Friday, October 31, 2014
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Decorated Pumpkins
The students in Mrs. Dickert's Art classes have worked hard all week to decorate pumpkins as part of their lesson in working with color and texture.  These pumpkins will be on display, and for sale, in the cafeteria on Friday, October 31 until 4pm.  Prices range from $5 to $10 per pumpkin.  Proceeds will help support the our Art Program.  Those interested are welcome to see the product of our young artists' creativity and talent.

Flight of the Falcon - 5th Grade Night
Sevier will hold its annual “Flight of the Falcon”, an academic and related arts showcase, on November 17 from 6:30-8:00pm. This fun and informative event will help 5th graders and their parents to understand what STEAM is all about and assist their preparation for next school year. Fifth graders assigned to attend any middle school are welcome and encouraged to attend this event. 

After a general session welcome and curriculum overview, parents and students will go on a “Search for the Falcon’s Feather” to meet teachers and visit in 6th grade classes and related arts areas. Afterwards, parents are invited to join the administration and school counselors for an informal question and answer time. CLICK HEREto view the Flyer.

Invitation for Veteran's Day Ceremony
Sevier will hold its 18th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11th at 10:00 am.   Please print the attached invitation letter and invite Veterans you know to come and share stories and memories about their time in the military with small groups of students prior to the 10 am program.  We would love to have them attend as our honored guests.  CLICK HERE for the Veteran's Day Invitation Letter.    We are also accepting submissions for our Wall of Honor. If you have a family member who has served or is currently serving in the armed services of our country, please print and complete the Wall of Honor Submission form and return to the Media Center.  Be sure to indicate "Active Duty" or "Veteran" in the top left corner of the form.

Red Ribbon Week
Red Ribbon Week is October 27 – 31.  The Red Ribbon campaign emphasizes drug and alcohol prevention and awareness.  Each day students can participate in themed attire, and take part in a homeroom “Dial in” (drug/fact questions) contest.  The winning homeroom will be announced at the end of each day.  Students will be given bracelets Monday with a number inside. They are asked to wear the bracelets each day, and there will be random drawings throughout the week using the numbers on the bracelets.  Dress code still applies for this week, with the exception of Friday (T-shirt) day.
Monday (10/27):   “Team Up Against Drugs”  All students and staff are encouraged to wear sports paraphernalia. Students planning to wear sports team T-shirts must wear a colored shirt underneath.  Volunteers are needed to hand out bracelets at all lunches. 
Tuesday (10/28):  “Double Your Pleasure and Stick together against illegal drugs”  All students and staff are encouraged to wear clothes like a friend. 
Wednesday
(10/29):   “Code Red Day” All students and staff are encouraged to wear red.
Thursday (10/30):  “Wear Green and Don’t Be Mean on the Screen” All students and staff are encouraged to wear green.
Friday (10/31):  “Be a Jean-ius and get T’D off about drugs”  All students and staff who pledge to be drug free are allowed to wear jeans and a T-shirt   *No Collar Day.

Chorus Popcorn Fundraiser
The Chorus Popcorn fundraiser continues until November 5th.  Find a member or order in the front office.  CLICK HERE to view the catalog.

Redeem your Falcon Fly Cards
Redeem your Falcon Fly Cards on Friday mornings during Falcon Flycard Exchange.  Fly Cards from the first quarter should be redeemed by October 31, and will expire after this date.  CLICK HERE to see a menu of Falcon Fly Card Incentives.  Each Fly Card will hold up to 10 signatures.  Students my turn in 5 Flycards on Friday to have the opportunity to participate in duct taping Mr. Grady or Mr. Falls to the wall during Friday lunch.

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, home, church or school.

If you would like to nominate a Greenville County 8th or 12th grader, please complete and submit this nomination form. All nominations must be submitted by January 30, 2015. 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 honored at the ACE Awards ceremony in the spring.  To submit your online nomination go to www.c4caceawards.com.  Nomination forms are also available in the front office.  

Basketball Tryouts
spinning basketball Basketball Tryouts will be held November 3 -7.  Girls:  4:00 - 5:30 pm, Boys:  5:45 - 7:15 pm.  Students must bring the completed 3pg physical form to tryout.   Students who have played Fall sports at Wade Hampton,  Greenville, and Eastside high schools are still required to bring a copy of their physical to participate.   No Form, No Tryout!  CLICK HERE for a physical form.

Wade Hampton Spirit Week
 Wade Hampton Spirit Week is October 24 - 31.  It is a week long fundraiser to benefit a certain charity each year.  This year's proceeds will go to the ALS Center of Excellence.  Support Wade Hampton's fundraising efforts by participating in the many events held throughout the week.  The first event to kick off Spirit Week is the Adult Social at Stone Lake Clubhouse on Friday from 7- 9pm.  $15 admission includes food and entertainment.  A Midnight Yard Sale at Edge Community Church, 506 Edwards Road, follows from 10pm - 1am with $5 admission per person.  The regular yard sale, free to the public, will be held Saturday, Oct. 25 from 8am - 12pm.  CLICK HERE for the Yard Sale & Adult Social Flyer.  The WHHS PTSA will hold a Spaghetti Supper and Silent Auction at the WHHS Cafeteria on Wedneday, Oct 29 from 5 - 7pm.  Purchase a generous portioned plate of spaghetti, salad, bread and a drink for $6, or 4 plates for $20.  CLICK HERE for the Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction Flyer.  CLICK HERE to view the many other activities for WHHS Spirit Week.

Enrichment
Our Enrichment Program provides timely and targeted academic support and advancement to increase achievement among students at every level. Other seminars develop a special area of interest or prepare students for academic competition. Click HERE to find out more about our Enrichment program.

Yearbooks on Sale

Purchase your yearbook now for $32 for basic and $37 for personalization.  Click HERE for an order form to return with payments of cash or check payable to Sevier Middle.  You may also click HERE to order online.