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Upcoming Events
PWCS News
 
Divisionwide Announcements
Technology Changing This Year's Grade 6 Math SOL Test
Read more. La tecnología introduce cambios a los exámenes SOL de matemáticas de sexto grado para este año. Más información. Trắc nghiệm SOL Toán Học Lớp 6 Thay đổi theo Công nghệ. Hãy xem them.





 
Announcements
SAUNDERS MIDDLE SCHOOL'S VISION and MISSION
Our Vision:
Saunders is a professional community dedicated to working collaboratively in a productive and reflective manner to ensure student success.

Our Mission:
In order to inspire student success, staff members, students and families will interact positively, motivate and encourage each other to achieve our best, and participate in on-going analyses so students become productive citizens and contributors in society.


-2014-2019 School Improvement Plan (C) 2014 Saunders Middle Advisory Council

School Hours:  Classes begin each day at 8:10 AM and end at 2:55 PM

Computer Adaptive Testing - 6th Grade
Important SOL Testing Information for parents of our 6th Graders
This spring, students taking the Grade 6 Math Standards of Learning (SOL) test will see some important changes that will make their testing experience more engaging and efficient. The Grade 6 Math SOL test will be administered using a technology called Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT), which customizes each test for each individual student.

Esta primavera, los estudiantes de sexto grado que tomen el examen de los Estándares de Aprendizaje (SOL, por sus siglas en inglés) de matemáticas, verán cambios importantes que harán que la experiencia sea más interesante y eficiente. El examen SOL de matemáticas será administrado utilizando un tipo de tecnología llamada Pruebas Adaptativas Computarizadas (CAT, por sus siglas en inglés). Esta tecnología modifica el examen para cada estudiante en forma individual.

For a full explanation CLICK HERE


Scholastic Book Fair - Under the Sea!

Scholastic Book Fair - Under the Sea!

Saunders Library is holding its spring book fair, Under the Sea! We will be open Friday April 10th to the 22nd. Our hours are 8 to 2:30, and on the 15th and 20th we will be open until 5 p.m. Students will have an opportunity to come with their Language Arts classes to preview the many wonderful selections, and then can come on a pass from their teachers when they are ready to make their purchase. The online fair is open now until April 27th, by going to
bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/saundersmiddleschool
All online sales will be mailed to the school at the completion of the book fair.

So come on down and fish for some great books!

Adjusted Spring Non-Writing SOL Test Dates/Schedule

The Spring Testing Schedule is available!  Click here for your copy.

 
Saunders celebrates the 3rd Pep Rally (Winter I & II Sports) and the SCHOOLS TO WATCH RE-DESIGNATION
Celebrate our Saunders Spartans Successes - IT'S A "WE" Thing.

                                                                                                                     









Click here to see the "Slide Show".
 
Saunders' students usher in Spring!!!
Some of students are learning outdoors and demonstrating their science, math, and social skills by planting Pansies and Vinca in front of the school.

When you visit Saunders this Spring, you can smile knowing (pictured left to right):


   














Mrs. Bush, Jacob, Maxwell, Maxwell, Eric, Mauricio, Colin, and Mrs. Jameer all have green thumbs!

Thank you for helping to beautify Saunders Middle School.
Saunders' NJHS' ACTS of kindness and service
ACTS Essentials Kits: Supporters are encouraged to collect new unused items for any of the following Essentials Kits and bring them to the ACTS Administrative Office 3900 ACTS Lane, Dumfries, VA 22026 for distribution to the various ACTS programs.
 
Saunders Middle School's National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) has championed this opportunity. 

Families have contributed:
"School Kit Essentials"
"Baby Care Essentials"
"Basic essentials"
and more.

Contact Ms. Berryman for more information: BerrymAS@pwcs.edu

The ACTS website is: http://actspwc.org/

 
Spring 2015 Sports Schedule
The Spring Sports Schedule is available!  Click here for your copy!
2015 Summer School - PWCS Registration Form
Parents and Students Summer School may be free*:
*Students who scored less than 400 on their previous year's SOLs.
*Students who are served in our ELL (ESOL) Program
*Students who are served in our SWD (SpEd) Program

CLICK here to download and print summer school information. Click HERE to download and print the 2015 PWCS Summer School registration form.

 

 
Saunders' FIRST-EVER "PRESS YOUR LUCK" Bingo/Raffle WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!!!
The PTSO would like to thank everyone for coming out and making our first-ever "Press Your Luck" Bingo/Raffle/Silent Auction Family Fun Night such a huge success.  We brought in over $4000 which will all go back to our students and staff!!!!!  We want to send a huge shout out to Mr. Anderson for being an awesome Bingo Announcer, our amazing volunteers, and our outstanding PTSO Committee who worked so hard to put this event on: Jill Woolf, Lori Scott, Erinn Conley, Ashley Buckley, Corinna Ross-Witkowski, Sonya Pisani, Joanne Lester, Keri Shanks and Melissa Heyen.
SOL Writing Test Date Change
The testing dates for the Short Paper Writing Test this week have changed to Thursday, March 12 and Friday March 13.  The Students who were scheduled to test on March 10 will test on March 13, students who were scheduled for March 12 will still test on March 12.

Negative cafeteria balances and/or Fines in the library = NO EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Parents and Students:
Please be aware that any negative balances in the cafeteria and/or library will be cause for a student to be unable or not allowed to attend and/or participate in any extracurricular activities until the fines are paid in full and the balances are zero.

Click here to download letter.


 
2015 Saunders Middle School Yearbooks are available for purchase
Parents, Administrators, Teachers, and Students:

Please order your 2015 Saunders Middle School Yearbook as soon as possible!!!

Order on-line*:
https://yearbookordercenter.com/index.cfm/general/displayLanding?portal=true
    or
 SAUNDERS 2015 YEARBOOK

Search "Saunders Middle" or use the code "13584"

*online orders - There is a $3.50 service charge for online orders.*


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Attention Saunders Parents, the cost of a regular yearbook will be $40.00.

(MAY 1st is the deadline. Yearbooks will be shipped to Saunders on MAY 16th, 2015)

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Yearbook order forms are available at Saunders or by clicking "here"
Please make checks payable to SAUNDERS MIDDLE SCHOOL.
Please return the order forms and payment to Mr. Wilcher in K-4.

School Hours and Bus Schedules
Students may not enter the building prior to 7:45 AM unless they have a morning pass to see a teacher.  Students arriving to school after 8:20 AM are tardy to school. Students must be in their homeroom class by 8:20 AM or they are tardy to first period. The school day ends at 2:55 pm.
 
DAILY BUS SCHEDULE (AM & PM):  
Click here to see the 2014-2015 Saunders Bus Schedule

ACTIVITY BUS SCHEDULE:
Tuesday/Thursday 4:45PM     1 Bus to Dale City;     1 Bus to Montclair

Wednesday 4:30PM               1 Bus to Dale City;     1 Bus to Montclair


 
Saunders School Broadcast Program Parent Information

Saunders Middle School is going LIVE and ON DEMAND!

 

PWCS has provided all schools with the equipment and resources to stream live video and video on demand. Saunders plans explore the possibilities and potential these resources offer our students and parents in allowing them to experience school events that they are unable to attend or would simply like to see for a second time. Such events might include Pep Rallies, Sporting events, concerts, morning announcements and other student created and produced school related broadcasts.

Regulation 790-3 for PWCS, which explains the option to and procedure for parents to opt their student out of photography and videotaping, which includes live stream, is explained in the PWCS Code of Behavior that is signed by parents each school year. However, if you did not sign the opt out form and meant to, you can access it here and must have it returned to Saunders by 11/13/2014, next Thursday, which is when we will start using this resource. We look forward to giving you a peek into the happenings at Saunders Middle School through our live and on demand stream. Once we are up and running, more information about how to access the site will be posted.


 



Saunders Middle School - PBISV Traits

SPARTAN GUIDELINES FOR succesS: PreparAtion / Responsible / integriTy / Accountable / eNgaged 

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Click HERE for a copy of our PBISV matrix

Saunders chooses "Healthy Choice Vending"
http://commonhealthvending.healthychoicevendor.com/

We are what we eat!!!
We choose to eat healthier at Saunders Middle School.
This is one more step in the right direction of our parents, administrators, teachers, and students' wellness.










 

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