Accepting New Beta Club Members
Beta Club sponsors in 6th and 7th Grade will be accepting new membership applications soon. Applications will be available by Friday, January 25, and must be returned by February 6, 2019. There is a $20 membership fee to be turned in with your application. Requirements to join Beta Club include having all As & Bs (with no more than 2 Bs) during each grading period, commitment to attend all meetings (usually 2 per month), and having no referrals. Further details and requirements will be included in the application, including the date of the Induction Ceremony to be held during February.
Basketball Game Rescheduled for Jan. 23
Tuesday’s basketball home game has been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 23rd. The Falcons will compete against Riverside. Admission is $3 per person. The girl's game starts at 5:30pm and the boy's game follows around 6:45pm. The Sevier Pep Band will perform during both girl's and boy's games. Students attend the game must have their ride on site by 8:00pm ready for pickup.
Sevier's FBLA will host a Talent Show on Thursday, February 21, at 6:00pm. Students interested in performing in the talent show must complete and turn in the attached Talent Show Form
by February 4th. Auditions will be held after school on February 5th from 3:45 to 5:00pm.
Volunteers Needed - Staff Souper Bowl Luncheon
PTA will treat our staff to our annual Staff Souper Bowl Luncheon on February 1, 2019. Volunteers are need to donate their time and needed food items for the event. Please use the attached Souper Bowl Signup
to learn more and sign up.
The Yearbook staff are currently in need of pictures of students participating in WHHS sports or Clubs to use in the yearbook. Please email your pictures to Mrs. Blakely at firstname.lastname@example.org
or contact her at 355-8227. The deadline to submit pictures is February 15th.
Parents of 8th graders, it's time to order your student's 8th grade yearbook ad! Don't miss the opportunity to recognize your 8th grader with their on personal ad in this year's yearbook. Orders are due by February 15th. Please see the attached Yearbook Ad Flyer for details. Parents are encouraged to order online at Jostens.com.
8th Grade Washington Trip
8th graders and parents are invited to attend the grade level trip to Washington D.C. and Williamsburg, VA. This trip is scheduled for March 6-9 2019. The Washington Trip Informational Flyer
is attached. There are still spots available for students and chaperones to attend the trip. Spots will be filled on a first come, first paid basis. Please send in your payment as soon as possible to reserve your spot. Parents of 8th Graders are asked to accompany their student to the Chaperone, Parent & Student Informational Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, January 29, at 6:00pm to go over detail and instructions for the upcoming trip.
The Great Kindness Challenge
Sevier will participate in The Great Kindness Challenge during the week of January 28 - February 1, 2019. The Great Kindness Challenge is a proactive and positive bullying prevention initiative that improves school climate and increases student engagement. The Great Kindness Challenge is one week devoted to performing as many acts of kindness as possible on campus. Using the provided checklist of 50 kind acts, students accept the challenge and show the world that KINDNESS MATTERS!Kindness Challenge ChecklistKindness Challenge Checklist (Spanish)
Falcon Flight Planning (Curriculum Night)
Please join us Tuesday, February 12th, at 6:00pm for our annual Falcon Flight Planning. This is a Related Arts Review and is intended for current 5th, 6th, and 7th graders and parents. The purpose of this event is to review related arts offerings so that students can make informed decisions when choosing their related arts selections during the upcoming class registration for the 2019-2020 school year. Guests will have an opportunity to meet teachers, counselors and administrators. Representatives from PTA will also be available, selling spirit gear and answering questions regarding volunteer opportunities.
Spring Sports Tryouts
7th & 8th graders are invited to participate in spring sports tryouts. There has been a tryout schedule update. Softball and Baseball tryouts begin January 28th. Boys and Girls Soccer tryouts begin February 4th.
Students must have passing grades in all classes at the end of 1st semester to be eligible. Athletes need to have physical form, birth certificate, concussion form, and parent permission on file on Arbiter Athlete
(A.K.A. PlanetHS) in order to participate. Parent & student accounts must be created and linked to complete forms.
8th Gr. Job Shadowing Day 2/15/19
8th graders will be given the opportunity to Job Shadow on Friday, February 15th. This is a parent and student led activity. In order to be excused and shadow that day, the student needs to complete the attached online application
and also print off the attached guidelines and parent permission form
. Please complete these requirements as soon as possible. The parent permission form must be returned to Mrs. Crisman in the Counseling Department no later than Friday, February 8th. If all items are completed, the student will be excused for the day for job shadowing. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Ms. Crisman at 864-355-8485.
State Report Card Summary
If your child was unable to attend school on 12/12/18 due to weather related conditions, that absence is an excused absence and will not count against perfect attendance. However, it is necessary to submit a parent note indicating the reason for the absence on that day so that your child's attendance will be noted as excused and properly coded. Otherwise, the absence will record as an "unexcused" absence. Please see the Attendance Page
of our website for more information.
An Important Message From Mr. Maguire
Recent media reports have highlighted the dangers of teens using e-cigarettes, specifically Juuls, and the growing number of teens experimenting with them. I have put together a brief report on these devices, their impact on teens, and how we plan to address this trend at Sevier. Please review the report so you can partner with us to prevent this from becoming an issue in our community. Thank you.Safety Announcement
Return to School After Illness Guidelines
The Medical Health Services of Greenville County Schools would like to remind parents, in an effort to decrease the spread of contagious illness, to please follow the attached guidelines
that allow a student to return to school after an illness.
Receive GCS Emergency Text Messages
In an effort to better communicate with parents during times of emergency, the GCS Communications Department has implemented a text messaging system that will text a student's primary contact phone number. Parents that currently have a landline listed as their “Primary Contact Phone” and wish to receive texts about school cancellations or other emergency schedule changes must complete the attached Change in Phone Number form
. We also have a Spanish Change in Phone Number Form
available. Parents who already list a cellular phone as their primary contact will not need to take action to receive this service.
8th Gr NAEP Testing
Select 8th grade students will take part in NAEP Testing the morning of Tuesday, February 5th, 2019. The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)is a congressionally mandated project administered by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). NAEP is given to a representative sample of students across the country. Results are reported for groups of students with similar characteristics (e.g., gender, race and ethnicity, school location), not individual students.
ACE Awards Nominations
Coaches for Character, a non-profit organization whose mission is to teach at-risk youth the value of education and character development, will hold its annual banquet this year. It will honor one male and one female from each middle and high school in grades 8 and 12 who are considered the true “unsung heroes” in their schools. These are students who might go unnoticed for one reason or another, students who are role models, who work hard and give their best effort, students who are all too often not recognized for their accomplishments, or students who demonstrate unusual commitment to learning academics despite various obstacles. The award banquet will be organized and hosted by Coaches 4 Character and Greenville county school counselors. Anyone can nominate a student; faculty and staff, parents, community members, and students. Nomination forms are available online at www.coaches4character.com/ace-awards
from October 15th through January 31, 2019.
There is a new program available to parents who would like to learn English and become more involved in their child’s academic achievement. The program is free to parents and is on a first come first serve basis. Rosetta Stone® Community Solution for K-12 is a program available to the parents of our English Language Learners.
This program will provide the parents of our English Language Learners with an opportunity to learn and develop their English Language skills. It will also enable parents to increase their engagement in their child’s school and contribute to improving their child’s educational achievement. The online lessons from Rosetta Stone® Community Solution for K-12 allow parents to use this program at home, work, on their phone, or anywhere they have access to the internet.
If you would like to have access to this program, please contact our ESOL teacher, Caroline Fernandez by email at email@example.com
or call 355-8226. Mrs. Fernandez will be able to provide you with a code to access the program and share general log-in instructions. For more information regarding Rosetta Stone, please visit GCSD Rosetta Stone webpage
One to One Device Procedure
Before students may take home the device, parents are asked to review the One to One Device Student Handbook, sign the user agreement, and pay the annual $25 Device Fee.
- Students whose devices need repair must have a parent complete the attached Device Repair Form. Students will then turn in their form and device to the Media Center.
- Students who are having trouble accessing the internet with their school device when using their home WiFi should review the attached authentication process document for troubleshooting.
GCS Clear Bag & Search Policy
Beginning with the opening of the 2018-19 athletic season, Greenville County Schools is instituting a clear bag policy for all athletic venues. This means spectators prohibited from entering athletic venues with camera cases, briefcases, backpacks, cinch bags, large purses, and similar items. Approved bags include clear, gallon-sized zip storage bags, clear totes (12”x 6”x 12”) and small purses. Folding chairs and blankets will be allowed, but are subject to search. For more information, visit the GCS Clear Bag announcement link.