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Week of 11/12

posted Nov 13, 2018, 11:06 AM by Jonathan Kutis

Swift Creek Middle School Captain’s Log 2018 11.12   (Monday 11-12-18)

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

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

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

 

Clothing to Cash to Support the PTSA

Are you cleaning out your closet?  Don’t let those items go to waste.  Consider putting them in the Clothing to Cash container located in the parking lot on the auditorium side of the building.  Proceeds go directly to our PTSA!

 

Laser Tag Night!!

COME ONE COME ALL!  SCMS PTSA is hosting a night out at Laser quest this Thursday, 11/15.   Flyers went home with students today so hurry up and sign up for a spot!!   We have a handful of teachers and Dr. Frye coming to take on the kids!!  WHO WILL WIN?!?!?!

2018 Swift Creek MS Flyer.pdf 

PTSA Luncheon on Conference Night

On behalf of the faculty and staff, I would like to thank the PTSA for providing an extraordinary dinner for us on parent-teacher night.  I would also like to thank our local restaurants for contributing to the feast: Sergio’s, Dolce Vita, and Maglio’s.  When you visit these establishments, be sure to thank them for their support of our teachers at Swift Creek Middle! We are so fortunate to have such a supportive community and PTSA!!  Thank you!!

  

 

PTSA Message:

Membership/ Giving Campaign:  We are going for 100% membership in our PTSA!! And it is easier than ever to join!! You can purchase your membership online here.  You can also participate in our fundraising event at the same link.

Veterans Day Program 11-9-18

On Friday, November 9th, the Swift Creek Middle School SCA, led by Ms. Rockenbach and Ms. King, in collaboration with the music department presented a program to honor Veterans and active military members.  Student musicians led by Mr. Neiner and chorus students led by Ms. Ferguson performed a number of patriotic songs which were enjoyed by all in attendance.  We were delighted to have many community members and families attend the program. Dr. Thomas Taylor, Chief Academic Officer, representing our new superintendent, Dr. Mervin Daugherty was in attendance, and our Clover Hill District School Board member, Ms. Dianne Smith, brought greetings on behalf of the school board.  We were honored to have as our guest speaker Mr. Powhatan Red Cloud - Owen, Retired Specialist 4th Class of the United States Army.  I would like to thank the PTSA for arranging the reception and the Manchester JROTC, under the leadership of Mr. Treon Simon, for the presentation of colors.

  

   

 

PTSA Reflections Winners!

Congratulation to the contestants and school level winners of the PTSA Reflections Contest!

Congratulation Kalli Eam!

Kalli won first place for the WWI Armistice Art Contest and was recognized at the Armistice Day Festival on Sunday. Kalli is in the first picture with Speaker Kirk Cox, Delegate Betsy Carr, and Department of Veteran Services (DVD) Commissioner John Newby. Kalli and her teacher, Ms. Rockenbach are shown in the second picture along with her winning artwork. 

 

Write Now Contest

Write Now! is officially live!  http://mychesterfieldschools.com/writenow/ . Please see your writing teacher and the information below for more information.

Commonwealth of Virginia 2018-2019 MS-ISAC “Kids Safe Online” Poster Contest

Students in grades kindergarten through twelve are invited to participate in the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Kids Safe Online Poster contest. The contest is sponsored by the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) in conjunction with the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC). This is a national contest which encourages our youth to use the Internet safely and securely.  Educating our children about the rules of Internet safety will encourage them to make better decisions when posting pictures, videos and personal information online.

The top five winning posters from Virginia for each grade group (K-5, 6-8 and 9-12) will be submitted to the national Multi-State Cyber Security Awareness poster contest. MS ISAC will select a total of 13 winners to have their artwork displayed in the 2020 National Stay Safe Online Calendar which will be distributed throughout the country and used in campaigns to raise awareness among children of all ages about internet and computer safety. The top four submissions will also be made into posters promoting cybersecurity practices. The winning Virginia posters will be featured on our website.

More information can found at the MS ISAC website.  The link is: https://www.cisecurity.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/MS-ISAC-Poster-Contest-and-Form.pdf

The deadline for poster entry forms and posters is midnight Jan. 11, 2019. Late entries will not be accepted. Winners will be notified by email. If you have questions or need assistance, please emailCommonwealthSecurity@vita.virginia.gov

 

Parents: Student Drop-off Procedures

To keep students and faculty safe and to make student drop-off expeditious, please adhere to the following:

  • The speed limit is 15 mph (or less is preferred) through our school grounds, and additional care must be taken due to students and faculty crossing the roads and parking area in dimly lit conditions.
  • After dropping your student off at school, do not moving forward in your car while watching your student walking away.  Pedestrians on your left may be crossing in front of your vehicle.
  • Students should only be dropped off in front of the school and should never be released in a parking lot.
  • Students should exit the vehicle as soon as they may do so onto the sidewalk.
  • Please remember that students will never be counted as tardy when riding the bus; however, students do receive unexcused tardies when being dropped off late by a private vehicle regardless of the reason(s) for delay.

 

Tutoring

Do you need help with your homework?  How about getting extra assistance with English, math, social studies, or science?  Swift Creek Middle School is offering after-school acceleration on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2:05-3:15 p.m. starting November 13, 2018.  Tuesdays will be designated for social studies and math, Wednesdays are science and math, and Thursdays are devoted to English and math.  Transportation is not provided. This is a wonderful opportunity for extra remediation and assistance. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Goode atDavonya_goode@ccpsnet.net

 

Community Service Started June 16, 2018

Last school year, Swift Creek Middle School students accumulated over 7500 hours of community service. Students who completed 30 hours of community service were honored at the end of the year awards ceremonies. Students may begin logging hours for the coming year starting June 16, 2018.  A copy of the log sheet may be found on our website and attached below. Students, who reach the goal of 30 hours of service by the end of May 2019, will be recognized at our end-of-the year awards ceremony!  We will begin collecting log sheets for the 1st 9-weeks after 11/2/18.

 

Attention 8th Graders: Specialty Center Information is Here!

Chesterfield County Public Schools has many opportunities for students when they enter high school.  In addition to the broad spectrum of programs in each comprehensive high school, Chesterfield County Public Schools offers students the opportunity to participate in optional academic programs related to special interests at Specialty Centers.  These programs include the Arts, Engineering, Leadership, Math & Science, Mass Communication and many others.

These are the upcoming open houses:

11/12/2018 7:00 p.m. Open House - Carver College & Career Academy

11/13/2018 7:00 p.m. Open House - Spanish Immersion, Manchester High School

11/13/2018 7:00 p.m. Open House - Mass Communications, Manchester High School

11/14/2018 6:30 p.m. Open House - Maggie L. Walker Governor's School

11/14/2018 5:00 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. Open House - CodeRVA (1 hour sessions)

11/15/2018 5:25 p.m. Open House - Appomattox Regional Governor's School for the Arts and Technology

11/30/2018 N/A Governor's Schools applications with teacher recommendations due to middle school counseling offices

High School Options.pdf 

Application Requirements.pdf 

Recommendation Form - Specialty Center.pdf 

Application Form - Specialty Centers.pdf 

Superintendent Invitation Letter.pdf 

 

Helping the SCMS Library with the Kroger Community Rewards Program (NEW!)

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

  1. Go to Kroger.com/KrogerCommunityRewards
  2. Scroll down to I’m a Customer/View Details
  3. Sign in to your Kroger account
  4. Search for Swift Creek Middle School Library
  5. Confirm that it is account AI089
  6. 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.

 

Volunteers Needed for the Career Speaker Series

Swift Creek Middle School Counseling Department has hosted the Career Speaker Series for the past six years.  We've featured representatives from all sixteen career clusters. Some of our best speakers have been parent volunteers who have shared their world of work.  Please consider signing up if you have the time.  Click the link below and share your information with us.  We will follow up with you to set up a date.  Thank you!  Click HERE

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeQHt6Aq-JS8Auk6VFVBWEwKHgQHjSNKToBdoamNylPBKERJw/viewform

 

In Intramurals, Sports, & Clubs…

Intramurals:

Intramurals will start up again in mid-November.

Sports:

Congratulations again to all fall athletic teams.  Tryouts for boys’ basketball started today.  Monday for 6thgraders, Tuesday 7th graders, and 8th graders on Wednesday.  Final tryouts will take place on Thursday.   Tryouts will be over at 4:15 p.m.

Club meetings this week:

Name of Club

Day

Location

Sponsor

SA

Thursday

Room 308

Ms. Rushing

Passport Club

Tuesday

Room 108

Ms. Butler

MAC

Tuesday

Room 102

Mrs. Buckley

Chess Club

Friday

Room 201

Mr. Kutis

Interact Rotary Club

Tuesday

Room 103

Mrs. Berardo & Mrs. Titus

German and Latin Club

Tuesday

Room 124

Mr. Leber & Mr. Belisle

Strategy Board Club

Wednesday

Room 300

Ms. Chalkley & Mrs. Laubenthal

Astronomy Club

Wednesday

Room 218

Mrs. Kasarda

 

Parking

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

 

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.

LINK to CCPS Calendars

Tuesday, Nov 13

7:30 – 9am Alcohol Presentation - 6th Grade - Auditorium

2:10 – 3:10pm Latin Club - Room 124

2:05 – 3pm MAC Club Meeting - Room 102
2:05 – 3pm Rotary Club Meeting - Room 103
2:10 – 3pm Self Determined Meeting - Room 218
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria

2:15 – 4:15pm Boys (7th grade) Basketball Tryouts
2:15 – 3:15pm Passport Club - Room 108

2:15 – 3:15pm Academic Tutoring

Wednesday, Nov 14

7:30 – 9am Alcohol Presentation - 6th Grade - Auditorium
11am – 12:45pm Principal's Advisory Lunch - Collaboration Room
2:05 – 2:45pm Rubiks Cube STEM Club - Room 132

2:05 – 3pm Astronomy Club - Room 218

2:15 – 4:15pm Boys (8th grade) Basketball Tryouts
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 3:30pm Strategy Board Game Club - Room 300

2:15 – 3:15pm Academic Tutoring

Thursday, Nov 15
2:15 – 4:15pm Boys Basketball Tryouts (call backs)

2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice -Cafeteria
2:15 – 3:30pm TSA Meeting - Room 300
6 – 8pm Laser Quest Night - Laser Quest, 889 Research Rd

2:15 – 3:15pm Academic Tutoring

6:30 – 7:30pm EBO Meeting - Collaboration Room

Friday, Nov 16
Report Cards Issued
6:45 – 7:15am Elevate Club - Gym
11am – 12:45pm Limo Lunch - Cici's Pizza
2:10 – 3:15pm Chess Club -Room 208
2:15 – 4:15pm Boys Basketball Tryouts (call backs)


Monday, Nov 19
7:45 – 8:50am Dunk Show - Gym
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria

Tuesday, Nov 20
9 – 9:35am Career Speaker: Statewide Sheltering Coordinator - Auditorium
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 3:15pm Passport Club Room 108

2:15 – 3:15pm Academic Tutoring
 

Wednesday, Nov 21
Holiday - No School

Thursday, Nov 22
Holiday - No School

Friday, Nov 23
Holiday - No School

Monday, Nov 26
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria

Tuesday, Nov 27
Field Trip Colonial Wmsburg 6th grade -Colonial Williamsburg Historic Area
2:10 – 3:10pm Latin Club - Room 124

2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 3:15pm Passport Club - Room 108

2:15 – 3:15pm Academic Tutoring

Wednesday, Nov 28
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 3:30pm Strategy Board Game Club - Room 300

2:15 – 3:15pm Academic Tutoring

Thursday, Nov 29
9 – 9:30am Career Speaker - Auditorium
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria

2:15 – 3:15pm Academic Tutoring

6 – 7pm CBG Program - Library

Friday, Nov 30
6:45 – 7:15am Elevate Club - Gym

7 – 7:40am Core Value Breakfast - Cafeteria

9 – 11am Picture Make-up day
2:10 – 3:15pm Chess Club - Room 208
7 – 8:30pm Winter Dance - Cafeteria

Monday, Dec 3

7:45 – 9:35am Guest Speaker for 7th Grade Social Studies - Library

2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria

Tuesday, Dec 4
9 – 9:30am Career Speaker - Auditorium

2:10 – 3pm Self Determined Meeting - Room 218
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 3:15pm Passport Club - Room 108
2:30 – 3:30pm Boys' Basketball @ Midlothian Middle School

2:15 – 3:15pm Academic Tutoring

Wednesday, Dec 5
Exams
2:05 – 2:45pm Rubiks Cube STEM Club - Room 132
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice Cafeteria
2:15 – 3:30pm Strategy Board Game Club - Room 300
2:15 – 3pm Crime Solvers - Room 112
2:15 – 3pm SCA Meeting - Cafeteria

2:15 – 3:15pm Academic Tutoring

Thursday, Dec 6
Exams

9:40am – 12:10pm Social Media Presentation - Auditorium
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 3:30pm TSA Meeting - Room 300
3:30 – 4:30pm Boys' Basketball @ Tomahawk Creek
6:30 – 7:30pm PTSA Meeting - Library

2:15 – 3:15pm Academic Tutoring

6:30 – 7:30pm PTSA Meeting - Library

Friday, Dec 7
Exams
6:45 – 7:15am Elevate Club - Gym
6:55 – 7:30am NJHS Officer Meeting Room 204

9:40am – 12:10pm Social Media Presentation - Auditorium
2:10 – 3:15pm Chess Club - Room 208
2:15 – 3:15pm From Kids to Pets Club - Room 122

Week of 11/5

posted Nov 7, 2018, 6:49 AM by Jonathan Kutis

Swift Creek Middle School Captain’s Log 2018 11.6   (Tuesday 11-6-18)

 

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

 

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

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

 

Congratulations Sheila Donahue!

If you have seen the artwork produced by our students, this will come as no surprise.  Sheila Donahue was named the Central Region Middle School Art Teacher of the Year from the Virginia Art Education Association!  As a whole, Chesterfield sweep the Central Region Art Teachers of the Year categories!  Pictured below (left to right): Michael Gettings (CCPS Art Supervisor), Michele Kelly (CRVAEA Elementary Art Teacher of the Year), Sheila Donahue (CRVAEA Middle School Art Teacher of the Year), Helena Agnew (CRVAEA High School Teacher of the Year). On Tuesday, November 13th Ms. Donahue will be recognized by the School Board.

Veterans Day Program 11-9-18

On Friday, November 9th at 9:45 a.m. in the auditorium, the 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.  Visitors attending the program should check-in at the front office at approximately 9:30 a.m.  Active duty military and veterans are also invited to a reception after the program.  There is still time to volunteer or donate to SCMS Veterans Day celebration.   If you are interested, please sign up HERE.

 

Write Now Contest

Write Now! is officially live!  http://mychesterfieldschools.com/writenow/ . Please see your writing teacher and the information below for more information.

 

Parents: Student Drop-off Procedures

To keep students and faculty safe and to make student drop-off expeditious, please adhere to the following:

  • The speed limit is 15 mph (or less is preferred) through our school grounds, and additional care must be taken due to students and faculty crossing the roads and parking area in dimly lit conditions.
  • After dropping your student off at school, do not moving forward in your car while watching your student walking away.  Pedestrians on your left may be crossing in front of your vehicle.
  • Students should only be dropped off in front of the school and should never be released in a parking lot.
  • Students should exit the vehicle as soon as they may do so onto the sidewalk.
  • Please remember that students will never be counted as tardy when riding the bus; however, students do receive unexcused tardies when being dropped off late by a private vehicle regardless of the reason(s) for delay.

 

Open Gym Floor Hockey!

Tutoring

Do you need help with your homework?  How about getting extra assistance with English, math, social studies, or science?  Swift Creek Middle School is offering after-school acceleration on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2:05-3:15 p.m. starting November 13, 2018.  Tuesdays will be designated for social studies and math, Wednesdays are science and math, and Thursdays are devoted to English and math.  Transportation is not provided. This is a wonderful opportunity for extra remediation and assistance. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Goode at Davonya_goode@ccpsnet.net

 

Community Service Started June 16, 2018

Last school year, Swift Creek Middle School students accumulated over 7500 hours of community service. Students who completed30 hours of community service were honored at the end of the year awards ceremonies. Students may begin logging hours for the coming year starting June 16, 2018.  A copy of the log sheet may be found on our website and attached below. Students, who reach the goal of 30 hours of service by the end of May 2019, will be recognized at our end-of-the year awards ceremony!  We will begin collecting log sheets for the 1st 9-weeks after 11/2/18.  

Community Service Log (1).pdf 

Attention 8th Graders: Specialty Center Information is Here!

Chesterfield County Public Schools has many opportunities for students when they enter high school.  In addition to the broad spectrum of programs in each comprehensive high school, Chesterfield County Public Schools offers students the opportunity to participate in optional academic programs related to special interests at Specialty Centers.  These programs include the Arts, Engineering, Leadership, Math & Science, Mass Communication and many others.

These are the upcoming open houses:

11/7/2018 6:00 p.m. Open House - Governor's Academy for Engineering Studies, L.C. Bird High School

11/7/2018 6:30 p.m. Open House - Center for the Arts, Thomas Dale High School (Main Campus Auditorium)

11/7/2018 5:00 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. Open House - CodeRVA (1 hour sessions)

11/8/2018 6:30 p.m. Open House - Information Technology, Matoaca High School

11/12/2018 7:00 p.m. Open House - Carver College & Career Academy

11/13/2018 7:00 p.m. Open House - Spanish Immersion, Manchester High School

11/13/2018 7:00 p.m. Open House - Mass Communications, Manchester High School

11/14/2018 6:30 p.m. Open House - Maggie L. Walker Governor's School

11/14/2018 5:00 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. Open House - CodeRVA (1 hour sessions)

11/15/2018 5:25 p.m. Open House - Appomattox Regional Governor's School for the Arts and Technology

11/30/2018 N/A Governor's Schools applications with teacher recommendations due to middle school counseling offices

Student Event Calendar - 2018-2019.pdf 

High School Options.pdf 

Application Requirements.pdf 

Recommendation Form - Specialty Center.pdf 

Application Form - Specialty Centers.pdf 

Superintendent Invitation Letter.pdf 

 

Helping the SCMS Library with the Kroger Community Rewards Program (NEW!)

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

  1. Go to Kroger.com/KrogerCommunityRewards
  2. Scroll down to I’m a Customer/View Details
  3. Sign in to your Kroger account
  4. Search for Swift Creek Middle School Library
  5. Confirm that it is account AI089
  6. 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.

 

Volunteers Needed for the Career Speaker Series

Swift Creek Middle School Counseling Department has hosted the Career Speaker Series for the past six years.  We've featured representatives from all sixteen career clusters. Some of our best speakers have been parent volunteers who have shared their world of work.  Please consider signing up if you have the time.  Click the link below and share your information with us.  We will follow up with you to set up a date.  Thank you!  Click HERE

 

PTSA Message:

Membership/ Giving Campaign:  We are going for 100% membership in our PTSA!! And it is easier than ever to join!! You can purchase your membership online here.  You can also participate in our fundraising event at the same link.

Veterans Day Program 11-9-18

There is still time to volunteer or donate to SCMS Veterans Day celebration.   If you are interested, please sign up HERE.

 

In Intramurals, Sports, & Clubs…

Intramurals:

Intramurals will start up again in mid-November.

Sports:

Congratulations to our girls’ basketball and boys’ soccer team on a great season.  Our cross country team will compete at the County Championship Meet at Pocahontas State Park on November 7th.  The first race begins at 2:00 p.m. Please be aware that parking is $5 and all spectators must follow the parking attendants’ directions.   We have been told that Chesterfield Police and Pocahontas Park Rangers will not allow parking along Beach Road or across the road from the main gate and that ticketing will occur.

As a reminder, parents need to pick up athletes on the right side of the building at the auditorium.  This will avoid the high school specialty buses which use the bus loop as a HUB location.

Club meetings this week:

Name of Club

Day

Location

Sponsor

Crime Solvers

Wednesday

Room 112

Ms. Halsey, Mrs. O'Brien, and Mr. Maher

Elevate

Friday

Gym

Ms. Taylor

TSA

Thursday

Room 308

Ms. Rushing

Elevate

Friday

Gym

Ms. Taylor

Passport Club

Tuesday

Room 108

Ms. Butler

Kids to Pets

Friday

Room 122

Mrs. Rockenbach

 

Parking

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

 

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.

LINK to CCPS Calendars


Tuesday, Nov 6
10am – 6pm Student Holiday/ Parent-Teacher Conference Day

 

Wednesday, Nov 7
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:10 – 3:10pm Veteran's Day Practice
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 3:45pm 7th & 8th Grade Band Practice - Band Room and Auditorium
2:15 – 3:30pm Strategy Board Game Club - Room 300
2:15 – 3pm Crime Solvers - Room 112
2:30 – 3:30pm Cross Country County Championship Meet - TBA
6:30 – 7:30pm Reflections Awards - Cafeteria

 

Thursday, Nov 8
6:55 – 7:30am NJHS All Member Meeting - Room 204
8:30am – 2:30pm Field Trip 6th Grade TEAMS - University of Mary Washington
8:55 – 9:35am Veteran's Day Practice
9:00 – 9:35am Career Speaker: Richmond City Police Sergeant - Collaboration Room
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 3:30pm TSA Meeting - Room 300

 

Friday, Nov 9
6:45 – 7:15am Elevate Club - Gym
7 – 7:40am Core Value Breakfast - Cafeteria
9 – 11am Veterans Day Assembly - Auditorium
2:10 – 3:15pm Chess Club - Room 208

 

Saturday, Nov 10
8am – 8pm All District Chorus Auditions@Manchester HS

Monday, Nov 12
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria

 

Tuesday, Nov 13
2:05 – 3pm MAC Club Meeting - Room 102
2:05 – 3pm Rotary Club Meeting - Room 103
2:10 – 3pm Self Determined Meeting - Room 218
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 3:15pm Passport Club - Room 108

 

Wednesday, Nov 14
11am – 12:45pm Principal's Advisory Lunch - Collaboration Room
2:05 – 2:45pm Rubiks Cube STEM Club - Room 132
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 3:30pm Strategy Board Game Club - Room 300

Thursday, Nov 15
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice -Cafeteria
2:15 – 3:30pm TSA Meeting - Room 300
6 – 8pm Laser Quest Night - Laser Quest, 889 Research Rd

Friday, Nov 16
Report Cards Issued
6:45 – 7:15am Elevate Club - Gym
11am – 12:45pm Limo Lunch - Cici's Pizza
2:10 – 3:15pm Chess Club -Room 208

Monday, Nov 19
7:45 – 8:50am Dunk Show - Gym
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria

Tuesday, Nov 20
9 – 9:35am Career Speaker: Statewide Sheltering Coordinator - Auditorium
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 3:15pm Passport Club Room 108

 

Wednesday, Nov 21
Holiday - No School

 

Thursday, Nov 22
Holiday - No School

Friday, Nov 23
Holiday - No School

 

Monday, Nov 26
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria

Tuesday, Nov 27
Field Trip Colonial Wmsburg 6th grade -Colonial Williamsburg Historic Area
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 3:15pm Passport Club - Room 108

 

Wednesday, Nov 28
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 3:30pm Strategy Board Game Club - Room 300

Thursday, Nov 29
9 – 9:30am Career Speaker - Auditorium
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria

Friday, Nov 30
6:45 – 7:15am Elevate Club - Gym
9 – 11am Picture Make-up day
2:10 – 3:15pm Chess Club - Room 208
7 – 8:30pm Winter Dance - Cafeteria

Monday, Dec 3
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria

Tuesday, Dec 4
2:10 – 3pm Self Determined Meeting - Room 218
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 3:15pm Passport Club - Room 108
2:30 – 3:30pm Boys' Basketball @ Midlothian Middle School

 

Wednesday, Dec 5
Exams
2:05 – 2:45pm Rubiks Cube STEM Club - Room 132
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice Cafeteria
2:15 – 3:30pm Strategy Board Game Club - Room 300
2:15 – 3pm Crime Solvers - Room 112
2:15 – 3pm SCA Meeting - Cafeteria

 

Thursday, Dec 6
Exams
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 3:30pm TSA Meeting - Room 300
3:30 – 4:30pm Boys' Basketball @ Tomahawk Creek
6:30 – 7:30pm PTSA Meeting - Library

 

Friday, Dec 7
Exams
6:45 – 7:15am Elevate Club - Gym
6:55 – 7:30am NJHS Officer Meeting Room 204
2:10 – 3:15pm Chess Club - Room 208
2:15 – 3:15pm From Kids to Pets Club - Room122

Week of 10/29

posted Oct 30, 2018, 10:52 AM by Jonathan Kutis

Swift Creek Middle School Captain’s Log 2018 10.29   (Monday 10-29-18)

 

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

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

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

 

Veterans Day Program 11-9-18

On Friday, November 9th at 9:45 a.m. 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.  Visitors attending the program should check-in at the front office at approximately 9:30 a.m., and active duty military and veterans are also invited to a reception after the program.

 

College and Career Readiness

There will be a “Career Readiness Night” program on Thursday, November 1st, at the Thomas R. Fulghum Conference Center- CTC@Hull St (Old Clover Hill H.S.) from 6:00 until 8:00 pm

 

Parents: Student Drop-off Procedures

To keep students and faculty safe and to make student drop-off expeditious, please adhere to the following:

  • The speed limit is 15 mph (or less is preferred) through our school grounds, and additional care must be taken due to students and faculty crossing the roads and parking area in dimly lit conditions.
  • After dropping your student off at school, do not moving forward in your car while watching your student walking away.  Pedestrians on your left may be crossing in front of your vehicle.
  • Students should only be dropped off in front of the school and should never be released in a parking lot.
  • Students should exit the vehicle as soon as they may do so onto the sidewalk.
  • Please remember that students will never be counted as tardy when riding the bus; however, students do receive unexcused tardies when being dropped off late by a private vehicle regardless of the reason(s) for delay.

 

School-wide Fundraiser!!

Our last turn in day to collect orders for our fundraiser is this Wednesday, October 31.  We had a great first day turn in last week and are looking forward to an even better one this week.  Students with 7 or more orders turned in will be going to the dunk show on Monday, November 19.  Students who turned in 20 orders or more will be going on a limo lunch to CiCis on Friday, November 16.  There are lots of other prizes available to the students as well.  Thanks to everyone for your help and efforts!!

Cherrydale has an amazing product selection and brands that your friends and family will love such as Allure, Tervis, Otis Spunkmeyer and Cherrydale Chocolates. Say YES FOR OUR KIDS and clickHERE to register so we know we can count on your support!

Again, the last turn in/ collection date is October 31st.

If we reach our goal, students have voted to give Dr. Frye the honor of becoming a human Sundae!

 

Literacy Fair

The Office of Family and Community Engagement, in collaboration with the Department of Special Education and the Department of Teaching and Learning, is hosting a Literacy Fair on October 29, 2018.  This event will be held at the Chesterfield Technical Center, 13900 Hull Street Road from 5:45-8:15 p.m.  The event will focus on ways that families can help raise readers.

Here is a list of the workshops:

  • Dyslexia Awareness
  • Igniting Your Child's LOVE of reading!
  • Foster, Understand, and Nurture Creativity and Thinking at Home
  • Exploring Culture & Social Perspectives through YA Literature
  • Orton-Gillingham Simulations for Elementary and Secondary
  • What Does Your Reading Autobiography Look Like?
  • Read 180/System 44 Simulation for Secondary
  • Culture & Social Perspectives through YA Literature
  • Transitions in Reading
  • Developing Social-Emotional Skills through Picture Books K-5 Families
  • Parent Perspectives on Dyslexia Forum

Vendors will be on site including Virginia Branch-International Dyslexia Association (IDA), RVA Basics, CCPL, Decoding Dyslexia, RVA Basics, and Read 180. 

Here is the event timeline-

5:45-6:30- Vendor Exploration

6:30--6:45- Keynote Opening message

6:50-7:30- Workshop Session 1

7:35-8:15- Workshop Session 2

For more information and to register, please click HERE

 

PTSA Halloween Dance

On behalf of the students who attended, I would like to thank our fabulous PTSA for arranging and sponsoring the Halloween dance this year!  Despite the rain, the turn-out was spooktacular!

               

 

Book Fair

The fall Book Fair runs until Thursday, November 1st.  The book fair is open from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Students will be visiting the book fair with their Language Arts reading class in the coming days to preview and purchase.  Parents are welcome to stop by and shop during those hours.  Thank you for supporting the SCMS library and the book fair!

 

Parent-Teacher Conferences November 6th (10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.)

Mark your calendars!  November 6th is Parent -Teacher conference day from 10 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  Parents may sign up to see teachers by reaching out to our counseling depart.  You may call the counseling department at 804-739-6315 ext. 1 or email margaret_daly@ccpsnet.net

 

Community Service Started June 16, 2018

Last school year, Swift Creek Middle School students accumulated over 7500 hours of community service. Students who completed 30 hours of community service were honored at the end of the year awards ceremonies. Students may begin logging hours for the coming year starting June 16, 2018.  A copy of the log sheet may be found on our website and attached below. Students, who reach the goal of 30 hours of service by the end of May 2019, will be recognized at our end-of-the year awards ceremony!  We will begin collecting log sheets for the 1st 9-weeks after 11/2/18.

 

Attention 8th Graders: Specialty Center Information is Here! (First dates: October 1 and 11)

Chesterfield County Public Schools has many opportunities for students when they enter high school.  In addition to the broad spectrum of programs in each comprehensive high school, Chesterfield County Public Schools offers students the opportunity to participate in optional academic programs related to special interests at Specialty Centers.  These programs include the Arts, Engineering, Leadership, Math & Science, Mass Communication and many others. In this Engage Chesterfield video Ms. Kume Goranson, Director or Middle School Leadership, and Dr. Belinda Merriman, Director of High School Leadership discuss specialty centers, the process to apply, and an upcoming event for middle school families to explore their options.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8fgB2uTkrY 

Student Event Calendar - 2018-2019.pdf 

High School Options.pdf 

Application Requirements.pdf 

Recommendation Form - Specialty Center.pdf 

Application Form - Specialty Centers.pdf 

Superintendent Invitation Letter.pdf 

 

Carver Academy Open House 11/12 @ 7pm

Advanced Studies and Standard Diplomas with Honors, Dual Enrollment, and AP courses as well as Specializations in: Agriculture & Environmental Science/ Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts/ Sports & Recreation Leadership/ Building Trades

 

Helping the SCMS Library with the Kroger Community Rewards Program (NEW!)

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

  1. Go to Kroger.com/KrogerCommunityRewards
  2. Scroll down to I’m a Customer/View Details
  3. Sign in to your Kroger account
  4. Search for Swift Creek Middle School Library
  5. Confirm that it is account AI089
  6. 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.

 

Volunteers Needed for the Career Speaker Series

Swift Creek Middle School Counseling Department has hosted the Career Speaker Series for the past six years.  We've featured representatives from all sixteen career clusters. Some of our best speakers have been parent volunteers who have shared their world of work.  Please consider signing up if you have the time.  Click the link below and share your information with us.  We will follow up with you to set up a date.  Thank you!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeQHt6Aq-JS8Auk6VFVBWEwKHgQHjSNKToBdoamNylPBKERJw/viewform

 

PTSA Message:

Membership/ Giving Campaign:  We are going for 100% membership in our PTSA!! And it is easier than ever to join!! You can purchase your membership online here.  You can also participate in our fundraising event at the same link.

Volunteers Needed: The book fair is starting on 10/22/18 and the Librarians need your help, please think about signing up here!!

 

In Intramurals, Sports, & Clubs…

Intramurals:

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

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

 

Sports:

Our athletic teams start the first round of tournament games this week.  Our girls’ basketball will compete at home on Monday against Davis.  Our boys’ soccer team will travel to Manchester Middle School to play against Salem Middle School.  Our cross country team will travel to Clover Hill High School on Thursday.

As a reminder, parents need to pick up students on the right side of the building at the auditorium.  This will avoid the high school specialty buses which use the bus loop as a HUB location.

Club meetings this week:

Name of Club

Day

Location

Sponsor

TSA

Thursday

Room 308

Ms. Rushing

Elevate

Friday

Gym

Ms. Taylor

Passport Club

Tuesday

Room 108

Ms. Butler

 

Parking

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

 

 

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.

LINK to CCPS Calendars

 

Monday, Oct 29
Reading/Writing Benchmark Assessment
Girls Basketball Round 1 Game - Higher Seed Middle School
6:45 – 7:15am Intramural - Basketball
11am – 12:45pm SCMS Stomps Out Cancer - Cafeteria
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria

Tuesday, Oct 30
Reading/Writing Benchmark Assessment
11am – 12:45pm SCMS Stomps Out Cancer - Cafeteria
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice -Cafeteria
2:15 – 3:15pm Passport Club - Room 108
5 – 8pm Girls basketball Semi- Finals - Meadowbrook High School

Wednesday, Oct 31
Math Benchmark Assessment
Fundraiser Collection Day
6:45 – 7:15am Intramural - Basketball
11am – 12:45pm SCMS Stomps Out Cancer - Cafeteria
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 3:30pm Strategy Board Game Club - Room 300


Thursday, Nov 1
Math Benchmark Assessment
8:55 – 9:35am Veteran's Day Practice
11am – 12:45pm SCMS Stomps Out Cancer - Cafeteria
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 3:30pm TSA Meeting - Room 300
2:15 – 3pm SCA Meeting - Cafeteria
2:30 – 3:30pm Cross Country Northern Division Meet - Clover Hill Athletic Complex
6:30 – 7:30pm PTSA Meeting - Library

 

Friday, Nov 2
Benchmark Assessment Make-ups.
End of 9 Weeks
6:45 – 7:15am Elevate Club - Gym
6:55 – 7:30am NJHS Officer Meeting - Room 204
8:55 – 9:35am Veteran's Day Practice
9am – 1:30pm CBG Field Trip Shockoe Bottom tour & VCU School of Medicine
11am – 12:45pm SCMS Stomps Out Cancer - Cafeteria
2:10 – 3:15pm Chess Club - Room 208
2:15 – 3:15pm From Kids to Pets Club - Room 122
6 – 8pm Girls Basketball Final Game - Meadowbrook High School


Monday, Nov 5
Student Holiday/Teacher Workday

 

Tuesday, Nov 6
10am – 6pm Student Holiday/ Parent-Teacher Conference Day

 

Wednesday, Nov 7
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:10 – 3:10pm Veteran's Day Practice
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 3:45pm 7th & 8th Grade Band Practice - Band Room and Auditorium
2:15 – 3:30pm Strategy Board Game Club - Room 300
2:15 – 3pm Crime Solvers - Room 112
2:30 – 3:30pm Cross Country County Championship Meet - TBA
6:30 – 7:30pm Reflections Awards - Cafeteria

 

Thursday, Nov 8
6:55 – 7:30am NJHS All Member Meeting - Room 204
8:30am – 2:30pm Field Trip 6th Grade TEAMS - University of Mary Washington
8:55 – 9:35am Veteran's Day Practice
9:00 – 9:35am Career Speaker: Richmond City Police Sergeant - Collaboration Room
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 3:30pm TSA Meeting - Room 300

 

Friday, Nov 9
6:45 – 7:15am Elevate Club - Gym
7 – 7:40am Core Value Breakfast - Cafeteria
9 – 11am Veterans Day Assembly - Auditorium
2:10 – 3:15pm Chess Club - Room 208

 

Saturday, Nov 10
8am – 8pm All District Chorus Auditions@Manchester HS

Monday, Nov 12
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria

 

Tuesday, Nov 13
2:05 – 3pm MAC Club Meeting - Room 102
2:05 – 3pm Rotary Club Meeting - Room 103
2:10 – 3pm Self Determined Meeting - Room 218
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 3:15pm Passport Club - Room 108

 

Wednesday, Nov 14
11am – 12:45pm Principal's Advisory Lunch - Collaboration Room
2:05 – 2:45pm Rubik’s Cube STEM Club - Room 132
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 3:30pm Strategy Board Game Club - Room 300

Thursday, Nov 15
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice -Cafeteria
2:15 – 3:30pm TSA Meeting - Room 300
6 – 8pm Laser Quest Night - Laser Quest, 889 Research Rd

Friday, Nov 16
Report Cards Issued
6:45 – 7:15am Elevate Club - Gym
11am – 12:45pm Limo Lunch - Cici's Pizza
2:10 – 3:15pm Chess Club -Room 208

Monday, Nov 19
7:45 – 8:50am Dunk Show - Gym
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria

Tuesday, Nov 20
9 – 9:35am Career Speaker: Statewide Sheltering Coordinator - Auditorium
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 3:15pm Passport Club Room 108

 

Wednesday, Nov 21
Holiday - No School

 

Thursday, Nov 22
Holiday - No School

Friday, Nov 23
Holiday - No School

 

Monday, Nov 26
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria

Tuesday, Nov 27
Field Trip Colonial Wmsburg 6th grade -Colonial Williamsburg Historic Area
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 3:15pm Passport Club - Room 108

 

Wednesday, Nov 28
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 3:30pm Strategy Board Game Club - Room 300

Thursday, Nov 29
9 – 9:30am Career Speaker - Auditorium
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria

Friday, Nov 30
6:45 – 7:15am Elevate Club - Gym
9 – 11am Picture Make-up day
2:10 – 3:15pm Chess Club - Room 208
7 – 8:30pm Winter Dance - Cafeteria

Monday, Dec 3
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria

Tuesday, Dec 4
2:10 – 3pm Self Determined Meeting - Room 218
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 3:15pm Passport Club - Room 108
2:30 – 3:30pm Boys' Basketball @ Midlothian Middle School

 

Wednesday, Dec 5
Exams
2:05 – 2:45pm Rubik’s Cube STEM Club - Room 132
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice Cafeteria
2:15 – 3:30pm Strategy Board Game Club - Room 300
2:15 – 3pm Crime Solvers - Room 112
2:15 – 3pm SCA Meeting - Cafeteria

 

Thursday, Dec 6
Exams
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 3:30pm TSA Meeting - Room 300
3:30 – 4:30pm Boys' Basketball @ Tomahawk Creek
6:30 – 7:30pm PTSA Meeting - Library

 

Friday, Dec 7
Exams
6:45 – 7:15am Elevate Club - Gym
6:55 – 7:30am NJHS Officer Meeting Room 204
2:10 – 3:15pm Chess Club - Room 208
2:15 – 3:15pm From Kids to Pets Club - Room122

Week of 10/22

posted Oct 23, 2018, 6:46 AM by Jonathan Kutis

Swift Creek Middle School Captain’s Log 2018 10.23   (Tuesday 10-23-18)

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

 

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

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

 

PTSA Halloween Dance

The PTSA Halloween Dance will be on Friday, 10-26-18, from 7:00- 9:00 p.m.  Tickets will be sold during lunch on Wednesday through Friday this week for $6.00.  Students must have a signed permission slip to purchase a ticket.  Pizza will be sold for $2.00 per slice.  Please see the permission slip for additional information and requirements.

Halloween Dance 2018.pdf 

School-wide Fundraiser!!

It's that time of year again! Our school fundraiser will be kicked off on Thursday!

Students brought home their packets on Monday with all the information you need to get started and support our school. YOUR participation and each item sold...makes a big difference.

You can show your support by registering your student for online selling and by sharing the brochure in person with friends, family, neighbors and at work to help maximize the impact of this fundraiser.

Cherrydale has an amazing product selection and brands that your friends and family will love such as Allure, Tervis, Otis Spunkmeyer and Cherrydale Chocolates. Say YES FOR OUR KIDS and clickHERE to register so we know we can count on your support!

The turn in/ collection days are Oct. 23rd and 31st.

If we reach our goal, students have voted to give Dr. Frye the honor of becoming a human Sundae!

 

Book Fair

The fall Book Fair starts tomorrow, October 23rd and runs until Thursday, November 1st.  The book fair is open from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Students will be visiting the book fair with their Language Arts reading class in the coming days to preview and purchase.  Parents are welcome to stop by and shop during those hours.  Thank you for supporting the SCMS library and the book fair!

 

Parent-Teacher Conferences November 6th (10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.)

Mark your calendars!  November 6th is Parent -Teacher conference day from 10 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  Parents may sign up to see teachers by reaching out to our counseling depart.  You may call the counseling department at 804-739-6315 ext. 1 or email margaret_daly@ccpsnet.net

 

Community Service Started June 16, 2018

Last school year, Swift Creek Middle School students accumulated over 7500 hours of community service. Students who completed 30 hours of community service were honored at the end of the year awards ceremonies. Students may begin logging hours for the coming year starting June 16, 2018.  A copy of the log sheet may be found on our website and attached below. Students, who reach the goal of 30 hours of service by the end of May 2019, will be recognized at our end-of-the year awards ceremony!  We will begin collecting log sheets for the 1st 9-weeks after 11/2/18.

 

SCMS Rotary Club photos from Magnificent Midlothian Food Festival.

The men who were supposed to hand out water and soft drinks had a very easy day at the food festival Saturday because the student volunteers did all the work! They were quick, untiring, respectful, interesting, and fun to be around.

Thank you so much for getting them there!

Julie Franklin, President, Huguenot Trail Rotary

 

 

Attention 8th Graders: Specialty Center Information is Here! (First dates: October 1 and 11)

Chesterfield County Public Schools has many opportunities for students when they enter high school.  In addition to the broad spectrum of programs in each comprehensive high school, Chesterfield County Public Schools offers students the opportunity to participate in optional academic programs related to special interests at Specialty Centers.  These programs include the Arts, Engineering, Leadership, Math & Science, Mass Communication and many others. In this Engage Chesterfield video Ms. Kume Goranson, Director or Middle School Leadership, and Dr. Belinda Merriman, Director of High School Leadership discuss specialty centers, the process to apply, and an upcoming event for middle school families to explore their options.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8fgB2uTkrY 

Student Event Calendar - 2018-2019.pdf 

High School Options.pdf 

Application Requirements.pdf 

Recommendation Form - Specialty Center.pdf 

Application Form - Specialty Centers.pdf 

Superintendent Invitation Letter.pdf 

Carver Academy Open House 11/12 @ 7pm

Advanced Studies and Standard Diplomas with Honors, Dual Enrollment, and AP courses as well as Specializations in: Agriculture & Environmental Science/ Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts/ Sports & Recreation Leadership/ Building Trades

 

Helping the SCMS Library with the Kroger Community Rewards Program (NEW!)

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

  1. Go to Kroger.com/KrogerCommunityRewards
  2. Scroll down to I’m a Customer/View Details
  3. Sign in to your Kroger account
  4. Search for Swift Creek Middle School Library
  5. Confirm that it is account AI089
  6. 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.

 

Volunteers Needed for the Career Speaker Series

Swift Creek Middle School Counseling Department has hosted the Career Speaker Series for the past six years.  We've featured representatives from all sixteen career clusters. Some of our best speakers have been parent volunteers who have shared their world of work.  Please consider signing up if you have the time.  Click the link below and share your information with us.  We will follow up with you to set up a date.  Thank you!  Click HERE

 

PTSA Message:

Membership/ Giving Campaign:  We are going for 100% membership in our PTSA!! And it is easier than ever to join!! You can purchase your membership online here.  You can also participate in our fundraising event at the same link.

Volunteers Needed:The book fair is starting on 10/22/18 and the Librarians need your help, please think about signing up here!!

Halloween Dance: The all grades Halloween dance is right around the corner on 10/26/18.  The Family Events team is looking for donations and help.  You can sign up here

 

In Intramurals, Sports, & Clubs…

Intramurals:

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

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

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

 

Sports:

We have several exciting athletic games this week.  Starting on Monday, our girls’ basketball and boys’ soccer team face off against Carver Middle School for a make-up game.  On Tuesday, the teams travel to Robious Middle School and host Bailey Bridge at home on Thursday.  Our cross country team will finish their regular season on Wednesday by running against Bailey Bridge Middle School.  Please come out and support our teams!

As a reminder, parents need to pick up students on the right side of the building at the auditorium.  This will avoid the high school specialty buses which use the bus loop as a HUB location.

Club meetings this week:

Name of Club

Day

Location

Sponsor

Self-Determined Club

Tuesday

Room 218

Mrs. Hampton

Elevate

Friday

Gym

Ms. Taylor

German Club

Tuesday

124

Belisle

Latin Club

Tuesday

124

Leber

Strategy Board Game

Wednesday

300

Mrs. Chalkley and Mrs. Laubenthal

Passport Club

Tuesday

Room 108

Ms. Butler

TSA

Thursday

Room 308

Ms. Rushing

 

Parking

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

 

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.

LINK to CCPS Calendars


Tuesday, October 23
6:45 – 7:15am Intramural - Basketball
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4:15pm Girls Basketball Practice - Gym
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Flag Football
2:15 – 3:30pm Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:30 – 3:30pm Girls' Basketball & Boys Soccer Game @ Robious

Wednesday, October 24

6:45 – 7:15am Intramural - Basketball
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4:15pm Girls Basketball Practice - Gym
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Flag Football
2:15 – 3:30pm Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:30 – 3:30pm Cross Country Meet @ Bailey Bridge

Thursday, October 25
6:45 – 7:15am Intramural - Basketball
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4:15pm Girls Basketball Practice - Gym
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Flag Football
2:15 – 3:30pm Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:30 – 3:30pm Girls' Basketball & Boys Soccer Game vs Bailey Bridge

Friday, Oct 26
7 – 9pm Halloween Dance

Monday, October 29
6:45 – 7:15am Intramural - Basketball
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria

Tuesday, October 30
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria

Wednesday, October 31
6:45 – 7:15am Intramural - Basketball
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:30 – 3:30pm Cross Country Northern Division Meet - TBA

Thursday, November 1
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 3pm SCA Meeting - Cafeteria
6:30 – 7:30pm PTSA Meeting - Library

Friday, November 2

End of 9 Weeks
6:55 – 7:30am NJHS Officer Meeting - Room 204

Week of 10/16

posted Oct 18, 2018, 6:12 AM by Jonathan Kutis

Swift Creek Middle School Captain’s Log 2018 10.16   (Tuesday 10-16-18)

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

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

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

 

School-wide Fundraiser!!

It's that time of year again! Our school fundraiser will be kicked off on Thursday!

Students brought home their packets on Monday with all the information you need to get started and support our school. YOUR participation and each item sold...makes a big difference.

You can show your support by registering your student for online selling and by sharing the brochure in person with friends, family, neighbors and at work to help maximize the impact of this fundraiser.

Cherrydale has an amazing product selection and brands that your friends and family will love such as Allure, Tervis, Otis Spunkmeyer and Cherrydale Chocolates. Say YES FOR OUR KIDS and click HERE to register so we know we can count on your support!

The turn in/ collection days are Oct. 23rd and 31st.

If we reach our goal, students have voted to give Dr. Frye the honor of becoming a human Sundae!

 

PTSA Reflections Contest is Here! The deadline for entries was extended to tomorrow, Wednesday, 10-17-18!

We look forward to celebrating your artistry and achievement in the arts! Save the date for this year’s Reflections Celebration November 7, 2018.  There are many categories from which to choose! 

 

Parent-Teacher Conferences November 6th (10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.)

Mark your calendars!  November 6th is Parent -Teacher conference day from 10 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  Parents may sign up to see teachers by reaching out to our counseling depart.  You may call the counseling department at 804-739-6315 ext. 1 or emailmargaret_daly@ccpsnet.net

 

Community Service Started June 16, 2018

Last school year, Swift Creek Middle School students accumulated over 7500 hours of community service. Students who completed 30 hours of community service were honored at the end of the year awards ceremonies. Students may begin logging hours for the coming year starting June 16, 2018.  A copy of the log sheet may be found on our website and attached below. Students, who reach the goal of 30 hours of service by the end of May 2019, will be recognized at our end-of-the year awards ceremony!  We will begin collecting log sheets for the 1st 9-weeks after 11/2/18.

 

Pictures of the Week:  The Start of a Future City! and The Count visited French Class to teach numbers.

  

Gifted Identification Information Sessions

Because open houses have started, the information session, scheduled for October 11 at 6:00 PMat Bird HS  that was cancelled due to weather concerns, will NOT be rescheduled.

Picture Day Oct 19th

Parents!  Mark your calendars and schedule those haircuts.  Pictures will be taken on Oct. 19th.  These will be used in the yearbook and will also be available for purchase.  A make-up day will be announced in the near future.

Attention 8th Graders: Specialty Center Information is Here! (First dates: October 1 and 11)

Chesterfield County Public Schools has many opportunities for students when they enter high school.  In addition to the broad spectrum of programs in each comprehensive high school, Chesterfield County Public Schools offers students the opportunity to participate in optional academic programs related to special interests at Specialty Centers.  These programs include the Arts, Engineering, Leadership, Math & Science, Mass Communication and many others. In thisEngage Chesterfield video Ms. Kume Goranson, Director or Middle School Leadership, and Dr. Belinda Merriman, Director of High School Leadership discuss specialty centers, the process to apply, and an upcoming event for middle school families to explore their options.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8fgB2uTkrY 

Student Event Calendar - 2018-2019.pdf 

High School Options.pdf 

Application Requirements.pdf 

Recommendation Form - Specialty Center.pdf 

Application Form - Specialty Centers.pdf 

Superintendent Invitation Letter.pdf 

 

Helping the SCMS Library with the Kroger Community Rewards Program (NEW!)

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

  1. Go to Kroger.com/KrogerCommunityRewards
  2. Scroll down to I’m a Customer/View Details
  3. Sign in to your Kroger account
  4. Search for Swift Creek Middle School Library
  5. Confirm that it is account AI089
  6. 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.

 

Volunteers Needed for the Career Speaker Series

Swift Creek Middle School Counseling Department has hosted the Career Speaker Series for the past six years.  We've featured representatives from all sixteen career clusters. Some of our best speakers have been parent volunteers who have shared their world of work.  Please consider signing up if you have the time.  Click the link below and share your information with us.  We will follow up with you to set up a date.  Thank you!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeQHt6Aq-JS8Auk6VFVBWEwKHgQHjSNKToBdoamNylPBKERJw/viewform

 

PTSA Message:

Membership/ Giving Campaign:  We are going for 100% membership in our PTSA!! And it is easier than ever to join!! You can purchase your membership online here.  You can also participate in our fundraising event at the same link.

Volunteers Needed:The book fair is starting on 10/22/18 and the Librarians need your help, please think about signing up here!!

Halloween Dance: The all grades Halloween dance is right around the corner on 10/26/18.  The Family Events team is looking for donations and help.  You can sign up here

Reflections: Heroes Around Me - All artwork, Dance, Photography, Film, Literature are dueOctober 17.    We can not wait to see what the children have come up with this year!!  If you need the application - click here.

 

In Intramurals, Sports, & Clubs…

Intramurals:

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

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

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

Sports:

Congratulations to our boys’ soccer team on their win last week against Matoaca.  This week, come out and support our Sailors.  Girls’ basketball and boys’ soccer teams travel to Falling Creek on Tuesday and Salem on Thursday.  Our cross country team will host Manchester on Wednesday.

As a reminder, parents need to pick up students on the right side of the building at the auditorium.  This will avoid the high school specialty buses which use the bus loop as a HUB location.

Club meetings this week:

Name of Club

Day

Location

Sponsor

Self-Determined Club

Tuesday

Room 218

Mrs. Hampton

Interact/Rotary Club of SCMS

Tuesday

Room 103

Mrs. Berardo and    Mrs. Titus

Model UN

Tuesday

Room 121

Mr. Rushton

Passport Club

Tuesday

Room 108

Ms. Butler

TSA

Wednesday

Room 308

Ms. Rushing

 

Parking

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

 

Have a tremendous 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.

LINK to CCPS Calendars
Tuesday, October 16
6:45 – 7:15am Intramural - Basketball
2:05 – 3pm Rotary Club Meeting - Room 103
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4:15pm Girls Basketball Practice - Gym
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Flag Football
2:15 – 3:30pm Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:30 – 3:30pm Girls' Basketball & Boys Soccer Game @ Falling Creek

 

Wednesday, October 17

6:45 – 7:15am Intramural - Basketball
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4:15pm Girls Basketball Practice - Gym
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 3:30pm Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:30 – 3:30pm Cross Country Meet vs Manchester

 

Thursday, October 18
6:45 – 7:15am Intramural - Basketball
7:30 – 11:15am Mission to Tomorrow Field Trip
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4:15pm Girls Basketball Practice - Gym
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Flag Football
2:15 – 3:30pm Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:30 – 3:30pm Girls' Basketball & Boys Soccer Game @ Salem

 

Friday, October 19
School Pictures
2:15 – 4:15pm Girls Basketball Practice - Gym
2:15 – 3:30pm Soccer Practice - Soccer Field

 

Monday, October 22

6:45 – 7:15am Intramural - Basketball
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4:15pm Girls Basketball Practice - Gym
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 3:30pm Soccer Practice - Soccer Field

Tuesday, October 23
6:45 – 7:15am Intramural - Basketball
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4:15pm Girls Basketball Practice - Gym
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Flag Football
2:15 – 3:30pm Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:30 – 3:30pm Girls' Basketball & Boys Soccer Game @ Robious

Wednesday, October 24

6:45 – 7:15am Intramural - Basketball
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4:15pm Girls Basketball Practice - Gym
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Flag Football
2:15 – 3:30pm Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:30 – 3:30pm Cross Country Meet @ Bailey Bridge

Thursday, October 25
6:45 – 7:15am Intramural - Basketball
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4:15pm Girls Basketball Practice - Gym
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Flag Football
2:15 – 3:30pm Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:30 – 3:30pm Girls' Basketball & Boys Soccer Game vs Bailey Bridge

Friday, Oct 26
7 – 9pm Halloween Dance

Monday, October 29
6:45 – 7:15am Intramural - Basketball
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria

Tuesday, October 30
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria

Wednesday, October 31
6:45 – 7:15am Intramural - Basketball
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:30 – 3:30pm Cross Country Northern Division Meet - TBA

Thursday, November 1
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 3pm SCA Meeting - Cafeteria
6:30 – 7:30pm PTSA Meeting - Library

Friday, November 2

End of 9 Weeks
6:55 – 7:30am NJHS Officer Meeting - Room 204

Week of 10/1 - Happy October!

posted Oct 1, 2018, 2:06 PM by Jonathan Kutis

Swift Creek Middle School Captain’s Log 2018 10.1   (Monday 10-1-18)

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

 

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

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

Gifted Identification Information Sessions

As mentioned in previous updates, Chesterfield County Public Schools will utilize a revised gifted identification process to find and identify gifted learners this coming school year. Information sessions have been planned to provide interested parents of elementary and middle school students with more information regarding these changes.

Feel free to join us on any of the following dates, noting that sessions cancelled due to the severe weather on September 17th have now been rescheduled:

October 3 at 6:00 PM - Monacan HS auditorium

October 8 at 6:00 PM - Carver MS auditorium

October 8 at 7:30 PM - Matoaca HS auditorium

October 11 at 6:00 PM - Bird HS auditorium 

Thank you for your support of gifted education in Chesterfield County Public Schools!

 

Tech It Out Program for Parents

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

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

Tech It Out Social Media 1.jpg 

Tech It Out Poster Style.jpg 

 

Picture of the Week: TEAMS at Challenge Discovery

Picture Day Oct 19th

Parents!  Mark your calendars and schedule those haircuts.  Pictures will be taken on Oct. 19th.  These will be used in the yearbook and will also be available for purchase.  A make-up day will be announced in the near future.

Aviation Art Contest and Grant

Please see the attached information from the VA Department of Aviation regarding the 2019 International Aviation Art Contest and several scholarships being offered.

Department of Aviation.pdf 

Attention 8th Graders: Specialty Center Information is Here! (First dates: October 1 and 11)

Chesterfield County Public Schools has many opportunities for students when they enter high school.  In addition to the broad spectrum of programs in each comprehensive high school, Chesterfield County Public Schools offers students the opportunity to participate in optional academic programs related to special interests at Specialty Centers.  These programs include the Arts, Engineering, Leadership, Math & Science, Mass Communication and many others. In thisEngage Chesterfield video Ms. Kume Goranson, Director or Middle School Leadership, and Dr. Belinda Merriman, Director of High School Leadership discuss specialty centers, the process to apply, and an upcoming event for middle school families to explore their options.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8fgB2uTkrY 

Student Event Calendar - 2018-2019.pdf 

Superintendent Invitation Letter.pdf 

High School Options.pdf 

Application Requirements.pdf 

Recommendation Form - Specialty Center.pdf 

Application Form - Specialty Centers.pdf 

 

PTSA Reflections Contest is Here!

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

Reflections.pdf 

Helping the SCMS Library with the Kroger Community Rewards Program (NEW!)

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

  1. Go to Kroger.com/KrogerCommunityRewards
  2. Scroll down to I’m a Customer/View Details
  3. Sign in to your Kroger account
  4. Search for Swift Creek Middle School Library
  5. Confirm that it is account AI089
  6. Click on Enroll

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

Volunteers Needed for the Career Speaker Series

Swift Creek Middle School Counseling Department has hosted the Career Speaker Series for the past six years.  We've featured representatives from all sixteen career clusters. Some of our best speakers have been parent volunteers who have shared their world of work.  Please consider signing up if you have the time.  Click the link below and share your information with us.  We will follow up with you to set up a date.  Thank you!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeQHt6Aq-JS8Auk6VFVBWEwKHgQHjSNKToBdoamNylPBKERJw/viewform

 

Imagine Tomorrow 2015!

In August, the CCPS School Board approved the county’s strategic goals.  Our mission is to ignite passion through authentic and captivating experiences.  It is an exciting time to be an educator in Chesterfield!  Please see the attached document for all the details!

Imagine Tomorrow - Accepted by School Board on 8.14.18.pdf 

 

PTSA Message:

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

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

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

Please take a few minutes to vote here

 

In Sports, Intramurals, & Clubs…

Intramurals:

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

Tennis – Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday after school 2:15-4:00

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

The United States Association Mid-Atlantic Section (USTA MAS) will be hosting a tennis club on Mondays through October 29th at Swift Creek Middle School.  The cost is $75.  You can register online at PlayTGA.com/RVA.

 Sports:

Last week was the first week of athletic completions.  Our girls’ basketball team started strong, winning against Tomahawk Middle School on Tuesday, September 25th and against Midlothian on September 27th.   Cross country competed against Robious and boys’ soccer played Midlothian.  Good job to all teams!

This week, boys’ soccer competed against Tomahawk this afternoon.  The girl’s basketball  and boys’ soccer play Manchester on 10/2 and Providence on 10/4.  Our cross country team will host a meet on 10/3 against Midlothian Middle School.

As a reminder, parents need to pick up students on the right side of the building at the auditorium.  This will avoid the high school specialty buses which use the bus loop as a HUB location.

Club meetings this week:

Name of Club

Day

Location

Sponsor

Dance Team/Sparkle Effect

Wednesday

cafeteria

Mrs. King

Crime Solvers

Thursday

112

Mr. Maher, Mrs. O’Brien, and Mrs. Halsey

Elevate

Friday

cafeteria

Ms. Taylor

Model UN

Tuesday

121

Mr. Rushton

Passport Club

Tuesday

108

Ms. Butler

Rubik’s Cube Club

Wednesday

132

Ms. Fantell

TSA

Wednesday

308

Ms. Rushing

Tennis

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

 

Parking

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

Community Service Started June 16, 2018

Last school year, Swift Creek Middle School students accumulated over 7500 hours of community service. Students who completed 30 hours of community service were honored at the end of the year awards ceremonies. Students may begin logging hours for the coming year starting June 16, 2018.  A copy of the log sheet may be found on our website and attached below. Students, who reach the goal of 30 hours of service by the end of May 2019, will be recognized at our end-of-the year awards ceremony!  We will begin collecting log sheets for the 1st 9-weeks after 11/2/18.

Community Service Log (1).pdf 

 

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.

LINK to CCPS Calendars

Monday, Oct 1
6:45 – 7:15am Intramural - Basketball
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice Track
2:15 – 4:15pm Girls Basketball Practice -Gym
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 3:30pm Soccer Practice - Soccer Field

Tuesday, Oct 2
6:45 – 7:15am Intramural - Basketball
8am – 1:15pm Field Trip - Dutch Gap - Fit for Life
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4:15pm Girls Basketball Practice - Gym
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Flag Football
2:15 – 3:30pm Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:30 – 3:30pm Girls' Basketball & Boys Soccer Game @ Manchester

Wednesday, Oct 3
6:45 – 7:15am Intramural - Basketball
8am – 1:15pm Field Trip - Dutch Gap - Fit for Life
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4:15pm Girls Basketball Practice - Gym
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Tennis
2:15 – 3:30pm Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15 – 3pm SCA Meeting - Cafeteria
2:30 – 3:30pm Cross Country Meet vs Midlothian

Thursday, October 4
6:45 – 7:15am Intramural - Basketball
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice Track
2:15 – 4:15pm Girls Basketball Practice Gym
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Tennis
2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Flag Football
2:15 – 3:30pm Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:30 – 3:30pm Girls' Basketball & Boys Soccer Game vs Providence
6:30 – 7:30pm PTSA Meeting - Library

Friday, Oct 5
6:55 – 7:30am NJHS Officer Meeting - Room 204
2:15 – 4:15pm Girls Basketball Practice - Gym
2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Tennis
2:15 – 3:30pm Soccer Practice - Soccer Field

Monday, Oct 8
6:45 – 7:15am Intramural - Basketball
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4:15pm Girls Basketball Practice - Gym
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 3:30pm Soccer Practice - Soccer Field

Tuesday, October 9
6:45 – 7:15am Intramural - Basketball
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4:15pm Girls Basketball Practice - Gym
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Flag Football
2:15 – 3:30pm Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:30 – 3:30pm Girls' Basketball & Boys Soccer Game @ Matoaca

Wednesday, October 10
Vision and Hearing Testing
6:45 – 7:15am Intramural - Basketball
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4:15pm Girls Basketball Practice - Gym
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Tennis
2:15 – 3:30pm Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
3:30 – 4:30pm Cross Country Meet @ Tomahawk Creek

Thursday, October 11
Spirit Day - Pink Out
Vision and Hearing Testing
6:45 – 7:15am Intramural - Basketball
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4:15pm Girls Basketball Practice - Gym
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Tennis
2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Flag Football
2:15 – 3:30pm Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:30 – 3:30pm Girls' Basketball & Boys Soccer Game vs Carver

Friday, October 12

3 Hour Early Release
6:55 – 7:30am NJHS All Member Meeting - Room 204

Monday, October 15
6:45 – 7:15am Intramural - Basketball
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4:15pm Girls Basketball Practice - Gym
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 3:30pm Soccer Practice - Soccer Field

Tuesday, October 16
6:45 – 7:15am Intramural - Basketball
2:05 – 3pm Rotary Club Meeting - Room 103
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4:15pm Girls Basketball Practice - Gym
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Flag Football
2:15 – 3:30pm Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:30 – 3:30pm Girls' Basketball & Boys Soccer Game @ Falling Creek

 

Wednesday, October 17

6:45 – 7:15am Intramural - Basketball
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4:15pm Girls Basketball Practice - Gym
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 3:30pm Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:30 – 3:30pm Cross Country Meet vs Manchester

Thursday, October 18
6:45 – 7:15am Intramural - Basketball
7:30 – 11:15am Mission to Tomorrow Field Trip
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4:15pm Girls Basketball Practice - Gym
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Flag Football
2:15 – 3:30pm Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:30 – 3:30pm Girls' Basketball & Boys Soccer Game @ Salem

Friday, October 19
School Pictures
2:15 – 4:15pm Girls Basketball Practice - Gym
2:15 – 3:30pm Soccer Practice - Soccer Field

Monday, October 22

6:45 – 7:15am Intramural - Basketball
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4:15pm Girls Basketball Practice - Gym
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 3:30pm Soccer Practice - Soccer Field

Tuesday, October 23
6:45 – 7:15am Intramural - Basketball
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4:15pm Girls Basketball Practice - Gym
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Flag Football
2:15 – 3:30pm Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:30 – 3:30pm Girls' Basketball & Boys Soccer Game @ Robious

Wednesday, October 24

6:45 – 7:15am Intramural - Basketball
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4:15pm Girls Basketball Practice - Gym
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Flag Football
2:15 – 3:30pm Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:30 – 3:30pm Cross Country Meet @ Bailey Bridge

Thursday, October 25
6:45 – 7:15am Intramural - Basketball
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4:15pm Girls Basketball Practice - Gym
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Flag Football
2:15 – 3:30pm Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:30 – 3:30pm Girls' Basketball & Boys Soccer Game vs Bailey Bridge

Friday, Oct 26
7 – 9pm Halloween Dance

Monday, October 29
6:45 – 7:15am Intramural - Basketball
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria

Tuesday, October 30
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria

Wednesday, October 31
6:45 – 7:15am Intramural - Basketball
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:30 – 3:30pm Cross Country Northern Division Meet - TBA

Thursday, November 1
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 3pm SCA Meeting - Cafeteria
6:30 – 7:30pm PTSA Meeting - Library

Friday, November 2

End of 9 Weeks
6:55 – 7:30am NJHS Officer Meeting - Room 204

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Swift Creek Middle School Captain’s Log 2018 9.24   (Tuesday 9-24-18)

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

New Bus Start (Pick-up) Times

Effective: Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Due to late arrival times, all Swift Creek Middle School Routes will start 10 minutes earlier

 Students to be at stop 5 minutes prior to pick-up

            If you have any further question please contact

            Michael Wilder, Area Manager  -   378-2475

 

7th & 8th Back to School Night!

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

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

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

 

2018 Summer Reading Wrap Up   

A message from the Library:  On Friday afternoon, over 150 students celebrated their summer reading/ summer learning success with an ice cream social.  There was ice cream with lots of toppings, music and drawings for cool prizes.  To qualify for this reward, these students read a minimum of three books over the summer, recorded them on their bookmark and returned it to school by the deadline.  Students who went above and beyond the three books and/or participated in other enriching activities over the summer earned tickets to be entered into drawings for prizes.  Students read hundreds of books, visited museums all over Virginia and beyond.  These summer learners attended all kinds of camps and even worked on Kahn Academy and did math worksheets! Thank you, parents, for taking your child to the library and for encouraging them to keep learning over the summer.  Thank you for reminding them to record their books and activities and to return their log.  Keep encouraging your child to make time for reading everyday even when it’s a busy day.

 

Helping the SCMS Library with the Kroger Community Rewards Program (NEW!)

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

  1. Go to Kroger.com/KrogerCommunityRewards
  2. Scroll down to I’m a Customer/View Details
  3. Sign in to your Kroger account
  4. Search for Swift Creek Middle School Library
  5. Confirm that it is account AI089
  6. 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.

 

Volunteers Needed for the Career Speaker Series

Swift Creek Middle School Counseling Department has hosted the Career Speaker Series for the past six years.  We've featured representatives from all sixteen career clusters. Some of our best speakers have been parent volunteers who have shared their world of work.  Please consider signing up if you have the time.  Click the link below and share your information with us.  We will follow up with you to set up a date.  Thank you!  Click HERE

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeQHt6Aq-JS8Auk6VFVBWEwKHgQHjSNKToBdoamNylPBKERJw/viewform

 

Imagine Tomorrow 2015!

In August, the CCPS School Board approved the county’s strategic goals.  Our mission is to ignite passion through authentic and captivating experiences.  It is an exciting time to be an educator in Chesterfield!  Please see the attached document for all the details!

Imagine Tomorrow - Accepted by School Board on 8.14.18.pdf 

Parking

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

 

Attendance

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

 

PTSA Reflections Contest is Here!

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

Reflections.pdf 

 

Attention 8th Graders: Specialty Center Information is Here!

Please see the attached information regarding specialty centers.
Superintendent Invitation Letter.pdf 

Student Event Calendar - 2018-2019.pdf 

High School Options.pdf 

Application Requirements.pdf 

Recommendation Form - Specialty Center.pdf 

Application Form - Specialty Centers.pdf 

 

PTSA Message:

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

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

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

Please take a few minutes to vote here

 

Gifted Education Identification Process

Dear Families of Elementary and Middle School Students,

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

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

September 17 - Monacan HS auditorium and Bird HS auditorium

September 18 - James River HS auditorium

September 24 - Elizabeth Davis MS auditorium and Matoaca HS auditorium

Rescheduled events originally planned for September 24:

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

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

Thank you for your support of Chesterfield County Public Schools!

VIDEO LINKhttps://youtu.be/SqTv4p5ny5A

 

In Sports, Intramurals, & Clubs…

Intramurals:

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

2. Tennis – Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday after school 2:15-4:00 p.m.

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

 Sports:

The boys' soccer and girls' basketball teams play their first game of the season against Tomahawk on Tuesday, Sept 25th.  Swift Creek cross country team competes on Wednesday, Sept 26th against Robious. Come and support our fall athletic teams!   As a reminder, parents need to pick up students on the right side of the building at the auditorium.  This will avoid the high school specialty buses which use the bus loop as a HUB location.

Club meetings this week:

Name of Club

Day

Location

Sponsor

German

Friday

124

Mr. Belisle

Latin

Friday

124

Mr. Leber

Strategy Board Game

Wednesday

300

Mrs. Chalkley and Mrs. Laubenthal

 

Tennis

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

  

Tech It Out Program for Parents

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

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

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

Tech It Out Social Media 1.jpg \

Tech It Out Poster Style.jpg 

 

Signs of Suicide (SOS) Prevention Program

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

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

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

SOS.JPG 

 

Have a 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.

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

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


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

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

Friday, September 28

SCA Elections
Spirit Week - Twin Day

Monday, Oct 1
6:45 – 7:15am Intramural - Basketball
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice Track
2:15 – 4:15pm Girls Basketball Practice -Gym
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 3:30pm Soccer Practice - Soccer Field

Tuesday, Oct 2
6:45 – 7:15am Intramural - Basketball
8am – 1:15pm Field Trip - Dutch Gap - Fit for Life
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4:15pm Girls Basketball Practice - Gym
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Flag Football
2:15 – 3:30pm Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:30 – 3:30pm Girls' Basketball & Boys Soccer Game @ Manchester

Wednesday, Oct 3
6:45 – 7:15am Intramural - Basketball
8am – 1:15pm Field Trip - Dutch Gap - Fit for Life
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4:15pm Girls Basketball Practice - Gym
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Tennis
2:15 – 3:30pm Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15 – 3pm SCA Meeting - Cafeteria
2:30 – 3:30pm Cross Country Meet vs Midlothian

Thursday, October 4
6:45 – 7:15am Intramural - Basketball
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice Track
2:15 – 4:15pm Girls Basketball Practice Gym
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Tennis
2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Flag Football
2:15 – 3:30pm Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:30 – 3:30pm Girls' Basketball & Boys Soccer Game vs Providence
6:30 – 7:30pm PTSA Meeting - Library

Friday, Oct 5
6:55 – 7:30am NJHS Officer Meeting - Room 204
2:15 – 4:15pm Girls Basketball Practice - Gym
2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Tennis
2:15 – 3:30pm Soccer Practice - Soccer Field

Monday, Oct 8
6:45 – 7:15am Intramural - Basketball
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4:15pm Girls Basketball Practice - Gym
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 3:30pm Soccer Practice - Soccer Field

Tuesday, October 9
6:45 – 7:15am Intramural - Basketball
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4:15pm Girls Basketball Practice - Gym
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Flag Football
2:15 – 3:30pm Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:30 – 3:30pm Girls' Basketball & Boys Soccer Game @ Matoaca

Wednesday, October 10
Vision and Hearing Testing
6:45 – 7:15am Intramural - Basketball
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4:15pm Girls Basketball Practice - Gym
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Tennis
2:15 – 3:30pm Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
3:30 – 4:30pm Cross Country Meet @ Tomahawk Creek

Thursday, October 11
Spirit Day - Pink Out
Vision and Hearing Testing
6:45 – 7:15am Intramural - Basketball
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4:15pm Girls Basketball Practice - Gym
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Tennis
2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Flag Football
2:15 – 3:30pm Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:30 – 3:30pm Girls' Basketball & Boys Soccer Game vs Carver

Friday, October 12

3 Hour Early Release
6:55 – 7:30am NJHS All Member Meeting - Room 204

Monday, October 15
6:45 – 7:15am Intramural - Basketball
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4:15pm Girls Basketball Practice - Gym
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 3:30pm Soccer Practice - Soccer Field

Tuesday, October 16
6:45 – 7:15am Intramural - Basketball
2:05 – 3pm Rotary Club Meeting - Room 103
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4:15pm Girls Basketball Practice - Gym
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Flag Football
2:15 – 3:30pm Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:30 – 3:30pm Girls' Basketball & Boys Soccer Game @ Falling Creek

Wednesday, October 17

6:45 – 7:15am Intramural - Basketball
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4:15pm Girls Basketball Practice - Gym
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 3:30pm Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:30 – 3:30pm Cross Country Meet vs Manchester

Thursday, October 18
6:45 – 7:15am Intramural - Basketball
7:30 – 11:15am Mission to Tomorrow Field Trip
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4:15pm Girls Basketball Practice - Gym
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Flag Football
2:15 – 3:30pm Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:30 – 3:30pm Girls' Basketball & Boys Soccer Game @ Salem

Friday, October 19
School Pictures
2:15 – 4:15pm Girls Basketball Practice - Gym
2:15 – 3:30pm Soccer Practice - Soccer Field

Monday, October 22

6:45 – 7:15am Intramural - Basketball
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4:15pm Girls Basketball Practice - Gym
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 3:30pm Soccer Practice - Soccer Field

Tuesday, October 23
6:45 – 7:15am Intramural - Basketball
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4:15pm Girls Basketball Practice - Gym
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Flag Football
2:15 – 3:30pm Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:30 – 3:30pm Girls' Basketball & Boys Soccer Game @ Robious


Wednesday, October 24

6:45 – 7:15am Intramural - Basketball
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4:15pm Girls Basketball Practice - Gym
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Flag Football
2:15 – 3:30pm Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:30 – 3:30pm Cross Country Meet @ Bailey Bridge

Thursday, October 25
6:45 – 7:15am Intramural - Basketball
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4:15pm Girls Basketball Practice - Gym
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Flag Football
2:15 – 3:30pm Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:30 – 3:30pm Girls' Basketball & Boys Soccer Game vs Bailey Bridge

Friday, Oct 26
7 – 9pm Halloween Dance

Monday, October 29
6:45 – 7:15am Intramural - Basketball
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria

Tuesday, October 30
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria

Wednesday, October 31
6:45 – 7:15am Intramural - Basketball
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:30 – 3:30pm Cross Country Northern Division Meet - TBA

Thursday, November 1
2:10 – 3:30pm Cross Country Practice - Track
2:15 – 4pm Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15 – 3pm SCA Meeting - Cafeteria
6:30 – 7:30pm PTSA Meeting - Library

Friday, November 2

End of 9 Weeks
6:55 – 7:30am NJHS Officer Meeting - Room 204

Week of 9/17

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

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

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

Parents,

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

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

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

Thank you!

J. Calvin Frye, Ph.D., Principal

Swift Creek Middle School

Back to School Nights Are Still On!

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Where: Swift Creek Middle School’s Cafeteria

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

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

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

Sports Pick-up Location

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

Parking

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

Attendance

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

PTSA Reflections Contest is Here!

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

Reflections.pdf 

 

Attention 8th Graders: Specialty Center Information is Here!

Please see the attached information regarding specialty centers.

Student Event Calendar - 2018-2019.pdf 

High School Options.pdf 

Application Requirements.pdf 

Recommendation Form - Specialty Center.pdf 

Application Form - Specialty Centers.pdf 

Superintendent Invitation Letter.pdf 

 

PTSA Message:

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

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

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

Please take a few minutes to vote here

 

Gifted Education Identification Process

Dear Families of Elementary and Middle School Students,

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

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

September 17 - Monacan HS auditorium and Bird HS auditorium

September 18 - James River HS auditorium

September 24 - Elizabeth Davis MS auditorium and Matoaca HS auditorium

Rescheduled events originally planned for September 24:

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

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

 

Thank you for your support of Chesterfield County Public Schools!

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

 

In Sports…

Intramurals

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Helping the SCMS Library with the Kroger Community Rewards Program

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

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

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

 

Tech It Out Program for Parents

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

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

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

Tech It Out Social Media 1.jpg 

Tech It Out Poster Style.jpg 

 

Signs of Suicide (SOS) Prevention Program

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

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

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

SOS.JPG 

 

Have a safe week!

J. Calvin Frye, Ph.D., Principal

Swift Creek Middle School

 

Calendar:

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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


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

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

 

Friday, September 28

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

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

 

Tuesday, October 2

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

 

Wednesday, October 3

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

 

Thursday, October 4

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

 

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

 

Week of 9/10

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

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

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

 

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

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

Chromebook Distribution

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

Picture of the Week

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

Sports Pick-up Location

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

Parking

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

Attendance

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

SCMS Attendance for Parents - Fall 2018.pdf 

Academic and Behavior Expectations Assemblies

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

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

PTSA Reflections Contest is Here!

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

Reflections.pdf 

 

PTSA Message:

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

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

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

Please take a few minutes to vote here

 

Gifted Education Identification Process

Dear Families of Elementary and Middle School Students,

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

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

September 17 - Monacan HS auditorium and Bird HS auditorium

September 18 - James River HS auditorium

September 24 - Elizabeth Davis MS auditorium and Matoaca HS auditorium

Thank you for your support of Chesterfield County Public Schools!

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

 

In Sports…

Intramurals will start on Monday, Sept. 10th.

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

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

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

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

 

Helping the SCMS Library with the Kroger Community Rewards Program

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

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

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

 

Have an excellent week and stay dry!

J. Calvin Frye, Ph.D., Principal

Swift Creek Middle School

 

Calendar:

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Friday, September 28

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

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

Tuesday, October 2

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

Wednesday, October 3

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

Thursday, October 4

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

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

Week of 9/10 Additional Information

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

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

Back to School Supplemental Log!

 

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

 

Back to School Night!

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

9-11 Commemoration

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

  

 

Chromebooks Distribution Tuesday, 9-11-18

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

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

 

Forms & Fees

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

 

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

 

J. Calvin Frye, Ph.D., Principal

Swift Creek Middle School

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