Now enrolling students for 1st through 6th grade (Kindergarten is full) for the 2015-2016 school year.
Download the 2015-2016 enrollment package here
Midlands STEM Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, or immigrant status in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following persons have been designated to handle the nondiscrimination policies: For questions pertaining to Section 504 or questions pertaining to Title IX contact the Executive Director of the school at112 Crane Street Winnsboro, SC 29180 .
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WINNSBORO, SC 29180
Dates to Remember:
Aug. 27-Sept. 4:MAP Assessment
Sept. 7:Labor Day -No School
September 11- Remembering 9/11
Sept. 22: Interim Reports
Oct. 2-3: Rock Around the Clock
October 15- Earth Quake Drill
October 19-23- Red Ribbon Week
Oct. 23: Parent/Teacher Conferences
Oct. 30-Storybook Character Dress up DayNov. 11 Veteran’s Day Assembly and Choral Performance 9. a.m.
A message from the Executive Director:
Amazing things are happening at MSI! We are proud to share that fifth and sixth grade student teams have been trained in United States flag etiquette by VFW/AMVETS volunteer Mr. Steely Crawford. Students are taking full responsibility for raising and lowering the U.S. Flag daily. Kudos to Mr. Crawford for installing MSI’s new outdoor flag pole and to the VFW and AMVETS for our wonderful opening day flag dedication ceremony.
MSI has more than doubled student enrollment from last August to the current time. With growth comes challenges that need to be addressed. During the first week of school, we experienced a few traffic issues, but we are happy to report that we are now clearing the parking lot in approximately 15 minutes. Please note that the morning drop off time for students is 7:30 a.m. Faculty and staff members are on duty posts at 7:30 a.m. to open car doors and greet your child at the main building door. In order to keep all children safe, please note that students may not be dropped off and left in front of the building unsupervised. Please do not drop off students before 7:30 a.m. unless you have made special arrangements with me due to your work schedule or other extenuating circumstances. If you have made early drop off arrangements with me, please park in the parking lot and escort your child to the main building so that your child remains under adult supervision. The office maintains a list of students approved for early drop off.
For safety reasons, all students report to the cafeteria in the mornings. MSI faculty and staff ensure that students assigned to portables are safely escorted to their portable classrooms or dismissed to classrooms in the main building. Breakfast is served from 7:30 – 7:55 a.m. during the school week. Please note the letter that went home to parents regarding lawful and unlawful absences as defined by the state of S.C.
MSI students are really enjoying the nutritious meals we provide. For students, full paid breakfast is $1.67; lunch is $2.70. Reduced price breakfast is $0.30; lunch is $0.40. Please contact the office at 803-815-1524 should you have questions about the MSI meals program. MSI thanks all volunteers who faithfully help serve meals to our students.
Work on the portables has been completed except for a few minor tasks. Work on the playground continues, and is nearly finished. Considerable work was completed to the classroom building this summer. MSI is deeply grateful to the staff and volunteers who painted, removed carpet, installed new floors, refurbished stairs, cleaned, moved furniture, built spaces for storage, installed molding, worked on the playground, and prepared the building for students. Every MSI student received a free book bag and school supplies from Rockton Baptist Church, and parents were treated to breakfast the first day of school. Thanks to the fine folks at Rockton! Christ Central Ministries provided support on multiple occasions to help MSI staff move furniture and equipment. MSI is very fortunate to have this level of community support!
In our effort to keep parents informed, please note that your child’s communication folder is sent home daily. Please check your child’s communication folder daily.
On Monday, August 31, 2015, MSI welcomes our second Chinese teacher, Ms. Yin (pronounced “In”). Ms. Yin will be working closely with Mr. Guo, and helping MSI to expand the Chinese program. Please join MSI in welcoming Ms. Yin to America, and to Winnsboro, S.C.
On Saturday, September 26, 2015, MSI students have the opportunity to participate in our second annual Confucius Institute at Presbyterian College. This is an important day for MSI students, filled with fun and activities for the day, including a free lunch buffet provided by the college. This important event allows our students to the opportunity to visit a college campus. We will be traveling by bus and enjoying the day together. Parent volunteers are needed. Please refer to the letter and field trip permission form in your child’s communication folder. In order to provide bus transportation, the field trip permission form must be signed and returned to your child’s teacher on or before Tuesday, September 1, 2015. Tuesday’s permission form count determines the number of buses MSI needs to secure.
Next week, and during September, students will be learning the historical importance of Labor Day; 9/11; and Constitution Day.