Principal's Message: 11/13/2021


Good Morning Parents and Families, 

It was another busy week as our students and staff engaged in continued meaningful learning in our first full week of the second quarter. 

We are so proud of the sacrifice and service displayed by our four Veterans at Stone: Mr. Mark Daugherty, Science (Army); Mr. Kevin Eley, Technology Specialist, (Army); Mr. Armando Garcia, Counselor, (Navy); Officer Virgil Swartz, School Resource Officer (Army). In addition to honoring these amazing individuals, we also honored our other staff members who have family members who serve or have served. To our Stone families who are serving or have served, we say thank you for your commitment, dedication and sacrifice serving our country.

See below for our Veteran's Day feature...a big thank you to our leadership  and Panther News students for their hard work putting this presentation together. We have another exciting week with a lot of events taking place for our students, staff and families. Please read below for more information. I thank you for your continued partnership and support!

Have a wonderful weekend, 

Meredith Norris
Stone Middle School


Portrait of a Panther 

Our students never cease to amaze me. Click on the link above to see this week’s Portrait of a Panther winners who did a great job contributing to class discussions and the overall positive dynamics in the classroom.


Veterans Day Feature

As mentioned above, our leadership and Panther News students put on a great presentation to honor our Veterans and family members of Veterans on Thursday! Click the link above to watch the video and see more pictures to honor and celebrate our Stone staff. 


Spirit Week - Nov. 15-19 

We are closing out this last full week of November with a spirit week. Click the link above to participate...thank you to our leadership classes for ensuring we continue to stay positive and have school spirit!

Student Picture Make-Up Day: Monday, November 15th

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. Please click the link above for more information. 


Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night: Monday Nov 15

Start your week off right and head on over to Chick-Fil-A in Chantilly to support your Stone PTA! The event is from 4:00-8:00 PM and all you have to do is mention Stone before placing your drive-thru order with a Team Member or write Stone in the special request field before finalizing your mobile order. 

Parent Coffee: Tuesday November 16th (9:00 AM or 5:00 PM)

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 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.


Krispy Kreme Fundraiser: Through Dec. 6

Please click the link above for another way to support the Stone PTA. All these fundraisers allow for the PTA to continue to support students, staff and the community. Thank you for your support!

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


We are so lucky to have Officer Swartz as part of our school community. He has done a great job as a guest presenter for Ms. Ellen's 8th grade Health classes!

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Thank you to Ms. Nolan's History 7 students for their display of appreciation in honor of Veteran's Day!