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Week of 5/14

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

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

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

                                          

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

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

 

Mark Your Calendar!

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

Awards:

8th     5/13/18

7th     5/14/18

6th     5/15/18

Field Days:

6th     5/12/18

7th     5/13/18

8th     5/15/18

 

SOL Schedule

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

1718_Parent_SOLSchedule.docx.pdf 

Mark Wood "Electrify your Strings"

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

   

Swift Creek Middle School Cheerleading Tryouts

For RISING 6th-8th graders.

When:  May 22nd-24th

Time:   4:15-6:00PM

Where: Swift Creek Middle Cafeteria

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

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

Cheering tryouts-MS 2018.pdf 

Physical Examination Form.pdf 

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

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

Stock Market Winners!

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

Dress Code

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

Bus Passes

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

Yearbooks

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

Visit yearbookordercenter.com  School Code; 4943

School Photos

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

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

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

In Sports…

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

Go Sailors!

Helping the SCMS Library with the Kroger Community Rewards Program

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

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

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

 

Fundraiser

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

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

 

J. Calvin Frye, Ph.D., Principal

Swift Creek Middle School

 

Calendar:

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

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

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

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

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

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

5:30 - 7:30pm CBG Social

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

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

Mon May 28
Holiday - No School

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

Week of 5/7

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

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

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

                                 

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

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

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

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

 

Special Olympics

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

  

SOL Schedule

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

1718_Parent_SOLSchedule.docx.pdf 

Transition Resource Fair

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

Girls’ Soccer Tournament

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

Congratulations to Our Students of the Month for April!

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

1st Place Orchestra and Chorus

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

  

Technology Student Association

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

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

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

Dress Code

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

Bus Passes

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

Yearbooks

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

Visit yearbookordercenter.com  School Code; 4943

Swift Creek Middle School Cheerleading Tryouts

For RISING 6th-8th graders.

When:  May 22nd-24th

Time:   4:15-6:00PM

Where: Swift Creek Middle Cafeteria

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

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

Cheering tryouts-MS 2018.pdf 

After School Tutoring (Last Day: May 10th)

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

Tuesdays – math, English, and history

Wednesday – math and science, fine and visual arts

Thursday – English, math

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

 

School Photos

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

 

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

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

 

In Sports…

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

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

Go Sailors!

 

Helping the SCMS Library with the Kroger Community Rewards Program

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

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

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

 

Fundraiser

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

 

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

J. Calvin Frye, Ph.D., Principal

Swift Creek Middle School

 

Calendar:

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

5:30 - 7:30pm CBG Social

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

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

Mon May 28
Holiday - No School

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

Week of 4/30

posted May 1, 2018, 4:58 AM by Jonathan Kutis

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.

 

Dress Code

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

 

Bus Passes

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

 

PTSA Awards

Congratulations to our Swift Creek Middle School PTSA for receiving several awards for their work this year, including 100% Teacher Membership, 3rd place for most Reflection Entries, and the Student Involvement Award.  The ceremony was bitter-sweet as we said goodbye to our outstanding CCPS PTA President, Sara Gilliam, pictured here with our SCMS SCA Secretary, Taylor Murray.   Thank you Ms. Dianne Smith, our School Board Representative for the Clover Hill District, for attending and supporting the PTA! 

  

PTSA Meeting

May 1, 2018, in the SCMS Library at 6:30.

 

Sports Physicals

Clover Hill High School will be hosting student sports physicals on Tuesday, May 1st in the gym at 2:00. The cost is $25 check or cash along with a physical form signed by the parent. If you have any questions, please contact: Meghan Jones, ATC, LAT, Clinical Outreach Athletic Trainer, Clover Hill High School, HCA VA Sports Medicine.

CHill Physical Flyer.docx 

Physical Examination Form.pdf 

 

Laser Quest Night Is Coming!!!

Children are invited to come out on May 3, 2018 from 6PM to 8PM (must sign up for a slot, prior as slots are limited).  Kids can pick any slot. Keep in mind we have some teachers coming to face off with the kids and that list will be coming soon.  Slots are as follows:

5:30 PM5:50 PM6:10 PM6:30PM6:50 PM AND 7:10 PM

 

Rise Against Hunger Service Project

On Thursday, April 26th, our students had the opportunity to participate in a Rise Against Hunger Service Project after school through which they packaged over 10,000 meals to send to countries in need. Students had been working hard throughout the year to raise the $2,944 needed to hold the event by holding a carnation sale in February, a coin drive in March, and putting on a Spring Dance.

The events were organized by Ms. Pam Plahs, SCMS Social Studies Department Leader, with the help of Ms. Alisa Rushing and Ms. Mary Helen King.  Their work on this project gave students the opportunity to be involved in a service project with international implications.  Thank you Lynne Bland, CCPS Social Studies Specialist, for attending the event. (pictured below with Ms. Plahs).

We very much appreciate the participation of many of our teachers and especially Ms. Dianne Smith, our School Board Representative for the Clover Hill District. They were in the thick of it, measuring and packing food with the students!

      

 

Teacher Appreciation Week is Coming:  

The PTSA has put together a list of items we are in need of so that we can make this an awesome week for the teachers.   Please click here.

 

Students of the Year

I had the opportunity to join our two students of the year, Katheryn Schlicht (6th) and Elizabeth Drauszewski (8th), and their families for the CCPS Students of the Year reception and awards presentation last week.  Both girls are model students and have volunteered countless hours working with our special needs students.  Katheryn hopes to one day be a special education teacher and Elizabeth plans on becoming a doctor.  I am sure both will do amazing things in the future!

Yearbooks

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

Visit yearbookordercenter.com  School Code; 4943

 

Congratulations to Our Girls’ Soccer Team

Congratulation to our girls’ soccer team for winning the first round of tournament play last Friday.  They play this evening at 5:30!  Wish them luck!!

  

 

Swift Creek Middle School Cheer Leading Tryouts

For RISING 6th-8th graders.

When:  May 22nd-24th

Time:   4:15-6:00PM

Where: Swift Creek Middle Cafeteria

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

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

Cheering tryouts-MS 2018.pdf 

 

After School Tutoring (Last Day: May 10th)

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

Tuesdays – math, English, and history

Wednesday – math and science, fine and visual arts

Thursday – English, math

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

School Photos

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

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

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

In Sports…

Good luck to the girls' soccer team as they take on Elizabeth Davis tonight in the Classic Tournament final.  Game time is at 5:30, and the location is at the old Clover Hill HS Stadium behind CTC Hull.  Good luck girls' soccer team!

Good luck also goes out to the boys' and girls' track team as they compete in the County Championship Meet which will take place this Wednesday, May 2, at Meadowbrook High School.  Go track teams!

Intramurals continue this week with after school basketball on Wednesday and Thursday, with Tennis taking place on Friday.  Make plans with your friends to have fun with these exciting sports and after school each day until 4:15.  Please have prompt rides home.

Tryouts for the 2018-2019 Swift Creek Middle School cheerleading squad have been set for May 22- May 24 in the main gym from 4:15- 6:00.  You must have all of the required paperwork to participate.  Please contactkatie_titus@ccpsnet.net for more information.

Interested in getting your VHSL sports physical for next year in an inexpensive and timely manner?  Clover Hill High School's athletic department will be offering sports physicals for $25.00 after school on next Tuesday, May 1 until 3:30in their main gym.  To participate in these physicals, the VHSL paperwork must be completed by your parents prior to arriving.  No exceptions.  Make plans now to get this off your list of things to do before next school year.

Go Sailors!

 

Helping the SCMS Library with the Kroger Community Rewards Program

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

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

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

 

Fundraiser

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

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

J. Calvin Frye, Ph.D., Principal

Swift Creek Middle School

 

Calendar:

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

Tue May 1
7:30am – 2pm Civil War Presentation by Jim Triesler - Library
2:15 – 4pm Chorus Rehearsal - Auditorium
2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Outdoor Sports - Gym
2:15 – 3:15pm Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room
2:15 – 3pm SCA Meeting - Cafeteria
6:30 – 9:30pm PTSA Meeting - Library

Wed May 2
Track & Field County Championship Meet @ Meadowbrook High School
7:30am – 2pm Civil War Presentation by Jim Triesler - Library

2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Basketball - Gym
2:15 – 3pm Crime Solvers Meeting - Room 112
2:15 – 3pm Self Determined Club - Room 218
2:15 – 4pm Chorus Rehearsal - Auditorium
2:15 – 3:30pm TSA Meeting - Room 308
2:15 – 3:15pm Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room
2:15 – 3:15pm Debate Club - Room 123

Thu May 3
7:30am – 2pm Valentine Museum Civil War Presentation - 6th Grade Social Studies Classrooms
8:30am – 1:45pm Field Trip - Moton Civil Rights - Robert Russa Moton Museum

2:15 – 3:15pm Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room

2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Basketball - Gym

Fri May 4
6:45 – 7:20am Elevate Club - Cafeteria
6:50 – 7:15am NJHS Meeting - Officer Meeting -Room 204
7:30am – 2pm Valentine Museum Civil War Presentation - 6th Grade Social Studies Classrooms

2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Tennis - Gym
2:15 – 3:15pm Chess Club- Room 210

Sat May 5
7am – 10pm Field Trip Busch Gardens Performance

Tue May 8
2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Outdoor Sports
2:15 – 3:15pm Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room
2:15 – 3pm Latin Club Meeting - Room 124

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

5:30 - 7:30pm CBG Social

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

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

Mon May 28
Holiday - No School

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

Week of 4/23

posted Apr 24, 2018, 6:13 AM by Jonathan Kutis   [ updated Apr 24, 2018, 7:38 AM ]

Swift Creek Middle School Captain’s Log 2018 4-23 (Monday 4-23-18)

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.

Bus Passes

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

PBL Expo: Tuesday 4-24-18!!!

The SCMS PBL Explosion will be taking place tomorrow night - Tuesday, April 24th , 2018.  Doors will open at5:50 PM with student presentations taking place from 6:00 - 7:30PM.  Students work from all subject areas will be on display throughout the building.  Take this opportunity to come explore what students are learning through project based learning at SCMS.   SPIRIT WEAR will be available during PBL night. Magnets and limited quantities of t-shirts will be available for purchase. Tye-dye shirts are $22. Sailors classic blue and red shirts are $17. Magnets are $2. Payments can be made using check or cash. This will be your last chance this year to pick up your spirit wear until the Fall.  BOOK FAIR will be open in the library during the Expo.  Please take this opportunity to stop in and pick up some summer reading material. 

PTSA shirts.PNG 

April is the Month of the Military Child

Swift Creek Middle appreciates our parents’ service in the military and their children.  On April 13th, students, faculty, and staff wore purple in support of the Month of the Military Child.  The counseling department has also created a display outside the main office with our service personnel identified on the stars shown below.

Sports Physicals

Clover Hill High School will be hosting student sports physicals on Tuesday, May 1st in the gym at 2:00. The cost is $25 check or cash along with a physical form signed by the parent. If you have any questions, please contact:Meghan Jones, ATC, LAT, Clinical Outreach Athletic Trainer, Clover Hill High School, HCA VA Sports Medicine.

CHill Physical Flyer.docx 

Physical Examination Form.pdf 

 

Fine Arts Festival

The countywide fine arts festival was held on April 14th at Matoaca High School.  Artwork and performances from all grade levels and all schools were represented.  It is gratifying to see that Chesterfield has so many talented students!  Below is one of Swift Creek Middle’s displays.

  

 

Laser Quest Night Is Coming!!!

Children are invited to come out on May 3, 2018 from 6PM to 8PM (must sign up for a slot, prior as slots are limited).  Kids can pick any slot. Keep in mind we have some teachers coming to face off with the kids and that list will be coming soon.  Slots are as follows: 5:30 PM5:50 PM6:10 PM6:30PM6:50 PM AND 7:10 PM

 

Teacher Appreciation Week is Coming:  

The PTSA has put together a list of items we are in need of so that we can make this an awesome week for the teachers.   Please click here.

 

PTSA Meeting

May 1, 2018, in the SCMS Library.

 

Carnival Fundraiser for the Autism Society of Virginia

A senior at Cosby High School is hosting a carnival to raise money for the Autism Society of Virginia. Please consider attending on April 28th!  Please see the attached flier for more information.

carnival flyer.docx 

 

2018 Richmond Flying Squirrels Art Contest

Judges selected 15 winners out of over 90 pieces of art entered from the Richmond area. Congratulating to six of our Swift Creek MS students on winning the 2018 Richmond Flying Squirrels Art Contest: Ashna Patel, Abby Wambach, Tatum Pratt, Celine Nghiem, Brianna Bonilla, and Ryland Cullum.

Students were recognized on the field on a sold out opening day.  As Swift Creek Middle School students were called up, the announcer said “Well, Swift Creek’s art program must be doing something right!”  I couldn't agree more!

 

Yearbooks

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

Visit yearbookordercenter.com  School Code; 4943

 

Swift Creek Middle School Cheerleading Tryouts

For RISING 6th-8th graders.

When:  May 22nd-24th

Time:   4:15-6:00PM

Where: Swift Creek Middle Cafeteria

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

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

Cheering tryouts-MS 2018.pdf 

Physical Examination Form.pdf 

 

Congratulations to Our Students of the Month for March!

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

Feedmore 23112

SCMS PTSA has partnered with Feedmore 23112 to feed local families within our school and community. We will be continuing to collect food items this week. Please consider contributing and make sure no child goes hungry. Send into school with your student or drop off in front office. Thank You!

Suggested items: Boxed Cereal-all kinds, Oatmeal-flavored varieties welcome, Fruit Cups, Granola Bars/Fruit Bars, Canned tuna/chicken, Pop Tarts, Rice/Pasta, Juice/Juice Boxes, Dry/Canned Beans, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Soup, Canned fruit/vegetables, Shampoo/Conditioner, Deodorant, Toilet Paper, Toothbrushes, and Hygiene items-all kinds.

 

SCMS Science Department

Seventh graders are dissecting squid as part of their classification unit!

 

Book Fair and Volunteers

It's that time of year again. BOOK FAIR!!!! Part of our book fair success is because of wonderful volunteers like you who help make it happen. It's also a great way for you to see firsthand all of the great book titles available each session. Please consider this, as the kids really enjoy shopping for new, fresh books!!!

LINK

 

Swift Creek Middle’s Art Program

One of the many things Swift Creek is known for is our exceptional art program.  By 8th grade, our students are creating art which rivals many in the higher grades.  Here is a sneak peak at their current work!

  

 

After School Tutoring (Last day will be May 10th)

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

Tuesdays – math, English, and history

Wednesday – math and science, fine and visual arts

Thursday – English, math

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

 

School Photos

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

 

Dress Code

Please remind your student that current fashion doesn’t always meet Swift Creek’s standards for students’ clothing.  Please start the year off right by reviewing the dress code which may be found in the Parent-Student Handbook on our website.

 

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

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

 

In Sports…

Good luck to the girls' soccer team as they enter the last week of their regular season and begin tournament play.  The team will travel to Robious on Tuesday, April 24 for their last regular season game and then will await their tournament seed to see when they will begin tournament play.  Good luck girls' soccer team!

 

Good luck also goes out to the boys' and girls' track team as they travel to Meadowbrook High School for their Northern Division Meet on Monday, April 23.  The top finishers in the Northern Division Meet will qualify for next week's County Championship Meet which will take place on Wednesday, May 2, again at Meadowbrook High School.  Go track teams!

Intramurals continue this week with Archery taking place on Wednesday and Thursday, with Tennis taking placeon Friday.  Make plans to learn about these exciting sports and compete with your friends after school each day until 4:15.  Please have prompt rides home.

Tryouts for the 2018-2019 Swift Creek Middle School cheerleading squad have been set for May 22- May 24 in the main gym from 4:15- 6:00.  You must have all of the required paperwork to participate.  Please contactkatie_titus@ccpsnet.net for more information.

Interested in getting your VHSL sports physical for next year in an inexpensive and timely manner?  Clover Hill High School's athletic department will be offering sports physicals for $25.00 after school on next Tuesday, May 1until 3:30 in their main gym.  Make plans now to get this off your list of things to do before next school year.

 

Helping the SCMS Library with the Kroger Community Rewards Program

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

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

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

 

Fundraiser

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

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

 

J. Calvin Frye, Ph.D., Principal

Swift Creek Middle School

 

Calendar:

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

 

Mon Apr 23
Track & Field Northern & Southern Division Meet @ Meadowbrook High School
2:15 – 3:50pm Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field

 

Tue Apr 24
2:15 – 4:15pm Track & Field Practice - Track
2:15 – 3:50pm Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15 – 3:15pm Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room
2:15 – 3pm Latin Club Meeting - Room 124
3:30 – 4:30pm Girls Soccer @ Robious Middle School
4:00 – 8:00pm PBL EXPO

Wed Apr 25
8am – 3pm -- Field trip 8th grade TEAMS UVA Trip University of Virginia

8am -- 1pm -- 7th grade TEAMS Field trip U of R

10:30 – 1pm  Rev your Bev - Cafeteria
2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Archery - Gym
2:15 – 3:15pm Improv Club - Room 119
2:15 – 3:05pm German Club - Room 205
2:15 – 4:15pm Track & Field Practice - Track
2:15 – 3:50pm Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15 – 3:30pm TSA Meeting - Room 308
2:15 – 3:15pm Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room
2:15 – 3:15pm Debate Club - Room 123


Thu Apr 26
7:50 – 8:45am 6th Grade Assembly
9:55 – 10:45am 7th Grade Assembly

12:00 – 2pm Field Trip Fit for Life - The First Tee
1:00 – 4:30pm Rise Against Hunger - Cafeteria

1:05 – 2pm 8th Grade Assembly
2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Archery - Gym
2:15 – 4:15pm Track & Field Practice - Track
2:15 – 3:50pm Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15 – 3:15pm Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room

 

Fri Apr 27
Report Cards Issued
6:45 – 7:20am Elevate Club - Cafeteria
7am – 5pm Field Trip VA International Tattoo @ Scope Arena
12 – 2pm Field Trip Fit for Life @ First Tee
2:15 – 3:15pm Chess Club - Room 210

2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Tennis - Gym
2:15 – 4:15pm Track & Field Practice - Track

Tue May 1
7:30am – 2pm Civil War Presentation by Jim Triesler - Library
2:15 – 4pm Chorus Rehearsal - Auditorium
2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Outdoor Sports - Gym
2:15 – 3:15pm Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room
2:15 – 3pm SCA Meeting - Cafeteria
6:30 – 9:30pm PTSA Meeting - Library

Wed May 2
Track & Field County Championship Meet @ Meadowbrook High School
7:30am – 2pm Civil War Presentation by Jim Triesler - Library

2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Basketball - Gym
2:15 – 3pm Crime Solvers Meeting - Room 112
2:15 – 3pm Self Determined Club - Room 218
2:15 – 4pm Chorus Rehearsal - Auditorium
2:15 – 3:30pm TSA Meeting - Room 308
2:15 – 3:15pm Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room
2:15 – 3:15pm Debate Club - Room 123

Thu May 3
7:30am – 2pm Valentine Museum Civil War Presentation - 6th Grade Social Studies Classrooms
8:30am – 1:45pm Field Trip - Moton Civil Rights - Robert Russa Moton Museum

2:15 – 3:15pm Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room

2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Basketball - Gym
 

Fri May 4
6:45 – 7:20am Elevate Club - Cafeteria
6:50 – 7:15am NJHS Meeting - Officer Meeting -Room 204
7:30am – 2pm Valentine Museum Civil War Presentation - 6th Grade Social Studies Classrooms

2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Tennis - Gym
2:15 – 3:15pm Chess Club- Room 210

 

Sat May 5
7am – 10pm Field Trip Busch Gardens Performance

Tue May 8
2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Outdoor Sports
2:15 – 3:15pm Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room
2:15 – 3pm Latin Club Meeting - Room 124

 

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

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

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

Week of 4/9

posted Apr 10, 2018, 4:50 AM by Jonathan Kutis

Swift Creek Middle School Captain’s Log 2018 4-9 (Monday 4-9-18)

                   

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.

 

Yearbooks

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

Visit yearbookordercenter.com  School Code; 4943

 

“Rise Against Hunger” Dance

The SCA “Rise Against Hunger” dance is scheduled for is this Friday!!

When: April 13th

Time: 7- 9:30 PM

Cost:

Tickets are on sale this week in the cafeteria and will only be sold to students with a signed permission slip which has been distributed at school and is also attached. Spring Dance Permission Form (1).pdf 

Tickets will not be sold at the door, and only current Swift Creek Middle School students may attend.

Proceeds will go to supporting the Rise Against Hunger Service Project.  If you would like to donate directly to this project, please visit the link below.

LINK to Donate

 

Congratulations to Our Students of the Month for March!

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

 

Feedmore 23112

SCMS PTSA has partnered with Feedmore 23112 to feed local families within our school and community. We will be continuing to collect food items this week. Please consider contributing and make sure no child goes hungry. Send into school with your student or drop off in front office. Thank You!

Suggested items: Boxed Cereal-all kinds, Oatmeal-flavored varieties welcome, Fruit Cups, Granola Bars/Fruit Bars, Canned tuna/chicken, Pop Tarts, Rice/Pasta, Juice/Juice Boxes, Dry/Canned Beans, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Soup, Canned fruit/vegetables, Shampoo/Conditioner, Deodorant, Toilet Paper, Toothbrushes, and Hygiene items-all kinds.

 

SCMS Science Department

Seventh graders are dissecting squid as part of their classification unit.

 

Book Fair and Volunteers

It's that time of year again. BOOK FAIR!!!! Part of our book fair success is because of wonderful volunteers like you who help make it happen. It's also a great way for you to see firsthand all of the great book titles available each session. Please consider this, as the kids really enjoy shopping for new, fresh books!!!

LINK

Swift Creek Middle’s Art Program

One of the many things Swift Creek is known for is our exceptional art program.  By 8th grade, our students are creating art which rivals many in the higher grades.  Here is a sneak peak at their current work!

  

Swift Creek Middle School Cheerleading Tryouts

For RISING 6th-8th graders.

When:  May 22nd-24th

Time:   4:15-6:00PM

Where: Swift Creek Middle Cafeteria

*Please read and turn in completed packet to your main office by MAY 17th Cheering tryouts-MS 2018.pdf 

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

 

After School Tutoring

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

Tuesdays – math, English, and history

Wednesday – math and science, fine and visual arts

Thursday – English, math

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

School Photos

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

Dress Code

Please remind your student that current fashion doesn’t always meet Swift Creek’s standards for students’ clothing.  Please start the year off right by reviewing the dress code which may be found in the Parent-Student Handbook on our website.

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

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

In Sports…

Good luck to the girls' soccer team as they play a home game against Midlothian on Thursday, April 12th.  Good luck also goes out to our boys' and girls' track team as they travel to Robious on Wednesday, April 11th.  Intramurals continue this week with Fun and Fitness on Tuesday and Thursday.  Make plans to stay for the fun and have prompt rides home at 4:15.

Go Sailors!

Helping the SCMS Library with the Kroger Community Rewards Program

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

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

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

 

Fundraiser

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

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

J. Calvin Frye, Ph.D., Principal

Swift Creek Middle School

 

Calendar:

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

Mon Apr 9

Start of additional 10 minutes added to the day
MAP Spring Testing
11am – 12:45pm Principal's Advisory Meeting - Collaboration Room
2:15 – 4:15pm Track & Field Practice - Track
2:15 – 3:50pm Girls Soccer Practice  - Soccer Field

Tue Apr 10
MAP Spring Testing
2:15 – 4:15pm Track & Field Practice - Track
2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Outdoor Sports - Gym
2:15 – 3:50pm Girls Soccer Practice -Soccer Field
2:15 – 3:15pm Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room
2:15 – 3pm Latin Club Meeting - Room 124
2:15 – 3pm SCA Meeting - Cafeteria
6:30 – 9:30pm PTSA Meeting - Library

 

Wed Apr 11
MAP Spring Testing
2:05 – 3pm Theatre Club Meeting -Room 307
2:10 – 3:15pm Improv Club - Room 119
2:10 – 3:05pm German Club - Room 205
2:15 – 3:50pm Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15 – 3:30pm  TSA Meeting - Room 308
2:15 – 3:15pm Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room
2:15 – 3:15pm Debate Club - Room 123
3:15 – 6pm Track & Field Meet @ Robious Middle School

 

Thu Apr 12
MAP Spring Testing
2:15 – 4:15pm Track & Field Practice - Track
2:15 – 3:15pm Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room
3:30 – 4:30pm Girls Soccer vs. Midlothian @Swift Creek Middle School

Fri Apr 13
End of 3rd 9 Weeks
MAP Spring Testing
6:45 – 7:20am Elevate Club - Cafeteria
6:50 – 7:15am NJHS Meeting - Room 204
8:30am – 5pm Field Trip 6, 7, 8th grade - All County Band @ Matoaca Middle School
2:05 – 3:15pm Chess Club- Room 210
2:15 – 4:15pm Track & Field Practice - Track
7:00 – 9:30pm Spring Dance - Cafeteria

Sat Apr 14
7:30am – 1pm Field Trip 6, 7, 8th grade - All County Band @ Matoaca High School


Mon Apr 16
MAP Spring Testing
2:15 – 4:15pm Track & Field Practice - Track
2:15 – 3:50pm Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field

Tue Apr 17
MAP Spring Testing
2:05 – 2:45pm Rotary Club - Room 103
2:15 – 4:15pm Track & Field Practice - Track
2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Outdoor Sports - Gym
2:15 – 3:15pm Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room
3:30 – 4:30pm Girls Soccer @ Matoaca

Wed Apr 18
MAP Spring Testing
7:00am – 6:30pm Field Trip D.C. 7th grade Social Studies - Washington, DC
2:15 – 3:30pm TSA Meeting - Room 308

2:15 – 3:15pm Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room
2:15 – 3:15pm Debate Club - Room 123
3:30 – 4:30pm Girls Soccer vs Tomahawk (make-up game) @ Swift Creek Middle

Thu Apr 19
MAP Spring Testing
2:05 – 3pm Make a Change Club Meeting - Room 114
2:05 – 2:45pm Diversity Club - Room 104
2:15 – 4:15pm Track & Field Practice
2:15 – 3:50pm Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15 – 3:15pm Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room
3:30 – 4:30pm Girls Soccer vs. Falling Creek @ Swift Creek Middle School

Fri Apr 20
MAP Spring Testing
6:45 – 7:20am Elevate Club - Cafeteria
2:05 – 3:15pm Chess Club - Room 210
3:15 – 6pm Track & Field Meet vs. Manchester @ Clover Hill High School

 

Sat Apr 21
8am – 2pm District Solo & Ensemble Assessment - Auditorium

Mon Apr 23
Track & Field Northern & Southern Division Meet @ Meadowbrook High School
2:15 – 4:15pm Track & Field Practice - Track
2:15 – 3:50pm Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field

 

Tue Apr 24
2:15 – 4:15pm Track & Field Practice - Track
2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Outdoor Sports - Gym
2:15 – 3:50pm Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15 – 3:15pm Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room
2:15 – 3pm Latin Club Meeting - Room 124
3:30 – 4:30pm Girls Soccer @ Robious Middle School
4:00 – 8:00pm PBL EXPO

Wed Apr 25
8am – 3pm Field trip UVA Trip University of Virginia
2:10 – 3:15pm Improv Club - Room 119
2:10 – 3:05pm German Club - Room 205
2:15 – 4:15pm Track & Field Practice - Track
2:15 – 3:50pm Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15 – 3:30pm TSA Meeting - Room 308
2:15 – 3:15pm Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room
2:15 – 3:15pm Debate Club - Room 123


Thu Apr 26
12 – 2pm Field Trip Fit for Life - The First Tee
1:00 – 4:30pm Rise Against Hunger - Cafeteria
2:15 – 4:15pm Track & Field Practice - Track
2:15 – 3:50pm Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15 – 3:15pm Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room

Fri Apr 27
Report Cards Issued
6:45 – 7:20am Elevate Club - Cafeteria
7am – 5pm Field Trip VA International Tattoo @ Scope Arena
12 – 2pm Field Trip Fit for Life @ First Tee
2:05 – 3:15pm Chess Club - Room 210
2:15 – 4:15pm Track & Field Practice - Track

Tue May 1
7:30am – 2pm Civil War Presentation by Jim Triesler - Library
2:15 – 4pm Chorus Rehearsal - Auditorium
2:15 – 4pm Intramural - Outdoor Sports - Gym
2:15 – 3:15pm Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room
2:15 – 3pm SCA Meeting - Cafeteria
6:30 – 9:30pm PTSA Meeting - Library

Wed May 2
Track & Field County Championship Meet @ Meadowbrook High School
7:30am – 2pm Civil War Presentation by Jim Triesler - Library
2:05 – 3pm Crime Solvers Meeting - Room 112
2:05 – 3pm Self Determined Club - Room 218
2:15 – 4pm Chorus Rehearsal - Auditorium
2:15 – 3:30pm TSA Meeting - Room 308
2:15 – 3:15pm Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room
2:15 – 3:15pm Debate Club - Room 123

Thu May 3
7:30am – 2pm Valentine Museum Civil War Presentation - 6th Grade Social Studies Classrooms
8:30am – 1:45pm Field Trip - Moton Civil Rights - Robert Russa Moton Museum

2:15 – 3:15pm Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room
6:00 – 9:00pm Spring Chorus Concert  - Auditorium

Fri May 4
6:45 – 7:20am Elevate Club - Cafeteria
6:50 – 7:15am NJHS Meeting - Officer Meeting -Room 204
7:30am – 2pm Valentine Museum Civil War Presentation - 6th Grade Social Studies Classrooms
2:05 – 3:15pm Chess Club- Room 210
2:15 – 3:45pm After School Choir Rehearsal - Auditorium

Week of 3/26

posted Mar 27, 2018, 5:15 AM by Jonathan Kutis

Swift Creek Middle School Captain’s Log 2018 3-26 (Monday 3-26-18)

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

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

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

Teacher of the Year!

Congratulations to Mr. Chris Morris, Swift Creek’s science department leader and this year’s Teacher of the Year!  This is Mr. Morris’ 6th year at SCMS, and he is highly respected by his colleagues and students.  Mr. Morris was surprised by his family who came out during Mr. Randall’s original song, which has traditionally revealed the winner.   I would like to thank the faculty and staff for selecting a fabulous teacher to represent our school and our PTSA for providing refreshments at the reception.

  

 

Feedmore 23112

SCMS PTSA has partnered with Feedmore 23112 to feed local families within our school and community. We will be continuing to collect food items this week. Please consider contributing and make sure no child goes hungry. Send into school with your student or drop off in front office. Thank You!

Suggested items: Boxed Cereal-all kinds, Oatmeal-flavored varieties welcome, Fruit Cups, Granola Bars/Fruit Bars, Canned tuna/chicken, Pop Tarts, Rice/Pasta, Juice/Juice Boxes, Dry/Canned Beans, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Soup, Canned fruit/vegetables, Shampoo/Conditioner, Deodorant, Toilet Paper, Toothbrushes, and Hygiene items-all kinds.

“Rise Against Hunger” Dance

Due to this week's snow event affecting ticket sales the SCA “Rise Against Hunger” dance scheduled for Friday March 23rd will need to be postponed until after Spring Break.  All tickets purchased will be valid for the new date.  Once the new date is announced anyone who is unable to attend on that date may request a refund. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Rockenbach at Pamela_Plahs@ccpsnet.net     We apologize for the inconvenience.  The new date is April 13th.

Spring Dance Permission Form (1).pdf 

 

National History Day Competition

This past Saturday, Swift Creek Middle School had 8 students participate in the VA District 8 National History Day competition. Students competed in the categories of individual exhibit, group exhibit, and group documentary. Out of hundreds of projects from school districts around central VA, Aimee Fuller and Ameen Shihadeh received 3rd place in the group exhibit competition!

Please recognize the following for their participation and hard work, Nael Abuasi, Allen Strassel, Katherine Stefanelli, Megan Ninnis, Bianca Fayvusovich and Brinkley Edwards.

 

2018 Richmond Flying Squirrels Art Contest

 Judges selected 15 winners out of over 90 pieces of art entered from the Richmond area. Congratulating to six of our Swift Creek MS students on winning the 2018 Richmond Flying Squirrels Art Contest: Ashna Patel, Abby Wambach, Tatum Pratt, Celine Nghiem, Brianna Bonilla, and Ryland Cullum.

As part of winning the contest:

  • Student’s design will be transformed into a 4x9 foot sign and displayed on a main concourse wall at The Diamond for all Flying Squirrels fans to see!
  • Congratulatory certificate and student’s framed artwork will be given to the students before the Flying Squirrels Opening Night game.
  • Student will receive two (2) complimentary tickets to Opening Night on April 13, 2018, where the student will be recognized on-field before the game.

 

Book Fair and Volunteers

It's that time of year again. BOOK FAIR!!!! Part of our book fair success is because of wonderful volunteers like you who help make it happen. It's also a great way for you to see firsthand all of the great book titles available each session. Please consider this, as the kids really enjoy shopping for new, fresh books!!!

LINK

 

After School Tutoring

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

Tuesdays – math, English, and history

Wednesday – math and science, fine and visual arts

Thursday – English, math

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

 

School Photos

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

 

Yearbooks

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

Visit yearbookordercenter.com  School Code; 4943

 

Dress Code

Please remind your student that current fashion doesn’t always meet Swift Creek’s standards for students’ clothing.  Please start the year off right by reviewing the dress code which may be found in the Parent-Student Handbook on our website.

 

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

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

 

In Sports…

Good luck to the boys' and girls' track team as they compete in their third meet of the season at Tomahawk Creek on Wednesday, March 28.  Good luck also goes out to the girls' soccer team as they travel to Bailey Bridge on Tuesday, March 27 and host Carver on Wednesday, March 28. 

After school intramurals continue this week with outdoor sports on Tuesday and archery on WednesdayThursday andFriday.  Rides home should be prompt at 4:00.  Morning basketball will take place each morning beginning at 6:45.  Intramurals are free and fun.  All you have to do is complete the paperwork.  Make your plans with friends to join in the fun!

 

Go Sailors!

 

Helping the SCMS Library with the Kroger Community Rewards Program

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

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

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

 

Fundraiser

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

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

 

J. Calvin Frye, Ph.D., Principal

Swift Creek Middle School

 

Calendar:

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

 

Mon Mar 26             

Make-up Writing SOL Grade 8
2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track

 

Tue Mar 27                          
Make-up Writing SOL Grade 8
2:15pm – 3:00pm  Latin Club Meeting - Room 124
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room

2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track
3:30pm – 4:30pm  Girls Soccer @ Bailey Bridge - Bailey Bridge Middle School

 

Wed Mar 28             

Make-up Writing SOL Grade 8
2:10pm – 3:05pm  German Club - Room 205
2:10pm – 3:15pm  Improv Club - Room 119
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room

2:15pm – 3:15pm  Debate Club - Room 123
2:15pm – 3:30pm  TSA Meeting - Room 308
2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track

 

Thu Mar 29             
Make-up Writing SOL Grade 8
12:00pm – 2:00pm  Field Trip - King Pin Lanes
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room

2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track
3:30pm – 4:30pm  Girls Soccer vs Carver - Swift Creek Middle School

 

Fri Mar 30                           
Make-up Writing SOL Grade 8
6:45am – 7:20am  Elevate Club - Cafeteria
6:50am – 7:15am  NJHS Meeting - Officer Meeting - Room 204
12:00pm – 2:00pm  Field Trip - King Pin Lanes

2:05pm – 3:15pm  Chess Club - Room 210
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track

Week of 3/19

posted Mar 20, 2018, 8:06 AM by Jonathan Kutis   [ updated Mar 20, 2018, 8:06 AM ]

Swift Creek Middle School Captain’s Log 2018 3-19 (Monday 3-19-18)

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.

 

After-school Tutoring

Is cancelled on Wednesday, March 21st.  It will resume on Thursday as normal.

 

Spring Extravaganza

The SCMS PTSA Spring Extravaganza was held this past Saturday.  Even though it was cold, the elementary students and their parents braved the weather and enjoyed an afternoon of games, food, and fun.  Swift Creek Middle’s students were instrumental as volunteers, and made sure our visitors had a good time.  We appreciate our PTSA’s sponsorship and many hours spent planning for this event. I am sure our visitors left with great memories of their time at Swift Creek Middle and will look forward to one day becoming a Swift Creek Sailor!

  

 

Spanish Spelling Bee

Swift Creek Middle hosted the 2nd annual Spanish spelling bee last week.  Congratulations to the winners! 1st place: Andrea Curbelo Pena (Robious), 2nd place Ashleigh MacPhail (Robious), and 3rd place Frank Napoles (Swift Creek).

2018 Richmond Flying Squirrels Art Contest

 Judges selected 15 winners out of over 90 pieces of art entered from the Richmond area. Congratulating to six of our Swift Creek MS students on winning the 2018 Richmond Flying Squirrels Art Contest: Ashna Patel, Abby Wambach, Tatum Pratt, Celine Nghiem, Brianna Bonilla, and Ryland Cullum.

As part of winning the contest:

  • Student’s design will be transformed into a 4x9 foot sign and displayed on a main concourse wall at The Diamond for all Flying Squirrels fans to see!
  • Congratulatory certificate and student’s framed artwork will be given to the students before the Flying Squirrels Opening Night game.
  • Student will receive two (2) complimentary tickets to Opening Night on April 13, 2018, where the student will be recognized on-field before the game.

 

Spring Dance

We will be holding a Spring Dance for students on Friday, March 23rd. The proceeds from the dance as well as the concessions will go towards funding our school-wide Stop Hunger Now service project. We have a list of items below that we would like to sell at the concessions stand at the dance. We are asking for your help in donating these items. If you are able to help please bring your items to the front office the week of March 19-23, and let them know that they are for the dance. We truly appreciate you help in making this a success.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Rockenbach at Pamela_Plahs@ccpsnet.net

LINK

 

SCMS Orchestra

Congratulate to Mr. Fletcher and his students on receiving two Superior ratings and two Excellent ratings at their state assessment! They did a marvelous job, and I am so proud of their achievements.

 

Book Fair and Volunteers

It's that time of year again. BOOK FAIR!!!! Part of our book fair success is because of wonderful volunteers like you who help make it happen. It's also a great way for you to see firsthand all of the great book titles available each session. Please consider this, as the kids really enjoy shopping for new, fresh books!!!

LINK

 

After School Tutoring

Swift Creek Middle School is offering after school homework help and test preparation on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2:05-3:15 p.m. (Cancelled for March 21st)

Tuesdays – math, English, and history

Wednesday – math and science, fine and visual arts

Thursday – English, math

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

 

School Photos

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

 

Yearbooks

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

Visit yearbookordercenter.com  School Code; 4943

 

Academy Day 2018 March 24, 2018; 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Senator Mark R. Warner invites high school and middle school students, their parents, and guidance counselors to Academy Day 2018. Attendees will be provided a comprehensive overview of the United States service academies and their admission processes. In addition, students will be able to meet with officials from all five academies as well as representatives from ROTC programs, Virginia Tech, and the Virginia Military Institute.  Representatives from Virginia Congressional offices will be available to answer questions regarding the application procedures for congressional nominations.

 

Dress Code

Please remind your student that current fashion doesn’t always meet Swift Creek’s standards for students’ clothing.  Please start the year off right by reviewing the dress code which may be found in the Parent-Student Handbook on our website.

 

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

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

 

In Sports…

Good luck to the boys' and girls' track team as they host Midlothian Middle School on Friday, March 23rd at Clover Hill High School. Game times for girls' soccer are at approximately 3:30PM.  Track meets start at approximately 3:00PM.  Come out and support our teams!

After school Intramurals continue this week with outdoor sports and archery.  Tuesday and Friday will be outdoor sports while Wednesday and Thursday will be archery.  All activities will take place each day until 4:00.  Complete the appropriate paperwork and make plans with your friends to stay for the fun and excitement.

Want more buzzer beaters and half court shots?  March Madness is here and so are morning basketball intramurals!  Each school day during the month of March there will be morning intramural basketball, so get your paperwork in and join the fun every morning beginning at 6:45 AM.

Go Sailors!

 

Helping the SCMS Library with the Kroger Community Rewards Program

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

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

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

 

Fundraiser

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

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

 

J. Calvin Frye, Ph.D., Principal

Swift Creek Middle School

 

Calendar:

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

 

Mon Mar 19             

2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track

 

Tue Mar 20              
2:05pm – 2:45pm  Rotary Club - Room 103
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room

2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track
3:30pm – 4:30pm  Girls Soccer vs Tomahawk - Swift Creek Middle School

 

Wed Mar 21             
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room

2:15pm – 3:15pm  Debate Club - Room 123 This recurring event is part of a series.
2:15pm – 3:30pm  TSA Meeting - Room 308 This recurring event is part of a series.
2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field This recurring event is part of a series.
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track This recurring event is part of a series.
7:00pm – 9:00pm  Field Trip - 8th grade - CHHS Choral Pyramid Concert - Clover Hill High

 

Thu Mar 22             
9:00am – 10:30am  Field trip VCDA Choral Assessments - Midlothian Middle School

2:15pm – 3:15pm  Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room

2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track
3:30pm – 4:30pm  Girls Soccer @ Manchester - Manchester Middle School

 

Fri Mar 23               
6:45am – 7:20am  Elevate Club - Cafeteria
2:05pm – 3:15pm  Chess Club - Room 210
2:15pm – 6:30pm  Track & Field MEET VS MIDLO - @ Clover Hill High School
7:00pm – 9:30pm  Spring Dance - Cafeteria

 

Sat Mar 24               

10:00am – 1:00pm  Rain date for Spring Extravaganza

 

Mon Mar 26             

Make-up Writing SOL Grade 8
2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track

 

Tue Mar 27                          
Make-up Writing SOL Grade 8
2:15pm – 3:00pm  Latin Club Meeting - Room 124
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room

2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track
3:30pm – 4:30pm  Girls Soccer @ Bailey Bridge - Bailey Bridge Middle School

 

Wed Mar 28             

Make-up Writing SOL Grade 8
2:10pm – 3:05pm  German Club - Room 205
2:10pm – 3:15pm  Improv Club - Room 119
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room

2:15pm – 3:15pm  Debate Club - Room 123
2:15pm – 3:30pm  TSA Meeting - Room 308
2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track

 

Thu Mar 29             
Make-up Writing SOL Grade 8
12:00pm – 2:00pm  Field Trip - King Pin Lanes
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room

2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track
3:30pm – 4:30pm  Girls Soccer vs Carver - Swift Creek Middle School

 

Fri Mar 30                           
Make-up Writing SOL Grade 8
6:45am – 7:20am  Elevate Club - Cafeteria
6:50am – 7:15am  NJHS Meeting - Officer Meeting - Room 204
12:00pm – 2:00pm  Field Trip - King Pin Lanes

2:05pm – 3:15pm  Chess Club - Room 210
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice

Week of 3/12

posted Mar 13, 2018, 6:50 AM by Jonathan Kutis

Swift Creek Middle School Captain’s Log 2018 3-12 (Monday 3-12-18)

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.

6th Grade Colony Project

The 6th grade presented their colony projects to a packed library last week with over 200 family member attending over the two day event!

   

PTSA NEWS

Our Spring Extravaganza is coming up,  here are the details, please share with all your friends and families!  Want to help? Please contact communications@scmsptsa.com

We are always looking for volunteers, please check our site here for some of the opportunities!

NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY

Application Packets and teacher recommendation requests are available on the door of room 204, Mrs. Boush's room. Sixth and seventh grade students who are enthusiastic about academic standing and community service, and who take opportunities to exercise leadership in their day to day lives, are invited to please take one of the applications. There are specific instructions on the cover of the application package. Completed applications must be turned in to Mrs. Boush or Mr. Brown by Wednesday, March 14. No late applications will be accepted.

Swift Creek Middle School in the News!

SCMS students win Future City.PNG 

GBBC participants site 31 species.PNG 

After School Tutoring

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

Tuesdays – math, English, and history

Wednesday – math and science, fine and visual arts

Thursday – English, math

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

School Photos

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

Yearbooks

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

Visit yearbookordercenter.com  School Code; 4943

Academy Day 2018

Senator Mark R. Warner invites high school and middle school students, their parents, and guidance counselors to Academy Day 2018. Attendees will be provided a comprehensive overview of the United States service academies and their admission processes. In addition, students will be able to meet with officials from all five academies as well as representatives from ROTC programs, Virginia Tech, and the Virginia Military Institute.  Representatives from Virginia Congressional offices will be available to answer questions regarding the application procedures for congressional nominations.

 

Reservoir Race Series!

We are the race directors for the brand new Reservoir Race Series! This series includes Clover Hill Elem, Swift Creek Elem, and Woolridge Elem. We have joined forces in hopes of having more participation with all 3 races! Those who sign up for the series will run all 3 races, earn points, and have a chance to receive prizes!

Runners must sign up by March 17 (Lucky Clover 5k day) for the series.

We are asking that you share this email and attachment with area middle and high school principals to share with their faculty, especially with the track and cross country coaches so they share with their runners. We are trying to spread the word about this wonderful event! Thank you in advance!

Race Flyer.JPG 

Dress Code

Please remind your student that current fashion doesn’t always meet Swift Creek’s standards for students’ clothing.  Please start the year off right by reviewing the dress code which may be found in the Parent-Student Handbook on our website.

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

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

 

In Sports…

Good luck to the boys' and girls' track team and the girls' soccer team as they kick off their seasons this week.  The girls' soccer team opens up play at Salem on Tuesday, March 13th and turns around to host Davis on Thursday, March 15th.  Game times for girls' soccer are at approximately 3:30PM.  The track team will jump start their season as they play host to Bailey Bridge on Wednesday, March 14th at Clover Hill High School.  Track meets start at approximately 3:00PM.  Come out and support our teams!

After school Intramurals continue this week with outdoor sports and archery.  Tuesday will be outdoor sports while WednesdayThursday, and Friday will be archery.  All activities will take place each day until 4:00.  Complete the appropriate paperwork and make plans with your friends to stay for the fun and excitement.

March Madness is here and so are morning basketball intramurals!  Each school day during the month of March there will be morning intramural basketball, so get your paperwork in and join the fun every morning beginning at6:45!

Go Sailors!

Helping the SCMS Library with the Kroger Community Rewards Program

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

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

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

 

Fundraiser

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

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

 

J. Calvin Frye, Ph.D., Principal

Swift Creek Middle School

 

Calendar:

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

Mon Mar 12             
2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track

Tue Mar 13              
11:00am – 12:45pm  Principal's Advisory Meeting - Collaboration Room
2:15pm – 3:00pm  Latin Club Meeting - Room 124
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room

2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track
3:30pm – 4:30pm  Girls Soccer @ Salem - Salem Church Middle School

Wed Mar 14             
2:05pm – 3:00pm  Theatre Club Meeting - Auditorium
2:10pm – 3:05pm  German Club - Room 205
2:10pm – 3:15pm  Improv Club - Room 119
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room

2:15pm – 3:15pm  Debate Club - Room 123
2:15pm – 3:30pm  TSA Meeting - Room 308
2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track
3:15pm – 6:00pm  Track & Field vs Bailey Bridge

Thu Mar 15             

Online Writing SOL Grade 8
2:05pm – 2:45pm  Diversity Club - Room 104
2:05pm – 3:00pm  Make a Change Club Meeting - Room 114
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room

2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track
3:30pm – 4:30pm  Girls Soccer vs. E. Davis - Swift Creek Middle School
6:30pm – 8:30pm  Spanish Spelling Bee - Auditorium

Fri Mar 16               

Online Writing SOL Grade 8
6:45am – 7:20am  Elevate Club - Cafeteria
7:00am – 7:30am  Core Values Breakfast - Cafeteria
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track

Sat Mar 17               

10:00am – 1:00pm  Spring Extravaganza - Outside

Mon Mar 19             

2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track

Tue Mar 20              
2:05pm – 2:45pm  Rotary Club - Room 103
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room

2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track
3:30pm – 4:30pm  Girls Soccer vs Tomahawk - Swift Creek Middle School

Wed Mar 21             
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room

2:15pm – 3:15pm  Debate Club - Room 123 This recurring event is part of a series.
2:15pm – 3:30pm  TSA Meeting - Room 308 This recurring event is part of a series.
2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field This recurring event is part of a series.
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track This recurring event is part of a series.
7:00pm – 9:00pm  Field Trip - 8th grade - CHHS Choral Pyramid Concert - Clover Hill High

Thu Mar 22             
9:00am – 10:30am  Field trip VCDA Choral Assessments - Midlothian Middle School

2:15pm – 3:15pm  Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room

2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track
3:30pm – 4:30pm  Girls Soccer @ Manchester - Manchester Middle School

Fri Mar 23               
6:45am – 7:20am  Elevate Club - Cafeteria
2:05pm – 3:15pm  Chess Club - Room 210
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track
7:00pm – 9:30pm  Spring Dance - Cafeteria

Sat Mar 24               

10:00am – 1:00pm  Rain date for Spring Extravaganza

Mon Mar 26             

Make-up Writing SOL Grade 8
2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track

Tue Mar 27                          
Make-up Writing SOL Grade 8
2:15pm – 3:00pm  Latin Club Meeting - Room 124
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room

2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track
3:30pm – 4:30pm  Girls Soccer @ Bailey Bridge - Bailey Bridge Middle School

Wed Mar 28             

Make-up Writing SOL Grade 8
2:10pm – 3:05pm  German Club - Room 205
2:10pm – 3:15pm  Improv Club - Room 119
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room

2:15pm – 3:15pm  Debate Club - Room 123
2:15pm – 3:30pm  TSA Meeting - Room 308
2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track

Thu Mar 29             
Make-up Writing SOL Grade 8
12:00pm – 2:00pm  Field Trip - King Pin Lanes
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room

2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track
3:30pm – 4:30pm  Girls Soccer vs Carver - Swift Creek Middle School

Fri Mar 30                           
Make-up Writing SOL Grade 8
6:45am – 7:20am  Elevate Club - Cafeteria
6:50am – 7:15am  NJHS Meeting - Officer Meeting - Room 204
12:00pm – 2:00pm  Field Trip - King Pin Lanes

2:05pm – 3:15pm  Chess Club - Room 210
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track

Week of 3/5

posted Mar 6, 2018, 4:19 AM by Jonathan Kutis

Swift Creek Middle School Captain’s Log 2018 3-5 (Monday 3-5-18)

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.

South Central Middle School Program Excellence Award

The Regional Program Excellence Award is one of the highest honors given to a Technology and Engineering Education program in the VTEEA regions. It is presented in recognition of outstanding contributions to the profession and students.  Congratulation to Ms. Rushing, Swift Creek’s technology teacher, for developing an award winning STEAM program at our school!

 

PTSA NEWS

PTSA Meeting 3/6/17 @ 6:30 pm

Because we are the Parent, Teacher, Student Association, we would like to invite parents and students to the next PTSA meeting on Tues., 3/6/18 at 6:30 p.m.  Those students in attendance will be entered into a gift card drawing, one for each grade level (Think Regal Cinemas, Starbucks, Cold Stone Creamery).  Hope you can make it and be a part of the team supporting our wonderful SCMS!  Go, Sailors!

Our Spring Extravaganza is coming up,  here are the details, please share with all your friends and families!  Want to help? Please contact communications@scmsptsa.com

We are always looking for volunteers, please check our site here for some of the opportunities!

 

LOST AND FOUND

Our school’s lost and found is full of treasures they kids have left behind, whether in a hurry or just forgot.   This table will be on display in the cafeteria until Friday 3/10/18 at 8:00 am.  Please remind your kids to check it for missing items or you can come collect the missing treasures.  Thank you PTSA for arranging these for students to see during lunch.  The picture below is just a small portion of the item in the lost and found.

 

Band Receives Superior Rating

The Swift Creek 7th and 8th-grade performed for the District 3 Band Assessment on Friday, March 2nd at Goochland High School.  The band received a grade of Superior, the highest grade possible!  This is the 2nd year in a row the band has received this Superior grade.

 

Collection for the Richmond Animal League

 If you are interested in helping the animals at our local Richmond Animal League then consider donating towels, blankets, sheets, or bedding. These items would help the animals by giving them a comfy and warm place to sleep. The Richmond Animal League is always looking for new donations so if you would like to help out then stop by the front office and drop blankets, towels, or sheets in the blue box next to the clinic.  Donations will be accepted throughMarch 9th.

 

Library Breakout Pictures

In honor of Dr. Seuss day, the librarians planned a special Breakout game for students.  By solving problems and figuring out riddles, students learned the combination to the box in which they found the prize.  Congratulation to the winning team!

 

Dr. Seuss Day

Ms. Berardo, Ms. Hampton, and Ms. Buckley love Dr. Seuss day!

 

NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY

Application Packets and teacher recommendation requests are available on the door of room 204, Mrs. Boush's room. Sixth and seventh grade students who are enthusiastic about academic standing and community service, and who take opportunities to exercise leadership in their day to day lives, are invited to to please take one of the applications. There are specific instructions on the cover of the application package. Completed applications must be turned in to Mrs. Boush or Mr. Brown by Wednesday, March 14. No late applications will be accepted.

 

Active RVA-Certified School Award

An Active RVA-Certified School is an area elementary, middle, or high school that adopts, supports, and engages physical activity as part of their school’s culture. Active RVA-Certified Schools support their students, faculty, staff, and families to maximize their health and wellness through regular physical activity. By utilizing programs, infrastructure, and measurable results, Active RVA-Certified Schools provide meaningful pathways for the whole school community to get moving and get healthy. Congratulation and thank you Ms. Livingston for your efforts to make Swift Creek a healthier place!

Students of the Month for February

Congratulations to our February Students of the Month!  These students stood out in the eyes of their teachers and are to be commended for their sailorship this month!

PTA Reflections Placed at the State Level

We are pleased to announce that 10 Chesterfield County Public Schools students' PTA Reflections artwork have placed at the state level.  Of those, our very own Christine Kuykendall was one of the few who placed in the category of dance.   Congratulations Christine!

After School Tutoring

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

Tuesdays – math, English, and history

Wednesday – math and science, fine and visual arts

Thursday – English, math

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

School Photos

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

Yearbooks

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

Visit yearbookordercenter.com  School Code; 4943

Academy Day 2018

Senator Mark R. Warner invites high school and middle school students, their parents, and guidance counselors to Academy Day 2018. Attendees will be provided a comprehensive overview of the United States service academies and their admission processes. In addition, students will be able to meet with officials from all five academies as well as representatives from ROTC programs, Virginia Tech, and the Virginia Military Institute.  Representatives from Virginia Congressional offices will be available to answer questions regarding the application procedures for congressional nominations.

Reservoir Race Series!

We are the race directors for the brand new Reservoir Race Series! This series includes Clover Hill Elem, Swift Creek Elem, and Woolridge Elem. We have joined forces in hopes of having more participation with all 3 races! Those who sign up for the series will run all 3 races, earn points, and have a chance to receive prizes!

Runners must sign up by March 17 (Lucky Clover 5k day) for the series.

We are asking that you share this email and attachment with area middle and high school principals to share with their faculty, especially with the track and cross country coaches so they share with their runners. We are trying to spread the word about this wonderful event! Thank you in advance!

Race Flyer.JPG 

Dress Code

Please remind your student that current fashion doesn’t always meet Swift Creek’s standards for students’ clothing.  Please start the year off right by reviewing the dress code which may be found in the Parent-Student Handbook on our website.

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

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

In Sports…

The boys' and girls' track team and the girls' soccer team will continue to practice each day this week until 4:00 as they get ready to kick off the season.  The first week of competitions/games for both sports will take place next week.  The girls' soccer team will play at Salem on the 13th and host Davis on the 15th.  The track team will host Bailey Bridge on the 14th.  All home meets this season will be held at Clover Hill High School.  

After school Intramurals continue this week with outdoor sports and archery.  Tuesday will be outdoor sports whileWednesdayThursday, and Friday will be archery.  All activities will take place each day until 4:00 PM.  Complete the appropriate paperwork and make plans with your friends to stay for the fun and excitement.

March Madness is here and morning basketball is back!  Each school day during the month of March there will be morning intramural basketball, so get your paperwork in and join the fun every morning beginning at 6:45!

The Hoops for Heart fundraiser sponsored by our HPE Department has raised over $2,0000!!!   The HPE Department would like to thank everyone who donated to this worthy cause.  Way to go Swift Creek! 

Go Sailors!

 

Helping the SCMS Library with the Kroger Community Rewards Program

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

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

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

 

Fundraiser

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

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

 

J. Calvin Frye, Ph.D., Principal

Swift Creek Middle School

 

Calendar:

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

Mon Mar 5               

2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track

Tue Mar 6                
2:15pm – 3:00pm  SCA Meeting - Cafeteria
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room

2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field

2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track
6:30pm – 9:30pm  PTSA Meeting - Library

Wed Mar 7               
2:05pm – 3:00pm  Self Determined Club - Room 218

2:05pm – 3:00pm  Crime Solvers Meeting - Room 112
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room

2:15pm – 3:15pm  Debate Club - Room 123
2:15pm – 3:30pm  TSA Meeting - Room 308

2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice

Thu Mar 8               

7:30am – 2:30pm  6th Grade Colony PBL - Library
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room

2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track

Fri Mar 9                 

6:45am – 7:20am  Elevate Club - Cafeteria

6:50am – 7:15am  NJHS Meeting - Room 204
7:30am – 2:30pm  6th Grade Colony PBL - Library
2:05pm – 3:15pm  Chess Club - Room 210
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice

Mon Mar 12             

Online Writing SOL Grade 8
2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track

Tue Mar 13              

Online Writing SOL Grade 8
11:00am – 12:45pm  Principal's Advisory Meeting - Collaboration Room
2:15pm – 3:00pm  Latin Club Meeting - Room 124
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room

2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track
3:30pm – 4:30pm  Girls Soccer @ Salem - Salem Church Middle School

Wed Mar 14             

Online Writing SOL Grade 8
2:05pm – 3:00pm  Theatre Club Meeting - Auditorium
2:10pm – 3:05pm  German Club - Room 205
2:10pm – 3:15pm  Improv Club - Room 119
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room

2:15pm – 3:15pm  Debate Club - Room 123
2:15pm – 3:30pm  TSA Meeting - Room 308
2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track
3:15pm – 6:00pm  Track & Field vs Bailey Bridge

Thu Mar 15             

Online Writing SOL Grade 8
2:05pm – 2:45pm  Diversity Club - Room 104
2:05pm – 3:00pm  Make a Change Club Meeting - Room 114
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room

2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track
3:30pm – 4:30pm  Girls Soccer vs. E. Davis - Swift Creek Middle School
6:30pm – 8:30pm  Spanish Spelling Bee - Auditorium

Fri Mar 16               

Online Writing SOL Grade 8
6:45am – 7:20am  Elevate Club - Cafeteria
7:00am – 7:30am  Core Values Breakfast - Cafeteria
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track

Sat Mar 17               

10:00am – 1:00pm  Spring Extravaganza - Outside

Mon Mar 19             

Paper Writing SOL Grade 8
Online Writing SOL Grade 8

2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track

Tue Mar 20              

Paper Writing SOL Grade 8

Online Writing SOL Grade 8
2:05pm – 2:45pm  Rotary Club - Room 103
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room

2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track
3:30pm – 4:30pm  Girls Soccer vs Tomahawk - Swift Creek Middle School

Wed Mar 21             

Spring Pictures

Paper Writing SOL Grade 8
Online Writing SOL Grade 8
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room

2:15pm – 3:15pm  Debate Club - Room 123 This recurring event is part of a series.
2:15pm – 3:30pm  TSA Meeting - Room 308 This recurring event is part of a series.
2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field This recurring event is part of a series.
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track This recurring event is part of a series.
7:00pm – 9:00pm  Field Trip - 8th grade - CHHS Choral Pyramid Concert - Clover Hill High

Thu Mar 22             

Online Writing SOL Grade 8
9:00am – 10:30am  Field trip VCDA Choral Assessments - Midlothian Middle School

2:15pm – 3:15pm  Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room

2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track
3:30pm – 4:30pm  Girls Soccer @ Manchester - Manchester Middle School

Fri Mar 23               

Online Writing SOL Grade 8
6:45am – 7:20am  Elevate Club - Cafeteria
2:05pm – 3:15pm  Chess Club - Room 210
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track
7:00pm – 9:30pm  Spring Dance - Cafeteria

Sat Mar 24               

10:00am – 1:00pm  Rain date for Spring Extravaganza

Mon Mar 26             

Make-up Writing SOL Grade 8
2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track

Tue Mar 27                          
Make-up Writing SOL Grade 8
2:15pm – 3:00pm  Latin Club Meeting - Room 124
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room

2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track
3:30pm – 4:30pm  Girls Soccer @ Bailey Bridge - Bailey Bridge Middle School

Wed Mar 28             

Make-up Writing SOL Grade 8
2:10pm – 3:05pm  German Club - Room 205
2:10pm – 3:15pm  Improv Club - Room 119
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room

2:15pm – 3:15pm  Debate Club - Room 123
2:15pm – 3:30pm  TSA Meeting - Room 308
2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track

Thu Mar 29             
Make-up Writing SOL Grade 8
12:00pm – 2:00pm  Field Trip - King Pin Lanes
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room

2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track
3:30pm – 4:30pm  Girls Soccer vs Carver - Swift Creek Middle School

Fri Mar 30                           
Make-up Writing SOL Grade 8
6:45am – 7:20am  Elevate Club - Cafeteria
6:50am – 7:15am  NJHS Meeting - Officer Meeting - Room 204
12:00pm – 2:00pm  Field Trip - King Pin Lanes

2:05pm – 3:15pm  Chess Club - Room 210
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track

Week of 2/26

posted Feb 27, 2018, 6:00 AM by Jonathan Kutis

Swift Creek Middle School Captain’s Log 2018 2-26 (Monday 2-26-18)

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.

 

Collection for the Richmond Animal League

 If you are interested in helping the animals at our local Richmond Animal League then consider donating towels, blankets, sheets, or bedding. These items would help the animals by giving them a comfy and warm place to sleep. The Richmond Animal League is always looking for new donations so if you would like to help out then stop by the front office and drop blankets, towels, or sheets in the blue box next to the clinic.  Donations will be accepted throughMarch 9th.

 

PTSA Spring Extravaganza

Our Spring Extravaganza is coming up: please share with all your friends and families!  Want to help please contactcommunications@scmsptsa.com

Spring Extravaganza.pdf 

            Parent Volunteers:

You may also click HERE to sign-up to help with this event. 

            Student Volunteers:

Students may earn community service hours by volunteering; students wishing to volunteer should have their parents email the PTSA at communications@scmsptsa.com.  For more information about student  volunteers, please see the attached.  Spring Fling Student Volunteers.pdf 

 

PTSA Announcements

PTSA Meeting 3/6/17 @ 6:30 pm

We are always looking for volunteers, please check our site here for some of the opportunities!

SCMS PTSA is hosting a quick no hassle fundraiser, if you are interested in helping us please click here!

Finally, it is that time..   Stage two of our application to become a National School of Excellence.   Please take 5 mins and fill out this survey.  Click here

Would you like to donate supplies to the SCMS clinic?  Please click HERE to see what is needed.  Thanks for helping!

 

NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY

Application Packets and teacher recommendation requests are available on the door of room 204, Mrs. Boush's room. Sixth and seventh grade students who are enthusiastic about academic standing and community service, and who take opportunities to exercise leadership in their day to day lives, are invited to to please take one of the applications. There are specific instructions on the cover of the application package. Completed applications must be turned in to Mrs. Boush or Mr. Brown by Wednesday, March 14. No late applications will be accepted.

 

After School Tutoring

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

Tuesdays – math, English, and history

Wednesday – math and science, fine and visual arts

Thursday – English, math

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

 

Academy Day 2018

Senator Mark R. Warner invites high school and middle school students, their parents, and guidance counselors to Academy Day 2018. Attendees will be provided a comprehensive overview of the United States service academies and their admission processes. In addition, students will be able to meet with officials from all five academies as well as representatives from ROTC programs, Virginia Tech, and the Virginia Military Institute.  Representatives from Virginia Congressional offices will be available to answer questions regarding the application procedures for congressional nominations.

 

Reservoir Race Series!

We are the race directors for the brand new Reservoir Race Series! This series includes Clover Hill Elem, Swift Creek Elem, and Woolridge Elem. We have joined forces in hopes of having more participation with all 3 races! Those who sign up for the series will run all 3 races, earn points, and have a chance to receive prizes!

Runners must sign up by March 17 (Lucky Clover 5k day) for the series.

We are asking that you share this email and attachment with area middle and high school principals to share with their faculty, especially with the track and cross country coaches so they share with their runners. We are trying to spread the word about this wonderful event! Thank you in advance!  Race Flyer.JPG 

 

Dress Code

Please remind your student that current fashion doesn’t always meet Swift Creek’s standards for students’ clothing.  Please start the year off right by reviewing the dress code which may be found in the Parent-Student Handbook on our website.

 

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

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

 

School Photos

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

 

Yearbooks

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

Visit yearbookordercenter.com  School Code; 4943

 

In Sports…

Spring sports continue with practices this week, each day until 4:00.  Spring sports include boys' and girls' track and girls' soccer.  The first week of competitions/games for both sports will take place the week of March 12.  The girls' soccer team will play at Salem on the 13th and host Davis on the 15th.  The track team will host Bailey Bridge on the 14th.  

Intramurals continue this week with outdoor sports and archery.  Tuesday will be outdoor sports while Wednesday,Thursday and Friday will be archery.  All activities will take place each day until 4:00.  Complete the appropriate paperwork and make plans with your friends to stay for the fun and excitement.

The Hoops for Heart fundraiser sponsored by our HPE Department has raised over $1,725.00.  A final tally will be announced Wednesday, February 28.  Donations for the American Heart Association will be accepted through then.   The HPE Department would like to thank everyone who donated to this worthy cause.  Way to go Swift Creek! 

Go Sailors!

 

Helping the SCMS Library with the Kroger Community Rewards Program

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

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

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

 

Fundraiser

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

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

J. Calvin Frye, Ph.D., Principal

Swift Creek Middle School

 

Calendar:

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

Mon Feb 26   

NJHS Applications Available - Room 204

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

2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track

2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field


Tue Feb 27               

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

2:15pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Outdoor Sports - Gym

2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track

2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field

 

Wed Feb 28   

9:20am – 2:30pm Field Trip Vietnam Student Seminar - Virginia War Memorial

2:05pm – 3:45pm  Band Rehearsal - Auditorium

2:10pm – 3:05pm  German Club - Room 205

2:10pm – 3:15pm  Improv Club - Room 119

2:15pm – 3:15pm  Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room

2:15pm – 3:15pm  Debate Club - Room 123
2:15pm – 3:30pm  TSA Meeting - Room 308

2:15pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Archery - Gym
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Cheerleading Practice - Cafeteria

2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track

2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field

 

Thu Mar 1               

NJHS Applications Available - Room 204
2:05pm – 3:45pm  Band Rehearsal - Auditorium
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room

2:15pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Archery - Gym

2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track

2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field

 

Fri Mar 2                 
6:45am – 7:20am  Elevate Club - Cafeteria
6:50am – 7:15am  NJHS Meeting - Officer Meeting - Room 204
7:30am – 3:45pm  Band Rehearsal - Auditorium
12:30pm – 4:30pm  Field Trip - State Band Assessment Performance 7th/8th Goochland High
2:05pm – 3:15pm  Chess Club - Room 210
2:15pm – 4:00pm  Intramural - Archery - Gym

2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track

Mon Mar 5               

2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track

 

Tue Mar 6                
2:15pm – 3:00pm  SCA Meeting - Cafeteria
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room

2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field

2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track
6:30pm – 9:30pm  PTSA Meeting - Library


Wed Mar 7               
2:05pm – 3:00pm  Self Determined Club - Room 218

2:05pm – 3:00pm  Crime Solvers Meeting - Room 112
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room

2:15pm – 3:15pm  Debate Club - Room 123
2:15pm – 3:30pm  TSA Meeting - Room 308

2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice

 

Thu Mar 8               

7:30am – 2:30pm  6th Grade Colony PBL - Library
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room

2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track

 

Fri Mar 9                 

6:45am – 7:20am  Elevate Club - Cafeteria

6:50am – 7:15am  NJHS Meeting - Room 204
7:30am – 2:30pm  6th Grade Colony PBL - Library
2:05pm – 3:15pm  Chess Club - Room 210
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice

 

Mon Mar 12             

Online Writing SOL Grade 8
2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track

 

Tue Mar 13              

Online Writing SOL Grade 8
11:00am – 12:45pm  Principal's Advisory Meeting - Collaboration Room
2:15pm – 3:00pm  Latin Club Meeting - Room 124
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room

2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track
3:30pm – 4:30pm  Girls Soccer @ Salem - Salem Church Middle School

 

Wed Mar 14             

Online Writing SOL Grade 8
2:05pm – 3:00pm  Theatre Club Meeting - Auditorium
2:10pm – 3:05pm  German Club - Room 205
2:10pm – 3:15pm  Improv Club - Room 119
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room

2:15pm – 3:15pm  Debate Club - Room 123
2:15pm – 3:30pm  TSA Meeting - Room 308
2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track
3:15pm – 6:00pm  Track & Field vs Bailey Bridge

 

Thu Mar 15             

Online Writing SOL Grade 8
2:05pm – 2:45pm  Diversity Club - Room 104
2:05pm – 3:00pm  Make a Change Club Meeting - Room 114
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room

2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track
3:30pm – 4:30pm  Girls Soccer vs. E. Davis - Swift Creek Middle School
6:30pm – 8:30pm  Spanish Spelling Bee - Auditorium

 

Fri Mar 16               

Online Writing SOL Grade 8
6:45am – 7:20am  Elevate Club - Cafeteria
7:00am – 7:30am  Core Values Breakfast - Cafeteria
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track

 

Sat Mar 17               

10:00am – 1:00pm  Spring Extravaganza - Outside

 

Mon Mar 19             

Paper Writing SOL Grade 8
Online Writing SOL Grade 8

2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track

 

Tue Mar 20              

Paper Writing SOL Grade 8

Online Writing SOL Grade 8
2:05pm – 2:45pm  Rotary Club - Room 103
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room

2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track
3:30pm – 4:30pm  Girls Soccer vs Tomahawk - Swift Creek Middle School

 

Wed Mar 21             

Spring Pictures

Paper Writing SOL Grade 8
Online Writing SOL Grade 8
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room

2:15pm – 3:15pm  Debate Club - Room 123 This recurring event is part of a series.
2:15pm – 3:30pm  TSA Meeting - Room 308 This recurring event is part of a series.
2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field This recurring event is part of a series.
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track This recurring event is part of a series.
7:00pm – 9:00pm  Field Trip - 8th grade - CHHS Choral Pyramid Concert - Clover Hill High

 

Thu Mar 22             

Online Writing SOL Grade 8
9:00am – 10:30am  Field trip VCDA Choral Assessments - Midlothian Middle School

2:15pm – 3:15pm  Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room

2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track
3:30pm – 4:30pm  Girls Soccer @ Manchester - Manchester Middle School

 

Fri Mar 23               

Online Writing SOL Grade 8
6:45am – 7:20am  Elevate Club - Cafeteria
2:05pm – 3:15pm  Chess Club - Room 210
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track
7:00pm – 9:30pm  Spring Dance - Cafeteria

 

Sat Mar 24               

10:00am – 1:00pm  Rain date for Spring Extravaganza

 

Mon Mar 26             

Make-up Writing SOL Grade 8
2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track

 

Tue Mar 27                          
Make-up Writing SOL Grade 8
2:15pm – 3:00pm  Latin Club Meeting - Room 124
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room

2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track
3:30pm – 4:30pm  Girls Soccer @ Bailey Bridge - Bailey Bridge Middle School

 

Wed Mar 28             

Make-up Writing SOL Grade 8
2:10pm – 3:05pm  German Club - Room 205
2:10pm – 3:15pm  Improv Club - Room 119
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room

2:15pm – 3:15pm  Debate Club - Room 123
2:15pm – 3:30pm  TSA Meeting - Room 308
2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track

 

Thu Mar 29             
Make-up Writing SOL Grade 8
12:00pm – 2:00pm  Field Trip - King Pin Lanes
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Academic Tutoring - Collaboration Room

2:15pm – 3:50pm  Girls Soccer Practice - Soccer Field
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track
3:30pm – 4:30pm  Girls Soccer vs Carver - Swift Creek Middle School

 

Fri Mar 30                           
Make-up Writing SOL Grade 8
6:45am – 7:20am  Elevate Club - Cafeteria
6:50am – 7:15am  NJHS Meeting - Officer Meeting - Room 204
12:00pm – 2:00pm  Field Trip - King Pin Lanes

2:05pm – 3:15pm  Chess Club - Room 210
2:15pm – 4:15pm  Track & Field Practice - Track

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