check out the music department web page to see the prizes, which include $10 iTunes gift cards, stuffed animals, glow-in-the dark earrings, drawstring bags and shutter glasses.ALL ORDERS MUST BE MADE ONLINE by Monday, November 3rd to be entered in this drawing.  See the music department web page for more information. 

 Students, IF you returned a permission slip to be a yearbook staff member, please bring your lunch to Ms. Struder's room TODAY during your lunch shift. This is a mandatory meeting. 

Those students attending the training on Tuesday:  Please remember to report to the cafeteria by 8 a.m.  The training will finish up at 12:30.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 


                                                                                
                                                                            ANNOUNCEMENTS 10/30/2014                                                                                            

The first meeting of FCCLA will meet on Wednesday, November 5 after school in the FACS sewing room.  For more info please check the activities website on the stone hill home page.  A signed permission form must be brought to the meeting after school on Wednesday.  Please see Ms. Hughes with any questions. 

Drama club meets today in the auxiliary gym.  Please be sure to bring your forms to turn in. 

The chorus and guitar students still need to meet their fall fundraising goals.Tomorrow is your LAST CHANCE TO SUPPORT the music department by checking out mixed bag designs!  Samples of these affordable items are on the bulletin board by the cafeteria... plus scarves, hair scrunchies, lunch boxes, and even curling iron holders are available! Students can easily pay for their Hershey trip by selling 10 items -for every 5 items sold your music friends can win a prize!! See Ms. Luebke (Loob-key) or Mrs. Lanham for more information- you don't want to miss out on this one! 

Students, IF you returned a permission slip to be a yearbook staff member, please bring your lunch to Ms. Struder's room tomorrow (Friday) during your lunch shift. This is a mandatory meeting. 

Students, remember the reason today that we are all wearing black is because we should all be aware that bullying is not acceptable anywhere, anytime.  Be respectful of all that are around you..If you see something, say something!  REMember..Be a buddy, not a BULLY!!!

 
 

                                                                                                 ANNOUNCEMENTS 10/29/2014

Hello again Stingrays! You've already heard the exciting news that the Dream Team of Ms. Struder and Ms. McCormick have COMBINED the dance team and pep squad into what promises to be epic here at Stone Hill. And it starts today!! Report to the Auxiliary Gym after the bell, and you have changed into practice clothes; if you haven't already turned in a signed permission slip for one or the other former teams, please bring that with you.See you after school! 

Attention: those 8th graders applying to TJ.  Reminder the first TJ test prep workshop is today immediately after school in C6.  You must have a signed permission slip handed in to Mrs. Jensen in order to stay for this session 

Attention Mr. Magnuson’s science students.  After school today is the review and retake session for the last unit test.  This is the last opportunity before the end of the quarter; please arrive immediately after the final bell. 

SGA will meet in room C17 tomorrow after school. See you there.

Students and staff don't forget to vote for your favorite pumpkin in the cafeteria. If we hit our goal of $1000 everyone in school can dress up for Halloween. That's less than $1 a person. So come on. Let's make Friday as great as the pink out was and the blackout day will be!!!! Let's keep the spirit going all week!!!!!

 A couple of cell phones were found, please stop by the main office to claim.


 

                                                    Announcements 10/28/2014 
REMINDER TO ALL STAFF THAT OUR OCTOBER FACULTY MEETING WILL BE this AFTERNOON in the CAFETERIA.  Our Counseling Department will be presenting information on Bullying and the PBIS Expect Respect Program.   

Teachers please check your e-mail this morning for a very important video. Please show this short video to your students in support of the Cookies for Kashmir!! 

Tomorrow we will be having visitors from Jefferson County here throughout the day.  They will be observing how we go about doing things in and around Stone Hill. 

Students, please check to see if your glasses are missing, there are several pairs that have been brought to the main office, please stop by to see if yours could be there. 

And now for the Tuesday $2 trivia question:The San Francisco Giants can win the World Series with a victory tonight.  Who won the first World Series game ever played on October 1, 1903?

If you have the answer, please write it down, sign your name and grade and give to your House office secretary.

                                                                         HAVE PINK A RIFFIC DAY!

 

 
     ANNOUNCEMENTS 10/27/2014

Programming club will begin on Wednesday. There is limited space. Please check the website under Activities for the sign up form and more information.

 

Staff and students this  Tuesday, we will be honoring, showing our support and awareness for Breast Cancer by wearing pink.  Pull out your pink clothes or borrow some for Tuesday!

 

Teachers, please bring your pumpkin to the cafeteria after school today.

 

 

 
                                                                                                    ANNOUNCEMENTS 10/22/2014
 

Battle of the Books will meet Wednesday during all lunch shifts.


 ​Pep/Cheer leading club is meeting tomorrow after school in the auxiliary gym.


Attention staff and students:

Miss Leubke and Mrs. Lanham are kicking off the big chorus and guitar fundraiser this week to help earn money for the music department and to raise student funds for the 8th grade spring Hershey trip.  You may have noticed the bulletin board items by the cafeteria or see special offers for teachers in the main office mailroom... Mixed Bags has something for everyone!

​You can help us out by ordering from a chorus or guitar student, or even contributing small prizes for student sellers, who plan to sell at least FIVE items by tomorrow so they can choose a prize during their lunch shift.

E-mail Mrs. Lanham or Miss Leubke with any questions- and have a great day!​


 Don't forget today is the first practice for the Hip Hop Dance Team in the Auxillary gym. Be sure you bring your packet, and go immediately to the gym. Practice starts at 3:30 exactly. See you there!


Attention: 8th graders applying for Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology:


We are offering a 4 session workshop after school to prepare for the TJ test.  

These workshops will be held on Wednesdays starting  next week- Oct 29, Nov 5, 12, and 19 from 3:25- 4:23 in room C6.  In order to attend the workshops you must have a signed permission form.  You can find these outside of Mr. Glenn's door (8th grade guidance counselor) or Mrs. Jensen's door, Spectrum teacher,  room H-1.  See Mrs. Jensen with any questions.


Attention English and ELL teachers- please make sure to show all your classes the Read-A-Thon video complete with celebrity endorsement today and tomorrow located on the staff drive.


Attention all stingrays and stingettes, DO you want a selfie with Mrs. Day in a beard with a pocket-protector? Do you want a picture of Mr. Shew in heels and a blond wig? Then don't forget to donate to the SGA costume fundraiser. There is a black and orange box in the cafeteria for your lose change and dead presidents. If we hit $1000 everyone in the school can dress up for Halloween. We will be taking donations up until Oct 30th. See a lunch supervisor if you'd like to make a donation. 


Teachers, the rest of your pumpkins should be delivered later today. Don't forget you have until Monday afternoon to return them to Mr. Shew. 


All these events and more are brought to you by your SGA. Making this year better than the last. Listen to the announcements for more fun events coming up. 


SGA members, make sure you come to the meeting after school today to hear the results of the voting and all the fun activities Mr. Shew is lining up for the next few months. 


And as Mr. Shew says, "Have a stingrific day!"

 

                                                                                Announcements 10/17/2014

Would you like to be a part of a team of hip hop dancers that collaborate to perform for the school and possibly other schools? Do you already have the skills, or are dedicated and want to learn basic and intermediate moves? Packets to join the Stone Hill Hip Hop Dance Team can be found outside of room A7 in Ms. McCormick's room.

 Spirit week begins on Monday October 20th…

 Everyone is unique!  Show your individuality by wearing a distinctive mustache on Mustache Monday!


 
                                                                               Announcements 10/16/2014

 

Attention Leo Club members: 

Permission slips to stay after school on meeting days must be returned before the meeting today, Oct 16.  The member list is posted outside room H-1. Please return the slips to room H-1, Mrs. Jensen or Mrs. Williams in C-1.Our first meeting is today immediately after school in the double room C6/C10.  See you there.​ 

Would you like to be a part of a team of hip hop dancers that collaborate to perform for the school and possibly other schools? Do you already have the skills, or are dedicated and want to learn basic and intermediate moves? Packets to join the Stone Hill Hip Hop Dance Team can be found outside of room A7 in Ms. McCormick's room

 

 

                                                                                         Announcements 10/15/2014
 

Attention ALL 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students interested in joining the Writer's Block:

There are 13 spots left to join the Writer's Block Club.

Please ask your English teacher for a permission form and return the bottom portion to Ms. Johnson's mailbox in the main office by Monday, October 20th.

The first Writer's Block meeting will be on October 22nd in Computer Lab 2.

 

Any student interested in participating in this year's pep Club please stop by Ms. Struder art 2 classroom to pick up your information packet and schedule.

 

Attention Leo Club members.  

Permission slips to stay after school on meeting days must be returned before the meeting tomorrow, Oct 16.  The member list is posted outside room H-1. You can get a permission slip from the folder on the door to H-1 and return the slips to room H-1, Mrs. Jensen or Mrs. Williams in C-1.

Our first meeting is Thursday (tomorrow) immediately after school in the double room C6/C10.  See you there.

 

Attention Runners!!  The Run Club's first meeting is Tomorrow Thursday 10/16.  Come with a signed permission slip if you have not turned yours in and meet in the Main Gym right after school in indoor running attire!    

Also know what bus you ride!  

 

Cake Decorating Club will take place after school today in Art room 1...See you there!

 

The great pumpkin off is an event that will benefit the SGA and the entire school. Not only are we raising money for SGA, I intend to use a lot of the money we raise this year to fully fund all after school activities next year. The rules of the pumpkin off are simple. Meet with your IDT team or department-if you're electives, and this includes world languages, the library, and resource. Come up with a design for a pumpkin. Make sure there is nothing identifying on your pumpkin about who craved it or what team it is for. Next week I will have a pumpkin in the building for every team to carve. You can carve one at home on your own or you can carve one during your meeting. Carved pumpkins are due to the Cafeteria by Monday, Oct. 27. Please make sure you totally gut the pumpkin and place a gallon sized Ziploc baggie in the pumpkin. Kids will vote for their favorite pumpkin by putting in spare change they have left over from lunch in the pumpkins. The winning team will get a title belt, ridiculously huge trophy, and another prize to be determined. 

 

7th grade students: Reminder; tomorrow and Friday you will be having vision and hearing testing done here at school.  If you wear glasses please bring them to the testing site.

 


 
 

Attention ALL 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students interested in joining the Writer's Block:

There are 13 spots left to join the Writer's Block Club.

Please ask your English teacher for a permission form and return the bottom portion to Ms. Johnson's mailbox in the main office by Monday, October 20th.

The first Writer's Block meeting will be on October 22nd in Computer Lab 2.

 

Any student interested in participating in this year's pep Club please stop by Ms. Struder art 2 classroom to pick up your information packet and schedule.

 

Attention Leo Club members.  

Permission slips to stay after school on meeting days must be returned before the meeting tomorrow, Oct 16.  The member list is posted outside room H-1. You can get a permission slip from the folder on the door to H-1 and return the slips to room H-1, Mrs. Jensen or Mrs. Williams in C-1.

Our first meeting is Thursday (tomorrow) immediately after school in the double room C6/C10.  See you there.

 

Attention Runners!!  The Run Club's first meeting is Tomorrow Thursday 10/16.  Come with a signed permission slip if you have not turned yours in and meet in the Main Gym right after school in indoor running attire!    

Also know what bus you ride!  

 

Cake Decorating Club will take place after school today in Art room 1...See you there!

 

The great pumpkin off is an event that will benefit the SGA and the entire school. Not only are we raising money for SGA, I intend to use a lot of the money we raise this year to fully fund all after school activities next year. The rules of the pumpkin off are simple. Meet with your IDT team or department-if you're electives, and this includes world languages, the library, and resource. Come up with a design for a pumpkin. Make sure there is nothing identifying on your pumpkin about who craved it or what team it is for. Next week I will have a pumpkin in the building for every team to carve. You can carve one at home on your own or you can carve one during your meeting. Carved pumpkins are due to the Cafeteria by Monday, Oct. 27. Please make sure you totally gut the pumpkin and place a gallon sized Ziploc baggie in the pumpkin. Kids will vote for their favorite pumpkin by putting in spare change they have left over from lunch in the pumpkins. The winning team will get a title belt, ridiculously huge trophy, and another prize to be determined. 

 

7th grade students: Reminder; tomorrow and Friday you will be having vision and hearing testing done here at school.  If you wear glasses please bring them to the testing site.

 

 

Attention ALL 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students interested in joining the Writer's Block:

There are 13 spots left to join the Writer's Block Club.

Please ask your English teacher for a permission form and return the bottom portion to Ms. Johnson's mailbox in the main office by Monday, October 20th.

The first Writer's Block meeting will be on October 22nd in Computer Lab 2.

 

Any student interested in participating in this year's pep Club please stop by Ms. Struder art 2 classroom to pick up your information packet and schedule.

 

Attention Leo Club members.  

Permission slips to stay after school on meeting days must be returned before the meeting tomorrow, Oct 16.  The member list is posted outside room H-1. You can get a permission slip from the folder on the door to H-1 and return the slips to room H-1, Mrs. Jensen or Mrs. Williams in C-1.

Our first meeting is Thursday (tomorrow) immediately after school in the double room C6/C10.  See you there.

 

Attention Runners!!  The Run Club's first meeting is Tomorrow Thursday 10/16.  Come with a signed permission slip if you have not turned yours in and meet in the Main Gym right after school in indoor running attire!    

Also know what bus you ride!  

 

Cake Decorating Club will take place after school today in Art room 1...See you there!

 

The great pumpkin off is an event that will benefit the SGA and the entire school. Not only are we raising money for SGA, I intend to use a lot of the money we raise this year to fully fund all after school activities next year. The rules of the pumpkin off are simple. Meet with your IDT team or department-if you're electives, and this includes world languages, the library, and resource. Come up with a design for a pumpkin. Make sure there is nothing identifying on your pumpkin about who craved it or what team it is for. Next week I will have a pumpkin in the building for every team to carve. You can carve one at home on your own or you can carve one during your meeting. Carved pumpkins are due to the Cafeteria by Monday, Oct. 27. Please make sure you totally gut the pumpkin and place a gallon sized Ziploc baggie in the pumpkin. Kids will vote for their favorite pumpkin by putting in spare change they have left over from lunch in the pumpkins. The winning team will get a title belt, ridiculously huge trophy, and another prize to be determined. 

 

7th grade students: Reminder; tomorrow and Friday you will be having vision and hearing testing done here at school.  If you wear glasses please bring them to the testing site.

 

 

 
 
 
 Announcements 10/10/2014

Attention ALL 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students!

Do you love to write?

Do you find yourself spending your free time writing for fun?

Do you feel as though school has taken away your time to write?

Then you should join Writer's Block!!!

Join us every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month beginning

October 22nd in Computer Lab 2.

Please ask your English teacher for a permission form and return the bottom portion to either Ms. Johnson's or Mrs. Bailey's mailbox in the main office.

Permission forms are due by October 20th and due to high volume of interest, we will only be accepting the first 30 applications on a first come, first serve basis!

 

All students that are going on the German field trip today please report to the main office immediately following these announcements.  Teachers, please be sure to take attendance before you release these students.

 

The friendship program PALS is still accepting applications. If you think you would be a great friend to someone new or if you would just like to make new friends, then this is the program for you. You can pick up PALS applications in each of the house offices and turn in the permission form to Mr. Allen’s House A guidance office.

 

Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Jensen are pleased to have so many students interested in the Leo Club this year, unfortunately membership is limited this year so not all students who submitted an interest form will be able to participate in the Leo Club this year.

 

A member list has been posted outside of room H-1.  Our first meeting is next week, Oct 16 and you WILL need a permission slip to stay after school.  Come by and pick up a permission slip from the H1 door and return it BEFORE the meeting on Oct 16.  See Mrs. Williams in C1 or Mrs. Jensen in H1 with questions.​

 

Attention Students: Cake Decorating Club is now FULL for all groups! Group 1 starts next Wednesday after school. Group members for Group 1 are posted outside of Ms. Kehoe's room Art 1. Thank you!

 

 

 

                                                                                        Announcements 10/09/2014

  • The friendship program PALS is still accepting applications. If you think you would be a great friend to someone new or if you would just like to make new friends, then this is the program for you. You can pick up PALS applications in each of the house offices and turn in the permission form to Mr. Allen’s House A guidance office. 

 

Thank you to all who participated in the democratic selection of our community/safe phrase.  As a school we embraced the phrase:  No More #RAYS Respect

 

  • Now calling all our artists, advertisers, and promoters we need your expertise.  This Friday, October 10, 2014 please submit 8 ½ by 11 posters using this phrase.  The best posters will receive an incentive.  Thank you to all 6th  graders, 7th  graders, 8th  graders, teachers, and administrators that participate in this opportunity to create posters.  May the creativeness be with you as you create excellent posters for our school. If you have any questions please see Mrs. Law in House C. 

 

 

  • Congratulations to the following Stingrays for being selected as September student of the month.  Students are selected by their team one boy and one girl who have excelled within in our school community for that particular month.  The following students have reached their mark of excellence for the month of September:

 

 

Harris, Jake                            6th

Pentakota, Viswadha               6th

Black, Evan                              6th

Nair, Vassav                             6th

Keita, Jean-Phillippe               6th

Stewart, Grace                        6th

 

Bryant, Kennedy                     7th

Galinato, Michael                    7th

Portzel, Eli                               7th

Upson, Jada                            7th

Muhagir, Mohannad (Momo)   7th

Vuyyuru, Sonika                     7th

 

Tomlin, Elijah                          8th

Pradeep, Megana                     8th

Mistry, Kishan                         8th

Srikanth, Vindhya                   8th

Kishore, Hiya                          8th

Pence, Matthew                       8th

We are very proud of each of you all.  Continue to be a RAY of awesomeness.

 Please stop by House C at the conclusion of the  announcements ? To all  our student continue to reach your mark of excellence. 

  • Individuals with Learning Disabilities are often average or above average students with a weakness in one or more of the following areas: speaking, listening, thinking, reading, writing, spelling and/or computing. Learning Disabilities are life-long and cannot be cured however; individuals with learning disabilities work hard and utilize strategies so you may not know if a person has a learning disability.        Here is a statistic...41% of individuals identified as having a disability are identified as Learning  Disabled. That means that of all the students at Stone Hill identified with disabilities, 50 or more of  those students are identified as Learning Disabled.

 

 

  • Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Jensen are pleased to have so many students interested in the Leo Club this year, unfortunately membership is limited this year so not all students who submitted an interest form will be able to participate in the Leo Club this year. 

 

        A member list has been posted outside of room H-1.  Our first meeting is next week, Oct 16 and         you WILL need a permission slip to stay after school.  Come by and pick up a permission slip       from  the H1 door and return it BEFORE the meeting on Oct 16.  See Mrs. Williams in C1 or Mrs. Jensen  in H1 with questions.​ 

  • SGA will meet today, after school, in C17. We need everyone to try to attend. If you can't make the meeting go to the website and watch the video tutorial Mr. Shew has made on making SGA videos. All videos will be due no later than Monday to Mr. Shew either through Google Drive, Flash Drive, or Email. 

 

 

  • Attention ALL 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students!

 

      Do you love to write?

      Do you find yourself spending your free time writing for fun?

      Do you feel as though school has taken away your time to write? Then you should join Writer's       Block!!! Join us every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month beginning October 22nd       in Computer Lab 2.

      Please ask your English teacher for a permission form and return the bottom portion to either Ms.       Johnson's or Mrs. Bailey's mailbox in the main office.

      Permission forms are due by October 20th and due to high volume of interest, we will only be       accepting the first 30 applications on a first come, first serve basis!

 

 


Announcements 10/08/2014

 

Stone Hill is looking for students to join the Technology Student Association (TSA).  TSA is a national, nonprofit organization of middle and high school students engaged in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).  Members learn STEM concepts through challenging competitions, leadership activities, and community service.  For more information such as the events offered, please see the TSA Chapter PowerPoint on the Stone Hill Website under Activities/Clubs.  

Those who have signed up for Battle of the books please bring your lunch and come to the library during your lunch shift in the library.  If your are buying school lunch, come to the library on your way to lunch to get your pass. 

Thank you to all who participated in the democratic selection of our community/safe phrase.  As a school we embraced the phrase:  No More #RAYS Respect 

Now calling all our artists, advertisers, and promoters we need your expertise.  This Friday, October 10, 2014 please submit 8 ½ by 11 posters using this phrase.  The best posters will receive an incentive.  Thank you to all 6th  graders, 7th  graders, 8th  graders, teachers, and administrators that participate in this opportunity to create posters.  May the creativeness be with you as you create excellent posters for our school!  

If you have any questions please see Mrs. Law in House C. 

Attention SGA students:

There will be a meeting today after school. Please try your best to attend as this will be one of the last meetings before we vote next week.

 

 


                                                                                             Announcements 10/03/2014

 

As a Stone Hill staff and student body we would like to establish a safe word or phrase.  Please visit your House office or the main office to submit a safe word or phrase:

 

There are green PBIS boxes for you to place a community word or phrase in one of the green boxes located in the House offices and in the main office. 

On Monday October 6, 2014 boxes will be collected and we will establish a safe word or phrase through this democracy practice.  From there we will conduct a series of advertisements throughout the building.

As community members visit please encourage them to participate in this activity. 

 

Attention all students interested in running for SGA. The deadline to join is Monday next week. Please go to the SGA website and fill out the survey.

You can get there by clicking the link on the Stone Hill Middle School Activities webpage or by looking up Mr. Shewbridge in the staff directory. There will also be a list of requirements and helpful tutorial videos posted this weekend to assist you with writing your speeches and creating your videos. 

 Lost and Found:

There is  an Invisiline mouth piece in the main office.  If you think this might be yours, please stop by to claim.

 

Lastly, today, October 3rd, is German Unity Day.  It is a celebration of the unification of East and West Germany in 1990.

 

 

                                                                               

 
         October 1, 2014
 

DO YOU LIKE TO RUN???  Whether you are a strong runner who has participated in races, or someone new to running, or even if you just want to give it a try, run club is for you!  Mr. Assur and Mrs. Crissman will go over running strategies, goal setting, creating a training schedule, pacing, and mostly just meet to RUN for FUN.  Our first meeting is Oct. 16, and we will continue on the first and third Thursdays of each month.  Permission slips and information forms can be found in the main office, and all house offices.  Please turn in signed permission slips to Mr. Assur or Mrs. Crissman.

 

·        Delta Academy applications are due to your grade level counselor by this Friday, October 3rd.

 

 

·        As a Stone Hill staff and student body we would like to establish a safe word or phrase.  Please visit your House office or the main office to submit a safe word or phrase:

There are green PBIS boxes for you to place a community word or phrase in one of the green boxes located in the House offices and in the main office. 

On Monday October 6, 2014 boxes will be collected and we will establish a safe word or phrase through this democracy practice.  From there we will conduct a series of advertisements throughout the building.

As community members visit please encourage them to participate in this activity. 

 

·        Teachers:  Don’t forget Books are Fun are in the House A work room, orders will be taken up until Friday October 3rd

 

Students: If you find yourself bumping into things or unable to read the board, please stop by the main office, we have many lost glasses that have been found throughout our school!

 


                                                                Announcements 9/30/2014
 

Do you love sweets? Want to learn how to decorate cookies, cakes, and the fun basic design techniques you see in stores? Then come to cake decorating club!

 Ms. Kehoe and Mrs. Cook will be teaching the techniques of cake decorating in room Art 1 after school on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:23.

This Club will run about 8 weeks starting October 15th for 20 new students in each group. Permission forms and allergy/restriction forms are found on our Stone Hill website and need to be filled out and returned to Ms. Kehoe in room Art 1 to reserve your spot! First come first serve! 

Stone Hill spirit night is tonight at Fuddruckers in Ashburn from  5-9pm!  10% of the proceeds go directly to our PTO so please come out! 

And now for the $2 Tuesday Trivia question:  60 years ago today in Graton Connecticut; the United States Navy commissioned a new submarine SSN-571.  It was named after the submarine in Jules Vern’s classic novel “Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea.”  What was the name of this vessel and what scientific innovation made it so revolutionary??

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Announcements 9/29/2014            
 
Leo Club will start its second year next month.  This year there will be a limited number of members so any students interested in joining need to get a form from Mrs. Jensen's classroom door at H-1.  This is an "Interest Form" that needs to be completed and placed in a different PINK folder on her door.  Returning members will be given preference and new members will be first come, first served.  That means fill in your name, grade, and if you were a member last year and return these forms ASAP to be in the club- last day to turn in these forms is Oct 8.  Names of club members will be posted after Oct 8.  See Mrs. Williams or Mrs. Jensen with any questions.
 
Attention Students Applying to the Delta Academy:  Applications are Due to your grade level counselor by Friday, October 3rd.  No late applications will be accepted.
 
Attention 7th and 8th grade students:
Are you interested in working the school store in the mornings?? The Rays Reef is now accepting applications from students!  Interested 7th and 8th graders please pick up a form in the front office if interested!
Students: Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Hall will be collecting journals next week. Be sure to bring your journal and independent reading books to your next class.
 
Do you love sweets? Want to learn how to decorate cookies, cakes, 
and the fun basic design techniques you see in 
stores? Then come to cake decorating club!
 
Ms. Kehoe and Mrs. Cook will be teaching the techniques of cake 
decorating in room Art 1 after school on Wednesdays from 3:30-
4:23.
This Club will run about 8 weeks starting October 15th for 20 
new students in each group. Permission forms and allergy/restriction forms are found on our Stone Hill website and need to be filled out and returned to Ms. Kehoe in room Art 1 to reserve your spot! First come first serve!
 
 
Join "Color Guard Spin Club"
Instantly become a member of the Rock Ridge HS Band Color Guard!!!
Receive an extensive education in dance - ballet, modern, jazz, and hip-hop!
Learn to twirl and maneuver different types of equipment Make new friends!!!
 
Meets once a week on Mondays! Starting Today!
Sponsored by Mr. Jabril Adams, Visual Coordinator for the RRHS Marching Band
 
Please see Mr. Roche if interested for a flyer!!! :)
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS 9/26/2014
 

Leo Club will start its second year next month.  This year there will be a limited number of members so any students interested in joining need to get a form from Mrs. Jensen's classroom door at H-1.  This is an "Interest Form" that needs to be completed and placed in a different PINK folder on her door.  Returning members will be given preference and new members will be first come, first served.  That means  fill in your name, grade, and if you were a member last year and return these forms ASAP to be in the club- last day to turn in these forms is Oct 8.  Names of club members will be posted after Oct 8.  See Mrs. Williams or Mrs. Jensen with any questions.

 

Join us for this Friday September 26th for the first Teen Night of the school year at Claude Moore Recreation Center. Middle school students are invited to attend every Friday night during the school year from 6:30 p.m.-9:15 p.m. for open gym, access to a 30 foot rock wall, DJs, live bands, teen room with air hockey& foosball and pizza. Admission is $5. One-time on-site registration by a parent or guardian is required. Registration packets can be found online at www.loudoun.gov Flyers are available in the front office or have your parents call Claude Moore Rec Center for more details. This Friday’s activities include black light party, a live dj, and much more!!! Hope to see you there!

 

Attention Stingrays! The SGA still needs students!

E-mail Mr. Shew today or this weekend if you’d like to run. Make sure you include your name, grade and the position you want to run for.

Find more information on the Stone Hill website under clubs and activities.


 
                                                                       Announcements 9/25/2014
 

Attention 8th Graders:  If you are applying to the Academy of Science; don’t forget the Part 1 Application Deadline is today 11:59 pm. Late applications will not be accepted.

Students:  Join "Color Guard Spin Club"

Instantly become a member of the Rock Ridge HS Band Color Guard!!!

Receive an extensive education in dance - ballet, modern, jazz, and hip-hop!

Learn to twirl and maneuver different types of equipment make new friends!!!

 Meets once a week on Mondays!

Sponsored by Mr. Jabril Adams, Visual Coordinator for the RRHS Marching Band

 Please see Mr. Roche if interested for a flyer.

 The first Select Chorus rehearsal will take place this afternoon starting at 3:30 in Ms. Luebke's room. 

 SGA meeting in C17 after school today.

 Teachers: if you are sponsoring a club please finish up videos or information brochures by next Wednesday.

   
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS 9/22/2014 

Attention  8th Graders:  If you are interested in applying to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, applications will be available online at www.tjadmissions.org  this coming Monday, September 22nd. 

This Tuesday, September 23rd, there will be a TJ Information Session at Stone Hill beginning at 7pm 

Also, for those 8th Graders applying to the Academy of Science, don’t forget that the Deadline for Part 1 of Application in on Thursday, September 25th at 11:59pm. Late applications will not be accepted. 

The Scholastic Book Fair will take place all day, Monday through Thursday of this week.

 
 
 

 
Announcements 9/19/2014  
Attention 8th Graders interested in applying to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, applications will be available online at www.tjadmissions.org  this coming Monday, September 22nd.

 Also, on Tuesday, September 23rd, there will be a TJ Information Session at Stone Hill beginning at 7pm 

And… For those 8th Graders applying to the Academy of Science, don’t forget that the Deadline for Part 1 of Application in on Thursday, September 25th at 11:59pm. Late applications will not be accepted.

 

 

 


 
ANNOUNCEMENTS 9/18/2014
 
 

Attention German students, remember that your permission slip and money for the concert field trip are due no later than Monday, September 22

 

ATTENTION ALL SUPER NICE, SMART AND HELPFUL STUDENTS:

Do you like to earn prizes?

Do you like to help others? 

Do you have a pile of paper Stingrays that you have been collecting since last year?

(yes, Patrick Hazer this means you!)Those tiny pieces of paper are rewarded to students by teachers, custodians and lunch staff for all the helpful things you offer to do for each other.  

 

Next week students will have a chance to suggest prizes that can be earned for those paper stingrays.

 Stay tuned to find out how much your Stingrays are worth!


 
On September 17, 1787, 39 brave delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the document they had created, the Constitution.  This document changed the course of history.

Thus, September 17th is “Constitution Day” and is celebrated as the birth of the United States.  Happy Birthday America!!!  

Constitution Day is used to continue the delegates’ legacy and to develop habits of citizenship in a new generation of Americans. 

Today in Social Studies classes, information about this historic event will be shared and critical thinking questions such as, What does freedom mean to you will be posed. 

 

7th and 8th graders:  Would you like to go to Florida spring break and swim with the dolphins and much more?  Invite your parents to come to the informational meeting with Mrs. Duquette before and after back to school night!  That's this Wed., at 6pm or 8:30pm.  Thank you!

 

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at our Back to School Night for 7th and 8th Grade Parents this evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Parents, please have your student write down his/her entire schedule for you to follow.  We will have a bell schedule for you to follow similar to your student’s schedule.  During each block you can expect to hear the expectations of the class as well as an explanation of what your student will learn throughout the year.  Should you wish to meet with the teacher to discuss private issues, we recommend you send an email to schedule a time to discuss the situation.

During your student’s resource or any other free time you have, we encourage you to stop by Computer Lab 1 to order a yearbook for your student.  We would also like to invite you to take advantage of the Scholastic Book Fair going on in the Library/Media Center.

Because we will operate on a time schedule this evening, it will be important for you to be here before 6:30 p.m. so that you can meet each of your child’s teachers.

 

Spectrum Meeting:  The Spectrum meeting will take place in the Library from 5:45-6:30pm.

 

We look forward to seeing you tonight!

 

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