Weekly Message for 2-18-24

Posted by Justin Carrington on 2/18/2024


Track Change Request Window Open Until March 8


As we begin to prepare for the 2024-25 school year, families who will have students attending Pine Hollow MS next year are now able to request a track change. Requests must be submitted using this electronic Google Form by 5:00 pm on Friday, March 8, 2024.

High School Registration Parent Sessions on February 20 for Families With an 8th Grader


On Tuesday, February 20, our Student Services team will be hosting two virtual sessions for parents to learn more about the high school registration process. All 8th grade parents/guardians are highly encouraged to attend. We will host these virtual sessions in the morning (9:00 am) and evening (6:00 pm) to accommodate different schedules. Click here for more information including the Google Meet links to join. The Pine Hollow MS Student Services page is also a great resource for you to find information about high school registration and upcoming open houses.

Spring Pictures on March 1


Strawbridge will be on campus on March 1 for spring pictures. Families do not need to pay in advance for these photos. Instead, portrait proofs will be sent home from the school in about 3-4 weeks with additional details about how to order actual photos. Click here to see package prices.

PTSA Chili Lunch for Staff on March 1


The PTSA is planning a chili cook-off lunch for PHMS Staff on Friday, March 1 and are seeking volunteers to make this lunch a  success by providing 8 or so crockpot chili dishes as well as some store-bought items. Please sign up here to assist.

ACCESS Testing for English Language Learners


All English Language Learners will be taking the ACCESS test this coming week. Testing is scheduled for Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. If you have any questions about testing, please message Ms. Lauer (jlauer@wcpss.net). 

Donate to Our School Supply Drive


​​Our counselors and National Junior Honor Society are hosting a school supply drive for the month of February. Thank you so much for the donations we have received so far. Click here to see a list of supplies we are currently seeking. We appreciate all donations, but specifically need more bookbags, notecards, pencil pouches, and headphones/earbuds. Please drop off any donations in the front office. Thank you!

Wake Up and Read Book Drive Collection Deadline Extended


The Wake Up and Read Book Drive collection deadline has been extended until February 28th! Please help us spread the love of reading with others by donating new or gently used children's books (books for babies through age 12). We've collected close to 1,000 books so far and we're hoping to beat last year's collection total of 1,303 books. We'd love your support! Books can be dropped off in the main office or in the collection boxes inside the PHMS Library.

Don't Forget to Order a Yearbook!


Don’t forget to order your yearbook! Quantities are limited, so we encourage everyone to order them ASAP. To order online, visit yearbookordercenter.com (school code 21759). Click here to view the flier.

Athletics Updates from Mr. Adams


To stay up to date please follow our Athletic Director (Mr. Adams) on Instagram (PineHollow16) or Twitter (@PineHollowAD).


This is the final weekend to get your paperwork in and approved for tryouts. Students should check the athletics bulletin board to see if your name is on the approved list.


Important Dates Coming Up:

  • February 20: Dragonfly Deadline for Spring Sports

  • February 26: Tryouts for softball and boys soccer begin

  • February 27: Tryouts for track begin


Tryout information is being updated daily on the PHMS Athletics Tryout Information page


Eligibility Reminder: Don’t forget that eligibility for SPRING SPORTS is based on this school year's 1st semester grades and attendance.  You must pass at least 3 out of 4 core classes and attend 85% of your classes.  (Typically, that means no more than 14 absences in the first semester, excused or unexcused). Also, be sure to check your physical date to make sure it is still current.



  • Spring Tryouts are almost here.  Students can check bulletin board to see if they are cleared for tryouts

  • Some physicals in Dragonfly have expired, so please check to see if your child's physical is still current.


Frequently Asked Questions

  1. If I filled out everything for fall and winter sports, do I have to resubmit everything again for spring tryouts? No

If I did not select any spring sports when I originally signed up, can I go back in and select one?  Yes, however you will need to email me (Mr. Adams, pjadams@wcpss.net) to let me know. Dragonfly will not give me a heads-up, and when I sort by sport, your child will not show up.