News from the Nest

WKMS Newsletter - November 2022 Issue

November's Important Dates

Native American Heritage Month

Career Development Month

Nov 1 - Report Cards Go Home

Nov 8 - Election Day - No School for Students & Staff

Nov 11 - Career Door Decoration Contest

Nov 11 - Veterans Day

Nov 13 - World Kindness Day

Nov 14 - 18 - American Education Week

Nov 14 - 18 - Career Development Week

Nov 15 - District Honors Orchestra Auditions

Nov 16 - Collaborative Planning Day - Dismissal @ 12:05

Nov 16 - Education Support Professional Day

Nov 17 - Drama Production of "21+ Guaranteed Ways to Get Detention" - 7pm in WKMS Theater ($5 adults, $3 children)

Nov 18 - Substitute Educators Day

Nov 21 - Drama Production "Hoodie" @ 7pm WKMS Theater ($5 adults, $3 children)

Nov 23 - Nov 25 - Thanksgiving Break (No School)

Super heroes lead our way at the Knoll!

Supergirl (Ms. Schilit), Wonderwoman (Ms. Thom), Batman (Mr. Hardie) and Robin (Mr. Bailey) save the day in so many different ways. This November, we are thankful for these four caring, supportive, and professional leaders. WKMS Admin Rocks!

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To those that have served, we salute you!

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Literacy is Lit!

Attention Parents/Guardians: For ideas to help engage your student in reading, check out the article 17 Ways to Keep Your Middle Schooler Interested in Reading by Scholastic.

Looking for a New book to read?

The Thief of Always by Clive Barker

Our second winner ($15.00 Gift Card to Books-a-Million) in our "I Love Books" contest is Mr. Joshuah Janzen (6th Grade). Joshuah says The Thief of Always "gives me a feeling of suspense while I am reading it and it gives the reader many questions that you solve throughout the book. (plus it is a really large book so it will keep you busy for a while.)". He also recommends this book to "people who like suspenseful or scary books and someone who likes dark fiction." See the book synopsis below.

Master storyteller and bestselling novelist Clive Barker creates an enchanting tale for both children and adults to cherish and retell. The Thief of Always tells the haunting story of Harvey, a bright 10-year-old who is suffering from the winter doldrums, and of a creature who takes him to a place where every day is filled with fun, and Christmas comes every night. Illustrated.

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Enter Our Book Contest Below!

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Our Library is Bustling!

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Check out our Grant Winners!

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Order Your Yearbook Today!

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Miss Timber Cub Contest is Coming!

Little Miss Timber Cub 2023

Who: 6th and 7th grades

Categories: Beauty and onstage interview

Title: Little Miss 6th grade WK, Little Miss 7th grade WK and Little Miss Timber Cub 2023

Date: January 28, 2023 11:00am in the new performing art center at WKHS

Fees: $50 participation fee and a $12 tshirt fee

Contestants should come to the pageant ready with hair and make up for the pageant.

Interest Meeting: Nov 1, 2023 at 7:45 - 8:15 WKHS learning commons (library)

Any questions please email Ms. Beth Shunkwiler at

The PTSA Needs You!

Hello Fellow Warhawks,

The summer is over, and the school year has begun. We believe this will be a great academic year for our students and teachers. As a Parent, Teacher, Student Association (PTSA), we planned some exciting programs and activities for our school last year. We were able to accomplish a few of them, but due to COVID concerns, others were abandoned. I want to invite you to join the PTSA this year. With your support, ideas, and energy, we could do our part to make this a great year for our teachers and students. Parent Teacher Student Association membership is only $5 for the year. Click on this link and complete your registration and payment. Membership Link

As you are thinking of becoming a member for this academic school year, consider helping us raise money to make this school year great. If you are a business owner or have connections with an entrepreneur who would love to contribute to our efforts, please share our advertising perks and sponsorship levels. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization, and all funds donated to us are tax deductible. These extra funds will help us to support WKMS with activities like Guest Assembly Speaker(s), Parent Seminars, Family Events, Student Fun Days, etc.

Be a part of making this year great for WKMS!

Many thanks for considering my request.

Dwayne White, Sr.


Need Some White Knoll Gear? Head to the Main Office!

We have new products in the main office for purchase. See prices in the picture below. You can pay with cash, check, or credit card. Simply come by, pick your item(s) you want to buy, and pay right there! Easy Peasy.

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Relax & Read Day Pics! Enjoy!

6th Grade Hallway with Dress Up Fun!

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WKMS Student Hub

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WKMS Parent Hub

Click here for tons of information for parents/guardians.

Schoology Parent Access Code

Click here to request a parent access code to Schoology.

Lex 1 District Calendar

Click here for the Lex 1 District Calendar & Holidays

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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.

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