2019.4.5 – Saxe Weekly

April 5, 2019

*Quote(s) that resonated with us this week:

“Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desire to reach their potential.”

“Life is like a roller coaster. Full of ups and downs.”

“No one is good at everything but everyone is good at something.”

“Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have.”

“About the only thing that comes without effort is old age.”

Dear Saxe Family,

This week, we take a look at Art, Digital Citizenship, Model UN, Clubs, STEM, Emotional Intelligence, High School Musical (preview), some upcoming events, and much more. Enjoy and have a great week!

Dave Gusitsch

Principal, Saxe Middle School

Upcoming Noteworthy Dates:

4/5 TONIGHT! High School Musical

4/6 High School Musical

4/10 “Raising the Emotional Intelligence of Your Children”; Innovation Night @ NCHS

4/12 First Day of April Break – ENJOY!

Want to check out the weekly from last week? Click, here.

Saxe News

This week, the news team covers the opening of Grade 7/8 Spring Musical, High School Musical! Enjoy…


Great News! There is a new Saxe Art Show hung throughout the hallways featuring the talented 7th & 8th-grade students. Please take the time to wander through our hallways to appreciate the fine craftsmanship and effort that went into these pieces. The variety of materials and projects is awesome. Taking in this fresh show is a great way to kick off the spring season! Don’t forget – the show continues down the new wing as well. Thanks to: Mrs. Sailer, Mrs. Bennett, Mrs. Beatman, Mrs. Pennoyer, & Mrs. Duncan

Here is a sneak peek at some of the work:

Digital Citizenship

As a part of our grade 8 Digital Citizenship course, counselors co-teach a lesson with social studies teachers. This lesson focused on the balance of social media in our lives. Students considered whether or not technology was a positive, neutral or negative force in our lives today. They also read statistics about digital media and reflected on their own use of technology use.

Around Saxe

Model United Nations Club

46 Saxe students participated in the International Middle School Model UN Conference

on March 29-30. They tackles complicated global issues while developing crucial

skills in public speaking, research, teamwork, negotiation, and leadership.We are proud of our reps and grateful for our sponsors and volunteers. A special thanks to Ms. Line and Ms. Freeman…

Ultimate Life Skills

Today the Ultimate Life Skills Club took what they learned about etiquette and set up their very own table for a “formal” feast.

STEM in Action

Learn More about EI

Dr. Susan Bliss, Ph.D., NCPS Student Support Coordinator, will be presenting to Saxe parents on April 10, from 9:30-10:30 at the Saxe Middle School Auditorium. The title of her presentation is “Raising the Emotional Intelligence of Your Children.”

The talk will cover:

  • The importance of Emotional Intelligence in our children’s lives
  • The Emotional Intelligence initiative at Saxe Middle School- Charter and Mood Meter
  • Helping your child to build self-awareness and awareness of others (empathy)
  • Helping your child to increase their ability to manage emotions
  • Helping your child to build resilience and learn to solve their own problems


This is truly going to be a true community event!


The 3rd Annual NC Color Run

Saturday, April 27 at NCHS

9:00 AM: Kids’ Color Dash (.8 miles)

9:30 AM: NC Color Run/Walk (5k)

Please join your administrators and teachers as they form teams to represent your child’s school. Don’t miss this fun town-wide event and support deserving NCHS graduates pursue their dream of continuing their education at a higher level! Click HERE to register (online registration closes April 26). Individual $35, Family $130, Ages 5 and under are free! Click HERE to make a donation to the NCHS Scholarship Fund.

Daytime Open House

April 23rd – 30th. The final schedule will be sent out next week. We look forward to seeing you here!

Walk to School Day

Saxe Middle School is planning on joining South Elementary in the long-standing tradition of Walk to School Day on May 3rd! More info to come, soon…

A few pics from the transformation to “East High School”!

Officer Deak playing the role of an EHS “Basketball Great”!

Have a great week!

* A special thanks to Mary Calabrese for the continuous stream of positive, optimistic quotes!

Saxe Resources:

Website: https://www.ncps-k12.org/saxe

Twitter: @SaxeMS

PTC: http://www.saxeptc.org/

Weekly: SaxeMS.com

Saxe Middle School

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