Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018 Stout Daily Bulletin

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Not 1, but 2 Winners for Students’ Corner

We really had some very good quotes for the last 2 weeks. It was very difficult to select just one. So, instead of just 1 prize, we decided on 2 prizes that go to:

Girls Swim Tryouts: Thursday, Nov. 1st

Girls Swim Tryouts will be held Thursday, November 1st from 3:00 – 4:45pm in the pool.

  • You need to have a sports physical. Please see the office if you need one.
  • You must be a “deep end” swimmer.

If you’re interested in trying out, please come prepared with a bathing suit, goggles, and a towel. The activity bus will be available after tryouts.

District Receives Full Accreditation Ceremony by the State AdvancED organization

Congratulations to our ENtire School Community: We received full district accreditation with a formal presentation by the AdvancED organization. In addition, Fatme Faraj was on a panel discussion and we provided a presentation at the Conference. An additional presentation was provided before the WCRESA Board this week and another one will be provided by Ms. Faraj and I at the AdvancED midwest regional conference. In addition, Ms. Faraj will be part of a 10 member advisory AdvancEd board for the State of Michigan. Brian Whiston also received a lifetime achievement award by the State AdvancED organization on the same day that we received our full district Accreditation. His wife was there to accept the award and it was great to see her.

 

Oakwood Construction Update

For students who walk to school, the cross-walk at Oakwood and Hollywood is currently closed. Until the crosswalk re-opens, students will need to walk south on Oakwood and cross at the pedestrian crossing in front of the hospital. This is the only other location where students will be able to safely cross Oakwood. The crossing guard has temporarily been relocated to the pedestrian crossing in front of the hospital as well. We are hoping that the crosswalk will re-open soon. However, students will likely need to follow this route again this afternoon (Friday).

Construction work on Oakwood also continues to affect entry into and exit from the north park lot (on the Rotunda-side of the school). The circle drive in front of Stout is still not accessible. Vehicles can enter the north parking lot through the middle driveway and exit through the driveway closest to Rotunda. Please note that the entrance and exit to the north parking lot are both one way only.

Pick-up time has been challenging as there are more parents than usual picking up their students in the parking lot. When picking up your child, please park in a parking space. Parking in areas that are not designated for parking makes it difficult for buses and other parents to access the parking lot and can also create unsafe conditions. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience during the construction project.

Wear Pink on Monday October 22

Breast Cancer Awareness month is October! In honor of all those who have survived and fought, we would like to ask everyone to wear pink on Monday, October 22! Let’s show our support to those who have fought and won, still fighting, and for family members of those who fought this ugly disease!

Circle of Friends Meeting: Monday, Oct. 22nd

Attention 7th & 8th graders:

Those of you who signed up for Circle of Friends are invited to join Ms. Nasser for an informational meeting on Monday October 22nd (first 10 minutes of lunch), at the Restorative Center (Mr. Baydoun’s Room).

Blue and Green

Some of our teachers showing their true colors!

Free Dental Services Deadline Extended: Oct. 24

The free dental services applications deadline is extended till Wednesday, Oct. 24 to allow more students to benefit from these services. The services will be performed on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, starting at 9:00 am in the Team Room at Stout Middle School. One student will have a chance to win an Android Tablet  if 35 students or more participate in this free program. Please take advantage of the provided services. It is your teeth, so take good care of them.

Students’ Corner

Amjad Alsaidy was honest to share with us this quote about honesty:

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom!”

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 Stout Daily Bulletin

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Oakwood Boulevard Construction Update

Construction work on Oakwood has been affecting entry into and exit from the north park lot (on the Rotunda-side of the school) for the past week. Today, the circle drive in front of Stout is not accessible. Vehicles can enter the north parking lot through the middle driveway and exit through the driveway closest to Rotunda. Until the circle drive re-opens, we ask that parents park in the lot when dropping off or picking up.

For students who walk to school, the cross-walk at Oakwood and Hollywood may soon be closed. When this happens, students will need to walk south on Oakwood and cross at the pedestrian crossing in front of the hospital. This is the only other location where students will be able to safely cross Oakwood. When the cross-walk in front of the building closes, the crossing guard will also be relocated to pedestrian crossing in front of the hospital.

Construction at Hollywood and Oakwood in front of Stout Middle School.

Academic Games is back!

If you’re looking for a challenge and want to compete amongst other middle school students, then ACADEMIC GAMES is for YOU! The game that is played is called EQUATIONS. It requires players to out-think one another in Mathematics and win by devising a solution that equals a set goal based on twenty-four math cubes. The game will challenge your math skills and problem-solving skills while you develop the solution.

Practice and Tournaments: The season runs from November 2018 until January 2019. Practices will begin at 3pm and end at 4:45, Tuesday through Thursday with no practice on Mondays and Fridays. Our first practice will be November 1st and our first practice tournament will be November 15th. All tournaments will be played at Stout, therefore, no transportation will be required and students will be able to take the Activities bus home after practice and tournaments.

If you are interested in joining, please see Mrs. Sleiman in Room G2.

PTA Meeting: Today, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

Dear Parents / Guardians

Stout Middle School PTA invites you to attend its monthly meeting scheduled at 06:00 pm, this afternoon, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 at the school’s Cafeteria. Please try to attend and have your say.

Thank you

جانب الأهالي الأعزاء

تدعوكم هيئة الأهالي والمدرسين إلى حضور إجتماعها الشهري المقرر عند الساعة السادسة من بعد ظهر اليوم الأربعاء الموافق في 17 تشرين الأول (أوكتوبر)، 2018 وذلك في كافتيريا المدرسة. نرجو منكم العمل جاهدا على المشاركة في هذا الإجتماع واعطاء أرائكم

                                                                     مع جزيل الشكر

The 7th Annual Cipriano Run was a windy success!

The 7th Annual Robert Cipriano Cross-Country Race was a windy, yet successful event. Our Stout Middle School students did extremely well and one of our 6th graders, Wassam Shohatee, shown here with Board Trustee Thorpe and Superintendent Dr. Glenn Maleyko, finished 1st overall for the 6th grade race. Here is a link where you can enjoy some of the pictures:

https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/vietinghoffpe/2018/10/16/7th-annual-robert-cipriano-cross-country-race-a-windy-success-for-stout-middle-school/

Thanks Mr. V and Mrs. Layson!