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Principal's Message

 

 

 

A message from STONEHAM CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL
 

Dear Parents,

I would like to congratulate our Star Students for the month of April:  Isabella Pinto, William Maurer ,Damian Driscoll , Joao Neto

 

 

Star Students are nominated by any staff member who recognizes a student performing an act of kindness toward another student or staff member

REMINDER FOR GRADE EIGHT PARENTS

We just want to alert parents on the events that will be taking place at the end of the year and the costs associated with the activities. The cost for Recognition Night on Thursday, June 14th  and the Grade Eight Field Trip  on  Friday, June 15th is fifty dollars. The price includes a dance for students after the ceremony where they will have DJ, a photo booth, pizza and snacks. On the morning of June, 15th the PTO will sponsor a breakfast with the help of parent donations. Students will be transported by bus to Kings Bowling alley where they will bowl and eat lunch. Upon their return to the middle school students will be provided a snack and have their yearbooks signed. The cost of the yearbooks is  not included in the 50 dollar fee. Yearbooks are fifteen dollars.

 

 SCREENAGERS

We are inviting parents to come to our showing of SCREENAGERS. Screenagers dives deep into how technology impacts kid's development and the challenges of parenting in the digital world where parents must compete with video games, texting addiction, and social media. For more information about the movie screenagers go to: screenagersmovie.com

 This event will be  hosted by Stoneham Central Middle School and Stoneham High School on  Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at  6:30 PM in the Stoneham Central Middle School cafeteria. There will be a question and answer session after the movie.

Admission is free.

 

National History Day

Congratulations to Stella de Paula and Sophia Zullo for their tremendous success this weekend at the National History Day state competition.  Their group performance about Conflict and Compromise at the Salem Witch Trials placed first in the entire state!  Please wish them luck as they have each won a ticket to Washington D.C. in June to participate in the National competition.  Excellent work representing Stoneham Middle School, Stella and Sophia!

Chess Club

The Stoneham Middle School Chess Club is proof that it is possible to have fun and enhance your critical thinking skills simultaneously.  The club is composed of students in grades 5 – 8 with rookie through veteran chess experience.  Each week students acquired additional skills and strategies about the game.  The club meets once a week for an hour after school for 15 sessions. 

Congratulations to our winners of the Chess Madness Tournament: 1st place Billy Maurer, 2nd place Karlin To, and 3rd place Nick Bruno.  Overall, it was a positive experience for all students.  Everyone walks away a winner when they are learning a game that enhances critical thinking skills, builds social skills, and provides an overall enjoyable experience.

 Math Team

 

Congratulations to the Math Team, which tied for third at its final home meet this month with a score of 102! Leading the scoring were Alice Khomski, Vivian Wong, Dante Illanes, Judah and Bijan Nossoughi, Chloe Costa, Vera Bowerman, and Thomas Fung, followed closely by Matthew Alarcon, Matthew Palumbo, Adriana Zagami, Keenan Porter, Nihal Berrad, Beliz Baloglu, Grace Frontiero, and Enzo Carminati. Also doing well were Anderson Illanes, Giovanni Gomez, Sofia Golisano, Julia Bois and Adam Berrad.

Alice Khomski also received an award as the meet’s highest scoring 8th grader with a score of 14, and Grace Frontiero received recognition as the meet’s highest scoring 5th grader.  Nice job, everyone

GRADE 8

On Thursday, March 29, eighth grade students at Stoneham Central Middle School were treated to a live performance of William Shakespeare’s tragedy Romeo and Juliet by actors from the Shakespeare Now! Theatre Company.  Shakespeare Now! is a professional theater company which brings exciting, live performances of the playwright's great works to elementary, middle, and high schools throughout New England. The company also leads interactive student workshops in kinesthetic experiences with the richly meaningful language of Shakespeare.  After the performance, the actors opened upthe floor for questions from the audience.  Students asked thought-provoking questions and proved to be equal parts entertained as well as engaged!

 THE DRAMA PRODUCTION

Congratulations to all drama students, stage crew and teachers who made this year’s production one of the best productions we have ever had.Schoolhouse Rock Live!  Was a huge success. Kudos to Ms. Kate Donovan for all her hard work and thanks to Mr. Parry for his help as well.

 

STUDENT ID’S

We are asking parents to work with us to make sure their child wears their student ID in school. Please reinforce to your child that wearing a student  ID is the first step in creating a safe school environment.

Student ID”s were distributed to students on Wednesday, January 31st. The expectation is that all students wear their student ID’s while in school. Moving forward to the future the hope is that the student ID will become an integral tool to the student as far as using it to swipe when buying their lunch or to checkout  books in the library.

  

STEM NEWS

STEM FAIR

Friday, June 1, 2018 

8am-1pm

Stoneham Central Middle School

 101 Central Street, Stoneham MA 02180

 The STEM Fair is an opportunity for our 8th-grade students to explore interesting careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math by interacting with community partners and businesses. 

We are looking for 10 volunteers to participate in this exciting event. If you or anyone you know is employed in a STEM field or engaged in a STEM-related community and are interested in inspiring our students, please let us know. Volunteers will be able to share their experiences with students during 40-minute classroom-based presentations. Presenters will also have an opportunity to learn about our school’s STEM program and observe student projects.

 

Contact:

 

Ashley Puopolo

S.T.E.M. Specialist

Stoneham Central Middle School

101 Central Street, Stoneham 02180

(781) 279-3840 x190

apuopolo@stonehamschools.org

  

A Message From The School Nurse

An important “Spring” reminder from the Health Office

As the snow slowly melts away, seasonal allergies start to bloom!  If your child has seasonal allergies or Asthma, it is important that they are taking their allergy medication.
For parents of students with seasonal allergies and/or Asthma, here is an important reminder: Asthma/Allergy Action Plans:
  Seasonal Allergy and Asthma Action Plans are important to review and update with your health care provider, and a copy should be on file at school, as well as a rescue inhaler.  Learn what your child’s triggers are – pollen, grass, molds, temperature changes, exercise? Please let us know. 
Some common signs and symptoms of seasonal allergies:
Pain areas: in the ear Nasal: congestion, loss of smell, redness, runny nose, post-nasal drip, sneezing, or stuffy nose Eyes: itchiness, puffy eyes, redness, or watery eyes

 

Kim Trant BSN, RN

School Nurse

Stoneham Central Middle School

Tel: 781-279-3840 ext.2

Fax: 781-279-3843

 

The 2017/2018 PTO meetings have been scheduled:   May 9th.

IMPORTANT DATES IN MAY:

             Tuesday, May 1st- Session one math grade 8

Wednesday, May 2nd- Session two math grade 8

Thursday, May 3rd- Session one grade 5 math

Friday, May 4th- Session two grade 5 math

Tuesday, May 8th- Session one grade 6 math

Wednesday, May 9th- Session two grade 6 math

Wednesday, May 9th – PTO Hosts Staff Breakfast

Thursday, May 10th- Session one grade 7 math

Friday, May 11th- Session two grade 7 math

Tuesday, May 15th- Session one grade 8 science

Wednesday, May 16th-  Session two grade 8 science

Wednesday, May 16th- Grade 8 Panoramic Picture

Monday, May 28th- No School in observance of Memorial Day

 

PLEASE VISIT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL WEBSITE TO ACCESS OUR MONTHLY SCHOOL CALENDAR. DAYS TWO and FIVE ARE DAYS THAT BAND AND CHORUS MEET DURING ACTIVITY PERIOD.

Mrs. Fulmer and I will continue to update you via email throughout the year. Please feel free to call us with any questions or concerns.

 

Christopher Banos

Principal SCMS