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UPCOMING EVENTS

October
BOX OUT HUNGER - October 13 - November 14
31
Students vs Staff Volleyball Game
Game 1: 1:00 p.m. 6th & 7th Grades (6th Grade Hallway)
Game 2: 2:00 p.m. 7th & 8th Grades (8th Grade Hallway)
November

4
Election Day - Schools Closed
5-7
Family Life Education
7
Deadline for PTA Reflections Entries
10
Veterans Day Program
10-21
Scholastic Book Fair
16-22
American Education Week - Raise Your Hand for Student Success
13
Club Day
18
PTA Meeting
21
STEM at Southwest VA Higher Education Center
26-28
Thanksgiving Break - Schools Closed

NEWS

VA Circuit Court Judge Speaks to Civics Classes
The Honorable Sage B. Johnson visited E. B. Stanley Middle School on Thursday, October 23rd, as a guest speaker for seventh grade civics classes.  The Virginia General Assembly elected Johnson to the court in May 2012 to a term that expires in 2020.  Johnson shared information with students regarding the constitution, the amendments, and the role he plays as a Circuit Court Judge.  Johnson ended his speech with a question and answer session as well as a photo session for a few lucky students. What a great learning experience!




Awesome Season for Cross Country Teams
The EBSMS cross country teams ended their season with two first place wins at the Blacksburg Invitational on Saturday, October 18th. Team members Kimberly L, Cassie F., Hunter Y., Sydney A., Anissa W., Ella C., Kate M., and Caroline M. all earned medals in the girls' middle school race.  Team members Spencer M., Noah W., River C., Andrew A., Joshua H., Jackson B., and Shay L. all earned medals in the boys' middle school race.  Both teams had an impressive season! Congratulations to all members of the EBSMS cross country teams!


Lady Falcon Volleyball Finishes Season on Top
The girl's volleyball team completed the season with a 17-3 record, not including tournament wins.  They participated in and won the "Volley for a Cure" match at Abingdon High School on October 21st. The EBSMS team defeated Virginia Middle School. The girls also played in and won the Southwest District Middle School tournament at Lebanon High School.  The team has received high praises this year for their energy, skill, sportsmanship, and support of their fellow teammates.




Students Win "Week in Rap" Shout-Out Contest!
What is figurative language? Just ask students from Ms. Bowman's language arts class. Her stellar students (alliteration) recently submitted a video entry to a contest sponsored by Channel One News. Their video rose to the top(hyperbole) and won the "Week in Rap Shout-Out contest! Ms. Bowman was blown away (hyperbole) to learn that her students' winning the figurative language video would be shouted out nationwide. This is just another example of how learning can be easy as pie (simile) especially when students are engaged and having fun. Congratulations Sea Otters!


Racing to the Future at Bristol Motor Speedway
On Tuesday, October 7th, science teachers Mrs. Stephenie Sarver, Mrs. Joy Dixon and Mrs Debbie Ratliff traveled to Bristol, Tennessee to attend the "Science of Racing" event sponsored by Virginia Tech.  Mr. Kevin Triplett, Vice President of Public Affairs for BMS, shared with the teachers the history of the Bristol Motor Speedway and how science and technology has played a huge role in the growth of NASCAR.  Additionally, teachers got to tour the facility and received an inside view of what the future holds for the Bristol Motor Speedway and stock car racing.




Overcoming Obstacles Presented to Students
Heath Calhoun spoke to the seventh and eighth grade class on Friday, October 3rd in the standing room only theater at E. B. Stanley Middle School.  Calhoun lost both his legs while he was deployed as a squad leader for the 101st Airborne Division in Iraq in 2003. Calhoun talked about how he has overcome obstacles throughout his life and his message to students was to never give up and always push forward.  Following his presentation, Calhoun took time to answer questions from students and then signed autographs. Calhoun's sister, Tiffany Williamson teaches Spanish at Holston High School and E. B. Stanley Middle School. Check out his website at http://heathcalhoun.com.


Students Attend FFA Leadership Conference
FFA members attended the Appalachian Area Leadership Conference at the Russell County Government Center on Friday, October 3rd. The leadership conference was held in conjunction with the Agriculture Career Fair. FFA students who attended were: Kayla A., Hunter A., Ella C., Taylor D., Scott H., Canan L., Hunter M., Madison M., Katlyn T. Agriscience teacher Ms.  Rachel Smith is the FFA advisor at E. B. Stanley Middle School




Farm Field Day for Sixth Grade Students
The sixth grade class traveled to Highlands Dairy Farm in Glade Spring, VA on Friday, October 3rd, to participate in their annual farm field day. The Holston River Soil & Water Conservation District hosted the trip, which provided a meaningful watershed field experience for all Washington County sixth grade students. While at the farm, students rotated through multiple learning stations in a hands-on real world environment. The experience correlated to the sixth grade standards of learning pertaining to watersheds and conservation. Despite the rain, the trip was a meaningful learning experience and an enjoyable day at the farm.


Spirit Week Opens with Marvel Monday
Marvel Monday marked the beginning of Spirit Week for the faculty and students at E. B. Stanley Middle School. It was a day of superhero sightings, as students dressed as their favorite superhero or Marvel comic character.

To show support for the Abingdon High School homecoming football game to be held on Friday, students will play dress-up throughout the week. A pep rally to recognize EBSMS athletes will be held on Thursday afternoon. Go Falcons!




Constitution Day!
The faculty, staff, and students observed Constitution Day on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. Constitution Day, the birthday of our United States of America government, commemorates the formation and signing of the U. S. Constitution that took place on September 17, 1787. 

Students from the seventh grade civics classes baked special treats to include red, white and blue cakes and cupcakes to share with their fellow classmates. They also created patriotic posters and essays about the Constitution.  Teachers encouraged students to wear red, white, and blue to observe this important day in our nation's history!


2014 - 2015 FFA Officers Selected
The following students have been selected to serve as officers for the Future Farmers of America during the 2014 - 2015 school year: President: Chase H., Vice President: Hayden O., Secretary: Ella C., Treasurer: Scott H., Reporter: Hunter A., Sentinel: Savannah M., Historian: Madison M.  Students will be attending the Area Leadership Conference in October at the Russell County Government Center. 





Hands-On Science
Students in sixth grade science classes have been busy studying different ways that thermal energy is transferred by creating their own whirligigs and roasting marshmallows.  In order to demonstrate convection currents, students made and decorated whirligigs out of aluminum pie pans.  Students then hung their whirligigs from the ceiling in their classroom and held a lit candle under the whirligig to observe what would happen when the hot air rose. Additionally, students were given a marshmallow and a wooden skewer and told to roast their marshmallow over a flame without touching the marshmallow to the flame. This was a very tasty way to learn about the thermal energy called radiation.


Have You Heard?
Congratulations to E. B. Stanley Middle School for being named middle school Grand Champion in the Washington County Fair Herd Contest!!! The technique of papier mache was used on the E. B. cow representing the faces of E. B. Stanley Middle School's faculty, staff and students.  A special thank you goes to art teacher Mrs. Ellis for all the hard work and preparation along with Abingdon High School Student Carrie Webb who also assisted with the creation of the cow. Awesome job!

SOAKED....EBSMS Principals Take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
After a student challenged Principal Scott Allen to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, he decided to involve the entire student body at E. B. Stanley Middle School. During the past week, students brought in over $500.00 to meet the challenge. Faculty, staff, and students gathered at the school playground at the end of the day on Friday to watch their principals get soaked!  They plan to challenge other Washington County Administrators to do the same or make a donation to the ALS Association. Way to go EBSMS!


A Walk in the Woods
Students from Mrs. Mitchell's class visit the newly formed Panicello Memorial Trail located just behind
E. B. Stanley Middle School.  The trail follows a route that winds from the Coomes Recreation Center through the woods behind EBSMS, and across Town Creek to Walden Road, where it connects to a sidewalk. The name of the trail honors Peter Johnston, whose home was called Panicello. Johnston, the first judge to serve in Abingdon, is buried in a small cemetery near the trail. The Panicello Memorial Trail is a wonderful addition to the Washington County Public School system as well as the Abingdon, VA community.





  MISSION STATEMENT

We at E. B. Stanley Middle School believe that a successful school is an inviting, supportive, and safe place that promotes in-depth learning and enhances students' physical and emotional well-being. We strive to be a community of learners where each student, staff member and support person is guided by a shared vision and takes pride in belonging. We believe that a successful learning environment is one where both students and teachers are engaged in active learning.




Recognized as a VA School To Watch 2009-2016


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To emphasize the importance of reading, E. B. Stanley Middle School students may earn an academic letter by participating in the Varsity Reading Program.  The award, a script letter, will be distributed at the end of the academic school year. 

Criteria for earning a letter:

  • Read 10 books & complete 10 projects
  • Create a detailed poster encouraging others to read
  • Obtain a Public Library Card.
  • Present a book talk
  • Promote a book to be displayed in the school's library.
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