The Warrior News

The Weekly News Report from the Home of the Warriors!

For the week of April 19 2021

HCS is pleased to announce that one of the three remaining schools will return to 5-day, face-to-face instruction. The decision for brick-and-mortar schools to return to 5 days of face-to-face instruction does not affect the K-12 HCS Virtual Program.

Beginning on Monday, April 19, the following high school will return to 5-day, face-to-face instruction:

  • Carolina Forest High School

~ FACE-TO-FACE instruction this week ~

4/20, Tuesday:

MAP testing

Extended Learning, 3:45-4:45

Drama Rehearsal, 3:30-5:00

4/21, Wednesday:

Extended Learning, 3:45-4:45

Drama Rehearsal, 3:30-5:00

4/22, Thursday:

MAP testing

Extended Learning, 3:45-4:45

Drama Rehearsal, 3:30-5:00

4/23, Friday:

SMS Battle of the Books, 9:35


From the Office...


ALL Parents and approved pick-up persons must have a DL when signing a student in or out of school with our Lobby Guard System.

Visitors must sign in through Lobby Guard and have a State-issued DL or Government-issued Passport when visiting our school.

Thank you for your cooperation!

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From the Nurse's Office...

Please contact me if your student or anyone in your household have been sick, and/ or asked to quarantine or isolate related to COVID 19.

I communicate with SCDHEC and the District Office and need your help to make sure we are seeing an accurate representation of the disease spread.

All 7th graders are required to have had a Tdap before the start of school:

6th grade parents, please send in your student’s updated Immunization Record as they receive their middle school immunizations.

Thank you for helping us keep SMS a Healthy place to learn!

Sanna P. Greiser, BSN RN NCSN

School Nurse


843-293-0174 Fax

From the Library Learning Commons...

April is School Library Month - we are so fortunate to have a wonderful, big, new library filled with awesome books!

Activities planned for this week:

  • Find the eggs! Bring them to Mrs. Berchielli for a treat.
  • Check out a book and enter a raffle to win a $10 gift card.
  • During SEL time, listen as various authors read from their books and try your hand at drawing - several illustrators will show you how to draw a character, step by step!
  • Poster contest "What does the school library mean to me?" (due 4/30)
  • Bulletin board contest "Why do we love our library? (due 4/30)
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The 3rd annual SMS Battle of the Books will take place on Friday, April 23rd. Please cheer on our participants! The top 3 teams will go to the virtual district battle on Thursday the 29th. GO WARRIORS, GO!
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Summer Learning Opportunity....
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Inspirit Scholars is an online program for middle school students developed and taught by a team of Stanford, Harvard, and MIT graduate students and alumni.

Click here to see the flyer for the program.

Artificial intelligence is all around us, from Alexa to auto-correct to Netflix recommendations. Inspirit programs offer a unique opportunity to middle and high school aged children to learn about AI early on even without prior programming experience. By learning and building AI and working on socially impactful projects, students get a good understanding of the potential of AI and how it can be applied to their daily lives and future careers.

Students can apply by May 1st for the program using this form.

From the Cafeteria...

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From the Drama Club...

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From Cheer Coach, Ms. Nellis...


Attention 8th Graders: Socastee High School will be holding their 2021-2022 cheer tryouts at the SHS Main Gym on the evening of May 24, 25, and 26th. Please see Coach Nellis IN ROOM 134 DURING LUNCH for your HCS Letter of Intent. Upon receipt of the Letter of Intent more information will be shared. Deadline for paperwork is May 21st.


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The SMS PTO is currently seeking parents to fill the open positions for the following offices for the 2021-2022 school year. If you are interested or would like to nominate someone you think would be a great candidate, please complete this form, Nominations will be open from 4/18 - 5/3. Please send any questions you have about the offices (descriptions of each position are provided in the form) or process to The deadline for submission is Monday May 3, 2021.

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer

and the following Chairperson positions:

  • Spirit Wear
  • Spirit Nights
  • Concessions
  • Teacher/Staff Appreciation
  • Outdoor Classroom


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Congratulations to Gavin Hutchinson who placed 2nd in Augusta (at the Masters!) for the Drive, Chip & Putt Competition!! Way to go Gavin!
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Students of the Week!

Congratulations to these Warriors and the teachers who inspire them!
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April 26: 8th grade: Author 'meet'!

April 29: District Battle of the Books

May 4: School-wide TDA

May 5: MAP Rewards

May 20, 21, 22, 23: SMS Production of Annie

May 24, 25, 26: SHS Cheer Tryouts

May 26, 27, 28: SMS Cheer Tryouts

May 31: Memorial Day, school closed

June 2: SC Ready - Writing

June 3: SC Ready - Reading

June 8: SC Ready - Math

June 9: Algebra 1, EOC Review

June 10: SC Pass - Science

June 16: Last day of school



Girl's Golf

We practice at Prestwick and possible a few other courses in the Spring. The girls will need to have their own ride to and from the course. The girls do not need to have clubs in order to play. Girls must have a current physical dated AFTER April 1. Those that are 7-11 can practice in May. Sixth graders that are interested will start practicing in the summer after school gets out.

Thank you for your support.

Roni Shoemaker

SMS Website

Here is a link to our website for more information about our school: Socastee Middle School.