Middle School Weekly Newsletter

January 27, 2023

A Note from Mrs. Patterson

Happy Friday!

We have a lot of recognitions to share today!

First, a huge congratulations to Lisa Hyams for being named our Teacher of the Month for January! You can also see all of our Students of the Month below!

Second, I want to give a shout out to all of our students who earned Honor Roll for the 2nd Quarter. Their names are all listed below. Keep up the great work!

Finally, let's give a round of applause to three of our students who earned a perfect score on the SC Ready Math test last year.

7th Graders - Reid M and Kennedy S

8th Grader - Jacob T

It's time to sign up for our February Social Outing. We will be attending various zoos and aquariums throughout SC. I will be attending Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia and would love to see you there! You can sign up below.

Our next Town Hall meeting will be on February 3rd at 10:00 am. We will talk about Academic Integrity.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Weekly Assignments

Weekly Assignments Calendars are available by team. Your child's team number can be found at the top of their schedule that you received from the counselor. You can also tell this from Schoology. Find the student's homeroom class on the student's Courses page. The section number is their team number. We are trying out a new format. I hope you like it!

Weekly Assignment Calendars

Assignments are due on the date shown on the assignment calendar. Students have until Sunday at midnight of that week to submit these assignments for full credit. After that, students will have one additional week to submit work for 80% credit. After two weeks, assignments will close.

Elective class assignments can be found on the Assignment Calendars found inside of the course.

Sensational Salamanders

Check out this dawing by 6th grade student, Nataleigh! Beautiful work!

Want to share some original artwork, poetry, short story, or something else creative that you do? Send it to Mrs. Patterson at mpatterson@scvcs.org. It must by your own original work!
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School Announcements

Access Free, Real Time Tutoring with Tutor.com

Discus can be accessed via Classlink

Username: discus2023

Password: read1!

Jigsaw and Google

Students, please make sure you are using your SCVCS gmail account when logging into Jigsaw and when you do anything with Google Drive. Some of you are using personal email accounts, which will cause you some issues with accessing live classes or completing assignments using Google. If you need assistance with your Gmail accounts, please contact our tech support at 803-253-6222 and choose Option 5.

Next Week's Birthdays

Staff Birthdays

Kari Heiens, Funamentals of Computing

Anna Petersen, 7th Grade Math

6th Grade

Abigail M, London P, Gracie R

7th Grade

Uriah F, Ashlyn G, Kaylee H, Jaelyn T

8th Grade

Leroy C, Jezsyriah H, Mallory K, Taylor M, Joseph M, McKinley T

Counseling Corner

Advisory Classes

Week of January 30 - February 3 – Career Mid-Year Review

Be on the lookout for information on Job Shadowing in February/March.

8th Grade IGP Meetings

We are holding IGP (Individual Graduation Plan) Meetings for 8th graders to discuss career goals and choose classes for 9th grade. Please schedule a meeting using the link in the IGP email from the counselor.

Time Management Reminders:

· Use a calendar (weekly assignment calendar

· Make a to do list for the day or week

· Follow a routine

· Plan ahead

· Get organized

· Avoid distractions - Phone, TV, Games, Social Media

· Review notes daily

· Set aside a place and time to study.

· Break studying into smaller pieces

· Plan time for: Naps, Activities, Friends/Family, Breaks

Learning Coach Corner

Next Town Hall Meeting:

February 3rd at 10am

Students encouraged to attend


Please remember that we cannot share personal information about your child through anything other than the school issued learning coach gmail account. If you are not accessing this account, you are not receiving important emails from us. Please call our Tech Support team at 803-253-6222 and choose Option 5 for help with email.

I will be sharing a lot of resources with you through our Schoology Middle School Learning Coach group. Once you have created your Schoology account and joined with your parent access code, you can join the group.

Click HERE for instructions on how to create your Parent Account in Schoology.

Click HERE for instructions on how to join the Middle School Learning Coach group.

There are also instructions in the group for how to get PowerSchool Parent Portal setup.

Clubs and Lunch Groups

Upcoming Important Dates

February 3rd - MS Town Hall Meeting

February 17th - Zoo and Aquarium Social Outing

February 20th - President's Day Holiday (No School)

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