Pence Press

November 20, 2022

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No School - November 23-25

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Yearbook Pictures

Yearbook make-up and Club pictures will take place on Thursday, December 1st.


Our lost & found is overflowing. If your student is missing any items, please have him/her check it by the end of this week. We will be taking all remaining items to Goodwill at the end of the day on Monday the 21st.

2022 SCA sponsored Food Drive

Our food drive was a huge success thanks to all our students that came together! All canned food items will be donated to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.

Special recognition should be given to Benjamin and Noah Kiser who contributed 225 items between the two of them!

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Homework Help Information

There will be Homework Help next Tuesday, November 22nd but there will be NO activity buses available. Students will need rides at the school promptly at 4:30pm.

Our Homework Help Program takes place Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:30 - 4:30. Assistance is given with homework assignments, late or missing work, and challenging learning areas. If you are interested, please print and complete the following form:

Homework Help Permission Form

Bus Transportation is available on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Please print and complete this form if transportation is needed: Homework Help Transportation Form 22 - 23

Hard copies of both forms are available in our office. Return all completed forms to the office. Thank you!

Attendance Email

If a prearranged note was not received for an absence, please email ( or call (540) 879-2535 before 9am on the days your child will be absent or late to school.

If you let us know about an early dismissal, please still call the school 5-10 minutes before your arrival. We will call your student out of class to check-out and keep an eye out for when you pull up. Your student will come outside when they see you.

8th Grade D.C. field trip Reminders

  • Arrive at school on Tuesday, November 22 by 6:40am and report to the front gym.
  • We will begin to load buses by 6:50am. Buses will leave Pence at 7:00am. Buses will not wait for anyone who is late!
  • Sign up for Remind to get all updates or ask questions as needed. Refer to the information that came home with your student.

Social Media

Our students are heavily influenced by the role of social media as it affects their social-emotional state and their relationships among peers. I wanted to take this opportunity to share a couple of articles (below) as it relates to this very topic. I encourage you to take some time to read each of these articles and discuss them with your student(s).

Common Sense Media

Psychology Today

The Guardian

Sports Updates

Winter Boys and Girls Basketball

Winter basketball season has begun. Boys practice in the front gym until 5:30pm and girls practice in the back gym until 5pm. Contact Coach Eye ( or Coach Arbogast ( with any questions!

Winter Basketball Games

12/1 - HOME vs. J. Frank Hillyard

12/5- HOME vs. Montevideo

12/8 - AWAY @ Skyline

12/12- HOME vs. Elkton

12/15- HOME vs. Thomas Harrison

1/5 - AWAY @ J. Frank Hillyard

1/9 - AWAY @ Montevideo

1/19- HOME vs. Skyline

1/23- AWAY @ Elkton

1/26- AWAY @ Thomas Harrison


Wrestling season has begun. Practice takes place in the cafeteria until 5:30pm. Contact Coach Weller ( or Coach Powers ( with any questions!

Wrestling Matches - Tuesdays at 4:30pm

11/29 - AWAY @ Elkton

12/6 - AWAY @ Thomas Harrison

12/13 - HOME vs. Elkton & Montevideo

1/10 - AWAY @ Skyline

1/24 - HOME vs. Montevideo & J. Frank Hillyard

1/31 - AWAY @ Montevideo

2/4 - District Tournament hosted by Elkton


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Shop for Pence Gear today

Save 15% with the Code: THANKFUL

Order by Nov 28 to ensure delivery by Dec 25

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22'-23' Pence Yearbooks

It's never too early to start thinking about yearbooks! Beginning in September, the ability to Pre-order will be available. Don't miss out on the fun when they arrive at the end of the year! The cost of the yearbook will be $20.

Online ordering is available again this year (beginning on September 1), but please do note that a credit card processing fee will be added to your order (and will cost you more). This cannot be refunded. The website is and use code 13754. You may also scan the QR code.

You also purchase a yearbook by bringing cash or a check beginning September 6. Yearbooks orders will only be accepted on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the week. No order forms will be sent home. Students will bring their payment to Mrs. Dove in Room 201 and complete an order form at that time.

If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Dove at

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Bell Schedules

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