Welcome to Alice Drive Middle School - Nationally Accredited STEM School!

 

Our Vision

The vision of Alice Drive Middle School is to engage all students in a student-centered, rigorous, relevant, integrated, and vertical 6th – 8th grade STEM-based education.

Our Mission

The mission of Alice Drive Middle School is to create a culture of collaboration, global connections, and STEM-related partnerships to prepare students to be college and career ready.

STEM Theory of Action

If we fully coordinate and align our school's policies, practices, and partners to increase student interest, participation, and achievement in STEM, expand student access to effective STEM instruction, reduce our gap in STEM access, and build community awareness and support for STEM, then we will increase the quality of STEM mindedness and overall student achievement levels.

STEM Core Competencies

1. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
2. Communication
3. Collaboration and Teamwork
4. Information Literacy
5. Appreciation for Diversity
6. Learning to Learn (Metacognition)


ADMS News

ADMS Receives National Accreditation!


Principal's Information

Welcome to the 2015-16 school year at Alice Drive Middle, a nationally certified STEM school! The days of summer are quickly winding down, and the ADM faculty & staff are excited about working with you and your student (s) this year! Our school-wide theme this year—Soaring Above and Beyond—builds upon the momentum established as a direct result of our collective efforts over the past three years in earning national STEM accreditation and will permeate everything we do this year. We have a dedicated and passionate group of teachers, supportive parents, and creative & energetic students, and I am fortunate to be your principal!

We have so much to be proud of in our school’s continued transition to 21st Century learning and teaching. As never before, we will focus on making our vision and missions the core of our daily work with students and parents. In partnership with all stakeholder groups, we will continue in our efforts to engage all students in a student-centered, rigorous, relevant, and integrated STEM-based education. Soaring Above and Beyond, we will strengthen our culture of collaboration, global connections, and STEM-related partnerships to prepare students to be college and career ready.
Instruction at ADM is delivered to students through the form of an alternate A/B type of flexible scheduling. As such, students have eight classes altogether but only take four on each day. There are four core classes (math, language arts, science, and social studies) and four other classes for related arts, enrichment, and/or remediation purposes to meet the customized learning needs of students on an individualized basis. Our teachers are continuing to refine their practices to ensure that teaching and learning is maximized throughout the 90-minute block.

With the implementation of a 1:1 Chrome Book Technology Initiative, we will achieve equitable access to 21st century technology for all ADM students. Through the implementation of the SC College and Career Ready Standards, we will utilize problem and project based-learning as the vehicle for STEM learning across the curriculum.

As you can see, great things are happening at ADM! Check our website frequently for updated information. Please feel free to call me at 775-0821 (extension 113) or email me atjeannie.pressley@sumterschools.net with any questions, comments, or concerns.

In it together,
 
Jeannie Pressley,   
Principal                                                                       

Nationally Accreditated STEM School
Alice Drive Middle School is very proud that we have been recommended for AdvancED STEM Certification!   We have worked in partnership with SC's Coalition for Mathematics and Science and S2TEM Centers SC for the past three years. We are the 12th school in the nation to achieve this recognition and the 1st Middle School in the state to receive this honor.

         

 

Flexible Scheduling

Use the QR code to read what the National Middle School Association says about flexible scheduling!
ADMS is excited to continue implementation of our flexible scheduling for the 2014-15 school year. In the form of an alternate, A/B day four by four block type schedule, this unique scheduling opportunity will allow teachers and students a wide range of benefits to include the following:
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Information for Parents

Yearbook Order Form Link
Click the link above to obtain an order form to order your yearbook at school. Or, if you prefer to order on line with a credit card, click the link to the right of the screen.


Drop-Off/Pick-Up Procedures: Parents who bring children to school should use the entrance off of Theater road between USC Sumter and Alice Drive Middle. Please do not drop students off at the front of the school, or in the bus loading/unloading area.


Sumter School District is getting ready to launch a new electronic flyer communication tool called “Peachjar.” To view school-approved eflyers, simply click the Peachjar button on your school’s website homepage. This “green” initiative will save our schools tons of paper and reduce copy costs by thousands of dollars. On top of that, posting school flyers in this electronic backpack saves time and helps enhance communication with our families. No action is required on your part. Once your email address is entered into Power School, you will receive a welcome email from our service provider (Peachjar) that includes a username and password. This is provided to give you the opportunity to manage your account and flyer delivery preferences. You do not need to login to receive or view school eflyers. To ensure smooth delivery of this communication, we suggest you add “school@peachjar.com” to your email contacts. When you receive your first eflyer, be sure to click “always display images.” This system is used exclusively for distribution of school-approved flyers. Your email address will not be shared or used for any other purpose. Thank you for supporting our efforts to ensure parents are well informed about school programs, activities, and events.

ADMS 2015-16 Renewal Plan

This year's School Renewal Plan and 2015 Report to the Parents for Alice Drive Middle are now available for review.  Please click on the title link to access the file. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Principal Jeanine Pressley at (803) 775-0821.


ADMS Parent Portal: Attention:  Sign up for Parent Portal today!

Alice Drive Middle School is excited to be utilizing one of the features available through our District’s Student Information System: the PowerSchool Parent Portal. This Internet based portal provides parents with the privilege of accessing the grade and attendance information records of their children through a secure Internet connection.  

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Box Tops for Education & Campbell Soup Labels

     Alice Drive Middle School collects Box Tops for Education and Campbell Soup labels.  Please save and then send your box tops and labels in an envelope or ziploc bag to your child's teacher.  This is an easy way to earn money for our school.  Please visit the following websites for additional information about these programs.
 
 

Weather

Today, 8/29/2015
High: 89 Low: 69
Slight chance thunderstorms
15% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 8/30/2015
High: 86 Low: 69
Chance thunderstorms
34% chance of precipitation.

Sumter School District Statement

Sumter School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, or age in admission to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities. For inquiries regarding the policy, contact the Chief Operations Officer or the Director of Specialized Programs, Sumter School District, 1345 Wilson Hall Road, Sumter, SC 29150 or call 803-469-6900.

Peachjar eFlyers


School Calendar

Thursday, September 3
Progress Reports
Progress Reports on Sept. 3 - please sign and return with your child within 2 days
Saturday, September 5
Football Scrimmage
Football Scrimmage on Sept 5 - 9 am...away at Hillcrest
Monday, September 7
Labor Day Holicay
Labor Day Holiday - No School - Sept. 7
Thursday, September 17
Interim Reports
Interim Reports on Sept 17 - please sign and return with your child within 2 days. Conferences can be scheduled by contacting our Guidance Department

Suggestions


We welcome your suggestions and comments to improve our school. Please click on the suggestion box to email your message.


ADMS Information

2015 Football Schedule

  Saturday, Sept 5                        Scrimmage @ Hillcrest               Away      9:00 a.m.

 Wednesday, Sept. 9                   ADMS vs. TBA @ Furman          Away        5:00 p.m.

 Wednesday, Sept. 16                Furman vs ADMS                       Home       5:00 p.m.

 Tuesday, Sept. 22                       ADMS @ Ebenezer                     Away        5:00 p.m.

 Tuesday, Sept. 29                       ADMS @ Hillcrest                       Away        5:00 p.m.

 Tuesday, Oct. 6                           ADMS @ Bates                            Away        5:00 p.m.

 Tuesday, Oct. 13                         Manning vs ADMS                     Home       5:00 p.m.

 Tuesday, Oct. 20                         Mayewood vs ADMS                 Home       5:00 p.m.

 Tuesday, Oct. 27                         Playoff 1st Round                         TBD          5:00 p.m.

 Tuesday, Nov. 3                          Championship Game                  TBD           5:00 p.m.

 

Coaching Staff:

S. Dew, P. Washington, J. Burgess, B. Fitzpatrick and C. Jarvis

Athletic Director:

B. Geddings

Administration:

Principal:  J. Pressley

Assistant Principals:  J. Edwards and T. Ivey

 



You can order your Alice Drive Middle School yearbook online and forget the worry of bringing money to school! Just click on this link to be directed to the website for ordering your yearbook: Yearbook Ordering Link



Electronic Communication Devices in the Classroom









 

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For the safety of our students and staff, all students are required to wear their ID everyday in school.  The school has provided  a permanent ID with a lanyard to all students.  IDs are given out in homeroom in the mornings and collected in homeroom at the end of the day. Students who leave school early, will give their ID to attendance and it will be returned to the homeroom teacher.



ADMS Bell Schedule

The tardy bell rings at 8:00!

 
Building Opens 7:20
Breakfast 7:20 - 7:50
Homeroom 7:50 - 8:07
1st Block 8:10 - 9:40
2nd Block 9:43 - 11:13
3rd Block 11:16 - 1:20
1st Lunch 11:20/2nd Lunch 12:00/3rd Lunch 12:45
4th Block 1:23 - 2:48
Homeroom (Lockers/Announcements) 2:51 - 3:00




VACCINE REQUIREMENT:All rising 7th graders  will be required to have received the Tdap vaccine (whooping cough/pertussis) booster in order to attend school. Students who have not received this booster shot prior to entering the 7th grade, will not be allowed to attend school until they receive the vaccine. Feel free to contact your school nurse at 803-775-0821 for more information.


ADMS Anonymous Bullying Reporting

At Alice Drive Middle School, we take bullying very seriously. We have a plan in place, so that those who need to report bullying may remain completely anonymous and report any issues from the comfort of home.

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