News from the Nest

WKMS Newsletter - October 2021 Edition

Upcoming Events

  • Oct. 1 - National Bullying Prevention Month!
  • Oct. 2 - National Custodial Worker Day
  • Oct. 4 - Wear BLUE for Bullying Prevention
  • Oct. 5 - Volleyball Tournament Round 1 TBA
  • Oct. 6 - Collaborative Planning Day - Dismissal @ 12:10pm
  • Oct. 6 - Football Game vs. Beechwood @ LHS 6pm
  • Oct. 7 - Volleyball Tournament Round 2 TBA
  • Oct. 11 - Oct. 15 - National School Lunch Week
  • Oct. 12 - Volleyball Division Championship TBA
  • Oct. 13 - D Team football vs. Sandhills @ WKHS 6pm
  • Oct. 13 - Football vs. Batesburg-Leesville @ WKHS 7:30pm
  • Oct. 14 - Volleyball LEX10 Championship TBA
  • Oct. 20 - End of the 1st Nine Weeks
  • Oct. 20 - Football vs. Carolina Springs @ WKHS 6pm
  • Oct. 21 - Teacher Work Day (No School for Students)
  • Oct. 22 - Weather Make-Up Day (No School)
  • Oct. 23 - Oct. 31 - Red Ribbon Week
  • Oct. 27 - Football vs. PHMS @ LHS 6pm
  • Oct. 28 - PTSA Holiday Picture Night @ WKMS 4pm - 8pm
  • Oct. 29 - Report Cards Go Home
  • Oct. 30 - PTSA Holiday Picture Day @ WKMS 10am - 2pm
  • Oct. 31 - Halloween
  • Nov. 3 - Football Playoff Game - Date/Time TBA

Congrats to our 2021-2022 WKMS Teacher of the Year

Ms. Bria Martin, Math Teacher & Interventionist

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October Top Tips to Assist with Success!

  • Check Schoology DAILY. to make sure all work is being completed (especially if quarantined).
  • Clean out your backpack - Backpacks are getting pretty messy. Take the time to clean it out and put those papers in the appropriate sections of your binder.
  • Check PowerSchool often to make sure you do not have any missing assignments or low grades that you need to pull up. The end of the nine weeks is Oct. 20.
  • Organization - A 3-ring binder with dividers for each class is a great and EASY tool to use to help. Check out the picture below to assist with creating a well-organized binder.
  • Replenish pencils and paper. Many students are beginning to run out of these important supplies. A quick check to make sure each student has enough pencils and paper for class is a great help to all!
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A Few Important Reminders...

Student Drop off time is 7:30am and student pick-up is 3:30pm.

Student IDs should be worn daily at all times. If a student is without an ID, one may be received upon arrival to school. The following guidelines are followed for temporary IDs:

1st ID = Free

2nd ID = Free

3rd ID = $1

4th ID = $1

5th ID = $5 (This is a replacement)

Did You Know that October is Bullying Prevention Month?

During this time, we will be educating ourselves on how to stand up and speak out regarding bullying behaviors. Let's help end this behavior once and for all.

How would you end bullying? What can you do to help and educate our world? We welcome your ideas and awesome artwork depicting anti-bullying to share with students throughout the month. All submissions can be sent to

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October Is Also Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

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Picture Day is Oct 13th!

A photographer from Strawbridge Studios will be at your school on 10/13/2021 to photograph your fall pictures.You may use the link --> to receive updates via email regarding your 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 for your assistance in helping us deliver a smooth school picture experience! We look forward to seeing you soon.
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LOCC Club...

Do you want to get involved in LOCC? The LOCC club (Lose Alcohol Drugs and Tobacco) is open to all sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students that strive to live a healthy, safe, and drug-free life. LOCC Club (Lexington One Community Coalition) will meet on October 5 at 7:45am in the Little Theatre. Students who are interested in joining will meet in the Little Theatre with Ms. Neal. Thanks!

WKMS Volleyball

The Lady War Hawks fought hard in a doubleheader against Pleasant Hill Middle School this week. For the first time, the team worked together and played with such skill that it seemed they'd been playing together for years (not one month!). The girls have kept positive attitudes and know their record doesn't reflect the sweat and bruises they've put in on their court. We're looking forward to next week facing off against Pelion, Meadow Glen, and Carolina Springs. See you there!

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It's Game Time!!!

Football is off to a great start. Check out our revised schedule below and make plans to attend one or more. Our football players work hard and would appreciate your support. Go Hawks!

Revised WKMS Football Schedule - 2021

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Go, Team, Go! Our Cheerleaders Keep Us Pumped UP!

The WKMS cheerleading squad has kicked off the season supporting our football teams. Rain or shine, the girls have been ready to cheer their loudest all evening! We are excited for the remainder of the season coming up and look forward to more wins! Meet our team of girls who are ready to cheer on the Warhawks!

Ella Guidotti (captain)

Myles Hedden (captain)

Aubrey Jeffcoat

Jordyn Buck

Kennedy Putman

McKenzie Collins

Cassidy Banty

Raine Sullivan

Kate Schnabel

Londynn Guess

Kiley Rhodus

Haleigh Martinez

Lacie Ross

Peyton Richbourg

Head Coach: Ms. Serena Olivi

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Our Nursing Staff is Incredible!

Linda Boatright, RN and Sarah Hoover, HRA have been doing an amazing job taking care of our students and staff during this unprecedented time. So much goes on behind the scenes to keep us safe, and we appreciate all they do for us each and every day. Thank you Nurse Boatright and Ms. Hoover for being an ESSENTIAL role at WKMS and for doing so with such positivity and dedication. We are lucky to have you.

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Welcome to Our New WKMS Faculty Members

Be on the lookout for your chance to buy the 21-22 yearbook!

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October 11 - October 15 - School Lunch Week

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Congrats, Ella!

Ella Guidotti is an eighth-grade student attending White Knoll Middle School. On May 15th, 2021, she won the title of Ladies Intermediate Entry Highest Overall Shooter, combining state scores for Skeet, Trap and Sporting Clays. Closely following she was invited to shoot the Southeastern Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) Regionals in Savannah Georgia. Emerging yet again victorious, she was crowned as the Regional Skeet Champion, Runner up Trap Champion and Second runner up Super Sporting Clays champ. After a busy first season with the Mid Carolina Young Guns, she was blessed with the opportunity to attend the SCTP Nationals in Ohio, the biggest stage competitive clay shooting has to offer. Throughout a busy, rainy, action-packed week, she pulled through with her best performance to date. She claimed several titles, including National Champion Super Sporting Clays, second runner up for skeet, doubles skeet and doubles trap. Ella looks forward to the new season this year that will pick back up in October.

Goal Setting!

One of the strategies that helps students be most successful is making goals and planning how to accomplish them. At WKMS, we believe in the power of goal-setting. Parents and guardians, we challenge you to take a couple of minutes to speak with your children about the goals you have set in your life and how it impacted you.

Congrats to our September Positive Referrals!

These people have been recognized for having displayed one or more of the 7 MIndsets. Be sure to congratulate them on their awesome choices! They deserve the praise.

6th Grade

Geillyn Belteton-Morales

Peyton Holland

Taylor King

Gabirielle Latimore

Charlotte Lee

Oliver Logsdon

Luis Macias-Morales

Vincent Naumann

Haley Nix

Kendall Price

Bryson Schofield

Jeremiah Serrano

Nolan Yonemura

7th Grade

Kennedy Eddings

Sophie Ledee

Garrett Lovett

Oscar Mondragon

Riley Muraca

Ashlyn Paige Oakley

Malachi Poole

Kendall Robinson

Lillian Smith

Kaiden Dean Spires

Kayleigh Stokes

Abigail White

Hayden Whitehead

Logan Winemiller

Javon Wise-Davis

Nicole Zeev

8th Grade

Ashlin Albritton

CJ Davis

Gordon Herndon

Jayden Oertel - 2

Kashira Swittenburg

Kylie Whitehead


Joe Albino

Keri Floyd

Elizabeth Goodwin

Lisa Hartman

Karen Jenkins

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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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