Schools closed through end of school year

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

AWARDS DAY
Unfortunately, the Coronavirus shutdown prevented us from enjoying our annual Awards Day together, but we certainly haven't forgotten all of the accomplishments of our students this year and would like to celebrate them virtually.    Please visit our Awards Day page to see virtual Awards Day ceremonies and view the 8th grade slide show.  Details about the grade-level drop-off/pick-up days on May 26-28 may be found on this page as well.

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

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19
Please be sure to visit the SDOC website's COVID-19 page regularly to see the latest updates in distance learning instruction as well as meal and Wi-Fi locations.  As of April 17, the page also includes an interactive map showing all meal, Wi-Fi, and Wi-Fi bus locations. 

On April 14, following Spring Break, a revision of Wi-Fi bus locations and times will go into effect.  Please refer to this April 3rd SDOC news release for details.  Meal times and locations will resume their schedule on Monday, April 13.  Please refer to the April 10 SDOC news release for a complete list of times and locations.

SDOC has made changes to our meal distribution for next week to be more efficient and to limit exposure to the virus. Children will still get 10 meals per week, just in fewer drop-off times. For full details, please reference the March 20 SDOC News Release.  This release also lists several additional Wi-Fi spots in the county now available to SDOC students and teachers.

Community Wi-Fi locations available for SDOC students and teachers - SDOC News Release
  • Wi-Fi- Hotspots
    New Wi-Fi hotspots available through a partnership between the Oconee County Chamber of Commerce, Northland, the City of Seneca, the City of Walhalla, the City of Westmenster, and the School District of Oconee County begin March 20.  Click on the image at right for details.
For articles about how to talk to children about the Coronavirus/Covid-19 outbreak, please reference the following links:
For the latest updates regarding the Coronavirus/Covid-19 situation please click on the following link to the SDOC website:
Please see the following documents from the SDOC regarding frequently asked questions about Coronavirus/COVID-19.  
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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Seneca Middle School front facade

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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