Monday, March 30, 2015
1000 Piedmont Park Road • Greenville, SC 29609 • (864) 355-8200 • FAX: (864) 355-8255

ACT ASPIRE TESTING AND CALCULATOR REQUIREMENTS
This year, students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades in South Carolina will take a new test, the ACT Aspire.  Students will take ELA (English, Reading, and Writing) and mathematics tests.  Additionally, all students will take the SCPASS science and social studies tests.  Testing will commence April 28 - May 8.  Click HERE for further details and testing schedules.  During the ACT Aspire mathematics test, select calculators are permitted.  Click HERE for important information regarding calculator requirements for this testing.

Make-Up Games Against Lakeview
Lakeview games, cancelled on 3/19 due to weather, are rescheduled for Tuesday, April 7th.  Baseball and Softball will play at Lakeview at 5:30pm.  Girls and Boys Soccer will play at Sevier.  The girls soccer game will begin at 5:15pm and the boys game will follow at 6:30pm.  Admission is $3.00 and concessions will be sold.

Bring Your Own Laptop or Tablet
Sevier MS wants to expand 1 to 1 computing so that students in all grades can use a laptop or tablet for class activity.  1 to 1 computing enhances collaboration and creativity, and is very important to STEAM learning.  Students conduct research, produce content and presentations, and interact with peers and teachers to give and receive timely feedback.

School district funds will support 1 to 1 technology for fall 2015.  To finish this school year, we would like for 7th and 8th graders to bring their personal devices so that we have adequate computers for major STEAM units.  Students without an allowable personal device will use existing school laptops. Intended activities cannot be properly achieved with a cell phone, and they are not allowed. Parents of 8th graders who are soon moving to high school may want to purchase a Google Chromebook, now available on the market for under $200. Such a device will be useful and welcome at high school, but NOT required.

Be mindful that looking directly down at a device can cause discomfort and hinder interactions.  If you bring a tablet, be certain that it will angle up from the desk, with or without an attached keyboard. 

Policies for use are posted to the Sevier website.  Classroom teachers will have full authority to determine when and for what purpose, these devices will be used.  Data services (3G, etc.) must be disabled while on campus.  All internet access will route wirelessly through the GCS filtered server. Please make certain that your child understands the requirement for appropriate use.

Students at grades 7 & 8 may begin to bring their own laptop or tablet on March 23.  In order to bring these, Students must first register their device online using the link below, and complete and return the personal electronic device user agreement form.  Current 6th graders will use their school-issued Dell laptops, and are not to bring a personal device.

CLICK HERE FOR THE ONLINE DEVICE REGISTRATION.  

CLICK HERE FOR THE ACCEPTABLE USE POLICIES.   

CLICK HERE FOR THE PERSONAL ELECTRONIC DEVICE AGREEMENT.  

Spring BOGO Scholastic Book Fair
The Media Center will hold it's annual Buy One Get One Free Book Scholastic Book Fair April 16 - 24.  All are welcome to join us between 8:30am - 3:30pm each school day.  CLICK HERE to purchase online.

ARMES Program
ARMES (Arts Reaching Middle and Elementary Schools), is a tuition-free program for gifted and talented students in 4th through 8 th grade who live in Greenville County. The student may attend public, private, or home school.  Classes in Drama, Dance, Strings, and Visual Arts are offered twice a week, afterschool for the school year. Click HERE for general information details, or you may visit the ARMES website for more extensive details and to apply online, at www.armesprogram.com.  Parent nomination forms are also available in our front office.  The nomination process begins February 23rd and closes April 20th.

Summer School Enrollment
Greenville County Schools will offer Middle School Summer School from June 22 through July 16, Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am - 12:15 pm. Summer School locations are Blue Ridge Middle, Northwood Middle, and Tanglewood Middle. The program is open to middle school students who live in the geocodes served by Greenville County Schools and who have failed one or two core courses (science, social studies, ELA, or math).
Students must register for Summer School at their home school. Summer School fees must be paid at registration: one class @ $150, two classes @ $300. No personal checks accepted. Transportation is not provided, and attendance is mandatory. Summer School is available on a first come, first served basis. Locations may close due to low enrollment.  Click HERE for the Flyer.  Click HERE for the GCS district webpage.

Course Catalogs
Sevier Course Catalog
Wade Hampton High School Course Catalog for Rising 9th Graders
Greenville High School Course Catalog for Rising 9th Graders

Falcon Walking Club
Sevier students, staff, and parents are invited to join our walking club on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon's (weather permitting) from 3:50 - 4:30 starting March 10th. Participant's will receive a Falcon Walking Club card that will be punched for each lap that is walked, jogged, or ran. Once a participant has completed 20 laps (5 miles) they turn in their punched card and receive a new one. Each participant will also receive a Falcon Walking Club wrist band for each completed card turned in.

Spring Sing
Congratulations to the following students for auditioning and being chosen for this year's Spring Sing. Sopranos:  Corinne Vicario, Naomi Cladovan, Grace Brackett, Sara Hammond, Caitlin Spencer, Bentley Clark and Judasha Jones.  Altos: Jenna Ellenburg, Cassidy Bryant, Samona Whitner, Imannee Yates, and Tatianna Mann.  Tenors: Caleb Seger, Nick McAbee, Drake Stambaugh, Sebastian Piquera, Nauleague Corpening, and Decivius Williams.  Spring Sing will be held Tuesday, April 14, at 7:30pm at the Peace Center.  Tickets are $13.00 and are on sale at the Box Office.  Please join us for a night of fabulous vocal music!

Yearbooks
The yearbook staff is working hard to make the best yearbook yet, and to include all students.  Yearbooks are now $40 each.  Personalization ends and orders must be placed by February 27th to guarantee your copy.  After February 27, a limited number of copies will be available to reserve on a first come, first serve basis.  Click HERE for an order form to return to the front office with payments of cash or check payable to Sevier Middle.  You may also click HERE to order online. 

Going Green Menus
CLICK HERE to access the "Going Green Menus" and sign up to have the school breakfast/lunch menu emailed automatically to you each month along with a monthly "SuperKids Nutrition Newsletter".  There you can also access the nutritional information for each menu item.

Reading All Stars Program

greenville drive logo
The Greenville Drive Reading All Stars Program runs from February 16 - March 27.  All students at Sevier will have the opportunity to participate.  Students are challenged to read 5 books in 5 weeks, and those that complete the challenge will be invited to attend the Reading All Stars Celebration held during the Greenville Drive game on May 18, 2015.  Reading All Stars will receive a voucher to redeem for free admission and a T-shirt, plus take part in a pregame parade and have DriveVision and on-field recognition during the game. Please click on the following items for further details and important documents.  Please make changes to documents to reflect that the program end date has been extended until March 27.

Sevier Recieves RAMP Designation
Sevier Middle School will receive the Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) designation for its outstanding school counseling program during a special ceremony at the American School Counselor Association’s annual conference in Phoenix, Arizona, on June 30th.  The RAMP designation, awarded to schools whose counseling programs align with the criteria set in the ASCA National Model, recognizes schools that are committed to delivering a comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program and creating an exemplary educational environment.  Congratulations to our School Counselors Darcy Storm, Jami Crisman, and Tomiko Long, who spent more than a year working with students, staff, administration, and the community to evaluate the Sevier Comprehensive School Counseling Program and implement standards that align with the national standards defined by ASCA.  CLICK HERE to learn more.

Share Your Falcon's Successes
We are proud of our students and would love to know what they have accomplished outside of school. CLICK HERE to fill out the following information to recognize a student for their accomplishments in extracurricular activities such as sports, art, music, and other special hobbies.

PBIS & Falcon Fly Cards
Falcon Fly Cards Exchange is held on Friday mornings where students may redeem their completed Fly Cards for incentives.  CLICK HERE to see a menu of Falcon Fly Card Incentives.  Each completed Fly Card holds 10 signatures.

Thank You to our PTA Business Sponsors

Click HERE to learn more about the PTA sponsorship program and our PTA Business Sponsors.

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