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

It’s hard to believe it is the end of the 2014-2015 school year. We appreciate all the support you have given on a daily basis.  Two years ago, Alice Drive Middle was named a 21st century STEM pilot school in collaboration with STEM Centers and the SC Coalition for Mathematics and Science.  It is our vision to equip all students to reach their maximum potential in a competitive global marketplace.We are now a nationally  AdvancED STEM certified middle school.  We look forward to sharing the wonderful things we are doing here and across the district with you and your child(ren) in the upcoming school year.
Our school-wide theme is SOAR: Shows Respect, Obeys Rules, Accepts Responsibility, and Rises to Excellence. It is our vision 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 a real value and reward in studying STEM, believe STEM careers are viable and attainable career options, and will ultimately use the experiences of our STEM program to realize their maximum potential in a competitive global marketplace.
In closing, I would like to encourage all parents to make a special effort to join with our faculty to improve the channels of communication between ADMS and your home. Check our website frequently for updated back to school information. Please feel free to call me at 775-0821 (extension 113) or email me at jeannie.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

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, 7/7/2015
High: 92 Low: 71
Slight chance thunderstorms
25% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 7/8/2015
High: 93 Low: 73
Slight chance thunderstorms
19% 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.

School Calendar


Recognition Calendar


Suggestions


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


ADMS 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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Electronic Communication Devices in the Classroom


The Sumter School District Board believes that the possession of electronic devices by students during the school day may have an adverse effect on classroom instruction.  Electronic communication devices are defined as  telecommunication devices, to include mobile telephones that emit an audible signal, vibrate, display a message or otherwise summon or deliver a communication to the processor.

 

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ADMS Bell Schedule

The tardy bell rings at 8:00!

 
Building Opens 7:10
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


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.




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.

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