Eighth Grade Field Trips next week.
Northwood Cheerleading will be holding an interest meeting Tuesday, March 28th at 6pm in the Northwood Media Center for anyone interested in trying out for the cheerleading team or mascot at Northwood for the 2017-18 school year. Prospective cheerleaders/mascots and their parents are encouraged to attend this informational meeting.
Spring Break April 10 - 15. Early release on April 7.
Help Us Celebrate Outstanding Alumni
Chatham County Schools is seeking nominations for our inaugural Distinguished Alumni Awards Program. Each current Chatham County Schools high school will have one Distinguished Alum recognized during the 2017 commencement ceremonies with a commemorative certificate, time for a brief speech, and their name engraved on a plaque inside the school.
We need YOUR help to nominate the Chatham County Schools grad you think most exemplifies someone who has been outstanding at their profession, serving the community, or has shown notable sustained dedication to Chatham County Schools.
Find out all the details and fill out an application online at: http://bit.ly/ccsalum17
Attention rising 9th graders!
FREE summer camp sponsored by UNC-Chapel Hill’s Institute for the Environment. Financial support for this program is provided by the Duke Energy Foundation and the UNC Institute for the Environment.
Energy Literacy Engagement and Action Program (Energy LEAP)
July 31st - August 4th, 2017 at UNC-Chapel Hill
Dive into an exploration of all things energy! Conduct hands-on and minds-on STEM-based activities to examine society’s current use of energy and the technological solutions that will support a low-carbon future.
Eligibility: Open to rising 9th through 12th grade students who go to school in either Alamance, Chatham, Durham or Orange counties.
Application deadline: 11:59PM Sunday April 23rd, 2017
Program Contact: Dana Haine
Females and minorities under-represented* in science careers are especially encouraged to apply.
Preparing for High School
Dates of interest
Chatham County School of Science and Technology. Applications available. For additional information see Mrs. Little.
February 15th, 21st, 23rd and 28th. March 7th, 9th, 16th,and 21st. 4:00 to 6:30 Help with High School Course Selection and Online Registration with Mrs. Little in the Pollard media center
Rising 9th Grade Registration opens in Powerschool February 26th
Rising 9th Grade Registration ends March 26th
New Bell Times:
7:00- YMCA Before School Care (Contact the YMCA to register)
7:40- All students can enter at 7:40. 6th to MPR. 7th/8th to gym
8:10- Tardy bell
3:10- School ends
Pollard's PTSA is looking for a few good parents to volunteer for next year. Although they have an amazing team, most of the parents are moving on to Northwood. Positions available include: PTSA President, Vice President, Secretary, Fundraising Chair, Membership Chair, Spirit Wear Chair, and Box Top Chair. The jobs vary in time commitment and assignment. Please contact Wendy Bengivenni with questions. We all know our schools need extra help and extra funding, and this doesn't happen without parents getting involved. Thank you in advance!
Athletic Gap is a way for your kids to stay at school (supervised) until game time on days when Pollard has home games. (READ: one less trip for you to make shuttling your kid!) The cost for Athletic GAP is $2, and does not include the admission price to the game. Softball and soccer games are free admission. Basketball games cost $3. The Boosters Club sells concessions at games, so your child may want to bring extra money for that as well.
Every year, Pollard Band Director, Michele Reams, encourages her band students to go to the esteemed UNCG Summer Music Camp. This year, a record number of 35 Pollard band students attended the camp.
Dear Margaret B. Pollard Middle School Families,
It is my pleasure to welcome you to Margaret B. Pollard Middle School. Margaret B. Pollard Middle School is an extraordinary place for learning! The teachers and staff work diligently to meet the individual needs of all students, and maintain personal connections with their families. I am ever so grateful to be surrounded by such driven, intelligent, and compassionate staff and students. Together with staff, families and community members, we will continue to work to strengthen Margaret B. Pollard’s strong reputation as an unique, rigorous, and inclusive learning community.