• Principal's Weekly Message for Feb. 18, 2018

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 2/18/2018 6:00:00 AM

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

    • Spirit Week: is this week! Monday is “Squad Day” (groups of friends dress alike), Tuesday is “Tie Die Day” (wear tie die clothing), Wednesday is “American Heart Month—Red Day” (wear red clothing), Thursday is “Throwback Thursday” (wear clothes from a previous decade), and Friday is “PHMS Spirit Day” (wear school colors).
    • Meet the Instruments Night: Feb. 20 at 6:30PM at Leesville Middle. This event is a collaboration between PHMS and LRMS for rising 6th graders who are interested in band. See the flyer in this week’s email for more info.
    • Spring Pictures: Tuesday, Feb. 20 for Tracks 3&4.
    • Track Change Request Forms: Can be submitted starting Feb. 20. Forms are available in the weekly message and on our school website. Hard copies will also be made available in the main office beginning Feb. 20. Forms must be submitted by March 9.
    • Gifts of Gold: Congratulations to 8th grader, Brooke Spivey, for having a piece of artwork selected for presentation during the WCPSS Gifts of Gold. Brooke’s paper-mache hand sculpture entitled “Winter Piece with Seal” will be on display March 6 and 7 in the lobby of Memorial Auditorium. Way to go Brooke!
    • 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. Martin and Ms. Muhs. In preparation for your child making the best choices, please review the elective options/course descriptions as a family (Elective Sheets). The registration dates by track: 6-1 (3/26), 6-2 (4/7), 6-3 (3/29), 6-4 (3/12), 7-1 (3/28), 7-2 (4/4), 7-3 (3/21 and 3/22), and 7-4 (3/14). 
    • Attention 8th grade parents: Important information for Rising 9th graders is available on our website: https://www.wcpss.net/domain/12311. Please review this info and contact Mr. Martin or Ms. Muhs if you have any questions.
    • Snow make-up days: March 24, April 7 and April 14. No meals will be served during Saturday School and we will dismiss at 11:45. This is for students on Tracks 1, 2 and 3.
    • Early Release: Friday, March 2. School will dismiss at 12:30.
    • Yearbooks: On sale now for $40. Go to strawbridge.net to place your order and use the online code 112059.
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Principal's Weekly Message for Feb. 11, 2018

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 2/11/2018 6:00:00 AM

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

    • Gifts of Gold: Congratulations to 8th grader, Brooke Spivey, for having a piece of artwork selected for presentation during the WCPSS Gifts of Gold. Brooke’s paper-mache hand sculpture entitled “Winter Piece with Seal” will be on display March 6 and 7 in the lobby of Memorial Auditorium. Way to go Brooke!
    • 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. Martin and Ms. Muhs. In preparation for your child making the best choices, please review the elective options/course descriptions as a family (Elective Sheets). The registration dates by track: 6-1 (3/26), 6-2 (4/7), 6-3 (3/29), 6-4 (3/12), 7-1 (3/28), 7-2 (4/4), 7-3 (3/21 and 3/22), and 7-4 (3/14). 
    • Meet the Instruments Night: Feb. 20 at 6:30PM at Leesville Middle. This event is a collaboration between PHMS and LRMS for rising 6th graders who are interested in band. See the flyer in this week’s email for more info.
    • Spring Pictures: Tuesday, Feb. 20 for Tracks 3&4.
    • Winter Athletic Banquet: Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 6:30. See your child’s coach for details.
    • School Dance: Friday, Feb. 16 from 3:15 until 5. Admission is $5. Permission form is attached and also available in the main office or on the website.
    • Attention 8th grade parents: Important information for Rising 9th graders is available on our website: https://www.wcpss.net/domain/12311. Please review this info and contact Mr. Martin or Ms. Muhs if you have any questions.
    • Track Change Request Forms: Will be accepted from Feb. 20 thru March 9. Forms will be made available via the weekly message and our school website. Hard copies will also be made available in the main office beginning Feb. 20.
    • Snow make-up days: March 24, April 7 and April 14. No meals will be served during Saturday School and we will dismiss at 11:45. This is for students on Tracks 1, 2 and 3.
      • From the PTSA:
      • View the attached February PTSA Newsletterto catch up on your PTSA.
      • Beginning this month, our WCPSS BOE District 7 representative, Kathy Hartenstine is inviting parents to Kathy Chats.  See attached flyer for more information.
    • Yearbooks: On sale now for $40. Go to strawbridge.net to place your order and use the online code 112059.
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Principal's Weekly Message for Feb. 4, 2018

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 2/4/2018

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

    • Spring Pictures: Tuesday, Feb. 6 for students on Tracks 1&2. Tuesday, Feb. 20 for Tracks 3&4.
    • Spring Try-Outs: If your child is interested in trying out for a spring sport, please remind him/her that they must sign-up on the Google doc (located on the front page of the athletics webpage) by Feb. 7. It only takes about a minute and a half and they will need to log-in using their Google ID.
    • Winter Sports: The basketball teams will be home versus Leesville on Monday, Feb. 5 and they will take on Carroll at Sanderson High School on Wednesday, Feb. 7. The girls’ game begins at 4 on Monday and 5:30 on Wednesday with the boys’ game immediately after. Admission is $5. Please come out and support the teams.
    • Winter Athletic Banquet: Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 6:30. See your child’s coach for details.
    • Early Release: Friday, Feb. 9. School will dismiss at 12:30. 7th and 8th graders will also participate in Career Day from 8:30-10:30.
    • Magnet/Year-Round Application Window: Has been extended to Feb. 5. For more information, or to submit an application, go to https://www.wcpss.net/domain/13656. Parents will be notified of results on Feb. 19.
    • Pine Hollow Tours: If someone you know is interested in learning more about our school, please encourage them to sign up for a tour by clicking on “PHMS Tours” on the left of our homepage or by clicking: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084dafac28aaf58-phms. Attached to the weekly message you will also find information for rising 6th graders and we encourage you to share with any future Pilots!
    • School Dance: Friday, Feb. 16 from 3:15 until 5. Admission is $5. Permission form is attached and also available in the main office or on the website.
    • Attention 8th grade parents: Important information for Rising 9th graders is available on our website: https://www.wcpss.net/domain/12311. Please review this info and contact Mr. Martin or Ms. Muhs if you have any questions.
    • Track Change Request Forms: Will be accepted from Feb. 20 thru March 9. Forms will be made available via the weekly message and our school website. Hard copies will also be made available in the main office beginning Feb. 20.
    • Snow make-up days: 10, March 24, April 7 and April 14. No meals will be served during Saturday School and we will dismiss at 11:45. This is for students on Tracks 1, 2 and 3.
      • From the PTSA:
      • View the attached February PTSA Newsletterto catch up on your PTSA.
      • Beginning this month, our WCPSS BOE District 7 representative, Kathy Hartenstine is inviting parents to Kathy Chats.  See attached flyer for more information.
    • Yearbooks: On sale now for $40. Go to strawbridge.net to place your order and use the online code 112059.
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Principal's Weekly Message for Jan. 28, 2018

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 1/28/2018 6:00:00 AM

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

    • Attention 8th grade parents: Important information for Rising 9th graders is available on our website: https://www.wcpss.net/domain/12311. Please review this info and contact Mr. Martin or Ms. Muhs if you have any questions.
    • Winter Sports: The basketball teams will travel to Wakefield on Monday, Jan. 29 and they will be home versus Durant on Wednesday, Jan. 31. The girls’ game begins at 4 with the boys’ game immediately after. Admission is $5. Please come out and support the teams.
    • Magnet/Year-Round Application Window: Has been extended to Feb. 5. For more information, or to submit an application, go to https://www.wcpss.net/domain/13656. Parents will be notified of results on Feb. 19.
    • Pine Hollow Tours: If someone you know is interested in learning more about our school, please encourage them to sign up for a tour by clicking on “PHMS Tours” on the left of our homepage or by clicking: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084dafac28aaf58-phms. Attached to the weekly message you will also find information for rising 6th graders and we encourage you to share with any future Pilots!
    • Parent Education Seminar: 30 at Leesville Road High School. See the flyer in the weekly message for more information.
    • Track Change Request Forms: Will be accepted from Feb. 20 thru March 9. Forms will be made available via the weekly message and our school website. Hard copies will also be made available in the main office beginning Feb. 20.
    • Spring Try-Outs: If your child is interested in trying out for a spring sport, please remind him/her that they must sign-up on the Google doc (located on the front page of the athletics webpage) by Feb. 7. It only takes about a minute and a half and they will need to log-in using their Google ID.
    • Carolina Hurricanes PowerPlay: WCPSS and the Carolina Hurricanes are partnering together to encourage middle school students to be more active. Students are encouraged to exercise for 60 minutes, five days a week, for four weeks. See the flyer in the weekly message or visit our webpage (https://www.wcpss.net/Page/33979) for more information.
    • Spring Pictures: Tuesday, Feb. 6 for students on Tracks 1&2. Tuesday, Feb. 20 for Tracks 3&4.
    • Snow make-up days: 10, March 24, April 7 and April 14. No meals will be served during Saturday School and we will dismiss at 11:45.
      • From the PTSA:
        • The PHMS Winter Dance will be held on Friday, Feb. 16 from 3-5pm.  This dance is open to Grades 6-8th.  Attire is informal. We will need food donations, chaperones and concession stand volunteers. Please go to memberhub.comto access the sign-up sheets. Permission slips to attend the dance will be available in the front office or on the school’s website.  The cost is $5 per student.
        • PHMS Family Night is May 9 from 5-9pm at the Leesville Road Backyard Burger and Goodberry’s.
      • Yearbooks: On sale now for $40. Go to strawbridge.net to place your order and use the online code 112059.
      • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Principal's Weekly Message for Jan. 21, 2018

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 1/21/2018

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

    • Spring Sports Info Meeting: Monday, Jan. 22 at 5:30.
    • Willy Wonka Auditions: Monday, Jan. 22 and Thursday, Jan. 25.
    • All-District Band: PH has four All-District band students!!! Congratulations to Erin Vinson, Esther Lee, Lizzie Carson and Matt Cash. This is quite an accomplishment for these 8th graders given how competitive our district is. Erin and Lizzie are also eligible to audition for All-State.
    • Winter Sports: The basketball teams will be home versus East Millbrook on Tuesday, Jan. 23 and they will travel to West Millbrook on Thursday, Jan. 25. The home game against Durant that was snowed-out last week has been re-scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 31. The girls’ game begins at 4 with the boys’ game immediately after. Admission is $5. Please come out and support the teams.
    • Snow make-up days: 10, March 24, April 7 and April 14. No meals will be served during Saturday School and we will dismiss at 11:45.
    • Carolina Hurricanes PowerPlay: WCPSS and the Carolina Hurricanes are partnering together to encourage middle school students to be more active. Students are encouraged to exercise for 60 minutes, five days a week, for four weeks. See the flyer in the weekly message or visit our webpage (https://www.wcpss.net/Page/33979) for more information.
    • Magnet/Year-Round Application Window: Has been extended to Feb. 5. For more information, or to submit an application, go to https://www.wcpss.net/domain/13656. Parents will be notified of results on Feb. 19.
    • Pine Hollow Tours: If someone you know is interested in learning more about our school, please encourage them to sign up for a tour by clicking on “PHMS Tours” on the left of our homepage or by clicking: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084dafac28aaf58-phms. Attached to the weekly message you will also find information for rising 6th graders and we encourage you to share with any future Pilots!
    • Spring Try-Outs: If your child is interested in trying out for a spring sport, please remind him/her that they must sign-up on the Google doc (located on the front page of the athletics webpage) by Feb. 7. It only takes about a minute and a half and they will need to log-in using their Google ID.
      • Carpool procedures: Please remember that all cars are expected to travel through the carpool line until reaching the curb in front of the school. All students are expected to remain by the curb until their ride pulls up. There has been a recent increase in parents parking in the lot and then walking up to get their child in order to avoid waiting in carpool. This is dangerous and unfair to those who are following the established procedures. Everyone’s time is precious and carpool runs better, and is much safer, when we all follow the established procedures. Thank you for your cooperation!
      • From the PTSA:
        • The PHMS Winter Dance will be held on Friday, Feb. 16 from 3-5pm.  This dance is open to Grades 6-8th.  Attire is informal. We will need food donations, chaperones and concession stand volunteers. Please go to memberhub.comto access the sign-up sheets. Permission slips to attend the dance will be available in the front office or on the school’s website.  The cost is $5 per student.
        • PHMS Family Night is May 9 from 5-9pm at the Leesville Road Backyard Burger and Goodberry’s.
      • Yearbooks: On sale now for $40. Go to strawbridge.net to place your order and use the online code 112059.
      • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Principal's Weekly Message for Jan. 14, 2018

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 1/14/2018 6:00:00 AM

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

    • Holiday: There will be no school on Monday, Jan. 15 as we observe the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.
    • Snow make-up days: January 20 and April 7. No meals will be served and school will dismiss at 11:45.
    • 8th grade field trip money: Balances are due for all students on all tracks Jan. 20. Payments can be sent to school or submitted online via the Online School Payments link on our website under the “Parents” tab.
    • GeoBee: Congratulations to 8-3 student Mateo Collado for winning our 2nd annual National Geographic GeoBee! By winning our school-level geography bee, Mateo has earned the right to take a very rigorous geography test to see if he can qualify for the NC state finals. Good luck Mateo!
    • Carolina Hurricanes PowerPlay: WCPSS and the Carolina Hurricanes are partnering together to encourage middle school students to be more active. Students are encouraged to exercise for 60 minutes, five days a week, for four weeks. See the flyer in the weekly message or visit our webpage (https://www.wcpss.net/Page/33979) for more information.
    • Magnet/Year-Round Application Window: January 10-31 is the application window for Magnet and Year-Round schools. For more information, or to submit an application, go to https://www.wcpss.net/domain/13656. Parents will be notified of results on Feb. 14.
    • Pine Hollow Tours: If someone you know is interested in learning more about our school, please encourage them to sign up for a tour by clicking on “PHMS Tours” on the left of our homepage or by clicking: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084dafac28aaf58-phms. Attached to the weekly message you will also find information for rising 6th graders and we encourage you to share with any future Pilots!
    • Winter Sports: The basketball teams will travel to Carroll on Tuesday, Jan. 16 and they will be home versus Durant on Thursday, Jan. 11. The girls’ game begins at 4 with the boys’ game immediately after. Admission is $5. Please come out and support the teams.
    • Spring Try-Outs: If your child is interested in trying out for a spring sport, please remind him/her that they must sign-up on the Google doc (located on the front page of the athletics webpage) by Feb. 7. It only takes about a minute and a half and they will need to log-in using their Google ID.
    • Reports Cards: Were distributed Friday, Jan. 12 for students on Tracks 1-3.
      • Carpool procedures: Please remember that all cars are expected to travel through the carpool line until reaching the curb in front of the school. All students are expected to remain by the curb until their ride pulls up. There has been a recent increase in parents parking in the lot and then walking up to get their child in order to avoid waiting in carpool. This is dangerous and unfair to those who are following the established procedures. Everyone’s time is precious and carpool runs better, and is much safer, when we all follow the established procedures. Thank you for your cooperation!
      • From the PTSA: The PHMS PTSA wishes all our families, teachers, and staff a wonderful 2018! Want to stay connected to your Pine Hollow PTSA?Go to PineHollowPTSA.org to join the PTSA, volunteer, rent the Spirit Rock and purchase Spirit Wear!  Be sure to sign up on the Pine Hollow MemberHub to access your PTSA information. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @PHMSPTSA
    • Yearbooks: On sale now for $40. Go to strawbridge.net to place your order and use the online code 112059.
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Principal's Weekly Message for January 8, 2018

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 1/8/2018

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for January 8.

    • Winter Sports: The basketball teams will be home versus Wakefield on Wednesday, Jan. 10 and they will travel to Leesville on Thursday, Jan. 11. The girls’ game begins at 4 with the boys’ game immediately after. Admission is $5. Please come out and support the teams.
    • Snow make-up days: January 20 and April 7. No meals will be served and school will dismiss at 11:45.
    • Geography Bee: Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 8:55 in the auditorium.
    • Reports Cards: Will be distributed Friday, Jan. 12 for students on Tracks 1-3.
    • Willy Wonka Forms: Audition forms for the spring musical are due in the main office Friday, Jan. 12.
    • Holiday: There will be no school on Monday, Jan. 15 as we observe the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.
      • Carpool procedures: Please remember that all cars are expected to travel through the carpool line until reaching the curb in front of the school. All students are expected to remain by the curb until their ride pulls up. There has been a recent increase in parents parking in the lot and then walking up to get their child in order to avoid waiting in carpool. This is dangerous and unfair to those who are following the established procedures. Everyone’s time is precious and carpool runs better, and is much safer, when we all follow the established procedures. Thank you for your cooperation!
      • From the PTSA: The PHMS PTSA wishes all our families, teachers, and staff a wonderful 2018! Want to stay connected to your Pine Hollow PTSA?Go to PineHollowPTSA.org to join the PTSA, volunteer, rent the Spirit Rock and purchase Spirit Wear!  Be sure to sign up on the Pine Hollow MemberHub to access your PTSA information. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @PHMSPTSA
    • Yearbooks: On sale now for $40. Go to strawbridge.net to place your order and use the online code 112059.
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Principal's Weekly Message for Jan. 1, 2018

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 1/1/2018

    Happy New Year Pine Hollow Middle School community! This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for January 1, 2018.

    • Winter Break ends today: Students on Tracks 1-3 return tomorrow (Tues, Jan. 2.)
    • Winter Sports: The basketball teams will be home versus Wakefield on Thursday, Jan. 4. The girls’ game begins at 4 with the boys’ game immediately after. Admission is $5. Please come out and support the teams.
    • Geography Bee: Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 8:55 in the auditorium.
    • Report Cards: Will be distributed for students on Tracks 1-3 on Wed., Jan. 10.
    • Martin Luther King Holiday: Monday, Jan. 15. School will be closed.
    • Carpool procedures: Please remember that all cars are expected to travel through the carpool line until reaching the curb in front of the school. All students are expected to remain by the curb until their ride pulls up. There has been a recent increase in parents parking in the lot and then walking up to get their child in order to avoid waiting in carpool. This is dangerous and unfair to those who are following the established procedures. Everyone’s time is precious and carpool runs better, and is much safer, when we all follow the established procedures. Thank you for your cooperation!
    • Have a terrific first week of 2018 and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Principal's Weekly Message for Dec. 24, 2017

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 12/24/2017 6:00:00 AM

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

    • Track 4 Assignment Strips: Were distributed last week. They are on bright yellow paper. Please ask your student for this important information.
    • Winter Break: School will be closed from now through Monday, January 1. Students return to school on Tuesday, January 2.
    • On behalf of the entire Pine Hollow faculty and staff, I would like to wish you and yours Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year! See you in 2018.
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  • Principal's Weekly Message for Dec. 17, 2017

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 12/17/2017 6:00:00 AM

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

    • Winter Sports: The basketball teams will travel to East Millbrook on Monday, Dec. 18 and they will be home versus West Millbrook on Wednesday, Dec. 20. The girls’ game begins at 4 with the boys’ game immediately after. Admission is $5. Please come out and support the teams.
    • Food Drive: The PHMS community helped Student Council donate 471 pounds, which is about 397 meals, to the NC Food Bank! Thank you for your support and generosity to help our neighbors in need this holiday season.
    • Early Release: The next Early Release will be Thursday, Dec. 21. School will dismiss at 12:30. The Pine Hollow staff will be participating in staff community building activities that afternoon and we need some help. We are in need of various items for these activities to be successful. Please sign-up for any items you can donate (http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b45ada72aa2fc1-early) and bring them to the Pine Hollow Middle School office by Tuesday, December 19th. If you have any questions, please contact Julie Stern (jstern@wcpss.net) or Jo Ellen Newhouse (jnewhouse@wcpss.net).
    • Winter Break: Friday, December 22 through Monday, January 1. Students return to school on Tuesday, January 2.
    • Carpool procedures: Please remember that all cars are expected to travel through the carpool line until reaching the curb in front of the school. All students are expected to remain by the curb until their ride pulls up. There has been a recent increase in parents parking in the lot and then walking up to get their child in order to avoid waiting in carpool. This is dangerous and unfair to those who are following the established procedures. Everyone’s time is precious and carpool runs better, and is much safer, when we all follow the established procedures. Thank you for your cooperation!
    • PTSA: Recruitment of board members for the 2018 – 2019 academic year has begun.  At the spring general membership meeting, we will elect the PTSA president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. We will be recruiting for chair roles too - though they do not require election. To express interest, please reach out to:
    • Yearbooks: $36 if purchased before Jan. 1.Go to strawbridge.net to place your order and use the online code 112059. See the attachment in this week’s email for more information.
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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