News from the Nest

WKMS Newsletter - April 2023 Issue

Important Dates in April

  • National Library Month
  • April 3 - 7 - Spring Break! (No School!)
  • April 3 - 7 - National Assistant Principals Week
  • April 11 - Math Spring iReady Test (Do Your Absolute Best!)
  • April 12 - 13 - District Honor Choir - Lexington High
  • April 13 - ELA Spring iReady Test (Show What You Know!)
  • April 13 - District Dance Concert @ LOPAC - 7pm
  • April 14 - Honor Hawk Award Programs (8th -> 8:30, 7th -> 10:00, 6th -> 11:30)
  • April 19 - Collaborative Planning Day - Dismissal @ 12:05
  • April 21 - Chorus attends Carowinds Music Festival
  • April 22 - Earth Day
  • April 24 - 28 - Administrative Professionals Week
  • April 24 - 28 - National Library Week
  • April 25 - Career & Technology Fair - 8:00 - 10:30am
  • April 25 - SIC Zoom meeting @ 5pm
  • April 28 - 8th Grade Formal Dance - 5:30 - 7:30pm
  • April 29 - International Dance Day
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We Love Our Community!

WKMS Flight classes participated in a "Love Our Community" Food Drive in February. Each Flight class was responsible for a particular item. Students worked together to collect over 1,250 items in total for our local community and food banks. The donations are being split between local blessing boxes in neighborhoods surrounding WKMS, Harvest Hope, and Mission Columbia at Northside Baptist Church. Our community feels the love from our War Hawks!

A big thank you to Ms. Blakely for leading the charge in this service project!

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Our Assistant Principals Are Amazing!

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When we asked our staff to describe our amazing Assistant Principals, the responses we received were a true reflection of these wonderful leaders. Check out our word cloud below to see the descriptions! We appreciate all you do for us, Ms. Schilit, Ms. Thom, and Mr. Bailey. Thank you for loving and supporting ALL of your WKMS Family. You are all rockstars!

6th Grade Assistant Principal - Margaret Schilit

7th Grade Assistant Principal - Angela Thom

8th Grade Assistant Principal - Daniel Bailey

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Administrative Professionals Week

April 24th - 28th is National Administrative Professionals Week. We believe that our crew is the best there is, here at White Knoll Middle School. If you see any of these incredible people below, be sure to let them know how much you appreciate ALL they do for us. This group is the glue that often holds everything together and we are blessed to have them here.

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Congrats to Our AVID Scholars!

We are happy to announce our new AVID Scholars for the 2023-2024 school year. These students completed an application, wrote reflections, and participated in an interview to be chosen for this amazing program . We are so excited about all the new opportunities and experiences headed their way! Be sure to congratulate these new AVID Scholars, when you see them.

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Congratulations to Euneke McLemore! (7th Grade)

Euneke is our March winner of the "I Love Books" campaign and receives a $15.00 Gift Card to Books-A-Million for recommending the book, Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz. Euneke likes this book because "the book is about a jewish boy who lived in Warsaw (who was actually a real person) and how he went through the troubles of the Holocaust. He was taken to many camps throughout many years and experienced so many terrible things in those the point it barely even affected him anymore." Euneke recommends this book to "people who like history and WW2. The book truly shows the horrors of the holocaust and the traumatic experiences that were brought with it." Please read below to see what Prisoner B-3087 is all about. It might just be your next favorite book!

Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz:

Survive. At any cost.

10 concentration camps. 10 different places where you are starved, tortured, and worked mercilessly. It's something no one could imagine surviving. But it is what Yanek Gruener has to face. As a Jewish boy in 1930s Poland, Yanek is at the mercy of the Nazis who have taken over. Everything he has, and everyone he loves, have been snatched brutally from him. And then Yanek himself is taken prisoner -- his arm tattooed with the words PRISONER B-3087. He is forced from one nightmarish concentration camp to another, as World War II rages all around him. He encounters evil he could have never imagined, but also sees surprising glimpses of hope amid the horror. He just barely escapes death, only to confront it again seconds later. Can Yanek make it through the terror without losing his hope, his will -- and, most of all, his sense of who he really is inside? Based on an astonishing true story.

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Archery Camp

It's time to start thinking about the summer! If you are looking for something to do with your kids this summer we would love to have them for our 7th annual White Knoll Archery Camp. You can send in the form or click the Google Form link to register your student. The camp is open to completed 4th grade to 12th grade and will be held June 12-15, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. until noon at the Carolina Springs Middle school gym. The cost is $80 and registration/participation is only guaranteed by full payment. Once we are full, that's it. All equipment is provided for camp. We will also be holding an open range session each day after camp from 12:15 to 2:15 for an additional fee.

Come join the original Archery camp in the Midlands and be trained by our multi-time state champions. Camp is not just for Lexington 1 students, we are open to everyone, in state or out! Feel free to share as well.

Todd Fulmer

White Knoll High School

WKMS Track is on Fire!

Our season started off super strong at Batesburg-Leesville! Our Middle School Boys and Girls track teams both won against Meadow Glenn, Airport, and Batesburg. They competed hard and represented our schools and community well!

A few of the major celebrations of the meet:


Nyla Fair won all four of her events including the 100m hurdles, the High Jump, the 4x100 and 4x400 relays

Sonya Bellerand won the 100m Dash
Londynn Guess won the 200m dash
Kamryn Nebitt, Sonya, Nyla, and Londynn won the 4x100 relay
Nyla Fair and Cameron Buxton won the 4x400 relay

Emmanuel Rhone won the 400m Dash
Jonathan Keith won the High Jump and the 4x100 relay
Emmanuel and Jonathan were on the winning 4x400 relay

Joel Londhe placed 3rd in the 800m run

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Upcoming JV Soccer Games!

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Attention 6th Grade Parents!

Please provide proof of your student's Tdap to the school nurse before August 2023. The Tdap vaccine is a required immunization for school attendance for all 7th and 8th grade students.

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Don't Forget to Buy a Yearbook!

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7th Graders Learn Geography By Walking the Map!

COMING SOON IN MAY! Take note! :)

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Schoology Parent Access Code Request Form

Click here to request your Parent Access Code for Schoology, if needed.


Lexington County School District One is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all students, parents/legal guardians, staff, visitors, personnel and community members who participate or seek to participate in its programs or activities. Therefore, the district does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or any related medical conditions), color, disability, age, genetic information, national origin, or any other applicable status protected by local, state, or federal law. The district will use the grievance procedures set forth in policy to process complaints based on alleged violations of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; the Equal Pay Act of 1963; the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008; and Titles I and II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

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