Announcements November 13, 2019

Thanksgiving Break
MMC will be closed Wednesday-Friday, November 27-29 for Thanksgiving Break. We hope you enjoy this time with your family and friends! View our full calendar here.

Virtual School Exams
Students taking initial-credit courses through VirtualSC will take their final exams on December 3rd or 4th @ 9:30 AM. Students taking Recovery courses through VirtualSC do not have a final exam.

End-of-Course Exams
Students enrolled in US History must take the state End-of-Course Exam, which counts 20% of the final course grade. Below is the schedule:

2nd Block History – December 18 @ 12:30
3rd Block History – December 19 @ 11:00

Regular Fall Exams
All courses at MMC will end with a final exam the last week of the semester. A student may exempt the exam if he/she has a final course average of 80 or above. Exemptions do NOT apply to virtual school or courses that require an EOC exam. Below is the regular fall exam schedule:

1st Block – December 18 @ 11:00
2nd Block – December 18 @ 12:30
Students are dismissed at 1:55 this day

3rd Block – December 19 @ 11:00*
4th Block – December 19 @ 12:30*
*Please note this is different than the usual class time for 3rd & 4th block
Students are dismissed at 1:55 this day

Makeup Exams – December 20 @ 11:00
Students are dismissed at 1:55 this day

If you are planning ahead for the spring, our yearlong assessment schedule can be found under the Resources tab of our website or by visiting this link.

Attendance
The fall semester will end in just a few weeks, and students must be caught up on their attendance in order to receive credit for their current classes. We have only FOUR more Friday PLT sessions this semester. Students who are struggling with attendance are encouraged to join our small group discussion each Friday at 2:30. See  Mrs. Girolamo, Mrs. Epps, or Mr. Whatley for details. Parents who have any questions about attendance should reach out to their child’s Advisor, or review our attendance policy in the handbook.

Course Requests for Spring Semester
Students now have access (through Google Classroom) to request courses for the spring semester. Students are encouraged to submit this right away, but they may make changes up through Tuesday, November 26. In developing the school-wide schedule, student preferences will be considered, along with what courses are needed for graduation. First priority will be given to graduating Seniors and to students who need to schedule around college classes. Spring schedules will be available to students before Winter Break.

Individual Graduation Plan Meetings
Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) meetings are needed for all students. Parents are encouraged to attend. If your child has not had an IGP meeting yet, please email Ms. Epps, School Counselor, to schedule one as soon as possible. jeannieepps@midlandsmiddlecollege.com

Prom Fundraisers
We have a small but dedicated group of students and parents working to plan a fabulous prom experience for our students in April. In order to keep ticket prices low, we will be conducting fundraisers throughout the year. Every Wednesday, we are selling a Chick-Fil-A sandwich and bottle of water for $5. Cash and credit cards are accepted. Please encourage your student to participate! If you are interested in helping to plan the prom and/or fundraisers, please contact Laurie Lee at llee@midlandsmiddlecollege.com.

Habitat for Humanity
Our Interact Club is organizing a service day with Habitat for Humanity. On Friday, November 22, we will be participating in “Keisha’s Build” in Columbia, from 11:30 to 4:00 PM. Our role will be painting the interior of the home. Any student interested in participating should see Mrs. Girolamo for a permission form.

“Teen Toy” Drive for Happy Wheels
Happy Wheels is a local nonprofit that provides books and toys to patients in the local children’s hospital. One of their greatest areas of need is toys for the teenage patients. The MMC Interact Club will be collecting donations up until Winter Break. Suggested items include puzzles, over-the-door basketball hoops, board games, card games, lego sets, craft sets, etc. Due to health concerns, the hospital requires all items to be new, not used. Please consider purchasing an item to brighten the day of a hospitalized teenager in our community!