VIP Summer Camp at Stone

What is your middle school child doing this summer? Like you, we believe your child is a very important person and deserves a summer experience that is safe and full of fitness, friends, fun and enrichment.  FCPS and Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services (DNCS) have teamed up to offer a 5 week camp for rising 7th and 8th graders in the Western Fairfax area.   Campers will have a great time playing sports, games, cooking and exploring concepts in science and technology. Field trips to local water parks and amusement parks also give campers exciting experiences to look forward to with their new friends.  The staff is led by your local After-School Specialists and trained DNCS staff.

 

Details

Dates:                          July 6 – August 4

Times:                         8:00am-4:00pm

Location:                     Stone Middle School – formerly Liberty Middle School

Transportation:            Limited Bus Transportation will be available

 

Application Process

The Online Application will be available Tuesday, March 21th by following this link: fcsouthwestvipcamp.weebly.com  

Cost: There is a $50 Camp Registration Fee.  Campers must pay for admittance on Field Trips which will be around $200.

Your family will be notified if you have been accepted into camp by April 21 by your After-School Specialist through an email. We do maintain a waitlist if you are not accepted so if a spot does become available, you will be notified by your After-School Specialist at that time. If you are accepted you will receive additional paperwork that will be due by May 13 (in addition to the $50 Registration Fee)to secure your child’s spot in camp.

No After-School Program today!

Due to unforeseen circumstances, there will be no after-school program today!  We apologize for any inconvenience this will cost.

We will be back up and running tomorrow, Wednesday, March 7th.

Thank you

2016-17 Girl’s Basketball All-Star Team

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Congrats to girls who made our 10 roster spots to compete in our basketball games versus Liberty and Lanier.  The coaches said it was extremely tough to only pick ten because the girls were really good.  Here’s the list of those who made it by last name:

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Reed
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Furr
Moore
Weston
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Vegan
Kongprasert
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Thank you again to all who tried out!

Stone vs. Liberty – Basketball Series Challenge, Part 1

stoneliberty2017-basketball-flyer-jjpegThe date: Friday, January 27.

The time: 6:30pm

The price: $5 per admission, but free if you wear your Stone PTSA “Go for the Gold” blue tee.

The event:  Your Stone PTSA proudly presents the 2017 annual basketball challenge series between rivals Stone and Liberty Middle Schools.  The series will feature three games: two all-star grade level boys games and one all-star girls game.  The event is a best-of-three series to see which school will continue to hold the Big Ballers Trophy.

The performances: This event, held at Stone, will feature three huge performances, two by the SPDT (Stone Panthers Dance Team) and our own “Cash Money $quad”.

The “Panther Army” crowd:  Mr. A is asking the entire student to wear royal blue to show support for the team!  It’s a “Blue Out Friday” during the day and at night.  The PTSA will be at Stone Wed-Friday Jan. 25-27 selling more “Go for the Gold” tees during all three lunches.  Tees are only $10 and will allow students entry to this game, and the games coming up against Lanier Middle and Carson.

Second Quarter is Here!!!

activities-calendar_2q201617The new quarter is upon us which means that the new season of Prowlin’ Panthers After-School Clubs are here!  Additions to the second quarter include Save the Bay, Creative Writing, Tech Savvy Kids Club, Volleyball, our annual co-ed Stone Basketball League and more!  The calendar can be downloaded from the “Documents” tab.

Stone Champions League season has begun!

futsal-leagueThe 2016 Indoor Futsal league has started and it’s been fast and furious.  The co-ed soccer league consists of 12 teams this season with two divisions that play on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Each team plays two games a day for four weeks.  Afterwards, the teams will face off in a playoff where a champion will be crowned!

At the conclusion of our season, Stone’s all-star team will play the top students from Lanier Middle School on Friday, December 16, at 6:30pm at Stone.

Introducing “Panther Points” Cards!

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As we prepare for the opening of the 2016-17 Prowlin’ Panthers After-School Program, we must inform everyone of the newest, hottest thing we’ve created that was created by none other than the students themselves!  Over the years we’ve heard what you wanted, and that was “more!”.

More snacks!

More gear!

More prizes!

More things that will keep you engaged, involved, and encouraged to stay after-school.  So starting Monday, October 3, we introduce to you the BRAND NEW “Panther Points” incentive cards.  We know what you’re wondering (8th graders).  You’re saying, “But don’t we already have PAW Cards?”.  Yes, you do.  But PAW Cards are strictly given to students by teachers and staff before 2:15pm.  Panther Points will be given to students who stay after school by after-school staff members and teachers who run a specific after-school club or activity.  These point cards have three different values, 3-pointers, 2-pointers, and 1-point.  Points are earned simply by students who exhibit one of the three contributors:

Taking Initiative (3 points) – Student who handles duties and resp0nsibilities without having to wait on instructions from teacher or panther-points-cardsothers.

Inclusiveness (2 points) – Student willing to invite other students to participate in activities, games, and other social activities.

Being Considerate (1 point) – Student is respectful to staff, teachers, and other students that participate in the After-School Program.

The students can bank points for a variety of lit prizes, including hot dog or ice cream party with friends, hooded sweatshirts, and the hard to find “Straight Outta Stone” tees!

First Quarter Activity Calendar is Live!

It’s finally here.  activities-calendar_1q201617

The official Activity Calendar of the new school year is upon us.  Since the Program kicks off on Oct. 3, you’ll only have 3.5 weeks to enjoy the selections of the first quarter.  Some of the highlights that will open up this year’s schedule are the following:

– “Social Club” Hour.  All students that aren’t with a teacher from 2:20 – 3:20pm are to report to the Cafeteria for an hour of academic help, board games, and time to meet and interact with each other!

– Art Club.  Mrs. Sheetz, our new Panther Art Teacher, will be offering students the ability to come in and paint, draw, sculpt and hone their artist skills.

– “Indoor Futsol League”.  Our fast and furious indoor soccer season starts this fall.  The league consists with co-ed teams that have a roster max of 6 players and play weekly games in our gym.  The season consists of a playoff and championship game.

The Activity Calendar can be downloaded in .PDF form in our “Documents” tab.