2:45 PM - 3:45 PM GSA Meeting
4:00 PM Lacrosse - HOME vs. Mary Potter
4:00 PM Lacrosse - AWAY vs. Mary Potter
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM STEAM Night
Are you interested in volunteering at Neal Middle? We are looking for volunteers to help proctor End of Grade testing on May 25th, May 29th, and May 30th. Proctors can be anyone 18 years of age or older. Proctors are needed from 7:00 am until 12:00 pm on testing days. Click here to volunteer!
STEAM Night is May 17!
STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Math) Night isMay 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.! There will be a slime station, STEMmy Awards, STEAM stations, a band performance, a science poetry slam, an animal exhibit, an art exhibit, food, a career symposium, and a Shark Tank competition! Click the image below for a full-size flyer.
RISE Summer Camp
Neal’s RISE Summer Camp for rising 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students will take place at Neal from July 9th to August 2nd. It will operate from 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM from Monday to Thursday. Our summer camp will have a STEM/character/leadership focus as well as instruction in English-Language Arts and math. Students will participate in STEM challenges and field trips!
Ms. Evans and the NC Science Fest
Ms. Evans recently partnered with the NC Science Fest to host a local scientist, Christina Marvin, a UNC-Chapel Hill Chemistry PhD Candidate. She worked with all Ms. Evans classes to talk about STEM careers and brought a high-powered electron microscope for students to examine different specimens on the cellular level! Check out pictures from the visit in the gallery.
NC Aquarium Visits Neal
Neal was awarded a grant from the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher for an outreach program on NC Wild Wetlands. The Aquarium was here Monday to present their exhibit to our 8th grade students. The Aquarium helped to support our current 8th grade Ecosystem/Hydrology unit. They discussed healthy habitats and students got an up close and personal introduction to NC Wetland animals. The Aquarium brought a baby alligator, a box turtle, bullfrogs, and a snake. Thanks to the 8th grade teachers as well as Ms. Sotolongo and Ms. Shafto for letting the Aquarium use their space! Check out pictures from the visit in the gallery.
Beginning Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Ms. Phillips, 8th grade science teacher for Team Legacy, on being Neal Middle School's Beginning Teacher of the Year!
schoolsNEXT School of the Future Winners
Please congratulate Seth Allen, Mikal Ali, Mackenzie Giattino, and Irene Tamba for winning the schoolsNEXT School of the future competition for North Carolina. They will be moving on to the regional competition representing the state of North Carolina and could compete at the International level next year in Chicago.
Huge shout out to Mrs. Allah and Mrs. Ali for their efforts!
Yet another example of Neal student excellence!
The Science Olympiad team, led by Mr. Whitley, recently competed. Autumn Hendrickson and Annika Hasty won 3rd place in “Crimebusters & Fast Facts," and Ta’Shaun Smith and Daniel Johnson placed 5th in “Hovercraft."
Congratulations, Ms. Solesbee!
Miss Solesbee, our Advanced Academics and AIG Specialist and Elective Teacher, has been awarded the Teachers for Global Classrooms Fellowship! Miss Solesbee participated in a rigorous online course this fall, and will be traveling to Morocco on March 12th for her International Field Experience! Miss Solesbee will be teaching students and learning about the educational systems present in Morocco. She will also be connecting with her students here at Neal through technology-based teaching tools like Padlet and Flipgrid. You can follow Miss Solesbee's adventures on instagram. Her username is miss.solesbee. Miss Solesbee will return to her students after spring break. Learn more about the Teachers for Global Classrooms program here:
Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Mr. Campbell, Neal Middle School's band teacher, on being named Teacher of the Year!