Knighthawk Family News

Pleasant Knoll Middle School - April 2020

Message from Mr. Young

Knighthawk Family,

I hope that all of our families are doing well and staying healthy! As you are most likely aware by now, Governor Henry McMaster has closed all South Carolina public schools for the remainder of the year. While I am very sad about this decision, I also know that it is the right decision for the health and safety of all of us. I will say that I am very proud of our students, staff, and parents for working together during these difficult times to provide a platform of learning.


Our district is currently working on an E-Learning plan for the remainder of the year. We will send this plan out very soon to all of our families. There will also be specific plans for pick-up of student materials, and the turning in books and uniforms, and items to close out the school year. Again, we will work with district leaders to devise specific plans for those items. We definitely would like to honor our 8th grade students as they move on to high school and we will have a plan on how we will do that very soon.


I want to let all of our Knighthawk students know how much we miss them. I have always loved my job but I realize it more each day being without the students we care about so much. It's easy during these times to feel down and sad but I encourage all of our students to stay positive. Use this time to spend with family, try new things, and be kind to one another. I miss you all so much!!!



Grey Young, Principal

Related Arts Selection for 20-21 School Year

CURRENT 6th and 7th Graders Only


E-Learning Reminders for Students

1. Please check your email each day. Teachers are reaching out to you and this is the most efficient way.

2. Find a good space for learning each day. This should be away from distractions so you can focus properly.

3. Practice good time management. Try to get your work done first thing so you can enjoy the rest of your day.

4. Stay positive! We are here to help you. Reach out to your teachers, counselors, and administration if you need anything!

E-Learning for Online Users

Students should access their Google Classroom for all E-Learning lessons. Only students should join our Google Classrooms.


Please see below for a video about help for students with Google Classroom.

Top 5 Tips for Google Classroom: Student Edition

E-Learning for Paper/Pencil Packet Pick-Up and Drop-Off

If you have previously let us know that you need Paper/Pencil packets, there will two times for pick-up for the last 14 days of E-Learning. At these times, we will also have drop-off for the first two sets of packets. It is very important that you drop off those packets at that time so teachers will be able to view completed assignments.


May 6th - 7AM - 10AM - packet drop-off for 1st two sets of E-Learning and pick up of 3rd set

May 7th - 2PM - 4PM - packet drop-off for 1st two sets of E-Learning and pick up of 3rd set

Please utilize the link above to review PKMS weekly lessons and other resources.
Please utilize the link above to review the FMSD E-Learning Information Guide.
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Emergency Meal Program

Our Food and Nutrition Department along with our Transportation Department have developed a plan to deliver meals to specific locations beginning today. Please click the link below for more information.


https://www.fortmillschools.org/news/what_s_new/emergency_meal_program

PKMS Summer Reading

Please see the graphic below for required summer reading at PKMS. Also, click this link for a slide show of the summer reading requirements along with book trailers and summaries of all 20 books.


https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/11A_rgH_KRzhABkpvCJ-jY--kn8N9xC0eDS-txyudSe4/edit?usp=sharing

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Online Student Overpayments/Credits - Field Trips

The Fort Mill School District has deleted fees paid for any upcoming canceled field trips which the District has received vendor refunds for. Your credit is reflected in your student’s online Pay Fees account. Any credits will remain on your student’s account and will be applied to your 20-21 registration fees in May. These are for all refunds except Orange Sky (7th and 8th Grade Field Trip) and Band (Orlando). For those trips, you should have already received information or will be receiving it soon. If you have any questions regarding fees, please contact our school bookkeeper:


Andi Brown

browna@fortmillschools.org

803-835-3714 (leave a message)

PKMS Booster Club

Hello fellow Knighthawks parents!


The end of the school year is fast approaching as is the end of my tenure as the Athletic Booster Club President. Sadly, my youngest will be leaving the esteemed halls of PKMS and moving on to high school. Not only will I be leaving, at least one other member of our Board will be moving on to high school as well. This message is to ask for your committed and active leadership on the ABC Board. I'd love to make the transition as smooth as possible for anyone stepping into the roles of ABC Board membership. If you're interested in serving as President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Fundraising Lead or Concessions Lead or if you just want to inquire about what is needed to fulfill these duties please reach out to me by email at arlethia.hailstock@gmail.com.


Thank you and GO KNIGHTHAWKS!


PKMS ABC President,

Arlethia

School Administrator Assignments

6th GRADE - Cori Hustedt - hustedtc@fortmillschools.org


7th GRADE - Daniel McCallum - mccallumd@fortmillschools.org


8th GRADE - Grey Young - youngg@fortmillschools.org

School Counselor Assignments

We encourage all of our students that need to speak with a counselor to please email them or call the school (803)835-3770 and your counselor will respond.


Carol Eaker
- eakerc@fortmillschools.org
  • All Students (Last Names A-G)


Allison Davis - davisa@fortmillschools.org

  • All Students (Last Names H-N)


Margaret Causey - causeym@fortmillschools.org

  • All Students (Last Names O-Z)

Parent Communication

We would like to keep all of our parents informed of upcoming events, classroom news, and school news. Please use the PKMS website, http://pkms.fortmillschools.org/. It should be a primary source of communication for our families and Mrs. Munn does an outstanding job of updating it on a regular basis. Please also use our Twitter and Facebook pages for information as well.


Twitter - @PK_Knighthawks

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PKMSKnighthawks/