News & Notes
Master Catalogs for Registration
Registration for the next school year has started. Current 6th and 7th grade students will be registering this week. For additional information regarding the registration process clck here. Current 8th grade students will be registering during the week of March 9 - 12. Students make look at the course offerings at the various high schools by clicking on the name of the school the student will attend next year: Berea High; Carolina Academy; Greenville Academy; Travelers Rest. All other schools may be accessed by clicking here.
Reading Retreat is Ready
Berea Middle School has just opened a wonderful new room with one important purpose-a fun place for students to read! The Berea faculty had a dream of a reading room, but had no money to fund the project. Then, on a cold December day, Santa’s elves really came to BMS. A troop of men and women from a financial company named AXA Advisors arrived and started doing all sorts of chores. As these elves prepared to leave the campus, they handed Principal Robin Mill a considerable donation, just enough money to purchase all of the furniture for our new Reading Retreat Room! Thank you AXA! Our students are becoming better readers because of your generosity!
Congratulations Richard Yeargin
Berea Middle's own Richard Yeargin has been selected as a youth ambassador, from Momentum Bike Clubs, to attend the Youth Bike Summitt in Seattle, Washington, from February 12 - 15, 2015. This summit is a national gathering of youth and adult practitioners of youth-related cycling programs. Richard is part of the first delegation from South Carolina to attend and only one of three South Carolina delegates attending the summit. Richard was chosen from among 75 youth who participate in seven bike clubs. Richard is a member of the Momentum Bike Clubs Challenge Team. Congratulations, Richard.
Black History Brought to Life
Sixth grade and self-contained classes had a real treat on Friday, February 6 when local story-teller Laura Smith visited. Ms. Smith mesmerized the groups with a dramatic interpretation of black history heroine Harriet Tubman who escaped from slavery and then led countless others to freedom on the Underground Railroad. Ms. Smith also shared stories and facts from Tubman’s life of how she hid her identity when helping slaves escape and earned the nickname “Moses” for leading her people to freedom. Ms. Smith is a former Berea Middle guidance counselor.
Greenville County Schools has partnered with District I PTA to produce a video outlining how parents can appropriately advocate for their children. The video stresses following proper channels of communications beginning with the teacher or other appropriate employee, working with teachers and other staff, staying informed through Parent Portal and teacher meetings, informing principals of concerns, etc. To view the video click here.
State Report Card Released
Our School Report Card was recently released by the State Department of Education. For 2013-14, Berea Middle School achieved an Absolute Rating of average and a Growth Rating of average. The Report Cards are posted on our school district website at www.greenville.k12.sc.us. For additional information about the report card click here for a letter from the principal.