Sunday, February 01, 2015
1000 Piedmont Park Road • Greenville, SC 29609 • (864) 355-8200 • FAX: (864) 355-8255

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.

8th Grade IGP Meeting
Individual Graduation Plan Conferences (IGP) will be held between January 26th through February 6th.  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.  Please call Mrs. Howard at 355-8204 to schedule a time for your 8th grader’s IGP conference.

6th Grade Beta Club
Sixth grade students will be invited to join the Beta Club through an invitation attached to 2nd quarter report cards.  A student must have all A’s and B’s for 1st semester grades and be a student of character to qualify.  Applications and dues are to be returned by the deadline of February 6, 2015.  The NEW student Beta club induction will be held Thursday, February 19th at 6:30pm.

P.E. Uniforms
P.E. Uniforms are available to purchase in Gym class.  A T-shirt and shorts set may be purchased for $20.  Items may be purchased separately. T-shirts are $12 each and shorts are $10 each.

Spring Sports Tryouts
Spring sports tryouts begin February 2.   All 3 pages of the physical form must be completed and returned by that date.  Students who have turned in a physical this school year or played a sport this year at Sevier or Wade Hampton or Greenville High, are covered for spring sports tryouts.  Any physicals that are not on file at Sevier for high school sports need to be turned in at Sevier ASAP.  CLICK HERE for a copy of the physical form.  Baseball players need to be dressed in baseball pants, hats and cleats and bring their baseball gloves and bats to the field. 

Carowinds Festival of Music
Reminder to all band, strings, and chorus students:  your balance for the Carowinds Festival of Music is due February 20.

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 from January 20th – 30th.  Opt-Out forms have been mailed home and extra copies are available in the front office.  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 February 2 - 13 for girls and February 17 -27 for boys.

Job Shadowing Day
Job Shadowing Day for 8th grade students will be Friday, February 6, 2015.  CLICK HERE to access the packet which includes important details and deadline information.  Pages 4 & 5 in this packet must be completed and returned to Mrs. Crisman in the counseling office by 2pm on Friday, January 16, 2015.   Pages 6 & 7 in this packet must be completed and returned to Mrs. Crisman on Monday, February 9, 2015.

PSAT Junior Scholars
Congratulations to our 8th Gr. PSAT Junior Scholars for 2014-2015:  Stephen Ackerman, Hanna Falous, Lauren Best, Cameron Gray, Rachel Broumas, Timothy (TJ) Green, Victoria Chappell, Robert Harris, Corinne Vicario, Caedmon Evans, Maxwell Wascom.

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.

Yearbooks
There are still a few openings for 8th Grade Yearbook Ads.  Orders will be accepted until these have been filled.  Please submit your 8th Grade Ad as soon as possible while space is available.  CLICK HERE for an 8th Grade Ad order form.  Purchase your yearbook now while the price is still $35.  The option to purchase personalization and up to 4 icons will expire February 16.  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.

 

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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