• New Chorus Program

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 6/22/2020

    Good afternoon Pine Hollow Middle School community,

    I hope that all the Pilot fathers had an awesome Fathers Day yesterday! I am contacting you today to make sure you are aware that we will be adding a chorus program to our school for the 2020-21 school year. This is something we have long-wanted to do and its finally going to happen! We have already hired a teacher and can't wait to begin singing!! 

     

    Currently, we have room in our program to add additional students beyond those who listed chorus on their registration form for the upcoming school year. If you are interested in your child taking chorus in the upcoming school year and you did not list it as one of your child's selections, please contact Mr. Tunstall, one of our assistant principals, and he will be able to assist. His email is "ctunstall@wcpss.net". 

     

    Thank you very much and I hope you have a great summer. We look forward to seeing our Pilots again in August. 

     

    Sincerely,

    Andrew Livengood, Principal

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  • Weekly Message for 6-7-20

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 6/7/2020

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

     

    • This is the final week of the 2019-20 school year. How can that be?! I would like to thank our 8th graders for three great years and to congratulate them on wrapping up their middle school careers. We will certainly miss them, and I will look forward to hearing of their many successes in high school.
    • Closing out 2019-20: This week is the last opportunity this school year for students to clean out their lockers, return school materials, pick up yearbooks and medicine, etc. etc.:
      • Students on Track 4 will come to school tomorrow (Monday, June 8.)
      • Students on Tracks 2 & 3 will come to school on Tuesday, June 9.
      • Students should arrive according to their last name:
        • A-G 10-11am
        • H-M 11-12/noon
        • N-S 1-2pm
        • T-Z 2-3pm
      • 7th and 8th graders should come through carpool and 6th graders should come through the bus loop. Parents with students in multiple grades may choose either route.
      • Locks have been removed from the lockers so that students can quickly gather their things and exit. Students are encouraged to bring a bag with them to collect their belongings. Any student who needs one will be given a plastic bag as they enter the school. Everything from a student’s locker will be placed in the bag unless it belongs to PHMS. No trash cans will be available. Students will need to discard trash once they get home.
      • Anyone entering the building must wear a face mask and social distancing will be required. School staff will be on site to direct students as they enter the building and to ensure everyone’s safety. Only one person per student (either student OR parent) will be allowed to enter the building.
      • Weather permitting, we will have stations outside of the building (in carpool and the bus loop) for items to be returned. There will be a station for yearbook pick-up in carpool and the bus loop. Mr. Adams will be in the carpool area to collect uniforms, distribute spring sports pictures, and give 8th graders a copy of their physical if they need it for high school athletics.
      • 8th graders will be allowed to sign the Spirit Rock! The PTSA has purchased special sharpies for this occasion. Every 8th grader will be given a sharpie to keep which they will use to sign the rock.
      • Chromebooks and hot spots only need to be returned if your student will NOT be returning to WCPSS for the 2020-21 school year. If your student will be in the district next school year, even if they will not be at PH, families are asked to hang on to devices and hot spots for now.
      • Students in band who will be returning to PH for the 2020-21 school year may continue to hold on to their instrument over the summer. Keep practicing!! 8th graders and any 6th or 7th graders who will not be with us next year should return their instrument.
      • 6th and 7th graders wishing to hang on to their library books over the summer may do so and return them in August. 8th graders and any other students not returning to PH in the upcoming year should return their books.
      • Each team will hold a virtual year-end celebration. Dates have been listed on the calendar on our website. Please contact your child’s team teachers for more information.
      • The last day for Tracks 2-4 is Thursday, June 11.
      • Due to remote learning, we will NOT be printing/mailing final report cards this year. Students and parents can see final grades in each course in Power School. Teachers will let you know once they are available. For more information regarding WCPSS Summary of Grading Guidelines for 2019-20 please click here. This information has been previously released to the public directly from the school system.
    • Pilot Summer Reading Challenge: Rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders have the opportunity to participate in our first-ever summer reading challenge! Make a copy of this Summer Reading Challenge document (ly/pilotsummerreading), keep track of your reading this summer, and share with Ms. Ziller (kziller@wcpss.net) for a prize.
    • Virtual Library: The PHMS Virtual Library is your student's destination for reading, resources for research, and an assortment of learning activities. Visit ly/PHMSVirtualLibraryto explore links to library events, reading lists, and more! Reach out to Ms. Ziller with any questions (kziller@wcpss.net).
    • Important Info for Rising 6th Graders:
      • Track assignments have been posted to the website by student ID number.
      • Our terrific Student Services team has created a virtual orientation for rising 6th graders narrated by our very own Mr. Martin! Click here to view that presentation, or visit our website and look for “Soaring to Middle School” on the left side of the page where you will also see the “Middle School Transition Guide”.
    • Athletics:
    • Field Trip Refunds:
      • By now families should have received their refund check for the cancelled band trip to Williamsburg and/or the 8th grade DC field trip.
      • We are still trying to get a response from the bus company regarding the Richmond, VA 7th grade trip. I will share more information as soon as we hear from the bus company.
    • Yearbooks: We only have a few yearbooks left for purchase. The cost is $50 and must be paid with cash or check. Books can be purchased on Monday or Tuesday of this week during our 2019-20 closeout times.
    • From the PTSA:
    • I hope all Pilot families have a terrific summer, and we will look forward to seeing you again in August. And remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School, the sky is the limit!
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  • Weekly Message for 5-31-20

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 5/31/2020 6:00:00 AM

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

     

    • It is hard to believe we have almost finished the 2019-20 school year! This is the final week for students on Track 1 and Tracks 2-4 finish up next week. I am so proud of all the hard work that our Pilots have done to persevere, especially these last few months. Keep up it up for a few more days and then you have a summer vacation to enjoy! A rarity at a year-round school!
    • Closing out 2019-20: Updates have been made from last week, so please read carefully:
      • We have scheduled one last opportunity for students to collect personal belongings, pick-up medications, return locks, library books, athletic uniforms, ELA novels etc. etc.
      • Students on Track 1 will come to school tomorrow (Monday, June 1.)
      • Students on Tracks 2 & 3 will come to school on Tuesday, June 9.
      • Students on Track 4 will come to school on Monday, June 8.
      • Students should arrive according to their last name:
        • A-G 10-11am
        • H-M 11-12/noon
        • N-S 1-2pm
        • T-Z 2-3pm
      • 7th and 8th graders should come through carpool and 6th graders should come through the bus loop. Parents with students in multiple grades may choose either route.
      • Locks have been removed from the lockers so that students can quickly gather their things and exit. Students are encouraged to bring a bag with them to collect their belongings. Any student who needs one will be given a plastic bag as they enter the school. Everything from a student’s locker will be placed in the bag unless it belongs to PHMS. No trash cans will be available. Students will need to discard trash once they get home.
      • Anyone entering the building must wear a face mask and social distancing will be required. School staff will be on site to direct students as they enter the building and to ensure everyone’s safety. Only one person per student (either student OR parent) will be allowed to enter the building.
      • Weather permitting, we will have stations outside of the building (in carpool and the bus loop) for items to be returned. There will be a station for yearbook pick-up in carpool and the bus loop. Mr. Adams will be in the carpool area to collect uniforms, distribute spring sports pictures, and give 8th graders a copy of their physical if they need it for high school athletics.
      • 8th graders will be allowed to sign the Spirit Rock! The PTSA has purchased special sharpies for this occasion. Every 8th grader will be given a sharpie to keep which they will use to sign the rock.
      • Chromebooks and hot spots only need to be returned if your student will NOT be returning to WCPSS for the 2020-21 school year. If your student will be in the district next school year, even if they will not be at PH, families are asked to hang on to devices and hot spots for now.
      • Students in band who will be returning to PH for the 2020-21 school year may continue to hold on to their instrument over the summer. Keep practicing!! 8th graders and any 6th or 7th graders who will not be with us next year should return their instrument.
      • 6th and 7th graders wishing to hang on to their library books over the summer may do so and return them in August. 8th graders and any other students not returning to PH in the upcoming year should return their books.
      • Each team will hold a virtual year-end celebration. Dates have been listed on the calendar on our website. Please contact your child’s team teachers for more information.
      • The last day of school for Track 1 is Thursday, June 4.
      • The last day for Tracks 2-4 is Thursday, June 11.
      • Due to remote learning, we will NOT be printing/mailing final report cards this year. Students and parents can see final grades in each course in Power School. Teachers will let you know once they are available. For more information regarding WCPSS Summary of Grading Guidelines for 2019-20 please click here. This information has been previously released to the public directly from the school system.
    • Virtual Library: The PHMS Virtual Library is your student's destination for reading, resources for research, and an assortment of learning activities. Visit ly/PHMSVirtualLibraryto explore links to library events, reading lists, and more! Reach out to Ms. Ziller with any questions (kziller@wcpss.net).
    • Important Info for Rising 6th Graders:
      • Track assignments have been posted to the website by student ID number.
      • Our terrific Student Services team has created a virtual orientation for rising 6th graders narrated by our very own Mr. Martin! Click here to view that presentation, or visit our website and look for “Soaring to Middle School” on the left side of the page where you will also see the “Middle School Transition Guide”.
    • Athletics:
    • Field Trip Refunds:
      • By now families should have received their refund check for the cancelled band trip to Williamsburg and/or the 8th grade DC field trip.
      • We are still trying to get a response from the bus company regarding the Richmond, VA 7th grade trip. I will share more information as soon as we hear from the bus company.
    • Yearbooks: We only have 55 yearbooks left for purchase. The price is $50 and can be ordered online at http://www.strawbridge.net/ until tomorrow. Our school code is YB112059.
    • From the PTSA:
    • Have a terrific first week of June. And remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School, the sky is the limit!
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  • Weekly Message for 5-24-20

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 5/24/2020

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

     

    • Congratulations: Our 8th grade Asst. Principal, Jo Ellen Newhouse, was recently named principal of Heritage Middle School effective July 1. Congratulations to her on this wonderful opportunity and a big THANK YOU for her 4 years of service to PH students and families!
    • Closing out 2019-20:
      • We will have another opportunity for students to collect personal belongings, pick-up medications, return locks, library books, athletic uniforms, ELA novels etc. etc.
      • Students on Track 1 will come to school on Monday, June 1.
      • Students on Tracks 2 & 3 will come to school on Tuesday, June 9.
      • Students on Track 4 will come to school on Monday, June 8.
      • Students should arrive according to their last name:
        • A-G 10-11am
        • H-M 11-12/noon
        • N-S 1-2pm
        • T-Z 2-3pm
      • 7th and 8th graders should come through carpool and 6th graders should come through the bus loop.
      • We will remove locks from the lockers ahead of time and each student will be given a plastic bag as they enter the school. Everything from a student’s locker will be placed in the bag unless it belongs to PHMS. No trash cans will be available. Students will need to discard trash once they get home.
      • Anyone entering the building must wear a face mask and social distancing will be required. School staff will be on site to direct students as they enter the building and to ensure everyone’s safety. Only one person per student (either student OR parent) will be allowed to enter the building.
      • Weather permitting, we will have stations outside of the building (in carpool and the bus loop) for items to be returned. There will be a station for yearbook pick-up in carpool and the bus loop.
      • 8th graders will be allowed to sign the Spirit Rock!
      • Chromebooks and hot spots only need to be returned if your student will NOT be returning to WCPSS for the 2020-21 school year. If your student will be in the district next school year, families are asked to hang on to devices and hot spots for now.
      • Each team will hold a virtual year-end celebration. Please contact your child’s team teachers for information.
      • The last day of school for Track 1 is Thursday, June 4.
      • The last day for Tracks 2-4 is Thursday, June 11.
    • Virtual Library: The PHMS Virtual Library is your student's destination for reading, resources for research, and an assortment of learning activities. Visit ly/PHMSVirtualLibraryto explore links to library events, reading lists, and more! Reach out to Ms. Ziller with any questions (kziller@wcpss.net).
    • Important Info for Rising 6th Graders:
      • Track assignments have been posted to the website by student ID number.
      • Our terrific Student Services team has created a virtual orientation for rising 6th graders narrated by our very own Mr. Martin! Click here to view that presentation, or visit our website and look for “Soaring to Middle School” on the left side of the page where you will also see the “Middle School Transition Guide”.
    • Athletics:
    • Field Trip Refunds:
      • By now families should have received their refund check for the cancelled band trip to Williamsburg and/or the 8th grade DC field trip.
      • We are still trying to get a response from the bus company regarding the Richmond, VA 7th grade trip. I will share more information as soon as we hear from the bus company.
    • Yearbooks: We only have 55 yearbooks left for purchase. The price is $50 and can be ordered online at http://www.strawbridge.net/ until June 1. Our school code is YB112059.
    • From the PTSA:
    • Have a great Memorial Day and a terrific week. And remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School, the sky is the limit!
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  • Weekly Message for 5-10-20

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 5/10/2020

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for May 10.

     

    • Happy Mothers Day!!!
    • Track Assignments for Rising 6th Graders: Have been posted to the website by student ID number.
    • Loose Ends: With Governor Cooper’s recent announcement that we will not return to school this school year, we now have many loose ends to clean up. Among the issues to be addressed are: locker clean-outs, library book returns, yearbook distribution, athletic uniform collections, 8th grade spirit rock signing, medicine pick-ups, etc. etc. I am working on plans right now for these various issues and will communicate details as plans are developed.
    • Digital Learning: At this point all students should now be engaging in online learning. Most of our students are engaged in their core classes, but we are seeing a significant drop off in elective classes. Please have your student check their elective teacher's website for information about class assignments and weekly virtual meetings. Our teachers are trying to strike the balance between keeping parents informed when students are not engaged while also understanding that there are many legitimate reasons why students might not be able to fully participate. Please know that there is no “right” or “wrong” way for you to support your child with his/her remote learning as each family is unique. If you or your student have any questions regarding the structure or format for this new way of teaching/learning, please email the teacher and they will be glad to assist. Please note, each teacher has daily office hours in order to help students and answer questions. If you are unsure exactly how your student’s teachers are teaching remotely, please start with his/her webpage. If you are unable to get in touch with a specific teacher, feel free to email me and I can help connect you with the teacher.
    • Athletics: Adams, our Athletic Director, has made several changes and updates to the athletics website. Please click here for more information. He has also been working hard recently to highlight some of our 8th grade student athletes via Twitter. Please click here to see all of those highlights.
    • Instructional Packets: WCPSS has also provided this document with links to grade-level instructional packets. If your family is unable to access remote learning due to technology or internet access issues, we can print a copy of the packet and mail it to you. If you are interested in this option, please contact your child’s teacher.
    • Access to Remote Learing: A number of Chromebooks were distributed to PH families who needed one on Monday, April 6 and again on April 27. So far we have distributed 88 Chromebooks and 11 hotspots for students who needed them! Anyone who needs a Chromebook or a hotspot needs to let a teacher know asap as we are nearing the end of device deployment.
    • Coronavirus Information: Visit wcpss.net/coronavirus for the latest information from WCPSS. Another helpful link regarding WCPSS Remote Learning Resources is available at: https://sites.google.com/wcpss.net/instructional-continuity-wcpss/home.
    • Field Trip Refunds:
      • By now families should have received their refund check for the cancelled band trip to Williamsburg.
      • For the 8th grade DC field trip, checks were mailed last week.
      • We are still trying to get a response from the bus company regarding the Richmond, VA 7th grade trip. I will share more information as soon as we hear from the bus company.
    • Yearbooks: We still have a few yearbooks available for purchase. The price is $50 and can be ordered online http://www.strawbridge.net/Our school code is YB112059.
    • From the PTSA:
    • Have a great week and enjoy this terrific weather! And remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School, the sky is the limit!
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  • Weekly Message for 5-3-20

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 5/3/2020

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for May 3.

     

    • Teacher Appreciation Week: Is this week! I would like to personally thank all of our teachers for their hard work in ensuring our students continue their learning during the pandemic. The transition to remote learning has been a challenge for everyone as we have adjusted to this new normal. But through it all, our teachers have done an amazing job and shown again what true Rock Stars they are! Please consider expressing your thanks and appreciation to your child’s teachers during this special week.
    • Track Assignments for 2020-21: Will be posted to the website this week by student ID number.
    • Loose Ends: With Governor Cooper’s recent announcement that we will not return to school this school year, we now have many loose ends to clean up. Among the issues to be addressed are: locker clean-outs, library book returns, yearbook distribution, athletic uniform collections, 8th grade spirit rock signing, medicine pick-ups, etc. etc. I am working on plans right now for these various issues and will communicate details as plans are developed.
    • Digital Learning: At this point all students should now be engaging in online learning. Most of our students are engaged in their core classes, but we are seeing a significant drop off in elective classes. Please have your student check their elective teacher's website for information about class assignments and weekly virtual meetings. Our teachers are trying to strike the balance between keeping parents informed when students are not engaged while also understanding that there are many legitimate reasons why students might not be able to fully participate. Please know that there is no “right” or “wrong” way for you to support your child with his/her remote learning as each family is unique. If you or your student have any questions regarding the structure or format for this new way of teaching/learning, please email the teacher and they will be glad to assist. Please note, each teacher has daily office hours in order to help students and answer questions. If you are unsure exactly how your student’s teachers are teaching remotely, please start with his/her webpage. If you are unable to get in touch with a specific teacher, feel free to email me and I can help connect you with the teacher.
    • Athletics: Adams, our Athletic Director, has made several changes and updates to the athletics website. Please click here for more information. He has also been working hard recently to highlight some of our 8th grade student athletes via Twitter. Please click here to see all of those highlights.
    • Instructional Packets: WCPSS has also provided this document with links to grade-level instructional packets. If your family is unable to access remote learning due to technology or internet access issues, we can print a copy of the packet and mail it to you. If you are interested in this option, please contact your child’s teacher.
    • Access to Remote Learing: A number of Chromebooks were distributed to PH families who needed one on Monday, April 6 and again on April 27. So far we have distributed 88 Chromebooks and 11 hotspots for students who needed them! Anyone who needs a Chromebook or a hotspot needs to let a teacher know asap as we are nearing the end of device deployment.
    • Coronavirus Information: Visit wcpss.net/coronavirus for the latest information from WCPSS. Another helpful link regarding WCPSS Remote Learning Resources is available at: https://sites.google.com/wcpss.net/instructional-continuity-wcpss/home.
    • Field Trip Refunds:
      • By now most families should have received their refund check for the cancelled band trip to Williamsburg.
      • For the 8th grade DC field trip, we are mailing checks this week. I thought we might have them ready to go last week, but it has taken longer than originally expected. Most families should have them by the weekend. Each family will receive $350 (88%) per paid traveler which is more than the 80% we were originally told to expect.
      • We are still trying to get a response from the bus company regarding the Richmond, VA 7th grade trip. I will share more information as soon as we hear from the bus company.
    • National Junior Honor Society: We will communicate with eligible students once we return to school and a new due date for applications will be communicated.
    • Yearbooks: We still have a few yearbooks available for purchase. The price is $50 and can be ordered online http://www.strawbridge.net/Our school code is YB112059.
    • From the PTSA:
    • Have a great week and enjoy this beautiful spring weather! And remember, even in the midst of a quarantine, at Pine Hollow Middle School, the sky is the limit!
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  • Weekly Message for 4-19-20

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 4/19/2020

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for April 19.

     

    • Digital Learning: At this point all students should now be engaging in online learning. Teachers are using a combination of pre-recorded lessons, assigned readings, Google Meet, office hours, etc. to keep all of our Pilots actively engaged in the learning process. If you or your student have any questions regarding the structure or format for this new way of teaching/learning, please email the teacher and they will be glad to assist. Please note, each teacher has daily office hours in order to help students and answer questions. If you are unsure exactly how your student’s teachers are teaching remotely, please start with his/her webpage. If you are unable to get in touch with a specific teacher, feel free to email me and I can help connect you with the teacher.
    • Instructional Packets: WCPSS has also provided this document with links to grade-level instructional packets. If your family is unable to access remote learning due to technology or internet access issues, we can print a copy of the packet and mail it to you. If you are interested in this option, please contact your child’s teacher.
    • Access to Remote Learing: A number of Chromebooks were distributed to PH families who needed one on Monday, April 6. We will be doing a second distribution soon. If you have not already done so, please contact a teacher ASAP if your student needs a device and/or an internet hotspot. WCPSS has ordered over 10,000 hotspots and we are expecting to receive ours soon. Once I have more information regarding how/when these will be distributed to families, we will communicate directly with families who have expressed a need.
    • Coronavirus Information: Visit wcpss.net/coronavirus for the latest information from WCPSS. Another helpful link regarding WCPSS Remote Learning Resources is available at: https://sites.google.com/wcpss.net/instructional-continuity-wcpss/home.
    • Elective Registration: We have added information to our school website to help students register from home for next year’s classes. Please try your best to enter your student’s elective choices for next year by the end of this week. After the 24th, counselors will reach out to students individually. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s counselor.
    • Field Trip Refunds:
      • Teachers who had a field trip cancelled emailed a Google Form to parents. Most parents have filled that out, but we are still missing a few. If you have not filled out a Google Form regarding a cancelled field trip and how/if you wish to be refunded, please do so ASAP.
      • Refund checks for the cancelled band trip to Williamsburg have been cut. Parents should get their check in the mail by the end of this week.
      • For the 8th grade DC field trip, we are cutting checks starting this week. There are a lot of them to write but we are working hard to get them to you asap. Each family will receive $350 (88%) per paid traveler which is more than the 80% we were originally told to expect.
      • We are still trying to get a response from the bus company regarding the Richmond, VA 7th grade trip. The company is closed until May and not responding to phone calls or email; therefore, we are unable to issue any refunds right now for that trip. I will share more information as soon as we hear from the bus company.
    • National Junior Honor Society: All 7th grade students may apply for membership in the Pine Hollow Middle School Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society who have a cumulative GPA of a 3.8 on a scale of 4.0 and have attended PHMS for one full semester. The due date for application packets will be after we return to school. Do not worry about that right now! Contact Mrs. Price if you have questions: kprice4@wcpss.net. The induction ceremony is currently scheduled for June 2 at 6PM in the auditorium.
    • Yearbooks: We currently have 90 yearbooks still available for purchase. The price is $50 and can be ordered online http://www.strawbridge.net/Our school code is YB112059.
    • From the PTSA:
    • Have a great week of virtual learning and remember to wash your hands often, cover your mouth/nose when you cough, and maintain social distancing. I miss you all and hope to see you again soon. Don’t forget: even in the midst of a quarantine, at Pine Hollow Middle School, the sky is the limit!
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  • Weekly Message for 4-12-20

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 4/12/2020

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for April 12.

    I can’t believe it has now been four weeks we have been out of school! I miss seeing our students’ and teachers’ smiling faces every day!! Stay strong Pilots. We can do this!!!

    • Digital Learning: We have now transitioned to digital learning for all students. If you or your student have any questions regarding the structure or format for this new way of teaching/learning, please email the teacher and they will be glad to assist. Please note, each teacher has daily office hours in order to help students and answer questions. If you are unsure exactly how your student’s teachers are teaching remotely, please start with his/her webpage. If you are unable to get in touch with a specific teacher, feel free to email me and I can help connect you with the teacher.
    • Access to Remote Learing: A number of Chromebooks were distributed to families who needed one on Monday, April 6. We will be doing a second distribution later this week or the beginning of next week. If you have not already done so, please contact a teacher ASAP if your student needs a device and/or an internet hotspot. WCPSS has ordered over 10,000 hotspots and we are expecting them to arrive this week. Once I have more information regarding how these will be distributed to families, we will communicate directly with you.
    • Coronavirus Information: Visit wcpss.net/coronavirus for the latest information from WCPSS. Another helpful link regarding WCPSS Remote Learning Resources is available at: https://sites.google.com/wcpss.net/instructional-continuity-wcpss/home.
    • Elective Registration: We have added information to our school website to help students register from home for next year’s classes. Please try your best to enter your student’s elective choices for next year by April 24. After the 24th, counselors will reach out to students individually. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s counselor.
    • Field Trip Refunds:
      • Teachers who had a field trip cancelled emailed a Google Form to parents. Most parents have filled that out, but we are still missing a few. If you have not filled out a Google Form regarding a cancelled field trip and how/if you wish to be refunded, please do so ASAP.
      • We just cut refund checks for the cancelled band trip to Williamsburg. Parents should get their check in the mail later this week or next.
      • For the 8th grade DC field trip, we anticipate being able to refund approximately 80% of what was paid. We are still waiting on the refund from Holbrook, but this was the latest information we received from them. As soon as we receive that refund, we will begin cutting checks to reimburse parents.
      • We are still trying to get a response from the bus company regarding the Richmond, VA 7th grade trip. The company is closed until May and not responding to phone calls or email; therefore, we are unable to issue any refunds right now for that trip. I will share more information as soon as we hear from the bus company.
    • National Junior Honor Society: All 7th grade students may apply for membership in the Pine Hollow Middle School Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society who have a cumulative GPA of a 3.8 on a scale of 4.0 and have attended PHMS for one full semester. The due date for application packets will be after we return to school. Do not worry about that right now! Contact Mrs. Price if you have questions: kprice4@wcpss.net. The induction ceremony is currently scheduled for June 2 at 6PM in the auditorium.
    • Yearbooks: We currently have 96 yearbooks still available for purchase. The price is $50 and can be ordered online http://www.strawbridge.net/Our school code is YB112059.
    • From the PTSA:
    • Have a great week of virtual learning and remember to wash your hands often, cover your mouth/nose when you cough, and maintain social distancing. And at Pine Hollow Middle School, the sky is still the limit!
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  • Weekly Message for 3-29-20

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 3/29/2020

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for March 29.

    I have missed seeing our Pilots over the past two weeks. These are certainly uncharted waters we now find ourselves in! I appreciate all of the hard work our teachers are putting in behind the scenes as we prepare to begin virtual teaching of new material next week. Parents, thank you for your patience and understanding as we figure this out together.

    • Schools Closed: until at least May 15, per Governor Cooper.
    • Access to Remote Learing: I have asked each team to make contact with their students/families to determine who does/does not have the ability to participate in remote learning. Specifically, we need to know of any students who do not have a device (laptop, Chromebook, iPad) and/or do not have internet access. If you or another family lacks the ability to access the internet at home, please let your child’s team teachers know so we can try to help get you connected.
    • Coronavirus Information: Visit wcpss.net/coronavirus for the latest information from WCPSS.
    • Emotional Safety for Students: WCPSS has created a webpage with tips for parents to support their students at home: https://www.wcpss.net/domain/16631
    • Digital Learning: WCPSS will soon pivot from students reviewing and supplementing previously taught material to teachers covering new material. Pine Hollow teachers are in the process of coming up-to-speed with this new way of teaching. In the meantime, please continue to use WCPSS Remote Learning Resources (https://sites.google.com/wcpss.net/instructional-continuity-wcpss) to support your student at home. PHMS teachers will begin teaching new material on Monday, April 6. Your child’s teachers will communicate with you regarding the various platforms, expectations, etc.
    • Elective Registration: We have added information to our school website to help students register from home for next year’s classes. Please try your best to enter your student’s elective choices for next year by April 24. After the 24th, counselors will reach out to students individually. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s counselor.
    • Field Trip Refunds: We are working with WCPSS central office and our field trip vendors to determine how/when refunds will be issued. It is complicated. Not all vendors are able to refund us the full amount paid, so we are working to determine how to handle those situations too. As soon as I have more information, I will forward it to our PH community.
    • National Junior Honor Society: All 7th grade students may apply for membership in the Pine Hollow Middle School Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society who have a cumulative GPA of a 3.8 on a scale of 4.0 and have attended PHMS for one full semester. The due date for application packets will be after we return to school. Do not worry about that right now! Contact Mrs. Price if you have questions: kprice4@wcpss.net. The induction ceremony is currently scheduled for June 2 at 6PM in the auditorium.
    • WCPSS Student Survey: Every spring our district asks students in grades 5-12 to complete a survey. Students need their Power School ID to complete the survey, and it is available in English and Spanish. Students can complete it now through April 1.Please ask your student to click the following link to complete the survey: https://surlogin.wcpss.net/
    • Yearbooks: We currently have 106 yearbooks still available for purchase. The price will increase to $50 on April 1, so order yours today and save five dollars. All yearbooks are ordered online http://www.strawbridge.net/Our school code is YB112059.
    • From the PTSA:
    • Have a great week and remember to wash your hands often, cover your mouth/nose when you cough, and maintain social distancing. And at Pine Hollow Middle School, the sky is still the limit!
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  • Weekly Message for 3-15-20

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 3/15/2020 6:00:00 AM

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for March 15.

    • Field Trips: All trips have been cancelled for the remainder of the school year. We are working with WCPSS central office to determine how refunds will be issued. As soon as I have more information, I will forward it to our PH community.
    • Coronavirus Information: Visit wcpss.net/coronavirus for the latest information from WCPSS.
    • National Junior Honor Society: All 7th grade students may apply for membership in the Pine Hollow Middle School Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society who have a cumulative GPA of a 3.8 on a scale of 4.0 and have attended PHMS for one full semester. All 7th grade students on tracks 2, 3, and 4 received a packet of information the week of March 10-13. The due date is March 24, 2020 by 3:30 pm. Contact Mrs. Price if you have questions: kprice4@wcpss.net or 919.694.8880 ext. 22676. The induction ceremony will be June 2 at 6PM in the auditorium.
    • Spring Pictures: Have been distributed. Please either submit payment for the pictures or return the packet back to the school.
    • WCPSS Student Survey: Every spring our district asks students in grades 5-12 to complete a survey. Students need their Power School ID to complete the survey, and it is available in English and Spanish. Students can complete it now through April 1.Please ask your student to click the following link to complete the survey: https://surlogin.wcpss.net/
    • Elective Registration: Attention rising 7th and 8th grade parents, your child will be registering for his/her elective classes soon. The process will be completed online during the school day with Mr. Febres, Mr. Martin, and/or Ms. Muhs. In preparation for your child making the best choices, please review the elective options/course descriptions as a family (Click here). The registration dates by track: 6-1 (April 2nd), 6-2 (March 23rd), 6-3 (April 3rd), 6-4 (March 25th), 7-1 (April 1st), 7-2 (March 27th), 7-3 (April 13th), and 7-4 (March 24th).
    • Yearbooks: Yearbooks are still available. The price will increase to $50 on April 1, so order yours today and save five dollars. All yearbooks are ordered online http://www.strawbridge.net/Our school code is YB112059.
    • School Tours: Student Services is now offering tours for future Pilot families interested in learning more about our awesome school. Click here to schedule a tour or visit our webpage and find “PHMS Tours” under the PILOT NEWS heading on the left side of the page. 
    • High School Information: 8th grade parents are encouraged to click here to visit our website for important info for rising 9th
    • Athletics:
      • All activities (practices and games) have been suspended until further notice.
      • To stay up-to-date on Athletics, follow Mr. Adams on Twitter (@PineHollowAD) and use our athletic website. These outlets are updated first.
    • From the PTSA:
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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