Congratulations to our November Teacher of the Month, Ms. Janna Richardson. Ms. Richardson's peers shared, "She is always well organized, proactive and is rocking the virtual MCMS Academic Team!" Ms. Richardson is also on the school leadership team! Congratulations Ms. Richardson on exemplifying the mindset Attitude of Gratitude! Congratulations to Nurse Lauren Flynn for being named MCMS November Support Staff of the Month. Nurse Flynn's peers said, "She is concerned about and works hard to take care of our students. She is proactive and follows Covid protocols to keep us all safe." Congratulations Nurse Flynn on exemplifying the mindset Attitude of Gratitude!
8th Grade Parents, you should have received an important letter from our Counselors around Nov. 21st regarding upcoming IGP (Individual Graduation Plan) meeting with your child to plan for high school. Please locate that mailing and familiarize yourself with that important content. Counselors will be following up with more details soon.
Today we honor all veterans for their selfless, honorable service to our country. Please enjoy this video dedicated to them all: https://youtu.be/l4emJHE0nwM
MCHS Wrestling Information https://mid-carolinaathletics.com/2020/11/09/mid-carolina-wrestling-update/
Celebrate National Career Development Month with the 55th Annual Poetry & Art Contest! This year's theme is "My Future Career: Imagine the Possibilities!" Entries will be judged on how they celebrate and inspire career development with a positive tone while emphasizing the national theme. Your ideas are valuable and worth celebrating!
Middle School Basketball Tryouts https://mid-carolinaathletics.com/2020/11/05/middle-school-basketball-tryouts/
Parents, if you wish to change your child's instructional setting starting in January, please use the following link - http://bit.ly/InstSet. If you do not wish to change, you do not complete this. The deadline is November 13 at 3:00 PM.
Our Fall Book Fair is here! You can start ordering books online now. See below for the website and the eFair code. Please email me (Stemplin@newberry.k12.sc.us) with any questions. Books will be shipped to the school and sent home with your child. In person Book Fair dates will be November 5th through the 13th. We are doing a “no touch” book fair this year. Students will be allowed to look at the books, and we will place the order for the book. Once the books are shipped to the school, they will be delivered to your child. Thank you for supporting the Mid-Carolina Middle School Library! This is a fundraiser that helps us purchase materials for the library for student use.
Basketball Sign Up Reminder. Students interested in trying out must be signed up by this Friday 10/30. https://mid-carolinaathletics.com/2020/10/19/middle-school-basketball-tryouts-sign-up-information/
Parent-Teacher Conferences on November 2nd: Due to current Covid procedures, parent-teacher conferences will be held by telephone or through Google/Zoom conferences on Monday, November 2nd from 12:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Report cards will not be given out during these conferences due to students nor guests being on campus. Students will receive their report cards on Thursday, November 5th (Day 1) and Friday, November 6th (Day 2). Students will be recognized and celebrated for their achievements during the first nine weeks. They will bring those certificates home to share with you. All students’ grades can be accessed using Power School. It is very important to schedule a conference if you have any concerns about your child’s academic progress this year. Again options for meetings include a phone conference or a Google/Zoom meeting. Please check your email for the link to sign up for a conference time or contact your child's teachers. Links are available until Thursday, October 29th. If you have any problems signing up, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher.
Basketball Tryout Sign Up Information https://mid-carolinaathletics.com/2020/10/19/middle-school-basketball-tryouts-sign-up-information/
It has been a great Hispanic Heritage Month at MCMS! Thank you to all, especially Ms. Rountree, for a great month of information and celebrating! Enjoy this presentation! #WEARECONNECTED https://youtu.be/nUdep_sra2w
Academic Team-To try-out on October 19th, your parent or guardian must complete the Academic Team Google form located on Ms. Richardson’s webpage or on the MCMS school webpage by October 16th. The link is https://forms.gle/5pd6f4qAC3HCaukC6
MCMS October Newsletter! Please call the school if you have any questions. https://www.mcmiddle.org/o/mcms/browse/64018
Interested in joining the MC Athletic Booster Club? Click the following link for more information! https://5il.co/l8li
Attendance Procedures for Hybrid and Virtual Students: Dear Parent/Guardian: As this school year has begun with unprecedented protocols, we would like to ensure all attendance procedures and expectations are clear to both our students and parents. Please read the below Temporary Administrative Rule which contains information for hybrid and virtual students. If you have any questions or need further clarification, please contact the Power School/Attendance Clerk. Please click on this link for details: https://5il.co/l3ox
Congratulations to all students who qualified to join the 2020 MCMS Jr. Beta Club. We are Rebel Proud! A special thank you to our Publicity Director, Eliza Dixon, for putting our presentation together. To view the program, please follow this link: https://youtu.be/aR3X61PUYYI
Just a SAMPLE of the meals that can be picked up on Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. till 8:30 a.m. or 11 a. m. till Noon. There is No Charge to any student in Newberry County Schools. Meals can be taken home on Mon/Tuesdays or picked up on Wednesdays from the 6-7th grade car rider line. You need to go online and sign up here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe0wuS5SxLRk1qSbEOht0VRvyuAK-WOhlYGyg1lgatsfHzGdw/viewform or call the cafeteria at 364-3634 ext 18800
Picture Day is Thursday, September 3 for Group 1 and Friday, September 4 for Group 2! Students were sent home with forms or you can visit the Strawbridge website to order online https://www.strawbridge.net/plic-go/, Virtual students are required to have an appointment.
SDNC Masks Update: Effective beginning September 1- No more masks with exhalation valves or vents. The purpose of masks is to keep respiratory droplets from reaching others to aid with source control. Masks with one-way valves or vents allow exhaled air to be expelled out through holes in the material. This can allow exhaled respiratory droplets to reach others and potentially spread the COVID-19 virus. Therefore, CDC does not recommend using masks if they have an exhalation valve or vent. If needed, the school will have a disposable mask to give to students until a new mask can be purchased. All students were given a cloth mask which can still be used.
Schoology-Student Guide https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ktUDKN2HvGvaBLqjhPI0ND99u81-U4xJH03K3sR0R60/edit
Schoology- Parent Guide https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fIhNoxYGQ4aixb4SwDCHSRVZEOHDUS_jM8iHou6P_lw/edit
Parents/guardians will need to complete the form before their child can be assigned a hotspot to take home. They may also use this form to apply to receive a hotspot if they have not completed the application before now. https://forms.microsoft.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=ExhKkfLjwkC7a88ABRBezxuc4EH5rbxOlqAChTVwAKVUOVNIOTlSUDJTS1pZUTgzSUc3NTgwUlhLQy4u
Please make sure that there is a working phone number on file at the school should your child become sick. Sick children will not be allowed to ride the bus. Asegúrese de que haya un número de teléfono que funcione en el archivo de la escuela en caso de que su hijo se enferme. Los niños enfermos no podrán viajar en el autobús.
Toolkit Tip: Please self screen your children before coming to school. If they have been a close contact of a positive case within 14 days or showing COVID-19 symptoms, please do not send them to school and contact your school nurse. See the Parent Toolkit for details.
Revised COVID19 Frequently Asked Questions - English: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/845062/COVID_FAQs_8-9-20.pdf Revised COVID19 Frequently Asked Questions - Spanish: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/845063/COVID_FAQs_SPA_8-9-20.pdf
If you have not registered your child for the 2020–2021 school year, please do so as soon as possible. If you have not received your child’s Snap Code via email, please contact the school at 803-364-3634. SDNC Returning Students 2020-2021 English https://secure.infosnap.com/family/gosnap.aspx?action=23714&culture=en SDNC Returning Students 2020-2021 Spanish https://secure.infosnap.com/family/gosnap.aspx?action=23714&culture=es
A parent/guardian toolkit for reopening has been shared by our district and is linked below. This toolkit has been developed to provide information to parents/guardians to help you understand the health practices that will be put in place when students return to school. It will be important for all of us to work together to help decrease the spread of the virus. Review and revision of this document will be completed as new guidance is received. https://drive.google.com/file/d/10dZXlXGf2tlT5-L18xZhLWj4F5kWNZle/view?usp=sharing
Parents of students in the School District of Newberry County are asked to complete one questionnaire per child to determine how they would like their child to return to school for the 2020-2021 school year. Option 1 allows parents the choice of sending their child to school on a Hybrid schedule – meeting in person 2 days per week and eLearning 3 days per week. Option 2 is for parents who wish to have their child participate in the Newberry ONE Institute for eLearning, a completely online option for a semester at a time. The questionnaire can be found at https://bit.ly/SDNCLearningPref and must be submitted prior to midnight on July 28, 2020.
Attention all Rebel families! Are you bored? Are you stuck at home? Virtual camps for all kinds of fun are being offered from many organizations this summer. Most are free but some have a fee. Here's a rundown of a few opportunities that we have found for you: (SC Remote Learning) https://scremotelearning.com/parents-students/, (Parents.com) https://bit.ly/2BxLjRo, (Common Sense Media) https://bit.ly/3fOWjZa, (IXL) https://www.ixl.com/resources/summer-learning, (SC 4H) https://www.clemson.edu/extension/4h/events/index.html, (SC State Museum) http://scmuseum.org/virtual-summer-camp/, and (Varsity Tutors) https://www.varsitytutors.com/virtual-summer-camps.
Attention rising 2020-2021 MCMS students. Please select the appropriate link to complete a survey regarding Related Art classes for the upcoming year by June 30, 2020. You will need your school sign-in information. Grade 8 https://forms.gle/tPim3St4C5zJ6sUU8, Grade 7 https://forms.gle/sjVAfn9y8t8T3s1eA, Grade 6 https://forms.gle/vGDxgkXHMWuc8bgK8
Congratulations MCMS 8th Graders! Good luck in high school! This video is dedicated in your honor. #Rebelproud https://bit.ly/2Xv4dRc
Attention Grade 8 students! Letters were mailed home last week about a Grade 8 Promotion Drive-through with photo. Students only may exit the car once told to do so. Times were assigned based on your last name: A-B 9:00 AM-10:00 AM; C-D @ 10:00 AM-11:00 AM; E-F-G @ 11:00 AM-12:00 PM; H-I-J-K @ 2:00 PM-3:00 PM; L-M-N-O @ 3:00 PM-4:00 PM; P-Q-R @ 4:00 PM-5:00 PM; S-T-U-V-W-X-Y-Z @ 5:00 PM-6:00 PM. Administration will be taking pictures to give to students with report cards. Please call the school if you have questions. You may also see our school Facebook page for the letter at https://www.facebook.com/Mid-Carolina-Middle-School-173830872987517/
Yearbooks are in and can be picked up on Thursday, May 14 during final packet submission, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM. We have extras at MCMS. You can go to yearbookforever.com and search for Mid Carolina Middle School (no dash) to buy one for $40. Simply show your receipt in the car line.
Our final packet return will be on Thursday, May 14 from 9 am – 1 pm. If you cannot make it to your child’s school during this time, please contact the school to arrange to drop off all completed work prior to this date. No student work will be accepted after 1 pm on Thursday, May 14. This will also be parents last opportunity to pick up any medications that are at the school. If your child’s medications are not picked up by 1 pm on Thursday, May 14, the school nurse will properly dispose of these medications. We recommend your child continue to read and explore their interests through projects or research over the summer. Everyone with the school district would like to thank you all for your continued support and cooperation during this time. We miss our students and families and look forward to when we can see you all again.
Packet #3 pickup will be held at your child’s school on May 4 from 1 pm to 4 pm and on May 5 from 9am – 1 pm. If you have not returned packets 1 and 2, or if your child has medication to be picked up, please do so at this time. Medications must be picked up and signed for by an adult, preferably by a parent/guardian. Medications not picked up will be destroyed by the school nurse. Fundraiser materials will also be given out. Packet 3 and any other packets not previously returned will be due on May 14. Packets turned in after May 14 will not be accepted. Students are asked to return all textbooks and library books on May 4, May 5, or May 14. We again want to thank all of you for what you are doing for our students and encourage you all to continue to wash your hands and practice social distancing.
If your phone number or address has changed since school has been out, please contact the school to notify them. Office hours are 9:00 AM-1:00 PM Monday through Thursday. Stay safe. Stay well. #rebelproud
In an effort to assess internet capabilities within our district, we are asking that all parents complete the following survey by Tuesday, April 14. Internet is defined as ability to use a desktop, laptop, or tablet at home. For the purpose of this survey, access to internet solely through a smart phone is NOT considered internet access. Please complete a separate survey for each child who attends a school in Newberry County. Even if you previously completed a survey through your school, please take a moment to provide the information requested at https://bit.ly/SDNCInternetSurvey
As we continue to receive updated information about our schools, we want to keep all of our families informed. Yesterday, the Governor issued an extension to the school closure through April 30. Our schools and offices will remain closed per the Governor’s order. Our meal pickup and delivery will continue tomorrow. We are asking families to hold up a sign or fingers to indicate how many children need meals. If possible, we would prefer to place the meals in the trunk of the cars to reduce the chance of exposure. If the trunk is not an option, please roll down a window. No one will need to get out of the car for this service. We thank you all for your continued support and encourage all of you to frequently wash your hands and maintain appropriate social distancing.
Do you need your school counselor while you are out? Please call Dixon's Counselor Contact at 803-597-1399. Ms. Coffman is currently unavailable but will release hers by next week. Everyone can use Mrs. Dixon until then if needed. Directions: Student leaves their name and short message, and the Counselor will either call them back immediately, if able, or return their call soon after. The Counselor is able to also text them back to let them know the message is received it and they will call soon.Students are also able to text a message to that number. If they text, they need to identify themselves as we will not know otherwise. For emergencies late at night, call the hotline at 1-800-273-8255 (1/800/TALK)
MCMS Parents: If you have not already done so, please take a moment to complete this survey on remote learning activities. https://docs.google.com/forms/u/0/d/1anNMDhk1rwc5ivqloVqy8rUSinZkX6SYIP2v1z_1H0g/viewform?usp=sharing_eip&ts=5e6f9c13&edit_requested=true
MCMS Parents please take a moment to complete this survey on remote learning activities. https://docs.google.com/forms/u/0/d/1anNMDhk1rwc5ivqloVqy8rUSinZkX6SYIP2v1z_1H0g/viewform?usp=sharing_eip&ts=5e6f9c13&edit_requested=true
With the Governor’s proclamation for closing schools, the School District of Newberry County will not have school through March 31. Students and families are asked to continue to practice good hygiene by washing hands and also maintain social distancing by staying six feet away from others. We will be sending out information about meals being provided to students, including locations to pick up breakfast and lunch in the near future. We will also provide information regarding student assignments to be completed during the closing. Additional details will be provided soon.
It is National School Bus Driver Week! MCMS thanks their drivers for bringing children to school safely and taking them home safely every day!
Attention families! Do you shop at Publix in Chapin? If so, please consider signing up to donate proceeds to MCMS. Directions can be found at publix.com/partners and enter Mid Carolina Middle School under the "My Publix Partner" option. Thank you for your support!
It's National School Lunch week! The theme is “School Lunch: What’s on Your Playlist?” which spotlights the wide variety of flavors, dishes, delivery options and tastes that can be customized in today’s school lunch.Thursday is invite your favorite "hit"/person to lunch day!
Early Release September 18. Please check with your school for dismissal times.
Attention all parents and guardians! Our 1st Institute is Wednesday at 6:00 PM in the Big Gym.
Picture Day is Monday for all! Forms were sent home but extras are in the main office.
Games with Grands is Friday, September 6! We invite all "grands" to join us in the cafe at 7:55 AM for fun and fellowship with their special student!
OPEN HOUSE is Thursday, August 22 at 6:00 PM! Please join us for A Day in the Life of Your Student! Bring your child and their schedule, which you will follow for the evening. All will report to the student's Homeroom class at 6:00 PM. Pelicans will be here!
Summer Reading! Please complete your summer reading by following the district requirements at https://www.newberry.k12.sc.us/o/sdnc/browse/67488. You can also find a copy on our page under the tab menu header for documents, parent and student links.
Way to go MCMS National Beta Representatives! Kendellin Haltiwanger's 3D Art project placed 8th! We thank our other reps: Lyle Fulmer, speech; Isabella Ferreira, ceramics and Cassidy Johnson, for making us Rebel Proud by helping another state competitor with their campaign skit.
Congratulations to the MCMS Academic Team and Coach Janna Richardson on placing 3rd at the National Academic Competition! Students were Katy Mae Crooks, Emma Stuck, Campbell Stuck, Maya Williams, Rachel Redd, David VanZandelhoff, Jack Gantt and Micah Schaeffer . #rebelproud
Online registration is ready! Let us know if you cannot locate your child's information for this. Registration for all school ID pictures, fee payments, attaining a schedule and more will be on Wednesday, July 31, 8:00 AM-1:00 PM and Thursday, August 1, 1:00 PM-6:00 PM.