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Accomplishments

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. 
 

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 Satisfaction Ratings

Pine Ridge Middle School had a 100% satisfaction rating from staff surveys, 84.7% rating from parents and 84.5% from students in 2016.  See this link for more information: South Carolina School State Report Cards
 
PRMS Honor Rolls 2017/2018
Academics
 

Lexington Two Academic Scholars

Lexington Two is proud of our academic scholars and committed to offering students and parents opportunities  to learn about scholarships and Advanced Placement course offerings in high school. The PRMS Guidance and Careers department offer student workshops and informational meetings for parents during the year.  See the below links for more information.  

PSAT Information

South Carolina Junior Scholars

Duke TIPs

Myrdis Walker Scholars

 
PRMS Junior Scholars 2017 
Tiffany Lin, Jordan Jacques, Jillian Jacques, and Jennifer Hughes. 
 
PRMS Myrdis Walker Scholars 2017 
Pine Ridge Middle School and Lexington Two honored PRMS students at the district Myrdis Walker Scholars 14th Annual Induction Ceremony on February 15th. Scholars have been identified as gifted or have a class rank in the top fifteen percent of their class. Honorees include students Aisha Albert, Jasmine Boston, Ja'mese Corbitt, Amayah Harmon, Marques Hudson, Sa'Nyiah James, Michael Lykes, Arianna Pee, Naizja Redding, Kendall Singleton, Micah Taylor, and Brandon Walters.
 
PRMS Duke TIPS Scholars 2016 
Kaelyn Singleton, Katie Keith, Jasmine Boston, Tyler Dasher, Alejandra Gabino, Campbell Garner, Aiden Henry, Katlyn Kozlowski, Tiffany Lin, Michael Lykes, Christopher Moss, Arianna Pee, Alonso Quezada, Kylie Suggs, Micah Taylor, Bryan Tenjhay, Caitlyn Miller, Mark Ritchie, Kalise Truss, Samari Pearson, and Jeremy Austin.
 
ACT Honors 2016
Arianna Pee, a Duke University's Talent Identification Program Scholar, achieved State Recognition for her ACT scores. Alejandra Gabino-Hernandez, Kaitlyn Kozlowski and Arianna Pee's ACT scores qualified them for Duke University's Academy for Summer. 
 
2016/17 Academic Challenge Team Win Second Place in State Competition
The PRMS Academic Challenge team competed in the state finals in Camden on March 16th after qualifying by winning their regional competition. They played Lakeview Middle School in the semi-final match and won by 26 to 24. They then advanced to the finals and played AR Rucker Middle School.  PRMS fell to defeat and ended their season in second place in the Middle School Division II bracket. 
PRMS Teacher Coaches Gotterbarm and Locklair are extremely proud of their team, not only in their excellent performance but also in their outstanding representation of sportsmanship. Congratulations to 8th grade team members Darion Grant, Gavin Lombardi, Josh Koon, Jordan Shetrone, Tobias Holloway, Josh Parga, Kaylin Liscusky, Sydney Coleman, Victoria Dunbar, and Garrett Priester. 
  
PRMS 2017/2018 Honors & Accomplishments

September 

Pine Ridge Middle School teacher Kaitlyn Mustard has been appointed to the Columbia College Alumni Advisory Board for Education. 

October
Rise Above It students from Pine Ridge Middle School joined other students from Lexington 2 and Lexington 1 schools for a leadership summit sponsored by Lexington County's Rise Above It Coalition. Students participated in leadership skill development, drug resistance skill building, prevention strategies and understanding media influence. 
Scoopy Doo Gelato Shop in Five Points in Columbia is displaying art work from PRMS students.  The students who have art hanging are: Jasmine Boston, Oscar Ortega Lopez, Alexander Wakefield, Mary Katherine Huggins, Gracyn Whitaker, Uriel Aguilar-Benitez, Karla Cervantes Silverio, Caitlyn Miller, Casey Lindner, Josh Lindner, Nyra Jenkins, Tommy LaFollette, Sarah Gabino-Calixto, Jade Rodriguez, Marcus Davis, Hannah Davis, Jaden Hernandez, and Nicole Broughton. 
 
Pine Ridge Middle School collected seven boxes of Hurricane Harvey relief supplies for Houston and Florida in early September. 
 
PRMS Career Counselor Lynn Bouknight and twenty one PRMS students toured the Boeing Company facility in Charleston on Thursday, Sept. 14th.  The field study included a working lab where students designed, managed costs and flew their planes. 
 
November
PRMS students Haylee Shuler, Lexi Whitney, Kayleigh Matula, Malinda Frier, Skylar Russell, and Arianna Pee attended a Health Fair at Midlands Tech Airport Campus on October 10th. The event was sponsored by MEBA, Midlands Education Business Alliance, a group that creates programs that align curriculum with work skills needed for today and the future.

PRMS Volleyball team members Ja'mese Corbitt, Demi Buff, Jayla Jamison, and Julianna Allen were named to the All Palmetto Athletic Conference team in November.
 
December
PRMS 6th grade English Language Arts teacher Carolyn Johnson’s student Haigen Shelley and her dad wrote a book called NorthStars, Volume One: Welcome to Snowville! It has been published and is available at WalMart and Target. She has been working on this for two to three years with her dad.

The Pine Ridge Middle School Rise Above club and club sponsor Susan Pipkin participated in the Pine Ridge town parade on December 2 and the Cayce-West Columbia Parade of Lights on December 9.

The Pine Ridge Middle School girl's basketball team is undefeated at 6-0 for the season.

As part of PRMS events for the Day of National Concern, School Counselor Julia Beckham had students write sympathy cards to victims of the Las Vegas shooting in October. Victims who were educators were selected and letters were sent to their school. PRMS received a thank you card from Manhattan Beach Middle in California in December.


PRMS student government and teacher Kari Rikard held a canned food drive at the end of November and collected 1157 cans to donate to Cayce Cares.

January 
Pine Ridge Middle School is again participating in the Midland's region of the Academic Challenge Competition. They won their first match January 30th at Stover Middle School. The 7th grade team won all of their matches and 8th grade won two out of three. Coached by Social Studies teacher Jana Locklair, the 7th grade team is composed of Elizabeth Schaffer, Emily Slice, Caitlyn Miller and Gracyn Whitaker. The 8th grade team members include Antonia Alvarez, Alejandra Gabino-Hernandez, Jennifer Hughes, Jillian Jacques, Jordan Jacques, Tiffany Lin, Gracie Martin, Bryson Moss, Oscar Ortega Lopez, Arianna Pee, Micah Taylor, and Katlyn Kozlowski


The PRMS girls’ basketball team finished the regular season 14-0 and are the PAC East and Lexington 2 district champions. They are advancing to the PAC Championship tournament playoffs. The PRMS boys’ basketball team finished the regular season 9-5, placing third in the PAC East division and are also advancing to the PAC tournament.