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The Aiken County Virtual Academy's Keyboarding and Computer Applications course will open Monday, June 13th at 9:00 a.m.  Students should log into their VirtualSC account, click Moodle and begin their course.  We have several students who are on a waiting list who will be scheduled if any available seats open up.
Upcoming Events
No events are scheduled.
 
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, 2013-2014
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."
 
2016-2017 School Year Registration





Schofield Middle 2016-2017 Registration
 6th grade only-Registration/Orientation 

 August 4, 2016  
12noon-6pm
7th-8th grade-Registration
Augusta 9, 2016
12noon-6pm
Proof of Residency Requirements
Parents of returning students will not need to provide a proof of residency.
Parents of new students must provide the following proofs of residency:

• Two proofs of residency in the custodial parent’s name will be required.

◦ A current rental agreement, mortgage contract or statement, or property tax receipt (listing the custodial parent's name on the property)

◦ and a current water or power bill with the service address listed. (cable and internet bills are not acceptable)

•A copy of the student’s official state-issued birth certificate

•A copy of the student’s SC Immunization Record

Exam Schedule (1/2 Days)

Awards' Day
End of Year Awards' Ceremonies
6th grade - May 31, 2016, 9:00 am
7th grade - June 1, 2016, 9:00 am
8th grade - June 2, 2016, 9:00 am

Summer Information
Summer Reading GT Science 8th Grade

Summer Reading GT Science 7th Grade

Use this summer to get ahead!! Students may take Keyboarding and/or Computer Applications during the summer for high school credit! See the flyer for further information or contact the main office. **UPDATE** The $100 fee has been waived for these courses. You do not have to wait until the summer school registration opens to register for these classes. Create an account through VirtualSC to get started. See this tutorial for how to create your student account and also how to select courses.

 
Run United
Schofield Middle supporting the community! 
Check out the video to see us in the Run United Commercial


 
Family Math and Science Night


 


 

Junior Model United Nations Competition
Schofield Middle students participated in the Junior Model United Nations Competition

Geography Bee
National Geographic Geography Bee winner Cole DeWitt
and runner up Abby Christensen.

 

 
Cole DeWitt has qualified to compete in the state level competition
of the National Geographic Bee!
The South Carolina State Bee Will be held on Friday, April 1, 2016.
 
Joye in Aiken Performing Arts Festival

Schofield Middle School students find ‘Joye’ in musical expression

Faculty/Staff Recognition
Congratulations to our 2016 Teacher of the Year 

Teacher of the Year

Mrs. Monica Mance
7th Grade Social Studies Teacher


Congratulations to our 2016 First Year Teacher of the Year 


Ms. Miller
Guidance Counselor

Congratulations to our GEM (Giving Even More) Staff Member of 2016


 Mrs. Angela Mitchum



 
NSBE
Schofield students participating in the NSBE Conference at Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School.  Our students won the science competition.

 


Joint Science and Technology Institute
The Joint Science and Technology Institute (JSTI) is an all-expense paid residential STEM program that offers participants the opportunity to participate in research projects mentored by Department of Defense research scientists.  The program offers exposure to scientific research through hands-on projects, enabling attendees to work with real-world scientists, and increase participants’ awareness of career opportunities in related fields.

For current high school students, JSTI offers a two-week, all expenses paid, residential program; for middle school students (JSTI-MS) a one-week all expenses paid residential program; and for teachers, current high school STEM teachers, the JSTI is a two-week, all expenses paid residential program.

JSTI will provide teachers with world–class laboratory research experiences with research scientists. Teachers will learn to integrate research experiences into their classroom, experience the interdisciplinary nature of research, and increase their awareness of career opportunities in related fields.

To learn more about this program, go to http://www.orau.org/center-for-science-education/events/jsti/default.html

If you have any questions please see Denise Baken's contact information below. 
 
DENISE N. BAKEN, Ph.D
President
Shield Analysis Technology, LLC
571-428-2137 (o)
703-474-6320 (c )


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
 

Order Your Yearbook Today
Purchase now for $35.00 *(Yearbook only).
See Mrs. Barber in the Media Center for an SMS Yearbook Order Form or 
Click here to download a Yearbook Order Form

(personalizations are no longer offered)
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