End of the Year Awards
7th-Grade ELA students displaying the self-portrait poetry for our final Gallery Walk celebration! (May 14th)
6th-graders enjoying their field trip to The Plex with Ms. Brailey. (May 10th)
Happy Lunch Hero Day! (May 3rd)
6th-grade Science creating miniature houses. (May 10th)
Celebrating Global Education Day! (May 30th)
Dr. Little joins Pelion Middle School students and staff to break ground on our new site! (April 30th)
6th-grade LEAD groups collected cellphones and other devices for their campaign to save the Gorillas. (April 30th)
Please take a look and help support our softball team. Orders due Feb 22nd. Contact Ms. Wiles for more information.
Celebrate bring your kid to work day with Ms. Owens in the FFA program! (Feb 8th)
Students presented their Genius Hour Project to the 7th-grade masses. For their semester project, they decided to plan the 7th-grade field trip this year and make the cost more affordable. (Feb 7th)
A greenhouse is going up a Pelion Middle School! Thank you, Ms. Owens and the FFA for this incredible opportunity! (Feb 5th)
Highlights from January
Check out building progress on the new school or how the district is spending the referendum at www.lexington1.net
One of our 7th grade Genius Hour groups raised $1000.00 for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital during for their first-semester project! They presented the fruits of their labor during lunch today to Principal Brailey! (Jan 23rd)
The SC Superintendent, Molly Spearman honored Pelion Middle School by attending the Rolling Study Hall ribbon cutting, a bus tutoring program to help serve our PMS students. In addition, Google representatives demonstrated the importance of computer science through coding exercises with our students. (Jan 14th)
Join us for PMS Parent University on Tuesday! Details below. (Jan 11th)
Please come join the staff at Pelion High School January 17th for Rising 9th Grade Curriculum Night! (Jan 11th)
Highlights from December
December has been filled with PMS staff bringing holiday cheer. We’ve held concerts for the student body, carols at lunch and during class, along with decorating rooms and wearing our holiday tackiest. PMS staff wishes you a safe and happy holiday! (Dec 20th)
Pelion Middle School Beta Club will be traveling to Myrtle Beach January 16- 18 to compete against other middle school Beta teams in the following areas: Math, Social Studies, Book Battle, Public Speaking, Solo Stage Act, Play Performance, Art, Photography, Club Banner, Scrapbook, Living Literature, Tower Engineering, Campaign Skit, Video Presentation, Spotlight Your Club, and T-shirt Design. One student from Pelion Middle will be campaigning for the position of State President. Good luck Pelion Middle School Beta team.
It’s that time of year! Come and join our fine arts programs for their winter concerts! All concerts will take place in the Pelion Performing Arts Center.
Pelion Middle Chorus will perform this Thursday, December 6th at 7 PM.
Next week, join our band and orchestra programs for their performances.
Our band will perform at 6:30 (6th grade) and 7:30 (7th and 8th grade) on Tuesday, December 11th.
Our orchestra program will perform next Thursday, December 13th.
6th Grade Beginning Orchestra
7th/8th Grade Beginning Orchestra
7th-8th Grade Panther Orchestra
and 7th-8th Grade Honors Orchestra
Featuring guest conductor and accompanist, Mrs. Meredith Tashkandi, Orchestra Director at Pelion High School.
All concerts are open to the public and admission is FREE! We hope to see you there – thank you for supporting the arts! (Dec 5th)
Highlights from November
Students led the way in planning, decorating, managing, and cleanup for our Winter Wonderland Dance! The student-led stations included ticket taking, green screen photos with snowy scenes, food, hot cocoa, and face painting booths. (Nov 30th)
The first Oliver Gospel Genius Hour group went door to door to request food donations from our hardworking staff and collected and donated food to Oliver Gospel for their project. Look out for their Genius Hour experience on their new blog! (Nov 26th)
Congrats to Devin Rosenbusch and McKenzie Sightler for representing Pelion Middle at Region Orchestra this weekend! Out of 400 students, they made the top 36! (Nov 17th)
Shelly Martin and Jen May have done a wonderful job with the Girls on the Run program here at Pelion! Students and teacher/parent buddies ran the Girls on the Run 5K in Cayce on November 17th. Don’t forget to register for the 5k in the Spring!
Don’t forget to VOTE! (Nov 6th)
Highlights from October
Come join us for Spooky STEAM night! (Oct 26th)
Congratulations to our Lady Panthers tonight on their first win of the PAC playoffs! We will continue our playoff journey Saturday at Irmo High School at 10:15am! (Oct 18th)
It was an intense night for our Lady Panthers. In our double header tonight, the Lady Panthers split 1-1 with Gilbert. Overall record this season is 7-4. Another double header on Thursday! (Oct, 2nd)
Highlights from September
Congratulations to our Lady Panthers on another win tonight in their match against Busbee! Another win in the books brings our season record to 6-1! Way to go, ladies!
The Lady Panthers are back on top! Congratulations to our girls on their victory against Sandhills tonight! 5-1!! (Sept 19th)
The streak continues, 4-0! Great job Coach Rankin! (Sept 6th)
Highlights from August
Come join us for our Ice Cream Social Night with families! (Aug 16th)
TONIGHT! Come out and support the first game of the season!
Congratulations to the following athletes on being selected for our 2018 PMS volleyball team! (Aug 8th)
Tryouts start tomorrow! (Aug 5th)
Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!
See the pulldown menu above for a school supplies list. Doing your very best to be in attendance and learn is vital to your success here and beyond!
The faculty, staff and administrators of Pelion Middle School are excited to begin this new year. It is a delight to see the positive attitudes, smiling faces and eager students. Our desire is to partner with you and change for the better. We will continue to work very hard to overcome barriers to learning and improve learning outcomes for success.
Pelion Middle School is a LEADer in Me & Blended School.
Panthers please give a warm welcome to our new principal Kailanya Brailey!
Pelion Middle School’s Beliefs
Students’ learning needs should be the primary focus of all decisions impacting the work of the school. Students learn best when they are actively engaged in the learning process. Each student is a valued individual with unique physical, social, emotional and intellectual needs. The family, school, and community working together are crucial to the development and well being of the student. The success of our community and nation depends upon respect and appreciation for our country, its democratic institutions and our individual differences. Quality education is worth the time, effort, and money. All individuals are accountable for the choices they make and understanding that with each choice comes responsibilities and consequences. Positive attitudes encourage a positive learning environment. Learning is a life-long process that promotes and improves the quality of life and is essential for continuous growth.
PELION MIDDLE SCHOOL MISSION
The mission of Pelion Middle School—where caring people, academics, the arts and athletics connect—is to prepare students for successful transition to high school as they work towards becoming productive 21st century graduates. We will accomplish this mission while serving as a center for community learning.
Therefore, we will:
Provide opportunities to develop talents, interests, and skills through choices from a comprehensive system of 21st Century learning experiences in the arts, academics, and athletics.
Ensure the rigor of academic core courses to improve the success of all students.
Provide opportunities for students/staff to develop and practice leadership and citizenship skills.
Use data to drive decision-making.
Use innovative, standards-based instructional strategies to promote active student engagement, personalize learning, and ensure that our students are learning sophisticated 21st century skills, knowledge, and attitudes.
Develop a culture of caring, support, and responsibility among all stakeholders.
Engage family and community in the school environment through a variety of learning and participatory activities to promote lifelong learning.
Our students will leave Pelion Middle School as self-directed, creative, collaborative, caring, and plurilingual learners who are on a path to flourish in high school and beyond in a global, competitive 21st century.
Our schools serve as a center for community learning.
Our students are engaged in self-directed, collaborative, high quality learning experiences that will prepare them for high school curriculum and continued life-long learning.
Our school culture fosters the development of leadership and citizenship skills.
All stakeholders accept responsibility for the learning of our students.
Each student receives the personal support necessary to reach his or her goals through a caring environment that advocates for students and works to eliminate barriers to learning.