Tuesday, October 13, 2015
1000 Piedmont Park Road • Greenville, SC 29609 • (864) 355-8200 • FAX: (864) 355-8255

Order Your Fall & Winter Spirit Gear
PTA is now accepting orders for their Fall/Winter Spirit Gear.  Long sleeve shirts are $16 and come in grey, light blue and royal blue.  Hoodies are $20 and come in grey and navy. 2XL and 3XL items are $2 extra.  The deadline to order is October 28th.  Please turn in your order form and payment to the front office or homeroom teachers.  CLICK HERE for an order form and to see samples of the items.

Parent Conferences
Sevier MS teachers will be available for face-to-face Parent Conferences of 10 minutes each on October 15. Read the attached invitation carefully. Your selected arrival time is NOT an appointment time, but will spread out parent arrivals and lessen wait time. There will be some wait time, but parent feedback from this event have indicated it is well worth the time.       
Click Here for the 2014-15 Parent Conference information letter.

Parents should sign up for an arrival time at this Google link  http://goo.gl/forms/INVKSHfWeA 

8th Grade College Visit to USC Upstate
8th graders will take a field trip to visit the University of South Carolina-Upstate on Thursday, November 5th, 2015.  College visits can never happen too early for students in order to add motivation to always do one’s best in school with the goal of either the workforce or post-secondary education of some sort. 
Students have been issued permission slips and an information letter.  These two items must be completed by a parent/guardian and returned by Wednesday, October 14th to their homeroom teacher.  Students wishing to eat lunch at the USC-Upstate cafeteria should also turn in $5.00 with these documents.  If $5.00 payments are not turned in, students must make sure that he/she has a bag lunch either from home or orders a bag lunch from the Sevier cafeteria for this trip.  Click HERE for the information letter.

Band & Strings Cookie Dough Sale
Band and Strings members kick off their Cookie Dough fundraiser.  Support our Band and Strings program and find a member or Mrs. Marsh to order.  Members must turn in their orders by October 21st.  CLICK HERE to view the catalog which offers cookie dough, treats, housewares, wrapping paper, and a variety of other items. Those wishing to order but are unable to purchase from a member may print off a copy of the order form on the last page of this digital document and turn in this order form and payment to our front office.

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

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.


Advocating for Your Child’s Success
GCS has partnered with District I PTA to produce a video outlining how parents can advocate for their children.  CLICK HERE to view the video.

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, and Kirby Bridwell with Keller Williams Realty.

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. 


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.

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 1st semester from October 19 - 23 and 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.  The first semester Sexuality Education Course will be held October 26 - November 6 for girls and November 9-20 for boys.  Second semester classes will be held February 22 - March 4 for boys and March 7-18 for girls.