The mission of Seneca Middle School is to develop responsible, competent, and productive lifelong learners by providing challenging and meaningful educational experiences in cooperation with the home, community and business.


Dr. Darrell McDowell
Seneca Middle School will have a new face on the administrative team this year.  Dr. Darrell McDowell takes the helm as SMS principal as his latest position in a long and accomplished career in education.  
He holds a bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University, and received both a master’s degree in Administration and a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from Western Carolina University. His most recent position was as the principal at Lavonia Elementary School in Franklin County, Georgia. He has thirty-five years of experience as a teacher and administrator with seventeen of those years as a middle and high school principal.  Dr. McDowell says of joining SMS, "Along with my passion for young people, this background provides me the skills required to meet the needs of our students. I am excited to begin the process of building positive and productive relationships with our students, parents, staff, and the Seneca/Oconee County community. We will continue to grow and move forward with high expectations and a deep love for children."
School Supply Lists  Click on the link below to access the supply lists for the 2018-2019 school year.

Welcome to summer reading
Summer is known as a time for rest and relaxation.  One great way to rest and relax is to read.  Reading over the summer is also known to maintain student skills and prevent "summer slide."  This summer SMS students are invited and encouraged to participate in our summer reading challenge.  A variety of reading options (as well as full details on guidelines and submission) are featured on this Summer Reading Choice Board.  Each completed choice earns students a preset number of points towards the total goal of 75 points.  Those who earn the required 75 points will receive a prize and be entered into a drawing for a pair of Beats® headphones.  Participating students are also encouraged to take and submit photos of themselves completing one or more of the reading choice activities.  While photo submissions are not required, they will provide an additional entry to the Beats®​ drawing for each photo submitted.  To submit reading photos, please go to: https://goo.gl/forms/vYDmue4gyZBDHF8V2.  

A little friendly competition usually ends up being a positive thing. At Seneca Middle School, the competition has just begun. As part of our PBIS program, we participate in an initiative - intramurals - which we have found that definitely excites and motivates our students throughout the year. Most people think of intramural activities as strictly related to sports, and while sports will be incorporated into the SMS intramural system, our program will include much more. Intramural competition at SMS will take place between the three grade levels, 6-8. The goal is for the grades to compete in all areas of student life: academics, attendance, discipline, athletics, music, art, workability skills, etc. Thus the various activities will include things such as flag football, basketball, MAP scores, Honor Roll and even such random items as the cleanliness of the hallways. For each individual activity, the grade level earning first place will earn 60 points towards their grade's point total. Those placing second will earn 40 points and third place will garner 20 points. The latest point totals may be found below. Periodic rewards will be granted to the grade level with the largest point total.

Check back often to see how your grade level is progressing!

6TH GRADE - 0 points
7TH GRADE - 0 points
8TH GRADE - 0 points

The Seneca Middle School yearbook is already on sale and can be purchased for $40.00 with and additional $6.00 for personalization, if desired.  Click on on one of the following images to either place your yearbook order or order an 8th grade baby ad.  

Special until September 7 - up to 4 free icons on the front of the yearbook - see the online order form for details
 http://jostensyearbooks.com?ref=A07664630  http://jostensadservice.com?REF=A07664630

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  • Volleyball Tryouts Tryouts for C-team volleyball will take place in the Tim Howard Gymnasium from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm August 6 - 9.  Participants must have a current physical ...
    Posted Jul 31, 2018, 6:43 AM by Lee Stephens
  • C-Team Football Information August Schedule for C-Team FootballAugust 1 (9:00 am - 10:00 am) - Issue football equipmentAugust 6-8 (3:45 pm - 5:30 pm) - 1st day of practice ...
    Posted Jul 18, 2018, 1:33 PM by Lee Stephens
  • Summer Sizzle Registration Date Set The heat and humidity of summer may be in full force, but the 2018-2019 school year is approaching quickly.  As you make plans for the remainder of the summer ...
    Posted Jul 17, 2018, 10:51 AM by Lee Stephens
  • Academic Achievement Equals Food for Thought Recognizing the academic achievements of the highest of the high performing students has long been a tradition at Seneca Middle School. Going beyond the traditional AB and All A Honor ...
    Posted May 18, 2018, 12:51 PM by Lee Stephens
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Seneca Middle School will produce students who can communicate effectively, solve problems competently, think creatively, act responsibly, and recognize and respect individual differences. Students will be technologically literate and globally minded. This will be accomplished through a variety of learning experiences, teaching strategies, and technology, all supported by ongoing staff development, continuous improvement of facilities and resources, parental involvement, and collaboration with community and businesses.
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