Patriot Points

Powdersville Middle School Fall-Winter Newsletter 2022-23

Principal's Corner

Todd Binnicker, Principal

The next few months will prove to be very busy for us at Powdersville Middle as numerous activities are scheduled including basketball games and musical concerts. We are very excited about our Veterans Day Celebration this Friday! (See article below). I also want to remind you of our 11:30 a.m. school dismissal on November 16, 2022. Finally, please see the “Events” section at the end of this newsletter.

As we enter this wonderful time of year, on behalf of the faculty and staff of Powdersville Middle, I would like to take this opportunity to say I am thankful for our students, parents, and community and wish all of you a most joyous holiday season.

Our next newsletter will be published in January 2023.

Grades Available Via Parent Portal

Need your student to turn in a doctor's note or payment?

Your student no longer needs to come into the front office to submit doctors' notes and payments. We have 2 secure drop boxes placed in our school for your student to turn in notes and payments. Please make sure to put all payments in an envelop with your student's name on it and what the money is for such as lunch, field trip, and school fees. Our goal is to keep your student in class as much as possible.

Veterans Day

Every year we celebrate Veterans Day in November. We take time to appreciate the time, efforts, and commitment of all those who have served in the United States military. Please see the invitation below. This year our celebration will be in the PVMS gym on November 11th from 1:30 - 3:00 P.M.
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Yearbook Deadlines

Megan Cole, Yearbook Manager

Yearbook sales are underway. They can be purchased online through a link on our website or you can bring cash or a check made payable to PVMS to the school office or Mrs. Cole. If you want to personalize your yearbook, you must order it through the Jostens' website. The link is on our website.

The cost of the full color, 90+ page yearbook is $45 through December 30th

Beginning on December 31st, yearbooks cost $50

8th Grade Ads may be ordered online until February 4th

Last day to personalize your yearbook is February 21st

The final day to order your yearbook is April 24, 2022. After this date, yearbooks will only be available for purchase if there are extra ones, on a first-come-first-serve basis, and they will cost $50, cash only.

Chorus Concert

PVMS chorus classes will perform their annual CHRISTMAS CONCERT on Tuesday, December 13, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. at Powdersville High School auditorium.

Band's Winter Festival

Band's Winter Festival will be held on Friday, December 9th at 5:30 p.m. in the Powdersville High School auditorium.

PVMS Student Council

The PVMS Student Council is pleased to announce the officers and representatives for the 2022-2023 school year.


President: Maya Brannon

Vice-President: Nadia Smith

Secretary: Tara Kass

Service Projects and Spirit Leaders: Marley Clement, Sterling Ragsdale, Blake Anderson, Joshua Smith, Miranda Mackey, and Trystan Mailloux

6th grade representatives are as follows:

Josie Anderson, Allie Avery, Bri Ballentine, Giada Buffano, Emma Bohemier, Lucy Choi, Audrey Crippin, Emily Cuneaz, Karlee Edwards, Knox Hardin, Kormac Harrison, Carina Lin, Miranda Mackey, Trystan Mailloux, Caroline Maneen, Jeremiah Mockus, Penelope Lee, Emily Jaminet, Yukti Patel, Landri Pence, Lillian Skoba, Isabella Smith, Anistynn Struth, Sophia Tavera, Aubrey Frazier-Thomason, Tori Thomason, Evie Wayne, Caelan Weatherford, Jazzy Whitmire, Jackson Young

7th grade representatives are as follows:

Blake Anderson, Reyse Anderson, Millie Chapelo, Hadley Edwards, Trinity Harrison, Wesley Hood, Natalia Lopez, Martyna Marek, Lydia Martin, Hailey Merck, Marlasia Moise, Siddhi Patel, Nadia Smith, Joshua Smith, Cara Beth Tollison

8th grade representatives are as follows:

Sophie Anderson, Ella Bracken, Maya Brannon, Ava Chase, Marley Clement, Jessie Cole, Molly Haas, Riley House, Tara Kass, Harper Latham, Jocelyn Norman, Kaitlyn Norman, Dhanvi Patel, Ariyana Pearson, Sterling Ragsdale, Amari Rambert, Olivia Shortridge, Ella Turner

PVMS is competing against Wren Middle and Palmetto Middle in the 2nd Annual Food Fight Food Drive! Please donate canned goods of any kind, peanut butter, jelly in plastic containers, and boxes of macaroni and cheese. All items will be donated to the United Christian Ministries. The last day to donate goods is November 18.

The PVMS Student Council is looking forward to a great year of service to our school and community.


Sweatshirt and Hoodie sales will end on November 18th. Only 2 weeks left! The first round of orders will be delivered to homeroom teachers next week.

Your School Photos are Ready!


Good news! JostensPIX was recently at our school to photograph picture day,
and your student's photos are now available for viewing and ordering!
Click on the button below to get started.




  • You can personalize your photos with a variety of backgrounds and
  • Photos are shipped directly to your home
  • High-res digital downloads are available
  • If you have more than one child, you can order together and pay


PVMS Volleyball wrapped up an incredible season on Saturday 10/22 by placing second at the first ever SCHSL Middle School Volleyball Regional Playoff! Prior to the playoff, the Ladies finished as the AOP DIV II Conference runners-up to a talented and much improved West-Oak Lady Warrior team. Our Lady Patriots ended the season with a combined record of 20-4 across all Pre, In-Season, and Postseason competitions! Congratulations Ladies!
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Congratulations to the PVMS Football Team for winning their fifth straight AOP DIV II Football Conference Championship on Wednesday 10/26 by defeating previously undefeated Glenview Middle School (TL Hanna) in overtime! The team finishes the season 6-2 but a perfect 5-0 in Conference play after overcoming two non-conference losses to AOP DIV III Champion Belton Middle (22-20) and AOP DIV I Wren! Over the course of the season the Patriots outscored their opponents by a score of 248-142! Congratulations Boys!
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The Gift Card program now offers $20 Chick-fil-A gift cards (earns 1%). Order on Scripzone. We do keep some here at school..... first come, first served.

Gift Card Program - The last day to order gift cards for Thanksgiving is November 16th at noon and picked up by November 17th. The final day to order gift cards for Christmas is Monday, December 12th by noon and picked up by December 13th. After that, only cards we have in inventory will be available on a first come basis.

Powdersville Middle School offers the opportunity to purchase gift cards as a great way to earn credit for your child’s school field trips and to help Powdersville Middle reach its goals for school improvement! Every gift card you purchase gives you 100% of the purchase value in addition to a designated credit percentage (80% of profit) towards your child’s trip and a designated percentage (20% of profit) towards the school's improvement goals. This program has paid the entire field trip cost for many of our students and their parents in past years. Consistency is the key! Don’t buy gas without gift cards! Ingles and WalMart/Sam’s Club give discounts on gas if you buy with gift cards! Don’t buy groceries, eat out, or go to the movies without gift cards! Don’t buy birthday, wedding, or shower gifts without gift cards! Don’t do home improvements or purchase appliances without gift cards! Definitely don’t go shopping without gift cards! Encourage relatives, neighbors, and co-workers to order gift cards in your child’s name.

There are many gift cards available through our online ordering. To get started, go to Our group ID is 864269PMS. It is best to use your child’s name when you register as a new user.

  • Order by Tuesday morning and get them Thursday afternoon. You may pick them up at the school or we can send them home with your child.

  • We are not able to accept postdated checks.

  • A record is kept of your child’s credit through our online software. A record of your credit may be requested through e-mail (

  • We are not able to exchange gift cards after they have been picked up or sent home by your child. Please check your written or online order carefully before submitting. If we make a mistake in filling your order, we will be glad to make the necessary correction. We keep order forms on file for verification.

  • Plan ahead for what you will need for holidays. Filling orders the week before holidays is very challenging and availability is not guaranteed. Order early to ensure that you get what you need!

November Events

07 - 08 - Fall Break (School is Closed)

11 - Veteran's Day Ceremony in the gym from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

16 - Half days of school for students (11:30 dismissal). T.A.L.K. PD for teachers.

23-25 - Thanksgiving Break (School is Closed)

28 - Basketball game - Dacusville @ PVMS - Girls @ 5:30. Boys follow immediately after.

December Events

01 - Basketball - PVMS @ Belton Middle - Girls @ 5:30 p.m. Boys follow immediately after.

02 - Band Retirement Home Tour

05 - Basketball - PVMS @ Starr-Iva Middle - Girls @ 5:30 p.m. Boys follow immediately after.

08 - Basketball - Liberty @ PVMS - Girls at 5:30 p.m. Boys follow immediately after.

09 - Winter Festival for Band @ the PVHS auditorium at 5:30 p.m.

12 - All County Band Auditions @ 4:30 p.m.

12 - Basketball - Palmetto Middle @ PVMS - Girls @ 5:30 p.m. Boys follow immediately after.

13 - Jazz Gala @ PVMS Cafeteria at 6:00 p.m.

13 - Chorus Christmas Concert @ PVHS at 6:30 p.m.

15 - Basketball - PVMS @ Walhalla - Girls @ 5:30 p.m. Boys follow immediately after.

15 - Parent Workshop 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

19 - 30 - Winter Break (School is Closed)

January Events

02 - Basketball - Belton Middle @ PVMS - Girls at 5:30 p.m. Boys follow immediately after.

05 - Basketball - PVMS @ West Oak - Girls at 5:30 p.m. Boys follow immediately after.

06 - Wrestling-Dual Match vs. Palmetto, Robert Anderson, West Oak @ PVHS 5:00/6:00 p.m.

09 - Basketball - Riverside @ PVMS - Girls at 5:30 p.m. Boys follow immediately after.

11 - End of Quarter 2 for Grades

12 - 14 - Anderson All-County Band Clinic @ Anderson University

13 - No School For Students. PD Day for Teachers

13 - PVMS Pageant @ PVHS auditorium at 6:30 p.m.

16 - No School (School is Closed)

17 - Basketball - Walhalla @ PVMS - Girls at 5:30 p.m. Boys follow immediately after.

17 - 20 - 8th Grade Field Trip to Florida

18 - Basketball - PMVS @ Palmetto - Girls at 5:30 p.m. Boys follow immediately after.

20 - 21 - Robotics Competition

21 - All-State Band Auditions - Lexington High School

23 - Basketball - West Oak Middle @ PVMS - Girls at 5:30 p.m. Boys follow immediately after.

26 - Basketball - PVMS @ Riverside Middle/Pendleton-Girls @ 5:30 p.m. Boys follow immediately after.

27 -28 - Robotics Competition

February Events

17 - No School for Students. Professional Development Day for teachers.

20 - No School (School is Closed)

21 - Pre-Festival CPA Band Concert @ PVHS auditorium at 4:30 p.m.

22 - Parent Workshop 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Lost & Found Items To Be Donated

Now that the weather is changing, we have many coats/jackets in our lost and found bin. Please mark your child's clothing, lunchbox, and water bottle with their full name to assist us in returning items lost to your child. Also, remind your child to look for their lost item in our Lost and Found bin. Unclaimed items are donated every couple months.