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Week of 12/11

posted Dec 12, 2017, 5:19 AM by Jonathan Kutis

Swift Creek Middle School Captain’s Log 2017 12-11 (Monday, 12-11-17)

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.

 

PTSA Holiday Treats for Teachers

On behalf of the faculty and staff at Swift Creek Middle School, I would like to thank our fabulous PTSA and parent supports for the magnificent holiday feast this afternoon!  It is very heartwarming to know how much the Swift Creek community and PTSA care for our school and employees. 

 

 

Don’t Know What to Get Your Principal for the Holidays??  How about 100% Parental Membership in our PTSA!

We are going for 100% membership in our PTSA!! And it is easier than ever to join!! Membership sales have started, and you can purchase your membership online here.

 

Play "Last Stop Till Christmas" 12-14-17

Come out and get in the holiday spirit on December 14th  at 6:30pm in the Swift Creek Middle School's auditorium for a holiday play in one act!

Tickets are $5 at the door, senior pass members and children under five are free!

 

Hour of Code

Students in Ms. Galloway’s and Ms. Rushing’s classes fanned out across the school during the Accelerate blocks on December 6th and 7th to teach the whole school how to code!  Students who taught coding will be rewarded with a digital badge to add to their portfolios!

 

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

Parents,  Are you signed up for ParentVue?  If not, you are missing out on daily grade updates and a calendar of when assignments are due!  As we start into the 2nd 9-weeks, I would encourage you to check your student’s progress weekly.  If you need assistance, please email our counseling tech, Ms. Giles, at diane_giles@ccpsnet.net

 

After School Tutoring

Swift Creek Middle School is offering after school homework help and test preparation on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2:05-3:15 p.m. starting November 28, 2017.

Tuesdays – math, English, and history

Wednesday – math and science, fine and visual arts

Thursday – English, math

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

 

School Photos

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

 

Yearbooks

The 2018 yearbook is for sale! Last year,  we sold out so don't delay!

Visit yearbookordercenter.com  School Code; 4943

 

In Sports…

Good luck to the boys' basketball team and the cheerleaders on their two games this week.  The boys play at Falling Creek at  on Tuesday, December 12th, and host Robious on Thursday, December 14th.   Ticket cost are $1.00 for students and $2.00 for adults.  Students staying for the game on Thursday should report directly to the cafeteria after school. 

Wake up and get your game on!   Morning basketball intramurals continue each day this week beginning at 6:45 AM in the gym. 

Looking for some exercise and fun after school?  Fitness Fun intramurals will take place this Tuesday, December 12th, Wednesday, December 13th, and Friday, December 15th, after school each day until 4:00 PM. 

Bump, set, spike!  Volleyball intramurals will also take place on Tuesday, December 12th in the main gym until 4:00 PM.  Intramurals are a great way to stay active with friends and have fun.  All you have to do to join is to complete the intramural forms and turn them into the main office and show up for the action!

Go Sailors!

 

Helping the SCMS Library with the Kroger Community Rewards Program

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

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

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

 

Fundraiser

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

 

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

J. Calvin Frye, Ph.D., Principal

Swift Creek Middle School

 

Calendar:

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

Mon Dec 11              
World Language Latin 2 Exam

2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria

Tue Dec 12               

World Language Latin 2 Exam
2:05pm – 2:45pm  Rotary Club - Room 103
2:05pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Fitness Fun - Gym
2:15pm – 3:00pm  Latin Club Meeting - Room 124
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
3:15pm – 4:30pm  Boys Basketball @ Falling Creek

Wed Dec 13                          
World Language Latin 2 Exam
11:00am – 12:45pm  Principal's Advisory Meeting - Collaboration Room
2:05pm – 3:00pm  Theatre Club Meeting - Auditorium
2:05pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Fitness Fun - Gym
2:05pm – 4:00pm  Play Rehearsal - Auditorium

2:15pm – 3:30pm  TSA Meeting - Room 308
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria

Thu Dec 14
World Language Latin 2 Exam
2:05pm – 2:45pm  Diversity Club - Room 104
2:05pm – 3:00pm  Make a Change Club Meeting - Room 114
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Debate Club - Room 123
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
3:00pm – 6:30pm  Play Rehearsal - Auditorium
3:15pm – 4:30pm  Boys Basketball vs. Robious - Swift Creek Middle School Gym
6:30pm – 8:30pm Holiday Play - Auditorium

Fri Dec 15                
Makeup Latin 2 Exams
8:45am – 9:30am  6th Grade Holiday Music Assembly - Auditorium
10:00am – 10:45am  7th Grade Holiday Music Assembly - Auditorium
1:00pm – 1:45pm  8th Grade Holiday Music Assembly - Auditorium
2:05pm – 3:15pm  Chess Club - Room 210

Mon Dec 18 - Mon Jan 1     

Holiday - No School

Tue Jan 2, 2018                   
MAP Mid Year Administration
2:05pm – 4:30pm  Play Rehearsal - Auditorium
2:15pm – 3:00pm  SCA Meeting - Cafeteria
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria

Wed Jan 3     
MAP Mid Year Administration         

2:05pm – 3:00pm  Self Determined Club - Room 218
2:05pm – 3:00pm  Crime Solvers Meeting - Room 112
2:05pm – 4:30pm  Play Rehearsal - Auditorium
2:10pm – 3:05pm  German Club - Room 205
2:15pm – 3:30pm  TSA Meeting - Room 308
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice -

Week of 12/4

posted Dec 5, 2017, 6:41 AM by Jonathan Kutis   [ updated Dec 5, 2017, 6:42 AM ]

Swift Creek Middle School Captain’s Log 2017 12-4 (Monday, 12-4-17)

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.

 

Fire Alarm Today (Monday, 12/4)

This afternoon, a student’s cell phone battery pack charger overheated, started to melt, and began smoldering. An administrator quickly stopped the charger from smoldering, and although there was no fire, the smoke produced activated the fire alarm system.  Students were evacuated as a precautionary measure but were never in any danger.  As usual, our students and staff did an exemplary job practicing what they have been taught, and students are to be commended for their excellent behavior!

 

PTSA Holiday Treats for Teachers

With only a few weeks left until the holiday break, we want to spoil our teachers one more time... PTSA will be providing Chicken Trays, if you wish to donate an item please see below!

Please make sure you have all items to the school by 1:30 PM on 12/11/17

Click HERE

 

Play 12-14-17

Come out and get in the holiday spirit on December 14th  at 6:30pm in the Swift Creek Middle School's auditorium for a holiday play in one act!

Tickets are $5 at the door, senior pass members and children under five are free!

 

After School Tutoring (This is a change)

Swift Creek Middle School is offering after school homework help and test preparation on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2:05-3:15 p.m. starting November 28, 2017.

Tuesdays – math, English, and history

Wednesday – math and science, fine and visual arts

Thursday – English, math

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

 

School Photos

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

 

ParentVue

Parents,  Are you signed up for ParentVue?  If not, you are missing out on daily grade updates and a calendar of when assignments are due!  As we start into the 2nd 9-weeks, I would encourage you to check your student’s progress weekly.  If you need assistance, please email our counseling tech, Ms. Giles, at diane_giles@ccpsnet.net

 

Concerts

It was standing room only last Thursday as our extremely talented band, chorus, and orchestra students performed for guests.  Mr. Neiner, Ms. Jordan, and Mr. Fletcher are to congratulated for bringing out the talents of so many of our students! 

  

Community Service (1st Quarter Turn in)

Swift Creek Middle School encourages our students to initiate, engage in, and celebrate service, volunteerism, and the spirit of giving in order to become responsible citizens and servant leaders in our school, community, country, and world. Students are encouraged to complete 30 hours of community service through the course of the school year.  Students, who reach this goal by the end of May 2018, will be recognized at our end-of-the year awards ceremony!  Logs may be obtained from our website or the main office. 1st quarter logs may be turned into the main office this week.

 

Yearbooks

The 2018 yearbook is for sale! Last year,  we sold out so don't delay!

Visit yearbookordercenter.com  School Code; 4943

 

Makerspace Donations

Donations are now being accepted for donations to help fund our makerspace classroom for Swift Creek Middle School.  Research has shown that makerspaces foster self-directed learning and creativity that prepare students to become engaged global citizens and leaders in the digital community. Our goal is to help students become self-directed learners who can do the following:

  • Invent
  • Tinker
  • Explore
  • Discover
  • Design
  • Collaborate
  • Communicate
  • Think Critically

Do you want to learn more about Makerspaces?  Here is one resource: Click HERE

The money and supplies we collect will help equip and stock our school makerspace. Please visit our website here to see items that we would like donated or make a monetary donation here.

We truly appreciate your generosity in helping to foster 21st century learning in our SCMS students. Without your donations, this makerspace classroom would not be possible. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact me atCarolyn_Clay@ccpsnet.net or my principal at James_Frye@ccpsnet.net

 

PTSA

Membership:  We are going for 100% membership in our PTSA!! And it is easier than ever to join!! Membership sales have started, and you can purchase your membership online here or by paying with a check and filling out the PTSA membership form found in students’ packets (make checks out to “SCMS PTSA”).

In Sports…

Good luck to the boys' basketball team and the cheerleaders on their two games this week.  The boys play Bailey Bridge at home on Tuesday, December 5th, and at Carver on Thursday, December 7th.   Ticket costs are $1.00 for students and $2.00 for adults.  Students staying for the game should report directly to the cafeteria after school. 

Wake up and get your game on!   Morning basketball intramurals continue each day this week beginning at 6:45 AM in the gym. 

Looking for some fun while exercising and playing games after school?  Fitness Fun intramurals will take place this Wednesday, December 6thThursday, December 7th, and Friday, December 8th, after school each day until 4:00 PM.  Volleyball intramurals will also take place on Thursday, December 7th in the main gym until 4:00 PM..  Intramurals are a great way to stay active with friends and have fun.  All you have to do to join is to complete the intramural forms and turn them into the main office and show up for the action!

Go Sailors!

 

Helping the SCMS Library with the Kroger Community Rewards Program

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

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

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

 

Fundraiser

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

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

 

J. Calvin Frye, Ph.D., Principal

Swift Creek Middle School

 

Calendar:

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

 

Tue Dec 5                 

Algebra and Earth Science Exams
Blue Out Day
2:15pm – 3:00pm SCA Meeting - Cafeteria
2:15pm – 4:15pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
3:15pm – 4:30pm  Boys Basketball vs. Bailey Bridge - Swift Creek Middle School Gym
6:30pm – 9:30pm  PTSA Meeting - Library

Wed Dec 6                            

Algebra and Earth Science Exams
10:00am – 12:30pm  Field Trip VMFA Guided Terracotta (Ms. Cifranic)

2:05pm – 3:00pm  Self Determined Club - Room 218
2:05pm – 3:00pm  Crime Solvers Meeting - Room 112
2:05pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Fitness Fun - Gym
2:10pm – 3:05pm  German Club - Room 205
2:15pm – 3:30pm  TSA Meeting - Room 308
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria

Thu Dec 7                             

Algebra and Earth Science Exams
10:00am – 12:30pm  Field Trip VMFA Guided Terracotta (Ms. Cifranic)

2:05pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Fitness Fun - Gym
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Debate Club - Room 123
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
3:15pm – 4:30pm  Boys Basketball @ Carver

Fri Dec 8                              

Makeup Exam for Earth Science
6:50am – 7:15am  NJHS Meeting - Room 204
2:05pm – 3:15pm  Chess Club - Room 210
2:05pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Fitness Fun - Gym

 

Mon Dec 11              
World Language Latin 2 Exam

2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria

Tue Dec 12               

World Language Latin 2 Exam
2:05pm – 2:45pm  Rotary Club - Room 103
2:05pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Fitness Fun - Gym
2:15pm – 3:00pm  Latin Club Meeting - Room 124
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
3:15pm – 4:30pm  Boys Basketball @ Falling Creek

Wed Dec 13                          

World Language Latin 2 Exam
11:00am – 12:45pm  Principal's Advisory Meeting - Collaboration Room
2:05pm – 3:00pm  Theatre Club Meeting - Auditorium
2:05pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Fitness Fun - Gym
2:05pm – 4:00pm  Play Rehearsal - Auditorium

2:15pm – 3:30pm  TSA Meeting - Room 308
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria

Thu Dec 14

World Language Latin 2 Exam
2:05pm – 2:45pm  Diversity Club - Room 104
2:05pm – 3:00pm  Make a Change Club Meeting - Room 114
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Debate Club - Room 123
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
3:00pm – 6:30pm  Play Rehearsal - Auditorium
3:15pm – 4:30pm  Boys Basketball vs. Robious - Swift Creek Middle School Gym
6:30pm – 8:30pm Holiday Play - Auditorium

Fri Dec 15                

Makeup Latin 2 Exams
8:45am – 9:30am  6th Grade Holiday Music Assembly - Auditorium
10:00am – 10:45am  7th Grade Holiday Music Assembly - Auditorium
1:00pm – 1:45pm  8th Grade Holiday Music Assembly - Auditorium
2:05pm – 3:15pm  Chess Club - Room 210

Mon Dec 18 - Mon Jan 1     

Holiday - No School

Tue Jan 2, 2018                   

MAP Mid Year Administration
2:05pm – 4:30pm  Play Rehearsal - Auditorium
2:15pm – 3:00pm  SCA Meeting - Cafeteria
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria

Wed Jan 3     

MAP Mid Year Administration         

2:05pm – 3:00pm  Self Determined Club - Room 218
2:05pm – 3:00pm  Crime Solvers Meeting - Room 112
2:05pm – 4:30pm  Play Rehearsal - Auditorium
2:10pm – 3:05pm  German Club - Room 205
2:15pm – 3:30pm  TSA Meeting - Room 308
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria

Week of 11/27

posted Nov 28, 2017, 6:13 AM by Jonathan Kutis

Swift Creek Middle School Captain’s Log  2017 11-27 (Monday, 11-27-17)

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.

 

Specialty Center Applications are due 12/1/17!

Don’t wait until the last minute.

 

After School Tutoring

Swift Creek Middle School is offering after school homework help and test preparation on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2:05-3:15 p.m. starting November 28, 2017

Tuesdays – math and science

Wednesday – English, math and history

Thursday – English, math

Tutoring sessions are being provided by students from Clover Hill High School’s National Honor Society, as well as teachers from SCMS.  Transportation home is not provided after tutoring and arrangements should be made in advance to pick up your student.  This is a wonderful opportunity for tutoring.  Please contact Mrs. Goode with any questions. davonya_goode@ccpsnet.net

 

ParentVue

Parents,  Are you signed up for ParentVue?  If not, you are missing out on daily grade updates and a calendar of when assignments are due!  As we start into the 2nd 9-weeks, I would encourage you to check your student’s progress weekly.  If you need assistance, please email our counseling tech, Ms. Giles, at diane_giles@ccpsnet.net

 

PTSA Holiday Treats for Teachers

With only a few weeks left until the holiday break, we want to spoil our teachers one more time... PTSA will be providing Chicken Trays, if you wish to donate an item please see below!

Click HERE

https://scmsptsa.ptboard.com/sgnpw?eid=ngmPkfTETka5V4iZmHpb9nN___6ieSNlDH___qAcUrly&email=james_frye@ccpsnet.net&token=PAWr5Kpywypib3OPbkWE5w==

Please make sure you have all items to the school by 1:30 PM on 12/11/17

 

 

Field Trip to Williamsburg  (Look who was put into the stocks!)

   

Core Values Award Recipients 

Congratulations to the Core Values Recipients for the months of October and November!

 

 

 

PTSA Spirit Night at Laser Quest on November 16th

Thank you PTSA for planning a fabulous Spirit Night for students and faculty!

  

Community Service (1st Quarter Turn in)

Swift Creek Middle School encourages our students to initiate, engage in, and celebrate service, volunteerism, and the spirit of giving in order to become responsible citizens and servant leaders in our school, community, country, and world. Students are encouraged to complete 30 hours of community service through the course of the school year.  Students, who reach this goal by the end of May 2018, will be recognized at our end-of-the year awards ceremony!  Logs may be obtained from our website or the main office. 1st quarter logs may be turned into the main office this week.

 

Yearbooks

The 2018 yearbook is for sale! Last year,  we sold out so don't delay!

Visit yearbookordercenter.com  School Code; 4943

 

Makerspace Donations

Donations are now being accepted for donations to help fund our makerspace classroom for Swift Creek Middle School.  Research has shown that makerspaces foster self-directed learning and creativity that prepare students to become engaged global citizens and leaders in the digital community. Our goal is to help students become self-directed learners who can do the following:

  • Invent
  • Tinker
  • Explore
  • Discover
  • Design
  • Collaborate
  • Communicate
  • Think Critically

Do you want to learn more about Makerspaces?  Here is one resource: Click HERE

The money and supplies we collect will help equip and stock our school makerspace. Please visit our website here to see items that we would like donated or make a monetary donation here.

We truly appreciate your generosity in helping to foster 21st century learning in our SCMS students. Without your donations, this makerspace classroom would not be possible. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact me atCarolyn_Clay@ccpsnet.net or my principal at James_Frye@ccpsnet.net

 

PTSA

Membership:  We are going for 100% membership in our PTSA!! And it is easier than ever to join!! Membership sales have started, and you can purchase your membership online here or by paying with a check and filling out the PTSA membership form found in students’ packets (make checks out to “SCMS PTSA”).

 

In Sports…

The boys' basketball team tips off their season this Thursday, November 30th, at home against Matoaca.  Ticket cost for the game are $1.00 for students and $2.00 for adults.  Students staying for the game should report directly to the cafeteria after school.  Looking ahead to next week, the boys play Tuesday, December 5th, at home against Bailey Bridge and at Carver next Thursday, December 7th.   Good luck boys' basketball team!

Wake up and get your game on!   Morning basketball intramurals continue each day this week beginning at 6:45AM in the gym.  Looking for some fun while exercising and playing games after school?  Fitness Fun intramurals will take place this Tuesday,Wednesday and Friday, each day until 4:00PM.  They will not take place on Thursday due to the home basketball game.  Intramurals are a great way to stay active with friends and have fun.  All you have to do to join is to complete the intramural forms and turn them into the main office and show up for the action!

GO Sailors!

 

Helping the SCMS Library with the Kroger Community Rewards Program

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

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

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

 

Fundraiser

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

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

 

J. Calvin Frye, Ph.D., Principal

Swift Creek Middle School

 

Calendar:

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

Mon Nov 27             

10:45am – 12:40pm  Clover Hill High Marching Band Performance - Cafeteria
2:15pm – 3:30pm  Orchestra Rehearsal - Orchestra Room
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria

Tue Nov 28               

2:05pm – 2:45pm  Rotary Club - Room 103
2:05pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Fitness Fun - Gym
2:15pm – 3:00pm  Latin Club Meeting - Room 124
2:15pm – 3:00pm  Jazz Band After School Rehearsal - Auditorium
2:15pm – 3:30pm  Orchestra Rehearsal - Orchestra Room
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria

Wed Nov 29             

2:05pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Fitness Fun - Gym
2:15pm – 3:30pm  TSA Meeting - Room 308
2:15pm – 3:45pm  Band/Orchestra/Chorus Practice - Auditorium
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria

Thu Nov 30              

2:15pm – 3:15pm  Debate Club - Room 123
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Dance Team Practice - Cafeteria
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
3:15pm – 4:30pm  Boys Basketball vs. Matoaca - Swift Creek Middle School Gym
7:00pm – 9:00pm  Winter Concert - Auditorium

Fri Dec 1                  

Picture Day - Makeup, Winter Sports and Club
2:05pm – 3:15pm  Chess Club - Room 210
2:05pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Fitness Fun - Gym

 

Mon Dec 4                

2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria

Tue Dec 5                 

Algebra and Earth Science Exams
Blue Out Day
2:15pm – 3:00pm SCA Meeting - Cafeteria
2:15pm – 4:15pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
3:15pm – 4:30pm  Boys Basketball vs. Bailey Bridge - Swift Creek Middle School Gym
6:30pm – 9:30pm  PTSA Meeting - Library

Wed Dec 6                            
Algebra and Earth Science Exams
10:00am – 12:30pm  Field Trip VMFA Guided Terracotta (Ms. Cifranic)

2:05pm – 3:00pm  Self Determined Club - Room 218
2:05pm – 3:00pm  Crime Solvers Meeting - Room 112
2:05pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Fitness Fun - Gym
2:10pm – 3:05pm  German Club - Room 205
2:15pm – 3:30pm  TSA Meeting - Room 308
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria

Thu Dec 7                             
Algebra and Earth Science Exams
10:00am – 12:30pm  Field Trip VMFA Guided Terracotta (Ms. Cifranic)

2:05pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Fitness Fun - Gym
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Debate Club - Room 123
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
3:15pm – 4:30pm  Boys Basketball @ Carver

Fri Dec 8                              
Makeup Exam for Earth Science
6:50am – 7:15am  NJHS Meeting - Room 204
2:05pm – 3:15pm  Chess Club - Room 210
2:05pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Fitness Fun - Gym

Mon Dec 11              
World Language Latin 2 Exam

2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria

Tue Dec 12               

World Language Latin 2 Exam
2:05pm – 2:45pm  Rotary Club - Room 103
2:05pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Fitness Fun - Gym
2:15pm – 3:00pm  Latin Club Meeting - Room 124
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
3:15pm – 4:30pm  Boys Basketball @ Falling Creek

Wed Dec 13                          
World Language Latin 2 Exam
11:00am – 12:45pm  Principal's Advisory Meeting - Collaboration Room
2:05pm – 3:00pm  Theatre Club Meeting - Auditorium
2:05pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Fitness Fun - Gym
2:05pm – 4:00pm  Play Rehearsal - Auditorium

2:15pm – 3:30pm  TSA Meeting - Room 308
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria

Thu Dec 14
World Language Latin 2 Exam
2:05pm – 2:45pm  Diversity Club - Room 104
2:05pm – 3:00pm  Make a Change Club Meeting - Room 114
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Debate Club - Room 123
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
3:00pm – 6:30pm  Play Rehearsal - Auditorium
3:15pm – 4:30pm  Boys Basketball vs. Robious - Swift Creek Middle School Gym
6:30pm – 8:30pm Holiday Play - Auditorium

Fri Dec 15                
Makeup Latin 2 Exams
8:45am – 9:30am  6th Grade Holiday Music Assembly - Auditorium
10:00am – 10:45am  7th Grade Holiday Music Assembly - Auditorium
1:00pm – 1:45pm  8th Grade Holiday Music Assembly - Auditorium
2:05pm – 3:15pm  Chess Club - Room 210

Mon Dec 18 - Mon Jan 1     

Holiday - No School

Tue Jan 2, 2018                   
MAP Mid Year Administration
2:05pm – 4:30pm  Play Rehearsal - Auditorium
2:15pm – 3:00pm  SCA Meeting - Cafeteria
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria

Wed Jan 3     
MAP Mid Year Administration         

2:05pm – 3:00pm  Self Determined Club - Room 218
2:05pm – 3:00pm  Crime Solvers Meeting - Room 112
2:05pm – 4:30pm  Play Rehearsal - Auditorium
2:10pm – 3:05pm  German Club - Room 205
2:15pm – 3:30pm  TSA Meeting - Room 308
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria

Week of 11/13

posted Nov 14, 2017, 8:01 AM by Jonathan Kutis

Swift Creek Middle School Captain’s Log  2017 11-13 (Monday, 11-13-17)

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.

 

ParentVue

Parents,  Are you signed up for ParentVue?  If not, you are missing out on daily grade updates and a calendar of when assignments are due!  As we start into the 2nd 9-weeks, I would encourage you to check your student’s progress weekly.  If you need assistance, please email our counseling tech, Ms. Giles, at diane_giles@ccpsnet.net

 

Laser Quest Night:  November 16th - Flyer is here!

Arrival Times Are: 5:30/5:50/6:10/6:30/6:50 and 7:10

Wanna face off with a teacher or a principal??  Here is who will be there!!

      5:30- Kutis, Ferguson, Anderson, Livingston, Berardo, Conlon

      5:50 - Males, Laughlin and Stump

      6:10 - Frye, Etzold, Butler, and Kepple

      6:30 - Krohn

Reservations are required...  Make sure you reserve your time, as spots are -limited!!   Reservations are due by November 13, 2017 Cost: $9.50/ game.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrating Veterans Day at Swift Creek

On Friday, November 10th, the Swift Creek Middle School SCA in collaboration with the music department presented a program to honor Veterans and active military members. The program was followed by a reception for our guests in the library.  We would like to thank: the PTSA for arranging the reception, our guest speaker, Mr. John Kimbriel, retired Lieutenant Colonel of the United States Air Force, student musicians lead by Mr. Neiner and chorus students lead by Ms. Jordan, the Manchester JROTC, under the leadership of Lieutenant Colonel LTC Lennie J. Carr, III, and SCA members and their sponsors, Ms. Rockenbach, Ms. Rushing, and Ms. King,  whose planning, coordination, and teamwork made this production in honor of our veterans possible.

  

  

 

Fundraiser Pick-up Date Change! (NEW: Wednesday, November 15th from 5-8:30 pm in the cafeteria)

Parents:  For those of you whose students obtained orders for our fall fundraiser, i.e. cookie dough, peanuts, etc. from the fundraiser catalog, the pick up for those orders will be Thursday, November 15th from 5-8:30 pm in the cafeteria.  Please park on the bus loop side of the building and enter door #4 to come in to get your orders.  Thank you for your support of Swift Creek Middle through our fundraiser!

 

Community Service (1st Quarter Turn in)

Swift Creek Middle School encourages our students to initiate, engage in, and celebrate service, volunteerism, and the spirit of giving in order to become responsible citizens and servant leaders in our school, community, country, and world. Students are encouraged to complete 30 hours of community service through the course of the school year.  Students, who reach this goal by the end of May 2018, will be recognized at our end-of-the year awards ceremony!  Logs may be obtained from our website or the main office. 1st quarter logs may be turned into the main office this week.

 

Reflections Awards

On November 8th, students who entered the PTSA Reflections Contest were invited to a reception for the announcement of school level winners.  This year’s theme was “Within Reach.”  Student’s entries could be in the category of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, or visual arts. Thank you to everyone who participated!!!  It was an honor to see all the work !!  A big CONGRATULATIONS to the following students, who have placed 1st place and are moving onto the County Level:

         Dance: Christine Kuykendall, Titled: Every Heart

         Film: Miranda Bailey, Titled:  My Story, My Family

         Literature: Conner Buckner, Titled: The Reachable Dream

         Photography: Amy Wambach, Titled: The Caterpillar with a goal

         Visual Arts: Alyson Ramey, Titled: The Blank Mind

    

 

Yearbooks

The 2018 yearbook is for sale! Last year,  we sold out so don't delay!

Visit yearbookordercenter.com  School Code; 4943

 

Makerspace Donations

Donations are now being accepted for donations to help fund our makerspace classroom for Swift Creek Middle School.  Research has shown that makerspaces foster self-directed learning and creativity that prepare students to become engaged global citizens and leaders in the digital community. Our goal is to help students become self-directed learners who can do the following:

  • Invent
  • Tinker
  • Explore
  • Discover
  • Design
  • Collaborate
  • Communicate
  • Think Critically

Do you want to learn more about Makerspaces?  Here is one resource: Click HERE

The money and supplies we collect will help equip and stock our school makerspace. Please visit our website here to see items that we would like donated or make a monetary donation here.

We truly appreciate your generosity in helping to foster 21st century learning in our SCMS students. Without your donations, this makerspace classroom would not be possible. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact me atCarolyn_Clay@ccpsnet.net or my principal at James_Frye@ccpsnet.net

 

PTSA

Membership:  We are going for 100% membership in our PTSA!! And it is easier than ever to join!! Membership sales have started, and you can purchase your membership online here or by paying with a check and filling out the PTSA membership form found in students’ packets (make checks out to “SCMS PTSA”).

Meeting: Our next meeting is on November 14th at 6:30 in the SCMS library!

Volunteers Needed: We are looking for some items for Makers Space Items.   Please click here to see both sign ups!

 

In Sports…

Congratulations to all fall athletic teams, including the girls' basketball team, boys' soccer team, the boys' and girls' cross country team and our cheerleaders for completing their seasons.  All teams are to be commended for their dedication, hard work, sportsmanship and teamwork as each team finished with a winning record.  Way to go Swift Creek fall sports teams!

Congratulations also goes out to each of the 15 boys selected to be on the Swift Creek boys' basketball team.  Tryouts were held last week and the boys' begin practicing as a team this week.  Their first game is fast approaching and will be on Thursday, November 30th, at home against Matoaca.  Good luck boys' basketball team!

Wake up and get your game on!   Morning basketball intramurals continue each day this week beginning at 6:45AM each morning in the gym. 

Looking for some exercise, games and fun after school?  Fitness Fun intramurals will take place Tuesday through Friday until4:00PM each day.  Intramurals are a great way to stay active with friends and have fun.  All you have to do to join is to complete the intramural forms and turn them into the main office and show up for the action!

Congratulations! Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country Teams Place 3rd Overall

GO Sailors!

 

Helping the SCMS Library with the Kroger Community Rewards Program

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

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

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

 

Fundraiser

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

 

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

J. Calvin Frye, Ph.D., Principal

Swift Creek Middle School

 

Calendar:

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

Mon Nov 13             

2:15pm – 4:00pm  Boys Basketball Tryouts
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice
7:00pm – 9:00pm  Mass Communications Open House - Manchester High School
7:00pm – 9:00pm  Spanish Immersion Open House - Manchester High School

Tue Nov 14               

7:00am – 2:30pm  Field Trip - Williamsburg Field Trip      

2:15pm – 3:00pm  Latin Club Meeting - Room 124
2:15pm – 3:00pm  SCA Meeting - Cafeteria
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice
6:30pm – 9:30pm  PTSA Meeting - Library

 

Wed Nov 15             

9:00am – 1:30pm  Field Trip Virginia War Memorial          

2:05pm – 3:00pm  Theatre Club Meeting - Room 307
2:15pm – 3:30pm  TSA Meeting - Room 308
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice
6:30pm – 8:30pm  Maggie L. Walker Governor's School Open House

Thu Nov 16              

2:05pm – 2:45pm  Diversity Club - Room 104
2:05pm – 3:00pm  Make a Change Club Meeting - Room 114
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Debate Club - Room 123

2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice

5:30pm – 7:30pm  Appomattox Regional Governor's School Open House

5:30pm – 7:30pm  Laser Quest
Fri Nov 17                

Report Cards Issued
7:00am – 7:30am  Core Values Breakfast - Cafeteria
8:30am – 10:30pm  Field Trip 8th grade Orchestra - VMEA Conference

2:05pm – 3:15pm  Chess Club - Room 210

Sun Nov 19               

8:00am – 4:00pm  Field Trip VJCL Latin Convention

Mon Nov 20             

8:00am – 4:00pm  Field Trip VJCL Latin Convention

12:15pm – 1:45pm  Field Trip 8th Grade Fit for Life

2:15pm – 3:30pm  Orchestra Rehearsal
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice


Tue Nov 21               

12:15pm – 1:45pm  Field Trip 8th Grade Fit for Life

2:05pm – 2:45pm  Rotary Club - Room 103
2:15pm – 3:30pm  Orchestra Rehearsal
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice

Wed Nov 22                         
Holiday - No School

Thu Nov 23                          
Holiday - No School

 

Fri Nov 24                            
Holiday - No School

Mon Nov 27             

2:15pm – 3:30pm  Orchestra Rehearsal - Orchestra Room
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice

Tue Nov 28               

2:15pm – 3:00pm  Latin Club Meeting - Room 124

2:15pm – 3:00pm  Jazz Band After School Rehearsal
2:15pm – 3:30pm  Orchestra Rehearsal
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice

Wed Nov 29             

2:15pm – 3:30pm  TSA Meeting - Room 308
2:15pm – 3:45pm  Band/Orchestra/Chorus Practice
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice

Thu Nov 30              

2:15pm – 3:15pm  Debate Club - Room 123
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Dance Team Practice
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice

3:15pm – 4:30pm  Boys Basketball vs. Matoaca

7:00pm – 9:00pm  Winter Concert

Week of 11/6

posted Nov 8, 2017, 5:51 AM by Jonathan Kutis

Swift Creek Middle School Captain’s Log  2017 11-6 (Monday, 11-6-17)

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.

Education Week

Check out this article.  Swift Creek Middle’s very own Mr. Kutis and some of his students were interviewed because they use a business-world project management system, SCRUM, in the classroom!  Chesterfield is an innovative school division!

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2017/11/01/schools-take-a-page-from-silicon-valley.html  CLICK HERE

Reflections:

We will be hosting our Awards Ceremony on November 8, 2017, @ 5:00 pm.   Invitations went home last week..   Any child that turned in artwork, dance, film, and literature are welcome to come with parents.   Awards and certificates will be passed out!!Veterans Day (Friday, November 10th at 9:45 am)

On Friday, November 10th at 9:45 am in the auditorium Swift Creek Middle School SCA in collaboration with the music department will be presenting a program to honor Veterans and active military members,  We would like to invite any of our community’s veterans and active military members and their families to join us that day for our program and for a reception immediately following in the library.

 

Fundraiser Pick-up Date Change! (NEW: Wednesday, November 15th from 5-8:30 pm in the cafeteria)

Parents:  For those of you whose students obtained orders for our fall fundraiser, i.e. cookie dough, peanuts, etc. from the fundraiser catalog, the pick up for those orders will be Thursday, November 15th from 5-8:30 pm in the cafeteria.  Please park on the bus loop side of the building and enter door #4 to come in to get your orders.  Thank you for your support of Swift Creek Middle through our fundraiser!

 

Mission to Tomorrow Interview

Eighth grade students attended the regional career fair, Mission to Tomorrow, last week. 

SCMS 8th grader, Liz Drauszwski, was interviewed by Nikki Dee!  She represented Swift Creek and CCPS well!

http://wtvr.com/2017/11/01/mission-tomorrow-offers-area-students-an-up-close-look-at-possible-careers/   CLICK HERE

Community Service (1st Quarter Turn in)

Swift Creek Middle School encourages our students to initiate, engage in, and celebrate service, volunteerism, and the spirit of giving in order to become responsible citizens and servant leaders in our school, community, country, and world. Students are encouraged to complete 30 hours of community service through the course of the school year.  Students, who reach this goal by the end of May 2018, will be recognized at our end-of-the year awards ceremony!  Logs may be obtained from our website or the main office. 1st quarter logs may be turned into the main office this week.

 

Yearbooks

The 2018 yearbook is for sale! Last year,  we sold out so don't delay!

Visit yearbookordercenter.com  School Code; 4943

 

Makerspace Donations

Donations are now being accepted for donations to help fund our makerspace classroom for Swift Creek Middle School.  Research has shown that makerspaces foster self-directed learning and creativity that prepare students to become engaged global citizens and leaders in the digital community. Our goal is to help students become self-directed learners who can do the following:

  • Invent
  • Tinker
  • Explore
  • Discover
  • Design
  • Collaborate
  • Communicate
  • Think Critically

Do you want to learn more about Makerspaces?  Here is one resource: Click HERE

The money and supplies we collect will help equip and stock our school makerspace. Please visit our website here to see items that we would like donated or make a monetary donation here.

We truly appreciate your generosity in helping to foster 21st century learning in our SCMS students. Without your donations, this makerspace classroom would not be possible. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact me at Carolyn_Clay@ccpsnet.net or my principal at James_Frye@ccpsnet.net

 

Publix Honors Local Schools

The new Publics on Hull St. donated $500 to nearby schools, including Swift Creek Middle School!  Thank you Dianne Smith, Chris Winslow, and many other officials for being there for the occasion.

PTSA

Membership:  We are going for 100% membership in our PTSA!! And it is easier than ever to join!! Membership sales have started, and you can purchase your membership online here or by paying with a check and filling out the PTSA membership form found in students’ packets (make checks out to “SCMS PTSA”).

Meeting: Our next meeting is on November 14th at 6:30 in the SCMS library!

Volunteers Needed: We are looking for some volunteers/items for both our Veterans Day Reception and Makers Space Items.   Please click here to see both sign ups!

 

Laser Quest Night:  November 16 - Flyer is here!

Arrival Times Are: 5:30/5:50/6:10/6:30/6:50 and 7:10

Wanna face off with a teacher or a principal??  Here is who will be there!!

      5:30- Kutis, Ferguson, Anderson, Livingston, Berardo, Conlon

      5:50 - Males, Laughlin and Stump

      6:10 - Frye, Etzold, Butler and Kepple

      6:30 - Krohn

Reservations are required...  Make sure you reserve your time, as spots are -limited!!   Reservations are due by November 13, 2017

In Sports…

Good luck to the boys' and girls' cross country teams as they run in the county championship meet this Thursday, November 9th at Rockwood Park beginning at 2:30.

Intramural morning basketball continues this week each day beginning at 6:45AM.  Intramural Fitness Fun has arrived!  This intramural will be held this Thursday and Friday after school each day until 4:00PM.  Fitness Fun will take place just about every day, Tuesday-Friday until winter break.  Students staying for Fitness Fun should meet in the auxiliary gym immediately after getting dressed.  Remember, you must have the completed intramural paperwork and concussion form to participate.

Boys' basketball tryouts begin this Wednesday, November 8th for all 6th graders and 7th graders with the last name beginning with A-J.  Thursday, November 9th, all 7th grade boys K-Z and all 8th grade boys will try out.  Final tryouts for those called back will take place on Friday, November 10th.  To try out, you must have a “C” or better in all courses at the end of the 1st 9-weeks, a fully completed VHSL athletic physical, a concussion form, and a prompt ride home no later than 4:15PM.

Go Sailors!

 

Helping the SCMS Library with the Kroger Community Rewards Program

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

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

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

Fundraiser

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

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

 

J. Calvin Frye, Ph.D., Principal

Swift Creek Middle School

 

Calendar:

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

Mon Nov 6               

Student Holiday
10:00am – 6:00pm Parent/Teacher Conference Day

Tue Nov 7                 

Teacher Work Day
Student Holiday
7:00pm – 9:00pm  Health Science Open House - Cosby High School

Wed Nov 8               

9:00am – 9:35am  Veterans Day Practice - Auditorium
9:30am – 1:30pm  Prisoner Presentation - Auditorium
2:15pm – 3:30pm  TSA Meeting - Room 308
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Boys Basketball Tryouts
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice
5:00pm – 6:30pm  Reflections Awards - Cafeteria
6:00pm – 8:00pm  Governor's Academy for Engineering Studies Open House - L. C. Bird High
6:30pm – 8:30pm  Visual and Performing Arts Open House - Thomas Dale High School

Thu Nov 9                

9:00am – 9:35am  Veterans Day Practice
9:30am – 1:30pm  Prisoner Presentation
1:30pm – 4:15pm  Cross Country County Championship Meet - Rockwood Park
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Debate Club - Room 123
2:15pm – 3:45pm  Band Practice
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Boys Basketball Tryouts
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice
6:30pm – 8:30pm  Information Technology Open House - Matoaca High School

Fri Nov 10                

6:50am – 7:15am  NJHS Meeting - Room 204
9:45am – 10:45am  Veterans Day Assembly - Auditorium
2:05pm – 3:15pm  Chess Club - Room 210
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Boys Basketball Tryouts


Sat Nov 11                

All day Field Trip VCDA All District Chorus Auditions - Manchester High School


Mon Nov 13             

2:15pm – 4:00pm  Boys Basketball Tryouts
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice
7:00pm – 9:00pm  Mass Communications Open House - Manchester High School
7:00pm – 9:00pm  Spanish Immersion Open House - Manchester High School

Tue Nov 14               

7:00am – 2:30pm  Field Trip - Williamsburg Field Trip      

2:15pm – 3:00pm  Latin Club Meeting - Room 124
2:15pm – 3:00pm  SCA Meeting - Cafeteria
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice
6:30pm – 9:30pm  PTSA Meeting - Library

Wed Nov 15             

9:00am – 1:30pm  Field Trip Virginia War Memorial          

2:05pm – 3:00pm  Theatre Club Meeting - Room 307
2:15pm – 3:30pm  TSA Meeting - Room 308
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice
6:30pm – 8:30pm  Maggie L. Walker Governor's School Open House

Thu Nov 16              

2:05pm – 2:45pm  Diversity Club - Room 104
2:05pm – 3:00pm  Make a Change Club Meeting - Room 114
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Debate Club - Room 123

2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice

5:30pm – 7:30pm  Appomattox Regional Governor's School Open House

5:30pm – 7:30pm  Laser Quest


Fri Nov 17                

Report Cards Issued
7:00am – 7:30am  Core Values Breakfast - Cafeteria
8:30am – 10:30pm  Field Trip 8th grade Orchestra - VMEA Conference

2:05pm – 3:15pm  Chess Club - Room 210

Sun Nov 19               

8:00am – 4:00pm  Field Trip VJCL Latin Convention

Mon Nov 20             

8:00am – 4:00pm  Field Trip VJCL Latin Convention

12:15pm – 1:45pm  Field Trip 8th Grade Fit for Life

2:15pm – 3:30pm  Orchestra Rehearsal
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice


Tue Nov 21               

12:15pm – 1:45pm  Field Trip 8th Grade Fit for Life

2:05pm – 2:45pm  Rotary Club - Room 103
2:15pm – 3:30pm  Orchestra Rehearsal
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice

Wed Nov 22                         
Holiday - No School

Thu Nov 23                          
Holiday - No School

Fri Nov 24                            
Holiday - No School

Mon Nov 27             

2:15pm – 3:30pm  Orchestra Rehearsal - Orchestra Room
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice


Tue Nov 28               

2:15pm – 3:00pm  Latin Club Meeting - Room 124

2:15pm – 3:00pm  Jazz Band After School Rehearsal
2:15pm – 3:30pm  Orchestra Rehearsal
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice


Wed Nov 29             

2:15pm – 3:30pm  TSA Meeting - Room 308
2:15pm – 3:45pm  Band/Orchestra/Chorus Practice
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice

Thu Nov 30              

2:15pm – 3:15pm  Debate Club - Room 123
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Dance Team Practice
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice

3:15pm – 4:30pm  Boys Basketball vs. Matoaca

7:00pm – 9:00pm  Winter Concert

Week of 10/30

posted Oct 31, 2017, 8:54 AM by Jonathan Kutis

Swift Creek Middle School Captain’s Log  2017 10.30 (Monday, 10-30-17)

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 Grade Field Trip

8th grade students are attending the "Mission to Tomorrow" field trip next Wednesday, 11-1-17.  Permission slips were sent home last week.  Please sign and return these by the end of the week.  You can find an electronic copy of the field trip permission slip on our website Click HERE.

Mission to Tomorrow.pdf 

Fundraiser Pick-up (Thursday, November 9 from 5-8:30 pm in the cafeteria)

Parents:  For those of you whose students obtained orders for our fall fundraiser, i.e. cookie dough, peanuts, etc. from the fundraiser catalog, the pick up for those orders will be Thursday, November 9 from 5-8:30 pm in the cafeteria.  Please park on the bus loop side of the building and enter door #4 to come in to get your orders.  Thank you for your support of Swift Creek Middle through our fundraiser!

 

PTSA Halloween Dance… A HUGE Success!

Thank you PTSA for making last Friday a special night for our students!  It is always wonderful to see kids acting like kids!  Please join me in thanking the parents and teachers that spent their Friday night setting-up, chaperoning, and cleaning.   Also, congrats to the following student PTSA members whose names were drawn during the dance:

6th gr. - Cameron Bailey

7th gr. - Bentley Garner

8th gr. - David LaBella

  

 

 

Veterans Day (Friday, November 10th at 9:45 am)

On Friday, November 10th at 9:45 am in the auditorium Swift Creek Middle School SCA in collaboration with the music department will be presenting a program to honor Veterans and active military members,  We would like to invite any of our community’s veterans and active military members and their families to join us that day for our program and for a reception immediately following in the library.

 

Swift Creek Middle School Parents,

Parent-Teacher conferences are coming up!! This is such a long day for the teachers we would love to provide them lunch to help get through the day!

PTSA is providing hoagies for them, and we thought it would be nice to have some sides. If you want to provide something please sign up!!

All non-perishable foods can be dropped off at the school as early as November 3rd. Please have all perishable food items dropped off at the school no later than 10:00 am on November 6th.

Thank you!

SCMS PTSA

Click HERE or copy/paste the website below into your browser to sign-up.

https://scmsptsa.ptboard.com/sgnpw?eid=ngmPkfTETka5V4iZmHpb9nN___6ieSNlDH___qDTxy8i&email=james_frye@ccpsnet.net&token=PAWr5Kpywypib3OPbkWE5w==

 

Yearbooks

The 2018 yearbook is for sale! Last year,  we sold out so don't delay!

Visit yearbookordercenter.com  School Code; 4943

Picture of the Week!

Band students practicing their music by recording on the Chromebook  and playing it back!

Makerspace Donations

Donations are now being accepted for donations to help fund our makerspace classroom for Swift Creek Middle School.  Research has shown that makerspaces foster self-directed learning and creativity that prepare students to become engaged global citizens and leaders in the digital community. Our goal is to help students become self-directed learners who can do the following:

  • Invent
  • Tinker
  • Explore
  • Discover
  • Design
  • Collaborate
  • Communicate
  • Think Critically

Do you want to learn more about Makerspaces?  Here is one resource: Click HERE

The money and supplies we collect will help equip and stock our school makerspace. Please visit our website here to see items that we would like donated or make a monetary donation here.

We truly appreciate your generosity in helping to foster 21st century learning in our SCMS students. Without your donations, this makerspace classroom would not be possible. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact me atCarolyn_Clay@ccpsnet.net or my principal at James_Frye@ccpsnet.net

 

PTSA

Membership:  We are going for 100% membership in our PTSA!! And it is easier than ever to join!! Membership sales have started, and you can purchase your membership online here or by paying with a check and filling out the PTSA membership form found in students’ packets (make checks out to “SCMS PTSA”).

Meeting: Our next meeting is on November 14th at 6:30 in the SCMS library!

Volunteers Needed: We are looking for some volunteers/items for both our Veterans Day Reception and Teacher Luncheon.   Please click here to see both sign ups!

 

Laser Quest Night:  (November 16th) - Flyer is here!

Arrival Times Are: 5:30/5:50/6:10/6:30/6:50 and 7:10

Wanna face off with a teacher or a principal??  Here is who will be there!!

      5:30- Kutis, Ferguson, Anderson, Livingston, Berardo, Conlon

      5:50 - Males, Laughlin and Stump

      6:10 - Frye, Etzold, Butler and Kepple

      6:30 - Krohn

Reservations are required.  Make sure you reserve your time, as spots are limited!!

Swift Creek MS Spirit Night.pdf 

Reflections:

We will be hosting our Awards Ceremony on November 8, 2017, @ 5:00 pm.  Invitations will be sent home this week, please make sure your RSVP

 

Please take and share this Blueprint Survey

Last Chance! Check out our online survey and let us know what you think about the priorities identified during last summer’s community engagement events.  The survey will close on Friday, November 3rd.

Also, feedback and input is always welcomed at your convenience. You can share your thoughts on our website, or emailblueprint@chesterfield.gov anytime!

Thanks again for your help in building Chesterfield’s Blueprint!

Sara Gilliam

President, Chesterfield County Council PTA 804-370-5510

www.cccptas.com

 

In Sports…

Congratulations to the boys' soccer team and girls' basketball team who both concluded their seasons as each bowed out gracefully from tournament play on Friday.  The girls' lost to Davis and the boys' lost to Manchester in opening round tournament play.  Both teams finished with 6 wins and 5.  We would like to thank the cheerleaders for their spirited support of the teams.

Good luck to the Swift Creek runners on the cross country team who have qualified for the northern division meet to be held thisWednesday, November 1st at the Clover Hill Athletic Complex at 2:30.

Intramurals continue this week with morning basketball each morning beginning at 6:45 AM.   Intramurals are a great way to have fun while being active with new and old friends!  Stay tuned for the complete winter schedule to be released soon.

Boys' basketball tryouts and season are both just around the corner, with tryouts beginning on November 8th after school.  All boys' trying out must have a fully completed VHSL sports physical and concussion form on file in the office prior to trying out.

Go Sailors!

 

Helping the SCMS Library with the Kroger Community Rewards Program

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

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

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

 

Community Service Started June 16, 2017

Last school year, Swift Creek Middle School students accumulated almost 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 16, 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!

 

Parent Teacher Conference Times

Parent-Teacher conferences will be held on Monday, November 6th from 10am- 6pm.  Please contact the counseling department to schedule a time.

**Sign-ups for conference times started on 10-2-17; at this point, most of the times are full.  If you contact the counselor and the teacher you would like to see is not available, the counselor will gladly arrange a time on or after November 8th.

Last name A-K           Ms. Jackson (rachele_jackson@ccpsnet.net)

Last name L-Z            Ms. Nablo (rita_nablo@ccpsnet.net)

TEAMS                       Ms. Kastelberg (amy_kastelberg@ccpsnet.net)

 

Fundraiser

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

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

 

J. Calvin Frye, Ph.D., Principal

Swift Creek Middle School

 

Calendar:

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

Mon Oct 30              

2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
3:15pm – 6:00pm  Cross Country Northern Division Meet - TBD
6:30pm – 8:00pm  Girls Basketball Semis - Monacan High School

Tue Oct 31                       

2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria

Wed Nov 1               

All day  Vision & Hearing Screening
7:30am – 11:00am  Field Trip 8th Grade RIR/Mission Trip

2:00pm – 4:45pm   Cross Country Northern Division Meet
2:05pm – 3:00pm   Self Determined Club
2:05pm – 3:00pm   Crime Solvers Meeting

2:15pm – 3:30pm   TSA Meeting - Room 308
2:15pm – 4:15pm   Cheerleading Practice
6:30pm – 8:00pm   Girls Basketball Finals - Monacan High School

Thu Nov 2                

All day   Vision & Hearing Screening
Fundraiser Limo Lunch
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Debate Club - Room 123
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice

Fri Nov 3                  

All day   End of 1st 9 weeks
3 hr early release day
6:50am – 7:15am  NJHS Meeting - Officer Meeting

Mon Nov 6               

Student Holiday
10:00am – 6:00pm Parent/Teacher Conference Day

Tue Nov 7                 

Teacher Work Day
Student Holiday
7:00pm – 9:00pm  Health Science Open House - Cosby High School

Wed Nov 8               

9:00am – 9:35am  Veterans Day Practice - Auditorium
9:30am – 1:30pm  Prisoner Presentation - Auditorium
2:15pm – 3:30pm  TSA Meeting - Room 308
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Boys Basketball Tryouts
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice
5:00pm – 6:30pm  Reflections Awards - Cafeteria
6:00pm – 8:00pm  Governor's Academy for Engineering Studies Open House - L. C. Bird High
6:30pm – 8:30pm  Visual and Performing Arts Open House - Thomas Dale High School

Thu Nov 9                

9:00am – 9:35am  Veterans Day Practice
9:30am – 1:30pm  Prisoner Presentation
1:30pm – 4:15pm  Cross Country County Championship Meet - Rockwood Park
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Debate Club - Room 123
2:15pm – 3:45pm  Band Practice
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Boys Basketball Tryouts
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice
6:30pm – 8:30pm  Information Technology Open House - Matoaca High School

Fri Nov 10                

6:50am – 7:15am  NJHS Meeting - Room 204
9:45am – 10:45am  Veterans Day Assembly - Auditorium
2:05pm – 3:15pm  Chess Club - Room 210
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Boys Basketball Tryouts

Sat Nov 11                

All day Field Trip VCDA All District Chorus Auditions - Manchester High School
Mon Nov 13             

2:15pm – 4:00pm  Boys Basketball Tryouts
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice
7:00pm – 9:00pm  Mass Communications Open House - Manchester High School
7:00pm – 9:00pm  Spanish Immersion Open House - Manchester High School

Tue Nov 14               

7:00am – 2:30pm  Field Trip - Williamsburg Field Trip      

2:15pm – 3:00pm  Latin Club Meeting - Room 124
2:15pm – 3:00pm  SCA Meeting - Cafeteria
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice
6:30pm – 9:30pm  PTSA Meeting - Library

Wed Nov 15             

9:00am – 1:30pm  Field Trip Virginia War Memorial          

2:05pm – 3:00pm  Theatre Club Meeting - Room 307
2:15pm – 3:30pm  TSA Meeting - Room 308
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice
6:30pm – 8:30pm  Maggie L. Walker Governor's School Open House

Thu Nov 16              

2:05pm – 2:45pm  Diversity Club - Room 104
2:05pm – 3:00pm  Make a Change Club Meeting - Room 114
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Debate Club - Room 123

2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice

5:30pm – 7:30pm  Appomattox Regional Governor's School Open House

5:30pm – 7:30pm  Laser Quest
Fri Nov 17                

Report Cards Issued
7:00am – 7:30am  Core Values Breakfast - Cafeteria
8:30am – 10:30pm  Field Trip 8th grade Orchestra - VMEA Conference

2:05pm – 3:15pm  Chess Club - Room 210

Sun Nov 19               

8:00am – 4:00pm  Field Trip VJCL Latin Convention

Mon Nov 20             

8:00am – 4:00pm  Field Trip VJCL Latin Convention

12:15pm – 1:45pm  Field Trip 8th Grade Fit for Life

2:15pm – 3:30pm  Orchestra Rehearsal
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice

Tue Nov 21               

12:15pm – 1:45pm  Field Trip 8th Grade Fit for Life

2:05pm – 2:45pm  Rotary Club - Room 103
2:15pm – 3:30pm  Orchestra Rehearsal
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice

Wed Nov 22                         
Holiday - No School

Thu Nov 23                          
Holiday - No School

Fri Nov 24                            
Holiday - No School

Mon Nov 27             

2:15pm – 3:30pm  Orchestra Rehearsal - Orchestra Room
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice

Tue Nov 28               

2:15pm – 3:00pm  Latin Club Meeting - Room 124

2:15pm – 3:00pm  Jazz Band After School Rehearsal
2:15pm – 3:30pm  Orchestra Rehearsal
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice

Wed Nov 29             

2:15pm – 3:30pm  TSA Meeting - Room 308
2:15pm – 3:45pm  Band/Orchestra/Chorus Practice
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice

Thu Nov 30              

2:15pm – 3:15pm  Debate Club - Room 123
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Dance Team Practice
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice

3:15pm – 4:30pm  Boys Basketball vs. Matoaca

7:00pm – 9:00pm  Winter Concert

Week of 10/23

posted Oct 24, 2017, 8:14 AM by Jonathan Kutis

Swift Creek Middle School Captain’s Log 2017 10.23 (Monday, 10-23-17)

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 Grade Field Trip Next Week!

8th grade students are attending the "Mission to Tomorrow" field trip nextWednesday, 11-1-17.  Permission slips were sent home last week.  Please sign and return these by the end of the week.  You can find an electronic copy of the field trip permission slip on our website Click HERE. 

Yearbooks

The 2018 yearbook is for sale! Last year,  we sold out so don't delay!

Visit yearbookordercenter.com  School Code; 4943

 Judge Minton of Chesterfield Juvenile Courts

Thank you for speaking to our 6th graders on October 23rd!

Makerspace Donations

Donations are now being accepted for donations to help fund our makerspace classroom for Swift Creek Middle School.  Research has shown that makerspaces foster self-directed learning and creativity that prepare students to become engaged global citizens and leaders in the digital community. Our goal is to help students become self-directed learners who can do the following:

  • Invent
  • Tinker
  • Explore
  • Discover
  • Design
  • Collaborate
  • Communicate
  • Think Critically

Do you want to learn more about Makerspaces?  Here is one resource: Click HERE

The money and supplies we collect will help equip and stock our school makerspace. Please visit our website here to see items that we would like donated or make a monetary donation here.

We truly appreciate your generosity in helping to foster 21st century learning in our SCMS students. Without your donations, this makerspace classroom would not be possible. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact me atCarolyn_Clay@ccpsnet.net or my principal at James_Frye@ccpsnet.net

 

Ms. Stigall and Mr. Higham Presented at the VMSA Conference Last Week on How to Become a School to Watch!

They did a fabulous job!

PTSA

Membership:  We are going for 100% membership in our PTSA!! And it is easier than ever to join!! Membership sales have started, and you can purchase your membership online here or by paying with a check and filling out the PTSA membership form found in students’ packets (make checks out to “SCMS PTSA”).

Meeting: Our next meeting is on November 14th at 6:30 in the SCMS library!

Halloween Dance

All Grades Dance: Our Annual Halloween Dance is coming up on 10/27/17.  Enclosed please find our flyer/permission slip.    Permission slips must be turned in at time of ticket purchase.   Ticket sales will be during lunches October 25th-27th.  For Questions please contact communications@scmsptsa.com.

Halloween Dance and Veterans Day Reception Volunteers Needed:

We are looking for some volunteers/items for both our Halloween Dance and the Veterans Day Reception.   Please click here to see both sign ups!

 

Spirit Wear

A huge "Thank You" to all the families that purchased spirit wear for their students. Also, "Thank You." to the teachers, staff and volunteers that assisted as well. At the end of lunch Wednesday there were still a few orders left. These items can be picked up in the office.

If you missed this round... We do not have any extra stock at this time. Please watch for the next spirit wear sale in the Spring.

If you have any questions, please email spiritwear@scmsptsa.com

In Sports…

Good luck to the boys' and girls' cross country teams as they run at Tomahawk Creek on Wednesday, October 25th.  Good luck also goes out to our girls' basketball team and boys' soccer team as they both play Falling Creek at home on Tuesday, October 24th and travel to Robious on Thursday, October 26th.  This is the last week of regular season competitions as all teams enter the post-season afterThursday.

Intramurals continue this week with morning basketball each day beginning at 6:45 AM.  There will also be basketball intramurals after school on Thursday, October 26th. After school intramurals run until 4:00 PM each day and are a great way to have fun while being active with new and old friends!

Boys' basketball tryouts are just around the corner, beginning on November 8th after school.  All boys' trying out must have a fully completed VHSL sports physical and concussion form on file in the office prior to trying out.

Go Sailors!

Helping the SCMS Library with the Kroger Community Rewards Program

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

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

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

Community Service Started June 16, 2017

Last school year, Swift Creek Middle School students accumulated almost 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 16, 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!

Parent Teacher Conference Times

Parent-Teacher conferences will be held on Monday, November 6th from 10am- 6pm.  Please contact the counseling department to schedule a time.

**Sign-ups for conference times started on 10-2-17; at this point, most of the times are full.  If you contact the counselor and the teacher you would like to see is not available, the counselor will gladly arrange a time on or after November 8th.

Last name A-K           Ms. Jackson (rachele_jackson@ccpsnet.net)

Last name L-Z            Ms. Nablo (rita_nablo@ccpsnet.net)

TEAMS                       Ms. Kastelberg (amy_kastelberg@ccpsnet.net)

Fundraiser

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

 

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

J. Calvin Frye, Ph.D., Principal

Swift Creek Middle School

 

Calendar:

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

Mon Oct 23               

8:15am – 8:45am  6th Grade Judge School Talk - Auditorium
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball & Cross Country Practice
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
6:30pm – 9:00pm  Mathematics and Science Open House - Clover Hill High School

Tue Oct 24               

10:00am – 8:00pm  All County MS Chorus - Cafeteria, Auditorium and Performing Arts Hall
2:05pm – 2:45pm  Rotary Club - Room 103
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Sparkle Dance Practice - Cafeteria
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball & Cross Country Practice          

2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria           

3:15pm – 4:30pm  Boys Soccer & Girls Basketball vs. Falling Creek

7:00pm – 9:00pm  Leadership and International Relations Open House - James River High

Wed Oct 25              

9:30am – 1:00pm  FIELD TRIP Spanish Play - Swift Creek Mill Theatre

2:15pm – 4:00pm  Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball & Cross Country Practice          

2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
3:15pm – 5:00pm  Cross Country @ Tomahawk

Thu Oct 26               

2:15pm – 4:00pm  Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball & Cross Country Practice          

2:15pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Basketball

2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria           

3:15pm – 4:30pm  Boys Soccer & Girls Basketball @ Robious

6:30pm – 8:30pm  Meadowbrook Academy for Digital Entrepreneurship Open House at Meadowbrook High School
Fri Oct 27                 

2:05pm – 3:15pm  Chess Club - Room 210 

2:15pm – 4:00pm  Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball & Cross Country Practice
3:30pm – 5:30pm  Girls Basketball game Playoffs - TBA
7:00pm – 9:30pm  Halloween Dance - Cafeteria

Mon Oct 30              

2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
3:15pm – 6:00pm  Cross Country Northern Division Meet - TBD
6:30pm – 8:00pm  Girls Basketball Semis - Monacan High School

Tue Oct 31

                       

2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria

 

Week of 10/16

posted Oct 18, 2017, 1:53 PM by Jonathan Kutis

Swift Creek Middle School Captain’s Log  2017 10.16 (Monday, 10-16-17)

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.

 

Parent Teacher Conference Times

Parent-Teacher conferences will be held on Monday, November 6th from 10am- 6pm.  Please contact the counseling department to schedule a time.

Last name A-K           Ms. Jackson (rachele_jackson@ccpsnet.net)

Last name L-Z            Ms. Nablo (rita_nablo@ccpsnet.net)

TEAMS                       Ms. Kastelberg (amy_kastelberg@ccpsnet.net)

 

Fundraiser

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

 

Yearbooks

The 2018 yearbook is for sale! Last year,  we sold out so don't delay!

Visit yearbookordercenter.com  School Code; 4943

 

Cross Country Milestat Invitational race this last weekend!

Thank you Ms. Rock for the picture!

SCMS Spirit Wear has Arrived!!!

If your student has ordered Spirit Wear it will be available for pick up during lunch on Wednesday, October 18th in the cafeteria.

Sorry if you missed this round... We do not have any extra stock at this time. Please watch for the next spirit wear sale in the Spring.

If you have any questions, please email spiritwear@scmsptsa.com

 

Makerspace Donations

Donations are now being accepted for donations to help fund our makerspace classroom for Swift Creek Middle School.  Research has shown that makerspaces foster self-directed learning and creativity that prepare students to become engaged global citizens and leaders in the digital community. Our goal is to help students become self-directed learners who can do the following:

  • Invent
  • Tinker
  • Explore
  • Discover
  • Design
  • Collaborate
  • Communicate
  • Think Critically

Do you want to learn more about Makerspaces?  Here is one resource: Click HERE

The money and supplies we collect will help equip and stock our school makerspace. Please visit our website here to see items that we would like donated or make a monetary donation here.

We truly appreciate your generosity in helping to foster 21st century learning in our SCMS students. Without your donations, this makerspace classroom would not be possible. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact me at Carolyn_Clay@ccpsnet.net or my principal at James_Frye@ccpsnet.net

 

The Makerspace, Our Newest 21st Century Learning Area!

  

The Makerspace is still under construction, but the students couldn't wait to start using it!

PTSA

Membership:  We are going for 100% membership in our PTSA!! And it is easier than ever to join!! Membership sales have started, and you can purchase your membership online HERE or by paying with a check and filling out the PTSA membership form found in students’ packets (make checks out to “SCMS PTSA”).

Meeting: Our next meeting is on November 14th at 6:30 in the SCMS library!

Halloween Dance

All Grades Dance: Our Annual Halloween Dance is coming up on 10/27/17.  Enclosed please find our flyer/permission slip.    Permission slips must be turned in at time of ticket purchase.   Ticket sales will be during lunches on 10/25-27/17.  For Questions please contact communications@scmsptsa.com.

Halloween Dance and Veterans Day Reception Volunteers Needed:

We are looking for some volunteers/items for both our Halloween Dance and the Veterans Day Reception.   Please click HERE to see both sign ups!

 

In Sports…

Good luck to the boys' and girls' cross country teams as they race against Manchester at home on Wednesday, October 18th.  Good luck also goes out to our girls' basketball team and boys' soccer team as they both play Midlothian at home on Tuesday, October 17th and travel to Matoaca on Thursday, October 19th.

Intramurals continue this week with morning basketball each morning beginning at 6:45 AM.  Flag football also continues each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday while tennis takes place WednesdayThursday, andFriday.  There will also be basketball intramurals after school on Thursday.  After school intramurals run until 4:00 PM each day and are a great way to have fun while being active with new and old friends!

Boys' basketball tryouts are just around the corner, beginning on November 8th after school.  All boys' trying out must have a fully completed VHSL sports physical and concussion form on file in the office prior to trying out.  More specific details related to informational meetings and tryouts are forthcoming.

Go Sailors!

Healthy Advice

As we enter the “sick season” sometimes the hardest thing to decide is if your child is too sick to go to school. This decision most often needs to be made during the family’s busy early morning routine.

As far as spreading infection, the bad news is that many infectious illnesses are infectious well before symptoms appear, and continue to be transmitted after the child has recovered. While some children don’t get sick at all, they do continue to carry  and spread viruses and bacteria that can make other children sick. So we have to prevent transmission by emphasizing habits that improve hygiene and interrupt possible transmission by reinforcing respiratory etiquette.

 Respiratory etiquette means coughing or sneezing into a sleeve or an elbow and  good hand hygiene. Hand washing is important for respiratory illnesses, which are most likely to be transmitted by viruses that get (mysteriously) from the mouth and nose onto the hands, and from there to other objects, from doorknobs to papers to pencils. But it’s also very important to prevent the spread of stomach problems; a child who has diarrhea but practices good hand hygiene is much less likely to cause problems for anyone else. So we have to focus on what happens at the sink.

Hand washing is like a "do-it-yourself" vaccine—it involves five simple and effective steps (Wet, Lather, Scrub, Rinse, Dry) you can take to reduce the spread of diarrheal and respiratory illness so you can stay healthy. Regular handwashing, particularly before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. It's quick, it's simple, and it can keep us all from getting sick. Handwashing is a win for everyone, except the germs.

 

Helping the SCMS Library with the Kroger Community Rewards Program

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

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

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

James River High School Field Hockey October 21st at James River High School.

James River High School Field Hockey wants to spread the love of field hockey and help raise money for HURRICANE RELIEF.  We will be hosting a Field Hockey Academy for girls in grades 3-8 to introduce and develop the game of field hockey in our county schools . 

The event will take place from 9am-12pm on Saturday, October 21st at James River High School. The academy will be run in conjunction with our Annual Flea Market/Yard Sale and River Grill.  Girls can register by October 8th and pay online with the link at the bottom of the flyer. They will receive a FREE t-shirt and BBQ lunch. If you have questions you may contact our coach rebecca_wright@ccpsnet.net orcasteiner@comcast.net

Community Service Started June 16, 2017

Last school year, Swift Creek Middle School students accumulated almost 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 16, 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!

 

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

 

J. Calvin Frye, Ph.D., Principal

Swift Creek Middle School

 

Calendar:

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


Mon Oct 16              

2:05pm – 4:00pm Talent Show Rehearsals - Auditorium

2:15pm – 4:00pm Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball & Cross Country Practice           

2:15pm – 4:15pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria

Tue Oct 17                 

2:05pm – 4:00pm Talent Show Rehearsals - Auditorium     

2:15pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Football       

2:15pm – 4:00pm  Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball & Cross Country Practice
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
3:15pm – 4:30pm  Boys Soccer & Girls Basketball vs. Midlothian

6:00pm – 8:00pm  Health & Physical Therapy Open House - Monacan High School

Wed Oct 18              

2:05pm – 3:30pm  Talent Show Dress Rehearsal - Auditorium
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Football
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball & Cross Country Practice

2:15pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Tennis
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice
3:15pm – 5:00pm  Cross Country vs Manchester

7:00pm – 9:30pm  Humanities Open House - Monacan High School

Thu Oct 19                

2:05pm – 2:45pm  Diversity Club - Room 104
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Football
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball & Cross Country Practice
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Tennis
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Sparkle Dance Practice - Cafeteria
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
3:15pm – 4:30pm  Boys Soccer & Girls Basketball @ Matoaca - Matoaca Middle East Campus 6:30pm – 7:30pm  Talent Show - Auditorium
6:30pm – 8:30pm  International Baccalaureate Program Open House - Midlothian High School
6:30pm – 8:30pm  International Baccalaureate Program Open House - Meadowbrook High

Fri Oct 20                 

2:05pm – 3:15pm  Chess Club - Room 210 

2:15pm – 4:00pm  Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball & Cross Country Practice
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Tennis

Mon Oct 23     

8:15am – 8:45am  6th Grade Judge School Talk - Auditorium
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball & Cross Country Practice
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
6:30pm – 9:00pm  Mathematics and Science Open House - Clover Hill High School

Tue Oct 24               

10:00am – 8:00pm  All County MS Chorus - Cafeteria, Auditorium and Performing Arts Hall
2:05pm – 2:45pm  Rotary Club - Room 103
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Sparkle Dance Practice - Cafeteria
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball & Cross Country Practice          

2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria           

3:15pm – 4:30pm  Boys Soccer & Girls Basketball vs. Falling Creek

7:00pm – 9:00pm  Leadership and International Relations Open House - James River High

Wed Oct 25              

9:30am – 1:00pm  FIELD TRIP Spanish Play - Swift Creek Mill Theatre

2:15pm – 4:00pm  Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball & Cross Country Practice          

2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
3:15pm – 5:00pm  Cross Country @ Tomahawk

Thu Oct 26               

2:15pm – 4:00pm  Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball & Cross Country Practice          

2:15pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Basketball

2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria           

3:15pm – 4:30pm  Boys Soccer & Girls Basketball @ Robious

6:30pm – 8:30pm  Meadowbrook Academy for Digital Entrepreneurship Open House at Meadowbrook High School


Fri Oct 27                 

2:05pm – 3:15pm  Chess Club - Room 210 

2:15pm – 4:00pm  Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball & Cross Country Practice
3:30pm – 5:30pm  Girls Basketball game Playoffs - TBA
7:00pm – 9:30pm  Halloween Dance - Cafeteria

Mon Oct 30              

2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
3:15pm – 6:00pm  Cross Country Northern Division Meet - TBD
6:30pm – 8:00pm  Girls Basketball Semis - Monacan High School

Tue Oct 31                       

2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria

Week of 10/2

posted Oct 3, 2017, 7:24 AM by Jonathan Kutis

Swift Creek Middle School Captain’s Log  2017 10.2 (Monday, 10-2-17)

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.

Parent Teacher Conference Times

Parent-Teacher conferences will be held on Monday, November 6th from 10am- 6pm.  Please contact the counseling department to schedule a time.

Last name A-L            Ms. Jackson (rachele_jackson@ccpsnet.net)

Last name M-Z           Ms. Nablo (rita_nablo@ccpsnet.net)

TEAMS                       Ms. Kastelberg (amy_kastelberg@ccpsnet.net)

Helping the SCMS Library with the Kroger Community Rewards Program

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

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

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

Fundraiser

Swift Creek Middle’s school-wide fundraiser kicks off tomorrow!  This is a great way to support your student’s school and buy something for yourself or as a gift.  You may order through your student or online at www.gaschoolstore.com using theschool ID# 2696342!

Specialty Centers

To help students and their parents learn about the variety of high school options, Chesterfield County Public Schools will hold two information fairs, as well as open houses at every specialty center and governor’s school. Students decide in eighth grade whether to apply to a specialty center or governor’s school, so middle school students and parents interested in learning more about these high school opportunities are invited to these events. Information fairs offer general information and give families a chance to visit booths, ask questions and pick up information. Please see the attached for more information.

2017-2018SpecialtyCenterEventCalendar-Updated090817.pdf 

Forms & Fees

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

PTSA

Membership:  We are going for 100% membership in our PTSA!! And it is easier than ever to join!! Membership sales have started, and you can purchase your membership online here or by paying with a check and filling out the PTSA membership form found in students’ packets (make checks out to “SCMS PTSA”).

Reflections Contest: Reflections program is up and running.  All applications and art work are Due October 13th.  Here is a copy of the flyer:

Reflections Application (1).pdf

Meeting: Our next meeting is on October 3rd at 6:30 in the SCMS library!

SCMS Spirit Wear: Fall spirit wear orders are now closed. Look for an email when your order will be available for pick up. If you missed ordering the fall, we will have another sale in the Spring. Feel free to contact spiritwear@scmsptsa.com if you have any questions.

 

CCPS Night at the Library

Come out on October 2nd, 6-8 PM and rediscover your Chesterfield Library!

FallOpenHousePoster_2017.pdf 

James River High School Field Hockey

James River High School Field Hockey wants to spread the love of field hockey and help raise money for HURRICANE RELIEF.  We will be hosting a Field Hockey Academy for girls in grades 3-8 to introduce and develop the game of field hockey in our county schools .  The event will take place from 9am-12pm onSaturday, October 21st at James River High School. The academy will be run in conjunction with our Annual Flea Market/Yard Sale and River Grill.  Girls can register by October 8th and pay online with the link at the bottom of the flyer. They will receive a FREE t-shirt and BBQ lunch. If you have questions you may contact our coach rebecca_wright@ccpsnet.net or casteiner@comcast.net

james river field hockey academy-HURRICANE RELIEF.pdf 

Meal Benefits

Parents can apply for meal benefits online at: www.mychesterfieldschools.heartlandapps.com. It's safe, secure, takes about 10 to 15 minutes to complete and is available in both English and Spanish.

In Sports…

Good luck to the boys' and girls' cross country teams as they host Midlothian on Wednesday, October 4th here at Swift Creek.  The meet will start at approximately3:15.  Good luck also goes out to the girls' basketball team and boys' soccer team as they both play at Tomahawk Creek on Tuesday, October 3rd and at home against Manchester on Thursday, October 5th.  Those games will start at approximately3:30.

Intramurals continue this week with flag football on TuesdayWednesday, andThursday. Tennis will be held on WednesdayThursday, and Friday.  Basketball will also take place on Tuesday, October 3rd.  After school intramurals last until4:00 each day.  Morning basketball intramurals are back!  Morning basketball will be each morning in the month of October starting Wednesday, October 4th.  They will begin each morning at 6:45am, so wake up and get your game on!  Intramurals are a great way to get some exercise and have fun with your friends and make some new ones.  All you need is the appropriate paperwork (available in the office) completed by you and your parents.

Hope to see you there.

 

Go Sailors!

 

September is Attendance Awareness Month

In accordance with new regulations regarding attendance required by VDOE, administrators and counselors will be making phone calls and setting up attendance conferences once students reach five unexcused absences.  Please send in a note or contact our Swift Creek Attendance Clerk at 739-6315, extension 2, to report and provide a reason for your students’ absences.

 

Community Service Started June 16, 2017

Last school year, Swift Creek Middle School students accumulated almost 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 16, 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!

 

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

J. Calvin Frye, Ph.D., Principal

Swift Creek Middle School

 

Calendar:

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

 

Mon Oct 2                

9:39am – 12:43pm  SOS Lessons

2:15pm – 4:00pm Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball & Cross Country Practice
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria

6:30pm – 7:30pm  Specialty Center Fair - Midlothian High School

 

Tue Oct 3                 

9:39am – 12:43pm  SOS Lessons

2:05pm – 3:00pm  Crime Solvers Meeting - Room 112
2:15pm – 3:00pm  SCA Meeting - Cafeteria
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Basketball
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Football
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball & Cross Country Practice
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
3:15pm – 4:30pm  Boys Soccer & Girls Basketball @ Tomahawk

6:00pm – 9:30pm  Field Trip - All County Marching Band - Cosby High School

 

Wed Oct 4     

9:39am – 12:43pm  SOS Lessons      

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

2:15pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Football
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball & Cross Country Practice
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Tennis
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
3:15pm – 5:00pm  Cross Country vs Midlothian

6:30pm – 7:30pm  Specialty Center Fair - Matoaca High School

 

Thu Oct 5

All day  Fundraiser Turn in Day

9:39am – 12:43pm  SOS Lessons
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Football
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball & Cross Country Practice
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Tennis
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
3:15pm – 4:30pm  Boys Soccer & Girls Basketball vs. Manchester

 

Fri Oct 6        

All day  3 hr early release day
6:50am – 7:15am  NJHS Meeting Officers only - Room 204

Mon Oct 9

2:15pm – 4:00pm Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball & Cross Country Practice
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria

 

Tue Oct 10               

2:05pm – 3:30pm  Talent Show Auditions

2:15pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Football
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Basketball
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Dance Team Practice - Cafeteria
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball & Cross Country Practice
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
3:15pm – 4:30pm  Boys Soccer & Girls Basketball @ Bailey Bridge

 

Wed Oct 11

All day  Fundraiser Turn in Day

2:05pm – 3:30pm  Makeup Talent Show Auditions
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Football
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball & Cross Country Practice
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Tennis

2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria           

3:15pm – 5:00pm  Cross Country @ Robious

 

Thu Oct 12               

All day  Pink Out Day
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Football
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball & Cross Country Practice
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Tennis
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
3:15pm – 4:30pm  Boys Soccer & Girls Basketball vs. Carver

 

Fri Oct 13                 

All day  Fall Pictures
6:50am – 7:15am  NJHS Meeting - All members - Room 204
2:05pm – 4:00pm  Talent Show Rehearsals - Auditorium

2:05pm – 3:15pm  Chess Club - Room 210

2:15pm – 4:00pm  Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball & Cross Country Practice
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Tennis

 

Mon Oct 16              

2:05pm – 4:00pm Talent Show Rehearsals - Auditorium

2:15pm – 4:00pm Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball & Cross Country Practice           

2:15pm – 4:15pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria

 

Tue Oct 17

2:05pm – 4:00pm Talent Show Rehearsals - Auditorium     

2:15pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Football       

2:15pm – 4:00pm  Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball & Cross Country Practice
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
3:15pm – 4:30pm  Boys Soccer & Girls Basketball vs. Midlothian

6:00pm – 8:00pm  Health & Physical Therapy Open House - Monacan High School

 

Wed Oct 18              

2:05pm – 3:30pm  Talent Show Dress Rehearsal - Auditorium
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Football
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball & Cross Country Practice

2:15pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Tennis
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice
3:15pm – 5:00pm  Cross Country vs Manchester

7:00pm – 9:30pm  Humanities Open House - Monacan High School
 

Thu Oct 19    

2:05pm – 2:45pm  Diversity Club - Room 104
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Football
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball & Cross Country Practice
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Tennis
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Sparkle Dance Practice - Cafeteria
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
3:15pm – 4:30pm  Boys Soccer & Girls Basketball @ Matoaca - Matoaca Middle East Campus 6:30pm – 7:30pm  Talent Show - Auditorium
6:30pm – 8:30pm  International Baccalaureate Program Open House - Midlothian High School
6:30pm – 8:30pm  International Baccalaureate Program Open House - Meadowbrook High

 

Fri Oct 20      

2:05pm – 3:15pm  Chess Club - Room 210 

2:15pm – 4:00pm  Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball & Cross Country Practice
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Tennis

 

Mon Oct 23   

8:15am – 8:45am  6th Grade Judge School Talk - Auditorium
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball & Cross Country Practice
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
6:30pm – 9:00pm  Mathematics and Science Open House - Clover Hill High School

 

Tue Oct 24               

10:00am – 8:00pm  All County MS Chorus - Cafeteria, Auditorium and Performing Arts Hall
2:05pm – 2:45pm  Rotary Club - Room 103
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Sparkle Dance Practice - Cafeteria
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball & Cross Country Practice          

2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria           

3:15pm – 4:30pm  Boys Soccer & Girls Basketball vs. Falling Creek

7:00pm – 9:00pm  Leadership and International Relations Open House - James River High

 

Wed Oct 25              

9:30am – 1:00pm  FIELD TRIP Spanish Play - Swift Creek Mill Theatre

2:15pm – 4:00pm  Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball & Cross Country Practice          

2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
3:15pm – 5:00pm  Cross Country @ Tomahawk

 

Thu Oct 26               

2:15pm – 4:00pm  Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball & Cross Country Practice          

2:15pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Basketball

2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria           

3:15pm – 4:30pm  Boys Soccer & Girls Basketball @ Robious

6:30pm – 8:30pm  Meadowbrook Academy for Digital Entrepreneurship Open House at Meadowbrook High School


Fri Oct 27                 

2:05pm – 3:15pm  Chess Club - Room 210 

2:15pm – 4:00pm  Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball & Cross Country Practice
3:30pm – 5:30pm  Girls Basketball game Playoffs - TBA
7:00pm – 9:30pm  Halloween Dance - Cafeteria

 

Mon Oct 30              

2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
3:15pm – 6:00pm  Cross Country Northern Division Meet - TBD
6:30pm – 8:00pm  Girls Basketball Semis - Monacan High School

 

Tue Oct 31

2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria

Week of 9/25

posted Sep 26, 2017, 4:14 AM by Jonathan Kutis

Swift Creek Middle School Captain’s Log  2017 9.25 (Monday, 9-25-17)

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.

Back to School Night 6th grade (Tuesday, Sept. 26th 6:30-8:30 PM)

Back to School Night for 6th graders will be held on September 26th.

  • The night will begin at 6:30 in the auditorium and conclude at 8:30 PM
  • Students will be given a schedule on the day of their Back to School Night.  Schedules should be brought home to parents to be used as a guide that night.
  • The library’s book fair will also be open for business!

 

6th Grade Back to School Night Tailgate

Our 8th grade TEAMS students want a chance to welcome our newest Sailors to SCMS. As part of their economics class, they are throwing the 6th graders a welcome aboard tailgate.  

The event will take place from 5:00 - 6:00 pm in the cafeteria and will end in time for you to attend Back to School Night at 6:30pm.  Tickets for this event are $5.00 per person and will include a full meal with a drink and desserts. Tickets will be on sale during lunch and at the door. Our 8th graders are so excited to welcome your students to SCMS, and we hope to see you there.

Helping the SCMS Library with the Kroger Community Rewards Program

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

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

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

Fundraiser and Flier

Swift Creek Middle’s school-wide fundraiser kicks off tomorrow!  This is a great way to support your student’s school and buy something for yourself or as a gift.  You may order through your student or online at www.gaschoolstore.com using theschool ID# 2696342!

Great American.pdf 

Impact Aid Forms/Survey

To continue to support classroom teachers and students in their joint pursuit of academic excellence, Chesterfield County Public Schools continues to pursue a variety of potential funding sources support our work. You can help us by filling out this survey, which is part of an annual process to receive federal Impact Aid.

Impact Aid is a national funding program designed to help local school divisions deal with federal regulations: for example, localities that lose property tax revenue from tax-exempt federal property. Impact Aid is part of CCPS’s general operating budget and supports instruction for all students. All parents are asked to complete this survey. Even if you are not in the military or not employed on federal property, please check the applicable boxes and return the survey by Sept. 15.All information will be confidential.  Please note that not all federal employees work on property that is owned by the federal government (for example, post offices are not federal property). A short list of nearby federal facilities is shown on the survey. If you work at a federal site not listed or if you are not sure whether your place of employment is on federal property, please give the name and full address of your employer.

Thank you for your continuing support of Chesterfield County Public Schools.

Fitness Testing and Calculating Aerobic Capacity

Please read the attached letter related to collecting students’ height and weight in PE classes to calculate aerobic capacity. 

PE Letter.pdf 

Forms & Fees

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

PTSA

Membership:  We are going for 100% membership in our PTSA!! And it is easier than ever to join!! Membership sales have started, and you can purchase your membership online here or by paying with a check and filling out the PTSA membership form found in students’ packets (make checks out to “SCMS PTSA”).

Reflections Contest: Reflections program is up and running.  All applications and art work are Due October 13th.  Here is a copy of the flyer:

Reflections Application (1).pdf

Meeting: Our next meeting is on October 3rd at 6:30 in the SCMS library!

SCMS Spirit Wear sales deadline has been extended through Tuesday, Sept. 26thfor 6th Grade Back to School Night. Orders will be turned in the next day so don't miss out. See attached for order forms. Orders can also be made on-line at  https://scms17.itemorder.com/

Spirit wear will not be available for sale again until Spring 2018!!

CCPS Night at the Library

Come out on October 2nd6-8 PM and rediscover your Chesterfield Library!

FallOpenHousePoster_2017.pdf 

James River High School Field Hockey

James River High School Field Hockey wants to spread the love of field hockey and help raise money for HURRICANE RELIEF.  We will be hosting a Field Hockey Academy for girls in grades 3-8 to introduce and develop the game of field hockey in our county schools .  The event will take place from 9am-12pm onSaturday, October 21st at James River High School. The academy will be run in conjunction with our Annual Flea Market/Yard Sale and River Grill.  Girls can register by October 8th and pay online with the link at the bottom of the flyer. They will receive a FREE t-shirt and BBQ lunch. If you have questions you may contact our coach rebecca_wright@ccpsnet.net or casteiner@comcast.net

james river field hockey academy-HURRICANE RELIEF.pdf 

Meal Benefits

Parents can apply for meal benefits online at: www.mychesterfieldschools.heartlandapps.com. It's safe, secure, takes about 10 to 15 minutes to complete and is available in both English and Spanish.

In Sports…

Good luck to the girls' basketball and boys' soccer teams as they open up their regular seasons this week.  They both will play Tuesday, September 26th at Salem and will host Davis on Thursday, September 28th at home.  Good luck also goes out to the cross country teams as they have their first meet this Wednesday, September 27th against Bailey Bridge at home.  All games start at approximately3:30.

Intramurals continue this week with football and tennis.  Football will take placeTuesdayWednesday, and Thursday while tennis will take place Wednesday,Thursday, and Friday.  Intramurals are free and fun!  All you have to do to participate is complete and intramural form and concussion form and have a prompt ride home at 4:00.  Make plans with your friends to stay for the excitement and friendly competition.

Go Sailors!

Community Service Started June 16, 2017

Last school year, Swift Creek Middle School students accumulated almost 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 16, 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!

 

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

J. Calvin Frye, Ph.D., Principal

Swift Creek Middle School

 

Calendar:

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

Mon Sep 25              

All day  Bookfair - Library
2:15pm – 4:00pm Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball & Cross Country Practice
2:15pm – 4:15pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
3:30pm – 5:00pm Boys Soccer Scrimmage vs St Christophers

 

Tue Sep 26

All day Bookfair - Library
All day Red Out Day
All day Fundraiser Kickoff
2:05pm – 2:45pm Rotary Club - Room 103
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Football
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Basketball

2:15pm – 4:00pm  Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball & Cross Country Practice
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Dance Team Practice
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice -  Cafeteria
3:15pm – 4:30pm  Boys Soccer & Girls Basketball @ Salem - Salem Church Middle School
5:00pm – 6:30pm  6th Grade Tailgate - Cafeteria
6:30pm – 8:30pm  6th Grade Back-to-School Night

 

Wed Sep 27              

All day Bookfair - Library
All day Reach Out Booklet Collection
2:15pm – 4:00pm Intramural - Football
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball & Cross Country Practice
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Tennis
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
3:15pm – 5:00pm  Cross Country vs Bailey Bridge

 

Thu Sep 28               

All day Bookfair - Library
All day  Red Out Day
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Football
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball & Cross Country Practice
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Tennis
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
3:15pm – 4:30pm  Boys Soccer & Girls Basketball vs. E. Davis

 

Fri Sep 29

All day  Bookfair - Library
2:15pm – 4:00pm Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball & Cross Country Practice
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Tennis

 

Mon Oct 2                

2:15pm – 4:00pm Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball & Cross Country Practice
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria

 

Tue Oct 3                 

2:05pm – 3:00pm  Crime Solvers Meeting - Room 112
2:15pm – 3:00pm  SCA Meeting - Cafeteria
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Basketball
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Football
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball & Cross Country Practice
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
3:15pm – 4:30pm  Boys Soccer & Girls Basketball @ Tomahawk

 

Wed Oct 4     

2:15pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Football
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball & Cross Country Practice
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Tennis
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
3:15pm – 5:00pm  Cross Country vs Midlothian

Thu Oct 5

All day Fundraiser Turn in Day
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Football
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball & Cross Country Practice
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Tennis
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
3:15pm – 4:30pm  Boys Soccer & Girls Basketball vs. Manchester

Fri Oct 6        

All day  3 hr early release day
6:50am – 7:15am  NJHS Meeting Officers only - Room 204

Mon Oct 9

2:15pm – 4:00pm Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball & Cross Country Practice
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria

 

Tue Oct 10               

All day  Pink Out Day
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Football
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Basketball
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Dance Team Practice - Cafeteria
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball & Cross Country Practice
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
3:15pm – 4:30pm  Boys Soccer & Girls Basketball @ Bailey Bridge

Wed Oct 11

All day  Fundraiser Turn in Day
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Football
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball & Cross Country Practice
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Tennis

2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria           

3:15pm – 5:00pm  Cross Country @ Robious

Thu Oct 12               

All day  Pink Out Day
2:05pm – 4:00pm  Talent Show Rehearsals - Auditorium
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Football - Gym
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball & Cross Country Practice
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Tennis
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
3:15pm – 4:30pm  Boys Soccer & Girls Basketball vs. Carver

Fri Oct 13                 

All day Fall Pictures
6:50am – 7:15am  NJHS Meeting - All members - Room 204
2:05pm – 4:00pm  Talent Show Rehearsals - Auditorium
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball & Cross Country Practice
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Tennis

High School Options

To help students and their parents learn about the variety of high school options, Chesterfield County Public Schools will hold two information fairs, as well as open houses at every specialty center and governor’s school. Students decide in eighth grade whether to apply to a specialty center or governor’s school, so middle school students and parents interested in learning more about these high school opportunities are invited to these events.

Information fairs offer general information and give families a chance to visit booths, ask questions and pick up information. All 13 specialty centers, both career and technical centers, both governor’s schools, CCPSOnline and the school division’s Transportation Department will participate in two information fairs:

Open houses at specialty centers and governor’s schools provide in-depth information about each site:

  • 6 p.m. Oct. 17 for the Health and Physical Therapy Specialty Center at Monacan High, 11501 Smoketree Drive
  • 7 p.m. Oct. 18 for the Humanities Specialty Center at Monacan High,11501 Smoketree Drive
  • 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19 for the International Baccalaureate Program at Meadowbrook High, 4901 Cogbill Road
  • 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19 for the International Baccalaureate Program at Midlothian High, 401 Charter Colony Parkway
  • 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23 for the Mathematics and Science High School at Clover Hill High, 13301 Kelly Green Lane
  • 7 p.m. Oct. 24 for the Leadership and International Relations Specialty Center at James River High, 3700 James River Road
  • 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26 for the Meadowbrook Academy for Digital Entrepreneurship (MADE) at Meadowbrook High, 4901 Cogbill Road
  • 6 p.m. Nov. 8 for the Governor’s Academy for Engineering Studies at Lloyd C. Bird High, 10301 Courthouse Road
  • 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8 for the Visual and Performing Arts Specialty Center at Thomas Dale High (main campus), 3626 W. Hundred Road
  • 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9 for the Information Technology Specialty Center at Matoaca High, 17700 Longhouse Lane
  • 7 p.m. Nov. 13 for the Mass Communications Specialty Center at Manchester High, 12601 Bailey Bridge Road
  • 7 p.m. Nov. 13 for the Spanish Immersion Specialty Center at Manchester High, 12601 Bailey Bridge Road
  • 7 p.m. Nov. 14 for the Health Science Specialty Center at Cosby High,14300 Fox Club Parkway
  • 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15 for Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School for Government and International Studies, 1000 N. Lombardy St. in Richmond
  • 6:30 p.m. Nov. 16 for Appomattox Regional Governor’s School for the Arts and Technology, 512 W. Washington St. in Petersburg

Applications for specialty centers are currently available atmychesterfieldschools.com. Applications for governor’s schools will be available starting Oct. 16 in middle school counseling offices. Dec. 1 is the deadline to apply to attend a specialty center or governor’s school for the 2018-2019 school year. Students will find out in March if they have been accepted. More information about the specialty centers and governor’s schools is available here:http://mychesterfieldschools.com/schools/specialty-centers/.

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