November 4, 2019
November 5, 2019
November 6, 2019
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM 2nd Quarter Begins
November 7, 2019
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Child Find
November 11, 2019
November 14, 2019
November 19, 2019
6:00 PM PCPS School Board Meeting
November 22, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM PMS Holiday Dance
November 27, 2019
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 City Public Schools Free Developmental Screening will take place at Trinity United Methodist Church on Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. for children under the age of 5 years. This screening is open to any child and residency in Poquoson is not required. Free screenings offered in hearing, vision, speech, language, and overall development. This free screening is carried out by Poquoson City Public Schools.
Our Calendar Survey is now open!
Poquoson City Public Schools is committed to partnering with you to provide all our students with the best possible education. To do that effectively, we need to ensure that our school calendar fits the needs of our community and that all Peninsula school divisions adopt similar calendars to best utilize shared regional services. That’s why we’re asking parents, staff, and students in grades 6-12 to take our Calendar Survey.
The survey asks for feedback on the 2020-2021 school calendar, including reasons to consider a pre-Labor Day start date, factors in assessing the start date, preferences for a start date, and more. The results will help Peninsula school division superintendents, school boards, and calendar planning committees develop future school calendars.
Parents: Please check your emails for an invitation and survey link or go to https://survey.k12insight.com/r/PCPSCalendar2019Community. The survey is open through Oct. 21.
Staff: Please check your emails for an invitation and survey link.
Students: https://survey.k12insight.com/p/PCPSCalendar2019Students. Enter your student ID to participate.
Independent research and communications firm K12 Insight will administer the survey and compile the results, ensuring the confidentiality of participants.
Announcements for the week of: October 14 - 18, 2019
ALL IN: This quarter's ALL IN charachter trait is RESPECT! Throughout the quarter, teachers and staff will be giving out golden tickets to students demonstrating respect. Return your ticket to the Counseling Office for a chance to be a Golden Bull winner!
Daily "Respect" Quote:
"Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners. Respect - to get it, you must give it." - Anonymous
"Respect your parents. They made it past school without google!"
"If you want to be respected by others, the great thing is to respect yourself. Only by that, only by self respect will you compel others to respect you." - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
"Respect is how you treat everyone, not just those you want to impress". - Richard Branson
"Friday - Follow 3 rules, Respect yourself, Respect others, and take responsibility for all your actions." - Dalai La
Girls JV Soccer: Any 8th grade girls interested in playing Soccer in the Spring, the PHS Soccer Program is doing a pre-season training every Monday behind the Elementary school from 4:30 to 6:00pm. If you are interested in playing JV soccer in the Spring, please come join us!
Teen Read Week: October 14th through the 18th is Teen Read Week! Poquoson Middle School Library will celebrate Teen Read Week with the following events: Monday, October 14th is Chocolate Milk Monday afterschool in the library. Students will read for 30 minutes and then drink chocolate milk and participate in library makerspace activities. Wednesday, October 16th will be a Read-In with Cake afterschool in the library. Students will read for 30 minutes and then have cake! Afterwards, students may participate in makerspace activities. Please stop by the library to sign up to attend.
Fall Pictures: Students received their proof for their Fall pictures on September 25th. The deadline for orders is October 15th. Please send in your orders to your student's 1st period teacher. You can also order online at www.candidcolor.net Picture retake will be November 12th.
NJHS: The next mandatory meeting of the NJHS will be on Wednesday, October 16th from 2:35 - 3:30 in the auditorium. Current members please bring a parent note for any absence. Any 7th or 8th grader interested in applying for next school year is also invited. If you can't make the meeting please see Mrs. Holland in room 200 for information.
Books For All: The annual "Books for All" competition begins today! All funds raised will be used to buy books for our school library and fund author visits. The winning team will get Krispy Kreme doughnuts!
Books for ALL: Poquoson Middle School students are encouraged to bring in loose change or dollar bills to their English teachers to contribute to "Books for All". Each English Teacher has a team and all money collected is used to purchase book fair books to keep in our school library and to help fund author visits. Up to $500 of the money is matched by the Book Fair Company with a contribution to such organizations as "Kids in Need Foundation" and "Reader to Reader, Inc.". The winning team receives Krispy Kreme doughnuts and gets to keep the trophy until next year! Contribute if you can and help your team win the trophy and doughnuts!
K-Team: K-Team members, please stop by the library to pick up a form to volunteer at the Seafood Festival and the "Run for the Bulls!"
Ready-Set-Fund: Attention students - we only have 1 day left for our Ready-Set-Fund campaign. So far, we have given out $210 in the Cash Grab, including a $50 winner. Remember, you are also working toward prizes. On November 11th, 59 students will be getting out of class to visit the Gamer Chamber and 8 students have qualified for Roll the Dice. If you want to join them, find a supporter before Friday!
Volleyball: The JV and Varsity Girls Volleyball teams both defeated Smithfield in their match last night. Great work girls!
Art Club: The Art Club will meet today, Wednesday, after school in the art room.
World Drumming: World Music Drumming has their 3rd rehearsal after-school Wednesday.
Read-In: All students are invited to the Teen Read Week "Read-In with Cake" after school today, Wednesday in the library. Students will read for 30 minutes and then enjoy cake and library makerspace activities.
SCA: The next meeting of the SCA will be Monday, October 21st in room 220. This meeting is for Officers and Representatives only.
Lunch Bunch: Lunch Bunch will be held in the library on Friday during each of the 3 lunch periods. All students are invited to bring their lunches to the library to discuss books and enjoy free cookies.
Red Ribbon Week: The Nationwide Red Ribbon Drug Awareness and Prevention campaign begins next Monday, October 21st! The week is designed to honor Drug Enforcement Agent, Enrique Camarena, and other law enforcement heroes who have lost their lives in their work against illegal drugs. It is also a time to celebrate the positive decisions you all make to remain drug and alcohol free! Monday, we will pledge to be drug free by wearing RED!! All students are encouraged to dress up and participate in the banner signing during lunches. On Thursday of next week, we will be judging a poster contest with the top 3 winners receiving gift cards. Pick up poster paper and directions in the School Counseling Office beginning today.
The rest of the week goes like this: Tuesday: “My character counts. I’m drug free.” –dress as your favorite book or movie character. Wednesday: “Team up against drugs”- wear your favorite team jersey. Thursday: “My future matters! I’m drug free.”- wear college, career, or military attire. Friday- “Say BOO to drugs!”- wear orange and black to school. The PTO Halloween Dance and Costume Party will be Friday night.
Community Survey for Poquoson Middle School Modernization Project
PCPS and the architects are interested in hearing from you while we are engaged in the design process for the modernization of Poquoson Middle School. As part of the modernization project the school will undergo a renovation to address the needs of an aging facility. Additionally, the creation of new spaces might be included if the $17 million budget allows. It is important that we get a sense of the community’s priorities as we make important decisions about what we might be able to do beyond the renovation of the school’s infrastructure. The survey will close on Monday, June 24 at 5:00 p.m. To access the survey, click on this link: https://survey.k12insight.com/r/QEBsm3
PMS Modernization Community Input Night
On June 12, 2019, the Poquoson community was invited to attend an Input Meeting to share thoughts about the plans to modernize Poquoson Middle School. Take a moment to watch this video about the event and see some of the input that was shared. Thank you to those who attended and gave input.