To order the band pictures and or picture packages, you can go to this website: https://bpiphotography.smugmug.com/Seminole-County-Middle-High-School/2020-2021-Band-individuals-Sections
Welcome back from the winter break!! Tuesday, January 5 is a Digital Learning Day. Students should check their Google Classrooms for assignments. Also, Distance Learners should begin their classes in Edgenuity. We'll see all in-person students at school on Wednesday!
To order the basketball pictures and or picture packages, you can go to this website: https://bpiphotography.onlinephotocart.com/prepay/27936524
Basketball pictures for grades 6-12 and makeup school day pictures for grades 6-11 and for staff will be Thursday, January 7, 2021. Be ready to look your best!
For those interested in attending the basketball games at Quitman County Saturday night at 6:00/7:30, there will be no tickets sold at the gate. You must purchase for $7.00 each, one of the limited number of tickets (33 total) from Coach Page or Coach Ingram. Player's families will have first option through Thursday, December 17th. After Thursday, any remaining tickets will be open for the general public to purchase. No GHSA passes will be accepted if all tickets have been purchased.
Semester Exams are cancelled for SCMHS. Students are still expected to be in school each day.
All senior ads must be paid in full by tomorrow, 12/11/20. Make out checks to Seminole County Middle High School. See Mrs. Aman if you have questions.
Senior Breakfast has been rescheduled to Friday, December 18th @ 10:20 (after 7th period exam). Seniors will need to report to the gym at that time.
Will Pace placed second in the FFA Prepared Public Speaking Competition this week. After advancing past the preliminary round before Thanksgiving, Will competed yesterday and will advance to the State FFA Super Saturday competition in January. In this contest, students write a 6-8 minute speech on a topic in agriculture that they choose, learn it and then present it. They also must answer questions on their topic at the end of their speech. Congratulations Will!
Seminole FFA has extra fruit available in limited quantities please contact Mr. Smith for information at 229.493.0553
Check out the great article from our journalism class in the news feed and the pictures from today’s EPIC pep rally at SCMHS.. truly the best place to be! GO INDIANS!
Here are the upcoming events surrounding football: 1. Tuesday, November 10th - Community Pep Rally for Homecoming game at the Ag Barn (6:00) - includes community pep rally, parade. 2. Thursday, November 12th - HOMECOMING Football game vs. Pelham (7:00 pm - NOT 7:30) 3. Saturday, November 14th - Homecoming Dance (MS dance 5:00-8:00 pm) & (HS dance 9:00-12:00 pm). Dance tickets are $15.00 prior to dance or $20.00 at the door. See Mrs. Trawick or Dr. Hunter or Mrs. Glass (in the office) for tickets. Must wear proper attire - no jeans or t-shirts. Photographers will be available. No campaigning for homecoming representatives. 4. Monday, November 16th - Football game @ Miller Co. (6:30 PM) 5. Friday, November 20th - SENIOR RECOGNITION Football game vs. Terrell Co. (7:30 pm)
The intent application for second semester was emailed out to all distance learning students. The deadline to complete this application is Friday November 6th by 5pm. Please contact SCMHS if you have not received this email or if you have any questions.
Report cards are being issued today to all SCMHS students at the end of day.
Good standing is a classification giving students certain rights and privileges. It will be based on four categories: Attendance, Tardiness, Grades, and Discipline. A student must earn Good Standing. It is a privilege, not a right. It will be used as a reward incentive. Good Standing will be evaluated at the end of each 9 week period. Attendance: 1. No unexcused absences during a 9 week period. a. In order for an absence to be excused, the school must receive written notice from a parent/guardian or a doctor’s office as to why the student was absent. This written notice must be received within three days of the student’s return from absence. THIS PROCEDURE WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED. 2. No more than 4 excused absences per class per 9 week period not to exceed 7 total in a semester. Total absences include both excused and unexcused absences. 3. Once a student has missed 8 days in any class, he or she will not be eligible for good standing till the next semester. a. Absences will be defined by individual class periods. EX- once you have missed 4 days in first period you will not be in good standing for the next 9 week period. When you have missed 8 (excused or unexcused) days in first period, you will not be eligible for good standing till next SEMESTER. Tardiness: 1. A student is only allowed 2 tardies per 9 week period in order to remain in Good Standing. 2. See tardy rules in handbook for disciplinary action. Grades: 1. A student must be passing all classes at the end of each 9 week period. 2. An incomplete will be considered not passing. Discipline: 1. A student will only be allowed 3 days of ISS per semester. Once a student reaches 4 days of ISS, they will no longer be eligible for Good Standing till the following semester. 2. Any out of school suspension will revoke good standing until the following semester
To support Red Ribbon Week and Breast Cancer Awareness Month Middle High School students will be able to dress up for the following days: Wednesday- “Focus on your Future”— wear college shirt or dress up like your future career. Thursday— “Pink Out for Breast Cancer”— wear pink in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month Friday— “Get Crazy for the Green and White”— wear crazy socks and green and white! GO INDIANS!!!
Don't forget tomorrow is the beginning of Red Ribbon Week! Middle High School students and staff should wear RED on Monday!!
Indians win third game straight, 34-0. Great team win!
TEACHER SPOTLIGHT: Mr. Jeremy Burke was chosen as this week's teacher spotlight. He is an eighth grade science teacher, and he is also a cross country and tennis coach. I asked Mr. Burke a few questions about his teaching experience here at Seminole County Middle/High School. The first question I asked him was why he chose to work here and be a teacher. He responded by saying, “I used to have my own business, and I was tired of working during the holidays. I also wanted to make science more fun for the students in our community. This has been a good change for me. I have enjoyed teaching.” I had him in the eighth grade for science, and I can honestly say that he has done an amazing job making science very fun for his students. The next question I asked him was what his hobbies were. He said his favorites were fishing, working outdoors, and gardening. Teacher always have great stories about embarrassing moments, so I asked Mr. Burke was what his most embarrassing moment had been. He said, “One time we were doing a static electricity experiment, and I had to put on a wig; the static electricity made it stick up everywhere! That is a look I definitely don’t want to repeat.” Finally, I asked Mr. Burke to share his favorite teaching memory. He said, “While doing experiments with our solar ovens, someone's oven got so hot that it caught on fire.” The day was certainly not boring, and those ovens worked better than Mr. Burke had expected! In my experience as one of Mr. Burke’s students, I can say that he was and will always be one of my favorite teachers. He makes science fun and enjoyable, which in turn, makes his students more interested in science and science experiments. Thank you, Mr. Burke! By Leahbeth Boyett, Journalism I #Tribe.Strong
STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Indiya Williams is an outstanding student here at Seminole County Middle High School, so this week the spotlight is on her! Indiya is a sophomore this year, and she is looking forward to finishing school here at Seminole County Middle High School, the best school in southwest Georgia! This year, Indiya is working hard to maintain her good grades so that she can stay a member in good standing in the National Honor Society. In addition to her studies, she is working to stay in shape for basketball. She is looking forward to a good season this year. After graduating, she wants to start her own business and become a real estate agent. Indiya’s favorite quote is, “If you aren’t living life, then what are you doing?” She loves this quote because when she’s not busy studying for school, she is out living her life! Congratulations, Indiya! #Tribe.Strong By Sierra Barber, Journalism II
The deadline for the Dual Enrollment program for Spring semester is November 6th. All paperwork, meetings and registration must be completed on or before this date.
The Seminole FFA Chapter is currently selling raffle tickets for a double gas towable grill. This grill was constructed by the agriculture mechanics classes here at SCHS Tickets are $20 and only 100 tickets will be sold. Grill can be seen at home football games and tickets can be purchased through any FFA Member. Call Mr. Smith for more details 229.493.0553
Look at the "News" section on our school app for new stories and information regarding our students, teachers and upcoming events! Go Indians!
The FFA Floral Design Class is taking orders for homecoming arrangements. Orders and money are due to Mrs. Garcia by October 28. No orders will be processed that haven’t been paid for by the due date. Please use the link to order. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ljQgcG1rP3tVGIll8KtT4xlIMUtyGdAbEhChfXy8H9c/edit
Come out and support the Softball Lady Indians this week. We have home games Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 600. Senior night will be Tuesday at 540. Come support your Lady Indians.
Tuesday, October 13 is school picture day for grades 9-11. Distance learners will take pictures immediately after school tomorrow.
FFA Fall Plant Sale is officially closed... SOLD OUT! Thank you for the support!
The Middle School Football Game vs. Miller Co. which was scheduled for next Thursday has been moved up to next Tuesday, October 6th @ 5:00. The game will be at Seminole County football field.
JUNIORS: ORDER YOUR RING CEREMONY PICTURES through BPI photography: https://bpiphotography.smugmug.com/Seminole-County-Middle-High-School/Ring-Ceremony-2020-2021
Ashlyn Thompson (9th grade) competed in the first ever virtual FFA Creed Speaking event this past week. (Normally, this event is in person.) Out of 29 contestants, she was chosen as one of the top four and will advance to the Region Finals. The top two from the finals will advance to the state contest.
Football ticket pre-sale orders for Friday night's game at Turner County available online: Here is the link for our online ticket sales. Thank you so much and have a great day! https://turner-county-athletic-store.square.site/
The middle school football game has been moved to tomorrow, Wednesday September 23rd at Early County at 5:00.
Football Game added to schedule: Oct. 16th , we will now play Calhoun Co. (7:30 PM, home game)
Turner County Stadium Turner County will allow 75% occupancy of their stadium. Ticket price $10 Online Tickets will be available through the Turner County Athletic website. Presale tickets will be available on Friday, 9/18 from 1 pm to 4 pm at the Turner County Gym. Any remaining tickets will be sold starting at 6pm at the visitors ticket booth at the stadium. Must wear a mask for entry.
Start of 4th Quarter. Brookwood 21 Seminole 13. Let’s Go Indians!!!!
Indians score!!!! Down 21-13 with 8:29 left in the 3rd Quarter.
Indians down 21-6 at the half. Ready for the comeback. Let’s Go Indians!!!!
Junior National Honors Society Induction will take place Monday, September 21 beginning at 6:30 pm in the gymnasium.
If you plan to attend tonight's football game at Brookwood High in Thomasville at 7:30 pm, you are encouraged to bring your own chairs as the visiting bleachers have limited space available.
Football tickets are SOLD OUT! Sorry if you missed the chance to attend the game tomorrow night but all available seats have been sold. GO INDIANS!!
Class of 2021: Don't forget that the deadline for Senior portraits is October 31! Call Cashwells to make your appointment!
Senior Parade Lineup for Monday, August 24th: Seniors arrive at Ag Barn (7:30) for temperature checks and lining up vehicles. Seniors begin parade (7:40) onto Town and Country Rd., Hwy 39 South and to the high school led by Officer Lawson.
The first day of school for students will be pushed back one week to Wednesday, August 12th. Senior Dinner will remain scheduled for Friday, July 31st (6:00-8:00). 6th Grade Orientation will now be scheduled for Wednesday, August 5th (5:00-6:30). You will enter from the gym doors (athletic events parking lot). Lockers can be purchased at this time so that students can practice opening their lockers before school begins ($5.00). Also, Chromebook insurance can be purchased during this time (either $15.00 per semester or $25.00 for the year - see attached Chromebook policy). Your schedule will be given to you as well. We will begin with a meeting in the cafeteria to inform everyone of new rule changes. Open House for SCMHS (grades 7-12) will now be scheduled for Thursday, August 6th (5:00-7:00). Lockers can be purchased at this time so that students can practice before school begins ($5.00). Also, Chromebook insurance can be purchased during this time (either $15.00 per semester or $25.00 for the year - see attached Chromebook policy). Your schedule will be given to you as well. You can visit the teachers in their classrooms during Open House. We will begin in the cafeteria so that everyone can hear certain new rule changes together. Offering Virtual Learning to students - as part of Seminole County School’s re-opening plan, the system is seeking applications of interest from parents to declare their interest in a full-time, distance learning model. Parents interested in declaring the full-time distance learning model need to understand that there is a semester-long commitment for distance learning and changes to each option cannot occur until the next grading period. Interest applications for students in grades K-12 must be declared by 5:00 p.m. on July 24, 2020. Each declared interested application will be reviewed by a district committee. The online application will not guarantee enrollment. In order for the full-time distance learning model to make at the K-5 level, minimum class sizes must be met. Interested parents should complete the interest application, which can be accessed through the following link: https://bit.ly/3ffK0Fq