On Friday November 12th we will have our school wide celebration of Veterans Day (November 11th is the official day). Retired teacher Bobbi Anderson spearheaded the first "Return to Camp Sevier" day 25 years ago. It was her brain child that we needed to make sure our students knew the meaning of our school name and what Camp Sevier was back in 1917-1918. Again this year we will be unable to have our large school wide and community celebration because of health concerns but there are a few things that we want to do in commemoration of all who served.
Our plans at this point are that all students have the opportunity to listen to the concert songs the Orchestra and Chorus students have been rehearsing since early in the school year for this day of remembrance. We will also continue to post our "Wall of Honor" and "Active Duty" names that staff and students have been providing for us for many years. We are asking every student and staff member who have not provided names in the past to do so this year. We need the name of every friend or family member who has served their country going back as far as you and your family can remember. We will also ask for names of friends and family members who are currently in active duty. We want to honor all of these on this day.
Sevier proudly displays a Wall of Honor that names people who have been identified by Sevier Middle School students, faculty, and friends as individuals who have served in any branch of the military at any time. The information has been accumulated since the first Return to Camp Sevier event, observed on November 11, 1996. Each year, as new students and faculty arrive at Sevier, the list grows longer. Please print out and complete the attached Wall of Honor Submission Form to have your loved one's name placed on our Wall of Honor. We will include the name(s) you supply on the updated list. Please understand that we can only list what we can read, so it is very important that all information you provide is spelled correctly and legibly.
On Veterans Day, Sevier also plans to remember our nursing home veterans who have attended our ceremony in the past by delivering a cake and thank you notes written by some of our students. If you would like to contribute please have your student turn in their note, card, or drawing to the Media Center.
Parents are invited to attend an Internet Safety Webinar via Zoom on Tuesday, November 2nd, from 6:30pm - 7:30pm.
Our Sevier PTA will host Red Ribbon Week from October 25th - 29th. Red Ribbon Week's purpose is to educate students on drug prevention and the dangers of substance use, encouraging students to live drug free. Students will participate in daily activities and are encouraged to participate in the daily dress themes. The dress code still applies. Please review the attached Red Ribbon Week Agenda
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED! Our PTA needs volunteers to provide candy by October 22nd, and to help during school on October 25th. Please review the attachedRed Ribbon Week Sign Up Genius and consider helping.
7th and 8th graders interested in trying out for Basketball that missed the Parent meeting should see Mr. Bagley, Mr. Soemer, or Ms. Wallace for more information and requirements for tryouts. Tryouts are November 1st - 4th from 4pm-5pm for the girls and 5pm-6pm for the boys. First round of cuts are on Tuesday (11/2) and the final round is on Thursday 11/4).
It’s time for Reflections! Reflections is a national PTA competition to increase students interest in the arts. Students are allowed to submit art through different mediums. This year's theme is "I will Change the World by..." The entries are all due by November 19th. This year all submissions will be completed by the parents and students virtually. Submit as many entries as you like in the categories of Film Production, Dance Choreography, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts. There will be a prize drawing for iTunes giftcards for all those that submit an entry.
Sevier PTA Reflections Student Entry Information Packet (Reference this packet for art work rules & guidelines, not used as actual entry form this year)
Please have a photo or image of your original work saved and named specifically in the format below and ready to upload when you complete the Google Entry Form. When the Entry Form is completed, the completion notice comment will provide a link to upload your file into a Drop Box folder.
IMPORTANT: The File name should be in the following format (NO EXCEPTIONS): Student Last Name, Student First Name, Age Category, Art Category/Division, School Initials/School Name (Examples: DoeJohnMiddlePhotographySevier, DoeJaneMiddleMusicSevier, DickertAbbyMiddleVisualArtsSevier, MaguireChadMiddleFilmSevier, SwartzelDanaMiddleDanceSevier, FallsBrianMiddleLiteratureSevier, HegeKarenSpecialArtistVisualArtsSevier) ** If you do not name your file as specified, we cannot guarantee entry is judged. **
Step 1: Complete online Google Entry Form. PTA Reflections Online Entry Form
Step 2: Click on DropBox link provided after completing your entry form. Use the link to upload your digital file of your original work.
7th & 8th grade boys and girls coded for WHHS are invited to join the WHHS Wrestling Team! First practice is November 1st from 4:05pm to 6:15pm. In order to be eligible to practice, all documents including a physical dated after April 1st, 2021, need to be uploaded and approved in PlanetHS. Contact Coach Caffrey with any questions at email@example.com or 864-355-0126.
The Christian Learning Center is currently accepting students into their Released Time Program. Students may pick up an application in our front office. Completed applications are returned to our front office. Students attend this program on Thursdays during their related arts class. Learn more at the Christian Released Time Program website.
Ways to Support our PTA:
Parents who own a business are asked to consider becoming a Business Sponsor or to spread the word of our sponsorship program to family or friends who own businesses. See the PTA Sponsorship Form for details and contact information.
Those not interested in paying online are welcome to send in cash or check payments to the front office. Checks are made payable to Sevier Middle PTA.
Volunteer!! Complete the Online PTA Parent Contact Form (to keep in the loop of volunteer opportunities.
7th grade Erin’s Law Lesson- Friday, November 5
Starting Monday, September 13, 2021, Greenville County Schools, in coordination with DHEC and MAKO Medical Laboratories, will provide free drive through COVID testing exclusively for Greenville County School students and employees. The three locations are Fountain Inn High School, MT Anderson Support Center, and Northside Park. There is no appointment necessary. Students are asked to present their school issued ID or chromebook upon check-in. While it may be disappointing that other family members cannot access this resource, the restriction of this opportunity helps ensure a quick result turnaround time (usually within 24 hours) for our students and a streamlined process for students eligible for the newly instated “Early Return from Quarantine” protocols. Please review the district’s information flyers attached to this announcement and also found on the GCS website.
Following communication protocols for COVID, please keep your child at home and contact the front office at 355-8200 if your student has any of the symptoms of COVID, if your student has been tested and is awaiting results, if your student tested positive for COVID, or if your student has been exposed to someone that tested positive for COVID. More information and guidance can be found on the Greenville County School Return to School page.
Don't forget to order your yearbook. All orders are online this year. Price starts at $35. Order by 9/17/21 and get 4 free Icons when you purchase a personalized yearbook! If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Blakely at firstname.lastname@example.org.