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October 31, 2021

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No School Monday (11/1) and Tuesday (11/2)

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Fall colors at Pence!
 Pence band members were able to perform "side-by-side" with the TAHS band members at the home football game last week.

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Pence band members were able to perform "side-by-side" with the TAHS band members at the home football game last week.
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SCHOOL MUSICAL ANNOUNCEMENT!

It’s almost time to get your heart singing and toes tapping! This year’s musical will be a showcase of pieces from various musicals. Workshop dates are Monday, November 15 and Tuesday, November 16 from 3:30-4:30 PM in the WSPMS Auditorium. Students need to be picked up PROMPTLY at 4:30 PM. During the workshops, students will learn a song and dance which they will perform during auditions. Auditions will be BY APPOINTMENT on November 29 and 30, and December 1 and 2 from 3:30-4:30 PM. See Mrs. Mumbauer or Mrs. Harper with any questions and/or paperwork if unable to attend the workshops, after November 16.

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First 9 Weeks Grading Period

The grading period for the first 9-weeks ended on Thursday, October 28th. All grades for that grading period will be up-to-date on Wednesday, November 10th. Please check PowerSchool for the final 9-weeks grades. Paper copies of report cards will not be sent home except for those families who requested them during registration.


As always, PowerSchool is a great tool for students and families to utilize as a form of communication regarding student progress. If you need assistance with accessing your student's account, please contact the school and we'll be happy to assist you.

Upcoming Athletic Seasons

8th Grade Boys and Girls Basketball

Tryouts: Wednesday, Nov 17 - Friday, November 19

Tryouts and practice times:

Boys 3:30 - 5:30

Girls 3:30 - 5:00

Students must have a current VHSL physical on file to participate.


Wrestling

Open to all students grades 6, 7, and 8

Practice begins Monday, November 29 from 3:30 - 5:30

Students must have a current VHSL physical on file to participate.


Clarification from TA Indoor Track

8th grade students are not eligible for indoor track at TA. Thank you!

2021 Unity Day Activity

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November 2nd from noon - 7:00 PM

Please call the school this week to set up an appointment: 540-879-2535


Conferences can be held in person or over Zoom. Conference times usually fill up, so walk-ins may not be an option.

"Draw the Line" = Family Life material

The Physical Education teachers will have the Draw the Line/Family Life material available for parents/guardians to view on November 2 during Parent/Teacher Conferences. The material will be set up at a table in the hallway by the old gym (across from the main office). Parents/guardians are able to view material prior to the course. Opt-out forms will be given out during PE classes before the course starts in the spring.
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Reminder to all FFA and TSA members selling citrus fruit, your forms and money are due to an Advisor Thursday, Nov 4th.
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Yearbook Preorders and more...

As you are attending extracurricular events outside of the school day, please consider uploading your photos to our yearbook photo database. Sometimes the best pictures are taken by you. We would love to potentially include these in our 2022 yearbook. Access https://www.hjeshare.com/eShare/?code=pencems in order to add your photos. Please note that you must include the grade level(s) and name(s) of any student in the photo. If this information is not included, your photo will not be added to the database. The photo must also meet policies according to RCPS. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Dove via email kdove@rockingham.k12.va.us or (540) 578-3459.


Also, don't forget to preorder your yearbook now, https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/?event=general.displayLanding&jobnumber=13754 and enter the school code 13754.


Starting Monday, students may preorder a yearbook with cash or check. If paying in cash, correct change is appreciated. Order forms will NOT be sent home. Your student will need to bring a payment to Mrs. Dove, in room 201, during homeroom in the morning and will fill out an order form then.

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Employment Opportunities

Are you looking for a rewarding career working with students? Become a substitute! We're currently looking for substitute teachers, instructional assistants, custodians, and food service staff. Hours are flexible with your schedule and you can pick the days you are available. Please check out our employment opportunities at https://www.rcps.net/en-US/human-resources-08339067 If interested, please fill out the appropriate application for the job and apply for consideration. For substitute teaching, you would fill out a licensed application. For being considered as a substitute instructional assistant, custodian, or food service staff member, you would fill out a classified application. Any questions about the application process itself may be directed to members of the RCPS Human Resources Team at 540-564-3220. Thank you so much for any help you can provide in filling these positions with positive role models who want to make a difference in the lives of RCPS students!
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School Bus Driver Training

We have set our next School Bus Driver Training for November 15th - 17th. For more information call Chris Sours or Jeremy Mason at 540-433-2458.

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