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Students Say Crocs are Comfy and Cool

Crocs have become a major fashion trend at STMS this school year. The shoe, a rubber clog, once seemed to have disappeared but has not made an amazing comeback, not just at The Trail, but around the world. “I have two pairs of crocs,” said 8th grader McKinley Hood. “I have a blue pair and a […]

Students Enjoy Lunch With Hereos

Cliff Anstey was a medic in the United States Air Force when he saved the lives of four pilots who ejected out of an airplane just before crashing. “It was an honor to serve my country and there’s lots of pride in doing so,”  said Anstey was one of many Vets who was honored by […]

Books for Bookworms

Dalvin Rawlinson had 10 bucks in his pocket and he was eager to spend it. The 11-year-old 6th grader spent some time searching for a good book recently at the Saluda Trail book fair. “I like buying books and reading them”- Rawlinson said.  The Fall Book Fair was held November 12- 17 in the media center.  Saluda […]

Cancelling School – Behind the Scenes

School is only halfway through the first semester and has already taken a toll on you. You’re eagerly counting down the days until the next day off. Suddenly a weather alert pops up on your phone, it says that a hurricane will be coming through your county late that night and continue through the next […]

Saluda Trail’s Robotics Teams Have Blasted Off

Members of Saluda Trail’s robotics teams prepared for more than 2 months to blast off. Two teams of students compete as  First Lego League Teams in a recent tournament held Saturday, November 17th and one is one is now blasting off to compete on the state level. “First Lego League is a combination of robotics […]

Oops They did it again: 7th and 8th Grade Football Teams Capture Championships

The Saluda Trail Middle School Football teams ended their 2018 season with very impressive records. The 8th-grade team had a stellar undefeated journey this season, while the 7th-grade team only lost one game.  Players and coaches from both teams were extremely proud of their season and for winning their conference championships. Coach Dunham, who coached the 8th-grade team, […]

Students Have Fun While Learning About Dangers of Alcohol and Drugs During Red Ribbon Week

STMS students were ecstatic to participate in the annual Red Ribbon week. Red Ribbon week was held from October 23- 31 worldwide. It is a  week filled with activities to get the point across that drugs are not cool and neither is drinking alcohol. At STMS, all four guidance counselors, along with School Resource Officer […]

Shot Came As Surpise to Some Seventh-Graders

Many 7th students thought that they were done with vaccines until they found out they were required to get another before entering school this year. For some, this came as a big surprise. “It scared me at first, but I knew, in the end, it would help me,” said  Lily Grace Huddeltson A 7th grader. […]

STMS Students Family’s Business is a Nightmare

As child Eddie Cook enjoyed scaring the pants off of anyone and everyone.     “I love to see reactions, falling down from someone jumping out, etc. because as a child I liked to scare people so seeing the reactions is funny to me.” said Eddie Cook one of the owners of the 901 Nightmare. The […]

Twisted Strings

Saluda Trail Middle Schoolers have discovered new ways to lace up their shoes. It’s called shoe braiding. Students say it saves you time. “At first I  didn’t like the idea of braiding shoelaces,” said Summer Martin, a 7th-grade student. “But then when I tried it, it became easier.” Martin added, “Because my bus comes early,  […]

New Lunches! Yay or Nay?

Saluda Trail Wildcats returned to school in August to find changes in lunches. While the cafeteria staff says there’s more variety, this year, many students say they are unhappy with the changes. Our new lunches in the cafeteria may seem like a small adjustment to many outside of the school, but could it be causing […]

The Buzz on Mr. Bey

The December Teacher’s Spotlight shines brightly on one of the new teachers at STMS, Mr. Bey.   Mr. Bey,  who teaches 6th-grade math,  started teaching at Saluda Trail in August and said he has enjoyed being here thus far. “The students seem to be happier and willing to work harder here than my previous schools, said […]

Should 6th Graders Be Allowed To Play Sports?

This school year 6th graders in North Carolina were given the opportunity to participate in all middle school athletics, except for football. Here, in SC, however, 6th graders still aren’t allowed to play sports. Wildcats have different opinions as to whether 6th graders should play. Some Wildcats say 6th graders should be allowed to play, […]

Clown Sightings Seem To Have Ended

From August to the end of October there were numerous reports of clown sightings in the country, even in Rock Hill. Children and adults claimed to have spotted creepy clowns out and about. The sightings brought about a lot of fears. Mrs. Madden, a 7-grade math teacher, did not like hearing about the clowns.  “I […]

Puff Balls Popping Up All Over The Trail

You can spot them on book bags. Some wear them on their jackets. Others attach them to their belt buckles or phone cases.  Even celebrities like Kylie Jenner, Kendall Jenner, and Khloe Kardashian are wearing them. Puff ball key chains have become the latest craze at STMS. The puff ball key chains come in different […]

From Student Athlete To Coach

Several years ago C.J. Shannon spent hours training and suiting up for the Wildcats as a student athlete. This year, he was back again, but now as a coach. Coach Byrd, who coached Shannon said he told him when he graduated from high school that he wanted to coach. Shannon’s dream came true. “He was […]

Team 8-1 got a taste of the real world

On Friday November 11th, team 8-1 students got a taste of the real world. The teachers on this team held a Mock Interview Day for their students. The students were paired with professionals who gave them mock, one-on-one job interviews. Mrs. White, the ELA teacher on the team, said this was the fourth year that her students […]

Artists gone wild

Do you love creating your own works of art?  Don’t mind trying new things? Well, I have the club for you! Introducing Art Warriors.  Art Warriors is Saluda Trail’s art club that meets after school. The club’s advisor is Mrs. Copley. It is open to students in all three grades. Now if you’re wondering “Do […]

Chick-fil-a Yum Yum

There is a new addition to the lunch choices at STMS. Chick-fil-A sandwiches are now being sold every Thursday for $3.00 each in the canteen. According to STMS Principal Elissa Cox, about 600 sandwiches have been sold each Thursday since the sales began in September. The sandwiches, which have been a hit with both students […]

Students & Staff Enjoyed Character Day

Thought you might have recently seen Captain America taking a stroll around Saluda Trail or Peter Pan flying around?  You were not dreaming. Students and Staff were excited to take part in a recent character day where they had the opportunity to dress up as their favorite character. “Mr. Robinson was the best costume I’ve […]

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