5-8 Updates

Q3 Progress Reports

Q3 Progress Reports and MAP reports are coming home today (4/18/24)!  If your child does not have a MAP report, or one of the results are not there, it’s because they still need to finish testing which will be done next week.

Yearbooks: 2023-24 yearbooks are for sale on Josten's website; Order your yearbook on Josten's website.
Middle School Dance - Save the Date, 4/26: The Lab 5-8 Middle School Dance is scheduled for Friday, April 26 at 6-8pm at the Stratford Richardson YMCA.
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Free Summer Camp?! It’s true! For current 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. The Rosendin Foundation is hosting a coed construction camp for middle schoolers (current 6th, 7th, and 8th graders) this summer in Charlotte from July 15-19, 2024 at Carolinas Electrical Training Institute (CETI) located at 13530 S. Ridge Dr. The application for this FREE camp is available on the TRF Camp Build website.

School Photo Survey: St. John Photography is asking Lab parents/caregivers to complete a short survey as we plan for next year. 

Girls Who Code’s Free Virtual Summer Programs (current 8th grade):

Girls Who Code has a Summer Program for rising 9th-11th grade girls or non-binary students. Don't miss this chance to supercharge your coding skills, make lifelong connections, and have a blast along the way. Ready to kickstart your future? Apply here by March 22, 2024 for the final application deadline! Check out their  program flyer, webinars, and FAQs, or send us an email at [email protected].
FREE Environmental Sustainability afterschool program with our partners at Digi-Bridge! Thursdays in February, March, and April from 5pm-7pm. More information HERE.
Chess: Represent Lab in an upcoming chess tournament! Open to ANY Lab chess player, Chess Team, or chess students. See tournament details for age/grade/level requirements.

School Lunch reminder: Plastic utensils are available only to students who are purchasing school lunch on that day. We do not stock enough utensils to distribute them to other students. Please pack a spoon/fork in your student's lunch if they need one. Thank you for your understanding!


Celebrations and Shouts: Please click here to read news and updates on campus-wide celebrations and shout outs!
School Operations updates: Please click here to read news and updates on technology, school nutrition, and arrival/dismissal.
Lost & Found: Our next donation will be March 28. Please review lost and found items. Please come to the lobby or send your child to the front office to claim their items. Unclaimed items will be donated on March 29. Please remember to write your child's full name in their clothing and lunch bags, water bottles. We are doing our best to reunite items with students!
Volunteer HERE to help with the lost and found maintenance!
Early Dismissal: Please do not call in advance for your child to be waiting at the front for early dismissal.  This leads to missed instructional time, and an additional burden on our front office. Early dismissal ends at 2:30pm. Please bring an photo ID if you are checking a student out for early dismissal.
Uniform Reminders:  Although we understand that students want to be comfortable, t-shirts, jeans, and leggings are not included in our uniform guidelines. Please check in with your student to make sure that they are in dress code each day. 
Food delivery: Deliveries to students by services like DoorDash, Uber Eats or PostMates is not permitted. If your student forgets to pack lunch, they may purchase school lunch or a parent/guardian may deliver it to the front office.
Schoology: You should have received your Parent Access Code and instructions for logging in to Schoology. Please contact your student’s advisor if you have any questions OR if you do not receive an email.

Birthday Celebrations at Lab: Learn about our procedures for celebrating your student's birthday on campus HERE.