PHMS Principal's Message
Dear Middle School Families:
We are excited to welcome middle school students to the building this year. Staff will be preparing the next few weeks for their arrival.
We know there were some hiccups with online enrollment, and we appreciate everyone’s patience. If you were unable to complete enrollment online or were not able to attend the Enrollment/Proof of Residency Event on August 3, you will need to come to the middle school beginning August 9 between the hours of 8:00-3:00. Our administrative assistants can assist you with enrollment and collect Chromebook and/or yearbook payments. Please remember to bring proof of residency.
Chromebook insurance $5
Yearbook $30 (optional)
Student schedules are available through the parent portal in Student Information Systems (SIS). If you cannot access SIS, please call the middle school at 540-2149 for assistance. For the next two weeks the office will be open from 8:00-3:00. If you want to request changes to electives, you can contact our school counselor, Mrs. Meg Rhodes, via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
School supplies can be found on the website and are quite similar from team to team. Backpacks can be used to bring items to and from school but must remain in lockers during the school day. I have included the supply list at the end of this letter as well.
Fall sports also begin before the first day of school. Football and volleyball begin on Monday, August 15, at 4:00 PM. Cross country begins on Wednesday, August 17, at 4:00 PM. Each student must have a physical on file in PRIVIT to participate.
Meet the Teacher Night:
Meet the Teacher Night is Thursday, August 18, from 3:30-6:30. Parents and students can orient themselves to the building, meet teachers, try lockers, and store supplies for the first day.
Prior to school beginning, seventh-grade students will be able to attend Transition Day on August 22 from 7:35 until 9:35. Buses will run that day similar to the first day of school. Seventh graders will be given a tour of the school and learn about activities and events.
Chromebooks, Chargers and Cases:
Students will receive their Chromebooks, cases, and chargers in their Rise classes on the first day of school.
Breakfast and Lunch:
Remember breakfast and lunch cost money this year. Families can apply for free or reduced prices. Link: Free and Reduced Form
Student Breakfast: $1.65
Student Lunch: $2.70
First day of School:
School will begin on August 23 at 7:35 AM. Once school begins, the office is open each day from 7:00 until 3:15. Students can be dropped off on the south side of the building. Students can enter the building at 7:00. They can 1) report to the gym in the morning to wait for the tone at 7:25 to go to their lockers or 2) go to the cafeteria to eat breakfast.
We dismiss each day at 2:45. Parents can pick students up in front of the building (south side) as soon as the entourage of buses clears out. For safety, students who are walking west on Myrtle must wait under the awning until all buses pull away.
As a staff, we wish everyone a safe and successful school year.
Greg Reeves, Principal
Monica Pickett, Assistant Principal
With textbooks seldom used and Chromebooks in cases, students are expected to leave backpacks, book bags, and athletic bags in lockers throughout the day. Students are expected to bring a charged Chromebook and a zipper binder to core classes.
- Backpack or school bag to transport supplies to and from school.
- A large zipper binder to take supplies from class to class.
- A pencil pouch within the binder
- 2 two-pocket folders within the binder
- Headphones or earbuds for school
- 24 pack of pencils
- 1 package of loose leaf notebook paper
- 2 composition notebooks for ELA (college rule preferred)
- Scientific Calculator w/multi-view screen
- 1 box of tissues for Rise
White Team Supplies
- 1 ½-inch 3-ring binder for math
- Colored pencils - 12 count
- 2 highlighters
Gold Team Supplies
- 2 ½-inch 3-ring binders
- Erasers (pencil top or hand held)
- 2 two-pocket folder w/prongs
- 12 ct colored pencils
- 1 Highlighter
- 1 two-pocket folder w/prongs
- 2 different colored Highlighters
Purple Team Supplies
- 1 - 1” or 2” three-ring binder
- 1 pack of graph paper
- 1 sketch book with mixed media paper
- 1 college-ruled notebook
- 2 Black gel pens or Uniball brand
- 1 Eraser
- 2 Fine tip black Sharpies
- 1 Extra fine tip black Sharpie
- 1 24-pack of colored pencils
- 1 pair of scissors
- 1-2 sets of markers of your choice
- 1 set of watercolors- Crayola or Prang brand
- 1 ruler
- Athletic shoes