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    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

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

    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.

    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: /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.



    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

    Knight Parents

    Breaking News!!!

    The Knight Prize Patrol is cruising the neighborhoods on Monday night to award prizes to families that are reading. That's right, Family Reading Night has switched to Monday. The whole family is reading 6:00-7:30 p.m. The Knight Prize Patrol will award prizes through May 28, 2015.

    Families are asked to take the Family Reading Pledge to help revive the reading fervor in Alcorn Middle School students. All you have to do is turn on you porch light and post the Alcorn shield on the door. When the Knight Prize Patrol comes to your neighborhood on Monday night and sees your porch light on and Knight Shield posted, you may get a knock on your door from the Knight Prize Patrol bearing gifts.

    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.

    Upcoming Events

    Wednesday, May 27
    8th Grade Promotion!
    9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    8th Grade Promotion Ceremony

    Alcorn Lecture Hall

    Friday, May 29
    Last Day of School
    Early Release Day
    Saturday, May 30
    Teacher Workday


    2015 Spring Middle School Track Schedule
    2015 Track Schedule.pdf
    2015-2016 Athletics
    Please review the information carefully.
    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

    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