8:00 AM Incentive Field Trip-- Plex
9:00 AM CIS Awards--Lecture Hall
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Title I Planning Meeting-- Data Room
9:30 AM Orchestra Cluster Concert-- Gym
6:00 PM Orchestra Parent Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Chorus Spring Concert
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM H.B. Rhame Field Day (St. Andrews Football Field)
6:30 PM 8th Grade Academic Banquet
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM H.B. Rhame Promotion Ceremony-- Lecture Hall
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM 7th and 8th Grade Dance
The 2018-19 Returning Student Enrollment Verification process will begin on May 1, 2018. Beginning on 5/1, the link to the Returning Student Enrollment Verification form will appear in the Parent Portal. Just as in previous years, parents need to have their PowerSchool Parent Portal account set up and linked to their child(ren). The form will remain open through the summer like last year (with the closing date TBD, but likely after the start of the school year).
If you need assistance with online registration, please call your child's grade level guidance counselor.
May 2 EOC English 1 (Writing)
May 9 EOCEP English 1 (Writing Make Up)
May 10 SC READY ELA Writing
May 11 SC READY ELA Reading
May 15 EOCEP Algebra 1
May 16 SC READY Math
May 17 SC PASS Science (Grades 6 & 8)
May 18 SC PASS Social Studies (Grade 7)
May 21 EOCEP English 1 Reading
May 21-31 SC Ready and SC Pass Make up
The Career and Technology Education office is offering a FREE summer camp from June 11-14, 2018 (Session 1) and June 18-21, 2018 (Session 2). The one-week summer camp for middle school students will highlight the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. Students will work in small groups with certified teachers to develop an understanding of career pathways through hands-on experiments. These experiments will allow students to work in the construction technology lab, culinary arts workstation, media technology center and so much more. Character education and employability skills will be implemented throughout the week to instill values of respect, teamwork, responsibility, and critical thinking.
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!
The St. Andrews Middle School Faculty/Staff defeated Columbia High Faculty/Staff 62-61 in the inaugural Ballin' on the River Basketball Game on March 29th.
A Message from the Principal
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!