What do school mascots, neon gas and art students at Martin Middle School have in common? All three and more came together this spring when glass sculpture artist Nate Sheaffer visited the school. With funding provided by Martin's PTA, Mr. Sheaffer was invited to talk with the entire 8th grade class, introducing them to the science of neon sculpture building. Later, Mr. Sheaffer returned three more times to work with the 3-D Advanced Design advanced level art students to create a neon sculpture for the school.
While working with the students, many topics were discussed. Students were exposed to the science and challenge of working with neon gas, the challenges of running a small business and the concept of artistic abstraction. Students then worked in groups to come up with their own abstract interpretations of the Martin mustang mascot. The results of those group collaborations were merged into one design that was then constructed by Mr. Sheaffer and assembled in the classroom. The completed sculpture will reside in Martin's front lobby in front of the auditorium, to remain for the enjoyment of the Martin community.
Good afternoon Martin Parents, this is Diann Kearney, Principal of Martin Gifted and Talented Magnet Middle School with our final calendar update of the school year.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support during the 2012-2013 school year. The efforts of our PTA, parent and community volunteers, and staff made this year one to remember. Martin Middle School continues to be school of distinction in every category and we are proud to carry on the rich tradition that makes Martin such a special place to work and learn.
As teachers finalize grades, please remember that report cards will be mailed on or before June 19. We will not receive EOG scores until October so those reports will be shared after the start of the new school year.
We will work diligently this summer to prepare for the 2013-2014 school year and our newest class of Mustangs. The school year starts on Monday, August 26 with our "Open House" event scheduled for Friday, August 23. More information will be mailed home in mid-August.
We wish all the best to our 8th graders as they move on to high school and we hope you have a wonderful summer!
Congratulations once again for being designated as a 2013 Magnet Schools of America School of Distinction. This year, we are proud to provide you with a merit award seal that can be used to promote your school's accomplishment on your website or in your publications.
Good afternoon Martin Parents, this is Diann Kearney, Principal of Martin Gifted and Talented Magnet Middle School with this week's calendar update.
As we approach the final week of the 2012-2013 school year, there are several important announcements for parents and students. Overdue notices have been sent to all students regarding library books that were checked out and not returned. We ask parents to work with your students to locate these lost books or to pay the replacement fine. While we have whittled the overdue list considerably, we still have quite a few books that have not been returned. It is best to locate the books and turn them in now to avoid future inconveniences. If you have any questions about overdue books, please contact our media center at 919 881-4977.
Our annual "Spring Fling" event for current 8th graders is scheduled for Friday, June 7th. Information has been sent home by way of students. Spring Fling is a student-centered day of recognition and celebration for our 8th graders and it is limited to Martin students only. No non-Martin students may attend as our seating is limited and we want our students to enjoy their classmates and teachers on this special day.
The final day of the school year is Monday, June 10. Please encourage your student to continue to come to school ready to work and learn. There are many exciting and engaging activities planned and students are expected to participate accordingly.
Thank you for your attention to these announcements and have a great weekend!