Ms. Day's Patriot Gazette
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Congratulations to PKMS Band Students
This month, 41 PKMS band students auditioned for the South Carolina Band Directors Association Honors Bands.
Congratulations to Grayson Fleury for his acceptance into the South Carolina Junior All-State Band.
Congratulations to the following students for their acceptance into the SCBDA Region 2 Honors Band:
The following students were selected to participate in the Region 2 Alternate Band:
Basketball Heads to the Playoffs
The PKMS Choir sparked off the Pep Rally with "The Star Spangled Banner" sung in three parts.
Meet the PKMS Mascot
Riley Rickenbaugh shows us some Patriot Pride as the new PKMS mascot for the 19-20 school year.
Band Warms Up
The PKMS band is a staple for Pep Rallys and other sprited events. These students do a great job of getting the crowd pumped up.
Meet the PKMS Mascot
Does Your Student Have All Their Supplies?
Innovative Action Research Project
SCIENCE FAIR PROJECTS DUE ON FEB. 14th!
Sixth, 7th, and 8th grade teachers have started collaborations with their students on the Innovative Active Research Projects a.k.a Science Fair Projects. ELA teachers are assisting students with researching valid sources and putting sources in correct MLA formatting for the Works Cited Pages. Science teachers are assisting students with writing valid hypotheses, identifying variables (IV, DV, and CV), researching materials, writing procedures, and collecting data. Math teachers will assist students, after winter break, with creating data tables/graphs based on data collected. Social Studies teachers will assist with helping students write valid conclusions and creating new questions for further study. Exploratory teachers are assisting by embedding the scientific design and engineering processes in their content lessons, when applicable. All 6th grade students will be completing projects in small groups during class sessions. Seventh and eighth grade students will be completing individual projects or group projects outside of school. This school-wide collaborative process began in October and will conclude in March with the CSRA Regional Science Fair at the University of South Carolina-Aiken. Please see below for all of the innovative action research materials.
Events for the Week
February 3-7 - National School Counseling Week
5:30 pm – Bball vs. NAMS @ home
Tuesday 2.4.2020 –
5:30 pm – Bball vs. Kennedy @ Schofield
12:00 pm - Superintendent’s Advisory Council Meeting (Elementary and Middle School)
8:30 am – 1:30 pm – 7th Grade Field Trip to Ruth Patrick
Thursday 2.6.2020 –
February 6 - Superintendent’s Advisory Council Meeting (Teachers)
February 6 - Scripps Spelling Bee
February 8 - Aiken County Teacher Forum’s Brunch with the Board
February 11 - Board of Education Meeting
Feb. 14, 2020 – Student Growth Celebration
Feb. 14, 2020 – 4 – 6 Cupid Shuffle (All Students Must Be Picked Up by 6:00 pm)
February 17 - President’s Day Holiday
Feb. 20, 2020 – Middle School Expo
Feb. 21, 2020 – Science Fair Expo
February 25 - Board of Education Meeting
February 26 - Early Dismissal Day/Teacher Planning Time
Feb. 27, 2020 – Black History Assembly
February 28 - Weather Make Up Day if needed. If not needed, all schools and offices will be closed.