Common Core For Parents
South Carolina has adopted the Common Core State Standards for K-12 English Language Arts and Mathematics, as well as literacy standards for Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects. Greenville County Schools began the transition in the 2010-2011 school year. To learn more about the Common Core State Standards click here to go to a brochure giving additional details about the Common Core and the implementation timeline.
Summer Reading Lists
The summer readings lists are now available for students. Rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders should click here to see the suggested reading list for Berea Middle School. Rising 9th graders should click here. Click here for a copy of the summer reading log to keep track of your summer reading and be invited to a special treat for reading at least 10 hours during the summer.
BIG THANKS TO HORACE MANN
Berea Middle School would like to thank Michael Cooke and the Horace Mann Insurance Agency for the Berea Middle mats that are at the front entrance to the school.
End of CourseTesting
End of Course Testing for English I and Algebra I Students
Algebra I: May 22
English I: May 23
Testing will begin immediately after homeroom. Please have your student in school and on time each day.
Please see that your child
--gets plenty of rest on the nights before these tests.
--eats a nourishing breakfast on the mornings of these tests.
--brings to school at least two #2 pencils.
--does not bring electronic devices such as cell phones and music players to school as these are not allowed in testing rooms.
--calculators will be provided for the Algebra I test
Students will not be released early from school while the testing period is in session. Please do not schedule out of school activities or appointments during testing.
Summer Camp at Berea Middle
Rising 6th graders are eligible for Summer Camp at Berea Middle School hosted by University Instructors!
When: August 5th – August 8th
Monday – Thursday 8:30 am to 3:15 pm
Camp Theme: Summer Transition Camp
What Your Child Will Experience at Camp
Learn N' Games
and FUN!To register your child by July 8, 2013: Visit www.uisummercamp.com/?DSParam1=35 and complete the 4-step online registration form and submit.
On May 2, the eighth grade ELA classes participated in the ELA PASS Review Hunger Games. The Media Center was transformed into the Arena from the books by Suzanne Colllins. Student tributes competed in tests that helped them review skills learned in ELA. Many students also performed fun challenge activities to build enthusiasm for the week of testing. To see pictures from the competition click here.
The Berea Middle School Soccer Team won both the regional and district championships. The team had a season record of 13-1-1. Berea Middle outscored its opponents 103 to 8 during the season. Congratulations and way to go soccer team. As you can see, hard work pays off. For additional pictures click here.
Berea's Got Talent
Berea Middle School Chorus will be sponsoring its 3rd annual "Berea's Got Talent" competition on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 6:00 pm.. If you sing, dance, step; do magic tricks, poetry readings, or monologues; play instruments or anything else with talent, you need to see Mrs. Smith in the Chorus room for information and to pick up an application. The application deadline is May 20, 2013. Prizes will range from $25.00 - $100.00, so do not miss out on this awesome opportunity! There is a NON-REFUNDABLE $5.00 entry fee for each act.
Progress Report to the Community
Greenville County Schools has released the 2012 - 2013 Progress Report to the People. To learn more about this report click here.
ACE Awards Community Sponsors
Berea Middle School would like to thank each of the community partners for their generous support of the 1st annual ACE Awards (Advocates for Character and Education). The partners include:
|Clear Channel Radio||Cowart Awards|
|Fairway Outdoor Advertising||Greenville Drive|
|Hollingsworth Foundation||Julie’s Jewels and Gifts|
|SourceLink||South Carolina Bank and Trust|
|Steadman Hawkins||The Greenville News|
|E Media Group||Greenville Technical College|
|McBride's Office Supply||Southern Tide|
Congratulations once again to the following 8th grade students who were nominated earlier this semester for the first annual ACE Awards (Advocates for Character and Education). They were nominated based on their outstanding character and academic effort. These individuals were semifinalists , and each did an excellent job in completing the application form. One male and one female were selected as the ACE Awards Winners representing Berea Middle School! The semifinalists were: Joshua Cusson, Mary Powell, Christina Rafferty, Kelly Rodriguez, Vanessa Rodriguez and Dexter Vinson. And the ACE Awards Winners for this year are: Kelly Rodriguez and Dexter Vinson. Please congratulate these deserving students who will represent us at the ACE Awards Ceremony on May 23rd.
Immunization Requirement for Whooping Cough
Beginning with the 2013 -14 school year, all children entering seventh grade must receive or have already received a dose of Tdap vaccine to protect them from pertussis (whooping cough). Parents do not have to wait until their child enters the seventh grade as children as young as seven years old can be vaccinated. Parents will need to provide their child’s school with a South Carolina Certificate of Immunization showing that their child received this newly required Tdap vaccine. Parents, please don’t wait – avoid the rush by making an appointment with your child’s healthcare provider to get the required Tdap vaccine and other vaccines recommended for your child’s protection.
Berea Middle Title I Parent Survey
The Title I Staff are interested in knowing if our Parent Involvement activities and Title I expenditures are effective. A parent survey was sent home with all students. If you received a copy of this survey at home, please take the time to answer the questions. Give the completed survey to your child to return to school. If you did not receive a copy of the survey and would like to complete one click here for a copy you can print, complete and return to Berea Middle School. Click here for a copy in Spanish. The completed survey should be returned to the Title I office or the front office. Thank you for your honesty with the survey and for completing the survey.