Literacy Corner

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    Knights, don't forget to read for at least 20 minutes each day.  Please remember to keep up with your reading logs and give them to your ELA teacher. 

    Our School 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

    "Fun Day at the Castle"
    April 26
    1:00-3:00 p.m.

    Alcorn will host its first "Fun Day at the Castle" for rising sixth graders. Students from the elementary feeder schools are invited to come

    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 to current 6th Graders.

    For your convenience, Tdap vaccines will be provided at Alcorn Middle School on May 19, 2014. Please look for information to be sent home with your child on April 21, 2014. In order for your child to receive the Tdap vaccine, please send the Parent Consent Form back to school by April 25, 2014.

    Nurse Mixson
    Alcorn Middle School

    For more information, please visit

    Congratulations - Alcorn Visual Literacy Festival Book Production Winners:
    The Knights and Fair Ladies Scroll Scribes
    Mrs. Baxter's Creative Writing Class
    Viante' Myers
    Ms. Hutto's Historians
    Tanika C. Johnson
    Nadine Reeder Edney
    Joni Covington

    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: /89-midlands-schools-earn-palmetto.htm#storylink+cpy

    Eau Claire Fest
    Saturday, April 26, 2014
    Eau Claire Town Hall
    11 AM - 8 PM

    Free Entry - Free Entry - Free Entry
    5K Fun Run and Walk - KidZone - Great Food - Fun & Games
    BCE Society/Black Cowboy Demonstrations - Fonky Fest Parade - Health Fair - Senior Village
    Live Entertainment featuring Martha Munizzi
    Presented by the Eau Claire Community Council

    Power of "I"
    This is an opportunity for students to make-up or complete assignments.

    2013-14 Alcorn Middle Standard Code of Dress 

    It is our expectation that all students attending Alcorn will adhere to the following dress code:

    Bottoms: Khakis (Tan, Black, or Navy Blue) pants, skirts, shorts, skorts and jumpers (appropriately sized)
    Tops: 6th Grade (Solid White oxford, polo shirt
    or turtle neck - long  or short-sleeve)
    7th Grade (Solid Powder Blue oxford, polo shir
    t or turtle neck - long or short-sleeve)
    8th Grade (Solid Navy Blue oxford, polo shirt or turtle neck - long or short-sleeve)

    Shoes: Shoes must be closed-toe and closed-heel.
    Outerwear: No hoodies or outer garments with logos. Outerwear should not conceal school attire. (Jackets and coats will be placed in the appropriate area during the school day).

    The clothing can be purchased at local department stores. The Richland School District One dress code policies are followed. Please call the school for additional information at 735-3439.

    The Extended Day Programs, (Comprehensive Remediation Program), 2013-2014 are "Rockin 'N Rollin." The program provides academics and enrichment for students in grades 6, 7 and 8. The Comprehensive Remediation Program (academic component) meets on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The academic subjects are ELA and Math. For more information contact Sarah F. Walker, Coordinator at 803-735-3439 ext. 3901.
    Quote of the Month
    "If we always do what we've always done, we will get what we've always got."   Henry Ford

    Knight News

    City of Columbia, Parks and Recreation sponsors various summer programs. The programs listings can be accessed using the website:

    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.


    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.

    News and Events

    District Accreditation Parent Survey

    In order to determine how Richland One is meeting its mission, parents are invited to participate in a survey.

    To complete the survey, go to


    Upcoming Events

    Thursday, April 24
    Interim Report Cards Issued
    4th Nine Weeks
    Saturday, April 26
    Saturday Academy
    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Monday, May 5
    SIC Meeting
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Parent University
    Media Center
    Tuesday, May 6
    6th, 7th & 8th Grades
    Wednesday, May 7
    6th, 7th & 8th Grades
    Thursday, May 8
    Science - 7th Grade
    Science or Social Studies - 6th & 8th Grades
    Friday, May 9
    Social Studies
    7th Grade

    Principal's Message

    On behalf of the faculty and staff at Alcorn Middle School, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our school’s website. Alcorn Middle has enjoyed tremendous success through increased test scores over the past few years! I sincerely hope you will take the time to look throughout our web pages and enjoy the numerous opportunities available to all the students who are a part of our Knights family.

    As we enter the 2nd Semester of the school year, we ask that you all continue to encourage students to do their best and work hard for the remainder of the school year! The faculty and staff of Alcorn Middle will