• Panther News and Updates: May 21st, 2023

    Posted by Philip Clayton on 5/21/2023 4:00:00 PM

    Greetings Panther Pfamilies,

           It is hard to believe the school year is almost over. I have seen so much growth in so many students and adults this school year and it's made for a truly great year. Thank you parents and family members for all your support and helping us grow and improve. 

    As we enter the final week of the 22-23 school year, we have a few updates to take note of below. 

    Last Day of School - May 25th:

    There will be early release on this day for students @ 12:50 pm. 

    2023 Summer School Programs: 

    Parents, click on this link below and follow the links to get more information about High School First Time Credit, Summer School and other programs for your child. Please let me know if you have questions and the summer school principal contact information is listed under descriptions in each link. 

    https://www.pfisd.net/domain/301

    MAY 24t – 8th Grade Advancement Ceremony at the Pflugerville HS Fine Arts Center from 6:00 – 7:30 PM

    ALL 8th grade students and parents are invited! 8th grade students should arrive no later than 5:40 pm at the PHS FAC. 

    If you have any questions please reach out to Mr. Gradney (8th grade AP) or Ms. Soto (8th grade counselor)

    Eventos de fin de año de 8vo grado

    19 DE MAYO - Viaje de 8vo grado al TYPHOON TEXAS 9:30 am - 2:30 Se están distribuyendo hojas de permiso en las clases de ciencias.

    Entrada: $30

    Esto incluye:

    • Admisión al parque

    • Almuerzo (hamburguesa, papitas, galleta y refrescos ilimitados)

     

    24 DE MAYO – Ceremonia de 8vo Grado en el auditorio de artes finas de Pflugerville HS de 6:00 – 7:30 PM

    TODOS los estudiantes y padres de 8º grado están invitados

    Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con el Sr. Gradney (AP de 8° grado) o la Srta. Soto (consejera de 8° grado)

     

    Our returning student verification process for the 2023 - 2024 school year is available. We are requesting that you complete the three forms available online through the Skyward Parent Portal.

    The three forms are:

    • Student Verification

    • Student Health

    • Chromebook Loan Agreement

    Please access your Skyward Family Access account (www.pfisd.net/Skyward) to complete the forms. Forms should be completed by May 31.

    Anyone needing a Skyward Family Access account or with additional questions should contact the registrar via email at laceidra.moten@pfisd.net

    5th and Final CAAC Meeting of the School Year - May 22nd @ 5:30 in B 101: 

    Parents, come out and join for our final CAAC meeting of the school year. Although we have had a set CAAC committee throughout the year, we are inviting any parents that would like to attend to review data and campus plans for 23-24. 

    Have a great rest of your weekend! 

    Sincerely,

    Philip

     

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  • Happy Mother's Day Update - May 14th, 2023

    Posted by Philip Clayton on 5/14/2023 3:00:00 PM

    Greetings Panther Community,

           I hope today is a special Mother's Day to all of our Moms out there. I know my life would be very different if I hadn't had the support and love from my mom throughout my life. Your ongoing love and care makes a tremendous difference in so many lives, thank you. 

    I would like to give a huge shout out to our Panther PTO who was so helpful with teacher appreciation week. Thank you all so much for your support of our Panthers!

    With only 8 and a half days of school left, we have plenty to celebrate as well. Here are some of the final events and important items to take note of as we near the end of another school year. 

    Last Day of School - May 25th:

    There will be early release on this day for students @ 12:50 pm. 

    2023 Summer School Programs: 

    Parents, click on this link below and follow the links to get more information about High School First Time Credit, Summer School and other programs for your child. Please let me know if you have questions and the summer school principal contact information is listed under descriptions in each link. 

    https://www.pfisd.net/domain/301

    The Scholastic Book Fair is coming!

    Monday, May 15-Friday, May 19, 2023. 

    Set up e-wallets and find information here:

    https://www.scholastic.com/bf/pflugervillemiddle  

    Advanced Bands End of Year Concert - May 15th 6-7 pm in the PHS FAC:

    Come out and support our advanced bands as they end of the year with a wonderful concert to show off their skills. This event will be at Pflugerville High School as full gym renovations begin tomorrow and should conclude in August with a brand new gym floor. 

    6th and 7th Academic Awards - May 16th 6pm-7pm (6th grade), May 17th (7th grade): 

    All physical invitations have been handed to students and electronic invitations have been sent out through schoolstatus. If you have questions or feel you should have received an invitation for your child, please reach out to me directly so I can double check grades for the first, second and third 9 week grading periods. 

    KickStart Belt Ceremony- May 16th (time change to 7 pm) @ PHS Gym

    Our Belt Ceremony time has changed from 6:30 to 7 pm to allow any 6th grade academic award winners time to walk the stage, accept thier award and then head over to the high school for the ceremony.  

    8th Grade End of Year Events

    MAY 19th – 8th Grade Trip to TYPHOON TEXAS from 9:30 am - 2:30pm

    All permission slips were due this past Friday. Here is more information on the trip this week. 

    Admission: $30

    This includes:

    • Admission into the park

    • Lunch (hamburger, chips, cookie, and unlimited fountain drinks)

    MAY 24t – 8th Grade Ceremony at the Pflugerville HS Fine Arts Center from 6:00 – 7:30 PM

    ALL 8th grade students and parents are invited

    If you have any questions please reach out to Mr. Gradney (8th grade AP) or Ms. Soto (8th grade counselor)

    Eventos de fin de año de 8vo grado

    19 DE MAYO - Viaje de 8vo grado al TYPHOON TEXAS 9:30 am - 2:30 Se están distribuyendo hojas de permiso en las clases de ciencias.

    Entrada: $30

    Esto incluye:

    • Admisión al parque

    • Almuerzo (hamburguesa, papitas, galleta y refrescos ilimitados)

     

    24 DE MAYO – Ceremonia de 8vo Grado en el auditorio de artes finas de Pflugerville HS de 6:00 – 7:30 PM

    TODOS los estudiantes y padres de 8º grado están invitados

    Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con el Sr. Gradney (AP de 8° grado) o la Srta. Soto (consejera de 8° grado)

     

    Student Yearbooks on Sale Now - $35: 

    This will be the last week to purchase yearbooks and we have about 40 left to purchase.  

    You can purchase your yearbook online at https://www.balfour.com/ and select Pflugerville Middle School or by picking up an order form from the front office. All yearbook order forms need to be turned in to Coach Q in B106.

    Have a great end to the weekend! 

    Sincerely,

    Philip

     

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  • Panther News and Updates: May 7, 2023

    Posted by Philip Clayton on 5/7/2023 3:00:00 PM

    Greetings,

          As we enter Teacher Appreciation week, I want to thank our amazing teachers for their time and dedication to serving our students. Teaching is a hard job and getting more challenging each year. Thank you so much for your hard work, Panther Teachers!! 

    We had a great week and weekend starting off with our Theatre Variety Show last week. Our theater students had a blast performing before famililes and did very well! Our weekend kicked off with the Glow in the Dark dance as we had many 6th and 7th grade students attend and have a great time.

    I just got an update from Ms. Robison about their end of year trip, in which both bands finished in the first division and earned best in class! Way to perform well on a fun business trip. 

    Last weekend, we had students perform in the KickStart State Championships as well. Mr. Fillmore continues to have students compete and place each year, great job! We will update the winners below. 

    We officially conclude STAAR testing this week, with the Math assessment this Wednesday, May 10th. Make-up's will be the following day on May 11th. 

    Parents, we need your help this week with students turning in library books and bringing a fully charged chromebook for STAAR testing on Wednesday. Thanks for your help throughout the school year! 

    Advanced Bands End of Year Concert - May 15th 6-7 pm in the PHS FAC:

    Come out and support our advanced bands as they end of the year with a wonderful concert to show off their skills.

    Student Support Services Team’s monthly newsletter for May:

    Check out the May installment of the student support newsletter https://www.smore.com/9phwk

    6th and 7th Academic Awards - May 16th 6pm-7pm (6th grade), May 17th (7th grade): 

    Invitations and SchoolStatus notifications will go out this week to all families for students earning an academic award. Please come and out join us to celebrate your child's hard work and determination in their learning throughout the year. 

    Library Books are Due May 12th:

    All Library Books are due Friday, May 12, 2023

    Students and their parents have received emails with book information, the cover of the book, and the cost of the book. 

     

    If books are not returned, they MUST be paid for in order for them to be replaced. NO EXCEPTIONS. 

     

    Overdue notice emails have been going out every Tuesday ALL YEAR LONG, so there are no excuses for not knowing what books you have that are overdue. 

    For 8th graders, all library fines must be cleared before they can attend the end of the year field trip. 

     

    Thanks for supporting the PMS Library!

    The Scholastic Book Fair is coming!

    Monday, May 15-Friday, May 19, 2023. 

    Set up e-wallets and find information here:

    https://www.scholastic.com/bf/pflugervillemiddle  

    KickStart State Championships Performances: 

    This weekend the PMS Karate team competed in the Kickstart State Championships in Manvel Texas right outside Houston. We had many qualifiers but on this day we had only 14 competitors show up. Competition was fierce with over 700 competitors in attendance, only the state's best competitors competing.  Here are the results........

    3rd in the state Gold belt Team kata  

    • Jack Routh, Jillian Liao, Johnny Ho

    1st in State and state Gold belt Forms Champion

    •  Jonathan Macedo

    1st in state and Red belt Fighting Champion 

    •  Quincy Cathey

    I want to congratulate them on their hard work and dedication and their win!

    Coach Fillmore

    Math and Algebra STAAR - Wednesday, May 10th:

    Students will need a fully charged chromebook this Wednesday for the last STAAR administration of the school year. 

    Big Decisions Curriculum

    If you choose to have your 8th grade student receive instruction covering health instruction on child abuse, family violence, dating violence, sex trafficking, and human sexuality, please submit a permission form as soon as possible using this link:

     Permission to Receive Instruction in 

    Big Decisions Google Form.

     

    8th Grade End of Year Events

    MAY 19th – 8th Grade Trip to TYPHOON TEXAS from 9:30 am - 2:30pm

    Permission slips are being distributed in Science Classes.

    Admission: $30

    This includes:

    • Admission into the park

    • Lunch (hamburger, chips, cookie, and unlimited fountain drinks)

    MAY 24th  – 8th Grade Ceremony at the Pflugerville HS Fine Arts Center from 6:00 – 7:30 PM

    ALL 8th grade students and parents are invited

    If you have any questions please reach out to Mr. Gradney (8th grade AP) or Ms. Soto (8th grade counselor)

    Eventos de fin de año de 8vo grado

    19 DE MAYO - Viaje de 8vo grado al TYPHOON TEXAS 9:30 am - 2:30 Se están distribuyendo hojas de permiso en las clases de ciencias.

    Entrada: $30

    Esto incluye:

    • Admisión al parque

    • Almuerzo (hamburguesa, papitas, galleta y refrescos ilimitados)

     

    24 DE MAYO – Ceremonia de 8vo Grado en el auditorio de artes finas de Pflugerville HS de 6:00 – 7:30 PM

    TODOS los estudiantes y padres de 8º grado están invitados

    Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con el Sr. Gradney (AP de 8° grado) o la Srta. Soto (consejera de 8° grado)

     

    Student Yearbooks on Sale Now - $35: 

    Yearbook Sales are almost Final! 

    You can purchase your yearbook online at https://www.balfour.com/ and select Pflugerville Middle School or by picking up an order form from the front office. All yearbook order forms need to be turned in to Coach Q in B106.

    Our returning student verification process for the 2023 - 2024 school year is available. We are requesting that you complete the three forms available online through the Skyward Parent Portal.

    The three forms are:

    • Student Verification

    • Student Health

    • Chromebook Loan Agreement

    Please access your Skyward Family Access account (www.pfisd.net/Skyward) to complete the forms. Forms should be completed by May 31.

    Anyone needing a Skyward Family Access account or with additional questions should contact the registrar via email at laceidra.moten@pfisd.net

    5th and Final CAAC Meeting of the School Year - May 22nd @ 5:30 in B 101: 

    Parents, come out and join for our final CAAC meeting of the school year. Although we have had a set CAAC committee throughout the year, we are inviting any parents that would like to attend to review data and campus plans for 23-24. 

    Have a great rest of your weekend! 

    Sincerely,

    Philip

     

     

     

     

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  • Panther News and Updates: April 30th, 2023

    Posted by Philip Clayton on 4/30/2023 3:00:00 PM

    Greetings Panthers,

          We have been very proud of our panthers the last few weeks, as so many students have arrived with a fully charged chromebook and prepared well for the last three STAAR administrations. We are down to one last administration, as we have the Math STAAR on May 10th. 

    Our boys' soccer team had a great outing last week as the A team beat Kelly Lane 3-2 in a hard fought match. Congrats Panthers! 

    This week we have a CAAC meeting on Monday evening and the 6/7th grade dance on Friday night from 5:30-8:30 pm. 

    Yearbook sales are going well and the deadline for purchasing is approaching fast, as we only have 3 short weeks left to purchase. Sales will end on May 20th.  

    The Science Department will host their annual Pet Clinic this Wednesday at PMS starting at 5 pm and ending at 7 pm.

    On May 4th, come out to see the Theatre Variety Show on the stage in the PMS cafeteria. 

    Here are our updates for the last few weeks of school: 

    Pet Clinic this Wednesday, May 3rd - 5-7pm: 

    Here is the link for pre-registration and the flyer for more information. Bring your furry friends this Wednesday evening. These vaccinations are for dogs and cats only. 

    https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1jlA5B4TEdllWIo2Xi4s_Cy0pBrSKrl1uhHZyfiFo3sc/edit#slide=id.g12141d8b486_0_4

    Theatre Variety Show - May 4th: 

    Come to the Theatre Variety Show! May 4, 2023 5pm-7pm in the school cafeteria! Free admission! Enjoy a night of fun and entertaining Theatre kiddos having their final performances of the year!

    6/7th Grade Glow in the Dark Dance - Friday, May 5th 5:30-8:30 pm: 

    Tickets went on sale this past Friday for $5 for 6th and 7th grade students wanting to attend our last dance of the year. We will continue selling tickets during lunch this week. 

    Student Yearbooks on Sale Now - $35: 

    Get your PMS 22-23 Yearbooks today! We have sold right at 100 yearbooks so far and here is some information if you still need to purchase yours today.

    You can purchase your yearbook online at https://www.balfour.com/ and select Pflugerville Middle School or by picking up an order form from the front office. All yearbook order forms need to be turned in to Coach Q in B106.

    Campus Academic Advisory Council Meeting - May 1st @ 5:30 pm in room B 101:

    We are inviting parents and staff to come join our CAAC committee as we begin looking at current academic data, campus progress and plan for 23-24. All are welcome!

    Big Decisions Curriculum

    If you choose to have your 8th grade student receive instruction covering health instruction on child abuse, family violence, dating violence, sex trafficking, and human sexuality, please submit a permission form as soon as possible using this link:

     Permission to Receive Instruction in 

    Big Decisions Google Form.

     

    Advanced Bands End of Year Concert - May 15th 6-7 pm in the PHS FAC:

    Come out and support our advanced bands as they end of the year with a wonderful concert to show off their skills.

    8th Grade Class T-Shirts for Sale-$12:

    8th Grade Shirts available for purchase!

    Scan the QR code for online purchase OR visit Ms. Sansom in D-106 if paying with cash or check. 

     

    8th Grade End of Year Events:

    MAY 19th – 8th Grade Trip to TYPHOON TEXAS from 9:30 am - 2:30pm

    Permission slips are being distributed in Science Classes.

    Admission: $30

    This includes:

    • Admission into the park

    • Lunch (hamburger, chips, cookie, and unlimited fountain drinks)

    MAY 24th  – 8th Grade Ceremony at the Pflugerville HS Fine Arts Center from 6:00 – 7:30 PM

    ALL 8th grade students and parents are invited

    If you have any questions please reach out to Mr. Gradney (8th grade AP) or Ms. Soto (8th grade counselor)

    Eventos de fin de año de 8vo grado

    19 DE MAYO - Viaje de 8vo grado al TYPHOON TEXAS 9:30 am - 2:30 Se están distribuyendo hojas de permiso en las clases de ciencias.

    Entrada: $30

    Esto incluye:

    • Admisión al parque

    • Almuerzo (hamburguesa, papitas, galleta y refrescos ilimitados)

     

    24 DE MAYO – Ceremonia de 8vo Grado en el auditorio de artes finas de Pflugerville HS de 6:00 – 7:30 PM

    TODOS los estudiantes y padres de 8º grado están invitados

     

    Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con el Sr. Gradney (AP de 8° grado) o la Srta. Soto (consejera de 8° grado)

    Student Enrollment for Next Year!

    Our returning student verification process for the 2023 - 2024 school year is available.We are requesting that you complete the three forms available online through the Skyward Parent Portal.

    The three forms are:

    • Student Verification

    • Student Health

    • Chromebook Loan Agreement

    Please access your Skyward Family Access account (www.pfisd.net/Skyward) to complete the forms. Forms should be completed by May 31.

    Anyone needing a Skyward Family Access account or with additional questions should contact the registrar via email at laceidra.moten@pfisd.net

    Have a great week ahead and please reach out with any questions or needs! 

    Regards,

    Philip

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  • Panther News and Updates: April 23rd

    Posted by Philip Clayton on 4/23/2023 1:05:00 PM

    Greetings Panther Pfamilies,

         Our panther staff and 8th grade students had a great time last night at the formal dance. It was wonderful to see so many students dressed up, having fun and just being kids. A huge shout out to Mrs. Fernandez, Monroy and Ms. Soto for their tireless work to set up decorations and organize this event. Thank you also to our teacher and staff chaperones!!

    We are about a month away from our last day of school and this week will be very important for our 8th grade students, as they take the Science and Social Studies STAAR on 4/26 and 4/27. We are excited to see how they perform, as last year our 8th grade students and staff earned a TEA distinction in Social Studies. 

    We have our 4th Campus Academic Advisory Council meeting on May 1st at 5:30 in room B 101. We are inviting any new parents and staff to attend as we will review academic progress and campus-wide plans for the 23-24 school year. Every time we have parents join committees and give feedback, we are given great new perspectives and ideas to consider and implement when planning for Pflugerville Middle School.

    Here are some of the events and activities we have as we move closer to the end of the year: 

    PTO Meeting Tomorrow Night 4/24 @ 5:30 in Room B 101:

    We are inviting additional parents and staff to come out and attend one of our last PTO meetings for 22-23. We will be looking at ways to spend funds on students and staff for the end of the year.  We will start promptly at 5:30. 

    Campus Academic Advisory Council Meeting - May 1st @ 5:30 pm in room B 101:

    We are inviting parents and staff to come join our CAAC committee as we begin looking at current academic data, campus progress and plan for 23-24. All are welcome!

    8th Grade Class T-Shirts for Sale-$12:

    8th Grade Shirts available for purchase!

    Scan the QR code for online purchase OR visit Ms. Sansom in D-106 if paying with cash or check. 

     

    Student Yearbooks on Sale Now - $35: 

    Get your PMS 22-23 Yearbooks today! We have sold right at 100 yearbooks so far and here is some information if you still need to purchase yours today.

    You can purchase your yearbook online at https://www.balfour.com/ and select Pflugerville Middle School or by picking up an order form from the front office. All yearbook order forms need to be turned in to Coach Q in B106.

     

    Student Enrollment for Next Year!

    Our returning student verification process for the 2023 - 2024 school year is available.We are requesting that you complete the three forms available online through the Skyward Parent Portal.

    The three forms are:

    • Student Verification

    • Student Health

    • Chromebook Loan Agreement

    Please access your Skyward Family Access account (www.pfisd.net/Skyward) to complete the forms. Forms should be completed by May 31.

    Anyone needing a Skyward Family Access account or with additional questions should contact the registrar via email at laceidra.moten@pfisd.net

    6th/7th Grade EOY Glow in the Dark Dance - May 5th 5:30-8:00:

    Our last dance of the year for 6th and 7th graders is only 2 weeks away. We will have concessions for sale and tickets will be $5 starting May 1st. The criteria will be the same for attending this dance as we ask students to be in good academic standing, very few discipline referrals and tardies as well as strong attendance for the 4th 9 weeks. 

    8th Grade EOY Trip to Typhoon Texas - May 19th 9:00-2:30:

    We are excited to take 8th grade students on the end of year trip to Typhoon Texas. We are almost done adjusting prices for this trip and please direct any questions to our amazing 8th grade counselor Ms. Soto @ jacqueline.soto@pfisd.net

    8th Grade Advancement Ceremony - May 24th @ 6-7:30 @ Pflugerville HS Fine Arts Center: 

    Due to our gym floor being under construction and our cafeteria not having enough capacity for this event, we have reserved the Pflugerville HS FAC for the 8th grade advancement ceremony this year. We are excited to honor our 280 8th graders who will be advancing to high school! Please limit visiting guests to 4 per student, as the FAC will hold a little under 1,000 people. 

     

    8th Grade Parents - Big Decisions Curriculum: 

    If you choose to have your 8th grade student receive instruction covering health instruction on child abuse, family violence, dating violence, sex trafficking, and human sexuality, please submit a permission form as soon as possible using this link:

     Permission to Receive Instruction in Big Decisions Google Form.

    Have  a great Panther Sunday! 

    Regards,

    Philip

     

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  • Panther News and Updates: April 16th, 2023

    Posted by Philip Clayton on 4/16/2023 1:05:00 PM

    Greetings Pfamilies,

           Thank you all so much for coming out for our spirit night and talent show last week. We had a great turnout for both events and that is a good sign we are trending in the right direction with student culture and communication. 

    We are offering a spring picture opportunity through Lifetouch tomorrow (4/17), so please let students know as well. We have had flyers posted and included this in announcements for the last few weeks. 

    We have our first STAAR test of the year this coming Wednesday, April 19th. Parents, please help remind students to arrive on campus with a fully charged chromebook! We will be giving reminders on Monday and Tuesday as well. 

    Student Enrollment for Next Year!

    Our returning student verification process for the 2023 - 2024 school year is available.We are requesting that you complete the three forms available online through the Skyward Parent Portal.

    The three forms are:

    • Student Verification

    • Student Health

    • Chromebook Loan Agreement

    Please access your Skyward Family Access account (www.pfisd.net/Skyward) to complete the forms. Forms should be completed by May 31.

    Anyone needing a Skyward Family Access account or with additional questions should contact the registrar via email at laceidra.moten@pfisd.net

    Thank you,

    Spring Picture Day (tomorrow) - April 17th:

    We are offering a spring picture opportunity for students and families on April 17th. Please reach out to Mrs. Fernandez with questions @ sylvia.fernandez@pfisd.net

     

     

    Reading STAAR Test this Wednesday, April 19th: 

     

    STAAR Testing Dates:

    STAAR season is upon us and our first testing date is rapidly approaching. Here are the STAAR testing dates:

    ELA/Reading (6-8th grade) - April 19th (Make-Ups 4/20,21) 

    Science (8th grade) - April 26th (Make-Ups 4/28)

    Social Studies (8th grade) - April 27th (Make-Ups 4/28)

    Mathematics (6-8th grade) - May 10th (Make-Ups 5/11)

    Big Decisions Curriculum and Opt-In Form for 8th Graders: 

    If you choose to have your 8th grade student receive instruction covering health instruction on child abuse, family violence, dating violence, sex trafficking, and human sexuality, please submit a permission form as soon as possible using this link:

     Permission to Receive Instruction in Big Decisions Google Form.

    8th Grade EOY Formal Dance - April 22nd: 6-9 PMS Cafeteria (front entrance arrival):

    Our 8th grade formal dance is this coming Saturday and students have been notified via lunch announcements and flyers around the school. We will continue to promote this event this week and this week is the last week for ticket sales during lunch ($10). This price will help us bring down the cost of the end of year 8th grade trip per student. 

    Academic Awards - May 16th, 17th

    We are excited to honor students who have displayed strong academic performance this school year maintaining an A and AB average. We will also be honoring special recipients of our Panther Pride Awards, for students who displayed amazing growth and perseverence during the 22-23 school year. Teachers will be nominating each of these students.

    6th/7th Grade EOY Glow in the Dark Dance - May 5th 5:30-8:00 PMS Cafeteria (front entrance arrival):

    Our last dance of the year for 6th and 7th graders will be here before you know it. We will have concessions for sale and tickets will be $5. The criteria will be the same for attending this dance as we ask students to be in good academic standing, very few discipline referrals and tardies as well as strong attendance for the 4th 9 weeks. 

    8th Grade EOY Trip to Typhoon Texas - May 19th 9:00-2:30:

    We are working on getting the per student cost down for this trip. Last year participation was $30, however, the 8th grade team will be continuing fundraising in attempt to lower that cost. Please contact Mr. Gradney (steven.gradney@pfisd.net) and Ms. Soto (jacqueline.soto@pfisd.net) with questions.

    8th Grade Advancement Ceremony - May 24th @ 6-7:30 @ Pflugerville HS Fine Arts Center: 

    Due to our gym floor being under construction and our cafeteria not having enough capacity for this event, we have reserved the Pflugerville HS FAC for the 8th grade advancement ceremony this year. We are excited to honor our 280 8th graders who will be advancing to high school! Please limit visiting guests to 4 per student, as the FAC will hold a little under 1,000 people.

    Thank you parents for your continued support this year. We value and appreciate your feedback. Have a great weekend. 

    Philip

     

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  • Panther News and Updates: April 9th, 2023

    Posted by Philip Clayton on 4/9/2023 3:30:00 PM

    Good Afternoon Panthers,

       I hope everyone has had a great 3-day weekend, if your work schedule permitted that. This will be a busy week with events on and off campus. We have Sonic Spirit Night this Tuesday from 5:30-8 pm at the Pecan Street Sonic. We hope you and your family will come out and enjoy a meal this Tuesday evening. Our first STAAR test will be here soon as the Reading/ELA test is on April 19th, with the other testing dates listed below.

    Here are some of the events and activities happening in April and May. Last week's blog had a great deal of information, so we haven't added many updates for this week. 

    STAAR Testing Dates:

    STAAR season is upon us and our first testing date is rapidly approaching. Here are the STAAR testing dates:

    ELA/Reading (6-8th grade) - April 19th (Make-Ups 4/20,21) 

    Science (8th grade) - April 26th (Make-Ups 4/28)

    Social Studies (8th grade) - April 27th (Make-Ups 4/28)

    Mathematics (6-8th grade) - May 10th (Make-Ups 5/11)

    Big Decisions Curriculum and Opt-In Form for 8th Graders: 

    If you choose to have your 8th grade student receive instruction covering health instruction on child abuse, family violence, dating violence, sex trafficking, and human sexuality, please submit a permission form as soon as possible using this link:

     Permission to Receive Instruction in Big Decisions Google Form.

    Sonic Spirit Night - April 11th 5:30-8pm:

    We are excited to welcome the community at Sonic this coming Tuesday. Come out and have a meal and some fun! Cheerleaders will be selling $5 coupon cards as well. Hope to see you there. 

    Pflugerville Middle School Talent Show - April 13th 5:30-8:00 pm:

    We are inviting students, parents and the community to come enjoy our student and staff talent show this Thursday starting at 5:30 pm. We have a great student and staff line-up participating to display various talents. The student portion will be from 5:30-6:30 and staff will begin shortly after that. We will have multiple staff judges to assist as well! 

    Spring Picture Day - April 17th:

    We are offering a spring picture opportunity for students and families on April 17th. Please reach out to Mrs. Fernandez with questions @ sylvia.fernandez@pfisd.net


    8th Grade EOY Formal Dance - April 22nd: 6-9 PMS Cafeteria (front entrance arrival):

    Our 8th grade formal dance is coming up in 3 weeks and students have been notified via lunch announcements and flyers around the school. We will continue to promote this event weekly and ticket sales start on April 10th at $10. This price will help us bring down the cost of the end of year 8th grade trip per student. Please stay tuned for more information on the 8th grade trip.

    6th/7th Grade EOY Glow in the Dark Dance - May 5th 5:30-8:00 PMS Cafeteria (front entrance arrival):

    Our last dance of the year for 6th and 7th graders will be here before you know it. We will have concessions for sale and tickets will be $5. The criteria will be the same for attending this dance as we ask students to be in good academic standing, very few discipline referrals and tardies as well as strong attendance for the 4th 9 weeks. 

    8th Grade EOY Trip to Typhoon Texas - May 19th 9:00-2:30:

    We are working on getting the per student cost down for this trip. Last year participation was $30, however, the 8th grade team will be continuing fundraising in attempt to lower that cost. Please contact Mr. Gradney (steven.gradney@pfisd.net) and Ms. Soto (jacqueline.soto@pfisd.net) with questions.

    8th Grade Advancement Ceremony - May 24th @ 6-7:30 @ Pflugerville HS Fine Arts Center: 

    Due to our gym floor being under construction and our cafeteria not having enough capacity for this event, we have reserved the Pflugerville HS FAC for the 8th grade advancement ceremony this year. We are excited to honor our 280 8th graders who will be advancing to high school! Please limit visiting guests to 4 per student, as the FAC will hold a little under 1,000 people. 

    Don't hesitate to reach out with any questions about dates and events. Have a great afternoon and evening!  

    Philip

     

     

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  • Panther News and Updates - April 2nd, 2023

    Posted by Philip Clayton on 4/2/2023 2:00:00 PM

    Greetings Panther Parents and Community,

          There are some very important dates below to mark on your calendars. Please reach out with questions! 

    April 7th - Student and Staff Holiday: 

    All PfISD campus and facilities will be closed this coming Friday.

    Pflugerville HS Principal Recognition: 

    Mr. Zack Kleypas, Principal of Pflugerville High School recently won the HEB excellence in education award. He was recognized for his hard work and great results in a very short time at PHS and is very deserving of this award. Congratulations Mr. Kleypas! 

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    TOY, HOY, RTOY and POY Award Winners: 

    The following staff members earned the following awards and were voted on by Pflugerville Middle School staff. Congratulations!! 

    Teacher of the Year - Roseann Bartlett

    Rookie Teacher of the Year - Anna Speichinger

    Humanitarian of the Year - Dianna Arguello

    Paraprofessional of the Year - Sylvia Fernandez

    PTO Meeting Tomorrow Night - April 3rd 5:30-6:30

    All parents are welcome to come sit and provide feedback at our parent-teacher-organization meeting tomorrow at PMS in room B 101. This is a great opportunity to brainstorm and see how funds are distributed back to the campus for students and staff members.  

     

    PTO Sonic Spirit Night - April 11th : 5:30-8:00 pm:

    Come out and join us for a meal at Sonic! Part of the proceeds will go back to our PTO and then to students and teachers for EOY celebrations and fun. 

     

    Pflugerville Middle School Talent Show - April 13th 5:30-8:00 pm:

    I'm super proud of our 7th grade Big Cats on Campus! This student leadership group has planned and executed so many areas of this talent show. Students did awesome at rehearsals and we hope everyone will come out and enjoy this event. 

    8th Grade Parents - Big Decisions Curriculum: 

    If you choose to have your 8th grade student receive instruction covering health instruction on child abuse, family violence, dating violence, sex trafficking, and human sexuality, please submit a permission form as soon as possible using this link:

     Permission to Receive Instruction in Big Decisions Google Form.

    Spring Picture Day is Coming! April 17th: 

    We are offering another round of pictures through a new company, LifeTouch. this will be another opportunity to get school pictures for your child. Please reach out directly to sylvia.fernandez@pfisd.net with questions. 

    Pflugerville MS Parent Workshop - April 18th @ 5 pm in the Cafeteria:

    Parents, please join us for a workshop presented by Ms. Guardiola and Mrs. Monroy, our new Parent Liasion.

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    8th Grade EOY Formal Dance - April 22nd: 6-9 PMS Cafeteria:

    Our 8th grade formal dance is coming up in 3 weeks and students have been notified via lunch announcements and flyers around the school. We will continue to promote this event weekly and ticket sales start on April 10th at $10. This price will help us bring down the cost of the end of year 8th grade trip per student. Please stay tuned for more information on the 8th grade trip.

     

    6th/7th Grade EOY Glow in the Dark Dance - May 5th 5:30-8:00:

    Our last dance of the year for 6th and 7th graders will be here before you know it. We will have concessions for sale and tickets will be $5. The criteria will be the same for attending this dance as we ask students to be in good academic standing, very few discipline referrals and tardies as well as strong attendance for the 4th 9 weeks. 

    8th Grade EOY Trip to Typhoon Texas - May 19th 9:00-2:30:

    We are working on getting the per student cost down for this trip. Last year participation was $30, however, the 8th grade team will be continuing fundraising in attempt to lower that cost. We will be sending out more information soon. 

    8th Grade Advancement Ceremony - May 24th @ 6-7:30 @ Pflugerville HS Fine Arts Center: 

    Due to our gym floor being under construction and our cafeteria not having enough capacity for this event, we have reserved the Pflugerville HS FAC for the 8th grade advancement ceremony this year. We are excited to honor our 280 8th graders who will be advancing to high school! Please limit visiting guests to 4 per student, as the FAC will hold a little under 1,000 people. 

    Have a great finish to the weekend. 

    Sincerely,

    Philip

     

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  • Panther News and Updates - March 26th, 2023

    Posted by Philip Clayton on 3/26/2023 3:05:00 PM

    Greetings Panthers,

         Thank you parents for helping us ensure chromebooks come to campus with students fully charged. This has helped us get started on testing much more quickly. We will be conducting some make-up assessments on Tuesday for students that have missed this opportunity. Please reach out to Ms. Robert with testing questions @ lesley.roberts@pfisd.net. I hope everyone had a great week. Here are a few updates as we finish the month of March. Please note the P-Tech application if your child has future aspirations of being an educator. 

    7th Grade Vision and Hearing Screening Tomorrow - March 27th: 

    7th grade students will have their vision and hearing screened during their Texas History class tomorrow. Please reach out to Joseph Hooks with questions @ joseph.hooks@pfisd.net.

    Support Services Newsletter: 

    Here is the March newsletter from our amazing support services team. 

    March Newsletter https://www.smore.com/42vup

    P-TECH Application:

    The P-TECH application closes on March 31st. If you need more information regarding the P-TECH program please visit https://www.pfisd.net/ptech , or contact Ms. Soto - 8th Grade Counselor.

    If you are still interested, please fill out the application. ---> P-TECH application

     

    Student Yearbooks on Sale Now - $35: 

    Get your PMS 22-23 Yearbooks today! It has been very cool seeing our Journalism class work so hard, learning how to do student interviews and attending extracurricular events this year. Great job students and Coach Quinton! Thank you for your hard work.

    You can purchase your yearbook online at https://www.balfour.com/ and select Pflugerville Middle School or by picking up an order form from the front office. All yearbook order forms need to be turned in to Coach Q in B106.

    Student ID Replacements Link:

    Parents, if your child needs another student ID, lanyard or agenda, please use this link to expedite payment for those items. We will expedite the item to your child upon payment. Thanks! 

    Pflugerville Middle School ID Replacement Online Purchase Link

    PTO Sonic Spirit Night - April 11th from 5-8 pm:

    We welcome the community to come out to Sonic on April 11th for another Spirit Night. 

    Student and Staff Talent Show - April 13th @ 5:30 pm:

    Our student leadership group is planning a student and staff talent show on April 13th. Students will perform from 5:3-6:30 and staff will begin at 6:30. We will be finalizing forms for students and staff to submit their names and talents this week. We will have Kona Ice outside as well prior to the show and welcome parents, students and staff to come join us! 

    Soccer Tryouts this Week: 

    • Girls soccer tryouts will be on March 30th and 31st from 3:45 to 5:30 at Pflugerville Middle School. Parents can pick up in the back parking lot by the gym door ( # 17). 
    • Boys soccer tryouts will start tomorrow March 27 and end March 30th. Students will walk to PHS and tryout from 3:50-5:30 each day. Parents, please pick up students at the PHS fieldhouse/weight room

    I hope everyone has a great Sunday evening. I will be finishing the Region 13 Thompson Leadership Academy tomorrow and will be available Tuesday afternoon. Please reach out to our front office and assistant principals with any questions tomorrow. Thanks!

    Philip

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  • Panther News and Updates - March 19th, 2023

    Posted by Philip Clayton on 3/19/2023 1:10:00 PM

    Greetings Panther Pfamilies,

           With spring break in the rear view mirror, we are pushing forward through two very important months of school. We all know the spring comes with state testing and the continued push for learning to prepare students to produce strong outcomes.

    That being said, we are continuing to look for student opportunities that are engaging and fun and our student leadership groups are currently working on an academic achievement day and talent show for students to finish the semester. It's important that we have students continue to guide new opportunites here on campus and we collaborate with various groups to do so including our Student Council and Parent Teacher Organizations. The collaboration here is very important to continue to grow the feel of community we are striving to achieve. 

    The ultimate goal for us at Pflugerville Middle School is to build a culture with the foundation and points of emphasis on student success. This means providing opportunities for learning and enrichment. 

    Here are some of the opportunities and updates regarding the campus in the near future. 

    Minor Schedule Changes for Intervention Cycles: 

    Students who are still in need of acceleration and HB 4545 minutes will start their new schedules on Tuesday, March 21st. Notification went out, but due to grades being due at 4:30 tomorrow, changes will occur on Tuesday. 

    Get your Pflugerville Middle School 22-23 Yearbook Today - $35:

    Order your 2022-2023 yearbook today! You can purchase your yearbook online at https://www.balfour.com/ and select Pflugerville Middle School or by picking up an order form from the front office. All yearbook order forms need to be turned in to Coach Q in B106.

    PfISD P-TECH Program Information: 

    Attention ALL 8th Graders!

    Training our Pfuture in Education:

    Are you interested in an Education Career Path?

    • Teacher

    • Counselor

    • Educational Administrator

    If so, please take a moment to RSVP utilizing the QR code found below:

    P-TECH Application:

    The P-TECH application closes on March 31st. If you are still interested, please fill out the application. ---> P-TECH application

    8th Grade Interim Assessments - Science/Social Studies this week - March 23rd and 24th: 

    8th grade students will complete their interim assessments for Science and Social Studies later this week. They will need a fully charged chromebook and a good night's sleep. We will follow a similar format to ELA and Math in order for students to have ample time to complete these assessments during the morning each day. I will send reminders via schoolstatus on Wednesday afternoon. We do have extra chromebooks for students still waiting for repairs or who do not have a chromebook. 

    PTO Sonic Spirit Night - April 11th from 5-8 pm:

    We welcome the community to come out to Sonic on April 11th for another Spirit Night. 

    Student and Staff Talent Show - April 13th @ 5:30 pm:

    Our student leadership group is planning a student and staff talent show on April 13th. Students will perform from 5:3-6:30 and staff will begin at 6:30. We will be finalizing forms for students and staff to submit their names and talents this week. We will have Kona Ice outside as well prior to the show and welcome parents, students and staff to come join us! 

    PMS Golf Tryouts this Week: 

    Girls -Monday 3/20 & Wednesday 3/22   6:30am-7:50am

    Boys- Tuesday 3/21 & Wednesday 3/22   6:30am-7:50am

    Enter through Door 17

    *Must have a physical to try out.

    *Must bring own water bottle.

    *Tryouts will be outside and inside.

    *Dress appropriately.

    Bring your own clubs if you have them, but you can borrow ours if you need to. 

    Thanks,

    Coach O’Dwyer

    512-594-2055

    Saturday School Remaining Dates: 

    If your child has attended Saturday school this semester, here are the remaining dates we need for them to attend from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

    • Math/Science - March 25th and April 15th
    • ELA - April 1st

    STAAR TESTING DATES in April and May: 

    • Reading/ELA Testing - April 19-21st
    • 8th Grade Science - April 26th
    • 8th Grade Social Studies - April 27th 
    • Mathematics - May 9-11th
    •  

    Please continue to reach out to me directly with questions at 512 594-2011. Enjoy the weather have a great Panther Day!! 

    Sincerely,

    Philip

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  • Principal's Blog - August 8th, 2021

    Posted by Philip Clayton on 8/10/2021 8:00:00 AM

    Greetings Panther Pfamilies!!

             We are excited to start the school year this Thursday, August 12th. We will be continuing to strive for excellent customer service this year, that truly reflects the "panther pride" we expect from students and staff on campus. Our enrollment is growing by the day and I will report back as school starts where some of enrollment numbers fall next week. We are projected at 930 students and that seems to be the case at the moment. I know that there are some concerns about COVID Protocols and like last year, we are adapting to provided guidelines. Below is information on "things to know" before the school year starts. 

    Return to Learn Protocols: We have adapted the PfISD "Return to Learn" plan to work to fit our campus and will be following the outline provided PfISD Return to Learn. This will help you see where we are at in regards to: Arrival/Dismissal, Cafeteria Protocols, Classroom Procedures, Disinfecting, Hallways, Handwashing, Health Screenings and Isolation Protocols. 

    Student Schedules: Counselors are working to ensure schedules are accurate as possible on the first day of school. 

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  • Information from Mr. Clayton for May 15th

    Posted by Philip Clayton on 5/15/2021

    Greetings Parents!

           Please take some time to read the message below regarding student instruction, shot requirements, and summer learning opportunities. You have truly made this school year amazing through your support, communication, questions and desire to grow our campus for all of OUR kiddos. Thank you!! 

    Asynchronous Learning Next Week: 

    Due to the high frequency and variation of STAAR testing next week, all assignments will be posted in Canvas and should be completed asynchronously (independently without the teacher’s assistance) by all students next week. 

    All In-Person students will be here on campus, first testing, then attending regular classes after testing on their respective testing days. 

    Virtual students should check Canvas for zoom opportunities for each teacher throughout the week. Attendance will be taken using the same asynchronous methods for each class as normal. 

    Attention 6th Grade Parents: TDAP Vaccination - Texas law requires that students entering the 7th grade show proof of a TDAP vaccination within the past 5 years and a vaccination for Meningococcal Quadrivalent (MCV4).  If your child has already received these vaccines, please submit a copy of your shot record to the school nurse by emailing Hanh.Masoumi@pfisd.net  Please Fax records to 512-594-2005.

    AVID Summer Bridge

    Please be sure to click on the flyer in the paragraph below if you are interested in pursuing this opportunity for your child over the summer. 

    The AVID Summer Bridge and Advanced Academics Academy will be held June 7- 25, 2012 at Weiss High School. Both virtual and face-to-face options will be available to students.  Here is the flyer with more information and the application for your child is on the district website. Please reach out to Brenda Baker if you have any questions at Brenda.baker@pfisd.net

    Credit By Exam/AVID Bridge Information

    Students currently testing for Math Acceleration: Rising 6th - 8th grade students currently testing for math acceleration by CBE who do not pass their first CBE attempt should be encouraged to attend AVID Summer Bridge. Students attending Summer Bridge will be offered the second CBE test attempt at the end of Summer Bridge. If a student does not pass their first CBE attempt and does not plan to attend AVID Summer Bridge, the student may take the second CBE attempt during the summer 2021 CBE testing window. Students register and test with their current campus counselor:

    CBE registration forms are on the district website: https://www.pfisd.net/Page/315.

    I hope everyone has had a great Panther week! I am here if you need anything, please just call or email. I have tried to do a better job of checking my spam, but it is very time consuming and cumbersome, so it doesn’t always happen quickly. I will always respond almost immediately to email, so if I do not, that means your message went to my spam folder. If you do not get a quick response via email, please call my main line at (512) 594-2011. 

    Philip Clayton, Principal (512-594-2011)

    Pflugerville Middle School

    philip.clayton@pfisd.net

    Campus website 

    Facebook website

    “Panther Pride”

     

    ¡Saludos Padres!

           A continuación se encuentran las oportunidades para la reunión de PTO mañana por la noche y para AVID Summer Bridge si está interesado en una oportunidad de aprendizaje de verano para su hijo.

    Aprendizaje asincrónico la próxima semana:

    Debido a la alta frecuencia y variación de las pruebas STAAR la próxima semana, todas las tareas se publicarán en Canvas y todos los estudiantes deben completarlas de forma asincrónica (independientemente sin la ayuda del maestro) la próxima semana.

    Todos los estudiantes en persona estarán aquí en el campus, primero tomarán las pruebas y luego asistirán a clases regulares después de las pruebas en sus respectivos días de pruebas.

    Los estudiantes virtuales deben consultar Canvas para conocer las oportunidades de zoom para cada maestro durante la semana. La asistencia se tomará utilizando los mismos métodos asincrónicos para cada clase como de costumbre.

    Atención padres de 6º grado: Vacuna TDAP - La ley de Texas requiere que los estudiantes que ingresan al 7º grado muestren prueba de una vacuna TDAP dentro de los últimos 5 años y una vacuna contra el meningococo tetravalente (MCV4). Si su hijo ya ha recibido estas vacunas, envíe una copia de su registro de vacunas a la enfermera de la escuela enviando un correo electrónico a Hanh.Masoumi@pfisd.net Envíe los registros por fax al 512-594-2005.

    AVID Summer Bridge: Asegúrese de hacer clic en el folleto en el párrafo siguiente si está interesado en aprovechar esta oportunidad para su hijo durante el verano.

    El programa Summer Bridge de AVID y la Academia de Avances Académicos se llevarán a cabo del 7 al 25 de junio de 2021 en Weiss HS. Los estudiantes tienen a su disposición una opción tanto en personal como virtual. Aquí está el folleto con más información y la solicitud para su hijo en el sitio web del distrito.

    Crédito por examen / Información de AVID Bridge: Estudiantes que actualmente están probando Aceleración de Matemáticas: Los estudiantes de 6º a 8º grado que están actualmente evaluando aceleración de matemáticas por CBE, y que reprueben su primer intento de CBE, se les alienta que asistan AVID Summer Bridge. Aquellos estudiantes que asisten a Summer Bridge se les ofrecerá el segundo intento de prueba CBE al final del programa Summer Bridge. Si un estudiante reprueba su primer intento CBE, y no planea asistir a AVID Summer Bridge, el estudiante puede tomar el segundo intento CBE durante el intervalo de pruebas CBE del verano 2021. Los estudiantes se registran y examinan con su consejero actual del campus:

    Los formularios de registro de CBE están en el sitio web del distrito: https://www.pfisd.net/Page/315.

    ¡Espero que todos hayan tenido una gran semana Pantera!

    Philip Clayton

    Principal (512-594-2011)

    Pflugerville Middle School

    philip.clayton@pfisd.net

    Campus website 

    Facebook website

    “Panther Pride”

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  • Information for May 15th

    Posted by David Wiechmann on 5/15/2021
    Greetings Parents!
    Please take some time to read the message below regarding student instruction, shot requirements, and summer learning opportunities. You have truly made this school year amazing through your support, communication, questions, and desire to grow our campus for all of OUR kiddos. Thank you!
     
    Asynchronous Learning Next Week: 
    Due to the high frequency and variation of STAAR testing next week, all assignments will be posted in Canvas and should be completed asynchronously (independently without the teacher’s assistance) by all students next week. 
     
    All In-Person students will be here on campus, first testing, then attending regular classes after testing on their respective testing days. 
    Virtual students should check Canvas for zoom opportunities for each teacher throughout the week. Attendance will be taken using the same asynchronous methods for each class as normal. 
     
    Attention 6th Grade Parents: TDAP Vaccination - Texas law requires that students entering the 7th grade show proof of a TDAP vaccination within the past 5 years and a vaccination for Meningococcal Quadrivalent (MCV4).  If your child has already received these vaccines, please submit a copy of your shot record to the school nurse by emailing Hanh.Masoumi@pfisd.net. Please Fax records to 512-594-2005.
     
    AVID Summer Bridge: 
    Please be sure to click on the flyer in the paragraph below if you are interested in pursuing this opportunity for your child over the summer. 
     
    The AVID Summer Bridge and Advanced Academics Academy will be held June 7- 25, 2012 at Weiss High School. Both virtual and face-to-face options will be available to students.  Here is the flyer with more information and the application for your child is on the district website. Please reach out to Brenda Baker if you have any questions at Brenda.baker@pfisd.net
     
    Credit By Exam/AVID Bridge Information: 
    Students currently testing for Math Acceleration: Rising 6th - 8th grade students currently testing for math acceleration by CBE who do not pass their first CBE attempt should be encouraged to attend AVID Summer Bridge. Students attending Summer Bridge will be offered the second CBE test attempt at the end of Summer Bridge. If a student does not pass their first CBE attempt and does not plan to attend AVID Summer Bridge, the student may take the second CBE attempt during the summer 2021 CBE testing window. Students register and test with their current campus counselor:
    Big picture
     
    CBE registration forms are on the district website: https://www.pfisd.net/Page/315.
     
    I hope everyone has had a great Panther week! I am here if you need anything, please just call or email. I have tried to do a better job of checking my spam, but it is very time-consuming and cumbersome, so it doesn’t always happen quickly. I will always respond almost immediately to email, so if I do not, that means your message went to my spam folder. If you do not get a quick response via email, please call my main line at (512) 594-2011. 
     
    Philip Clayton
    Principal (512-594-2011)
    Pflugerville Middle School
     
    Campus website 
    Facebook website
    “Panther Pride”
     
    ¡Saludos Padres!
    A continuación se encuentran las oportunidades para la reunión de PTO mañana por la noche y para AVID Summer Bridge si está interesado en una oportunidad de aprendizaje de verano para su hijo.
     
    Aprendizaje asincrónico la próxima semana:
    Debido a la alta frecuencia y variación de las pruebas STAAR la próxima semana, todas las tareas se publicarán en Canvas y todos los estudiantes deben completarlas de forma asincrónica (independientemente sin la ayuda del maestro) la próxima semana.
     
    Todos los estudiantes en persona estarán aquí en el campus, primero tomarán las pruebas y luego asistirán a clases regulares después de las pruebas en sus respectivos días de pruebas.
     
    Los estudiantes virtuales deben consultar Canvas para conocer las oportunidades de zoom para cada maestro durante la semana. La asistencia se tomará utilizando los mismos métodos asincrónicos para cada clase como de costumbre.
     
    Atención padres de 6º grado: Vacuna TDAP - La ley de Texas requiere que los estudiantes que ingresan al 7º grado muestren prueba de una vacuna TDAP dentro de los últimos 5 años y una vacuna contra el meningococo tetravalente (MCV4). Si su hijo ya ha recibido estas vacunas, envíe una copia de su registro de vacunas a la enfermera de la escuela enviando un correo electrónico a Hanh.Masoumi@pfisd.net Envíe los registros por fax al 512-594-2005.
     
    AVID Summer Bridge: Asegúrese de hacer clic en el folleto en el párrafo siguiente si está interesado en aprovechar esta oportunidad para su hijo durante el verano.
     
    El programa Summer Bridge de AVID y la Academia de Avances Académicos se llevarán a cabo del 7 al 25 de junio de 2021 en Weiss HS. Los estudiantes tienen a su disposición una opción tanto en personal como virtual. Aquí está el folleto con más información y la solicitud para su hijo en el sitio web del distrito.
     
    Crédito por examen / Información de AVID Bridge: Estudiantes que actualmente están probando Aceleración de Matemáticas: Los estudiantes de 6º a 8º grado que están actualmente evaluando aceleración de matemáticas por CBE, y que reprueben su primer intento de CBE, se les alienta que asistan AVID Summer Bridge. Aquellos estudiantes que asisten a Summer Bridge se les ofrecerá el segundo intento de prueba CBE al final del programa Summer Bridge. Si un estudiante reprueba su primer intento CBE, y no planea asistir a AVID Summer Bridge, el estudiante puede tomar el segundo intento CBE durante el intervalo de pruebas CBE del verano 2021. Los estudiantes se registran y examinan con su consejero actual del campus:
    Los formularios de registro de CBE están en el sitio web del distrito: https://www.pfisd.net/Page/315.
     
    ¡Espero que todos hayan tenido una gran semana Pantera!
     
    Philip Clayton
    Principal (512-594-2011)
    Pflugerville Middle School
    Campus website 
    Facebook website
    “Panther Pride”
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  • PTO Meeting Information

    Posted by Philip Clayton on 4/27/2021

    April 27th 

     

    Greetings Panther Parents,

            Here is a quick update on PTO information. We would love for you all to join us this Thursday, April 29th @ 6:30 pm. 

    PTO Meeting Thursday Night!  We will have our second PTO meeting on April 29th at 6:30 pm. We are continuing to add parents to this organization and would love for you to join us this Thursday night @ 6:30 pm. There is no fee for membership. Please contact Dianna.Gutierrez@pfisd.net if you are planning to attend. The zoom link is below:

     

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://pfisd-net.zoom.us/j/89311059297

    Meeting ID: 893 1105 9297

    Passcode: PantherPTO

    I hope you all are having a wonderful week! Stay tuned for more information later this week. 

    Sincerely,

    Philip Clayton

    Principal (512-594-2011)

    Pflugerville Middle School

    philip.clayton@pfisd.net

    Campus website 

    Facebook website

     

    “Panther Pride”

    #leapintogreatness

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  • Information for April 22nd

    Posted by Philip Clayton on 4/22/2021

    April 22nd 

     

    Good Afternoon Panther Pfamilies!

           Our students and teachers have been putting in a great deal of work and have adapted very well to so many changes this school year. Kudos to our entire staff and student body for demonstrating such great resilience in a climate of virtual, hybrid, and in-person instruction, coupled with wearing masks and social distancing. I’m very proud of our staff and kiddos. We have just over a month of school left and are getting close to 60% of our students attending in-person. Despite the growth, our students are continuing to demonstrate safety and school pride in a really strong way. I just wanted to check-in and touch base with everyone on a few reminders and new items listed below. 

     

    STAAR TESTING updates: 

    7th Grade STAAR testing is next Tuesday, April 27th! Virtual testers should have been sent an email confirming that your child is signed up and will be taking the exam in person on campus.

    If you did sign up using the google form but have not gotten an email confirmation, please email ruth.yamaguchi@pfisd.net or call 512 594-2000.

    If you have not signed up already and received a direct response from Mrs. Yamaguchi, your child will not be able to test for 7th grade writing next week. The reason for this is that planning for students to test in person involves prearranged testing groups, preparing for student accommodations, and pre-screened/arranged test tickets. 

    Registration Requirements - Important: Online verification for returning students is now available online through the Skyward Parent Portal.  Parents/Guardians need to complete the Student Verification and Student Health Forms for the 2021-2022 school year. Please call the campus @ 594-2037 if you need help accessing this through skyward.

     

    • All incoming 6th grade students MUST provide proof of residency.  Proof of residency includes a copy of your mortgage statement or lease agreement AND a current utility bill.

     

    • If you have had a change of address, you must upload proof of residency.

     

    • If you need a Skyward Parent Portal account, please contact the Registrar at Laceidra.moten@pfisd.net



    PMS Pet Clinic - May 5th, 5 - 7 p.m. Come out and join us for quick and easy pet vaccinations and other pet services listed on the flyer. Masks are required and social distancing is encouraged. 

    Virtual Book Fair: Thanks to those of you that have purchased books already! Our book fair is still available online until April 25th. Book orders over $25 will be shipped for free and all orders are sent directly to your home this year! 

    Click here to check out the fair! Thanks for your support!

    I hope everyone has a safe, happy and healthy Friday and weekend! Please continue to contact the campus and myself with any questions and needs you may have. 

    Sincerely,

    Philip Clayton

    Principal (512-594-2011)

    Pflugerville Middle School

    philip.clayton@pfisd.net

    Campus website 

    Facebook website

    “Panther Pride”

    #leapintogreatness

     

    Buenas Tardes, Familias Pantera!

          Nuestros estudiantes y maestros han estado trabajando mucho y se han adaptado muy bien a tantos cambios este año escolar. Felicitaciones a todo nuestro personal y cuerpo estudiantil por demostrar una gran capacidad de recuperación en un clima de instrucción virtual, híbrida y en persona, junto con el uso de máscaras y el distanciamiento social. Estoy muy orgulloso de nuestro personal y de nuestros niños. Nos queda poco más de un mes de clases y casi el 60% de nuestros estudiantes asiste en persona. A pesar del crecimiento, nuestros estudiantes continúan demostrando seguridad y orgullo escolar de una manera realmente sólida. Después de un año de tasas de COVID altas y bajas, actualmente estamos en 5 casos positivos totales para todo el año escolar. Eso es un testimonio de que nuestros estudiantes y personal practican las medidas de seguridad y siguen los protocolos. Solo quería registrarme y ponerme en contacto con todos sobre algunos recordatorios y nuevos elementos que se enumeran a continuación.

    Actualizaciones de PRUEBAS STAAR:

    ¡Las pruebas STAAR de séptimo grado son el próximo martes 27 de abril! Los estudiantes virtuales deberían haber recibido un correo electrónico confirmando que su hijo está inscrito y tomará el examen en persona en el campus.

    Si se registró mediante el formulario de Google pero no recibió una confirmación por correo electrónico, envíe un correo electrónico a ruth.yamaguchi@pfisd.net o llame al 512 594-2000.

     

    Si aún no se ha inscrito y no ha recibido una respuesta directa de la Sra. Yamaguchi, su hijo no podrá tomar la prueba de escritura del séptimo grado la próxima semana. La razón de esto es que la planificación para que los estudiantes realicen la prueba en persona implica grupos de prueba preestablecidos, prepararse para las adaptaciones de los estudiantes y boletos de prueba preseleccionados / arreglados.

    Requisitos de inscripción - Importante: La verificación en línea para los estudiantes que regresan ahora está disponible en línea a través del Portal para padres de Skyward. Los padres / tutores deben completar los Formularios de verificación y salud del estudiante para el año escolar 2021 - 2022. Por favor, llame al campus al 594-2037 si necesita ayuda para acceder a esto a través de Skyward.

     

    • Todos los estudiantes que ingresan al sexto grado DEBEN proveer comprobante de residencia. La prueba de residencia incluye una copia de su estado de cuenta de la hipoteca o contrato de arrendamiento y una factura actual de servicios públicos/municipales.

     

    • Si ha tenido un cambio de dirección, debe subir y actualizar un comprobante de residencia.

     


    Clínica de mascotas PMS - 5 de mayo, de 5 a 7 p.m. 

    Venga y acompáñenos aquí para vacunar sus mascotas rápidas y fáciles y otros servicios para mascotas que se enumeran en el folleto. Se requieren máscaras y se fomenta el distanciamiento social.

    Feria del Libro Virtual: ¡Gracias a aquellos de ustedes que ya han comprado libros! 

    Nuestra feria del libro todavía está disponible en línea hasta el 25 de abril. ¡Los pedidos de libros de más de $ 25 se enviarán gratis y todos los pedidos se enviarán directamente a su hogar este año!

    ¡Haa clic aquí para ver la feria! ¡Gracias por su apoyo!

    ¡Espero que todos tengan un viernes y fin de semana seguro, feliz y saludable! Por favor continúe comunicándose con el campus y conmigo mismo con cualquier pregunta y necesidad que pueda tener.

    Sincerely,

     

    Philip Clayton

    Principal (512-594-2011)

    Pflugerville Middle School

    philip.clayton@pfisd.net

    Campus website 

    Facebook website

     

    “Panther Pride”

    #leapintogreatness

     

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  • Information from Mr. Clayton for April 1st

    Posted by Philip Clayton on 4/1/2021

    April 1st, 2021

    Greetings Panther Pfamilies,

               It has been another exciting week of learning and growing here at PMS. We have been heavily involved in developing our campus improvement plan, master schedule, and creative ways we can celebrate our students next year. They deserve complete recognition for their hard work and I feel like I’ve let them down in that regard this year. We are striving to improve in all areas! There are quite a few important events, dates, and other points to be aware of as we enter this student/staff holiday. 

    Student Holidays - April 2nd and 5th: There is no school for students tomorrow (April 2nd) or Monday (April 5th) as these are student holidays. 

    STAAR TESTING: PfISD campuses are required to participate in the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness, or STAAR in April and May this school year. PMS will assign students to test on dates within the window.

    Students who participate in remote instruction will be contacted by campus administrators to arrange times for students to be on campus to participate. Students who are not able to be on campus will participate in remote asynchronous instruction on test dates. 

    As we approach the spring 2021 STAAR testing season, we are encouraging ALL students (both VIRTUAL and IN PERSON) to participate in order to gain a data specific understanding of where our students stand academically.

    Being that all IN PERSON students will automatically be scheduled to participate in STAAR, this survey is for VIRTUAL students ONLY.

     -----> STAAR Sign Up Survey- VIRTUAL STUDENTS ONLY

     Please note the following:

    • All IN PERSON students will be scheduled to participate in assigned STAAR administrations
    • All VIRTUAL students will be REQUIRED to "sign-up" in order to participate in assigned STAAR administrations by completing this survey no later than Friday, 4/9/2021
    • All students participating will take the online version/mode of the STAAR (some exceptions may apply)
    • All students participating will utilize their district issued Chromebook for STAAR participation (If your student has not been issued a Chromebook, please call 512-594-2000 to arrange for one to be issued.)
    • All COVID safety protocols will remain in place as to ensure the safety of all (masks, physical distancing, temperature scans, etc.)

     The STAAR administration dates will be:

    • 6th-8th Grades - STAAR Alternate II (week of April 5th-April 30th)
    • 6th Grade  -Math and Reading  (week of May 17th)
    • 7th Grade - Writing  (week of April 27th)
    • 7th Grade - Math and Reading (week of May 17th)
    • 8th Grade - Science, History (starts Week of May 12th)
    • 8th Grade - Reading, Math & Algebra I EOC (week of  May 17th)

    More specific information will be shared with all as we proceed. Please call 512-594-2000 should there be any questions or concerns.

    National Junior Honor Society Recognition: 18 amazing students were recognized in a drive-up celebration this past Friday for their acceptance into NJHS!! Thank you to the staff, parents and students for making this day so special! The students recognized were:

    • Cayden Dang
    • Isabella Ebaro 
    • Matthew Gomez
    • Isaac Hanson
    • Rachel Humphrey Grace Irby
    • Lorelei Lemieux
    • Xitali Leon
    • Rebecca Marichal 
    • Nicolas Martinez 
    • Vince Pham 
    • Travis Scharf 
    • Brooklyn Slocum
    • Braxton Smith
    • Cadell Tan
    • Reiley Valdez
    • Cali Young
    • Nicholas Albright
    • Lillian Cullis

    Band District Honors: A few weeks ago band students submitted a virtual audition to compete with other students in the district to earn a spot in the PfISD District Band.  They prepared two music selections in addition to scales and have worked hard on this music since November. I am proud to announce the following students that have earned PfISD District Band Recognition.  They will be rewarded with a yard sign and t-shirt!  

    The students earning this honor are:

    • Paul Gonzales, tenor saxophone
    • Tiffany Jiang, oboe
    • Amy Martinez-figueroa, flute
    • Oliver Tays, oboe
    • Olaf Rich, flute
    • Asa Pool, bassoon
    • Landon Shaw, Bari Saxophone
    • Elayne Lipson, flute
    • Santiago Gamez, percussion
    • Larissa Shaw, percussion
    • Izabella Figueroa, percussion
    • Benicio Varela, trumpet
    • Marshall Prout, French horn
    • Penelope George, French horn
    • Camilla Eskaf, trumpet
    • Stella Baker, trumpet
    • Lillian Cullis, French horn
    • Gabriel Lasseter, French horn
    • Isabella Evaro, Trumpet

    PTO Update! Are you interested in joining our new PTO? We will have our first meeting on April 15th at 6:30 pm. We would love to have as many parents as possible join us. There is no fee for membership. Please contact Dianna.Gutierrez@pfisd.net if you are planning to attend. The zoom link is below:

     

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://pfisd-net.zoom.us/j/89311059297

    Meeting ID: 893 1105 9297

    Passcode: PantherPTO

    Credit By Exam Registration: Deadline April 15th

    The end of the year CBE (Credit By Exam) testing window is May 3,2021  – May 28,2021. The registration deadline is April 15,2021. If you are interested in testing, please contact your Grade Level Counselor (maria.baughman@pfisd.net)  for a registration form. The grade levels for this testing window is K – 12th grade.  The district is no longer offering at-home CBE testing (Proctorio).  If students want to take a CBE through our district offerings, students must come to campus to test at the time designated by the campus in the windows set by the district.  Students should review the Study Guides provided by UT in the link below prior to signing up for testing.  This review can help students and parents determine if there is a need for acceleration.  They can also consult with their classroom teacher(s) for additional feedback on whether acceleration is needed. 

    8th Grade Parents: Big Decisions Course

    The Big Decisions course for 8th grade will begin in May. The information letter and the opt-out form are linked below. Please use this link to the video of the Big Decisions Parent Information Meetings held in December to access additional details about the course and answers to parent questions.

     If you do not want your student to take this course and choose to opt-out, please submit an opt-out form (below) as soon as possible. The Google form will email a copy of the opt-out letter to you and to your student’s teacher.

     Grade 8 Big Decisions parent information letter:

    EnglishSpanishVietnamese

    Opt-out form for Grade 8 Big Decisions program:

    Big Decisions Opt-Out Google Form

     

    Philip Clayton

    Principal (512-594-2011)

    Pflugerville Middle School

    philip.clayton@pfisd.net

    Campus website 

    “Panther Pride”

    Saludos Pfamilias Panther,

               Ha sido otra semana emocionante de aprendizaje y crecimiento aquí en PMS. Hemos estado muy involucrados en el desarrollo de nuestro plan de mejora del campus, horario máster y formas creativas en las que podemos celebrar a nuestros estudiantes el próximo año. Merecen un reconocimiento completo por su arduo trabajo y siento que los he defraudado en ese sentido este año. ¡Nos esforzamos por mejorar en todas las áreas! Hay muchos elementos importantes en este correo electrónico, incluidas las fechas, así que lea detenidamente cada área que pertenece a su (s) hijo (s).

    Reconocimiento de la Sociedad Nacional de Honor Juvenil: ¡18 estudiantes increíbles fueron reconocidos en una celebración en automóvil el viernes pasado por su aceptación en NJHS! ¡Gracias al personal, los padres y los estudiantes por hacer que este día sea tan especial! Los ganadores reconocidos fueron: Cayden Dang, Isabella Ivaro, Matthew Gomez, Isaac Henson, Rachel Humphrey, Grace Irby, Lorelei Lemieux, Xitali Leon, Rebecca Marichal, Nicolas Martinez, Vince Pham, Travis Scharf, Brooklyn Slocum, Braxton Smith, Cadell Tan, Reiley Valdez, Cali Young, Nicholas Albright, Lillian Cullis

    Honores del Distrito de Banda: Hace unas semanas, los estudiantes de banda presentaron una audición virtual para competir con otros estudiantes en el distrito para ganar un lugar en la Banda del Distrito de PfISD. Prepararon dos selecciones de música además de escalas y han trabajado duro en esta música desde noviembre. Me enorgullece anunciar a los siguientes estudiantes que han obtenido el reconocimiento de banda del distrito de PfISD. ¡Serán recompensados en sus hogares ​​con un letrero y una camiseta!

    Los ganadores son:

    • Paul Gonzales, saxofón tenor
    • Tiffany Jiang, oboe
    • Amy Martinez-figueroa, flauta
    • Oliver Tays, oboe
    • Olaf Rich, flauta
    • Asa Pool, fagot
    • Landon Shaw, saxofón de Bari
    • Elayne Lipson, flauta
    • Santiago Gamez, percusión
    • Larissa Shaw, percusión
    • Izabella Figueroa, percusión
    • Benicio Varela, trompeta
    • Marshall Prout, corno francés
    • Penelope George, trompa
    • Camilla Eskaf, trompeta
    • Stella Baker, trompeta
    • Lillian Cullis, trompa
    • Gabriel Lasseter, corno francés
    • Isabella Evaro, Trompeta

    ¡Actualización de PTO! ¿Está interesado en unirse a nuestro nuevo PTO? Tendremos nuestra primera reunión el 15 de abril a las 6:30 pm. Nos encantaría tener la mayor cantidad posible de padres que se unieran a nosotros. No hay tarifa para la membresía. Comuníquese con Dianna.Gutierrez@pfisd.net si planea asistir. El enlace de zoom está a continuación:

    Unirse a la reunión de Zoom

    https://pfisd-net.zoom.us/j/89311059297

    ID de la reunión: 893 1105 9297

    Código de acceso: PantherPTO

    EXÁMENES STAAR: Se requiere que los campus de PfISD participen en la Evaluación de Preparación Académica del Estado de Texas, o STAAR en abril y mayo de este año escolar. PMS asignará a los estudiantes para que prueben en las fechas dentro de la ventana.

    Los administradores del campus se pondrán en contacto con los estudiantes que participan en la instrucción remota para organizar los horarios para que los estudiantes estén en el campus para participar. Los estudiantes que no puedan estar en el campus participarán en instrucción asincrónica remota en las fechas de los exámenes.

    A medida que nos acercamos a la temporada de pruebas STAAR de primavera de 2021, estamos alentando a TODOS los estudiantes (tanto VIRTUALES como EN PERSONA) a participar para obtener una comprensión específica de los datos de dónde se encuentran nuestros estudiantes académicamente.

    Dado que todos los estudiantes EN PERSONA serán automáticamente programados para participar en STAAR, esta encuesta es SOLO para estudiantes VIRTUALES.

     -----> Encuesta de registro STAAR- SOLO ESTUDIANTES VIRTUALES

     Tenga en cuenta lo siguiente:

    • Se programará la participación de todos los estudiantes EN PERSONA en las administraciones STAAR asignadas
    • Se REQUIERE que todos los estudiantes VIRTUALES se registren para poder participar en las administraciones asignadas de STAAR completando esta encuesta a más tardar el viernes, 9 de abril, 2021.
    • Todos los estudiantes que participen tomarán la versión / modo en línea del STAAR (se pueden aplicar algunas excepciones)
    • Todos los estudiantes que participen utilizarán su Chromebook proveído por el distrito para participar en STAAR (si su estudiante no ha recibido una Chromebook, por favor llame al 512-594-2000 para coordinar la entrega de una).
    • Todos los protocolos de seguridad de COVID permanecerán vigentes para garantizar la seguridad de todos (máscaras, distanciamiento físico, escaneos de temperatura, etc.)

    Las fechas de administración de STAAR serán:

    • Grados 6 al 8 - STAAR Alternate II (semana del 5 al 30 de abril)
    • 6o  Grado - Matemáticas y Lectura (semana del 17 de mayo)
    • 7o grado - Escritura (semana del 27 de abril)
    • 7o grado - Matemáticas y lectura (semana del 17 de mayo)
    • 8o grado - Ciencias, Historia (comienza la semana del 12 de mayo)
    • 8o grado - EOC de lectura, matemáticas y álgebra I (semana del 17 de mayo)

    Se compartirá información más específica con todos a medida que avancemos.

    Llame al 512-594-2000 si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud.

    Crédito por medio de examen: fecha límite el 15 de abril

    La ventana de prueba CBE (crédito por examen) de fin de año es del 3 de mayo de 2021 al 28 de mayo de 2021. La fecha límite de inscripción es el 15 de abril de 2121. Si está interesado en las pruebas, comuníquese con su consejero de nivel de grado (maria.baughman@pfisd.net) para obtener un formulario de inscripción. Los niveles de grado para esta ventana de exámenes son K - 12 grado. El distrito ya no ofrece pruebas CBE en el hogar (Proctorio). Si los estudiantes desean tomar un CBE a través de las ofertas de nuestro distrito, los estudiantes deben venir al campus para tomar el examen a la hora designada por el campus en las ventanas establecidas por el distrito. Los estudiantes deben revisar las Guías de estudio proporcionadas por UT en el enlace a continuación antes de inscribirse para las pruebas. Esta revisión puede ayudar a los estudiantes y padres a determinar si es necesario acelerar. También pueden consultar con los maestros de su aula para obtener comentarios adicionales sobre si es necesaria la aceleración.

    Padres de 8° grado: Curso de Grandes Decisiones

    El curso de Grandes Decisiones para el octavo grado comenzará en mayo. La carta de información y el formulario de exclusión voluntaria están vinculados a continuación. Utilice este enlace al video de las reuniones de información para padres de Big Decisions que se llevaron a cabo en diciembre para acceder a detalles adicionales sobre el curso y respuestas a las preguntas de los padres.

     Si no desea que su estudiante tome este curso y opta por no participar, envíe un formulario de exclusión voluntaria (a continuación) tan pronto como sea posible. El formulario de Google le enviará por correo electrónico una copia de la carta de exclusión voluntaria y al maestro de su estudiante.

    Carta de información para padres de Big Decisions de 8. ° grado:

    Inglés - español - vietnamita

    Formulario de exclusión voluntaria del programa Big Decisions de octavo grado:

    Formulario de Google para inhabilitar decisiones importantes

    Philip Clayton

    Principal (512-594-2011)

    Pflugerville Middle School

    philip.clayton@pfisd.net

    Campus website 

    “Panther Pride”

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  • Information about PTECH Academy

    Posted by Philip Clayton on 3/5/2021

    Good Afternoon Parents and Guardians,

    I hope you have had a great Panther week. Typically, when spring arrives we notice an increase in various behaviors at the middle school level. I am proud to report that this has not been the case thus far. I praised the 6th graders today as they departed from the cafeteria in a very orderly fashion, social distancing and wearing masks appropriately. It was the best I’ve seen all year and they typically do a really good job following our safety protocols. I was a very impressed and proud Principal today. They also received recognition over the PA system for those behaviors. For as long as I’ve been an educator, I will never underestimate the power of positive feedback and recognition for students. It is a powerful element when reinforcing behaviors.

    I know the STAAR test is right around the corner and there are many questions. I will be sending information after spring break regarding timelines, scheduling, and dates. We are in the process of planning a smooth transition for all of our kiddos. Stay tuned for more information. 

    The information below is an opportunity for our 8th grade students for next school year regarding the PTECH academy. Please take advantage of this great opportunity for your child if you are interested! I have also included information about our Regional Science Fair Winners!!

    PTECH program (Pathways through Early College High School): PfISD has partnered with Austin Community College to provide our students with a dual credit curriculum. It is a program designed for our rising 9th graders (current 8th graders) to begin high school and receive their Associates degree at a completely FREE cost to them in either Computer Programming with a C++ certification or Education with an Educational Aide I certification by the time they graduate from high school. 

    The Computer and Information Technology program (CIT Academy) is being housed at Connally High School and the Pfuture Teachers Academy is being housed at Weiss High School; however, it is open to any rising 9th grader, regardless of where they are districted to attend (students if accepted into the program will have to agree to transfer to Weiss for Pfuture Teachers Academy or Connally for CIT Academy). Transportation IS provided from the student’s home to their PTECH campus and back again. There are no prerequisites for students to apply. Any rising 9th grader in the district is able to be a PTECH student and the only requirement is that they fill out the application and be willing to transfer (transfers are automatically accepted for PTECH students) to the school that houses the PTECH program for which they are participating.

    Here is the link to apply below:

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xnyfeMC6lEWtoofVT2-qWGOMOLsfjL-cRRcve0CKSZ8/edit

    There will also be a Parent Information Event on March 24th at 6 pm and the RSVP for that is located here:

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Yadq-43kR2jFVCIb2BGr_ara-GKPtDqplBQLJjycAzs/prefill

    Please reach out to Jackie Yekpabo with any questions or trouble with the links at 594-0114 or jacqueline.yekpabo@pfisd.net.  

     

    Regional Science Fair: PMS students have been outstanding the last few years at the Science Fair and this year is no different! We had 11 students in grades 6-8 that placed in 1st through 5th place in many categories. Some of them even placed in multiple categories. The areas of study were Mathematics, Plant Sciences, Microbiology, Computer Science, and Watershed Protection. Congratulations on your hard work and this achievement! Winners were announced during lunches today. 

     

    So you all know, we are continuing to focus on passionate customer service here on campus and I’ve loved that some of you all are reaching out to me directly with needs regarding your child. Please keep it up if you need anything at all. My email and phone number are below. I hope each of you have a wonderful Panther weekend! 

     

    Philip Clayton

    Principal (512-594-2011)

    Pflugerville Middle School

    philip.clayton@pfisd.net

    Campus website 

    “Panther Pride”

     

    Buenas tardes padres y tutores,

    Espero que hagan tenido una muy buena semana. Por lo general, cuando llega la primavera notamos un aumento en varios tipos de comportamiento a nivel de la escuela secundaria. Me enorgullece informarles que este no ha sido el caso hasta ahora. Alabé a los estudiantes de sexto grado hoy, cuando salieron de la cafetería de una manera muy ordenada, con distanciamiento social y usando máscaras de manera apropiada. Fue lo mejor que he visto en todo el año y, por lo general, hacen muy buen trabajo siguiendo nuestros protocolos de seguridad. Hoy fui un director muy impresionado y orgulloso. Recibieron reconocimiento sobre el sistema de megafonía por esos comportamientos. Mientras haya sido un educador, nunca subestime el poder del reconocimiento positivo para los estudiantes. Es un elemento poderoso cuando se trabaja con estudiantes.

    Sé que la prueba STAAR está muy cerca y hay muchas preguntas. Enviaré información después de las vacaciones de primavera con respecto a los plazos, la programación y las fechas. Estamos en el proceso de planificar una transición sin problemas para todos nuestros niños. Estén atentos para más información.

    La siguiente información es una oportunidad para nuestros estudiantes de 8º grado para el próximo año escolar con respecto a la academia PTECH. ¡Aproveche esta gran oportunidad para su hijo si está interesado! ¡También he incluido información sobre nuestros ganadores de la Feria Regional de Ciencias!

    Programa PTECH (Pathways through Early College High School): PfISD se ha asociado con Austin Community College para proporcionar a nuestros estudiantes un plan de estudios de doble crédito. Es un programa diseñado para que nuestros estudiantes de noveno grado en ascenso (estudiantes actuales de 8º grado) comiencen la escuela secundaria y reciban su título de Asociado a un costo completamente GRATIS para ellos, ya sea en Programación de Computadoras con una certificación de C ++ o Educación con una certificación de Ayudante Educativo Nivel I para cuando se gradúan de la escuela preparatoria.

    El programa de Informática y Tecnología de la Información (CIT Academy) se encuentra en Connally High School y la Pfuture Teachers Academy se encuentra en Weiss High School; sin embargo, está abierto a cualquier estudiante de noveno grado, independientemente del distrito al que asista (los estudiantes, si son aceptados en el programa, tendrán que aceptar transferirse a Weiss for Pfuture Teachers Academy o Connally para el CIT Academy). Se proporciona transporte desde el hogar del estudiante a su campus de PTECH y viceversa. No hay requisitos previos para que los estudiantes se postulen. Cualquier estudiante de noveno grado en el distrito puede ser un estudiante de PTECH y el único requisito es que complete la solicitud y esté dispuesto a transferirse (las transferencias se aceptan automáticamente para los estudiantes de PTECH) a la escuela que alberga el programa PTECH para el cual están participando.

    Aquí está el enlace para aplicar a continuación:

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xnyfeMC6lEWtoofVT2-qWGOMOLsfjL-cRRcve0CKSZ8/edit

    También habrá un evento de información para padres el 24 de marzo a las 6 pm y el RSVP para eso se encuentra aquí:

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Yadq-43kR2jFVCIb2BGr_ara-GKPtDqplBQLJjycAzs/prefill

    Comuníquese con Jackie Yekpabo con cualquier pregunta al 594-0114 o jacqueline.yekpabo@pfisd.net.

    ¡Espero que pasen un buen fin de semana!

     

    Philip Clayton

    Principal (512-594-2011)  gmvhjkiop0-[=\\\\\\

    Pflugerville Middle School

    philip.clayton@pfisd.net

    Campus website 

    “Panther Pride”

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  • Method of Instruction Information

    Posted by Philip Clayton on 3/2/2021

    Good Afternoon Parents! 

               It’s hard to believe we have entered the month of March. This school year has seemed to fly by and slow down at times. While it has been an unusual school year, I know our processes at Pflugerville Middle School continue to improve and that is the message I have made efforts to convey to faculty, staff and students. If we can persevere through challenges and aim to keep improving, we are on the right track. 

     We are entering the 4th 9 weeks grading period after Spring Break. Due to some calendar changes this year, March 12th is now a student holiday and marks the beginning of Spring Break for students. Faculty and staff will be on campus on the 12th to continue planning instruction for students. Information below relates to changing your child’s Mode of Instruction officially for the 4th nine weeks and a mandatory cheerleading zoom today for those interested in joining the cheer squad.

     Cheerleading Zoom Meeting Today at 6 p.m.

     Zoom link: https://pfisd-net.zoom.us/j/86105023416

    Passcode:  Cheer22

    4th Nine Weeks Mode of Instruction Change: While it must be a challenging time for families to make decisions about either virtual or in-person learning for their child, the next few days will mark an opportunity to change the mode of instruction for the 4th 9 weeks period. The google form below will allow you to change the Mode of Instruction to either virtual or in-person learning, ONLY if you need to make a change. If you are not making any changes to the learning setting for your child, there is no need to access the form.  

     We are leaving this form open until March 10th at 12:00 p.m. for all families to make any appropriate changes for their child’s mode of instruction, which will begin officially on March 22nd (first day of the 4th 9 weeks). 

     https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1WaaDZzsHvAHMV_KVgxTwQmT7yF1UY5RcIIj2CeItQKA/edit?usp=sharing 

     If you have any questions and you would like to call or email me prior to making a decision, I will respond promptly to help guide you to make the best decision for you, your child, and your family. I can be reached at philip.clayton@pfisd.net or (512) 594-2011.

     I hope everyone has a tremendous Panther Tuesday! 

     

    ¡Buenas tardes padres de familia!

     Es difícil creer que hayamos entrado en el mes de marzo. Este año escolar ha parecido pasar volando y en veces muy despacio. Si bien ha sido un año escolar anormal, sé que nuestros procesos en Pflugerville Middle School continúan mejorando y ese es el mensaje que he esforzado por transmitir a la facultad, el personal y los estudiantes. Vamos a perseverar a través de los desafíos y aspirar a seguir mejorando, estamos en el camino correcto.

     Estaremos entrando en el cuarto período de calificaciones de 9 semanas después de las vacaciones de primavera. Debido a algunos cambios en el calendario este año, el 12 de marzo es ahora un feriado estudiantil y marca el comienzo de las vacaciones de primavera para los estudiantes. La facultad y el personal estarán en el campus el día 12 para continuar planificando la instrucción para los estudiantes. La información a continuación se relaciona con el cambio oficial del modo de instrucción de su hijo/a durante las últimas nueve semanas y también un zoom obligatorio para aquellos interesados ​​en unirse al equipo de porristas.

     Reunión de porristas Zoom hoy a las 6 p.m. 

    Enlace de zoom: https://pfisd-net.zoom.us/j/86105023416

    Código de acceso: Cheer22

     Cambio en el modo de instrucción del cuarto período de nueve semanas: 

    Se que puede ser un momento desafiante para las familias que tomen decisiones sobre el aprendizaje virtual o en persona para los estudiantes, los próximos días marcarán una oportunidad para cambiar el modo de instrucción para el cuarto período de nueve semanas. El formulario de Google a continuación le permitirá cambiar el modo de instrucción a aprendizaje virtual o en persona, SOLO si necesita hacer un cambio. Si no tiene que hacer ningún cambio en el entorno de aprendizaje de su hijo, no es necesario que acceda al formulario.

     Este formulario estará abierto hasta el 10 de marzo a las 12:00 p.m. para que todas las familias realicen los cambios necesarios en el modo de instrucción de sus hijo/a, que comenzará oficialmente el 22 de marzo (primer día del cuarto periodo de las últimas 9 semanas). 

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1WaaDZzsHvAHMV_KVgxTwQmT7yF1UY5RcIIj2CeItQKA/edit?usp=sharing 

    Si tiene alguna pregunta y desea llamarme o enviarme un correo electrónico antes de tomar una decisión, responderé de inmediato para guiarlo a tomar la mejor decisión para usted, su hijo y su familia. Pueden comunicarse conmigo a mi correo  philip.clayton@pfisd.net o (512) 594-2011.

    ¡Espero que todos tengan un maravilloso martes.

    Philip Clayton

    Principal (512-594-2011)

    Pflugerville Middle School

    philip.clayton@pfisd.net

    Campus website 

    “Panther Pride”

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  • Important Information from Mr. Clayton for Feb. 24th

    Posted by Philip Clayton on 2/24/2021

    Hello Panther Pfamilies,

            Below is some important information about Panther Cheer! There will be a zoom session for students and parents that are interested in trying out for next year’s Panther Cheer Team. Below is a quick video and flyer for more information. 

     Free Book Distribution:  Also, this afternoon, district librarians and staff will be in our community giving away free books to our students at the Chisholm Point Community, 900 Broken Feather Trail, outside of the club house. This offer is for both virtual and in-person learners so please feel free to have your child(ren) stop by and select some books!

    We hope to see you there! Have a great Panther Day!

    Hola familias Panther, 

    ¡A continuación, encontrará información importante sobre Panther Cheer (equipo de animadoras)! Habrá una sesión de zoom para estudiantes y padres que estén interesados en probar para el equipo Panther Cheer del próximo año. A continuación, se muestra un vídeo rápido y un folleto para obtener más información. 

    Distribución Gratuita de Libros: Además, esta tarde, los bibliotecarios del distrito y el personal estarán en nuestra comunidad regalando libros gratis a nuestros estudiantes en la comunidad de Chisholm Point, 900 Broken Feather Trail, afuera de la casa club. Esta oferta es tanto para estudiantes virtuales como en persona, así que no dude en hacer que su (s) hijo (s) pasen y seleccionen algunos libros.

    ¡Esperamos verle allí! ¡Tenga un gran día!

    Philip Clayton

    Principal (512-594-2011)

    Pflugerville Middle School

    philip.clayton@pfisd.net

    Campus website 

    “Panther Pride”

    #leapintogreatness

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  • Information from Mr. Clayton for Feb. 23rd

    Posted by Philip Clayton on 2/23/2021

    Good Afternoon Panther Community, 

        I know it’s been a challenging few days for all of us, but we are excited that we are getting somewhat back to normal here on campus. I have directed our staff to assess and focus on the social/emotional needs of students today and to slowly integrate classroom content starting tomorrow. The social and emotional state of our students is always important and now it is even more important than ever with our current circumstances. Below are some important items for you all to know.  

    Regular School Schedule Resumes Tomorrow: In-person learners will be back on campus tomorrow and our regular Synchronous and Asynchronous schedule will resume for all students. Students should check Canvas for any specific instructions from their teachers regarding classes and assignments. 

    Social/Emotional Survey: All students have a survey in Canvas we would like for them to complete regarding social/emotional learning. The survey will help us identify the needs of our students so we can support them; the great thing about this survey is the data functions as their voice - so we are responding to what they are saying in addition to what we are observing. 

    Here are links to help them complete the survey:

    Homework Hotline: This will resume next Tuesday evening, March 2nd, for any students who are interested in getting some extra help with assignments, test corrections and homework. All students have information about the Homework Hotline and links posted in their student Canvas accounts. Remember that Tuesday is for Math and Science assistance and Thursday is for Language Arts and Social Studies assistance. 

    Additional Resources: If you still need resources to recover from recent events, which many of us do, they are below:

    FEMA Assistance: https://www.disasterassistance.gov/

    Water Resources Available:

    https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/free-water-available-at-10-austin-sites-on-sunday-for-residents-who-cant-purchase-or-boil-water/

    Thank you for your continued support of OUR campus!! It has been a pleasure getting to know more and more of our parents this school year. Have a great Panther evening! 

    Regards,

    Philip Clayton

    Principal (512-594-2011)

    Pflugerville Middle School

    philip.clayton@pfisd.net

     

    Campus website 

    “Panther Pride”

    #leapintogreatness

     

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