Pence Press

November 13, 2022

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Canned Food Drive - Nov 14-18

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YEARBOOK PICTURES

Yearbook make-up and Club pictures will take place on Thursday, December 1st.
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Social Media

Our students are heavily influenced by the role of social media as it affects their social-emotional state and their relationships among peers. I wanted to take this opportunity to share a couple of articles (below) as it relates to this very topic. I encourage you to take some time to read each of these articles and discuss them with your student(s).


Common Sense Media


Psychology Today


The Guardian

Attendance Email

If a prearranged note was not received for an absence, please email (wspmsattendance@rockingham.k12.va.us) or call (540) 879-2535 before 9am on the days your child will be absent or late to school.


If you let us know about an early dismissal, please still call the school 5-10 minutes before your arrival. We will call your student out of class to check-out and keep an eye out for when you pull up. Your student will come outside when they see you.

Club Information

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Sports Updates

Winter Boys and Girls Basketball

Winter basketball season will begin on Tuesday, November 15 for both Boys and Girls. Boys in the front gym, girls in the back gym. No practice on Monday, November 14.


Winter Basketball Games

12/1 - HOME vs. J. Frank Hillyard

12/5- HOME vs. Montevideo

12/8 - AWAY @ Skyline

12/12- HOME vs. Elkton

12/15- HOME vs. Thomas Harrison

1/5 - AWAY @ J. Frank Hillyard

1/9 - AWAY @ Montevideo

1/19- HOME vs. Skyline

1/23- AWAY @ Elkton

1/26- AWAY @ Thomas Harrison

Winter Cheer Team

Winter cheer will meet in the front gym on Monday, November 14 @ 5. There will be a short parent meeting after practice. The team will cheer at all home basketball games.

Wrestling

First practice is Monday, November 14th, right after school until 5:15pm. We will practice in the cafeteria.


Set up for Remind by texting @wpmswrest to 81010 and reply with your name to sign up for updates. This is how information about meetings, snow days, picture days, etc. will be communicated.


You must have a completed VHSL sports physical on file. Turn them into the front office or to Coach Weller or Coach Powers.


Each wrestler will need workout clothes. This should include shoes, shorts, and a t-shirt. Wrestling shoes are preferable, but not required as any athletic shoe will be fine.


Wrestling Matches - Tuesdays at 4:30pm

11/29 - AWAY @ Elkton

12/6 - AWAY @ Thomas Harrison

12/13 - HOME vs. Elkton & Montevideo

1/10 - AWAY @ Skyline

1/24 - HOME vs. Montevideo & J. Frank Hillyard

1/31 - AWAY @ Montevideo

2/4 - District Tournament hosted by Elkton

THANK YOU PTO!

On Parent/Teacher conference day our wonderful PTO provided the Pence staff with delicious salad, chili, cornbread, and desserts for dinner. We really appreciated it!

IMMUNIZATION CLINICS

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Homework Help Has Begun

Our Homework Help Program takes place Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:30 - 4:30. Assistance is given with homework assignments, late or missing work, and challenging learning areas. If you are interested, please print and complete the following form:

Homework Help Permission Form


Bus Transportation is available on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Please print and complete this form if transportation is needed: Homework Help Transportation Form 22 - 23


Hard copies of both forms are available in our office. Return all completed forms to the office. Thank you!

Shop for Pence Gear today

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Order by Nov 28 to ensure delivery by Dec 25


https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/virginia/dayton/wilbur-s-pence-middle-school

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22'-23' Pence Yearbooks

It's never too early to start thinking about yearbooks! Beginning in September, the ability to Pre-order will be available. Don't miss out on the fun when they arrive at the end of the year! The cost of the yearbook will be $20.


Online ordering is available again this year (beginning on September 1), but please do note that a credit card processing fee will be added to your order (and will cost you more). This cannot be refunded. The website is https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/?event=general.displayLanding&jobnumber=13754 and use code 13754. You may also scan the QR code.


You also purchase a yearbook by bringing cash or a check beginning September 6. Yearbooks orders will only be accepted on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the week. No order forms will be sent home. Students will bring their payment to Mrs. Dove in Room 201 and complete an order form at that time.


If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Dove at kdove@rockingham.k12.va.us.

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KNIGHT’S CAFÉ

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Bell Schedules

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