Schools closed through April 30, 2020

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

Hailee Pacheco
STUDENT LOSS
It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the death of one of our students, eighth grader Hailee Pacheco, from a tragic automobile accident earlier this week.  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.

IGP REGISTRATION
IGP Registration Conferences
In response to the current school closures, the IGP Registration conferences scheduled for later this week and next have been canceled. In place of these face-to-face meetings, we are asking you and your students to request electives using an electronic form. The form will also be shared with your student through their email. Please complete and submit this form http://bit.ly/SHS-rising-9th-2024 no later than Monday, March 23. Once elective requests have been made, a school counselor from Seneca High School or Seneca Middle School will contact you to discuss your student's recommendations for core classes (English, Math, Science, and Social Studies) as well as the electives your student has chosen. Counselors will begin making these contacts on Wednesday, March 25. Information regarding course options for your rising 9th grader was sent home last week if you did not attend the Family Night event at Seneca High. You can also access all information regarding 9th grade registration at http://bit.ly/SHS-rising-9th.

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19
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.  
SAFE HARBOR DONATION DRIVE
Safe Harbor donations and volunteers
Thank you to all who participated in the Safe Harbor donation drive.  It was a great success and is another demonstration of the kind and giving nature of our community.  Over 700 items were donated from both the Seneca Middle School community and the 10th Circuit Solicitor's Oconee and Anderson county offices.  These items will go a long way to fulfilling the needs of Safe Harbor clients over the next year.  For a WYFF Channel 4 news story about the drive, click here.

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.

  • 2020-2021 Sports Physicals Seneca Middle School will be hosting sports physicals for rising 7th and 8th graders, for the 2020-2021 school year on Tuesday, April 14, from 2:15 - 5:00 PM ...
    Posted Mar 11, 2020, 1:27 PM by Lee Stephens
  • Cheerleading Tryouts Information SMS C-Team Cheerleading tryouts for the 2020-2021 squad are approaching. Please note:Clinics - April 14-16, 3:30-5:30 pmFinal Audition - April 17, 4:00 pm ...
    Posted Mar 10, 2020, 6:40 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
  • Seneca Middle School Names South Carolina Junior Scholars What student likes to take a test? Moreover, what student volunteers and pays a fee in order to take a test? At Seneca Middle School a very special group of ...
    Posted Feb 24, 2020, 9:14 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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