Dear Stone Families:
Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! I hope you have enjoyed a summer vacation filled with fun and exciting memories with your loved ones. Personally, I am grateful and elated to continue this journey with you as your Principal. Over the past couple of years, I have had the honor of getting to know many of our Stone families. I look forward to building an even stronger relationship with you all in the upcoming year.
As we enter this new school year, I want to let you know that our staff will be engaging in conversations around having a growth mindset, both for themselves and all students. A growth mindset helps students develop grit. Grit is a combination of passion, resilience, fortitude, and effort that allows a person to maintain self-control and optimism to persevere despite any obstacles. We must always believe in ourselves and our students’ ability to rise above challenges and come out stronger! Perseverance commands success!
The SMMS team is looking forward to meeting all of our families at three important school events. The first event is Registration, which will take place on August 4th from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. The second event is 7th grade Orientation, which takes place on August 5th from 9 – 11a.m. The third event is Open House, which takes place on September 6th from 6 – 8 p.m.
In closing, please enjoy the remaining days of summer. I look forward to an amazing school year together!
Your proud principal,