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Parkside Middle School - A Cambridge International School

Welcome to Parkside Middle Cambridge International School. We are a World Language Specialty Program and offer Spanish and French 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?
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You can view the monthly calendar here.
Check out our Daily Announcements to stay up to date with Parkside news
Updated: 2/22/15

Principal's Message
Please see the following community update from Dr. Boynton.
Spanish (coming soon)
Updated: 2/18/15
2015 Read Across America Day
Students and staff members are encouraged to wear a shirt of a place they have been as we celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday and Read Across America Day on Monday, March 2nd.
Watch out for pictures and maps next week!
Updated: 2/27/15

Writing SOL
The 2015 Writing SOL dates are March 18-20th.
March 18th will be the multiple choice section and
March 20th will be the writing component.
​Updated: 2/27/15

Parkside Newsletter is Here!
The Parkside Newsletter has arrived! Click the links below to view the newsletter.
Click on this link to subscribe to future newsletters!
Updated: 2/16/14

Yankee Candle Fundraiser


This year's school fundraiser is underway! Please support Parkside Middle School by purchasing Yankee Candle products from a student or by shopping online.  All students received the Yankee Candle catalog during their Advisory Class on Tuesday, February 24th. 


Click here to go to the Yankee Candle Fundraising page and use Parkside's group number, 990064191, to shop online.  Online orders will be shipped directly to the buyer. 


Attention Students: Turn your orders in by March 10, 2015 to your Advisory teacher.  For every $50.00 you sell your name will be entered in a drawing for a $100 gift card to a store of your choice (Best Buy, Itunes, Amazon, etc.).  You will get to choose which one you want!  If you sell $500.00 or more all your entries will be DOUBLED!  Each student in the advisory class that has the highest percentage of sales will earn a free movie ticket to Manassas 4 Cinemas!  ​

Updated: 2/22/15

Science Fair
Congratulations to our 2015 PKMS Science Fair Winners!
Updated: 2/16/15
7th Grade Ballroom Dancing
The physical education was awarded a grant by The Community Foundation of
Northern Virginia to expand the 7th grade ballroom dance program. You are invited to an evening to remember. Please the attachment and mark the date, March 6 on your calendar.
We would  love to see you there! Click here to view the invitation.
Updated: 1/26/15
Congratulations to the students who made Virginia All-State Chorus! This is a huge honor and the most Parkside has had to make this prestigious honor choir.   This was the largest and most competitive yet with 977 people auditioning. We had 9 make the choir and 2 alternates and are very proud of them!

Anna Mazhari - Soprano II
Shea Matthews - Alto II
Luke Padilla -  Tenor I
Francisco Ochoa- Bass I
Lailuma Ali-  Soprano I
Shelby Waters- Soprano II
Lexi York- Soprano II
Hannah Krebs- Soprano II
Andrew Willis - Tenor I
1st alternate Alto II- Amanda Holland
4th alternate Bass   I  - Evan Truitt
 ​Updated: 2/11/15

PTO Announcement
Stay connected to Parkside PTO!
LIKE and FOLLOW us on Facebook - Parkside Middle PTO.   If you FOLLOW us updates and announcements will land in your newsfeed.


Jan/Feb PTO Newsletter is here! CLICK HERE
Updated: 2/4/15

Letter Regarding False Alarm
Please the attached letter from Dr. Boynton concerning the false fire alarm that occurred on January 8, 2014.

Thank you.

School Building Hours
Some changes have been made to the after school policies and procedures regarding our after school hours and activites. Please read the following letter from Dr. Boynton for this extremely important information.
Letter in English
Letter in Spanish
Updated: 11/17/14
KinderCare, the daycare located next to Parkside, is having their grand opening on November 18, 2014. We have been fortunate to utilize this parking lot on occassion, but now that this business is open we ask that no school visitors or parents picking up their student at the end of the day use their private parking lot.Thank you for your understanding and consideration in this matter.
Updated: 11/18/14
Student Homework Survey
In an effort to ensure that we are in compliance with the Prince William County Homework Policy, we are asking our students to regularly take this survey about the amount of homework students are given here at Parkside. The link can also be found on the PKMS Students and Parents page. Students will also be provided with the opportunity to take this survey during lunches starting sometime this week.
Updated: 10/19/14
Ezra Visits Parkside

One of our staff members, Paulette Butler, also raises puppies for Guiding Eyes for the Blind. Her current puppy, Ezra, will be visiting Parkside throughout the year. Please see 
in English or Spanish from Dr. Boynton for further information.
Updated: 11/5/14
Battlefield Specialty Program
The Battlefield Information Technology and STEM specialty program will have informational meetings on November 13th and January 8th at 7PM. The Battlefield HS speciatly program is open to transfer students. The sessions will include details on: graphic arts, networking, programming, Project Lead the Way, robotics and web technologies. For more information, please contact Mr. Joseph Huddle.
Click here to apply to a PWCS specialty program. Note: Applicants may encounter a security warning prior to accessing the application, if you encounter the warning you are recommended to push through that warning.

Updated: 10/27/14

DC Nature Bridge Pictures

We will be posting new pictures in our slideshow soon, but in the meantime check out the Parkside Panthers having fun in the woods on the DC Nature Bridge Feild Trip here.

MLK Oratorical Competition
Parkside students!
Showcase your speaking talents in the
2015 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.Oratorical Competition
2015 Theme:
"The High Road of Peace & Brotherhood"

Compete to be your school's representative for the 2015 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Program. Monetary prizes are available to school representatives. Entering this competition will be a memorable lifetime experience!
Please see Mrs. Morales in room 421 for more information.
Updated: 10/23/14

Student Office365 Accounts
Over the next few weeks, students will be activating their Microsoft Office 365 accounts.  Once activated, students will have access to email as well as online versions of MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint, and OneNote which they can utilize at school or at home.  In addition, students will have 5 licenses to download MS Office 2013 on their home computers, laptops, cell phones, and/or tablets.  For Parent FAQs regarding Office 365 for students, please click here. The opt-out form is also referenced in the Code of Behavior on page 54.
Updated: 10/9/14
Attention 8th Graders and Parents
Please make sure you are checking out the PKMS Counseling webpage for information regarding Thomas Jefferson High School and Prince William County High School Specialty Programs.
Updated: 10/9/14
Thomas Jefferson High School
Important dates and information  for Thomas Jefferson High School 
for the 2014 - 15 school year is now posted under
the 'PKMS Counseling' tab on the left.
Updated: 9/9/14
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