2013-14 All teachers and paraprofessionals are Highly Qualified to teach at Berea Middle School.
2014 School Portfolio
The Berea Middle School Portfolio is now available for review. Click here to see the portfolio.
William Bill T. Wylie VALUED Lives Award
Berea Middle School has been named the 2014 William “Bill” T. Wylie VALUED Lives Award for School Excellence in Diversity winner. This award recognizes excellence in diversity by acknowledging the valued practices (listed below) in K-12 schools. Schools have the ideal opportunity to foster diversity and encourage the personal and interpersonal development of all students, families, teachers, staff, and communities. To be considered for this award, schools have recognized the following practices:V—encouraging value for personal expression and experienceA—fostering awareness and self-reflectionL—promoting learning and inclusive teachingU—uniting communities by involvement and serviceE—demonstrating equity in the school’s programs, staff, and practicesD—engaging in continuous dialogue and meaningful interactions
Schools receiving this award have done an outstanding job in weaving these principles into their vision and mission and have promoted these principles beyond the walls of the school, demonstrating that all individuals are important and have the potential to be significant contributors to the Upstate community and beyond. This award is hosted by the Greenville Chamber of Commerce and the Riley Institute at Furman, in partnership with Upstate Chambers.
Berea Collage Project
Nine students at Berea Middle School recently turned worn out discarded books into beautiful works of art which will hang in the Media Center in a permanent gallery. Each collage illustrates a literary genre or a book topic. Pictured with their creations are: Front row, L to R: Jose Garcia, Kristen Locke, Joshua Fowler and Maria Rodriguez. Back row, L to R: Jailine Alvarado, Lelya Powell, Danielle Pallazza and Angel Reese. Not pictured is Jakob Ballew. The students were honored with a reception after the Gallery Opening on April 10. Sponsors of the project are Mrs. Huskey, Media Specialist, Cindy Massey, Media Clerk and Dianna Painter, Art Teacher.
Middle School Tuition Summer School
Registration for Middle School Tuition Summer School will take place at the student’s homeschool. The deadline for registration is June 12th. Summer school dates are June 18 – July 23. Students attend summer school Monday through Thursday. First period is 8:00 – 10:15 AM. Second period is 10:30 – 12:30 PM. Summer school fees are as follows: 1 Class = $150.00, 2 Classes = $300.00. Payment must be made with cash, certified check, or money order to the student’s homeschool. Locations for summer school include Greer Middle, Greenville Middle, and Woodmont Middle. Transportation is not provided. Click here for a flyer on summer school information.
Tdap Vaccination Requirement
Parents are reminded that rising seventh graders must have the Tdap vaccination or they must submit an objector’s statement to their child’s school for students to attend school prior to the first day of school, Tuesday, August 19, 2014 Parents must provide their child’s school with documentation of the Tdap immunization, a religious exemption or a medical exemption. Parents are encouraged to submit document as soon as possible. If documentation is not provided before the first day of school, the student will not be allowed to start school. The Tdap vaccine protects against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough). State Law began the requirement for the Tdap vaccination beginning with the 2013-14 school year.
District Title I Planning Session
Greenville County Schools will be conducting a planning session for 2014 - 2015 Title I Plan Development on Friday, May 2, 2014. The meeting will be held at MT Anderson Support Center (formerly Southside High School), with registration beginning at 10:00 am and the planning meeting being held from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Parents and community members are encouraged to attend and help with the development of the district's overall Title I plan for 2014 - 2015. For additional information click here. For additional information in Spanish click here.
Students attending Greenville County public schools will make up three missed school days per the school system’s calendar on Friday, March 7, Monday, March 10, and Friday, June 6, based on State law that requires school districts to schedule three makeup days. Students attending Greenville County Schools have missed six days this school year due to inclement weather. State law also specifies that missed days beyond the three scheduled days must be made up by scheduling additional makeup days including Saturdays and/or extending school days. The school district’s plan for missed days beyond the three scheduled makeup days is on hold as the Legislature considers a bill that would provide local school boards with authority to forgive up to five school days beyond the three scheduled makeup days. Once final legislation is approved, the administration will consider the impact of and date options for additional makeup days in making a recommendation to the Board of Trustees.
SPRING TESTING DATES
May 6, Tuesday All Grades - PASS ELA (Reading & Research) Test
May 7, Wednesday All Grades - PASS Mathematics Test
May 8, Thursday 6th & 8th Grades PASS Science OR Social Studies Test
7th Grade PASS Science Test
May 9, Friday 7th Grade PASS Social Studies Test
May 20, Tuesday Algebra 1 Honors EOC Exam
May 22, Thursday English 1 Honors EOC Exam
- Students will NOT be released early from school while the testing period is in session. Please do not schedule out of school activities or appointments during testing.
- Please see that your child gets plenty of rest on the nights before testing.
- Please see that your child eats a nourishing breakfast each morning.
- Please make every effort to have your child in school and on time. Testing will begin promptly each after homeroom at 8:35 am.
- Please see that your child brings to school at least two #2 pencils. They are required for marking test answer sheets.
- Please see that your child does NOT bring electronic devices such as cell phones and music players to school. These are NOT allowed in the testing rooms.
ACE Awards Finalists Announced
This year an outstanding group of 8th graders were nominated for the ACE Award, Advocates for Character in Education.. These students were nominated based on their outstanding character and academic effort. Each student will be recognized at our Berea Middle School award ceremony at the end of the school year. The nominees were: Carlos Balderas-Donjuan, Joshua Fowler, Errol Gonzales, Blanca Gonzalez, Madison Lowrance, Taylor Price, Tyreek Williams, Heavenly Wyatt, and Tabatha Zimeri. The finalists to represent Berea Middle School at the ACE Award Ceremony in May are Madison Lowrance and Tyreek Williams. Congratulations to you both!
The 2014-15 master schedule catalogs are now available for parents and students to review and make course selections for the 2014 - 2015 school year. To look at the Berea Middle School catalog for those students who will be in the 6th grade next year, click here. To look at the Berea Middle School catalog for those students who will be in the 7th or 8th grade during the 2014 - 2015 school year, click here. To look at the high school catalogs, click here.
Report Card Letter
Our School Report Card was recently released by the State Department of Education. For 2012-13, Berea Middle School achieved an Absolute Rating of Average and a Growth Rating of Average. To read the entire Berea Middle School Parent Letter click here. To see a complete copy of the 2013 Berea Middle School report card click here.
Teacher of the Year
The teacher of the year for Berea Middle School is 8th grade science teacher Susan Nimmons. She has been teaching for ten years, eight of those being at Berea Middle. Ms. Nimmons graduated from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota, with a bachelor of science major in Earth Science and Biology. Her travels have taken her to Peru and Ecuador in South America. In addition, she has been to every state west of the Mississippi except Arizona. For three years she worked with the Science Museum of Minnesota on its paleontology digs in Wyoming and North Dakota. She has two wonderful children, 14 and 21 years of age. Congratulations Ms. Nimmons.
Report to the People
The Berea Middle School Improvement Council report can be accessed by clicking here.
Welcome to Our Website!
Welcome to our website. The website will provide you with important information to keep you up-to-date with everything happening at the school. The front page will have important announcements and upcoming events as well as a recent gallery. The image on the right is a QR code. If you have a smart phone with a bar code reader, scanning this will take you to our mobile-friendly site which will have announcements, upcoming events, staff contact information and more.