• Weekly Message for 5-22-22

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 5/22/2022

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

    • This Week: It’s a five-day week for students on Track 1, 3 & 4. Next Monday, May 30 is the Memorial Day Holiday.
    • EOG/EOC Testing Schedule: EOG testing begins tomorrow with Track 1. Below is the complete schedule. Please make sure your student gets a good night’s sleep and eats breakfast (either at home or here at school) so they do their best and show how much they have grown this year!!
      • Track 1:
        • Mon., May 23—ELA EOG
        • Tues., May 24—Math EOGs and Math I EOC
        • Wed., May 25—8th grade Science EOG
      • Track 3, 4, and VA students:
        • Thurs., June 16—6th grade Math EOG; 7th and 8th grade ELA EOG
        • Fri., June 17—6th grade ELA EOG; 7th and 8th grade Math EOG and Math I EOC
        • Mon., June 20—8th grade Science EOG
      • Virtual Academy students must test in person here at PHMS!
    • Dance: I would like to thank the PTSA for their hard work in getting the dance set up last Friday. We had over 600 students, by far our largest attendance ever, and they had a great time. Thank you PTSA!!
    • NJHS Inductions: We will hold our re-scheduled ceremony for 7th graders selected for induction on Friday at 8:15AM in the auditorium.
    • Hoops For Hearts: This week kicks off our Hoops for Hearts program in PE! Students will be learning how to take care of their hearts while raising money to help others and HAVE SOME FUN! Click this link to donate. Let’s come together to help others!!
    • Sycamore Creek Ribbon Cutting: This Thursday from 5:30-7:30pm SCES will have an art show, ribbon cutting ceremony for their new turf field and also a look at the new Tile Wall. Former SCES students are welcome to come back and see the new field and your tile wall for the now 6th graders who weren’t able to see their tiles last year. The ribbon cutting is scheduled for 6PM.
    • Carpool: Thank you so much for your understanding and cooperation. A gentle reminder to please NOT drop your students off in the parking lot during morning arrival. We had a student almost get hit last week. Please pull all the way up to curb in front of the school and let them out there. In the afternoons please continue to pull all the way up so we can get as many cars along the curb as possible. That makes for a more efficient carpool. And thanks for keeping that middle turn lane open on Leesville Church Road.
    • From Our Athletic Director, Mr. Adams:
      • Parents, we have wrapped up a successful 2021-2022 Athletic Season. I would like to thank all of you for your support this year.  Not every AD has a parent base willing to work and support their athletic programs like we do. I am lucky to have you.  It was awesome to have a normal spring banquet this past Wednesday evening.  Mrs. Cresimore will be looking for new committee members for next year, so please volunteer.  
      • If your student is interested in playing football for Leesville Road HS this fall there is an important informational meeting on Tuesday May 24 at 6pm in the Leesville HS Gym.
      • Emerge Ortho is conducting their $10 Sports Physical on May 25th 6-8pm at 3100 Duraleigh Rd
      • Keep in touch with my social media accounts for DragonFLy updates and when to begin loading your information for the new season, Fall Sports Kick-off  meeting etc.
    • EOG Remediation and Re-administration: The last two days of this school year are being repurposed for all year-round schools in the district. As such, only students who qualify and choose to participate in remediation/re-administration of the EOGs will be attending the final two days. Please see the attachment for more info.
    • Yearbook: The cost is $45, and there are a limited number available. Go to yearbookordercenter.com and enter order number 21759.
    • 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:
      • 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 5-15-22

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 5/15/2022

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

    • This Week: It’s a five-day week for students on Track 1, 3 & 4.
    • Into the Woods, Jr: Congratulations to everyone involved in the musical. It had been a long time since our last production and our students and staff did an awesome job!! I am so sorry for all the confusion around Friday night’s performance that had to be cancelled when WCPSS announced that all after school activities were cancelled. We originally planned to do a make-up show the following week and then realized later that afternoon/evening that not all of the cast would be in town that week. Thus, the decision to do a second show on Saturday. I am so sorry that not everyone who planned to attend Friday night was able to attend Saturday. I appreciate everyone’s understanding that we did the best we could given the challenging circumstances and timing.
    • Band Concert: The Spring concerts are Tuesday night. 6th grade at 6PM and 7th/8th grade at 7PM.
    • Chorus Concert: The Spring concert is Thursday night at 6PM.
    • Spring Dance: This Friday from after school until 6PM. Admission is $5 and students must bring a permission form signed by a parent to attend. This dance is for PHMS students only. Permission forms are attached to this week’s message and are also available on the school website. Any parent who would like to help with the dance needs to sign-up by clicking this link or the link below under the PTSA announcements. Any parent who can donate snacks and/or drinks for the dance, please click this link.
    • Carpool: Will be busier for the next couple of weeks now that all students are in the building. Please be patient and remember to stay in the right lane as you turn onto Leesville Church Road. The center lane must stay clear so that it can be used by those who need to turn left onto Leesville Road. Also, by keeping the middle lane open, it is easier for buses to get through to the back of the school to pick up bus riders. Please also allow folks to exit CVS so that they aren’t stuck there longer than necessary. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
      • Last week we saw the final games of the 2021-2022 Season.  It was awesome to be back on the field after being away for so long.   The softball team went 2-1 for the week finishing the season with an 8-3 record, 2ndplace in the Northern Conference. If you want to see one of the coolest hits, click the link to watch Avery take out her own number on the centerfield fence.  https://twitter.com/PineHollowAD/status/1524868415579734022
      • Wednesday is our Spring Athletic Banquet. We will be back to a pre-covid style of banquet.  We will begin at 6:30 in the cafeteria for a dinner, (please see the flyer to see what you are needed to bring).  We will announce out Athletes and Scholar Athletes of the year before breaking into teams for ​certificates and team awards.  I am very excited to return to this form of banquet.
      • ALL UNIFORMS SHOULD BE TURNED IN BY WEDNESDAY - Please bag uniforms with name on the bag. Please reach out to me if a uniform has been lost or damaged.
      • Parents, Thank you for all of your dedication this year and helping Pine Hollow have a successful season. Thank you for taking awesome photos and sharing with me to make our social media pages one of the best. Thank you for all that you do to support our student athletes.
      • EmergeOrtho is excited to once again offer our $10Sports Physical event! This year Sports Physicals night will take place on Wednesday, May 25th from 6:00 – 8:00pm at 3100 Duraleigh Road. Cash or check ONLY. First come, first served and availability may be limited. Student-athletes need to fill out the medical history portion of the physical form, and it must be signed and dated by a parent/guardian.  As always, ALL proceeds are donated back to the schools!   
    • PHMS Community Reads Event: Join us for Make-and-Take Sun Catchers & Durian Fruit Tasting! We've organized several activities that are inspired by our Community Reads title this semester - A Wish in the Dark by Christina Soontornvat. We're hosting an after-school event on Wednesday, May 18 from 3:15-4:15pm in the PHMS Library and encourage parents or relatives to attend this event with their PHMS student to engage in activities related to the book. You do not need to have read the book to attend. RSVP here so we know to expect you. If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Ziller (library media specialist, kziller@wcpss.net), Mike Hutchinson (6th grade Social Studies teacher, jhutchinson@wcpss.net), or Cassie West (AIG, cwest4@wcpss.net). We look forward to seeing you!
    • EOG/EOC Testing Schedule:
      • Track 1:
        • Mon., May 23—ELA EOG
        • Tues., May 24—Math EOGs and Math I EOC
        • Wed., May 25—8th grade Science EOG
      • Track 3, 4, and VA students:
        • Thurs., June 16—6th grade Math EOG; 7th and 8th grade ELA EOG
        • Fri., June 17—6th grade ELA EOG; 7th and 8th grade Math EOG and Math I EOC
        • Mon., June 20—8th grade Science EOG
      • Virtual Academy students must test in person here at PHMS!
    • EOG Remediation and Re-administration: The last two days of this school year are being repurposed for all year-round schools in the district. As such, only students who qualify and choose to participate in remediation/re-administration of the EOGs will be attending the final two days. Please see the attachment for more info.
    • Yearbook: The cost is $45, and there are a limited number available. Go to yearbookordercenter.com and enter order number 21759.
    • 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:
    • Have a great week, and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Weekly Message for 5-8-22

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 5/8/2022

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

    • This Week: It’s a five-day week for students on Track 1&4. Track 3 returns on Wednesday.
    • Carpool: Just a reminder that carpool will be busier starting Wednesday as all students will be in the building. Please be patient and remember to stay in the right lane as you turn onto Leesville Church Road. The center lane must stay clear so that it can be used by those who need to turn left onto Leesville Road. Also, by keeping the middle lane open, it is easier for buses to get through to the back of the school to pick up bus riders. Please also allow folks to exit CVS so that they aren’t stuck there longer than necessary. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
    • Spring Dance: I can’t believe it’s been this long, but we will be having our first school dance in almost two years on Friday, May 20 from after school until 6PM. Admission is $5 and students must bring a permission form signed by a parent to attend. This dance is for PHMS students only. Permission forms are attached to this week’s message and are also available on the school website. Any parent who would like to help with the dance needs to sign-up by clicking this link or the link below under the PTSA announcements.
    • PHMS Community Reads Event: Join us for Make-and-Take Sun Catchers & Durian Fruit Tasting! We've organized several activities that are inspired by our Community Reads title this semester - A Wish in the Dark by Christina Soontornvat. We're hosting an after-school event on Wednesday, May 18 from 3:15-4:15pm in the PHMS Library and encourage parents or relatives to attend this event with their PHMS student to engage in activities related to the book. You do not need to have read the book to attend. RSVP here so we know to expect you. If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Ziller (library media specialist, kziller@wcpss.net), Mike Hutchinson (6th grade Social Studies teacher, jhutchinson@wcpss.net), or Cassie West (AIG, cwest4@wcpss.net). We look forward to seeing you!
    • From Our Athletic Director, Mr. Adams:
      • Parents, what a great week for our teams last week. The Pilots went undefeated for the week. Girls' Track and Boys' Soccer both finished up their 5-1 seasons last week. Boys' Track battled all season and ended up with a great win. Softball won last week and has 3 games coming up this week to finish their season.
      • Track Team - please send uniforms in a zip-loc bag with athlete's name written on the bag.
      • Soccer Team - Please bring in your game shorts.
      • Spring Athletic Banquet - May 18, 6:30 School Cafeteria. We will have a dinner followed by team awards presentations. Please see the flyer distributed by the coaches on what items your team is assigned to bring.
      • Spring Team Photos - have been given to coaches to distribute.
      • EmergeOrtho is excited to once again offer our $10Sports Physical event! This year Sports Physicals night will take place on Wednesday, May 25th from 6:00 – 8:00pm at 3100 Duraleigh Road. Cash or check ONLY. First come, first served and availability may be limited. Student-athletes need to fill out the medical history portion of the physical form, and it must be signed and dated by a parent/guardian.  As always, ALL proceeds are donated back to the schools!   
    • EOG/EOC Testing Schedule:
      • Track 1:
        • Mon., May 23—ELA EOG
        • Tues., May 24—Math EOGs and Math I EOC
        • Wed., May 25—8th grade Science EOG
      • Track 3, 4, and VA students:
        • Thurs., June 16—6th grade Math EOG; 7th and 8th grade ELA EOG
        • Fri., June 17—6th grade ELA EOG; 7th and 8th grade Math EOG and Math I EOC
        • Mon., June 20—8th grade Science EOG
      • Virtual Academy students must test in person here at PHMS!
    • EOG Remediation and Re-administration: The last two days of this school year are being repurposed for all year-round schools in the district. As such, only students who qualify and choose to participate in remediation/re-administration of the EOGs will be attending the final two days. Please see the attachment for more info.
    • Yearbook: The cost is $45, and there are a limited number available. Go to yearbookordercenter.com and enter order number 21759.
    • 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:
    • Have a great week, and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Weekly Message for 5-1-22

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 5/1/2022

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

    • This Week: It’s a four-day week for students on Track 1&4. Tomorrow is a Teacher Workday. Track 3 is out until May 11.
    • Musical: Tickets are available in the main office until we sell out. $8 for all shows. Students only on Wednesday after school; Thursday and Friday night at 7; Saturday afternoon at 2.
    • PHMS Community Reads Event: Join us for Make-and-Take Sun Catchers & Durian Fruit Tasting! We've organized several activities that are inspired by our Community Reads title this semester - A Wish in the Dark by Christina Soontornvat. We're hosting an after-school event on Wednesday, May 18 from 3:15-4:15pm in the PHMS Library and encourage parents or relatives to attend this event with their PHMS student to engage in activities related to the book. You do not need to have read the book to attend. RSVP here so we know to expect you. If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Ziller (library media specialist, kziller@wcpss.net), Mike Hutchinson (6th grade Social Studies teacher, jhutchinson@wcpss.net), or Cassie West (AIG, cwest4@wcpss.net). We look forward to seeing you!
    • From Our Athletic Director, Mr. Adams:
      • Weather and umpires cancelled 50% of our games last week. We did see our softball team get a home win over Wakefield on Monday, and our Girls' Track team defeat Leesville. Boy's Track can finish on a high note with a win in the finale this week. Tuesday Soccer will host East Millbrook for their final home game. Wednesday will be quite busy as Soccer will play at Leesville, Track will be running at East Millbrook and Softball will be hosting West Millbrook.  
      • Spring Athletic Banquet - May 18, 6:30 - Pine Hollow Cafeteria.  Details will be distributed this week
      • Sports Physicals for next year- See Below:
      • EmergeOrtho is excited to once again offer our $10Sports Physical event! This year Sports Physicals night will take place on Wednesday, May 25th from 6:00 – 8:00pm at 3100 Duraleigh Road. Cash or check ONLY. First come, first served and availability may be limited. Student-athletes need to fill out the medical history portion of the physical form, and it must be signed and dated by a parent/guardian.  As always, ALL proceeds are donated back to the schools!   
    • EOG/EOC Testing Schedule:
      • Track 1:
        • Mon., May 23—ELA EOG
        • Tues., May 24—Math EOGs and Math I EOC
        • Wed., May 25—8th grade Science EOG
      • Track 3, 4, and VA students:
        • Thurs., June 16—6th grade Math EOG; 7th and 8th grade ELA EOG
        • Fri., June 17—6th grade ELA EOG; 7th and 8th grade Math EOG and Math I EOC
        • Mon., June 20—8th grade Science EOG
      • Virtual Academy students must test in person here at PHMS!
    • EOG Remediation and Re-administration: The last two days of this school year are being repurposed for all year-round schools in the district. As such, only students who qualify and choose to participate in remediation/re-administration of the EOGs will be attending the final two days. Please see the attachment for more info.
    • WCPSS District-Wide Family Survey: This is the last week to complete the WCPSS District Wide Family Survey. The window closes on Friday. This survey provides families the opportunity to provide valuable information and a high-quality data source for planning and School Improvement. The survey has been translated into various languages; Spanish, Arabic, French, Korean, Vietnamese, and Chinese in an effort to provide accessibility to families in Wake County Public Schools. The survey administration language can be chosen by families before taking the survey. Click here to complete the survey. All families are encouraged to complete it.
    • Yearbook: The cost is $45, and there are a limited number available. Go to yearbookordercenter.com and enter order number 21759.
    • Spring Dance: We will be having our first school dance in almost two years on Friday, May 20 from after school until 6PM. More info to come.
    • 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:
      • 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 4-24-22

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 4/24/2022

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

    • This Week: It’s a five-day week for students on Track 1&4. Track 3 is out until May 11.
    • Musical: This year’s musical is Into the Woods, Jr. and we will be offering four shows: Wednesday, May 4 after school for students only; Thursday the 5th and Friday the 6th at 7pm; and a Saturday matinee at 2pm. Tickets for all shows are $8 and will be on sale again this week. No tickets will be sold at the door. You must purchase them ahead of time and this is the final week to purchase tickets!! Students can purchase tickets during the school day. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. can purchase tickets between 9-2 in the main office. As much as possible, we encourage students to purchase tickets so that parents don’t have to come to school, but they can if they so choose.
    • EOG/EOC Testing Schedule:
      • Track 1:
        • Mon., May 23—ELA EOG
        • Tues., May 24—Math EOGs and Math I EOC
        • Wed., May 25—8th grade Science EOG
      • Track 3, 4, and VA students:
        • Thurs., June 16—6th grade Math EOG; 7th and 8th grade ELA EOG
        • Fri., June 17—6th grade ELA EOG; 7th and 8th grade Math EOG and Math I EOC
        • Mon., June 20—8th grade Science EOG
      • Virtual Academy students must test in person here at PHMS!
    • EOG Remediation and Re-administration: The last two days of this school year are being repurposed for all year-round schools in the district. As such, only students who qualify and choose to participate in remediation/re-administration of the EOGs will be attending the final two days. Please see the attachment for more info.
    • WCPSS District-Wide Family Survey: Wake County Public Schools is administering a District Wide Family Survey from now through Friday, May 6. This survey provides families the opportunity to provide valuable information and a high-quality data source for planning and School Improvement. The survey has been translated into various languages; Spanish, Arabic, French, Korean, Vietnamese, and Chinese in an effort to provide accessibility to families in Wake County Public Schools. The survey administration language can be chosen by families before taking the survey. The link to access the survey is: “surveys.panoramaed.com/wakecounty/family”. All families are encouraged to complete it.
    • Yearbook: The cost is $45, and there are a limited number available. Go to yearbookordercenter.com and enter order number 21759.
    • Spring Dance: We will be having our first school dance in almost two years on Friday, May 20 from after school until 6PM. More info to come.
    • Athletics: Softball is home vs. Wakefield on Monday; Soccer is at Leesville on Tuesday; Track is home vs. Leesville on Wednesday; and Softball is at Durant on Thursday. Game time is 4PM. Please come out and support the teams.
    • 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:
      • Spirit Nights this week:
        • Tuesday will be Goodberries and they will donate a percentage back to the school if you tell them you are a PHMS student/family.
        • Thursday will be Papa John’s and they will donate 20% back to the school. Order online (papajohns.com) or using the app and use promo code “PHMS”.
      • 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 4-17-22

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 4/17/2022

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

    • This Week: It’s a five-day week for students on Track 1&4. Track 4 returns tomorrow and track 3 is out until May 11.
    • EOG Remediation and Re-administration: All parents need to see the attachment in this week’s message regarding a remediation and re-administration of the EOG for select students. The last two days of the school year are being repurposed for all year-round schools in the district. As such, only students who qualify and choose to participate in remediation/re-administration of the EOGs will be attending the final two days. Please see the attachment for more info.
    • Reproductive Health Safety: The next unit of study in Healthful Living covers Reproductive Health & Safety. Attached to this week’s message is a letter from our Healthful Living teachers. Any parent who does not want their child to participate in this unit must submit a request to the Healthful Living teacher in writing. Please contact your child’s HL teacher if you have any questions.
    • WCPSS District-Wide Family Survey: Wake County Public Schools is administering a District Wide Family Survey from Monday, April 4 through Friday, May 6. This survey provides families the opportunity to provide valuable information and a high-quality data source for planning and School Improvement. The survey has been translated into various languages; Spanish, Arabic, French, Korean, Vietnamese, and Chinese in an effort to provide accessibility to families in Wake County Public Schools. The survey administration language can be chosen by families before taking the survey. The link to access the survey will be: “surveys.panoramaed.com/wakecounty/family”. All families are encouraged to complete it.
    • Musical: This year’s musical is Into the Woods, Jr. and we will be offering four shows: Wednesday, May 4 after school for students only; Thursday the 5th and Friday the 6th at 7pm; and a Saturday matinee at 2pm. Tickets for all shows are $8 and will be on sale again this week. Students can purchase tickets during the school day. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. can purchase tickets between 9-2 in the main office. As much as possible, we encourage students to purchase tickets so that parents don’t have to come to school, but they can if they so choose.
    • Puppy Drive: The National Junior Honor Society is hosting a puppy drive! All donations will be going to Saving Grace. Saving Grace is a local adoption center for dogs of any age. They take volunteers, donations, and you can also foster dogs for a short amount of time. We are asking for gently used or new towels/sheets, fleece or wool blankets, and canned dog food. The drive began on March 23rd and ends on April 22nd. Any donations would be appreciated! Students can drop off items in the bins in the office and Ms. West's room.
    • Yearbook: The last day to reserve your copy of the 21-22 yearbook for $40 is Sunday, April 17. The price will go up to $45 starting Monday, April 18, and there will be a limited number available. Go to yearbookordercenter.com and enter order number 21759.
    • Spring Dance: We will be having our first school dance in almost two years on Friday, May 20 from after school until 6PM. More info to come.
    • EOG/EOC Testing: Track 1 students will begin testing on May 23 and Tracks 3&4 will begin testing on June 16. Please make every effort to have your child here during testing days. Students in the Virtual Academy will test here at PHMS.
    • From Our Athletic Director, Mr. Adams:
      • After a light week of activities, the Pilots get back in action this week. The softball team has a busy week with 3 games this week.  They will host West Millbrook on Monday, East Millbrook on Wednesday, and travel to Carroll on Thursday. Admission to all games will be $5.  The Track team will head to Carroll on Wednesday for Dual Double meet.  We are only running vs Carroll while Carroll will be running against us and West at the same time. The Boys' Soccer team has a bye this week.
      • 8thGrade Recognition Posters.  Cayce Wagner will be taking pics of 8th graders whose parents have purchased a poster for recognition at the last home game.  8th graders for Track and softball will be taken after school on Tuesday and Boys' Soccer will be on Thursday.  Order info is on the team pages of our athletics webpage. 
      • Spring Athletic Banquet will be May 18, 6:30 at Pine Hollow.  Details will be shared soon.
      • Spring Spiritwear will be delivered to track 4 students who purchased on Monday.
    • 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:
      • Help the PTSA restock the teachers’ lounge by ordering something off the Amazon Wish List using this link. The items will ship directly to the PTSA who will restock the lounge.
      • SpiritWear is available through the PHMS store: 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.
      • Click this link https://fevo.me/pinehollowpta to purchase tickets to select NC State athletic events. $5 goes to the PTSA for each ticket purchased through this link.
      • 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 4-10-22

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 4/10/2022

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

    • This Week: It’s a four-day week for students on Track 1&3. Friday is a holiday. Track 4 is tracked-out and returns next Monday, April 18.
    • EOG Remediation and Re-administration: All parents need to see the attachment in this week’s message regarding a remediation and re-administration of the EOG for select students. The last two days of the school year are being repurposed for all year-round schools in the district. As such, only students who qualify and choose to participate in remediation/re-administration of the EOGs will be attending the final two days. Please see the attachment for more info.
    • Report Cards: Students on Track 1&3 received their report card last Wednesday.
    • Reproductive Health Safety: The next unit of study in Healthful Living covers Reproductive Health & Safety. Attached to this week’s message is a letter from our Healthful Living teachers. Any parent who does not want their child to participate in this unit must submit a request to the Healthful Living teacher in writing. Please contact your child’s HL teacher if you have any questions.
    • WCPSS District-Wide Family Survey: Wake County Public Schools is administering a District Wide Family Survey from Monday, April 4 through Friday, May 6. This survey provides families the opportunity to provide valuable information and a high-quality data source for planning and School Improvement. The survey has been translated into various languages; Spanish, Arabic, French, Korean, Vietnamese, and Chinese in an effort to provide accessibility to families in Wake County Public Schools. The survey administration language can be chosen by families before taking the survey. The link to access the survey will be: “surveys.panoramaed.com/wakecounty/family”. All families are encouraged to complete it.
    • Musical: This year’s musical is Into the Woods, Jr. and we will be offering four shows: Wednesday, May 4 after school for students only; Thursday the 5th and Friday the 6th at 7pm; and a Saturday matinee at 2pm. Tickets for all shows are $8 and will be on sale this week, through Thursday. Students can purchase tickets during the school day. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. can purchase tickets between 9-2 in the main office. As much as possible, we encourage students to purchase tickets so that parents don’t have to come to school, but they can if they so choose.
    • Puppy Drive: The National Junior Honor Society is hosting a puppy drive! All donations will be going to Saving Grace. Saving Grace is a local adoption center for dogs of any age. They take volunteers, donations, and you can also foster dogs for a short amount of time. We are asking for gently used or new towels/sheets, fleece or wool blankets, and canned dog food. The drive began on March 23rd and ends on April 22nd. Any donations would be appreciated! Students can drop off items in the bins in the office and Ms. West's room.
    • Yearbook: The last day to buy an 8th grade ad is Friday, April 15. Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com to buy and design the ad. The order number is 21759.
    • Spring Dance: We will be having our first school dance in almost two years on Friday, May 20 from after school until 6PM. More info to come.
    • EOG/EOC Testing: Track 1 students will begin testing on May 23 and Tracks 3&4 will begin testing on June 16. Please make every effort to have your child here during testing days. Students in the Virtual Academy will test here at PHMS.
    • SPRING CLEANING?: Student Services is welcoming clothing donations appropriate for middle school-aged boys and girls in all shapes and sizes. Items most needed include pants, shorts, shoes, and underwear. Again, all junior/adult sizes are welcome. Clothing donations can be dropped off in the main office during school hours.
    • From Our Athletic Director, Mr. Adams:
      • Last week was a tough one for the Pilots as both of our undefeated teams fell. We still have plenty of games left to win. We do not have any games this week. Practice schedules for some teams have been altered, please check with your coaches. 
      • 8thGrade Recognition Posters: parents of 8th grade athletes that are interested in having a poster for your child displayed at the last game. The photo dates are Track and Softball - April 19, and Boys' Soccer - April 21. Order information is on the athletic website, team pages. Please have orders in before picture date.
      • Spring Athletic Banquet - Wednesday May 18, 6:30 pm 
      • As always you can check out team pages on the website to see how our teams have done for the year https://www.wakecountyathletics.com/page/show/5721538-pine-hollow-team-pages
    • Attention VA Families: 4th Quarter materials are now available for pickup in the main office. Please return your student’s ELA novels when picking up 4th Q materials (6th grade - Flush; World Without Fish; 7th grade - none; 8th grade - Mighty Long Way; Little Rock Girl)
    • Student Council Needs Help: PHMS Student Council needs supplies for the last quarter of school, including EOG treats for students and Cafeteria Appreciation week. Please visit this link to sign up and donate supplies. Thanks so much for the support! 
    • 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:
      • Help the PTSA restock the teachers’ lounge by ordering something off the Amazon Wish List using this link. The items will ship directly to the PTSA who will restock the lounge.
      • SpiritWear is available through the PHMS store: 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.
      • Click this link https://fevo.me/pinehollowpta to purchase tickets to select NC State athletic events. $5 goes to the PTSA for each ticket purchased through this link.
      • 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 4-3-22

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 4/3/2022

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

    • This Week: It’s a five-day week for students on Track 1&3. Track 4 is tracked-out and returns April 18.
    • Reproductive Health Safety: The next unit of study in Healthful Living covers Reproductive Health & Safety. Attached to this week’s message is a letter from our Healthful Living teachers. Any parent who does not want their child to participate in this unit must submit a request to the Healthful Living teacher in writing. Please contact your child’s HL teacher if you have any questions.
    • Track Change Requests: Today is the last day to submit a track change request for next school year via this Google Survey: https://forms.gle/sgCwvauEZRkEazyJ6 The window will close at 11:59PM tonight. No action is required if you like the track your student is on now. We will not be able to finalize track assignments until the end of April/beginning of May. We must wait for the YR elementary schools to finalize their track assignments first to ensure all siblings are aligned to the same track.
    • WCPSS District-Wide Family Survey: Wake County Public Schools is administering a District Wide Family Survey from Monday, April 4 through Friday, May 6. This survey provides families the opportunity to provide valuable information and a high-quality data source for planning and School Improvement. The survey has been translated into various languages; Spanish, Arabic, French, Korean, Vietnamese, and Chinese in an effort to provide accessibility to families in Wake County Public Schools. The survey administration language can be chosen by families before taking the survey. The link to access the survey will be: “surveys.panoramaed.com/wakecounty/family”. All families are encouraged to complete it once the window opens tomorrow.
    • Musical: This year’s musical is Into the Woods, Jr. and we will be offering four shows: Wednesday, May 4 after school for students only; Thursday the 5th and Friday the 6th at 7pm; and a Saturday matinee at 2pm. Tickets for all shows are $8 and will be on sale Monday, April 11 through Thursday, April 14. Students can purchase tickets during the school day. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. can purchase tickets between 9-2 in the main office. As much as possible, we encourage students to purchase tickets so that parents don’t have to come to school, but they can if they so choose.
    • Puppy Drive: The National Junior Honor Society is hosting a puppy drive! All donations will be going to Saving Grace. Saving Grace is a local adoption center for dogs of any age. They take volunteers, donations, and you can also foster dogs for a short amount of time. We are asking for gently used or new towels/sheets, fleece or wool blankets, and canned dog food. The drive began on March 23rd and ends on April 22nd. Any donations would be appreciated! Students can drop off items in the bins in the office and Ms. West's room.
    • Spring Dance: We will be having our first school dance in almost two years on Friday, May 20 from after school until 6PM. More info to come.
    • EOG/EOC Testing: Track 1 students will begin testing on May 23 and Tracks 3&4 will begin testing on June 16. Please make every effort to have your child here during testing days. Students in the Virtual Academy will test here at PHMS.
    • SPRING CLEANING?: Student Services is welcoming clothing donations appropriate for middle school-aged boys and girls in all shapes and sizes. Items most needed include pants, shorts, shoes, and underwear. Again, all junior/adult sizes are welcome. Clothing donations can be dropped off in the main office during school hours.
    • Yearbook: The deadline to submit pictures to be used in the yearbook is April 8. Here is a flyer and the form to submit. Go to our yearbook page for more information.
    • From Our Athletic Director, Mr. Adams:
      • The Pilots fought hard this week.  Boys' Soccer pulled out the win in OT over Wakefield 1-0.  Softball remained perfect defeating Carroll 17-4.  This sets up a Monday match-up with rival Leesville, both teams are 3-0.  Girl's track came just 7 points shy vs Wakefield but defeated Durant in the Tri-meet. Finley Lewis set the school record in the high Jump.  Boys Track fell to both teams however Will Condron broke the school record for the 100 and 200.
      • Softball and Soccer team photos will be taken this week on Thursday. Online order info is on the team page for your sport.  Paper order forms are also available, you can contact me or your coach. 
      • Track Team photos will be taken April 12.
      • As spring fever is upon us, please remind your kids that second semester grades and attendance form this school year, will factor into their eligibility for Fall and Winter Sports for the next school year.
      • This Week Softball travels to Leesville on Monday for a showdown between 2 undefeated teams. Please support our Lady Pilots.  On Tuesday we have another match between two undefeated teams, your Pilots and Durant.  We need an energetic crowd for both games to help our teams remain unbeaten.  Track will not have a meet on Wednesday due to the Tri-meet this past week.  The softball game for Thursday has been moved to April 20 due to a shortage of umpires.
      • As always you can check out team pages on the website to see how our teams have done for the year https://www.wakecountyathletics.com/page/show/5721538-pine-hollow-team-pages
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    • Attention VA Families: 4th Quarter materials are now available for pickup in the main office. Please return your student’s ELA novels when picking up 4th Q materials (6th grade - Flush; World Without Fish; 7th grade - none; 8th grade - Mighty Long Way; Little Rock Girl)
    • Student Council Needs Help: PHMS Student Council needs supplies for the last quarter of school, including EOG treats for students and Cafeteria Appreciation week. Please visit this link to sign up and donate supplies. Thanks so much for the support! 
    • 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:
      • Help the PTSA restock the teachers’ lounge by ordering something off the Amazon Wish List using this link. The items will ship directly to the PTSA who will restock the lounge.
      • SpiritWear is available through the PHMS store: 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.
      • Click this link https://fevo.me/pinehollowpta to purchase tickets to select NC State athletic events. $5 goes to the PTSA for each ticket purchased through this link.
      • 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 3-27-22

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 3/27/2022

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

    • This Week: It’s a five-day week for students on Track 1&3. Track 4 is tracked-out and returns April 18.
    • Puppy Drive: The National Junior Honor Society is hosting a puppy drive! All donations will go to Saving Grace. Saving Grace is a local adoption center for dogs of any age. They take volunteers, donations, and you can also foster dogs for a short amount of time. We are asking for gently used or new towels/sheets, fleece or wool blankets, and canned dog food. The drive began on March 23rd and ends on April 22nd. Any donations would be appreciated! Students can drop off items in the bins in the office and Ms. West's room.
    • Attention 8th Grade Families: If your 8th grade student will be attending LRHS next year, I encourage you to talk with your child about considering applying for their new Game Art Design Academy. See this link for more information and/or to apply: https://www.wcpss.net/domain/19553.
    • EOG/EOC Testing: Track 1 students will begin testing on May 23 and Tracks 3&4 will begin testing on June 16. Please make every effort to have your child here during testing days. Students in the Virtual Academy will test here at PHMS.
    • SPRING CLEANING?: Student Services is welcoming clothing donations appropriate for middle school-aged boys and girls in all shapes and sizes. Items most needed include pants, shorts, shoes, and underwear. Again, all junior/adult sizes are welcome. Clothing donations can be dropped off in the main office during school hours.
    • Yearbook: The deadline tosubmit pictures to be used in the yearbook is April 8. Here is a flyer and the form to submit. Go to our yearbook page for more information.
    • From Our Athletic Director, Mr. Adams: Congratulations to our Boys' Soccer team for defeating a good Carroll Team 3-2 on Tuesday.  This Tuesday the boys travel to Wakefield.  On Wednesday we will host Carroll in softball AND Track will travel to Wakefield for a tri-meet vs Wakefield and Durant. Upcoming Dates - April 6 - Softball and Soccer pictures will be taken.  April 12 we will take track team pictures.  Kids will receive order envelopes, and you can also order online.  Instructions for online ordering will be on the team pages of the athletic website. Spring Athletic Banquet will be on Wed. May 18.  Details will follow. 
    • Attention VA Families: 4th Quarter materials are now available for pickup in the main office. Please return your student’s ELA novels when picking up 4th Q materials (6th grade - Flush; World Without Fish; 7th grade - none; 8th grade - Mighty Long Way; Little Rock Girl)
    • Student Council Needs Help: PHMS Student Council needs supplies for the last quarter of school, including EOG treats for students and Cafeteria Appreciation week. Please visit this link to sign up and donate supplies. Thanks so much for the support! 
    • Track Change Requests: We are now accepting track change requests for next school year via this Google Survey: https://forms.gle/sgCwvauEZRkEazyJ6 The window will close at 11:59PM on Sunday, April 3. No action is required if you like the track your student is on now. We will not be able to finalize track assignments until the end of April/beginning of May. We must wait for the YR elementary schools to finalize their track assignments first to ensure all siblings are aligned to the same track.
    • Electives for Next Year: Our Student Services team is now visiting classes to have students sign up for electives. Click here to visit the Student Services website to get more information on the updated electives registration sheets, course descriptions, and knowing when your child's track will have their registration session. If you have any questions on this, please email your child's school counselor. 
    • 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:
      • Help the PTSA restock the teachers’ lounge by ordering something off the Amazon Wish List using this link. The items will ship directly to the PTSA who will restock the lounge.
      • SpiritWear is available through the PHMS store: 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.
      • Click this link https://fevo.me/pinehollowpta to purchase tickets to select NC State athletic events. $5 goes to the PTSA for each ticket purchased through this link.
      • 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 3-20-22

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 3/20/2022

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

    • This Week: It’s a five-day week for track 3&4 students. Track 4 tracks out on Friday and Track 1 students return next Monday, March 28.
    • From Our Athletic Director, Mr. Adams: We had a great opening to the Spring Season last week.  Our teams competed well, and it was great to see them out there for the first time since 2020.  Softball, Girls Track and Boys Soccer all found the win column.  The Pilots are back in action this week with Carroll.  Soccer is home and Track is Away.  Softball travels to Wakefield on Monday and have their home opener on Thursday vs Durant.   Congratulations to Seppi M. She broke the school record for shot put this week at 28'6".  The previous record was set back in 2016.   You can keep up with our teams on the team pages portion of the athletic website. https://www.wakecountyathletics.com/page/show/5721538-pine-hollow-team-pages
    • Track Change Requests: We are now accepting track change requests for next school year via this Google Survey: https://forms.gle/sgCwvauEZRkEazyJ6 The window will close at 11:59PM on Sunday, April 3. No action is required if you like the track your student is on now. We will not be able to finalize track assignments until the end of April/beginning of May. We must wait for the YR elementary schools to finalize their track assignments first to ensure all siblings are aligned to the same track.
    • Electives for Next Year: It is almost time for middle school electives registration! Our Student Services team will start pushing into classes this week to have students sign up for electives. Click here to visit the Student Services website to get more information on the updated electives registration sheets, course descriptions, and knowing when your child's track will have their registration session. If you have any questions on this, please email your child's school counselor. 
    • Track 4 Picture Packets: A reminder that students need to either purchase the pictures or return them to school.
    • 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:
      • Help the PTSA restock the teachers’ lounge by ordering something off the Amazon Wish List using this link. The items will ship directly to the PTSA who will restock the lounge.
      • SpiritWear is available through the PHMS store: 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.
      • Click this link https://fevo.me/pinehollowpta to purchase tickets to select NC State athletic events. $5 goes to the PTSA for each ticket purchased through this link.
      • 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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