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  • SHS Logo Science Fair Winners

     Congratulations to the following students who were winners in this year’s science fair. Our first and second place winners will advance to the district competition later in December. 

     Pre-K through 2nd Grade Winners

    • 3rd Place: Water and Coke, Watermelon! By Reyna Nava
    • 2nd Place: Which Household Liquid Removes Rust the Best? By Abbey Fisher-Adams
    • 1st Place: What Would Potter Eat? (If He Didn’t Have Dog Food) By Ellie Priestley

     3rd through 5th Grade Winners

    • 3rd Place: M & M Math By Emma Burke
    • 3rd Place: Solar Pringles Can Hotdog Cooker By Ashley Rains
    • 2nd Place: Germinating Seeds in Different Temperatures By Isabel Anderson, Logan Gunter, and Naya Cole
    • 1st Place: How Effective are Ladybugs for Controlling Aphids? By Isabel Anderson

    6th through 8th Grade Winners

    • 3rd Place: Plastic Challenge By Robert Maupin, Jordan Pickett, and Keoni Overturf
    • 2nd Place: How To Get Rid of Your Fruit Fly Problem By Robert Train
    • 1st Place: Juice Box Geometry By Carson Rickman
    • 1st Place: How Does the Air Pressure of a Basketball Affect Its Bounce? By Colin McDaniel


    Reading Rocks Winners

    Congratulations to the following students who read the most minutes during Reading Rocks for their hallway. These students received $50 from the PTA for their accomplishment:

    • K-2 Hallway: Lilly Hicks
    • 3-5 Hallway: Landon Miles
    • 6-8 Hallway: Samantha Ritch


    $50 was also awarded to Autumn Campbell for collecting the most donations during the Reading Rocks campaign.   Thanks to everyone who participated. We hope that you will continue to be thrilled by all the things you learn while reading.


    Upcoming events for the week include:

    • This week will be Spirit Week. See the school website for details regarding each day’s theme.
    • Our first basketball game of the season will be Tuesday against Bonlee. We also play at Bennett Thursday. Come out and support your Silk Hope Eagles! All games begin at 4:15pm.
    • Our 2nd family literacy night will be held Wednesday with dinner being provided at 5:45 with literacy stations following at 6:30. We hope you can join us!
    • Progress reports will be sent home Thursday. Please contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions or if you would like to set up a conference.



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    Spirit Week (November 29-December 4)

    Monday: PJ Day

    Tuesday: Blue and White Day (Show your SHS Pride)

    Wednesday: Wacky Tacky Day

    Thursday: Throw Back Thursday

    Friday: Favorite Holiday Day



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    SHS Logo PTA Events

    The PTA would like for you to mark your calendars for two important events. March 11 will be the Chicken Tender Fundraiser Dinner and the Golf Tournament will be held April 2. Begin thinking about how you can support these two events.


    Family Literacy Night

    The next Family Literacy night for kindergarten – 5th grade students and familes has been moved from December 1 to Wednesday December 2 due to our first home basketball game. We will begin at 5:45 with dinner and breakout sessions will follow at 6:30pm. We hope you will join us.


    Upcoming events for the week include:

    • The Science Fair will be open for viewing Monday and Tuesday.
    • The Turkey Trot will be held Monday at 9:15am for grades 6-8, 12:50pm for grades K-2, and 1:55 for grades 3-5.
    • The School Improvement Team will meet Monday at 3:15pm.
    • The boys basketball team will have a Blue/White scrimmage game Tuesday at 4:15.
    • There will be a PTA Thrift Shop work night Tuesday at 6:30pm for 4th grade parents.
    • There will be no school Wednesday-Friday in celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday. We hope you enjoy your time with family and friends.



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  • bookstack An Opportunity for Young Authors

    Each year Chatham County Schools offers students an opportunity to let literary talents shine!

    For 28 years, the Chatham County Schools Young Authors Program has provided an opportunity for students to share original stories at the school level through the library media center. A limited number of entries from each school are also accepted for sharing at the district level.

    The Young Authors program is open to all K-8 students.

    To participate in the Young Authors program at Silk Hope School, students are invited to write an original story of any length, including chapter books, or novels.

    Original illustrations are invited, but are not required.  Other images should not be included, due to copyright limitations.

    Helpful templates are available on the SHS Library Media web page. Original illustrations can be in any medium, and can be submitted separately for scanning to the finished work.

    All entries will be shared in our library, but in order to be considered for district-wide sharing, entries should to be submitted in final form to the Silk Hope School Library Media Center by January 5, 2016.

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  • Box Tops One of Silk Hope School's easiest fundraiser is collecting Box Tops for Educaiton. Clipping the $0.10 coupons quickly add up to hundreds, even thousands of dollars for our school. This year the PTA's goal is to raise $4,000.  Visit the Box Tops homepage to learn which products carry the Box Tops label, print out valuable coupons, and much more.  PTA is collecting Box Tops for Education. 




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  • golf ball Mark your calendars for the 2nd Annual Silk Hope School PTA Golf Tournament April 2, 2016.  The tournament will be held at Sourwood Golf Course in Snow Camp and the format will be "Best Ball." Lunch will be served and is included in the tournament entry fee.  If you are interested in signing up a team or if you would like to volunteer plese contact Jackie Adams at 919-395-2080 or by email at  


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  • We Love Volunteers

    We appreciate our Silk Hope School volunteers!  Please be sure to complete the your volunteer application for 2015-2016!  Click here to access application.


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    Anonymous Bullying Report

    Please click this link to report an incidence of bullying that may require investigation. If you feel like this is an emergency and need to speak with someone please Mrs. Kincaid (school counselor) or Mrs. Brady-Andrew/Mrs. Petty (school administrators) at 919-742-3911.

    Please note, we define bullying as repeated and intentional behavior that hurts another person physically or emotionally. We base this decision on how the victim is feeling. Bullying may include:
    - Physical bullying: hitting, kicking, pushing, choking, punching, etc.
    - Verbal bullying: threatening, taunting, teasing, rumor spreading, hate speech, name calling, extortion, etc.
    - Relational bullying: exclusion from activities, social isolation, sexual intimidation, harassment, etc.
    - Cyber bullying: bullying through the use of technology (email, texts, social media, etc.)



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Principal's Message

  • Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year! I hope you were able to do all of the things that make summer both restful and exciting.  We are working hard to prepare for a new school year and we look forward to your return in late August. 

    The entire faculty and staff extend their best wishes to you for a successful school year.  Each of us looks forward to supporting you in a successful year of academic and personal growth.

    As we begin the new year, I want to remind everyone within our school community that the success of Silk Hope School has been, and always will be, a result of combined and cooperative effort.  As we enter the new school year, know that I welcome your comments, questions, and concerns. I would like to extend an invitation for your active participation, which will be appreciated by our entire staff.

    Thank you and welcome to an exciting and rewarding year!