Weekly Announcements 5/28/23

Posted by Aislynn Denny on 5/28/2023

Good Evening Tiger Families, this is Chase Arrington, Principal at Western Guilford Middle School bringing you announcements for the week of Monday, May 29th – Friday, June 2nd.

Guilford County Schools will be closed Monday, May 29th in honor of Memorial Day formerly known as Decoration Day, to honor and mourn the U.S. military personnel who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

This past Friday I shared with students that there is no longer In School Suspension for the remainder of the school year. I encouraged students to think about their choices when interacting with peers and staff. Additionally, we discussed self-regulation and how to seek assistance from an adult if challenges arise. In the event students receive an office referral, it may result in Out of School Suspension. Please encourage your child to make great choices as we approach the last 9 days of the school year. I know our students can make great choices and with your assistance at home we can continue providing a safe environment for all students to thrive and grow. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the school.

We will begin EOG testing this week:

  • Tuesday, May 30th we will test students that require small group setting for Reading.
  • Wednesday, May 31st we will test Reading EOG Schoolwide.
  • Thursday, June 1st we will test Math EOG Schoolwide.
  • Friday, June 2nd we will complete small group testing and Math 2 students will take their final exam.

Please be mindful if students arrive to school after the testing session begins, they will not be admitted to the test session. They will have an opportunity to make-up their test later.

Additionally, no cell phones and/or smart watches are permitted during the testing session. We will require, per our school policy, for students to have their cell phones stored in their lockers and/or turn in to their teacher during the testing session. If a cell phone or device is found on a student during the testing session, this could cause a misadministration. This will result in a student receiving Out of School Suspension as it is a violation of the testing session. Please assist us to enforce this policy during the testing sessions.

In preparation for End of Year Award Programs, please take note of the following dates:

Thursday, June 8th, 8th grade will have their End of Year Awards Program and Promotional Exercises at 6pm. Students are encouraged to dress up as we honor their academic progress for the year. Students will be required to be on campus by 5:30pm in preparation for their program.

Friday, June 9th, we will honor 7th grade with their Awards Program at 9am and 6th grade will have their awards program at 11am. Parents of students receiving awards will be contacted in advance.

Thank you for all you do to support Tiger Nation! Have a wonderful week!