News from the Nest

WKMS Newsletter - May 2022 Issue

Important Dates

  • May 1 - 8 - National Music Week
  • May 2 - 6 - Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 3 - AVID Night for CURRENT 7th/8th Yearlong Cohorts
  • May 4 - Star Wars Day - May the 4th be with U! (Dress up)
  • May 4 - Spring Theater Production is CANCELED
  • May 5 - SC Ready Field Test for 6 - 8
  • May 6 - 12 - National Nurse Week
  • May 10 - Band Concert @ 6:30pm in WKMS Gym
  • May 12 - Chorus Concert @ 6pm in Little Theater
  • May 16 - SC Ready Test - ELA Day 1
  • May 17 - SC Ready Test - ELA Day 2
  • May 17 - Lexington 1 School Board Meeting
  • May 18 - SC Ready Test - Math
  • May 18 - 8th Grade Dance, 4-6pm in WKMS Cafeteria
  • May 19 - SC Ready Test - Science for 6th Grade
  • May 20 - Field Day at WKMS
  • May 24 - Virtual SIC Meeting @ 5:30pm
  • May 25 - 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony @ WKHS 6pm
  • May 26 - Algebra 1 End-of-Course Exam
  • May 26 - Orchestra Concert @ 6:30pm in Little Theatre
  • May 30 - Memorial Day (No School)
  • June 1 - Half-Day for Students
  • June 2 - Half-Day and LAST Day of School for Students

Teacher Appreciation Week: May 2nd-6th

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The teachers of White Knoll Middle School are hardworking, persistent, caring, and willing to do whatever it takes to help each student succeed. During this week, consider expressing your appreciation to your teachers for all they do.

Here are some ideas to help you begin thinking and most of them are FREE:

  • Make a card
  • Write an email
  • Write a letter
  • Write a poem
  • Create a piece of art
  • Draw or color a picture
  • Tell them what you appreciate about them
  • Little Treats
  • Be EXTRA, SUPER awesome in class
  • Smile and say "Hello" or "Thank you for all you do" to each teacher you pass in the hall

Here's Another Way to Celebrate Your Teachers!

An important strength of our school is the partnership between community and schools. Today's challenges in education call for even stronger relationships. As schools support our communities, we would like to provide the opportunity for our community to support our school. Please take this opportunity to thank a White Knoll Middle educator or staff member for their hard work and remind them of the impact they have made on a child's life. Your words just might make this person's year!

Join us in sharing your appreciation by filling out the form here.

*Please note: Responses submitted may be shared on WKMS social media sites.

Spring Football Practice at WKMS!

Spring football practice will begin Monday, May 2nd. Please refer to the schedule below for times and dates of each practice. All rising 7th and 8th graders may attend. Must have a physical uploaded onto PlanetHS in order to attend.

Contact Coach Albino with any questions.

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Fine Arts Performances are Coming!!

Check out the dates of the performance arts concerts below and make plans to attend to support your students and classmates.

May 4: Theatre Spring performance canceled.

May 10: Band Concert, WKMS Gym, 6:30 pm

May 12: Chorus Concert, WKMS Little Theater, 6:00 pm

May 26: Orchestra Concert, WKMS Little Theater, 6:30 pm

Children's Book Week is May 2 - 8.

Many teachers will be reading or talking about their favorite children's books in classes during this special week. We would like to challenge you to take a moment at home to discuss your favorite children's book and why. Did you like it because it was funny or because it had a good message? Was it the incredible illustrations you often find in these books? Or perhaps, you have a wonderful memory attached to when you read it or had it read to you? Whatever your reason for loving the book, share it with your family and open the discussion of the power of books.

100 Best Children's Books of All Time

Check it out! How many of these have you read?

Rags: Hero Dog of WWI - Book Talk

Learn about this incredible book from Ms. Cogdill!

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May 4th - Wear your Star Wars Clothing

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Our Nursing Staff is the Best!

May 12th is National School Nurse Day. Our nursing staff always does an incredible job, but this year, their work has been out of this world! COVID-19 was tough, but it could not beat our nurses. We are SO thankful for all the measures they take each and every day to help keep our students and staff safe and healthy. Take a moment on this day to say thank you in your own special way to our nurse, Ms. Linda Boatright, RN and Health Room Assistant, Ms. Sarah Hoover. They deserve to feel extra special because they are!

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SC Ready & SC PASS Testing!

SC Ready & SCPass Testing is coming! Please try not to schedule any appointments on the following dates: May 5th and May 16 - 19. This will help reduce the number of make-up tests that will have to be administered and also keep your student from having to miss even more class to take the make-up assessment. We appreciate your help with this and look forward to seeing how amazing our War Hawk students do each day of these tests.

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Track & Field Stars!

Track and Field came to an end with a final championship meet where athletes Londynn Guess, Divine Tailey, Jonathan Keith, Junior Tchapmou, and Travis Boyd were able to show off their hard work! Londynn and Jonathan, with the help of their teammates, both placed first in the 4x100 meter boy's and girl's relays. Londynn placed third in the 100-meter race. Divine was able to get a personal best and place 3rd in the 100-meter Hurdles. Junior placed 3rd in the 400-meter race. With their accomplishments, and their teammates, our girl's team placed 2nd and our boy's placed 3rd in our conference! By far our most successful season in recent years!

Don't forget to buy your yearbook!

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Memorial Day - Monday, May 30, 2022

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While you are enjoying your day off, take a moment to think about those that have given their ALL to serve our country. Many people have fought for the freedoms of our country and many have died in service to it. Let's not forget these brave men and women and honor them on this day and all days moving forward.

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What about this summer?

High School Summer Reading Information

Rising 9th graders, please click here!

Middle School Summer Reading Information

Rising 6th - 8th graders, click here!

Exercising Your Brain this Summer

Click here for TONS of resources you can access this summer to help keep your mind fresh!

Some Great Words of Wisdom for Us All!

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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