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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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Please note:

 

The next 8th Grade Banquet meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 28th at 6:30pm in the cafeteria.  Parents and students are invited to come and share their opinions and help make important decisions regarding the banquet.  If you cannot attend, please contact Hanah Salmoran at hanasalmoran@yahoo.com. Thank you.

 

8th Grade Choir will be participating in a Choral Festival/Clinic on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at EKHS, from 9:30am-11:00am!  The students will need to wear their concert attire to school that day, and will need to bring their regular school clothes to change into after our return to Pinewood. We will be walking to and from the high school. therefore, everyone will need to be equipped with a warm coat, boots, gloves, etc. Parents are urged to join us for this wonderful learning experience. Choral Festivals are also a graded performance worth 100 pts and weighted as 50% of the student's grade.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

 

Vallory Bunday, Director of Choirs

Pinewood Middle School

vallory.bunday@kentwoodps.org

(616) 455.1224 x33301

 

 

The 7th Grade Choir will be participating in a Choral Festival/Clinic on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at EKHS, from 12:30pm-2:00pm.  The students will need to bring their concert attire with them to school that day, and will be given time to change after lunch.  We will be walking to and from the high school.  Therefore, everyone will need to be equipped with a warm coat, boots, gloves, etc.  Parents are urged to join us for this wonderful learning experience. Choral Festivals are also a graded performance worth 50% of the student's grade. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

 

Vallory Bunday

Director of Choirs

Pinewood Middle School

vallory.bunday@kentwoodps.org

(616) 455.1224 x 33301 

 

 

Announcements for 1.27.15

 

Honor Roll for Second Marking Period 2014-2015

 

Pinewood Bulletin October, 2014 

 

Pinewood PAWS Winners for December 2014  

 

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

 

Come audition for Pinewood's musical production of The Little Mermaid!!!  No experience necessary! Actors, singers and dancers are wanted!  You do not need to prepare anything, just bring a great attitude and be ready to have fun! Auditions will begin promptly at 3:15 after school NEXT WEEK Tuesday, December 16 OR Wednesday, December 17.  You do not need to attend both days - choose ONE.  Call backs will take place Thursday, December 18th!

The musical is scheduled for February 26,27 and 28th. Details to follow! 

 

 

 

 

 




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