News from the Nest

WKMS Newsletter - October 2023 Edition

Upcoming Events

Hispanic Heritage Month

Bully Prevention Month

National Principals Month

  • Oct. 2 - National Custodians Appreciation Day
  • Oct. 2 - School Picture Day
  • Oct. 3 - Volleyball @ WKMS vs. Lakeside 5:30 (Pink for Breast Cancer)
  • Oct. 4 - Football vs. CSMS @ WKHS 6:00pm
  • Oct. 5 - Volleyball @ Beechwood 5:30pm
  • Oct. 9 - Oct 13 - National School Lunch Week
  • Oct. 10 - End of 1st Nine Weeks
  • Oct. 10 - Volleyball Playoffs Round 1 TBD
  • Oct. 11 - Football vs. Lakeside @ WKHS 6pm
  • Oct. 12 - Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00 - 7:00pm
  • Oct. 13 - Parent Teacher Conferences 8am - 12:15pm
  • Oct. 13 - No School for Students
  • Oct. 16 - Weather Make-Up Day (No School)
  • Oct. 18 - Football vs. MGMS @ WKHS (8th Grade Recognition)
  • Oct. 19 - 8th Grade LTC Tour 8am-12pm
  • Oct. 19 - Report Cards
  • Oct. 20 - 1st Quarter Honor Hawk Awards @ WKMS
  • Oct. 23 - 27 - Red Ribbon Week
  • Oct. 24 - Bring Your Mom to Lunch
  • Oct. 24 - Lexington 1 Board Meeting 6pm
  • Oct. 25 - Collaborative Planning Day - Students Dismissed @ 12:05pm
  • Oct. 25 - Football Playoff @ 6pm
  • Oct. 26 - PSAT Testing @ WKMS
  • Oct. 27 - Halloween Dance 3:30-5pm (Costumes allowed, but no masks or face paint)
  • Oct. 31 - Halloween

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

October Top Tips to Assist with Success!

  • Check Schoology DAILY to make sure all work is being completed
  • 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 AVID 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. 10.
  • Charge iPad every night. This is our most used learning tool.
  • Cell Phones - Turn them off at a certain time each night. Cell phones should remain in your book bag during class time to minimize distractions to learning.
  • Organization - All students should have an AVID notebook that they use in every class. 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!
  • Check Email Daily - Many teachers and staff members send emails with important information throughout the week. You don't want to miss something, so be sure to check it often.
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Want to get a flu shot?

WKMS DHEC student flu shot clinic is scheduled for November 16th. Mr. Hardie will share sign up information with parents closer to the date.

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Honor Hawk Awards - October 20th

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Mom & Mother-figures, Come Eat Lunch with Your Child!

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Congrats, Kaley Persiani!

Kaley was awarded the Charlotte O. Kirby for excellence in her performance in concert band. What a wonderful honor! Way to go, Kaley! You represent WKMS so well!

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Interested in Playing Tennis?

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Girls Soccer! Go for it!

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WKMS Archery Tryouts!

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Archery Tryout Form

If you are interested in trying out for archery, complete this form before Oct. 4th.

WarHawks, Let's Gooooooooo!

Remaining WKMS Football Games

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Remaining WKMS Volleyball Games

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Miss Timberwolf Pageant is Coming!

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Don't forget! Buy your yearbook!

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Isaac Ryan Brown visits WKMS!

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From "Raven's Home" and "Blackish"

The Celebrity's Mini Bio:

Originally from Detroit, Issac Ryan Brown got his big break at the age of six when he dazzled audiences on "America's Got Talent." Since then, Issac has been consistently working in film, television, commercials, and voiceovers. Issac is currently starring as Raven's son in the highly rated Disney series Raven's Home. He has recurred on shows such as Blackish and How To Get Away with Murder. On the feature side, Issac plays Halle Berry's son in the film KINGS opposite Daniel Craig. His voiceover credits include Bubble Guppies, Puppy Dog Pals, The Stinky & Dirty Show, and Miles from Tomorrowland. Issac enjoys reading books and volunteering at the Salvation Army in his spare time.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Amazon Video X-Ray

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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.

Which of the 7 Mindsets below is your strength?

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WKMS 23-24 Bell Schedule

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WKMS Student Hub

Click here for important student information.

WKMS Student/Family Handbook

Click here for important information, procedures, and expectations for WKMS.


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.

The district designates specific individuals to handle inquiries or complaints. To find out who to contact and how to contact them, please go to our website at