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Sunday, September 21, 2014
151 Berea Middle School Rd • Greenville, SC • 29617 • 864-355-1700 • Fax - 864-355-1777

Upcoming Events

Bullying Awareness & Prevention Program

The School Counseling Office will begin a program on bullying awareness and prevention at Berea Middle School with the 6th and 7th grade classes.  This program, “Second Step,” is designed to help students recognize various types of bullying and its harmful effects.  This program has been approved for use in Greenville County Schools. The main goal of this program is to increase respect among the students of BereaMiddle School and decrease any and all forms of bullying.  The program will show students how to take safety actions, respect others, and speak out about bullying in their school.  The program will be presented to your child in two different sessions.  The first session will begin on September 30 with 7th grade.  6th grade will begin on October 2.  If you wish to review this program you can do so by contacting the School Counseling Office at 355-1711.  If you DO NOT wish to have your student participate please complete an Opt Out form in the School Counseling Office or print, complete and return the Opt Out form (located  here)to the School Counseling Office by September 26.  

BMS Club Selection to Begin

On Friday, September 19 students will receive a BMS Club Brochure.  The brochure contains a list of teacher sponsored clubs and short descriptions.  Beginning September 22 – September 26, students will have the opportunity to select clubs of interest with their homeroom teachers by computer.  There is no guarantee on student club selections.  All students will participate in a club.  Clubs will meet once a month during the school day with the club’s sponsor.  The first Club Day is scheduled for the morning of October 10.  To check out what clubs Berea Middle School is offering this year, click here.

College Fair 2014
Greenville County Schools will be holding College Fair 2014 on September 23 - 24, 2014.  This event will be held at the TD Convention Center, 1 Exposition Drive, Greenville, SC.  In addition to the college fair, college planning seminars for parents and students will be held on Monday, September 22 from 5:30 - 6:15 PM and 7:45 - 8:40 PM.  For additional information click here.

GCS Magnet Academy Open House Dates

Greenville County Schools Magnet Academies will be holding open house dates in the month of October.  Listed below are the dates for the open house events.  8th graders may also sign up in the School Counseling Office to attend an information session on Monday, September 29th during 1st period.  Parents and Guardians are invited to attend as well.  Visit www.gcsmagnetacademies.org for more information on the district’s magnet academies of accelerated learning which offer unique educational choices to the students of Greenville County.  Applications will be available online in November.

 October 7- Carolina High School & Academy of Engineering Technology and Health Professions

October 12- Southside High Academy International Baccalaureate Middle Years and Diploma Programs

 October 14- J. L. Mann High Academy of Mathematics, Science, and Technology  

October 21- Greenville Senior High Academy of Law, Finance, and Business

Review of Title I Documents
It is once again time for review of the Title I Parent Invovlement Policy and Compacts for the 2014-2015 school year.  These documents are for the local school level and the district level.  Drafts of the various documents can be accessed by clicking on each type of document listed below.  Paper copies of the documents will be sent home this week for reivew by parents and the community with the opportunity to provide comments about the policy and compact.  Parents will have another opportunity to review the documents at the Open House on September 15 and also at the Parent Involvement meeting on September 18.

SC Junior Scholars Program

Any 8th Grade student interested in participating in the South Carolina Junior Scholars Program by taking the PSAT test (Preliminary SAT) on October 15 will need to see Mrs. Edwards in the Guidance Office.  The cost of the test is $14.00 and students must have a permission form signed by a parent/guardian.  (Click here for a copy of the permission form.)  Checks will need to be made out to Berea Middle School.  Mrs. Edwards must receive payment and a signed permission form by 3:30 PM on Wednesday, September 24.  If you have questions, please contact the Guidance Office at 355-1711.  Junior Scholars are selected based on their performance on the PSAT and those that qualify will be recognized in local award ceremonies, receive an Award of Merit certificate, and be invited to attend summer opportunities at participating South Carolina colleges and universities.  For more information and a registration form, please see the attachments.

Title Parent Involvement Schedule
The Title I Parent Involvement Meetings schedule has been posted on the Title I Home page of the Berea Middle School website.  There are English and Spanish versions of the schedule.  Just click on the Title I home page where you can locate and then print a copy of the parent involvement schedule for the year..

MAP Testing
Greenville County Schools will be conducting the Fall MAP testing during the month of September.  For Berea Middle, testing will begin on September 3 and will end on September 26, 2014. Students will be tested by grade level and area.  Parents should make sure students are at school on time and are ready to begin the test if their grade level is testing

Summer Reading is Cool!!!

Don't be left out at the Summer Reading Celebration!  To be included record 10 hours of reading this summer--easy to do.  For a reading log to turn in to your homeroom teacher the first week of school, click here.

Supply List
Click here for a list of school supplies.

2014 School Portfolio
The Berea Middle School Portfolio is now available for review.  Click here to see the portfolio.

Welcome to Our Website!
Berea Middle Mobile QR CodeWelcome 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.