6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PMS Night of the Arts
March 29, 2019
11:10 AM PMS Early Dismissal
April 1, 2019
April 2, 2019
April 3, 2019
April 4, 2019
April 5, 2019
April 8, 2019
April 12, 2019
April 16, 2019
6:00 PM School Board Meeting
Poquoson Middle School serves a total population of almost 500 students in grades 6, 7, and 8. Our high expectations are carried out throughout the building within our staff and students. Poquoson Middle School promotes a climate conducive to success based on safety, accountability, and a close partnership with parents and the community. A typical day at Poquoson Middle School consists of seven periods. In addition to Math, English, Science, Social Studies, and Health and Physical Education, students may be exposed to reading and math support, foreign language (French and Spanish), Technology Education, Band, Chorus, Drama, and Art.
Poquoson Middle School Modernization Project Update
Beginning next week, a group of teachers will meet with the Poquoson Middle School Modernization Project architects to provide suggestions for possible design work for the middle school renovation. Poquoson Middle School committee members represent all three grade levels, and include core and elective teachers, an ITRT, and a special education teacher.
PMS Modernization Project Committee Members
Brett Higginbotham (Band Teacher)
Nicole Sneddon (Math 7th and 8th grade)
Deborah Blackstock (6th grade Social Studies)
Additionally, during the input process next week, other faculty and staff members will also be interviewed to provide insights and feedback to the architects. These interviews will include teachers from a variety of content areas, other staff members, students, and the athletic director (AD) from the high school. The AD is important to this process because some of the design work may support high school athletic competitions held on the PMS Field.
Opportunities for community input will be publicized in the coming weeks. Until that time, we encourage the community to use Let’s Talk to submit comments or questions. All input to Let’s Talk will be reviewed by division staff and shared with the design team.
Check for updates on our PMS Modernization Project linked here.
Announcements for March 18 - 22, 2019
Responsibility Quotes for the week:
- "You can find inspiration from others, but determination is solely your responsibility. If you're wrong, own up to what you didn't do right. That is how you learn responsibility". - Unknown
- "Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else". - Les Brown
- 'Take responsibility of your own happiness, never put it in other people's hands". - Roy T. Bennett
Baseball: Good luck to the JV Boys Baseball team as they pick up their game from Friday against Grafton. The game is at Grafton High School at 4:30pm. Teachers, please allow th JV baseball players to leave 10 minutes early from 7th period to change and make the bus.
Odyssey of the Mind: Congratulations to all of the Poquoson Odyssey of the Mind teams who competed this past Saturday at Menchville High School. All six teams from the division, PES, PMS and PHS, placed first and will advance on April 6th to the state competition to be held at Manassas Park High School in Manassas Virginia.
Team members representing PMS, as well as 5 PMS students representing the high school, are:Kennedy Charles, Elizabeth Lamprecht, Victoria Lamprecht, Cassidy Larson, Karen Lee, Kate Lee, Emalee McAdams, Cameron Brewer, Jason Norville, AJ Smith, Kristopher Holloway, Dylan Robinson, Ethan Jordan. The 5 middle school students on the high school team are: Colton Wojewoda, Connor McDaniels, Ella Tinsley, Ella Clarke and Kate Elliott. Congratulations and good luck on April 6th!!
Variety Show: The Variety Show has rehearsal after-school today, Monday, March 18th starting at 2:40pm. Reminder for chorus students; this is your graded rehearsal for the 3rd marking period.
Battle of the Books: Congratulations to the Battle of the Books Team! They made it to the final round in the regional competition and came in 3rd place overall. Team members include John Siu, Alexander Jones, Reagan Stanton, Jude Purdie, Isaac Wines, and Audrey Chou.
K-Team: The K-Team will meet after school today, Monday, in the library.
Author: Nathan Hale books are now on sale in the library. Books may be purchased for $10 each. Author Nathan Hale will be visiting our school and drawing cartoons in the library on April 19th.
Spring Pictures: Thursday, March 21st is Spring Picture Day.
NJHS: The next mandatory meeting of the NJHS will be on Wednesday, March 20 from 2:35 - 3:30. We will be preparing for the April Induction Ceremony. Please bring a parent note for any absence.
Pennies for Patients: Tomorrow, March 20th, will kick off our annual fundraiser; Pennies for Patients. First period teachers, please allow your SCA representative to give more details to your class.
April Henry Skype: 7th graderes are reminded to return their permission slips for the "Hershey and Henry" skype event with author April Henry. Participating students receive a free autographed copy of the book Count All Her Bones. More details are available in the library.
Nathan Hale: Books by author Nathan Hale are on sale for $10 each in the library. Nathan Hale will be visiting our school on April 19th and will draw the charachter "The Hangman" in all books purchased.
Pennies for Patients: Today we start our annual fundraiser for Pennies for Patients. Bring any loose change in to your homeroom for this wonderful cause. The homeroom with the most donations will win ice-cream! Ask your SCA representative if you have any questions.
Night of the Arts: In celebration of March being Youth Art Month and Music in the Schools Month, Poquoson Middle School will have their annual Night of the Arts this Thursday, March 21 from 6:00-8:00pm. The Art Show will start at 6pm in the cafeteria. All students' art work will be displayed. Come and find out who will receive the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbons, and cast your vote for the People's Choice Award. The band's pre-show will start at 6:30 and the curtain will open at 7pm for the Variety Show. Come see our "Superior Music Department showcase insturmentalists and vocalists, as they entertain and educate through music.
Variety Show: The Variety Show has their dress rehearsal after-school today, Wednesday, March 21st. Performers, be in your places by 2:40pm. We are running the show with lights and sound.
Baseball: Good luck to the JV Boys Baseball team as they play New Kent today. Game is at 4:30 at Poquoson High School. Come out and support the team!
Softball: Come out and support the JV Girls Softball team as they play at home against New Kent. The game is at 4:40 Wednesday.