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Upcoming Events
Away Game - Baseball Game @ Metz
4:45 PM - 7:00 PM
Away Game - Softball Game @ Metz
4:45 PM - 6:45 PM
Away Game - Soccer Game @ Metz
4:45 PM - 6:45 PM
- Spring Dance
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Parkside Middle School - A Cambridge International School

Welcome to Parkside Middle Cambridge International School. We are a World Language Specialty Program and offer Spanish, French, Arabic, Latin, Chinese, and German for Grades 6-8. We are proud to be the only Cambridge International School in Virginia and offer a wide variety of excellent academic programs, a diverse student body, small class sizes, and attention to the arts and technology, wellness, and the environment. We’re very proud of our experienced teachers, committed community, and amazing students!
Please browse our site to learn more about our school. 

What Day is it at Parkside?
April 21
April 22
April 23
April 24
April 25
Click here to view the monthly calendar of
"What Day is it at Parkside?" (note: this calendar may
change and be updated due to snow days)
Stay up to date with Parkside news by checking out
our Daily Announcments page!
Updated: 4/20/14

Time to Schedule
Course request selection sheets will be sent home on Wednesday, April 23 for all rising 7th and 8th graders. All selection sheets must be returned to the Counseling Office by Friday, April 25.Please be sure to take time to review with your student and select classes for next school year.

Updated: 4/22/14

3rd Marking Period Principal's Honor Roll
Congratulations! To celebrate the amazing achievement of our Principal's Honor Roll students, we will be attending the "Principal's Breakfast", at Yorkshire Restaurant on May 5th. Letters will be sent home this week. Please return permission slips by Thursday, May 1st to the Counseling Office.
Updated: 4/22/14

8th Grade Contract
The 8th Grade End of the Year Contract went home with students before Spring Break. They are due no later than Friday, April 25, 2014. If you have any questions pelase contract
Ashleigh Burnette. Click here to view or print the contract and additional information.
Updated: 4/21/2014

PTO Announcements

PTO April Newsletter is HERE!

Please read for all the news! Teacher Appreciation week is coming and we need volunteers and food donations!

CLICK HERE for newsletter!


  Dance - Friday April 25, 2014!

Tickets will be on sale this Wed (4/23), Thursday (4/24) and Friday (4/25) during all lunch shifts.  Tickets are $4.00 each and ONLY sold during lunch shifts.  No ticket at the door.

We need volunteers to sell tickets!  Please see link below. 
2 shifts available 10:00am-12:00pm and 12:00-1:25pm.


Updated 4/21/14

Principal's Tea
The Principal's Tea is a great time to gather around the table and talk about all the exciting things that are happening at Parkside in a relaxed setting. Due to weather delays the Principal's Tea is rescheduled for Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 10:00am. If you would like to join us, please RSVP using this form to Michelle Knowlton.
Updated 4/21/14

Testing Schedule
An updated testing schedule for SOLs has been released!
Click here to view the calendar.
Updated: 4/21/14

New Schedule

Click here to view our new bell schedule ba
sed on the extended day. It is also available under "PKMS Students & Parents," then "PKMS Bell Schedule," "Regular Day."
Updated 3/31/14

Morning Drop Off

Attention Parents: Please make sure that you are dropping your students off early enough to ensure that they are able to go to their lockers and be in class by 8:00am. Thank you.


This letter will accompany your student home today. Please contact any member of adminstration if you have any questions or concerns.
Updated: 3/20/14

Oh, the Places We've Been!

Panthers have been near! Panthers have been far!
Although we've never been to the country Myanmar... 
A Panther has visited all 50 States
Ask Farmer or Bergman P1 how they rate!
You wouldn't believe how much Parkside has seen,
But when it comes to traveling, Mergler is queen.
We've seen every state and countries over thirty,
Which makes us diverse and a maybe a bit nerdy.
Take a look at these maps and you'll visually see
The places we've been as a Parkside family!

World Map   US Map
Updated: 3/7/14

Talent Show

Due to the abnormal amount of inclement weather in January and February,
the Talent Show scheduled for Friday, February 28th will be postponed.
New date to be announced soon.

EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT! Stay up to date with Parkside News with the February Newsletter here or scan the QR Code. Also check out our Middle Years Newsletters here.

All-State Chorus

Congratulations to the 2014 Virginia All-State Chorus members!

Tya Robinson–Soprano I #4; Cassandra Torres-Soprano I; Anna Mazhari-Soprano II; Caleigh Pierce–Alto I  alternate; CJ Monroe–Alto II  #4; Lauren Poirier-Alto II; Andrew Willis–Alto I  alternate; Jacob Shulman–Tenor I; Clay Ward -Tenor I

Bus Passes

Per the department of transportation, we will only be allowed to give out 3 bus passes per day per bus. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Important Letters

Please read this important letter regarding the safety of
Parkside students in the suspect search in the Bennett area on Thursday.


Our Special Education Teacher, Paulette Butler, also raises puppies for Guiding Eyes for the Blind. Her current puppy, Quarter, will be visiting Parkside sometime over the next month. Please see this letter from Dr. Boynton for further information.

School Focus
Click the link above to watch the Parkside interview that is now airing on PWCS-TV!

Parkside is 50!

Parkside Middle School kicked off it's 50th Year Anniversary on Monday, October 28, 2013 with an afternoon full of remembrances. Parkside's Award Winning Show Choir began the afternoon with a rendition of several old time favorites. In attendance for the festivies were Superintendent, Dr. Steve Walts, Vice Chairman, Dr. Micheal Otaigbe and School Board Member, Mrs. Lillie Jessie wishing Parkside Middle congratulations and future success in their first year as a Cambridge International School. Former founding teacher, Miss Sandra Dutemple was the guest of honor and kept the crowd entertained with her witty remembrance of Parkside beginnings. A Parkside time capsule was buried full of Parkside student items and work to be dug up in another 50 years. The afternoon finished with the unveiling of the new Parkside Middle Cambridge International School banner and a reception of cake and nostalgic photos in the library. A wonderful afternoon was had by all. Thank you to the students and staff that contributed to this wonderful event.

New Arrival and Dismissal Procedure

Due to construction we are no longer able to dismiss car riders from the back of the building. Please pay close attention to our new traffic flow. All car riders will be dismissed with Bus Lane C out Door 1 and will be escorted by staff members to the waiting vehicles. We understand that this may cause some frustration and confusion, however we ask for your patience while we work together to ensure the safety of all of our students. Thank you as always for your support. Please look for a more detailed letter to be placed on our website and to come home with your son or daughter on Thursday September 5th. As always, the safety of our students is our top priority. If you have any questions please contact your grade level administrator, Mr. Evers, Mrs. Knowlton, or Dr. Boynton. Thank you again for your patience.

Activities Bus

The 2013-2014 Activities Bus Schedule is now available. Please click here to view the schedule or access it under "Student Activities."

Parkside Social Media
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New Main Office and Guidance Procedures

 This letter was mailed to the Parkside community on Monday August 5, 2013.
It contains important information regarding communication with administration and changes in procedures for the upcoming school year.

Thank you to all of the students and staff for participating in our Winter Pep Assembly
and to the PTO for making the day so much fun!

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