• Panther News and Updates - May 27th, 2024

    Posted by Philip Clayton on 5/27/2024 2:00:00 PM

    Greetings Panther Community,

          As we close the chapter on the 23-24 school year, I am writing this with great pride, as I reflect upon the accomplishments of our students, teachers, staff and parent organizations that have worked so hard to make this a great school year. Here are a few notes about these accomplishments:

    • KickStart finished as the 3rd ranked program in the state with multiple state champions and over 50 regional attendees.
    • Theatre Arts earned the highest distinction in the one-act play this fall.
    • Band and Choir earned top honors at UIL and in competitions outside the district as well
    • Students earned regional and state honors at the Science Fair this year. 
    • We just earned our "No Place for Hate" distinction and have a thriving program and club for students to participate in. 
    • We offered more clubs this school year than in prior years.
    • We had our first Multicultural Fair, which was a huge success, lead by Ms. Salcido, Oz and our students. 
    • We inducted more students in to our NJHS program than in year's past and started the process with our 7th graders this school year.

    These are just a few of the many accomplishments our panther students and staff worked together to earn this school year. 

    This last blog of the school year will list some initiatives for next school year and some important dates and events. 

    Important Dates:

    Last Day of School - May 29th and Early Release (Dismissal at 12:50 pm) 

    No student backpacks on May 28th or 29th, but students can bring small string bags or travel bags for personal items if needed.

    Mandatory Cheerleading Tryout - tomorrow, May 28th, at 4:30 in the gym:

    Student tryouts for our 24-25 Panther Cheer will be tomorrow at 4:30 pm in the gym.

    May 28th 

    • Tryouts 4:30 until finished

    • Candidates may leave when they finish

    • Tryout Attire: Plain black shorts or spandex, plain white t-shirt, white socks, sneakers, hair up in a ponytail, no jewelry

    May 30th: 

    • Results posted to the PMS Cheer Tryouts Google Classroom after 8pm

    PMS Closed this Summer for HVAC replacement (June 3rd to July 22nd): 

    Although we will be closed this summer, we are excited to have our new HVAC system installed for the 24-25 school year. The end date of July 22nd is a tentative date and it may take a bit longer. Our maintenance department has worked really hard to keep our current system functioning the best it could, which required constant care over the last couple of years. While we will be checking voicemail consistently this summer, you can always email me directly @ philip.clayton@pfisd.net for assistance as I will be working throughout the summer months at various locations (Bohls MS and Kelly Lane MS primarily).

    Only 30 Yearbooks Left!!! $40 Cash or check made out to Pflugerville Middle School:  

    Our remaining yearbooks will be sold by Ms. Driscoll in our Theatre Arts room. Students, please bring cash or check to her directly to receive your Panther Yearbook!

    First Day of School Next Year - August 13th: 

    Students will be returning on August 13th for the official start of the 24-25 school year! 

    "House" Implementation Next School Year:

    As we continue to try and improve the student experience and grow students even further socially and academically, we are implementing a new "House" system next school year. Students will be in 4 separate houses, grades 6-8 and earn points daily through positive behavior. Our staff recently worked to determine which expected and pro-social behaviors will be rewarded each day in various settings on campus. These points can be used in our "House" store for tangible items to purchase and will also serve as points for their specific house to create a competitive environment with celebrations each 9 weeks. We have worked with other campuses who have successfully implemented this process over the last month. This has supported us to begin creating structures, committees and we will be working with teacher leaders this summer as well in preparation for implementation. 

    While this is the last weekly blog of the school year, I will definitely send out information as needed this summer. 

    Sincerely,

    Mr. Clayton

     

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  • Panther News and Updates: May 19th, 2024

    Posted by Philip Clayton on 5/19/2024 3:00:00 PM

    Greetings Panthers,

        We ended this past week with some fun and celebration, as we had our last campus-wide pep rally. The 8th graders finished strong by taking the spirit stick back from the 6th graders. Students showed great support for one another and our various programs as it was an important day to celebrate student and staff successes. 

    It's hard to believe we only have 6 1/2 days of school left, and we are about to close the last chapter of the 23-24 school year. As this year comes to a close, our panther staff and leadership team are busy planning for our 24-25 school year, and we are excited about what's to come! 

    Next week's blog will outline some of these initiatives for our upcoming school year. 

    Here are the updates for this week's blog below: 

    Important Dates:

    No School on May 27th (Memorial Day)

    Last Day of School - May 29th and Early Release (Dismissal at 12:50 pm) 

    No student backpacks on May 28th or 29th, but students can bring small string bags or travel bags for personal items if needed.

    End of Year Band Concert (Tomorrow Night- May 20th in the PHS FAC:

    Beginning Band needs to report at 5:30 and performs at 6 p.m. Advanced Bands report at 6:30 p.m. and perform at 7 p.m.

    *All band students are to wear their grey band t-shirt, with solid black dress pants and dress shoes to the concert.  Don’t forget to wear your solo ensemble medal with pride!

    Cheerleading Application, Clinic and Tryout Information (Mandatory Try-Outs on May 28th): 

    Please see the linked document from our new cheer coach, Mrs. Griffin. My previous email yesterday, outlined specific points regarding our cheer program moving forward. The document below requires parent permission via an application due Tuesday afternoon by 4:00 pm.

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/18qZUAee6kMKxFiTMmVOFbqVWolj7nGVqlZByxvVxCj4/edit#heading=h.xzkwv3gz5bzb

    Order your Yearbook Today - Price is now $40:

    We are down to our last few yearbooks for sale this school year.  On-line orders have closed, so payment will be accepted through cash and checks made out to Pflugerville Middle School and given to Ms. Driscoll. 

    Yearbooks will be passed out later this week, for all students who have purchased one. 

    Contact Ms. Driscoll for more information! theresa.driscoll@pfisd.net 

    Important Chromebook Information (Last week to purchase your child's chromebook)

    All students will need to bring their chromebook with them this week to turn in to the campus or simply for verification, if the student has purchased their chromebook. This is the last week students have to purchase their chromebook, due to end of year inventory beginning the following week by the school district.

    Students who currently have a Chromebook device assigned to them, and would like to keep their current device for personal use, will have the opportunity to purchase it for $20.00. The purchase includes their current Chromebook and their current charger. The device purchase is “as is”, in its current state, and does not include repairs or replacement of any damage, missing parts, or missing chargers. Once the device is purchased, it will no longer be supported by PfISD. The device will be returned to its factory settings at the end of the school year and no longer managed by the district.

    The purchasing window opened May 13th and will remain open through May 24th. Payments can be made via RevTrak which can be accessed at https://pflugervilleisd.revtrak.net/

    All students will be required to bring their device to school in order to update inventory as either sold or returned.

    Pflugerville Middle School Chromebook Timeline and Procedures:

    • May 13-17th - during all lunches, students can begin paying $20 to purchase their device or turn it in if they no longer need it for assignments.  
    • May 20th - 8th grade will turn in chromebooks (unless paid for via cash or revtrack) during ELA classes
    • May 21st - 7th graders will turn in chromebooks (unless paid for via cash or revtrack) during ELA classes
    • May 22nd - 6th grade will turn in chromebooks (unless paid for via cash or revtrack) during ELA classes
    • May 24th - Last day to purchase device

    Classes that still need chromebooks for curriculum use and testing, will use our campus computer carts and students that own their chromebook, can bring them as well for school use. 

    7th Grade Academic Awards -Tuesday, May 21st  @ 5:30 in the PMS Cafeteria: 

    Students should arrive at 5:15 pm to check-in, get their assigned number and will report to staff in the back fine arts hallway. Parents, you can park in the front or the back of the school, as well as along the road on Settlers Valley. The back and front entrances will be open for entry. 

    8th Grade Advancement Ceremony - this Wednesday, May 22nd @ 6:30 in the PHS Fine Arts Center (Student arrival no later than 6:10 pm) 

    We will celebrate and honor our 8th graders, moving on to High School for our end-of-the-year Advancement Ceremony on May 22nd starting at 6:30 pm. We are limiting seating to 3 family members per child to ensure everyone has a seat. 270 of the 990 seats will be taken by students in the front by the stage. Students will need to arrive by no later than 6:10 pm to get seated in appropriate order. 

    Math End of Year Projects:

    In Mrs.Griffin’s 8th grade math class, students made board games on topics that were covered this year. Each class voted on the best ones and here are the winners:

    1st Period- Lola Mcdaniel

    3rd Period- Khloe Ioannou and Isabella Banda

    4th Period- Alyssa Cardenas

    5th Period- Aubry Williams and Alex Leon Melgoza


    7th Period- Elliot Depaz and Aaron Belmarez

    Panther Staff Member of the Week: Ms. Andrea Gabriel Lopez

    Mr. Ortiz passed the trophy this wee to Ms. Gabriel Lopez and had this to say.."She is so kind, and a very hard  worker. Every time I see her she always has a smile on her face". Congratulations and well deserved!

    Pep Rally Pictures:

    Please reach out with any questions or needs as we near the end of the school year. 

    Regards,

    Philip Clayton

    Principal

    Pflugerville Middle School

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  • Principal Blog Update - May 12th, 2024: Happy Mother's Day

    Posted by Philip Clayton on 5/12/2024 5:10:00 PM

    Greetings Panther Community,

            I'd like to start this messaging by recognizing and thanking so many amazing mother's on Mother's Day. I see the impact you all have on the growth and development of our panther students each day and you all are a blessing in the lives of so many. Thank you!! 

    As we near the end of the school year, there is much to celebrate! As we await STAAR scores at the end of the month, we have seen great academic and social/emotional growth and those were specific goals for us at the beginning of the year.

    We recently found out that we once again received a distinction for "No Place for Hate" and we will continue building on the momentum from this year as a core philosophy for our campus. 

    Here are a few updates to take note of as we rapidly approach the end of the year. Please read the chromebook information below, as it is very important. 

    Important Chromebook Information (District Communication and Campus Procedures): 

    PfISD will be providing the opportunity for students to purchase their Chromebooks over the next two weeks. Our existing Chromebooks have been in use for 4 years and are scheduled for replacement this summer as part of our 2022 Bond Technology replacement plan.

    Students who currently have a Chromebook device assigned to them, and would like to keep their current device for personal use, will have the opportunity to purchase it for $20.00. The purchase includes their current Chromebook and their current charger. The device purchase is “as is”, in its current state, and does not include repairs or replacement of any damage, missing parts, or missing chargers. Once the device is purchased, it will no longer be supported by PfISD. The device will be returned to its factory settings at the end of the school year and no longer managed by the district.

    The purchasing window is scheduled to open tomorrow, May 13th, and will remain open through May 24th. Payments can be made via RevTrak which can be accessed at https://pflugervilleisd.revtrak.net/

    All students will be required to bring their device to school in order to update inventory as either sold or returned.

    Now is a good time to check with your student to ensure they have their device. Students not purchasing their device will be required to return their Chromebooks and chargers at the end of this school year.

    Pflugerville Middle School Chromebook Timeline and Procedures:

    • May 13-17th - during all lunches, students can begin paying $20 to purchase their device or turn it in if they no longer need it for assignments.  
    • May 20th - 8th grade will turn in chromebooks (unless paid for via cash or revtrack) during ELA classes
    • May 21st - 7th graders will turn in chromebooks (unless paid for via cash or revtrack) during ELA classes
    • May 22nd - 6th grade will turn in chromebooks (unless paid for via cash or revtrack) during ELA classes
    • May 24th - Last day to purchase device

    Classes that still need chromebooks for curriculum use, will use our campus computer carts. 

    Choir Pop Show was a Huge Success: 

    Our panther choir students rehearsed for many days leading up to the pop show and we had a wonderful turn-out from our families as well. Thank you Ms. Martin for your commitment to the choir program. 

    Choir - Please see Newsletter for More Info! https://www.smore.com/n/bfrk2

    8th Grade Formal Pictures: 

    The 8th grade formal is one of the events that begins to mark the end of their middle school journey. The students did so great and none of it would have been possible without the preparation and long hours from Mrs. Galiano, Mrs.Troxler and Mrs. Roberts, who stayed late Friday night to create a great environment for our students. Thank you Mrs. Magnon and Blake Magnon for helping us Saturday afternoon as well  with final preparations. Here are some pictures.

    Order your Yearbook Today - Price is now $40:

    Our yearbooks are going fast and there are only a few left to order. On-line orders have closed, so payment will be accepted through cash and checks made out to Pflugerville Middle School and given to Ms. Driscoll. 

    Yearbooks will be passed out during the week of May 20-24th, to all students who have ordered them.

    Contact Ms. Driscoll for more information! theresa.driscoll@pfisd.net 

    Theatre Arts Information - New York Trip 2025:

    Come to New York City - Summer 2025!!! 

    4 days and 3 nights of amazing experiences!

    Everyone is welcome! You can begin making payments now! Explore Broadway! Times Square! The Statue of Liberty and SO MUCH MORE!!!! Contact Ms. Driscoll for more information! theresa.driscoll@pfisd.net

    Band Information:

    Any band student using an instrument checked out from the school must bring them to school on Monday, May 13 and can not take them home again until after our fine arts inventory audit on Wednesday, May 15 .  Parents, please make arrangements for students that have school instruments at home to bring them to school by Monday, May 13.  Thank you for your help!

    Final Band Concert is Monday, May 20th at the PHS Fine Arts Center.  Beginning Band needs to report at 5:30 and performs at 6 p.m. Advanced Bands report at 6:30 p.m. and perform at 7 p.m.

    *All band students are to wear their grey band t-shirt, with solid black dress pants and dress shoes to the concert.  Don’t forget to wear your solo ensemble medal with pride!

    Solo Ensemble Results: 

    Out of the students who performed, a total of 80 students earned a division 1 rating, a total of 26 earned a division 2 rating! We had over 105 students perform those days.

    Cheerleading Update - New Sponsor/Coach Mrs. Griffin:

    We are excited to have Mrs. Griffin as our new cheer coach for next school year. Be on the lookout for information about tryouts and possibly cheer opportunities. She will be meeeting with our HS coach Mrs. Boyd soon to start preparing for next school year. 

    8th Grade Trip and Advancement Ceremony:

    • 8th Grade Typhoon Texas End of Year Field Trip (must be eligible with signed and followed behavior contract): Thursday, May 23rd.
      • Permissions slips and payment of $35 per child required for attendance. These will need to be returned this week (May 13-17th). 
    • 8th Grade Advancement Ceremony - May 22nd, 6:30-8pm
      • We will celebrate and honor our 8th graders, moving on to High School for our end-of-the-year Advancement Ceremony on May 22nd starting at 6:30 pm. We are limiting seating to 3 family members per child to ensure everyone has a seat. 270 of the 990 seats will be taken by students in the front by the stage. 

    Academic Awards for 6th and 7th Graders:

    All award ceremonies will be in the cafeteria and students will need to arrive by 5:15 to line up in alphabetical order in the back fine arts hallway. Parents, you can park in the front or the back of the school, as well as along the road on Settlers Valley. The back and front entrances will be open for entry.

    6th Grade Ceremony: May 14th  @ 5:30 pm

    7th Grade Ceremony: May 21st  @ 5:30 pm

    * Additional 8th grade awards will be given at the 8th grade advancement ceremony

    KickStart Spring Belt Ceremony, May 16th in the  PMS Gym - 6:30-7:30 pm:

    Coach Fillmore is inviting all parents and families to the spring belt ceremony. This is a great way to see how students have demonstrated growth and mastery of martial art skills this semester. 

    KickStart State Championship Results:

    Congratulations to the following students who all made it into the top ten in the state finals!! 

    Abdias Castillo 

    Alayna Duran

    Arilynn Rundquist

    Christian Cammacho

    Connor Lyra

    Dallas Richard

    Hayden Kephart

    Henry Dinh

    Jaylen Banks

    Jonathan King

    Kaleb Leos

    Kevin Nguyen

    Kieran Balasingham

    Mohaimen Jawad

    Nicholas Souvanny

    Noah Escamilla

    Rashod Hill

    Saaiba Malik

    These students ranked 3rd in state

    Travis Merrick

    Canhphuc Le

    2nd in State

    Jonathan Macedo

    23-24 State Champions

    An Le

    Jackson Evasco

    Below is a picture of Mr. Fillmore being honored for "Instructor of the Year".

    National Junior Honors Society: 

    NJHS will have its last meeting of the year Thursday May 17th during advisory.  For 7th graders we will be looking at next year’s expectations and potential projects.  For 8th graders we will be closing out the year and I will give them NHS contacts. Thank you for all you have done this year.

    Panther Athletics: 

    Incoming 7th and 8th graders interested in participating in sports next year, it’s time to start getting physicals! Please contact Coach Gordon (jacques.gordon@pfisd.net) for boys athletics questions and for girls, contact Coach Howard @ gyaisha.howard@pfisd.net 

    Panther Staff Member of the Week - Mrs. Ortiz: 

    Mrs. Ortiz has been our lone Spanish teacher the last two years and thanks to her, our program is thriving. Last school year, all students taking the AP exam, passed with great scores. Congratulations Mrs. Ortiz and thank you for your commitment to Pflugerville Middle School.

    Please reach out with any questions or needs about any of the above information as needed.

    Have a great weekend and even better week ahead!

    Regards,

    Philip Clayton

    Principal

    Pflugerville Middle School

     

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  • Panther News and Updates - May 5th, 2024

    Posted by Philip Clayton on 5/5/2024 1:30:00 PM

    Happy Cinco de Mayo Panthers,

          We are rapidly approaching the end of the school year and there are many events to celebrate and honor our students for their outstanding achievements this school year. Our last day of school will be May 29th and dismissal will be at 12:45 pm. Here are the latest announcements, dates and reminders for our remaining school events. 

    Teacher Appreciation Week Starts Tomorrow (May 6-10): 

    Since I began teaching in the early 2000's, the amount of work required of teachers has increased exponentially. Our panther teachers have continually met these requirements and challenges head on and have impressed me so much this school year. Thank you, Panther teachers and staff, for choosing Pflugerville Middle School and making a difference each and every day. One week is not enough to say thanks, but this week belongs to you! Thank you for your time, commitment, energy and passion you bring each day. 

    Parents and students, I am encouraging you all to show your appreciation in any way you can, whether it's a card, positive e-mail or a kind gesture. Kudos to our PTO for working to celebrate them each day this week as well. 

    Cinco de Mayo History: 

    Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s May 5, 1862, victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. The day, which falls on Sunday, May 5 in 2024, is also known as Battle of Puebla Day. While it is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States, Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a commemoration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican American populations. 

    8th Grade Formal Dance - May 11th from 6:30-9:00 pm: 

    Where: PMS Cafeteria (students can be dropped off and picked up, in the front of the school)

    When: Saturday, May 11th 6:30-9:00 pm

    Our formal dance is this Saturday. Tickets will be on sale for $5 during lunches this week. As this is a formal dance, we are encouraging students to celebrate it is as such, with dressy attire. We are going with a blue and gold theme this year and will have some light finger food and drink options for all students at no cost. 

    Panther Staff Member of the Week: 

    Congratulations to Coach Sansom and Ms. Nunez for earning Staff Member of the Week honors!! 

     

    Panther Book Fair This Week - May 6-10:

    Mrs. Slater and a few parent volunteers have been getting our library ready for our spring book fair. Come check out the inventory and students, get your picture taken with Darth Vader this Tuesday, May 7th. May the 4th be with all of you!

    Choir - Please see Newsletter for More Info! https://www.smore.com/n/bfrk2

    Ms. Martin and our Choir students have been working hard and rehearsing for the pop show. We are inviting families to come out this Thursday to see our students perform. 

    Order your Yearbook Today - $35!!!

    We have 65 yearbooks left to order, so time is running out. On-line orders have closed, so payment will be accepted through cash and checks made out to Pflugerville Middle School and given to Ms. Driscoll. 

    Contact Ms. Driscoll for more information! theresa.driscoll@pfisd.net 

    Theatre Arts Information - New York Trip 2025:

    Come to New York City - Summer 2025!!! 

    4 days and 3 nights of amazing experiences!

    Everyone is welcome! You can begin making payments now! Explore Broadway! Times Square! The Statue of Liberty and SO MUCH MORE!!!! Contact Ms. Driscoll for more information! theresa.driscoll@pfisd.net

    General information is at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/16RwlIOL4Ke57QHaF_EAHMQnBH_zpJ7eN/view?usp=sharing

    Band Information and Updates: 

    May 6th-7th: Beginning and Advanced Bands Solo and Ensemble Festival will be taking place. Students will perform and have the chance to earn medals at this event! Parents are welcome to come by and watch their child perform. 

    May 20th: Our Beginning and Advanced Bands will be performing at the PHS PAC on Monday, May 20th. Beginners will start at 6pm followed by our Advanced Bands. Come join us in our last concert!

    Band Performs at the State Capitol!!

    Thank you to the many parents that came out to support our Panther Band students this weekend. 

    Art Information and Updates: 

    Please join us for our first annual PFISD Secondary Art showcase.

    Tuesday, May 7th from 5:00pm - 7:00 PM.

    The showcase consists of secondary artists from all 4 high schools and 7 middle schools in PfISD, and is an opportunity for our secondary programs to display their artistic excellence.

    Panther Track and Field: 

    May 8th District Meet - Boys & Girls @ WHS/Bohls MS

    Practice Mon & Tues 3:45pm-5:00 pm

    8th Grade Trip and Advancement Ceremony:

    • 8th Grade Typhoon Texas End of Year Field Trip (must be eligible with signed and followed behavior contract): Thursday, May 23rd.
      • Permissions slips and payment of $35 per child required for attendance. These will be sent out to students who quailify this week.  

     

    • 8th Grade Advancement Ceremony - May 22nd, 6:30-8pm
      • We will celebrate and honor our 8th graders moving on to High School for our end-of-the-year Advancement Ceremony on May 22nd starting at 6:30 pm. We are limiting seating to 3 family members per child to ensure everyone has a seat. 270 of the 990 seats will be taken by students in the front by the stage. 

    Academic Awards for 6th and 7th Graders:

    6th grade students who earned an award this school year, received invitations last week and parents received an invitation message via school status from me as well. 7th grade students will be getting their invitations this coming week and will be notified by Ms. Guardiola via school status.  

    6th Grade Ceremony: May 14th  @ 5:30 pm

    7th Grade Ceremony: May 21st  @ 5:30 pm

    * Additional 8th grade awards will be given at the 8th grade advancement ceremony

    KickStart Spring Belt Ceremony, May 16th in the  PMS Gym - 6:30-7:30 pm:

    Coach Fillmore is inviting all parents and families to the spring belt ceremony. This is a great way to see how students have demonstrated growth and mastery of martial art skills this semester. 

     

    Have a great Panther week ahead! 

    Regards,

    Philip Clayton

     

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  • Panther News and Updates: April 28th, 2024

    Posted by Philip Clayton on 4/28/2024 3:00:00 PM

    Greetings Panthers,

           Writing this blog over the weekend, has brought me a great deal of pride and joy, regarding the work our teachers and students are doing each day. Our students' hard work has continually lead to accolades and achievements this school year and it starts with intentional planning and delivery of instruction from our Panther staff members.

    Parents and guardians, you play a huge role in your continued support for these students and the long hours so many of them have spent outside the regular school day.  Thank you for partnering with us and playing such a pivotal role in the success of our panthers! 

    This week's blog provides important reminders about upcoming events and great celebration of the work our students and staff are doing. 

    Math STAAR Test on Tuesday, April 30th (Make-Up's on May 1st and 2nd): 

    This coming Tuesday marks our last STAAR test of the school year. Students will need a good night's sleep and a fully charged chromebook for the assessment. 

    Art Students Achieve High Honors - 2024 VASE!!! 

    This past weekend we had students compete in the Jr. VASE (Visual Art Scholastic Event) competition.

    Not only does this event showcase their artistic skill, but also their ability to communicate their work through an interview process. Each student is given a rank from 1-4  (1=lowest, 4=highest), based on their interview skills and artwork.

    These students have worked tirelessly for the last couple of months to finish their artwork and submit essay questions. This annual event is hosted online and in person, the following students took time out of their weekend to participate in this event. These students stepped up to compete against 1000 other middle school students in the region and received top rankings. 

    • 8th Sam Pacquing (4 rating)
    • 8th Daniela Velasco (4 rating)
    • 7th Kennedy Paone (4 rating)
    • 7th Bethany Liew (4 rating)
    •  7th Jillian Liao (4 rating)
    •  7th Kiryn Kelone (3 rating)

     

    Band Earns First Division Honors at Sea World:

    Congratulations to Mrs. Robison, Mrs. Hynes, Mr. Cook and our Band Students!! They competed against top programs in the state this past Friday earning the highest honors for their performance.  

    Panther Dance Spring Show:

    After watching the spring show yesterday, I have to give a huge-shout out to our Panther Dance students and Mrs. Honeycutt. I was impressed with the choreography, dedication and passion that everyone displayed at the show. Tremendous job panthers!!

     

    PFLEX Class Project Pictures: 

    Ms. Bartlett and our PFLEX students have worked on their latest project over the last few days. This activity was cool to watch and students were highly engaged, used creativity and celebrated with a feast on Friday. Here are some pictures.

    Teacher Appreciation Week - May 6-10th:  

    Our PTO has put together a great plan to show appreciation to our teachers and staff for this week. Thank you PTO and other families who have chosen to partner with us and our staff members in such a supportive way.

    PANTHER PET VET CLINIC - Hosted by the Science Department

    Have pets? Want cheap vaccinations? Need flea, tick, or heartworm meds?

    Come out Wednesday, May 1, 2024 to Pflugerville Middle School from 5-7pm to vaccinate your furry family members!

    If you have any questions please contact Jessica.Rocha@pfisd.ne

    Please read below for specific details regarding participating in the Panther Vet Clinic event.


    National Junior Honors Society Induction Ceremony - May 2nd @ 6:30 pm: 

    Due to a scheduling conflict with the track meet last week, we will have a 2nd induction ceremony this Thursday for any students who did not attend this past Wednesday. Thank you to all who came Wednesday for our 1st ceremony.  To those that were not able to attend, please join us this Thursday for a make-up ceremony at 6:30 in the cafeteria.

    PfISD Car Show - May 4th from 9:30-12:30 at "The Pfield":

    Pflugerville Middle School has partnered with Pflugerville High School for the PfISD Car Show on May 4th. Come out and join us if you are free! Please reach out to Mr. Taylor at PHS with questions or the Auto sponsor Mr. Castaneda Cisneros @ quintard.taylor@pfisd.net and kevin.castatnedacisneros@pfisd.net

     

    Choir Updates - Pop Show on May 9th @ 6pm in the PMS Cafeteria:

    Choir - Please see Newsletter for More Info! https://www.smore.com/n/bfrk2

    8th Grade Events and Information: 

    8th Grade Science Parents:

    Students will be receiving a permission slip this upcoming week to get signed for if they will or will not be participating in the Big Decisions Sexual Education Curriculum from May 6 - May 10. Please return the form signed indicating which option you would prefer. Your child’s science teacher will be reaching out with more information soon.

    • Students received the permission slip 4/11 for if they will or will not be participating in the Big Decisions Sexual Education Curriculum from May 6 - May 10. Please return the form signed indicating which option you would prefer. The form needs to be turned in no later than Friday, April 19th, 2024 so we may place them in the correct classroom environment. Thank you.
    • 8th Grade Formal Dance: Saturday, May 11th, PMS 6:30- 9:00
    • 8th Grade Typhoon Texas End of Year Field Trip (must be eligible with signed and followed behavior contract): Thursday, May 23rd. Permissions slips and payment of $35 per child required for attendance. These will be sent out within the next two weeks. 
    • 8th Grade Advancement Ceremony - May 22nd, 6:30-8pm
      • We will celebrate and honor our 8th graders moving on to High School for our end-of-the-year Advancement Ceremony on May 22nd starting at 6:30 pm. We are limiting seating to 3 family members per child to ensure everyone has a seat. 270 of the 990 seats will be taken by students in the front by the stage. 

    Academic Awards for 6th and 7th Graders:

    We will be pulling grades to award A and A/B Honor Roll awards for 6th and 7th graders after the IPR in late April. We are also nominating students for all grades for additional awards this year as well. 

    6th Grade May 14th  @ 5:30 pm

    7th Grade May 21st  @ 5:30 pm

    Invitations will be distributed this week (4/29-5/3)

    * Additional 8th grade awards will be given at the 8th grade advancement ceremony

    KickStart Spring Belt Ceremony, May 16th in the  PMS Gym - 6:30-7:30 pm:

    Coach Fillmore is inviting all parents and families to the spring belt ceremony. This is a great way to see how students have demonstrated growth and mastery of martial art skills this semester. 

    School Bus Driver Appreciation Day:

    Last week, a few of our PTO parents surprised our bus drivers with some tacos and snacks. Thank you to our PfISD bus drivers for keeping thousands of students safe each day on their routes to and from school.  

    Have a great week ahead Panthers!

     

    Sincerely,

    Philip Clayton

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  • Panther News and Updates: April 21, 2024

    Posted by Philip Clayton on 4/21/2024 3:00:00 PM

    Greetings Panthers,

         I hope you all have had a safe and happy weekend and are enjoying some cooler weather today.

    I was speaking to Mr. Fillmore and some of our KickStart students Friday and was thrilled to learn that our program is currently listed as the 3rd ranked program in the state. This is in comparison to every middle school in Texas, which includes programs with a student enrollment much higher than ours, which is currently at 800 students.

    This achievement is even more impressive, when you look at the other schools with thriving programs and high student program enrollment. What an amazing accomplishment this year! 

    Below are some updates of upcoming events and activities as we near the end of the school year. 

    6th Grade Student Needs - Next Two Weeks: 

    Parents, I will continue to fill in for Mr. Gradney, our 6th grade Assistant Principal, for two more weeks. If you need anything, email me directly or call my direct line at 594-2011. 

    7th Grade NJHS Induction Ceremony - April 24th @ 6:30 pm - PMS Cafeteria: 

    This is a reminder that Wednesday, April 24th, will be our NJHS induction ceremony. Students will be practicing during advisory Monday, to make sure we know our places. The ceremony starts at 6:30, but please arrive at 6:15, so students can get in their spot. 

    8th Grade Events and Information: 

    8th Grade Science Parents:

    Students will be receiving a permission slip this upcoming week to get signed for if they will or will not be participating in the Big Decisions Sexual Education Curriculum from May 6 - May 10. Please return the form signed indicating which option you would prefer. Your child’s science teacher will be reaching out with more information soon.

    • Students received the permission slip 4/11 for if they will or will not be participating in the Big Decisions Sexual Education Curriculum from May 6 - May 10. Please return the form signed indicating which option you would prefer. The form needs to be turned in no later than Friday, April 19th, 2024 so we may place them in the correct classroom environment. Thank you.
    • 8th Grade Formal Dance: Saturday, May 11th, PMS 6:30- 9:00
    • 8th Grade Typhoon Texas End of Year Field Trip (must be eligible with signed and followed behavior contract): Thursday, May 23rd. Permissions slips and payment of $35 per child required for attendance. These will be sent out within the next two weeks. 
    • 8th Grade Advancement Ceremony - May 22nd, 6:30-8pm
      • We will celebrate and honor our 8th graders moving on to High School for our end-of-the-year Advancement Ceremony on May 22nd starting at 6:30 pm. We are limiting seating to 3 family members per child to ensure everyone has a seat. 270 of the 990 seats will be taken by students in the front by the stage. 

    Glow in the Dark Dance Pictures: 

    Thank you to our staff, students and parents for coming out Friday night and creating a great atmosphere for our school dance. 


     

     

    Yearbooks are on sale and going fast! 

    It’s not too late to BUY YOUR YEARBOOK! $35

    Go to www.ybpay.com ID Code: 15179924

    Online order dates have been extended!

    $40 after April 20th.

    Email Ms. Driscoll if you have any questions! theresa.driscoll@pfisd.net

    PANTHER PET VET CLINIC - Hosted by the Science Department

    Have pets? Want cheap vaccinations? Need flea, tick, or heartworm meds?

    Come out Wednesday, May 1, 2024 to Pflugerville Middle School from 5-7pm to vaccinate your furry family members!

    If you have any questions please contact Jessica.Rocha@pfisd.ne

    Please read below for specific details regarding participating in the Panther Vet Clinic event.


    Choir Updates and Information - Please see Newsletter for More Info! https://www.smore.com/n/bfrk2

    PfISD Car Show - May 4th from 9:30-12:30 at "The Pfield":

    Pflugerville Middle School has partnered with Pflugerville High School for the PfISD Car Show on May 4th. Come out and join us if you are free!

     

    Academic Awards for 6th and 7th Graders:

    We will be pulling grades to award A and A/B Honor Roll awards for 6th and 7th graders after the IPR in late April. We are also nominating students for all grades for additional awards this year as well. 

    6th Grade May 14th  @ 5:30 pm

    7th Grade May 21st  @ 5:30 pm

    Invitations will be distributed the week of April 29th.

    * Additional 8th grade awards will be given at the 8th grade advancement ceremony

    KickStart Spring Belt Ceremony, May 16th in the  PMS Gym - 6:30-7:30 pm:

    Coach Fillmore is inviting all parents and families to the spring belt ceremony. This is a great way to see how students have demonstrated growth and mastery of martial art skills this semester. 

    Please continue to reach out with any needs this week and have a wonderful evening. 

    Regards,

    Philip Clayton

    Principal

    Pflugerville Middle School

     

     

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  • Panther News and Updates - April 14th, 2024

    Posted by Philip Clayton on 4/14/2024 3:00:00 PM

    Greetings Panthers,

        We have an important week for 8th graders coming up, as they will take the Science and Social Studies STAAR this Wednesday and Thursday. All of our 8th grade events for this week and through the end of the school year are posted together below.

    I have included some pictures below of our Eclipse Day, which was a very memorable moment for our students and staff. I was very proud of our panther students for having fun the right way and following our expectations and procedures. 

    Parents and students, please continue to reach out with questions about events and any other needs you may have as we enter the week ahead. Have a great week ahead. 

    8th Grade Events and Information: 

    8th Grade Science Parents:

    • 8th Grade Science STAAR Test - this Wednesday (4/17)
    • 8th Grade Social Studies STAAR Test- this Thursday (4/18)
    • Students received the permission slip 4/11 for if they will or will not be participating in the Big Decisions Sexual Education Curriculum from May 6 - May 10. Please return the form signed indicating which option you would prefer. The form needs to be turned in no later than Friday, April 19th, 2024 so we may place them in the correct classroom environment. Thank you.
    • 8th Grade Formal Dance: Saturday, May 11th, PMS 6:30- 9:00
    • 8th Grade Typhoon Texas End of Year Field Trip (must be eligible with signed and followed behavior contract): Thursday, May 23rd. Permissions slips and payment of $30 per child required for attendance. These will be sent out within the next two weeks. 
    • 8th Grade Advancement Ceremony - May 22nd, 6:30-8pm
      • We will celebrate and honor our 8th graders moving on to High School for our end-of-the-year Advancement Ceremony on May 22nd starting at 6:30 pm. We are limiting seating to 3 family members per child to ensure everyone has a seat. 270 of the 990 seats will be taken by students in the front by the stage. 
    • Prom Fashion Show Invite for 8th Graders and Families - April 20th (FREE ADMISSION for Students and Faculty) Please have student and/or faculty ID with you for free admission:

    The Panther Celebration Vice President and Pround Parent is inviting our 8th graders and faculty to this fundraiser at PHS on Saturday, April 20th from 4-6pm.

    Panther Staff Members of the Week!! 

    Congratulations to Ms. Leverton and Mrs. Reich.

    Ms. Leverton is not only a tremendous Art teacher and advocate for her students, she continues to take on leadership roles on campus and is a true Panther at heart. Thank you Erin for all you do! 

    Mrs. Reich has helped transform our Essential Academics program this school year and it is thriving. She guides students and staff members each day with a huge heart and a great understanding of instruction and pedagogy. Thank you, Mrs. Reich for keeping students first and for joining our panther team this school year. 

    A Word of "Thanks" from Ms. Salcido - Multicultural Fair: 

    I would personally like to thank everyone who attended and helped with the No Place for Hate Multicultural Fair on Saturday, April 6. It was a wonderful event that raised some much needed funds for our campus No Place for Hate student coalition, as well as funds for NJHS. I could not have pulled this event off without all of your support! If you have photos or video from the event that you’re willing to share, please email them to me at valorie.salcido@pfisd.net.

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart,

    Mrs. Salcido

    Also, we are still collecting spare change to determine who gets the pie in the face at our next pep rally. So far, the standings are as follows:

    Mr. Clayon - $62.10

    Mr. Oz - $6.95

    Mrs. Magnon - $2.10

    Jars will be in the front office every Friday until the pep rally. Stop by and drop some money in the jar of your choice!

    Eclipse Pictures: 

    NEXT PTO Meeting - April 18th @ 5:45 via Zoom: 

    Our next meeting for the PMS PTO will be via zoom. Come join us if you are free that evening. Here is the link. 

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://pfisd-net.zoom.us/j/99752258581

    Meeting ID: 997 5225 8581
    Passcode: ptomeeting

    PTO requests to support Teacher Appreciation Week - May 6-10:

     If at all possible, we are asking for small donations of HEB gift cards to support Teacher Appreciation Week. All card donations will be taken by the front office staff and placed in the vault for PTO. Thank you!

    PHS Spring Dance Clinic - April 18th:

    Yearbooks are on sale and going fast! 

    It’s not too late to BUY YOUR YEARBOOK! $35

    Go to www.ybpay.com ID Code: 15179924

    Online order dates have been extended!

    $40 after April 20th.

    Email Ms. Driscoll if you have any questions! theresa.driscoll@pfisd.net

     

    Glow in the Dark Dance - April 19th from 6 to 8 pm: 

    Our last campus-wide school dance will be this Friday, on April 19th. This will be a glow-in-the dark themed dance and is always a hit with students. Tickets will be $5 for entry and sold during lunches during the week of April 16-20th. We will continue to follow our protocols of checking for passing grades, disciplinary offenses and no excessive tardies for the grading period. 

     

    AP Spanish Prep Session:

    Saturday, April 20th 2024 at Kelly Lane Middle School - 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

    AP students will be provided an opportunity to review, learn about skills and strategies for the AP exam from teachers across the district.

    *No transportation will be provided. Please arrive by 8:15 am and pick up your student by 12:30 pm

    PANTHER PET VET CLINIC - Hosted by the Science Department

    Have pets? Want cheap vaccinations? Need flea, tick, or heartworm meds?

    Come out Wednesday, May 1, 2024 to Pflugerville Middle School from 5-7pm to vaccinate your furry family members!

    If you have any questions please contact Jessica.Rocha@pfisd.ne

    Please read below for specific details regarding participating in the Panther Vet Clinic event.


    Choir Updates and Information - Please see Newsletter for More Info! https://www.smore.com/n/bfrk2

    PfISD Car Show - May 4th from 9:30-12:30 at "The Pfield":

    Pflugerville Middle School has partnered with Pflugerville High School for the PfISD Car Show on May 4th. For vendors who attended our multicultural fair, I will be reaching out to you via email for discounted admission to attend and sell merchandise. Thank you for partnering with us! 

     

    Academic Awards for 6th and 7th Graders:

    We will be pulling grades to award A and A/B Honor Roll awards for 6th and 7th graders after the IPR in late April. We are also nominating students for all grades for additional awards this year as well. 

    6th Grade May 14th  @ 5:30 pm

    7th Grade May 21st  @ 5:30 pm

    Invitations will be distributed the week of April 29th.

    * Additional 8th grade awards will be given at the 8th grade advancement ceremony

    KickStart Spring Belt Ceremony, May 16th in the  PMS Gym - 6:30-7:30 pm:

    Coach Fillmore is inviting all parents and families to the spring belt ceremony. This is a great way to see how students have demonstrated growth and mastery of martial art skills this semester. 

    With so many events happening, I know I have missed some things. Please reach out with questions as they come up and have a great "panther evening". 

    Regards,

    Philip Clayton

    Principal

    Pflugerville Middle School

     

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  • Panther News and Updates - April 7th, 2024

    Posted by Philip Clayton on 4/7/2024 3:00:00 PM

    Greetings Panthers and Panther Pfamilies,

           I want to give a huge shout-out to our community for coming out to our first Multicultural Fair yesterday. Ms. Salcido and Mr. Oz in collaboration with our No Place for Hate Coalition created and organized an amazing event. Thank you to Mrs. Magnon and our NJHS students for creating activites and helping us set up and break down the event. We had tremendous support from Mrs. Slater, Mrs. Leverton, Mrs. Martin, Mrs. Robison, Mrs. Garcia, Mrs. Canzonetta, Mrs. Rivera, Mrs. Lo and many other staff members. My apologies for leaving anyone out, we had such a great turnout of staff support and collaboration.

    A huge thank you to our parents and volunteers who also showed up early and stayed after the event to help. Many parents also helped lead activities throughout the day. It was a true, community, team effort. 

    Thank you to Alex Okafor for hanging out with us as well. He was nice enough to sign a UT football and will be one of the items we raffle off later in the week. All raffle tickets will be selected later this week and we will be calling all winners for you to come get your prizes!! 

    Solar Eclipse Tomorrow, April 8th: 

    Here is our schedule for the eclipse tomorrow. The only change is during lunches and advisory, which are flipped. 

    Here is the information I've been sending out and will stay the same for tomorrow. 

    Hello parents and families. The Solar Eclipse, as many of you know, will take place on April 8th. We are planning to flip our lunch and advisory times and arrive at our fire drill locations, outside of the bulding around 1:32 pm to view the eclipse. All students and staff will be provided eclipse glasses.

    Students will only be allowed to take off their glasses during totality, when the sun is completely covered by the moon. This will be from 1:36 pm to about 1:38 pm. We will be communicating to all staff and students with an air horn of 1 beep for glasses to be removed and 3 beeps for students to put their glasses back on well before totality ends. Although totality is closer to two minutes, we will be allowing students closer to 1 minute to ensure safety of eyesight for all students and staff. All staff were just trained on these procedures as well during the Wednesday faculty meeting. 

    Students will be expected to follow all procedures and expectations during this event, with no exceptions due to safety implications. Any students not following directions, will be escorted inside to the cafeteria. All students will receive the following:

    • Eclipse glasses w/ (International Safety Code- ISO 12312-2)

    • Safety course via canvas during  advisory for the week of April 2nd-5th to prepare them for wearing glasses appropriately and negative effects on the eyes when looking directly at the sun without proper eyewear 

    • Activities presented with the slides to ensure all students understand usage, safety and the science behind the eclipse formation.

    • Activities that will enhance the experience using paper and crafts to look at shadows on the ground. 
    • Procedures and expectations for April 8th

    If you would not like to have your child participate in this event for any reason, you MUST read and complete the Parent-Opt Out form which I have linked in the letter in both English and Spanish and is also linked below. Any students that do not participate will be closely supervised in the cafeteria during the eclipse. 

    READING STAAR TEST THIS WEEK - Wednesday,  April 10th (Make Ups on April 11th 12th): 

    All students will need a fully charged chromebook for their test this week. We will be providing reminders for all students Monday and Tuesday. Water and snacks will be provided to all students. 

    Pictures from our Multicultural Fair: 

     

     

     

    Credit By Exam Deadline - April 9th (May 24th Testing Window):

    If you would like your child to participate in Credit By Exam testing in late May, the deadline for this window is April 9th. Please reach out to Mrs. Lane and Ms. Henry for application assistance. Nikishia.Lane@pfisd.net and Yolanda.Henry@pfisd.net

    Pflugerville High School Cheerleading Tryouts - 8th Graders only April 10-12: 

    Pflugerville High School Cheer tryouts for the 2024-2025 season will be held on April 10 – April 12. We do not want you to miss out on the opportunity to be a part of next year's cheer teams.  

    You will find the tryout packet and all the details of tryouts on the PHS Cheer website ( on the PHS website, go to “athletics” and click on Cheer) or use the following link PHS Cheer Tryout Packet and Information.  Tryout packets are due by Tuesday,  April 9th.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact either

    Coach Boyd (Stephanie.Boyd@pfisd.net) or Coach G (Denisse.Amador@pfisd.net)

    KickStart Accolades and Recognition: 

    Through tournament competition this year the PMS Karate team this year has won 204 medals through out tournament competition. We won more medals than any other school in the district and the region. Wins have been the Fall Classic, The Spring Qualifier and the Regional championships. Not only That, Mr. Fillmore has earned the Title of Instructor of the year for Kickstart kids. For our final tournament of the year, we will be traveling to Irving Texas to compete in the Kickstart State finals May 4th. Here are your finalists........

    Jaylen Banks

    Nicholas Souvanny

    Jack Routh

    An Le Henry Dinh

    Arilynn Rundquist

    Kevin Nguyen

    Pearl Collier

    Travis Merrick

    Mohaimen Jawad

    Jonathan King

    Jackson Evasco

    Jonathan Macedo

    Alayna Duran

    Saaiba Malik

    Eric Hernandez

    Hayden Kephart 

    Christian Camacho

    Rashod Hill

    Canphuc Lee

    Kaleb Leos

    Connor Lyra

    Noah Escamilla

    Kieran Bollasinhham

    Abdias Castillo

    Shamira Upshur 

    Anissa Villareal

    Let's congratulate this record breaking team! This is the first time that PMS Karate team have achieved so much!

    Choir UIL Recognition:

    Please congratulate our Choir students on a wonderful job at UIL Concert and Sight Reading! Both groups received unanimous Superior ratings from their concert judges and Excellent ratings from their Sight Reading judges. Enjoy recordings and photos from their UIL experience below!

    Varsity Treble Choir: https://youtu.be/jVYgraxupRY

    Tenor Bass Choir: https://youtu.be/xjExJ0a2g7Q

    Band UIL Recognition: 

    Honor Band and Wind Ensemble both received straight first division superior ratings in UIL Sight Reading. Honor Band received Excellent Ratings on stage and Wind Ensemble recieved a superior and excellent rating on stage. Congrats Panther Band on a great year!!!

    Panther Athletics and Track Schedules: 

    First track meet this Tuesday, April 11th at Kuempel Field (PHS)

    YEARBOOKS For Sale!

    It’s not too late to BUY YOUR YEARBOOK! $35

    Go to www.ybpay.com ID Code: 15179924

    Online order dates have been extended!

    $40 after April 20th.

    Email Ms. Driscoll if you have any questions! theresa.driscoll@pfisd.net

    Important Testing Dates: 

    • Reading STAAR Testing will start April 10-12 .
    • 8th Grade Science STAAR will be held April 17.
    • 8th Grade Social Studies STAAR will be held April 18.
    • Math STAAR and Algebra EOC will held April 30th-May 2nd.

    Inter-Middle School Chess Tournament - April 13th @ Westview Middle School! 

    This is open to anyone, of any skill level, hosted by Westview Middle School. Sign up with the Google Form below! 

    April 13th - No Cap Comedy Show Fundraiser at Pflugerville HS, 6 pm Start Time and $7 admission: 

    NO CAP COMEDY SHOW with headliner, Comedian Keith Terry! Also featuring multi-talented high school students of PfISD! This is the biggest pfundraiser Pfood Pfairness in Pflugerville Schools has ever had, and we are humbled by Comedian Keith Terry's generous donation of his time and talent to the cause! The show will help us finish out this school year strong and get a jump start on raising funds for the 2024-25 school year. Our goal is to continue fighting food insecurity and inequity, providing hot entrées to students who would otherwise have to choose between hunger and humiliation, and preventing lunch debt that would eventually come out of the district's funds. 

    Keith’s promotional team even created reels you can share as well:

    Promo reels:

    https://fb.watch/qRGAuerx0U/

    https://www.facebook.com/reel/1008599857311659 

    PTO requests to support Teacher Appreciation Week - May 6-10:

    Our PTO met this past week and are creating plans for Teacher Appreciation. If at all possible, we are asking for small donations of HEB gift cards. All card donations will be taken by the front office staff and placed in the vault for PTO. Thank you!

    NEXT PTO Meeting - April 18th @ 5:45 via Zoom: 

    Our next meeting for the PMS PTO will be via zoom. Come join us if you are free that evening. Here is the link. 

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://pfisd-net.zoom.us/j/99752258581

    Meeting ID: 997 5225 8581
    Passcode: ptomeeting

    Theatre Club: 

    Drama Club has changed to every FRIDAY now in the Theatre Room 3:35-4:15. All students are welcome!

    Glow in the Dark Dance - April 19th from 6 to 8 pm: 

    Our last campus-wide school dance will be on April 19th. This will be a glow-in-the dark themed dance and is always a hit with students. Tickets will be $5 for entry and sold during lunches during the week of April 16-20th. 

    Science Department Important Information for 8th Grade Parents - Big Decisions Curriculum: 

    Students will be receiving a permission slip this upcoming week to get signed for if they will or will not be participating in the Big Decisions Sexual Education Curriculum from May 6 - May 10. Please return the form signed indicating which option you would prefer. Your child’s science teacher will be reaching out with more information soon. 

    PET VET CLINIC - Hosted by the Science Department

    Have pets? Want cheap vaccinations? Need flea, tick, or heartworm meds?

    Come out Wednesday, May 1, 2024 to Pflugerville Middle School from 5-7pm to vaccinate your furry family members!

    If you have any questions please contact Jessica.Rocha@pfisd.ne

    Please read below for specific details regarding participating in the Panther Vet Clinic event.

    Academic Awards for 6th and 7th Graders:

    We will be pulling grades to award A and A/B Honor Roll awards for 6th and 7th graders after the IPR in late April. We are also nominating students for all grades for additional awards this year as well. 

    6th Grade May 14th  @ 5:30 pm

    7th Grade May 21st  @ 5:30 pm

    Invitations will be distributed the week of April 29th.

    * Additional 8th grade awards will be given at the 8th grade advancement ceremony

    8th Grade Formal Dance - May 11th from 6:30 pm to 9 pm: 

    Our 8th grade Formal Dance will be at Pflugerville Middle School on May 11th and will begin at 6:30 pm. Stay tuned for more details as planning meetings are underway. 

    8th Grade Advancement Ceremony - May 22nd 6:30pm - 8:00 pm in the Pflugerville HS PAC:

    We will celebrate and honor our 8th graders moving on to High School for our end-of-the-year Advancement Ceremony on May 22nd starting at 6:30 pm. We are limiting seating to 3 family members per child to ensure everyone has a seat. 

    Have a great evening! 

    Philip Clayton

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  • PMS Multicultural Fair Information

    Posted by Philip Clayton on 4/3/2024 6:00:00 PM

    Greetings Panther Pfamilies,

         We are excited for pfamilies to join us on Saturday for our first multicultural fair. Below I'm including more information to know, if you decide to attend. This is definitely a come and go event if you would like, or you can stay for 3 hours, if you decide to as well. All families are welcome! 

    What: PMS Multicultural Fair

    When: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

    Activities: all food trucks and events are in the back of the school in the bus loop, parking lot, courts and field

    Parking: Front parking lot and on Settler's Valley (No Parking in the back) Spring Hill parking lot may be an option, but there is a large soccer event going on there Saturday. 

    Restrooms: PMS main hall restrooms 

    Food Trucks and Vendors: 

    Food Trucks: 

    1 - Kona Ice

    2 - J. Gordon BBQ

    3 - Vaughan’s Concessions CTX

    4 - Top Taco Austin

    5 - The Traveling Empanada

    Vendors: 

    1 - HERspanic Pflair

    2 - Designs by Wendie

    3 - Patricia P’s Bracelets

    4 - DANTY Creations

    5 - AinsRoxx Designs

    6 - PTO - Panther gear

    7 - Jo Nevares Keller Williams

    8 - Cordell Creations

    9 - Student Council - Mexican candy

    10 - Christy’s Kitchen

    11 - Baked Con Amor

    If there are any volunteers that want to help us set up, Ms. Salcido and I will be getting to campus around 8:30 am. Thanks! 

    Please reach out to myself (Mr. Clayton) or Valorie Salcido with any questions you may have. valorie.salcido@pfisd.net or philip.clayton@pfisd.net

     

    Philip Clayton

    Principal

    Pflugerville Middle School

     

     

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  • Panther News and Updates: April 1st, 2024

    Posted by Philip Clayton on 4/1/2024 3:00:00 PM

    Good Afternoon Panthers,

         We have a busy 7 weeks of school left with our first STAAR test coming up next week on April 10th. Today's blog has many events to put on the calendar and take note of, especially our Multicultural Fair coming up this Saturday. We would love a great turnout from the community to eat some great food and celebrate various cultures. Thank you to our No Place for Hate club and sponsors for all your work on this event.

    I hope everyone had a great Easter weekend and was able to spend time with family and friends. Please reach out with any needs this week and have a great Panther day! 

    Pflugerville MS No Place for Hate Multicultural Fair, Saturday, April 6th from 11 am to 2 pm:

    Please join us on Saturday, Apr 6, 2024, from 11:00AM-2:00PM at Pflugerville Middle School for our No Place for Hate Multicultural Fair. We will have a variety of food trucks and booths available, from BBQ, to tacos, to sweets; arts and craft items from local vendors; fun and games for the littles; and a raffle for various items, services, gift cards, and an autographed football from Kansas City Chiefs football player and former PfISD student, Alex Okafor. See you there!

    Anyone still interested in being a food and/or craft vendor at our Multicultural Fair, please fill out this form and return it to Mrs. Salcido or Mr. Ozowalu in person, via mail, or via email.

    valorie.salcido@pfisd.net  chukwuma.ozowalu@pfisd.net

    Please use these hyperlinks in order to donate items or donate your time for the Multicultural Fair.

    KickStart Pictures from the Regional Tournament: 

    Congrats to our amazing KickStart students for a strong performance at the Regional Tournament!! 

    Solar Eclipse Information for Monday, April 8th IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ:

    Hello parents and families. The Solar Eclipse, as many of you know, will take place on April 8th. We are planning to flip our lunch and advisory times and arrive at our fire drill locations, outside of the bulding around 1:32 pm to view the eclipse. All students and staff will be provided eclipse glasses.

    Students will only be allowed to take off their glasses during totality, when the sun is completely covered by the moon. This will be from 1:36 pm to about 1:38 pm. We will be communicating to all staff and students with an air horn of 1 beep for glasses to be removed and 3 beeps for students to put their glasses back on. Although totality is closer to two minutes, we will be allowing students closer to 1 minute to ensure safety of eyesight for all students and staff. All staff were just trained on these procedures as well during the Wednesday faculty meeting. 

    Students will be expected to follow all procedures and expectations during this event, with no exceptions due to safety implications. Any students not following directions, will be escorted inside to the cafeteria. All students will receive the following:

    • Eclipse glasses w/ (International Safety Code- ISO 12312-2)

    • Safety course via canvas during  advisory for the week of April 2nd-5th to prepare them for wearing glasses appropriately and negative effects on the eyes when looking directly at the sun without proper eyewear 

    • Activities presented with the slides to ensure all students understand usage, safety and the science behind the eclipse formation.

    • Activities that will enhance the experience using paper and crafts to look at shadows on the ground. 
    • Procedures and expectations for April 8th

    If you would not like to have your child participate in this event for any reason, you MUST read and complete the Parent-Opt Out form which I have linked in the letter in both English and Spanish and is also linked below. Any students that do not participate will be closely supervised in the cafeteria during the eclipse. 

    Parent Opt-Out Information Letter (English):

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xO7cZT8Tx1m19QxlUetrphgSVzkVxsweSDqWpYMaquE/view

    Parent Opt-Out Information Letter (Spanish)

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1t5xX7SuTt6mkQ-TNHyCqKvnzHdywuyndoBdoSiCJ-GQ/view

    Solar Eclipse Opt-Out Form: 

    Parent Solar Eclipse Opt-Out Form

    Credit By Exam Deadline - April 9th (May 24th Testing Window):

    If you would like your child to participate in Credit By Exam testing in late May, the deadline for this window is April 9th. Please reach out to Mrs. Lane and Ms. Henry for application assistance. Nikishia.Lane@pfisd.net and Yolanda.Henry@pfisd.net

    Counselor's Corner: 

    Pflugerville High School Cheerleading Tryouts - 8th Graders only April 10-12: 

    Pflugerville High School Cheer tryouts for the 2024-2025 season will be held on April 10 – April 12. We do not want you to miss out on the opportunity to be a part of next year's cheer teams.  

    You will find the tryout packet and all the details of tryouts on the PHS Cheer website ( on the PHS website, go to “athletics” and click on Cheer) or use the following link PHS Cheer Tryout Packet and Information.  Tryout packets are due by Tuesday,  April 9th.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact either

    Coach Boyd (Stephanie.Boyd@pfisd.net) or Coach G (Denisse.Amador@pfisd.net) 

    Athletics and Track and Field Update:

    7th & 8th grade Girls Track & Field practice Tues, Wed, Thurs 345-445 pm

    YEARBOOKS For Sale!

    It’s not too late to BUY YOUR YEARBOOK! $35

    Go to www.ybpay.com ID Code: 15179924

    Online order dates have been extended!

    $40 after April 20th.

    Email Ms. Driscoll if you have any questions! theresa.driscoll@pfisd.net

    Important Testing Dates: 

    • Reading STAAR Testing will start April 10-12 .
    • 8th Grade Science STAAR will be held April 17.
    • 8th Grade Social Studies STAAR will be held April 18.
    • Math STAAR and Algebra EOC will held April 30th-May 2nd.

    Inter-Middle School Chess Tournament - April 13th @ Westview Middle School! 

    This is open to anyone, of any skill level, hosted by Westview Middle School. Sign up with the Google Form below! 

    April 13th - No Cap Comedy Show Fundraiser at Pflugerville HS, 6 pm Start Time and $7 admission: 

    NO CAP COMEDY SHOW with headliner, Comedian Keith Terry! Also featuring multi-talented high school students of PfISD! This is the biggest pfundraiser Pfood Pfairness in Pflugerville Schools has ever had, and we are humbled by Comedian Keith Terry's generous donation of his time and talent to the cause! The show will help us finish out this school year strong and get a jump start on raising funds for the 2024-25 school year. Our goal is to continue fighting food insecurity and inequity, providing hot entrées to students who would otherwise have to choose between hunger and humiliation, and preventing lunch debt that would eventually come out of the district's funds. 

    Keith’s promotional team even created reels you can share as well:

    Promo reels:

    https://fb.watch/qRGAuerx0U/

    https://www.facebook.com/reel/1008599857311659 

    PTO requests to support Teacher Appreciation Week - May 6-10:

    Our PTO met this past week and are creating plans for Teacher Appreciation. If at all possible, we are asking for small donations of HEB gift cards. All card donations will be taken by the front office staff and placed in the vault for PTO. Thank you!

    NEXT PTO Meeting - April 18th @ 5:45 via Zoom: 

    Our next meeting for the PMS PTO will be via zoom. Come join us if you are free that evening. Here is the link. 

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://pfisd-net.zoom.us/j/99752258581

    Meeting ID: 997 5225 8581
    Passcode: ptomeeting

    Theatre Club: 

    Drama Club has changed to every FRIDAY now in the Theatre Room 3:35-4:15. All students are welcome!

    Glow in the Dark Dance - April 19th from 6 to 8 pm: 

    Our last campus-wide school dance will be on April 19th. This will be a glow-in-the dark themed dance and is always a hit with students. Tickets will be $5 for entry and sold during lunches during the week of April 16-20th. 

    Panther Vet Clinic via PMS Science Department - May 1st 5-7pm: 

    Please read below for specific details regarding participating in the Panther Vet Clinic event.

    8th Grade Formal Dance - May 11th from 6:30 pm to 9 pm: 

    Our 8th grade Formal Dance will be at Pflugerville Middle School on May 11th and will begin at 6:30 pm. Stay tuned for more details as planning meetings are underway. 

    8th Grade Advancement Ceremony - May 22nd 6:30pm - 8:00 pm in the Pflugerville HS PAC:

    We will celebrate and honor our 8th graders moving on to High School for our end-of-the-year Advancement Ceremony on May 22nd starting at 6:30 pm. We are limiting seating to 3 family members per child to ensure everyone has a seat. 

    Have a great week ahead!

    Regards,

    Philip Clayton

    Principal

    Pflugerville Middle School

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