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Welcome to Pinewood Middle School

Vision

Pinewood Middle School will provide a safe and supportive atmosphere that embraces diversity and inspires intellectual, social, and emotional growth.

Mission

Pinewood Middle School’s staff, in partnership with students, parents, and community, establishes standards for excellence and implements plans to meet these expectations.

Teachers utilize instructional best practices within the framework of established curriculum to promote intellectual growth and student achievement.

Staff and students cultivate social and emotional growth within the learning environment by recognizing and accepting individual differences, celebrating achievements, and working collaboratively toward common goals.

Beliefs

All students can learn.

A safe and supportive environment is most  conducive to learning.

Diversity and inclusiveness enhance social and emotional growth.

Collaboration facilitates relationship building and engages students in the learning process.

A broad range of educational and extracurricular opportunities helps students identify their unique talents and gifts. 

 

HOME OF PANTHER PRIDE!

 

 

 

Student Handbook 2014-2015 PDF Document

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 

 

 

This year, Pinewood will be partnering with Ele's Place, a healing center for grieving children, to offer services to students grieving a death. This program will be offered during the school day, once a week for 8 weeks and is designed to help students who have experienced the death of someone important to them. In small group sessions, students will have the opportunity to talk about their feelings and experiences with others who understand, express thier feelings through a variety of activities and learn positive coping skills. Groups will be lead by Ele's Place staff and KSSN Pinewood Staff Brad Vandenend.

 

http://www.elesplace.org/

 

Please contact Sarah Blystra our community school coordinator if you would like to sign your child up for this group.

 

sarah.blystra@kentwoodps.org

616-455-1224 ext. 32203

 

 

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Announcements for 5.21.15

 

8th Grade Banquet  (Time has been changed to 7-10pm)

 

PAWS Pizza Party

  

Falcon Charity Golf Classic 

 

78'ers Football information 

 

Honor Roll for Third Marking Period 2014-2015

 

PAWS Award Winners April 2015 

 

Activity Bus Schedule 2014-2015 

 

Concussion Information and Form  PDF Document

 

    

2014-2015 Pinewood School Calendar PDF Document

 

Parent Communication E-mail Sign-Up



UPCOMING EVENTS AND INFORMATION

 

Dear Pinewood Middle School Parents/Guardians:

The online statewide assessment, the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP), will begin after Spring Break. Our testing dates are as follows:

8th Grade: April 14 - April 28
7th Grade: April 29 - May 14 
6th Grade May 18 - May 29

A letter from our State Superintendent, Michael Flanagan, is below, as well as our detailed testing calendar for Pinewood (Note: We have two teams per grade level - an A team and a B team). 

Testing is planned during the morning hours, so please only schedule appointments for the afternoons on your child's testing days. Also, please be sure your child eats a healthy breakfast and is on time to school.

Letter from our State Superintendent about the M-STEP Assessment:

Pinewood Middle School's Testing Calendar for April 2015 (8th and 7th grade):
Pinewood Middle School's Testing Calendar for May 2015 (7th and 6th grade):

If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call at: (616) 455-1224 (Pinewood's front office)

 

 

Kent Career Tech Center is hosting seven exciting Summer Camps for incoming 7th, 8th and 9th graders in July! Campers will get to work in our Tech Center labs with our instructors and the same equipment our high school students (and industry pros) use every day. They’ll learn in fun and engaging, hands-on ways while they learn new skills and explore future careers. In addition, KCTC is offering a Cyber Camp in June for 11th and 12th graders to learn how to hone their networking and hacking skills.

Kent Innovation High is also offering two fun filled Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math camps (STEAM) in June and July that will surely keep these 7th, 8th and 9th graders learning all summer long.

Please encourage your students to take advantage of these unique learning opportunities!

Registration link

http://www.kentisd.org/…/2015_all_kent_isd_summer_camps_201…


Contact Karen Lezan for registration or more information.
Professional Development Enrollment Specialist
E: karenlezan@kentisd.org P: 616.365.2231 F: 616.364.1489



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