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Palmetto Silver Award

PRMS was awarded the South Carolina State Department of Education's Palmetto Silver Award for the 2013/2014 school year for closing the achievement gap. PRMS was awarded the Palmetto Silver Award again in 2014/2015 for both general performance and closing the achievement gap. 
See Palmetto Gold and Silver Program for more information. 
 2015 South Carolina ASCD Whole Child Award
The 2015 South Carolina ASCD Whole Child Awards were presented by State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman during the SCASCD Fall Conference in Columbia on Friday, October 2nd. Pine Ridge Middle School and Principal Brad Coleman were honored as one of four schools statewide to win an award. 

 State Report Card

State Report Card growth rate and satisfaction

Pine Ridge Middle School's absolute rating on the State Report Card is "Average" and our growth rating is "Good" up from average last year. Pine Ridge is # 9 in the state among middle schools in Growth Rating.  We also had a 100% satisfaction rating from staff surveys, 93% rating from parents and about 80% from students. 
PRMS State Report Card

Lexington Two Academic Scholars
Lexington Two is proud of our academic scholars. PRMS Junior Scholars for 2015/16 included Rose Branton , Liana Wiley, Katie Kyzer William Simms, Samuel LaFrage , and Emely Sandoval. PRMS Duke TIPS Scholars included Kaitlyn Keith, Kaelyn Singleton, Alejandra Gabino Hernandez, Aiden Henry, Michael Lykes, Christopher Moss,  Donald Jeremy Austin, and Samari Pearson. Myrdis Walker Scholars included Noah Anderson, Caliegh Corbitt, Marko Gilmore, Amerah Henning, Elijah Holmes, Cameron Johnson, Ciera Jones, Kaila Kimbrough, MaKayla Lykes, Vincent Minor, Tracy Nelson, Chardae Simpson, Jala Walker, Glenn Wiley, Liana Wiley, and Amea Zeigler.


2015/16 PRMS  
football finished 
 5-3 placing first in the District. 2015/16 The PRMS volleyball team finished the regular season undefeated with a 14-0 for the first time since joining the PAC conference in 2008. The girls had a 38-4 record in all sets. 

2015/2016 PRMS Boys and Girls track teams are the Lexington Two District Champions for the third year in a row. The girls team is coached by PRMS teacher Kevin Winch and the boy's team is coached by PRMS teacher Corey Holcombe. 

The PRMS girls 2015/2016 basketball team won the district and PAC division championship, finishing the season with a perfect 17-0 record. The PRMS boys team finished 12-3 and were Co-District and PAC Eastern Division Champs.

 Honor Rolls The State newspaper will post online Honor Rolls after each quarter in their online Neighbors section.


September 2016
PRMS Honors & Accomplishments

PRMS science teachers Amanda Chapman, Amanda Blackwell and Shaun Mathis attended STEP into Science Teaching hosted by USC's Center for Science Education. This is an ongoing grant-funded collaboration between the USC College of Education, USC Center for Science Education (Arts and Science), and multiple high-need school districts. The project provides opportunities for 6th, 7th, & 8th grade science teachers to observe “model” inquiry-based teaching to middle grades students and practice teaching.

PRMS Science teacher Amanda Chapman also attended Standards Based Integrated Instruction (SBII). The mission of SBII is to increase K-8 teachers’ content knowledge in the new 2014 South Carolina Science Standards and the South Carolina College- and Career-Ready Standards for Mathematics through a series of professional development workshops that incorporate Project Based Learning strategies and technology practices. 




Pine Ridge Middle School students who have chosen the Health Sciences career traveled to Midlands Technical College Airport Campus to tour the facilities and attend sessions regarding careers in Health Science.  It was an exciting trip and students participated in hands on activities that will prepare them for future careers in Health Science. Students included Holden Williams, Amaya Epperson, Lluviesla Quiroga, McKenzie Monts, Katie Keith, Mariah Hairston, Deeya Patel, Andie Suggs, Landen Smith, and Johrdan Corley

Pine Ridge Middle School Career Specialist Lynn Bouknight took ten students to the Darla Moore School of Business for a field trip to tour the facility and surrounding areas of the USC campus October 14th. The College of Hospitality and Tourism, the Horseshoe and lunch at the Preston House on campus was enjoyed by all!

Thursday, January 12th, Pine Ridge Middle School Career Specialist Lynn Bouknight took a group of 8th graders to Clemson to learn about Production Studies. They attended a play and went behind the scenes to learn about the Productions Studies Major. They also had a question and answer session with students and faculty from Clemson University. Students included Victoria Dunbar, Kaylin Liscusky, Mary Pipkin, Alex Jacques, Reese Williams, Diamond Walker, Gavin Lombardi, Kaylin Jones, Kaelyn Singleton, Erica Woodhams, Tyler Dail, Jose Guzman, and Jennifer Collin. PRMS Drama teacher Lauren Amick accompanied the group.

Pine Ridge Middle School's seventh and eighth grade Academic Challenge teams won all three matches Jan. 10th to start off their season. Both teams defeated Mayewood and Hillcrest Schools from Sumter County and The Continuous Learning Center of Kershaw County. Eighth grade team members are  Kaylin Liscusky,  Josh Parga,  Jordan Shetrone,  Tobias Holloway,  Gavin Lombardi,  Josh Koon,  Victoria Dunbar,  Garrett Priester,  Darion Grant,  and Sydney Coleman. Seventh grade team members include Lily Branton,  Alejandra Hernandez,  Jennifer Hughes,  Jillian Jacques,  Jordan Jacques,  Kaitlyn Kozlaski,  Tiffany Lin,  Oscar Ortega Lopez,  Gracie Martin,  and Bryson Moss. 

Mrs. Gotterbarm’s seventh and eighth grade science classes at PRMS were visited by The Gene Machine Mobile Science Laboratory on February 1st. Students were able to participate in educational scenarios where they had the opportunity to learn about genetic traits and disorders, understand the lab techniques used in making a diagnosis, and consider the ethical implications of testing. They participated in two labs to determine the cause of poisoning in the cases they investigated.

Midland’s Technical College’s Educational Talent Search Program is working with PRMS Career Counselor Lynn Bouknight and PRMS students this year. The program encourages and prepares students for secondary enrollment by providing students in grades 6-12 activities through group workshops that includes goal setting, self esteem, career exploration and cultural awareness activities.