For access to the Chromebook Portal (with a link to Clever) please use this link.

MISSION STATEMENT
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.

SPOTLIGHT

SUMMER SIZZLE
SMS Summer Sizzle
I lieu of our traditional in-person registration event we call Summer Sizzle, this year SMS will provide these activities through an online forum.  Please click on the image to the right to access a pdf document with information and links to:
  1. Register your student(s)
  2. Set up lunch accounts and apply for free/reduced meal prices
  3. Learn about and apply for our DEN after-school program
  4. Order a 2020-2021 SMS Yearbook
  5. Pay required and optional fees
The document will also provide details regarding a drive-thru pickup of Bobcat packets on August 17.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES
School Supplies
Please click on this LINK to access the 2020-2021 SMS supply lists.




SUMMER SIZZLE GOES VIRTUAL
Summer Sizzle
The previously scheduled in-person Summer Sizzle for Thursday, July 30 has been postponed due to Covid-19. It will now be in virtual form. More details coming soon. InfoSnap emails were sent out by SDOC on July 25th. Parents, you may begin completing this process following the steps provided in the email. This is a very important first step in registering your student for the 2020-2021 school year. Thank you SMS Bobcats! We look forward to an exciting school year and appreciate all of your patience as we move closer to August 24th.

LIFE IN THE MIDDLE
Life in the Middle
Traditionally, before the start of a new school year Seneca Middle School hosts an event called Life in the Middle. This event strives to introduce rising sixth grade students and parents to the world of middle school and ease the transition from elementary school to this new environment and time of life. With the Coronavirus pandemic, this event has gone virtual. Rising sixth grade students and parents are invited and encouraged to view our Life in the Middle video from the link below. We hope this introduction to middle school personnel, expectations and experiences helps each of you feel more prepared and confident about this exciting time in your life. We can’t wait to meet you all soon.


SUMMER READING
Summer Reading
Please view the grade level links below for information about summer reading.
SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM
THE SDOC summer food program will be begin on Thursday, June 4th. The program provides a bag of food and drinks that equals 10 student meals for any child up to age 18. You do not have to qualify for free or reduced lunch to be eligible for the program. The food will be available each Thursday during the summer. A full list of pick-up locations and times are available on the district website at www.oconee.k12.sc.us. Locations in the Seneca area are:

 Blue Ridge Elementary
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
 Ravenel Elementary
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
 Hepsibah Baptist
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
 Seneca Gardens
10:30 am - 11:00 am
 Jasmine Lane (Whittle Park)
10:25 am - 10:55 am
Adult Education (Code)
11:15 am - 11:45 am 
Oconee Community Theater
11:10 am - 11:40 am 
Hamilton Career Center (Bountyland)
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm 
Seneca Library
11:55 am - 12:35 pm 
Hunter Oaks Apartments
12:45 pm - 1:15 pm 

TORNADO RELIEF
While our school building was spared any major damage from the recent EF-3 tornado that ravaged portions of Seneca, we know that a portion of our families were not so lucky.  For any of our families who were affected by the tornado and need to seek resources or for anyone who would like to offer their assistance in the recovery efforts please refer to this list of phone numbers as a guide. Clicking on the image of phone numbers will enlarge it for better viewing.
Tornado Assistance Phone Numbers


STUDENT LOSS
Hailee Pacheco
It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the death of one of our students, eighth grader Hailee Pacheco, from a tragic automobile accident in March.  Her bright smile could light up a room and lift the spirits of those around her.  Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time of unimaginable loss.  
She will will be incredibly missed. 

SOLICITATION OF FUNDS
Please be assured that Seneca Middle School is NOT soliciting funds for football uniforms nor would we, during this time of the Coronovirus public health emergency, send anyone to your door to solicit funds for this or any other reason.

EDUCATIONAL ALLIANCE GRANT
SMS was pleased to learn recently that we are the recipient of a 2019 Educational Alliance grant awarded by ExxonMobil through their local partner Bountyland Quickstops.  Educational Alliance grants focus on "improvements in math and science from pre-school to higher education" and help further ExxonMobil's belief that it it "fundamentally important to encourage the next generation to pursue studies and careers in these fields."  SMS is most grateful for the assistance from both ExxonMobil and Bountyland Quickstops.

SCHOOL REPORT CARD
Report Card
Seneca Middle School is pleased to announce that our school report card rating made a significant jump from Average to Good for the 2018-2019 school year.  We continue to work hard to ensure that the 2019-2020 will show continued growth and improvement.

YEARBOOKS
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.  

 http://jostensyearbooks.com?ref=A07664630  http://jostensadservice.com?REF=A07664630

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Click the title of each announcement to see details.

  • SMS Students Selected to All-State Chorus Following a rigorous audition process, a number of SMS students were recently selected for the Junior High (Grades 7-9) All-State Chorus.  They will participate in a clinic and ...
    Posted Apr 22, 2020, 7:47 AM by Lee Stephens
  • 2020-2021 Sports Physicals CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUSSeneca Middle School will be hosting sports physicals for rising 7th and 8th graders, for the 2020-2021 school year on Tuesday, April 14, from 2 ...
    Posted Apr 11, 2020, 11:16 AM by Lee Stephens
  • Cheerleading Tryouts Information CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUSSMS C-Team Cheerleading tryouts for the 2020-2021 squad are approaching. Please note:Clinics - April 14-16, 3:30-5:30 pmFinal Audition - April ...
    Posted Apr 11, 2020, 11:15 AM by Lee Stephens
  • SMS Student Headed to State GeoBee It is impressive enough to be the most geographically knowledgeable in your entire school, but to be among the best in the state is even better. Such is the case ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2020, 8:43 AM by Lee Stephens
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VISION

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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