Did you know that students who read 20 minutes daily over the summer have up to 85% more retention of learning than student who do not read each day?
Chatham County Schools is challenging all K-8th grade students to read or complete Classworks learning modules for at least 20 minutes a day this summer. Students who complete the learning log will receive a prize when they return to school in August. Students who reach the full 20 hours of time in the challenge will receive a grand prize.
Silk Hope School will also be encouraging students to spend time writing. Before leaving for summer vacation, each student received a journal which included fun writing prompts in an effort to get students writing. As an extra bonus, students reaching 20 hours of reading AND also have 20 journal entries will receive an opportunity to "make-over" Mrs. Brady-Andrew! You don't want to miss the opportunity to give her a new look!
Learning logs and writing journals were sent home with each student on the last day of school.
For additional information as well as reading and math support resources online for students to use over the summer visit the CCS Summer Learning website.
Silk Hope School will have work nights at the PTA Thrift Shop in Siler City beginning at 5:45pm on the following dates: June 12, July 13, July 18, August 3, and August 15. Work night volunteers as well as volunteers who empty drop boxes will earn double time June 1-August 31.
You can sign up to empty a PTA Thrift Shop Drop Box by visiting the "Families" tab above and click the link for drop box sign up.
Mark your calendar, the 2017-2018 “Meet the Teacher” night will be held Thursday, August 24 from 5:30-7:00pm for students in grades 1st-8th. Kindergarten teachers will hold Meet the Teacher night Wednesday, August 30 5:30-6:30.
A voluntary summer "Skill Development Session" for all interested 6th /7th/8th grade girls will be held Tuesday, August 15 from 6:30-8:30pm. Anyone interested in playing softball is welcome to attend.
Tryouts will be held immediately after school Tuesday, August 29 - Thursday, August 31. Players will need to be picked up at 5:00pm.
All students must submit a physical to Mrs. Snipes at the front office prior to the first day of tryouts
Coaches Barton Mitchell and Jason Dickerson will be working with the Lady Eagles Softball team this season.
Welcome to the newest members of our Silk Hope School family...Kindergarten Students! Various events will be taking place to help prepare our kindergarteners (and their parents/guardians) for the transition to kindergarten.
Friday, August 18 (please come during the time you signed up for during registration)
Kindergarten Staggered Entry Dates
Monday, August 28 Tuesday, August 29 Wednesday, August 30
Your child will attend only ONE of the three staggered entry days. Staggered entry assignments will be mailed during the summer.
Kindergarten “Meet the Teacher”
Wednesday, August 30 5:30-6:30pm
Class assignments will be posted and you can meet your child’s kindergarten teacher.
2017-2018 middle school fall sports are quickly approaching. Please note that the Chatham County Schools Athletic Participation Form, which includes eligibility rules and concussion information, must be completed and on file with the athletic director before trying out. Click here to obtain a copy of the middle school participation form packet. Fall sports include: Girls Softball, Boys Soccer, and, new for the 17-18 school year, Cross Country (co-ed). More information will be shared regarding tryouts closer to the start of the school year.
Peach Jar eFlyers
Would you like to receive digital flyers about school-related activities as well as approved community events. To view SHS eFlyers or for instructions on how to sign up to receive them via email click here. You will see recent eFlyers posted and also be able to register for email notifications.
One of Silk Hope School's easiest fundraiser is collecting Box Tops for Education. 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.
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 contact Mrs. Wilson (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.)
Students work in news teams to simulate careers and practice skills.
Four SHS projects honored at Chatham County Science Fair
Welcome to the 2016-2017 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!