Knighthawk Family News

Pleasant Knoll Middle School

Message from Mr. Young

Knighthawk Family,


I hope that all of our families had a wonderful Winter Break. We are kicking off the 2nd semester of the 2018-19 school year this week. As the year will start to wind down, we ask our students to really look at their academic performance and how they can continue their success or improve on how they performed in the 1st semester. If you feel your child is not performing to their greatest potential, please contact their teachers or the school. It is important that we work together to help them be successful.


One of the main events that we are looking forward to in the second semester is our Literacy/STEAM night on March 21. We ask all of our families to come out and see what our students have been working on related to our One School, One Book, Refugee by Alan Gratz. Our students have a lot of work that they will present that night as well as quite a few fun activities. Also, as spring sports kicks off in about a month, we will have many athletic events that you can bring your family to and support the Knighthawks. We look forward to seeing you!


Thank you again for your support of your child and PKMS!


Grey Young, Principal

NOVEMBER KNIGHTHAWK FLYERS

Knighhawk Flyers for November (Students of the Month):

Students pictured (L-R): Camden Norris, Ethan McCormick, Dillon Bravo, Dakato Bey, Kian Constantine, Carter Engle, Amari Riley, Nora Robinson, Ryan Cook-Holroyd, Kaylee Pease, McKenzie Mosser

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DECEMBER KNIGHTHAWK FLYERS

Knighthawk Flyers for December (Students of the Month):

Students pictured (L-R): Conner Williamson, Caitlin Scott, Gracie Garland, John Dober, Marcus McMann, Yoshi Ono, Harriette Horsley, Liam Bartman, Makayla Cone, Kailyn Cabana

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Nurse's News

It is not too late for the flu vaccine

Why should people get vaccinated against the flu?

The first and most important step in preventing the flu is to get a flu vaccine each year. A flu vaccine has been shown to reduce flu related illnesses and the risk of serious flu complications that can result in hospitalization or even death. CDC also recommends everyday preventive actions (like staying away from people who are sick, covering coughs and sneezes and frequent hand-washing) to help slow the spread of germs that cause respiratory (nose, throat, and lungs) illnesses, like flu.

For more information visit https://www.scdhec.gov/health

ATTENTION: 6th GRADE STUDENTS AND PARENTS

Please make an appointment for your child to update their Tdap vaccination before next school year. ALL seventh graders will be REQUIRED to get the Tdap vaccine to protect them against whooping cough (pertussis). One (1) dose of Tdap vaccine (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) administered on or after the 7th birthday will be required for all seventh graders. It is strongly recommended that adolescents who have not yet received a dose of Tdap vaccine be immunized in advance of this requirement. Students who are not up to date with their Tdap vaccination may not be allowed to attend school. For more information, please visit www.scdhec.gov/health/vaccinations

Please send a copy of the immunization record to the school nurse once they receive the updated vaccination.

PKMS STEAM/Literacy Family Night!

Mark your calendar for our PKMS STEAM/ Literacy Family Night March 21!

Please mark your calendars for our PKMS STEAM/Literacy Family Night on Thursday, March 21, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Teachers and students will be showcasing the wonderful ways that STEAM and literacy are infused across the curriculum. Visit our exhibits, watch our students perform and share their work, participate in STEAM/literacy-related activities, and stop by our school Book Fair to purchase 2019 Summer Reading books. We will look forward to seeing you for this special evening!

Knighthawk Athletics Update

  • 7th Grade Girls Basketball is 9-1 on the season and have the #1 seed in the FMAC Tournament. They will have their 1st game next Monday, January 28.
  • 8th Grade Girls Basketball is 3-7 on the season and will play Indian Land on Thursday at PKMS in the 1st round of the FMAC Tournament.
  • 7th Grade Boys Basketball is 5-5 on the season and will play Gold Hill at 4:30PM on Thursday at PKMS in the 1st round of the FMAC Tournament.
  • 8th Grade Boys Basketball is 5-5 on the season and will play Gold Hill at 7:15PM on Thursday at PKMS in the 1st round of the FMAC Tournament.

PKMS Cinch Bags!

Purchase a PKMS Cinch Bag for $10!

Click here to connect to your 'pay fees' site.

Simply log in to your account and click on the cinch bag icon to purchase.

We will send the bag home with your student or hold for you in the front office if you let us know that ahead of time. (803.835.3770)

Counselors Corner

All 8th grade parents are invited to an informative night about high school registration. High School staff and counselors from each high school will be here.

  • Students going to Fort Mill High School will meet in the gym on January 22nd at 6:30
  • Students going to Nation Ford High School will meet in the cafeteria on January 31st at 6:30

Every parent of an 8th grade student will get an invitation and a time to attend an (IGP) Individual Graduation Plan meeting to register your child for high school. We will do this in the School’s Learning Commons. The date is February 13th.

The Counselors will be see every 8th grade student and introduce the Program of Studies and the high school registration form. This is Feb. 4th

January TOP KNIGHTHAWK!

Congratulations to Ms. Lyons - 7th grade Science teacher and our January PKMS TOP KNIGHTHAWK! She was nominated by her peers for continually soaring above and beyond!

PKMS PTO

Join the PKMS PTO for their next general meeting!

Meetings will be held the last Friday of each month @ 8:15am in the Learning Commons:


January 25

February 22

March 22

April 26

May 31




Click the link here for more information on our PTO!

Parent Communication

We would like to keep all of our parents informed of upcoming events, classroom news, and school news. Please use the PKMS website, http://pkms.fortmillschools.org/. It should be a primary source of communication for our families and Mrs. Munn does an outstanding job of updating it on a regular basis. Please also use our Twitter and Facebook pages for information as well.


Twitter - @PK_Knighthawks

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PKMSKnighthawks/

HAT Day this Friday!

Bring $1 to your homeroom teacher and wear your favorite hat! Money raised will go to the Foundation for Fort Mill Schools' Chili Cook-Off.