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.
Boys' Basketball Team
Congratulations to the Boys' Basketball Team. Members are listed below.
Jeremiah Allen; Tamious Young; Thomas McLaurin; Demadgyai Croft; Lymashi Brown; Newa Hashim; Darius Love; Raymond Williams; Issiah Cunningham; Travis Bell; Malcom Coles; Eli Smith; Zak Dubose-Whiteside (Manager)
Girls Basketball Team
Congratulations to the 2013-2014 Girls' Basketball Team. Team members are listed below.
Corriana Blandin; Sindraya Clement; Tiffany Cruz; Tytiana Davis; Sumiya Drummond; Aaliyah Forward; Akiera Jenkins; Caitlin Johnson; Sarah Johnston; Nikiel Powers; Taylor Price; Charity Sullivan; Ashley Torres; Kiara Willingham; Tabatha Zimeri
On November 7, members of the American Legion Post 3 presented Berea Middle School with a new flag to fly in front of the building. The members who presented the flag to the school were Dan Patterson, Gilbert Scales, Melvin Pearson and James F. Daniels. Pictured above are Dan Patterson; Lochlan Adams, Berea Middle Student; Mrs. Robin Mill, Principal; and James F. Daniel.
ACE Awards Nominations
The ACE Awards (Advocates for Character and Education) was created by Greg Blatt, Founder and Executive Director of Coaches 4 Character. It is an annual award given to 66 male and female students from each of the 33 Greenville County middle and high schools. This award is designed to honor true “unsung heroes” who all too often are not recognized for their accomplishments. The selection process, established by Greenville County school counselors, focuses on identifying and selecting students who often go unnoticed for one reason or another, but have accomplished great things in their community, church or school.
If you would like to nominate a Greenville County 8th or 12th grader, please complete and submit this nomination form (click here) or go on-line to www.c4caceawards.com. All nominations must be submitted by January 31st. An ACE Awards Advisory Committee at each school will choose finalists from among those nominated to complete an application for the ACE Award. One male and one female will be chosen from each middle and high school in Greenville County. All ACE award recipients will be recognized at the ACE Awards ceremony in the spring.
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.
Hard Work, Pays Off
As part of its emphasis on postsecondary education, and the need to pursue studies beyond high school, Berea Middle School has created a faculty college wall. Pictures of faculty and staff, along with where they obtained various degrees are displayed for all students to see. Hopefully, students will realize that “A dream does not become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.”
The school portfolio, which includes the school renewal plan for 2013 - 2018, can be seen by clicking here.
Common Core For Parents
South Carolina has adopted the Common Core State Standards for K-12 English Language Arts and Mathematics, as well as literacy standards for Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects. Greenville County Schools began the transition in the 2010-2011 school year. To learn more about the Common Core State Standards click here to go to a brochure giving additional details about the Common Core and the implementation timeline.
Immunization Requirement for Whooping Cough
Beginning with the 2013 -14 school year, all children entering seventh grade must receive or have already received a dose of Tdap vaccine to protect them from pertussis (whooping cough). Parents do not have to wait until their child enters the seventh grade as children as young as seven years old can be vaccinated. Parents will need to provide their child’s school with a South Carolina Certificate of Immunization showing that their child received this newly required Tdap vaccine. Parents, please don’t wait – avoid the rush by making an appointment with your child’s healthcare provider to get the required Tdap vaccine and other vaccines recommended for your child’s protection.