Pence Press

December 19, 2021

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Pence Families-

Beginning on December 22nd, the ability of students to email other students will be removed for all middle school students in the county. The purpose of student email is for educational purposes. However, the middle schools have been observing consistent misuse of email amongst many of our students that is contrary to its purpose. Students are rarely required to collaborate remotely with each other about projects. However, when there is a need for this, they can do so through other educational platforms such as Schoology. Teachers and students will still be able to communicate with each other through email for educational purposes.


Pence Administration

Tail Waggin' Tutors

Our Tail Waggin' Tutors have returned to Pence! We send a big thank you to Lenny and Lacey for reading with our students this week and we are looking forward to their next visit in January!

Tail Waggin' Tutors are registered with Therapy Dog International (TDI). This is an organization dedicated to bringing together registered therapy dogs and their volunteer handlers for the purpose of visiting wherever therapy dogs are needed.

We look forward to many visits from our Tail Waggin' Tutors in the future.

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Bus Changes

Starting Monday, December 20th, students that live on Joppa Court and ride Bus# 257 (Mr. Anderson's bus) will start riding Bus #39 (Mr. Haney's bus).

As well, starting Monday, January 3rd, students on Bus 99, Bus 227, and Bus 70 will have changes. That information was given to students who were present at school on Friday.

If you have any questions, please call the office at 540-879-2535.

FCS Class Activities!

Our FCS students helped provide some gifts for families in our community. Additionally, they learned some piping skills to help decorate holiday treats!
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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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Calendar Reminders:

-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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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 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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