Weekly Message for 8-13-23

Posted by Justin Carrington on 8/13/2023


Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Dr. Carrington, with the weekly family message for the week of August 13, 2023!


Fall Picture Day on August 29

Strawbridge will be on campus to take fall pictures on Tuesday, August 29. These pictures will be featured in the yearbook, so all students should plan to take their picture at this time. Click here to access picture package pricing information. Parents/guardians may also wish to sign up for the online Strawbridge subscriber account to receive emails letting them know when pictures are ready to order as well as promotional deals and discounts on their child's pictures.


Reminders from Previous Weeks

Meet the Teacher Feedback

We wrapped up our final Meet the Teacher event this past Thursday with Track 4 families. If you attended Meet the Teacher this year, please take a moment to provide some feedback using this brief anonymous survey. Your feedback is critical to assist us in planning for future events.


Trip to Greece, Anyone?

Interested in traveling to Greece with other Pine Hollow students and families? If so, see this flyer for details about a unique opportunity for Spring 2024. As the flyer highlights, this trip is not a PHMS/WCPSS-sponsored trip


After-School Program at A.E. Finley YMCA

Are you looking for after-school care options for your child? If so, you may be interested in after-school programs offered through our local YMCA. Click here for additional information. If you have any questions about the program or registration, you can contact Michelle Acosta via email at michelle.acosta@ymcatriangle.org or by phone at 919-845-3857.


Volunteer Registration

Recently, the district launched a new registration process for school volunteers. Before being able to volunteer, all WCPSS parent and community volunteers are required to register through the MyVolunteer system. For additional information about the process for registering, please visit the WCPSS Volunteers Parent Registration page, which also includes a link to the actual MyVolunteer registration site (you can also access the registration form directly by clicking here.). As a reminder, all previous volunteers need to re-register MyVolunteer platform to be approved for 2023-24.


Athletics Updates

Important Dates:

  • August 22: Paperwork must be in Dragonfly and approved by the Athletic Director. If there are issues, please contact Mr. Adams well in advance. Please do not wait until the last day to register in Dragonfly. You need to be as early as possible in case something is not correct.

  • September 5: Tryouts Begin for Football, Girls Soccer, Girls Volleyball and Cheer


Eligibility Requirements:

As a reminder, to be eligible for fall sports, students must be in the 7th or 8th grade and…

  • Have been promoted to this grade;

  • Have passed 3 out of 4 core classes from the 2nd semester of the previous school year;

  • Have attended 85% of their classes from the 2nd semester of the previous school year; and

  • Not be 15 years old before August 31, 2023.


Link to Athletic Website: https://wakecountyathleticzone.com/pine-hollow/  - To get to Dragonfly, please visit this site and click on registration.


​*****DragonFly Note - Parents, some of you have submitted incorrect forms, or forms in the wrong places. Please check your status to make sure you did not miss a form or have a form get rejected. DragonFly will close on Aug 22 for fall sports, so please get that in order well before the due date.  Waiting until the last minute may cause your child to miss tryouts.


Upcoming Conditioning/Skills Workouts will begin soon for football and cheer. Students must be academically eligible and approved by the AD in DragonFly to participate.

  • Football (Aug 21-24 and Aug 28-31 from 3:15 - 5:15 pm):  Workouts will be in the gym so dress appropriately and bring a water bottle.  Rides can pick up students in the carpool loop behind the school at 5:00 pm. Coach Newby’s email is bnewby@wcpss.net.

  • Cheer (Aug 21, 23, 28, 30 - from 3:30 - 5:00 pm): Workouts will be in the auditorium. Please dress accordingly and bring a water bottle.  Rides can pick up students in the carpool loop behind the school. Coach Sellers’ email is carliesellers15@gmail.com.