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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

    Wednesday, January 28, 2015
    3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

    8th grade is almost over. It is time to register for high school A parent or guardian must attend with their child and complete registration for 9th grade courses. This will be the only day that the high schools' counselors are coming to Alcorn Middle School for on-site registration. For more information call Mrs. Polite-Abban, Alcorn Guidance (803-735-3439).

    C.A. Johnson High  School
    Eau Claire High School
    Keenan  High School


     

    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

     


    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 next meeting is February 2, 2015.

    2014-2015 Supply List
    6th, 7th and 8th Grades

    Supply List 2014-Alcorn.pdf
    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

    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!

    Academic Dress Code Parent Letter 2014-AMS.pdf
    Quote of the Month
    "If we always do what we've always done, we will get what we've always got."   Henry Ford

    Knight Parents

    Parent University
    6:00 p.m.
    Media Center
    Sessions are planned monthly. Please view the 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 would like 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.comto your address book.


    Upcoming Events

    Wednesday, January 28
    High School Registration
    3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    8th Grade Student w/Parent
    Monday, February 2
    School Improvement Council
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Media Center


    Wednesday, February 11
    Interims Issued
    Report Card Interims
    Monday, February 16
    Professional Development
    Students - No Classes
    Monday, March 2
    School Improvement Council
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Media Center


    Thursday, March 26
    Early Release
    All students
    Parent Conferences/Report Cards Issued
    Friday, March 27
    Teacher Workday
    No Classes

    Athletics

    Join the Knights for another great season of middle school basketball. The games are scheduled Mondays and Wednesdays.
    5:30 p.m. Lady Knights
    7:00 p.m. Male Knights
    2014 AMS Basketball Schedule.pdf
    The student-athletes continue to excel.

    Eligibility Rules.docx

    Principal's Message

    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!

    Go Knights!

    Dr. Antwon M. Sutton, Principal