News from the Nest

WKMS Newsletter - September 2021 Issue

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Important September Dates

  • Sept 6 - Labor Day (No School)
  • Sept 7 - Volleyball vs. Pelion @ WKMS 5:30pm
  • Sept 8 - International Literacy Day
  • Sept 9 - Volleyball vs. Beechwood @ BMS 5:30pm
  • Sept 12 - Grandparents Day
  • Sept 14 - Volleyball vs. Beechwood @ WKMS 5:30pm
  • Sept 15 - Collaborative Planning Day - Dismissal @ 12:10pm
  • Sept 15 - Football vs. Gilbert @ WKHS 5:30pm
  • Sept 16 - Volleyball vs. Meadow Glen @ MGMS 5:30pm
  • Sept 17 - Constitution Day
  • Sept 20 - 24 - Scholastic Book Fair at WKMS
  • Sept 21 - Volleyball vs. Pleasant Hill @ WKMS 5:30pm
  • Sept 22 - Football vs. Lexington @ WKHS 5:30pm (8th Gr. Recognition)
  • Sept 23 - Volleyball vs. Sandhills @ Swansea HS 5:30pm
  • Sept 28 - Volleyball vs. Meadow Glen @ WKMS 5:30pm
  • Sept 29 - Football vs. Meadow Glen @ RBHS 6:00pm
  • Sept 30 - Volleyball vs. Carolina Springs @ CSMS
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Important Upcoming Dates for Lexington 1 - Click Image for more info

2021-2022 WKMS Bell Schedule

Food and Drink!

Breakfast and lunch meals are both free this year for White Knoll Middle School students. We hope many students will choose to take advantage of this opportunity.

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. We thank you in advance.

Important Menu Update: Last minute menu changes are occurring frequently and are out of our control due to the nationwide food supply chain issues. Menus on Meal Viewer may not reflect these changes. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time. If you have any questions regarding your school’s menu, feel free to reach out to the cafeteria manager.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.


To keep all students and staff as safe as possible this year, we encourage frequent hand washing, sanitizing hands when entering and exiting classrooms, and social distancing when possible.

As always, if your student is feeling ill, please keep him/her at home to help prevent the spread of germs. We truly appreciate all you do from the home front to help keep our community healthy.

Dress Code

Please be aware of our district dress code by visiting page 33 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?

As we enter this second year of this Covid craziness, we want to make sure that all families are well-aware of the happenings in our school/district and don't want anyone to be left out. To do this, 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. Thank you!

Congrats to Our August & September Positive Referrals!

6th Grade

Jay Sean Jefferson

Jabari Crum

Cameron Buxton

DeWayne Johnson

Maleah Hensley

Giselle Castenada

Jaylen Keith

Petyon Jamison

Christopher Barrett

7th Grade

Maci Williams

Lillian Smith

Jah’Mauri Davis

Dakota Williams

Paris Levy

Savannah Dorn

Grace Goethe

Joshua Centeno Luben

Kate Schnabel

8th Grade

Jake Richardson


Jessie Vazquez

Bonnie Slyce

Taylor Gray

Bria Martin

Karen Jenkins

The Scholastic Book Fair is Coming Soon! Don't Miss Out!

September 20 - September 24, the Scholastic Book Fair will be at WKMS. Plan to swing by the Learning Commons to see what new titles we will have for you. We will have something for everyone to enjoy!

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!". Thank you, Coaches, for representing WKMS so well and for giving your all to our student-athletes.


Joe Albino - Head Coach

Tyler Richardson - Assistant Coach

Adam Powalie - Assistant Coach

Andrew Chaves - Assistant Coach

Evan Richardson - Assistant Coach


Jordan Seigler - Head Coach

Taylor Hash - Assistant Coach

Corrine Hash - Assistant Coach


Serena Olivi - Co-Head Coach

Jenna Safran - Co-Head Coach

Wendy Nance - Assistant Coach

WKMS Football - Come Support our Team!

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Come Cheer on our Volleyball Team!

The War Hawk Volleyball team started out their season with scrimmages against Newberry Middle School and Carolina Springs Middle School. Although the outcomes weren't what we had hoped for, we learned from every point played and came off the court stronger. After a week of tough practices, we're ready to face off against Pleasant Hill Middle School in our first home game on August 31st!

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Congrats to Our 2021 Volleyball Players!

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Interested in Basketball?

Basketball tryouts for girls and boys are taking place the first week in November. A parent and their student athlete must have separate accounts that are linked together in Planet High School once created. All the paperwork in must be complete before tryouts or you cannot tryout. This includes a physical dated after April 1, 2021.

Boys will also be required to get a separate character and academic form filled out from Coach Sellars. These will be provided closer to tryouts. Boys must have all paperwork and the character/academic form filled out by the day of tryouts in order to tryout.

Girls Basketball will have an interest meeting the first week of October. A date will be solidified closer to that time.

If you have any questions contact the following:

Boys Basketball - Coach Sellars via email or call 821-4334.

Girls Basketball - Coach Richardson via email or call 821-4378

Want to join LOCC Club?

On September 23 at 7:30am, we will hold our first LOCC Club meeting to recruit new members. LOCC Club is for students who are interested in living a healthy, safe, and drug free life. Students who are interested in joining will meet in the Little Theatre with Ms. Neal. Thanks!

Interested in WKHS Bass Fishing? Read Below!

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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: