News from the Nest

WKMS Newsletter - March 2022 Edition

Upcoming Events

  • Month of March - Music in Our Schools Month
  • Month of March - National Reading Month
  • Mar 1 - STAR Math Assessment in all Math Classes
  • Mar 5 - Archery Tournament
  • Mar 7 - 11 - National School Breakfast Week
  • Mar 9 - Collaborative Planning Day - Dismissal at 12:10pm
  • Mar 11 - AVID Applications Due for 6th Graders
  • Mar 15 - AVID Interviews for 6th Graders
  • Mar 17 - St. Patricks Day (Wear Green)
  • Mar 17 - Teacher Work Day (No School for Students)
  • Mar 18 - Weather Makeup Day (No School for Students or Staff)
  • Mar 18 - South Carolina Day
  • Mar 22 - WKMS SIC Virtual Meeting @ 5:30pm
  • Mar 24 - End of 3rd Nine Weeks
  • Mar 31 - Report Cards Issued

COVID 19 Protocols

Below is the link for the updated COVID report form for parents to report their student's positives and/or exposures outside of school. We thank you for being diligent with reporting so we can continue to do our best to keep students safe and healthy.

National School Breakfast Week March 7 - 11

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Important Reminders!

The third nine weeks is a time that many students begin to slip in grades and responsibilities a bit. We do not want that to happen, so here are some quick reminders to help keep you headed towards success! Parents and Guardians, please spend a few minutes discussing the items below with your student.


  • Write down all assignments in a planner each day and check each night to make sure you have completed them.
  • Check your email AND PowerSchool every day. Set an alarm on your phone to remind you, if needed.
  • If you have any missing assignments or low test scores, email your teachers to set up a plan for making them up or redoing work.
  • Make reading 20 minutes a night a priority (set a timer, if needed).
  • Check your book bag to make sure you have pencils, paper, notebooks on a weekly basis.
  • If you need help, ask. We want to help you be the best student you can possibly be and we are here for you.
  • Be sure to charge your Chromebook EVERY NIGHT.

Other Good Habits

  • Place your ID in your book bag each day after school, so you don't forget it in the morning.
  • Wear your ID around your neck at all times during the school day.
  • Phones need to be out of sight and not in use in classrooms. (You may use them in the hallway and during lunch time only, please)
  • Please keep hoodies off your head when in the school building. Hats are also not permitted on campus.
  • Be respectful of yourself and others. Let's treat all with kindness!

Want to be an AVID Scholar?

Rising 7th Grade AVID Scholars Wanted!

We are excited to offer a unique opportunity to our rising 7th grade students for the 2022-2023 school year! We will be continuing an initiative called AVID – Advancement Via Individual Determination. AVID is designed to help students prepare for and be successful in college, career, and beyond. This opportunity will only be available for a maximum of 25 qualified, rising 7th grade students.

The primary component of AVID is the AVID elective. In this class, students are taught study skills, note taking, time management, writing skills, and research skills all while being in an environment designed to help the students succeed. The AVID elective also includes tutoring sessions, access to information about colleges and universities through field studies, guest speakers, scholarship opportunities and college admission requirement information. It is a very engaging course that is loved by our students!

An ideal WKMS AVID student meets the following criteria:

  • Achieved a score greater than or equal to the 40th percentile on the 2021 SCReady ELA and Math assessment

  • Achieved a score greater than or equal to the 40th percentile on 2021-22 STAR 360 benchmark assessments in ELA and Math OR has shown exceptional growth over the 2021-22 school year

  • Has an average GPA of 2.0 - 3.5 for the 2021-22 school year

  • Consistently completes classwork/assignments

  • Consistently attends school and has minimal behavior issues

  • Has a positive attitude and is a hard worker

AVID Scholars will be selected through an application and interview process. We have included a brief Google Slides presentation. If AVID is something you are interested in and you believe that you meet most of the qualifications above, fill out the application here. All applications are due by March 11th. Remember, we only have spots for 25 rising seventh graders. One of those spots could be yours and this opportunity could change your whole future!

For any questions or for more information, please email Tiffany Shull at

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Come Support Our Track & Field Athletes!

Our Track and Field season is in full swing! We have a lot of athletes this season who would all love your support! Come out to our two home meets or just wish them good luck and ask how the season is going, a little support goes a long way for these kids.

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Teacher of the Year, Twins with Student!

Ms. Bria Martin (7th Grade Math/Science Teacher and Interventionist) took Tuesday, 2/22/22 very seriously when she twinned from head to toe with one of her students, Miss Raine Sullivan. This is just one of the MANY reasons Ms. Martin was a phenomenal choice for WKMS Teacher of the Year and Finalist for Lexington 1 District Teacher of the Year. Thank you, Ms. Martin for sharing your passion with us every day. Raine, you could be Ms. Martin's Mini-Me!

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Other AMAZING Teacher Twins!

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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: