Welcome to Alice Drive Middle School

Principal's Letter

Alice Drive Middle School: Making STEM Learning A Reality


Alice Drive Middle School began their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) transformation in the 2012-2013 school year when they were accepted into a STEM School Support Pilot (3SP) initiative offered through S2TEM Centers SC and the South Carolina Coalition for Mathematics and Science. The 3SP pilot provides a comprehensive system of scaffold support for schools wishing to identify themselves as STEM schools. This partnership is designed to provide schools with research, best practices and support in establishing and sustaining a STEM school.

Principal Jeannie Pressley states, “The vision for STEM education at Alice Drive Middle School is to engage all students in a rigorous, integrated, and vertical 6th- 8th grade STEM based education that substantially increases the numbers of youth who recognize value and reward in studying STEM fields, believe STEM careers are viable, and ultimately realize their maximum potential in a competitive global marketplace.”

Currently students in all grades have opportunities to explore STEM through a variety of electives such as LEGO Robotics, Forensics, Computer Science, Engineering, and a class on sustainability called “Go Green!”  Additionally, iPads and iPods acquired through the Patriot Grant will help to bring excitement, discovery, exploratory learning, and problem solving to all classes.

A STEM Advisory board has been formed which includes community stakeholders such as business, industry, and military.


S2TEM Centers SC is an innovation partnership managed by South Carolina’s Coalition for Mathematics and Science at Clemson University. Its purposes are to improve instruction and accelerate student learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics content areas through innovation, support, and research. www.s2temsc.org

PTSA Fundraiser: Mixed Bags
March 31 - April 11
Top 3 sellers win a prize! 
Online ordering available! Go to www.mixedbagdesigns.com
and click the Online Store link.  Our school fundraiser ID #303968

ADMS Information and News

Flexible Scheduling
 at ADMS

Use the QR code to read what the National Middle School Association says about flexible scheduling!

ADMS is excited to implement an A/B alternate day, block-scheduling—a form of flexible scheduling—for the 2013-2014 school year. This unique scheduling opportunity will allow teachers and students a wide range of benefits to include:



Today, 4/23/2014
High: 77 Low: 55
Patchy fog
28% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/24/2014
High: 76 Low: 48
0% chance of precipitation.

NEW VACCINE REQUIREMENT: Starting in August 2013, all rising 7th graders  will be required to have received the Tdap vaccine (whooping cough/pertusis) 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.

Attention 8th Graders!  The 2014-2015 Course Catalog is now available for viewing.  Click on the following link to view Sumter School District's high school course catalog.

Middle School Student Hours:
8:20 a.m. – 3:20 p.m.
The tardy bell rings at 8:20!

bell schedule.docx

For the safety of our students and staff, all students are expected to wear their ID everyday to school.  The school has provided a temporary and a permanent ID with a lanyard to all students.  Replacements cost $10, and lanyards are $1.

Fri, Apr 18 - Fri, Apr 25
Spring Break

Monday, May 5
Interims are Issued

Tue, May 6 - Fri, May 9
PASS Testing

Monday, May 26
Memorial Day Holiday
Thursday, June 5
Report Cards Issued Today

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

Public Review of Instructional Materials
Click on the attachment to view the list of propsed textbook materials the Department of Education is considering for public schools.

2013 Public Review Info.pdf
ADMS Parent Portal
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 


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.

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.
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