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November 14, 2021

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SCA Canned Food Drive & Spirit Week

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CALENDAR REMINDER

Monday is an ODD Day.
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Fall Retake Pictures - November 18, 2021

A photographer from Strawbridge Studios will be at your school on 11/18/2021 to photograph your Fall retake pictures.


This link ( https://strawbridge.fotomerchanthv.com/clients/wilbur-s-pence-middle-school/fall-retake-pictures-11-18-2021-148/optIn) allows parents to sign up to receive updates via email regarding their child's school portraits. These updates include promotions, additional deals and the ability to order more pictures at a later time. When entering student information, parents should be sure to enter the student's name as it is on file at the school.


Thank you,

Strawbridge Studios, Inc.

Fall Picture Package Delay

Due to supply chain shortages, delivery of purchased fall picture packages will be delayed. Packages are expected to arrive in December. Strawbridge Studios greatly appreciates your patience.
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SCHOOL MUSICAL ANNOUNCEMENT!

Workshop dates for the "Musical Spectacular" are this coming Monday and Tuesday, November 15th and 16th from 3:30-4:30 PM in the WSPMS Auditorium. During the workshops, students will learn a song and dance which they will perform during auditions. We DO NOT plan on needing students for Back Stage Crew this year, so please plan to shine on stage! Students may attend only one or both days! Auditions will be BY APPOINTMENT on November 29 and 30, and December 1 and 2 from 3:30-4:30 PM. Students need to be picked up PROMPTLY at 4:30 PM on ALL days. See Mrs. Mumbauer or Mrs. Harper with any questions and/or paperwork if unable to attend the workshops, beginning November 16.

Vaccine Clinic

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) is holding a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Wilbur S. Pence Middle School on November 17, 2021 between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Attached is a flyer from VDH. If you are interested in having your child receive the vaccine, please access the online registration form by using the QR code or link provided on the flyer. The Virginia Department of Health is only accepting online registrations at this time. Paper permission form will not be accepted. If you wish for your child to receive the vaccine but do not have access to the internet, please call the school and we will arrange for you to come to the school to register your child. The window to register for the vaccine closes at 7pm the day before the clinic.


The vaccine is OPTIONAL for students. No student will be given the vaccine without documented permission from the parent or guardian.

First 9 Weeks Grading Period

The grading period for the first 9-weeks ended on Thursday, October 28th. All grades for that grading period will be up-to-date on Wednesday, November 10th. Please check PowerSchool for the final 9-weeks grades. Paper copies of report cards will not be sent home except for those families who requested them during registration.


As always, PowerSchool is a great tool for students and families to utilize as a form of communication regarding student progress. If you need assistance with accessing your student's account, please contact the school and we'll be happy to assist you.

Upcoming Athletic Seasons

8th Grade Boys and Girls Basketball

Tryouts and practice times:

Boys: Friday 11/19, Monday 11/22, and Tuesday 11/23 from 3:30 - 5:30

Girls: Wednesday 11/17, Thursday 11/18, and Friday11/19 from 3:30 - 5:00

Students must be in good school standing and have a current VHSL physical on file to participate.


Wrestling

Open to all students grades 6, 7, and 8

Wrestling Interest Meeting on Thursday, November 18 at 2:45 in the auditorium

Practice begins Monday, November 29 from 3:30 - 5:30

Students must be in good school standing and have a current VHSL physical on file to participate.

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Yearbook Preorders and more...

As you are attending extracurricular events outside of the school day, please consider uploading your photos to our yearbook photo database. Sometimes the best pictures are taken by you. We would love to potentially include these in our 2022 yearbook. Access https://www.hjeshare.com/eShare/?code=pencems in order to add your photos. Please note that you must include the grade level(s) and name(s) of any student in the photo. If this information is not included, your photo will not be added to the database. The photo must also meet policies according to RCPS. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Dove via email kdove@rockingham.k12.va.us or (540) 578-3459.


Also, don't forget to preorder your yearbook now, https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/?event=general.displayLanding&jobnumber=13754 and enter the school code 13754.


Starting Monday, students may preorder a yearbook with cash or check. If paying in cash, correct change is appreciated. Order forms will NOT be sent home. Your student will need to bring a payment to Mrs. Dove, in room 201, during homeroom in the morning and will fill out an order form then.

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