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Upcoming Events
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Welcome to Schofield Middle School


Dr. Lloydette Young - Principal

Mr. Daniel Bartley - Assistant Principal
Ms. Celia White-Rhines - Assistant Principal/Curriculum Coach
Ms. Katrina Brooks - Guidance Counselor/GCDF/Newsletter
Ms. Tasha Miller - Guidance Counselor
Ms. Vanessa Barber - Media Specialist
Ms. Carrie Myers - School Secretary
Ms. Angela Mitchum - Bookkeeper 
Mr. Colen Lindell - Attendance Aide  
 Ms. Glinda Napier - School Nurse

 
 
Palmetto Silver Award, 2014-2015
 Closing the Achievement Gap
Palmetto Silver Award, 2014-2013
Closing the Achievement Gap


SMS Mission Statement
It is the mission of Schofield Middle School to
provide a challenging academic program for our
students in a safe, caring school environment, thus 
facilitating a smooth transition from elementary to 
high school.
 

Our Purpose:  "Schofield Middle School will develop the skills and confidence in our students within a nurturing and safe environment that facilitates the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, as well as, an infusion of the Arts into their educational experiences."
 
 
Our Direction:  "Schofield Middle School's direction is for all stakeholders to be committed to fostering a rigorous academic and technological curriculum that will prepare students to become productive citizens and future leaders as they compete and contribute in a global society."
 
Celebrating Black History Month

Please join us for our Black History program on 
Friday, February 12th
@ 9:00am

National African American Read-in

In celebration of Black History Month, the Schofield Middle School Library will host our first National African American Read-In. The public is invited and encouraged to attend to participate along with our students by reading a 2 - 3 minute piece from any material written by an African American: poetry, speeches, fiction, nonfiction, etc. The National African American Read-In is the nation’s first and oldest event dedicated to diversity in literature.  It was established in 1990 by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month. Join in and become a part of this initiative that has reached more than 5.5 million participants around the world. Our Read-In will be:
Friday, February 26th in the Library Media Center​​       ​
 - ​6th grade  -  8:03 - 8:55
-  7th grade  -  8:58 - 9:50
-  8th grade  -   9:53 - 10:56

Contact Mrs. Barber at vbarber@acpsd.net, or 803-641-2770 if you are interested in participating.  


 
Yearbook Cover Art Winners
 

The Winners of the Yearbook Cover Art are:

1st Place - Front and Back Cover:  Maggie O'leary
2nd Place Front Cover:  Mauricio Moreno
2nd Place Back Cover: Rebecca Moore
3rd Place  Front Cover:  Rebecca Moore
3rd Place Back Cover:  Tyler Stewart

 
Our first place winner, Maggie O'leary will receive a free yearbook along with her cover design being featured on the cover of our yearbook.  Congratulations Maggie!
The cover design for the second and third place winners will be featured inside the yearbook.
Geography Bee
National Geographic Geography Bee winner Cole DeWitt
and runner up Abby Christensen.

 


New Technician Class Amateur Radio Operators
Schofield Middle School, Aiken, SC radio club N4SMS welcomes new Technician Class Amateur Radio Operators to the hobby.

At a recent ceremony the newest persons who earned their Technician Class FCC license were recognized for their achievement. Then new Hams are members of the Schofield Middle School Radio Club and the Mother of one of the new licensees.

From left to right in the above photo are KM4QJL-Sonya Adams, her son KM4QJK-Christian Adams, KK4FCI-Richard Nelson Faculty Advisor, KQ4KK-Kent Hufford-K4NAB Member and Club Elmer and KM4QJM-Ella Dietzel.


The new HAMs were also given a new radio and instructions on how to use and a list of local repeaters and net times where they were encouraged to get on the air. Their success was preceded by intensive preparation for taking the test during club meetings and other sessions outside of club meetings. Congratulations Sonya, Christian and Ella. (Photo and story by NC8N-Mike Newland) 


Cookies and Character Social
"Celebrating Good Character"
November & December Honorees
 

Yearbooks on Sale Now
Don't miss out on "YOUR" school memories.  Purchase your
2015-2016 Schofield Middle School Yearbook today!
 
Purchase now for $35.00 *(Yearbook only).
Personalize by adding your name for only $2.00
See Mrs. Barber in the Media Center for an SMS Yearbook Order Form or 
Click here to download a Yearbook Order Form


ATTENTION 8TH GRADE STUDENTS AND PARENTS
IT’S TIME TO PURCHASE BABY ADS FOR THE YEARBOOK!!
 
Pictures, messages and payment must be delivered to the school, or emailed to vbarber@acpsd.net. We cannot guarantee the return of your photos. Photos should be saved at a high resolution in JPEG when submitted by CD or email. 
Digital images are preferred.   
Deliveries at school go to Mrs. Barber in the Media Center

 
Baby Ad Deadline is February 19, 2016

 Click here to download a Baby Ad Order Form
 

‘Be Ready’ (With Your Camera)!Image result for camera image

Send us those candid pictures of your children in school related activities. to include in the yearbook.  Send pictures of field trips, awards day, classroom activities, lunchtime laughs, sports, performances and anything else exciting happening in school that you can capture with your camera. This is an ongoing process. Send your candid pictures of school events as they occur.  While sending pictures, please consider to the following guidelines:

  • Send only good quality pictures
  • Include as many children as possible. Pictures with 2-5 children are more likely to be selected than of a single child.
  • Name of the event
Email pictures to vbarber@acpsd.net. Help us create a yearbook that everyone will like to have!

Digital Camera Donations
Do you have a digital camera that you are no longer using?  Donate your camera to SMS Yearbook Club.  Contact Mrs. Barber in the Media Center.  
The Rambler Newsletter

The Rambler Newsletter

SMS Visit Residents at the Croft House
7th & 8th grade Chorus students sang Christmas Carols, visited with
the seniors and donated socks

 

SMS Ham Radio Club is featured on the International pod cast Ham Nation.

Amateur Radio Newsline headlines for Ham Nation. December 9, 2015.
watch video segment 0:00 - 0:45
Mr. Poppy from SREL visited the 6th grade science classes.  
http://srel.uga.edu/​


Group 1 Spelling Bee  
   

Congratulations Jaelyn Richardson, 2nd Place Winner!
Congratulations to Jaelyn for placing 2nd place in the Group 1 Spelling Bee.  
We would also like to thank Mason Collins and De'Shaun Potts for their participation and support.  


Mr. Adams' classes learn about Pond Ecosystems.  

The Hobbit Book Talk by Mason Collins
 


If you are interested in doing a" Book Talk", see Mrs. Barber in the Media Center. 
 
Canned Food Drive
Our canned food drive was a great success.  Thank you to all of those who donated!
Veteran's Day Program
Schofield Middle School Appreciates our Veterans

 


 
Architect Talk
Students in Mr. Adams and Mrs. Timmerman's 6th grade Science classes enjoyed a presentation from Mr. Tate Hillard about
"What Does an Architect Do?"

2015 Carolina Smash Tournament Champions


Way to go !!
WATCH D.O.G.S. | National Center for Fathering
WATCH D.O.G.S. is a one-of-a-kind, school-based father involvement program that works to support education and safety As a program of the National Center for


WATCH D.O.G.S. IN ACTION

 ​If you are interested in becoming a SMS WATCH D.O.G.S participant, please contact Daniel Bartley, Assistant Principal, at 803-641-2770.


Dress Code

Schofield requires students to dress appropriately while at school and to avoid inappropriate dress that may lead to disruption in the learning process.

Per the Aiken County Public Schools website, the following dress code will be enforced:

 

All Students are expected to follow the code of appropriate dress:
  • Wear shoes at all times. Closed toe shoes provide the best foot protection. Bedroom shoes are not permitted
  • Wear knee-length shorts, skorts, jumpers, shirt, or dresses/skirts. This length applies when dresses or skirts are worn over leggings. Parents will be contacted to bring appropriate length clothes if shorts, skorts, jumpers, or dresses/skirts are too short.  Pants, shorts, skorts and skirts must be worn at the waistline                                                                 
  • Undergarments and midriffs must not be exposed. Low cut necklines and tank tops are not acceptable
  • Caps, bandanas, and head coverings should not be worn at school. These items will be confiscated!
  • Refrain from wearing any type of bandana

Items that MUST NOT be worn at school or to events as a school representative

  • T-shirts with obscene, disruptive, or illegal messages
  • Clothing that is in bad taste and causes disruption to the educational process
  • Clothing such as jeans, that is turn or tethered above the knee.
  • Tank tops, (t-straps), halter tops, sheer blouses, or any tops that expose the body inappropriately
  • Shirts that are short or low cut and expose the body
  • Refrain from form fitted clothing
  • Sagging pants that expose the undergarments and create difficulty in walking
  • Costumes (including Halloween) are not permitted
  • Hats (not caps) may be worn outdoors during cold weather, but not inside the building.  Hoods/Hoodies may not be worn inside the building
  • Combs and hair picks should not be worn in hair
  • Chains (attached to wallets or excessively heavy neck chains) should not be worn to school
  • Jewelry or piercing that imitates violence, vulgarity, or illegal messages should not be worn to school
If a student dresses inappropriately, his/her parents will be notified to bring appropriate school attire.
Learning Science is Fun

Parents Please Use Remind
Dr. Young created SMS Parents and Community Members on REMIND!
Remind is a simple way for you to stay informed and up-to-date with what's happening in our  school. By joining Remind, you are choosing to receive messages via push notifications, SMS, or email. Don't worry, your phone number will not be shared.  This is an additional communication tool to keep you informed of school events.


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Student Email/Office 365 Accounts
New Immunization Requirements
The SC Department of Health and Environmental Control recently added an additional   Tdap requirement . All students entering seventh grade must receive or have already received a dose of Tdap vaccine on or after the 7th birthday.  Your child’s school will need a South Carolina Certificate of Immunization showing that he or she has received this newly required Tdap vaccine.

Please don’t wait—avoid the rush by making an appointment with your child’s healthcare provider today to get the required Tdap vaccine and other vaccines recommended for your child’s protection.

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ACORNS- Area Churches Organized to Reaching out and Nurturing Students

ACORN MENTOR PROGRAM 

We are excited that South Aiken Presbyterian and Friendship Baptist Church are collaborating with Schofield Middle again this year to provide mentors for our students.  

At Schofield Middle, we believe students need positive affirmation, encouragement, and assistance in setting goals.  Our mentors will serve as positive role models and commit to 30 minutes weekly to listen, encourage, tutor, finish projects and classwork, and assist in the development of goals.  

The commitment for volunteers who participate is one day per week during the child’s lunch period (about 30 minutes) throughout the school year, and the volunteer can pick the day he/she is available.  If we can start identifying volunteers from any congregation or community members who are interested in serving, they can start the screening and training process very quickly.  

Please contact Tasha Miller 641-2770 or e-mail tmiller3@acpsd.net
S.T.E.M Presentations for Rising 6th Grader Visit
            
        
        
        
S.T.E.M Academy
   
Schofield First Year Teacher of the Year 2014-15
A big congratulations to Ms. Bennett Schofield's First Year Teacher Of The Year 2014-2015!

Way to go!


 
Cookie Dough Fundraiser

Schofield Middle School
Cookie Dough Fundraiser
See Mrs. Mitchum for permission slips
Parents with questions can email asherwood@acpsd.net
Cookies are $ 20.00

Kimberly Clark Engineers