PCMS Tiger Times

September 2015

Teacher of the Year: Mr. Joel Brown

Sixth Grade Orientation to PCMS

Sixth grade students who attended Orientation to Middle School on August 12th and 13th participated in several activities. The two half day sessions were designed for students to tour Perquimans County Middle School while also building relationships with faculty and staff members. Students enjoyed one team building activity specifically, called the Marshmallow Challenge. Students competed to build the tallest freestanding building using 20 sticks of spaghetti, one yard of masking tape, one yard of string, and one marshmallow. Our sixth grade students seemed to enjoyed collaborating while building some innovative structures during their orientation.

Exploratory Department News

Reward System

Teachers with the exploratory team have created a reward system which students in participating classes can earn prizes. Students in certain exploratory classes will earn up to two weekly raffle tickets for good behavior. One raffle ticket will be placed in a class raffle (for a smaller prize), and one raffle ticket will go into the larger exploratory drawing (for a larger prize). While classroom raffles will happen at the participating teacher’s discretion, the department drawing will happen at the end of the nine weeks.

Indian Summer Festival Band Performance

The Eighth Grade Band will be performing at the Indian Summer Festival on the morning of Saturday, September 12, 2015. The Indian Summer will take place in downtown Hertford, NC. Four students in the 8th Grade Band will also be performing with the Perquimans County High School Marching Pirates that morning as well. Come out and support our Eighth Grade Tiger Band at our first performance of the year!​

8th Grade Learning At a Glance

Here are some of the topics that are being introduced to the 8th graders during our first few weeks of school:

Social Studies

  • North Carolina History and Geography

Math/Math 1

  • Rational and Irrational Numbers
  • Converting Repeating Decimals into Fractions

English Language Arts

  • Citing Textual Evidence
  • Using Flocabulary to Learn New Vocabulary
  • Expository or Persausive Writting
  • Grammatical Errors Activities


  • Matter
  • Periodic Table
  • Balancing Equations

Mark Your Calendar:

Mon. Sept. 7th:
  • No School: Labor Day

Wed. Sept. 9th:

  • iPad Distribution: 8th Graders
  • Football @ Riverside {6 pm}

Thurs. Sept. 10th:

  • iPad Distribution: 7th Graders
  • Soccer & Volleyball @ Riverside {4:30 pm}

Fri. Sept. 11th:
  • iPad Distribution: 6th Graders

Sat. Sept. 12th:

  • Summer Indian Festival (Band Performance)

Mon. Sept. 14th:

  • Soccer & Volleyball @ Home {5 pm}

Tues. Sept. 15th:
  • Rachel's Challenge Assembly {8:15 am} 7th & 8th Graders
  • Friends of Rachel Assembly {9:45 am} Select 7th & 8th Graders
  • Rachel's Challenge Community Event {6 pm}

Wed. Sept. 16th
  • Football @ Moyock {6 pm}

Mon. Sept. 21st

  • Soccer & Volleyball @ Home {5 pm}

Wed. Sept. 23rd

  • Football @ Home {5:30 pm}

Mon. Sept. 28th

  • Soccer & Volleyball @ Currituck {5 pm}

Wed. Sept. 30th

  • Football @ Elizabeth City {6 pm}

Tiger Thank You!

PCMS faculty, and staff members would like to extend a Tiger Thank You to our partners at Bagley Swamp Church and The Town of Winfall for the special start of the school year treats!