Spring Shadow Day set for April 16
All prospective Pinewood students welcome

Lower, Middle School Chess Teams compete at SCISA 
Teams, individuals place in top ten

Pinewood's Lower and Middle School Chess Teams traveled to the SCISA C hess Tournament yesterday.

The Lower School team placed second out of 19 teams and scored just one half point away from tying for first place.  Out of a field of 175 Lower School competitors, three Pinewood team members placed in the top ten: Joshua Danielson (fifth), Bralon Blackwell (seventh), and Ryan Wynn (tenth).

The Middle School team placed sixth out of 25 teams. Of the Middle School competitors,  Alex Hylton placed fifth out of 164 players.

"Please congratulate our players for a great performance and for doing an awesome job of representing Pinewood!" said Chess Coach Herman McNeill.

Pinewood thanks McNeill for his ongoing work with the school's chess teams, as well as Sheri Hickok, Anna Bright and Mandy Mercante for chaperoning yesterday's trip.

PTO Update: Black & White Photos begin Monday!
Students of all grade levels welcome

News Briefs
A quick look around campus

On the day before Spring Break, Pinewood's Coursey Cafe reached the "last straw" when, during Lower School lunch, the Cafe distributed its last plastic straw. Moving forward, diners will have the option to use paper straws. Pictured below are the four Grade 4 students who created the "Skip the  Straw " campaign, as well as Chef Herman McNeill, with the  last  plastic  straw  as well as the first paper  straw .

Lowcountry Raptors, a nonprofit based out of Ruffin, S.C. designed to educate the public about birds of prey, visited Pinewood's K5 classes on March 20. This year marks the fourth year that the group has visited campus. Students had the opportunity to see several owls, a falcon and a turkey vulture named Igor.

During the week before Spring Break, PK3 students perfected their counting skills and studied the letter "K"!

Special Areas release Q4 newsletter
A look at exploratory, arts activities

Click here to view the Quarter 4 Fine Arts/Special Areas newsletter, compiled by Lower School Art Teacher Amber Reed!

Now open: Pinewood Summer Camp registration
Day camp, sports camp options available

Alumni News 

Kenneth "KJ" Manigault '09 followed his basketball career as a student athlete at the University of Pikeville (where he graduated in 2015), and as a professional player for AZS Koszalin in Poland and now Pyrinto Tampere in Finland. Manigault, currently the leading scorer for Pyrinto Tampere, recently played in the Korisliigan All-Star Game! He can sometimes be seen practicing back home in Pinewood's gymnasium during the summers.

Alumni, we want to stay in touch with you! Our goal is to ensure that we have your most up-to-date contact information so that we can keep you in the loop regarding upcoming events and campus news. Please  click here
to update your information using the alumni contact form, or to drop us a line. Thank you!

If you have any updates (educational or career) that you would like to share with the Pinewood family, please send a brief announcement (40 words or less) to pantherpost@pinewoodprep.com

Pinewoodstock 2019: Less than two weeks away!
All invited to support student musicians

Pinewoodstock 2019 is right around the corner!

All are invited to an evening of music, food, and fun on Tuesday, April 16 at 6 p.m. in Freedom Hall.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket and relax!

Many acts, including the music technology and music exploratory students, human beatboxing master Siyao Li, and the world famous Faculty Band, will be on display at Pinewoodstock 2019.  

A word from Dr. Bell
Get on board with Summer Reading Rewards!

Does your student have difficulty reading long words?  Do they guess a word after the first syllable?

Summer is a great time to improve their skills!  ETS is offering the Reading REWARDS program where students are taught strategies to increase speed and accuracy with reading and spelling multi-syllabic words. This program is designed for students in grades 4 through 12 .  

This is what one parent said last summer, "My daughter had some vision problems that we did not discover until she was in 3rd grade. Although she was able to read, she missed some of the fundamentals that she needed to properly decode and sound out words. Dr. Bell was able to "catch her up" over the summer on the skills that she had missed over the last several years. Her reading fluency increased and her confidence improved!  She now enjoys reading and that makes this parent very happy!"

Not sure if this program would be helpful for your child?  Schedule an appointment with Dr. Bell for a FREE reading screening to assess his/her skills.  Call Dr. Bell at 810-9202 or visit www.educationandtestingsolutions.com /tutoring for more information.

Pinewood Alumni: Save the Date
All alumni invited to May 3 event

Thank you, Auction Gala sponsors!
Benefactors support 2019 event

Thank you to each of the sponsors who generously supported this year's Auction Gala! Click on each image to learn more about these businesses.

Emerald (Presenting)  Sponsor

St. Patrick's Sponsor

Shamrock Sponsor

Evergreen Sponsor

Leprechaun (Bar) Sponsor

Rainbow (Band) Sponsor

Pot o' Gold (Auctioneer) Sponsor

Lucky (Game) Sponsor