April 28, 2021
A Message From Mr. Binnicker
Currently, we are preparing for state testing. Please see the article below for testing information.
A final newsletter will be sent out toward the middle of May to discuss our end-of-the-year procedures.
All Honors Algebra 1 Students (F2F and VLA) will take the Algebra 1 EOC Wednesday May 26. A make-up session will be offered Friday May 28.
Relevant testing information for VLA students and parents, such as drop-off and pick-up, is being communicated directly to parents via e-mail by Ms. Collins, VLA Liaison. Be on the look-out for these e-mails.
On testing days, students should come to school well rested. Enjoying a balanced breakfast is encouraged. Students will not be able to wear smart watches, so please have your student leave that at home. Cell phones will also be turned off while students are testing. We want students to do their best, but we do not want them to stress! Standardized testing is a helpful data tool, but it is one piece of the big picture!
2021-2022 Virtual Learning Academy
6th Grade Parents.....
Medication Pick Up
STEM - Rollercoasters, Eggs and Rockets
Mrs. Butler's Class
The 8th grade students built rollercoasters out of card stock to demonstrate and explain the laws of motion. A marble had to travel the track and land in a cup at the end Each class had a class winner based on a point system for their design and completion of track.
Ms. Darlak's Class
The goal was to build a device to protect an egg when dropped and make it fall the slowest. We tested them 5m (16ft) up and the students were able to calculate the speed to see who's fell the slowest. Everyone had a fun time seeing their project fall and finding out if it protected egg or not.
Mrs. Butler's Class
The 8th grade students will use a paper towel tube to construct a rocket that will be launched with an electronic starter and ignition system. The 8th grade students will go outside and watch the launches after state testing.
Mrs. Butler's Class
Ms. Darlak's Class
PVMS Named National Beta School Merit
Battle of the Books
The PVMS Battle of the Books competition took place on Thursday, April 15. All of the teams did a wonderful job and this year was incredibly competitive. Congratulations to the winners of the school competition, the Book Bandits! Congratulations also go out to our second place winners, the Guardian Readers of the Galaxy. Both teams will go on to the district competition later this month.
The district Battle of the Books competition will take place on Thursday, April 29 at 4:00 pm in the Powdersville Middle cafeteria. Participants will receive a letter home along with two tickets each. Please contact the librarian, Amanda Squires, if you have any questions.
The Miss Patriot and Class Beauty Pageant was held on Saturday, April 24th. We are all so proud of each and every one of the PVMS pageant contestants from Saturday. The stage was full of beauty and confidence the entire evening. A special congratulations to our overall category winners:
Miss 6th Grade - Sterling Ragsdale
Miss 7th Grade - Wylie Callaham
Miss 8th Grade - AJ Irby
Miss Patriot - Hayden Ratliff
High School Musical Jr.
Just wanted to let you all know about our different ADVENTURE this year. Instead of performing live, our music theatre classes have decided to try and film the musical like a movie. We have an AWESOME videographer that will be recording all our music, filming our scenes and putting them together in a cool movie. I hope you will want to take advantage of this opportunity to purchase a copy.
Our music theatre department will get 50 percent of the sales to put back into our program for next year. I have attached the order form for you here, or you can use the online website listed on the order form. I have also attached a list of characters in the musical so you will know who is in it.
Let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you for supporting our music theatre program!
Yearbook and WPPL (Broadcast) News
Good news! The Patriot Yearbook Staff has ordered extra of our historical yearbooks, but they are first come, first served! They are now $40 cash (give to Mrs. Cole and she will give a receipt) or you can order online. Our distribution event will be at the beginning of June and we are working out those details now! Contact Mrs. Cole firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. If you would like to donate a yearbook to a student that cannot afford one, please contact Mrs. Cole to set up arrangements.
We continue to fine tune our WPPL (We’re Patriot Primetime Live) broadcasts daily. These have daily announcements and fun activities that our student staff has created, along with birthdays etc. Please feel free to watch all of these on our school broadcast YouTube channel, PVMS Memories. See the QR code above.
Duck Derby - PVMS Student Council
The Rotary Club of Reedy River Greenville will be hosting a Virtual Duck Derby on May 1, 2021. Adoptions may be made through reedyriverduckderby.com for $10 per duck or $30 for five entries. The Rotary Club of the Reedy River Greenville will once again partner with Publix for the grand prize of one year’s worth of groceries. A full list of other prizes may be found on the race website.
The PVMS Student Council is helping to raise money for the Rotary Club by encouraging duck adoptions. Please consider “adopting” some ducks to support the community service projects of the Rotary Club. Please select the “Powdersville Middle School Team” so that our team will receive credit for the adoption.
Both our Girls and Boys Basketball teams finished their respective seasons as AOP DIV 2 Conference Champions!
The Lady Patriots finished the season 10-3, and defeated Riverside Middle (44-32) in the AOP Semifinals, and Wren Middle (46-21) in the AOP Finals!
The Boys finished the season 12-1, and defeated Riverside Middle (51-29) in the AOP Semifinals, and Wren Middle (64-56) in the AOP Finals!
03 - 07 - Teacher Appreciation Week04 - Jazz Gala at 3:00 p.m. in the cafeteria
06 - National School Nurse Day
07 - Band Concert at 3:30 p.m. in the gym
07 - Strings Spring Concert at 6:30 p.m. at PVHS
14 - Cheer Tryouts @ 4:00 p.m. at PVHS gym
17 -26 - GCR Testing
17 - Testing ELA Day 1 (F2F & VLA)
18 - Testing ELA Day 2 (F2F & VLA)
19 - Testing Math (F2F & VLA)
20 - Testing 6th grade Science (F2F & VLA)
21 - Testing Make-up Day (F2F & VLA)
24 - 26 - Testing Make-up Day (F2F & VLA)
26 - Testing - Algebra 1 EOC (F2F & VLA)
28 - Testing Make-up Day for Algebra 1