Volume 4 Edition 5

Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) Conferences for 8th Grade Students

All grade 8 students in South Carolina public schools are required to complete an IGP (Individual Graduation Plan) conference. The purpose of the IGP conference is to make sure that students are taking the required courses to progress toward high school graduation, post-secondary school and career goals.

Students MUST pass ELA, math & one other core course in order to be promoted to grade 9. You must attend your conference even if you do not plan on attending SCVCS next year. Remember, the IGP is a plan, and your schedule for next year will be subject to course and teacher availability. Your final grades and attendance will also affect this plan at the end of the year. Your grade 9 counselors and advisors will call to verify this plan during the summer months.

We look forward to working with students in the upcoming months. To those of you who have completed your IGP already, thank you!

Mrs. Sue Bailey, GCDF Grade 8 Advisor

Mr. Chad Porter, Grade 8 Advisor

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Pizza and Six Flags and a Good Book

Reading is it's own reward, but getting pizza or tickets to Six Flags for reading is a bonus!

If you are in Kindergarten-6th grade, don't forget about Book It! You can get free Pizza Hut Pizza for reading each month. For more information, contact your homeroom teacher and don't forget to send them your reading logs!

Once again students in grades K-6 have the opportunity to participate in the Six Flags read to Succeed Six Hour Reading Club. See Kmail for reading logs and more information.

What’s involved?

  • · Read over the attached letter from Six Flags.
  • · Print out your reading log.
  • · Complete the log as you and your child reads.
  • · Submit the completed log to your student’s homeroom teacher by Monday, February 22.

So what to read?

  • · Books, magazines, newspapers, or comic books

What is the best part?

  • · Students can read, silently, aloud, with an adult.
  • · You can read to your child, or your child can read to you.

Upcoming Field Trips and Events

Plan Ahead - Greenville Area Trip

Greenville County Museum of Art - February 5 10am-12pm

No charge for admissions, but parents may be charged a parking fee. Please RSVP by January 15th to attend this trip. RSVP Here:

Exhibitions that are available for February 5th:

Right Before Your Very Eyes: Art + History

Many Worlds Theory, including a really fun exhibition of animal art work and big, colorful paintings

Carolina Zeitgeist, paintings from North and South Carolina artists.

January 8 Events

Aiken - 11:00-12:30 USC Aiken Natatorium 471 University Parkway. Cost: $3 per swimmer and bring your bathing suit! RSVP by January 6th at noon.

Charleston - Join us for a trip to the Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center. 5821 Highway 17 North. Awendaw. This center offers a variety of really cool programs designed to introduce visitors to the heritage and natural history of the Lowcountry. The guided tour will start at 10am. The cost is FREE. Please RSVP here.

Columbia - 9:00-10:00am. Tour of Publix in Trenholm Plaza (4840 Forest Dr #10) in Columbia. Students will see the workings of each department in the store including how the delicious Publix cakes are made and how fish are cut in the seafood department.

Florence - 10:30-11:30am at All Star Lanes Bowling. 118 N. Cashua Drive, Florence. Come join us for a fun time of bowling with friends. Cost is $4/hour. Please RSVP Here.

Greenville - 10:00-11:30am. Parker Fire Department Station 1 107 Cedar Lane Road, Greenville. Join SCVCS teachers at the fire station to learn about fire safety and get a close up look at the trucks! Firefighters will talk about their work, give a tour of the station, introduce students to the firehouse dog, and so much more! Cost is FREE. Please RSVP Here. Contact Crystal Cruell for more information.

Hilton Head - 10:00-12:00. Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. 70 Honey Horn Drive. Hilton Head Island. Cost: $15 for both activities (cash only) and bring 2 white shirts to Tie-Dye. Picnic lunch optional. Students will explore the beautiful site and have two activities: indigo tie-dye and salt marsh science exploration. There will also be a costumed presenter to show how indigo became a valuable cash crop. Students will also explore the Jarvis Creek Salt Marsh and observe the living creatures in the ecosystem. (You may want to bring rubber boots). Please RSVP Here.

Lexington - 10:00-11:00am. Join us at Kneed Pizza (104 Scarborough Drive, Lexington - off Hwy 1 near Lexington HS). to learn about small businesses, locally grown ingredients and to build your very own pizza! Cost: $5/child. Parents, there will be opportunity to purchas additional food if you wish. Please RSVP Here by January 6th.

Myrtle Beach - Join us for a trip to the Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center. 5821 Highway 17 North. Awendaw. This center offers a variety of really cool programs designed to introduce visitors to the heritage and natural history of the Lowcountry. The guided tour will start at 10am. The cost is FREE. Please RSVP here.

Pendleton - 10:00-12:00. Bart Garrison Agriculture Museum of South Carolina. 120 History Lane, Pendleton. Come tour the museum and learn about SC's agriculture heritage. There will be a variety of indoor and outdoor exhibits for students to experience. Cost: $7/student and $6/adult. Please RSVP here. Contact Lynn Riggins with questions.

Rock Hill - 9:30-11:30. Join us for a fun morning of bowling at Striker's Family Sportscenter. 124 N. Anderson Road, Rock Hill. Cost: Adult $3.35 Child $2.75 per game. Shoe Rental $3.75. Please RSVP Here. Contact Becky Matthews with questions.

Summerville - 10:00-11:30. St. Paul's Food Distribution Service Project at 316 W. Carolina Ave, Summerville. We will help unload food trucks and set up food lines. Contact Mrs. Routhier through kmail to RSVP.

January 22 Events

All field trips for January 22 have been canceled due to inclimate weater around the state.

Student Highlights

Student Editorial Published

Johnny Z. wrote an outstanding letter to the editor for his 7th grade ELA class. He sent it to his local newspaper, The People Sentinel, in Barnwell, SC and was published! You can read his persuasive editorial below.
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All Students of the Month

Click here to Access the full list of all of the students of the month for December

What's Happening Around the State

Winterland of Gingerbread

Middle School Clubs

It's never too late to join a great club! 6-8 grade students, check out the fun clubs that are going on this school year.

South Carolina Virtual Charter School

The mission of SCVCS is to improve student educational achievement through the provision of an individualized, rigorous, standard based virtual education to students in the state of South Carolina.