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This Week - September 19
 
It’s Spirit Week and students are encouraged to participate in a variety of dress up days.  Students must follow the dress code each day.
 
On Monday, it’s Pajama Day.  Students may wear pajamas to school.
 
Also on Monday, our volleyball team will travel to Marion Middle School.  Their game will start at 5:30 p.m.
 
Our football team will play Central on Monday.   This home game will be played at Abingdon High School and will start at 5:30 p.m.
 
Highlands Honor Choir Auditions will also be held on Monday.  Chorus students should talk to Mrs. McLaughlin for more details.
 
On Tuesday, it’s Twin Tuesday.  Students should dress like their friends.
 
Our volleyball team will play Northwood at home on Tuesday.  Their game will start at 5:30 p.m. and admission is $5.00
 
On Wednesday, it’s Wacky Wednesday.  Students can wear their wackiest attire.
 
On Thursday, it’s Throwback Thursday.  Students can dress in fashion from the past. 
 
Also on Thursday, our volleyball team will travel to Virginia Middle School.  Their game will start at 5:30 p.m.
 
Parent Conferences will be held on Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. School will not dismiss early on Thursday.  Parents who wish to schedule a meeting should contact the Guidance Department at 276-739-3305.
 
Friday is Falcon Friday.  Students can wear their favorite Falcon gear or blue and white.  
 
Tickets to the AHS football game will be sold during lunch on Friday.
 
Parents who wish for their child to be screened for Gifted Services, should call the school. Deadline for fall testing is September 30th.
 
 
This Week - September 12th
The football game that was scheduled for Monday against Richlands has been postponed.  We will let you know when that is rescheduled.  
 
On Tuesday, our volleyball team will play Virginia Middle at home.  The game will start at 5:30 p.m. and admission is $5.00.  
 
On Thursday, we will have our first club meeting of the year at 2:00 p.m.  Students who have not selected a club can come to the office to do so or may reply to this email with their choice.
 
Also on Thursday, our volleyball team will play Chilhowie Middle at home.  The game will start at 5:30 p.m. and admission is $5.00
 
Parents are reminded that on Thursday night you have the opportunity to review the Family Life materials at Abingdon High School.  The preview will be in the AHS Library starting at 6:00 p.m.
 
On Friday, school will dismiss three hours early at 12:07 p.m.  Students will have the opportunity to visit the Washington County Fair during School Day at the Fair.  Students will be allowed to enter the fairgrounds for free.
 
Also on Friday, we will be selling AHS football tickets during lunch.  Tickets are $6.00.  We will sell football tickets each Friday that Abingdon High School has a home game.
 
Referrals for Gifted Education services are now being accepted. If you would like to refer a student for an evaluation, please notify your student's homeroom teacher.  Any referrals received after September 30 will be held until the Spring 2023 evaluation window.  Should you have any questions, please contact Dr. Sherry King at [email protected] or Mrs. Tiffany Evans at [email protected]
 
Next week, September 19th to the 23rd, is Spirit Week.  Students are encouraged to show their school spirit by participating in Dress Up Days.  Monday, September 22nd is Pajama Day.  For all dress up days, students are reminded to follow the dress code.  
 
 
This Week - September 5th
On Tuesday, our 7th grade and new students will participate in a Vision and Hearing Screening.  This will be during 1st core.  
 
Also on Tuesday, our volleyball team will travel to Glade Spring Middle.  Their game will start at 5:30 p.m.
 
On Wednesday, students will sign up for clubs.  Club descriptions are posted on our website under Latest News and have been emailed to all students.  Students are encouraged to review these carefully and have more than one option in mind if their first club is full.  All students must sign up for a club.  Students in TSA cannot sign up for another club.  Students selected for the SCA - Student Council Association - will need to pick a club.  The SCA will not meet on club days.  SCA members will be called together in small and large groups as needed for various activities.  Our first club meeting will be on September 15th.  
 
Wednesday is the last day to place an order from our EBMS Online Store.  This is linked under Latest News on our
website.
 
Also on Wednesday, we will have an organizational meeting for the PTA.  This meeting will be in person and through Zoom.  The meeting will start at 6:00 p.m. and the Zoom link is on our website under Latest News.  
 
On Thursday, our volleyball team will play Wallace Middle here at EBSMS.  This game will be for the 8th grade students only.  The public may not attend due to limited seating.  Concessions will be sold.  The game will start at
12:30 p.m.
 
Also on Thursday, our football team will travel to Ridgeview High School.  Their game will start at 5:30 p.m.
 
Flu Vaccination forms were sent home last Friday.  If you want your child to receive the flu vaccination, please return the completed form by Friday, September 9th.  No late forms will be accepted.  The Flu Vaccination Information and Forms have been added to our website under Latest News.  Additional copies can be picked up in the main office.  
 
MidTerm Grade Reports will be sent home with students on Friday.  
 
Also on Friday we will have our 8th grade dance.  The dance will start at 2:00 p.m. and end at 3:00 p.m.  Admission is $3.00 and concessions will be available for $2.00 each.  Students will not be allowed to have their phones during the dance. 
 
Sixth graders are reminded they must have an instrument by Friday in order to remain in band class.
 
School will dismiss three hours early on Friday, September 16th for School Days at the Fair.  
 
 
This Week - August 28th
On Tuesday, our volleyball team will travel to Northwood Middle.  Their game will start at 5:30 p.m.
 
Wednesday is the deadline for any 7th or 8th grade student who is interested in running for an FFA (Future Farmers of America) officer position.  Students can pick up an application in the AgriScience room and should return these to Mrs. Shortt - [email protected]  
 
Also on Wednesday, our football team will travel to Christiansburg.  Their game will start at 5:30 p.m.
 
On Thursday, our volleyball team will play Damascus Middle here at EBSMS.  Admission is $5.00 and their game will start at 5:30 p.m.  Before the game, the team and players will have their pictures taken.
 
Both the volleyball and football schedules are linked on our website under Athletics.  
 
Middle School Boys Basketball Open gym will begin on September 7th at E.B. Stanley Middle School. Open Gym will begin at 7:00 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m.  Open Gym will usually meet on Mondays and Wednesdays.  Students must have a VSHL physical to play.
 
On Friday, we will have Fall Pictures.  Students will have their pictures taken and will receive a proof before purchasing.  Pictures are used for the yearbook and everyone is encouraged to have their pictures taken.
 
Also on Friday we will have our 7th grade dance.  The dance will start at 2:00 p.m. and end at 3:00 p.m.  Admission is $3.00 and snacks and drinks will be available for $2.00 each.  Students will not be allowed to have their phones during the dance.  The first 8th grade dance will be September 9th.
 
Students who are interested in representing EBSMS at the Washington County Fair School Talent Show should record a video audition and email it to Mrs. McLaughlin - [email protected]  Friday is the deadline to submit your video audition.
 
EBSMS has an online store!  From August 24th to September 7th, you can order various items including tee shirts, hoodies, shorts, etc. with the EBSMS logo.   The online store can be accessed on our website under Latest News and from this link - https://bsnteamsports.com/shop/HzFCsVUhrf.  
 
MidTerm Grade Reports will be sent home on Friday, September 9th.
 
Parents are invited to a public preview of the Family Life Materials on September 15th.  The preview will be held in the Abingdon High School Library from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
 
School will be closed on Monday, September 5th for Labor Day.
 

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