News from the Nest

WKMS Newsletter - December 2022 Issue

Important Dates to Remember

  • Dec. 2 - Getting the Band Back Together - Dance Performance 6:30 - 8:30 WKMS
  • Dec. 3 - WK Warhawk Dance Co. Clinic - 11am - 5pm
  • Dec. 5 - Basketball game @ Lakeside MS 5:30pm
  • Dec. 7 - Basketball game (Silver) @ Newberry 5:45pm
  • Dec. 8 - Basketball game vs. MGMS @ WKMS 5:30pm
  • Dec. 12 - Winter PJ Day (Read & Relax Day)
  • Dec. 12 - Basketball game vs. Beechwood MS @ WKMS 5:15pm
  • Dec. 13 - Winter Hat Day (Wear your favorite winter hat)
  • Dec. 13 - Winter Band Concert @ 7pm WKMS Gym
  • Dec. 14 - Winter Sock Day
  • Dec. 14 - Basketball game (Silver) vs. Newberry @ WKMS 5:45pm
  • Dec. 15 - Winter Movie Day (Dress as your favorite winter movie character)
  • Dec. 15 - Basketball game @ Pleasant Hill MS 5:30pm
  • Dec. 15 - Chorus & Orchestra Concert @ WKHS PAC 6:30pm
  • Dec. 16 - Festive Friday (Wear your favorite winter/holiday gear...Ugly Sweaters Wanted)
  • Dec. 17-18 - Ellen Sellars Memorial Classic (Boys Basketball) @ WKHS
  • Dec. 19 - Jan. 1 - Winter Break (No School)
  • Dec. 30 - CFA Challenge (Basketball) @ RBHS
  • Jan. 2 - Weather Make Up Day (No School)
  • Jan. 3 - Back to School
  • Jan. 3 - Basketball game @ Carolina Springs MS 5:30pm

The Arts are Awesome! Come see!

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Spirit Week is Coming Too!

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We are looking for Mentors!

The School Counseling office is currently in the process of starting a mentoring program for some of our students. Mentors will eat lunch with a student during his/her lunch period once or twice a month. Our lunch periods start at 11:05 and run until 1:13. So, if you have 30 minutes to spend with a child during this time, please let me know. We'd love to have you helping our students! You may reach me at 803-821-4322 or

Congrats to our Football Team Leaders!

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Silver Team Award Winners

Defensive MVP Ayden Evans

Offensive MVP Kyle Griffin

Big Man of the Year Tyler C Brown

Scout Team Player of the Year Jayden Nicholson

Captain of the Year Tyler Brown

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Cardinal Award Winners

Offensive MVP Jonathan Keith

Defensive MVP Max Wilson

Scout Team Player of the Year Jackson Brown

Big Man of the Year Chase Sessions

Captain of the Year Alan Moore

WKMS Basketball Begins!

Our WKMS Basketball Season has begun! Be sure to come support your War Hawks during the December dates below. Our student-athletes have been working hard on and off the court and would love to see you cheering in the stands.

December Basketball Game Schedule

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Congrats 22-23 WKMS Basketball Players!

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Baseball Conditioning!

Baseball conditioning has started for ALL students who are interested in trying out for the baseball team this school year. Click on the images below to see dates. If you are playing a current sport you may start going after the sport is over.

  • The only thing you need to have in order to attend is your Planet HS account completed (instructions attached).
  • You will need to sign up for the activity bus in the main office so you can ride it to the high school after school. Your parents would pick you up there.
  • Let me know if you have any questions!

-Coach Albino (

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Free DHEC Drive Thru Testing Sites

Dear Lexington District One Families:

We partnered with the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) to offer voluntary and free flu and COVID-19 testing to Lexington District One students. Beginning Monday, Dec. 5, 2022, three drive-through testing sites in our school district will operate from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the following locations:

Rosenwald Community Learning Center
420 Hendrix Street
Lexington, SC 29072

Former Gilbert Elementary School (Old Gilbert High School)
314 Main Street
Gilbert, SC 29054

Former Pelion Middle School
758 Magnolia Street
Pelion, SC 29123

We chose these sites to best serve all communities throughout our district, while not causing a disruption to learning. The clinics give our families the voluntary opportunity to test for free if their student is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or flu. The combination test allows for a single nasal swab to be used to test for COVID-19, Flu A, and Flu B. To visit a clinic and get tested, parents/guardians must use the link below to create an account and sign up.

Need a New Book? This might be it!

Emma Campana (6th Grade) is our November winner in our I Love Books competition. See her pic and book recommendation below and be sure to enter in December to recommend a book and possibly win a $15.00 Gift Card to Books-a- Million. Emma recommends that you read Best Nerds Forever by James Patterson. She says that she enjoys this book because "it really shows that you're not alone in the world. There are others to get you through a tough time." Emma recommends this book to "anyone that feels unnoticed at times." Read the book synopsis below to learn more about the book. It might be your next independent reading book.

When a lifelong friendship just isn't long enough, two friends connect from beyond the grave in this heartwarming ghost story from a New York Times bestselling author.

One minute, Finn was biking home from school, and the next, he was run off the road by a maniac in a big van. Now, he's a ghost. He can do lots of fun things, like try every ice cream flavor in the store, sneak up on people, and play as many video games as he wants. Finn even has a new ghost friend, Isabella, to show him the ropes. But he also has a lot of BIG questions, like: who wanted him dead? And can he stop the maniac from striking again?

Packed with hilarious moments, epic friendships, and fun art, Best Nerds Forever celebrates the nerd in each of us and the joy of living life to its fullest.

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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.

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