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Monday Announcements 3/1

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Attention all students who are participating in our credit recovery program. It will begin immediately after school and will conclude at 4:20pm. Please, have your rides here by 4:20pm. Our math session will be in the cafe and our science session will be in Mrs. Oles room. Please, report directly to your location when the bell rings.  If you have any questions, see Mrs. Wells in room 806.

Be sure to pick up your free mask for the “March Maskness” competition! You have all week to decorate your mask however you choose and get it turned in to Mrs. Purvis or Mrs. Wells by this Friday. This is your chance to show off your creative side, so show us what you’ve got!

Attention yearbook staff: We will be meeting on Tuesday, March 2nd at 7:45am in Duvall’s classroom. Please check our Schoology page for more information.

Book Club meets Tuesday morning at 7:30 in the library.

The Book Fair is open all week.  Visit our virtual fair for great new books, including Alan Gratz’s new book Ground Zero.  Don’t miss it! Click the link here: tinyurl.com/pkmsbookfair

Any 8th grader who has their physical and is joining the track team should go to the locker room immediately after being dismissed from the last bell. Bring everything with you that you are taking home.  Change into running clothes and go to the gym.  Girls should go to the big gym.  Boys will be in the small gym.  The weather looks nice today so we will be outside the majority of the time. Have rides pick you up outside the locker room shortly after 5:00. Any questions, boy see Coach Jones and girls see Coach Russell.

Signing off from PKMS – This is the place to be!

 

Friday Announcements 2/26

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Paul Kinder Middle School students participated in a variety of learning activities during February to celebrate Black History Month. Classes had lessons and activities focused on learning about African American contributions to society, accomplishments, and successes. Throughout the school, interactive displays encouraged students to explore more about topics of interest to them. We celebrate the diversity at PKMS and our community and we strive for inclusion in our lessons, activities, and school culture!

Student Council is sponsoring a March “Maskness” tournament! You will have the chance to decorate a mask that Stuco will provide for free, so you do not have to buy a mask. Decorate your mask however you want to: you can paint it, glue things to it like feathers or sequins, draw on it – whatever you want, just be creative! Pick up your mask from Mrs. Wells or Mrs. Purvis, starting tomorrow morning. When you have finished decorating your mask, turn it in to either Mrs. Wells or Mrs. Purvis no later than the end of the day Friday, March 5th. The winner will receive a pizza party for themselves and two friends from their lunch shift. See Mrs. Wells or Mrs. Purvis with any questions.

Attention yearbook staff: We will be meeting on Tuesday, March 2nd at 7:45am in Duvall’s classroom. Please check our Schoology page for more information.

Our school’s Online Book Fair is open! Discover new books, characters, and series. All purchases benefit our school. Check it out! Click the link here: tinyurl.com/pkmsbookfair

Track starts on Monday!  Woo hoo! Before you can come to practice on Monday, you MUST have a privit account with a current/completed physical. If you played basketball, be sure to switch your profile to track.  Do not miss a day of practice because you didn’t do the paperwork! Any questions - see Coach Jones (boys) and Coach Russell (girls).

Signing off from PKMS – This is the place to be!

 

Thursday Announcements 2/25

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Attention all students who are participating in our credit recovery program. It will begin immediately after school and concludes at 4:20pm. Please, have your rides here by 4:20pm. Our ELA session will be in the library and our Social Studies session will be in Mrs. Holstein’s room. Please, report directly to your location when the bell rings.   If you have any questions, see Mrs. Wells in room 806.

Student Council is sponsoring a March “Maskness” tournament! You will have the chance to decorate a mask that Stuco will provide for free, so you do not have to buy a mask. Decorate your mask however you want to: you can paint it, glue things to it like feathers or sequins, draw on it – whatever you want, just be creative! Pick up your mask from Mrs. Wells or Mrs. Purvis, starting tomorrow morning. When you have finished decorating your mask, turn it in to either Mrs. Wells or Mrs. Purvis no later than the end of the day Friday, March 5th. The winner will receive a pizza party for themselves and two friends from their lunch shift. See Mrs. Wells or Mrs. Purvis with any questions.

Our school’s Online Book Fair is open! Discover new books, characters, and series. All purchases benefit our school. Check it out! Click the link here: tinyurl.com/pkmsbookfair

Attention Pep Club members! We will be having a pep club meeting tomorrow morning at 7:30 in Miss Crone’s classroom. See you then!

Mrs. Heide can still help you submit your Doodle for Google designs for the big $30,000 scholarship from Google! Bring your signed parental form and design to Mrs. Heide by Friday morning if you want her help submitting! Let’s earn YOU and PKMS some awesome recognition!

Track starts in 2 days!  Woo hoo! Before you can come to practice on Monday, you MUST have a privit account with a current/completed physical. If you played basketball, be sure to switch your profile to track.  Do not miss a day of practice because you didn’t do the paperwork! Any questions - see Coach Jones (boys) and Coach Russell (girls).

Recite pledge.

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Wednesday Announcements 2/24

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Attention Marvel fans! The first Black costumed superhero in mainstream comics, T'Challa, The Black Panther, sprung from the ever-inventive mind of Jack Kirby. He first appeared in 1966's "Fantastic Four" #52, written by Stan Lee, in an adventure that introduced his homeland, Wakanda, the technologically advanced nation that is the world's biggest source of vibranium. In the MCU, T’Challa is portrayed by Chadwick Boseman, first appearing in "Captain America: Civil War” in 2016 – then in his own blockbuster “Black Panther” in 2018. The film grossed over $1.3 billion worldwide and broke numerous box office records at the time, including the highest-grossing film by a black director. It became the ninth highest-grossing film of all time, the third highest-grossing film in the U.S. and Canada, and the second highest-grossing film of 2018 – proving that Representation Matters! Sadly, Chadwick Boseman passed away in 2020 leaving MCU fans wondering what the future holds for the Black Panther legacy.

Attention all students who are participating in our credit recovery program. It will begin immediately after school and will conclude at 4:20pm. Please, have your rides here by 4:20pm. Our math session will be in the cafe and our science session will be in Mrs. Oles room. Please, report directly to your location when the bell rings.  If you have any questions, see Mrs. Wells in room 806.

Student Council is sponsoring a March “Maskness” tournament, and it starts tomorrow! You will have the chance to decorate a mask that Stuco will provide for free, so you do not have to buy a mask. Decorate your mask however you want to: you can paint it, glue things to it like feathers or sequins, draw on it – whatever you want, just be creative! Pick up your mask from Mrs. Wells or Mrs. Purvis, starting tomorrow morning. When you have finished decorating your mask, turn it in to either Mrs. Wells or Mrs. Purvis no later than the end of the day Friday, March 5th. The winner will receive a pizza party for themselves and two friends from their lunch shift. See Mrs. Wells or Mrs. Purvis with any questions.

Our school’s Online Book Fair is open! Discover new books, characters, and series. All purchases benefit our school. Check it out! Click the link here: tinyurl.com/pkmsbookfair

Mrs. Heide can still help you submit your Doodle for Google designs for the big $30,000 scholarship from Google! Bring your signed parental form and design to Mrs. Heide by Friday morning if you want her help submitting! Let’s earn YOU and PKMS some awesome recognition!

Track starts in 3 days!  Woo hoo! Before you can come to practice on Monday, you MUST have a privit account with a current/completed physical. If you played basketball, be sure to switch your profile to track.  Do not miss a day of practice because you didn’t do the paperwork! Any questions - see Coach Jones (boys) and Coach Russell (girls).

Signing off from PKMS – This is the place to be!

 

Tuesday Announcements 2/23

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Most people have heard about famous inventions like the light bulb, computers, and the iPhone. But there are countless other, often overlooked inventions that make our daily lives easier. Among the creative innovators behind these devices are African American inventors. The modern-day ironing board with invented by Sarah Boone in 1892. The three-way traffic light was invented by Garrett Morgan in 1923. Refrigerated trucks that help keep food fresh on its delivery to grocery stores was invented by Frederick McKinley Jones in 1940. Automatic elevator doors were invented by Alexander Miles in 1887.

Attention all students who are participating in our credit recovery program. It will begin immediately after school and concludes at 4:20pm. Please, have your rides here by 4:20pm. Our ELA session will be in the library and our Social Studies session will be in Mrs. Holstein’s room. Please, report directly to your location when the bell rings.   If you have any questions, see Mrs. Wells in room 806.

Student Council is sponsoring a March “Maskness” tournament, and it starts tomorrow! You will have the chance to decorate a mask that Stuco will provide for free, so you do not have to buy a mask. Decorate your mask however you want to: you can paint it, glue things to it like feathers or sequins, draw on it – whatever you want, just be creative! Pick up your mask from Mrs. Wells or Mrs. Purvis, starting tomorrow morning. When you have finished decorating your mask, turn it in to either Mrs. Wells or Mrs. Purvis no later than the end of the day Friday, March 5th. The winner will receive a pizza party for themselves and two friends from their lunch shift. See Mrs. Wells or Mrs. Purvis with any questions.

Debaters on the Grizzly Forensics & Debate team – our meeting today is VERY important as we go over the details of your tournament on Friday!

Our school’s Online Book Fair is open! Discover new books, characters, and series. All purchases benefit our school. Check it out! Click the link here: tinyurl.com/pkmsbookfair

8th grade boys track is looking for one or two more 7th graders to be managers for this season. If you are interested in being part of the team see Mr. Jones in 701 for more information. Practice starts next Monday March 1st.

Track starts in 4 days!  Woo hoo! Before you can come to practice on Monday, you MUST have a privit account with a current/completed physical. If you played basketball, be sure to switch your profile to track.  Do not miss a day of practice because you didn’t do the paperwork! Any questions - see Coach Jones (boys) and Coach Russell (girls).

Signing off from PKMS – This is the place to be!

 

Monday Announcements 2/22

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Did you know Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech was improvised. The speech he had prepared was more political and less historic and did not include any reference to dreams. After King delivered the line, “we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream” he pushed his speech to the side and the infamous speech we now know was improvised including the “I have a dream” refrain.

Attention all students who are participating in our credit recovery program. It will begin immediately after school and will conclude at 4:20pm. Please, have your rides here by 4:20pm. Our math session will be in the cafe and our science session will be in Mrs. Oles room. Please, report directly to your location when the bell rings.  If you have any questions, see Mrs. Wells in room 806.

Debaters on the Grizzly Forensics & Debate team – our meeting tomorrow is VERY important as we go over the details of your tournament on Friday!

Book Club meets tomorrow morning at 7:30 in the library.

Our school’s Online Book Fair is open! Discover new books, characters, and series. All purchases benefit our school. Check it out! Click the link here: tinyurl.com/pkmsbookfair

8th grade boys track is looking for one or two more 7th graders to be managers for this season. If you are interested in being part of the team see Mr. Jones in 701 for more information. Practice starts next Monday March 1st.

Signing off from PKMS – This is the place to be!

 

Friday Announcements 2/19

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PKMS Track & Field is just around the corner! Jackie Joyner-Kersee is the most decorated female athlete in Olympic track and field history. She is the first American to win gold for the long jump and the first woman to earn more than 7,000 points in the seven-event heptathlon (100-meter hurdles, high jump, shot put, and 200-meter run on the first day; and the running long (broad) jump, javelin throw, and 800-meter run on the second day). On her belt, Jackie has three golds, a silver and two bronze. Jackie helped establish Athletes for Hope along with such sports heroes as Andre Agassi, Muhammad Ali and Mia Hamm. This organization supports and encourages athletes "to make a difference in the world," according to its website.

If you are interested in having extra time for PE, come to Coach Adamczyk’s after school intramurals. We will be playing a variety of games like handball, some dodge ball like games, and kickball games. 6th graders see Mr. Buchanan for your permission slip. 7th and 8th graders - please see Coach Adamczyk. It will start February 22nd from 3:15-4:45, please be picked up by 5.

Our Book Fair is going online this year—with a Virtual Fair! It starts Monday, February 22nd and is open until March 7th.  Get ready to discover some great new books! Click the link here: tinyurl.com/pkmsbookfair

Signing off from PKMS – This is the place to be!

 

Thursday Announcements 2/18

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For nearly 100 years, only white could hold a political office. Hiram Rhodes Revels was the first African American ever elected to the U.S. Senate. He represented the state of Mississippi from February 1870 to March 1871. Shirley Chisholm was the first African American woman elected to the House of Representatives. She was elected in 1968 and represented the state of New York. She broke ground again four years later in 1972 when she was the first major party African American candidate and the first female candidate for president of the United States. In 2008, Barack Obama became the first Black president of the United States. In 2021, Kamala Harris became the first woman of African or Asian descent to become vice president. Harris's mother immigrated to the United States from India and her father immigrated from Jamaica.

Attention all students who are participating in our credit recovery program. It will begin immediately after school and concludes at 4:20pm. Please, have your rides here by 4:20pm. Our ELA session will be in the library and our Social Studies session will be in Mrs. Holstein’s room. Please, report directly to your location when the bell rings.   If you have any questions, see Mrs. Wells in room 806.

Congratulations to the Grizzly Forensics & Debate team who completed their first virtual tournament last week! The following students competed and won awards!

Janelle Marshall – 9th place in Prose

Jenna flax – 7th place in Prose

Denni Simmons – 6th place in Original Oratory

Ava Bean – 6th place in Storytelling

Zoey Bowman – 5th place in Original Oratory

Keilan Johnson – 4th place in Poetry

Aurora Jordan – 4th place in Prose

Emily Caron – 4th place in Storytelling

Way to go! The forensics team has their next and last virtual tournament next week, along with the debate team and their virtual competition! Wish them luck!

The Grizzly Forensics & Debate team will meet today afterschool until 4:15pm.

Our very own 7th and 8th grade winter guard teams competed this past weekend against other middle schools across Missouri. The teams tied for 1st place out of the 11 teams that were at the competition. Congratulations and way to go ladies!

Attention Pep Club members – We will not have a pep club meeting tomorrow morning. Our next meeting will be next Friday (2/26) at 7:30am in Miss Crone’s classroom.

If you are interested in having extra time for PE, come to Coach Adamczyk’s after school intramurals. We will be playing a variety of games like handball, some dodge ball like games, and kickball games. 6th graders see Mr. Buchanan for your permission slip. 7th and 8th graders - please see Coach Adamczyk. It will start February 22nd from 3:15-4:45, please be picked up by 5.

Our Book Fair is going online this year—with a Virtual Fair! It starts Monday, February 22nd and is open until March 7th.  Get ready to discover some great new books! Click the link here: tinyurl.com/pkmsbookfair

Track starts in less than TWO weeks! The first day of track practice is Monday, March 1st.  Any 8th grade boy or girl wanting to participate in track and field should plan to attend practice every day after school until 5:00 PM, starting March 1st.  All athletes must have their PRIVIT account up to date, including a current physical from their doctor.  Go to privit.com to update your PRIVIT account and choose “8th grade Track and Field”. Your grades must be passing to compete. Be sure to be getting your work completed and turned in. Any questions, boys see Coach Jones and girls see Coach Russell.

Signing off from PKMS – This is the place to be!

 

Thursday Announcements 2/11

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Before Oprah Winfrey and Michael Jordan joined the billionaire’s club, Robert Johnson became the first African American billionaire when he sold the cable station he founded, Black Entertainment Television, known as BET, in 2001.

Attention all students who are participating in our credit recovery program. It will begin immediately after school and concludes at 4:20pm. Please, have your rides here by 4:20pm. Our ELA session will be in the library and our Social Studies session will be in Mrs. Holstein’s room. Please, report directly to your location when the bell rings.   If you have any questions, see Mrs. Wells in room 806.

If you are interested in having extra time for PE, come to Mr. Adamczyk’s after school intramurals. We will be playing a variety of games like handball, some dodge ball like games, and kickball games. 6th graders see Mr. Buchanan for your permission slip. 7/8 please see coach Rice until I get back on Friday for your permission slip. It will start February 22nd and end the 26th. Hope to see you there. 

The Grizzly Forensics & Debate team will meet today afterschool until 4:15pm. We have much to discuss about our first tournament submissions! Plan to attend!

Track starts in THREE weeks! The first day of track practice is Monday, March 1st.  Any 8th grade boy or girl wanting to participate in track and field should plan to attend practice every day after school until 5:00 PM, starting March 1st.  All athletes must have their PRIVIT account up to date, including a current physical from their doctor.  Go to privit.com to update your PRIVIT account and choose “8th grade Track and Field”. Your grades must be passing to compete. Be sure to be getting your work completed and turned in. Any questions, boys see Coach Jones and girls see Coach Russell.

Signing off from PKMS – This is the place to be!

GO CHIEFS!!!!

 

Wednesday Announcements 2/10

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Now that the Super Bowl is over…let’s not talk about that…BASEBALL season is just around the corner! On April 5, 1947, Jackie Robinson became the first African American to play Major League Baseball when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers. He led the league in stolen bases that season and was named Rookie of the Year. Before he joined the MLB, he played in the Negro Leagues, including the Kansas City Monarchs. To learn more about Jackie Robinson, our hometown hero Buck O’Neil, and MANY other significant black baseball players, check out the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum located right here in Kansas city at 18th and Vine.

Attention all students who are participating in our credit recovery program. It will begin immediately after school and will conclude at 4:20pm. Please, have your rides here by 4:20pm. Our math session will be in the cafe and our science session will be in Mrs. Oles room. Please, report directly to your location when the bell rings.  If you have any questions, see Mrs. Wells in room 806.

If you are interested in having extra time for PE, come to Mr. Adamczyk’s after school intramurals. We will be playing a variety of games like handball, some dodge ball like games, and kickball games. 6th graders see Mr. Buchanan for your permission slip. 7/8 please see coach Rice until I get back on Friday for your permission slip. It will start February 22nd and end the 26th. Hope to see you there. 

Track starts in THREE weeks! The first day of track practice is Monday, March 1st.  Any 8th grade boy or girl wanting to participate in track and field should plan to attend practice every day after school until 5:00 PM, starting March 1st.  All athletes must have their PRIVIT account up to date, including a current physical from their doctor.  Go to privit.com to update your PRIVIT account and choose “8th grade Track and Field”. Your grades must be passing to compete. Be sure to be getting your work completed and turned in. Any questions, boys see Coach Jones and girls see Coach Russell.

Signing off from PKMS – This is the place to be!

GO CHIEFS!!!!

 

Tuesday Announcements 2/2

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February is Black History Month. The celebration of Black History Month began in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, a noted African American historian, scholar, educator and publisher. It became a month-long celebration in 1976. The month of February was chosen to coincide with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass, an escaped slave who became a prominent leader in the abolitionist movement, and Abraham Lincoln, who issued the emancipation proclamation in 1863.

Congratulations to this year’s PTA Reflections Contest winners! The following students submitted amazing entries and deserve to be recognized for their achievements:

Literature: 1st place, Aurora Jordan, 2nd place, Grady Wooderson, and 3rd place, Hope Ontman.

Visual Arts: 1st place, Zoey Bowman, and 2nd place, Amina Mackey

See Mrs. Purvis for your certificate and to pick up your entry.

Attention all students who are participating in our credit recovery program. It will begin immediately after school and concludes at 4:20pm. Please, have your rides here by 4:20pm. Our ELA session will be in the library and our Social Studies session will be in Mrs. Holstein’s room. Please, report directly to your location when the bell rings.   If you have any questions, see Mrs. Wells in room 806.

Student Council will begin selling Crush cans tomorrow during each lunch shift. For just a dollar, you can send a can to someone special, to be delivered on Friday, February 12th.

NJHS Members: There is a meeting Thursday, Feb. 4th at 7:30 AM in the Grizzly Room.  Please be prompt. See you then.

Forensics & Debate members – your practice days this week are very important! The high school coaches sent over helpful videos! Plan to be at Thursday’s meeting no matter what to hear details on our first tournament.

Track starts in FOUR weeks! The first day of track practice is Monday, March 1st.  Any 8th grade boy or girl wanting to participate in track and field should plan to attend practice every day after school until 5:00 PM, starting March 1st.  All athletes must have their PRIVIT account up to date, including a current physical from their doctor.  Go to privit.com to update your PRIVIT account and choose “8th grade Track and Field”. Your grades must be passing to compete. Be sure to be getting your work completed and turned in. Any questions, boys see Coach Jones and girls see Coach Russell.

Keep bringing in your cans of chicken noodle, vegetable, or tomato soup! Just 4 cans will get you a BYOD bracelet to use this Friday! Turn your cans in to Mrs. Wells or Mrs. Purvis.

Tomorrow is Chiefs “Wins-“day, so wear your favorite Kansas City Chiefs clothing! Go, Chiefs!

Signing off from PKMS – This is the place to be!

 

Monday Announcements 2/1

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Attention all students who are participating in our credit recovery program. It will begin immediately after school and will conclude at 4:20pm. Please, have your rides here by 4:20pm. Our math session will be in the cafe and our science session will be in Mrs. Oles room. Please, report directly to your location when the bell rings.  If you have any questions, see Mrs. Wells in room 806.

Art Club is today until 4:15 for those who either attended last semester, or new members who returned the parent permission form. See you in Mrs. Heide’s Room #407 after school today!

Book Club meets 7:30 Tuesday morning in the library.  Join us to hang out with friends, talk about good books, and make the library even more awesome. 

NJHS Members: There is a meeting Thursday, Feb. 4th at 7:30 AM in the Grizzly Room.  Please be prompt. See you then.

Forensics & Debate members – your practice days this week are very important! The high school coaches sent over helpful videos! Plan to be at Thursday’s meeting no matter what to hear details on our first tournament.

Track starts in FOUR weeks! The first day of track practice is Monday, March 1st.  Any 8th grade boy or girl wanting to participate in track and field should plan to attend practice every day after school until 5:00 PM, starting March 1st.  All athletes must have their PRIVIT account up to date, including a current physical from their doctor.  Go to privit.com to update your PRIVIT account and choose “8th grade Track and Field”. Your grades must be passing to compete. Be sure to be getting your work completed and turned in. Any questions, boys see Coach Jones and girls see Coach Russell.

Keep bringing in those cans of vegetable, chicken noodle, or tomato soup! Just 4 cans will get you a BYOD bracelet to use this Friday! Turn in your cans to Mrs. Wells or Mrs. Purvis first thing in the morning to get your bracelet.

Tomorrow is Tyreek Hill Tuesday, so wear your cheetah print! Go, Chiefs!

Signing off from PKMS – This is the place to be!

 

Friday Announcements 1/29

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The “B” boys basketball team finished the season on a high note winning their final game against Belton Middle school. Stellar shooting by Cohen Kelsey and DJ Reed, great ball handling by Jordan Peck, amazing defense by Vincent Croney and Andrew Hart and monstrous rebounding by Parker Good-Moppin and Logan Bousman secured the victory. The Grizzly’s ended the season with an 11-4 record, which is the highest win percentage for a boys “B” team in school history. Congrats Boys on your record setting season. The “A” boys basketball team finished the season on a high note, as well, winning the Championship Trophy in their end of season tournament. Explosive offensive outputs by Myles Weatherspoon and Malik Lewis, outstanding shutdown defense by Darnell Hicks, Tre Williams and Jamal McCray, great rebounding and garbage clean-up by Vance Herring & James Fike, and great situational passing by Jaden Baker brought home the victory for the Grizzlies. The Grizzlies defense was so good that they held, a Grain Valley team that scored 37 points on them earlier in the season, to only 20 points in the Championship Game. It was a complete and total team effort. All basketball players will report to Coach York’s classroom for uniform check-in right after school today!! Congratulations to both teams on successful seasons!!!

NJHS Members: There is a meeting Thursday, Feb. 4th at 7:30 AM in the Grizzly Room.  Please be prompt. See you then.

Attention Grizzlies.  If you are interested in participating in intramural basketball you must pick up a form from your homeroom teacher and return it to Mr. York or Mr. Morrow. 6th Grade intramurals will start February 1st.  7th and 8th Grade will begin February 10th. We will play half court games and masks will be required while playing games for everyone’s safety.

Art Club applications are NOW available from Mrs. Heide in room 407.  Parental permission is necessary before submitting your form. Art Club will take place on MONDAYS until 4:15 in the art room. First meeting will be February 1st. Please make sure the dates and times will work for you before signing up.  Space is limited.  Ask Mrs. Heide any questions- Let’s continue adding art to make this school the place to be!

Book Club meets 7:30 Tuesday morning in the library.  Join us to hang out with friends, talk about good books, and make the library even more awesome. 

Track starts in FIVE weeks! The first day of track practice is Monday, March 1st.  Any 8th grade boy or girl wanting to participate in track and field should plan to attend practice every day after school until 5:00 PM, starting March 1st.  All athletes must have their PRIVIT account up to date, including a current physical from their doctor.  Go to privit.com to update your PRIVIT account and choose “8th grade Track and Field”. Your grades must be passing to compete. Be sure to be getting your work completed and turned in. Any questions, boys see Coach Jones and girls see Coach Russell.

Next week is Souper Bowl for Harvesters, so bring at least 4 cans of chicken noodle, tomato, or vegetable soup to receive a BYOD bracelet that you can use all day next Friday. Cans will be accepted starting next Monday. Bring your cans to Mrs. Wells or Mrs. Purvis to turn them in and receive your BYOD bracelet.

Next week is also Spirit Week! Monday is Chillin’ at Ma’homes day, so wear your school-appropriate PJ’s!

It’s time to start decorating your pod’s area to cheer on our Chiefs as they head to the Super Bowl! Get together with the advisory classes around you and decorate your doors, walls, lockers, or anything else in your area to get the whole school hyped for the big game! All pods must be decorated by the end of the day next Thursday, so you have ONE WEEK to represent!

Signing off from PKMS – This is the place to be!

 

Thursday Announcements 1/28

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Attention all students who are participating in our credit recovery program. It will begin immediately after school and concludes at 4:20pm. Please, have your rides here by 4:20pm. Our ELA session will be in the library and our Social Studies session will be in Mrs. Holstein. Please, report directly to your location when the bell rings.   If you have any questions, see Mrs. Wells in room 806.

Attention Grizzlies.  If you are interested in participating in intramural basketball you must pick up a form from your homeroom teacher and return it to Mr. York or Mr. Morrow. 6th Grade intramurals will start February 1st.  7th and 8th Grade will begin February 10th. We will play half court games and masks will be required while playing games for everyone’s safety.

Art Club applications are NOW available from Mrs. Heide in room 407.  Parental permission is necessary before submitting your form. Art Club will take place on MONDAYS until 4:15 in the art room. First meeting will be February 1st. Please make sure the dates and times will work for you before signing up.  Space is limited.  Ask Mrs. Heide any questions- Let’s continue adding art to make this school the place to be!

Track starts in FIVE weeks! The first day of track practice is Monday, March 1st.  Any 8th grade boy or girl wanting to participate in track and field should plan to attend practice every day after school until 5:00 PM, starting March 1st.  All athletes must have their PRIVIT account up to date, including a current physical from their doctor.  Go to privit.com to update your PRIVIT account and choose “8th grade Track and Field”. Your grades must be passing to compete. Be sure to be getting your work completed and turned in. Any questions, boys see Coach Jones and girls see Coach Russell.

Show your PKMS pride by wearing your Grizzly spirit wear tomorrow!

Next week is Soup”er” Bowl for Harvesters, so bring at least 4 cans of chicken noodle, tomato, or vegetable soup to receive a BYOD bracelet that you can use all day next Friday. Cans will be accepted starting next Monday.

It is time to start decorating your pod’s area to cheer on our Chiefs as they head to the Super Bowl! Get together with the advisory classes around you and decorate your doors, walls, lockers, or anything else in your area to get the whole school hyped for the big game! All pods must be decorated by the end of the day next Thursday, so you have ONE WEEK to represent!

Signing off from PKMS – This is the place to be!

 

Tuesday Announcements 1/26

Good afternoon, Grizzlies -

Attention all students who are participating in our credit recovery program. It will begin immediately after school and concludes at 4:20pm. Please, have your rides here by 4:20pm. Our ELA session will be in the library and our Social Studies session will be in Mrs. Holstein. Please, report directly to your location when the bell rings.   If you have any questions, see Mrs. Wells in room 806.

Attention Grizzlies.  If you are interested in participating in intramural basketball you must pick up a form from your homeroom teacher and return it to Mr. York or Mr. Morrow. 6th Grade intramurals will start February 1s.  7th and 8th Grade will begin February 10th. We will play half court games and masks will be required while playing games for everyone’s safety.

Art Club applications are NOW available from Mrs. Heide in room 407.  Parental permission is necessary before submitting your form. Art Club will take place on MONDAYS until 4:15 in the art room. First meeting will be February 1. Please make sure the dates and times will work for you before signing up.  Space is limited.  Ask Mrs. Heide any questions- Let’s continue adding art to make this school the place to be!

Track starts in FIVE weeks! The first fay of track practice is Monday, March 1st.  Any 8th grade boy or girl wanting to participate in track and field should plan to attend practice every day after school until 5:00 PM, starting March 1st.  All athletes must have their PRIVIT account up to date, including a current physical from their doctor.  Go to privit.com to update your PRIVIT account and choose “8th grade Track and Field”. Your grades must be passing to compete. Be sure to be getting your work completed and turned in. Any questions, boys see Coach Jones and girls see Coach Russell.

Signing off from PKMS – This is the place to be!

 

Monday Announcements 1/25

Good afternoon, Grizzlies -

Tomorrow is the last day of our Major Saver fundraiser! Please bring in your money for the last time. Thanks to all our students who participated in this district-wide fundraiser!

Attention all students who are participating in our credit recovery program. It will begin immediately after school and will conclude at 4:20pm. Please, have your rides here by 4:20pm. Our math session will be in the cafe and our science session will be in Mrs. Oles room. Please, report directly to your location when the bell rings.  If you have any questions, see Mrs. Wells in room 806.

Attention Grizzlies.  If you are interested in participating in intramural basketball you must pick up a form from your homeroom teacher and return it to Mr. York or Mr. Morrow. 6th Grade intramurals will start February 1s.  7th and 8th Grade will begin February 10th. We will play half court games and masks will be required while playing games for everyone’s safety.

Art Club applications are NOW available from Mrs. Heide in room 407.  Parental permission is necessary before submitting your form. Art Club will take place on MONDAYS until 4:15 in the art room. First meeting will be February 1. Please make sure the dates and times will work for you before signing up.  Space is limited.  Ask Mrs. Heide any questions- Let’s continue adding art to make this school the place to be!

Book Club meets 7:30 Tuesday morning in the library.  Join us to hang out with friends, talk about good books, and make the library even more awesome. 

Attention yearbook staff: We will meet tomorrow, January 26th at 7:30 in Duvall’s room. Please check Schoology tomorrow for information.

Do you have fun pictures of you and your friends that you would like to see in the yearbook? Mask selfies, sporting events, play rehearsal? Email them to Mrs. Duvall or Alex Reed for them to be included! kduvall@bssd.net or A.Reed1@bssdstd.net!

On that note, do not forget to order your 2020-2021 yearbook! Get yours for $25 at yearbookforever.com! Sales are online ONLY until Spring Break!

Track starts in FIVE weeks! The first fay of track practice is Monday, March 1st.  Any 8th grade boy or girl wanting to participate in track and field should plan to attend practice every day after school until 5:00 PM, starting March 1st.  All athletes must have their PRIVIT account up to date, including a current physical from their doctor.  Go to privit.com to update your PRIVIT account and choose “8th grade Track and Field”. Your grades must be passing to compete. Be sure to be getting your work completed and turned in. Any questions, boys see Coach Jones and girls see Coach Russell.

Signing off from PKMS – This is the place to be!

 

Friday Announcements 1/22

Good afternoon, Grizzlies -

Major Saver sales are going on January 19th – 26th.  We will collect sales every morning at the beginning of 1st hour by intercom.  Thank you, students, for helping our district!

Congratulations to the boys’ basketball teams for bringing home two victories last night against Moreland Ridge. The “A” team won behind stifling defense from Tre Williams & Darnell Hicks, great shot-blocking and rebounding from Myles Weatherspoon, Vance Herring & James Fike, and good offensive performances from Jamal McCray and Malik Lewis! It was a great all-around team effort! The “B” team had a strong performance as well last night behind Parker Good-Moppin and Cohen Kelsey. Great wins Grizzlies!!! Both teams will be back in action in their tournaments next week!!!  Good Luck Grizzlies!!!

Attention 8th grade Winter Guard members – your practice for today has been cancelled.

Attention Grizzlies.  If you are interested in participating in intramural basketball you must pick up a form from your homeroom teacher and return it to Mr. York or Mr. Morrow. 6th Grade intramurals will start February 1s.  7th and 8th Grade will begin February 10th. We will play half court games and masks will be required while playing games for everyone’s safety.

Art Club applications are NOW available from Mrs. Heide in room 407.  Parental permission is necessary before submitting your form. Art Club will take place on MONDAYS until 4:15 in the art room. First meeting will be February 1. Please make sure the dates and times will work for you before signing up.  Space is limited.  Ask Mrs. Heide any questions- Let’s continue adding art to make this school the place to be!

Book Club meets 7:30 Tuesday morning in the library.  Join us to hang out with friends, talk about good books, and make the library even more awesome. 

Attention yearbook staff: We will meet NEXT TUESDAY, January 26th at 7:30 in Duvall’s room. Please check Schoology tomorrow for information.

Do you have fun pictures of you and your friends that you would like to see in the yearbook? Mask selfies, sporting events, play rehearsal? Email them to Mrs. Duvall or Alex Reed for them to be included! kduvall@bssd.net or A.Reed1@bssdstd.net!

On that note, do not forget to order your 2020-2021 yearbook! Get yours for $25 at yearbookforever.com! Sales are online ONLY until Spring Break!

Signing off from PKMS – This is the place to be!

Go Chiefs!

 

Thursday Announcements 1/21

Good afternoon, Grizzlies -

Tomorrow is another Red Friday! Let’s wear red tomorrow to support our Kansas City Chiefs as they take on the Buffalo Bills for the AFC Championship this Sunday! Go, Chiefs!

Major Saver sales are going on January 19th – 26th.  We will collect sales every morning at the beginning of 1st hour by intercom.  Thank you, students, for helping our district!

Attention all students who are participating in our credit recovery program. It will begin immediately after school and concludes at 4:20pm. Please, have your rides here by 4:20pm. Our ELA session will be in the cafe and our Social Studies session will be in Mr. Meng’s room. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Wells in room 806.

Book Club meets 7:30 Tuesday morning in the library.  Join us to hang out with friends, talk about good books, and make the library even more awesome. 

Attention all Pep Club members! We will be having a meeting this Friday (1/22) at 7:30am in Miss Crone’s classroom (Room 805). Anyone is welcomed if you would still like to join pep club as well. See you then!

Attention yearbook staff: We will meet NEXT TUESDAY, January 26th at 7:30 in Duvall’s room. Please check Schoology tomorrow for information.

Do you have fun pictures of you and your friends that you would like to see in the yearbook? Mask selfies, sporting events, play rehearsal? Email them to Mrs. Duvall or Alex Reed for them to be included! kduvall@bssd.net or A.Reed1@bssdstd.net!

On that note, do not forget to order your 2020-2021 yearbook! Get yours for $25 at yearbookforever.com! Sales are online ONLY until Spring Break!

Signing off from PKMS – This is the place to be!

 

Wednesday Announcements 1/20

Good afternoon, Grizzlies -

Major Saver sales are going on January 19th – 26th.  We will collect sales every morning at the beginning of 1st hour by intercom.  Thank you, students, for helping our district!

Attention all students who are participating in our credit recovery program. It will begin immediately after school and will conclude at 4:20pm. Please, have your rides here by 4:20pm. Our math session will be in the cafe and our science session will be in Mrs. Oles room. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Wells in room 806.

Book Club meets 7:30 Tuesday morning in the library.  Join us to hang out with friends, talk about good books, and make the library even more awesome. 

Attention all Pep Club members! We will be having a meeting this Friday (1/22) at 7:30am in Miss Crone’s classroom (Room 805). Anyone is welcomed if you would still like to join pep club as well. See you then!

Attention yearbook staff: We will meet NEXT TUESDAY, January 26th at 7:30 in Duvall’s room. Please check Schoology tomorrow for information.

Do you have fun pictures of you and your friends that you would like to see in the yearbook? Mask selfies, sporting events, play rehearsal? Email them to Mrs. Duvall or Alex Reed for them to be included! kduvall@bssd.net or A.Reed1@bssdstd.net!

On that note, do not forget to order your 2020-2021 yearbook! Get yours for $25 at yearbookforever.com! Sales are online ONLY until Spring Break!

Signing off from PKMS – This is the place to be!

 

Tuesday Announcements 1/19

Good afternoon, Grizzlies -

Attention all students who are participating in our credit recovery program. Do not forget that it begins tomorrow after school and concludes at 4:20pm. Please, have your rides here by 4:20pm. Our math session will be in Mr. Akert’s room and our science session will be in Mrs. Oles room. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Wells in room 806.

Reminder to the Grizzly Forensics & Debate team – we have a scheduled workday until 4:15 today. See ya in Mrs. O’s room after the 3:12 bell.

Book Club meets 7:30 Tuesday morning in the library.  Join us to hang out with friends, talk about good books, and make the library even more awesome. 

Attention all Pep Club members! We will be having a meeting this Friday (1/22) at 7:30am in Miss Crone’s classroom (Room 805). Anyone is welcomed if you would still like to join pep club as well. See you then!

Attention yearbook staff: We will meet NEXT TUESDAY, January 26th at 7:30 in Duvall’s room. Please check Schoology tomorrow for information.

Do you have fun pictures of you and your friends that you would like to see in the yearbook? Mask selfies, sporting events, play rehearsal? Email them to Mrs. Duvall or Alex Reed for them to be included! kduvall@bssd.net or A.Reed1@bssdstd.net!

On that note, do not forget to order your 2020-2021 yearbook! Get yours for $25 at yearbookforever.com! Sales are online ONLY until Spring Break!

Signing off from PKMS – This is the place to be!

 

Thursday Announcements 1/14

Good afternoon, Grizzlies -

Attention all students who received a credit recovery invitation. The forms are due by this Friday, January 15th by 3pm. All classes will begin next Wednesday, January 20th and will start after school and go till 4:20pm. Please, have your rides here by 4:20pm. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Wells in room 806.

Attention Yearbook staff - We will meet on Tuesday, January 19th at 7:45am in Duvall’s room to come up with a game plan. See you there!

Remember those library books you checked out back in 2020?  Please remember to bring them back soon.  All library books from first semester should be turned in or renewed as soon as possible.  See Mrs. Jones in the library with questions.

Tomorrow is Red Friday to cheer on our Kansas City Chiefs as they take on the Cleveland Browns this Sunday! Wear Chiefs gear or just red to show your Grizzly support!

Signing off from PKMS – This is the place to be!

 

Wednesday Announcements 1/13

Good afternoon, Grizzlies -

Attention all students who received a credit recovery invitation. The forms are due by this Friday, January 15th by 3pm. All classes will begin next Wednesday, January 20th and will start after school and go till 4:20pm. Please, have your rides here by 4:20pm. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Wells in room 806.

Remember those library books you checked out back in 2020?  Please remember to bring them back soon.  All library books from first semester should be turned in or renewed as soon as possible.  See Mrs. Jones in the library with questions.

Coding Club will start back up tomorrow! We will meet in Mr. Lockwood's room #609.

Signing off from PKMS – This is the place to be!

 

Tuesday Announcements 1/12

Good afternoon, Grizzlies -

Attention 7th and 8th grade students: Who was the 15th President of the United States? Which element has the chemical symbol Pb? Can you spell shalloon? If you know the answers to these questions, Scholar Bowl may be an activity for you. If you are interested in scholar bowl, go see Mr. Meng in room #809 after these announcements today.

Remember those library books you checked out back in 2020?  Please remember to bring them back soon.  All library books from first semester should be turned in or renewed as soon as possible.  See Mrs. Jones in the library with questions.

The Grizzly Forensics & Debate team meets today until 4:15pm in Mrs. O’s room.

Coding Club will start back up this Thursday, January 14th. We will meet in Mr. Lockwood's room #609.

Signing off from PKMS – This is the place to be!

 

Monday Announcements 1/11

Good afternoon, Grizzlies -

Attention 7th and 8th grade students: Who was the 15th President of the United States? Which element has the chemical symbol Pb? Can you spell shalloon? If you know the answers to these questions, Scholar Bowl may be an activity for you. If you are interested in scholar bowl, see Mr. Meng in room 809 for details. I would like to meet with students interested in participating during advisory on Tuesday, Jan. 12, and we will practice after school on Jan. 14, from 3:30 – 4:15. Again see Mr. Meng if you have questions.

Remember those library books you checked out back in 2020?  Please remember to bring them back soon.  All library books from first semester should be turned in or renewed as soon as possible.  See Mrs. Jones in the library with questions.

Coding Club will start back up this Thursday, January 14th. We will meet in Mr. Lockwood's room #609.

Signing off from PKMS – This is the place to be!

 

Friday Announcements 1/8

Good afternoon, Grizzlies -

The boys “B” basketball team won big last night over Pioneer Ridge with a 42-27 victory. After a slow first few quarters, the grizzlies came alive in the fourth with stifling defense from Vincent Croney and James Fike. Logan Bousman and Parker Good-Moopin were monsters on the boards both grabbing clutch rebounds throughout the game. Pioneer ridge attempted a late game press, but the calm and composed passing from Jordan Peck and Andrew Hart stopped any thought of a comeback. Throughout the game Cohen Kelsey and Peyton Snow hit clutch shots to help seal a Grizzly Victory. Yesterday’s victory puts the boys on a 3-game win streak and brings them to 5-3 on the season.  

The boys “A” team lost in a close one coming back late in regulation to send the game into overtime and eventually losing a heartbreaker in double overtime!

The Grizzlies will be back in action again on Wednesday night at home against Campbell. Good Luck Grizzlies!!!     

The Girls Basketball team played Pioneer Ridge on Thursday night.  The “A” team was led by Akyla Loyd’s 21 points and won 41-19.  This was their best defensive game of the season.  The “B” girls did not fair as well but gave a strong second half performance to build on for next week.  The Grizzlies are back in action on Wednesday at Campbell!

Remember those library books you checked out back in 2020?  Please remember to bring them back soon.  All library books from first semester should be turned in or renewed as soon as possible.  See Mrs. Jones in the library with questions.

This is a reminder that Coding Club will not start back up until next Thursday, January 14th. We will meet in Mr. Lockwood's room #609 next Thursday! Can't wait to see you!

Signing off from PKMS – This is the place to be!