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!