Middle School Parent Teacher Conferences: Nov. 13, 14

Middle School Parent Teacher Conferences will be held at Stout Middle School Cafeteria on Monday, Nov. 13th and Tuesday, Nov. 14th between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Please mark that on your calendar. Find out your kids’ strengths, achievements, and/or struggles straight from their teachers. Your kids will pay more attention when you follow their progress closely and continuously.

Stout Makes News (Good News) in The Press & Guide


As you know, Stout Middle School was a part of a Beyond Differences national event that aims at “creating a world where every child is accepted, valued, and included by their peers – no matter what it is that makes them different. “Stout Middle Schoolers, led by Mrs. Marla Wiacek and Mrs. Jillian Cardoza, gave it all, along with half a million students across the nation, to make the  Know your Classmate event a big success.  Here is a link to the Press & Guide article that covered the event.

Press & Guide Article about Stout Middle School Event

Boys’ basketball Tryouts: Nov. 10th, 15th, and 16th

For more info, please see Coaches Haddad and Hool

Boys’ basketball Tryouts: Nov. 10th, 15th, and 16th

If you are planning on trying out for the basketball season:

  • 6th graders must sign up during lunch by Thursday, November 9th
  • 7th and 8th graders must sign up during lunch by Friday, November 10th
  • You need to have a physical on file.
  • All tryouts will be after school from 3:00 – 4:50 pmin the gym.
  • Activity buses will take you home at 5:00 pm.
  • You must have a 2.0 grade point average for the 1st card marking to be able to tryout.
  • The Try0uts dates are as follows:

6th grade tryouts:          Friday, November 10th  

                                7th grade tryouts:          Wednesday, November 15th

                                8th grade tryouts:          Thursday, November 16th

Parents’ School Responsibilities

This is a very useful site that gives parents ways to stay involved and help their child succeed in school. The guide stresses the importance of:

  • ensuring good attendance
  • creating a strong learning environment at home
  • tracking progress reports and report cards
  • being familiar with school rules and policies
  • staying in touch with school staff.

It features a tabbed table of contents that lets readers flip right to the information they need.

Parents’ School Responsibilities

Students’ Corner

This is what Haidar Almawla, one of Stout students wanted to share with us:

“It is easier to do a job than to explain why you didn’t!”

He simply thinks that we should spend our energy achieving things rather than justifying our failures!

And the Winner is….

Hadeel Mawiri shared these lyrics from a song by the Beyond the Scene (BTSband:

“Kill them with success, bury them with a smile!”

For that, she wins the Students’ Corner Quote of the week. Her choice of za’atar, cheese, meat, or spinach pie will be delivered to her classroom this week.

No School: Tuesday, Nov. 7

Tuesday, Nov. 7th is a voting day. Schools will be closed. Enjoy it. We are sure parents cannot wait to spend more time with their kids, while teachers, bus drivers, administrators, and lunch-room staff will be anxiously waiting for Wednesday to resume their daily routines!.

1st Activity Day: Wednesday, Nov. 08, 2017

The Student Council will have the first Activity Day on Wednesday, Nov. 08, 2017 from 3:00 to 4:30 pm.  We will have the pool for swimming -first 1/2 for girls and second 1/2 hour for boys. Students will need $1 to get in and extra money for pop shot, face painting and snacks.

Unfortunately, there will be NO ACTVITY BUSES available, so they must have their own ride home at 4:30pm. They cannot ride the 5:00 bus.