• Rising 6th Grade - Getting Started

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  • Welcome Rising 6th Grade Families,

    We would like to extend a warm welcome to our rising 6th-grade students and their families. We are so excited that you will be joining us at Pinckneyville Middle School next year. Our teachers and staff look forward to spending three productive years with you.


Performing Arts at Pinckneyville- Sign Up Link Below

  • Hello Future Pinckneyville Middle School Students!  If you select one of these year-long Connections classes, please remember that Band, Chorus, and Orchestra require a financial obligation to participate. Consider the cost of instrument rental, supply fees, uniform costs, etc. While no child will be turned away from any music program due to financial reasons, both parents and students need to understand the commitment needed to participate in these year-long classes. 

    By the way, YOU DO NOT NEED ANY PRIOR MUSICAL EXPERIENCE to be part of our programs. We will teach you everything that you need to know about playing an instrument, singing, reading music and working as a team. You will have a great time and make life-long friends! We hope you consider joining us next year. 

    Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions.

    Roland Ventura, Band Director, roland.ventura@gcpsk12.org
    Karyn Lewis, Chorus Director,  karyn.lewis@gcpsk12.org
    Noelle Williams, Orchestra Director, noelle.williams@gcpsk12.org

Performing Arts at Pinckneyville!

  •  All About Band

    Band Website

    This is the class you would choose if you want to learn how to play a brass or woodwind instrument (i.e., trumpet, flute, clarinet). You may audition to play percussion (drums and mallets) at the end of the 1st semester. Everybody must start on a woodwind or brass instrument first. You will need to rent an instrument. You can rent an instrument from a local music store, or you can rent one from the school. If you rent from the school, your choice of instruments may be limited, but you will be assigned an instrument that you will have fun playing! Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Oboe, Bassoon, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba: Band Fees are $65.00 Be a Part of the Band.

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  •  All About Chorus

    Chorus Website

    Pinckneyville Middle School Chorus welcomes and encourages all students to join and sing regardless of previous experience or ability level. No audition is required! Currently, choral ensembles are split by grade level and offered on both A and B days. Choral ensemble members are also invited to participate or audition for additional performance opportunities and events such as District Honor Chorus, Allstate Chorus, 6th Grade Statewide Honor Chorus, Southern Star Music Festival, and Large Group Performance Evaluation (LGPE).

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  •  All About Orchestra

    Orchestra Website

    Orchestra is a performance-oriented class in which students learn the skills to play a string instrument. Each student will learn to perform individually and in a group for audiences large and small. Emphasis will be on confidence, musicality, practice skills, and performance etiquette.

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  • Newsletter

    Each week the Pinckneyville eNewsletter is sent to all parent emails of registered students. The newsletter includes school news, important reminders, PTA messages, etc.

    To ensure you stay connected to what's happening at Pinckneyville Middle School, please follow the instructions listed below. 

    How do I subscribe to receive emails?

    Email messages are automatically sent to the parent or guardian email addresses associated with each student in the student information system.  

    I am receiving emails for my student, but no longer want to be notified this way. How can I change this?

    Visit the SchoolMessenger app/website via the Parent Portal or go to go.schoolmessenger.com to update your contact preferences. 

    How do I update this contact information to ensure I get messages?

    If you have a new email address, first, contact your student’s school to update your information. Once your information is updated in the student information system, visit the SchoolMessenger app/website at go.schoolmessenger.com to create a new account and to set your contact preferences again. These changes will be updated the following day.

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  • Questions about 6th grade can be directed to our 6th-grade office at

    • Autumn Dodson, 6th Grade AP
    • Bridgette Willis, 6th Grade Counselor
    • Gaby Harris, 6th Grade Clerk