• Weekly Message for 9-25-22

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 9/25/2022

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for September 25.

    • This Week: This week is a five-day week for students on Track 3 & 4. Track 4 will track-out on Friday and Track 1 returns on Monday, Oct. 3.
    • Fun Run: The annual Food Drive Fun Run is back and will be on October 29th at 9am on the PHMS track! This year we have two registration options for participants. You can register to receive a t-shirt for $20 or register to participate with no t-shirt for $10. As always, all funds will benefit the Food Bank of NC and contribute to the Students Against Hunger Food Drive competition. Registration is online or in person before school in the cafeteria 9/27, 9/29, 10/5 and 10/6. Please visit bit.ly/phmsfunrun22 for more information or see our attached flyer. We look forward to your support in this fun event! 
    • From Our Athletic Director, Mr. Adams:
      • The 2022-2023 Season begins this week with a Non-Conference match-up against the Salem Spartans.
      • Volleyball and Soccer will play at home on Wednesday beginning at 4:00.
      • Football will host Salem on Thursday at 4:00.
    • Social Media Presentation for Parents: Our counselors will be doing another presentation for parents regarding the latest social media trends and how to keep students safe. It will be Oct. 27 at 6PM. All parents are invited.
    • Teacher Recognition Program:  Is there a teacher or staff member you would like to celebrate for doing a terrific job? Has someone been consistently outstanding or maybe gone above-and-beyond recently for your student/family? If so, I encourage you to nominate that person for our Top Gun Staff Member of the Month award. There aren’t any firm rules or requirements to nominate someone for recognition. The point of this is to recognize a teacher or two each month who was nominated by a student or parent. The teacher(s) would be recognized in front of their peers at the next staff meeting. In order to nominate someone, just fill out this form and make sure to clearly explain why you think they are deserving of this recognition.
    • From the PTSA:
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!!
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  • Weekly Message for 9-18-22

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 9/18/2022

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for September 18.

    • This Week: This week is a five-day week for students on Track 3 & 4. Track 1 is tracked-out and returns on Monday, Oct. 3.
    • Battle of the Books: We will meet again on Tuesday from 3:10 - 4:00 in Mr. Hutchinson's room... and maybe spill over in the LLC if we have the same numbers as before. If you are tracked out and can get a ride back to school in the afternoon, you are welcome to join us after school.  If you have not shared your contact information with Mr. Hutchinson, please fill out the attached form, so he can communicate with you easier. If you have any questions, please email Mr. Hutchinson at jhutchinson@wcpss.net.
    • Buses: We continue to have some delays with bus routes and some routes without a driver due to the shortage. When there is a delay or a route does not run, that information is posted here: https://www.wcpss.net/Page/22038. Parents are encouraged to check that site each morning and also download the Here Comes the Bus app if your student rides the bus to/from school. Click this link for more info: https://www.wcpss.net/Page/35380
    • Carpool Procedures and Student Safety: After the PTSA meeting last week a parent asked me some good questions regarding carpool in the morning and I need to clarify something so everyone is on the same page. Because we do not have any adult supervision until 7:45, the cars that park along the curb and wait until the bell rings to let their students out are not doing anything wrong. Technically, they are simply following our morning arrival procedures. I recognize some parents need to drop their students off before 7:45 so they can get to work, but we do not have any adults to supervise students until the 7:45 bell rings. So please be patient with the drivers who park and wait until the 7:45 bell to let their riders out of the vehicle. As always, please continue to be patient and pull all the way up before stopping to let your student in/out of your vehicle. Please do NOT tell your student to meet you somewhere else in order to avoid having to wait in carpool. Only students who live in the walk zone and have been issued a “walker pass” are allowed to walk off campus in the afternoon. Thank you for helping us keep all students safe.
    • Social Media Presentation for Parents: Thanks to everyone who attended last week’s presentation. The counselors will do this presentation again on Oct. 27 at 6PM. All parents, at any school, are invited to attend.
    • Teacher Recognition Program:  Is there a teacher or staff member you would like to celebrate for doing a terrific job? Has someone been consistently outstanding or maybe gone above-and-beyond recently for your student/family? If so, I encourage you to nominate that person for our Top Gun Staff Member of the Month award. There aren’t any firm rules or requirements to nominate someone for recognition. The point of this is to recognize a teacher or two each month who was nominated by a student or parent. The teacher(s) would be recognized in front of their peers at the next staff meeting. In order to nominate someone, just fill out this form and make sure to clearly explain why you think they are deserving of this recognition.
    • From the PTSA:
      • Support the PHMS PTSA by becoming a member! We encourage all parents, guardians, teachers, and students to join. https://pinehollow.memberhub.com/store?category=Memberships
      • Support Pine Hollow Middle School by donating to the PTSA's annual Invest In Your Child campaign! Details are in the attached document. The PTSA collects donations only once a year through this no-fuss giving/fundraising campaign: https://pinehollow.memberhub.com/store/items/61043
      • Volunteer to help sell concessions! This is a fun opportunity to get involved at PHMS. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4facaf22a02-phms
      • The PTSA (and PHMS teachers) would appreciate donations from this Amazon wish list. Click on this link to purchase supplies to stock the teachers’ lounge for our amazing teachers! https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/102Q2ZACU3U1?ref_=wl_share 
      • If you have any questions about the PTSA, please reach us at phmsptsa16@gmail.com
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!!
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  • Weekly Message for 9-11-22

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 9/11/2022

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for September 11.

    • This Week: This week is a five-day week for students on Track 3 & 4. Track 1 is tracked-out and returns on Monday, Oct. 3.
    • Buses: We continue to have some delays with bus routes and some routes without a driver due to the shortage. When there is a delay or a route does not run, that information is posted here: https://www.wcpss.net/Page/22038. Parents are encouraged to download the Here Comes the Bus app if your student rides the bus to/from school. Click this link for more info: https://www.wcpss.net/Page/35380
    • From Our Athletic Director, Mr. Adams:
      • Due to lower than expected turnout for Cheer Tryouts, we are extending tryouts for one day, Monday Sept 12 in the auditorium.
      • The new sports website platform is having some early glitches and hopefully those will diminish soon. 
      • Sports passes will go on sale this week.  Details will be on the website.  
      • Parent meetings for the Soccer and Volleyball teams will be on Wednesday of this week immediately following practice. Volleyball will meet in the gym and soccer will meet in the cafeteria.  Please enter from the back of the school.
      • Parent meeting for Football will be held on Thursday immediately following the weigh-ins after practice.  We will meet in the gym. Please enter from the back of the school.  
    • Crowded Carpool and Student Safety: With track 1 now tracked out, carpool should be a little less congested. Please continue to be patient and pull all the way up before stopping to let your student in/out of your vehicle. Please do NOT tell your student to meet you somewhere else in order to avoid having to wait in carpool. Only students who live in the walk zone and have been issued a “walker pass” are allowed to walk off campus in the afternoon. Thank you for helping us keep all students safe.
    • Social Media Presentation for Parents: Our counselors will be doing a couple of presentations for parents regarding the latest social media trends and how to keep students safe. The first session is this Thursday at 6PM in the auditorium. A general meeting of the PTSA will immediately follow to approve this year’s budget. The counselors will do this presentation again on Oct. 27 at 6PM. All parents are invited. See the flier in the weekly message.
    • Teacher Recognition Program:  Is there a teacher or staff member you would like to celebrate for doing a terrific job? Has someone been consistently outstanding or maybe gone above-and-beyond recently for your student/family? If so, I encourage you to nominate that person for our Top Gun Staff Member of the Month award. There aren’t any firm rules or requirements to nominate someone for recognition. The point of this is to recognize a teacher or two each month who was nominated by a student or parent. The teacher(s) would be recognized in front of their peers at the next staff meeting. In order to nominate someone, just fill out this form and make sure to clearly explain why you think they are deserving of this recognition.
    • From the PTSA:
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!!
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  • Weekly Message for 9-4-22

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 9/4/2022

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for September 4.

    • This Week: This week is a four-day week for all students. Tomorrow is Labor Day so there is no school. Track 1 tracks out on Friday, Sept. 9.
    • Buses: With the start of traditional calendar schools last week, we had some delays with bus routes and some routes without a driver due to the shortage. Hopefully bus routes will smooth out this week. Parents are encouraged to download the Here Comes the Bus app if your student rides the bus to/from school. Click this link for more info: https://www.wcpss.net/Page/35380
    • Premium Spirit Wear: Premium Spirit Wear is available now until September 8: https://bsnteamsports.com/shop/CUZSqgUpP1
    • From Our Athletic Director, Mr. Adams: Parents, It is finally time for tryouts, seems like 77 days ago when I started the countdown. Tryout Notes:
      • Students trying out must be approved in Dragonfly as well as being eligible with grades and attendance.
      • Tryouts are closed to spectators.
      • Girls’ Soccer – Tryouts will be Tuesday – Thursday, 3:15-4:45.  Please be appropriately dressed and have a water bottle. Tryouts are on the field 
      • Volleyball – Tryouts will be Tuesday – Thursday 3:15 – 4:30. Please be appropriately dressed and have your water bottle (Tryouts are in the gym)
      • Cheer – Tryouts will be Tuesday-Thursday 3:30-5:00.  Please be appropriately dressed and have a water bottle (Tryouts are in the auditorium) 
      • Football – Tryouts will be Tuesday – Friday 3:15-5:15 Please be appropriately dressed and have a water bottle.  Please talk to your sons about being hydrated before they get to practice. (Tryouts are on the field).   
      • We have a new athletic website platform.  Most of the information from the old one migrated to the new with the exception of a few pages, so as I learn the new platform the Athletic page will begin to look better than it does. 
    • Crowded Carpool and Student Safety: With all our students in the building for one more week, carpool will continue to be crowded. Please be patient and pull all the way up before stopping to let your student in/out of your vehicle. Please do NOT tell your student to meet you somewhere else in order to avoid having to wait in carpool. It is dangerous for students to attempt to cross Leesville Road or Leesville Church Road. A concerned parent contacted me last week after she saw two students narrowly miss getting hit as they crossed from the daycare to the drugstore. It is for this reason that we only allow students in the walk zone to walk off campus in the afternoon. Thank you for helping us keep all students safe.
    • Social Media Presentation for Parents: Our counselors will be doing a couple of presentations for parents regarding the latest social media trends and how to keep students safe. The dates are Sept. 15 at 6PM and Oct. 27 at 6PM. All parents are invited. See the flier in the weekly message.
    • Teacher Recognition Program:  Is there a teacher or staff member you would like to celebrate for doing a terrific job? Has someone been consistently outstanding or maybe gone above-and-beyond recently for your student/family? If so, I encourage you to nominate that person for our Top Gun Staff Member of the Month award. There aren’t any firm rules or requirements to nominate someone for recognition. The point of this is to recognize a teacher or two each month who was nominated by a student or parent. The teacher(s) would be recognized in front of their peers at the next staff meeting. In order to nominate someone, just fill out this form and make sure to clearly explain why you think they are deserving of this recognition.
    • From the PTSA:
      • Support the PHMS PTSA by becoming a member! We encourage all parents, guardians, teachers, and students to join. https://pinehollow.memberhub.com/store?category=Memberships
      • Support Pine Hollow Middle School by donating to the PTSA's annual Invest In Your Child campaign! Details are in the attached document. The PTSA collects donations only once a year through this no-fuss giving/fundraising campaign: https://pinehollow.memberhub.com/store/items/61043
      • Please join us for our first general PTSA meeting on September 15 at 7pm in the PHMS auditorium, immediately following the social media presentation. 
      • The PTSA (and PHMS teachers) would appreciate donations from this Amazon wish list. Click on this link to purchase supplies to stock the teachers’ lounge for our amazing teachers! https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/102Q2ZACU3U1?ref_=wl_share 
      • September 8 is Papa John's Pizza Day! Order a pizza and support PHMS. See the attached flyer for details. 
      • If you have any questions about the PTSA, please reach us at phmsptsa16@gmail.com
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!!
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  • Weekly Message for 8-28-22

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 8/28/2022

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for August 28.

    • This Week: This week is a five-day week for all students. Friday is an Early Release. School will dismiss at 1PM.
    • Buses: With the start of traditional calendar schools this week, there may be some delays with bus routes. Parents are encouraged to download the Here Comes the Bus app if your student rides the bus to/from school. Click this link for more info: https://www.wcpss.net/Page/35380
    • Fall Pictures: Strawbridge Studios will be here on Tuesday to take your student’s picture for the yearbook. Attached is an order form if you would like to purchase a picture packet. You can also click this link to sign up to receive updates via email regarding your child's school portraits. These updates include promotions, additional deals and the ability to order more pictures at a later time. When entering student information, parents should be sure to enter the student's name as it is on file at the school.
    • Attention Battle of the Books Families: We will meet again on Wednesday from 3:15 - 4:00 in Mr. Hutchinson's classroom across from the library. Please make sure you have planned for rides home at 4:00. At this meeting we will begin picking small groups and battling head-to-head for points. Please fill out this linked form to help Mr. H communicate with your family. If you have any questions, please email Mr. Hutchinson at jhutchinson@wcpss.net.
    • From Our Athletic Director, Mr. Adams:
      • This Wednesday marks the deadline to be approved in DragonFly.  This means all needed papers have been submitted and approved by Mr. Adams.  I would not wait until Tuesday evening to do this.  
      • We are in the process of hiring our Girls’ Soccer coach, and hoping the rest of the process will go quickly.   Tryout information will be updated on the website. 
      • Tryouts will begin on Sept. 6 for all Fall sports.
      • This year we will sell cash tickets at the gate for $6.  We will also have digital tickets available through the GoFan app for $6.
      • Sports Pass information will be out very soon. 
    • Crowded Carpool: With all of our students in the building for the next two weeks, carpool will be more crowded in the morning and afternoon. Please be patient and pull all the way up before stopping to let your student in/out of your vehicle. Please also remember our new traffic procedures on Leesville Church Road to avoid traffic backing up and blocking the day care or CVS. See the attachment for more details.
    • Social Media Presentation for Parents: Our counselors will be doing a couple of presentations for parents regarding the latest social media trends and how to keep students safe. The dates are Sept. 15 at 6PM and Oct. 27 at 6PM. All parents are invited. See the flier in the weekly message.
    • Attention 7th Grade Parents: State law requires all rising 7th graders to have a Tdap and Meningococcal vaccine. Students on Track 1 & 3 have until Aug. 7, and Track 4 students have until Sept. 3.  Click here for more info. Immunization records can be emailed to Ms. Thomas, our data manager, at bwthomas@wcpss.net or mailed to the school to her attention.
    • Teacher Recognition Program:  Is there a teacher or staff member you would like to celebrate for doing a terrific job? Has someone been consistently outstanding or maybe gone above-and-beyond recently for your student/family? If so, I encourage you to nominate that person for our Top Gun Staff Member of the Month award. There aren’t any firm rules or requirements to nominate someone for recognition. The point of this is to recognize a teacher or two each month who was nominated by a student or parent. The teacher(s) would be recognized in front of their peers at the next staff meeting. In order to nominate someone, just fill out this form and make sure to clearly explain why you think they are deserving of this recognition.
    • From the PTSA:
      • Support the PHMS PTSA by becoming a member! We encourage all parents, guardians, teachers, and students to join. https://pinehollow.memberhub.com/store?category=Memberships
      • Support Pine Hollow Middle School by donating to the PTSA's annual Invest In Your Child campaign! Details are in the attached document. The PTSA collects donations only once a year through this no-fuss giving/fundraising campaign: https://pinehollow.memberhub.com/store/items/61043
      • Please join us for our first general PTSA meeting on September 15 at 7pm in the PHMS auditorium, immediately following the social media presentation. 
      • The PTSA (and PHMS teachers) would appreciate donations from this Amazon wish list. Click on this link to purchase supplies to stock the teachers’ lounge for our amazing teachers! https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/102Q2ZACU3U1?ref_=wl_share 
      • September 8 is Papa John's Pizza Day! Order a pizza and support PHMS. See the attached flyer for details. 
      • If you have any questions about the PTSA, please reach us at phmsptsa16@gmail.com
    • Lacrosse Opportunity: This announcement is being offered as a courtesy. Ambush Lax is not affiliated with PHMS in any way.
      • Bring a friend, build your skills! Ambush Lacrosse is a non-profit lacrosse club that is a 2-time champion for all of the middle school lacrosse clubs across Wake county (TYLC) and will be sponsoring fall skills development for boys (4th-8th grade) in the Leesville community from Tuesday, September 13th- Thursday, Oct 27th! All skill levels are welcome and we are offering FREE lacrosse for all 4th and 5th graders that are projected to attend LRHS! For complete details visit Ambushlax.com. Register today!
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!!
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  • Weekly Message for 8-21-22

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 8/21/2022

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for August 21.

    • This Week: This week is a five-day week for all students as Track 3 returns tomorrow!
    • Crowded Carpool: With all of our students in the building for the next three weeks, carpool will be more crowded in the morning and afternoon. Please be patient and pull all the way up before stopping to let your student in/out of your vehicle. Please also remember our new traffic procedures on Leesville Church Road to avoid traffic backing up and blocking the day care or CVS. See the attachment for more details.
    • Confiscated Cell Phones: Please be aware that if a student’s cell phone is confiscated, it is sent to the office and kept there until a parent can come to school and pick it up. Students are not permitted to use their phones from the time they arrive to school until 3PM unless they have a teacher’s permission. This has gone well thus far!
    • PHMS Community Reads: We are cultivating a culture of reading at PHMS by sharing reading within our community. We encourage students, school staff, parents, relatives, and neighbors to read the same book and engage in discussion and activities with each other. Our Community Reads selection this semester is Front Desk by Kelly Yang. PHMS library copies are available for student checkout, visit your local library to check out a copy, or purchase your copy from your favorite place to buy books. Happy reading! Details on related activities and discussion coming soon. If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Ziller (library media specialist, kziller@wcpss.net) or Mike Hutchinson (6th grade Social Studies teacher, jhutchinson@wcpss.net).
    • Fall Pictures: Strawbridge Studios will be here on Tuesday, Aug. 30 to take your student’s picture for the yearbook. Attached is an order form if you would like to purchase a picture packet. You can also click this link to sign up to receive updates via email regarding your child's school portraits. These updates include promotions, additional deals and the ability to order more pictures at a later time. When entering student information, parents should be sure to enter the student's name as it is on file at the school.
    • Social Media Presentation for Parents: Our counselors will be doing a couple of presentations for parents regarding the latest social media trends and how to keep students safe. The dates are Sept. 15 at 6PM and Oct. 27 at 6PM. All parents are invited. See the flier in the weekly message.
    • Attention 7th Grade Parents: State law requires all rising 7th graders to have a Tdap and Meningococcal vaccine. Students on Track 1 & 3 have until Aug. 7, and Track 4 students have until Sept. 3.  Click here for more info. Immunization records can be emailed to Ms. Thomas, our data manager, at bwthomas@wcpss.net or mailed to the school to her attention.
    • Teacher Recognition Program:  Is there a teacher or staff member you would like to celebrate for doing a terrific job? Has someone been consistently outstanding or maybe gone above-and-beyond recently for your student/family? If so, I encourage you to nominate that person for our Top Gun Staff Member of the Month award. There aren’t any firm rules or requirements to nominate someone for recognition. The point of this is to recognize a teacher or two each month who was nominated by a student or parent. The teacher(s) would be recognized in front of their peers at the next staff meeting. In order to nominate someone, just fill out this form and make sure to clearly explain why you think they are deserving of this recognition.
    • From the PTSA:
    • Lacrosse Opportunity: This announcement is being offered as a courtesy. Ambush Lax is not affiliated with PHMS in any way.
      • Bring a friend, build your skills! Ambush Lacrosse is a non-profit lacrosse club that is a 2-time champion for all of the middle school lacrosse clubs across Wake county (TYLC) and will be sponsoring fall skills development for boys (4th-8th grade) in the Leesville community from Tuesday, September 13th- Thursday, Oct 27th! All skill levels are welcome and we are offering FREE lacrosse for all 4th and 5th graders that are projected to attend LRHS! For complete details visit Ambushlax.com. Register today!
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!!
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  • Weekly Message for 8-14-22

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 8/14/2022

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for August 14.

    • This Week: This week is a four-day week for students on Track 1 and 4. Friday is a Teacher Workday. Track 3 is tracked-out and returns on Aug. 22.
    • PHMS Community Reads: We are cultivating a culture of reading at PHMS by sharing reading within our community. We encourage students, school staff, parents, relatives, and neighbors to read the same book and engage in discussion and activities with each other. Our Community Reads selection this semester is Front Desk by Kelly Yang. PHMS library copies are available for student checkout, visit your local library to check out a copy, or purchase your copy from your favorite place to buy books. Happy reading! Details on related activities and discussion coming soon. If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Ziller (library media specialist, kziller@wcpss.net) or Mike Hutchinson (6th grade Social Studies teacher, jhutchinson@wcpss.net).
    • Battle of the Books: Attention Families of Pilot Readers…. Do you have a reader at home? A kid that is constantly asking to go to the library or the bookstore? Do you have to tell a student in your home to put the book down? These are all pretty great problems to have 😉 and you might have a student that is perfect for the Battle of the Books club. We will have an interest meeting for students this coming Wednesday after school. If you have a kid that would like to see what Battle of the Books is all about, have them stay after school on Wednesday (8/17/22) until 4:00. If you have any questions, please email Mr. Hutchinson at jhutchinson@wcpss.net Please make sure you have arranged a pickup at 4:00 if your student is staying after school with us.
    • Best Middle School in Raleigh: We’ve been nominated as the best middle school in Raleigh and we need your votes!! Go to http://voteraleighsbest.com and click the education button, then middle school. You can vote once per day now thru Aug. 19. Let’s Go Pilots! 
    • Fall Pictures: Strawbridge Studios will be here on Tuesday, Aug. 30 to take your student’s picture for the yearbook. Attached is an order form if you would like to purchase a picture packet. You can also click this link to sign up to receive updates via email regarding your child's school portraits. These updates include promotions, additional deals and the ability to order more pictures at a later time. When entering student information, parents should be sure to enter the student's name as it is on file at the school.
    • Social Media Presentation for Parents: Our counselors will be doing a couple of presentations for parents regarding the latest social media trends and how to keep students safe. The dates are Sept. 15 at 6PM and Oct. 27 at 6PM. All parents are invited. See the flier in the weekly message.
    • Attention 7th Grade Parents: State law requires all rising 7th graders to have a Tdap and Meningococcal vaccine. Students on Track 1 & 3 have until Aug. 7, and Track 4 students have until Sept. 3.  Click here for more info. Immunization records can be emailed to Ms. Thomas, our data manager, at bwthomas@wcpss.net or mailed to the school to her attention.
    • Information Regarding Child Abuse and Neglect: NC Legislators passed a law last year that requires all secondary schools across the state to inform students in grades 6-12 each year about important resources related to child abuse and neglect. It also requires schools to have this information posted in each middle and high school. The attached document contains important information and resources available in our community. WCPSS is committed to the safety and well being of children in our community.  If you have any questions about this information, please reach out to your school social worker, SAP, or school counselor.
    • From Our Athletic Director, Mr. Adams: Parents, We are just 17 Days away from all forms to be submitted and approved in DragonFly.  Please do not wait until the last minute to submit your forms, your child may miss tryouts. Please, Go back and check your information in DragonFly, I had to reject some documents. DragonFly does not notify users when documents have been rejected.
      • Tryouts Begin Sept 6 – details are on the athletic website. 
      • Girls Soccer update – We are interviewing an applicant.
      • Football workouts – As students are approved by me in DragonFly, they will receive an invitation to their school email to a google classroom page from Coach March.  In GC they will sign up for workouts.  We are limited per county rules to 21 attendees.  On Monday, Coach March will post the list in GC for which students can attend on which day. The first week of conditioning went very well. Thank you.   
    • Teacher Recognition Program:  Is there a teacher or staff member you would like to celebrate for doing a terrific job? Has someone been consistently outstanding or maybe gone above-and-beyond recently for your student/family? If so, I encourage you to nominate that person for our Top Gun Staff Member of the Month award. There aren’t any firm rules or requirements to nominate someone for recognition. The point of this is to recognize a teacher or two each month who was nominated by a student or parent. The teacher(s) would be recognized in front of their peers at the next staff meeting. In order to nominate someone, just fill out this form and make sure to clearly explain why you think they are deserving of this recognition.
    • From the PTSA:
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!!
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  • Weekly Message for 8-7-22

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 8/7/2022

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for August 7.

    • This Week: This week is a five-day week for students on Track 1 and 4. Track 3 is tracked-out and returns on Aug. 22.
    • Attention 7th Grade Parents: State law requires all rising 7th graders to have a Tdap and Meningococcal vaccine. Students on Track 1 & 3 have until Aug. 7, and Track 4 students have until Sept. 3.  Click here for more info. Immunization records can be emailed to Ms. Thomas, our data manager, at bwthomas@wcpss.net or mailed to the school to her attention.
    • Information Regarding Child Abuse and Neglect: NC Legislators passed a law last year that requires all secondary schools across the state to inform students in grades 6-12 each year about important resources related to child abuse and neglect. It also requires schools to have this information posted in each middle and high school. The attached document contains important information and resources available in our community. WCPSS is committed to the safety and well being of children in our community.  If you have any questions about this information, please reach out to your school social worker, SAP, or school counselor.
    • From Our Athletic Director, Mr. Adams:
      • Parents, We are 24 days from the deadline for Fall Sports Paperwork to be uploaded into DragonFly.  Please do not wait until the last minute.  Make sure to check your account to see if everything was approved. 
      • Tryout information has been updated on the website, except for Girls’ Soccer.
      • Football Skills and Conditioning workouts will begin next week.  Students that are on the approved list will receive an email to their student email accounts.  The email will contain a link for them to join a Google Classroom.  They should add their parents as well. In GC, they can sign up for workouts.  Coach March will do his best to try and make attendance equitable.  Each Monday he will post a list for those to attend on Tuesday and Thursday.  Just because you sign up does not mean you will get that day.  We are limited to 21 participants each day. Students should not share the link.  We will add students as they become eligible in DragonFly. 
      • Athletic Pass Information will be coming out very soon. 
    • Teacher Recognition Program:  Is there a teacher or staff member you would like to celebrate for doing a terrific job? Has someone been consistently outstanding or maybe gone above-and-beyond recently for your student/family? If so, I encourage you to nominate that person for our Top Gun Staff Member of the Month award. There aren’t any firm rules or requirements to nominate someone for recognition. The point of this is to recognize a teacher or two each month who was nominated by a student or parent. The teacher(s) would be recognized in front of their peers at the next staff meeting. In order to nominate someone, just fill out this form and make sure to clearly explain why you think they are deserving of this recognition.
    • From the PTSA:
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!!
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  • Weekly Message for 7-31-22

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 7/31/2022

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for July 31.

    • Track 4 Meet The Teacher: We had a great first day of school on Friday as we welcomed our Track 4 students to the 2022-23 school year! Track 4 Meet The Teacher Night will be on Thursday, from 5:30-7PM. Parents will go to the cafeteria and gym from 5:30-6:15 to meet your student’s PE and elective teachers. From 6:15-7:00 you will go to your student’s team area where you will meet their core teachers. See the attachment in this week’s message for more info. See you Thursday!
    • This Week: This week is a five-day week for students on Track 1 and 4. Track 3 is tracked-out and returns on Aug. 22.
    • From Our Athletic Director, Mr. Adams: We are just 31 days until the DEADLINE for all paperwork to be submitted into DragonFLy.  Please do not plan on a grace period for late paperwork or for paperwork submitted at the last moment that is not complete.
      • AUG 1 - Kickoff meeting for Fall Sports only.  6pm in the auditorium. We will have breakout sessions with our Volleyball, Football and Cheer Coaches. 
      • AUG 31 - Deadline for Completed paperwork to be submitted into DragonFLy
      • 8th Grade Parents - Many of your students' physicals will be expiring around the time of try-outs, so please make sure you have the new ones ready to go, so tryouts will not be missed or interrupted. 
      • Remind your students to check the bulletin board to see if they are on the approved for Tryouts List. 
      • Some Tryout information has been updated on the athletic website: https://www.wakecountyathletics.com/page/show/2462222-tryout-information
    • Student Handbook: The PHMS student/parent handbook is posted to our website under the “students” tab or you can click here.
    • School Meals: This year students will need to pay for any meals they eat unless they have applied and been approved for free or reduced priced meals. For meal costs and other information re: school means, including how to apply for free or reduced priced meals, click here.
    • How To Get Parent Portal Access: All parents are encouraged to get a Parent Portal account so you can monitor your student’s grades and attendance. Instructions on getting an account are on our website under the “Parents” tab or click here. If you have already given us the form but not yet gotten access, don’t worry! It takes a while for your information to be entered and for the system to email you. Track 4 parents, no attendance or grades are entered into PowerSchool for the first 10 days of school, so there is nothing for you to see just yet.
    • Attention 7th Grade Parents: State law requires all rising 7th graders to have a Tdap and Meningococcal vaccine. Students on Track 1 & 3 have until Aug. 7, and Track 4 students have until Sept. 3. Click here for more info. Immunization records can be emailed to Ms. Thomas, our data manager, at bwthomas@wcpss.net or mailed to the school to her attention.
    • Carpool: As many of you have already noticed, our carpool line can get quite backed up. It can impede traffic in/out of the daycare as well as the CVS. Sometimes it backs up all the way to the traffic light on Leesville Road. We want to be good neighbors to nearby businesses and residences, so we are trying something new this year.

    If you see that traffic on Leesville Church Road is backed up so that you cannot make an immediate left turn onto Bartram Place, please continue down Leesville Church Road and make a u-turn so that you will then turn right onto Bartram Place. This will prevent the line from backing all the way up to the traffic light and it will allow folks to get into/out of the CVS and the daycare.

    Please see the attachment in this message for a map that illustrates this new traffic pattern. Thank you for help in minimizing the impact of our carpool on our neighbors.

    • Weekly Message: The weekly message goes out on Sunday mornings. You will get an email and a text message. We also post the message on the school’s website under the “our school” tab and then “principal’s weekly message”. If you don’t receive the email and/or text message, it means we are missing that contact info and ask that you call the school so we can update it.
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!!
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  • Weekly Message for 7-24-22

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 7/24/2022

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for July 24.

    • This Week: This week is a five-day week for students on Track 1. Track 3 will track-out on Thursday, and Track 4’s first day will be Friday, July 29. Track 1 & 3 parents, please be aware that Thursday, July 28 is an Early Release day. School will dismiss at 1pm.
    • Network Upgrade/Phones Down: Thursday our school’s phones and internet will be down for a little while starting at 7AM. A team from Technology Services will be here to upgrade our computer system, including our wireless access points. The first priority will be to get our office phones back up and running. They should be back on-line by the start of the school day.
    • From the PTSA:
    • From Our Athletic Director, Mr. Adams: 8th Grade Parents that have a DragonFLy account from last year and your child's physical is still current, please make sure you have selected the sports your child is interested in trying out for. I need to move them over to this year.  When your child's physical runs out, ALL the paperwork in DragonFLy will have to be completed again.
      • Paperwork is DragonFLy is not complete.
      • That sport was not selected to for tryouts
      • Academically ineligible
      • Please remind your child to check the Athletic Bulletin Board on their way to the gym to see if their name is on the approved list.
      • Why their name may not be on the list:
      • Fall Sports Kick-Off Meeting - August 1, 6:00 in the auditorium.  This meeting is primarily for parents (Football, Girls' Soccer, Volleyball and Cheer)
      • DEADLINE TO HAVE COMPLETED PAPERWORK IN DRAGONFLY - Aug 31. The deadline is a week prior to the start of tryouts, so the coaches can prepare.
      • Please stay tuned to our Social media pages as well as Athletic website.
    • Carpool: As many of you have already noticed, our carpool line can get quite backed up. It can impede traffic in/out of the daycare as well as the CVS. Sometimes it backs up all the way to the traffic light on Leesville Road. We want to be good neighbors to nearby businesses and residences, so we are going to try something new.

    If you see that traffic on Leesville Church Road is backed up so that you cannot make an immediate left turn onto Bartram Place, please continue down Leesville Church Road and make a u-turn so that you will then turn right onto Bartram Place. This will prevent the line from backing all the way up to the traffic light and it will allow folks to get into/out of the CVS and the daycare.

    Please see the attachment in this message for a map that illustrates this new traffic pattern. Thank you for help in minimizing the impact of our carpool on our neighbors.

    • Student Handbook: The PHMS student/parent handbook is posted to our website under the “students” tab or you can click here.
    • School Meals: This year students will need to pay for any meals they eat unless they have applied and been approved for free or reduced priced meals. For meal costs and other information re: school means, including how to apply for free or reduced priced meals, click here.
    • How To Get Parent Portal Access: All parents are encouraged to get a Parent Portal account so you can monitor your student’s grades and attendance. Instructions on getting an account are on our website under the “Parents” tab or click here. If you have already given us the form but not yet gotten access, don’t worry! It takes a while for your information to be entered and for the system to email you. 
    • Attention 7th Grade Parents: State law requires all rising 7th graders to have a Tdap and Meningococcal vaccine. Students on Track 1 & 3 have until Aug. 7, and Track 4 students have until Sept. 3. Click here for more info. Immunization records can be emailed to Ms. Thomas, our data manager, at bwthomas@wcpss.net or mailed to the school to her attention.
    • Weekly Message: The weekly message goes out on Sunday mornings. You will get an email and a text message. We also post the message on the school’s website under the “our school” tab and then “principal’s weekly message”. If you don’t receive the email and/or text message, it means we are missing that contact info and ask that you call the school so we can update it.
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!!
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