2013-14 All teachers and paraprofessionals are Highly Qualified to teach at Berea Middle School.
Title I Involvement Meeting
Title I Staff will be conducting its monthly Parent Involvement Meeting on March 13, 2014, at 1:00 pm. The meeting will be held in the Title I office. Topics of discussion will include Parents' Legal Rights; Academic Records; Required School Immunizations; and Preparing for the PASS test. The speakers will included Robert Taylor, Ann Taylor and Kathlenn McDaniel. Lunch will be provided. For additional information 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
March 18, Tuesday All Grades - PASS Writing Day 1 (Extended Response)
March 19, Wednesday All Grades - PASS Writing Day 2 (Multiple Choice)
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.
Student Registration Grade 8
Registration for high school electives will be Monday, March 10th through Friday, March 14th. Students will register by high school in the computer lab. Parents and students can find all the high schools’ course catalogs on the District website beginning on Friday, February 21st.
Student Registration Grades 6 and 7
Beginning on Monday, February 24th and going through Thursday, February 27th, 6th and 7th grade students will be registering for related arts classes for next year. Students will be registering online in the computer labs. Students should talk with their family about the choices for related arts classes for the 2014-2015 school year. The Berea MS Course Catalog will be available on the school and district websites beginning on Friday, February 21st. If there are any questions, students may stop by the Guidance Office or parents may call the Guidance Office.
Miss Berea Middle Pageant
The Berea Middle School PTA will be sponsoring the Miss Berea Middle School Pageant on April 5, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. The pageant will be held at Berea High School. Pageant packets are available in Mrs. Graham's room. (Mrs. Graham teaches 6th grade math.) Packets may be picked through March 4, 2014.
Title I Parent Needs Survey
Berea Middle School is allocated federal Title I funds to help provide much needed services to the children here at Berea Middle. The services provided include reduced class sizes, technology, and specialized educational programs. The aim of the Title I plan is to provide the best educational opportunities for every child to reach his/her potential and to make academic gains. As part of the Title I program, Title I Staff are required to conduct a needs assessment of the current Title I plan and to request suggestions for improvements from parents and community members. Our charge is to set goals based upon areas of needs and weaknesses as supported by the data. A survey has been distributed which asks for suggestions and input from the parents. Included as part of the survey are 2013 SC Annual School Report Card Summary data. These data show how Berea Middle School performs in relation to schools like ours. Parents are asked to complete and return the survey to Title I Office by December 13, 2013. If you did not receive a copy of the survey, you may click here for one. This link includes an English and Spanish version of the survey. In addition, parents and community members are asked to join us at our Title I planning meeting on Monday, January 13, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Media Center and supper will be served. For additional information about the meeting please 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.