Every middle school student will take PE and Keyboarding, and you will also have the opportunity to choose a second elective - band, art or Spanish.
Congratulations to Silk Hope students who were recognized at the district level as a part of this year's Chatham County Schools Young Authors Program.
Each year all students who submit original writing through the Young Authors Program have their work on display at the school level. Each young author is also invited to a special writers' workshop as a part of our school's annual Literacy Fair and Author/Illustrator Expo.
Several notable manuscripts are recognized at the district level each year. This year, Chatham County Schools recognizes the following titles by authors from Silk Hope School:
As Life Leads You to Think, by Abigail C.
Astronauts vs. Aliens, by Dylan J.
Da'simi's Special Day, by Brianna H.
Miles and Maggie, by Elizabeth V.
One in a Million, by Celie L.
Listen to more information about the Young Authors Program
in this podcast from Chatham County Schools.
Thanks to all Silk Hope students who participated in the program this year!
High School Course: Final Grade Selection Form
Following guidelines issued by the State Board of Education, all middle school students enrolled in high school courses will have the choice between Pass, Withdraw, or the highest numerical grade for each high school course completed during the spring semester, including any yearlong courses.
A digital survey form requiring electronic signatures of the student and the parent or guardian will be used to collect grade preferences for these courses. You may access the form here. Please complete the form by Friday, June 12. Following guidelines from the state, a default final grade of Pass or Withdraw will be used if we do not receive your grade selections.
Remember that you will need to make the best choice. Contact your teacher or school principal if you would like to discuss classes, grades or courses for next school year. Our final report card for this school year will be mailed to students on Friday, June 19.
Annual Silk Hope School Art Gallery
Helpful Site Tutorial Videos:
Site Tutorial: This is a quick tutorial of the site highlighting school contacts and how to talk about Coronavirus at home.
SHS Weekly Learning Plans: This is an informational overview of the weekly learning plans created for students and families as well as some tips to make home learning go smoothly.
Please contact Silk Hope School data manager Karen Snipes if you have questions email@example.com
Missed the Sunday evening phone call? No big deal!
The Eagle Update, our weekly Sunday evening phone message, is also available in print form under our Eagle Update tab on the main page of our Silk Hope School website. Click the Eagle Update section and select the desired date.
Now you have more choices regarding how you stay connected to the lastest news and information from Silk Hope School.
Chatham County Schools is doing a soft-launch of the new online student registration forms and Silk Hope School was selected as the first location! Families will be receiving an email to the email account on file with our school that contains instructions in how to access and then update their student(s) information online.
This will greatly reduce the number of forms going home!
The Parent Portal allows all Chatham County Schools families the opportunity to view their students' grades in an easy to use website.
Parents are asked to complete a parent verification process before accessing their student's grade and schedule information via the Parent Portal. This is a one-time process and will need only to be completed in subsequent years if families enroll new students within Chatham County Schools.
Click the link below to access instructions for the parent verification process.
Each month, a member of the Silk Hope School staff will be recognized as the winner of the Super Hero Staff (SHS) Award. The Super Hero award recognizes individuals who demonstrate a powerful passion for positive change in our school community. They have invested their time and energy for a brighter tomorrow, used their super strengths to support and build others, been a valiant sidekick when needed, and have been a unique source of positivity, strength, and humility in trying moments. They have powered the way for Silk Hope School through their example and have spread their contagious love for learning to students and staff.
Members of the Silk Hope School community (which includes students, parents, and staff) can submit nominations for individuals who meet the above-mentioned criteria. Members of the school's leadership team (School Improvement Team) will review the nominations and choose a Torch Award winner for the month. The winner will receive a Torch Award trophy and gift card and will also be recognized via various media (school announcements, Twitter, website, etc).
Submit your nomination here.
One of Silk Hope School's easiest fundraiser is collecting Box Tops for Education. Clipping the $0.10 coupons & Scanning your receipts for eligible products, quickly adds up to hundreds, even thousands of dollars for our school. This year the PTA's goal is to raise $1,000. Visit the Box Tops homepage to learn about the app and which products carry the Box Tops label, print out valuable coupons, and much more.
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.
Anonymous Tip/Bullying Reporting Form
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. Scott, school counselor, or SHS principal, Mrs. Brady-Andrew 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.)
Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! I hope you were able to do all of the things that make summer both restful and exciting.
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!
Angie Brady-Andrew, Principal