News from the Nest

WKMS Newsletter - October Edition

Upcoming Events

  • Oct. 5 - Wear BLUE to support Bullying Prevention!
  • Oct. 6 - Volleyball Game vs. MGMS @ MGMS 5:30pm
  • Oct. 7 - Football Game vs. Batesburg-Leesville @ WKHS 6:00pm
  • Oct. 9 - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
  • Oct. 9 - Parent/Teacher Conference Day
  • Oct. 13 - Volleyball Game vs. Beechwood @ WKMS 5:30pm
  • Oct. 14 - Football Game vs. Gilbert @ WKHS 6:00pm
  • Oct. 15 - Wear PURPLE to support LGBTQ Bully Prevention
  • Oct. 15 - Volleyball Lex10 Tournament - Round 1
  • Oct. 16 - School-wide Book Club
  • Oct. 17 - 23 - Safe Schools Week
  • Oct. 20 - Volleyball Lex10 Tournament - Round 2
  • Oct. 20 - School Board Meeting @ 7:00pm Central Services
  • Oct. 21 - Football Game vs. PHMS @ WKHS 6:00pm
  • Oct. 23 - 31 - Red Ribbon Week (See Flyer Below)
  • Oct. 26 - Wear RED for Red Ribbon Week
  • Oct. 27 - Wacky/Tacky Tuesday
  • Oct. 28 - Wear Camo
  • Oct. 29 - Hat Day
  • Oct. 30 - Boo to Drugs Day (Halloween Costume - see below!)
  • Oct. 27 - Volleyball Lex10 Championship
  • Oct. 29 - Football Game vs. MGMS @ RBHS 6:00pm
  • Oct. 31 - Daylight Savings Time Ends (Set Clocks back 1 Hour)

Did You Know that October is Bullying Prevention Month?

During this time, we will be educating ourselves on how to stand up and speak out regarding bullying. Students have begun processing what bullying feels like, sounds like, and looks like and some have even created art centered on this topic. Take a moment to view each student's work and process what the message is behind the art. We have some talented and caring students at WKMS. Our WarHawks make us proud!


We welcome more submissions of awesome work depicting anti-bullying to share with students throughout the month. All submissions can be sent to tshull@lexington1.net.

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LADS Club...

Do you want to get involved in LADS? The LADS club (Lose Alcohol Drugs and Tobacco) is open to all sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students that strive to live a healthy and drug-free life. The club will be virtual for the time being. For more information on how to get involved, please email Ms. Bowen at jbowen@lexington1.net.

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WKMS Volleyball

Short season and smaller crowds won't stop our girls on the court! They bring their all to every game and represent WKMS so well. These ladies are hard-working in class and on the court and we are proud of each and every one of them.


These ladies started off their season strong with a 4-1 start! They've got a tough finish to their season still facing off with Meadow Glen and Beechwood, but the girls are looking fierce and ready. Coach Webster and Coach Hash are confident the girls will attack each game looking for the win! Go War Hawks!

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It's Game Time!!!

Football is off to a great start. We are happy to report that even during a pandemic, we have 49 kids and 6 student managers on the team this year. Our first game is 9/30 against Beechwood at Lexington HS. Check out our schedule below. Go Hawks!
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WKMS Championship Culture Video!

Click Here to See What WKMS Championship Culture is All About!

Introducing your 2020-2021 Cheerleading Squad! Congratulations!

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Thanks for Visiting Us, Dr. Little!

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Our Leaders Work Tirelessly to Help Keep Us Safe!

Our Nursing Staff is Incredible!

Linda Boatright, RN and Sarah Hoover, HRA have been doing an amazing job taking care of our students and staff during this unprecedented time. So much goes on behind the scenes to keep us safe, and we appreciate all they do for us each and every day. Thank you Nurse Boatright and Ms. Hoover for being an ESSENTIAL role at WKMS and for doing so with such positivity and dedication. We are lucky to have you.

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Covid Care

We have begun the school year on the right foot. Let's commit to continue to do all things listed below to keep us all safe.


  • Wear a mask that covers your nose & mouth
  • Wash your hands OFTEN (a minimum of 20 seconds each time)
  • Hand sanitize as you enter and exit a room
  • Remain 6 feet apart at ALL TIMES.
  • Refrain from touching your face/mask.
WKMS Quick Nurse Tips

Click here to see a few other suggestions for your health from our awesome nursing staff.

FLU CLINIC!

DHEC will be offering a walk up flu clinic at Oak Grove Elementary school on Monday, October 5th from 3:00 to 6:00pm for the WKMS area. Mark your calendars and be on the lookout for more details coming soon, if this interests you.

Welcome to Our New WKMS Faculty Members!

Student Council

Interested in being a member of Student Council this year? Things might look a little different, but there are still many opportunities to make a difference and become good leaders here at WKMS. We have officer positions and cabinet positions available. If this is something that intrigues you, please complete the Student Council form below. More information regarding the election process will be sent to those that complete it.


All members are required to have a C average and be able to attend meetings at 8:00am once every 3 weeks. LOOLA students are encouraged to be on Student Council as well!


Student Council Google Form

Goal Setting!

One of the strategies that helps students be most successful is making goals and planning how to accomplish them. At WKMS, we believe in the power of goal-setting. Parents and guardians, we challenge you to take a couple of minutes to speak with your children about the goals you have set in your life and how it impacted you.


Check out these kiddos below setting goals and more in Ms. Hawkin's 6th grade classroom.

Making Atoms!

These 7th graders made atoms out of clay in Ms. Burroughs' class. Each student was provided their own clay to ensure we were following Covid safety precautions. What a creative way to learn about atoms and to make the unseen seen!

Heart Maps

8th graders in Ms. Inabinette's ELA-LOOLA classes created Heart Maps to brainstorm topics that they might want to write about this school year. These students are off to a great start. Maybe we will see some of their writing in the near future!


Question for you: What would be on your heart map to write about?

WKMS Family Hub

Check out our WKMS Family Hub for resources, tips for Schoology and PowerSchool, athletic schedules, and more! There is a plethora of information here that will help you make this year the best it can be.

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Disclosure

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 Internet: http://www.lexington1.net/contact-us.