7:00 PM - 8:00 PM PMS Spring Chorus Concert
May 31, 2019
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM PMS 8th Grade Field Trip to Busch Gardens
June 3, 2019
June 4, 2019
June 5, 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 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 May 20 - 24, 2019
Kindness Quotes for the week:
- "A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and roots spring up an make new trees." -Amelia Earhart
- "Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
- "Kindness begins with the understanding that we all struggle." - Charles Glassman
- "Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind." - Eric Hoffer
- "Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For indeed, thats all who ever have." - Margaret Mead
Box Tops: We have already begun collecting for the next drive. Our next collection day will be May 30th. Box Tops will still be tallied for both individuals and classrooms. Please send them in with your name and homeroom labeled on the outside of the envelop or ziploc baggie.
Volleyball: Volleyball open gym will be held from 3:30-5:30 for the next two weeks at the high school.
Poquoson Sheriff's Office: Attn Rising 9th graders, gain exposure to various criminal justice careers. Obtain "hands-on" experience and awareness of the criminal justice system May 30th at Grafton Middle School-Kiva (305 Grafton Dr.) at 6:00-8:00 p.m.
K-Team: K-Team members interested in running for an officer position for next year should see Mrs. Tyler for an application form. Voting will take place at the meeting on June 5th.
World Music Drumming has rehearsal after school today.
Library Books: All library books are due by Friday, May 24th. Please return all library books to your English teacher and bring payment for any lost books.
Lost and Found: We have many items located in our lost and found. Please look for any missing items that may be yours. Any items that are not claimed by the end of the school year are donated.
Congratulations: Congratulations to our Blue Ribbon Music Department! That's right - Poquoson Middle School Music earned the highest award given to school music programs in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Go Poquoson Music! Also, Congratulations to our 8th grade band students on their performance last night. And break-a-leg to our 6th and 7th grade band students on their performance tonight, Thursday, May 23.
SCA: As a reminder, if you plan on running for an SCA office, you need to see Mrs. Purdie briefly to receive a handout of directions. Our meeting will be Wednesdaay, May 29.