Tuesday, March 28, 2017
1000 Piedmont Park Road • Greenville, SC 29609 • (864) 355-8200 • FAX: (864) 355-8255

Check For Lost & Found Items
Students should thoroughly check for any lost items on the Lost & Found table in the main hallway.  Any unclaimed items will be donated at the end of school on Friday, March 31.

Sevier Volunteers Needed for iMAGINE UPSTATE
Mrs. Plumier, our Robotics and Gateway to Technology teacher, is in need of student and parent volunteers to help at Sevier's booth during the iMAGINE UPSTATE event scheduled for April 1st.  Beta Club members can earn volunteer credit hours for their service.  Please see the attached form and return to Mrs. Plumier by March 29th.  CLICK HERE for a volunteer interest form.

Beautification Day
Beautification Day is Friday, March 31, from 3:30 - 5:30pm.  Beta Club members stay after school to help with yard work, and will earn at least 2 hours of volunteer credit. Extra Beta Club Incentives are offered!  Work the entire time & earn an extra half-hour, have a parent volunteer & earn an extra half-hour, bring one or more lawn tools & earn 1 extra full-hour.  We need parents to volunteer to help students and to lend their lawn tools in order to make this event possible.  CLICK HERE to learn more and sign up.  
Sevier is asking for students to bring newspapers now through March 30 to use during Beautification Day.  Beta Club students will earn 1 volunteer hour credit for each full box of newspapers donated. 

Minority Health Summit
Minority Health Summit Featuring Tajh Boyd – Hosted by Greenville Health System, the Minority Health Summit is an annual educational initiative held in April during National Minority Health Awareness Month. It is instrumental in mobilizing the minority population around the topic of health & wellness to promote healthy lifestyles and to reduce risk of disease. This event is free and will feature Tajh Boyd, former NFL player and Clemson University quarterback, as the keynote. The Summit is Saturday, April 8 from 10am - 2:30pm at the TD Convention Center. Students, parents, staff or anyone interested in attending can register at www.ghs.org/minorityhealthsummit. Please see the attached flyers, available in English and Spanish. For more information, contact: 1-877-GHS-INFO (447-4636).

State PTA Reflections Winners

Congratulations to our State PTA Reflections winners.  Each category awards one 1st Place (Certificate of Excellence) and 4 Certificates of Merit.  First place winner advance to the National PTA Reflections.
•  Lexie Pust: 1st place (a Certificate of Excellence) for Visual Arts.
•  Zoe Buddie: Certificate of Merit for Music Composition.
•  Jacob Bishop-Pirrone: 1st place (a Certificate of Excellence) for Photography.
•  Jacob Bishop-Pirrone: also a Certificate of Merit for Photography.
•  Lexie and Jacob will go to Nationals for their 1st place winners!!

Course Catalogs
Please click on the following links to access student course catalogs.
--GCS District course catalog website
--Sevier MS Rising 6th Grade Course Catalog
--Sevier MS Rising 7th & 8th Grade Course Catalog
--Wade Hapton HS Rising 9th Grade Course Catalog
--Greenville HS Rising 9th Grade Course Catalog

Burke Royster Named Leader to Learn From
Congratulations to Greenville County Schools Superintendent W. Burke Royster, who is named a 2017 Education Week Leader To Learn From. The fifth annual Leaders To Learn From report continues Education Week’s practice of focusing on leaders who are working to enact – and inspire – change in our nation’s public schools.  CLICK HERE for the article.

Flipster
flipster logo Sevier Media Center has recently purchased 14 online magazines for students and staff.  They are available at school or at home (with a login and password).  The program is called Flipster. This program provides online access for an unlimited number of users with simultaneous use.  Students may receive login information from their teachers or the Media Center. Click here or the logo to go to the Media Center's page containing Flipster.

ARMES Program
ARMES (Arts reaching Middle and Elementary Schools), is a tuition-free program for gifted and talented students in 3rd- 8th grades who live in Greenville County.  Classes in Drama, Dance, Strings, and Visual Arts are offered after school, twice a week during the school year.  All ARMES classes are held at the Fine Arts Center.  If you are interested in more information, please visit their website www.armesprogram.com.  If you are interested in nominating your child, please complete the online process between February 1st and April 5th, 2017. No nominations will be accepted after the closing date.  

School Athletics & PlanetHS
All Greenville County Schools are now using www.PlanetHS.com for school athletics. This is the method for completing all required athletic forms in order to participate in any school athletic program. Both students and parents will have to create accounts, then link them together in order to finish the forms. Students must use their student email to create their account (ex.:  jdoe5432@greenvilleschools.us). CLICK HERE for instructions and to access the complete manual.

Sevier Hat Days
Students who purchased official Sevier ball caps may wear these on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from January 25 through May 10. There is a limited supply of ball caps available for purchase for $20 each.

Report Bullying
Students are encouraged to report any instances of bullying, whether they are the target of bullying or a bystander.  Please CLICK HERE to report a bullying incident.

Common Sense Media
Click for easy access to advice on parenting in the digital age...Common Sense is the nation's leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering kids to thrive in a world of media and technology. Families, educators, and policymakers turn to Common Sense for unbiased information and trusted advice to help them learn how to harness the positive power of media and technology for all kids.

School Volunteer Procedure
Greenville County Schools (GCS), in an effort to ensure the safety of all of our students, is implementing additional security checks for school volunteers.   Effective immediately, all volunteers must submit an application to the school and receive clearance from the district before interacting with children in the school or chaperoning any school field trip.  Volunteers are now identified by two different categories:  Level I or Level II.  Please review the details from the district website HERE and submit your volunteer applications to Sevier's front office.

One to One Device Requirements
Before purchasing device insurance to allow a student to take their device home, parents must watch the following One-to-One Device Orientation video and complete the online form.  Staff will verify prior to accepting payment. This is a one-time fee. Those who have already paid the $25 premium will not have to pay a second time.  

  1. View the following instructional video.  (CLICK HERE to view)
  2. Complete the online form (CLICK HERE to access)
  3. Print and complete the 1 to 1 Device Agreement to have ready to turn in with payment. (CLICK HERE to access)

Yearbook on Sale
yearbook imageYearbooks are are on sale for $35, the lowest price of the year.  Prices will increase as the school year continues. The option for personalization is $5 extra and icons may be added to personalization for $3.00 per icon. This option will end February 24th.Turn in order forms and payments to the front office or order online.  CLICK HERE for an order form.  CLICK HERE to order online.
Anyone purchasing a yearbook by Friday, February 10th will be entered in a drawing for prizes: gift cards, full fly cards, and other prizes.

PTA Business Sponsors
Thank you to the following businesses for their sponsorship: Vision Screenprinting & Graphics, Sharp Business Systems, Sliced Tomato Productions, Hunt Orthodontics, Pro Pitch Hit Run, Mathnasium of Greenville-Taylors, Craft Stove Store, Beauty for Ashes Counseling, Atticus Creative, ProCore Pest Control, Summers Orthodontics, Professional Engineering Associates, Wings on the Run, House of Raeford Farms, Play It Again Sports, The Original Harvey’s Family Restaurant, Babb Professional Painting, SuperCuts, Mark Thoennes Builders & Stina Thoennes Realtor, Money Mailer, Cross Mechanical, Tipsy, Taco, Fox Fire, and the Calder Brothers Corporation. A special thanks goes to Vision Screenprinting and Graphics who are creating the sponsor banners that will be displayed on our fence. CLICK HERE to view our sponsors page.