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Students Celebrate Success With Socializing & Snacks!

Schools celebrate student successes different way.  At STMS, one of those ways is the Wildcat card celebration. Wildcat cards are given each 9 week grading period for A/B Honor Role and Principal’s Scholar Honor Role. There are 3 levels of the Wildcat Card – white, blue and gold. Each level has its own requirements and […]

Nails Are Making Points At STMS

For some it’s the color.  For others it’s the style or length. No matter the preferred shape or color, nails at STMS has been a popular trend this school year. Ms. Hardy-Holmes Wilson, the 6th grade counselor, says that she likes acrylic, coral colored nails. She says that she like acrylic nails, because her nails are […]

Our Wildcats Behind The Scenes

The STMS News Crew comes on every morning to announce local events that are happening around the school. The work on  writing the scripts, creating graphics, and more. The STMS news crew is made up of  group of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders who are interested in media production.  Each morning  the group works hard […]

Teacher Continues to Inspire Through Art

As a young child, Mrs. Copley knew she loved art.  She was always around people who were making things, including her dad who was a shoemaker.  The STMS art teacher has been sharing her passion for art with students for 13 years. Mrs. Copley’s  love for art has led her to pursue different types of […]

Girls on the Move

            There were more than a hundred girls there and all the girls had a blast. They participated in many activities, including rock painting, skin care, volleyball and minute games. They roasted marshmallows at the  fire pit,   designed water bottles, and more. At Girls On the Move or girls night, they […]

Fortnite’s Focus Not Just On Fun: Company Focuses On Ukraine Relief

Many Wildcats enjoy playing Fortnite, an online video game that came out in 2017. The games is still one of the most popular video games for Wildcats who like to play not only by themselves, but with friends.  But did you know that the company behind the game came up with an idea to earn […]

Have a Heart for Miracle Park

On the weekends, you can most likely find STMS’ 7th grade guidance counselor and her family at Rock Hill’s newest park. “I go to Miracle park also most every weekend with my 8 year old daughter and 6 year old son,” said Mrs. McCoy. ” Their favorite thing is the mini zipline but they jump around […]

Wildcats Drop Everything & Read

      At 2:40 the announcement came over the intercom stating, ”At this time everybody in the school needs to find a book and start reading it.” Students then found their favorite or just a book and started to read.  Entire classes even teachers and admin sat down and read books too. ‘Read Across […]

Let It Grow, Let It Grow, Let It Grow!

The school garden here at STMS has made a big impact on the lives of many Wildcats. Mrs. Hart, a 6th-grade science teacher here at Saluda Trail, created a garden behind the school. She enjoys taking her students out there to work in the garden. Students and teachers say it’s an amazing outdoor learning laboratory that […]

All About Mrs. Myles!

       You’ve seen her in the gallery and each morning on the Saluda Trail News Network. But have you had an opportunity to really get to know Mrs. Myles?   Mrs. Myles became the Interim Principal of Saluda Trail Middle School early this November. She stepped into the position after Dr. Ledsinger left for […]

New School Year Brings About Welcomed Changes

This school year, some  teachers, students and staff say are pleased with being back to a bit of normalcy. Westly Runyan, STMS  chorus and piano teacher, “It has been good. This year has been exceptionally better than last year because I can have my full class sizes back, instead of having students split between A […]

The Newest STMS Artist; Not The Ideal Student

Leonardo Da Vinci, Peter Paul, Henri Rousseau, Piero di Cosimo, all of these world class artists have featured snakes in their work, but have you heard of a snake doing the painting? Mrs. Copley, the STMS art teacher, sure hadn’t.  On Wednesday, Dec. 9th,  Mrs. Copley was going about her day, which had been quite […]

Wildcats Enjoy Cashing in Cat Coins

    The Cat Coin Warehouse  at Saldua Trail has become a welcomed addition. Students go to the store on Fridays and cash in their cat coins for rewarding prizes. Mrs. McCoy, the seventh grade counselor, stated the most popular items students like to receive from the cat coin store were Takis, candy, and Popits.  […]

Mayor John Gettys Ready To Tackle Second Term

Newly re-elected Mayor John Gettys says he’s excited about his second term as he continues to work toward making Rock Hill a “City for All.” Mayor Gettys says he is committed to creating a better future for all citizens. ‘’Rock Hill For All is for us to remember that the benefits and opportunities of our […]

Red Ribbon Week Both Educational & Fun for Wildcats

Dress down days, daily trivia, Kahoots and bingo. Plus lots and lots of red. For Saluda Trail this means Red Ribbon Week has finally arrived. According to redribbon.org, Red Ribbon week dates back to 1985 when DEA Agent Kiki Camarena was murdered by Mexican drug traffickers. His family and friends then started wearing red ribbons […]

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 […]

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