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  PowerSchool Parent Portal Changes 
Aiken County Public Schools has implemented the Parent Single Sign-on for PowerSchool. Parents will need to create a new account for the Parent Portal that will allow them to link all of their children under one sign-on account.  Click here for instructions.   Click here for important student information.
 
School Announcements
2015 Student Art Show

2015 NACAC Student Art Show

The North Augusta Cultural Arts Council proudly presents the 2015 Student Art Show. This annual event commences on Friday, May 1, 2014 at the Arts and Heritage Center with a reception and awards ceremony. From 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., the public is welcomed to enjoy the outstanding talents of local students. Elementary, middle, and high school awards, as well as Best in Show, will be presented at the 6:15 p.m. awards ceremony.  The student artwork will be on display through May 15, 2014 at the Arts and Heritage Center. Admission to see the display afterward is $5 for adults, $3 for students and free to those who are 5 years old or younger. For more information, call the Arts & Heritage Center at 803-441-4380.

Testing News
ACT Aspire will be given to all students in grades 3-8 over four days this month. Writing and English will be given on Tuesday, April 28. Reading will be administered on Wednesday, April 29. Mathematics will be given on Thursday April 30, and Science will be administered on Tuesday, May 5. It is important to remember that this is a timed test! To find out how many questions will be given and the time students have to complete each section, please visit the home page of the S.C. Department of Education and click the ACT button. You’ll also find FREE test questions and resources! http://1.usa.gov/1FmTzIU #TestReadySC
PKMS Transition Fair
PKMS Transition Fair
for rising 6th graders who are interested in
attending PK in the fall....

Thursday, April 23
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
PKMS Gym
Welcome to Paul Knox Middle School

Our Purpose
The purpose of Paul Knox Middle School is to educate students to be successful, self-sufficient seekers of new knowledge and citizens who are actively engaged in their community and world.

Our Direction
1) We believe all students can and must learn at relatively high levels of achievement, and our responsibility is to work with each student to ensure that high standards have been achieved.

2) We believe academic success is best achieved when the student, the parent(s), and the teacher(s)
all make significant contributions in the education process.

3) In addition to the basic three “R”s of Reading, Writing and Arithmetic, we believe teachers should
adhere to the five “R”s of education to encourage student academic growth.

 
The five “R”s are:

1) Relationships

2) Relevance

3) Rigor

4) Writing

5) Reflection



At Paul Knox Middle School, our faculty and staff are committed to encourage, develop and train
students to become academically prepared and well-adjusted young adults. We believe our
students must grow academically each and every year.

 
Aiken County Public Schools
 
District Purpose
The mission of the Aiken County Public School District is to create in students a passion for learning and achievement that will serve them as they compete and contribute in a global society.
ACT Aspire News

This past summer the S. C. Legislature changed the state testing program.  A new test called Aspire will be given in grades 3 through 8 to test reading, writing, English, math, and science. Students in grades 4-8 will continue to take the SCPASS tests for science and social studies.  The Aspire ELA and math tests will be given on April 28 -30, the Aspire science test on May 5, and the two SCPASS tests will be administered on May 7 and 8, 2015. 
     The biggest change that our students will notice is that each Aspire sub-test has a time limit.  Students will be tested for approximately one hour per day, and the writing test must be completed in 30 minutes.  Some students may not finish before they must stop working and turn in their tests.  Our students are more familiar with the SCPASS tests, which have no specific time limits.  Teachers are currently providing practice for students so that they will become more comfortable with the timed tests.    The two different science tests will allow us to assess our students’ knowledge of the South Carolina science standards while still being able to compare our students’ achievement with their peers nationally. 

SchoolFusion Parent Account
A SchoolFusion Parent Account allows parents to view all of their children’s classroom information in one web location. Parents can check assignments, view important deadlines on FusionPage calendars, follow their children's sports calendars, school events and much more!  Once parents have created an account email notifications will be sent when new announcements and assignments are added.  Only parents/guardians of students enrolled in Aiken County Public School District are allowed to register.
 
To create a parent account, you will need the student id# for each student and birthdate.  The birthdate should be keyed in with  no leading zero or dashes.