News from the Nest

WKMS Newsletter - January 2022 Issue

Important Dates

  • Jan 1 - First Day of 2022 (Goodbye 2021!)
  • Jan 3 - School Starts Back (E-Learning Day due to Weather)
  • Jan 5 - Basketball Game vs. Batesburg @ WKMS 5:45pm
  • Jan 7 - Basketball Game vs. Sandhills @ Swansea HS 5:15pm
  • Jan 9 - Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
  • Jan 10 - Basketball Game vs. Pelion @ WKMS 5:45pm
  • Jan 12 - Basketball Game @ CSMS 5:45pm
  • Jan 13 - End of Semester 1 and 2nd Quarter
  • Jan 13 - Half Day for Students
  • Jan 14 - Teacher Work Day (No School for Students)
  • Jan 17 - MLK Holiday - No School
  • Jan 18 - ELA STAR 360 Winter Test
  • Jan 18 - Basketball Game @ MGMS 5:15pm
  • Jan 18 - Lex 1 Board Meeting
  • Jan 20 - Math STAR 360 Winter Test
  • Jan 24 - Report Cards Issued
  • Jan 24 - Basketball Game @ PHMS 5:15pm
  • Jan 27 - Basketball Playoffs Round 1 @ TBA
  • Jan 29 - Basketball Playoffs Round 2 @ TBA
  • Jan 31 - Basketball Championship @ TBA
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COVID Testing

Dear Lexington District One Families:

We partnered with the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) to offer voluntary and free COVID-19 testing to Lexington District One students who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or want to be tested so they may return to school from quarantine early. Please check out the website below for more information.

DHEC Free Covid-19 Testing

Congrats, Ms. Hawkins and Ms. Rowe!

This past December, Ms. Suzette Hawkins and Ms. Cheryl Rowe, graduated with Masters degrees from Columbia College. Ms. Hawkins earned her Master of Education in Trauma Informed Education and Ms. Rowe earned her Master of Education in Divergent Learning. Both of these incredible ladies attended school of their own while also teaching full-time! What a great model of perseverance, grit, and growth for us. Be sure to congratulate them when you see them. Congratulations, Ms. Hawkins and Ms. Rowe!

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Spanish 2 Students Excel in the Kitchen!

Spanish 2 students enjoyed using a recipe in Spanish on how to make Tortilla española, a round omelet with onions and potatoes. Sra. Sabina selected this recipe,to show her students that tortilla does not only refer to the flour or corn tortilla that is used with tacos and burritos. This dish is also a classic in Spain! They did an amazing job! Watch the video below to see them in action.
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Interested in Playing Tennis?

On January 31, WKHS Boys Tennis Season Begins. 7th and 8th grade boys who are interested in playing should see or email Coach McManus or Coach Neal.

Marlene Neal:

Patrick McManus:

Come Out, Come Out!

Theatre Lights are back on!

When there are no performances, or theatres are closed, it is referred to as the theatre is "dark." The WKMS theatre has been dark since the end of February, 2020.

We are able to have performances again, and on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at 7:00, our 8th grade drama classes will present: "10 Reasons Not To Be In A Play" and "Bad Auditions By Bad Actors." Doors will open at 6:30. Admission donations only. (We suggest $3.00) Proceeds will go to the WKMS Theatre Department for future productions. Please email if you have any questions.

MLK/Civil Rights Day - January 17th, 2022

Martin Luther King, Jr. was one of the most famous Civil Rights Leaders in the history of the United States. His ability to promote change, equal rights, respect, and love through non-violent manners is why we continue to celebrate him every year. The third Monday of every January is a national holiday created to pay homage to this amazing man and what he has helped do for our country. This January 17th, let's take the time to think of ways that we, too, can make a positive impact on our world.

Need a Book Recommendation?

Check out the book talks below that were created by two of our AVID Scholars, Kennedy Eddings and Abby Youngblood. Both books are excellent reading choices and are available in our WKMS Book Room if you are interested in one of them. Be looking out for more book talks in upcoming News from the Nest monthly newsletters. If you have read a book that you would like to recommend to others, feel free to create a book talk Flipgrid here. We would love to help others find good books to read and share your recommendations in our newsletter!

Bad Boy - Book Talk by Kennedy Eddings

Click here to view the book talk created by 7th grade AVID Scholar, Kennedy Eddings of Bad Boy by Walter Dean Myers.

Genesis Begins Again -Book Talk by Abby Youngblood

Click here to view the book talk created by 8th grade AVID Scholar, Abby Youngblood of Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams.

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WKMS School Library Newsletter

Click here to learn what is going on in WKMS Learning Commons.

WKMS Family Technology Hub

Click here for several resources regarding technology.

WKMS Student Hub

Click here for several student resources and links to important information.

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Lexington County School District One is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all students, parents/legal guardians, staff, visitors, personnel and community members who participate or seek to participate in its programs or activities. Therefore, the district does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or any related medical conditions), color, disability, age, genetic information, national origin, or any other applicable status protected by local, state, or federal law. The district will use the grievance procedures set forth in policy to process complaints based on alleged violations of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; the Equal Pay Act of 1963; the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008; and Titles I and II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

The district designates specific individuals to handle inquiries or complaints. To find out who to contact and how to contact them, please go to our website at

En Espanol: El Distrito Escolar del Condado de Lexington Uno, esta comprometido a una política de no discriminación e igual oportunidad para todos los estudiantes, padres/tutores legales, personal, visitantes, y miembros de la comunidad que participan o desean participar en sus programas o actividades. De ahí, que el distrito no discrimina en contra de ningún individuo en base a raza, religión, sexo (incluyendo preñez, parto o cualquier condición médica relacionada), color, incapacidad, edad, información genética, nacionalidad, u otro estado aplicable protegido por la ley local, estatal o federal. El distrito usara el procedimiento de quejas establecido en el reglamento para procesar quejas basadas en supuestas violaciones al Titulo VI del Acta de Derechos Civiles de 1964; Titulo VII del Acta de Derechos Civiles de 1964; Titulo IX del Acta de Enmiendas Educativas de 1972; Sección 504 del Acta de Rehabilitación de 1973; El Acta de Discriminación por Edad de 1975; El Acta de Discriminación en el Empleo por Edad de 1967; El Acta de Igualdad Salarial de 1963; El Acta de No Discriminación por Información Genética de 2008; y Títulos I y II del Acta de Americanos con Incapacidades de 1990.

El distrito designa individuos específicos para atender preguntas y quejas. Para saber a quien y como comunicarse con ellos, por favor visite nuestra pagina de Internet: