Pence Press

September 5, 2021

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No School on Monday, September 6th

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We Love Our Library Renovation!

Hurricane Ida Relief Fundraiser

When: Friday, September 10th

Wear your favorite hat and/or PJs for $1 !!!!!!

Your first block teacher will collect your dollar and hand you a red dot sticker to show you donated!

All money will be donated to the American Red Cross!

VolleyBall: Putting the STUDENT in Student-Athlete!

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Pence PE In Action

Student Growth Assessments

Students in Virginia public schools will take growth assessments in grades 3-8 in reading and mathematics. Students will take these assessments in both fall and spring of the 2021-2022 school year to measure growth during the school year. Individual student scores will be provided with details on how students performed on each test item, but the growth assessments do not include a passing/failing score. The focus of these assessments is on identifying what students have already learned as well as the skills they may need additional help with during the school year. For more information please visit https://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/test_administration/growth-assessment/index.shtml


WSPMS Fall 2021 Growth Assessment Schedule

Wednesday, September 22nd @ 1:00pm - all Mathematics, grades 6, 7, 8

Thursday, September 23rd @ 1:00pm - all Reading, grades 6, 7, 8


The assessments students will take - in fall 2021 only - will be based on the previous grade level's content. The intent is to assist in the identification of unfinished learning from 2020-2021 due to the pandemic as well as enable students to show growth during the current school year.

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Extracurricular Events - Yearbook Photo Database

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.

Pre-Order Yearbooks Now

Want to pre order your yearbook now? You may visit the following link: https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/?event=general.displayLanding&jobnumber=13754. The school code is 13754. The cost is $20. You may pre order online until March 31, 2022. Beginning in September, there will also be an opportunity to purchase a yearbook via cash or check. More information will be forthcoming later. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Dove, kdove@rockingham.k12.va.us.

Fall Pictures

Wednesday, October 6

Thursday, October 7

Pictures are taken during students' PE period.

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Community News

Virginia Young Poets in the Community Opportunity-Elem, Middle, & High

Opportunities for students to have their voices heard beyond the classroom--Prizes awarded!


Virginia Young Poets in the Community application form for elementary, middle, & high school students


Poetry Out Loud for high school students

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