Peterstown Middle School
A WV Success School,
WV High Progress Reward School,
WV School of Excellence!
Home of the Pirates
36 College Drive Peterstown, WV 24963
Be Responsible, Be Respectful
2017-18 School Year
Welcome Back, Students!
New physicals are required
4:00 - 7:00 PM
Andrew Evans, BOE member, posted the following on Facebook July 18.
Biggest news from tonight's board meeting is that ALL students in Monroe County will receive FREE breakfast and lunch for the 2017-2018 school year. This will be an awesome thing that benefits each student in Monroe County. In a world full of negative news, this is something positive. Please share this if you can.
Public tours of the two Peterstown Schools will be offered for anyone wishing to tour the schools at 6:00 p.m. on the following dates:
August 7, 14, 16, 21, and 28.
September 11, 18, and 25.
Tours will also be available during Open House on August 16, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
---Posted on Monroe County Schools website
Cheerleading, Football, Volleyball Summer Practices, Tryouts, Physicals, etc. Please read!
DNR Hunter's Safety Course for 7th Graders
Officer Hudson with 7th graders
Thank you, WV Department of Natural Resources.
Officer Miller with PMS students.
National Junior Honor Society
Congratulations to this year's inductees.
PMS Baseball Team
Thank you, Sherry B. Brown
Parents and Guardians of 8th Graders
Letter sent home from JMHS Principals and Counselors
Monroe Arts Alliance 2017 Youth Art Show
Congratulations to PMS students on their recognition in this annual county-wide competition! Entries were displayed in the public show in Union.
Hallie Thompson, Tyler Cody, Karlee Lovell, and Faith Laxton were awarded ribbons and certificates from the Monroe Arts Alliance.
Photos by Todd Sutton Photographer
Monroe County students competed in a field of 19,000 students from 47 states and several foreign countries in the national tournament in Louisville May 11-13. Local students competing were Abby Craghead, Jacob Dillon, Sydney Phipps, Anthony Wills, Elizabeth Adkins, Isabel Adkins, Jaycee Adkins, Cheyanne Collins, Matthew Counts, Justin Feamster, Alley French, Madisyn Gregory, Joshua Meadows, Cole Thomas, and Garritt Wright.
6th grader, Jacob Dillon, scored 291/300 to place 19th in the middle school boy's category. Jacob, Abby Craghead, and Sydney Phipps have also been named as NASP Academic Archers. Congratulations to all participants qualifying to compete at the national level!
Congratulations to Peterstown Elementary archery team for finishing 2nd place at the WV State Archery Championship Saturday. Isabel Adkins shot a 260 to lead 5th graders and place 10th in elementary girls. Other top fifth grade scores were Alley French 255, cole Thomas 249, Garritt Wright 245, Madisyn Gregory 245, Josh Meadows 242 and Justin Feamster 241.
Congratulations to Jacob Dillon for his 289 score in the competition. Jacob finished as the first place male in the middle division.
Jacob and the elementary team qualified to go to the Nationals in Kentucky in May.
7th Grade Studies Energy Resources
In recent weeks, the seventh grade science classes at PMS have been studying energy resources. Their study has included information about the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline, which may be crossing Monroe County. In order for students to develop their own decision-making skills, they have created questions about the pipeline, researched information both online and through media presentations, and welcomed guest speakers, both against and for the pipeline.
Students watched "Monroe Speaks", one of the series of pipeline documentaries and discussed the implications. In late March, Nancy Bouldin, from Greenville, member of the Indian creek Watershed Association, a long-standing community association concerned about clean water and also a member of Preserve Monroe, spoke to classes about potential hazards of building a large pipeline through karst and steep terrain. She emphasized the possible effects on underground water sources.
In mid-April, two representatives from Mountain Valley traveled to Peterstown; Nathanial Manchin from Pittsburgh and Megan Neylon from Morgantown. They provided a slide show to the seventh graders explaining Mountain Valley's perspective and the benefits of the project.
Students in two 7th grade classes elected debate teams whose captains drew straws to determine whether they would support or argue against the controversial construction project in a formal debate. Classmates will provide research and support to their team and all have been taught proper protocol and debating rules.
The Pro-Pipeline team consist of Jakobey Meadows (Captain), Morgan Mills, Marisa Kelly, Grant Lively, and Jordan Feamster. The Anti-Pipeline team members are Harleigh Morgan (Captain), Kasadee Ferguson, Shad Sauvage, Ryker Brown, and Brianna Anderson. Pending school events, the debate will be held on Friday, April 28.
This team finished in 1st Place in the WV History Bowl Play-In competition to advance to the State Finals. They were the top team out of 56 teams competing at Buchannon Upshur HS on March 18. Congratulations!
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April 25 - State Finals
“Pirate Pride...through the years”
Market Street & Co. in Peterstown is currently offering a glimpse into the town’s athletic past. Several old trophies recognizing Peterstown High School are displayed in the southwestern window, as well as inside the main assembly room. On loan from Peterstown Middle School, the trophies are from the earliest days of PHS – from the late 1940s- into the 1980s. They reflect the excellence of local athletes through the years in football, basketball, baseball, and cheerleading. The "Red and White" enjoys a tradition of outstanding athletes and sports teams! Go, Pirates!
6th grade science teacher, Mrs. Brenda Putnam, would like to recognize Ranger Mark Bollinger for his work with 6th grade students on the New River Watershed Project. Ranger Mark does a series of water testing with the students, testing water from New River and from Rich Creek, and then continues with a 6 week in-class program teaching the students about their watershed and how they can be responsible stewards to their environment. He has worked continuously and tirelessly to educate the students in Monroe County for many years, and we feel very lucky to have him as a part of our curriculum. Thank you, Ranger Mark.
This Magic Show was a reward for participation in the PMS yearbook fundraiser -- a fun activity for students and faculty.
Incentive Awards Assembly
The student body attended an assembly to recognize the school's good group scores and the individual achievement on the 2016 Smarter Balanced State Test Special recognition was given to 8th grade math teacher, Teri Walker for her students' outstanding achievement on the state test.
Students who scored at or above mastery in reading or math received achievement certificates. Their names were entered into drawings for prizes including IPads, Beats, Xbox or PlayStation game systems, TVs, bicycles and gift cards.
Thank You Celanese workers for volunteering to make improvements at Peterstown Middle School. The new access to the bleachers, painted concession stand, and additions to the dressing room benefit the athletic programs in our community. We appreciate your dedication to our school!