End of Course (EOC) testing for Algebra 1 is scheduled for Wednesday, May 17th at 10:00 at Sandhills Middle School. EOC scores will count 20% of the student’s final Algebra 1 grade. In order to experience successful testing, it’s important for students to have a feeling of well-being and self-confidence.  Please help with this by ensuring that your child:  

  • Gets plenty of rest on the night before testing.

  • Arrives at school on time.  This means that the children should be ready for the day no later than 7:50.  

  • Does not bring any electronic devices that can be used for communicating, timing, or imaging such as cell phones, gaming devices, e-readers, and cameras.  If a student has one of these devices in the testing location, it must be turned off and will be collected by your child’s teacher to be returned to a parent after testing is completed in his/her class.  

  • Does not have doctor’s appointments scheduled during testing days. If your child has a dentist and/or doctor appointment on any testing days, please reschedule for a later time.

The calculator policy is set by the state for EOC. The online system provides students with a built-in calculator to use during testing. Use of handheld four-function, scientific, or graphing calculators is permitted but must meet certain criteria (no built-in computer algebra systems; no handheld, tablet, or laptop computers; no wireless or Bluetooth capability; no electronic writing pads or pen input device; no calculators built into cell phones or other electronic device). It is strongly recommended that you use the built-in calculator for testing. If you would like to use your own hand-held calculator, please see your Algebra teacher prior to the day of testing to see if it meets the criteria.   

It is important for parents to help their children keep a positive attitude about testing.  Encourage your child to do well without pressuring him/her.  Please contact the office at Sandhills Middle School with any questions or concerns. Thank you for assisting us in making this a successful testing experience for all!

SCDE Website for EOC

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We want to be a student-centered, inquiry-based school 

where students use their 21st Century skills 

to master rigorous content across all disciplines.


Palmetto Silver Award

2010 - 2015

Palmetto Silver Closing the Gap Award, 2014


National BETA School of Distinction

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SMS TransformSC Innovation Plan

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Congratulations to Tionah Sprinkle and Ms. Lux!

Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce
 Student of the Month and Teacher of the Month

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Look at our garden grow!

Special Ed has received a $4,187 grant from Palmetto Pride/Litter Trashes Everyone to enhance and increase the size of the garden that students started last year. This grant includes: additional planter boxes, additional seating, garden arbors, supplies to increase the length of the pathway, lighting, and a variety of plants.

            

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Congratulations to Mr. Chris Register!


South Carolina Autism Society Teacher of the Year


He will be receiving this award at the annual conference on November 4, 2016.


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Congratulations to Mrs. Wendy Lux!


2016-17 SMS Teacher of the Year


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SMS Hours of Operation

                           7:30 a.m.   SMS Office Opens
                                                 Student drop-off begins.  
                                                 Universal breakfast begins in cafeteria.
                           7:40 a.m.   Car riders eating breakfast must arrive in cafeteria.
                           7:50 a.m.   Tardy Bell - Learning begins!

                                     PARENT MUST SIGN-IN STUDENTS ARRIVING AFTER 7:50 A.M.

                              2:20 p.m.    Cut-off for early student dismissal
                              2:50 p.m.    Dismissal / Car rider line begins
                              3:20 p.m.    Students must be picked up
                              4:00 p.m.    SMS Office Closes

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