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Spring Football Practice Calendar

If your child plays football for Woodmont, make sure you check out the Spring Football practice schedule below.

Spring Football Practice Calendar


Roper Mountain Science Center Volunteers Needed

Roper Mountain Science Center is taking new volunteer applications for this summer for rising 8th grade-adult. Roper Mountain Science Center has a high need for volunteers during their new Summer Adventure program that starts June 1st. This is great experience working with the public in an informal education setting. Volunteers will gain work and customer service experience and science knowledge while giving back to their community. Interested students and adults may apply online and complete the virtual training on their website.

Summer Adventure will be open to the public starting June 1st and will include our new Environmental Science and Sustainability Building housing awesome exhibitry, a traveling exhibit Be the Dinosaur, and a new program called Nature Exchange.  Harrison Hall, the Living History Farm, Butterfly Garden, and new outdoor Dinosaur Trail will be part of Summer Adventure.
 
 


Teacher Appreciation Week

It's Teacher Appreciation Week! Our teachers have been heroes this year! Please take a moment to let your child's teachers know how much they are appreciated. This link will take you to the staff's email directory...a few words go a long way! This link will take you to a list of some of teachers' favorite things if you feel inclined to brighten their week with a little treat. Thank you for helping love on our teachers this week!


PTA Carline Concessions

PTA will be hosting weekly carline concessions in the afternoon through the end of the school year (or until items run out).  Prices range from $0.25 - $3.00.  All proceeds go towards benches for the new Outdoor Classroom being installed. 

 

PTA Carline Concessions


Summer Bridge Program

Parents, if you received a letter home inviting your student to participate in our Summer Bridge Program please follow the link below to complete the application.  If you did not receive a letter home but are interested in having your child participate in the FREE Summer Bridge Program, please follow the link below to complete the application.  If you have any questions, please email them to plaches@greenville.k12.sc.us or call 864-355-8500. 

 

Summer Bridge Program Application

 


Virtual Program Student Testing

Virtual Program Students: VP families and students,  testing will occur on the following days:

April 29 ELA DAY 1

April 30 ELA DAY 2

May 6 Science - 6th grade only

May 7 Math

May 26 Algebra I EOC

Please note, the deadline to request bus transportation for VP students has passed. All families who did not submit a request will need to plan for their own transportation on testing dates. Drop off begins at 8:00 a.m. All students must be present by 8:30 a.m. Pickup will be at 11:30 a.m. unless otherwise communicated by the school.

Video Explaing Testing Day Logistics


6th Grade STEAM Lab Emerging Technology Research

Technology Leading us into the FutureMs. Leeder's 6th Grade STEAM students studied about the evolution of technology and how new inventions have the potential for us to have a more self sustainable future.

They also conducted a research project to learn more about how new technologies have the possibility to effecting your health, living conditions, shopping habits, and travel.  The students then created a website to show the results of their research.  

STEAM Lab Emerging Technology Research Website


Parent Survey

Section 59-18-900 of the Education Accountability Act requires that annual school report cards include “evaluations of the school by parents, teachers, and students.”  Parent perceptions as collected in the Parent Opinion Survey appear on our school report card and provide school staff with insight to issues within our school.  All parents are invited to complete the Parent Opinion Survey for our school.  


Summer Camp Opportunities

Outreach Center Team at the Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) in Hartsville, SC is excited to share 2021 summer camp opportunities for rising 6th through 10th grade students. This summer they are offering a variety of interactive learning opportunities covering a wide variety of STEM disciplines.
 
The GSSM Summer Camp Viewbook 2021 can be found at their website.
 
All camp applications are open and filling quickly. The application deadline is May 15, 2021.

Summer STEM Camp Flyer
GoSciTech Flyer


State Testing

State testing time is upon us.  Please be aware of upcoming testing days and changes in schedules (Brick and Mortar students elearning) so that your students are prepared.  SC Ready and SC PASS testing dates:


Brick and Mortar Students:


April 29 eLearning (virtual students testing)

April 30 eLearning (virtual students testing)

May 7 eLearning (virtual students testing)

May 11 ELA Day 1

May 12 ELA Day 2

May 18 Math

May 19 Science (6th grade only)

May 26 Algebra I EOC

 


Virtual Program Students:

April 29 ELA DAY 1

April 30 ELA DAY 2

May 6 Science - 6th grade only

May 7 Math

May 26 Algebra I EOC


Greenville County Middle School Juried Art Show 2021

Woodmont Middle School students participated in the Greenville County Middle School Juried Art Show for 2021.  A special congratulations to Natalia Morales-Moldanado who won Honorable Mention in 7th grade art.  Her winning artwork is displayed in the cafe.  

Congratulations also to the following WMS artists whose works were selected to be in the show:

Amber White- 8th
Brooklyn Fowler- Art I 8th
Deangelo Byrd- Art I 8th
Stephanie Arias-7th
Leland Thompson-7th
Kacey Barwick-6th
Joey Walton-6th

Greenville County Middle School Juried Art Show 2021


Virtual Student State Testing. eLearning Days for Brick/Mortar Students

Virtual Program students in grades 3-8 will attend school IN PERSON to take the SCREADY test for English Language Arts on Thursday, April 29 and Friday, April 30, and SCREADY math test on Friday, May 7.

While Virtual Program students are in school facilities for SC READY testing, third through eighth grade students currently attending brick-and-mortar school will participate in eLearning on April 29, April 30, and May 7.  It is important that parents prepare now for childcare on these eLearning days. 

Virtual Program students in grades 4 and 6 will attend IN PERSON on Thursday, May 6 to take the SCPASS science test. Additionally, identified middle school students participating in the End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP) Algebra 1 course will attend IN PERSON on Wednesday, May 26 to take the exam. The Algebra 1 exam grade counts as 10% of the student’s final grade. Brick-and-mortar students in grades 3-8 will continue the in-person attendance plan (e.g., no eLearning) at school on May 6 and May 26.

GCS will offer bus transportation to 3rd-8th grade Virtual Program students on State testing days. Parents must complete the bus transportation survey in your Parent Backpack if students have no other transportation options available. If your child needs bus transportation, you must complete the bus survey in Parent Backpack by March 29, 2021. If you indicate bussing needs, the district transportation department will contact you with routing information prior to the first day of testing.

More information about state testing dates and schedule


WMS Virtual Curriculum Night Website

Woodmont Middle School held virtual curriculum nights for rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders on February 22nd and 23rd.  If you were unable to attend the curriculum night, you can still explore our school's curriculum night website and watch a recording of Google Meets.  

 

WMS Virtual Curriculum Night Website


COVID- 19 Reporting

Parents are asked to report any COVID-19 exposures as well as quarantines within the home to the school principal. 

The CDC recommends avoiding all non-essential travel and both the CDC and SC DHEC asks persons returning from international travel within the past 14 days to monitor their health, stay home as much as possible and wear a mask while in public.  Staff and students can return to school after U.S. or international travel provided they have not been knowingly exposed to COVID-19 and do not have symptoms of illness, in addition to adhering to all precautionary measures in place at the school. 

Parents are strongly encouraged to screen their students daily, at home, for COVID-19 symptoms (see below). If a student takes a COVID-19 test because he/she is symptomatic, the student should not be physically present in school until the test results are returned.

Keep students at home if they present with any of the following symptoms:

Per DHEC regulations, any staff or student identified as having spent 15 minutes or more within six feet of a positive case are considered close contacts and will be excluded from school for a minimum of 14 days. Students and staff who were not close contacts will be allowed to remain at school. We will be sure and let you know if these notification requirements change.  Additional information is available on the GCS Parent Resource webpage.