News from the Nest

WKMS Newsletter - November 2023 Issue

November's Important Dates

Native American Heritage Month

Nov 6 - College Colors Day

Nov 7 - Veterans' Day Breakfast for Veterans @ 8:30am

Nov 7 - WKMS Football Banquet @ 6:00pm

Nov 11 - Veterans Day

Nov 13 - Nov 17 Patriotism Week

Nov 13 - Nov 17 - World Kindness Week

Nov 13 - World Kindness Day (Wear a Cardigan like Mr. Rogers)

Nov 13 - Makeup Picture Day

Nov 15 - WKMS Family Night "Full STEAM Ahead" 5:30 - 7:00pm

Nov 16 - Volleyball Banquet @ 6pm

Nov 16 - Basketball Game (7th Grade) @ Home vs. ALA 5:30pm

Nov 20 - College Colors Day

Nov 20 - Basketball Game @ Home vs. East Point 5:30pm

Nov 21 - Read & Relax Day (Wear comfy clothing and bring a book - No PJs)

Nov 21 - Lunch with Dad at WKMS

Nov 22 - Nov 24 - Thanksgiving Break (No School)

Nov 27 - College Colors Day

Nov 27 - Basketball Game @ Home against Sandhills 5:30pm

Nov 28 - SIC Meeting via Zoom 5:00pm

Nov 29 - Collaborative Planning Day - Dismissal @ 12:05pm

Nov 29 - Drama Production of "Awaiting Wonderland" 6:30pm

Nov 30 - Basketball Game @ Home vs. Lakeside 5:30pm

To those that have served, we salute you!

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Our Dance Team Rocks!

Congrats to our WKMS Dance Company! They placed 3rd in the Pom category and 1st in the Lyrical category in their first competition of the season. Way to go, dancers and Coach Cooper!

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WKMS Football - Division Champs!

Our White Knoll Middle School football team finished their regular season with a first time ever undefeated season of 7-0! They also earned a school history win of Division Champs! The Knoll took to the field in the Lex 10 Championship and although they came up a bit short of the title, they represented our school so well! These young men and coaches have served our community so well all season and we are so proud of the effort they put into every practice and every day! Thank you to the families and community members that have supported our War Hawks! We have had record-breaking attendance and the boys truly felt the love.

We also want to thank our amazing cheerleaders, dancers, and coaches that have supported the team this season as well! You brought such wonderful energy to the field each week!

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Football Players, Cheerleaders, and Dancers Wake Up Early to Greet WKES Students!

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Congrats to Miss Emilee Huffman (7th Grade)!

Congratulations are in order for Emilee Huffman (7th Grade) for auditioning and being chosen to participate in the SC ACDA (South Carolina American Choral Directors Association) Honor Choir! Emilee will be attending the choral clinic and perform in the concert at Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center on January 20th. Way to go, Emilee! We are so proud of you and know you will represent White Knoll Middle School amazingly!

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Meet our Support Staff Member of the Year Finalists!

Congrats to Ms. Wendy Nance (Executive Secretary), Ms. Janice Lee (Custodian), and Ms. Tammy Augustin (ISS Monitor) for being voted the top 3 candidates for Support Staff of the Year for the 2023-2024 school year. These ladies work tremendously hard EVERY DAY and represent our school so well. We are so proud to have them as part of the WKMS WarHawk community!
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Congrats to Ms. Janice Lee - WKMS Support Staff Member of the Year!

Congrats to Ms. Janice Lee (Custodian) for being voted WKMS Support Staff Member of the Year! Ms. Janice has worked for WKMS for over 20 years and has given her all the entire time. Ms. Lee works hard to keep our school clean and takes time to get to know the students and show interest in their lives. You can often find Ms. Lee on the 6th grade hallway talking to students as she's cleaning up. Thank you for all you do and for who you are, Ms. Janice! We love you!

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Interested in Trying Out for Girls Basketball?

Just a reminder that if you are interested in Girl's Basketball, tryouts are two weeks from today. You MUST have a physical dated after April 1, 2023 in order to try out. A physical form is attached to this email.

WHAT: Girls Basketball Tryouts

WHEN: Wednesday, November 1st, and Thursday, November 2nd from 3:30-5:30 PM



If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out. Go, War Hawks!

Tyler Richardson

White Knoll Middle School

6th & 7th Grade Social Studies Teacher

C-Team Assistant Football Coach

Head Girls Basketball Coach

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November 13th, Wear that Cardigan!

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November 15th, Family Fun Night - Join Us!

This night is going to be FUN and it's FREE!!!!!

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November 21st, Read & Relax Day!

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Dads (Dad figures) Come Eat Lunch Nov 21!

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Literacy is Lit!

Attention Parents/Guardians: For ideas to help engage your student in reading, check out the article 20 Ways to Keep Your Middle Schooler Interested in Reading by Scholastic. Tons of suggestions here!

Our Library is Bustling!

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Congrats, Mr. Henry - MCEC Grant Winner!

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Order Your Yearbook Today!

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8th Grade Yearbook Ad!

This year The Talon is selling yearbook ads to celebrate 8th grader promotion to high school! Orders for yearbook ads will end on December 1st! Get yours while there is still time!


What is a yearbook ad?

A yearbook ad is a special section at the back of our yearbook reserved just for 8th graders. Your parents, grandparents, or guardian can purchase a space to celebrate you and put a special message or pictures to be published in the yearbook!

How much are they?

1/8 page ads are $45 (full color)

1/4 page ads are $75 (full color)

1/2 page ads are $90 (full color)

Where do I order?

Click HERE!

If you have any questions, please let Ms. Blakely (Art Teacher) know!

Be Kind Each Day

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