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  • New Year, New Look, New Faces

    It's a brand new year at Parkwood with many exciting changes. New staff members will contribute their expertise to educating our students. New murals and paint decorate the walls. And there are new opportunities around every corner for the students at Parkwood Middle School.

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  • Congratulations to our Math League Champions

    This year Parkwood Middle School participated in the Middle School Math League Competition, which is available to students in grades 6 through 8.

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  • Peer Group Connection in full swing at PWMS

    Congratulation to our 25 Peer Leaders who will be a part of a very special program being implemented next school year. Peer Group Connection- Middle School is a research-based program that supports and eases students’ transition into middle school. Peer Group Connection is centered on the themes of identity, community, and leadership. The purpose of PGC-MS is to equip eighth graders with leadership skills to help younger students make a successful transition into middle school.

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  • PWMS Excellent and Superior Band students

    Parkwood Middle School band students participated in the South Central District Solo/Ensemble Music Performance Adjudication.

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  • PWM 8th graders Explore OBX

    This month, over 150 8th grade students from Parkwood Middle School had the opportunity to experience the beauty and history of The Outer Banks of North Carolina. The trip started early on the morning of May 1st. Sleepy eyed teachers and students met at the school at 4:30 in the morning, ready to begin their adventure. It was the start of a four day trip that they would never forget.

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  • Parkwood Middle School victorious at the Robotics Competition

    “On Saturday April 13th, Union County Career Readiness department hosted the spring robotics competition for over 60 middle and high school teams. Students spent the last year building and redesigning their VEX robots to get ready for the competition.

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  • Drama Students Study the Art of Advertising

    Ms. DePietro's Advanced Drama class has been working on a Defined Stem activty to help focus their advertising campaign for the upcoming production of "Mulan Jr.".

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  • 6th Graders Experience Refugee Simulation

    Mrs. Kerr’s and Mrs. Emrich’s students were thrilled to learn from Amy Hanna, a volunteer with Refugee Support Services. Refugee Support Services is a non-profit organization that provides various resources for refugees who have been resettled in the Charlotte area.

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  • We Support Operation Gratitude

    Operation Gratitude is one California woman’s solution to saying “thanks” to our many service men and women. Many US troops are deployed each year, spending time away from their family and friends to serve and protect us. Operation Gratitude collects donations and thank you letters from citizens around the country in order to make care packages for our troops.

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  • “Genre Book Tasting”

    Mrs. Kerr’s 6th Grade Language Arts classes participated in a “Genre Book Tasting”! These students got the chance to try out different genres from historical fiction to fantasy before their first trip to the media center.

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  • Parkwood Middle Finished First...Again!

    Every year for the past six years, Parkwood Middle School has competed in the National Science League competition. This year nearly forty different teams took to the challenge of preparing for and taking the “7th - 9th Grade General Science Exam”. These teams include schools from across the country, including states like New York, California, Texas, Michigan and Ohio. Topics from this test include physics, earth science, chemistry and biology. For the second time in as many years, Parkwood Middle School has finished in 1st place in the country!

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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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