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Looking for Scots Camp Counselors!

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Current 7th Grade Students,

The 8th grade counselors for Scots Camp 2014 will lead the new PMS’s sixth grade orientation to middle school. One goal of Scots Camp is to make positive connections between the new sixth graders with the eighth graders on campus. Over 40 eighth graders will be selected to serve as Scots Camp counselors and will lead activities and serve as mentors to the sixth graders. We know that these positive mentoring relationships will be valuable to everyone involved.

Scots Camp Counselors will serve as mentors to the incoming 6th graders and will be in a position of leadership and responsibility. Therefore, students applying are asked to demonstrate and explain positive leadership qualities, your background experience in student leadership roles, your experience working with younger children and/or on cooperative teams, and your characteristics that show responsibility, follow-through, and good decision-making. When selecting the Scots Camp Counselors we will consider all these criteria as well as three specific school related areas: Academic, Behavioral, and Attendance.

See the attached application below!

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Final Exam Schedule January 2014

Friday, January 10th, 2014

The final exam schedule for January is available.

Finals exam Jan 2014

PMS participates in Hour of Code, 12/9-12/15

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Piedmont Middle School supported Computer Science Education Week by participating in “Hour of Code” activities.  Over 420 6-8 graders participated, contributing to the surpassed goal of 10 million students worldwide! The goal of “Hour of Code” was to introduce some of building block concepts of computer science and programming with self-paced, engaging activities. These simple computer science activities, worthy in their own right in our digital world, complement the district’s mission to further nurture creativity and problem solving skills.

In Piedmont, “Hour of Code” was undertaken in class, after school, as homework, during special lunch promotions and continued at home by many students on their own. We heard “After getting everyone signed in, a silence came over my room… well except for the clicking of the keyboards. Students were engaged and challenged!” from Ms. Kerwin at PMS. Ms. Cart reported “They helped each other, were completely concentrated on the tasks, and they were proud of their successes! It was a wonderful lesson.” “Yes!” overheard Ms. White in the library, “I’m on the zombie level!”

Try them out yourself! Explore the Hour of Code activities @ http://csedweek.org/learn

“Learning to write programs stretches your mind, and helps you think better, creates a way of thinking about things that I think is helpful in all domains.” Bill Gates

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