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SCHOOL CLOSED – THURS. OCT. 8, 2015

Please note that school will be closed again on Thursday, October 8th due to the continuing weather and unstable road conditions. Also, the trip to College of Charleston scheduled for October 6 is canceled, and the trip to Palmetto Parkridge in Columbia, scheduled for October 7, has also been canceled. We will let you know if and when we are able to reschedule.

SCHOOL CLOSED – TUES. OCT. 6

Please note that school will be closed again on Tuesday, October 6th due to the continuing weather and unstable road conditions. Thank you. Also, the trip to College of Charleston scheduled for October 6 is canceled, and the trip to Palmetto Parkridge in Columbia, scheduled for October 7, has also been canceled. We will let you know if and when we are able to reschedule.

SCHOOL CLOSING – OCT. 5, 2015

Midlands Middle College will be closed on Monday, October 5th, 2015, due to the current weather and road conditions. Please check back for future updates. You can also follow us on social media for additional, real-time information.

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SC Commission on Higher Education Sponsors College Application Day

College Application Day was held on Thursday, September 3. This is an annual event sponsored by the SC Commission on Higher Education; college leaders and other educators assist high school seniors with the college application process.

This event helps seniors navigate the process of applying to their schools of choice, which for some students can seem daunting. This event also ensures that students don’t miss important application deadlines. We are so grateful we were able to offer this opportunity to the MMC seniors again this year in an effort to help guide them towards success!

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Congratulations, Class of 2015!

Congratulations to the Class of 2015 of Midlands Middle College, who received their diplomas at the Graduation Ceremony on May 29th. Graduation was held in the Auditorium of the Academic Center at Midlands Technical College, Airport Campus.  We had 62 graduating seniors this year. Join us as we commend them for this great accomplishment. We look forward to what the future holds for these bright young men and women!

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Midlands Middle College Receives Generous Grant from Bank of America

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Last week, Midlands Middle College was awarded $5,000 in grant funding from Bank of America, for Workforce Development and Education Initiatives. Midlands Middle College is a public, non-profit charter school that offers dual enrollment for its students. Students can obtain college credits from Midlands Technical College simultaneously while working toward their high school diploma.

The dual enrollment option is free for students attending Midlands Middle College, and is funded mostly through grants like these. Thanks to the support from businesses and organizations in this community, like Bank of America, more students in the Midlands will be able to achieve success in terms of education and career readiness.

Fostering Excellence in Female Leadership | Career Mentoring Lunch

 

In early May, juniors from Midlands Middle College continued their female leadership development by participating in career mentoring and lunch at the Capital City Club. The purpose of the leadership development luncheon was to encourage the students to become role models for other females at MMC; to demonstrate soft skills, professional traits and dress; to give students a chance to ask questions about the careers of the individual mentors and to talk about their own career aspirations and choices.

The young ladies in the program met with professional women from Midlands Middle College Board of Directors: Dr. Diane Carr, Midlands Technical College; Elaine Delk, USC; Dr. Christine LaCola, Columbia College; Val Richardson, Palmetto Health and Dr. Kaye Shaw, Midlands Regional Education Center and MEBA. Kay Barlow with MEBA and Donna Waites from Sisters of Charity met with the young ladies and are also included in this two-year project sponsored by Sisters of Charity. Attending personnel from Midlands Middle College include Principal Carole Fearrington and Carie Knight, a teacher at the school.

When asked about her favorite part of the experience, Hannah Smith, a junior at Midlands Middle College, said, “My favorite part was talking to the college leader at my table; she asked me about my future and seemed interested in me.” It’s motivating for these young students to have someone outside their immediate circle of friends and family take an interest in them. We are so thrilled to be able to offer the invaluable opportunities to our students!

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