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.


ADMS News

Once again, ADMS is supporting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Our school webpage for online donations is here: http://scar.sy.llsevent.org/AliceDriveMiddleSchool  Our goal is $2,000.00. Please help our school reach this goal by donating on line and sending in change with your student to their homeroom.

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     

Math - It All Adds Up

Fibonacci Day - If you're a math nerd, you've more than likely heard of Fibonacci's sequence. This sequence was made famous by the Italian mathematician, Fibonacci. The sequence creates a spiral and begins with the numbers 1,1,2,3, so the holiday is celebrated on November 23rd of each year. There are no set guidelines for the celebrations, so those who want to mark this special occasion can do anything from study more about Fibonacci's sequence to enjoy Italian food.

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

Parent Survey - We need your help!
In an effort to improve system practices, Alice Drive Middle School is conducting a Parent Survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey. In order to complete the survey, please go to: http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/6830901 Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.

Yearbooks: Order your ADMS 2014-2015 yearbook. Download the attached form and return it with your payment to Mrs. Dawkins.
yearbookorder2014.do.pdf

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.

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, 11/23/2014
High: 60 Low: 60
Rain showers
100% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 11/24/2014
High: 77 Low: 50
Chance rain showers
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.

School Calendar

Mon, Nov 24 - Fri, Nov 28
Thanksgiving Holidays - Schools are closed all week.


Have a Wonderful
Thanksgiving Holiday!

Tuesday, December 2
First Priority Club
The ADMS First Priority Club meets in Mrs. Parker's classroom (105) on Tuesday mornings. The meeting starts at 7:25. The door will open by 7:20. Please pick up a pass from Mrs. Parker or from a friend who is already a member.

Thursday, December 4
Interims Issued

Interims  will be issued today
Please sign and return interims to homeroom teachers
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Thursday, December 11
First Priority Club
The ADMS First Priority Club meets in Mrs. Parker's classroom (105) on Tuesday mornings. The meeting starts at 7:25. The door will open by 7:20. Please pick up a pass from Mrs. Parker or from a friend who is already a member.


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

In an effort to improve system practices, Alice Drive Middle School is conducting a Parent Survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey. In order to complete the survey, please go to: http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/6830901 Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.

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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