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Week of 9/17

posted Sep 18, 2018, 10:41 AM by Jonathan Kutis

Swift Creek Middle School Captain’s Log 2018 9.18   (Tuesday 9-18-18)

Good Morning!.  This is Dr. Frye, principal of Swift Creek Middle School with this week’s Captain’s Log and announcements.  Additional announcements and dates may be found on our website.

Parents,

Our students are to be commended for their excellent behavior during yesterday’s weather disruptions.  They followed directions and remained calm throughout the evening.  Also, our faculty and staff are to be commended for their commitment to our students’ safety.  Office staff, custodians, teachers, administrators, and school resource officer worked together well into the evening until all students were home and accounted for.  I am extremely proud of the Swift Creek Middle School crew for not only the exceptional, daily instruction they provide, but also for their dedication to students, school, and community. 

I would also like you to know how much the transportation department, police, central office, and School Board supported Swift Creek and the school division.  The bus drivers were amazing!  These dedicated individuals worked late into the evening at all locations to ensure students arrived home safely.  The only thing I heard from them was, “I am here, what can I do to help, and do you have students who need to be taken home.”  That is dedication!  Police officers arrived at the schools to help with security and logistics, and their presence is always appreciated.  Central office personnel, from the directors to the superintendent, were in constant communication with principals, helping us coordinate our efforts.  Dianne Smith, School Board Representative for the Clover Hill District, came out in the harsh weather to check on the efforts and support the designated shelter at Cosby High School.

I would also like to thank you, our parents, for your patience and support during this emergency.  Verification of parents’ identity and building security do take time and are necessary safety protocols.  During an emergency, the primary means of communication to parents for both the school and CCPS is through School Messenger. Your patience, understanding, and support contributed to the safe return of all students!  As you can see, this was a community success, and I am proud and honored to be a part of it.

Thank you!

J. Calvin Frye, Ph.D., Principal

Swift Creek Middle School

Back to School Nights Are Still On!

Back to School Night 6th grade (Tuesday, Sept. 18th 6:30-8:30 PM)

  • 6th Grade Social (Tuesday, Sept. 18th  5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.)

Back to School Night 7th and 8th grades (Tuesday, Sept. 25th 6:30-8:30 PM)

Swift Creek Middle School’s Back to School Night for 6th graders will be held on Tuesday, September 18th.   Back to School Night for 7th and 8th graders will be held on September 25th.

  • Both nights will begin at 6:30 in the auditorium and conclude at approximately 8:30 p.m.
  • Students will be given a schedule on the day of their Back to School Night. 
  • Schedules should be brought home to parents to be used as a guide that night.

 

6th Grade Back to School Night Social Sept. 18th

Before Back to School night, please join the rest of the 6th-grade families at our 6th grade social from 5:30 - 6:30.

Due to school closing, tickets will be sold during 6th grade lunch on Monday and Tuesday!

There will also be a limited number of tickets sold at the door.

When:  before Back to School Night 5:30- 6:30 p.m.

Where: Swift Creek Middle School’s Cafeteria

Cost: $5 per person and include a dinner, games, and a lot of families to get to know as you begin your time with us at Swift Creek Middle School.

The dinner will include a barbeque sandwich, chips, a chocolate chip cookie, and a drink.

Students must be accompanied by a parent (parents and other family members are welcome to purchase additional dinner tickets, however, supervising parents will not be required to pay to attend).

Sports Pick-up Location

Starting on Tuesday, 9-11-18, athletes are to be picked up on the right side of the building at the auditorium.  This will avoid the high school specialty buses which use the bus loop as a HUB location.

Parking

When visiting Swift Creek MS after 2:30 p.m. to attend a game or other event, parents may park in the front parking lotor enter the bus loop and turn left to park in the lot on the hill.  This will avoid the high school specialty buses which use the bus loop as a HUB location.

Attendance

September is Attendance Month.  Did you know that missing only 2 days of school per month means a student has missed 10% of the instruction and is considered chronically absent?

PTSA Reflections Contest is Here!

We look forward to celebrating your artistry and achievement in the arts! Save the date for this year’s Reflections Celebration November 7, 2018.  There are many categories from which to choose!  Please see the attached information and entry form.  Printed copies will be given to student during their Accelerate block.

Reflections.pdf 

 

Attention 8th Graders: Specialty Center Information is Here!

Please see the attached information regarding specialty centers.

Student Event Calendar - 2018-2019.pdf 

High School Options.pdf 

Application Requirements.pdf 

Recommendation Form - Specialty Center.pdf 

Application Form - Specialty Centers.pdf 

Superintendent Invitation Letter.pdf 

 

PTSA Message:

Denim Drive: The denim drive has kicked off.  Please bring your denim jackets, shorts pants, etc to SCMS.   The PTSA has set up a collection bin in the front office.   Help make SCMS the number middle school!!

Membership/ Giving Campaign/ Spirit Wear:  We are going for 100% membership in our PTSA!! And it is easier than ever to join!! Membership sales have started, and you can purchase your membership online here.  You can also participate in our fundraising event or purchase spirit wear at the same link.

PLP: Every year, Virginia’s local PTA units approve a legislation program that represents its official position on a wide variety of issues affecting children and youth. The program consists of legislative action items and policy statements.  The program is the basis for official testimony by the PTA at legislative hearings and before other agencies.  Help make a difference by adding your voice to 250,000 others by becoming a member. 

Please take a few minutes to vote here

 

Gifted Education Identification Process

Dear Families of Elementary and Middle School Students,

For the 2018-2019 school year, Chesterfield County Public Schools will utilize a revised gifted identification process to find and identify gifted learners. The attached video provides an overview of the changes in the evaluation process.

In addition to the information available on mychesterfieldschools.com, the Office of Gifted Education and the Office of Family and Community Engagement will provide opportunities for parents wishing to learn more about the revised identification process. Interested parents of elementary and middle school students are invited to attend the gifted identification information sessions that have been scheduled throughout Chesterfield County during September. Feel free to join us at 6:00 pm on any of the following dates and locations:

September 17 - Monacan HS auditorium and Bird HS auditorium

September 18 - James River HS auditorium

September 24 - Elizabeth Davis MS auditorium and Matoaca HS auditorium

Rescheduled events originally planned for September 24:

October 8 at 6:00 PM - Carver MS auditorium [New date and location]

October 8 at 7:30 PM - Matoaca HS auditorium [New date and time]

 

Thank you for your support of Chesterfield County Public Schools!

VIDEO LINK: https://youtu.be/SqTv4p5ny5A

 

In Sports…

Intramurals

1.       Basketball – MondayTuesdayWednesday, and Thursday before school from 6:45-7:15

2.       Tennis – WednesdayThursday, and Friday after school 2:15-4:00

3.       Flag Football – Tuesday and Thursday after school 2:15-4:00

 

As a reminder, parents need to arrive no later than 4:10 for student pick up on the right side of the building at the auditorium.  This will avoid the high school specialty buses which use the bus loop as a HUB location.

The boys soccer and girl basketball team play their first game of the season against Tomahawk on Tuesday, Sept 25th.  Swift Creek cross country team competes on Wednesday, Sept 25th against Robious. Come and support our fall athletic teams!

The United States Association Mid-Atlantic Section (USTA MAS) will be hosting a tennis club on Mondays starting Sept. 24th at Swift Creek Middle School.  The cost is $75.  You can register online at PlayTGA.com/RVA.

Starting on Tuesday, 9-11-18, athletes should be picked up on the right side of the building at the auditorium.  This will avoid the high school specialty buses which use the bus loop as a HUB location.

Helping the SCMS Library with the Kroger Community Rewards Program

The SCMS Library participates in the Kroger Community Rewards Program.  You can help us raise money for library books by registering your Kroger card.

  1. Go to Kroger.com/KrogerCommunityRewards
  2. Sign in with your email and password
  3. View your Rewards Details (click on Orange Box)
  4. Scroll down to Community Rewards and click on Edit
  5. Enter 94372
  6. Click the little round button and click on Enroll

That’s it.  Every time you shop and scan your Kroger card a % will go to SCMS library.  Thank you for supporting the SCMS Library.

 

Tech It Out Program for Parents

Learn about the CCPS 1:1 technology initiative!  Attend mini sessions on all aspects of technology offered by an amazing line of experts including: technology integrators, elementary teachers secondary teachers, specialists, staff from Chesterfield County Prevention Services and the Chesterfield County Public Library.

Midlothian HS on September 27th 5:30- 8:00 p.m.

Thomas Dale HS on October 3rd 5:30- 8:00 p.m.

Tech It Out Social Media 1.jpg 

Tech It Out Poster Style.jpg 

 

Signs of Suicide (SOS) Prevention Program

Middle and high schools across our school division continue to address depression awareness and suicide prevention training topics with seventh and 10th graders as part of the Signs of Suicide (SOS) Prevention Program.

SOS is an evidence-based program to help our students understand that depression is a treatable illness and explain that suicide is a preventable tragedy that often occurs as a result of untreated depression. The program provides students with appropriate training in how to identify serious depression and potential suicidality in themselves or a friend, and impresses upon youth that they can help themselves or a friend by taking the simple step of talking to a responsible adult about their concerns.

Parents of current 7th and 10th grade students are invited to join us to learn more about the SOS program on Sept. 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Career and Technical Center @ Hull. The below flier includes additional information.

SOS.JPG 

 

Have a safe week!

J. Calvin Frye, Ph.D., Principal

Swift Creek Middle School

 

Calendar:

** Please visit our website for the most up-to-date information and changes.

Tuesday, September 18
6:45 – 7:15am - Intramural - Basketball
6:45 – 7:15am - Intramural - Basketball
2:15 – 4pm - Intramural - Flag Football

5:30-6:306th Grade Social
6:30 – 8pm - Back to School Night 6th grade

 

Wednesday, September 19
6:45 – 7:15am - Intramural - Basketball
2:15 – 4pm - Intramural - Tennis

 

Thursday, September 20
6:45 – 7:15am - Intramural - Basketball
2:15 – 4pm - Intramural - Tennis
2:15 – 4pm - Intramural - Flag Football

6:30 – 7:30pm - PTSA Meeting - Library

Friday, September 21
1:15 – 2pm - Summer Reading Social
2:15 – 4pm - Intramural - Tennis

Monday, September 24
SCA Elections
Spirit Week
6:45 – 7:15am - Intramural - Basketball
8am – 1:45pm - Field Trip - Challenge Discovery - TEAMS

 

Tuesday, September 25
SCA Elections
Spirit Week
6:45 – 7:15am - Intramural - Basketball
2:15 – 4pm - Intramural - Flag Football
3:30 – 4:30pm - Girls' Basketball & Boys Soccer Game vs Tomahawk
6:30 – 8pm  - Back to School Night 7th & 8th Grade


Wednesday, September 26
Spirit Week
6:45 – 7:15am - Intramural - Basketball
2:15 – 4pm - Intramural - Tennis
2:30 – 3:30pm - Cross Country Meet vs Robious

Thursday, September 27
Spirit Week
6:45 – 7:15am - Intramural - Basketball
2:15 – 4pm - Intramural - Tennis
2:15 – 4pm - Intramural - Flag Football
2:30 – 3:30pm - Girls' Basketball & Boys Soccer Game vs Midlothian

 

Friday, September 28

SCA Elections
Spirit Week
2:15 – 4pm - Intramural - Tennis

Monday, October 1
6:45 – 7:15am - Intramural - Basketball

 

Tuesday, October 2

6:45 – 7:15am - Intramural - Basketball
8am – 1:15pm - Field Trip - Dutch Gap - Fit for Life
2:15 – 4pm - Intramural - Flag Football
2:30 – 3:30pm - Girls' Basketball & Boys Soccer Game @ Manchester

 

Wednesday, October 3

6:45 – 7:15am - Intramural - Basketball
8am – 1:15pm - Field Trip - Dutch Gap - Fit for Life
2:15 – 4pm - Intramural - Tennis
2:30 – 3:30pm - Cross Country Meet vs Midlothian

 

Thursday, October 4

6:45 – 7:15am - Intramural - Basketball
2:15 – 4pm - Intramural - Tennis
2:15 – 4pm - Intramural - Flag Football
2:30 – 3:30pm - Girls' Basketball & Boys Soccer Game vs Providence
6:30 – 7:30pm - PTSA Meeting - Library

 

Friday, October 5
2:15 – 4pm - Intramural - Tennis

 

Week of 9/10

posted Sep 12, 2018, 7:31 AM by Jonathan Kutis

Swift Creek Middle School Captain’s Log 2018 9.10   (Monday 9-10-18)

Good Evening.  This is Dr. Frye, principal of Swift Creek Middle School with this week’s Captain’s Log and announcements.  Additional announcements and dates may be found on our website.

 

Follow us on our educational voyage on Twitter: Calvin Frye @DrJFrye

I plan to send Tweets about the amazing things our teachers and students are doing throughout the year, SCMS sports, and educational research and insights.

Chromebook Distribution

Chromebooks will be distributed to students tomorrow, Tuesday, 9-11-18,  Please remind your student to charge his/her Chromebook nightly.

Picture of the Week

Ms. Dianne Smith, Clover Hill School Board Representative, stopped by on the first day of school to wish our new Sailors bon voyage on their educational journey!

Sports Pick-up Location

Starting on Tuesday, 9-11-18, athletes may be picked up on the right side of the building at the auditorium.  This will avoid the high school specialty buses which use the bus loop as a HUB location.

Parking

When visiting Swift Creek MS after 2:30 p.m. to attend a game or other event, parents may park in the front parking lotor enter the bus loop and turn left to park in the lot on the hill.  This will avoid the high school specialty buses which use the bus loop as a HUB location.

Attendance

Attendance is vital to success in school.  Please review the attached attendance information provided by CCPS.

SCMS Attendance for Parents - Fall 2018.pdf 

Academic and Behavior Expectations Assemblies

Throughout the first week of school, students were given short, timely lessons related to expectations for the coming year.  For example, prior to going to lunch, teachers explained the procedures and routines associated with going to the cafeteria for lunch.  By clearly explaining and modeling expectations early in the year and by providing positive feedback, we have found that students behave and academically perform to the our high standards.  These mini-lessons culminated on Friday, 9-7-18, as students attended grade level assemblies to hear about Swift Creek’s expectations for student academics and behavior.  Appropriate auditorium behavior was reviewed first.  I am proud to announce that the 7th and 8th grades remembered from last year these expectations very well!  Without needing any prompting, the 7th graders were completely silent before I reached the center of the auditorium.  The 8th graders were very close, taking only 7 seconds to become silent and attentive after I arrived on center stage.  Our 6th grades are still learning but only took 22 seconds.  As I express to the students and anyone who will listen on a regular basis, our students are the best, most advanced group of students I have ever had the pleasure of educating.  I would stack them up against any school in the country!  Attached below is a copy of the presentation.

_Expectation Assembly SCMS 9-7-18pptx (1).pdf 

PTSA Reflections Contest is Here!

We look forward to celebrating your artistry and achievement in the arts! Save the date for this year’s Reflections Celebration November 7, 2018.  There are many categories from which to choose!  Please see the attached information and entry form.  Printed copies will be given to student during their Accelerate block.

Reflections.pdf 

 

PTSA Message:

Denim Drive: The denim drive has kicked off.  Please bring your denim jackets, shorts pants, etc to SCMS.   The PTSA has set up a collection bin in the front office.   Help make SCMS the number middle school!!

Membership/ Giving Campaign/ Spirit Wear:  We are going for 100% membership in our PTSA!! And it is easier than ever to join!! Membership sales have started, and you can purchase your membership online here.  You can also participate in our fundraising event or purchase spirit wear at the same link.

PLP: Every year, Virginia’s local PTA units approve a legislation program that represents its official position on a wide variety of issues affecting children and youth. The program consists of legislative action items and policy statements.  The program is the basis for official testimony by the PTA at legislative hearings and before other agencies.  Help make a difference by adding your voice to 250,000 others by becoming a member. 

Please take a few minutes to vote here

 

Gifted Education Identification Process

Dear Families of Elementary and Middle School Students,

For the 2018-2019 school year, Chesterfield County Public Schools will utilize a revised gifted identification process to find and identify gifted learners. The attached video provides an overview of the changes in the evaluation process.

In addition to the information available on mychesterfieldschools.com, the Office of Gifted Education and the Office of Family and Community Engagement will provide opportunities for parents wishing to learn more about the revised identification process. Interested parents of elementary and middle school students are invited to attend the gifted identification information sessions that have been scheduled throughout Chesterfield County during September. Feel free to join us at 6:00 pm on any of the following dates and locations:

September 17 - Monacan HS auditorium and Bird HS auditorium

September 18 - James River HS auditorium

September 24 - Elizabeth Davis MS auditorium and Matoaca HS auditorium

Thank you for your support of Chesterfield County Public Schools!

VIDEO LINK: https://youtu.be/SqTv4p5ny5A

 

In Sports…

Intramurals will start on Monday, Sept. 10th.

1.       Basketball – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday before school from 6:45-7:15

2.       Tennis – WednesdayThursday, and Friday after school 2:15-4:00

3.       Flag Football – Tuesday and Thursday after school 2:15-4:00

Fall sports tryouts for girl basketball, boys soccer, and cross country start on Monday, Sept. 10th promptly at 2:15. All students must have a signed physical and concussion form in order to participate. Parents need to arrive no later than4:10 for student pick up. Starting on Tuesday, 9-11-18, athletes may be picked up on the right side of the building at the auditorium.  This will avoid the high school specialty buses which use the bus loop as a HUB location.

 

Helping the SCMS Library with the Kroger Community Rewards Program

The SCMS Library participates in the Kroger Community Rewards Program.  You can help us raise money for library books by registering your Kroger card.

  1. Go to Kroger.com/KrogerCommunityRewards
  2. Sign in with your email and password
  3. View your Rewards Details (click on Orange Box)
  4. Scroll down to Community Rewards and click on Edit
  5. Enter 94372
  6. Click the little round button and click on Enroll

That’s it.  Every time you shop and scan your Kroger card a % will go to SCMS library.  Thank you for supporting the SCMS Library.

 

Have an excellent week and stay dry!

J. Calvin Frye, Ph.D., Principal

Swift Creek Middle School

 

Calendar:

** Please visit our website for the most up-to-date information and changes.

 Tuesday, September 11
6:45 – 7:15am - Intramural - Basketball
7:30 – 9am - Chromebook Distribution
2:05 – 3pm - Rotary Club Meeting Room 103
2:15 – 4pm - Intramural - Flag Football

Wednesday, September 12
Maps Testing - Reading
6:45 – 7:15am Intramural - Basketball
2:15 – 4pm - Intramural - Tennis


Thursday, September 13
Maps Testing - Math
6:45 – 7:15am - Intramural - Basketball
2:05 – 3:30pm - Dance Team Tryouts -Cafeteria
2:15 – 4pm - Intramural - Tennis
2:15 – 4pm - Intramural - Flag Football
6:30 – 7:30pm - PTSA Meeting - Library

Friday, September 14
Maps Testing Makeups
2:05 – 3:30pm - Dance Team Tryouts - Cafeteria
2:15 – 4pm - Intramural - Tennis

Tuesday, September 18
6:45 – 7:15am - Intramural - Basketball
6:45 – 7:15am - Intramural - Basketball
2:15 – 4pm - Intramural - Flag Football
6:30 – 8pm - Back to School Night 6th grade

Wednesday, September 19
6:45 – 7:15am - Intramural - Basketball
2:15 – 4pm - Intramural - Tennis

Thursday, September 20
6:45 – 7:15am - Intramural - Basketball
2:15 – 4pm - Intramural - Tennis
2:15 – 4pm - Intramural - Flag Football

Friday, September 21
1:15 – 2pm - Summer Reading Social
2:15 – 4pm - Intramural - Tennis

Monday, September 24
SCA Elections
Spirit Week
6:45 – 7:15am - Intramural - Basketball
8am – 1:45pm - Field Trip - Challenge Discovery - TEAMS

Tuesday, September 25
SCA Elections
Spirit Week
6:45 – 7:15am - Intramural - Basketball
2:15 – 4pm - Intramural - Flag Football
3:30 – 4:30pm - Girls' Basketball & Boys Soccer Game vs Tomahawk
6:30 – 8pm  - Back to School Night 7th & 8th Grade


Wednesday, September 26
Spirit Week
6:45 – 7:15am - Intramural - Basketball
2:15 – 4pm - Intramural - Tennis
2:30 – 3:30pm - Cross Country Meet vs Robious

Thursday, September 27
Spirit Week
6:45 – 7:15am - Intramural - Basketball
2:15 – 4pm - Intramural - Tennis
2:15 – 4pm - Intramural - Flag Football
2:30 – 3:30pm - Girls' Basketball & Boys Soccer Game vs Midlothian

Friday, September 28

SCA Elections
Spirit Week
2:15 – 4pm - Intramural - Tennis

Monday, October 1
6:45 – 7:15am - Intramural - Basketball

Tuesday, October 2

6:45 – 7:15am - Intramural - Basketball
8am – 1:15pm - Field Trip - Dutch Gap - Fit for Life
2:15 – 4pm - Intramural - Flag Football
2:30 – 3:30pm - Girls' Basketball & Boys Soccer Game @ Manchester

Wednesday, October 3

6:45 – 7:15am - Intramural - Basketball
8am – 1:15pm - Field Trip - Dutch Gap - Fit for Life
2:15 – 4pm - Intramural - Tennis
2:30 – 3:30pm - Cross Country Meet vs Midlothian

Thursday, October 4

6:45 – 7:15am - Intramural - Basketball
2:15 – 4pm - Intramural - Tennis
2:15 – 4pm - Intramural - Flag Football
2:30 – 3:30pm - Girls' Basketball & Boys Soccer Game vs Providence
6:30 – 7:30pm - PTSA Meeting - Library

Friday, October 5
2:15 – 4pm - Intramural - Tennis

Week of 9/10 Additional Information

posted Sep 12, 2018, 4:10 AM by Jonathan Kutis   [ updated Sep 12, 2018, 7:30 AM ]

Swift Creek Middle School Captain’s Log  2018 9.11 (Tuesday, 9-11-18)

Back to School Supplemental Log!

 

Good Evening.  This is Dr. Frye, principal of Swift Creek Middle School with a few special announcements.

 

Back to School Night!

Back to School Night 6th grade (Tuesday, Sept. 18th 6:30-8:30 PM)

Back to School Night 7th and 8th grades (Tuesday, Sept. 25th 6:30-8:30 PM)

Swift Creek Middle School’s Back to School Night for 6th graders will be held on Tuesday, September 18th.   Back to School Night for 7th and 8th graders will be held on September 25th.

  • Both nights will begin at 6:30 in the auditorium and conclude at approximately 8:15 p.m.
  • Students will be given a schedule on the day of their Back to School Night. 
  • Schedules should be brought home to parents to be used as a guide that night.

 

6th Grade Back to School Night Social Sept. 18th

Before Back to School night, please join the rest of the 6th-grade families at our 6th grade social from 5:30 - 6:30.  The tickets are $5 per person and include a dinner, games, and a lot of families to get to know as you begin your time with us at Swift Creek Middle School.  The dinner will include a barbeque sandwich, chips, a chocolate chip cookie, and a drink. 

Students must be accompanied by a parent (parents and other family members are welcome to purchase additional dinner tickets, however, supervising parents will not be required to pay to attend).  Tickets will be sold during lunch on WednesdayThursday, and Friday of this week during the 6th-grade lunch.  We will have a few tickets to purchase at the door, but we have to order the food so the number of tickets at the door will be limited.

For those sixth grade student who eats during a different lunch, you can purchase your tickets in room 107 during 1st and 5th blocks.  We hope that you are able to join us!   

 

9-11 Commemoration

Schools throughout Chesterfield County flew a special flag called the Freedom Flag, which symbolizes the events of September 11, 2001 and honors those who lost their lives that day. As the flag was raised this morning, members of our student body read a script over the intercom explaining what each element of the flag represents. At the end of the flag raising ceremony, we observed a moment of silence to remember all of those who lost their lives on 9/11.

  

 

Chromebooks Distribution Tuesday, 9-11-18

Our Sailors did a fabulous job during Chromebook deployment this morning! 

Many of the Chromebooks were found not to have a complete charge.  Please remind your student to charge his/her computer tonight.  We have a big day plannedtomorrow as usual!

 

Forms & Fees

Please complete and return forms to 1st Block teachers to ensure that we have the correct contact and dismissal information.  Also, please use your student’s schedule to determine the fees to be paid.  Fees may be paid online HERE.  If you prefer to pay by check, individual teachers will be collecting for courses they teach which have associated fees.

 

On behalf of the faculty, staff, and sailors,  I want to wish you the best school year ever!

 

J. Calvin Frye, Ph.D., Principal

Swift Creek Middle School

Week of 8/7 - Reminders and Announcements for Upcoming '18-'19 Year!

posted Aug 12, 2018, 6:55 PM by Jonathan Kutis

Swift Creek Middle School Captain’s Log 2018 8.7 (Tuesday 8-7-18)

We are docked for summer shore leave and careening! We make way on our new educational voyage on September 4, 2018.

Hello, this is Dr. Frye, principal of Swift Creek Middle School, with important information for the 2018- 2019 school year!  Additional information and dates may be found on our website; however, please be aware that most of the documents and resources are in the process of being updated. Our summer office hours are from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday through 8-23-18.  Regular office hours, 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, begin on 8-27-18.

SCMS Summer Parent Newsletter is Here!

Yesterday, postcards were mailed to families notifying them that the Summer Parent Newsletter would be sent electronically and paper copies are available in the main office at Swift Creek Middle School.  The Summer Parent Newsletter contains just about everything you would want to know about the start of school.  Please read the attached carefully and call if you have any questions. 

 Parent Summer Newsletter 2018-2019 (1).pdf 

 

PTSA Teacher Welcome Back Breakfast, August 27th

Let's help our teachers feel the love and welcome them back to school!!! The PTSA is hosting a breakfast and needs some help in make this an Amazing event!! Please have all items to the school between 6:30-7:00 on 8/27/18 at the front office. If you can not come that day, please make arrangements to drop off to Heather Rafferty the night before at hospitality@scmsptsa.com or Jennifer Hass at jennhass74@gmail.com

LINK to Sign-up (or copy/ paste the this link into your browser https://bit.ly/2OOd6yV)

 

Added Courses: German 1 and French 1

We have two new programs beginning this year that still have some seats available.    Both are high school credit, level 1, language courses available to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.    If your student is interested in learning German or French please contact the counseling office to add one of the languages to your course requests.  At this time, these are the only additional course requests being accepted, and requests do not guarantee the course will be added to a student’s schedule.

 

Business Nights

Mark your calendar, Swift Creek Middle School will have “Business Night” for 6th graders and their parents on Tuesday, August 28th from 4:00 – 6:30 p.m.  Business Night for 7th and 8th graders will be held on Thursday, August 30th from 4:00-6:30 p.m.  More information will be sent as we get closer to the date.

 

Pre-Order Your School Supplies!!

Pre-order school supplies from the Sailor Supply Store for quick, easy, convenient shopping. All supplies will be available for pick-up during Business Nights on Tuesday, August 28th and on Thursday, August 30th.

  • Packages for all grades are only $12.00.
  • The Five Star binder is an added option for $25.00.  There are different colors and varieties from which to choose. 
  • The INSPIRE calculator is NOT included.
  • CASH or CHECK only for school supplies.

Click on the following link to order:  https://goo.gl/forms/p9QWmwGreyYDvV7X2

 

CCPS Handbook

The CCPS handbook is now available through the following LINK.

http://mychesterfieldschools.com/family-and-community-engagement/preparing-for-school/publications-and-forms/

 

Immunizations for 6th Graders and Students New to Chesterfield Schools

Please  see the attached “School and Day Care Minimum Immunization Requirements” from the VA Health Department’s Website:   http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/immunization/requirements/

The Chesterfield County Health Department offers immunization clinics and many childhood vaccines are free.  Link to Website: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/chesterfield/chesterfield-health-department/immunization-services-chesterfield/

Swift Creek Middle School will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.Monday through Thursday throughout the summer to accept immunization records.

 

Medication Policy

According to School Board Policy 4130 regarding medication, all prescription medication administered at school must  have a health care provider’s written order and parent permission. We are no longer able to accept the pharmacy label as the medication order. We can accept the following as the provider order:

  • A CCPS Medication Administration Request Form completed and signed by the health-care provider.
  • copy of the prescription signed by the health-care provider before you have it filled.
  • written order signed by the health-care provider on the provider’s stationary.
  • health-care plan that contains a complete medication order (name of medication, dose, time to be administered, route, side effects, etc.) signed by the health-care provider.

 

Sailing Into Reading 2018

Rising 7th and 8th grade students have been given a copy of the Swift Creek Middle School summer reading log.  Copies have been sent to our feeder elementary schools as well.  Additional copies can be found and printed at bit.ly/2t4o5dt  Thank you in advance for encouraging your student to read and keep engaged over the summer.  We'd love to see a big crowd at our ice cream social in September!

Additional resources are available at https://sites.google.com/a/ccpsnet.net/parent-sol-resources/home/main-menu

 

School Shopping

Many of you are already thinking about shopping for school clothes.  Before you make those purchases, please review the dress code below.  Also, please see the CCPS website for a list of school supplies. 

http://mychesterfieldschools.com/family-and-community-engagement/preparing-for-school/supply-lists/

 

Dress Code

All students who attend any public school in Chesterfield County are expected to dress appropriately for a K-12 educational environment. Clothing shall fit, be neat and clean, and conform to standards of safety, good taste, appropriateness, and decency. Any clothing that interferes with or disrupts the educational environment is prohibited.

Among other things, the following are prohibited:

  • Clothing with language or images that are vulgar, discriminatory, or obscene;
  • Clothing that promotes or depicts illegal or violent behavior or items prohibited in a school setting, such as weapons, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or drug paraphernalia;
  • Clothing that contains threats such as gang symbols;
  • Clothing that exposes cleavage, private parts, the midriff, or undergarments;
  • Sagging or low-cut pants;
  • Tube tops, halter tops, tank tops, backless blouses or blouses with only ties in the back;
  • Clothing constructed of see-through material; and,
  • Head coverings, unless required for religious or medical purposes.

The parent(s) of any student required to wear a head covering based on religious beliefs, medical needs, or other good cause, should contact the principal of the student’s school.

Students not complying with this policy will be asked to take appropriate action including, but not limited to, covering the non-complying clothing, changing clothes, reporting to in-school detention, or being sent home. Repeated infractions will result in disciplinary action.

This policy is intended to constitute the minimum expectation for student attire throughout the school division.  However, individual schools may adopt more restrictive expectations.

Swift Creek Middle School is a place of business where students are learning both academic and social skills.  Students are expected to wear attire that is appropriate for business/school day activities.  Student attire should reflect a positive attitude toward school and should not be distracting to the educational environment.  In some instances, current fashion may not be acceptable for the school setting.

Among other things, the following are applicable to all students at Swift Creek Middle School to maintain a safe and business like atmosphere that promotes learning:

  • Shoes must be worn at all times and laces must be secured.  (Unacceptable styles include, but are not limited to, bedroom slippers, open toed shoes, and rolling shoes.)
  • Upper garments must be of sufficient length to meet the lower garment at all times, have a sleeve of any length, and it may not: be form-fitting, expose undergarments, or be see-through. (Unacceptable styles include, but are not limited to, “muscle tops”, half-shirts, tube tops, halter tops, off-the-shoulder shirts, sleeveless apparel, spaghetti straps, and low cut garments of any design that exposes the  bare midriffs at any time.)
  • Lower garments must be of sufficient length to meet the fingertips when the student stands erect with arms to the side, regardless of other garments that are worn beneath, and it may not: be form-fitting, expose undergarments, or be see-through. (Unacceptable styles include, but are not limited to, leggings/spandex, pajama-type pants, and garments with holes above the fingertips.) 
  • Laboratory science and physical education classes will have additional restriction based on the activities on certain days.  These will be communicated to students as needed.

Students who violate these dress expectations may be removed from class and placed in GBOB until compliance is met and may be subject to additional disciplinary action. Repeated dress code violations will be considered defiance and penalties will include additional disciplinary action.

 

Sports

For those students interested in trying out for a fall sport (boys & girls cross country, girls basketball, and boys soccer) you will need to have an updated physical form (dated after May 1, 2018), risk form, and concussion awareness form on file in the main office prior to the start of tryouts on September 10, 2018.  These forms can be downloaded from the school website.  You must also have passed at least 5 subjects with a “C” or better at the end of the second semester to be eligible to try out.

Don’t wait until the first week of school to get your physicals.  Get those done over the summer!

There will be organizational meetings for all fall sports on Thursday, September 6, 2018.  The meetings will begin at 2:15 p.m. and end at approximately 2:30 PM  Students should make arrangements to be picked up in the bus loop immediately following the meeting.

 

Community Service Started June 16, 2018

Last school year, Swift Creek Middle School students accumulated thousands of hours of community service! Students who completed 30 hours of community service were honored at the end of the year awards ceremonies.

Students may begin logging hours for the coming year starting June 16, 2018.  A copy of the log sheet may be found on our website. Students, who reach the goal of 30 hours of service by the end of May 2019, will be recognized at our end-of-the year awards ceremony!

Community Service Log (1).pdf 

Thank you and have a great summer!

J. Calvin Frye, Ph.D., Principal

Swift Creek Middle School

 

 

 




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Week of 7/9 - HAPPY SUMMER!

posted Jul 10, 2018, 8:53 AM by Jonathan Kutis

Swift Creek Middle School Captain’s Log 2018 7.9 (Monday 7-9-18)

We are docked for summer shore leave and upfitting! We make way on our new educational voyage on September 6, 2018.

 

Hello, this is Dr. Frye, principal of Swift Creek Middle School, with my first announcement for the 2018- 2019 school year!  Additional information and dates may be found on our website; however, please be aware that most of the documents and resources are in the process of being updated.

 

Immunizations for 6th Graders and Students New to Chesterfield Schools

For students new to Swift Creek Middle, please remember that according the Code of Virginia, students must have appropriate immunization records on file with Swift Creek Middle in order to attend school.

Please  see the attached “School and Day Care Minimum Immunization Requirements” from the VA Health Department’s Website:   http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/immunization/requirements/

The Chesterfield County Health Department offers immunization clinics and many childhood vaccines are free.  Website: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/chesterfield/chesterfield-health-department/immunization-services-chesterfield/

 

Immunizations

State law requires that all students have the required immunizations prior to entering school.  As a result, students without the required, verified immunizations on file at Swift Creek Middle School as of August 30, 2018 must be removed from class, and parents will be called to pick up their student.  Please understand that immunizations delivered to the school on the first day, September 6, 2018, will not guarantee a student will not be removed from class. Swift Creek Middle School will be open from 7 am to 5 pm, Monday through Thursday throughout the summer to accept immunization records.

 

Parent/Student Summer Newsletter

The summer newsletter is scheduled to be posted to our website in August.  Below is some of the information contained in it.

 

Summer Office Hours and Location

Our summer office hours are from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

 

Medication Policy

According to School Board Policy 4130 regarding medication, all prescription medication administered at school must  have a health care provider’s written order and parent permission. We are no longer able to accept the pharmacy label as the medication order. We can accept the following as the provider order:

  • A CCPS Medication Administration Request Form completed and signed by the health-care provider.
  • copy of the prescription signed by the health-care provider before you have it filled.
  • written order signed by the health-care provider on the provider’s stationary.
  • health-care plan that contains a complete medication order (name of medication, dose, time to be administered, route, side effects, etc.) signed by the health-care provider.

 

Sailing Into Reading 2018

Rising 7th and 8th grade students have been given a copy of the Swift Creek Middle School summer reading log.  Copies have been sent to our feeder elementary schools as well.  Additional copies can be found and printed at bit.ly/2t4o5dt  Thank you in advance for encouraging your student to read and keep engaged over the summer.  We'd love to see a big crowd at our ice cream social in September!

Additional resources are available at https://sites.google.com/a/ccpsnet.net/parent-sol-resources/home/main-menu

 

Business Nights

Mark your calendar, Swift Creek Middle School will have “Business Night” for 6th graders and their parents on Wednesday, August 29th from 4:00 – 6:30 p.m.  Business Night for 7th and 8th graders will be held on Thursday, August 30th from 4:00-6:30 p.m.  More information will be sent as we get closer to the date.

 

School Shopping

Many of you are already thinking about shopping for school clothes.  Before you make those purchases, please review the dress code below.  Also, please see theCCPS website for a list of school supplies. 

http://mychesterfieldschools.com/family-and-community-engagement/preparing-for-school/supply-lists/

 

Dress Code

All students who attend any public school in Chesterfield County are expected to dress appropriately for a K-12 educational environment. Clothing shall fit, be neat and clean, and conform to standards of safety, good taste, appropriateness, and decency. Any clothing that interferes with or disrupts the educational environment is prohibited.

Among other things, the following are prohibited:

  • Clothing with language or images that are vulgar, discriminatory, or obscene;
  • Clothing that promotes or depicts illegal or violent behavior or items prohibited in a school setting, such as weapons, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or drug paraphernalia;
  • Clothing that contains threats such as gang symbols;
  • Clothing that exposes cleavage, private parts, the midriff, or undergarments;
  • Sagging or low-cut pants;
  • Tube tops, halter tops, tank tops, backless blouses or blouses with only ties in the back;
  • Clothing constructed of see-through material; and,
  • Head coverings, unless required for religious or medical purposes.

The parent(s) of any student required to wear a head covering based on religious beliefs, medical needs, or other good cause, should contact the principal of the student’s school.

Students not complying with this policy will be asked to take appropriate action including, but not limited to, covering the non-complying clothing, changing clothes, reporting to in-school detention, or being sent home. Repeated infractions will result in disciplinary action.

This policy is intended to constitute the minimum expectation for student attire throughout the school division.  However, individual schools may adopt more restrictive expectations.

Swift Creek Middle School is a place of business where students are learning both academic and social skills.  Students are expected to wear attire that is appropriate for business/school day activities.  Student attire should reflect a positive attitude toward school and should not be distracting to the educational environment.  In some instances, current fashion may not be acceptable for the school setting.

Among other things, the following are applicable to all students at Swift Creek Middle School to maintain a safe and business like atmosphere that promotes learning:

  • Shoes must be worn at all times and laces must be secured.  (Unacceptable styles include, but are not limited to, bedroom slippers, open toed shoes, and rolling shoes.)
  • Upper garments must be of sufficient length to meet the lower garment at all times, have a sleeve of any length, and it may not: be form-fitting, expose undergarments, or be see-through. (Unacceptable styles include, but are not limited to, “muscle tops”, half-shirts, tube tops, halter tops, off-the-shoulder shirts, sleeveless apparel, spaghetti straps, and low cut garments of any design that exposes the  bare midriffs at any time.)
  • Lower garments must be of sufficient length to meet the fingertips when the student stands erect with arms to the side, regardless of other garments that are worn beneath, and it may not: be form-fitting, expose undergarments, or be see-through. (Unacceptable styles include, but are not limited to, leggings/spandex, pajama-type pants, and garments with holes above the fingertips.) 
  • Laboratory science and physical education classes will have additional restriction based on the activities on certain days.  These will be communicated to students as needed.

Students who violate these dress expectations may be removed from class and placed in GBOB until compliance is met and may be subject to additional disciplinary action. Repeated dress code violations will be considered defiance and penalties will include additional disciplinary action.

Sports

For those students interested in trying out for a fall sport (boys & girls cross country, girls basketball, and boys soccer) you will need to have an updated physical form (dated after May 1, 2018), risk form, and concussion awareness form on file in the main office prior to the start of tryouts on September 10, 2018.  These forms can be downloaded from the school website.  You must also have passed at least 5 subjects with a “C” or better at the end of the second semester to be eligible to try out.

Don’t wait until the first week of school to get your physicals.  Get those done over the summer!

There will be organizational meetings for all fall sports on Thursday, September 6, 2018.  The meetings will begin at 2:15 p.m. and end at approximately 2:30 PM Students should make arrangements to be picked up in the bus loop immediately following the meeting.

 

Community Service Started June 16, 2018

Last school year, Swift Creek Middle School students accumulated thousands of hours of community service! Students who completed 30 hours of community service were honored at the end of the year awards ceremonies.

Students may begin logging hours for the coming year starting June 16, 2018.  A copy of the log sheet may be found on our website. Students, who reach the goal of 30 hours of service by the end of May 2019, will be recognized at our end-of-the year awards ceremony!

Community Service Log (1).pdf 

Thank you and have a great summer!

J. Calvin Frye, Ph.D., Principal

Swift Creek Middle School

Final Announcement of 2018!

posted Jun 17, 2018, 7:38 PM by Jonathan Kutis

Swift Creek Middle School Captain’s Log 2018 6-15 (Friday 6-15-18) Last Entry

Good Evening.  This is Dr. Frye, principal of Swift Creek Middle School with the last Captains Log and announcements this school year!

                                      

Sailing Into Reading 2018

Rising 7th and 8th grade students have been given a copy of the Swift Creek Middle School summer reading log.  Copies have been sent to our feeder elementary schools as well.  Additional copies can be found and printed at bit.ly/2t4o5dt  Thank you in advance for encouraging your student to read and keep engaged over the summer.  We'd love to see a big crowd at our ice cream social in September!

Please take a look at the attached flyer for information about an author visit at the Public Library next week.  Seeing an author in person and hearing about their craft can be a great way to get excited about his or her books.  Brad Meltzer Event  

Visit the Clover Hill Public Library on Tuesday, June 19th from 11-noon to pick out summer reading books with the help of Mrs. Garbera and Mrs. Vaughn.  We will be there ready to suggest our favorite books to our SCMS students!

Awards

Thank you for attending the grade level award ceremonies this week.  It is truly an honor to be the principal of Swift Creek Middle School!  The number of awards students received is a testament to the excellent community and parental support we are fortunate to have and to our exemplary teachers and staff. 

Photographs of students receiving their awards may be found on our website’s main page under “Recent Announcements” and by clicking on the links below.

Click here for 8th grade awards assembly pictures!

Click here for 7th grade awards assembly pictures!

Click here for 6th grade awards assembly pictures!

Congratulations Ms. Fantell!

Ms. Fantell was honored at the School Board meeting this past Tuesday for being named Middle School Gifted Teacher of the Year.  Ms. Fantell will be joining the Swift Creek Middle crew next year as a science and mathematics teacher in our new Center Based Gifted program.  Welcome aboard Ms. Fantell!

Congratulations Ms. Donahue!

Please join me in congratulating Ms. Donahue for being selected as the Chesterfield County Public Schools Middle School Visual Art Teacher of the Year!  Ms. Donahue was recognized at the School Board meeting this past Tuesday along with the high school and elementary school winners.

Congratulations Hailey Gudgel!

Hailey was selected as an Honorable Mention winner in the 2018 Richmond Peace Essay contest!

Congratulations to Our Students of the Month for May!

To be a student of the month at Swift Creek is a true honor.  Out of the nearly 1000 students, these students stood out and were selected by their teachers to represent Swift Creek Middle.  I am proud of all of our students’ accomplishments and expect great thing from each one!

Swift Creek Middle School’s New PTSA Board

I would like to thank the outgoing PTSA Board and members for their support of Swift Creek Middle School this year.  Their dedication to the students, staff, faculty, and families was amazing.  I would also ask that everyone join me in congratulating the new Board who were voted into office on Tuesday, June 5th.  I am looking forward to working with these wonderful individuals!

Angelina DeSimone - president

Amy Jimenez - Vice President

Melissa Mann - treasurer

Carol Peters - Secretary

 

Community Service Hours Start on June 16, 2018 for next year!

This school year, Swift Creek Middle School students accumulated over 7500 hours of community service! Students who completed 30 hours of community service were honored at the end of the year awards ceremonies.

Students may begin logging hours for the coming year starting June 16, 2018.  A copy of the log sheet may be found on our website and is also attached. Students, who reach the goal of 30 hours of service by the end of May 2019, will be recognized at our end-of-the year awards ceremony!

Community Service Log.pdf 

Lost and Found

Please ask your student to stop by the lost and found table in the cafeteria during lunch.  Shirts, shoes, coat, and lunch boxes are just a few of the items waiting to be found.  Items not claimed by June 22, 2018 will be donated to charity.

 

Have a safe and fun summer!

J. Calvin Frye, Ph.D., Principal

Swift Creek Middle School

 

Calendar:

** Please visit our website for the most up-to-date information and changes.

Monday, June 25, 2018
Report Cards Mailed

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Tentative Date for 6th Grade Business Night (4- 6:30 p.m.)

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Tentative Date for 7th & 8th Grade Business Night (4- 6:30 p.m.)

Tuesday September 4, 2018

First Day of School!

Week of 6/4

posted Jun 5, 2018, 7:54 AM by Jonathan Kutis

Swift Creek Middle School Captain’s Log 2018 6-4 (Monday 6-4-18)

Good Evening.  This is Dr. Frye, principal of Swift Creek Middle School with this week’s Captain’s Log and announcements.  Additional announcements and dates may be found on our website.

                                                  

Follow us on our educational voyage on Twitter: Calvin Frye @DrJFrye

I plan to send Tweets about the amazing things our teachers and students are doing throughout the year, SCMS sports, and educational research and insights.

 

Chromebook and Charger Collection Monday, June 11, 2018

Chromebooks and chargers will be collected on Monday, June 11, 2018.

 

TEAMS Challenge

Rising TEAMS  6th graders joined the middle schoolers on Thursday for the last Challenge of the year.  Over 100 students were divided into 12 groups, each with the task of solving five problems in the shortest amount of time.  Thank you Mr. Ferguson for devising the logistics for this challenge and all the teachers and parents that stayed after to help!

      

  

8th Grade Dance

The PTSA did an excellent job planning and setting up for the 8th grade dance which was held on Friday, June 1st.  Students enjoyed eating as much pizza and Chick-fil-a as they wanted.  One of the biggest hits of the night was “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond. Students had a fabulous night, dancing and embracing “smart casual”!

Congratulations Ms. Donahue!

Please join me in congratulating Ms. Donahue for being selected as the Chesterfield County Public Schools Middle School Visual Art Teacher of the Year!  Ms. Donahue has been an active leader in the art community and creates exemplary educational experiences for students.

 

Mark Your Calendar!

The schedule for awards and field days are as follows.  The parents of award recipients will be notified once students have been selected. Awards ceremonies will begin at 8:30 each day and will last for approximately 2 hours.  Parents who are notified that their student will receive an award may begin arriving at 8:00.  Rows of seating will be reserved for parents, and pictures of individuals and groups will be taken throughout the ceremony.  Digital photos will be made available to parents soon after the event.

Awards:

8th       6/13/18;   7th    6/14/18;      6th       6/15/18

Field Days:

6th       6/12/18;    7th   6/13/18;     8th        6/15/18

 

Culinary Camp

Adrian Ward, a Family and Consumer Science teacher at Bird High School, will be hosting a Culinary Camp this summer. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

CC Flier.PNG 

Sea Perch Competition

On Thursday May 31 Swift Creek Middle School Technology and Engineering students in Ms. Rushing’s classes competed in the Annual CCPS SeaPerch Underwater Robotics Competition.

Students worked in groups to design and build a Remotely Operated Vehicle that could be use in various underwater obstacle competitions as well as designing a team logo and keeping a detailed engineering design journal.  Swift Creek sent 25 teams to the competition and placed in the top three in all six events.  Swift Creek students also placed 1st and 3rd overall.

Alexis Lamb and Niklas Anderson - 1st Place Overall. 3rd Place in Recovery, 1st Place in Collaboration, 3rd Place in Maneuvering

Lexa Woods and Juan Rodriguez - 3rd Place Overall

Christian Smithers and Steven Murillo - 3rd Place in Recovery

Kayla Bea and Mercer Pringle - 1st Place in Recovery, 1st Place in Maneuvering, and 2nd Place in Relay

Logan Cantin and Sarah Craft - placed 2nd in Engineering Design Journal and 3rd in Logo.

Nicole Hyatt and Julian Crossen - placed 1st in Engineering Design Journal and 2nd in Logo.

We appreciate the support of Interim Superintendent, Dr. Fairheart, and our Clover Hill School Board Representative, Dianne Smith, who attended the event,

    

  

 

Play

We had a packed house for the spring courtyard play, Hello Shakespeare!.  Ms. Phelps and her students produced an amazing play that was a combination of a history lesson, a comedy, and a survey of Shakespeare’s plays.  Congratulation on a great performance.

Azalea Trail

Thank you goes to Ms. King and her students for hosting the Azalea Trail walk last week.  This year’s event had a French theme with music, food, and students’ project.  The courtyard was beautiful!

Math Project

Ms. Kepple's math class is working on a carnival project on which Maguire Mahoney, Jacob Alexander, and Aimee Fuller came in early one day to keep building.  They were very appreciative of Ms. Rushing’s help and use of the STEM room.

Yearbooks on Sale

Yearbooks have arrived!  We have a limited number of extra yearbooks for sale while supplies last.  Please see the attached flyer for additional information

Yearbooks!.pdf 

 

Lost and Found

Please ask your student to stop by the lost and found table in the cafeteria during lunch.  Shirts, shoes, coat, and lunch boxes are just a few of the items waiting to be found.  Items not claimed by June 22, 2018 will be donated to charity.

  

Congratulations!

8th grader Grace Rohler was part of Virginia Museum of Fine Art's Teen Stylin Fashion Design Program. The fashion show was held on May 6th at the VMFA. She was awarded Runner-Up for Most Creative Construction in her age group . It was a fabulous show and such a great time.

Core Values

Congratulations to our Core Values recipients who were honored at a breakfast held on Friday, 5-18-18! 

Summer Session Information

Please see the attached for information about summer opportunities.

Summer School Blurb.pdf 

 

MakerSpace Camp

Are you looking for enriching and exciting activities for your rising middle schooler to do? What if you could give your child a week of fun and engaging activities at summer camp? What if you could also give your child a way to make new friends?  Imagine your middle schooler building, tinkering, and creating new things every day. The MakerSpace camp at Swift Creek Middle School will provide all of that and more. Have your child come join the fun!

Student will participate in a variety of STEM activities. 

*Rocketry

*Lego Robotics         

*Electrical Circuits

*3D Printing

*Alternative Energy

Where: Swift Creek Middle School

When: Monday - Thursday  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM on:

June 18-21 (M-TH)  Makerspace  6/7th grade Middle School Date

June 25-28 (M-TH)  Makerspace  Rising 6th Grade Date

July 9-12  (M-TH)  Makerspace Rising 6th Grade Date

July 30- Aug 2 (M-TH)  Makerspace 6/7th Middle School Date

Please see the attached flyer for more information and to register.

Maker Space Camp.pdf 

 

Expectations Assembly and Follow-up

Hopefully your student told you about the expectation assembly held at the end of last month where our focus was on making good choices related to peer interactions and especially with social media.  While school provides a certain structure, I emphasized the importance of following appropriate interactions with peers and others and to continue this as students go through the summer.  I also addressed the issue of social media and inappropriate content requests.  As we finish the school year and transition into summer, please discuss with your student that it is totally unacceptable to request inappropriate content from another person, and please emphasize not to share anything with another person who is asking for inappropriate content and/or information.  This applies to all students, male and female, and anyone requesting information or re-sending inappropriate content may face consequences even beyond our school disciplinary actions.  Again, we ask parents to take a moment to work with your child to emphasize appropriate expectations with social media use and the impact bad choices can have on your child and others in a community.

 

Summer School Attendance

Parents who have received student letters regarding summer school eligibility for remediation, you are reminded that registration opens on Monday, June 4th and runs through June 14th.  Parents must register their student at Chesterfield Technical Center, Hull Street Road, between the hours of 7:30 AM-2:00 PM.  Parents should enter through Door 20 and proceed to Room D110.  As stated in the letter, students that have an overall average below 60 in an academic class (English, Math, Science, or Social Studies), must attend and pass the required course

for promotion to the next grade level.  Parents must take their letter with them for registration.  The permission to attend form is located on the back of the letter.

Please contact the School Counseling Department with any questions.

Mrs. Amy Kastelberg, TEAMS Counselor Amy_Kastelberg@ccpsnet.net

Mrs. Rachele Jackson, Last Names, A - K Rachele_Jackson@ccpsnet.net

Mrs. Renée Nablo, Last Names, L - Z Rita_Nablo@ccpsnet.net

 

Dress Code

As the weather warms and styles change, please remind your student that current fashion doesn’t always meet Swift Creek’s standards for students’ clothing.  At an assembly held last week, various topics were covered, including reminders about the dress code. Hoodies and hat were one aspect addressed, and students were reminded that these  may not be worn in such a ways that faces cannot be seen.  It is essential that faculty, staff, and security cameras can see individuals’ faces and identify them as students. (Exceptions to the head covering rules may be found in the student-parent handbook).  Please review the dress code which may be found in the Parent-Student Handbook on our website.

Bus Passes

As a reminder, all bus transportation changes, including riding a different bus and getting off at a different stop, require a signed note from the parent with contact information.  Students must

School Photos

Parents can preview class photos by either calling Candid Color Photography at 800-321-4256 and requesting an access code or, if they already have the access code, they can also visit the website, www.candidcolor.net, click on "underclass photos" and enter the access code when prompted.

In Sports…

The intramural activities this week have something for everyone!  Softball/baseball will take place on Tuesday, June 5th and Friday June 8th.  Tennis will take place on Wednesday, June 6, and basketball will be on Thursday, June 7.  Intramurals are a great way to stay active with friends and have fun!  Rides home should be prompt at4:15.

Go Sailors!

 

J. Calvin Frye, Ph.D., Principal

Swift Creek Middle School

 

Calendar:

** Please visit our website for the most up-to-date information and changes.
Mon June 4
10am – 12pm Carver College & Career Academy Graduation - VA State University

2:30 – 4:30pm Matoaca High Graduation - VA State University
4:15 – 6:00pm Cheer Practice

Tue June 5
2:05 – 2:45pm Rotary Club - Room 103
2:15 – 3pm Miss VA International Speaker
2:15 – 3pm SCA Meeting - Cafeteria

2:30 – 4:15pm - After School Chorus Rehearsal
6 – 7:30pm PTSA Meeting - Cafeteria

Wed June 6
All day - Civil War Day - Social Studies Classes
10am – 12pm Clover Hill High Graduation - VCU Siegel Center
2:05 – 3pm Self Determined Club - Room 218
2:10 – 3:15pm Improv Club - Room 119
2:10 – 3:05pm German Club - Room 205
2:15 – 3:15pm Debate Club - Room 123
2:30 – 4:30pm Manchester High Graduation - VCU Siegel Center
7 – 9pm Cosby High Graduation - VCU Siegel Center

Thu June 7
All day - Civil War Day - Social Studies Classes
10am – 12pm Meadowbrook High Graduation - VCU Siegel Center
2:30 – 4:30pm Bird High Graduation - VCU Siegel Center
6 – 9pm Spring Chorus Concert - Auditorium
7 – 9pm Thomas Dale High Graduation - VCU Siegel Center

 

Fri June 8
6:50 – 7:15am NJHS Meeting - Room 204
10am – 12pm Monacan High Graduation - VCU Siegel Center
2:05 – 3:15pm Chess Club - Room 210
2:30 – 4:30pm James River High Graduation - VCU Siegel Center
7 – 9pm Midlothian High Graduation - VCU Siegel Center

Mon June 11

Chromebook Collection

Tue June 12
6th Grade Field Day
Primary Election
6 – 9pm Field trip - National Anthem for Richmond Flying Squirrels

Wed June 13
7th Grade Field Day
8:30am – 12pm 8th Grade Award Ceremony - Auditorium

Thu June 14
8:30am – 12pm 7th Grade Award Ceremony - Auditorium

Fri June 15
8th Grade Field Day
End of 4th 9 Weeks
Last Day of School For Teachers
8:30am – 12pm 6th Grade Award Ceremony - Auditorium
3 hour early release

Mon June 25
Report Cards Mailed

Week of 5/21

posted May 22, 2018, 6:35 AM by Jonathan Kutis

Swift Creek Middle School Captain’s Log 2018 5-21 (Monday 5-21-18)

Good Evening.  This is Dr. Frye, principal of Swift Creek Middle School with this week’s Captain’s Log and announcements.  Additional announcements and dates may be found on our website.

                                                         

Follow us on our educational voyage on Twitter: Calvin Frye @DrJFrye

I plan to send Tweets about the amazing things our teachers and students are doing throughout the year, SCMS sports, and educational research and insights.

 

Core Values

Congratulations to our Core Values recipients who were honored at a breakfast held on Friday, 5-18-18! 

 

Expectations Assembly and Follow-up

Hopefully your student told you about the expectation assembly held at the end of last month where our focus was on making good choices related to peer interactions and especially with social media.  While school provides a certain structure, I emphasized the importance of following appropriate interactions with peers and others and to continue this as students go through the summer.  I also addressed the issue of social media and inappropriate content requests.  As we finish the school year and transition into summer, please discuss with your student that it is totally unacceptable to request inappropriate content from another person, and please emphasize not to share anything with another person who is asking for inappropriate content and/or information.  This applies to all students, male and female, and anyone requesting information or re-sending inappropriate content may face consequences even beyond our school disciplinary actions.  Again, we ask parents to take a moment to work with your child to emphasize appropriate expectations with social media use and the impact bad choices can have on your child and others in a community.

MakerSpace Camp

Are you looking for enriching and exciting activities for your rising middle schooler to do? What if you could give your child a week of fun and engaging activities at summer camp? What if you could also give your child a way to make new friends?  Imagine your middle schooler building, tinkering, and creating new things every day. The MakerSpace camp at Swift Creek Middle School will provide all of that and more. Have your child come join the fun!

Student will participate in a variety of STEM activities. 

*Rocketry

*Lego Robotics         

*Electrical Circuits

*3D Printing

*Alternative Energy

Where: Swift Creek Middle School

When: Monday - Thursday  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM on:

June 18-21 (M-TH)  Makerspace  6/7th grade Middle School Date

June 25-28 (M-TH)  Makerspace  Rising 6th Grade Date

July 9-12  (M-TH)  Makerspace Rising 6th Grade Date

July 30- Aug 2 (M-TH)  Makerspace 6/7th Middle School Date

Please see the attached flyer for more information and to register.

Maker Space Camp.pdf 

Mark Your Calendar!

The schedule for awards and field days are as follows.  The parents of award recipients will be notified once students have been selected. Awards ceremonies will begin at 8:30 each day and will last for approximately 2 hours.  Parents who are notified that their student will receive an award may begin arriving at 8:00.  Rows of seating will be reserved for parents, and pictures of individuals and groups will be taken throughout the ceremony.  Digital photos will be made available to parents soon after the event.

Awards:

8th       6/13/18

7th       6/14/18

6th       6/15/18

Field Days:

6th       6/12/18

7th       6/13/18

8th        6/15/18

 

SOL Schedule

SOL assessments started on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.  The school schedule has been modified to allow students to attend the class in which they are being tested during the last block the day before the test.  By doing this, students will have the opportunity to review with their teacher prior to the assessment.  Attached is the SOL schedule, showing the teachers whose classes will be tested.  Teachers will post the schedule daily, and announcements will be made to remind students.  If possible, please avoid scheduling appointments on test dates.

1718_Parent_SOLSchedule.docx.pdf 

Summer School Attendance

Parents who have received student letters regarding summer school eligibility for remediation, you are reminded that registration opens onMonday, June 4th and runs through June 14th.  Parents must register their student at Chesterfield Technical Center, Hull Street Road, between the hours of 7:30 AM-2:00 PM.  Parents should enter through Door 20 and proceed to Room D110.  As stated in the letter, students that have an overall average below 60 in an academic class (English, Math, Science, or Social Studies), must attend and pass the required course for promotion to the next grade level.  Parents must take their letter with them for registration.  The permission to attend form is located on the back of the letter.  Please contact the School Counseling Department with any questions.

Mrs. Amy Kastelberg, TEAMS Counselor Amy_Kastelberg@ccpsnet.net

Mrs. Rachele Jackson, Last Names, A - K Rachele_Jackson@ccpsnet.net

Mrs. Renée Nablo, Last Names, L - Z Rita_Nablo@ccpsnet.net

 

Dress Code

As the weather warms and styles change, please remind your student that current fashion doesn’t always meet Swift Creek’s standards for students’ clothing.  At an assembly held last week, various topics were covered, including reminders about the dress code. Hoodies and hat were one aspect addressed, and students were reminded that these  may not be worn in such a ways that faces cannot be seen.  It is essential that faculty, staff, and security cameras can see individuals’ faces and identify them as students. (Exceptions to the head covering rules may be found in the student-parent handbook).  Please review the dress code which may be found in the Parent-Student Handbook on our website.

 

Bus Passes

As a reminder, all bus transportation changes, including riding a different bus and getting off at a different stop, require a signed note from the parent with contact information.  Students must

 

Yearbooks

Yearbooks are running out!  Order yours now before they are all gone!

Visit yearbookordercenter.com  School Code; 4943

 

School Photos

Parents can preview class photos by either calling Candid Color Photography at 800-321-4256 and requesting an access code or, if they already have the access code, they can also visit the website, www.candidcolor.net, click on "underclass photos" and enter the access code when prompted.

 

In Sports…

Intramural activities for this week are basketball and tennis.  Basketball will take place on Wednesday, May 23 and Thursday, May 24, while Tennis will take place on Friday, May 25.  Intramurals last until 4:15 daily and are a great way for you to be active and have fun with your friends.

Stay tuned for intramural softball, baseball and frisball.  All of which will be starting next week.

Go Sailors!

 

Helping the SCMS Library with the Kroger Community Rewards Program

The SCMS Library participates in the Kroger Community Rewards Program.  You can help us raise money for library books by registering your Kroger card.

  1. Go to Kroger.com/KrogerCommunityRewards
  2. Sign in with your email and password
  3. View your Rewards Details (click on Orange Box)
  4. Scroll down to Community Rewards and click on Edit
  5. Enter 94372
  6. Click the little round button and click on Enroll

That’s it.  Every time you shop and scan your Kroger card a % will go to SCMS library.  Thank you for supporting the SCMS Library.

 

Fundraiser

Thank you for supporting our fundraiser!  You may continue to order online throughout the year at www.gaschoolstore.com using the school ID# 2696342!

 

 

On behalf of the faculty, staff, and sailors,  have a fabulous week!!

J. Calvin Frye, Ph.D., Principal

Swift Creek Middle School

 

Calendar:

** Please visit our website for the most up-to-date information and changes.

Mon May 21
6 – 8pm Track & Field Banquet - Cici’s Pizza

Tue May 22
12:30 - 3:45 - After School Band Practice - Auditorium

2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Outdoor Sports
2:15 – 3pm Latin Club Meeting - Room 124
4:15 – 6pm Cheerleading Tryouts - Gym and Cafeteria

Wed May 23
2:10 – 3:15pm Improv Club -Room 119
2:10 – 3:05pm German Club - Room 205
2:15 – 3:15pm Debate Club - Room 123

2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Basketball - Gym
4:15 – 6pm Cheerleading Tryouts - Gym

5:30 - 7:30pm CBG Social

Thu May 24

2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Basketball - Gym
4:15 – 6pm Cheerleading Tryouts - Gym and Cafeteria
7 – 9pm Spring Band Concert - Auditorium

 

Fri May 25
6:45 – 7:20am Elevate Club - Cafeteria
12:50 – 3pm NJHS Induction Ceremony - Auditorium
2:05 – 3:15pm Chess Club - Room 210

2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Tennis - Gym

Mon May 28
Holiday - No School

Wed May 30
2:15 – 3:15pm Debate Club - Room 123

7:30 – 9pm Courtyard Play - Calendar

Thu May 31
8am – 2pm Field Trip Sea Perch 2018 - SwimRVA

Thursday, May 31
1 – 4:30pm Field trip TEAMS Challenge
2:05 – 2:45pm Diversity Club - Room 104
2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Basketball

2:30 – 4:30pm TEAMS Challenge - Cafeteria & Auditorium

Fri Jun 1
6:45 – 7:20am Elevate Club - Cafeteria
6:50 – 7:15am NJHS Meeting - Officer Meeting - Room 204
2:05 – 3:15pm Chess Club - Room 210
2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Softball & Baseball
7 – 9pm 8th Grade Luau Dance - Cafeteria and Gym

Mon Jun 4
10am – 12pm Carver College & Career Academy Graduation - VA State University

2:30 – 4:30pm Matoaca High Graduation - VA State University

Tue Jun 5
2:05 – 2:45pm Rotary Club - Room 103
2:15 – 3pm Miss VA International Speaker
2:15 – 3pm SCA Meeting - Cafeteria

2:30 – 4:15pm - After School Chorus Rehearsal
6 – 7:30pm PTSA Meeting - Cafeteria

Wed Jun 6
All day - Civil War Day - Social Studies Classes
10am – 12pm Clover Hill High Graduation - VCU Siegel Center
2:05 – 3pm Self Determined Club - Room 218
2:10 – 3:15pm Improv Club - Room 119
2:10 – 3:05pm German Club - Room 205
2:15 – 3:15pm Debate Club - Room 123
2:30 – 4:30pm Manchester High Graduation - VCU Siegel Center
7 – 9pm Cosby High Graduation - VCU Siegel Center

Thu Jun 7
All day - Civil War Day - Social Studies Classes
10am – 12pm Meadowbrook High Graduation - VCU Siegel Center
2:30 – 4:30pm Bird High Graduation - VCU Siegel Center
6 – 9pm Spring Chorus Concert - Auditorium
7 – 9pm Thomas Dale High Graduation - VCU Siegel Center

 

Fri Jun 8
6:45 – 7:20am Elevate Club - Cafeteria
6:50 – 7:15am NJHS Meeting - Room 204
10am – 12pm Monacan High Graduation - VCU Siegel Center
2:05 – 3:15pm Chess Club - Room 210
2:30 – 4:30pm James River High Graduation - VCU Siegel Center
7 – 9pm Midlothian High Graduation - VCU Siegel Center
Tue Jun 12
6th Grade Field Day
Primary Election
6 – 9pm Field trip - National Anthem for Richmond Flying Squirrels

Wed Jun 13
7th Grade Field Day
8:30am – 11pm 8th Grade Award Ceremony - Auditorium

Thu Jun 14
8:30am – 11pm 7th Grade Award Ceremony - Auditorium

Fri Jun 15
8th Grade Field Day
End of 4th 9 Weeks
Last Day of School For Teachers
8:30am – 11pm 6th Grade Award Ceremony - Auditorium
3 hour early release

Mon Jun 25
Report Cards Mailed

Week of 5/14

posted May 16, 2018, 4:18 AM by Jonathan Kutis

Swift Creek Middle School Captain’s Log 2018 5-15 (Tuesday 5-15-18)

Good Evening.  This is Dr. Frye, principal of Swift Creek Middle School with this week’s Captain’s Log and announcements.  Additional announcements and dates may be found on our website.

                                          

Follow us on our educational voyage on Twitter: Calvin Frye @DrJFrye

I plan to send Tweets about the amazing things our teachers and students are doing throughout the year, SCMS sports, and educational research and insights.

 

Mark Your Calendar!

The schedule for awards and field days are as follows.  The parents of award recipients will be notified once students have been selected. 

Awards:

8th     5/13/18

7th     5/14/18

6th     5/15/18

Field Days:

6th     5/12/18

7th     5/13/18

8th     5/15/18

 

SOL Schedule

SOL assessments started on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.  The school schedule has been modified to allow students to attend the class in which they are being tested during the last block the day before the test.  By doing this, students will have the opportunity to review with their teacher prior to the assessment.  Attached is the SOL schedule, showing the teachers whose classes will be tested.  Teachers will post the schedule daily, and announcements will be made to remind students.  If possible, please avoid scheduling appointments on test dates.

1718_Parent_SOLSchedule.docx.pdf 

Mark Wood "Electrify your Strings"

Students from Swift Creek Middle and Midlothian Middle had the opportunity to learn from a talented and famous violinist performer, Mark Wood, who was an original member of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.  Students played rock music with their string instruments to a packed Swift Creek auditorium.  Thank you Mr. Yohe and Mr. Fletcher for making this possible!

   

Swift Creek Middle School Cheerleading Tryouts

For RISING 6th-8th graders.

When:  May 22nd-24th

Time:   4:15-6:00PM

Where: Swift Creek Middle Cafeteria

*Please read and turn in completed packet to your main office by MAY 17th.

Any questions? Please email Katie Titus at katie_titus@ccpsnet.net

Cheering tryouts-MS 2018.pdf 

Physical Examination Form.pdf 

Art Students Recognized at the School Board Meeting 5-14-18

Congratulations to our talented artist, Ashna Patel, Brianna Bonilla, and Ryland Cullum, who were recognized last night at the School Board meeting.  Our Clover Hill School Board Representative, Dianne Smith, talked to the students and presented each with a gift from the Board.

Stock Market Winners!

Congratulations to Addison, Clara, Kaylee, and Raven from Mr. Randall’s class for placing third in the VCU Stock Market Game Challenge.  The top three teams from each school level were invited to attend an awards ceremony and reception on Monday, May 14th at VCU’s Snead Hall!

Dress Code

As the weather warms and styles change, please remind your student that current fashion doesn’t always meet Swift Creek’s standards for students’ clothing.  At an assembly held last week, various topics were covered, including reminders about the dress code. Hoodies and hats were one aspect addressed, and students were reminded that these may not be worn in such a way that faces cannot be seen.  It is essential that faculty, staff, and security cameras can see individuals’ faces and identify them as students. (Exceptions to the head covering rules may be found in the student-parent handbook).  Please review the dress code which may be found in the Parent-Student Handbook on our website.

Bus Passes

As a reminder, all bus transportation changes, including riding a different bus and getting off at a different stop, require a signed note from the parent with contact information.  Students must

Yearbooks

Yearbooks are running out!  Order yours now before they are all gone!

Visit yearbookordercenter.com  School Code; 4943

School Photos

Parents can preview class photos by either calling Candid Color Photography at 800-321-4256 and requesting an access code or, if they already have the access code, they can also visit the website, www.candidcolor.net, click on "underclass photos" and enter the access code when prompted.

Do you want to know what your student’s grade or assignment is on any given day?..... Use ParentVue

Parents,  Are you signed up for ParentVue?  If not, you are missing out on daily grade updates and a calendar of when assignments are due!  As we start into the 3rd 9-weeks, I would encourage you to check your student’s progress weekly.  If you need assistance, please email our counseling tech, Ms. Giles, at diane_giles@ccpsnet.net

In Sports…

Intramurals continue this week with basketball taking place on Wednesday, May 16, and Thursday, May 17, while tennis will take place on Friday, May 18.  Intramurals are a great way to be active with your friends after school.  Rides home should be prompt at 4:15.

Go Sailors!

Helping the SCMS Library with the Kroger Community Rewards Program

The SCMS Library participates in the Kroger Community Rewards Program.  You can help us raise money for library books by registering your Kroger card.

  1. Go to Kroger.com/KrogerCommunityRewards
  2. Sign in with your email and password
  3. View your Rewards Details (click on Orange Box)
  4. Scroll down to Community Rewards and click on Edit
  5. Enter 94372
  6. Click the little round button and click on Enroll

That’s it.  Every time you shop and scan your Kroger card a % will go to SCMS library.  Thank you for supporting the SCMS Library.

 

Fundraiser

Thank you for supporting our fundraiser!  You may continue to order online throughout the year atwww.gaschoolstore.com using the school ID# 2696342!

On behalf of the faculty, staff, and sailors,  have a fabulous week!!

 

J. Calvin Frye, Ph.D., Principal

Swift Creek Middle School

 

Calendar:

** Please visit our website for the most up-to-date information and changes.

Wed May 16
2:05 – 3pm Theatre Club Meeting - Room 307
2:15 – 3:15pm Debate Club - Room 123

Thu May 17
2:05 – 3pm Make a Change Club Meeting -Room 114
2:05 – 2:45pm Diversity Club - Room 104
7:30 – 9pm Courtyard Play

Fri May 18
6:45 – 7:20am Elevate Club Cafeteria
7 – 7:30am Core Values Breakfast - Cafeteria
2:05 – 3:45pm After School Band Practice - Auditorium
2:05 – 3:15pm Chess Club - Room 210

Tue May 22
2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Outdoor Sports
2:15 – 3pm Latin Club Meeting - Room 124
4:15 – 6pm Cheerleading Tryouts - Gym and Cafeteria

Wed May 23
2:10 – 3:15pm Improv Club -Room 119
2:10 – 3:05pm German Club - Room 205
2:15 – 3:15pm Debate Club - Room 123
4:15 – 6pm Cheerleading Tryouts - Gym and Cafeteria

5:30 - 7:30pm CBG Social

Thu May 24
4:15 – 6pm Cheerleading Tryouts - Gym and Cafeteria
7 – 9pm Spring Band Concert - Auditorium

Fri May 25
6:45 – 7:20am Elevate Club - Cafeteria
12:50 – 3pm NJHS Induction Ceremony - Auditorium
2:05 – 3:15pm Chess Club - Room 210

Mon May 28
Holiday - No School

Wed May 30
2:15 – 3:15pm Debate Club - Room 123

Week of 5/7

posted May 9, 2018, 7:03 AM by Jonathan Kutis

Swift Creek Middle School Captain’s Log 2018 5-8 (Tuesday 5-8-18)

Good Evening.  This is Dr. Frye, principal of Swift Creek Middle School with this week’s Captain’s Log and announcements.  Additional announcements and dates may be found on our website.

                                 

Follow us on our educational voyage on Twitter: Calvin Frye @DrJFrye

I plan to send Tweets about the amazing things our teachers and students are doing throughout the year, SCMS sports, and educational research and insights.

Teacher Appreciation Week: Thank You Notes & Emails to Teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week

As you may know, we are celebrating our teachers this week.  Many of us take for granted being able to send our children to a school with such magnificent teachers.  Now is the perfect time to take a moment and send an email or a note to teachers this week who have had an impact on your child.  I am sure this would be greatly appreciated!

 

Special Olympics

On Friday, June 4th, Swift Creek Middle students gave a heart-warming send-off for the students with disabilities as they made their way to the Special Olympics Track and Field Event at L.C. Byrd High. Schools from around Area 6 came out to participate and cheer on their friends. Students from Swift Creek participated in a 50 meter run and a softball throw. In the 50 meter run, 5 students received first place ribbons, 5 received second place ribbons, and 2 received third place. Results from the softball throw:  4 first place, 4 second place, and 3 third place winners. Everyone who went had a great time playing the games and cheering on their friends!

  

SOL Schedule

SOL assessments start on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.  The school schedule has been modified to allow students to attend the class in which they are being tested during the last block the day before the test.  By doing this, students will have the opportunity to review with their teacher prior to the assessment.  Attached is the SOL schedule, showing the teachers whose classes will be tested.  Teachers will post the schedule daily, and announcements will be made to remind students.  If possible, please avoid scheduling appointments on test dates.

1718_Parent_SOLSchedule.docx.pdf 

Transition Resource Fair

The CCPS Transition Resource Fair was designed to provide an opportunity for parents, students and teachers to gain information about services, agencies, and resources in their community for students with disabilities that are preparing to transition to life after high school (ages 14 - 22).  It was a pleasure to attend the event and see many of our students.  Ms. King's class made wreaths as part of the craft fair portion of the program.

Girls’ Soccer Tournament

Congratulations to the girls' soccer team!   They had an amazing season and finished at the top of their bracket!

Congratulations to Our Students of the Month for April!

To be a student of the month at Swift Creek is a true honor.  Out of the nearly 1000 students, these students stood out and were selected by their teachers to represent Swift Creek Middle.  I am proud of all of our students’ accomplishments and expect great thing from each one!

1st Place Orchestra and Chorus

Congratulations to the Swift Creek Middle School orchestra and chorus for winning 1st place at music in the parks! Thank you Ms. Jordan and Mr. Fletcher for preparing the students so well!

  

Technology Student Association

Ms. Rushing and her TSA club traveled to Hampton this past weekend to participate in Technosphere!  Students had the opportunity to present their STEM projects and make new friends!

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

A gentle musical about keeping your balance in a tilting world. Spend the evening with folks who respond to life’s blows with a shrug of the shoulders and a healthy sense of humor. MAY 10, 11, 12 at 7:30 PM  $10 Admission  Midlothian HIgh School

Dress Code

As the weather warms and styles change, please remind your student that current fashion doesn’t always meet Swift Creek’s standards for students’ clothing.  At an assembly held last week, various topics were covered, including reminders about the dress code. Hoodies and hat were one aspect addressed, and students were reminded that these  may not be worn in such a ways that faces cannot be seen.  It is essential that faculty, staff, and security cameras can see individuals’ faces and identify them as students. (Exceptions to the head covering rules may be found in the student-parent handbook).  Please review the dress code which may be found in the Parent-Student Handbook on our website.

Bus Passes

As a reminder, all bus transportation changes, including riding a different bus and getting off at a different stop, require a signed note from the parent with contact information.  Students must

Yearbooks

Yearbooks are running out!  Order yours now before they are all gone!

Visit yearbookordercenter.com  School Code; 4943

Swift Creek Middle School Cheerleading Tryouts

For RISING 6th-8th graders.

When:  May 22nd-24th

Time:   4:15-6:00PM

Where: Swift Creek Middle Cafeteria

*Please read and turn in completed packet to your main office by MAY 17th.

Any questions? Please email Katie Titus at katie_titus@ccpsnet.net

Cheering tryouts-MS 2018.pdf 

After School Tutoring (Last Day: May 10th)

Swift Creek Middle School is offering after school homework help and test preparation on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2:05-3:15 p.m.

Tuesdays – math, English, and history

Wednesday – math and science, fine and visual arts

Thursday – English, math

Tutoring sessions are being provided by students from Clover Hill High School’s National Honor Society, as well as teachers from SCMS.  Transportation is not provided.  This is a wonderful opportunity for extra remediation and assistance.  Please contact Mrs. Goode with any questions. davonya_goode@ccpsnet.net

 

School Photos

Parents can preview class photos by either calling Candid Color Photography at 800-321-4256 and requesting an access code or, if they already have the access code, they can also visit the website, www.candidcolor.net, click on "underclass photos" and enter the access code when prompted.

 

Do you want to know what your student’s grade or assignment is on any given day?..... Use ParentVue

Parents,  Are you signed up for ParentVue?  If not, you are missing out on daily grade updates and a calendar of when assignments are due!  As we start into the 3rd 9-weeks, I would encourage you to check your student’s progress weekly.  If you need assistance, please email our counseling tech, Ms. Giles, at diane_giles@ccpsnet.net

 

In Sports…

Congratulations to all of our spring student athletes on completing their seasons.  You now have time to reflect on your seasons, enjoy your team parties and turn your uniforms into your coach.  Great job to all!

Intramurals continue this week with basketball taking place on Wednesday, May 9, and Thursday, May 10, while tennis will take place on Friday, May 11.  Intramurals are a great way to be active with your friends after school.  Rides home should be prompt at 4:15.

Go Sailors!

 

Helping the SCMS Library with the Kroger Community Rewards Program

The SCMS Library participates in the Kroger Community Rewards Program.  You can help us raise money for library books by registering your Kroger card.

  1. Go to Kroger.com/KrogerCommunityRewards
  2. Sign in with your email and password
  3. View your Rewards Details (click on Orange Box)
  4. Scroll down to Community Rewards and click on Edit
  5. Enter 94372
  6. Click the little round button and click on Enroll

That’s it.  Every time you shop and scan your Kroger card a % will go to SCMS library.  Thank you for supporting the SCMS Library.

 

Fundraiser

Thank you for supporting our fundraiser!  You may continue to order online throughout the year at www.gaschoolstore.comusing the school ID# 2696342!

 

On behalf of the faculty, staff, and sailors,  have a fabulous week!!

J. Calvin Frye, Ph.D., Principal

Swift Creek Middle School

 

Calendar:

** Please visit our website for the most up-to-date information and changes.

Wed May 9
11am – 12:45pm Principal's Advisory Meeting - Collaboration Room
2:10 – 3:15pm Improv Club - Room 119
2:10 – 3:05pm German Club Room 205
2:15 – 3:15pm Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room
2:15 – 3:15pm Debate Club - Room 123
2:15 – 3pm Self Determined Club - Room 218

Thu May 10
2:15 – 3:15pm Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room

Fri May 11
6:45 – 7:20am Elevate Club - Cafeteria
6:50 – 7:15am NJHS Meeting - Room 204
9:30am – 2:30pm Mark Wood "Electrify your Strings" - Auditorium
2:05 – 3:15pm Chess Club - Room 210

 

Sat May 12
10am – 1pm Mark Wood "Electrify your Strings" - Auditorium
7 – 8pm Mark Wood "Electrify your Strings" - Auditorium

Tue May 15
2:05 – 2:45pm Rotary Club - Room 103
2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Outdoor Sports

Wed May 16
2:05 – 3pm Theatre Club Meeting - Room 307
2:15 – 3:15pm Debate Club - Room 123

Thu May 17
2:05 – 3pm Make a Change Club Meeting -Room 114
2:05 – 2:45pm Diversity Club - Room 104
7:30 – 9pm Courtyard Play

Fri May 18
6:45 – 7:20am Elevate Club Cafeteria
7 – 7:30am Core Values Breakfast - Cafeteria
2:05 – 3:45pm After School Band Practice - Auditorium
2:05 – 3:15pm Chess Club - Room 210

 

Tue May 22
2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Outdoor Sports
2:15 – 3pm Latin Club Meeting - Room 124
4:15 – 6pm Cheerleading Tryouts - Gym and Cafeteria

Wed May 23
2:10 – 3:15pm Improv Club -Room 119
2:10 – 3:05pm German Club - Room 205
2:15 – 3:15pm Debate Club - Room 123
4:15 – 6pm Cheerleading Tryouts - Gym and Cafeteria

5:30 - 7:30pm CBG Social

Thu May 24
4:15 – 6pm Cheerleading Tryouts - Gym and Cafeteria
7 – 9pm Spring Band Concert - Auditorium

Fri May 25
6:45 – 7:20am Elevate Club - Cafeteria
12:50 – 3pm NJHS Induction Ceremony - Auditorium
2:05 – 3:15pm Chess Club - Room 210

Mon May 28
Holiday - No School

Wed May 30
2:15 – 3:15pm Debate Club - Room 123

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