About Us

This blog is run by a group of Sutherland students. It's purpose is to share with the community what is going on at school. If you have any compliments, concerns, or complaints please email us at sharkyearbook@gmail.com. Thanks!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Up, Up, and Away!

Students in Erin Percival's science class explored air density and heat by inflating a solar balloon. Fo about ten minutes, Sutherland Middle School had it's very own aircraft just like the larger hot air balloons that fly around Charlottesville.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Teachers for a Cause!

So many teachers at Sutherland shaved some pretty sweet mustaches for today's event!! Some dyed their hair...and all want to raise money for the HeadStrong Foundation!!! Good Luck in the tournament!

20th Anniversary, Cornhole, and Feast....OH MY!

Two weeks ago, Sutherland celebrated its 20th Anniversary with a luncheon for the current and former principals of the school, and teachers that have been here since the beginning!  They had a nice lunch and talked about all the changes that have gone on since 1994 when the school opened! There is a picture floating around out there and we will try to find it asap!

The Cornhole tournament was a complete success with two 8th graders winning the championship belts and TONS of money raised for a great cause.

The day before Thanksgiving break, Mr. B's and Ms. Smoak's class hosted a DELIGHTFUL and DELICIOUS feast for all that were able to attend. Guests were greeted at the door by students and asked to write what they were thankful for on a leaf and put it on the Thankful Tree. The meal was scrumptious! Well done guys!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

MUSTACHE/BEARD/HAIR Madness---all for a great cause!

Teachers and students are all gearing up for a HUGE Corn Hole tournament on Friday afternoon! All of the money raised will go to childhood cancer research through the Head Strong Foundation. Male teachers have grown beards and awesome 'staches and will shave them into super creative shapes if monetary goals are met. Female teachers have agreed to color their hair BEAUTIFUL with many awesome colors if such goals are met. Here is a video encouraging one male teacher to grow a beard this month!

Pictures from the tourney and mustaches to follow! Way to go Sharks!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Spirit Day!

We had our first spirit day today and it was awesome! Each grade level dressed in a different color to show team spirit! Grades rotated from tug of war, to the amazing Omnikin game in the gym and then outside to the blacktop where students could choose from any number of games and activities or just to hang out with their friends! 
We have had an amazing start to the school year!!! 
Go Sharks!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Welcome Back....almost!

The teachers and staff at Sutherland are SO excited about the upcoming year!!! We can't wait for the students to come back! Orientation is on Tuesday the 19th from 10-12. Come walk through your schedule and say hello to your new teachers!
It's going to be a great year sharks!!!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014


The bloggers this year have had a great time posting things that have hopefully been helpful to other students. Our experience this year as bloggers, and students at Sutherland middle school has been wonderful. We hope that the new sixth, seventh, and eighth graders next year will have as much fun as we eighth graders did this year. One piece of advice that we would give to upcoming sixth, seventh, or eighth graders is don't be lazy, and try to always get your work in on time so you don't fall behind. Being in the Sutherland blog has been a awesome experience that we will never forget!