Welcome to Alice Drive Middle 

A Nationally Certified STEM School!

Sumter School District will observe summer hours
beginning Monday, June 5, through Thursday, July 20,
2023. All schools and offices will be open Monday
through Thursday from 7:30am – 5:30pm.
The week of July 3 – 7, Sumter School District will
operate on a normal schedule of 8:00am – 4:30pm.
On July 3 and July 4, all schools and offices will be

Honors English 1 and English 2 Required Summer Reading 

It is a Parent and Student Resource for State Testing:

There will be an 8th Grade Parent Night on February 21, 2023 from 6:00 PM until 7:00 PM. The parent night will be an informational meeting with Sumter High School Counselors. We hope you join us!

Don’t forget to follow and like our STEM Facebook page to receive STEM updates.


Job Shadow Day:
Sumter School District middle and high schools will be participating in the South Carolina Groundhog Job Shadow Program on Thursday, February 2, 2023. Two Forms were sent home with students last week. One is an application and the other is a form with guidelines and a student worksheet.
All applications are due Friday, January 27. This is the deadline per the district for students to turn in their forms to the Career Specialist.
This is very important information regarding job shadowing:
Students will receive an unexcused absence upon leaving school without job shadowing approval.
Shadowing participants are responsible for making arrangements to make-up all missed class assignments.
Approval can be denied if the student does not have a favorable disciplinary/attendance record.
To receive job shadowing credit, students are responsible for completing the Job Shadowing Worksheet.
This worksheet must be completed and returned to the Career Specialist by 4:00 p.m. February 16, 2023.

The MUSC mobile vaccine unit will be at ADM on December 13 at 12.30 – 2.30. They will offer Tdap (required for 7th grade), HPV (cervical cancer protection), and Meningitis for those students that have parental consent (given out to students on December 8).

Don’t forget to follow and like our STEM Facebook page to receive STEM updates.



Don’t forget to follow and like our STEM Facebook page to receive STEM updates.


Attention Students and Parents: Ticket Links for the Football and Volleyball Jamborees are posted below:
Please be reminded that Sumter School District has a clear bag policy in effect for all activities both indoor and out.

We are getting excited to welcome our students back! They will receive information about school pictures on the first day of school.
Order 6-8th grades yearbooks: https://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A07670600


Monday, August 15, is the official first day of school for students. They will receive their schedules, take ID pictures, review school-wide behavior expectations/procedures, tour the building, update chrome books, and meet their teachers. We can’t wait to have an amazing year and RISE TOGETHER!


Interested in a fun and education summer camp? Check out this flyer from SC State:

SC State 1890 Explorer’s Camp


Free Tutoring and Student Support

As we move into the last part of the school year, some students may find themselves in need of additional academic support. The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) and the South Carolina State Library (SCSL) are partnering to offer free online tutoring services, provided by Tutor.com, to any student in South Carolina. In addition to tutoring in content areas, students may also drop off papers for review, seek help in test preparation, or ask specific questions about their work. The around-the-clock service is available seven days per week.

The link provided here, Accessing Tutor.com via Discus | Discus (scdiscus.org), provides an explanation on how to access the online tutoring service through Discus which is the SCSL’s electronic library.


Spring Chorus Concert

Our Spring Chorus Concert will be held at the Sumter High Auditorium on Friday, April 29th at 6:30 pm.


State testing is quickly approaching.

Here are the dates for testing at ADM:

  • May 10: SC PASS Science (6th grade only)
  • May 12: SC Ready ELA 1
  • May 17: SC Ready ELA 2
  • May 18: Algebra I EOC (only students enrolled in Algebra I)
  • May 19: SC Ready Math
  • May 20-31: Makeup Testing

It is important that students arrive on time and stay throughout the school day to finish their tests. Please avoid making appointments or scheduling any other out-of-school functions during testing hours. Students may not be in possession of any electronic devices during testing. These will be collected by a teacher before testing begins.

Student and Parent State Testing Resources


2022 Santee Region CLNA 8th & 9th Grade Parents Survey


Tomorrow will be an A day.


Tuesday, 1/18: A Day —— Wednesday, 1/19: B Day
Thursday, 1/20: A Day ——- Friday, 1/21: B Day


Shift to Remote Learning 1/18 – 1/21

We are carefully monitoring the impact of COVID-19 in our school. Due to the growing number of cases and low availability of our staff, Alice Drive Middle School will shift to remote learning on Tuesday, January 18. Students will return to school on Monday, January 24.

While on remote learning, students will follow their normal 1st semester class schedule, and Google links will be posted in Schoology. If a child’s Chromebook was left at the school, you may retrieve it from the front office.

In an effort to ensure students receive breakfast and lunch for the week while on remote learning, meals will be distributed on Tuesday, January 18 from 9 AM – 12 PM at the back of the cafeteria entrance.

Please continue to be safe and practice mitigation strategies such as washing your hands, physical distancing, wearing a mask, staying home if you have symptoms or are in the process of getting tested, and covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze. We thank you for your ongoing support and flexibility as we work to keep our school family safe!


Groundhog Job Shadowing Day has been cancelled.



Parents and students, please see this letter on REACH 2022 Summer Arts Program.


Please see the following letter from Dr. Martin-Knox regarding Internet and COVID 19 Safety.


Student Broadband Access Survey

The SCDE has purchased a program, eCollect, from PowerSchool LLC.
SCDE has developed a technology survey concerning student access to technology for completing coursework.
The survey is accessed in ParentPortal.
Parents must click on the Forms link in the Navigation Bar. This will open to the General tab. The parent can then click on the link, Student Broadband Access Survey, to begin.
There are 7 questions to answer.
The deadline is Friday October 15, 2021.


Do you know someone who would be a great addition to our School Improvement Council?


Please see the following letter from our Superintendent about the Mask Mandate that takes effect on Monday, 10/4/2021.

Face Mask Mandate Letter


6th Grade Virtual Open House

7th Grade Virtual Open House

8th Grade Virtual Open House


This correspondence is to make you aware of a concerning internet trend that students are engaging in across the country. The “Bathroom Challenge,” also known as the “Devious Licks Challenge,” on TikTok encourages students to post themselves stealing from school or damaging school property, particularly in bathrooms.

Please speak with your child(ren) about the consequences of damaging school property or stealing from our schools. Sumter School District takes incidents of this nature very seriously. Vandalism and theft are considered criminal conduct and are Level II and III offenses according to the Sumter School District Code of Conduct. Criminal conduct consequences, when deemed appropriate, can include contacting law enforcement, out of school suspension, assignment to an alternative school, or expulsion.

The safety of our students is our top priority. Destroying soap dispensers, stall doors, toilets, sinks or other bathroom fixtures is dangerous behavior and could result in serious injury, which is an unfortunate and unnecessary consequence of a student’s decision to participate in an internet trend.

We encourage students and our families to report behaviors or matters that may interfere with the operations of the school. This includes threats of direct or indirect harm to students and/or adults. We take all these matters seriously and will address situations accordingly.

Thank you for working with us to help ensure the safety and well-being of our students.

-ADM Administration


Remember that Wednesday, 9/22/2021 will be a half-day of attendance for student attendance. We will release at 11:30 am.


Our ProTeam is collecting items for the SPCA until October 1st. Please see the following document for details about how you can help!

ProTeam SPCA Community Service


We continue to strive to provide high-quality instruction while keeping our students and staff safe at school. Please see the following document on our plans:

Protect the Nest: COVID Mitigation Plan




Football practice for today has been canceled.


2021-2022 Orientation Video


Tuesday, August 17, is the official first day of school for students. Tuesday/Wednesday will be designated as our “Re-Engage” Camp.” Students will receive their schedules, take ID pictures, review school-wide behavior expectations/procedures, tour the building, update chrome books, and explore STEM through a  variety of problem-based learning activities. Information will be sent home with dates for Open House!