Thursday, March 05, 2015
1000 Piedmont Park Road • Greenville, SC 29609 • (864) 355-8200 • FAX: (864) 355-8255

Tdap Vaccinations Clinic
Parents are reminded that rising seventh grade students 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 in August.  The Tdap vaccine protects against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough). State Law began the requirement for the Tdap vaccination in the 2013-14 school year.  
Greenville County Schools will partner with the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) to provide Tdap clinics at all 20 GCS middle schools.  Sevier's Clinic will be held April 22nd.   
Consent to Vaccinate forms were sent home with all sixth grade students on March 4th. The properly completed form must be returned to the school nurse by Thursday, March 12th if you would like for your child to receive the vaccine.  March 12th is the absolute deadline to return forms, and forms will not be accepted after this date.

ARMES Program
ARMES (Arts Reaching Middle and Elementary Schools), is a tuition-free program for gifted and talented students in 4th through 8 th grade who live in Greenville County. The student may attend public, private, or home school.  Classes in Drama, Dance, Strings, and Visual Arts are offered twice a week, afterschool for the school year. Click HERE for general information details, or you may visit the ARMES website for more extensive details and to apply online, at  Parent nomination forms are also available in our front office.  The nomination process begins February 23rd and closes April 20th.

Summer School Enrollment
Greenville County Schools will offer Middle School Summer School from June 22 through July 16, Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am - 12:15 pm. Summer School locations are Blue Ridge Middle, Northwood Middle, and Tanglewood Middle. The program is open to middle school students who live in the geocodes served by Greenville County Schools and who have failed one or two core courses (science, social studies, ELA, or math).
Students must register for Summer School at their home school. Summer School fees must be paid at registration: one class @ $150, two classes @ $300. No personal checks accepted. Transportation is not provided, and attendance is mandatory. Summer School is available on a first come, first served basis. Locations may close due to low enrollment.  Click HERE for the Flyer.  Click HERE for the GCS district webpage.

Greenville High School 8th Grade Night
Greenville High School has rescheduled it's 8th Grade Rising Raiders Curriculum Night for Thursday, March 5th, from 6:30 - 8:30p.m.

Washington Trip Parent Meeting
Parents of 8th grade Beta Club students attending the Washington Trip should plan accompanying their child to one of the two meetings scheduled for Thursday, March 5th at 3:45 and 5:30pm.  

Falcon Walking Club
Sevier students, staff, and parents are invited to join our walking club on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon's (weather permitting) from 3:50 - 4:30 starting March 10th. Participant's will receive a Falcon Walking Club card that will be punched for each lap that is walked, jogged, or ran. Once a participant has completed 20 laps (5 miles) they turn in their punched card and receive a new one. Each participant will also receive a Falcon Walking Club wrist band for each completed card turned in.

Spring Fling Survey
PTA is preparing for Spring Fling scheduled in April and would like to ask for student input.  Students, please CLICK HERE and take a moment to participate in the online survey to help PTA plan a Spring Fling that you will remember.

8th Grade IGP Meetings
Sevier will hold its final push to complete 8th grade IGP conferences on Monday, March 16th through Thursday, March 19th from 8:30 to 3:15. Parents should call and schedule this with Mrs. Howard at 864-355-8204.  This meeting is essential to your student’s transition to high school.  

This year, students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades in South Carolina will take a new test, the ACT Aspire.  Students will take ELA (English, reading, and writing) and mathematics tests.  Additionally, all students will take the SCPASS science and social studies tests.  Testing will commence April 28 - May 8.  Click HERE for further details and testing schedules.  During the ACT Aspire mathematics test, select calculators are permitted.  Click HERE for important information regarding calculator requirements for this testing.

Spring Sing
Congratulations to the following students for auditioning and being chosen for this year's Spring Sing. Sopranos:  Corinne Vicario, Rose Chappell, Naomi Cladovan, Grace Brackett, Sara Hammond, Caitlin Spencer, Bentley Clark and Judasha Jones.  Altos: Renia Malbreaux, Cassidy Bryant, Samona Whitner, Rryel Brown, Imannee Yates, and Tatianna Mann.  Tenors: Caleb Seger, Nick McAbee, Drake Stambaugh, Sebastian Piquera, Nauleague Corpening, and Decivius Williams.

The yearbook staff is working hard to make the best yearbook yet, and to include all students.  Yearbooks are now $40 each.  Personalization ends and orders must be placed by February 27th to guarantee your copy.  After February 27, a limited number of copies will be available to reserve on a first come, first serve basis.  Click HERE for an order form to return to the front office with payments of cash or check payable to Sevier Middle.  You may also click HERE to order online.  There are still a few openings for 8th Grade Yearbook Ads.  Orders will be accepted until these have been filled.  Please submit your 8th Grade Ad as soon as possible while space is available.  CLICK HERE for an 8th Grade Ad order form.  Yearbook staff is also requesting pictures of students involved in high school sports.  Please email Jodi Imes at with pictures.

Going Green Menus
CLICK HERE to access the "Going Green Menus" and sign up to have the school breakfast/lunch menu emailed automatically to you each month along with a monthly "SuperKids Nutrition Newsletter".  There you can also access the nutritional information for each menu item.

WHHS Football Conditioning and Weight Training
Wade Hampton High School Football Conditioning and Weight Training will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 4:00 - to 5:30.  7th and 8th graders coded for WHHS who are interested in playing WHHS football next year are invited to participate.

Reading All Stars Program

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The Greenville Drive Reading All Stars Program runs from February 16 - March 27.  All students at Sevier will have the opportunity to participate.  Students are challenged to read 5 books in 5 weeks, and those that complete the challenge will be invited to attend the Reading All Stars Celebration held during the Greenville Drive game on May 18, 2015.  Reading All Stars will receive a voucher to redeem for free admission and a T-shirt, plus take part in a pregame parade and have DriveVision and on-field recognition during the game. Please click on the following items for further details and important documents.  Please make changes to documents to reflect that the program end date has been extended until March 27.

Car Line Procedures Update
Thank you to all car line drivers for your conscientious support of safety and efficiency as we drop off in the morning and pick-up students in the afternoon.  Our number of car riders has increased and it is important that we keep Piedmont Park Rd. clear and safe during peak times.  At morning drop-off, pull as far toward the crosswalk as possible before you stop to let your child out of the car.  Make certain to turn right when leaving the driveway between 8:10 and 8:30.
During afternoon pick-up at the front, all cars are required to turn right on exit between 3:25 and 3:45.  Rear driveway pick-up for 6th graders must turn right on exit between 3:25 – 3:35.  Thank you for making the adjustments that have become necessary to ensure the safety of all drivers during drop off and dismissal.

Team Sports Practice Schedules
Tentative practice schedules for Spring Sports are as follows and are subject to change.  Coaches will communicate with players of any schedule changes.
Softball will practice Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 4 - 6pm.  Baseball will practice Monday - Friday from 4:00 - 5:30pm.  Girls Soccer will practice Monday - Friday from 4:00 - 5:30pm.  Boys Soccer will practice Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 - 5:30, and on Saturdays from 2:00 - 3:30pm.

Rescheduled Drama Field Trip
The Drama class field trip to the Peace Center, missed due to school cancellations, has been rescheduled for April 10th at 12:00pm.

ACE Awards Nominations
Congratulations to Victoria Chappell and Seth Dawkins for being Sevier's ACE Award winners.  They will be awarded at a ceremony on May 19th.  The following students were nominated: Trea Jones, Seth Dawkins, Amy Harkins, Madison Stines, Jesus De Los Santos, Zally Barksdale, Deci Williams, Abigail Goos, and Victoria Chappell, Caedmon Evans and Dalton Hadley.  Our Semi-Finalists were Zally Barksdale, Victoria Chappell, Seth Dawkins, and Dalton Hadley.  

Sevier Recieves RAMP Designation
Sevier Middle School will receive the Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) designation for its outstanding school counseling program during a special ceremony at the American School Counselor Association’s annual conference in Phoenix, Arizona, on June 30th.  The RAMP designation, awarded to schools whose counseling programs align with the criteria set in the ASCA National Model, recognizes schools that are committed to delivering a comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program and creating an exemplary educational environment.  Congratulations to our School Counselors Darcy Storm, Jami Crisman, and Tomiko Long, who spent more than a year working with students, staff, administration, and the community to evaluate the Sevier Comprehensive School Counseling Program and implement standards that align with the national standards defined by ASCA.  CLICK HERE to learn more.

Share Your Falcon's Successes
We are proud of our students and would love to know what they have accomplished outside of school. CLICK HERE to fill out the following information to recognize a student for their accomplishments in extracurricular activities such as sports, art, music, and other special hobbies.

PBIS & Falcon Fly Cards
Falcon Fly Cards Exchange is held on Friday mornings where students may redeem their completed Fly Cards for incentives.  CLICK HERE to see a menu of Falcon Fly Card Incentives.  Each completed Fly Card holds 10 signatures.

Thank You to our PTA Business Sponsors

Click HERE to learn more about the PTA sponsorship program and our PTA Business Sponsors.

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