Principal's Message: 10/9/2021


Good Afternoon Parents and Families: 

We completed our first week in October with a fun spirit week, in which many students and staff participated in as we kicked off our first week of after school activities. This is a reminder that all students must be registered and signed up prior to staying after school. More information can be found below. 

I want to thank you for your continued support as we partner together to ensure the health and safety of all of our students and staff. While you received a message from me earlier this week and students have heard from me several times on the announcements, I ask you to continue to have conversations with your child(ren) surrounding the importance of our school-wide expectations

Throughout the rest of this month, as part of our 4th period Panther Block lessons, the focus will be on kindness, empathy and the importance of digital citizenship. Students will receive additional information and support on how to best navigate technology and digital resources in a responsible and respectful manner. There are so many ways we can utilize our technology tools to promote positive messages, as well as to enhance an overall meaningful learning experience. However, it takes a collective effort from our students, staff and families to have discussions related to the successes and challenges that exist as a result of increased technology and overall social media access. 

To that end, please find some overall information surrounding digital citizenship, as well as Social Media Best Practices for Students.  I am so proud of the many acts of kindness and empathy I witness each day from our students. Yet I know this is something we need to continue to highlight and encourage to promote and ensure a positive learning environment each day. In the coming weeks, we will not only present opportunities for our students to learn more about overall digital citizenship, but we will also have a forum for parents and families to engage in learning surrounding this very important topic.  Please continue to reach out if you have any questions, concerns or feedback. 

Thank you for your continued partnership and support.  I hope you and your families enjoy the weekend.

Meredith Norris
Stone Middle School


After School Program Kickoff Feature

Mr. Anderson kicked off our after school program with a sports themed spirit week. Students stayed after for academic support and participated in clubs and activities. Click the link above to read more  about it. 


Portrait of a Panther: Week of October 4

Our students continue to amaze me with their strong participation in classes as they continue to display Portrait of a Graduate attributes. 


Oct.11 - Professional Development Day / Indigenous Peoples’ Day

This is a student holiday and we will welcome students back to Stone on Tuesday, October 12 for an Even Day. 

PTSA News and Notes

- Spirit wear orders will be delivered in about a next week.

- Want customized photo books, prints, cards, decor or gifts?  If so, follow these simple steps and Stone MS PTSA will earn 8% from your purchase!

  1. Go to
  2. Click on "SHOP SHUTTERFLY"
  3. Log into your regular Shutterfly account (or create one if you are a new customer)
  4. SHOP!!!

Volunteer Opportunities:

- Vision & Hearing Screeners:

- Teacher Work Day Breakfast:

After School Academic Support

Academic support will be offered from teachers from each department on the following days from 2:30-3:30pm:

  • Tuesday - SS/English
  • Wednesday - Science/Math
  • Thursday - Electives/PE/Other

Students should complete the weekly after school form found in Schoology for days they will be staying with a teacher for academic support.

Virginia Growth Assessment Makeups

If your child was absent and missed their VGA test this week, we will be holding makeups on Tuesday, October 12 and Thursday, October 14. Please make sure they come to school each day with a fully charged laptop and their charger. 

Makeup Picture Day: November 15

Please click the link above for information related to Make-up picture day.

After 3

More students participating in Jersey Day!

after 4

Some spirt week fun at lunches!