News from the Nest

WKMS Newsletter - September Issue

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Important Dates

  • Aug 31 - First Day of School!
  • Sep 2 - Track B students report to school
  • Sep 3 - Volleyball Scrimmage vs. Batesburg-Leesville @ WKMS 5:30pm
  • Sep 4 - Virtual Learning Day (NO in-person school)
  • Sep 7 - Labor Day (No School)
  • Sep 9 - Volleyball Game vs. Sandhills @ Swansea HS
  • Sep 11 - Internet Safety Workshop for Parents via Zoom @ 1:00pm
  • Sep 11 - Virtual Learning Day (No in-person school)
  • Sep 13 - Grandparents Day!
  • Sep 15 - Volleyball Game vs. Pelion @ WKMS 5:30pm
  • Sep 18 - E-Learning Practice Day
  • Sep 22 - Volleyball Game vs. PHMS @ PHMS 5:30pm
  • Sep 23 - Football Scrimmage vs. Lexington @ WKMS 5:00pm
  • Sep 25 - E-Learning Practice Day
  • Sep 29 - Volleyball Game vs. CSMS @ WKMS 5:30pm
  • Sep 30 - Football Game vs. Beechwood @ LHS 5:30pm

2020-2021 Bell Schedules

Welcome Mr. Hardie!

We want to introduce you to our new Principal of WKMS, Mr. Donald Hardie. Mr. Hardie has 20 years experience in education and began his career as a mathematics teacher at Airport High School. He has served many roles throughout his career, including Assistant Principal, Math and Virtual School Coordinator, and Principal positions.

Mr. Hardie has a wonderful wife, Suzy, and daughter, Joy. Suzy is a Professor at the University of South Carolina's College of Education and Joy is a middle schooler who enjoys ballet and ice skating in her free time. Mr. Hardie can be seen throughout the building "quacking" like a duck and getting to know his student family. He is a die-hard Gamecock fan and an excellent addition to our War Hawk family. WELCOME, MR. HARDIE!

Food and Drink!

School breakfast costs $1.60 and lunch is $3.10 per day. If you need to complete a Meal Application for financial assistance, please do so ASAP by clicking the link below

Lunch choices will be made each morning by completing a digital form and meals will be delivered to classrooms for students to eat. Don't forget to complete the form each morning. Our lunch time is 12:38 - 1:18pm this year and all grade levels will eat at the same time.

Water fountains are closed due to COVID and safety precautions. Please have your child bring a clear plastic water bottle (already filled) each day to stay hydrated.

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School procedures have changed this year, due to COVID. We want to do whatever it takes to keep us all safe and get us back to being face-to-face five days a week. In order to do so, we all need to be committed to do the following:

  • Wear a mask that covers your nose & mouth (anyone entering WKMS is required to do so)
  • 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. (This is the challenging one, but VERY necessary)
  • Refrain from touching your face/mask.

Dress Code

Please be aware of our district dress code by visiting page 32 of the Student Handbook. Our goal is to keep students learning in classes and eliminate the need to call a parent/guardian to come bring a change of clothing due to a dress code violation. Quick reminders: shorts should be finger-tip length, no spaghetti strap tops or showing of the midriff area, and no hats, please. We appreciate you working with us to help make this year a great one for all!

How Do We Contact You?

This year is truly a unique one and good communication is more important than ever. If any of your contact information has changed recently, please email Tammy Wise at, so she can enter the correct information into PowerSchool. We want to make sure that all families are well-aware of the happenings in our school and district and don't want anyone to be left out.

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.

Thank you Coaches!

As our football and volleyball seasons kick off this year, we want to thank our amazing coaching staff! If you see them, make sure you tell them "Go Hawks!". There have been many changes and challenges already this year, but our coaches have dealt with them all with grace and true WarHawk Pride! Thank you, Coaches, for representing WKMS so well.


Joe Albino - Head Coach

Tyler Richardson - Assistant Coach

James Redmond - Assistant Coach

Adam Powalie - Assistant Coach

Dell Lever - Assistant Coach


Jordan Webster - Head Coach

Corrine Hash - Assistant Coach


Wendy Nance - Head Coach

Serena Olivi - Assistant Coach

Get Your WKMS Gear Here!

The school store is only open ONCE a year. There is a wide array of female and male options. You will find general White Knoll gear, football gear, volleyball gear, and cheer options. The store closes September 15th! The items will take about a month to come in. You will be notified when your order arrives.

- Shop Now:
- Store Open From: September 1 - September 15, 2020

White Knoll Remembers 9/11

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Read All About It!

WKMS purchases a fire truck for NYC to replace one of the vehicles devastated by September 11th's attacks. Read the articles below to see how middle school students and faculty stepped up to the plate, took action, and helped others. What great WarHawks!

To those that serve our country each day, thank you for all you do and the sacrifices you make.

A Student's Perspective

Where is the truck now?

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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: