• Weekly Message for 11-10-19

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 11/10/2019 6:00:00 AM

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

     

    • Veterans Day Holiday: School will be closed for students & staff tomorrow.
    • School Dance: Our first dance of the year is this Friday right after school until 5PM. Students must have a signed permission form in order to attend. The cost is $5. Permission forms are available in the main office, in the weekly email, and on the website.
    • Saturday School: The first of our two make-up days from Hurricane Dorian is this Saturday for students on Tracks 1, 3 & 4. School will last from 8:15 until 11:45. Breakfast will be served but no lunch will be served on Saturdays. The other make-up day is December 7.
    • 7th Grade Parents: 7th grade is in need of volunteers for the upcoming Math Reality Series. This is an interactive style simulation where students are given a career, income, and scenarios where they create a budget, make life decisions (housing, car, savings), figure out taxes, etc.  The volunteers would be in charge of different stations (mall, bank, car dealership, child care, transportation). Volunteers will need to arrive by 8:00 am so that representatives from Coastal Federal Credit Union can explain the task. It is very simple and sooo much fun!!! It will end at 10:30.  If you can help, please click on the link below to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084FA4AF2EAAF58-math
    • Food Drive: Last year, PHMS raised the equivalentof 3,225 meals in the Students Against Hunger Food Drive Competition, and we're looking to do even better this year. If you're unable to participate in the Fun Run, but would like to support the PHMS Food Drive for the NC Food Bank please consider donating online at:  http://www.foodbankcenc.org/goto/PHMS19  Students can also bring canned food items in to their homeroom teacher. Thanks for helping Student Council and PHMS in the Food Drive Competition.  
    • Athletics:
      • The home football game vs. Wakefield that was rained out has been rescheduled for Tuesday. This is the final game of the season. Game time is 3:45. No 5th Quarter will be played for this game. Admission for is $5. Please come out and support the team!
      • The Fall Athletic Banquet is also on Tuesday. It will begin at 7 in the cafeteria. See the attachment in the weekly message for more info.
      • Basketball tryouts begin this week:
        • Wednesday is 8th grade only from 3-5; First cut will be posted to the website by 8PM.
        • Thursday is 7th grade only from 3-5; First cut posted by 8PM.
        • Friday is 7th and 8th graders who made the first cut from 3-5; Final cuts posted by 8PM.
        • Tracked out students should be dropped off in the front, not in bus loop.
        • The activity bus will run.
        • Tryouts and practices are closed.
        • Athletic passes are now available. They are for HOME games only. Parents are reminded to please bring your passes with you to the games. There are no lists at the gate any longer as all passes have been distributed. Click here for more info regarding athletic passes.
        • Check the Athletics tab on the school website and follow Mr. Adams on Twitter @PineHollowAD to stay up-to-date with PH Athletics.
    • School Tours: Our Student Services team is now offering tours for families interested in PH as their calendar option or for base families who want to learn more about our awesome school. Click here to schedule a tour or visit our webpage and find “PHMS Tours” under the PILOT NEWS heading on the left side of the page.
    • 8th Grade Field Trip: The first payments are/were due November 7 (Tracks 1, 2, and 4) and November 14 (Track 3) via online payments.  
    • Yearbooks: A Pine Hollow yearbook is a keepsake, a jewel, the treasure trove of youth. Reserve your yearbook now while they are discounted for $40 from September 1- November 30! It’s one of the best books you’ll purchase this year. All yearbooks are ordered online http://www.strawbridge.net/Our school code is YB112059.
    • From the PTSA:
      • Visit our websiteto find out all the ways you can support your Pilots!
      • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @PHMSPTSA
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
    Comments (-1)
  • Weekly Message for 11-3-19

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 11/3/2019 6:00:00 AM

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

    • Daylight Savings Time: Ended at 2AM this morning. Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour.
    • School Check-out: Please remember that, except for emergencies, students will not be checked-out of school after 2:30.
    • Track 4 Report Cards: Were distributed on Friday.
    • Food Drive: Last year, PHMS raised the equivalentof 3,225 meals in the Students Against Hunger Food Drive Competition, and we're looking to do even better this year. If you're unable to participate in the Fun Run, but would like to support the PHMS Food Drive for the NC Food Bank please consider donating online at:  http://www.foodbankcenc.org/goto/PHMS19  Students can also bring canned food items in to their homeroom teacher. Thanks for helping Student Council and PHMS in the Food Drive Competition.  
    • Athletics:
      • Soccer and Volleyball are at Durant on Tuesday. Game time is 4.
      • Football is at Durant on Wednesday. Game time is 4.
      • The football game that was rained out last week versus Wakefield has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 12 at PH. Game time is 3:45. No 5th Quarter will be played for this game.
      • Admission for all games is $5. Please come out and support the teams!
      • The Fall Athletic Banquet is next Tues., Nov. 12, at 7:00 in the cafeteria. See the attachment in the weekly message for more info.
      • Basketball tryouts begin Nov. 13. All forms and online registration must be completed by Nov 4. We will NOT accept registrations and forms after Nov 4, unless you have cleared it with the Athletic Director, Mr. Adams There is an informational powerpoint on the main page of the Athletic Website.
      • Athletic passes are now available. They are for HOME games only. Parents are reminded to please bring your passes with you to the games. There are no lists at the gate any longer as all passes have been distributed. Click here for more info regarding athletic passes.
    • Veterans Day Holiday: School will be closed for students & staff on Nov. 11.
    • Ambush Lacrosse Club: The following message is being passed along to parents as a courtesy. This team is not affiliated with Pine Hollow Middle School:             A CALL FOR LACROSSE PLAYERS: Ambush Lacrosse Club is seeking 6th - 8th-grade boys from Pine Hollow MS and Leesville Road MS to participate in their spring lacrosse program that competes against other middle schools in Wake county. 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. We will be offering FREE play-dates during December and January if you just want to check it out! For complete details, please visit https://www.ambushlax.com/. We hope to see you on the field!
    • School Tours: Our Student Services team is now offering tours for families interested in PH as their calendar option or for base families who want to learn more about our awesome school. Click here to schedule a tour or visit our webpage and find “PHMS Tours” under the PILOT NEWS heading on the left side of the page.
    • Power Play: For the third consecutive year, WCPSS is partnering with the Carolina Hurricanes to bring Power Play to all middle schools. This exciting partnership will support a community-wide healthful living campaign around daily physical activity outside of school, plus allow students the chance to attend a Hurricanes game. For more information please see the attachments in the weekly message.
    • 8th Grade Field Trip: The first payments are due November 7 (Tracks 1, 2, and 4) and November 14 (Track 3) via online payments.  
    • Saturday Make-up Days: November 16 and December 7 from 8:15 until 11:45. Lunch is NOT served on Saturdays.
    • Yearbooks: A Pine Hollow yearbook is a keepsake, a jewel, the treasure trove of youth. Reserve your yearbook now while they are discounted for $40 from September 1- November 30! It’s one of the best books you’ll purchase this year. All yearbooks are ordered online http://www.strawbridge.net/Our school code is YB112059.
    • From the PTSA:
      • We are super excited about our fall sports soccer, football and volleyball games! Will you please take a moment to go to the sign up genius link below and pick a slot that works for you? Two time slots to choose from and trust me, no experience needed! Please meet at the indoor concession booth unless you are second shift for football. Those volunteers can come straight out to the field. Great way to watch the game while making money for our school! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0E48AEA72BA75-pine
      • Visit our websiteto find out all the ways you can support your Pilots!
      • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @PHMSPTSA
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
    Comments (-1)
  • Weekly Message for 10-27-19

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 10/27/2019 6:00:00 AM

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for October 27.

    • All-County Band: Kudos to the four amazing musicians listed below who recently auditioned and were selected for the All-County Band. Way to go Pilots!!
      • Jack Martin (8-3) - 6th Chair Trombone, Symphonic Band
      • CJ Carson (8-3) - 11th Chair Trumpet, Symphonic Band
      • Alex Bruner (8-3) - 5th Chair Trombone, Concert Band
      • Benjamin Pappas (8-1) - 11th Chair Clarinet, Concert Band
    • Spirit Week: Is this week!
      • Monday: Favorite Sports Team Day
      • Tuesday: Wacky Tacky Day
      • Wednesday: School Spirit Day
      • Thursday: Tie Dye Day
      • Friday: Disney Day 
    • Student Council Fun Run: We have almost 200 runners signed up for the Fun Run and we're so excited for Saturday. Please visit ly/phfunrun2019to see the map of the course. We'll be handing out race bibs and t-shirts (for orders placed before October 1) beginning at 9:15. Please meet on the track for the start of the race at 10am. If you'd like to sign up, please sign up by Friday! We will not be taking onsite registrations.  
    • Food Drive: Last year, PHMS raised the equivalentof 3,225 meals in the Students Against Hunger Food Drive Competition, and we're looking to do even better this year. If you're unable to participate in the Fun Run, but would like to support the PHMS Food Drive for the NC Food Bank please consider donating online at:  http://www.foodorg/goto/PHMS19  Students can also bring canned food items in to their homeroom teacher. Thanks for helping Student Council and PHMS in the Food Drive Competition.  
    • Athletics:
      • Premium Spirit Wear is now available through Oct. 29 at 11:59PM. See “Winter Spirit Wear” on the left side of our webpage underneath Pilot News.
      • This week we have our final home games of the fall athletic season.
      • Soccer and Volleyball are home on Tuesday versus Wakefield.
      • Football is home on Wednesday versus Wakefield.
      • Game time is 4:00 and admission for all games is $5. Please come out and support the teams!
      • Basketball tryouts begin Nov. 12. All forms and online registration must be completed by Nov 4. We will NOT accept registrations and forms after Nov 4, unless you have cleared it with the Athletic Director, Mr. Adams There is an informational powerpoint on the main page of the Athletic Website.
      • Athletic passes are now available. They are for HOME games only. Parents are reminded to please bring your passes with you to the games. There are no lists at the gate any longer as all passes have been distributed. Click here for more info regarding athletic passes.
    • School Tours: Our Student Services team is now offering tours for families interested in PH as their calendar option or for base families who want to learn more about our awesome school. Click here to schedule a tour or visit our webpage and find “PHMS Tours” under the PILOT NEWS heading on the left side of the page.  
    • Power Play: For the third consecutive year, WCPSS is partnering with the Carolina Hurricanes to bring Power Play to all middle schools. This exciting partnership will support a community-wide healthful living campaign around daily physical activity outside of school, plus allow students the chance to attend a Hurricanes game. For more information please see the attachments in the weekly message.
    • Egg Cartons: The art classes are in need of Styrofoam egg cartons. They can be dropped off in the main office or students may take them to Ms. Hyatt.
    • 8th Grade Field Trip: DC Commitment forms were due for Tracks 2 and 3 on October 9. Track 1 was due on October 16 and Track 4 was due on October 24.  The first payments are due November 7 (Tracks 1, 2, and 4) and November 14 (Track 3) via online payments.  
    • Community Reads: Our Fall 2019 PHMS Community Reads program began this month with the launch of local Raleigh author Kwame Mbalia’s debut novel, Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky. An imprint of Disney Hyperion and part of the ‘Rick Riordan presents’ collection, this fantasy adventure novel explores African mythology and African American legends. In the coming weeks and months, we’ll have special events and activities related to the book, culminating in early 2020 with a visit from the author. We encourage YOU, yes you and your family to read the book. PHMS students, staff, parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, grandparents, neighbors . . . we want everyone in our Pine Hollow community included in this shared reading journey. Kwame Mbalia speaks of the importance of the individual, their name, and their family story. Each individual is an important part of our Community Reads story this fall. You can purchase the book from your favorite book seller or borrow it from your local public library. We look forward to continuing the conversation. Happy reading! --Mike Hutchinson, Social Studies teacher (jhutchinson@wcpss.net) and Kristen Ziller, School Librarian (kziller@wcpss.net)
    • Signs of Suicide Prevention Program: Over the next three months, Pine Hollow is offering depression awareness and suicide prevention training to all 7thgrade students as part of the SOS Signs of Suicide® Prevention Program. This topic is part of the Healthful Living Standard Course of Study and will be delivered by the counseling team during Healthful Living classes. The goal is to educate your child and to give them guidance on how to get help for themselves or a friend.  Please review the detailed letter sent home with your child, which also includes dates for the program. If you have any questions, concerns, or if your child is sensitive to this topic, please contact your child's counselor.
    • Saturday Make-up Days: November 16 and December 7 from 8:15 until 11:45. Lunch is NOT served on Saturdays.
    • Yearbooks: A Pine Hollow yearbook is a keepsake, a jewel, the treasure trove of youth. Reserve your yearbook now while they are discounted for $40 from September 1- November 30! It’s one of the best books you’ll purchase this year. All yearbooks are ordered online http://www.strawbridge.net/Our school code is YB112059.
    • From the PTSA:
      • We are super excited about our fall sports soccer, football and volleyball games! Will you please take a moment to go to the sign up genius link below and pick a slot that works for you? Two time slots to choose from and trust me, no experience needed! Please meet at the indoor concession booth unless you are second shift for football. Those volunteers can come straight out to the field. Great way to watch the game while making money for our school! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0E48AEA72BA75-pine
      • Visit our websiteto find out all the ways you can support your Pilots!
      • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @PHMSPTSA
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
    Comments (-1)
  • Weekly Message for 10-20-19

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 10/20/2019

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for October 20.

    • Teacher Workday: Monday, Oct. 21. No school for students tomorrow.
    • Performance Task Results: In the Spring of 2019 7th graders in our district completed a Performance Task Assessment which measures a student’s critical thinking and communication skills. Each current 8th grader on Track 1, 2 & 3 who was in the district last year and took the assessment was given a copy of their report at the end of last week to take home and give to their parent/guardian. Track 4 students will get their report this week.
    • Power Play: For the third consecutive year, WCPSS is partnering with the Carolina Hurricanes to bring Power Play to all middle schools. This exciting partnership will support a community-wide healthful living campaign around daily physical activity outside of school, plus allow students the chance to attend a Hurricanes game. For more information please see the attachments in the weekly message.
    • Egg Cartons: The art classes are in need of Styrofoam egg cartons. They can be dropped off in the main office or students may take them to Ms. Hyatt.
    • Talent Show: Tickets will be on sale in the cafeteria during morning arrival (7:45-8:15) on Tuesday and Wednesday. Tickets are $5. There will be a show at 4PM on Thursday for students only and then a second show on Friday at 7. No tickets will be sold at the door.
    • Cultural Arts Performance: Students on Tracks 1&3 enjoyed a performance entitled “The Didgeridoo Down Under Show: Australian Music and More!” last Friday. Students on Tracks 2&4 will see the show on Nov. 6. This cultural arts event is a unique fusion of Australian music, culture, art, science, comedy, character building, anti-bullying and audience participation. A big THANK YOU to the PTSA for sponsoring this event!
    • 8th Grade Field Trip: DC Commitment forms were due for Tracks 2 and 3 on October 9. Track 1 was due on October 16 and Track 4 is due on October 24.  The first payments are due November 7 (Tracks 1, 2, and 4) and November 14 (Track 3) via online payments.  
    • Community Reads: Our Fall 2019 PHMS Community Reads program began this month with the launch of local Raleigh author Kwame Mbalia’s debut novel, Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky. An imprint of Disney Hyperion and part of the ‘Rick Riordan presents’ collection, this fantasy adventure novel explores African mythology and African American legends. In the coming weeks and months, we’ll have special events and activities related to the book, culminating in early 2020 with a visit from the author. We encourage YOU, yes you and your family to read the book. PHMS students, staff, parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, grandparents, neighbors . . . we want everyone in our Pine Hollow community included in this shared reading journey. Kwame Mbalia speaks of the importance of the individual, their name, and their family story. Each individual is an important part of our Community Reads story this fall. You can purchase the book from your favorite book seller or borrow it from your local public library. We look forward to continuing the conversation. Happy reading! --Mike Hutchinson, Social Studies teacher (jhutchinson@wcpss.net) and Kristen Ziller, School Librarian (kziller@wcpss.net)
    • Athletics:
      • Premium Spirit Wear is now available through Oct. 29. See “Winter Spirit Wear” on the left side of our webpage underneath Pilot News.
      • Soccer is home on Tuesday vs. West Millbrook to make-up the game that was rained out last week.
      • Soccer and Volleyball are at Carroll on Wednesday.
      • Football is at Carroll on Thursday.
      • Game time is 4:00 and admission for all games is $5. Please come out and support the teams!
      • Basketball tryouts begin Nov. 12. All forms and online registration must be completed by Nov 4. We will NOT accept registrations and forms after Nov 4, unless you have cleared it with the Athletic Director, Mr. Adams There is an information video for basketball on the main page of the Athletic Website.
      • Athletic passes are now available. They are for HOME games only. Click here for more info.
    • Student Council Fun Run: Mark your calendars for November 2 at 10:00am! PHMS Student Council is in the process of planning the first ever Pine Hollow Middle School Food Drive Fun Run! This year's race will be a 3k, and you can walk or run it—all are welcome! This year's theme is the crazy costume run! Please join us in wearing fun costumes while running the course. However, we do ask that there are NO masks for everyone's safety! We will not be taking on-site registration, so please register now. Cost is $15 and all proceeds go to the NC Food Bank to help fight hunger!  Visit ly/phfunrun2019for more information and visit the PTSA website to register for this event. 
    • Signs of Suicide Prevention Program: Over the next three months, Pine Hollow is offering depression awareness and suicide prevention training to all 7thgrade students as part of the SOS Signs of Suicide® Prevention Program. This topic is part of the Healthful Living Standard Course of Study and will be delivered by the counseling team during Healthful Living classes. The goal is to educate your child and to give them guidance on how to get help for themselves or a friend.  Please review the detailed letter sent home with your child, which also includes dates for the program. If you have any questions, concerns, or if your child is sensitive to this topic, please contact your child's counselor.
    • Saturday Make-up Days: November 16 and December 7 from 8:15 until 11:45. Lunch is NOT served on Saturdays.
    • Yearbooks: A Pine Hollow yearbook is a keepsake, a jewel, the treasure trove of youth. Reserve your yearbook now while they are discounted for $40 from September 1- November 30! It’s one of the best books you’ll purchase this year. All yearbooks are ordered online http://www.strawbridge.net/Our school code is YB112059.
    • From the PTSA:
      • We are super excited about our fall sports soccer, football and volleyball games! Will you please take a moment to go to the sign up genius link below and pick a slot that works for you? Two time slots to choose from and trust me, no experience needed! Please meet at the indoor concession booth unless you are second shift for football. Those volunteers can come straight out to the field. Great way to watch the game while making money for our school! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0E48AEA72BA75-pine
      • Visit our website to find out all the ways you can support your Pilots!
      • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @PHMSPTSA
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
    Comments (-1)
  • Weekly Message for 10-13-19

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 10/13/2019

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for October 13.

    • Talent Show: Tickets are on sale in the cafeteria during morning arrival (7:45-8:15) on Tuesday and Wednesday this week and next. Tickets are $5. There will be a show at 4PM next Thursday (Oct. 24) for students only and then a second show Friday the 25th at 7. No tickets will be sold at the door.
    • Cultural Arts Performance: Students on Tracks 1&3 will enjoy a performance entitled “The Didgeridoo Down Under Show: Australian Music and More!” on Friday at 1:45. Students on Tracks 2&4 will see the show on Nov. 6. This cultural arts event is a unique fusion of Australian music, culture, art, science, comedy, character building, anti-bullying and audience participation. A big THANK YOU to the PTSA for sponsoring this event!
    • Make-up Pictures: Strawbridge Studios will be here on Friday for students on Tracks 1, 2&3 who missed their original picture date or need to take a make-up. Ident-a-Kid will also be here on Friday to take ID pictures for students on Tracks 1&2 who would like an ID.
    • 8th Grade Field Trip: DC Commitment forms were due for Tracks 2 and 3 on October 9. Track 1 is due on October 16 and Track 4 is due on October 24.  The first payments are due November 7 (Tracks 1, 2, and 4) and November 14 (Track 3) via online payments.  
    • Teacher Workday: Monday, Oct. 21. No school for students.
    • Student Council Fun Run: Mark your calendars for November 2 at 10:00am! PHMS Student Council is in the process of planning the first ever Pine Hollow Middle School Food Drive Fun Run! This year's race will be a 3k, and you can walk or run it—all are welcome! This year's theme is the crazy costume run! Please join us in wearing fun costumes while running the course. However, we do ask that there are NO masks for everyone's safety! We will not be taking on-site registration, so please register now. Cost is $15 and all proceeds go to the NC Food Bank to help fight hunger!  Visit ly/phfunrun2019for more information and visit the PTSA website to register for this event. 
    • Athletics:
      • Football is home Monday vs. East Millbrook. This is a make-up from the game canceled a couple of weeks ago due to the extreme heat. Football will also be home on Thursday vs. West Millbrook.
      • The soccer and volleyball teams are home on Wednesday vs. West Millbrook.
      • Game time is 4:00 and admission for all games is $5. Please come out and support the teams!
      • Athletic passes are now available. They are for HOME games only. Click here for more info.
    • Signs of Suicide Prevention Program: Over the next three months, Pine Hollow is offering depression awareness and suicide prevention training to all 7thgrade students as part of the SOS Signs of Suicide® Prevention Program. This topic is part of the Healthful Living Standard Course of Study and will be delivered by the counseling team during Healthful Living classes. The goal is to educate your child and to give them guidance on how to get help for themselves or a friend.  Please review the detailed letter sent home with your child, which also includes dates for the program. If you have any questions, concerns, or if your child is sensitive to this topic, please contact your child's counselor.
    • Saturday Make-up Days: November 16 and December 7 from 8:15 until 11:45. Lunch is NOT served on Saturdays.
    • Yearbooks: A Pine Hollow yearbook is a keepsake, a jewel, the treasure trove of youth. Reserve your yearbook now while they are discounted for $40 from September 1- November 30! It’s one of the best books you’ll purchase this year. All yearbooks are ordered online http://www.strawbridge.net/Our school code is YB112059.
    • From the PTSA:
      • We are super excited about our fall sports soccer, football and volleyball games! Will you please take a moment to go to the sign up genius link below and pick a slot that works for you? Two time slots to choose from and trust me, no experience needed! Please meet at the indoor concession booth unless you are second shift for football. Those volunteers can come straight out to the field. Great way to watch the game while making money for our school! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0E48AEA72BA75-pine
      • Visit our websiteto find out all the ways you can support your Pilots!
      • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @PHMSPTSA
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
    Comments (-1)
  • Weekly Message for 10-6-19

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 10/6/2019 6:00:00 AM

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for October 6.

    • 8th Grade Field Trip: DC Commitment forms are due for Tracks 2 and 3 on October 9, for Track 1 on October 16, and Track 4 on October 24.  The first payments are due November 7 (Tracks 1, 2, and 4) and November 14 (Track 3) via online payments.  
    • Report Cards: Will go home on Friday for students on Tracks 1-3.
    • Math EOG/EOC Results: Individual Student Reports have been distributed to students on all tracks. The ISR tells you how your student performed on their 2018-19 Math EOG or EOC. Please ask your child for this report and see the attachment in the weekly message for more info regarding ISRs.
    • Student Council Fun Run: Mark your calendars for November 2 at 10:00am! PHMS Student Council is in the process of planning the first ever Pine Hollow Middle School Food Drive Fun Run! This year's race will be a 3k, and you can walk or run it—all are welcome! This year's theme is the crazy costume run! Please join us in wearing fun costumes while running the course. However, we do ask that there are NO masks for everyone's safety! We will not be taking on-site registration, so please register now. Cost is $15 and all proceeds go to the NC Food Bank to help fight hunger!  Visit ly/phfunrun2019for more information and visit the PTSA website to register for this event. 
    • Driving Near Campus: Please make sure you maintain a safe speed through the neighborhood. Property owners have recently voiced concerns regarding some vehicles traveling too fast. Thank you for doing your part to keep everyone safe.
    • Community Reads: We're excited to announce our latest PHMS Community Reads title! Community Reads is an opportunity for students, parents, siblings, neighbors, friends, and staff of Pine Hollow to read the same book and participate together in events and activities related to the book. Our Fall 2019 selection is the soon-to-be released title,Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky, written by Raleigh-based author Kwame Mbalia! If you're a lover of fantasy novels, especially the works of Rick Riordan, then you'll love this new novel that explores the myths and legends of the African and African American experience. The official release date is October 15th and Quail Ridge Books is offering our school a 20% discount to pre-order the book! We encourage members of our school community to purchase their own copy as part of this pre-order event, which runs now through Fri., Oct. 4th. To order your copy, visit this special Pine Hollow Middle School link with Quail Ridge Books. More information about the book & author can be found here:  https://kwamembalia.com/books/ . We're excited about having our students and school community participate in this great literacy-focused event. If you have any questions, please reach out to Kristen Ziller, Library Media Specialist (kziller@wcpss.net) or Mike Hutchison, Social Studies Teacher (jhutchinson@wcpss.net).
    • Athletics:
      • Soccer and Volleyball are at Leesville Road Middle on Thursday. Game time is 4PM.
      • Football is under the lights vs. Leesville Road Middle on Tuesday. Game time for this game only is 6PM. It will be played at the Leesville Road High School stadium.
      • Admission for all games is $5. Please come out and support the teams!
      • Athletic passes are now available. They are for HOME games only. Click here for more info.
    • Signs of Suicide Prevention Program: Over the next three months, Pine Hollow is offering depression awareness and suicide prevention training to all 7thgrade students as part of the SOS Signs of Suicide® Prevention Program. This topic is part of the Healthful Living Standard Course of Study and will be delivered by the counseling team during Healthful Living classes. The goal is to educate your child and to give them guidance on how to get help for themselves or a friend.  Please review the detailed letter sent home with your child, which also includes dates for the program. If you have any questions, concerns, or if your child is sensitive to this topic, please contact your child's counselor.
    • Saturday Make-up Days: November 16 and December 7 from 8:15 until 11:45. Lunch is NOT served on Saturdays.
    • Yearbooks: A Pine Hollow yearbook is a keepsake, a jewel, the treasure trove of youth. Reserve your yearbook now while they are discounted for $40 from September 1- November 30! It’s one of the best books you’ll purchase this year. All yearbooks are ordered online http://www.strawbridge.net/Our school code is YB112059.
    • From the PTSA:
      • The Box Tops for Education program is changing the way we can earn cash for our school! Going forward, instead of clipping from packages and checking expiration dates, all Box Tops will be earned digitally by scanning your receipt. Download the app now. If you still have traditional Box Tops clips at home, make sure to send them to school. We will still earn cash for all clipped Box Tops until they expire. Thanks for helping our school get what it needs!
      • Invest In Your Child Campaign: PHMS PTSA collects donations only once a year through this “no fuss” giving/fundraising campaign. 100% of your donation directly supports our students, staff and school—in this academic year. Here are some of the key initiatives the PTSA is planning to fund in 2019-20:
        • $125 Teacher grant/per teacher to help our educators provide tools for their classrooms.
        • Turf maintenance program and replacement uniforms for our athletic programs.
        • Cultural arts programs for the enrichment of our students.
        • Support for student council, annual play/musical, concessions at numerous events, teacher appreciation, regular parent communication, and other activities that enrich the PHMS experience.
        • Additional audiovisual equipment for the school musical/play and talent show.
        • Technology and band instrument replacement and repairs.

    Click HERE to make an online donation. 
    Cash and Check Donations- use this Invest in Your Child Form and return to front office.

    Donations will be accepted till October 11th.

    Teacher Treats: If you would like to help donate to stock the teacher workroom they would greatly appreciate it. Some items that are requested are: coffee pods (Medium Roast, Hazelnut, Vanilla, Dark Roast) and packaged snacks (i.e. granola bars, chips, etc.) Thank you to everyone who has already sent items in.

    Visit our website to find out all the ways you can support your Pilots!

    Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @PHMSPTSA

    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
    Comments (-1)
  • Weekly Message for 9-29-19

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 9/29/2019 6:00:00 AM

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

    • Teacher Workday: No school for students tomorrow.
    • Math EOG/EOC Results: Individual Student Reports were distributed to students on Tracks 2-4 this past Friday. Students on Track 1 will receive their ISR on Tuesday when they track-in. The ISR tells you how your student performed on their 2018-19 Math EOG or EOC. Please ask your child for this report and see the attachment in the weekly message for more info regarding ISRs.
    • Student Council Fun Run: Remember, you must register by Oct. 1 in order to get your free t-shirt!! Mark your calendars for November 2 at 10:00am! PHMS Student Council is in the process of planning the first ever Pine Hollow Middle School Food Drive Fun Run! This year's race will be a 3k, and you can walk or run it—all are welcome! This year's theme is the crazy costume run! Please join us in wearing fun costumes while running the course. However, we do ask that there are NO masks for everyone's safety! All participants who register by October 1 will receive a race t-shirt. After October 1, the cost stays the same, but no t-shirt will be provided. We will not be taking on-site registration, so please register now. Cost is $15 and all proceeds go to the NC Food Bank to help fight hunger!  Visit ly/phfunrun2019for more information and visit the PTSA website to register for this event. 
    • Driving Near Campus: Please make sure you maintain a safe speed through the neighborhood. Property owners have recently voiced concerns regarding some vehicles traveling too fast. Thank you for doing your part to keep everyone safe.
    • Campus Clean-up: Saturday, Oct. 5 starting at 8AM. We will be picking up trash, pulling weeds and spreading mulch. If possible, please bring your shovels, rakes, pitchforks, wheelbarrows, gloves, etc. No experience required and many hands make light work!
    • Community Reads: We're excited to announce our latest PHMS Community Reads title! Community Reads is an opportunity for students, parents, siblings, neighbors, friends, and staff of Pine Hollow to read the same book and participate together in events and activities related to the book. Our Fall 2019 selection is the soon-to-be released title,Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky, written by Raleigh-based author Kwame Mbalia! If you're a lover of fantasy novels, especially the works of Rick Riordan, then you'll love this new novel that explores the myths and legends of the African and African American experience. The official release date is October 15th and Quail Ridge Books is offering our school a 20% discount to pre-order the book! We encourage members of our school community to purchase their own copy as part of this pre-order event, which runs now through Fri., Oct. 4th. To order your copy, visit this special Pine Hollow Middle School link with Quail Ridge Books. More information about the book & author can be found here:  https://kwamembalia.com/books/ . We're excited about having our students and school community participate in this great literacy-focused event. If you have any questions, please reach out to Kristen Ziller, Library Media Specialist (kziller@wcpss.net) or Mike Hutchison, Social Studies Teacher (jhutchinson@wcpss.net).
    • Athletics:
      • Soccer and Volleyball are home on Wed. versus East Millbrook.
      • Football is home on Thursday versus East Millbrook.
      • Games start at 4 and admission is $5. Please come out and support the teams!
      • Athletic passes are now available. They are for HOME games only. Click here for more info.
    • Signs of Suicide Prevention Program: Over the next three months, Pine Hollow is offering depression awareness and suicide prevention training to all 7thgrade students as part of the SOS Signs of Suicide® Prevention Program. This topic is part of the Healthful Living Standard Course of Study and will be delivered by the counseling team during Healthful Living classes. The goal is to educate your child and to give them guidance on how to get help for themselves or a friend.  Please review the detailed letter sent home with your child, which also includes dates for the program. If you have any questions, concerns, or if your child is sensitive to this topic, please contact your child's counselor.
    • Saturday Make-up Days: November 16 and December 7 from 8:15 until 11:45. Lunch is NOT served on Saturdays.
    • Yearbooks: A Pine Hollow yearbook is a keepsake, a jewel, the treasure trove of youth. Reserve your yearbook now while they are discounted for $40 from September 1- November 30! It’s one of the best books you’ll purchase this year. All yearbooks are ordered online http://www.strawbridge.net/Our school code is YB112059.
    • From the PTSA:
      • The Box Tops for Education program is changing the way we can earn cash for our school! Going forward, instead of clipping from packages and checking expiration dates, all Box Tops will be earned digitally by scanning your receipt. Download the app now. If you still have traditional Box Tops clips at home, make sure to send them to school. We will still earn cash for all clipped Box Tops until they expire. Thanks for helping our school get what it needs!
      • Invest In Your Child Campaign: PHMS PTSA collects donations only once a year through this “no fuss” giving/fundraising campaign. 100% of your donation directly supports our students, staff and school—in this academic year. Here are some of the key initiatives the PTSA is planning to fund in 2019-20:
        • $125 Teacher grant/per teacher to help our educators provide tools for their classrooms.
        • Turf maintenance program and replacement uniforms for our athletic programs.
        • Cultural arts programs for the enrichment of our students.
        • Support for student council, annual play/musical, concessions at numerous events, teacher appreciation, regular parent communication, and other activities that enrich the PHMS experience.
        • Additional audiovisual equipment for the school musical/play and talent show.
        • Technology and band instrument replacement and repairs.

     Click HERE to make an online donation. 
     Cash and Check Donations- use this Invest in Your Child Form and return to front office.

    Donations will be accepted till October 11th.

    •            Teacher Treats: If you would like to help donate to stock the teacher workroom they would greatly appreciate it. Some items that are                 requested are: coffee pods (Medium Roast, Hazelnut, Vanilla, Dark Roast) and packaged snacks (i.e. granola bars, chips, etc.) Thank                 you to everyone who has already sent items in.
    •            Visit our websitet o find out all the ways you can support your Pilots!
    •            Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @PHMSPTSA
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
    Comments (-1)
  • Weekly Message for 9-22-19

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 9/22/2019 6:00:00 AM

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for September 22.

    • AIG Parent Meeting: Our AIG teacher, Mrs. Price, will conduct an info session for all parents of AIG students on Thursday at 5:30PM in the LLC (Media Center.)
    • My Child, Your Child & Social Media: Back by popular demand, our counselors will deliver this informative presentation on Thursday at 6PM in the auditorium. Click here for more information.
    • Teacher Workday: No school for students on Monday, September 30.
    • Campus Clean-up: Saturday, Oct. 5 starting at 8AM. We will be picking up trash, pulling weeds and spreading mulch. If possible, please bring your shovels, rakes, pitchforks, wheelbarrows, gloves, etc. No experience required and many hands make light work!
    • Athletics:
      • Soccer and Volleyball are home vs. Mills Park on Wed.
      • Football is home vs. Mills Park on Thurs.
      • Games start at 4 and admission is $5. Please come out and support the teams!
      • Athletic passes are now available. They are for HOME games only. Click here for more info.
    • Signs of Suicide Prevention Program: Over the next three months, Pine Hollow is offering depression awareness and suicide prevention training to all 7thgrade students as part of the SOS Signs of Suicide® Prevention Program. This topic is part of the Healthful Living Standard Course of Study and will be delivered by the counseling team during Healthful Living classes. The goal is to educate your child and to give them guidance on how to get help for themselves or a friend.  Please review the detailed letter sent home with your child, which also includes dates for the program. If you have any questions, concerns, or if your child is sensitive to this topic, please contact your child's counselor.
    • Saturday Make-up Days: November 16 and December 7 from 8:15 until 11:45. Lunch is NOT served on Saturdays.
    • Yearbooks: A Pine Hollow yearbook is a keepsake, a jewel, the treasure trove of youth. Reserve your yearbook now while they are discounted for $40 from September 1- November 30! It’s one of the best books you’ll purchase this year. All yearbooks are ordered online http://www.strawbridge.net/Our school code is YB112059.
    • Student Council Fun Run: Mark your calendars for November 2 at 10:00am! PHMS Student Council is in the process of planning the first ever Pine Hollow Middle School Food Drive Fun Run! This year's race will be a 3k, and you can walk or run it—all are welcome! This year's theme is the crazy costume run! Please join us in wearing fun costumes while running the course. However, we do ask that there are NO masks for everyone's safety! All participants who register by October 1 will receive a race t-shirt. After October 1, the cost stays the same, but no t-shirt will be provided. We will not be taking on-site registration, so please register now. Cost is $15 and all proceeds go to the NC Food Bank to help fight hunger!  Visit ly/phfunrun2019for more information and visit the PTSA website to register for this event. 
    • From the PTSA:
      • Click HEREto view the PTSA Weekly Newsletter.
      • The Box Tops for Education program is changing the way we can earn cash for our school! Going forward, instead of clipping from packages and checking expiration dates, all Box Tops will be earned digitally by scanning your receipt. Download the app now. If you still have traditional Box Tops clips at home, make sure to send them to school. We will still earn cash for all clipped Box Tops until they expire. Thanks for helping our school get what it needs!
      • Looking for an easy way to help support your Pine Hollow Pilots!  Click Become a PTSA Member Your donation will provide our students, teachers and school with some amazing resources, such as: Technology, Field Trip grants, Cultural Arts programs, Athletic & Arts support, Teacher planning days, Teacher grants, Appreciation lunches and recognitions. 
      • We are super excited to get our fall sports kicked off on September 25th with soccer and volleyball games! Followed by a football game on September 26th.  We are in need of concessions helpers.  If anyone is interested please take a moment to go to this signup genius link:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0e48aea72ba75-pine
      • Invest In Your Child Fundraiser! This is our one big fundraiser for the year and we need your help!  Please consider making a donation to support our students, staff and school.  100%of your donation goes directly to the school.  You can donate online with a credit card HERE. You can send your donation in cash or check using this Invest in Your Child Form and return to front office. Donations will be accepted till October 11th. Please check with your company to see if they will match your donation. 
      • Amazon, You & Pine Hollow! Help support Pine Hollow MS! Go to http://smile.amazon.com. Choose Pine Hollow Middle School Raleigh, NC in the “Pick Your Own Charitable Organization” box. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at amazon.com
      • Harris Teeter:  Together In Education- Link Your VIC account to PHMS. Pine Hollow is enrolled in Harris Teeter’s Together in Education (TIE) program. It’s easy and it’s FREE! Simply give the cashier at Harris Teeter our school code #3982 and your VIC card the next time you check out and your card will be automatically linked to our school for the entire school year. You must re-link your card every school year!You can also link your card online at harristeeter.com. Link before Oct. 16th and our school can earn $100. 
      • Stay connected with your PTSA and join our MemberHub
      • PTSA Volunteeropportunities are located on our MemberHub site. 
      • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @PHMSPTSA
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
    Comments (-1)
  • Weekly Message for 9-15-19

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 9/15/2019 6:00:00 AM

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

    • Signs of Suicide Prevention Program: Over the next three months, Pine Hollow is offering depression awareness and suicide prevention training to all 7thgrade students as part of the SOS Signs of Suicide® Prevention Program. This topic is part of the Healthful Living Standard Course of Study and will be delivered by the counseling team during Healthful Living classes. The goal is to educate your child and to give them guidance on how to get help for themselves or a friend.  Please review the detailed letter sent home with your child, which also includes dates for the program. If you have any questions, concerns, or if your child is sensitive to this topic, please contact your child's counselor.
    • Athletic Passes: Now available for HOME games only. Click here for more info.
    • Saturday Make-up Days: November 16 and December 7 from 8:15 until 11:45. Lunch is NOT served on Saturdays.
    • Yearbooks: A Pine Hollow yearbook is a keepsake, a jewel, the treasure trove of youth. Reserve your yearbook now while they are discounted for $40 from September 1- November 30! It’s one of the best books you’ll purchase this year. All yearbooks are ordered online http://www.strawbridge.net/Our school code is YB112059.
    • Student Council Fun Run: Mark your calendars for November 2 at 10:00am! PHMS Student Council is in the process of planning the first ever Pine Hollow Middle School Food Drive Fun Run! This year's race will be a 3k, and you can walk or run it—all are welcome! This year's theme is the crazy costume run! Please join us in wearing fun costumes while running the course. However, we do ask that there are NO masks for everyone's safety! All participants who register by October 1 will receive a race t-shirt. After October 1, the cost stays the same, but no t-shirt will be provided. We will not be taking on-site registration, so please register now. Cost is $15 and all proceeds go to the NC Food Bank to help fight hunger!  Visit bit.ly/phfunrun2019 for more information and visit the PTSA website to register for this event. 
    • My Child, Your Child & Social Media: Back by popular demand, our counselors will deliver this informative presentation on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 6PM in the auditorium. Click here for more information.
    • AIG Parent Meeting: Our AIG teacher, Mrs. Price, will conduct an info session for all parents of AIG students on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 5:30PM in the LLC (Media Center.)
    • From the PTSA:
      • Click HEREto view the PTSA Weekly Newsletter.
      • Looking for an easy way to help support your Pine Hollow Pilots!  Click Become a PTSA Member Your donation will provide our students, teachers and school with some amazing resources, such as: Technology, Field Trip grants, Cultural Arts programs, Athletic & Arts support, Teacher planning days, Teacher grants, Appreciation lunches and recognitions. 
      • We are super excited to get our fall sports kicked off on September 25th with soccer and volleyball games! Followed by a football game on September 26th.  We are in need of concessions helpers.  If anyone is interested please take a moment to go to this signup genius link:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0e48aea72ba75-pine
      • Invest In Your Child Fundraiser! This is our one big fundraiser for the year and we need your help!  Please consider making a donation to support our students, staff and school.  100%of your donation goes directly to the school.  You can donate online with a credit card HERE. You can send your donation in cash or check using this Invest in Your Child Form and return to front office. Donations will be accepted till October 11th. Please check with your company to see if they will match your donation. 
      • Amazon, You & Pine Hollow! Help support Pine Hollow MS! Go to http://smile.amazon.com. Choose Pine Hollow Middle School Raleigh, NC in the “Pick Your Own Charitable Organization” box. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at amazon.com
      • Harris Teeter:  Together In Education- Link Your VIC account to PHMS. Pine Hollow is enrolled in Harris Teeter’s Together in Education (TIE) program. It’s easy and it’s FREE! Simply give the cashier at Harris Teeter our school code #3982 and your VIC card the next time you check out and your card will be automatically linked to our school for the entire school year. You must re-link your card every school year!You can also link your card online at harristeeter.com. Link before Oct. 16th and our school can earn $100. 
      • Stay connected with your PTSA and join our MemberHub
      • PTSA Volunteeropportunities are located on our MemberHub site. 
      • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @PHMSPTSA
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
    Comments (-1)
  • Weekly Message for 9-8-19

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 9/8/2019

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

    • Saturday Make-up Days: November 16 and December 7 from 8:15 until 11:45.
    • Pictures: Fall pictures for students on Track 3 and make-up pictures for Track 4 will be this Thursday. Also, Ident-a-Kid will be here on Thursday for students on Tracks 3&4 who wish to have an ID made.
    • Yearbooks: A Pine Hollow yearbook is a keepsake, a jewel, the treasure trove of youth. Reserve your yearbook now while they are discounted for $40 from September 1- November 30! It’s one of the best books you’ll purchase this year. All yearbooks are ordered online http://www.strawbridge.net/Our school code is YB112059.
    • Student Council Fun Run: Mark your calendars for November 2 at 10:00am! PHMS Student Council is in the process of planning the first ever Pine Hollow Middle School Food Drive Fun Run! This year's race will be a 3k, and you can walk or run it—all are welcome! This year's theme is the crazy costume run! Please join us in wearing fun costumes while running the course. However, we do ask that there are NO masks for everyone's safety! All participants who register by October 1 will receive a race t-shirt. After October 1, the cost stays the same, but no t-shirt will be provided. We will not be taking on-site registration, so please register now. Cost is $15 and all proceeds go to the NC Food Bank to help fight hunger!  Visit ly/phfunrun2019for more information and visit the PTSA website to register for this event. 
    • My Child, Your Child & Social Media: Back by popular demand, our counselors will deliver this informative presentation on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 6PM in the auditorium. Click here for more information.
    • AIG Parent Meeting: Our AIG teacher, Mrs. Price, will conduct an info session for all parents of AIG students on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 5:30PM in the LLC (Media Center.)
    • Free and Reduced-Price Meals: Prior year benefits may be used by students in the new school year for a maximum of 30 operating daysor until an application for the new school year has been processed, whichever comes first. All students who wish to have free or reduced-price meals must re-apply each school year. After the expire date below, any student who has not submitted a new application will have to pay for meals until a new application has been processed. Hard copy applications are available in the cafeteria and may be submitted at any time during the school year. Expire dates for this year are:
      • Track 1: August 19
      • Track 2: September 9
      • Track 3: September 10
      • Track 4: September 9
    • From the PTSA:
      • Click HEREto view the PTSA Weekly Newsletter.
      • Looking for an easy way to help support your Pine Hollow Pilots!  Click Become a PTSA Member Your donation will provide our students, teachers and school with some amazing resources, such as: Technology, Field Trip grants, Cultural Arts programs, Athletic & Arts support, Teacher planning days, Teacher grants, Appreciation lunches and recognitions.
      • Invest In Your Child Fundraiser! This is our one big fundraiser for the year and we need your help!  Please consider making a donation to support our students, staff and school.  100%of your donation goes directly to the school.  You can donate online with a credit card HERE. You can send your donation in cash or check using this Invest in Your Child Form and return to front office. Donations will be accepted till October 11th. Please check with your company to see if they will match your donation.
      • Amazon, You & Pine Hollow! Help support Pine Hollow MS! Go to http://smile.amazon.com. Choose Pine Hollow Middle School Raleigh, NC in the “Pick Your Own Charitable Organization” box. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at amazon.com
      • Harris Teeter:  Together In Education- Link Your VIC account to PHMS. Pine Hollow is enrolled in Harris Teeter’s Together in Education (TIE) program. It’s easy and it’s FREE! Simply give the cashier at Harris Teeter our school code #3982 and your VIC card the next time you check out and your card will be automatically linked to our school for the entire school year. You must re-link your card every school year!You can also link your card online at harristeeter.com. Link before Oct. 16th and our school can earn $100. 
      • Stay connected with your PTSA and join our MemberHub
      • PTSA Volunteeropportunities are located on our MemberHub site. 
      • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @PHMSPTSA
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
    Comments (-1)