News from the Nest

WKMS November 2021 Issue

November Dates

Nov 2 - State Election Day

Nov 3 - Final WKMS Football Game @ WKHS vs. Gilbert 5:30pm

Nov 8 - Nov 12 - National School Psychologist Week

Nov 10 - Collaborative Planning Day - Dismissal @ 12:10pm

Nov 11 - Veterans Day

Nov 13 - World Kindness Day

Nov 15 - Nov 19 - American Education Week

Nov 19 - Substitute Educators Day

Nov 24 - Nov 26 - Thanksgiving Break (No School)

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.

Students: Check out the book talks below that were created by two of our AVID Scholars, Kenyon Lohse and Tristan Zeigler. Both books are excellent reading choices and are available in our WKMS Book Room if you are interested in one of them. Be looking out for more book talks in upcoming News from the Nest monthly newsletters. If you have read a book that you would like to recommend to others, feel free to create a book talk Flipgrid here. We would love to help others find good books to read and share your recommendations in our newsletter!

Looking for a New book to read?

The 7th Most Important Thing - Book Talk by Kenyon

Watch this short book talk from AVID Scholar, Kenyon Lohse, regarding The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall

Bad Boy - Book Talk by Tristan

Watch this short book talk from AVID Scholar, AVID Scholar, Tristan Zeigler regarding Bad Boy by Walter Dean Myers.

One Last time to Cheer on WKMS Warhawks Football!

The football team closes out their season this Wednesday, November 3rd, at White Knoll High School. They have worked so hard these past several months and deserve your support. Game time is 5:30pm at WKHS. We will be playing against Gilbert Middle. Let's fill the stands!

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WKHS Bowling Team

Any 7th or 8th grader interested in trying out for the WKHS varsity bowling team, please complete the interest survey linked HERE. You must have an athletic physical dated after April 1, 2021 to participate.

Tryouts will be the first week of December at JCs Lexington Bowl. Specific dates and times will follow.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Coach Blackburn at

Important Reminder for those interested in Basketball...

Coach Phillips and Nordone are extremely excited to welcome the next wave of champions to tryouts on November 3. In order for you to try out you MUST complete this form <-- (click on the word form) AND have everything completed in Planet HIgh School. <-- (click on the words Planet High School) Attached are the directions on how to access and set up a player AND a parent account. YOU NEED BOTH! Once you get in, you need to make sure that you enter White Knoll HIGH School as your secondary school. The form AND ALL of PHS, must be completed by November 01, 2021 at 3:30 PM. Anyone submitting it late will not be allowed to try out. I need time on November 02, to make sure you have everything in PHS and that's why it can't be late. Tryouts for NON football players will be November 3 and 4 from 6 PM - 7:30 PM. That list will be cut down on the 4th to those non football players who will then come back on November 8 and 9 from 6 PM to 7:30 PM to try out against the football players. Final cuts will be made on November 9. We will have a C Team made up of 7th and 8th graders and a D Team made up of only 7th graders. If you have any questions, let me know by responding to this email. Thanks and best wishes on making the War Hawk Basketball Team!

Coach Sellars

Interested in Baseball?

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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8th Graders - Check this out!

On Friday, Nov 5th during advocacy we will zoom with the SC Gov. School of Arts & Humanities to learn about the programs they offer in the areas of: Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Art and Music!! If you are interested, email Ms. Calabrese at

Governor's School Website:

Parent Workshop November 16

Join us November 16th at 6pm for the Parent Workshop on Internet Safety with Emma Rush from the SC Attorney Generals' Office. To Register in advance for this meeting click the following link: Being safe using technology is more important that ever. Learn strategies to help you protect your family's privacy and more.

Flu Clinic is Coming!

LCSD1 are again partnering with DHEC to offer flu clinics in our schools for students more information, including how to register, will be sent home soon.

Below is the flyer from DHEC,

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Join LOCC Club today!

LOCC club is open to any students who are interested in living a healthy lifestyle that is free of drugs, vaping, tobacco, alcohol, and substances. Please email if you would like to join!

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Congrats to all our October Positive Referrals!

We had so many this month, we can't even list them all here! If you were one of those wonderful teachers/students that received a Positive Referral this month, CONGRATULATIONS! You excellence was seen by others and we are excited for you as you continue to grow in your mindset!

WKMS Student Hub

Click here for a variety of resources to help you be successful at WKMS!

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We Love our Spirit Days!


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