News from the Nest
WKMS Newsletter - November Issue
- Oct. 31 - Honor Hawk Assemblies - 6th @ 9:00, 7th @ 10:00, 8th @ 11:00 (parking and sign-in available in front and back of school)
- Nov. 1 - READ & RELAX Day - Wear comfy clothing and bring a blanket/pillow
- Nov. 1 - Flu Clinic for Students 2:00 - 3:00pm
- Nov. 1 - SuperHawks Celebration
- Nov. 2 - Debbie Rogers Cheer Classic @ Colonial Life Arena
- Nov. 4 - Mission Lexington "Helping Keep Our Community Clean" Donation Drive begins
- Nov. 6 - FCA meeting in the Little Theater @ 7:30am
- Nov. 7 - Skate Night at Three Fountains Skating Rink
- Nov. 7 - District Honors Orchestra Auditions
- Nov. 11 - Veterans Day Breakfast @ 8:30am
- Nov. 11 - Veterans Day Concert at WKHS
- Nov. 13 - FCA meeting in the Little Theater @ 7:30am
- Nov. 15 - Mission Lexington "Helping Keep Our Community Clean" Donation Drive ends
- Nov. 20 - FCA meeting in the Little Theater @ 7:30am
- Nov. 20 - WKMS Dance Concert
- Nov. 21 - Curriculum Night 6:30 - 8:00pm
- Nov. 27 - 29 - Thanksgiving Break
A Message from Mr. Smith...
As we begin our second 9-weeks of school I want to take a moment to thank our parents for their awesome support. WKMS is a very special place because of its people. We have super students, wonderful parents, and an awesome staff. Working together, this is going to be a great year.
I often tell our students to “get your minds right.” I encourage all students to do that as we begin a new grading period. Celebrate your successes, face your challenges, acknowledge your mistakes, and make sure that your mind is right every morning as you enter these doors. You are talented, hard-working, kind, and resilient. Set your goals high and do your very best this 9-weeks.
As a staff we remind ourselves daily to “capture kids’ hearts” and to set the bar high in our classes. I challenge all of us to examine our commitments weekly, to touch base with our accountability partners, and to NEVER sell ourselves or our students short. Each of you is tremendously important in our students’ lives.
As parents, I encourage you to talk to your children regularly about school. A major focus at WKMS is increasing our volume of reading. Talk to your children about the book(s) they are currently reading, head to the library or bookstore when you can, and consider reading together. Make it a habit to review grades and assignments in PowerSchool weekly. Ask your child to walk you through how they are using their new Chromebook and let them show you their work in Schoology or Google Classroom.
During these three years at WKMS our children need ALL of us to be actively involved in their lives. THANK you for all you do as we work to engage our students in learning, create a culture of kindness, and capture kids’ hearts.
PROUD to be your principal,
Power Skill of the Month
Congratulations to our 2019-2020 WKMS Teacher of the Year - Mrs. Bonnie Slyce!
Congratulations to our new Student Council Officers and Cabinet Members!
Our students elected an amazing group of young leaders this year! We look forward to doing great things for our school and our community. Stay tuned for opportunities for you to help us make a difference!
Student Body President - Brett Cassan
Student Body Treasurer - Autumn Moore
Student Body Secretary - AJ Chism
8th Grade Vice President - Alayah Guess
7th Grade Vice President - Aliyah Andrade
6th Grade Vice President - Jack Burger
Student Body Cabinet:
6th Grade - Kailey Cassan, Sydney Culbreth, and Kennedy Putman
7th Grade - Marcel Duncan, Haley Freeman, Alena Mathew, and Madison Putman
8th Grade - Savannah Gongre and Caleb Salyer
Amazing Art Showcase!
"Helping Keep Our Community Clean" Donation Drive
Items to be collected:
- soap/body wash
- other hair products
- toilet paper
- Laundry Detergent
- Dishwashing Soap
- Mops & Brooms
- Sponges and Scrubbers
- Cleaning Spray
- Floor Cleaner
- Dish Towels
National Bullying Prevention Month
Red Ribbon Week!
- Friday - Hat Day
- Monday - Athletic Day "Run from drugs!"
- Tuesday - Hawaiian Day "Lei off drugs"
- Wednesday - Red Out Day
- Thursday - Peace Day - "Peace out drugs!"
A Word from Coach Webster - Volleyball
Coach Albino Comments on the Football Season
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 http://www.lexington1.net/contact-us.
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