Thursday, December 8, 2016
1000 Piedmont Park Road • Greenville, SC 29609 • (864) 355-8200 • FAX: (864) 355-8255

State Report Card
CLICK HERE  to find Sevier's State Report Card information.

8th Grade IGP Conferences
 Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) Conferences will be held during the month of January, 2017, between the hours of 8:30am - 3:00pm.  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.  Parents of 8th Graders, please CLICK HERE to sign-up for a time to attend this manadatory IGP conference.  The window to sign-up will be December 5 - January 2.  If you would like to schedule through our counseling office please call Melinda Howard #864-355-8204.  Please understand that the IGP conference is required for all 8th grade students before entering high school.

6th Grade Winter Mixer
The 6th Grade Winter Mixer will be held Friday, December 9, from 3:30pm - 5:30pm.  Activities will include music provided by DJ, prize drawings, dance competition, games, and $1 concessions.  Tickets will be on sale during lunch for $5 Wednesday, December 7th through Friday, December 9th.  Students must return the completed permission form with payment and clear all over due library books and cafeteria debts to purchase a ticket. The mixer will be held in the cafeteria and parents will pick up in the front car line at 5:30pm.  CLICK HERE for a permission form.

Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed for the 6th Grade Mixer, scheduled for Friday, December 9th.  We are requesting volunteers to donate food items and to help sell concessions at the mixer.  CLICK HERE to learn more and sign up.
The PTA is hosting a Winter Celebration Breakfast for the Sevier Staff on Wednesday, December 14, and is in need of volunteers to donate items.  Please CLICK HERE to learn more and to sign up.

School Choice Lottery Window
Greenville County Schools’ Change in Assignment (CIA) School Choice Lottery Window will be available from Monday, December 5 through Friday, December 16, 2016 where parents can submit a choice form for up to three schools for their child at their number one choice school. Choice forms are available at every school (except magnet schools) and must be completed and submitted at the number one choice school. Since order of receipt of form does not impact assignment, parents will not be allowed to line up at schools.  All parents/guardians interested in applying for a possible CIA school choice slot at a school other than their assigned school based on their resident address should apply during the December 2016 Lottery Window.  CLICK HERE to read more.

Winter Concerts
Join us for our Winter Concerts.  All are welcome to these free events.  Band, Strings, and Percussion students will perform their Winter Concert Tuesday, December 6, at 6:30pm. All members are reminded to arrive in the band room by 6:00pm dressed in Concert Black.
The 6th Grade Chorus and Drum Line will perform their Winter Concert on Tuesday, December 13, at 6:30pm.  Members are reminded to report to the stage at 6:00pm dressed in Concert Black.  The 7th & 8th Grade Chorus performance will follow at 7:30pm.  These members are reminded to report to the stage by 7:00 dressed in Concert Black. 
Sevier will hold it's Family Winter Concert on Friday, December 16, at 9am.  Band, Strings, Percussion, and Chorus students will perform for the entire school body and guests.

Dale Gilbert's School Salute
We are proud of our 8th grade class, featured in Dale Gilbert's School Salute on December 2nd.  CLICK HERE to view the video.

Canned Food & Art Supply Drive
The 7th Grade Beta Club is hosting a community Canned Food and Art Supply Drive.  Please bring in any canned or dry, nonparishable food item now through December 14, 2016.  These nonparishable items would include any canned or jarred food items, peanut butter, jelly, saltines, dry pasta, rice, beans, instant potatoes, stuffing mix, pasta sauce, soups, chicken/beef broth, and cereal, etc.  Needed art supplies include canvas, colored pencils, markers, acrylic paint, ect.  All donations will go to Triune Mercy Center.

Early Dismissal Procedures
Please remember Early Dismissal procedures as you plan for holiday travel. Parent notes at the office before 1st period get a dismissal slip, and easy release at the arranged dismissal time. If you forget the note, inform the office so arrangements can be made. Walk-in dismissals will require a wait until class change. Information is in the student agenda, pages 7 & 8.  CLICK HERE for the bell schedule.

8th Grade Safe Harbor REP class
In response to the sobering numbers of domestic violence cases in South Carolina and in the Greenville area, Safe Harbor has developed the Relationship Education Project (REP) curriculum for middle and high school students.  The program will educate them about the issue of domestic violence to empower and educate the future generation to stop domestic violence before it starts in their lives.  Sevier Middle School will be offering this curriculum to 8th grade students from November - December through their PE classes.  CLICK HERE for the information letter provided by Safe Harbor.

ACE Award Nominations
ace award imageThe ACE Awards (Advocates for Character and Education) is an annual banquet honoring 70 male and female students in grades 8 and 12 from each of the 35 Greenville County middle and high schools. This award is designed to recognize true “unsung heroes” who all too often are not recognized for their accomplishments.  Nominations are open now through January 31, 2017 at www.coaches4character.com/ace-awards.  Nominate and honor Sevier middle school 8th grade students!

Report Bullying
Students are encouraged to report any instances of bullying, whether they are the target of bullying or a bystander.  Please CLICK HERE to report a bullying incident.

8th Grade Washington DC Trip
Please CLICK HERE to access information regarding the 8th Grade Washington DC trip scheduled for March 8 - 11, 2017.  Please make note that the first $100 payment due date has been extended to October 25th.

School Volunteer Procedure
Greenville County Schools (GCS), in an effort to ensure the safety of all of our students, is implementing additional security checks for school volunteers.   Effective immediately, all volunteers must submit an application to the school and receive clearance from the district before interacting with children in the school or chaperoning any school field trip.  Volunteers are now identified by two different categories:  Level I or Level II.  Please review the details from the district website HERE and submit your volunteer applications to Sevier's front office.

One to One Device Requirements
Before purchasing device insurance to allow a student to take their device home, parents must watch the following One-to-One Device Orientation video and complete the online form.  Staff will verify prior to accepting payment. This is a one-time fee. Those who have already paid the $25 premium will not have to pay a second time.  

  1. View the following instructional video.  (CLICK HERE to view)
  2. Complete the online form (CLICK HERE to access)
  3. Print and complete the 1 to 1 Device Agreement to have ready to turn in with payment. (CLICK HERE to access)

School Athletics & PlanetHS
All Greenville County Schools are now using www.PlanetHS.com for school athletics. This is the method for completing all required athletic forms in order to participate in any school athletic program. Both students and parents will have to create accounts, then link them together in order to finish the forms. There is also an option to receive updates and notices via text and/ or email.  CLICK HERE for instructions and to access the complete manual.

Yearbook on Sale
yearbook imageYearbooks are are on sale for $35, the lowest price of the year.  Prices will increase as the school year continues. The option for personalization is $5 extra and icons may be added to personalization for $3.00 per icon. Turn in order forms and payments to the front office or order online.  CLICK HERE for an order form.  CLICK HERE to order online.
8th Grade Ads are on sale through December 14, 2016.  Order online or CLICK HERE for a form to submit to the front office with payment and photos. Please include contact information with photos to allow photos to be returned to you.

Enrichment Program
Our Enrichment program begins September 23rd and is held 18 Friday mornings during the school year.  Please CLICK HERE for details.

PTA Business Sponsors
Thank you to the following businesses for their sponsorship: Vision Screenprinting & Graphics, Sharp Business Systems, Sliced Tomato Productions, Hunt Orthodontics, Pro Pitch Hit Run, Mathnasium of Greenville-Taylors, Craft Stove Store, Beauty for Ashes Counseling, Atticus Creative, ProCore Pest Control, Summers Orthodontics, Professional Engineering Associates, Wings on the Run, House of Raeford Farms, Play It Again Sports, The Original Harvey’s Family Restaurant, Babb Professional Painting, SuperCuts, Mark Thoennes Builders & Stina Thoennes Realtor, Money Mailer, Cross Mechanical, Tipsy, Taco, Fox Fire, and the Calder Brothers Corporation. A special thanks goes to Vision Screenprinting and Graphics who are creating the sponsor banners that will be displayed on our fence. CLICK HERE to view our sponsors page.