News from the Nest

WKMS Newsletter - April 2021 Issue

Important Dates

  • Mar 31 - Last day of 3rd Quarter
  • April 1 - April Fools Day
  • April 2 - World Autism Awareness Day
  • April 4 - Easter Holiday
  • April 5 - 9 - Spring Break (No School)
  • April 12 - Middle school returns to 5 days/week face-to-face
  • April 14 - Report cards go home
  • April 22 - Earth Day
  • April 27 - WKMS SIC meeting 5-6pm
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Administrative Professionals Week

April 19th - 23rd 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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Attention 6th Grade Parents!

Please provide proof of your student's Tdap to the school nurse before August 2021.

The Tdap vaccine is a required immunization for school attendance for all 7th and 8th grade students.

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WKMS Has Talent!

Our students have talent, and a lot of it! And it is time to showcase that talent during our 1st EVER Zoom Talent Show! Here are the details:

  • Fill out the interest form by clicking here or scanning the QR code below.

    • Once Ms. Adams has your form, she will email you an invitation to join a Google Classroom. This is where you will submit your video.

  • Practice, Practice, Practice!

  • Submit a video of your performance. Videos may be no longer than 3 minutes and MUST include an introduction of

    • Your Name

    • Your Grade

    • Your Talent.

  • Submissions are due by the end of the school day on April 16. (That’s the Friday after we return from Spring Break.)


So what talents can you showcase? Really any that are appropriate to be seen by a school audience.

  • Typical talent show acts--singing, dancing, playing instruments (including piano, guitar), monologues or short scenes

  • Things you must be outdoors to perform--skateboard tricks, trick bike work, cool basketball handling acts, other sports tricks, etc.

  • This you may need extra equipment (especially for safety)--tumbling routines, any gymnastic routine, archery.

  • Anything you want to showcase--Write poetry? Make a video showing your poem with a voice over reading it. A Visual Artist? Showcase some of your works in a video, again with voice overs. Build robots or other things? Talk us through it and show it working. Are you an aspiring chef or baker? Make a 3 minute video showcasing one of your favorite recipes.

  • As long as it is appropriate, JUST DO IT!!


The Zoom date of the performances will be announced once we see how many entries we have. We may have to split it by grade, etc. Right now we are looking at sometime the first week of May.


Questions? Please email Ms. Adams: dadams@lexington1.net


Don’t forget to fill out the form to get the Google Classroom Invite:


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Archery at State Championships!

Congratulations to the WKMS Archery Team for placing 7th in the state. The competition was tight and this was the team's 2nd highest score this season. In addition, 8th grader Nolan Garner took First Place in MS Individual Males with a 289 (out of 300 possible points).


The team will be continuing to move forward to participate in Nationals in May. These kids have done a fantastic job with limited practices and a rotation of folks out on quarantine.

Don't Forget to Buy a Yearbook!

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Congrats to Our AVID Scholars!

We are happy to announce our new AVID Elect Cohorts for the 2021-2022 school year. These students completed an application, wrote short responses, and participated in an interview. We are so excited about all the new opportunities and experiences headed our way! Be sure to congratulate these students, when you see them.

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Interested in Joining ROTC in High School?

On April 16th, rising 9th graders will have the opportunity to meet with Captain Schmidt to learn more about the NJROTC program at White Knoll High School. Please email Ms. Neal at mneal@lexington1.net to get on the list to attend.

Disclaimer

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 http://www.lexington1.net/contact-us.


En Espanol: El Distrito Escolar del Condado de Lexington Uno, esta comprometido a una política de no discriminación e igual oportunidad para todos los estudiantes, padres/tutores legales, personal, visitantes, y miembros de la comunidad que participan o desean participar en sus programas o actividades. De ahí, que el distrito no discrimina en contra de ningún individuo en base a raza, religión, sexo (incluyendo preñez, parto o cualquier condición médica relacionada), color, incapacidad, edad, información genética, nacionalidad, u otro estado aplicable protegido por la ley local, estatal o federal. El distrito usara el procedimiento de quejas establecido en el reglamento para procesar quejas basadas en supuestas violaciones al Titulo VI del Acta de Derechos Civiles de 1964; Titulo VII del Acta de Derechos Civiles de 1964; Titulo IX del Acta de Enmiendas Educativas de 1972; Sección 504 del Acta de Rehabilitación de 1973; El Acta de Discriminación por Edad de 1975; El Acta de Discriminación en el Empleo por Edad de 1967; El Acta de Igualdad Salarial de 1963; El Acta de No Discriminación por Información Genética de 2008; y Títulos I y II del Acta de Americanos con Incapacidades de 1990.

El distrito designa individuos específicos para atender preguntas y quejas. Para saber a quien y como comunicarse con ellos, por favor visite nuestra pagina de Internet: http://www.lexington1.net/contact-us.