6:00 PM School Board Meeting
August 15, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Poquoson Middle School New Student Orientation
August 27, 2019
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Poquoson Middle School 6th Grade Open House
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Poquoson Middle School 7th & 8th Grade Open House
October 18, 2019
October 19, 2019
October 20, 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.
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. We are holding a Public Input meeting on Wednesday, June 12 from 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. at Poquoson Elementary School. We know everyone who is interested may not be able to attend the meeting so we are providing this survey as another way for the Poquoson community to provide input into the project. 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
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 June 10 - 14, 2019
Early Dismissal at 11:10am: Wednesday, June 12th, Thursday, June 13th and Friday, June 14th.
Kindness Quotes for the week:
- "Life is mostly froth and bubble. Two things stand like stone. Kindness in another's trouble, courage in your own." - Adam Lindsay Gordon
- "You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
- "Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." - Dalai Lama
- "If you want to lift yourself up, lift someone else up." - Booker T. Washington
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.
Library Books: All library books are now past due. If you have a library book, please bring it to the library at this time.
Yearbooks: Yearbooks are n sale all week during homeroom. Bring your $40.00 to room 115.
Summer Reading: All students are invited to participate in Summer Reading at Poquoson Public Library! Complete challenge cards to win prizes and enter weekly drawings. Read great books and register for fun programs such as photography, gardening, Virtual Reality, Dungeons and Dragons, designing and launching rockets, and calligraphy. All programs at the public library, as well as library cards, are free for everyone.
SCA: Attention all new SCA officers: Stop and see Mrs. Purdie before 7th period Tuesday. Bring your phone if you have one.
Bull Island Ambassadors: Congratulations to the 23 rising 7th & 8th grade students who were selected as Bull Island Ambassadors for the upcoming school year! Student names are posted outside of the Counseling Office and in the Cafeteria. Please stop by to see Mrs. Tuttle this week to pick up a new student orientation invite.