Literacy Corner

     To check your child's AR points please click:

    Knights, don't forget to read for 20-30 minutes each day. 

    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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    Today, 2/13/2016
    High: 47 Low: 21
    Mostly sunny
    1% chance of precipitation.
    Tomorrow, 2/14/2016
    High: 37 Low: 25
    Partly sunny
    2% chance of precipitation.

    Daily Announcements

    Quote of the Month
    "We never know which lives we influence, or when, or why?"

                                                                                                            Stephen King


    Report Cards issued to students
    1st Semester
    January 26, 2016


    3rd Quarter began on Wednesday, January 20, 2016

    SCPASS Science
       May 11, 2016

    SCPASS Social Studies
       May 12, 2016

    SCREADY ELA Session 1
        Writing - April 26, 2016
        Reading - April 27, 2016

    SCREADY Mathematics
         April 28, 2016

    Alcorn School-Parent Compact (Title I Requirement):
    As a part of the federal Title I program, schools must create and disseminate a School-Parent Compact, which describes what the school, parents and students will do in order for students to be successful in school. 

    Students - please return to your homeroom teacher
    AMS School-Parent Compact-Final.pdf
    Makeup Days

    February 12 & 15, March 18, May 30 & 31

    Last Day of School: May 31, 2016

    DLE Update

    $30 for insurance

    The DLE Handbook detailing the plan
    for student laptop
    is 
    available for viewing and downloading.

    Please click below to view the handbook.
    DLE Handbook 2015.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) 



    PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK ABOVE AND REVIEW OUR NEW CAR RIDER PROCEDURES
    EFFECTIVE MONDAY, SEPTEMBER, 14, 2015!




    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
    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

     

    Knight Parents

    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.


    Parent University
    6:00 p.m.
    Media Center

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

    Upcoming Events

    Monday, February 15
    School-Wide Read
    8:45 AM - 9:05 AM
    Word Generation
    Charlotte Morgan, Coordinating
    Tuesday, February 16
    School-Wide Read
    8:45 AM - 9:05 AM
    Word Generation
    Charlotte Morgan, Coordinating
    Wednesday, February 17
    School-Wide Read
    8:45 AM - 9:05 AM
    Word Generation
    Charlotte Morgan, Coordinating
    Thursday, February 18
    School-Wide Read
    8:45 AM - 9:05 AM
    Word Generation
    Charlotte Morgan, Coordinating
    Friday, February 19
    Interim Report Card
    Issued to student
    Project
    USC Law Mentoring
    10:30 AM - 12:45 PM
    Select 7th & 8th Grade Students
    James Bryant, Coordinator
    Monday, February 22
    School-Wide Read
    8:45 AM - 9:05 AM
    Word Generation
    Charlotte Morgan, Coordinating
    Tuesday, February 23
    School-Wide Read
    8:45 AM - 9:05 AM
    Word Generation
    Charlotte Morgan, Coordinating
    Wednesday, February 24
    School-Wide Read
    8:45 AM - 9:05 AM
    Word Generation
    Charlotte Morgan, Coordinating
    Social Studies Night
    6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Knights' at the Museum
    Social Studies Department, Coordinator

    Athletics

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

    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