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    First Place Finish at FBLA Conference

    Hannah Whatley FBLA


    Congratulations to 8th Grader, Hannah Whatley, on earning 1st place at the South Carolina FBLA State Leadership Conference in the Middle Level Elevator Speech category. Hannah's 1st place win qualifies her to compete at the FBLA National Leadership Conference, which will be held in Baltimore, Maryland in June.

     Job well done, Hannah! 



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  •  SOARing Saint of the Month Award

      The SOARing Saint of the Month Award is given to a deserving employee who demonstrates excellence and goes above and beyond to support students and our school.  This month, the award was given to the following individuals.


    Bradley Soaring Saints

     Ms. Bradley, Curriculum Resource Teacher

    Ms. Bradley does an excellent job of supporting teachers, assisting students, building morale!  She consistently demonstrates professionalism and has a positive attitude.


    Ms.Johnson Soaring Saints

     Ms. Johnson, Receptionist

    Ms. Johnson greets everyone with a smile and has a pleasant attitude at work.  She does an awesome job of welcoming visitors and directing phone calls.   She has a gift of multi-tasking and is an asset to the SAMS team!

    Joseph Sanders Soaring Saints


     Ms. Joseph, ESOL Teacher

    Ms. Sanders, ESOL Teacher Assistant

    Ms. Joseph and Ms. Sanders are outstanding!  They both build positive rapport with parents and students and ensure that they feel comfortable in school.  Each day is filled with great learning opportunities as students build language skills, content knowledge, and life lessons!


    The award recipients will recognize other outstanding staff members next month.



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  • Ballin' on the River: SAMS vs Columbia High Basketball Game 

    Ballin' On the River VideoBallin' On the River Game



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    Richland One students will attend school on February 19 and March 30 to make up the instructional time they missed when schools were closed due to inclement weather. Those two days will be half days for students.


    The district previously announced February 19 as the day that students would make up the day of school they missed on September 11, 2017. Instead of that day being a full school day, students will be in school for a half day on February 19. March 30 has been designated as the makeup day for the day students missed on January 17, 2018. March 30 also will be a half day for students.


    Districts are required by state law to designate three makeup days in their academic calendars in the event that schools are closed and instructional days are missed due to inclement weather or other circumstances. February 19 and March 30, which would have been student holidays, were two of the three makeup days designated in Richland One’s 2017-2018 calendar. The remaining makeup day is May 28 and, if needed, it will be a half day for students.



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  • A Message from the Principal


    Dear Stakeholders:

     I am excited about continuing to serve as the principal of this great school!  The faculty, staff, and I welcome you to what will be an outstanding school year. We are looking forward to a working, supportive relationship from all of our students, parents, and all stakeholders during the 2017-2018 school year. We are St. Andrews Middle School, a leader in transforming lives through education, empowering all students to achieve their potential and dreams. Our theme this year is “GREATNESS. It’s in our DNA!”

    The vision for St. Andrews Middle School is as follows:

    St. Andrews Middle School, in collaboration with an engaged community, is committed to ensuring that each learner achieves his/her potential in a safe, caring, academically challenging and diverse learning environment that will develop productive citizens for a changing world.

    Together, we will improve academic achievement in all areas. As you have read in the vision statement, we can only reach this goal with your support. It truly takes a village! Our school-wide goals are outlined below.

    · Create a safe, orderly environment that fosters effective teaching and learning.

    · Improve culture and provide quality customer service to the community and entire public.

    · Use the Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI) model to improve mastery of content standards.

    · Use data and assessments to monitor and adjust instructional practices.

    · Implement a literacy plan that strategically addresses targeted literacy skills to improve reading levels of all students.

     Middle school is a critical time when your child will develop life-long habits. We need you to work with us as we prepare him/her to be a productive citizen in a changing world. Being on time, prepared, and having a positive attitude are qualities that will help our children achieve success as they venture into other stages of their lives. We want you to be proud parents of a child who attends St. Andrews Middle School. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please give us a call. We are here to serve you!


    Derrick Glover