Weekly Message for 8-7-22

Posted by Andrew Livengood on 8/7/2022

Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for August 7.

  • This Week: This week is a five-day week for students on Track 1 and 4. Track 3 is tracked-out and returns on Aug. 22.
  • Attention 7th Grade Parents: State law requires all rising 7th graders to have a Tdap and Meningococcal vaccine. Students on Track 1 & 3 have until Aug. 7, and Track 4 students have until Sept. 3.  Click here for more info. Immunization records can be emailed to Ms. Thomas, our data manager, at bwthomas@wcpss.net or mailed to the school to her attention.
  • Information Regarding Child Abuse and Neglect: NC Legislators passed a law last year that requires all secondary schools across the state to inform students in grades 6-12 each year about important resources related to child abuse and neglect. It also requires schools to have this information posted in each middle and high school. The attached document contains important information and resources available in our community. WCPSS is committed to the safety and well being of children in our community.  If you have any questions about this information, please reach out to your school social worker, SAP, or school counselor.
  • From Our Athletic Director, Mr. Adams:
    • Parents, We are 24 days from the deadline for Fall Sports Paperwork to be uploaded into DragonFly.  Please do not wait until the last minute.  Make sure to check your account to see if everything was approved. 
    • Tryout information has been updated on the website, except for Girls’ Soccer.
    • Football Skills and Conditioning workouts will begin next week.  Students that are on the approved list will receive an email to their student email accounts.  The email will contain a link for them to join a Google Classroom.  They should add their parents as well. In GC, they can sign up for workouts.  Coach March will do his best to try and make attendance equitable.  Each Monday he will post a list for those to attend on Tuesday and Thursday.  Just because you sign up does not mean you will get that day.  We are limited to 21 participants each day. Students should not share the link.  We will add students as they become eligible in DragonFly. 
    • Athletic Pass Information will be coming out very soon. 
  • 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 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!!