Wednesday, January 28, 2015
1000 Piedmont Park Road • Greenville, SC 29609 • (864) 355-8200 • FAX: (864) 355-8255

Boys Soccer Meeting
Boys Soccer will hold a "Meet the Coach" meeting with Coach Berber on Thursday, January 29th from 4:00 - 4:45pm in the downstairs Health classroom near the Gym. Students should make arrangments to have transportation ready for pickup in the back parking lot near the gym at 4:45pm.  

WHHS Track Try Outs
Any 7th or 8th grader zoned for Wade Hampton High School and interested in running track this Spring at Wade Hampton, should plan to attend a meeting with the WHHS Track Coaches in the WHHS cafeteria /commons area on Thursday the 29th at 5:15. Parents are asked to attend. The meeting should last no more than 45 minutes. Track practice for non winter sport middle school athletes, will begin on Tuesday, February 2nd at the Wade Hampton track at 3:45. Winter sport athletes may come out after their season is over. If you are not able to attend and would like to participate, call Wade Hampton and leave a message for Coach Zeller or Coach Ravenell.

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.

8th Grade IGP Meeting
Individual Graduation Plan Conferences (IGP) will be held between January 26th through February 6th.  This conference is held each year for every student in the state of SC from 8th grade through 12th grade. The purpose of the meeting is to review career assessments, graduation requirements from high school for the state of SC, college scholarship information, and other pertinent information.  Please call Mrs. Howard at 355-8204 to schedule a time for your 8th grader’s IGP conference.

6th Grade Beta Club
Sixth grade students will be invited to join the Beta Club through an invitation attached to 2nd quarter report cards.  A student must have all A’s and B’s for 1st semester grades and be a student of character to qualify.  Applications and dues are to be returned by the deadline of February 6, 2015.  The NEW student Beta club induction will be held Thursday, February 19th at 6:30pm.

ID Badges
Sevier Middle School is tightening the enforcement of the Student ID badge requirement. We seek to correct the current issues that some students are having and support better compliance with this important policy. We will not yet require all students to switch to a collar clip instead of a lanyard. The Student ID Policy can be found on page 4 of the student handbook, found in your child’s agenda. Going forward, administrators will work more closely in concert with parents to address students who violate the ID policy and implement progressive consequences. Thank you for your help.

Consequences for ID Violations

To help with the improvement of ID compliance we are offering a special sale and an opportunity to set up an ID account.  A minimum of $10 is needed to set up an account.  On January 20 & 21, ID badges will sell for $3 each or students may set up an account with $10, good for 4 ID badges.  An account may be started at any time, however, after January 21, ID badges will return to the regular price of $5 each. Money placed into ID badge accounts is non-refundable.  The credit to redeem badges will roll-over into the next school year for returning students. *Students who have a pre-paid ID account and forget their ID can stop by the front office to get one from their account.  

P.E. Uniforms
P.E. Uniforms are available to purchase in Gym class.  A T-shirt and shorts set may be purchased for $20.  Items may be purchased separately. T-shirts are $12 each and shorts are $10 each.

Spring Sports Tryouts
Spring sports tryouts begin February 2.   All 3 pages of the physical form must be completed and returned by that date.  Students who have turned in a physical this school year or played a sport this year at Sevier or Wade Hampton or Greenville High, are covered for spring sports tryouts.  Any physicals that are not on file at Sevier for high school sports need to be turned in at Sevier ASAP.  CLICK HERE for a copy of the physical form.  Baseball players need to be dressed in baseball pants, hats and cleats and bring their baseball gloves and bats to the field. 

Girls Soccer Conditioning
Girls Soccer Conditioning for this week will be held each day after school, except Tuesday, until 5:30.  Athletes should wear cleats and bring a water bottle.

Softball Conditioning
Girls Softball Conditioning will be held January 23 - February 2 from 4:00 - 5:15pm (M, Tu, Th, & F) for 7th and 8th grade girls trying out for the softball team.  Bring tennis shoes, sweats and a water bottle.

Sexuality Education Course Exemptions
As part of the Greenville County Schools Health Education Curriculum, students taking  PE/Health Education at Sevier will take part in an age appropriate, abstinence based Sexuality Education Course.  Students may be excluded from the sexuality education component of the Health Education Program if the curriculum conflicts with the family’s beliefs.   Prior to instruction, schools mail parents information regarding the opportunity to preview all sexuality education instructional materials, and the parent’s right to exempt his/her child from any portion or the entire unit.   Sevier will have its Sexuality Education materials on display for preview from January 20th – 30th.  Opt-Out forms have been mailed home and extra copies are available in the front office.  Parents wishing to exempt their child from the Sexuality Education Course must complete the Opt-out form and deliver it to the front office in person.  Students may not turn in Opt-Out forms.  The first semester Sexuality Education Course will be held February 2 - 13 for girls and February 17 -27 for boys.

Carowinds Festival of Music
Reminder to all band, strings, and chorus students:  your balance for the Carowinds Festival of Music is due February 20.

PSAT Junior Scholars
Congratulations to our 8th Gr. PSAT Junior Scholars for 2014-2015:  Stephen Ackerman, Hanna Falous, Lauren Best, Cameron Gray, Rachel Broumas, Timothy (TJ) Green, Victoria Chappell, Robert Harris, Corinne Vicario, Caedmon Evans, Maxwell Wascom.

Job Shadowing Day
Job Shadowing Day for 8th grade students will be Friday, February 6, 2015.  CLICK HERE to access the packet which includes important details and deadline information.  Pages 4 & 5 in this packet must be completed and returned to Mrs. Crisman in the counseling office by 2pm on Friday, January 16, 2015.   Pages 6 & 7 in this packet must be completed and returned to Mrs. Crisman on Monday, February 9, 2015.

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.

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.  Purchase your yearbook now while the price is still $35.  The option to purchase personalization and up to 4 icons will expire February 16.  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.


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.

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  Nomination forms are also available in the front office.  

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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