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  • PWMS & PWHS Combine Talents for an Amazing Performance

    This past weekend Parkwood Middle and High Schools combined their talents to present "The Wizard of Oz" to the community. Crowds packed the theatre for all three performances and were taken on a journey over the rainbow.

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  • Parkwood Middle School hosts 1st Annual Mobile Application Competition

    Parents and Community guests were amazed by the synergy and soft skills displayed by the 41 students who participated in the 1st Annual Mobile Application Competition at Parkwood Middle School.

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  • Parkwood Middle Sweeps Awards at Regional Tournament

    Parkwood Middle School’s Science OIympiad team came away with top honors at their regional tournament on March 17th. The team arrived with high expectations after finishing first in last year’s tournament. In addition to an overall first place finish in this year’s tournament, the Parkwood Bears took home the spirit award and Coach Jordan Marmara was named regional Coach of the Year.

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  • Parkwood Middle takes on college and career prep

    ollege acceptance letters are steadily rolling in for this year’s crop of high school seniors, and Parkwood Middle School is doing its part to prepare their students for those next steps. Based on a district-wide mandate from Union County Public Schools this year, all 6th – 12th graders are required to partake in a week-long college and career readiness initiative. It’s up to each individual school as to how they implement that initiative, but Parkwood Middle certainly rose to the task!

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  • MIT students inspire and encourage UCPS middle school girls

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) students Amber VanHemel and Lisa Tang recently traveled to Union County, where they spent a week talking to hundreds of UCPS middle school girls about the various career opportunities in STEM-related fields.

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  • Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

    Every year on March 2nd people from all walks of life: teachers, students, actors, athletes, and politicians come together to celebrate one thing we can all agree is essential to student learning: reading.

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  • 6th Graders Selected to Present at NCTIES

    Our 6th Grade AIG ELA students have been selected to present at the North Carolina Technology In Society (NCTIES) State Conference

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  • Another Awesome PWMS Theatre Performance

    PWMS Theatre once again wowed audience with their fall production. This year it was “Once On This Island”, the Haitian story of a young orphan who follows her heart and unites two sides of a divided island. In addition to raising awareness for the arts, this year’s production brought attention to the struggles of Haiti, and one dollar from each ticket sold was donated to “Hearts With Haiti”.

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  • Parkwood Middle School host Inaugural MAD-learn Student Showcase for CSEW 2017

    This school year, several classes at Parkwood Middle and High schools are piloting MAD-learn, a web-based curriculum program that teaches mobile app development. The program allows students to learn and execute the fundamentals of mobile apps, including ideation, planning, design, creation, development, marketing, launch and maintenance.

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  • Robotics Pull Toy Competition

    Exploring Robotics course learn with Project Lead the Way

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  • Robotics team travels to local competition

    Parkwood Middle School Robotics Club competed in the 3rd Annual Robotics Classic at South Piedmont Community College on Saturday, November 18th, 2017. Several teams represented PWMS Robotics Club in the competition with Team Overdrive taking home the bronze for 3rd place overall in the Middle School Division.

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  • STEM and Career Development Program at PWMS wins $1500

    Parkwood Middle School wins $1500 dollars for Best Middle School in Division I for Make It in Union County.

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  • Sixth Grade Young Historians

    Mrs. Rossano's young historians and have explored and defined what life was like in Ancient Mesopotamia. There are many ways to define a civilization, but most scholars agree that when a society begins to form cities, it becomes a civilization.

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  • Not Guilty! Mr. Sanger Rainsford was found not guilty for the murders of Ivan and of General Zaroff.

    Shiptrap Island, South Caribbean Mr. Sanger Rainsford, a prominent big game hunter and author of several books on hunting, was recently acquitted of the murders of General Zaroff, formerly of the Czar’s army, and his manservant, Ivan. Mrs. Elizabeth Allen was the presiding judge.

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  • 6th grade STEMS class

    6th grade students in Ms. Rothrock’s Exploring Technology class complete three different engineering challenges.

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  • Spaghetti and Science

    Innovation, teamwork, and creativity; three qualities that are important for all our students to have. In 8th grade science classes this week these were put to the test as students worked together to construct the tallest tower among their classmates.

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  • Bears are Back to School

    On August 28th the halls of Parkwood Middle School were once again filled with the sounds of slamming lockers, sneakered feet, and laughing children. In classrooms and hallways, students reunited with friends, sharing their memories from summer. Teacher shared their expectations and hopes for the year with their usual enthusiasm, encouraging their students to set their sights on their goals from day one.

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  • Music Shines at Parkwood

    Music is in the air this spring at Parkwood, with concerts being held by the many performance ensembles at our school. Audiences enjoyed a pleasing combination of classic and contemporary pieces performed by the PWMS Band and Chorus.

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  • PWMS 7th graders Learn History from War Heroes

    7th graders at Parkwood Middle had the opportunity to listen to four veterans share their war experiences and learned how to fold an American Flag. James Crump (WWII), Frank Cranford (Vietnam), and Bill Lane (Vietnam) came from the Indian Trail VFW to talk to the students about what they encountered during war.

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  • PWMS Spanish Students Visit the Mint Museum

    Recently, Ms. Townsend’s Spanish I students visited the Mint Museum Randolph in Charlotte, NC to observe several exhibits related to the ancient Americans. There are more than forty of the major societies from ancient Mesoamerica (Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador), Central America (Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama), and Andean South America (Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Chile).

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  • Parkwood Science Stars Raise the Bar

    Parkwood Middle School’s Science Olympiad team continued to define excellence this past weekend by taking home the 1st place trophy at their regional science olympiad competition. While only having one prior year of experience in this tournament, Parkwood’s best and brightest took to the books, sharpened their pencils, and began building and studying their way to the top on March 25th.

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  • PWMS Band is Superior

    On March 8th the PWMS Band, under the .direction of Mr. Jon Sale, participated in the annual MPA competition at Wingate University. After much hard work and effort, the band earned a superior rating - the highest any band can achieve.

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  • Parkwood's Champion Battle of the Books Team

    Parkwood Middle School Battle of the Books (BOB) team took home the championship at the annual UCPS competition. The team, consisting of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders, will now go on to compete in the regional competition in a few weeks.

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  • Discover China Day

    Discover China Day gave our 7th grade and 8th grade Chinese class students a great opportunity to explore to Chinese culture. This was the first year to offer this event without support of the Confucius Institute. The four presenters were from the local Charlotte community. Students watched the video for the brief introduction of Taiji and followed by the explanation how it benefits your health.

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  • A Journey and A Journal

    Do you Know the History of Union County and How It Originated? The residents of Union County have become more true to the blend of why “UNION” was chosen as the name for our Magnificent county.

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  • Chinese Cultural Creativity

    The High Building of PWMS was recently treated to an incredible bulletin board display. In collaboration with sixth grade social studies, Ms. Howie's art classes studied aspects of Chinese art and culture.

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  • Masquerade

    Students in 8th grade are exploring history and creativity in a lesson centered around designing their own masks. Working with plaster strips, molds, and in some cases their own faces, students created blank canvases on which to create their designs.

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  • Meet Percy Jackson and the campers at Camp Half-Blood

    Meet Percy Jackson and the campers at Camp Half-Blood. Students in Mrs. Zaharis’ class ended the novel of The Lightning Thief by making Camp Half-Blood T-shirts and celebrating with “blue” food that Percy ate throughout the novel. Students watched The Lightning Thief movie and had to compare events from the book to the movie.

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  • Exciting things are happening with Parkwood Middle School’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEMs)

    Exciting things are happening with Parkwood Middle School’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEMs) program. Ms. Leah Villarreal, a first year teacher at Parkwood Middle school, is working hard to teacher her students the power that comes with knowledge of STEMs.

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  • Election Day at PWMS

    Mrs. Powell's class has been studying all about the presidential election this year. Her class has learned about the two major political parties in our country. Her students know who is running for president, what political party they represent, and who their running mates are.

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  • Connie Trowbridge nominated FSIoffice and Carolina Panthers Teacher of the Week

    Parkwood Middle School is proud to announce that AIG Language Arts Teacher, Mrs. Connie Trowbridge, was nominated as one of FSIoffice’s and Carolina PanthersTeachers of the Week. But we need her to go ALL THE WAY to the top! Please vote http://www.fsioffice.com/tow/

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  • Students Enjoy a PBIS Reward

    Parkwood Middle School is in its second year of implementing the PBIS at our school. This week, students who earned enough tickets in the first six week grading period were rewarded with a snack and a show during the school day.

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  • Ms. Nicole DePietro - PWMS Teacher of the Year

    We would like to congratulate our Drama teacher, Ms. Nicole DePietro, on being named PWMS Teacher of the Year. Ms. DePietro was nominated by her fellow teachers and was then observed and interviewed by UCPS employees.

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  • PWMS Teachers Receive LIFT Grants

    Two PWMS Teachers - Mr. Jordan Marmara and Ms. Nicole DePietro - were awarded LIFT Grants from the Union County Education Foundation. Both were in the amount of $500.00 and will be used to enhance learning opportunities at our school.

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  • 8th grade Students Learn From Collaboration

    Students in Mrs. Hughes’ Language Arts class are reading Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom. Using the themes portrayed in the book, the students participated in a Socratic Seminar. A Socratic Seminar mimics the beliefs of the famous philosopher, Socrates

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  • “When will we EVER use this in real life?”

    “When will we EVER use this in real life?” is a question constantly asked by students. While, Ms. Vaughan’s Math 2 class recently discovered that knowledge of linear regression can help save lives!

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  • Parkwood Middle Welcomes Three New Administrators to the Parkwood Family

    Parkwood Middle welcomes three new assistant principals for the 2016-2017 school year. Elizabeth Allen, Jacque Pollard and Chad Turner are all three Assistant Principals at Parkwood Middle. These educators come to us with a wide variety of specialties and experiences.

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  • 8th grade Social Studies students from Parkwood Middle School have placed among the top schools in the nation for the fourth year in a row

    8th grade Social Studies students from Parkwood Middle School have placed among the top schools in the nation for the fourth year in a row. The students recently competed in the National Social Studies League competition. Taking the exam along with schools from 15 other states, the students competed against their peers on a wide range of American History topics. The National Social Studies League exams are administered once a year to students from grades 2 through 12. The test measures students’ knowledge of American history from the colonial to the modern era.

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  • PWMS students create beautiful memorial garden

    Recently, students from the Parkwood Middle School yearbook class and Student Council teamed up to renovate the school’s garden. Together with their advisors, Mr. Daniel Stanford and Mr. Jordan Marmara, the students worked with the PTO to plan and renovate the area in the middle of the school. The memorial garden is in memory of Parkwood's beloved football coach and community member, Bo McWhorter.

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  • Parkwood Middle School Presents: "The Lion King"

    Parkwood Middle School Theatre students undertook the incredible challenge of presenting one of Disney's most well known stories, "The Lion King". Featuring students from all three grade levels, "The Lion King" was an enormous success.

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  • 7th graders Learn from War Veterans

    The 7 th graders of Parkwood Middle School had the opportunity to listen to four veterans share their war experiences and learned how to fold an American Flag on May 16th and 17th in the media center. James Crump (WWII), Bill Raum (Vietnam), Jim Hood (Vietnam), and Bill Lane (Vietnam) came from the Indian Trail VFW to talk to the students about what they encountered during war.

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  • Discover China Day

    The Chinese culture is a rich one, with many traditions and unique qualities for students to study. A group of students from Ms. Wang's Chinese class were able to learn even more about the complex society by visiting "Discover China Day", sponsored by UCPS.

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  • Band of Bears Compete

    Last week the PWMS 7th and 8th Grade Bands competed at the Middle School MPA, a contest sponsored by the South Central District Bandmasters Association. After performing several challenging pieces at each of their events, both bands earned a rating of “Excellent” according to the scoring system and were only a few points away from a “Superior” rating.

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  • PWMS Science Olympiad Earns Second Place

    This weekend the Parkwood Middle School Science Olympiad Team participated in the regional competition held in Laurenberg, North Carolina. This was the team’s first year competing, and they were looking forward to getting some experience and learning the ropes. They never expected that they would come home with 12 medals, and overall second place varsity team finish, and an invitation to compete at the state Science Olympiad Competition held in Raleigh next month.

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  • Ms. Fuerst awarded the Hometown Hero Teacher Appreciation Award

    Each month the Charles G Monnett III and Associates law firm honors teachers in Mecklenburg, Lincoln, Catawba, Iredell, Cabarrus and Union counties for their service in public education. The nominations for the Hometown Hero Teacher Appreciation Award are ongoing throughout the school year. Winners are chosen based on the number of votes through an online voting contest held on the law firm’s website.

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  • Dramatic Diseases

    Theatre and Science came together in an unlikely combination in 8th grade science classes at Parkwood Middle School. The result was a highly engaging lesson that allowed students to use inference skills and deductive reasoning to diagnose their classmates.

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  • Parkwood Keeps Pounding

    Students and Staff at Parkwood Middle School are getting ready to celebrate the big game this Sunday! Our cafeteria features an incredible mural created by Ms. Howie’s art students of Carolina Panther, Thomas Davis. In addition to showing our Panthers Pride, Parkwood Middle School saw this as a great opportunity to give back to the community.

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  • The Great Wall of Parkwood

    One of the greatest constructions created by man is the famous, "Great Wall of China". In Ms. Howie's art class, students explored the artwork evident within the structure and its connection to Chinese culture.

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  • The Butterfly Project

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Intelligence plus character--that is the goal of true education. The complete education gives one not only power of concentration, but worthy objectives upon which to concentrate.” [ Maroon Tiger (January-February 1947)] At Parkwood Middle School our AIG department has fully embraced that challenge. As a part of a unit on Holocaust literature, our students took a trip to the Levine Jewish Community Center in Charlotte to take part in The Butterfly Project. This is a worldwide effort to remember the 1.5 million children who died as a result of the Holocaust.

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  • A Dickens of a Celebration!

    As part of the 8th Grade and 7th Grade AIG Language Arts Curriculum, students at Parkwood Middle School study Charles Dickens's class story, "A Christmas Carol". Every year, the unit culminates in a Victorian Era Celebration, where students are immersed in the world that the characters of "A Christmas Carol" lived in.

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  • A Musical for Every Buddy!

    The movie "Elf", starring Will Ferrell has quickly become a holiday favorite since its release in 2003. Now, 12 years later, the Broadway version of this beloved movie has been adapted for school productions. Recently, the PWMS Theatre group brought it to the Parkwood High School's Auditorium.

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  • Hundreds of Parkwood Students Sign-up for a Union County Public Library Card

    When most of us picture a library, we think of dusty old books lining the shelves, librarians uttering, “shh” every time a sound is made, and oppressive quiet that almost makes it hard to concentrate. Well, most of us would be wrong! Gone are the libraries of old - replaced by buildings that allow us access to more than just books. As part of Mrs. Chapman’s partnership with the Union County Public Library, all students learned from Ms. Beth Myles that the library has DVDs, magazines, audio books, ebooks, research databases, free wifi and so much more. Once students learned of all the resources available to them, many took advantage of the opportunity to get their own library card on Tuesday! They signed up for a temporary card, which expires in three months. Once they visit the library with their parents, they can complete the registration process and receive a card that is valid for one year.

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  • The students are excited to show their first Chinese calligraphy

    Supported by Confucius Institute at Pfeiffer University (CIPU), the calligraphy teacher from CIPU provides the students Chinese calligraphy lessons once a week for a semester in coordination with the Chinese language lessons. The Chinese calligraphy course teaches the fundamental techniques and aesthetic value of 3,500 years Chinese calligraphy and its brief history.

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  • Making Plans to Show Off our Scientific Minds

    It was an impressive sight in Mr. Marmara’s 8th Grade Science classroom - over 60 6th, 7th and 8th grade students turned out for the Science Olympiad interest meeting. North Carolina Science Olympiad (NCSO) is a non-profit group that hosts competitions all over the state. These competitions are designed to challenge students in areas such as science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

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  • Chorus Students Perform at Real Men Sing

    On Wednesday, September 16th, ten students from Parkwood Middle School’s Chorus participated in “Real Men Sing” at Wingate University.

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