The ALCMS Weekly Paw Print

An A. L. Corbett Middle School Weekly Parent Newsletter

September 2022

ALCMS School Motto: One Team, One Dream...We Are Better Together!

School Hours

Scholars 7:45 a.m. - 2:55 p.m.

(Scholars should arrive between 7:15 a.m. -7:44 a.m.

Tardy - Scholars are marked tardy beginning at 7:45 a.m. each day.

Office 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

ALCMS Parents As Partners

Week of September 25 - October 1, 2022 at ALCMS

Corbett Families,

As a reminder, please be certain to review your scholar's Quarter 1 Interim Report in PowerSchool. They were made available for your review on Thursday, September 15th. Please help us with assisting your scholar in improving their grades before we move any closer to the end of the first nine weeks. Please contact our Guidance Department to schedule a parent-teacher conference. This will give you the opportunity to speak with teachers regarding all incomplete or missing assignments and suggestions for following-up with the teacher to ensure those assignments and assessments have been submitted after your conference. Encourage your scholar to remain focused and on task during each class period. The first nine weeks ends October 14th. For those who's scholars have met success thus far, you are also encouraged to remain in contact with teachers. Let's work together for the success of our scholars! Remember, ALCMS Families - We Are Better Together!


Parents, you are also encouraged to contact teachers regarding your scholar's behavior in each individual classroom. Remember, we want our scholars to meet all around success! This will help to make the entire school year easier for you and your middle school scholar.


We look forward to continuing to work together for the success of our scholars throughout the year. Have a wonderful week!


In partnership,

Mrs. M. Kennedy

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A Discipline Update from Mr. Thompson, Assistant Principal

We are seeking your partnership as we work to maintain a safe and effective learning environment. This year we are seeing our students being too playful with one another. During the first week of school, we began to share with students the importance of not putting their hands on another person, whether playing or in an altercation. Please talk with your scholars about appropriate behavior at school, specifically keeping their hands to themselves as we continue what is shaping up to be an excellent school year. Thank you for your support!

Dreambox - Computer Assisted Instruction for Math

Beginning Monday, September 26th, ALCMS will implement Dreambox Day every Monday for students in grades 7 & 8. Dreambox is the Computer Assisted Instruction program adopted by ACPSD for Math. This program will give students extra practice with the math content they are learning.

Students are required to complete at least 3 lessons each week. They will also complete, and have verified by their teacher, their completion of these 3 lessons to earn 100% as a classwork grade each Friday. Each student is asked to bring a pair of ear buds that will remain in their math class for used each day during this time. Student's names will be place on their individual ziploc bags that will be kept in each class.


Students also received a math book that we will begin using when we return from Fall Break. We also ask that these books remain in their math classrooms. We would also greatly appreciate you making certain your scholar brings their math book back to school before then.

2022-2023 ALCMS School Improvement Council

ALCMS Parents and Community Members,

You are welcome to join us at any of our SIC Meetings. Our September SIC Meeting will be held September 29th at 3:15pm in the Media Center. If you would like to attend, but are unable to attend in person, we will also offer a virtual option. To attend our ALCMS Virtual SIC Meeting

click the link and use the following Meeting ID: 894 193 8000 and Passcode: ALCMSLions

We look forward to working together to plan some exciting projects to improve our school.

Please Welcome...

Mr. Kerwin Williams - Mr. Williams joined A. L. Corbett and will fill the position as our 8th Grade ELA and English I teacher.

SIC Representatives - It's Time To VOTE!

ALCMS Parents and Community Members,

The nomination process for SIC Members closed on Friday, September 23rd. The link for voting will be sent to you Monday, September 26, 2022 for you to cast your vote. If you are unable to vote online and would like a paper ballot, please contact our Ms. Margaret Woods, Parent Involvement Aid in our front office. Voting will end at 3PM Thursday, September 30, 2022.

A Few Photos from ALCMS!

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who attended our 2022 ALCMS Open House and Annual Title I Parent Meeting held Tuesday, September 20th!

Scholars who attended will receive their Plus 10 coupon this week. As a reminder, it can be used to add 10 points to any 1 classroom assignment or classroom assessment of a teacher's class at ALCMS. (Exclusions are Algebra I, JROTC, and Geometry.)

CONGRATULATIONS!

ALCMS 2022-23 Student Council

Congratulations to our ALCMS 2022-2023 Student Council!


  • Honest Howell - Student Body President
  • Maci Love - Student Body Vice President
  • Lori Thatcher - Student Body Secretary
  • Amari Brown - Student Body Assistant Secretary
  • Braylon Bush - Student Body Treasurer
We look forward to helping our ALCMS Scholars develop their leadership skills!


Mrs. Cynthia Kenner-Milhouse - ALCMS Student Council Sponsor

2022-2023 ALCMS Jr. Beta Club!

Congratulations to our 2022-2023 Jr. Beta Club Members!


  • Jaxon Barnett
  • Shane Baugus
  • Hailey Davis
  • Zimri Gunter
  • Sasha Harris
  • Richard Hillary
  • Kennedi Kitchings
  • Malachi Lunsford
  • Michaela Lunsford
  • Josiah Peay-Coates
  • Robert Rodgers
  • Mason Sharpe
  • Channing Smith
  • Macy Smith
  • Andrew Wagener
  • Haleigh Wallace
  • Amiah-Lynn White
  • Ashton Williams

Mrs. Erria Daniels - ALCMS Jr. Beta Club Sponsor

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Congratulations to our ALCMS Academic Team Members!

Congratulations to our 2022-2023 ALCMS Academic Team Members!


  • Chase Bevell
  • Savannah Delgado
  • Payton Earhart
  • Aiden Edwards
  • Sasha Harris
  • Molino Kirkland
  • Josiah Peay-Coates
  • Karina Lawrence
  • Malachi Lunsford
  • Micah Lunsford
  • Michaela Lunsford
  • Lori Thatcher
  • Calee Smith
  • Macy Smith
  • Andrew Wagener
  • Ashton Williams


Mrs. Erria Daniels - ALCMS Academic Team Sponsor

Keep Track of Your Middle Schooler: Pay Attention to Attendance

What You Can Do...


Make school attendance a priority!

  • Talk about the importance of showing up to school everyday.
  • Help your children maintain daily routines, such as finishing homework and getting a good night's sleep.
  • Try not to schedule dental and general check-up medical appointments during the school day.
  • Keep your child healthy, and if you a re concerned about Covid-19, call your school for advice.
  • if your children must stay home because they are sick or in quarantine, make sure they have asked teachers for resources and materials to make up for the missed learning time in the classroom.

Help your teen stay engaged!

  • Find our if your children feel engaged by their classes, and feel safe from bullies and other threats.
  • Make sure your children are not missing class because of challenges with behavioral issues or school discipline policies. If any of there are problems, contact the school and work with them to find a solution.
  • Monitor your child's academic progress and seek help from teachers or tutors when necessary. Make sure all of your contact remains up to date and teachers and other school personnel are able to contact you.
  • Encourage your child to join meaningful after-school activities, including sports and clubs.
  • Notice and support your children if they are showing signs of anxiety.
Communicate with the school!

  • Know the school's attendance policy - incentives and penalties.
  • Check on your child's attendance to be sure absences are not adding up.
  • Seek help from school staff, other parents or community agencies if you need support.

ALCMS Parent Reminders and Resources

Lion Lunch Pack - September 30th

Any scholar who forgot to pay for their Sept. 30th Lion Lunch Pack and would still like to place an order MUST submit their order form and $7 no later than 8:30am tomorrow (Monday, September 26th).

Show your ALCMS School Spirit!

Purchase A. L. Corbett merchandise from Carolina Screenprint to help support A. L. Corbett Middle School. All orders placed by the 20th of each month should be ready for pic-up on the last Friday of each month, excluding December orders. You will be contacted when your merchandise is ready for pick-up. Please contact Mrs. Tina Widener, ALCMS Bookkeeper at 803.564.1050 or Carolina Screenprint at 803.226.9152 should you have any questions.


You may place your order by visiting https://carolinascreenprint.com/t/al-corbett


Softball at WSHS

Open season for softball begins Monday, October 3, 2022 from 4PM - 6PM. Any ALCMS 7th or 8th grade female scholar interested must have a physical to participate. Should you have any questions, please contact Coach Starnes at jstarnes@acpsd.net

PowerSchool Access/Student Information

If you have not created a Parent PowerSchool Account, please do so. This will give you immediate access to student grades and attendance. If you are unable to, please contact Mrs. Cynthia Kenner-Milhouse, School Counselor or Mrs. Margaret Woods, Guidance Secretary for assistance. They may be contacted by calling our Front Office at 803.564.1050.

Student Arrival Reminders

Our arrival procedures are as follows:

All walkers, car riders and bus riders are able to enter the building beginning at 7:15 a.m. each morning.


Car Riders- As a safety precaution, car riders may not be dropped off or wait outside of their car prior to 7:15 a.m.

Walkers - As a safety precaution, walkers should not arrive before 7:15 a.m. They will not be permitted to enter the building or wait outside of the building.


Please assist us in helping to keep our scholars safe.


Please Note: Students will be marked TARDY who arrive after 7:44 a.m.

Dismissal Procedures

All scholars will be dismissed from their seventh period class.

Bus Riders and walkers will be escorted to the bus lot by their seventh period teacher.

Car Riders will be dismissed to the front of the school. Please arrive at 2:50 p.m. Only ALCMS Scholars may be picked up from the ALCMS car line.


In order to minimize class disruptions during student instruction, any parent or guardian wishing to sign their student out early must do so by 2:00 p.m. on regular days (or 11:00 a.m. on early release days). After this time, students will be dismissed at 2:55 p.m. (or 11:40 a.m. on early release days).


Please Note: Only a Parent, Guardian or Alternate Adult as indicated on the student's registration information may sign the student out.

Area 4 Bus Transportation

Area Four Transportation Information

Supervisor: Mr. Willie Connor

Office Number: (803)564-1103

All bus transportation issues, requests, or changes must be made through the bus transportation office.

Online Transportation Registration Link: https://aikenpowerschool.com/public/

Dates to Remember:

September

  • 26th - ALMCS SIC Voting Opens - 3PM
  • 26th - ALCMS at Schofield Middle - 5:30PM (Volleyball)
  • 29th - ALCMS at Jackson Middle - 5:30PM (Volleyball)
  • 29th - SIC Meeting - 3:15PM (Media Center)
  • 29th - ALCMS SIC Voting Closes - 3PM
October


  • 3rd - ALMCS at Kennedy Middle - 5:30PM (Volleyball)
  • 5th - ALCMS vs Schofield Middle - 6:30PM (Football) - 8th Grade Recognition/Homecoming
  • 6th - ALCMS vs Ridge Spring Monetta Middle - 5:30PM (Volleyball)
October


  • 12th - ALCMS at Ridge Spring Monetta Middle - 6PM (Football)
  • 14th - End of First Nine Weeks
October



  • 17th - 21st - Fall Break! There will be no school for students or work for teachers.

We Want to Hear From You!

Send an ALCMS Shout Out or Thank You!

Do you have a member of our ALCMS Faculty or Staff that you would like to "shout out" or thank? If so, please complete the ALCMS Shout Out & Thank You Form. These positive shout outs will certainly be appreciated and shared with our faculty and staff. We would love to hear from you!

Suggestions and Ideas Anyone?

We are always looking for new and innovative ideas here at ALCMS! If you have any ideas or suggestions you wish to share we would love to hear them. We welcome your input and ask that you submit your ideas and suggestions here.

Need to Make a Request for Student Success or Report an Issue?

Please contact the following persons in making a request for assistance or to report an issue:


ALCMS MISSION

To provide diverse learning experiences which cultivate a community of learners and leaders who are equity-minded, able to compete globally, and positively contribute to society.


ALCMS VISION

To develop scholars, build leaders and achieve excellence