Tuesday, February 9, 2016
1000 Piedmont Park Road • Greenville, SC 29609 • (864) 355-8200 • FAX: (864) 355-8255

STEM Fest at Roper Mountain Science Center
Students and Sevier Families are encouraged to take part in Roper Mountain Science Center's 2nd Saturday event, STEM Fest 2016 on Saturday, February 13, 2016.  Events begin at 9am.  CLICK HERE to see the flyer with details.

Spring Sports Announcements
The Softball Team will have a team meeting on Tuesday, February 9, at 6:00pm in the cafeteria.
The Girls Soccer team will have a team meeting on Wednesday, February 10, at 6:00pm.
The Baseball team will have their final day of tryouts on Monday, February 8, from 4:00 - 6:00pm.
Congratulations to our athletes.

Softball Team:  Breanna  Darnell, Valerie  Hendsbee, Kemiya  Hubbard, Hailey  Hughes, Zoeie  Hughes, Chalan  Johnson, Karli  King, Gracie Lewis, Shaleigh  Logsdon, Morgan  Painter, Vicki  Pilz, Stephanie  Piqueria, Haley  Putman, Erin  Sims, Emileigh  Snow, and Caitlin  Spencer.

Girls Soccer Team:  Mary Calixto, Lily Elgin, Dyanne Garcia-Morin, Itzelh Gonzalez, Ali Hannon, Gabrielle Harrison, Kathryn Haswell, Estelle Howard, Madison Humphries, Cameron Knox, Meredith Pope, Emilee Prater, Jasmin Rubio, Michelle Solis- Islas, Fiorella Vasquez, Michelle Walter, Hallie Ward, and Kayla Wood.

Boys Soccer Team:  Cadence Barker, Alteo Cekrezi, Noa Clark, Nick Costello, Christian Garcia, Adrian Gleaton, Ricardo Guerrero, Omar Hilario, Axel Holweger, Omar Islas, Andy Jaramillo, Jaiden Logsdon, Jacob Lopez, Andry Martinez, Luke Mcwhorter, Angel Nube, William Piang, Jacob Reynega, Francisco Reynoso, and Luis Velazquez.

7th & 8th Grade Valentines Mixer
The 7th and 8th Grade Valentines Mixer will be held Friday, February 12, from 3:30 - 5:30pm.  Permission forms will be available on Monday.  Tickets will be on sale for $5 during lunch Tuesday - Thursday.  Students must clear all overdue library books and cafeteria debts and have their completed permission form to purchase a ticket.  The event will have a DJ, activities, and $1 concessions.  Parent volunteers are needed to donate baked good for concessions and to help at the dance.  CLICK HERE for volunteer details and to sign up using Volunteer Spot.  CLICK HERE for a permission form.

6th Grade Beta Club
Sixth grade Beta Club forms and payments were due by Friday, February 5th.  Late forms are not accepted.  The first meeting is Monday, February 8, from 3:25 - 4:00pm in team advisor's classroom.  All following meetings will be scheduled for the 2nd Monday of each month from 3:25 - 3:45pm.  The Beta Club Induction Ceremony will be held February 18, at 6:30pm in the cafeteria.  Members attending are not allowed to wear jeans or shorts to the ceremony.

Falcon Flight Planning
Join us for Sevier's Falcon Flight Planning on February 22, 2016, from 6:30pm - 7:45pm.  5th, 6th and 7th graders and parents will have the opportunity to explore Related Arts offerings,  plan your route to Graduation Plus, and view STEAM exhibits.  CLICK HERE for the Flyer.

Sexuality Education Course Exemptions
As part of the Greenville County Schools Health Education Curriculum, students taking  PE/Health Education at Sevier will take part in an age appropriate, abstinence based Sexuality Education Course.  Students may be excluded from the sexuality education component of the Health Education Program if the curriculum conflicts with the family’s beliefs.   Prior to instruction, schools mail parents information regarding the opportunity to preview all sexuality education instructional materials, and the parent’s right to exempt his/her child from any portion or the entire unit.   Sevier will have its Sexuality Education materials on display for preview for 2nd semester from February 8-12.  Opt-Out forms have been mailed home.  CLICK HERE for a copy or visit the front office for an extra copy.  Parents wishing to exempt their child from the Sexuality Education Course must complete the Opt-out form and deliver it to the front office in person.  Students may not turn in Opt-Out forms.  Second semester classes will be held February 22 - March 4 for boys and March 7-18 for girls.

Greenville Drive Reading All Stars Program
Sevier will participate in the Greenville Drive Reading All Stars Program which runs from February 1 through  March 4.  Students are  challenged to read 5 books in 5 weeks. Students who reach this goal receive a voucher for a free ticket to the Greenville Drive Celebration game scheduled for April 11th, where participants receive a free t-shirt, participate in a pre-game parade, plus receive DriveVision and on-field recognition.  New this year, each participant attending will have the opportunity to take home a free book from the PEP Book Fair to add to their personal library.  CLICK HERE for a copy of the reading log.  CLICK HERE for more details.  CLICK HERE for the Celebration Game Flyer.   CLICK HERE for the spanish version of details.

8th Grade IGP Conferences
Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) Conferences will be held between January 11th through February 29th between the hours of 8:30am - 3:00pm.  This conference is held each year for every student in the state of SC from 8th grade through 12th grade. The purpose of the meeting is to review career assessments, graduation requirements from high school for the state of SC, college scholarship information, and other pertinent information.  Parents of 8th Graders, please CLICK HERE to sign-up for a time to attend this manadatory IGP conference.  Parents who have not yet signed up should do so ASAP.

Order Your Yearbook!
Yearbooks are $35 each, the lowest price of the school year. The option for personalization is $5 extra. Icons can be added to personalization for $3.00 per icon.   Click HERE for an order form to return to the front office with payments of cash or check payable to Sevier Middle.  CLICK HERE to order on-line.  After February 19th, yearbook prices will increase to $40 and the option for personalization will no longer be available.

eBooks and Audiobooks
ebooks clipartEnjoy our ebooks and audiobooks through Overdrive.  This is a District program available to all students and staff.  Enter the program through Destiny or through this link: https://greenville.libraryreserve.com.  Choose "all Greenville County schools" and then use your district login and password.

Health & Wellness Newsletter
Click Here to view the January 2016 edition of the Health & Wellness Newsletter, sponsored by SCPTA and Live Well Greenville.

Report Bullying
Students are encouraged to report any instances of bullying, whether they are the target of bullying or a bystander.  Please CLICK HERE to report a bullying incident.

Join the Chess Club
The Chess Club meets every 1st and 3rd Thursday from 3:45 - 4:45pm.  There is no fee to join.  Students of every skill level are welcome.  Prior to attending, students must return the completed permission form to the front office.  CLICK HERE for a copy of the permission form.

Naviance
Students can log into Naviance through Backpack for college and career information and exploration.  The school district will have parent logins available soon.  Until parents have access, we encourage parents to accompany their child while they view their account from home.  CLICK HERE to access the website for more information.

EXTRACURRICULAR OPPORTUNITIES BY GRADE LEVEL
CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR EXTRA CURRICULAR OPPORTUNITIES BY GRADE LEVEL.

Falcon Fly Card Exchange
Falcon Fly Card Exchange is held Friday mornings.  Students earn Fly Card Signatures from teachers and staff members throughout the week and exchange these for various incentives or privileges.  A Fly Card will hold 10 signatures.  CLICK HERE to view the Falcon Fly Card Incentive menu.

One to One Devices
Chromebooks will be issued  to 8th graders on Friday, August 21.  7th graders will receive Laptops on Wednesday, August 26 and 6th graders will receive their Chromebooks on Thursday, August 27. Before 6th graders, 8th graders, and new 7th graders may take home their device, parents must participate in a One to One Device Orientation, sign the user agreement, and pay the one-time $25 user insurance premium. Seventh graders who paid the $25 premium last year will not have to pay a second time.  Parents who were unable to come to previous orientations may follow the following steps to allow their child to bring home their issued device.

  1. View the following instructional video.  (CLICK HERE to view)
  2. Complete the online form (CLICK HERE to access)
  3. Print out and complete the User Agreement and send your $25 payment in cash or check payable to Sevier Middle. (CLICK HERE)  Forms and payments should be given to the front office, where responses from the online form will be reviewed prior to accepting payment.

Message from PTA

The PTA is hoping to eliminate traditional fundraising again this year by encouraging each family to make a donation of $15.00 per student. Our school hopes to raise $10,000 in PTA funds this year. These funds help provide programs for the students, faculty, and staff. We appreciate any amount that your family can provide! 100% of donations through this FUSS FREE FUNDRAISER will be used to support school programs such as Red Ribbon Week, Veteran’s Day, school technology, and classroom materials, while also enhancing the beautification of our school grounds throughout the year. Last year, PTA purchased 32 Chrome Books and awarded $3,000 in teacher grants! Please help support the SMS PTA in the ongoing challenge of enhancing our children’s education by sending in your donation today! Thank you to the following businesses for their sponsorship: OnPoint, Money Mailer, PRO Pitch Hit Run, Calder Brothers Corporation, DOT2DOT, Craft Stove Store & Patio, Georgia Luquire with SunTrust Mortgage, Edwards Insurance, Harvey's Original Family Restaurant, Sharp Business Systems, Babb Painting, Beauty for Ashes Counseling, Professional Engineering Associates, Vision Screenprinting and Graphics, Inc., Showcase Marketing, Kirby Bridwell with Keller Williams Realty, Chick-Fil-A in Taylors and Cherrrydale, Play It Again Sports, Cross Mechanical, Betwixt, Emergency MD, Pebble Creek Pizza, New York Life, Marquee Custom Home Builders, Smock Monkey, and House of Raeford Farms.

Thank you for supporting our Sevier PTA.  CLICK on the items below to access documents.
PTA Calendar of Events
PTA Annual Budget
PTA Corporate Fuss Free Fundraiser Donation Form
Fuss Free Fundraiser Form 
PTA Text Remind Invite  
PTA Membership Form 

PTA Board 2015-16
PTA Spirit Gear Order Form
PTA is selling T-shirts for $15, and water bottles and car magnets for $5 each.  These T-shirts will be able to be worn every 2nd Monday of each month as a special privilege.  Items can be purchased in the front office.