Pence Press

December 5, 2021

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WSPMS Spelling Bee 2021

Thanks to all that helped with our 2021 Spelling Bee this week. It went beautifully and our winners are now preparing for the County Bee which will take place here at Pence on January 18th at 6:00. The snow date is January 20th.

Our top spellers are:

1st place Justin Hartman

2nd place Mitchell Fife

3rd place Ameer Hijjeh

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

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Help make this year's yearbook amazing! The yearbook club is accepting submission of quotes from students that will appear somewhere in the yearbook IN YOUR HANDWRITING! Of course, there are some requirements- the quotes can be about school, Pence, just advice about the year or school, or a fun memory from this school year. They MUST BE positive and school appropriate. They also must be original- from you (not a quote you copy/paste from someone else.) Interested? Students can access the form to submit their quote in their school email inbox. The deadline for submissions is December 22. If your quote is chosen, you will receive an email from Mrs. Dove with instructions in January.

Don't miss out on your opportunity to purchase a yearbook. You can purchase online by going to and enter the school code of 13754. Or, you may send in cash or check with your student to Mrs. Dove in room 201.

Also~ submit your own photos for the yearbook! Go to: You must fill out all information in the form for your photo to be considered.

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School Pictures

Friday, Dec 10 is make-up picture day. Make up pictures will only occur from 8:20-9:40.

Thursday, Feb 24 is spring picture day. Pre-order only. More information to come as available.

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Calendar Reminders:

-The interim grading period for this 9-weeks will be on Wednesday, December 8.

-Winter Break begins on Wednesday, December 22. Students return to school on Monday, January 3, 2022

-The 1st semester ends on Tuesday, January 14

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In the spring of 2021, the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum invited people from the community to help curate an exhibit sharing experiences from our community during the Covid Pandemic. Mrs. Myers and 8 students from Pence joined the initiative, creating pieces for the exhibit and sharing their stories. The exhibit is currently on display at the museum's location in Staunton, and will remain on display until March 2022. There is also a virtual exhibit that can be accessed as well by going to this link.

FCCLA 8th grade students helping prepare meals!

December Band Concert!

Dec 8, 2021 at 7pm

Come and enjoy our first indoor concert since December 2019!

We will be featuring our 7and 8th-grade Concert Band, Stage Band, and our beginning ⅞ band students.

Student Grown Lettuce!

On November 22, 2021, salads were made from the lettuce Mrs. Wheelbarger's Ag class students grew and harvested. The lettuce was beautiful!


Winter Items for RCPS Families

Event: FREE Winter Items for Families that need the items. Sizes available for children and adults while supplies last

Location: Rockingham County Public Schools- 100 Mount Clinton Pike Harrisonburg VA

Date: December 11th Time: 2:00 p.m. until supplies last

Items available: Coats, Jackets, sweaters, hats, gloves, blankets plus more

Contact Alicia Corral with any questions

Wresting and Basketball Updates

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*We will need help running the scoreboard during the game highlighted in yellow. If you are interested, please contact Candice Ray. Thank you!


Away Games

  • Games at EMS are played in two gyms at the same time, just like here at WSPMS.

  • ALL other AWAY games: Boys play first on Mondays. Girls play first on Thursdays. Games are played back to back in the same gym.

Picture Date: 12/7/2021

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School Bus Class

Our next School Bus Class will be on January 15th, 22nd, and 29th. For more information interested people can call Chris Sours or Jeremy Mason at 540-433-2458. The class is on Saturdays so interested teachers can attend.

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It is your responsibility to bring a mask to school every day. Please have one on worn properly before you get on the bus and enter the school.

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