Thursday, September 3, 2015
1000 Piedmont Park Road • Greenville, SC 29609 • (864) 355-8200 • FAX: (864) 355-8255

8th Grade Mixer
The 8th Grade Mixer will be held Thursday, September 3rd, from 3:30pm - 5:30pm.  Tickets will be on sale for $5 during lunch on Monday, August 31st through Thursday, September 3rd.  Students must have the completed permission form in order to purchase a ticket.  CLICK HERE for the 8th Grade Mixer Permission form.

Parent Volunteers Needed for 8th Grade Mixer
Parent Volunteers are needed Monday - Thursday this week from 11:30 - 12:30 to sell tickets for Thursday's PTA sponsored 8th Grade Mixer.  We also need parents to volunteer during the dance and send in donations of snacks and drinks.  Please CLICK HERE to learn more and sign up to donate and/or volunteer.  Thanks so much for supporting our school and our PTA!

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.

Parent Contact Information Needed
If you were unable to fill out the on-line Parent Contact form while at Open House, please CLICK HERE to provide your information.

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! Let’s help make SMS the best it can be! If we are able to raise $5,000 by October 2nd, students will be rewarded with an ICE CREAM PARTY!  CLICK HERE to print a Fuss Free Fundraiser form to return with your donation.
We are also accepting Business Sponsors 

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.  Magnets will be arriving soon.  PTA Spirit Gear Order Form.  Purchase your T-shirt now and wear on Monday, August 31st as and early bird special.

Lunch Accounts
The following is a price schedule for the Sevier Middle School 2015-2016 school year.  Free and Reduced Lunch Application forms will be available at school.  CLICK HERE to fill out an on-line application for quicker processing.                    

Student Lunch           $2.30        
Adult Lunch               $3.60
Reduced Lunch         $0.40
Student Breakfast      free for all Sevier Students
Adult Breakfast          $2.05
Extra Milk                   $0.65

Food & Nutrition Services has an on-line program that allows for you to view your child's lunch account and also gives you the option to deposit money into your student’s account via debit card or credit card.  It can be found at: https://www.myschoolbucks.com.  If you already have an account set up at My School Bucks, then you do not have to register again. If you do not have a previous account with My School Bucks, then you should click register and the site will lead you through a simple, short registration process.  Money deposited electronically may take more than one day to transfer and clear.  You can always bring money personally or send it with your student. Please place it in an envelope marked clearly with your student's name, their ID #, their teacher's name, the $ amount and the check #. Turn in prepaid deposits to the cafeteria cashier(s) or school office.

Yearbooks
Yearbooks are $35 each, the lowest price of the school year. The option for personalization is $5 extra. A special offer of up to 4 free icons may be added with your personalization, valid until September 18th .   Click HERE for an order form to return to the front office with payments of cash or check payable to Sevier Middle.

Girls on the Run
girls on the runGirls on the Run is coming to Sevier Middle School!
Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 6th- 8th grade. The program uses the power of running to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. Through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games, participants nurture their social, emotional, mental, and physical wellbeing and develop important strategies and skills to help them navigate future life experiences. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while helping girls establish a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.
Girls on the Run meets twice a week for 11 weeks and culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K running event.
The Fall 2015 season will run at Sevier Middle on Mondays & Wednesdays from 3:45-5:15 p.m. from September 21 – December 7, 2015.  A parent orientation meeting for pre-registered girls will be held at the school (Date, time and room location TBD,).
The program fee is $199. Scholarships and payment plans are available.
To learn more or register, visit www.ghs.org/girlsontherun ,  call 455-3252; 455-3132, or email girlsontherun@ghs.org

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.