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Spirit Week - 9/29 - 10/3

Wacky Wednesday - Come to School Dressed  Wacky Tacky
Time Warp Thursday - Dress from Another Decade
Falcon Friday - Wear Falcon Blue

6th Grade Field Trip to Johnson Farm
End of FIRST Nine Weeks - Students Dismiss 2 Hours Early
Parent Conferences - Students Dismiss 2 Hours Early


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.  Ms. Rachel Smith is the advisor for the FFA at E. B. Stanley Middle School.

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.

School Calendar Winners!
Congratulations to Hannah L. for being selected as the middle level runner-up in the 2014-2015 Washington County School Calendar/Handbook Cover Art Contest.  The art of Will A., Sarah B., Abigail H., Tara L., and Nora O. will also be showcased throughout the upcoming 2014-2015 Washington County School Calendar/Handbook, which will be distributed to each student in Washington County during the 2014-2015 registration. Congratulations to these students! Mrs. Lori Ellis is the art instructor at E. B. Stanley Middle School.

A Glimpse at the Future in 3-D
Patrick Henry High School CTE teacher Ms. Sarah helton shared her knowledge and skills of using the up and coming 3-D printer with a group of EBSMS seventh graders.  During the presentation, Ms. Helton and Dr. Keith Perrigan shared some of the items that students from PHHS created with their 3-D printer. A highlight of the presentation was when students watched the printer make replicas of items from the currently popular Mindcraft game.

EBSMS Has Got Talent!
The EBSMS theater was full of talent on Thursday, May 8th, as the SCA sponsored the annual school talent show.  Twelve acts performed before a packed crowd of friends and family.  Eighth graders Casey B. and Maddie W. served as Master's of Ceremony for the event.  Third place was awarded to Anna F. who sang "To Make You Feel My Love." Accompanied by her ukulele, Lily C. took second place honors as she sung "Someone Like You."  The first place winner was Sara D. who mesmerized the crowd with her rendition of "Read All About it" accompanied by the piano played by Mrs. Marva Wheeler.  A special thank you goes out to Mr. Brandon Guffey for manning the sound system. Congratulations to all those students who participated and to Mrs. Mary Parks and Ms. Nikki Combs for putting together a great talent show!

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
The SCA sponsored a luncheon to acknowledge and honor local law enforcement agencies in recognition of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.  Officers in attendance included state, county, and town officers along with a few officials from special units.  Assistant Principal Dr. Rebecca Austin welcomed everyone to this 8th annual appreciation day.  The EBSMS Show Band gave an entertaining musical performance for our guests while Uncle Ottie's BBQ & Catering provided a delicious lunch. SCA sponsor Mrs. Mary Parks coordinated the event.
Students Attend All-VA Middle School Honor Choir
Congratulations to eighth grade chorus students, Claire A. and Clara G., who were selected to attend the All-VA Middle School Honor Choir in Harrisonburg, VA.  Out of nearly 1000 students who auditioned, 200 students from across Virginia were selected to represent their schools at the event on April 24-26, 2014.  After rehearsing on Thursday and Friday, students performed a concert on Saturday afternoon at Turner Ashby High School.  The honor choir was under the direction of David L. Brunner who was also the composer of two of their songs.  Mrs. Ashley McLaughlin is the choral director at E. B. Stanley Middle School. Congratulations to both of these students. 


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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Earn a Varsity Letter
in Reading

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.

PowerSchool Parent Portal will allow you to view your child's grades, attendance, teacher comments, and calendars in real-time on our website. Each parent/legal guardian will need to pick up the unique login and password for their student. The login and password may be picked up anytime from the main office.