Tuesday, November 25, 2014
1000 Piedmont Park Road • Greenville, SC 29609 • (864) 355-8200 • FAX: (864) 355-8255

Canned Food Drive - No Collar Day
Student Council is hosting a No Collar Day - Canned Food Drive.  In exchange for a No Collar Privilege on Tuesday, bring 2 canned goods like vegetables, tuna, and soup OR bring 1 jar of jelly or spaghetti sauce OR bring 1 bagged or boxed dry good item of saltine crackers, instant potatoes, stuffing, or pasta.

Student Council Funny Picture Contest
Student Council is holding a Funny Picture Contest from Nov. 17 - Dec. 5th.  All three grade level student council groups will have a picture on display in the Cafeteria from now until Dec. 5th.  Students will bring in their change, and place their vote for their favorite picture by adding money to the picture's collection jar.  The picture that earns the money money will be awarded "Funniest Picture."

ChickFilA Calendars for Sale
Chick-Fil-A Calendars are on sale for $7 from now until December 10th in Mrs. Black's room and in the front office.  Proceeds will support the Special Olympics of Greenville.  CLICK HERE to view the Flyer.  The calendar includes a promotional card that, once attivated, entitles the bearer to one free featured item of the month throughout 2015.

School Choice - Change in Assignment Process
Step 1 - Returning Students Declare Intent - Parents with a student(s) currently attending a school on Change in Assignment Choice must declare their intent for their child to return to their choice school for the following school year by completing a renewal form by Wednesday, December 3, 2014. Those students are provided a slot at the requested school the following year unless extreme circumstances limit space or they have attendance and/or discipline issues. Parents are sent a renewal form by their child’s school.

Step 2 - Choice Lottery Window - Greenville County Schools Change in Assignment Choice Lottery window this year will be from Monday, December 8, 2014 through Friday, December 19, 2014.  Parents and school district employees will need to go to their number one choice requested school and fill out the request form.  Request for all grade levels is to be made during the lottery window including incoming kindergarten students.  The time the form is completed does not affect the selection as long as it is completed between December 8 and December 19, 2014.  CLICK HERE for full details.  

PTA Business Sponsors
The PTA would like to thank all of our families who contributed to the fuss free fundraiser this Fall.  We are pleased to announce that we raised just over $3,000 from your donations -- 100% of which will go directly to benefit our children and our school.  The money raised by PTA supports technology investments, educational programs, enrichment opportunities and related arts programing.

 
We still need to raise additional funds to meet our budget goals for the year.  We have developed a sponsorship program for local businesses and organizations.  This is a great opportunity to advertise your business or organization to our school families and the community.  If you own or work for a business that might be interested in becoming a community partner, we welcome your support.  CLICK HERE for more information.

Early Dismissal Procedure
Early dismissals require a parent note that should be given to the front office by the student before 1st period.  A dismissal slip will be issued.  Students without prearranged dismissals will be dismissed between class change. 

PBIS & Falcon Fly Cards
On Friday, October 31, 660 Fly Cards were redeemed for incentive prizes.  That is the largest turn in in a single day ever.  In the first two and a half months of school, more Fly cards have been redeemed than in in all of last year.   That means our students are truly striving to act with respect, responsibility, and integrity.   Also, for the second month in a row, Sevier students have met their goal school wide for a reduction in classroom disruptions.  As a reward, all students will enjoy an extended wellness break this week.  Falcon Fly Cards Exchange is held on Friday mornings. CLICK HERE to see a menu of Falcon Fly Card Incentives.  Each Fly Card will hold up to 10 signatures.

ACE Awards Nominations
The ACE Awards (Advocates for Character and Education) was created by Greg Blatt, Founder and Executive Director of Coaches 4 Character. It is an annual award given to 66 male and female students from each of the 33 Greenville County middle and high schools. This award is designed to honor true “unsung heroes” who all too often are not recognized for their accomplishments. The selection process, established by Greenville County school counselors, focuses on identifying and selecting students who often go unnoticed for one reason or another, but have accomplished great things in their community, home, church or school.

If you would like to nominate a Greenville County 8th or 12th grader, please complete and submit this nomination form. All nominations must be submitted by January 30, 2015. An ACE Awards Advisory Committee at each school will choose finalists from among those nominated to complete an application for the ACE Award. One male and one female will be chosen from each middle and high school in Greenville County. All ACE award recipients will be honored at the ACE Awards ceremony in the spring.  To submit your online nomination go to www.c4caceawards.com.  Nomination forms are also available in the front office.  

2014-2015 Basketball
Congratulations to the following girls from making the Lady Falcons 2014-15 Basketball Team: Jasmine Beaver, Jevonda Dillard, Riley Edwards, Olivia Hannon, Alli Hannon, Amy Harkins, Chloe Hiott, River Johnson, Cameron Knox, Emily Rhea, Hallie Ward, and Becca Williams.   Congratulations to the following boys for making the Falcons Basketball Team:  Nick  Brenegan, Naulege  Corpening, Jack  Edwards, Adam  Frank, Adrian  Gleaton, Hagen  Hiott, Tirell  Jones, James  Kirven, Malik  Norris, Eric  Reece, Esias  Tucker, and Lamar  Warnex.   Games are typically on Mondays and Thursdays starting at 5:30pm.  Girls and boys play in the same location with girls playing first and boys following directly afterward.  CLICK HERE to see the game schedule.

Enrichment
Our Enrichment Program provides timely and targeted academic support and advancement to increase achievement among students at every level. Other seminars develop a special area of interest or prepare students for academic competition. Click HERE to find out more about our Enrichment program.

Yearbooks on Sale

Purchase your yearbook now for $35 for basic and $40 for personalization.  Click HERE for an order form to return with payments of cash or check payable to Sevier Middle.  You may also click HERE to order online.