News from the Nest

WKMS Monthly Newsletter

Upcoming Events for October

  • Oct. 2 - FCA meeting in the Little Theater @ 7:30am
  • Oct. 8 - School Improvement Council Meeting @ WKMS 6pm
  • Oct. 9 - FCA meeting in the Little Theater @ 7:30am
  • Oct. 14 - PTSA meeting @ WKMS 6 - 7pm
  • Oct. 15 - Chorus Sings National Anthem @ USC Men's Soccer Game 7pm
  • Oct. 16 - FCA meeting in the Little Theater @ 7:30am
  • Oct. 16 - PSAT @ WKMS 8am
  • Oct. 17 - Fall Production of "Awaiting Wonderland" and Art Show @ WKMS
  • Oct. 18 - Dance Concert @ WKMS 6 - 7pm
  • Oct. 23 - FCA meeting in the Little Theater @ 7:30am
  • Oct. 24 - Lacrosse Coach to visit during lunches
  • Oct. 24 - Halloween Dance @ WKMS 4 - 6pm
  • Oct. 30 - FCA meeting in the Little Theater @ 7:30am
  • Oct. 30 - District Dance Field Trip @ BMS 8am

A Message from Administration

Dear War Hawks:

What a great year to be a War Hawk! You have probably already noticed that we have some exciting changes in place for the school year. We have a new schedule that gives our students and teachers more time in our core classes (ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies) while still providing students access to World Language instruction, participation in the Fine Arts, and access to other engaging Academic Connections classes. We have also added a number of new faces to our staff including our new Assistant Principal, Mrs. Cook. In addition we are continuing our work of building a positive, kind, and safe school culture through our work in Capturing Kids' Hearts. We are also moving forward in our digital journey with Code to the Future and the Dynamic Learning Project.

I encourage you to regularly talk to your students about what they are doing, reading, and learning at school. I invite you to visit us and see for yourself the great work your students and our teachers are doing. I welcome your calls, emails, and visits.

Together we are going to have a high flying year at WKMS.

Proud to be your principal,

Guy Smith

National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 - October 15th is National Hispanic Heritage Month! To learn more about why these dates were chosen to celebrate the culture and to learn about many Hispanic Americans that have made an impact on our world, view the video below.
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Welcome To Our New Faculty & Staff

PowerSkill of the Month

Each month, we spotlight a specific PowerSkill here at WKMS. During this time, we emphasize the meaning and importance of the PowerSkill in all our classes. Teachers share quotes, stories, pictures, and videos while also creating activities and learning opportunities that center around the skill. August/September's PowerSkill was Interpersonal Skills (behaviors a person uses to interact with others effectively). This skill is one of the most sought after skills by employers, today. In order to get a job and keep it, it's imperative that a person know how to communicate appropriately with others. At WKMS, you will see students learning how to work, communicate, and learn together in effective and efficient ways that will benefit them in their futures. Check out the pictures of Interpersonal Skills in action this past month. We are truly proud of our Warhawks.


  • Oct. 1 - Volleyball Game vs. CSMS @ CSMS 5:30pm
  • Oct. 3 - Volleyball Game vs. Pelion @ WKMS 5:30
  • Oct. 8 - Volleyball Game vs. MGMS @ WKMS 5:30
  • Oct. 10 - Volleyball Game vs. Sandhills @ WKMS 5:30pm
  • Oct. 15 - Volleyball Playoffs Round 1 TBA 5:30
  • Oct. 19 - Volleyball LEX10 Tournament TBA

A Note from the Coach!

WKMS' record is currently 5-2 and our season has been going great. We’ve had great leadership from our returning players and captains, Kaitlyn Cannon and Makensey McPherson. Our 7th graders have really worked to get to a competitive level of play in such a short amount of time. Sometimes it’s hard to tell they’ve only played for a few months! We are fortunate to have amazing support from Coach Hash, Mrs. Conger, and Coach Albino, along with the rest of the school. The whole team has a ton of fun playing together and have so much focus and determination to finish out the season strong!

-Coach Webster

WKMS Cheer Competitions!

  • Oct. 8 - Tomahawk Cheer Classic at Gilbert HS
  • Oct. 12 - Silver Fox Cheerleading Invitational @ Dutch Fork HS
  • Oct. 26 - Forest Acres Cheer Classic @ A.C. Flora HS
  • Nov. 2 - Debbie Rogers Cheer Classic @ Colonial Life Arena


  • Oct. 2 - Football vs. Sandhills @ Swansea HS 5:30pm
  • Oct. 9 - Football vs. PHMS @ LHS 5:30pm
  • Oct. 17 - Football vs. Pelion @ WKHS 5:30pm
  • Oct. 23 - Football vs. CSMS @ WKHS 6:00pm
  • Oct. 30 - Football Playoff game 6pm

A Word From Coach Albino...

Our season is off to a 2-1 record. We started the year off hot with a big home victory against Batesburg-Leesville. The victory was the first win over the Panthers in school history. Last week against Gilbert, we self destructed as we made too many mistakes, however, last night we truly worked as a team to defeat the Beechwood Bengals. Way to go, WarHawks! Let's continue this great teamwork.

-Coach Albino

Schoolwide Book Club at WKMS!

On September 25th, our school engaged in a SCHOOL-WIDE book club experience, led by our Literacy Coach, Dr. Candace Lett. Each faculty member read one of the Junior Book Award books (along with students) and had their own set of kids that were grouped based on the book read for summer reading. It was a successful day and a wonderful way for students to see that we are a community of readers! Keep up the great reading, students. We can't wait to do it again next year!
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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