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.
AVOID THE RUSH
New Rule for School
Beginning with this school year (2013-2014), Section 44-29-180 of the South Carolina Code of Laws, and State Regulation 61-8, requires that all students entering 7th Grade receive one (1) dose of Tdap vaccine (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis). To assist parents of rising 7th Graders with this vaccination requirement ahead of the 2014-2015 school year, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is working with VaxCare Corporation and our school district to provide Tdap vaccines.
Alcorn Middle School
Academic Code of Dress-Year 2 Implementation (2014-15 School Year)
Beginning August 2014, all Alcorn Middle students are required to adhere to the Academic Code of Dress Policy.
The Academic Code of Dress is one facet that will be integral in transforming the perception of our school-which was developed one year ago by parents, students, staff and community members in an effort to raise academic achievement, improve the culture and climate in our school, and reduce distractions and peer pressure for students. The academic code of dress is as follows:
Bottoms: Khakis (Black, Tan or Navy Blue) colored pants, skirts, shorts, skorts and jumpers (appropriately sized)
Tops: 6th-8th Graders (Solid White, Powder Blue or Navy Blue oxford, polo shirts or turtle necks-long or short sleeve…any shirt combination is acceptable)
Shoes: Shoes must be close-toed and closed-back
Outerwear: No pullover hoodies are allowed. Outerwear should not conceal school attire.
Alcorn uniform attire can be purchased from local department stores. Alcorn also has a clothing closet with uniform items to assist those students in need.
If you have questions about the Academic Code of Dress, please call Alcorn Middle at 735-3439 and speak with our Parent/Community Coordinator, Mr. James Bryant. The school’s website will also be continuously updated with important information on the academic code of dress. Your continued support for the students of Alcorn Middle is greatly appreciated!
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Sunday, September 14, 2014
Welcome to the 2014 – 2015 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 I enter into my third year 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. I am asking each student to make a commitment to having Knight's PRIDE (Personal Responsibility In Daily Efforts) by being active participants in their learning and acting responsibly as an individual within our learning 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 and 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. Once again, welcome to Alcorn Middle School!
Dr. Antwon M. Sutton, Principal