The Pizitz Post
for Students, Parents & Families - December 12, 2022
Making Spirits Bright
During this holiday season, as we prepare for the new year, it is a good time to reflect on the semester. It is a blessing to work alongside the most dedicated teachers and staff. From jumping in to participate in PE to grading exams and coming out to support the students in their events, our teachers are committed to building meaningful relationships with your kids that foster a sense of community and kindness. I am thankful for their on-going support of our students, and I am thankful for our parents' partnership in this good work.
We hope you and your families have a blessed holiday season. See you in the New Year!
Enjoy the holidays! Students return on January 4, 2023.
Many of our students have been prepping for and participating in a variety of competitions. Here are a few highlights from last week:
- Our math teams competed in a tournamet at VHHS. The 6th, 7th, and 8th grade teams won first place.
- Our Scholar's Bowl competed against Berry on Tuesday. All three teams took first place. The 7th and 8th grade teams are undefeated this season.
- The bowling teams participated in the South Metro Tournament. The boys won the Metro Championship!
- The girls' competition cheer squad won first in the state competition. They will head to nationals in Februrary.
Keep up the good work, Pirates!
Here are a few important dates to note:
- December 12: Holiday Choir Concert
- December 13: Pep-Rally; Holiday Band Concerts
- December 14: Holiday Assembly (for students and faculty)
- December 16: Holiday Class Parties & Early Dismissal
- December 19- January 3: Holiday Break
*We will have an altered schedule on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday this week. The school day ends at 1:00 p.m. on Friday.
If you haven't taken the time to give feedback about our school's core values and your child's learning experience at Pizitz, take a moment to fill out the survey here.
We appreciate your feedback, and your partnership with us in working to provide the best middle school experience for your child.
The survey will close on December 16. Thank you!
Take a Break before the Break!
Students, would you like to spend a class period in the library hanging out, watching a movie, playing games, or just spending time with your friends? Well, Thursday, December 15, you can do just that! Purchase a wristband for $5 and you can spend ONE (1) class period in the library (after checking in with your teacher). Students may only purchase ONE (1) wristband to spend ONE (1) class period in the library. Wristbands will be on sale Monday, Dec. 12 through 8:00 AM Thursday, December 15. See Mrs. Smith if you have any questions.
Library CLOSED Thursday, December 15
Due to the "Take A Break Before The Break" event, the library will be CLOSED. Only those students participating in the event will be allowed in the library Thursday.
Track & Field
Congratulations to the Indoor Track & Field team for their performance at the first qualifier Middle School Indoor Meet on Decemeber 8. Forty-one athletes qualified to compete at the Middle School Championships on Janunary 19.
The following athletes placed top 3 in their events:
Krislyn Thomas - 1st in Pole Vault
Lizzie Griem - 3rd in Pole Vault
Emma Harper - 3rd in Shot Put
Walker McInnis - 1st in High Jump, 2nd in 400m dash
Keith Morrell - 2nd in High Jump
Garrett Jones - 3rd in 400m dash
Spencer Kyle, Mills Heard, Watson Turnage, and Cance Mills- 3rd in Boys 4x200m Relay
Our Indoor Track & Field team will compete again on January 5 at the CrossPlex. Go Pirates!