Welcome to Alice Drive Middle 

Nationally Accredited STEM School!

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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)

Please click on the above flyer to see the criteria for the award and the nomination form.                 

PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE: MAKE UP DAYS!

Dear Parent,

Please read the following statement issued by the district concerning our make up dates:
“Due to school closures as a result of Hurricane Matthew, January 11 and 12 will be full days for student attendance (originally half days for high school exams). Students will also make up school on January 13 and February 20. These days were originally scheduled as a workday and in-service day, respectively. The remaining days that were missed were waived by the Board of Trustees.
State law mandates that school districts use the inclement weather days indicated on their calendars as make-up days. School districts are required to make up the first three days. If more than three days are missed, the local school board of trustees, by a majority vote, may waive no more than three days.”

Dear Parents,

At Alice Drive Middle, our first priority is to provide a safe environment for our staff and students. We are proud of our safety plan and appreciate our staff that works together to make it work.  Starting next week we will be increasing security in the front office.  The front doors will remain locked at all times. There is a monitor at the front door for you to call in. The receptionist will unlock the door for you. Our desire is a family-friendly environment but we want to ensure your child is safe at all times. Please be patient as we introduce this new device.lunch

We also need your assistance during the lunch schedules. Beginning January 2, 2017, if you want to bring lunch for your student, you will need to sign-in through the visitor’s computer in the office and meet the student in the cafeteria. Lunches cannot be left unattended in the front office. We’ve had an increase in the number of parents bringing in lunches for students and leaving them in the office for pick-up. Because of this increase we’ve had several incidents to occur recently. Several drinks have been knocked over near computer equipment and important paperwork. Some lunches were picked up late and others not picked up.  We realize there will be times when you need to bring something but we are asking you to please limit the times. We are fortunate to be able to offer free lunch and breakfast to all of our students. We hope your family is taking advantage of this opportunity. 

In order to sign in as a visitor and take food to a student, your name MUST be in our computer as a contact person for that student (you may also be asked to show a pictured ID.)  Once again, this is for the safety of our students.

If you have a question, please feel free to call the school at 775-0821 ext. 100.

 Thanks You,
Mrs. Pressley

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Welcome to Alice Drive Middle (ADM), 

a Nationally Certified STEM school!

 The ADM faculty & staff are excited about working with you and your student(s) this year! ADM is a special place with a rich history of academic excellence. We have a dedicated and passionate group of teachers and staff ready to work with your child. I am honored to partner with the various stakeholders in our learning community to deliver a world-class education to all students.

We have so much to be proud of in our school’s continued focus on 21st Century learning and teaching. 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. Through this year’s theme – Soaring Above and Beyond – we will strengthen our culture of collaboration, global connections, and STEM-related partnerships to prepare students to be high school 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 meet 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 continued implementation of a 1:1 Chrome Book Technology Initiative, we are providing equitable access to 21st century technology for all ADM students. Through the SC College and Career Ready Standards, we will expand problem and project based-learning opportunities this year as the vehicle for STEM learning across the curriculum. As you can see, great things are happening at ADM!

Please take time to download the ADM app from the app store on any Apple/Droid device or check our website for updated back to school information. Feel free to contact me with any questions/concerns you may have.

In it together,

Jeannie Pressley
Principal

Nationally Accredited STEM School

Alice Drive Middle School is very proud that we have been recommended for AdvancED STEM Certification!   We have worked in partnership with South Carolina’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.

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