• Attention 8th grade families:

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 3/2/2021

    Good afternoon,

    Pine Hollow Middle School will be hosting a virtual informational session to share an overview of the high school registration process, details of the high school transition, and how we will be helping your child (and you!) through this process. Please join us on Wednesday (3/3) at 9 AM or Thursday (3/4) at 6 PM. You can find a prerecorded presentation and the presentation link on our PHMS High School Registration Page:  https://bit.ly/hsregistration21 

    We will be hosting a follow-up session next Wednesday (3/10) at 9 AM and Thursday (3/11) at 6 PM. This session will explain the registration process and provide an opportunity to complete the registration process together. Grab a device and join us with your child to register for high school. 

    Have a great afternoon!

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  • Weekly Message for 2-28-21

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 2/28/2021

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

    • This Week: We are excited to welcome students in Cohort 1/A back to school for face-to-face instruction this week! Wednesday is a Remote Learning day for all students. Our website and calendar http://bit.ly/2OV2PFO have been updated to reflect changes made to the calendar last week by the School Board.  We have also posted easy-to-read calendars for each cohort underneath the Pilot News heading.
    • Spirit Week: PHMS Student Council has organized Spirit Week for March 1-5!We hope all Pilots will join us by participating wherever their learning takes place! See the daily schedule by clicking HERE. Have fun and be creative with the daily themes! 
    • From Our Athletic Director, Mr. Adams: Parents, I just want to say thank you for signing up for Middle School Workouts.  Cohort 1 workouts begin this week.  Emails have been sent to Cohort 1 and VA Parents that have been assigned to Cohort 1.  The email has a link to the guidelines for workouts.  Please read the guidelines.  I also sent an email to parents that still owe a physical form, and many of you have responded.  Keep in mind your child cannot participate until all paperwork is complete and it is your student’s cohort’s week in the building. VA parents will be receiving an email in the next few days about your assignment to Cohort 2.  Cohort 2 parents will receive guidelines email early this week. Please stay tuned to our social media pages and the webpage for announcements.  I will use twitter and instagram if there are changes to the workout such as cancellations, etc.  The website will be updated last as it takes longer to update:
    • Current 6th/7th Graders Elective Registration: The electives registration window will be 3/15/21 to 4/16/21. For more information on how this process will work you can visit the PHMS Student Services webpage: PHMS Student Services - Electives Registration
    • Attention 8th Grade Parents: It's time to start the high school registration process. Please read this letterfor details. You can also visit the PHMS Student Services webpage for more information: http://bit.ly/hsregistration21
    • Update on Pictures: Strawbridge Studios will be here on Friday, March 12 to take pictures of students on Cohort 2. They will return on Monday, March 15 to take Cohort 3 pictures, and students on Cohort 1 will have their pictures taken on Monday, March 22. If your student is in the Virtual Academy and did not have their picture taken in December, you can sign-up using the following link to have their picture taken on March 12 or March 22 from 11:30-1:30: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C44ADAE2FA3FD0-virtual For VA students who did have their picture taken in December, we have picture packets/proofs here at school. They will be outside the main office on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11-3pm in bins sorted alpha by grade level. Please pick yours up at your convenience.
    • Return to Campus: We will continue to follow the safety measures and procedures we implemented back in the fall. This includes daily temperature checks, health screenings and the 3 W’s. We will also implement new lunch procedures required by the district in order to keep everyone safe. See this link for more info: https://www.wcpss.net/returntocampus
    • Yearbooks:
      • Do you have a picture of your child’s virtual workspace or from the first day of school? We have come up with over 20 ideas for photos that you can submit from home to be included in the yearbook such as crazy quarantine hair, quarantine cuisine, pets taking over your workspace, or even your child’s personal bitmoji! The photos you submit would be in addition to the portrait picture your child will have taken at school. Please submit photos using this form
      • Go to yearbookordercenter.com to reserve your yearbook for only $35. Price goes up to $40 in March. Personalized name stamps can be added to your Yearbook for only $5. Also, 8th grades ads available starting at $25!
      • Questions? Email Ms. Anderson (kanderson1@wcpss.net) or Mr. Tingley (jtingley@wcpss.net).
    • AIG: West is recruiting speakers for our first ever virtual AIG Spring Symposium on May 5, 2021 and needs your help! Are you or someone you know interested in being a guest speaker? Our goal is to dig deeper into academic topics and broaden our students’ perspectives while connecting them with experts in a range of fields. Examples of session topics include science in the field of arson forensics, Explore Earth: Balancing the Sea Level-Rise "Budget" with NASA,a live painting class with the potential for students to follow along at home, etc. We are looking for a wide variety of speakers to appeal to many interests and different content. Talks would be held virtually through Google Meet. Three sessions will be offered to students from 8:30-9:30am, 10-11am, and 1-2pm.  Speakers can offer their session up to three times.   Please visit this Google Form for more information and to sign up!  Please email Cassie West at cwest4@wcpss.net with any questions. Thank you for your help in making this a success for our PHMS AIG students!!
    • From the PTSA:

    New Business:

    • The PHMS PTSA needs YOU!:
      • Your Pine Hollow Middle School PTSA has several committees that are led by dedicated and hard working individuals. But they cannot do everything on their own. 
      • Our Executive Board positions of President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer will also be vacant for the 2021/2022 school year. 
      • Please Click here. to let us know how you could support our PTSA now and in the future.

    Reminders:

    • Please join the PHMS PTSA. 2020-2021 PHMS PTSA Membership is open virtually. Please visit this link: PHMS PTSA Membership.
    • Spirit Wear is on sale via MemberHub - Spirit Wear Link. Check out some of our newer products, like our new T-shirt design, tumblers, and stickers! You will be able to pick up your spirit wear within a week of placing the order--details will be emailed to you when the order is ready.
    • PHMS PTSA Passive Fundraising:
    • Harris Teeter: Pine Hollow is enrolled in Harris Teeter’s Together in Education(TIE) program. Register your VIC card with school code #3982. You must re-link your card every school year. Register your card online at com
    • Amazon: Amazon Smile program donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Pine Hollow. You must use the Amazon Smile link.
    • Lowes Food: Lowes Foods Cart to Class program donates to PHMS when you purchase Lowes Foods & Full Circle products. Sign up, go tolowesfoods.com/ to enroll.
    • Box Tops: Box tops have gone digital! Help PHMS by scanning your grocery receipts with the Box Tops for Education app.
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • ACCESS and i-Ready Testing Info

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 2/22/2021
    This message is for the parents of all English Language Learners (ELL) and students who are using i-Ready. Others may disregard.
     
    All iReady students will be taking their Middle of Year Reading Diagnostic on Wednesday, February 24th at 9:00am. It is a WCPSS asynchronous day, so please help us at home and make sure your student is following the directions of their ELA teacher for logging in to the Google Meet that morning.  For further information, please read the attached parent letter. If you have any questions, please contact Julie Stern at jstern@wcpss.net.
     
    All students identified as ELs must be annually assessed during the state-designated testing window by using the ACCESS test for ELLs. Our school will offer the ACCESS for ELLs to students currently enrolled in Virtual Academy on Wednesday - February 24 and
    Wednesday - March 3, 2021, both Asynchronous Learning Days from 8:00 - 11:30. If parents accept this opportunity; students will be administered the ACCESS for ELLs in-person
    on the school’s campus.  Please be here no later than 7:50am, so we can start the testing on time.
     
    To keep students safe, we are following Wake County Schools health guidelines, requirements, and protocols. All students MUST always wear a mask, bring their Wake County Public Schools’ Chromebook/Computer (if you have your own headphones with a microphone, please bring those too), successfully pass a health screening upon arrival that includes responding to a series of health questions and having your temperature taken. We will provide enough space during testing to socially distance keeping at least a 6ft. distance between students always.
     
    School bus transportation will be available for any Virtual Academy student that requires it. You must let Ms. Gordon-Elliot know if transportation is needed no later than Tuesday afternoon
    If you have questions or concerns about the ACCESS for EL administration, please contact Ms. Gordon-Elliot by email at vgordon-elliot@wcpss.net or by phone at 919-694-8880 . 
    Thank You
     
    Todos los estudiantes identificados como EL deben ser evaluados anualmente durante el período designado por el estado. ventana de prueba utilizando la prueba ACCESS para estudiantes ELL. Nuestra escuela ofrecerá ACCESO para-ELL a estudiantes actualmente inscritos en la Academia Virtual el miércoles 24 de febrero y Miércoles - 3 de marzo de 2021 ambos días de aprendizaje asincrónico de 8:00 a 11:30. Si los padres aceptan esta oportunidad; a los estudiantes se les administrará el ACCESS for ELLs en persona en el campus de la escuela. Esté aquí a más tardar a las 7:50 para que podamos comenzar las pruebas a tiempo. Para mantener la seguridad de los estudiantes, estamos siguiendo las pautas, requisitos, y protocolos. Todos los estudiantes DEBEN usar siempre una máscara, traer su público del condado de Wake Chromebook / computadora de las escuelas (si tiene sus propios auriculares con micrófono, tráigalos también),
    pasar con éxito un examen de salud a su llegada que incluye responder a una serie de preguntas de salud y tomar la temperatura. Lo haremos
    proporcione suficiente espacio durante la prueba para distanciarse socialmente manteniendo al menos 6 pies. distancia entre estudiantes siempre.
     
    El transporte en autobús escolar estará disponible para cualquier estudiante de la Academia Virtual que lo requiera. Debe dejar que la Sra. Gordon-Elliot saber si se necesita transporte a más tardar el martes por la tarde. Si tiene preguntas o inquietudes sobre la administración de ACCESS for EL, comuníquese con la Sra.
    Gordon-Elliot por correo electrónico a vgordon-elliot@wcpss.net o por teléfono al 919-694-8880.
    Gracias
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  • Weekly Message for 2-21-21

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 2/21/2021

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

    • This Week: We are excited to welcome students in Cohort 3/C back to school for face-to-face instruction this week! Wednesday is a Remote Learning day for all students. Our website and calendar http://bit.ly/2OV2PFO have been updated to reflect changes made to the calendar last week by the School Board.  We have also posted easy-to-read calendars for each cohort underneath the Pilot News heading and they too have been updated to reflect last week’s changes made by the Board.
    • Attention 8th Grade Parents: It's time to start the high school registration process. Please read this letterfor details. You can also visit the PHMS Student Services webpage for more information: http://bit.ly/hsregistration21
    • Update on Pictures: Strawbridge Studios will be here on Friday, March 12 to take pictures of students on Cohort 2. They will return on Monday, March 15 to take Cohort 3 pictures, and students on Cohort 1 will have their pictures taken on Monday, March 22. If your student is in the Virtual Academy and did not have their picture taken in December, you can sign-up using the following link to have their picture taken on March 12 or March 22 from 11:30-1:30: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C44ADAE2FA3FD0-virtual For VA students who did have their picture taken in December, we have picture packets/proofs here at school. They will be outside the main office on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11-3pm in bins sorted alpha by grade level. Please pick yours up at your convenience.
    • From Our Athletic Director, Mr. Adams: Parents, I just want to say thank you for signing up for Middle School Workouts.  Cohort 3 workouts begin this week.  Emails have been sent to Cohort 3 and VA Parents that have been assigned to Cohort 3.  The email has a link to the guidelines for workouts.  Please read the guidelines.  I have also sent an email to parents that still owe a physical form, and many of you have responded.  Keep in mind your child cannot participate until all paperwork is complete and it is your student’s cohort’s week in the building. VA parents will be receiving an email in the next few days about your assignment to either Cohort 1 or 2.  Cohort 2 parents will receive guidelines email early this week. Please stay tuned to our social media pages and the webpage for announcements.  I will use twitter and instagram if there are changes to the workout such as cancellations, etc.  The website will be updated last as it takes longer to update:
    • Return to Campus: We will continue to follow the safety measures and procedures we implemented back in the fall. This includes daily temperature checks, health screenings and the 3 W’s. We will also implement new lunch procedures required by the district in order to keep everyone safe. See this link for more info: https://www.wcpss.net/returntocampus
    • Virtual Talent Show: Its not too late! We have room for additional student videos in the Talent Show. Students can post their videos in the Google Classroom, with the code “ilgg5ec”,anytime this week.
    • Black History Month Resource: In honor of Black History Month, we have created this PHMS website http://bit.ly/phmsequity which can be used to learn more about African American heroes who shaped our world into what it is today. The site can be usedto research famous Black literary figures, innovators, entertainers, unsung heroes, and more. Parents could discuss with their students what life would be like today without these various achievements.  Students can brainstorm and plan ways to celebrate and honor these Black heroes at school, at home, and in their community. We hope you enjoy this new resource!
    • 8th Annual Wake Up And Read Book Drive: New and gently used books for babies through 5th graders can be dropped off at PH on Tuesdays and Fridays (11am-3pm) from February 2-25th. A bin will be outside the main office underneath the breezeway. Please help us get books in the hands of kids who need them. For more info visit https://wakeupandread.org/.
    • Virtual “I Am Black History” Conference: The Virtual I Am Black HistoryConference (on Saturday, Feb. 27) takes students on a journey exploring how the African American experience and culture through virtual seminarsCivil Rights, Music, Dance, TV & Film, and Historical Figures has shaped the world we live in. Students will engage, interact, and participate in conversation with experts dedicated to chronicling Black Excellence. All sessions are designed to educate, inspire, challenge, and provoke communicative thought in students. The day starts at 9:00AM - 3:00PM and will also include the Virtual HBCU Summit, where students will have the opportunity to meet HBCU Representatives to learn about Historically Black Colleges & Universities. The I Am Black History Conference is recommended for High School & Community College students, as the content is mature. If you are interested in your Middle School Student participating, we recommend 8th grade as the youngest. This opportunity is not being sponsored by WCPSS or Pine Hollow Middle School. Instead, it is just one of the many opportunities the PHMS counseling team wanted to share for any interested 8th grader as we start to navigate high school registration and thinking about future college opportunities, while continuing to celebrate the rich history of Black Americans. Registration, cost information and more conference details can be found at: https://hbcusummitseries.com/   
    • Yearbooks:
      • Do you have a picture of your child’s virtual workspace or from the first day of school? We have come up with over 20 ideas for photos that you can submit from home to be included in the yearbook such as crazy quarantine hair, quarantine cuisine, pets taking over your workspace, or even your child’s personal bitmoji! The photos you submit would be in addition to the portrait picture your child will have taken at school. Please submit photos using this form
      • Go to yearbookordercenter.com to reserve your yearbook for only $35. Price goes up to $40 in March. Personalized name stamps can be added to your Yearbook for only $5. Also, 8th grades ads available starting at $25!
      • Questions? Email Ms. Anderson (kanderson1@wcpss.net) or Mr. Tingley (jtingley@wcpss.net).
    • AIG: Ms. West is recruiting speakers for our first ever virtual AIG Spring Symposium on May 5, 2021 and needs your help! Are you or someone you know interested in being a guest speaker? Our goal is to dig deeper into academic topics and broaden our students’ perspectives while connecting them with experts in a range of fields. Examples of session topics include science in the field of arson forensics, Explore Earth: Balancing the Sea Level-Rise "Budget" with NASA,a live painting class with the potential for students to follow along at home, etc. We are looking for a wide variety of speakers to appeal to many interests and different content. Talks would be held virtually through Google Meet. Three sessions will be offered to students from 8:30-9:30am, 10-11am, and 1-2pm.  Speakers can offer their session up to three times.   Please visit this Google Form for more information and to sign up!  Please email Cassie West at cwest4@wcpss.net with any questions. Thank you for your help in making this a success for our PHMS AIG students!!
    • From the PTSA:

    New Business:

    • The PHMS PTSA needs YOU!:
      • Your Pine Hollow Middle School PTSA has several committees that are led by dedicated and hard working individuals. But they cannot do everything on their own. 
      • Our Executive Board positions of President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer will also be vacant for the 2021/2022 school year. 
      • Please Click here. to let us know how you could support our PTSA now and in the future.

    Reminders:

    • Please join the PHMS PTSA. 2020-2021 PHMS PTSA Membership is open virtually. Please visit this link: PHMS PTSA Membership.
    • Spirit Wear is on sale via MemberHub - Spirit Wear Link. Check out some of our newer products, like our new T-shirt design, tumblers, and stickers! You will be able to pick up your spirit wear within a week of placing the order--details will be emailed to you when the order is ready.
    • PHMS PTSA Passive Fundraising:
    • Harris Teeter: Pine Hollow is enrolled in Harris Teeter’s Together in Education(TIE) program. Register your VIC card with school code #3982. You must re-link your card every school year. Register your card online at com
    • Amazon: Amazon Smile program donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Pine Hollow. You must use the Amazon Smile link.
    • Lowes Food: Lowes Foods Cart to Class program donates to PHMS when you purchase Lowes Foods & Full Circle products. Sign up, go tolowesfoods.com/ to enroll.
    • Box Tops: Box tops have gone digital! Help PHMS by scanning your grocery receipts with the Box Tops for Education app.
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Weekly Message for 2-14-21

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 2/14/2021

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

    • This Week: We are so excited to welcome students in Cohort 2/B back to school for face-to-face instruction this week! They are in school five days this week. Students in a Regional Program (Ms. Hagadorn’s and Ms. Cochran’s students) return for daily instruction this week too. Our website and calendar (https://www.wcpss.net/Page/21474#calendar42039/20210205/month) have been updated to reflect changes to the calendar.  We have also posted easy to read calendars for each cohort underneath the Pilot News heading.
    • Return to Campus: As our students return to campus this week, we will continue to follow the safety measures and procedures we implemented back in the fall. This includes daily temperature checks, health screenings and the 3 W’s. We will also implement new lunch procedures required by the district in order to keep everyone safe. Last week WCPSS emailed important information and reminders to families, so please take a look at those messages and review them with your student when appropriate. See this link for more info: https://www.wcpss.net/returntocampus
    • Athletics: The Deadline to sign-up for Workouts is Feb 17, 11:59 using: https://www.wakecountyathletics.com/page/show/2462221-registration-eligibility Virtual Academy students will be assigned to a cohort after the deadline and notified by email. Here is the calendar:
      • Season 2/Fall Sports - February 22-March 19
        • Volleyball, Girls’ Soccer, Football and Cheerleading
      • Season 3/Spring Sports- March 22 - April 30
        • Softball, Boys’ Track and Field, Girls’ Track and Field, Boys’ Soccer
      • Season 1/Winter Sports - May 3 - May 21 .
        • Boys’ Basketball, Girls’ Basketball and Cheerleading
      • Participants:
      • Limited to students who are in attendance for face-to-face learning on the day of the activity and assigned students from the Virtual Academy, as determined by the school.
      • Must have an up-to-date athletic physical that was signed by a physician on or after March 1, 2019.
      • Must complete the Pre-Participation Health Questionnaire.
      • Must be screened by school staff before the school day. VA students would be screened by school staff upon entering campus for the activity each day. 
      • Number of participants is to be determined by school staff based on available space to keep students appropriately distanced. 
      • Academic eligibility verification is not required.
      • Open to all 7th and 8th grade students. After assessing interest and determining available space, schools have the discretion to include interested 6th grade students if space is available. 
      • For more information see:https://www.wakecountyathletics.com/news_article/show/1142490
    • Virtual Talent Show: Its not too late! We have room for additional student videos in the Talent Show. Students can post their videos in the Google Classroom, with the code “ilgg5ec”,anytime this week.
    • Report Cards: Parents can now access their student’s 2nd Quarter and 1st Semester grades via the Parent Portal in PowerSchool. Please be aware that students have a different schedule 2nd Semester than 1st Semester, so be sure to click the tab at the bottom of the screen that says “show dropped classes also” to see all your student’s classes from the fall. It is recommended that you use a laptop or desktop (rather than a cell phone) to view grades. If you need us to email you a copy of your student’s report card, please contact our data manager, Ms. Sanders at yssanders@wcpss.com, and she will email it to you asap depending upon the volume of requests received.
    • Black History Month Resource: In honor of Black History Month, we have created this PHMS website http://bit.ly/phmsequity which can be used to learn more about African American heroes who shaped our world into what it is today. The site can be usedto research famous Black literary figures, innovators, entertainers, unsung heroes, and more. Parents could discuss with their students what life would be like today without these various achievements.  Students can brainstorm and plan ways to celebrate and honor these Black heroes at school, at home, and in their community. We hope you enjoy this new resource!
    • 8th Annual Wake Up And Read Book Drive: New and gently used books for babies through 5th graders can be dropped off at PH on Tuesdays and Fridays (11am-3pm) from February 2-25th. A bin will be outside the main office underneath the breezeway. Please help us get books in the hands of kids who need them. For more info visit https://wakeupandread.org/.
    • Virtual “I Am Black History” Conference: The Virtual I Am Black HistoryConference (on Saturday, Feb. 27) takes students on a journey exploring how the African American experience and culture through virtual seminarsCivil Rights, Music, Dance, TV & Film, and Historical Figures has shaped the world we live in. Students will engage, interact, and participate in conversation with experts dedicated to chronicling Black Excellence. All sessions are designed to educate, inspire, challenge, and provoke communicative thought in students. The day starts at 9:00AM - 3:00PM and will also include the Virtual HBCU Summit, where students will have the opportunity to meet HBCU Representatives to learn about Historically Black Colleges & Universities. The I Am Black History Conference is recommended for High School & Community College students, as the content is mature. If you are interested in your Middle School Student participating, we recommend 8th grade as the youngest. This opportunity is not being sponsored by WCPSS or Pine Hollow Middle School. Instead, it is just one of the many opportunities the PHMS counseling team wanted to share for any interested 8th grader as we start to navigate high school registration and thinking about future college opportunities, while continuing to celebrate the rich history of Black Americans. Registration, cost information and more conference details can be found at: https://hbcusummitseries.com/   
    • Yearbooks:
      • Do you have a picture of your child’s virtual workspace or from the first day of school? We have come up with over 20 ideas for photos that you can submit from home to be included in the yearbook such as crazy quarantine hair, quarantine cuisine, pets taking over your workspace, or even your child’s personal bitmoji! The photos you submit would be in addition to the portrait picture your child will have taken at school. Please submit photos using this form
      • Go to yearbookordercenter.com to reserve your yearbook for only $35. Price goes up to $40 in March. Personalized name stamps can be added to your Yearbook for only $5. Also, 8th grades ads available starting at $25!
      • Questions? Email Ms. Anderson (kanderson1@wcpss.net) or Mr. Tingley (jtingley@wcpss.net).
    • AIG: Mrs. West is recruiting speakers for our first ever virtual AIG Spring Symposium on May 5, 2021 and needs your help! Are you or someone you know interested in being a guest speaker? Our goal is to dig deeper into academic topics and broaden our students’ perspectives while connecting them with experts in a range of fields. Examples of session topics include science in the field of arson forensics, Explore Earth: Balancing the Sea Level-Rise "Budget" with NASA, a live painting class with the potential for students to follow along at home, etc. We are looking for a wide variety of speakers to appeal to many interests and different content. Talks would be held virtually through Google Meet. Three sessions will be offered to students from 8:30-9:30am, 10-11am, and 1-2pm.  Speakers can offer their session up to three times.   Please visit this Google Form for more information and to sign up!  Please email Cassie West at cwest4@wcpss.net with any questions. Thank you for your help in making this a success for our PHMS AIG students!!
    • From the PTSA:
      • Happy New Year! Please join the PHMS PTSA. 2020-2021 PHMS PTSA Membership is open virtually. Please visit this link: PHMS PTSA Membership. If you have any questions about signing up or other membership questions please contact Kenneth Lesher at mrlesher68@yahoo.com
      • Spirit Wear is on sale via MemberHub - Spirit Wear Link. We have several beginning-of-year deals, including a PTSA membership/T-shirt bundle. Check out some of our newer products, like our new T-shirt design, tumblers, and stickers! You will be able to pick up your spirit wear within a week of placing the order--details will be emailed to you when the order is ready.
      • Invest In Your Child Campaign 2020-21: The PHMS PTSA is continuing this "no fuss" fundraiser to help support our school in the areas of academics, arts, athletics, and advocacy. 100% of your donation goes back to the school. Click Here to make an online donation. Follow the links for a copy of our campaign letter and donation form
      • We need YOU!: Your Pine Hollow Middle School PTSA has several committees that are led by dedicated and hard working individuals. But they cannot do everything on their own. Please check off one or more committees on this form that you can help out with. Click here.
      •  PHMS PTSA Passive Fundraising:
        • Harris Teeter: Pine Hollow is enrolled in Harris Teeter’s Together in Education(TIE) program. Register your VIC card with school code #3982. You must re-link your card every school year. Register your card online at harristeeter.com
        • Amazon: Amazon Smile program donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Pine Hollow. You must use the Amazon Smile link.
        • Lowes Food: Lowes Foods Cart to Class program donates to PHMS when you purchase Lowes Foods & Full Circle products. Sign up, go to rewards.lowesfoods.com/ to enroll.
        • Box Tops: Box tops have gone digital! Help PHMS by scanning your grocery receipts with the Box Tops for Education app. 
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Weekly Message for 2-7-21

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 2/7/2021

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

    • This Week: All students are in remote instruction this week. Per the School Board decision last week, Plan B students will return in cohorts starting next Monday (the 15th) starting with Cohort 2/B. Students in a Regional Program (Ms. Hagadorn’s and Ms. Cochran’s students) will return for daily instruction starting next Monday (the 15th). Our website and calendar (https://www.wcpss.net/Page/21474#calendar42039/20210205/month) have been updated to reflect these changes.  We have also posted easy to read calendars for each cohort underneath the Pilot News heading.
    • Report Cards: Parents can now access their student’s 2nd Quarter and 1st Semester grades via the Parent Portal in PowerSchool. Please be aware that students have a different schedule 2nd Semester than 1st Semester, so be sure to click the tab at the bottom of the screen that says “show dropped classes also” to see all your student’s classes from the fall. It is recommended that you use a laptop or desktop (rather than a cell phone) to view grades. If you need us to email you a copy of your student’s report card, please contact our data manager, Ms. Sanders at yssanders@wcpss.com, and she will email it to you asap depending upon the volume of requests received.
    • Black History Month Resource: In honor of Black History Month, we have created this PHMS website http://bit.ly/phmsequity which can be used to learn more about African American heroes who shaped our world into what it is today. The site can be usedto research famous Black literary figures, innovators, entertainers, unsung heroes, and more. Parents could discuss with their students what life would be like today without these various achievements.  Students can brainstorm and plan ways to celebrate and honor these Black heroes at school, at home, and in their community. We hope you enjoy this new resource!
    • 8th Annual Wake Up And Read Book Drive: New and gently used books for babies through 5th graders can be dropped off at PH on Tuesdays and Fridays (11am-3pm) from February 2-25th. A bin will be outside the main office underneath the breezeway. Please help us get books in the hands of kids who need them. For more info visit https://wakeupandread.org/.
    • Virtual “I Am Black History” Conference: The Virtual I Am Black HistoryConference (on Saturday, Feb. 27) takes students on a journey exploring how the African American experience and culture through virtual seminarsCivil Rights, Music, Dance, TV & Film, and Historical Figures has shaped the world we live in. Students will engage, interact, and participate in conversation with experts dedicated to chronicling Black Excellence. All sessions are designed to educate, inspire, challenge, and provoke communicative thought in students. The day starts at 9:00AM - 3:00PM and will also include the Virtual HBCU Summit, where students will have the opportunity to meet HBCU Representatives to learn about Historically Black Colleges & Universities. The I Am Black History Conference is recommended for High School & Community College students, as the content is mature. If you are interested in your Middle School Student participating, we recommend 8th grade as the youngest. This opportunity is not being sponsored by WCPSS or Pine Hollow Middle School. Instead, it is just one of the many opportunities the PHMS counseling team wanted to share for any interested 8th grader as we start to navigate high school registration and thinking about future college opportunities, while continuing to celebrate the rich history of Black Americans. Registration, cost information and more conference details can be found at: https://hbcusummitseries.com/   
    • Getting Organized for 2nd Semester: Given the changes to our master schedule this semester, some of our students need help getting their day organized. To that end, our counselors created an empty schedule for each grade level so that students can go in and fill it out to include their teachers and the classroom codes for their various courses. Students can use this link and must be logged in to Wake Connect in order to access it: 20-21 Schedule
    • Yearbooks: This is a unique year, so it's more important than ever to have a yearbook that represents this unprecedented time, but we're going to need your help! If you are interested in being featured in the yearbook, please submit photos using this form. Reserve your yearbook starting today before the price goes up!
      • Now through February 28th: $35
      • March 1st through April 30th: $40
      • May 1st and beyond: $45
      • Personalized Name Stamps added to Yearbook: $5
      • NEW THIS YEAR: 8th Grade Ads! ONLY 8th grade families will have the option to purchase an ad that is customizable.
        • ⅛ page ads: $25
        • ¼ page ads: $40
    • Go to comand enter code 21759 to order your yearbook and/or 8th grade ad.
    • If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Ms. Anderson (kanderson1@wcpss.net) or Mr. Tingley (jtingley@wcpss.net).
    • AIG: Mrs. West is recruiting speakers for our first ever virtual AIG Spring Symposium on May 5, 2021 and needs your help! Are you or someone you know interested in being a guest speaker? Our goal is to dig deeper into academic topics and broaden our students’ perspectives while connecting them with experts in a range of fields. Examples of session topics include science in the field of arson forensics, Explore Earth: Balancing the Sea Level-Rise "Budget" with NASA, a live painting class with the potential for students to follow along at home, etc. We are looking for a wide variety of speakers to appeal to many interests and different content. Talks would be held virtually through Google Meet. Three sessions will be offered to students from 8:30-9:30am, 10-11am, and 1-2pm.  Speakers can offer their session up to three times.   Please visit this Google Form for more information and to sign up!  Please email Cassie West at cwest4@wcpss.net with any questions. Thank you for your help in making this a success for our PHMS AIG students!!
    • Athletics: We are awaiting guidance from the district regarding athletic skills development, conditioning and intramural options. We will share that information with you as soon as we have it. 
    • From the PTSA:
      • Happy New Year! Please join the PHMS PTSA. 2020-2021 PHMS PTSA Membership is open virtually. Please visit this link: PHMS PTSA Membership. If you have any questions about signing up or other membership questions please contact Kenneth Lesher at mrlesher68@yahoo.com
      • Spirit Wear is on sale via MemberHub - Spirit Wear Link. We have several beginning-of-year deals, including a PTSA membership/T-shirt bundle. Check out some of our newer products, like our new T-shirt design, tumblers, and stickers! You will be able to pick up your spirit wear within a week of placing the order--details will be emailed to you when the order is ready.
      • Invest In Your Child Campaign 2020-21: The PHMS PTSA is continuing this "no fuss" fundraiser to help support our school in the areas of academics, arts, athletics, and advocacy. 100% of your donation goes back to the school. Click Here to make an online donation. Follow the links for a copy of our campaign letter and donation form
      • We need YOU!: Your Pine Hollow Middle School PTSA has several committees that are led by dedicated and hard working individuals. But they cannot do everything on their own. Please check off one or more committees on this form that you can help out with. Click here.
      •  PHMS PTSA Passive Fundraising:
        • Harris Teeter: Pine Hollow is enrolled in Harris Teeter’s Together in Education(TIE) program. Register your VIC card with school code #3982. You must re-link your card every school year. Register your card online at harristeeter.com
        • Amazon: Amazon Smile program donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Pine Hollow. You must use the Amazon Smile link.
        • Lowes Food: Lowes Foods Cart to Class program donates to PHMS when you purchase Lowes Foods & Full Circle products. Sign up, go to rewards.lowesfoods.com/ to enroll.
        • Box Tops: Box tops have gone digital! Help PHMS by scanning your grocery receipts with the Box Tops for Education app. 
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Weekly Message for 1-31-21

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 1/31/2021

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

    • This Week: Wednesday is a “remote learning/asynchronous” day for all students. All students are in remote instruction, per the Board of Education, through mid-February.
    • Virtual Concerts: Despite the challenges of trying to teach in a virtual environment, our fantastic teachers did not let that keep us from having an opportunity to show off our talented students. Mr. Paluszak, our band director, and Ms. Cain, our choral director, have created a virtual concert/performance you are sure to enjoy. Click here for chorus and click here for band Please be aware that both are “unlisted” in YouTube so viewers must have the link to view.
    • Spill It or Fill It: As promised during our food drive fundraiser benefitting the Food Bank of Eastern NC, the two staff members who “won” participated in our first-ever Spill It or Fill It contest. Click here to see Mr. Adams and Mr. Pyper take on the challenge. A big THANK YOU to both of them for being good sports and helping us raise money for this worthy cause.
    • 8th Annual Wake Up And Read Book Drive: New and gently used books for babies through 5th graders can be dropped off at PH on Tuesdays and Fridays (11am-3pm) from February 2-25th. A bin will be outside the main office underneath the breezeway. Please help us get books in the hands of kids who need them. For more info visit https://wakeupandread.org/.
    • Virtual “I Am Black History” Conference: The Virtual I Am Black HistoryConference (on Saturday, Feb. 27) takes students on a journey exploring how the African American experience and culture through virtual seminarsCivil Rights, Music, Dance, TV & Film, and Historical Figures has shaped the world we live in. Students will engage, interact, and participate in conversation with experts dedicated to chronicling Black Excellence. All sessions are designed to educate, inspire, challenge, and provoke communicative thought in students. The day starts at 9:00AM - 3:00PM and will also include the Virtual HBCU Summit, where students will have the opportunity to meet HBCU Representatives to learn about Historically Black Colleges & Universities. The I Am Black History Conference is recommended for High School & Community College students, as the content is mature. If you are interested in your Middle School Student participating, we recommend 8th grade as the youngest. This opportunity is not being sponsored by WCPSS or Pine Hollow Middle School. Instead, it is just one of the many opportunities the PHMS counseling team wanted to share for any interested 8th grader as we start to navigate high school registration and thinking about future college opportunities, while continuing to celebrate the rich history of Black Americans. Registration, cost information and more conference details can be found at: https://hbcusummitseries.com/   
    • Getting Organized for 2nd Semester: Given the changes to our master schedule this semester, some of our students need help getting their day organized. To that end, our counselors created an empty schedule for each grade level so that students can go in and fill it out to include their teachers and the classroom codes for their various courses. Students can use this link and must be logged in to Wake Connect in order to access it: 20-21 Schedule
    • Yearbooks: This is a unique year, so it's more important than ever to have a yearbook that represents this unprecedented time, but we're going to need your help! If you are interested in being featured in the yearbook, please submit photos using this form. Reserve your yearbook starting today before the price goes up!
      • Now through February 28th: $35
      • March 1st through April 30th: $40
      • May 1st and beyond: $45
      • Personalized Name Stamps added to Yearbook: $5
      • NEW THIS YEAR: 8th Grade Ads! ONLY 8th grade families will have the option to purchase an ad that is customizable.
        • ⅛ page ads: $25
        • ¼ page ads: $40
        • Go to comand enter code 21759 to order your yearbook and/or 8th grade ad.
        • If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Ms. Anderson (kanderson1@wcpss.net) or Mr. Tingley (jtingley@wcpss.net).
    • AIG: Mrs. West is recruiting speakers for our first ever virtual AIG Spring Symposium on May 5, 2021 and needs your help! Are you or someone you know interested in being a guest speaker? Our goal is to dig deeper into academic topics and broaden our students’ perspectives while connecting them with experts in a range of fields. Examples of session topics include science in the field of arson forensics, Explore Earth: Balancing the Sea Level-Rise "Budget" with NASA, a live painting class with the potential for students to follow along at home, etc. We are looking for a wide variety of speakers to appeal to many interests and different content. Talks would be held virtually through Google Meet. Three sessions will be offered to students from 8:30-9:30am, 10-11am, and 1-2pm.  Speakers can offer their session up to three times.   Please visit this Google Form for more information and to sign up!  Please email Cassie West at cwest4@wcpss.net with any questions. Thank you for your help in making this a success for our PHMS AIG students!!
    • Pilots Share Your Talents: Let's get 2021 off to a great start! Show off your talents in our virtual talent show. Practice your talent, and video yourself. Videos will be due mid-February and the show will be available online in March. Whether you sing, shoot free throws, do card tricks, dance, or anything else, come be a part of this unique performance. For more information, join our Talent Show Google Classroom; instructions are posted there.  The Google Classroom Code is ilgg5ec. Be part of the fun in 2021!
    • Athletics: Athletic skills development, conditioning and intramural options at the middle school level will not resume until in-person instruction resumes. 
    • Club Baseball: Is your student interested in playing baseball this spring? Tryouts for the upcoming season will be held on Tuesday, February 16th at Honeycutt Park - 1032 Clear Creek Farm Drive. 6th and 7th graders will tryout from 6:00-7:30pm. 8th graders will tryout from 7:00-8:00pm. All players must register by emailing Varsity coach "T." Furlow at tfurlow2@yahoo.com and JV Coach Ryan Greer revolution.greer1@gmail.com. **Please note: PHMS is not associated with this baseball team or the league in which they play. This announcement is shared as a courtesy as we have had PHMS students participate in the past.**
    • From the PTSA:
      • Happy New Year! Please join the PHMS PTSA. 2020-2021 PHMS PTSA Membership is open virtually. Please visit this link: PHMS PTSA Membership. If you have any questions about signing up or other membership questions please contact Kenneth Lesher at mrlesher68@yahoo.com
      • Spirit Wear is on sale via MemberHub - Spirit Wear Link. We have several beginning-of-year deals, including a PTSA membership/T-shirt bundle. Check out some of our newer products, like our new T-shirt design, tumblers, and stickers! You will be able to pick up your spirit wear within a week of placing the order--details will be emailed to you when the order is ready.
      • Invest In Your Child Campaign 2020-21: The PHMS PTSA is continuing this "no fuss" fundraiser to help support our school in the areas of academics, arts, athletics, and advocacy. 100% of your donation goes back to the school. Click Here to make an online donation. Follow the links for a copy of our campaign letter and donation form
      • We need YOU!: Your Pine Hollow Middle School PTSA has several committees that are led by dedicated and hard working individuals. But they cannot do everything on their own. Please check off one or more committees on this form that you can help out with. Click here.
      •  PHMS PTSA Passive Fundraising:
        • Harris Teeter: Pine Hollow is enrolled in Harris Teeter’s Together in Education(TIE) program. Register your VIC card with school code #3982. You must re-link your card every school year. Register your card online at harristeeter.com
        • Amazon: Amazon Smile program donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Pine Hollow. You must use the Amazon Smile link.
        • Lowes Food: Lowes Foods Cart to Class program donates to PHMS when you purchase Lowes Foods & Full Circle products. Sign up, go to rewards.lowesfoods.com/ to enroll.
        • Box Tops: Box tops have gone digital! Help PHMS by scanning your grocery receipts with the Box Tops for Education app. 
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Weekly Message for 1-24-21

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 1/24/2021

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

    • This Week:Students return from track-out tomorrow. All students are in remote instruction, per the Board of Education, through mid-February.
    • First Day of Second Semester: Tomorrow marks the first day of the second semester. Our new daily schedule for the second semester is available here: https://www.wcpss.net/Page/35584. Parents, please ask your student to check PowerSchool so they know their second semester schedule. Many students will have a different teacher and/or class. Then please have them check their WCPSS student email account. Teachers have already emailed students the Google Classroom codes/Canvas links so that we are ready to go on Monday. If your student is confused and doesn’t know which Google Meet to go to Monday morning, please ask them to go into the Google Meet for their 1st core class from last semester, and that teacher can help them.
    • Yearbooks: This is a unique year, so it's more important than ever to have a yearbook that represents this unprecedented time, but we're going to need your help! If you are interested in being featured in the yearbook, please submit photos using this form. Reserve your yearbook starting today before the price goes up!
      • Now through February 28th: $35
      • March 1st through April 30th: $40
      • May 1st and beyond: $45
      • Personalized Name Stamps added to Yearbook: $5
      • NEW THIS YEAR: 8th Grade Ads! ONLY 8th grade families will have the option to purchase an ad that is customizable.
    • AIG: Mrs. West is recruiting speakers for our first ever virtual AIG Spring Symposium on May 5, 2021 and needs your help! Are you or someone you know interested in being a guest speaker? Our goal is to dig deeper into academic topics and broaden our students’ perspectives while connecting them with experts in a range of fields. Examples of session topics include science in the field of arson forensics, Explore Earth: Balancing the Sea Level-Rise "Budget" with NASA, a live painting class with the potential for students to follow along at home, etc. We are looking for a wide variety of speakers to appeal to many interests and different content. Talks would be held virtually through Google Meet. Three sessions will be offered to students from 8:30-9:30am, 10-11am, and 1-2pm.  Speakers can offer their session up to three times.   Please visit this Google Form for more information and to sign up!  Please email Cassie West at cwest4@wcpss.net with any questions. Thank you for your help in making this a success for our PHMS AIG students!!
    • Pilots Share Your Talents: Let's get 2021 off to a great start! Show off your talents in our virtual talent show. Practice your talent, and video yourself. Videos will be due mid-February and the show will be available online in March. Whether you sing, shoot free throws, do card tricks, dance, or anything else, come be a part of this unique performance. For more information, join our Talent Show Google Classroom; instructions are posted there.  The Google Classroom Code is ilgg5ec. Be part of the fun in 2021!
    • 3rd & 4th Quarter Materials: Thank you to everyone who stopped by last week to pick up materials. If you were unable to do so, please stop by the main office ASAP so you can get your student’s needed materials.
    • School Pictures: Strawbridge Studios was here last week to take the pictures of students in the Virtual Academy. I am working with them on rescheduling the dates for our Plan B students since we are now in remote learning. I will share those dates once they have been identified.
    • Athletics: Athletic skills development, conditioning and intramural options at the middle school level will not resume until in-person instruction resumes. 
    • Club Baseball: Is your student interested in playing baseball this spring? Tryouts for the upcoming season will be held on Tuesday, February 16th at Honeycutt Park - 1032 Clear Creek Farm Drive. 6th and 7th graders will tryout from 6:00-7:30pm. 8th graders will tryout from 7:00-8:00pm. All players must register by emailing Varsity coach "T." Furlow at tfurlow@yahoo.com and JV Coach Ryan Greer revolution.greer1@gmail.com. **Please note: PHMS is not associated with this baseball team or the league in which they play. This announcement is shared as a courtesy as we have had PHMS students participate in the past.**
    • From the PTSA:
      • Happy New Year! Please join the PHMS PTSA. 2020-2021 PHMS PTSA Membership is open virtually. Please visit this link: PHMS PTSA Membership. If you have any questions about signing up or other membership questions please contact Kenneth Lesher at mrlesher68@yahoo.com
      • Spirit Wear is on sale via MemberHub - Spirit Wear Link. We have several beginning-of-year deals, including a PTSA membership/T-shirt bundle. Check out some of our newer products, like our new T-shirt design, tumblers, and stickers! You will be able to pick up your spirit wear within a week of placing the order--details will be emailed to you when the order is ready.
      • Invest In Your Child Campaign 2020-21: The PHMS PTSA is continuing this "no fuss" fundraiser to help support our school in the areas of academics, arts, athletics, and advocacy. 100% of your donation goes back to the school. Click Here to make an online donation. Follow the links for a copy of our campaign letter and donation form
      • We need YOU!: Your Pine Hollow Middle School PTSA has several committees that are led by dedicated and hard working individuals. But they cannot do everything on their own. Please check off one or more committees on this form that you can help out with. Click here.
      •  PHMS PTSA Passive Fundraising:
        • Harris Teeter: Pine Hollow is enrolled in Harris Teeter’s Together in Education(TIE) program. Register your VIC card with school code #3982. You must re-link your card every school year. Register your card online at harristeeter.com
        • Amazon: Amazon Smile program donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Pine Hollow. You must use the Amazon Smile link.
        • Lowes Food: Lowes Foods Cart to Class program donates to PHMS when you purchase Lowes Foods & Full Circle products. Sign up, go to rewards.lowesfoods.com/ to enroll.
        • Box Tops: Box tops have gone digital! Help PHMS by scanning your grocery receipts with the Box Tops for Education app. 
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Weekly Message for 1-17-21

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 1/17/2021

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for January 17.

    • This Week: School will be closed on Monday as we observe the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. All students are tracked-out through the end of this week. The second semester begins on Monday, Jan. 25.  
    • Remote Instruction: On Thursday the WCPSS Board of Education voted to keep all students in remote instruction through mid-February. Click here (https://www.wcpss.net/Page/47157) for more information.
    • 3rd & 4th Quarter Materials Distribution: We will distribute materials from 7:30-11:30am on Wednesday and from 1-5pm on Thursday. There are no assigned times. Please come at whatever day/time works best for you.
    • 1st Quarter Novels: All students need to return their first quarter ELA novels when coming to campus this week to pick up 3rd and 4th quarter materials. If your student has lost their novel, please contact their teacher or Ms. Stern (jstern@wcpss.net) to work on purchasing a replacement copy:
      • 6th grade novel: Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan
      • 7th grade novel: A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
      • 8th grade novel: Inside Out & Back Again by Thannha Lai
    • Library Book Return: Students who have overdue library books received a library email in their school email account providing a list of those overdue books. Library books can be returned to Pine Hollow on Wednesday, January 20th (from 7:30am to 11:30am) and Thursday, January 21st (from 1:00pm to 5:00pm) during Materials Distribution. As always, students can return any WCPSS library books to Pine Hollow and Ms. Ziller will send returned books to the appropriate WCPSS school(s). If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Ziller (kziller@wpcss.net).
    • Master Schedule for 2nd Semester:Some changes have been made to the master schedule for the second semester. Our schedule will be very similar to how it has been in years past (8th grade electives first, then 7th grade in the middle of the day, 6th grade at the end of the day). That will allow us to eliminate the hole in each student's schedule while creating longer class periods which will help teachers address the needs of students. The new schedule is available here: https://www.wcpss.net/Page/35584
    • School Pictures: Strawbridge Studios will be here to take pictures on the following dates:
      • Thursday, Jan. 21 will be for students in the Virtual Academy. Students must sign-up ahead of time using this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050c4baeae2fa3fe3-pine
      • The dates for students in Plan B may have to be rescheduled given the decision to stay in remote learning. More info to come soon.
    • Athletics: Athletic skills development, conditioning and intramural options at the middle school level will not resume until in-person instruction resumes. 
    • Dreambox: Dreambox is an interactive math program where all students should be completing 5 lessons a week through their WakeId Portal app. These lessons are designed to adapt to each student's needs, identify gaps in knowledge, and build understanding across standards or concepts leading them to be more successful in their current math class. Some students can progress quickly through the standards, while others will need more lessons to master each standard. It is important for parents to see their student's progress on the standards and how they are doing on the lessons each week. We encourage all parents to sign up to access their Family Dashboard (video directions). Once you have created the account, you can login to your Family Dashboard. Parents can monitor how they are progressing through the different grade level concepts and will receive emails from Dreambox as your student becomes proficient in each standard (video directions and written directions). Students can access Dreambox over the track-out, so if you are looking for something to keep your student busy, this would be a great option to consider. If you have any questions about the Dreambox program or how to access the reports for your student, please contact Julie Stern at jstern@wcpss.net or Cassie West at cwest4@wcpss.net.
    • Missing/Make-Up Work: Teachers will continue to accept late and/or missing work for the first semester (1st and 2nd Quarter) through January 25. At that point we will have to lock-in grades and focus on the second semester. Many, many students have already submitted missing work which has raised their grade significantly! We encourage all students to take advantage of this opportunity to get their missing work turned in and improve their grades.
    • From the PTSA:
      • Happy New Year! Please join the PHMS PTSA. 2020-2021 PHMS PTSA Membership is open virtually. Please visit this link: PHMS PTSA Membership. If you have any questions about signing up or other membership questions please contact Kenneth Lesher at mrlesher68@yahoo.com
      • Spirit Wear is on sale via MemberHub - Spirit Wear Link. We have several beginning-of-year deals, including a PTSA membership/T-shirt bundle. Check out some of our newer products, like our new T-shirt design, tumblers, and stickers! You will be able to pick up your spirit wear within a week of placing the order--details will be emailed to you when the order is ready.
      • Invest In Your Child Campaign 2020-21: The PHMS PTSA is continuing this "no fuss" fundraiser to help support our school in the areas of academics, arts, athletics, and advocacy. 100% of your donation goes back to the school. Click Here to make an online donation. Follow the links for a copy of our campaign letter and donation form
      • We need YOU!: Your Pine Hollow Middle School PTSA has several committees that are led by dedicated and hard working individuals. But they cannot do everything on their own. Please check off one or more committees on this form that you can help out with. Click here.
      •  PHMS PTSA Passive Fundraising:
        1. Harris Teeter: Pine Hollow is enrolled in Harris Teeter’s Together in Education(TIE) program. Register your VIC card with school code #3982. You must re-link your card every school year. Register your card online at harristeeter.com
        2. Amazon: Amazon Smile program donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Pine Hollow. You must use the Amazon Smile link.
        3. Lowes Food: Lowes Foods Cart to Class program donates to PHMS when you purchase Lowes Foods & Full Circle products. Sign up, go to rewards.lowesfoods.com/ to enroll.
        4. Box Tops: Box tops have gone digital! Help PHMS by scanning your grocery receipts with the Box Tops for Education app. 
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Weekly Message for 1-10-21

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 1/10/2021

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

    • Happy New Year!! I hope all Pilots and their families had a wonderful holiday season and are enjoying the track-out.
    • This Week: All students are tracked-out through the end of next week. The second semester begins on Monday, Jan. 25. Students who are moving from the Virtual Academy to Plan B will find out their cohort assignment by the end of this week.
    • 3rd & 4th Quarter Materials Distribution: We will distribute materials from 7:30-11:30am on Wednesday, Jan. 20 and from 1-5pm on Thursday, Jan. 21. There are no assigned times. Please come at whatever day/time works best for you.
    • Master Schedule for 2nd Semester:Now that we have students back in the building, we are making some changes to the master schedule for the second semester. Our schedule will be very similar to how it has been in years past (8th grade electives first, then 7th grade in the middle of the day, 6th grade at the end of the day). That will allow us to eliminate the hole in each student's schedule while creating longer class periods which will help teachers address the needs of students. The new schedule is available here: https://www.wcpss.net/Page/35584
    • School Pictures: Strawbridge Studios will be here to take pictures on the following dates:
      • Thursday, Jan. 21 will be for students in the Virtual Academy. A sign-up genius will be coming out soon.
      • Thursday, Jan. 28 for students in Cohort 2/B
      • Thursday, Feb. 4 for students in Cohort 3/C
      • Thursday, Feb. 11 for students in Cohort 1/A
    • Athletics: Middle Schools in our district will not be offering traditional athletics this year due to the pandemic. Instead, any interested middle school student-athletes will have the opportunity to participate in skill development, conditioning workouts and, for some sports, intramural competitions beginning in the second semester. Click here (https://www.wakecountyathletics.com/page/show/5724162-this-week-in-pine-hollow-sports) for more information.
    • Dreambox: Dreambox is an interactive math program where all students should be completing 5 lessons a week through their WakeId Portal app. These lessons are designed to adapt to each student's needs, identify gaps in knowledge, and build understanding across standards or concepts leading them to be more successful in their current math class. Some students can progress quickly through the standards, while others will need more lessons to master each standard. It is important for parents to see their student's progress on the standards and how they are doing on the lessons each week. We encourage all parents to sign up to access their Family Dashboard (video directions). Once you have created the account, you can login to your Family Dashboard. Parents can monitor how they are progressing through the different grade level concepts and will receive emails from Dreambox as your student becomes proficient in each standard (video directions and written directions). Students can access Dreambox over the track-out, so if you are looking for something to keep your student busy, this would be a great option to consider. If you have any questions about the Dreambox program or how to access the reports for your student, please contact Julie Stern at jstern@wcpss.net or Cassie West at cwest4@wcpss.net.
    • Missing/Make-Up Work: Teachers will continue to accept late and/or missing work for the first semester (1st and 2nd Quarter) through January 25. At that point we will have to lock-in grades and focus on the second semester. Many, many students have already submitted missing work which has raised their grade significantly! We encourage all students to take advantage of this opportunity to get their missing work turned in and improve their grades.
    • Lacrosse Club: The Ambush Lacrosse Club is seeking male 6th-8th grade student-athletes in our area to participate in their spring lacrosse program. We will compete against other middle school club teams in the area. NEED GEAR? No worries, we've got you covered! We received a US Lacrosse grant for 20 sets of gear for first-time players, valued over $300 per player.  For compete details and registration visit, https://www.ambushlax.com/ *Please note: PHMS is not associated with Ambush Lacrosse Club. This announcement is shared as a courtesy as we have had PHMS students participate in the past.*
    • From the PTSA:
      • Happy New Year! Please join the PHMS PTSA. 2020-2021 PHMS PTSA Membership is open virtually. Please visit this link: PHMS PTSA Membership. If you have any questions about signing up or other membership questions please contact Kenneth Lesher at mrlesher68@yahoo.com
      • Spirit Wear is on sale via MemberHub - Spirit Wear Link. We have several beginning-of-year deals, including a PTSA membership/T-shirt bundle. Check out some of our newer products, like our new T-shirt design, tumblers, and stickers! You will be able to pick up your spirit wear within a week of placing the order--details will be emailed to you when the order is ready.
      • Invest In Your Child Campaign 2020-21: The PHMS PTSA is continuing this "no fuss" fundraiser to help support our school in the areas of academics, arts, athletics, and advocacy. 100% of your donation goes back to the school. Click Here to make an online donation. Follow the links for a copy of our campaign letter and donation form
      • We need YOU!: Your Pine Hollow Middle School PTSA has several committees that are led by dedicated and hard working individuals. But they cannot do everything on their own. Please check off one or more committees on this form that you can help out with. Click here.
      •  PHMS PTSA Passive Fundraising:
        1. Harris Teeter: Pine Hollow is enrolled in Harris Teeter’s Together in Education(TIE) program. Register your VIC card with school code #3982. You must re-link your card every school year. Register your card online at harristeeter.com
        2. Amazon: Amazon Smile program donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Pine Hollow. You must use the Amazon Smile link.
        3. Lowes Food: Lowes Foods Cart to Class program donates to PHMS when you purchase Lowes Foods & Full Circle products. Sign up, go to rewards.lowesfoods.com/ to enroll.
        4. Box Tops: Box tops have gone digital! Help PHMS by scanning your grocery receipts with the Box Tops for Education app. 
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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