• Weekly Message for 10-24-21

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 10/24/2021

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

    • This Week: Track 4 returns tomorrow. It’s a five-day week for students on Track 1 and 4. Track 3 returns to school on Tuesday, Nov. 16.
    • Military Connected Data Collection: In an effort to ensure that the unique needs of military-connected students are met, state law requires that schools collect information on military-connected students. The goal is to help accommodate these students by providing them with support and consistency when their parents are deployed, when they are transitioning between schools, and at other pivotal times during their academic career. If you are a military-connect family, please return this form to your child’s school by Nov. 12.
    • 2nd Annual Food Drive Fun Run:
      • The second annual Food Drive Fun Run is November 20th at 10am, and will begin on the PHMS track. This event is being hosted by the PHMS Student Council club for PHMS students and their families. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Food Bank of Eastern NC, as part of the Students Against Hunger Competition. Last year PHMS raised the equivalent of 25,970 meals, and we’re hoping to beat that record by raising 30,000 meals. Please visit bit.ly/phmsfunrun21 for more information. 
      • Registration for the Food Drive Fun Run will take place 7:45-8:15am in the cafeteria October 14,  October 21, October 27, and October 28. We can only accept cash, no checks on these days. Please be sure to know your shirt size(s) needed for registration(s). These forms can be picked up ahead of time in the front office if wanted. There will be no on-site registrations, so please make sure you sign up during one of these days. 
      • If you prefer to register online, please visit this site, and select the option “Student Council Food Bank Fun Run”. There’s a google form to complete after you've paid for registration online (bit.ly/funrunshirt21 and this is only for online registration, not cash). There is a 4% fee for online orders. 
      • Registration closes October 29th, so don’t miss out! Contact Mrs. West with any questions (cwest4@wcpss.net).
    • From our Athletic Director, Mr. Adams:
      • Parents, this week the Pilots take on Leesville.  Volleyball and soccer are on Tuesday this week at Leesville Middle. Both Volleyball teams are 4-0, so let's show up and make it feel like a home game.
      • Provided there no hiccups, the football game will be Thursday night at 6:30pm at LRHS. 
      • Fall Athletic Banquet is Nov 10 6pm - details soon.
      • Basketball News: 18 days to be completely registered and approved in DragonFly. I would not wait until the day before. If you are adding basketball to your child's tryout list on DF, you have to add it DF and email me to let me know, so I can approve it. Currently DF does not notify me when you add sports to tryout for. Please continue to check DragonFly on your status. Some physical forms had to be rejected because they are not on Wake County forms, that are found in DF.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • From the PTSA:
      • See the attachment in this week’s message regarding our annual no fuss fundraiser, Invest In Your Child Campaign!!
      • 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 10-17-21

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 10/17/2021

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

    • This Week: It’s a five-day week for Tracks 1 & 3. Track 4 returns Oct. 25.
    • Report Cards: Students on Track 1&3 received their report card on Friday. Please ask your student to see it.
    • Military Connected Data Collection: In an effort to ensure that the unique needs of military-connected students are met, state law requires that schools collect information on military-connected students. The goal is to help accommodate these students by providing them with support and consistency when their parents are deployed, when they are transitioning between schools, and at other pivotal times during their academic career. If you are a military-connect family, please return this form to your child’s school by Nov. 12.
    • 2nd Annual Food Drive Fun Run:
      • The second annual Food Drive Fun Run is November 20th at 10am, and will begin on the PHMS track. This event is being hosted by the PHMS Student Council club for PHMS students and their families. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Food Bank of Eastern NC, as part of the Students Against Hunger Competition. Last year PHMS raised the equivalent of 25,970 meals, and we’re hoping to beat that record by raising 30,000 meals. Please visit bit.ly/phmsfunrun21 for more information. 
      • Registration for the Food Drive Fun Run will take place 7:45-8:15am in the cafeteria October 14,  October 21, October 27, and October 28. We can only accept cash, no checks on these days. Please be sure to know your shirt size(s) needed for registration(s). These forms can be picked up ahead of time in the front office if wanted. There will be no on-site registrations, so please make sure you sign up during one of these days. 
      • If you prefer to register online, please visit this site, and select the option “Student Council Food Bank Fun Run”. There’s a google form to complete after you've paid for registration online (bit.ly/funrunshirt21 and this is only for online registration, not cash). There is a 4% fee for online orders. 
      • Registration closes October 29th, so don’t miss out! Contact Mrs. West with any questions (cwest4@wcpss.net).
    • Community Reads: We are cultivating a culture of reading at PHMS by sharing reading within our community. We encourage students, school staff, parents, relatives, and neighbors to read the same book and engage in discussion and activities with each other. Our Community Reads selection this fall is Wink by Rob Harrell. Get a copy of the book and begin reading! We will have discussion and activity opportunities later this fall. If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Ziller (library media specialist, kziller@wcpss.net) or Mike Hutchinson (6th grade Social Studies teacher, jhutchinson@wcpss.net). Let’s read together!
    • From our Athletic Director, Mr. Adams:
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • From the PTSA:
      • 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 10-10-21

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 10/10/2021

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

    • This Week: It’s a five-day week for Tracks 1 & 3. Track 4 returns Oct. 25.
    • 2nd Annual Food Drive Fun Run:
      • The second annual Food Drive Fun Run is November 20th at 10am, and will begin on the PHMS track. This event is being hosted by the PHMS Student Council club for PHMS students and their families. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Food Bank of Eastern NC, as part of the Students Against Hunger Competition. Last year PHMS raised the equivalent of 25,970 meals, and we’re hoping to beat that record by raising 30,000 meals. Please visit bit.ly/phmsfunrun21 for more information. 
      • Registration for the Food Drive Fun Run will take place 7:45-8:15am in the cafeteria October 14,  October 21, October 27, and October 28. We can only accept cash, no checks on these days. Please be sure to know your shirt size(s) needed for registration(s). These forms can be picked up ahead of time in the front office if wanted. There will be no on-site registrations, so please make sure you sign up during one of these days. 
      • If you prefer to register online, please visit this site, and select the option “Student Council Food Bank Fun Run”. There’s a google form to complete after you've paid for registration online (bit.ly/funrunshirt21 and this is only for online registration, not cash). There is a 4% fee for online orders. 
      • Registration closes October 29th, so don’t miss out! Contact Mrs. West with any questions (cwest4@wcpss.net).
    • Attention Virtual Academy Families: Please stop by the main office one day this week between 8-4 to pick up Quarter 2 materials and ISR reports. You can drop off ELA novels for Quarter 1 if your student is finished with them.
    • Talent Show: Due to the ongoing impact of the pandemic, this year’s talent show will be virtual. See the attached flier for more info and details.
    • Community Reads: We are cultivating a culture of reading at PHMS by sharing reading within our community. We encourage students, school staff, parents, relatives, and neighbors to read the same book and engage in discussion and activities with each other. Our Community Reads selection this fall is Wink by Rob Harrell. For those who'd like to participate, hardcover copies are available for purchase at a 20% discount through Quail Ridge Books (https://www.quailridgebooks.com/PineHollow). Library copies will be available for checkout to students soon! If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Ziller (library media specialist, kziller@wcpss.net) or Mike Hutchinson (6th grade Social Studies teacher, jhutchinson@wcpss.net). We look forward to reading together!
    • Athletics:
      • Soccer is home vs. West Millbrook (make-up game) on Tuesday.
      • Soccer and Volleyball are home vs. Durant on Wednesday.
      • Football is home vs. Durant on Thursday.
      • Game time for all games is 4:00 and admission is $5.
      • Dogs are not allowed at games.
      • Please come out and support the teams!
    • From our Athletic Director, Mr. Adams:
      • Parents, it was a tough week for Pilot Sports but congratulations to the Volleyball team for getting the win and remaining undefeated. 
      • We will host Durant this week.  Please remember that DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED at the games.
      • We are 31 Days until the deadline to be 100% completely registered in DragonFly for Basketball tryouts. There will not be a grace period this time.  Tryout information will be updated in the next couple of weeks.  Plan on them starting Nov 15. 
      • The Fall Athletic Banquet date will be announced very soon.
      • Pine Hollow Sweatshirt site will be opening tomorrow. www.bsnteamsports.com Code - V3WrRYqV77
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • From the PTSA:
      • 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 10-3-21

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 10/3/2021

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

    • This Week: It’s a five-day week for Tracks 1 & 3. Track 1 returns tomorrow and Track 4 returns October 25.
    • Individual Student Results for Reading EOG: Students on Track 3&4 received their ISR last Thursday. Students on Track 1 will get theirs tomorrow. This tells you how your student did on the Spring Reading EOG.
    • Attention Virtual Academy Families: Please stop by the main office one day this week between 8-4 to pick up Quarter 2 materials and ISR reports. You can drop off ELA novels for Quarter 1 if your student is finished with them.
    • Talent Show: Due to the ongoing impact of the pandemic, this year’s talent show will be virtual. See the attached flier for more info and details.
    • Magnet Schools and Early College Info: Are you interested in learning more about magnet schools (Rising 7th through 9th graders) or early colleges (Rising 9th graders)? Please see the attached flier for virtual fair dates hosted by WCPSS. The application period starts October 15th. Please reach out to Lisa Muhs (school counselor) at lmuhs@wcpss.net or Mrs. Anderson (WCPSS Magnet Programs) at tanderson-powell@wcpss.net with any questions.
    • Egg Cartons: Our Art Teacher, Ms. Hyatt, could use some Styrofoam egg cartons for painting. They can be dropped off in the main office or sent to her via your student.
    • Community Reads: We are cultivating a culture of reading at PHMS by sharing reading within our community. We encourage students, school staff, parents, relatives, and neighbors to read the same book and engage in discussion and activities with each other. Our Community Reads selection this fall is Wink by Rob Harrell. For those who'd like to participate, hardcover copies are available for purchase at a 20% discount through Quail Ridge Books (https://www.quailridgebooks.com/PineHollow). Library copies will be available for checkout to students soon! If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Ziller (library media specialist, kziller@wcpss.net) or Mike Hutchinson (6th grade Social Studies teacher, jhutchinson@wcpss.net). We look forward to reading together!
    • Athletics:
      • Soccer and Volleyball are at Wakefield on Wednesday.
      • Football is at Wakefield on Thursday.
      • Game time for all games is 4:00 and admission is $5.
      • Please come out and support the teams!
    • From our Athletic Director, Mr. Adams:
      • Parents, Congratulations to all our teams this week for winning their games, and thank you all for the incredible support. 
      • Please do not use the bus loop for dropping off tracked out athletes. 
      • Going forward, dogs will not be allowed on the field. Thank you for your cooperation.
      • We are about 38 days from the deadline to be registered in DragonFLy for Basketball tryouts. There is a new form that has been added, trip attestation form, so please make sure you have that one completed.  Mistakes I am seeing are people are not entering the date of the physical into dragonfly, they are entering the date they complete the online form.  Also only upload the form with the corresponding title.  I am getting a lot of random forms.  As Always - Step 1 of the process is to be eligible.  When someone completes DragonFly, I will double check the grade eligibility, and I am finding folks that are not eligible. For basketball, students must have passed 2/3 core classes from second semester last school year.
    • COVID Protocols and Contact Tracing: When we are notified a student was on-campus and tested positive for COVID, we immediately conduct contact tracing. For more info regarding COVID procedures/protocols, and to see the dashboard listing COVID cases at WCPSS schools, go to this website: https://www.wcpss.net/covid19.
    • How To Get Parent Portal Access: All parents are encouraged to get a Parent Portal account so you can monitor your student’s grades and attendance. Instructions on getting an account are on our website under the “Parents” tab or click here.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • From the PTSA:
      • Attached to this week’s message is a flyer with instructions to link your Harris Teeter, Publix, Lowes, AmazonSmiles and Box Top accounts to PHMS. Doing so is an easy, stress-free way to raise money for our school as you shop.
      • 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 9-26-21

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 9/26/2021

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for September 26.

    • This Week: It’s a four-day week for Tracks 3 & 4. Friday is a Teacher Workday. Track 1 returns on Oct. 4 and Track 4 begins their track-out.
    • iReady Diagnostic Results: All students took an iReady reading diagnostic this year to measure their skills in vocabulary and comprehension. Mrs. Stern has sent each family their student's iReady reading report results through Talking Points/text. If you have any questions about the report, please contact your student's ELA teacher. If you did not receive the report, please email Mrs. Stern at jstern@wcpss.net. Since the report was sent as a PDF file, it is best to use the Talking Points app, which you can download by going to https://talkingpointsparents.app.link/kdyICCO1GK and downloading the app on your phone.
    • Community Reads: We are cultivating a culture of reading at PHMS by sharing reading within our community. We encourage students, school staff, parents, relatives, and neighbors to read the same book and engage in discussion and activities with each other. Our Community Reads selection this fall is Wink by Rob Harrell. For those who'd like to participate, hardcover copies are available for purchase at a 20% discount through Quail Ridge Books (https://www.quailridgebooks.com/PineHollow). Library copies will be available for checkout to students soon! If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Ziller (library media specialist, kziller@wcpss.net) or Mike Hutchinson (6th grade Social Studies teacher, jhutchinson@wcpss.net). We look forward to reading together!
    • School Picture Packets: Packets were distributed last week to tracks 3&4.
    • Individual Student Results for Reading EOG: ISRs were received late last week. We will send them home to parents via students this week. They will tell you how your student did on the Reading EOG test taken last spring.
    • Athletics:
      • Soccer is home on Wednesday vs. Carroll.
      • Volleyball is home on Wednesday vs. Carroll.
      • Football is home on Thursday vs. Carroll.
      • Game time for all games is 4:00 and admission is $5.
      • PTSA will be selling concessions at both games and will have Chick-fil-A sandwiches at the football game.
      • Please come out and support the teams!
    • From our Athletic Director, Mr. Adams:
      • Parents, thank you all for the unbelievable turn out for our first home game.  We have never had a crowd that big!  Just a couple of reminders going forward, it is a delicate dance of carpool and bus dismissal.  Showing up too early puts stress on traffic patterns, parking and getting set up for the game.  You can park on Leesville Church Road, but please be mindful of bus traffic for about an hour after school.  Please give us time to get our ticket tables set up and manned.  Again, it was awesome to have you and I love the support this community gives.  
      • Congratulations to our Girls' Volleyball team for winning their first Match of the season over West.  Football is looking to bounce back against Carroll this week and soccer can't wait for their first match.
      • Please help us maintain a safe environment by keeping an eye on your children. Specifically, they are not allowed to climb the wall. We do not want anyone to fall and get hurt.
      • Basketball Tryout information will be coming in the next few weeks. Deadlines are posted on the tryout information page of the athletic website: https://www.wakecountyathletics.com/page/show/5721538-sports-list-for-pine-hollow
    • COVID Protocols and Contact Tracing: When we are notified a student was on-campus and tested positive for COVID, we immediately conduct contact tracing. For more info regarding COVID procedures/protocols, and to see the dashboard listing COVID cases at WCPSS schools, go to this website: https://www.wcpss.net/covid19.
    • How To Get Parent Portal Access: All parents are encouraged to get a Parent Portal account so you can monitor your student’s grades and attendance. Instructions on getting an account are on our website under the “Parents” tab or click here.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • From the PTSA:
      • Attached to this week’s message is a flyer with instructions to link your Harris Teeter, Publix, Lowes, AmazonSmiles and Box Top accounts to PHMS. Doing so is an easy, stress-free way to raise money for our school as you shop.
      • 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 9-19-21

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 9/19/2021

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

    • This Week: It’s a five-day week for Tracks 3 & 4. Track 1 returns on Oct. 4.
    • Vandalism In Restrooms: Many of you are probably aware of the Tik-Tok trend in which students across the nation are committing acts of vandalism in school restrooms and then posting videos to social media. It was widely reported in local media last week. Sadly, PH has also been impacted by this. Last week we had multiple soap dispensers ripped off the walls in girls and boys restrooms. Please speak to your child about refraining from this type of behavior. Students found responsible for this damage have been, and will continue to be, dealt with harshly including being suspended from school.   
    • School Picture Packets: Packets arrived after-school on Friday, so we will be sending them home this week.
    • Spirit Wear and Concessions at Games This Week: PTSA will be selling Spirit Wear at the soccer and football games this week, so bring your money! They will also be selling Chick-fil-A sandwiches for $5 as well as assorted chips, drinks, candy, etc. Cash only.
    • Athletics:
      • Soccer is home on Wednesday vs. West Millbrook.
      • Volleyball travels to West Millbrook on Wednesday.
      • Football is home on Thursday vs. West Millbrook.
      • Game time for all games is 4:00 and admission is $5.
      • Please come out and support the teams!
    • Individual Student Results for Reading EOG: ISRs are being sent to schools sometime this week. As soon as we get them we will send them home to parents via students. This will tell you how your student did on the Reading End of Grade test taken last spring.
    • COVID Protocols and Contact Tracing: When we are notified a student was on-campus and tested positive for COVID, we immediately conduct contact tracing. For more info regarding COVID procedures/protocols, and to see the dashboard listing COVID cases at WCPSS schools, go to this website: https://www.wcpss.net/covid19.
    • How To Get Parent Portal Access: All parents are encouraged to get a Parent Portal account so you can monitor your student’s grades and attendance. Instructions on getting an account are on our website under the “Parents” tab or click here.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • From the PTSA:
      • 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 9-12-21

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 9/12/2021

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

    • This Week: It’s a five-day week for Tracks 3 & 4. Track 1 is tracked out through Oct. 1 and returns on Oct. 4.
    • COVID Protocols and Contact Tracing: When we are notified a student was on-campus and tested positive for COVID, we immediately conduct contact tracing. For more info regarding COVID procedures/protocols, and to see the dashboard listing COVID cases at WCPSS schools, go to this website: https://www.wcpss.net/covid19.
    • How To Get Parent Portal Access: All parents are encouraged to get a Parent Portal account so you can monitor your student’s grades and attendance. Instructions on getting an account are on our website under the “Parents” tab or click here.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • From the PTSA:
      • 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 9-5-21

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 9/5/2021

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for September 5.

    • This Week: It’s a four-day week for Tracks 1, 3 & 4. There will be no school tomorrow as we observe Labor Day. Track 1 tracks out Friday.
    • National Junior Honor Society: Congratulations to these outstanding students for their induction into NJHS last week: Patrick Anderson, Gretchen Bentley, Savannah Bouleris, Sydney Butler, Carson Collins, Gavin Cook, Peyton Cook, Victoria Cook, Kevin Dang, Alyssa DeBerry, Joy Dehner, Ethan Engelson, Benjamin Fields, Jackson Fields, Isabelle Fisher, Brooke Force, Halle Gibson, Avery Goodwin, Breland Griffith, Lydia Hall, Dylan Hartsfield, Brantley Helbig, Lacie Holman, Lula Huang, Kate Kendziora, Leslie King, Lily Lesher, Brenner Lewis, Jossilin Lochansky, Darcy Meehan, Rebecca Moore, Read Morton, Lily Myers, Avery Orning, Maeley Roach, Sophia Schlachter, Nicholas Stern, Eleanore Tarry, Emma Thomas, Alex Tiller, Siena Trainor, Medeline Victor, and Sloane Williams. We are proud of you!!
    • Morning Arrival and Afternoon Dismissal: Thank you to everyone for your patience during arrival and dismissal. Most busses are arriving on time in the morning and afternoon delays are continuing to improve. In carpool please continue to pull all the way up when you drive through so we can get everyone in and out as fast as possible.
    • PHMS Inklings Club: Hello Pilot readers and Pilot writers. Are you ready for a new after school club devoted to ink? It doesn’t matter if you prefer reading inked letters in the form of novels or you like to get your fingers inky as you write your own stories… The PHMS Inklings club is made for you. Please see the linked website for more information and send any questions you may have to Mr. Hutchinson at jhutchinson@wcpss.net
    • COVID Protocols and Contact Tracing: When we are notified a student was on-campus and tested positive for COVID, we immediately conduct contact tracing. For more info regarding COVID procedures/protocols, and to see the dashboard listing COVID cases at WCPSS schools, go to this website: https://www.wcpss.net/covid19.
    • How To Get Parent Portal Access: All parents are encouraged to get a Parent Portal account so you can monitor your student’s grades and attendance. Instructions on getting an account are on our website under the “Parents” tab or click here.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • From the PTSA:
      • 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 Labor Day and a terrific week, and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Weekly Message for 8-29-21

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 8/29/2021

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

    • This Week: It’s a five-day week for Tracks 1, 3 & 4. There will be no school next Monday, Sept. 6, as we observe Labor Day.
    • Morning Arrival and Afternoon Dismissal: Thank you to everyone for your patience during arrival and dismissal. Most busses are arriving on time in the morning and afternoon delays are getting better. Carpool is running pretty smooth considering we have 900+ students in the building while all tracks are in. Please continue to pull all the way up when you drive through so we can get everyone in and out as fast as possible.
    • PHMS Inklings Club: Hello Pilot readers and Pilot writers. Are you ready for a new after school club devoted to ink? It doesn’t matter if you prefer reading inked letters in the form of novels or you like to get your fingers inky as you write your own stories… The PHMS Inklings club is made for you. Please see the linked website for more information and send any questions you may have to Mr. Hutchinson at jhutchinson@wcpss.net
    • From Our Athletic Director, Mr. Adams:
    • COVID Protocols and Contact Tracing: When we are notified a student was on-campus and tested positive for COVID, we immediately conduct contact tracing. There have been some recent changes regarding district requirements and who does/does not have to quarantine based on the specific situation. For more info regarding COVID procedures/protocols, and to see the dashboard listing COVID cases at WCPSS schools, go to this website: https://www.wcpss.net/covid19.
    • How To Get Parent Portal Access: All parents are encouraged to get a Parent Portal account so you can monitor your student’s grades and attendance. Instructions on getting an account are on our website under the “Parents” tab or click here.
    • 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.
    • 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 was 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.
    • 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.
    • From the PTSA:
      • Thanks to all who joined our first PTSA meeting. We had a great turnout!
      • 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
    • Community Baseball Opportunity: This announcement is being offered as a courtesy. PHMS is not affiliated with the team or the league in any way.
      • Middle school club baseball is around the corner, and your Pine Hollow Club Baseball (PHCB) team is looking for Pine Hollow students to field both Varsity and Junior Varsity teams. Last season, the JV Pilots team finished in 3rd place with only 1 loss. It was a great season! We are looking forward to a competitive (undefeated) upcoming season. Now, we need your Pilot(s) to join us for tryouts and help form our 2022 championship teams! The (PHCB) program will be holding tryouts for the upcoming 2022 season on Sunday September 12th at Honeycutt Park - 1032 Clear Creek Farm Drive, Raleigh, NC. All 6th, 7th, and 8th graders will try out from 9:30am-12pm. Check in 9-9:30. We will be holding a second tryout in October for those who cannot make the first, and to finalize our rosters. All players interested in trying out must register by emailing pinehollowclubbaseball@gmail.com. Also, visit the website at www.wakecountyclubbaseball.com to learn more about the program and see what other middle schools participate. Please follow us @Pilotspine. See the attachments for more information. Please note: Pine Hollow Middle School (PHMS) is not associated with this baseball team or the league in which they play.
    • Community Lacrosse Opportunity: This announcement is being offered as a courtesy. Ambush Lax is not affiliated with PHMS in any way.
      • Bring a friend, build your skills! Ambush Lacrosse is a non-profit lacrosse club that is the 2-time reigning champion for the middle school lacrosse clubs across Wake county (TYLC) and will be sponsoring fall skills development for boys (4th-8th grade) in the Leesville community from September 11th - Oct 30th! All skill levels are welcome and we have FREE rental gear for new players while supplies last! For complete details visit Ambushlax.com. Register today!
    • Have a great week, and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Weekly Message for 8-22-21

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 8/22/2021

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

    • This Week: Track 3 returns to school tomorrow and it’s a five-day week for Tracks 1, 3 & 4.  Please be prepared for a longer wait in carpool as all students will be in school for the next three weeks. Please also be prepared for delays with buses since traditional calendar schools start this week.
    • Picture Day: Strawbridge Studios will be here on Thursday to take fall pictures. Each student will have their picture taken for the yearbook and parents can also pre-purchase a picture packet. Track 1&4 students received a packet last week and Track 3 students will get one tomorrow. You can also see the attachment in the weekly message or visit our website for more info.
    • From Our Athletic Director, Mr. Adams:
      • Parents, The deadline for registration for Fall sports is just 2 days away.  We still have 75 students that are NOT approved.  If you used your email as a username for DF, then you will get a confirmation when you are approved, otherwise you will not.  Many of you have started the process but have not finished or resubmitted the correct documents.  Just because you submitted documents does not mean they were complete or correct.  You should check to see if your forms had to be rejected.  I understand this is a new platform, so contact me directly with any questions.
      • Directions on how to use DragonFly are attached to the weekly message.
      • Schools were informed last week that students who took 3 core classes in the spring only had to pass 2 core classes for the second semester in order to be eligible this fall. This is a change that results in more students being academically eligible.
      • There will be no afternoon activity buses for the time being due to the shortage of available drivers.
      • See these links to stay up-to-date on PH Athletics:
    • COVID Protocols and Contact Tracing: When we are notified a student was on-campus and tested positive for COVID, we immediately conduct contact tracing. There have been some recent changes regarding district requirements and who does/does not have to quarantine based on the specific situation. For more info regarding COVID procedures/protocols, and to see the dashboard listing COVID cases at WCPSS schools, go to this website: https://www.wcpss.net/covid19.
    • How To Get Parent Portal Access: All parents are encouraged to get a Parent Portal account so you can monitor your student’s grades and attendance. Instructions on getting an account are on our website under the “Parents” tab or click here.
    • 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.
    • 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 was 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.
    • 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.
    • From the PTSA:
      • General PTSA Meeting August 23rd at 7 pm to be held virtually. The Google Meet link will be sent out a few days before the meeting. We have to make sure each attendee is a paid member, so please sign up on our sign up genius  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B044FAFA629A1FB6-ptsa
      • Meeting link for PTSA meeting will go out via Memberhub.
      • 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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