• Weekly Message for 8-1-21

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 8/1/2021

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for August 1.

    • This Week: We look forward to welcoming our Track 4 students tomorrow! Please be especially patient in carpool as it will take our Track 4 families a few days to settle into “the groove” and then things will return to normal. Our Track 1 and 3 families quickly got the hang of it, and I expect our Track 4 families will too.
    • Virtual Academy: Parents with students in VA this year should now be able to see your child’s schedule in Power School. Your child’s teachers should contact your child via their WCPSS student email account with information specific to their individual class. Please be aware that some classes have not yet had a teacher assigned to them which means it will be a couple more days before your child’s teacher starts their class.
    • Volunteer Registration: Each year volunteers must reactivate their volunteer status in order to be able to continue to serve in this capacity. Individuals previously approved must reactivate by 4PM on October 29. It is possible to be approved after this date, but it costs the district more money and often there is a delay. If you have any interest in serving as a volunteer this year, please renew by Oct. 29. Volunteer registration can be done at any school in the district, but it cannot be done at home.
    • PTSA Spirit Wear: Please be aware that the PTSA maintains spirit wear all year long. They have a variety of reasonably priced tee shirts, car magnets, string bags, tumblers, etc. Orders are placed and paid for online and then items are delivered to your student within the next few days. To see what’s available and/or place an order, go to the “Parents” tab on our website and click “PTSA” then the link for spirit wear or click here.
    • 7th Grade Tdap and Meningococcal Vaccines: By law, all 7th graders must provide proof they have received these vaccines. If you have not already done so, please email our data manager (yssanders@wcpss.net) with proof your child has had these vaccinations. We are required to exclude students from attending school until they provide this documentation. The deadline is August 9 for students on Track 1&3 and September 3 for students on Track 4. This is not a PHMS or WCPSS policy but a NC General Statute that all schools must follow.
    • Parent Portal and Grades in PowerSchool: Grades and attendance are now being entered in PS for students on Track 1&3. For students on Track 4, teachers must wait until the 11th day of school to begin entering grades and attendance just as the Track 1&3 teachers did. For more information on the Parent Portal (which you need to see grades and attendance in PS), go to our website and click the “Parents” tab then “Home Base/Power School/Parent Portal” or click here.
    • Band and Chorus: We have space available in 6th grade band for any student who is interested in taking band this year! Please email your child’s counselor if you are interested. We also have space available in 6th, 7th and 8th grade chorus for any student who is interested in taking chorus this year! Please email your child’s counselor if you are interested. As a reminder, Ms. Muhs (lmuhs@wcpss.net) is the track 1 counselor, Mr. Febres (pfebres@wcpss.net) is the track 3 counselor, and Mr. Martin (jwmartin@wcpss.net) is the track 4 counselor.
    • From Our Athletic Director, Mr. Adams:
      • Parents, It was great to see so many of you for our kick-off meeting this past Tuesday.  I will host a virtual meeting (same info as in person meeting) on Thursday Aug 5 @ 7pm. Please email me for the meeting code. pjadams@wcpss.net Fall coaches will not be available for this meeting.
      • Fall Sports Coaches: Feel free to contact coaches via email.
      • Upcoming Dates:
        • August 24 - Deadline to be registered in DragonFly.  Registration Portal will be closed at 11:59 on the 24th. 
        • August 30 - First Day of Tryouts.  You must be academically eligible and approved in DragonFly to particiapte
      • As always, follow me on twitter - @PineHollowAD, and PineHollow16 on instagram.   The athletic website has all the information you need.   Please check regularly to stay in the loop:                             
    • From the PTSA:
      • Please join the PTSA! 2021-22 Membership is open virtually. Please visit this link to join: https://pinehollow.memberhub.com/store
      • SpiritWear is now available! Please visit the PHMS store to purchase your PH swag. https://pinehollow.memberhub.com/store
      • The Spirit Rock is ready to be rented! You must be a PTSA member to rent, there is a calendar and the sign up info on Memberhub.
      • Please contact PTSA at Phmsptsa16@gmail.com with any questions. You can also find us on Facebook or Twitter @phmsptsa
    • Have a great week, and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Weekly Message for 7-25-21

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 7/25/2021

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

    • This Week: Friday is a Teacher Workday. Track 3 students track-out on Thursday and we look forward to welcoming our Track 4 students on Monday, August 2.  
    • Attention Virtual Academy Families: Families with a PHMS student in VA this year need to stop by the main office one day this week from 8-4 to pick up your student’s materials for the 1st Quarter (ELA novel and workbook, Math workbook, etc.) Students who have not already been given a WCPSS Chromebook will also be given a new device. We have not yet been given schedules for our students in the VA this year.
    • 7th Grade Tdap and Meningococcal Vaccines: By law, all 7th graders must provide proof they have received these vaccines. If you have not already done so, please email our data manager (yssanders@wcpss.net) with proof your child has had these vaccinations. We are required to exclude students from attending school until they provide this documentation. The deadline is August 9 for students on Track 1&3 and September 3 for students on Track 4. This is not a PHMS or WCPSS policy but a NC General Statute that all schools must follow.
    • Grades in PowerSchool: Teachers began entering attendance and grades in PS last week for students on Tracks 1&3. Grades are updated at least once a week. When Track 4 students return, their teachers will have to wait until day 11 to begin entering grades and attendance just as the Track 1&3 teachers did.
    • Band and Chorus: We still have space available in 6th grade band for any student who is interested in taking band this year! Please email your child’s counselor if you are interested. We also have space available in 6th, 7th and 8th grade chorus for any student who is interested in taking chorus this year! Please email your child’s counselor if you are interested. As a reminder, Ms. Muhs (lmuhs@wcpss.net) is the track 1 counselor, Mr. Febres (pfebres@wcpss.net) is the track 3 counselor, and Mr. Martin (jwmartin@wcpss.net) is the track 4 counselor.
    • From Our Athletic Director, Mr. Adams:
    • Have a great week, and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Weekly Message for 7-18-21

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 7/18/2021

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

    • First Week: We had a great first full week of school for Tracks 1&3! We have approximately 550 Pilots already SOARing and we look forward to welcoming another 375’ish Track 4 students on August 2.  
    • 7th Grade Tdap and Meningococcal Vaccines: By law, all 7th graders must provide proof they have received these vaccines. If you have not already done so, please email our data manager (yssanders@wcpss.net) with proof your child has had these vaccinations. We are required to exclude students from attending school until they provide this documentation. The deadline is August 9 for students on Track 1&3 and September 3 for students on Track 4. This is not a PHMS or WCPSS policy but a NC General Statute that all schools must follow.
    • Grades in PowerSchool: Please be aware that teachers are not able to enter grades or attendance in PowerSchool for the first 10 days. They will be able to begin entering that on Thursday. When Track 4 returns, they will also have to wait until day 11 to begin entering grades and attendance.
    • Band and Chorus: We have space available in 6th grade band for any student who is interested in taking band this year! Please email your child’s counselor if you are interested. We have space available in 6th, 7th and 8th grade chorus for any student who is interested in taking chorus this year! Please email your child’s counselor if you are interested. As a reminder, Ms. Muhs (lmuhs@wcpss.net) is the track 1 counselor, Mr. Febres (pfebres@wcpss.net) is the track 3 counselor, and Mr. Martin (jwmartin@wcpss.net) is the track 4 counselor.
    • Chromebook Distribution: Almost all of our students on Tracks 1&3 now have their Chromebook! Please read, sign and return the user agreement that your student recently received. The expectation is that students bring their device to school each day, fully charged. Students on track 4 will get theirs when they track in.
    • From Our Athletic Director, Mr. Adams:
      • We will have a parent meeting for Fall Sports on July 27, 6:00 pm in the auditorium. (Only Parents should attend, Masks are required)  The sports available are Football, Girls' Soccer, Girls' Volleyball and Cheer. These are for current 7th and 8th grade students.
      • There will be a football interest meeting for Track 4 students when they track in.  
      • Link to the Football Virtual Workout Calendar: - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zp_ltZQRc5RtVtBqspsjJpOKFNAiSGLr4ZvKFFkok_I/edit?ts=60eb84f0#gid=462501194
      • Virtual Academy Parents can email the coaches to notify interest in trying out for a sport
        • Coach Pyper - Football mpyper@wcpss.net,  Coach Hernandez - Girls' Soccer  jhernandez2@wcpss.net,  Volleyball and Cheer have not been finalized at this time.
      • Fall Tryouts will begin on Aug 30
      • Registering for Sports 2021-2022 - Do not send in paperwork to the office.  We will be using the DragonFly online system for submitting paperwork this year.  I just received training on this, so I will be putting out “how to” information on the website soon.
      • Please keep checking the athletic website every few days for new information.
      • I typically use twitter as the first method of passing out information, second is website , third is instagram and fourth is Principal's Message                              http://www.wakecountyathletics.com/pinehollow                                                                          https://twitter.com/PineHollowAD        

    https://www.instagram.com/pinehollow16/?hl=en

    • Teams and Core Teachers Information:
      • Each team of teachers maintains a website. To see your child’s team website, go to our website (https://www.wcpss.net/pinehollowms) and click the “Academics” tab and then the grade level. Individual teacher pages are linked on the team webpage.
    • Electives and PE Information:
      • To learn more about your child’s elective classes and teachers, go to the school website (https://www.wcpss.net/pinehollowms) and click the “Academics” tab and then the department.
    • Have a great week, and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Weekly Message for 7-11-21

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 7/11/2021

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

    • First Week: We had a great first two days of school for Tracks 1&3! We will welcome our Track 4 students on August 2.  
    • NJHS: Any current 8th grade student who applied to NJHS in June should check their WCPSS Student email Wednesday July 14th at 5:00pm. Emails will be sent to students letting them know the status of their application. Students who are accepted into NJHS will have important information in the email. Thank you to all that applied to NJHS! 
    • Band and Chorus: We have space available in 6th grade band for any student who is interested in taking band this year! Please email your child’s counselor if you are interested. We have space available in 6th, 7th and 8th grade chorus for any student who is interested in taking chorus this year! Please email your child’s counselor if you are interested. As a reminder, Ms. Muhs (lmuhs@wcpss.net) is the track 1 counselor, Mr. Febres (pfebres@wcpss.net) is the track 3 counselor, and Mr. Martin (jwmartin@wcpss.net) is the track 4 counselor.
    • Chromebook Distribution: We began distributing Chromebooks to students on Friday. We anticipate it taking about a week to get them out to all the students on track 1 & 3. Please read, sign and return the user agreement that your student received last week. The expectation is that students bring their device to school each day, fully charged. Students on track 4 will get theirs when they track in.
    • Athletics: There will be a student interest meeting on Wednesday during Flight School for any 7th or 8th graders on track 1 & 3 interested in playing football this year. This is just for students. Track 4 students will have a similar meeting after they track-in.
    • Information re: 21-22 school year:
      • 6th Grade Parents- If you haven’t already, please take a look at the information posted on our website (click “Academics” then “6th Grade”.)  You will find a lot of useful information and a welcome video from Mr. Tunstall, the 6th Grade Asst. Principal. In the upper right-hand corner of the 6th grade page, you can click on your child’s track and learn more about their team and their teachers. Track 4 info will be updated a little closer to their track-in.
      • 7th Grade Parents- If you haven’t already, please take a look at the information posted on our website (click “Academics” then “7th Grade”.) You will find a lot of useful information that will help you and your child. At the top of the 7th grade page, you can click on your child’s track and learn more about their team and their teachers. Track 4 info will be updated a little closer to their track-in.
      • 8th Grade Parents- If you haven’t already, please take a look at the information posted on our website (click “Academics” then “8th Grade”.) At the top of the page you will find some helpful information including teacher email addresses, and at the bottom of the page you can learn more about your student’s team and teachers.
      • The PH Student Handbook for the 21-22 school year can be seen here: https://www.wcpss.net/domain/10551 
    • From the PTSA:
    • Have a great week, and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!

    Sincerely,

    Andrew Livengood, Principal

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  • Weekly Message for 7-4-21

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 7/4/2021

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

    • This Week: The first day of school for students on Tracks 1&3 is Thursday! We will welcome our Track 4 students on August 2.  
    • Information re: 21-22 school year:
      • Due to the lingering impact of the pandemic, we will not be doing our traditional “Fly By” schedule pick up and open house.
      • All students will be given a copy of their schedule when they come to school on their first day.
      • At some point this week, Power School will roll over from the 20-21 school year to the 21-22 school year. At that point, students and parents will be able to see schedules for the upcoming school year. That roll-over is controlled by the state (NC DPI), so we don’t know exactly when that will happen.
      • Teachers are in the process of creating/revising videos and other “virtual open house” activities that we will use to welcome our students and families.
      • 6th Grade Parents- Tracks 1 and 3 will have a video posted for our virtual Open House by Wednesday, 7/7/21.  Please take a few minutes to watch these videos with your child prior to them coming to school on Thursday.  Also, the 6th grade website will have several instructional videos to help parents with important topics as your child transitions to middle school.  We look forward to meeting all of our new Pilots this year! Here is the link: ly/6thPHMS
      • Several resources from the 20-21 school year are still available on our website for families who will be brand-new to our school. Just please keep in mind there will be some changes as we move into the new school year. For instance, our Student Services team created a virtual tour that can be seen here: https://sites.google.com/wcpss.net/phms-student-services/virtual-tour?authuser=0. If you go to our website (https://www.wcpss.net/pinehollowms) and click on the “Academics” tab and then each grade level, you can find a lot of useful information.
      • Our student handbook for the 21-22 school year can be seen here: https://www.wcpss.net/domain/10551
      • Some students have already been issued a WCPSS Chromebook. Students who have not yet been issued one, will get one asap after school begins. The expectation is that every student brings their WCPSS device with them to school each day.  
    • Have a great 4th of July, and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Weekly Message for 6-20-21

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 6/20/2021

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for June 20. This will be the final weekly message for the 20-21 school year. The next weekly message will be in July.

    • Happy Father’s Day to all our fathers and grandfathers!!
    • This Week: Tomorrow is the last day of school for this year. We wish our 8th graders much success in high school!
    • EOG Scores: Plan A students were given a letter on Friday to take home and share with parents. This letter contained the student’s Math EOG/EOC score and their Science EOG score (8th graders only). We won’t have Reading EOG scores until the fall. Parents of students in the VA will receive an email from the student’s HR teacher containing this information.
    • Annual WCPSS Student Survey: Parents are asked to please have your child complete the survey found at this link. Student may respond until June 30.
    • Information re: 21-22 school year:
      • Due to the lingering impact of the pandemic, we will not be doing our traditional “Fly By” schedule pick up and open house.
      • All students will be given a copy of their schedule when they come to school on their first day.
      • At some point after July 1, Power School will roll over from the 20-21 school year to the 21-22 school year. At that point, students and parents will be able to see schedules for the upcoming school year. That roll-over is controlled by the state (NC DPI), so we don’t know exactly when that will happen.
      • Teachers are in the process of creating/revising videos and other “virtual open house” activities that we will use to welcome our students and families.
      • Several resources from the 20-21 school year are still available on our website for families who will be brand-new to our school. Just please keep in mind there will be some changes as we move into the new school year. For instance, our Student Services team created a virtual tour that can be seen here: https://sites.google.com/wcpss.net/phms-student-services/virtual-tour?authuser=0. If you go to our website (https://www.wcpss.net/pinehollowms) and click on the “Academics” tab and then each grade level, you can find a lot of useful information.  
      • Our student handbook for the 21-22 school year can be seen here: https://www.wcpss.net/domain/10551 
      • The first day for students on Tracks 1&3 is Thursday, July 8, and the first day for students on Track 4 is Monday, August 2.
    • Enjoy this break over the next couple of weeks as we get ready for the new school year, and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Weekly Message for 6-13-21

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 6/13/2021

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

    • This Week: This week is a five-day week for all students. The last day of school for this year is Monday, June 21. We continue EOGs this week. See below for details.
    • EOG/EOC Test Calendar:
      • VA Testing:
        • Tuesday, June 15thVA and Plan A-- 8th grade Science EOG
        • VA students must be at school no later than 8:05.
      • Plan A Testing:
        • Monday, June 14th: 6th grade Math EOG; 7th and 8th grade ELA EOG
        • Tuesday, June 15th: 6th grade ELA EOG; 7th grade Math EOG; 8th grade Science EOG
    • All Library Books Due June 16: All PHMS library books, those library books still checked out from other WCPSS schools, and ELA class novels are to be returned inside to the library or outside to the book return bin in the front entry breezeway.  There will be a book return bin outside in the breezeway every school day from 7:35am and 3:00pm through Monday, June 21st. If you have any questions about library materials, please contact Ms. Ziller, school librarian (kziller@wcpss.net).
    • 8th Grade Celebration: 8th grade students will sign the spirit rock and have their final gathering on Friday, June 18 from 1:30-3:00 on the football field. 8th grade Virtual Academy students may come to school at 1:30 to participate. PTSA will be providing Kona Ice and each student will receive a “swag” bag. This event is for current PH 8th grade students only.
    • Annual WCPSS Student Survey: Parents are asked to please have your child complete the survey found at this link. Student may respond until June 30.
    • From Our Athletic Director: Parents, I just received some of the information regarding the 2021-2022 sports seasons.  I am still sifting through all of the information but thought I would share some headlines with you. I will provide more details through the athletic website.  
      •  Wake is transitioning to a new athletic participation form.  (I DO NOT want them turned in at this time)
      • We are also transitioning to a new online registration system.  It is the same format the high schools are using; the middle school platform is not up and running yet.  I plan on using the online portal as we have in the past and will not be collecting the 5-page packets. 
      • There will be no summer workouts this year. Middle schools are in a dead period and will not resume activities until at least Aug 30. 
      • Academic and attendance requirements will be in place as usual.  (You must pass 3/4 core classes and miss no more than 14 days in the second semester of 2020-2021 school year.  Excused absences still count toward the 14) 
    • Student Connectivity Devices--Hotspots: All internet “hotspots” issued to students must be returned by the last day of this school year. Parents can send them to school with their child (if they have returned to in-person learning) or drop them off at the main office (VA and in-person students). All hotspots will be turned off after the last day of school. Hotspots do not have to be returned to the school from which they were checked out. They can be returned to any school in the district.
    • Student Chromebooks: Students who will remain in WCPSS next year (even if they will be at a different WCPSS school) should keep a device if one was issued to them. The only students who should return a Chromebook are those who are graduating or otherwise leaving the district (i.e. withdrawing).
    • Calendars for next year: Click here for the 21-22 calendars.
    • New Teacher Recognition Program: Is there a teacher or staff member you would like to celebrate for doing a terrific job? Has someone been consistently outstanding or maybe gone above-and-beyond recently for your student/family? If so, I encourage you to nominate that person for our new Top Gun Staff Member of the Month award. There aren’t any firm rules or requirements to nominate someone for recognition. The point of this is to recognize a teacher or two each month who was nominated by a student or parent. The teacher(s) would be recognized in front of their peers at the next staff meeting. In order to nominate someone, just fill out this form and make sure to clearly explain why you think they are deserving of this recognition.
    • Yearbooks: Yearbooks will be distributed to Plan A students on Wednesday and Thursday during arrival time and Flight School. Virtual Academy students will be able to pick theirs up from the front office starting on Friday. If you purchased a yearbook, you will be receiving an email with more details. There are still a few yearbooks for purchase. Go to yearbookordercenter.com and enter the code 21759. The price is $45. Please email Ms. Anderson (kanderson1@wcpss.net) if you buy online after Tuesday so your name can be added to the distribution list.
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Weekly Message for 6-6-21

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 6/6/2021

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

    • This Week: This week is a five-day week for all students. The last day of school for this year is Monday, June 21. We begin EOGs this week. See below for details. Plan A students still come to school on VA test days!
    • EOG/EOC Test Calendar:
      • VA Testing:
        • Tuesday, June 8:VA ONLY -- 6th, 7th, 8th grade Math EOG; 8th grade Math 1 EOC
        • Wednesday, June 9thVA ONLY-- 6th, 7th, 8th grade ELA EOG
        • Thursday, June 10thVA and Plan A--7th grade Math 1 EOC
        • Tuesday, June 15thVA and Plan A-- 8th grade Science EOG
        • If you did not complete the survey last month to sign your VA student up to test, we will NOT have testing materials for your VA student on the above days. If you changed your mind and do want your VA student to test now, please contact our Test Coordinator, Ms. Stern, at jstern@wcpss.net so she can add their name to the rosters and make sure we have materials for them.
        • Similarly, if you completed the survey indicating your VA student will test and now you have decided not to send them to school to test, please let Ms. Stern know so that we can remove your VA student from the testing rosters.
        • VA students must be at school no later than 8:05 each day.
        • Plan A students come to school each day the VA students are testing.
      • Plan A Testing:
        • Thursday, June 10th: 8th grade Math EOG; 7th grade and 8th grade Math 1 EOC
        • Monday, June 14th: 6th grade Math EOG; 7th and 8th grade ELA EOG
        • Tuesday, June 15th: 6th grade ELA EOG; 7th grade Math EOG; 8th grade Science EOG
    • Annual WCPSS Student Survey: Parents are asked to please have your child complete the survey found at this link. Student may respond until June 30.
    • From Our Athletic Director: Parents, I know you are anxiously waiting for news about our upcoming sports year. We have not had our final AD meeting for this year, and therefore I do not know the changes that will take place.  I will get information out to you as soon as I can, through the athletic website, twitter and instagram.  Stay tuned.
    • Student Connectivity Devices--Hotspots: All internet “hotspots” issued to students must be returned by the last day of this school year. Parents can send them to school with their child (if they have returned to in-person learning) or drop them off at the main office (VA and in-person students). All hotspots will be turned off after the last day of school. Hotspots do not have to be returned to the school from which they were checked out. They can be returned to any school in the district.
    • Student Chromebooks: Students who will remain in WCPSS next year (even if they will be at a different WCPSS school) should keep a device if one was issued to them. The only students who should return a Chromebook are those who are graduating or otherwise leaving the district (i.e. withdrawing).
    • Calendars for next year: Click here for the 21-22 calendars.
    • NJHS: Current 7th grade students who are interested in applying to Pine Hollow Middle School's National Junior Honor Society will need to read the overview for applying to NJHS. NJHS is a national organization based on scholarship, leadership, service, character and citizenship. Students must have a 3.8 GPA, have no disciplinary issues, and a heart for service and leadership.  A Google Form application will need to be completed by June 11. The application can be found in the NJHS overview Google Document. Students who earn admittance into NJHS will be notified when they return to school in July for the 2021-2022 school year. Please email Ms. West or Mr. Kirby for specific questions. 
    • New Teacher Recognition Program: Is there a teacher or staff member you would like to celebrate for doing a terrific job? Has someone been consistently outstanding or maybe gone above-and-beyond recently for your student/family? If so, I encourage you to nominate that person for our new Top Gun Staff Member of the Month award. There aren’t any firm rules or requirements to nominate someone for recognition. The point of this is to recognize a teacher or two each month who was nominated by a student or parent. The teacher(s) would be recognized in front of their peers at the next staff meeting. In order to nominate someone, just fill out this form and make sure to clearly explain why you think they are deserving of this recognition.
    • Yearbooks: There are only a few yearbooks left for purchase! Buy now to reserve your copy. You're going to want to remember this unique year! Go to yearbookordercenter.com and enter the code 21759. Once the yearbooks are delivered to the school, you will receive an email with directions on how to pick up your child's book if they are virtual. Yearbooks will be passed out at school to Plan A students. 
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Weekly Message for 5-30-21

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 5/30/2021

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for May 30.

    • This Week: This week is a four-day week. There is no school for students tomorrow as we observe Memorial Day.
    • NJHS: Current 7th grade students who are interested in applying to Pine Hollow Middle School's National Junior Honor Society will need to read the overview for applying to NJHS. NJHS is a national organization based on scholarship, leadership, service, character and citizenship. Students must have a 3.8 GPA, have no disciplinary issues, and a heart for service and leadership.  A Google Form application will need to be completed by June 11. The application can be found in the NJHS overview Google Document. Students who earn admittance into NJHS will be notified when they return to school in July for the 2021-2022 school year. Please email Ms. West or Mr. Kirby for specific questions. 
    • Student Connectivity Devices--Hotspots: All internet “hotspots” issued to students must be returned by the last day of this school year. Parents can send them to school with their child (if they have returned to in-person learning) or drop them off at the main office (VA and in-person students). All hotspots will be turned off after the last day of school. Hotspots do not have to be returned to the school from which they were checked out. They can be returned to any school in the district.
    • Student Chromebooks: Students who will remain in WCPSS next year (even if they will be at a different WCPSS school) should keep a device if one was issued to them. The only students who should return a Chromebook are those who are graduating or otherwise leaving the district (i.e. withdrawing).
    • Athletics: Parents of rising 9th graders - Here is a football presentation for Leesville Road High School. We apologize for this not being in last week's message.
    • Track Assignments: Parents can see their student’s track assignment for 21-22 on our main webpage under “Pilot News”.
    • Calendars for next year: Click here for the 21-22 calendars.
    • EOG/EOC Test Calendar:
      • VA Testing:
        • Tuesday, June 8:VA ONLY -- 6th, 7th, 8th grade Math EOG; 8th grade Math 1 EOC
        • Wednesday, June 9thVA ONLY-- 6th, 7th, 8th grade ELA EOG
        • Thursday, June 10thVA and Plan A--7th grade Math 1 EOC
        • Tuesday, June 15thVA and Plan A-- 8th grade Science EOG
        • If you did not complete the survey last month to sign your student up to test, we will NOT have testing materials for your student on the above days. If you changed your mind and do want your student to test now, please contact our Test Coordinator, Ms. Stern, at jstern@wcpss.net so she can add their name to the rosters and make sure we have materials for them.
        • Similarly, if you completed the survey indicating your student will test and now you have decided not to send them to school to test, please let Ms. Stern know so that we can remove your student from the testing rosters.
        • VA students must be at school no later than 8:05 each day.
      • Plan A Testing:
        • Thursday, June 10th: 8th grade Math EOG; 7th grade and 8th grade Math 1 EOC
        • Monday, June 14th: 6th grade Math EOG; 7th and 8th grade ELA EOG
        • Tuesday, June 15th: 6th grade ELA EOG; 7th grade Math EOG; 8th grade Science EOG
    • New Teacher Recognition Program: Is there a teacher or staff member you would like to celebrate for doing a terrific job? Has someone been consistently outstanding or maybe gone above-and-beyond recently for your student/family? If so, I encourage you to nominate that person for our new Top Gun Staff Member of the Month award. There aren’t any firm rules or requirements to nominate someone for recognition. The point of this is to recognize a teacher or two each month who was nominated by a student or parent. The teacher(s) would be recognized in front of their peers at the next staff meeting. In order to nominate someone, just fill out this form and make sure to clearly explain why you think they are deserving of this recognition.
    • Yearbooks: The deadline to purchase a yearbook is fast approaching. Go to yearbookordercenter.com and enter code 21759 to reserve your copy.
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Weekly Message for 5-23-21

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 5/23/2021

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for May 23.

    • This Week: Wednesday is an Asynchronous/Remote Learning day for all students. Next week there will be no school for students on Monday, May 31 as we observe Memorial Day.
    • Track Assignments: Parents can see their student’s track assignment for 21-22 on our main webpage under “Pilot News”.
    • Attention 7th and 8th Grade Parents: The counselors will be making a visit into your child’s class to teach strategies and skills to help your student remain emotionally and physically safe.  In this lesson, they will talk about recognizing concerning emotions/feelings/behaviors, problem solving skills, healthy relationships, and how/when to seek help for themselves or a friend from a parent or trusted adult. They support this learning through discussion and identifying helpful resources at home, school, and in the community. Please visit this websitefor more information and reach out to a counselor with any questions or concerns. 
    • Calendars for next year: Click here for the 21-22 calendars.
    • EOG/EOC Test Calendar:
      • VA Testing:
        • Tuesday, June 8:VA ONLY -- 6th, 7th, 8th grade Math EOG; 8th grade Math 1 EOC
        • Wednesday, June 9thVA ONLY-- 6th, 7th, 8th grade ELA EOG
        • Thursday, June 10thVA and Plan A--7th grade Math 1 EOC
        • Tuesday, June 15thVA and Plan A-- 8th grade Science EOG
        • If you did not complete the survey last month to sign your student up to test, we will NOT have testing materials for your student on the above days. If you changed your mind and do want your student to test now, please contact our Test Coordinator, Ms. Stern, at jstern@wcpss.net so she can add their name to the rosters and make sure we have materials for them.
        • Similarly, if you completed the survey indicating your student will test and now you have decided not to send them to school to test, please let Ms. Stern know so that we can remove your student from the testing rosters.
        • VA students must be at school no later than 8:05 each day.
      • Plan A Testing:
        • Thursday, June 10th: 8th grade Math EOG; 7th grade and 8th grade Math 1 EOC
        • Monday, June 14th: 6th grade Math EOG; 7th and 8th grade ELA EOG
        • Tuesday, June 15th: 6th grade ELA EOG; 7th grade Math EOG; 8th grade Science EOG
    • Signing Students Out: If you need to sign your student out in the afternoon, please make sure you do so before 2:30.
    • Dress Code: Now that the weather has warmed up, we are starting to notice some issues with dress code. Please take a look at the WCPSS dress code (https://www.wcpss.net/domain/50) and help us by ensuring your student’s attire is in line with this policy.
    • New Teacher Recognition Program: Is there a teacher or staff member you would like to celebrate for doing a terrific job? Has someone been consistently outstanding or maybe gone above-and-beyond recently for your student/family? If so, I encourage you to nominate that person for our new Top Gun Staff Member of the Month award. There aren’t any firm rules or requirements to nominate someone for recognition. The point of this is to recognize a teacher or two each month who was nominated by a student or parent. The teacher(s) would be recognized in front of their peers at the next staff meeting. In order to nominate someone, just fill out this form and make sure to clearly explain why you think they are deserving of this recognition.
    • Yearbooks: The deadline to purchase a yearbook is fast approaching. Go to comand enter code 21759 to reserve your copy.
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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