Good evening. This is Dr. Strickland with some important information for all parents.
First, we would like to invite you to participate in the 2018 parent survey. We kindly ask that you take five minutes to participate in this survey. The link can be found through the school’s webpage of through Union County Public School’s webpage. The survey will be open through Friday, April 27th. You will need your student’s PowerSchool ID to complete the survey.
Second, our Spring Book Fair has come to our Media Center this week! Parents are welcome to come with their student before school or after school to visit the book fair.
Third, all grade levels are participating in a Penny War to support Relay for Life! Any amount helps! All pennies will count toward the grade level’s balance while all silver change will count against the grade level’s balance. Who’ll win the Penny War? We’ll just have to wait and see!
Lastly, if you are the parent of an 8th grade student, a form was sent home with your student’s high school registration form regarding t-shirts that PTO will be working on for students. We ask that you send the form back regardless of whether you wish to purchase a shirt because your signature indicates whether you would like for your student’s name to appear on the shirt as the 8th grade class of 2018. These make great keepsakes as your student matriculates through school.
This has been a lot of information. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school office. Good night.
Good evening. This is Dr. Strickland with an important reminder about student realignment. Any Piedmont Middle School student who is eligible and wishes to take advantage of the grandfathering option must complete the application process located on the Realignment page on the Union County Public Schools webpage. Please be reminded that transportation must be provided for grandfathered students. Also, please remember that the deadline for completing the online process is this Monday, April 23. Realignment has the potential to affect 113 of our students. If you have questions about whether your student is being reassigned to another school or if your student is eligible to apply for the grandfathering option, please visit the Realignment page on the UCPS website. If you have any questions, please contact us at the school and we’ll be happy to assist you.
It's time to stock up on summer reading! A Scholastic Buy One Get One Free Book Fair will be in the media center April 24 - April 27. Students will be visiting the fair with ELA teachers. Students may come with parents before and after school. Hours are 7:30 - 4:00. Parents, you now may send your students money digitally. Visit our book fair homepage for more information!
Good evening. This is Dr. Strickland with the Week in Preview for April 16 – 20. We have a lot going on at Piedmont Middle this week! On Monday, 8th grade students will go home with pre-registration forms for high school. Parents, please take some time with your student to discuss scheduling choices for next year. Additionally, for 8th grade students, there is a form going home from PTO regarding a special shirt available for all 8th grade students to purchase. Please fill out both forms and have your student bring it back to be turned in on Wednesday. Also on Wednesday, we will be celebrating Autism Awareness and encourage everyone to wear BLUE in support of people with autism.
Parents, if you are interested in taking advantage of the grandfathering options for your student, please make sure to visit the UCPS realignment webpage to put in your request. The deadline for these requests is April 23. If you have questions, please call the school.
Thank you and have a great evening.
Information has been shared through all of the 8th grade English Language Arts classes this week (April 10-12). Students were given their Program of Studies guide and a wealth of information was shared by Mrs. McGee-Helms, 8th grade Counselor, and Pat Cooper, Career Development Coordinator at PHS. Those presentations are included here: Mrs. McGee-Helms: Mrs. McGee-Helms Mrs. Cooper: Mrs. Cooper
Monday, April 16 – Registration sheets will go home with students
Wed., April 18 – SIGNED registration sheets are due to homeroom teachers
Fri., April 27 – registration will be finalized with high school counselors at Piedmont Middle School.
Thursday, April 26, 6:00 pm
UCPS Career Readiness Summer Camps will be available to current 7th and 8th grade students. The camps are available at various schools, last one week, and are $50 per student. This is an awesome opportunity to explore various careers in a fun, relaxed environment and to explore various pathways offered in high school. The following camps will be available:
Below is the link for the application:
The high school cross country team will be heading to Appalachian State University for team camp again this summer. We took several incoming freshman with us last year. It was a great opportunity to build team cohesiveness and for the freshman to get to know their teammates. The camp will be from July 22-26. The cost of the camp is $350 plus a $25 transportation fee.
Please contact Coach Mark Griffin
2018 UCPS Parent Survey
UCPS is conducting a parent survey, April 23 - 27. Click on the link to share your feedback. Thank you for your participation. https://ucpsk12.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3lzgO06GZJgvG1n
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