Archive for December, 2023

Wildcats Raise Awareness About Breast Cancer

Wildcats recently painted the halls pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month.  On Friday, Oct. 20th you could see staff and students wearing pink throughout the entire school. Each year, October is a time to honor those who have fought the disease and to celebrate the strength of survivors of those like Mrs. Price, a 7th […]

Saluda Trail Gets First EVER Male Nurse

Students and staff who walked into the Health Room this year were in for a bit of a surprise.  They not only found a new face, they discovered that the new school nurse was a male.  Nurse Daniel Painter the first male nurse ever at STMS. In fact, he is the first and only male […]

Wildcats Give

Wildcats showed their giving spirit during the holiday season by holding a canned food drive for those in need and donating nearly $700 to two causes.  The can food drive was also a contest  to see which grade level would collect the most food.  According to M. Kenner, Saluda Trail’s Student Council Advisor, 372 cans […]

Chatting With Ms. Compton

Mrs. Compton is the English as a Second Language (ESOL) teacher at Saluda Trail. She works with many of the students whose first language isn’t English so they can learn English and how to better communicate with others. I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Mrs. Compton for the STMS PawPrint to find out more about her […]

7th grader’s Photo Places in State Fair Contest

Cameron Bagley enjoys taking pictures. He started nine years ago and recently won 3rd Place in the South Carolina State Fair  photo contest. “I’ve been taking photos since I was four years old,” said Cameron.  “I enjoy the thrill of maybe messing up a photo.”  At Saluda Trail, Cameron began talking classes last year. “I took it […]

Native American Day At The Trail

Saluda Trail held Native American Day on Monday, November 20th, 2023.  Members of Catawba Indian Nation showcased their cultural heritage. There was some dancing and playing of musical instruments. The Catawba Indians also told the students about their rich culture and traditions. The presentation took place in the gym for all students and staff.   […]

Poet Conducts Workshop

As students sat in their seats in the auditorium, they quickly began writing, and counting out syllables. They wanted to make sure their lines added up to five, seven, and five. These students took part in a recent poetry workshop.   Poet Angelo Geter visited Saluda Trail Middle School on October  23rd and conducted 2  […]

Book Fair Provides New Reads and Funds For Media Center

Typically Wildcats head to the media center to either check out books or for lessons. However, during the week of Oct. 23rd – Oct. 27th, they had an opportunity to purchase some good books. According to Mrs. Ellison, Saluda Trail’s Media Specialist, there were lots of genres to choose from this time including Sci-fi, Fiction, […]

Red Ribbon Week Raises Awareness of Drugs

This year’s Red Ribbon Week proved to be days filled with fun, as well as educational. Saluda Trail Middle School students and staff celebrated Red ribbon week October 23rd through Oct. 27th. This year’s national theme was “Be Kind to Your Mind. Live Drug Free.” The focus was on students making positive choices to be happy and […]

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