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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



    Back To School - Save the Date
    August 8, 2015
    School Supply Giveaway!
    FREE school supplies, backpacks and more!!!

    Hosts: The Cooperative Ministry, The Columbia Housing Authority and The City of Columbia
    Entertainment, snacks and other giveaway items will also be provided. Businesses and organizations will be present to offer information on local services.



    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

    Quote of the Month
    "We must be the change we wish to see in the world." Gandhi


    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

     


    Academic Code of Dress-Year 3 Implementation (2015-16 School Year)

    August 2015, 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 two years 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

    Knight Parents

    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 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

    Saturday, August 8
    Back to School Supply Drive
    School Supplies Giveaway!
    Free school supplies, backpacks and more!!!

    Athletics

    2015-2016 Athletics
    Please review the information carefully.
    2015PPE.pdf
    2015-2016 Richland One Physical Evaluation
    A physical evaluation is required to participate in sports (fall or spring). Students that intent to participate in athletics (football, volleyball, basketball, softball, baseball, track, etc.) should attend the session. Please review the schedule. Alcorn students will meet at 5 p.m. (transportation will be provided to the facility and back to the school).
    USC Physicals.pdf

    Principal's Message







    As we reflect on the 2014-2015 school year, please join the Alcorn staff and me in acknowledging and celebrating the many wonderful learning experiences and educational opportunities that have taken place for our students at Alcorn Middle School, in numerous classrooms and in very creative and innovative ways. Together we have planned and executed best teaching practices and held students to high standards and expectations. Alcorn’s unique character, excellence in teaching, and the tremendous dedication and talent of our staff continues to make it a wonderful and special learning environment. Congratulations again to our 8
    th graders moving on to high school. Remember to make us proud!  I wish that all students have a safe and enjoyable summer and we look forward to seeing you all on August 17, 2015!
    Dr. Antwon Sutton