Pence Press

December 4, 2022

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No School - Friday, Dec 9th

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This week Ms. Guido's art classes took part in a fun community project! Each student was given the opportunity to create a design for a snow plow. A couple of designs were picked and put together to create a mural. Students worked together to paint the finalized design on one of VDOT's snow plows! Congrats to Shay McCombe and Meredith Suter for having your designs picked!

SCA Winter Apparel Drive

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We donated 1,032 pounds of food to the Blue Ridge Area Food bank from our food drive.

Thank you so much everyone, on behalf of SCA!!!!!

2022 Spelling Bee

Thanks to all that helped with our 2022 Spelling Bee! It was an amazing bee!

Our winners are:

  1. Noah Swartzendruber
  2. Ronin Deputy
  3. Vivien Lunsford
  4. Lulu Enke
  5. Mitchell Fife

Our top three winners, Noah, Ronin and Vivien will travel to Elkton Middle School for the County Bee on January 12th. Lulu and Mitchell will serve as alternates and will compete if the top three spellers cannot.

Congratulations to all of our students who participated this year and again our thanks to all that helped to make our bee a success.

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It is Concert Season

All 7th and 8th-grade Band students

Concert Time -December 7, 2022 - 7 pm

Arrive between 6:30-6:40 pm please put cases in the cafeteria and report to the stage

Beginning Band Concert Dress: black bottoms and white shirts or all black, we prefer black shoes, but they are not required

Concert Band and Stage Band- Black pants, black performance Tshirt, we prefer black shoes, but not required

Full rehearsal- all students- Dec 5 during block 2 (9:46-11:08) ODD DAY

Assemblies for the student body -12/21/2022 concert attire, holiday hats/scarves!

*Reminder, this is a required event, you are needed!!!!

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Pence Spirit Days

Our Pence faculty and staff will be celebrating the holiday season during the month of December with some fun themed days. Students are certainly welcomed to join along.

Dec. 5th: It’s Holiday time, don’t make a scene. Just wear red and green.

Dec. 6th: Spreading cheer for all to hear, wear your positive message gear.

Dec. 7th: Winter Wonderlands are pretty and bright. In hopes of snow, let’s wear white!

Dec. 8th: Let’s make the school shine bright. All you need to do is wear Holiday lights.

Health / PE information

Family Life Information:
All Health and PE students have received an Opt-Out form for the Draw the Line/Respect the Line programs that will be taking place in all grade levels after Winter Break. Please review the forms and have your student return them if you wish. All students are Opt'ed IN the class until an Opt-Out form is returned. Therefore, if you would like your child to participate in the course then you do not need to return a form. You have the option of Opting them out of the course entirely or just out of the Pre and Post Surveys.

Inspire Teacher Award

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Use the QR code above or the nomination form link here.

Attendance Email

If a prearranged note was not received for an absence, please email ( 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.

Our attendance email, , is also a great email for bus notes. We need to hear from both families.

Sports Updates

Winter Basketball

Winter basketball season has begun. Boys practice in the front gym until 5:30pm and girls practice in the back gym until 5pm. Contact Coach Eye ( or Coach Arbogast ( with any questions!

Winter Basketball Games

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


Wrestling season has begun. Practice takes place in the cafeteria until 5:30pm. Contact Coach Weller ( or Coach Powers ( with any questions!

Wrestling Matches - Tuesdays at 4:30pm

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

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Homework Help Information

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!

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22'-23' Pence Yearbooks

It's never too early to start thinking about yearbooks! 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, 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 and use code 13754. You may also scan the QR code.

You also purchase a yearbook by bringing cash or a check made payable to WSPMS. Yearbooks orders will only be accepted on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the week. 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

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Bell Schedules

School Calendars

Ms. Guido's art students painted a snow plow for an upcoming parade.