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					                                       Trail Talk
                                      Saluda Trail Middle School
                                      Phone: 981-1800 Fax: 981-1819
                                                                                 Brenda Campbell, Principal
                                                                                 School Day: 8:30am-3:45pm
                                                       January, February, March 2010

                                                                     ATTN: PARENTS OF CAR RIDERS
January 27        Late Start Day (school begins at 10:30)        For the safety of the children please have them
February 15       No School-Presidents’ Day
February 24       Late Start Day (school begins at 10:30)
                                                                 remain in their cars while waiting in the car line.
March 19          No School-Furlough Day                         This concern also came through the last School
March 23          End of grading period                          Improvement Council meeting after several
March 30          Report Cards                                   complaints from parents in the after school car
March 24          Late Start Day (school begins at 10:30)        line. Thank you for your help in this matter.
April 2           No School-Spring Break
April 5-9         No School-Spring Break
May 31            No School-Memorial Day
                                                                                  Canned Food Drive
                                                               Jr. Beta Club is sponsoring a non-perishable canned food
                    Sporting Events                            drive for Souper Bowl of Caring during the week of
7th grade Basketball                                           02/01/10. Students who bring in 5 non-perishable food
Jan 21 STMS @ Dutchman Creek 5pm Away                          items or $5 may "dress down" on Friday 2/05/10 following
Jan 25 Gold Hill @ STMS 5pm Home                               the guidelines of the District III dress code policy. All food
Jan 28 Clover @ STMS 5pm Home                                  items and money will go directly to a local food-bank.
Feb 1 Sullivan @ STMS 5pm Home                                 Parents and students are encouraged to donate items for
                                                               this worthy cause. Thank you.
8th grade Basketball
Jan 21 Dutchman Creek @ STMS 5 pm Home
Jan 25 STMS @ Gold Hill 5pm Away
Jan 28 STMS @ Clover 5pm Away                                     Spring Dance          Feburary 25           4:00-6:00pm
Feb 1 STMS @ Sullivan 5pm Away
                                                               The student council is sponsoring a Spring dance. Cap’n Sams
Wrestling                                                      will DJ with lighting effects and video show. The cost is $3.00.
Jan 19 STMS @ Nation Ford 5pm Away                             Listen out for more details to be announced.
Jan 26 Sullivan @ STMS 5pm Home
March 23   Clover @ STMS 5 pm Home                              Academic Challenge Meets:
March 25   STMS @ Rawlinson Rd 5 pm Away                         6th grade: January 25, February 1, February 15,
March 30   Oakridge @ STMS 5 pm Home                            March 1
April 13   STMS @ Castle Heights 5 pm Away
                                                                All 6th grade meets will be held at 4:00 in the Media
April 15   Springfield @ STMS 5 pm Home
                                                                Center and anyone is welcome to attend.
March 24   Rawlinson Rd @ STMS 5pm Home                          7th and 8th grades: (all held in the Media Center):
Mach 31    Oakridge @ STMS 5pm Home                             January 20th - 4:15 at Castle Heights vs. Castle Heights
April 14   Dutchman Crk & STMS @ Springfield 5 pm   Away                       4:45 at Castle Heights vs. Sullivan
April 21   STMS @ Gold Hill 5pm Away                            February 3 - 4:15 at Saluda Trail vs. Rawlinson Road
April 28   Dutchman Crk, Rawlinson Rd, STMS, &                               5:25 at Saluda Trail vs. Dutchman Creek
           Sullivan @ Castle Heights 5pm Away                   February 24 - 4:30 at Clover vs. Clover
May 4      Conference Meet @ South Pointe High School           March 17 - 4:30 - 7:00 Rock Hill District 3 Academic
                                                                Challenge Festival at Saluda Trail Middle.
                       PTO Corner
                                                                             *Blood Drive on February 8*
-The PTO is selling Wildcat t-shirts and car magnets. The
                                                                          Schedule your appointment to give
t-shirts are available in navy and gold and are $10 each.
They can be worn on club and dress down days. Car
                                                                   The student council will sponsor a blood drive on Feb. 8th
magnets are $5 and these are both available from Mrs.
                                                                 from 2:30 - 7:00. Information will be going out with students
Cavin in the Media Center.
                                                                  on Jan. 19th so that parents have an opportunity to sign up.
-The PTO Board would like to thank all of the families                           Times are in 15 min. intervals.
who have participated in the "Invest in Your Child"
campaign. We appreciate your support!
-If you would like to be contacted with PTO news or to
volunteer at STMS, please contact Amanda Cavin at 980-                                 National History Day
                                                                      This is a school-wide event held each year at STMS to
                                                                    showcase student research projects. This year's theme is
Congratulations to Allen Smith for winning the                    Innovation in History and will be held on Friday, February
2010 STMS Geography Bee! Allen will now try to qualify              19. Seventh and Eighth grade students will compete for
for the State Bee in Columbia by answering a multiple                 advancement to the Regional National History Day
choice set of geography questions. Good job to all                competition which is held in March. Entry categories include
ten who participated and represented their teams.                    webpage, performance, paper, documentary or exhibit.
Mr. Phifer                                                       Students, Parents and Community Members are invited to view
                                                                   all projects during school on Monday, February 22nd in the
                                                                                           media center.
          We will no longer offer a snack if a student forgets
his/her lunch money. No IOU’s are allowed. If the student
does not have money they are welcome to use the phone at                    New STMS Ambassadors Chosen
school to call someone to bring them money. Parents are          The application and interview process began in December for a
welcome to call and arrangements can be made until the next      new slate of Ambassadors. The following students were
day. Thank you for your help in this matter.                     selected by faculty and staff to serve for one full year:
Robin Gaskins (803-981-1846)
                                                                 6th grade               7th grade                   8th grade
                                                                 Erin Anderson           Ty Barber                  Adeja Caldwell
                                                                 Shelby Bishop           Christian Couch            Ma'lecha Cousar
                                                                 Grayson Chappell       Breana Davis                Kyra Currence
            Public Service Announcement                          Kia Currence           James Martin                JoMorris Gaither
  Listen to WRHI 1340 AM or 94.3 FM which is                     Anthony Farrare        Ric'Qwana Neely             Seth Julian
                                                                 Nina Gibson            Samantha Sibley             Dara Khaalid
broadcasting Parenting Tips that will help to benefit            Shelby Hendricks                                   Breahna Lee
                   our children.                                 Tierra Hicks                                       Hallie Martens
                                                                 Shekinah Lightner                                   Dale Martin
                                                                 Destiny Lindsey                                    Makayla McCormick
                 “Media Center News”                             Keely McRae                                        Rosie Rojas
                                                                 Kameron Midkiff                                    Yarhiel Santa
Media Mania                                                      Amiel Ortiz                                         Rebecca Simpson
                                                                 Jamie Rankin                                        Cassie Sweat
-The SWAT team will visit on Friday, January 22 during           Matthew Rippy
all three lunches.                                               Niegel Simmons
-Friday, February 5, will be "Get Your Game On."                 Shekinah Watson
Students are invited to sign up for all three lunches and
join us to play console, computer, and board games.

SHOUT OUT                                                                    Saluda Trail’s ANONYMOUS Tip Line 
-The Media Center would like to give a SHOUT OUT to                                      Call 985-4326
our regular Media Center volunteers: Lesslie Belk, Tina          Anonymously report concerns such as guns, drugs, theft, vandalism, and
Hardin, Lori Matson, and Tamee Tindal. Want to join              underage drinking by calling 985-4326.
                                                                 Parents and students can feel at ease communicating their concerns with
them? Please contact Ms. Hood or Mrs. Cavin at 981-
                                                                 the Administration and School Resource Officer by calling our Anonymous
1839. We welcome your help!
                                                                 Tip Line.
                                       For updated school information and current events
                        Visit our website Click on “Parents” & “Trail Talk”
                                    Or call our school information buzz line 329-4040 #7725

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