Pence Press

January 9, 2022

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Reminder: Calendar Updates!

Monday, January 17th: Holiday

Tuesday, January 18th: Teacher Workday (no school for students)

Wednesday, January 19th: New Semester / 3rd Grading Period begins

Thursday, January 27th: Report Cards available in Powerschool


Q: After a missed day due to inclement weather or other unplanned circumstance, what happens to the even/odd schedule?

A: Students return to whatever day (Odd or Even) is scheduled on the calendar for that date. Regardless if they miss one day or multiple days.

For example, if an even day was missed due to snow, the next day the students would return to school on an odd day because that is what is posted on the RCPS Odd/Even calendar.

Rockingham Co Public School Calendars:

Economics Education at Pence

Mrs. Dove's Civic's classes have been learning about the stock market and competed in the Fall Stock Market Game. The teams had a virtual account of $100,000 to invest in the stock market. Ms Glick helped the teams to research possible stocks and both teachers assisted the teams with the game. Our teams competed against middle and high school teams from across Virginia. We would like to recognize our school's top three teams in the Fall Game.

The 1st place team also was the first place team in our JMU region and 9th in the State. The OH NO OUR TABLES ITS BROKEN team earned $6,660 on their portfolio in a very difficult time for the market. Team members are Colton McDorman, Graham Myers, Blake McCain

Our 2nd place team finished 6th in the Region and earned $3,858 on their portfolio. The DUCKZILLAS team members are Ameer Hijjeh, Ali Abu Zahra, Sherlin Lopez-Rojas, Baban Othman

Our 3rd place team finished 7th in the Region and earned $3,549 on their portfolio. The SHAQUILLE OATMEAL team members are Braden Shields, Trenton Forbus, Brock Forbus, Garrett Jennings

Congratulations on your hard work teams!

Pence Wrestling

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Our Pence Wrestling Team had a great opportunity to wrestle side-by-side with the TAHS varsity team against Wilson over the break! It was a great atmosphere for our kids and our wrestlers performed well and enjoyed the experience. Thank you to TAHS for hosting this event.
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Attention all 4-H and FFA members!

**2022 Steer Registration Now OPEN**
FairEntry and $5/head due to the Extension Office by January 13, 2022 at 5PM
Don't forget, all Rules and current information are available at!!
If you need assistance or would like a paper copy please reach out to the Extension Office.

Sphero and keeps plank fun in 7th grade math classes!

RCPS Food & Nutrition Services Announcement

RCPS Food & Nutrition Services is excited to share that the GIANT Company is once again partnering with RCPS to help support children in our school district facing food insecurity. From January 1 through February 28, 2022, everyone who shops at Martin’s Grocery will be invited to “Round Up At The Register” and donate the round up amount to the Feeding School Kids program fund.

Please consider rounding up at the register when shopping at Martin’s if you are able and help us address food insecurity in our community.

Thank you for your support,

Jennifer Williams

Supervisor of Food and Nutrition Services

Rockingham County Public Schools

STEM Activity in science class - Ultimate Sledding Hill

Winter Clothes Drive Thank You

Thank you to all that volunteered and or gave items. This was such a huge success On Saturday, December 11, Rockingham County Public Schools hosted an event that provided winter items to over 600 families in Rockingham County. Items available included; coats, jackets, sweaters, hats, gloves, blankets, and more. Volunteers included Rockingham County Public School employees and their families, along with the support of Cargill employees. One attendee was quoted as saying, “God Bless, you. It might not seem like a lot to some, but for my family, this is huge.” Thanks to community members who donated over 4,000 items, this event served the needs of those unable to provide these items for their families.

We will be hosting this event again next year. If you have any new or gently used toys, coats, blankets or winter items that you would like to donate, please contact me. I will continue to give them out to families in need during this school year.

Alicia Corral-Clark, Ed.D.

EL Supervisor/Liaison

Phone: (540) 564-3251

December Holiday Musical Walk-Through

Lost and Found

Our lost and found collection is growing. Students should check the coat rack near the band room next week for missing coats, sweatshirts, lunchboxes, water bottles, and more.
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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 Bus Driver Training

Our next School Bus Driving 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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