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Week of 5/22

posted May 23, 2017, 4:19 AM by Jonathan Kutis

Swift Creek Middle School Captain’s Log 2017 5.22 (Monday 5-22-17)

Day 158 at sea for SCMS!

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.

SOLs Continue this week!

Please see the calendar below to see upcoming SOL tests, and encourage your student to get a good night’s rest!

Community Service Logs are due Wednesday, May 31st!!

Time is slipping by to submit community service hours. The deadline is May 31, 2017.  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 2017, will be recognized at our end-of-the year awards ceremony!

Swift Creek Middle School Community Service Revised 7-8-13.pdf 

8th Grade Dance June 2nd

It is hard to believe it is the end of the school year already!  8th Grade students only have a few short weeks before their time in Middle School is over! 

On June 2nd the 8th grade dance will be held at Swift Creek Middle School in the Cafeteria.  There will be a DJ, Photo Booth, Candy Bar, Food, and Drinks.  The theme of the dance is “A Night Under the Stars.” 

Please come dressed to impress (No Jeans / Tennis Shoes etc).   Appropriate dress for girls would be a semi-formal dress (NOT prom like dress, but dressy) and appropriate dress for boys would be dress pants/khakis/shirt with a collar. 

Tickets will be on sale May 30th, 31st, and June 2nd during all lunch blocks.  Tickets are $10 each and cover all food, drinks, and candy.  The dance is open to SCMS 8th grade students only.  Permission slips will be available in the front office beginning May 24th.

8th Grade Dance Sign-up

Below is a link for the 8th grade dance volunteer and donation sign up.  Please sign up and donate where you are able to help.  We are looking forward to hosting a fun night for the graduating 8th grade class and need your help to make it extra special for them!

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0E45A9A92CA57-8thgrade2 

 hank you so much for your continued support!

SCMS PTSA

PTSA Committees

The PTSA sponsors many of the programs and events that happen at SCMS, but we can’t do it without YOU! Attached is a list of PTSA committees and programs for the 2017-18 school year that are in need of help. The PTSA will provide guidance and support along the way. Simply indicate on the form where you are able to offer your time and support and return the completed form to school with your child.  We look forward to hearing from you!

The 2017-18 SCMS PTSA Board, Kim, Diana, Alicia and Anne Marie Kim@texangit.com

2017-18 SCMS Volunteer Sheet .docx 

Technology in Education

Students received a taste of augmented reality last week as they tested out zSpace computers.  Students had the opportunity to work in 3D environments to manipulate everything from dissecting worms to testing circuits.

 

VCU Region Stock Market Game Award Ceremony

This spring all eighth grade students participated in the nationwide VCU Region Stock Market Game.  All groups started with an initial $100,000 of pretend money to invest, and their trades were electronically managed against real stock market gains and losses.  Two of the top three winning groups were in Mr. Brown’s civics and economics class. 

Congratulations also to “CWM&M Brokerage” which placed first in the VCU Region!  Group members were Will Rice, Caleb Dean, Mason Kendall and Melody Garcia.

Congratulations to the “Madison Investment Group” which placed third in the VCU Region.  Group members were Hailey Davenport, Mark Divens, Nathan Hailey, Rayjannah Prince and Justice Visket.

Students were recognized at VCU’s School Of Business on Thursday!

 

 

 

Free YMCA Teen Membership

I wanted to let you in on a special summer opportunity for your teens.  Last year, the YMCA provided teens in our community a free membership to the YMCA for the summer. As you know the YMCA believes strongly that by providing teens exposure to a fun, safe and engaging place to grow, thrive and develop, it truly benefits all our communities!  The YMCA is excited to share that their commitment to serve our teens again this summer remains strong.  Please read the guidelines below so that you can hopefully support them in spreading the word again this year! 

Free summer teen membership guidelines:

  • Free membership available to students between the ages of 11-18.
  • Registration opens May 22nd through June 30th - registration after June 30th will not be available.
  • Teens must register on line.
  • Summer membership is defined as the dates from June 19th through August 31st.
  • Unlimited facility access all day FridaySaturday and Sunday.

Please review the guidelines stipulated above for there has been a few modifications from the summer of 2016.  If additional information is needed please feel free to contact Megan O’Neill, our COO, at 804-474-4367 or at oneillm@ymcarichmond.org.

Yearbook

With only days left in the school year, yearbooks are selling quickly!  Don't be left out!  Once we have sold out, we are not able to order more.  

Visit yearbookordercenter.com and enter code 4943 today to order yours. The cost is $30.00.  

In Sports…

This week's intramural activities will be open gym (multi-sports) on Tuesday and basketball Wednesday through Friday.  Intramurals will run each day until 4:00.  Make plans with your friends to stay for the fun and excitement.

There will be an informational meeting for all students interested in participating in Swift Creek Middle School fall sports on Thursday, June 1st immediately after school in the cafeteria until 2:45.  Fall sports include boys' and girls' cross-country and boys' soccer.

This is a reminder to all parents of students who are hoping to participate in Swift Creek or high school athletics next year.  You may now begin to get sports physicals that will be accepted throughout next school year since we are after May 1st on the calendar.  So make your plans with your doctor or pharmacy to get your sports physical completed today.   Appropriate VHSL forms for the physicals can be picked up in the main office.

Go Sailors!

 

Have a great week at Swift Creek!

J. Calvin Frye, Ph.D., Principal

 

Calendar

*Please check our website for updates throughout the week.

Mon May 22            

All day SOL Reading Remediation

Tue May 23              

All day SOL Algebra, Geometry & Math 6
All day SOL Reading Remediation

2:15pm – 3:30pm Band Rehearsal

Wed May 24            

All day SOL Algebra & Math 7
All day SOL Reading Remediation

2:15pm – 3:15pm Drama Club Meeting

2:15pm – 3:30pm Band Rehearsal


Thu May 25             

All day SOL Algebra & Geometry
All day SOL Reading Remediation

2:05pm – 3:00pm GSA/Diversity Club Meeting - Room 106

2:05pm – 3:05pm Homework Helpers - Collaboration Room

5:30pm – 7:00pm Dance Team Tryouts - Gymnasium

Fri May 26               

All day SOL Math Makeup
All day SOL Reading Remediation

6:45am – 7:20am Elevate Club
2:05pm – 3:30pm Chess Club - Room 210

5:30pm – 7:00pm Dance Team Tryouts - Gymnasium

Sat May 27               

9:00am – 10:00pm Kings Dominion Choral Festival Field Trip

Mon May 29                        
Holiday - No School

Tue May 30              

All day SOL Math 6 & 7 Remediation

All day SOL Reading Remediation

All day SOL Math 6 & 7 Makeup

Wed May 31            

All day SOL Math 6 & 7 Remediation

2:15pm – 3:00pm Latin Club Meeting - Room 110
2:15pm – 3:15pm Drama Club Meeting

Week of 5/15

posted May 16, 2017, 5:09 AM by Jonathan Kutis

Day 153 at sea for SCMS!

 

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.

 

SOLs Start on Tuesday!

Please see the calendar below to see upcoming SOL tests, and encourage your student to get a good night’s rest!

Teacher Appreciation Week

On behalf of the teachers and staff at Swift Creek, I would like to thank our fabulous PTSA for making all of us feel special during Teacher Appreciation Week!  Everything from the candy to the healthy snacks, the breakfast to the luncheon, and the raffles to the mailbox surprises made for an exciting week.  I would also like to thank those who donated to the PTSA in support of the events.  We are very fortunate to live and work in such a supportive community!

8th Grade Dance June 2nd

It is hard to believe it is the end of the school year already!  8th Grade students only have a few short weeks before their time in Middle School is over! 

On June 2nd the 8th grade dance will be held at Swift Creek Middle School in the Cafeteria.  There will be a DJ, Photo Booth, Candy Bar, Food, and Drinks.  The theme of the dance is “A Night Under the Stars.” 

Please come dressed to impress (No Jeans / Tennis Shoes etc).   Appropriate dress for girls would be a semi-formal dress (NOT prom like dress, but dressy) and appropriate dress for boys would be dress pants/khakis/shirt with a collar. 

Tickets will be on sale May 30th, 31st, and June 2nd during all lunch blocks.  Tickets are $10 each and cover all food, drinks, and candy.  The dance is open to SCMS 8th grade students only.  Permission slips will be available in the front office beginning May 24th.

Community Service Started June 18, 2016

Time is slipping by to submit community service hours. The deadline is May 31, 2017.  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 2017, will be recognized at our end-of-the year awards ceremony!

Free YMCA Teen Membership

I wanted to let you in on a special summer opportunity for your teens.  Last year, the YMCA provided teens in our community a free membership to the YMCA for the summer. As you know the YMCA believes strongly that by providing teens exposure to a fun, safe and engaging place to grow, thrive and develop, it truly benefits all our communities!  The YMCA is excited to share that their commitment to serve our teens again this summer remains strong.  Please read the guidelines below so that you can hopefully support them in spreading the word again this year! 

Free summer teen membership guidelines:

  • Free membership available to students between the ages of 11-18.
  • Registration opens May 22nd through June 30th - registration after June 30th will not be available.
  • Teens must register on line.
  • Summer membership is defined as the dates from June 19th through August 31st.
  • Unlimited facility access all day FridaySaturday and Sunday.

Please review the guidelines stipulated above for there has been a few modifications from the summer of 2016.  If additional information is needed please feel free to contact Megan O’Neill, our COO, at 804-474-4367 or at oneillm@ymcarichmond.org.

Yearbook

With only days left in the school year, yearbooks are selling quickly!  Don't be left out!  Once we have sold out, we are not able to order more.  

Visit yearbookordercenter.com and enter code 4943 today to order yours. The cost is $30.00.  

Lunch Break Tips & Resources May 23rd 

This is a rare opportunity for guest to get FREE tips from professionals both within and outside of the school system on how to help relieve anxiety or stress.  The practical skills shared can be used with youth of varying ages!  Please see the attached flier.

May 23 Event v2.75.pdf 

In Sports…

Swift Creek Middle School cheerleading tryouts for next school year are this week!  Dates for tryouts are tomorrowTuesday, May 16- Thursday, May 18

in the Main Gym from 4:15-6:00 pm.  To participate in tryouts you must have an up to date physical in the office and concussion forms completed. Questions, please contact Katie Titus at Katie_Titus@ccpsnet.net.

This is a reminder to all parents of students who are hoping to  participate in Swift Creek or high school athletics next year.  You may now begin to get sports physicals that will be accepted throughout next school year since we are after May 1.  So make your plans with your doctor or pharmacy to get your sports physical completed today.   Appropriate VHSL forms for the physicals can be picked up in the main office.

This week's intramural activity will be basketball, taking place Wednesday through Friday each day until 4:00.  Make plans with your friends to stay for the fun and excitement.

Go Sailors!

Have a great week at Swift Creek!

J. Calvin Frye, Ph.D., Principal

 

Calendar

*Please check our website for updates throughout the week.


Mon May 15            

10:00am – 1:00pm Exceptional Ed Field Trip - Richmond Zoo

Tue May 16              

All day SOL Reading 8
2:15pm – 6:00pm Cheerleading Tryouts - Gym/Cafeteria

Wed May 17            

All day SOL Reading 6 & 7
2:05pm – 3:00pm Self-Determined Club Meeting - Room 218

2:15pm – 3:15pm Drama Club Meeting

2:15pm – 3:30pm Band Rehearsal
2:15pm – 6:00pm Cheerleading Tryouts - Gym/Cafeteria

Thu May 18             

All day SOL Earth Science & Reading Makeup
10:00am – 12:00pm Bowling Field trip

2:05pm – 3:00pm GSA/Diversity Club Meeting - Room 106

2:05pm – 3:05pm Homework Helpers

2:15pm – 6:00pm Cheerleading Tryouts - Gym/Cafeteria


Fri May 19               

7:00am – 7:30am Core Value Breakfast - Cafeteria

2:05pm – 3:30pm Chess Club - Room 210


Sat May 20               

6:30am – 10:00pm Music in the Park Choral Festival Field Trip

Mon May 22            

All day SOL Reading Remediation

Tue May 23              

All day SOL Algebra, Geometry & Math 6
All day SOL Reading Remediation

2:15pm – 3:30pm Band Rehearsal

Wed May 24            

All day SOL Algebra & Math 7
All day SOL Reading Remediation

2:15pm – 3:15pm Drama Club Meeting

2:15pm – 3:30pm Band Rehearsal


Thu May 25             

All day SOL Algebra & Geometry
All day SOL Reading Remediation

2:05pm – 3:00pm GSA/Diversity Club Meeting - Room 106

2:05pm – 3:05pm Homework Helpers - Collaboration Room

5:30pm – 7:00pm Dance Team Tryouts - Gymnasium

Fri May 26               

All day SOL Math Makeup
All day SOL Reading Remediation

6:45am – 7:20am Elevate Club
2:05pm – 3:30pm Chess Club - Room 210

5:30pm – 7:00pm Dance Team Tryouts - Gymnasium

Sat May 27               

9:00am – 10:00pm Kings Dominion Choral Festival Field Trip

Mon May 29                        
Holiday - No School

          
Tue May 30              

All day SOL Math 6 & 7 Remediation

All day SOL Reading Remediation

All day SOL Math 6 & 7 Makeup

Wed May 31            

All day SOL Math 6 & 7 Remediation

2:15pm – 3:00pm Latin Club Meeting - Room 110
2:15pm – 3:15pm Drama Club Meeting

Week of 5/8

posted May 11, 2017, 4:43 AM by Jonathan Kutis

Swift Creek Middle School Captain’s Log 2017 5.9 (Tuesday 5-9-17)

Day 150 at sea for SCMS!

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.

Thank you notes & emails to teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week

As you may know, we are celebrating out teachers this week.  Many of us take for granted being able to send our children to school and the magnificent education they receive.  Now is the perfect time to take a moment and sent 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!

Teacher appreciation week is next week, May 8th through May 12th!

The PTSA has several fantastic events to honor the faculty this Teacher’s Appreciation Week!  If you would like to participation and make a donation to the PTSA events, please click on the link below.  Thank you from the PTSA and SCMS faculty and staff.

Monday- Candy Bar to start the week off sweet

Tuesday- Breakfast to fuel up for a busy day

Wednesday- Healthy Snack Cart a grab and go for a busy staff. First half of staff gift card raffle

Thursday- Cookout! Second half of staff gift card raffle\

Friday- Mailbox Surprise

Click HERE to Sign UP

TSA

The SCMS Technology Student Association (TSA) attended Technosphere 2017 in Hampton Roads this past weekend.  Students competed in STEM challenges including: Children’s Stories, Agriculture and Biomedical Technology, Medical Technology, Inventions and Innovations, Jr. Solar Sprint and Catapult Design.  Students placed as semi-finalist in 5 competitions and received 3rd in the state for Jr. Solar Sprint!  Students had a great time and learned lots.  Chapter members: Beppy McGee, Noah Anderson, Duvan Street, Aiden Rapone, Zach Bragdon, Michael Deeley, Brady LaTessa, Chelsea Menard, Melissa Megee, Connor Buckner, Ian Pratt, and Jace Collins.

EXPO 2017

Swift Creek hosted Expo 2017 last week.  Parents and the community were invited to see the many exceptional projects and performances students have been working on this year.  The quality of the presentations was a testament to the expertise of our teachers and the wonderful students we have. 

 

 

8th Grade Dance June 2nd

It is hard to believe it is the end of the school year already!  8th Grade students only have a few short weeks before their time in Middle School is over! 

On June 2nd the 8th grade dance will be held at Swift Creek Middle School in the Cafeteria.  There will be a DJ, Photo Booth, Candy Bar, Food, and Drinks.  The theme of the dance is “A Night Under the Stars.” 

Please come dressed to impress (No Jeans / Tennis Shoes etc).   Appropriate dress for girls would be a semi-formal dress (NOT prom like dress, but dressy) and appropriate dress for boys would be dress pants/khakis/shirt with a collar. 

Tickets will be on sale May 30th, 31st, and June 2nd during all lunch blocks.  Tickets are $10 each and cover all food, drinks, and candy.  The dance is open to SCMS 8th grade students only.  Permission slips will be available in the front office beginning May 24th.

Summer Reading
It’s not too early to start thinking about summer reading.  Mark your calendar for Swift Creek Middle School’s Summer Reading night at the Public Library.  Join Mrs. Vaughn and Mrs. Garbera at the Clover Hill branch of the Public Library on Wednesday, May 10th from 6:00 to 7:00.  Visit our table and you will be entered into a drawing for a free book.  Sign up for a library card, so you can take advantage of all that your Public Library offers.  See you there!

 

Community Service Started June 18, 2016

Time is slipping by to submit community service hours. The deadline is May 31, 2017.  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 2017, will be recognized at our end-of-the year awards ceremony!

Free YMCA Teen Membership

I wanted to let you in on a special summer opportunity for your teens.  Last year, the YMCA provided teens in our community a free membership to the YMCA for the summer. As you know the YMCA believes strongly that by providing teens exposure to a fun, safe and engaging place to grow, thrive and develop, it truly benefits all our communities!  The YMCA is excited to share that their commitment to serve our teens again this summer remains strong.  Please read the guidelines below so that you can hopefully support them in spreading the word again this year! 

Free summer teen membership guidelines:

  • Free membership available to students between the ages of 11-18.
  • Registration opens May 22nd through June 30th - registration after June 30th will not be available.
  • Teens must register on line.
  • Summer membership is defined as the dates from June 19th through August 31st.
  • Unlimited facility access all day FridaySaturday and Sunday.

Please review the guidelines stipulated above for there has been a few modifications from the summer of 2016.  If additional information is needed please feel free to contact Megan O’Neill, our COO, at 804-474-4367 or at oneillm@ymcarichmond.org.

 

6th and 7th Course Requests for 2017- 2018

Sixth and seventh grade students brought home their course requests for the 2017-2018 school year. All parents are asked to sign and return the Student Course Request Profile by Friday, April 7th. In addition, all requests to change a course need to be submitted to the counseling department by Friday, May 5th.

 

Yearbook

With only days left in the school year, yearbooks are selling quickly!  Don't be left out!  Once we have sold out, we are not able to order more.  

Visit yearbookordercenter.com and enter code 4943 today to order yours. The cost is $30.00.  

 

In Sports…

This week in sports, Swift Creek Middle School cheerleading tryouts for next school year are right around the corner.  Dates for tryouts have been set for Tuesday, May 16- Thursday May 18 in the Main Gym from 4:15-6:00 pm.  To participate in tryouts you must have an up to date physical in the office and concussion forms completed. Questions, please contact Katie Titus atKatie_Titus@ccpsnet.net.

Looking for a great deal on getting a sports physical for next school year?  They will be having sports physicals at Clover Hill High School on Thursday, May 11 right after school in the gym.  Physical forms will be available at Clover Hill.  There is a new physical form that just came out, so it must be the one used. Cost for physicals is $25 and will be good for all of next year.

This week's intramural activity will be basketball, taking place Wednesday through Friday each day until 4:00.  Make plans with your friends to stay for the fun and excitement.

Go Sailors! 

 

Sports Physicals at Clover Hill

Sports physicals will be held at Clover Hill on May 11th right after school in the gym. 

Cost for physicals is $25 and will be good for all of next year, including summer workouts.  Please encourage your players to have their physical done here at Clover Hill.

Please contact Clover High High School for more information

 

Have a great week at Swift Creek!

J. Calvin Frye, Ph.D., Principal

 

Calendar

*Please check our website for updates throughout the week.

 

Tue May 9                

7:00am – 7:30am Rotary Club Meetings - Library
8:00am – 2:00pm Spring Book Fair

9:00am – 1:00pm Dutch Gap Kayaking Field Trip

Wed May 10            

8:00am – 2:00pm Spring Book Fair

10:30am – 12:30pm Principal's Advisory Team Meetings
2:15pm – 3:15pm Drama Club Meeting


Thu May 11             

8:00am – 2:00pm Spring Book Fair

10:00am – 12:00pm Bowling Field Trip

2:05pm – 3:00pm GSA/Diversity Club Meeting - Room 106

2:05pm – 3:05pm Homework Helpers - Collaboration Room

Fri May 12               

6:45am – 7:20am Elevate Club
7:00am – 7:30am NJHS
8:00am – 2:00pm Spring Book Fair
1:00pm – 3:00pm NJHS Induction - Auditorium
2:05pm – 3:30pm Chess Club - Room 210


Mon May 15            

10:00am – 1:00pm Exceptional Ed Field Trip - Richmond Zoo

Tue May 16              

All day SOL Reading 8
2:15pm – 6:00pm Cheerleading Tryouts - Gym/Cafeteria

Wed May 17            

All day SOL Reading 6 & 7
2:05pm – 3:00pm Self-Determined Club Meeting - Room 218

2:15pm – 3:15pm Drama Club Meeting

2:15pm – 3:30pm Band Rehearsal
2:15pm – 6:00pm Cheerleading Tryouts - Gym/Cafeteria

 

Thu May 18             

All day SOL Earth Science & Reading Makeup
10:00am – 12:00pm Bowling Field trip

2:05pm – 3:00pm GSA/Diversity Club Meeting - Room 106

2:05pm – 3:05pm Homework Helpers

2:15pm – 6:00pm Cheerleading Tryouts - Gym/Cafeteria


Fri May 19               

7:00am – 7:30am Core Value Breakfast - Cafeteria

2:05pm – 3:30pm Chess Club - Room 210


Sat May 20               

6:30am – 10:00pm Music in the Park Choral Festival Field Trip

Mon May 22            

All day SOL Reading Remediation

Tue May 23              

All day SOL Algebra, Geometry & Math 6
All day SOL Reading Remediation

2:15pm – 3:30pm Band Rehearsal

Wed May 24            

All day SOL Algebra & Math 7
All day SOL Reading Remediation

2:15pm – 3:15pm Drama Club Meeting

2:15pm – 3:30pm Band Rehearsal


Thu May 25             

All day SOL Algebra & Geometry
All day SOL Reading Remediation

2:05pm – 3:00pm GSA/Diversity Club Meeting - Room 106

2:05pm – 3:05pm Homework Helpers - Collaboration Room

5:30pm – 7:00pm Dance Team Tryouts - Gymnasium
 

Fri May 26               

All day SOL Math Makeup
All day SOL Reading Remediation

6:45am – 7:20am Elevate Club
2:05pm – 3:30pm Chess Club - Room 210

5:30pm – 7:00pm Dance Team Tryouts - Gymnasium

Sat May 27               

9:00am – 10:00pm Kings Dominion Choral Festival Field Trip

Mon May 29                        
Holiday - No School

           
Tue May 30              

All day SOL Math 6 & 7 Remediation

All day SOL Reading Remediation

All day SOL Math 6 & 7 Makeup

Wed May 31            

All day SOL Math 6 & 7 Remediation

2:15pm – 3:00pm Latin Club Meeting - Room 110
2:15pm – 3:15pm Drama Club Meeting

Week of 5/1

posted May 2, 2017, 5:01 AM by Jonathan Kutis

Swift Creek Middle School Captain’s Log 2017 5.1 (Monday 5-1-17)

Day 144 at sea for SCMS!

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.

Expo 2017 is on Thursday May 4th from 6:00-7:30!

Come see some of the projects our students have done this year at EXPO 2017!

Picture of the Week
Our courtyard was selected by this mother duck to lay her eggs, which hatched this weekend.

 

Stop Hunger Now

Congratulations to Ms. Plahs, Ms. Rushing, and Ms. King for organizing an amazing Stop Hunger Now event with the SCA last week.  Students and teachers worked for weeks to raise money for the event, and by the end, over 80 students and multiple teachers turned out to pack 10,152 meals! Ms. Plahs and Ms. Bland, social studies specialist, are pictured below along with students receiving instructions and preparing the meals.

  

 

Community Service Started June 18, 2016

Time is slipping by to submit community service hours. The deadline is May 31, 2017.  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 2017, will be recognized at our end-of-the year awards ceremony!

Volunteers Needed for the Book Fair

The librarians are seeking volunteers to help with the Book Fair on May 4th during PBL EXPO, 5pm- 8pm and during school May 5th through May 12th.  Here is the link: SCMS Spring Book Fair Volunteer Sign Up

Talent Show

The Swift Creek Middle talent show was held last Friday.  I would like to thank Ms. Atkinson and Ms. Rushing for putting on a great show!  It never ceases to amaze me how talented our students are!  Below are several students who performed and Abby, who said farewell to Ms. Atkinson as this was her last talent show.

  

 

Free YMCA Teen Membership

I wanted to let you in on a special summer opportunity for your teens.  Last year, the YMCA provided teens in our community a free membership to the YMCA for the summer. As you know the YMCA believes strongly that by providing teens exposure to a fun, safe and engaging place to grow, thrive and develop, it truly benefits all our communities!  The YMCA is excited to share that their commitment to serve our teens again this summer remains strong.  Please read the guidelines below so that you can hopefully support them in spreading the word again this year! 

Free summer teen membership guidelines:

  • Free membership available to students between the ages of 11-18.
  • Registration opens May 22nd through June 30th - registration after June 30th will not be available.
  • Teens must register on line.
  • Summer membership is defined as the dates from June 19th through August 31st.
  • Unlimited facility access all day FridaySaturday and Sunday.

Please review the guidelines stipulated above for there has been a few modifications from the summer of 2016.  If additional information is needed please feel free to contact Megan O’Neill, our COO, at 804-474-4367 or at oneillm@ymcarichmond.org.

Stock Market Game

This spring all eighth grade students participated in the nationwide VCU Region Stock Market Game.  All groups started with an initial $100,000 of pretend money to invest, and their trades were electronically managed against real stock market gains and losses.  Two of the top three winning groups were in Mr. Brown’s civics and economics class. 

Congratulations also to “CWM&M Brokerage” which placed first in the VCU Region!  Group members were Will Rice, Caleb Dean, Mason Kendall and Melody Garcia.

Congratulations to the “Madison Investment Group” which placed third in the VCU Region.  Group members were Hailey Davenport, Mark Divens, Nathan Hailey, Rayjannah Prince and Justice Visket.

  

6th and 7th Course Requests for 2017- 2018

Sixth and seventh grade students brought home their course requests for the 2017-2018 school year. All parents are asked to sign and return the Student Course Request Profile by Friday, April 7th. In addition, all requests to change a course need to be submitted to the counseling department by Friday, May 5th.

Yearbook

With only days left in the school year, yearbooks are selling quickly!  Don't be left out!  Once we have sold out, we are not able to order more.  Visit yearbookordercenter.com and enter code 4943 today to order yours. The cost is $30.00.  

In Sports…

Good luck to our track team members who will be competing in the County Championship Track meet today, at Meadowbrook High School!

Swift Creek Middle School cheerleading tryouts for next school year are right around the corner.  Dates for tryouts have been set for Tuesday, May 16th through Thursday May 18th in the Main Gym from 4:15-6:00 pm.  To participate in tryouts you must have an up to date physical in the office and concussion forms completed. Questions, please contact Katie Titus at Katie_Titus@ccpsnet.net.

Eighth graders interested in cheerleading at Clover Hill High School: there is a mandatory informational meeting this Wednesday, April 26th at 6:00 PM in the commons area.  Conditioning for tryouts will take place this Tuesday and Thursday, April 25th and 27th from 6:00-8:00 PM each night in the commons area.  Actual tryouts will take place Monday, May 1st, Tuesday, May 2nd, and Thursday, May 4th from 5:30- 8:00 PM and Tuesday, May 3rd from 2:15- 4:30 PM.   To participate in tryouts you must have an up to date physical to the coaches and concussion forms completed and to the coaches at Clover Hill High School. Questions, please contact Chris Pastore at 790-1445.    

Intramurals this week will be basketball WednesdayFriday each day until 4:00.  Make plans with friends to stay for the fun and competition.  Appropriate paperwork must be completed and on file to participate.

Go Sailors!

Sports Physicals at Clover Hill

Sports physicals will be held at Clover Hill on May 11th right after school in the gym. 

Cost for physicals is $25 and will be good for all of next year, including summer workouts.  Please encourage your players to have their physical done here at Clover Hill.

Please contact Clover High High School for more information

 

Have a great week at Swift Creek!

J. Calvin Frye, Ph.D., Principal

 

Calendar

*Please check our website for updates throughout the week.


Mon Apr 24             

8:00am – 1:00pm   John Due - Author Visit - Auditorium

Mon May 1

9:10am – 2:05pm Virginia War Memorial Presentation - Library

3:15pm – 5:15pm Track and Field County Championship - Meadowbrook High School

Tue May 2                

9:10am – 2:05pm Virginia War Memorial Presentation - Library

2:00pm – 4:30pm Challenge Event - Auditorium/Cafeteria
2:15pm – 3:15pm Debate Club Meeting - Room 216

 

Wed May 3              

2:05pm – 3:00pm Self-Determined Club Meeting - Room 218

2:10pm – 3:00pm Crime Solvers Meetings - Room 112

2:15pm – 3:00pm SCA - Cafeteria
2:15pm – 3:15pm Drama Club Meeting

2:15pm – 3:30pm TSA Weekly Meeting - Room 308
2:15pm – 4:00pm Basketball Intramurals - Gym


Thu May 4               

8:00am – 2:00pm Spring Book Fair

8:15am – 1:30pm Moton Civil Rights Museum Field Trip
10:00am – 12:00pm Bowling Field Trip

2:05pm – 3:00pm GSA/Diversity Club Meeting - Room 106

2:05pm – 3:05pm Homework Helpers - Collaboration Room

2:15pm – 4:00pm Basketball Intramurals - Gym
5:00pm – 8:00pm PBL Expo


Fri May 5                 

All day TSA Technosphere Fieldtrip

6:45am – 7:20am Elevate Club
7:00am – 7:30am NJHS Officer Meeting
8:00am – 2:00pm Spring Book Fair

2:05pm – 3:30pm Chess Club - Room 210

Sat May 6                 

All day TSA Technosphere Fieldtrip

Sun May 7                

All day TSA Technosphere Fieldtrip

Mon May 8               

8:00am – 2:00pm Spring Book Fair

Tue May 9                

7:00am – 7:30am Rotary Club Meetings - Library
8:00am – 2:00pm Spring Book Fair

9:00am – 1:00pm Dutch Gap Kayaking Field Trip

Wed May 10            

8:00am – 2:00pm Spring Book Fair

10:30am – 12:30pm Principal's Advisory Team Meetings
2:15pm – 3:15pm Drama Club Meeting


Thu May 11             

8:00am – 2:00pm Spring Book Fair

10:00am – 12:00pm Bowling Field Trip

2:05pm – 3:00pm GSA/Diversity Club Meeting - Room 106

2:05pm – 3:05pm Homework Helpers - Collaboration Room

Fri May 12               

6:45am – 7:20am Elevate Club
7:00am – 7:30am NJHS
8:00am – 2:00pm Spring Book Fair
1:00pm – 3:00pm NJHS Induction - Auditorium
2:05pm – 3:30pm Chess Club - Room 210


Mon May 15            

10:00am – 1:00pm Exceptional Ed Field Trip - Richmond Zoo

Tue May 16              

All day SOL Reading 8
2:15pm – 6:00pm Cheerleading Tryouts - Gym/Cafeteria

Wed May 17            

All day SOL Reading 6 & 7
2:05pm – 3:00pm Self-Determined Club Meeting - Room 218

2:15pm – 3:15pm Drama Club Meeting

2:15pm – 3:30pm Band Rehearsal
2:15pm – 6:00pm Cheerleading Tryouts - Gym/Cafeteria

Thu May 18             

All day SOL Earth Science & Reading Makeup
10:00am – 12:00pm Bowling Field trip

2:05pm – 3:00pm GSA/Diversity Club Meeting - Room 106

2:05pm – 3:05pm Homework Helpers

2:15pm – 6:00pm Cheerleading Tryouts - Gym/Cafeteria


Fri May 19               

7:00am – 7:30am Core Value Breakfast - Cafeteria

2:05pm – 3:30pm Chess Club - Room 210


Sat May 20               

6:30am – 10:00pm Music in the Park Choral Festival Field Trip

Mon May 22            

All day SOL Reading Remediation

Tue May 23              

All day SOL Algebra, Geometry & Math 6
All day SOL Reading Remediation

2:15pm – 3:30pm Band Rehearsal

Wed May 24            

All day SOL Algebra & Math 7
All day SOL Reading Remediation

2:15pm – 3:15pm Drama Club Meeting

2:15pm – 3:30pm Band Rehearsal


Thu May 25             

All day SOL Algebra & Geometry
All day SOL Reading Remediation

2:05pm – 3:00pm GSA/Diversity Club Meeting - Room 106

2:05pm – 3:05pm Homework Helpers - Collaboration Room

5:30pm – 7:00pm Dance Team Tryouts - Gymnasium

Fri May 26               

All day SOL Math Makeup
All day SOL Reading Remediation

6:45am – 7:20am Elevate Club
2:05pm – 3:30pm Chess Club - Room 210

5:30pm – 7:00pm Dance Team Tryouts - Gymnasium

Sat May 27               

9:00am – 10:00pm Kings Dominion Choral Festival Field Trip

Mon May 29                        
Holiday - No School

           
Tue May 30              

All day SOL Math 6 & 7 Remediation

All day SOL Reading Remediation

All day SOL Math 6 & 7 Makeup

Wed May 31            

All day SOL Math 6 & 7 Remediation

2:15pm – 3:00pm Latin Club Meeting - Room 110
2:15pm – 3:15pm Drama Club Meeting

Week of 4/24

posted Apr 26, 2017, 6:39 AM by Jonathan Kutis

Swift Creek Middle School Captain’s Log 2017 4.25 (Tuesday 4-25-17)

Day 140 at sea for SCMS!

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.

 

Expo 2017 is on Thursday May 4th from 6:00-7:30!

Come see some of the projects our students have done this at EXPO 2017!

 

Students of the Year 2017

Each year, teachers are asked to select two students that exemplify our core values of respect, responsibility, accountability, and honesty. On Thursday, April 20th, our students of the year, Logan Lacosse (7th grade) and Riley Taylor (8th grade), were recognized at the countywide awards celebration.  Congratulations to our students of the year for 2017 shown below with their parents. Story on NBC 12

 

Community Service Started June 18, 2016

Time is slipping by to submit community service hours. The deadline isMay 31, 2017.  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 2017, will be recognized at our end-of-the year awards ceremony!

 

Special Olympics

On Friday April 21st, 2017 the majority of the school went out to see the Swift Creek Middle School Special Olympics Track and Field Event team off as they traveled to L.C. Byrd High to compete. 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, 4 students received first place ribbons, 6 received second place ribbons, and 5 received third place. Results from the softball throw have not been calculated yet but our students did well. Everyone who went had a great time playing the games and cheering on their friends!

 

Latin Exam

Congratulations to the twenty-one Latin students who participated in the 2017 National Latin Exam.  Swift Creek Middle School students were joined by over 149,000 other student from all 50 states and 16 foreign countries including Australia, Belize, Canada, China, France, Germany, Ghana, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and Zimbabwe.  A special congratulations goes to Mercer Pringle, who received the Cum Laude award for the Latin I exam!

 

Volunteers Needed for the Book Fair

The librarians are seeking volunteers to help with the Book Fair on May 4th during PBL EXPO, 5pm- 8pm and during school May 5th through May 12th.

Here is the link: SCMS Spring Book Fair Volunteer Sign Up

 

Free YMCA Teen Membership

I wanted to let you in on a special summer opportunity for your teens.  Last year, the YMCA provided teens in our community a free membership to the YMCA for the summer. As you know the YMCA believes strongly that by providing teens exposure to a fun, safe and engaging place to grow, thrive and develop, it truly benefits all our communities!  The YMCA is excited to share that their commitment to serve our teens again this summer remains strong.  Please read the guidelines below so that you can hopefully support them in spreading the word again this year! 

Free summer teen membership guidelines:

  • Free membership available to students between the ages of 11-18.
  • Registration opens May 22nd through June 30th - registration after June 30th will not be available.
  • Teens must register on line.
  • Summer membership is defined as the dates from June 19th through August 31st.
  • Unlimited facility access all day FridaySaturday and Sunday.

Please review the guidelines stipulated above for there has been a few modifications from the summer of 2016.  If additional information is needed please feel free to contact Megan O’Neill, our COO, at 804-474-4367 or at oneillm@ymcarichmond.org.

 

Flying Squirrels Art Contest Winners

Congratulations Katarina Stollsteimer, Katherine Turman, and Abigail Ritter for being selected as winners for the Flying Squirrels Art Contest. Normally, of the 15 students selected, only 1 student per school is chosen, so it is an incredible honor to have 3 SCMS students selected this year.  Winners were given tickets for opening night and were recognized on the field and given plaques.  Their artworks will be turned into large banners that will be displayed on the concourse for the whole season! 

Pictured are Katarina Stollsteimer and Abigail Ritter.

  

 

 

Picture of the Week
I truly appreciate Mr. John Dau’s inspirational message given to 8th graders on Monday April 24th.  Mr. Dau has experienced challenges in his life that most people never imagine. Born in war-torn Sudan, Mr. Dau is one of 27,000 “Lost Boys of Sudan,” driven from their villages when the northern Arab government attacked the ethnic minority population of South Sudan in 1987. For the next five years, John led groups of displaced boys across Sudan for hundreds of miles facing starvation, disease, and violence. While living in a Kenyan refugee camp from 1992-2001, Mr. Dau attended school for the first time at the age of 17 and earned a prestigious Kenyan Certificate for Secondary Education. In 2001, Dau was selected to immigrate to the United States and settled in Syracuse, New York where he took on two, sometimes three jobs, while earning an associate’s degree and Bachelor degree at Syracuse University. Currently, John Dau is the President of both the John Dau Foundation (JDF) and the South Sudan Institute (SSI).  In 2006, Mr. Dau was featured in the award-winning documentary film, "God Grew Tired of Us", and wrote his first book also entitled "God Grew Tired of Us": a Memoir, published by National Geographic in 2007. Mr. Dau’s message centered on “success comes out of struggle” and one must always look forward.  I am sure our students were inspired to work toward their goals.

 

 

 

CTC Plant Sale

Please see the attached flier for information about the much anticipated CTC Plant sale! Plant Sale Flyer 2017.jpg 

 

6th and 7th Course Requests for 2017- 2018

Sixth and seventh grade students brought home their course requests for the 2017-2018 school year. All parents are asked to sign and return the Student Course Request Profile by Friday, April 7th. In addition, all requests to change a course need to be submitted to the counseling department by Friday, May 5th.

 

Yearbook

With only days left in the school year, yearbooks are selling quickly!  Don't be left out!  Once we have sold out, we are not able to order more.  

Visit yearbookordercenter.com and enter code 4943 today to order yours. The cost is $30.00.  

 

In Sports…

Congratulations to our girls' soccer team on the completion of their outstanding season.  The team made it to the semi-finals of the tournament before bowing out to eventual champion, Tomahawk Creek.  The girls are to be commended for their hard work, resiliency, athleticism, and sportsmanship.

Our track team is also to be congratulated for their participation in the northern divisional meet held on Monday and Friday this past week.  The qualifiers from the northern divisional meet will be participating in the county meet on May 1st at Meadowbrook H.S.

Swift Creek Middle School cheerleading tryouts for next school year are right around the corner.  Dates for tryouts have been set forTuesday, May 16- Thursday May 18 in the Main Gym from 4:15-6:00 pm.  To participate in tryouts you must have an up to date physical in the office and concussion forms completed.

For 8th graders interested in cheerleading at Clover Hill High School, there is a mandatory informational meeting this Wednesday, April 26th at 6:00 PM in the commons area.  Conditioning for tryouts will take place this Tuesday and Thursday, April 25 and 27 from 6:00-8:00 PM each night in the commons area.  Actual tryouts will take place Monday, May 1Tuesday, May 2, and Thursday, May 4 from 5:30- 8:00  PM and Tuesday, May 3 from 2:15- 4:30 PM.   To participate in tryouts you must have an up to date physical and concussion forms completed and turned in to the high school coaches. Questions, please contact Chris Pastore at 790-1445.    

Intramurals this week will be archery and basketball WednesdayFriday each day until 4:00.  Archery will take place on Wednesday, and basketball will take place Thursday and Friday.  Make plans with friends to stay for the fun.  Appropriate paperwork must be completed and on file to participate.

Go Sailors!

 

Have a great week at Swift Creek!

J. Calvin Frye, Ph.D., Principal

 

Calendar

*Please check our website for updates throughout the week.

Mon Apr 24             

8:00am – 1:00pm   John Due - Author Visit - Auditorium

Tue Apr 25               

11:24am – 11:51am  SCMS Buddies - Cafeteria

Wed Apr 26                         
Valentine Museum Civil War Presentation-6th Grade - 6th Grade Social Studies Classes
2:05pm – 3:00pm  MAC Club Meetings - Collaboration Room
2:05pm – 4:30pm  Talent Show Dress Rehearsal - Auditorium
2:15pm – 3:00pm  Latin Club Meeting - Room 110
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Drama Club Meeting
2:15pm – 3:30pm  TSA Weekly Meeting - Room 308

Thu Apr 27              
Valentine Museum Civil War Presentation-6th Grade - 6th Grade Social Studies Classes
7:30am – 4:30pm  VA Arts Festival International Tattoo Fieldtrip - The Norfolk Scope
2:05pm – 3:05pm  Homework Helpers - Collaboration Room
2:10pm – 4:30pm  Stop Hunger Now - Cafeteria


Fri Apr 28                            
3 Hour Early Release
6:45am – 7:20am  Elevate Club
2:05pm – 10:00pm  Talent Show - Auditorium and Cafeteria
3:15pm – 5:15pm  Track and Field County Championship - Meadowbrook High School

Sat Apr 29                

8:00am – 2:00pm  Solo & Ensemble Assessment – Auditorium

Mon May 1

9:10am – 2:05pm Virginia War Memorial Presentation - Library

3:15pm – 5:15pm Track and Field County Championship - Meadowbrook High School

Tue May 2                

9:10am – 2:05pm Virginia War Memorial Presentation - Library

2:00pm – 4:30pm Challenge Event - Auditorium/Cafeteria
2:15pm – 3:15pm Debate Club Meeting - Room 216

 

Wed May 3                

2:05pm – 3:00pm Self-Determined Club Meeting - Room 218

2:10pm – 3:00pm Crime Solvers Meetings - Room 112

2:15pm – 3:00pm SCA - Cafeteria
2:15pm – 3:15pm Drama Club Meeting

2:15pm – 3:30pm TSA Weekly Meeting - Room 308
2:15pm – 4:00pm Basketball Intramurals - Gym


Thu May 4                 

8:00am – 2:00pm Spring Book Fair

8:15am – 1:30pm Moton Civil Rights Museum Field Trip
10:00am – 12:00pm Bowling Field Trip

2:05pm – 3:00pm GSA/Diversity Club Meeting - Room 106

2:05pm – 3:05pm Homework Helpers - Collaboration Room

2:15pm – 4:00pm Basketball Intramurals - Gym
5:00pm – 8:00pm PBL Expo


Fri May 5                  

All day TSA Technosphere Fieldtrip

6:45am – 7:20am Elevate Club
7:00am – 7:30am NJHS Officer Meeting
8:00am – 2:00pm Spring Book Fair

2:05pm – 3:30pm Chess Club - Room 210

 

Sat May 6                  

All day TSA Technosphere Fieldtrip

 

Sun May 7                 

All day TSA Technosphere Fieldtrip

Mon May 8                 

8:00am – 2:00pm Spring Book Fair

 

Tue May 9                 

7:00am – 7:30am Rotary Club Meetings - Library
8:00am – 2:00pm Spring Book Fair

9:00am – 1:00pm Dutch Gap Kayaking Field Trip

 

Wed May 10              

8:00am – 2:00pm Spring Book Fair

10:30am – 12:30pm Principal's Advisory Team Meetings
2:15pm – 3:15pm Drama Club Meeting


Thu May 11              

8:00am – 2:00pm Spring Book Fair

10:00am – 12:00pm Bowling Field Trip

2:05pm – 3:00pm GSA/Diversity Club Meeting - Room 106

2:05pm – 3:05pm Homework Helpers - Collaboration Room

Fri May 12                 

6:45am – 7:20am Elevate Club
7:00am – 7:30am NJHS
8:00am – 2:00pm Spring Book Fair
1:00pm – 3:00pm NJHS Induction - Auditorium
2:05pm – 3:30pm Chess Club - Room 210


Mon May 15              

10:00am – 1:00pm Exceptional Ed Field Trip - Richmond Zoo

Tue May 16               

All day SOL Reading 8
2:15pm – 6:00pm Cheerleading Tryouts - Gym/Cafeteria

Wed May 17              

All day SOL Reading 6 & 7
2:05pm – 3:00pm Self-Determined Club Meeting - Room 218

2:15pm – 3:15pm Drama Club Meeting

2:15pm – 3:30pm Band Rehearsal
2:15pm – 6:00pm Cheerleading Tryouts - Gym/Cafeteria

Thu May 18               

All day SOL Earth Science & Reading Makeup
10:00am – 12:00pm Bowling Field trip

2:05pm – 3:00pm GSA/Diversity Club Meeting - Room 106

2:05pm – 3:05pm Homework Helpers

2:15pm – 6:00pm Cheerleading Tryouts - Gym/Cafeteria


Fri May 19                

7:00am – 7:30am Core Value Breakfast - Cafeteria

2:05pm – 3:30pm Chess Club - Room 210


Sat May 20               

6:30am – 10:00pm Music in the Park Choral Festival Field Trip

Mon May 22              

All day SOL Reading Remediation

Tue May 23               

All day SOL Algebra, Geometry & Math 6
All day SOL Reading Remediation

2:15pm – 3:30pm Band Rehearsal

Wed May 24              

All day SOL Algebra & Math 7
All day SOL Reading Remediation

2:15pm – 3:15pm Drama Club Meeting

2:15pm – 3:30pm Band Rehearsal


Thu May 25              

All day SOL Algebra & Geometry
All day SOL Reading Remediation

2:05pm – 3:00pm GSA/Diversity Club Meeting - Room 106

2:05pm – 3:05pm Homework Helpers - Collaboration Room

5:30pm – 7:00pm Dance Team Tryouts - Gymnasium

Fri May 26                

All day SOL Math Makeup
All day SOL Reading Remediation

6:45am – 7:20am Elevate Club
2:05pm – 3:30pm Chess Club - Room 210

5:30pm – 7:00pm Dance Team Tryouts - Gymnasium

Sat May 27               

9:00am – 10:00pm Kings Dominion Choral Festival Field Trip

Mon May 29                         
Holiday - No School

          
Tue May 30               

All day SOL Math 6 & 7 Remediation

All day SOL Reading Remediation

All day SOL Math 6 & 7 Makeup

Wed May 31              

All day SOL Math 6 & 7 Remediation

2:15pm – 3:00pm Latin Club Meeting - Room 110
2:15pm – 3:15pm Drama Club Meeting

Week of 4/17 (Post-Spring Break)

posted Apr 18, 2017, 4:46 AM by Jonathan Kutis

Swift Creek Middle School Captain’s Log 2017 4.17 (Monday 4-17-17)

Day 134 at sea for SCMS!

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.

I hope everyone had a relaxing spring break!

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.

 

Volunteers Needed for the Book Fair

The librarians are seeking volunteers to help with the Book Fair on May 4th during PBL EXPO, 5pm- 8pm and during school May 5th through May 12th. Here is the link: SCMS Spring Book Fair Volunteer Sign Up

 

Picture of the Week
Special Presentation: 'Biomimicry' from the Mathematics and Science Innovation Center. Students in Mrs. Maddox's classes are using inspiration from nature to create a seed that will be carried farther by the wind. 

  

 

STEAM EXPO Results

The Sailors had an amazing showing at the county STEAM Expo; out of the 10 middle schools represented, SCMS took 50% of the top 32 science fair awards! Big kudos to our science teachers in guiding and mentoring our young sailor scientists.

Congratulations to:

Science fair winners 2016-17

1st Place - Colin Jankowski (8th grade)

2nd Place - Oliver Robb (8th grade)

3rd Place -  Porter Clark (7th grade)

Honorable mentions:

Caitlin MawbyQuinn PikuansBradley Holmes Brendan PalmerDavid JohnsonTeagan WinnClara KinkeadErin KerrJulianna CarduckAnthony VenafroElizabeth DrauszewskiVincent RileyJoseph ConlonSamarth Sharma

 

6th and 7th Course Requests for 2017- 2018

Sixth and seventh grade students brought home their course requests for the 2017-2018 school year. All parents are asked to sign and return the Student Course Request Profile by Friday, April 7th. In addition, all requests to change a course need to be submitted to the counseling department by Friday, May 5th.

 

Did You Catch This Articles in the Newspaper Written by Our Students!?

Yearbook

With only days left in the school year, yearbooks are selling quickly!  Don't be left out!  Once we have sold out, we are not able to order more.  

Visit yearbookordercenter.com and enter code 4943 today to order yours. The cost is $30.00.  

 

In Sports…

Good luck to our boys' and girls' track teams as they compete in the Northern Divisional Meet on Monday, April 17th at Meadowbrook High School.  

Also, good luck to our girls' soccer team as they play in their first game of the County Championship Tournament as they take on Bailey Bridge on Tuesday, April 18th at 7:15 PM.  If they win Tuesday, they will advance to the semi-finals against Tomahawk Creek, Thursday, April 20th at 7:15 PM.  The championship game will be Friday, April 21st at 7:00 PM  All tournament games will take place at the C.T.C. Hull Stadium (old Clover Hill HS).  Remember admission is $1.00 for students and $5.00 for adults.

Intramural archery will take place on Wednesday, April 19th in the gym until 4:00.  

Make plans with friends to learn about the safety and skills needed to be successful in this exciting sport.  Appropriate paperwork must be completed to participate.

Go Sailors!!!

Community Service Started June 18, 2016

Last school year, Swift Creek Middle School students accumulated over 6000 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 18, 2016.  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 2017, will be recognized at our end-of-the year awards ceremony!

 

Have a great week at Swift Creek!

J. Calvin Frye, Ph.D., Principal

 

Calendar

*Please check our website for updates throughout the week.


Mon Apr 17             

3:15pm – 5:15pm  Track and Field Northern Division Meet

Wed Apr 19             

10:30am – 12:30pm  Principal's Advisory Team Meeting
2:05pm – 3:00pm  Self-Determined Club Meeting - Room 218
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Drama Club Meeting
2:15pm – 3:30pm  TSA Weekly Meeting - Room 308

 

Thu Apr 20   

2:05pm – 3:05pm  Homework Helpers - Collaboration Room
 

Fri Apr 21                
Fine Arts Festival - Clover Hill High School

6:45am – 7:20am  Elevate Club
7:30am – 7:00pm  All-County Band - Auditorium, Music Rooms
8:30am – 1:00pm  Special Olympics Track and Field Fieldtrip
2:05pm – 3:30pm  Chess Club - Room 210

Sat Apr 22                

Fine Arts Festival - Clover Hill High School

9:30am – 10:30am  CCPS Fine Arts Festival Field Trip for Advanced Chorus

Sun Apr 23               
Fine Arts Festival - Clover Hill High School

Mon Apr 24             

8:00am – 1:00pm   John Due - Author Visit - Auditorium

Tue Apr 25               

11:24am – 11:51am  SCMS Buddies - Cafeteria
 

Wed Apr 26                         
Valentine Museum Civil War Presentation-6th Grade - 6th Grade Social Studies Classes
2:05pm – 3:00pm  MAC Club Meetings - Collaboration Room
2:05pm – 4:30pm  Talent Show Dress Rehearsal - Auditorium
2:15pm – 3:00pm  Latin Club Meeting - Room 110
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Drama Club Meeting
2:15pm – 3:30pm  TSA Weekly Meeting - Room 308

Thu Apr 27              
Valentine Museum Civil War Presentation-6th Grade - 6th Grade Social Studies Classes
7:30am – 4:30pm  VA Arts Festival International Tattoo Fieldtrip - The Norfolk Scope
2:05pm – 3:05pm  Homework Helpers - Collaboration Room
2:10pm – 4:30pm  Stop Hunger Now - Cafeteria


Fri Apr 28                            
3 Hour Early Release
6:45am – 7:20am  Elevate Club
2:05pm – 10:00pm  Talent Show - Auditorium and Cafeteria
3:15pm – 5:15pm  Track and Field County Championship - Meadowbrook High School

Sat Apr 29                

8:00am – 2:00pm  Solo & Ensemble Assessment -

Week of 4/3

posted Apr 4, 2017, 10:30 AM by Jonathan Kutis

Swift Creek Middle School Captain’s Log 2017 4.3 (Monday 4-3-17)

Day 129 at sea for SCMS!

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.

 

Thank you, Dianne Smith!

Dianne Smith, School Board Representative for the Clover Hill District, spoke to Ms. Lee’s leadership class as part of the “Topics in Leadership” series.  Mrs. Smith’s experience as an educator in Chesterfield for over 30 years and as a School Board Representative since 2011 gave students the unique opportunity to learn about the similarities and differences between elected and appointed leadership roles.  Thank you for your continuing service to Chesterfield!

 

Congratulations!!

Congratulations Porter Clark, 7th grade, for winning 3rd place and Joseph Conlon, 6th grade, honorable mention at Chesterfield County Public School's STEAM Expo Saturday!

  

 

Schools to Watch

Swift Creek Middle School was honored on Friday by being designated as a School to Watch by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform.  The commitment of our faculty and staff to continually improve coupled with an incredibly supportive community and fabulous students are the perfect recipe to for a school!  Thank you Dr. Lane, Superintendent of Schools, and Dianne Smith, School Board Representative for the Clover Hill District, for attending the celebration.  We appreciate your support, and we are proud to be Sailors in Chesterfield County!

 

6th and 7th Course Requests for 2017- 2018

Sixth and seventh grade students are bringing home their course requests for the 2017-2018 school year. All parents are asked to sign and return the Student Course Request Profile by Friday, April 7th. In addition, all requests to change a course need to be submitted to the counseling department by Friday, May 5th.

April 3-7th is 95210 Week! Things to consider each day this week:
Monday: Kids need 9 hours of sleep,

Tuesday: 5 fruits and vegetable servings each day (students should wear the color of their favorite fruit and veggie),

Wednesday: 2 hours or less of screen time. Chesterfield County Public Schools and Chesterfield Coalition for Active Children (COACH) invite you to attend a special viewing and discussion of the documentary "Screenagers."  The award winning film "probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director's own, and depicts messy struggles, over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world."April 6, 2017 (7 - 8:30pm) Monacan High School Auditorium. Tickets are free!  You and your students are welcome to attend. The film is most appropriate for adults and kids 10 years and older, but younger students may benefit.  Please RSVP now at https://impactflow.com/event/presented-by-chesterfield-county-public-schools-2355 

Thursday: 1hour of physical activity

Friday:  0 sugary drinks.  

Free Movie: SCREENAGERS

As part of the 95210 celebration week a showing of  Screenagers (www.screenagersmovie.com) will be held on April 6th at 7pm at Monacan High School at no cost. Although we are celebrating the 95210 week the middle schools, the film is open to all.  The film is most appropriate for parents and kids 10 years and older, though younger students still may benefit. 

Parents and staff should RSVP at https://impactflow.com/event/presented-by-chesterfield-county-public-schools-2355

Here is a short blurb about the film: Award-winning SCREENAGERS probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director's own, and depicts messy struggles, over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world. Chesterfield Coalition for Active Children (COACH) is proudly sponsoring the film, which has allowed CCPS to provide the film for free to our community. 

Yearbook

With only days left in the school year, yearbooks are selling quickly!  Don't be left out!  Once we have sold out, we are not able to order more.  

Visit yearbookordercenter.com and enter code 4943 today to order yours. The cost is $30.00.  

Chromebook Use and Parent Monitoring

Parents we are asking for your help in monitoring what is being stored on your child's Chromebook.  In the Acceptable Use Agreement, signed by the students and parents, it states the Chromebook should be "used in support of the instructional program."  

Some students are storing music and videos onto the flash memory of their Chromebook and in their CCPS Google Drive. 

To monitor this at home you can, follow these simple instructions: 1. Direct your student to open the files menu on the Chromebook. 2. On the left side of the screen you will see a link to the downloads folder.  3. Click on downloads and delete any non-essential files (which will likely be almost everything in the downloads folder).  4. Ask your student to open his/her Google Drive and show you the saved content.  5. Again, remove any non-essential files and empty the trash/ recycling. 

The staff will continue to work to ensure the Chromebooks are being used appropriately, and we appreciate any help you can provide in this area.   Working together, we can help students maximize the use of the Chromebook for instructional purposes.   Thank you!

In Sports…

Good luck to our girls' soccer team as they play their final two regular season games this week.  They play Tuesday, April 4th at home against Carver and then play at Matoaca on Thursday, April 6th.  The team will enter tournament play on Tuesday, April 18th, at the old Clover Hill High School stadium field (behind CTC Hull) with times and opponents to be determined later based on results from the regular season.  Other tournament dates are Thursday, April 20th and Friday, April 21st.

Good luck as well goes out to our boys' and girls' track teams as they have their final regular season meet on Wednesday, April 5th at Midlothian.  The track teams will then proceed to the Northern Divisional Meet on Monday, April 17th and the County Meet on May 1st.  Both postseason meets will be held at Meadowbrook High School. 

The intramural activity this week continues to be archery, taking place on WednesdayThursday, and Friday.  Make plans to learn the safety and skills to be successful in this exciting sport.  Appropriate paperwork must be turned in prior to participating.

Go Sailors!!!

Community Service Started June 18, 2016

Last school year, Swift Creek Middle School students accumulated over 6000 hours of community service. Students who completed 30 hours ofcommunity service were honored at the end of the year awards ceremonies. Students may begin logging hours for the coming year starting June 18, 2016.  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 2017, will be recognized at our end-of-the year awards ceremony!

Have a great week at Swift Creek!

J. Calvin Frye, Ph.D., Principal

 

Calendar

*Please check our website for updates throughout the week.

Mon Apr 3

Wellness Week

Tue Apr 4                 

Wellness Week          

7:00am – 7:30am  Rotary Club Meetings - Library
2:05pm – 4:00pm  Talent Show Auditions - Auditorium
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Debate Club Meeting - ROOM 216
3:15pm – 4:30pm  Girls' Soccer vs. Carver

Wed Apr 5                           
Wellness Week
2:05pm – 3:00pm  Self-Determined Club Meeting - Room 218
2:05pm – 4:00pm  Talent Show Auditions - Auditorium
2:10pm – 3:00pm  Crime Solvers Meetings - Room 112
2:15pm – 3:00pm  SCA - Cafeteria
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Drama Club Meeting
3:15pm – 4:30pm  Track and Field @ Midlothian

Thu Apr 6                
Wellness Week
2:05pm – 3:05pm  Homework Helpers - Collaboration Room
3:15pm – 4:30pm  Girls' Soccer @ Matoaca

Fri Apr 7                              
Wellness Week          

6:45am – 7:20am  Elevate Club
7:00am – 7:30am  NJHS Full Membership Meeting
2:05pm – 3:30pm  Chess Club - Room 210


Mon Apr 10 - Fri Apr 14   Spring Break


Mon Apr 17             

3:15pm – 5:15pm  Track and Field Northern Division Meet

Wed Apr 19             

10:30am – 12:30pm  Principal's Advisory Team Meeting
2:05pm – 3:00pm  Self-Determined Club Meeting - Room 218
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Drama Club Meeting
2:15pm – 3:30pm  TSA Weekly Meeting - Room 308

Thu Apr 20   

2:05pm – 3:05pm  Homework Helpers - Collaboration Room

Fri Apr 21                
Fine Arts Festival - Clover Hill High School

6:45am – 7:20am  Elevate Club
7:30am – 7:00pm  All-County Band - Auditorium, Music Rooms
8:30am – 1:00pm  Special Olympics Track and Field Fieldtrip
2:05pm – 3:30pm  Chess Club - Room 210

Sat Apr 22                

Fine Arts Festival - Clover Hill High School

9:30am – 10:30am  CCPS Fine Arts Festival Field Trip for Advanced Chorus

Sun Apr 23               
Fine Arts Festival - Clover Hill High School

Mon Apr 24             

8:00am – 1:00pm   John Due - Author Visit - Auditorium

Tue Apr 25               

11:24am – 11:51am  SCMS Buddies - Cafeteria

Wed Apr 26                         
Valentine Museum Civil War Presentation-6th Grade - 6th Grade Social Studies Classes
2:05pm – 3:00pm  MAC Club Meetings - Collaboration Room
2:05pm – 4:30pm  Talent Show Dress Rehearsal - Auditorium
2:15pm – 3:00pm  Latin Club Meeting - Room 110
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Drama Club Meeting
2:15pm – 3:30pm  TSA Weekly Meeting - Room 308

Thu Apr 27              
Valentine Museum Civil War Presentation-6th Grade - 6th Grade Social Studies Classes
7:30am – 4:30pm  VA Arts Festival International Tattoo Fieldtrip - The Norfolk Scope
2:05pm – 3:05pm  Homework Helpers - Collaboration Room
2:10pm – 4:30pm  Stop Hunger Now - Cafeteria


Fri Apr 28                            
3 Hour Early Release
6:45am – 7:20am  Elevate Club
2:05pm – 10:00pm  Talent Show - Auditorium and Cafeteria
3:15pm – 5:15pm  Track and Field County Championship - Meadowbrook High School

Sat Apr 29                

8:00am – 2:00pm  Solo & Ensemble Assessment - Auditorium

Week of 3/27

posted Mar 29, 2017, 8:37 AM by Jonathan Kutis

Swift Creek Middle School Captain’s Log 2017 3.28 (Tuesday, 3-28-17)

Day 126 at sea for SCMS!

Good Evening.  This is Dr. Frye, principal of Swift Creek Middle School with this week’s Captain’s Log and announcements.  Happy 1st day of spring! 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.

8th Grade High School Course Verification

Eighth grade students received their high school course verification letters yesterday. If changes are being requested, students will need to return these to their English teachers no later than

Friday, March 31st.

April 3-7th is 95210 Week! Things to consider each day this week:
Monday: Kids need 9 hours of sleep,

Tuesday: 5 fruits and vegetable servings each day (students should wear the color of their favorite fruit and veggie),

Wednesday: 2 hours or less of screen time. Chesterfield County Public Schools and Chesterfield Coalition for Active Children (COACH) invite you to attend a special viewing and discussion of the documentary "Screenagers."  The award winning film "probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director's own, and depicts messy struggles, over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world." April 6, 2017 (7 - 8:30pm) Monacan High School Auditorium. Tickets are free!  You and your students are welcome to attend. The film is most appropriate for adults and kids 10 years and older, but younger students may benefit.  Please RSVP now at https://impactflow.com/event/presented-by-chesterfield-county-public-schools-2355 

Thursday: 1hour of physical activity

Friday:  0 sugary drinks.  

Stop Hunger Now Project

Ms. Plahs wants to thank all of you who in some way helped with our fundraising efforts for the Stop Hunger Now Service Project; whether it was helping in some with our Carnations Sale, our coin drive, donating to yesterday's Stop Hunger Now Spirit Day, selling dance tickets, helping with dance decorations, setting up for the dance, or helping  to chaperone, DJ, or sell concessions at the dance, thank you so much! We had to raise $2944.08 to make this service project possible, and with all of your help in our many fundraising projects it looks like we raised about $3,300. On behalf of the students and SCMS, we truly appreciate it!

Having Fun and Raising Money for a Good Cause!

 

Congratulations Mr. Maher, SCMS Teacher of the Year!

Yearbook

With only days left in the school year, yearbooks are selling quickly!  Don't be left out!  Once we have sold out, we are not able to order more.  

Visit yearbookordercenter.com and enter code 4943 today to order yours. The cost is $30.00.  

 

Picture of the Week: WW II Seminar March 16th

The three WWII veterans in the pictures from left to right are Mr. Russell Scott, Mr. Earl Tatum, and Dr. Guy Degenaro.  It was awesome to see how engaged the students were, and how excited they were to go up a shake the hands of the veterans and speak to them.

 

Chromebook Use and Parent Monitoring

Parents we are asking for your help in monitoring what is being stored on your child's Chromebook.  In the Acceptable Use Agreement, signed by the students and parents, it states the Chromebook should be "used in support of the instructional program."  

Some students are storing music and videos onto the flash memory of their Chromebook and in their CCPS Google Drive. 

To monitor this at home you can, follow these simple instructions: 1. Direct your student to open the files menu on the Chromebook. 2. On the left side of the screen you will see a link to the downloads folder.  3. Click on downloads and delete any non-essential files (which will likely be almost everything in the downloads folder).  4. Ask your student to open his/her Google Drive and show you the saved content.  5. Again, remove any non-essential files and empty the trash/ recycling. 

The staff will continue to work to ensure the Chromebooks are being used appropriately, and we appreciate any help you can provide in this area.   Working together, we can help students maximize the use of the Chromebook for instructional purposes.   Thank you!

Comfort Cases

Join us in helping local foster kids by making donations to Comfort Cases.  They are in need of the following items:

  • New or gently used: Backpacks, Duffle bags, and children’s books
  • New only:  pajamas (sizes 5-14), small blankets, and travel size toiletries.

You can drop off your donations at the main office or library.  For more information about Comfort Cases and a full list of donation needs, please visit www.nomoretrashbags.org or follow “Richmond Comfort Cases” on Facebook.
Thank you!

Medication Take Back Flier

 

In Sports…

Good luck to our girls' soccer team as they play home games against Elizabeth Davis on Tuesday, March 28th, and a make-up game vs. Midlothian on Wednesday, March 29th.  The girls also play again on Thursday, March 30th at Falling Creek.  

Good luck to the boys' and girls' track teams as they host Tomahawk Creek on Wednesday, March 29th.  Remember all home meets are held at Clover Hill High School.

This week's intramural activity continues to be archery, taking place on WednesdayThursday, and Friday each day until 4:00.  Make plans to learn about the safety and skills needed to be successful at this exciting sport.  Appropriate paperwork must be completed prior to participation.

Go Sailors!!!

Community Service Started June 18, 2016

Last school year, Swift Creek Middle School students accumulated over 6000 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 18, 2016.  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 2017, will be recognized at our end-of-the year awards ceremony!

Did You Catch These Articles in the Newspaper Written by Our Students!?

Contributed by: Ashleigh Frank,  Emma Jensen, and Amelia Adamchak

 

 

Have a great week at Swift Creek!

J. Calvin Frye, Ph.D., Principal

 

Calendar

*Please check our website for updates throughout the week.

Tue Mar 28              

2:20pm – 3:30pm Art Club - Room 223
3:15pm – 4:30pm Girls' Soccer vs. Elizabeth Davis

Wed Mar 29             

2:15pm – 3:00pm Latin Club Meeting - Room 110
2:15pm – 3:15pm Drama Club Meeting
2:15pm – 3:30pm TSA Weekly Meeting - Room 308
3:15pm – 4:30pm Track and Field vs. Tomahawk Creek

Thu Mar 30             

2:05pm – 3:05pm Homework Helpers - Collaboration Room
3:15pm – 4:30pm Girls' Soccer@ Falling Creek

Fri Mar 31               

All day End of Marking Period
3 Hour Early Release
6:45am – 7:20am Elevate Club

Mon Apr 3

Wellness Week

Tue Apr 4                 

Wellness Week          

7:00am – 7:30am  Rotary Club Meetings - Library
2:05pm – 4:00pm  Talent Show Auditions - Auditorium
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Debate Club Meeting - ROOM 216
3:15pm – 4:30pm  Girls' Soccer vs. Carver

Wed Apr 5                           
Wellness Week
2:05pm – 3:00pm  Self-Determined Club Meeting - Room 218
2:05pm – 4:00pm  Talent Show Auditions - Auditorium
2:10pm – 3:00pm  Crime Solvers Meetings - Room 112
2:15pm – 3:00pm  SCA - Cafeteria
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Drama Club Meeting
3:15pm – 4:30pm  Track and Field @ Midlothian

Thu Apr 6                
Wellness Week
2:05pm – 3:05pm  Homework Helpers - Collaboration Room
3:15pm – 4:30pm  Girls' Soccer @ Matoaca

 

Fri Apr 7                              
Wellness Week          

6:45am – 7:20am  Elevate Club
7:00am – 7:30am  NJHS Full Membership Meeting
2:05pm – 3:30pm  Chess Club - Room 210


Mon Apr 10 - Fri Apr 14   Spring Break


Mon Apr 17             

3:15pm – 5:15pm  Track and Field Northern Division Meet

Wed Apr 19             

10:30am – 12:30pm  Principal's Advisory Team Meeting
2:05pm – 3:00pm  Self-Determined Club Meeting - Room 218
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Drama Club Meeting
2:15pm – 3:30pm  TSA Weekly Meeting - Room 308

 

Thu Apr 20   

2:05pm – 3:05pm  Homework Helpers - Collaboration Room
 

Fri Apr 21                
Fine Arts Festival - Clover Hill High School

6:45am – 7:20am  Elevate Club
7:30am – 7:00pm  All-County Band - Auditorium, Music Rooms
8:30am – 1:00pm  Special Olympics Track and Field Fieldtrip
2:05pm – 3:30pm  Chess Club - Room 210

 

Sat Apr 22                

Fine Arts Festival - Clover Hill High School

9:30am – 10:30am  CCPS Fine Arts Festival Field Trip for Advanced Chorus

Sun Apr 23               
Fine Arts Festival - Clover Hill High School

Mon Apr 24             

8:00am – 1:00pm   John Due - Author Visit - Auditorium

Tue Apr 25               

11:24am – 11:51am  SCMS Buddies - Cafeteria

Wed Apr 26                         
Valentine Museum Civil War Presentation-6th Grade - 6th Grade Social Studies Classes
2:05pm – 3:00pm  MAC Club Meetings - Collaboration Room
2:05pm – 4:30pm  Talent Show Dress Rehearsal - Auditorium
2:15pm – 3:00pm  Latin Club Meeting - Room 110
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Drama Club Meeting
2:15pm – 3:30pm  TSA Weekly Meeting - Room 308

Thu Apr 27              
Valentine Museum Civil War Presentation-6th Grade - 6th Grade Social Studies Classes
7:30am – 4:30pm  VA Arts Festival International Tattoo Fieldtrip - The Norfolk Scope
2:05pm – 3:05pm  Homework Helpers - Collaboration Room
2:10pm – 4:30pm  Stop Hunger Now - Cafeteria


Fri Apr 28                            
3 Hour Early Release
6:45am – 7:20am  Elevate Club
2:05pm – 10:00pm  Talent Show - Auditorium and Cafeteria
3:15pm – 5:15pm  Track and Field County Championship - Meadowbrook High School

Sat Apr 29                

8:00am – 2:00pm  Solo & Ensemble Assessment - Auditorium

Week Beginning 3/20

posted Mar 21, 2017, 7:51 AM by Jonathan Kutis

Swift Creek Middle School Captain’s Log 2017 3.20 (Monday, 3-20-17)

Day 120 at sea for SCMS!

Good Evening.  This is Dr. Frye, principal of Swift Creek Middle School with this week’s Captain’s Log and announcements.  Happy 1st day of spring! 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.

Picture of the Week:

The SCMS National Junior Honor Society's fundraiser, the Big Boss Man Concert, for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital was fun for all and supported a worthy cause!  Notice who is on bass, our very own Mr. Maher!

 

Congratulations Ms. Rushing!

Congratulations Ms. Rushing for being awarded the Program of Excellence Award from the International Technology and Engineering Education Association!

Yearbook

With only 59 days left in the school year, yearbooks are selling quickly!  Don't be left out!  Once we have sold out, we are not able to order more.  

Visit yearbookordercenter.com and enter code 4943 today to order yours. The cost is $30.00.  

 

Stop Hunger Now Dance Donations Request

We will be holding a Spring Dance for students on Friday, March 24th. The proceeds from the dance, as well as the concessions, will go towards funding our school-wide Stop Hunger Now service project.

Below is a link to sign up to chaperon and/or make a donation.  If you are able to help, please bring your items to the front office the week of March 21-24, and let them know that they are for the dance.  We truly appreciate your help in making this a success.

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040E48ADAB2EA64-spring 

Sincerely, Ms. Rockenbach  Pamela_Plahs@ccpsnet.net  

2-27-17 StopHungerNowDonationLetter.docx 

 

Comfort Cases

Join us in helping local foster kids by making donations to Comfort Cases.  They are in need of the following items:

  • New or gently used: Backpacks, Duffle bags, and children’s books
  • New only:  pajamas (sizes 5-14), small blankets, and travel size toiletries.

You can drop off your donations at the main office or library.  For more information about Comfort Cases and a full list of donation needs, please visit www.nomoretrashbags.org or follow “Richmond Comfort Cases” on Facebook.
Thank you!

In Sports…

Good luck to our boys' and girls' track teams this week as they have meets at Manchester on Wednesday, March 22nd and at Bailey Bridge on Friday, March 24th.

Good luck to our girls' soccer team as they have home games Monday, March 20th against Manchester and Tuesday, March 21st against Bailey Bridge.  The girls' will travel to play Providence on Thursday, March 23rd.

This week's intramural activity continues to be archery on WednesdayThursday, and Friday each day until 4:00.  Make plans with friends to learn the safety and skills necessary to be a successful archer.  Appropriate paperwork must be completed to participate. Rides home should be prompt at 4:00.

Go Sailors!!!

 

Community Service Started June 18, 2016

Last school year, Swift Creek Middle School students accumulated over 6000 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 18, 2016.  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 2017, will be recognized at our end-of-the year awards ceremony!

 

Did You Catch These Articles in the Newspaper Written by Our Students!?

Contributed by: Emma Brown, Brooke Mattingly, and Grace Rose

 

Contributed by: Atira Boyd and Hannah Hall

 

Have a great week at Swift Creek!

J. Calvin Frye, Ph.D., Principal

 

Calendar

*Please check our website for updates throughout the week.

Tue Mar 21              

7:30am – 2:00pm 7th Grade Social Studies PBL - Library

2:15pm – 3:00pm Elevate Club - Cafeteria
2:15pm – 3:30pm Intermediate and Advance Chorus Rehearsal - Auditorium
2:15pm – 4:00pm Sparkle Dance Practice - Cafeteria
2:20pm – 3:30pm Art Club - Room 223
3:15pm – 4:30pm Girls' Soccer vs. Bailey Bridge


Wed Mar 22             

7:30am – 2:00pm 7th Grade Social Studies PBL - Library

9:30am – 11:45am Special Olympics Ice Skating Field Trip - Ice Zone
2:15pm – 3:15pm Drama Club Meeting

2:15pm – 3:30pm TSA Weekly Meeting - Room 308
3:15pm – 4:30pm Track and Field@ Manchester

7:00pm – 9:00pm Chorus Pyramid Concert - Clover Hill High School

Thu Mar 23             

2:05pm – 3:05pm Homework Helpers - Collaboration Room
3:15pm – 4:30pm Girls' Soccer@ Providence

3:45pm – 9:00pm RVA Dance Invitational Field Trip - Lee-Davis High School

Fri Mar 24               

2:05pm – 3:30pm Chess Club - Room 210

7:00pm – 9:30pm Spring Dance - Cafeteria

Tue Mar 28              

2:20pm – 3:30pm Art Club - Room 223
3:15pm – 4:30pm Girls' Soccer vs. Elizabeth Davis

Wed Mar 29             

2:15pm – 3:00pm Latin Club Meeting - Room 110
2:15pm – 3:15pm Drama Club Meeting
2:15pm – 3:30pm TSA Weekly Meeting - Room 308
3:15pm – 4:30pm Track and Field vs. Tomahawk Creek

Thu Mar 30             

2:05pm – 3:05pm Homework Helpers - Collaboration Room
3:15pm – 4:30pm Girls' Soccer@ Falling Creek

Fri Mar 31               

All day End of Marking Period
3 Hour Early Release
6:45am – 7:20am Elevate Club

Week Beginning 3/13

posted Mar 14, 2017, 5:27 AM by Jonathan Kutis

Swift Creek Middle School Captain’s Log 2017 3.13 (Monday, 3-13-17)

Day 115 at sea for SCMS!

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.

8th Writing SOL

The first part of the 8th grade writing SOL is tomorrow. Be sure to get a good night’s rest and be to school on time!

Picture of the Week:

All future doctors had to start somewhere… maybe in Mr. Conlon’s or Ms. Woodward’s classes!

Topics in Leadership Series

Swift Creek Middle School would like to thank Dr. Lane, CCPS Superintendent, for speaking with to the leadership class last week. The students enjoyed learning about his life experience and leadership from an educational perspective.  Two points that resonated with students were the “hedgehog” concept of developing expertise and "every day is a development for something in the future."  Thank you Dr. Lane for your words of wisdom!

SCMS "March Madness" Debate Invitational

Our first-ever "March Madness" Debate Invitational took place Friday, March 10, 2017. Local participants, in addition to those from Swift Creek Middle School, included Clover Hill, Cosby, and Midlothian High Schools.  Salem High School, located in Virginia Beach, also sent a competitors! The different competitive events were Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, and Student Congress. Kiersten Jimerson, an SCMS student, placed 6th in Lincoln-Douglas Debate. Taking home the runner-up team trophy was Midlothian High, and the first-place team trophy was awarded to Cosby High School!

Elementary, Middle, and High Schools Art Show

Artwork from Clover Hill High School, Swift Creek Middle, and Swift Creek Elementary were exhibited on February 23rd. It was a great night for collaboration, art, music, and families.  We appreciated the efforts of our teachers to bring our schools together for an evening of art!

          

 

Stop Hunger Now Dance Donations Request

We will be holding a Spring Dance for students on Friday, March 24th. The proceeds from the dance as well as the concessions will go towards funding our school wide Stop Hunger Now service project. We have a list of items below that we would like to sell at the concessions stand at the dance. We are asking for your help in donating these items. If you are able to help please bring your items to the front office the week of March 21-24, and let them know that they are for the dance.  We truly appreciate you help in making this a success.

Snack Items: (Individual Chip Bags, Candy, CookiesBrowniesOther Snack Items)  Drinks: (Juice boxesSodaWater Bottles) Paper goods: (PlatesNapkinsCups)

Sincerely, Ms. Rockenbach Pamela_Plahs@ccpsnet.net  

2-27-17 StopHungerNowDonationLetter.docx 

Orchestra Assessment

Please congratulate the orchestra students for their incredible performance at assessment.  They all were exceptional performers and represented Swift Creek with professionalism.  As you can tell, Mr. Fletcher is very proud of them. The Beginning Orchestra (6th grade) received two Excellent ratings and one Superior balancing them out to an Exceptional rating.  The Intermediate Orchestra (7th and 8th) received Superior Ratings, across the board from all three judges, and a Superior in sight-reading (the highest grade possible).  Thank you so much for all of your cooperation in making this happen!  

 

Comfort Cases

Join us in helping local foster kids by making donations to Comfort Cases.  They are in need of the following items:

  • New or gently used: Backpacks, Duffle bags, and children’s books
  • New only:  pajamas (sizes 5-14), small blankets, and travel size toiletries.

You can drop off your donations at the main office or library.  For more information about Comfort Cases and a full list of donation needs, please visit www.nomoretrashbags.org or follow “Richmond Comfort Cases” on Facebook.
Thank you!

NJHS Fundraiser to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

NJHS Proudly Presents, on Behalf of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, BIG BOSS MAN.

A night of Classic Rock and great dance tunes from 1970-2000. Come watch Swift Creek's own Michael Maher rock on his bass guitar!

Date:          St. Patrick's Day, Friday, March 17

Time:          7:00 - 9:00 pm

Where:        SCMS Auditorium

Tickets are $10 and will be sold in the cafeteria starting on Monday March 13th through Friday, March 17th. Tickets will also be sold at the door on the night of the performance.

Please come support this extraordinary partnership between St. Jude Research Hospital and Swift Creek Middle School.

In Sports…

Good luck to our boys' and girls' track teams as they travel to Bailey Bridge on Wednesday, March 15th.    

Also, good luck to our girls' soccer team as they play their first home games of the season on Tuesday, March 14th, against Manchester and Thursday, March 16th, against Tomahawk Creek.

This week's intramural activity is archery.  Archery intramurals will take place Wednesday, March 14th through Friday, March 16th after school each day until 4:00 PM.  Make plans to learn the safety and skills needed to be successful at this exciting sport.  All equipment is provided by the school.  Remember, intramurals are a fun way to be active with your classmates and enjoy some friendly competition.  Appropriate paperwork must be submitted prior to participation.  All paperwork is available in the main office.    

Go Sailors!!!

Community Service Started June 18, 2016

Last school year, Swift Creek Middle School students accumulated over 6000 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 18, 2016.  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 2017, will be recognized at our end-of-the year awards ceremony!

SCMS News

Swift Creek Middle School Competes in Clover Hill Forensic Competition

by Emma Brown, Brooke Mattingly, and Grace Rose

On Friday, February 3rd, Clover Hill High School hosted the Conference Forensic competition. Students competed solo or in duos against other individuals with the same topic. Some categories were serious dramatic interpretation duo, storytelling, and impromptu speaking.  Swift Creek Middle school students competed in the forensics competition for the high school they are zoned for next year.

Out of the fifteen Swift Creek students who competed, twelve placed in their categories. Abi Cardea and Kaylaa White competed together in the serious dramatic interpretation duo, and they won first place in that category. Nicole Chang competed in the serious and dramatic category, and she won first place. Carter Blanks and Stavros Mom placed third in serious duo.  There was another invitational competition held on February 11th at Clover Hill High School in which four SCMS students out of the six placed. 
            Mrs. Atkinson prepared her students for these competitions by letting them explore all categories and practice doing ¨wall time.¨ Wall time is where students practice their pieces to a wall. Mrs. Atkinson stated that Cosby thanked her and her students for their help earning enough points on behalf of Cosby to put them over the top to win first place. She is very proud and pleased with how her students did in these two competitions.

 

School-wide Trip to See Hidden Figures is a Huge Success

by Dylan Berardo

The new film Hidden Figures takes place during the 1961 earth orbit. The three main characters, Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, are African American women who work for NASA as mathematicians in the West Area Computers Division. Katherine Johnson is assigned to help get astronaut John Glenn to orbit the earth, and it take lots of hard work and perseverance. In the end, Katherine finally feels that she is accepted among her colleagues, and John Glenn’s mission turns out to be a success. The principal and assistant principal at Swift Creek Middle School saw the importance of letting all grade levels at the school attend a field trip to go see the new film.

Preparing for this trip was very time consuming and tedious. First, they had to contact the theater and see if they could get a license to show it at the school, but since it had just been released, they weren’t able to. Then Dr. Wilson, the assistant principal, had to get approval from the movie theater to rent out the two rooms where the movie would be shown. A major part of the trip was figuring out how to transport over three-hundred students  from school to the movies, and not only were there a lot of students going, but also all of the faculty was going as well. Lastly, they had to collect the money with the permission slips and figure out who would be attending as chaperones. Even the day before the sixth graders’ trip, there were some logistics that needed to be worked out. The trip, in total, took hours of preparation to get 1,000 students and faculty to attend the viewing

Inspiration for the movie trip sparked when both Dr. Frye, the principal, and Dr. Wilson saw Hidden Figures on opening weekend. Dr. Frye, said that it was crucial for all grade levels to see this movie because, “There are take-a-ways in the movie that are applicable today. For example, preparing for jobs in the future that do not currently exist.” The motivation behind this trip was the fact that it was so closely related to the STEM program: science, technology, engineering and math. Dr. Wilson said, “It is a school-wide mission that they felt they should share with everyone.” The students loved the field trip and had loads of great things to say about the experience. Nolan Oppert said that he took away to, “believe in yourself, and don’t let other people put you down.” The Hidden Figures film was very inspiring, and many student would recommend it to their peers. Overall, this field trip has influenced many of the students and faculty at Swift Creek Middle School to focus on overcoming their struggles no matter what their race or gender, to always be persistent, and to work hard toward your passion.

 

Have a great week at Swift Creek!

J. Calvin Frye, Ph.D., Principal

 

Calendar

*Please check our website for updates throughout the week.

Mon Mar 13             

All day NJHS Applications Available - Room 202

Tue Mar 14              

All day NJHS Applications Available - Room 202
7:00am – 7:30am Rotary Club Meetings - Library
7:30am – 10:30am Writing SOL - Classrooms
2:20pm – 3:30pm Art Club - Room 223
3:15pm – 4:30pm Girls' Soccer vs. Manchester


Wed Mar 15             

All day NJHS Applications Available - Room 202
9:30am – 11:45am Special Olympics Ice Skating Field Trip - Ice Zone
11:24am – 11:51am SCMS Buddies - Cafeteria
2:05pm – 3:00pm MAC Club Meetings - Collab
2:05pm – 3:00pm Self-Determined Club Meeting - Room 218

2:15pm – 3:15pm Drama Club Meeting

2:15pm – 3:30pm Beginning Chorus Rehearsal - Auditorium
2:15pm – 3:30pm TSA Weekly Meeting - Room 308
3:15pm – 4:30pm Track and Field@ Bailey Bridge

Thu Mar 16             

All day NJHS Applications Available - Room 202
7:30am – 10:30am Writing SOL
2:05pm – 3:05pm Homework Helpers - Collaboration Room
2:15pm – 4:00pm Sparkle Dance Practice - Cafeteria
3:15pm – 4:30pm Girls' Soccer vs. Tomahawk Creek

Fri Mar 17               

6:45am – 7:20am Elevate Club - Cafeteria
7:00am – 7:30am Core Value Breakfast - Cafeteria
8:00am – 9:30am District MS Choral Assessment - Tomahawk Creek Middle School

10:00am – 1:00pm Exceptional Ed Field Trip- Fine Arts Museum

2:05pm – 3:30pm Chess Club - Room 210
7:00pm – 9:00pm NJHS St. Jude Fundraiser/Music by Big Boss Man

Tue Mar 21              

7:30am – 2:00pm 7th Grade Social Studies PBL - Library

2:15pm – 3:00pm Elevate Club - Cafeteria
2:15pm – 3:30pm Intermediate and Advance Chorus Rehearsal - Auditorium
2:15pm – 4:00pm Sparkle Dance Practice - Cafeteria
2:20pm – 3:30pm Art Club - Room 223
3:15pm – 4:30pm Girls' Soccer vs. Bailey Bridge


Wed Mar 22             

7:30am – 2:00pm 7th Grade Social Studies PBL - Library

9:30am – 11:45am Special Olympics Ice Skating Field Trip - Ice Zone
2:15pm – 3:15pm Drama Club Meeting

2:15pm – 3:30pm TSA Weekly Meeting - Room 308
3:15pm – 4:30pm Track and Field@ Manchester

7:00pm – 9:00pm Chorus Pyramid Concert - Clover Hill High School

Thu Mar 23             

2:05pm – 3:05pm Homework Helpers - Collaboration Room
3:15pm – 4:30pm Girls' Soccer@ Providence

3:45pm – 9:00pm RVA Dance Invitational Field Trip - Lee-Davis High School

Fri Mar 24               

2:05pm – 3:30pm Chess Club - Room 210

7:00pm – 9:30pm Spring Dance - Cafeteria

Tue Mar 28              

2:20pm – 3:30pm Art Club - Room 223
3:15pm – 4:30pm Girls' Soccer vs. Elizabeth Davis

Wed Mar 29             

2:15pm – 3:00pm Latin Club Meeting - Room 110
2:15pm – 3:15pm Drama Club Meeting
2:15pm – 3:30pm TSA Weekly Meeting - Room 308
3:15pm – 4:30pm Track and Field vs. Tomahawk Creek

Thu Mar 30             

2:05pm – 3:05pm Homework Helpers - Collaboration Room
3:15pm – 4:30pm Girls' Soccer@ Falling Creek

Fri Mar 31               

All day End of Marking Period
3 Hour Early Release
6:45am – 7:20am Elevate Club

 

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