Principal's Message: 11/6/2021


Good Morning Parents and Families, 

We began the second quarter with a re-emphasis on our school-wide expectations of respect, honesty and kindness. We are so appreciative of several students and staff members who shared their perspective surrounding these important characteristics. You can check out the video here.

We were excited to begin movement in Panther Block yesterday, where several students were able to participate in various enrichment opportunities to include: Microscope Club, New Ways to do School, Service Club, School Newspaper, Science and Mastermind Clubs. Students and staff were excited and energized to begin these new learning opportunities and look forward to providing updates along the way. A reminder if your student was interested in one of these activities, there will be additional opportunities afforded throughout the school year. 

I am always excited to showcase the many wonderful things taking place here each day, and this week is no exception as you can read in the features below. Please continue to reach out if you need something. I appreciate your continued support and partnership. 

Have a wonderful weekend, 

Meredith Norris
Stone Middle School

FCPS Outstanding Awards Nominees
Nominations are now open for the FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards! To submit a nomination for a  Stone Middle School outstanding employee in any of the listed categories, please click here.  If you have any questions, please contact Julie Witt at


Portrait of a Panther

Even in a short week, our students began the 2nd quarter on a bright note. Several of our students were featured in a video this week around respect, honesty and kindness and did a great job. Others did an outstanding job answering questions in their classes.


Artwork Around the Building Feature
The art students collaborated as a small table group to create a design in the style of Keith Harring to visually communicate and promote positivity and acceptance. Using oil pastels, students created bright positive paper murals to distribute around the school community, each group selected their placement choice. In the 1980’s, Keith Harring produced hundreds of public drawings in rapid rhythmic lines in the NY subways spreading positivity. Check out their final projects from our talented art students  in the link above!


Family and Consumer Science Students make PJ Pants Feature

Just in time for the cooler weather...our students in Family and Consumer Science had a great time the last few weeks making their own pajama pants. Students were able to pick out their own fabric to find the perfect style/fit for them.

Family Assistance

If your family is in need of food resources, clothing or holiday assistance, please click here to complete the request form.  Please understand that submission of this form does not guarantee resources. We will  work closely with our community partners to find ways to support our families in need.

Please join us on our 1st Coffee Talk! of the year, Tuesday, November 16th, 2021. 

We will be holding an in-person session in order to help parents better understand SIS-ParentVUE and Schoology, how these interact, and how you can support your child by getting familiar with these systems.  If you do not have an account yet, we will be available that day to help you set one up.  Stone MS counseling staff will be available to answer questions.

Please stay on the lookout for more information and mark your calendars.  We will be offering two 1-hour sessions to fit your availability:

Tuesday, November 16th, 2021

9:00 am & 5:00 pm

Please RSVP to either session by clicking on this link.  If you have a language preference, please let us know as well through the same link.

If you do not have a ParentVUE account and would like to sign up for one ahead of time, please email Mrs. Amy Copeland at, to obtain an activation code. Please provide your name and your student’s name in the email.

Student Picture Make-Up Day

Lifetouch will be at Stone on Monday, November 15th from 7:30-9:30 in the Theatre for students new to Stone, missed the original picture day, would simply like a new photo.  Students should bring their original fall picture packet, form, or payment with them and will be called down on the PA.  Questions? Email


One of our new clubs, Newspaper, is trying to figure out the name of our newspaper...stay tuned!


Mr. Gueltig and his students take a walking tour as they determine some new projects to support the school...stay tuned!


Students exploring the hallway as part of Science Club... not sure what is in those petri dishes... stay tuned!


Students excited to explore and learn more in Microscope Club... stay tuned!