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Upcoming Events
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- SCHOFILED OPEN HOUSE!
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
9/1/2014
9/3/2014
9/9/2014
9/16/2014
 
WELCOME BACK FOR THE START OF 2014/2015 SCHOOL YEAR!
Welcome to all new & returning students to Schofield Middle School for 2014-2015!
Wishing you a successful & enjoyable school year!

 
WELCOME TO SCHOFIELD MIDDLE SCHOOL!
     
Dr. Lloydette Young-Principal
Ms. Pamalia Schofield-Assistant Principal

Mr. Daniel Bartley-Assistant Principal
Ms. Katrina Brooks-Guidance Counselor
Ms. Carrie Myers-School Secretary
Ms. Angela Sherwood-School Bookkeeper
Mr. Steve Smith-Media Specialist
Mr. E. Rashad Roland-Attendance Aide/Parenting Coordinator   
Ms. Wendy Bailey-Career Specialist        
Ms. Leslie Bruno-School Nurse
Mr. R J Tray Nelson, III- Tech/Web/Newsletter

 

                                            SCHOFIELD MIDDLE SCHOOL
                                             224 Kershaw Street, N.E.
                                             Aiken, SC 29801
                                             Tel:  (Main Office)- 803-641-2770
                                             Fax: (Main Office)- 803-641-2529
                                             Office Hours:  07:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

                   School Mascot: Fighting Rams      School Colors: Blue & Silver   
                          Character Creed: "I know what is right and I will do it!"                                                                    
                                                                                                                    
 
 
 
 
GERMAN CLUB MEETING TODAY!
There will be a German Club meeting from 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm on Tuesday, August 26th in Mr. Lader's class room this week. See Mr. Lader 7th Grade- Room #205 for more information!
FOOTBALL SCHRIMAGE GAME HAS BEEN CANCELED!
The SMS vs. NEMS Schrimage game set for Wednesday, August 27th has been cancelled!
SCHOFIELD OPEN HOUSE COMING SOON!
Come join us for the Schofield Middle School Open House on Thursday,  August 28th from 6:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.
 
BOB RICHARDS CONTEST INFORMATION


Bob Richards Automotive’s 60 Day $10k Giveaway
Benefitting Aiken County Schools

There are two ways to participate:
1) Between October 1st and November 30th, “Like” Bob Richards’ Facebook page and Bob Richards will donate $1 to the Aiken County School District, up to $5,000!

2) Earn points for your favorite High School, Middle School, or Elementary School
There will be one winner in each category:
High School with the most points wins......................................................$2,500
Middle School with the most points wins...................................................$1,500
Elementary School with the most points wins...........................................$1,000
You can earn up to 3 points for your school:
Write your school’s name and tell us why it’s the best...............>.............1 point
Tell us your favorite teacher’s name.........................................................1 point
Tell us your favorite Toyota or Nissan model.............................................1 point
We’ll keep score daily, so check often!
Together we can raise $10,000!
NEW IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS
The SC Department of Health and Environmental Control recently added an additional Tdap requirement for the 7th grade for students attending school beginning in the 2014-2015 school year.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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modules/groups/homepagefiles/cms/2413607/File/Parent Letter for OTC Medication.pdf
modules/groups/homepagefiles/cms/2413607/File/Tdap Vaccination Reminder.pdf

SMS ATHLETIC SCHEDULE 2014 2015
SCHOFIELD FOOTBALL & VOLLEYBALL TRYOUT INFORMATION!
Tryouts for the SMS Rams Football & Volleyball team will begin August 18th after school.  Interested students must have a current physical on file and a signed SMS Athletic Policy on file. Physicals completed after April 1, 2014 are good for all sports through the next school year (2014-2015). Anyone interested in trying out for football, volleyball, basketball or golf needs to have forms completed by your personal physician before tryouts.
 
SC High School League rules require that a student be promoted academically to be eligible for sports participation. A student placed in the next grade without meeting promotion criteria is ineligible.
 
A student who becomes 15 years of age prior to July 1, 2014 will not be eligible to compete on Schofield Middle School teams for the 2014-2015 school year. However, they may be eligible for junior varsity or varsity teams at the high school if all other requirements are met.
 
If you have any questions, please contact the athletic director, Lydia Hopkins at 803 641-2770.

ATHLETIC PHYSICAL FORM REQUIRED
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2014-2015 SCHOFIELD STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
 Please use this link for the Schofield Middle School Supply list for 2014-2015!

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6TH GRADE FIELD TRIP TO SC AQUARIUM A BLAST!
6th Grade GT students enjoying the day at the SC Aquarium in Charleston, SC! Thanks to all faculty, parents, sponors, & students for making this both an enjoyable & information field trip. Special thanks to Ms. Jones for her organizing this fun activity for SMS students!
SMS STUDENTS EARN STATE RECOGNITION!
Congratulations to the following 7th grade students who qualified for State Recognition on the Duke University Talent Identification Program SAT/ACT this year: Samuel C., Mariah H., Charlton H., John L., Holly R., Gilric S., & James W. 

The Duke Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is a gifted education program based at Duke University. Its purpose is to identify gifted children and provide them and their parents the resources for them to reach their full educational potential.

Duke TIP operates in sixteen states throughout the South and Midwest, specifically the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri,   Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, , and in Indiana.  Duke TIP was originally started in 1980.

Children are identified as part of the 4th-6th Grade Talent Search and/or as part of the 7th Grade Talent Search. In the 7th Grade Talent Search, students take the SAT or ACT. If a student does exceptionally well on these exams, he or she can receive state and even grand (national) recognition for his or her efforts. This usually entails a congratulatory letter, medals, and an invitation to attend an awards ceremony.




CONGRATULATIONS SMS FRENCH STUDENTS!
The following Schofield Middle School French students showed outstanding performance on the Nationl French Exam: Madison J., Level 1, 12th in SC, Dalisay A., Level 1, 10th in SC, Sydney M., Level 1, 9th in SC, & Brynne B., Level 1, 6th in SC. Thank you for bringing honor & recognition to Schofield's French program and most of all yourselves. Madame Kaplan is very proud of you. Bien fait!

SYMPHONIC BAND STUDENTS EARN SUPERIOR RATING!
Congratulations to the members of the 8th grade Symphonic Band. These students earned a Superior Rating at the University of South Carolina Aiken Pre-Concert Festival Competition. This is the highest rating a band can earn. We are proud of your efforts!
Thanks goes out to U.S.C. Aiken for hosting this educational event.  We'd also like to thank the parents and Aiken High School band students that sat in the audience to support us!

EXPLORATORY DEPT NOMINATE MELVIN M. FOR STUDENT OF CHARACTER
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Congratulations to SMS student Melvin M. Exploratory Department mominee for 2014 Student of Character Award!

SMS STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN REGION BAND CLINIC & CONCERT!
The following Schofield Band Students- Isabel B, Gavin P, Richard D, Zakiah B, & Kayce J- were choosen to participate & attend the Region Band Clinic that was held Saturday, February 22nd at 2:00 P.M. in the Lexington High School Performing Arts Center, Lexington, S.C. These students are to be congratulated & commended for their participation in this Region Bank Clinic & Concert.
CONGRATULATIONS SMS BOYS' BASKETBALL TEAM!
Congratulations to the Boys' Rams Basketball Team and Coach Pope for finishing the season with a 14-0 record for 2013-2014!
MS. EBERSOLE RECEIVES GREAT IDEAS GRANT!
Congratulations to Ms. Ebersole who received a Great Ideas Grant from Public Education Partners!
ERIN GRIGSBY TEACHER OF THE YEAR 2014
Congratulations to the Schofield Middle School Teacher Of The Year 2014- Mrs. Erin Grigsby (8th Grade Social Studies Teacher).
ACORNS- Area Churches Organized to Reaching out and Nurturing Students

ACORN MENTOR PROGRAM-Kick off Week! 

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 Cindy Keating or Wendy Bailey at 641-2770 or e-mail
ckeating@aiken.k12.sc.us