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    Our School Pledge

    KNIGHT’S PLEDGE

    I solemnly pledge to always conduct myself in an honorable and noble manner.
    I pledge to strive for and exhibit excellence in all that I do.
    I pledge to only speak and stand for the truth and at all times to uphold the Knight’s Code of Conduct.
    As a Knight of Alcorn Middle School, I vow to honor this pledge from this day forward.  

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    Daily Announcements

    2015-2016 Supply List
    A copy of the supplies needed for each grade level is attached (click on the link).
     
     
    Alcorn Middle School School Supply Lists.docx
    Walkers and Car Riders
    Staff supervision begins at 8 a.m. (Students report to the cafeteria)
    Early dismissal at the close of the school day is prior to 3:30 p.m.
    School day dismissal is 3:51 p.m. (students must exit the building) 

    August 2015 Back to School Information
    I hope you all are enjoying your summer!  The Alcorn Administration and Faculty have been working diligently this summer preparing for the start of a new school!  As a result we are going to have an exceptional year at Alcorn Middle School. Please click on the link below to review information on the opening of school for the 2015-2016 School Year!   


    Antwon M. Sutton, 
    Ed.D.
    Principal
    Alcorn Middle School
    Richland School District One
    803-735-3439
    15-16 Parent Letter.pdf
    SIC meetings follow the academic school calendar.

    School Improvement Council (SIC) Meeting

    Media Center
    6 p.m.

    All meetings will be held on the 1st Monday of each month unless the date is a holiday or other event. The School Improvement Council does not meeting during the summer break.

    Palmetto Silver Award - Alcorn Middle School
    Alcorn was awarded the silver designation for general performance improvement by the South Carolina Department of Education. The Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards program, founded in 1996, recognizes schools for general performance and closing the achievement gap. Read more here: http://thestate.com/2014/04/09/33377086 /89-midlands-schools-earn-palmetto.htm#storylink+cpy

    Act 155 Diploma Petitions

    There has been a change in South Carolina's diploma requirements.  Beginning with the Class of 2015, students will no longer be required to pass the state’s high school exit exam to earn a South Carolina diploma.  Documents below provide information on this change.

    Act155BrochureFinal.pdf
    Act155Flyer.pdf

     


    Quote of the Month
    “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”  William Butler Yeats

    Knight Parents

    DLE Parent Orientation Sessions

    September 3      9 a.m.     Media Center

    Parent University
    6:00 p.m.
    Media Center

    Sessions are planned monthly and follow the academic calendar. Please view the academic calendar for upcoming dates and topics.

    AR Parent Home Connect
    Parents are encouraged to check Renaissance Home Connect to view their child’s progress.

     

    https://Hosted20.renlearn.com/44498/HomeConnect

    Username: Student's username

    Password: Student's password

    If you want to receive emails showing your child’s quiz or test results, click the Email Setup link in Renaissance Home Connect and follow the directions. To be sure these emails reach your inbox, add homeconnectautodelivery@renlearnrp.com to your address book.


    Upcoming Events

    Thursday, September 3
    Parent Event
    DLE Parent Orientation
    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Media Center
    Monday, September 7
    Holiday
    Labor Day - No School!!!
    Tue, Sep 8 - Wed, Sep 9
    DLE Day
    8:45 AM - 3:30 PM
    Distribution to students

    Athletics

    2015-2016 Athletics
    Please review the information carefully.
    2015PPE.pdf
    2015 AMS FSchedule.docx

    Principal's Message







    Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year! Our commitment at Alcorn Middle School is to provide a safe, positive, intellectual learning environment that will empower students to become creative problem solvers, critical thinkers, and inspired learners prepared for high school, college, and life in the 21st Century.

    As principal, I will continue setting high expectations for our students in regards to academic performance within the classroom, participation in co-curricular activities as well as responsible citizenship at school and in the community. Doing so will enable all to have a successful and enjoyable school year.

    Middle school is a time of a change. It is an exciting time, but it can also be challenging with the increase in workloads and the social adjustment to being on a larger campus and having multiple teachers throughout the course of the day. Knights, I encourage you to do the following so you can be successful in your transition and time in middle school:

    Þ      Communicate with others in a respectful and meaningful way.

    Þ      Pose questions, examine possibilities, and challenge yourself to find solutions.

    Þ      Surround yourself with positive people.

    Þ      Make positive choices related to physical and mental wellness; and

    Þ      Contribute to our school community in a collaborative respectful manner.

    We are looking forward to a positive, upbeat school year at Alcorn. Remind yourself you do not have to follow the crowd. Be yourself—even when no one is watching, do the right thing.  Parents, please help us by reinforcing school expectations at home. With your help, Alcorn will continue to be a school community in which every person feels respected, valued, and is encouraged and challenged to achieve at the highest levels.

    I encourage you all to be active in our SIC.  Our partnership is essential for our continued success. If I can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me and know that my door is always open. 

    I am excited for the opportunity to work with you and your student(s) to provide a productive and safe learning environment that supports student success.  I ask you all to internalize our school motto—“Shifting the Atmosphere toward Academic Excellence.” Once again, welcome to Alcorn Middle School!


    G
    o Knights!
    Dr. Antwon Sutton