Welcome to Alice Drive Middle School

 



Our Vision

The vision of 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 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.

Our Mission

The mission of Alice Drive Middle School is to prepare students to be confident, competent, and responsible citizens by creating a positive and safe school environment in which staff, parents, and community work together to provide opportunities for students to pursue their full potential to become productive citizens in a global 21st century society.


Principal's Message

   

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Alice Drive Middle School for the 2014-15 school year! The faculty and staff are excited about working with you this year! I anticipate an exciting year as we collectively strive to foster a culture of learning for the academic, moral, physical, and social development of your child. I feel extremely fortunate to be working with such an exceptional group of students, families, and staff members.

Our school-wide SOAR themeShows Respect, Obeys Rules, Accepts Responsibility, and Rises to Excellencewill continue this year at ADMS with a renewed focus. 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     

Principal's Information


This year's School Renewal Plan and 2014 Report to the Parents for Alice Drive Middle are now available for review.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Principal Jeanine Pressley at (803) 775-0821.
Report to the Parents


 

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


SCHOOL PICTURES HAVE ARRIVED!
School pictures were handed out to students on Friday, Sept. 19.  This includes picture packets and proofs. IDs will be given out next week.

Importance of Breakfast and Lunch


Research has shown the benefits of a healthy breakfast & lunch for school children. More students are eating breakfast and South Carolina's school officials have seen how this has had a positive impact on our students. This year, our school will serve breakfast and lunch to all students, at no cost. Please encourage your child to eat breakfast and lunch every day.

Parents are always welcome at Alice Drive Middle School.  We invite you to visit your child's class or have lunch with your child.  Guests should report to the front office immediately upon arrival to sign in and secure a visitor's pass.

Public Review of Instructional Materials
Click on the attachment to view the list of proposed textbook materials the Department of Education is considering for public schools.
2013 Public Review Info.pdf

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.
 
 

School Calendar

Tuesday, September 23
Away Football Game

Alice Drive Middle School vs Furman 5:00 P.M.

First Priority Club
The ADMS First Priority Club meets in room 105 every Tuesday morning at 7:30. The door will open by 7:20. Please pick up a permanent pass from Mrs. Parker or from a friend who is already a member.

Wednesday, September 24
See You at the Pole

The First Priority Club of ADMS invites you to meet us at See You at the Pole this morning.
We will begin gathering at 7:20 and start at 7:30.  Students, parents, faculty, and staff are all invited. We hope to see you there!


Tuesday, September 30
First Priority Club
The ADMS First Priority Club meets in room 105 every Tuesday morning at 7:30. The door will open by 7:20. Please pick up a permanent pass from Mrs. Parker or from a friend who is already a member.

Tuesday, October 7
First Priority Club
The ADMS First Priority Club meets in room 105 every Tuesday morning at 7:30. The door will open by 7:20. Please pick up a permanent pass from Mrs. Parker or from a friend who is already a member.

Home Football Game

Alice Drive Middle School vs Ebenezer 5:00 P.M.

Thursday, October 9
ADMS Sonic Night

It's ADMS Family Eat Out at Sonic on Broad Street Night! Sonic will donate 15% of what they make from 5-9 p.m. to Alice Drive Middle School. See you at Sonic on Broad Street!


Recognition Calendar


Suggestions


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


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.

Weather

Today, 9/21/2014
High: 90 Low: 62
Partly cloudy
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 9/22/2014
High: 83 Low: 65
Mostly clear
7% chance of precipitation.

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