Peterstown Middle School
A WV Success School,
WV High Progress Reward School,
WV School of Excellence!
Home of the Pirates
56 College Drive, Peterstown, WV 24963
Be Responsible, Be Respectful
Peterstown middle school students will be able to come to the school to pick up items according to the following schedule: On May 20th students in grades 5 and 7 may come for pick up. May 21st, students in grades 6 and 8 may come. The scheduled times will be according to last name and alphabet. Last names A-H may come at 9:00 or 4:00. Last names I-P may come at 10:00 or 5:00 and last names Q-Z may come at 11:00 or 6:00. Students may keep Chromebooks over the summer. County textbooks and library books do need to be returned.
Please contact the schools if you have any questions.
Please follow recommendations regarding social distancing, face masks, and washing hands. Continue to be safe!
Angela Parker's eighth grade reading class launched the new school year reading the classic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Students embraced the idea of inclusion with their posters showing their feelings around the issue of racism. The eighth grade students have done an excellent job with their work, showing that people can unite as one appreciating diversity and equality. If only all adults could adopt their attitudes about tolerance the world would be better place!
----Patti Chlepas, Co-Teacher
Parents and Guardians
Snow Packets have been given to students. These are to be completed for days out of school due to inclement weather.
Congratulations Mrs. Ferguson, awarded Monroe County Principal of the Year!
Recognition also to:
Karsyn Dusold- PMS Teacher of the Year
Naomi Walker - Cook of the Year
Nellie Cottle - TIS Excellence in Education Award
Ashley Mann - Gifted Teacher Excellence in Education Award
Thank you, Ladies!
By order of Governor Jim Justice, as of March 13, 2020, all West Virginia public schools are closed until further notice.
That season is here!
Wash your hands!
Cover your coughs and sneezes!
Don't share drinks!
Stay home if you have a fever or are sick!
Board of Education Meeting
A special assembly was held on October 16 to celebrate the generous donation of musical instruments to PMS by the VH1 Foundation. Chiho Feindler, senior director of programs & policy, with VH1 Save The Music, spoke to the students about the program supporting music education in all 55 West Virginia counties. Superintendent Joetta Basile commented on the fine performance of the National Athemn by the band, and the support of the "Save the Music" grant. The Commissioner of WV Department of Arts, Culture, and History, Randall Reid-Smith, congratulated Director Seth Elmore and band members on their performance. The assembly concluded with Commissioner Reid-Smith leading the group in singing "Take Me Home Country Roads".
5th grade PMS students of the month for October.
Brayden French and Alyssa Grimmett
5th grade PMS students of the month for September.
Aaron Dunbar and Rileigh Jacson
Letter from Central Office Re Lockdown Procedures
Monroe County Schools Superintendent Joetta Basile and Safety Director Angela Mann - Monroe County Schools takes every step to ensure safety at school.
If a lockdown occurs during student drop off or pick up, you are asked not to enter the building. Please leave the campus to help alleviate confusion and traffic congestion. Students will be in a locked location under supervision.
Phone calls to the school will not be answered as personnel will be busy with carrying out safety procedures. Please do not call students on cell phones as this may cause confusion or alert an intruder. Please refrain from posting to social media to avoid confusion. A message will be sent out from Monroe County Schools as soon as possible to let parents know when the lockdown is lifted.
Please take comfort in the fact that Monroe County Schools is taking every step to ensure your kids are safe when they are on school grounds.
WV School Building Authority has approved funding for construction of a new school for Peterstown. Superintendent of Monroe County Schools, Mrs. Joetta Basile, made the announcement at an all school assembly on Dec. 12. The project is expected to begin in Spring 2019.
Peterstown Middle School recognized Deputy Rodriguez today for his quick response yesterday to a reported threat on campus. We are so fortunate to have a PRO in each of our schools. Also a huge thanks to our WV State Police and Sheriff’s Department for responding and keeping our students safe! --- Monroe County Schools Facebook post
Monroe County Prosecuting Attorney, Justin St. Clair, spoke to PMS students about potential criminal activities. He addressed tobacco use (Juuls), bullying, drug abuse and addiction, sexting, truancy and the consequences of these illegal activities. Thank you, Mr. St. Clair for encouraging our students to make good choices.
9-11 Remembrance Ceremony
A memorial ceremony was held at PMS on the morning of September 11 in honor of the lives lost in the attack on September 11, 2001. Local first responders, veterans, Board of Education members, students, faculty, and staff attended the observance.
The program was presented by members of the National Junior Honor Society, sponsored by Mrs. Angela Parker.
Dedication of new flagpole and flag
Thank you WoodmenLife for this meaningful addition to our campus.
Licensed Psychologist, Elizabeth Jennings, has joined the staff of the school's Wellness Center. She will be available to counsel students on issues such as poor school performance, behavioral problems, grief, adjustment, anger management, depression, and anxiety. Contact the Wellness Center for more information 304.753.6960.
7th Graders visit to Country View Assisted Living
7th grade students in Mrs. Dusold’s Language Arts Class at Peterstown Middle School read the novel Tuesdays with Morrie written by Mitch Albom. The story is about a young student and his dying professor who spend Tuesdays together discussing life lessons. Throughout the novel, students have completed activities that correlate with the life lessons Morrie talked about in the story. One of the lessons revolves around about devoting yourself to your community and the importance of spending time with others when you are able.
Several students at PMS were chosen to visit Country View Assisted Living to spend time with a resident. The students were given interview questions and spent the afternoon discussing different topics with that person. They were able to provide company to a resident while learning stories about their life. The students really enjoyed the trip. There were tears and laughter as the students listened to the stories of someone they have never met. The students learned many valuable lessons while reading this novel, one of the most important was being kind to others and showing them you care. The students on the trip were respectful and attentive while conducting their interviews.
PMS students and teachers would like to thank Country View Assisted Living for allowing us to visit. We had a great time and cannot wait to come back!
Chromebooks for students- Please contact Bobbie Tuggle (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
Thank You Boy Scouts- Jamboree 2017 for your "Day of Service" with lots of painting at PMS.
Thank You Celanese workers for volunteering to make improvements at Peterstown Middle School. The new access to the bleachers, painted concession stand, and additions to the dressing room benefit the athletic programs in our community. We appreciate your dedication to our school!
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