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Announcements November 20, 2020

Thanksgiving Holidays
Next week, Monday (A) and Tuesday (B) will be normal school days. MMC will be closed Wednesday through Friday, November 25-27, for Thanksgiving Break. Have a happy Thanksgiving, and stay safe!

Learning Model Selection for Spring 2021
For the spring semester, we will be offering the same three learning model options – Hybrid, Fully Virtual, and Fully In-Person. If you are satisfied with your current learning model, you can continue with that through the spring. If you would like to CHANGE your learning model to one of the other options, please complete this form and return it to the school by Friday, December 11.

VirtualSC Course Deadline
If you are taking any course(s) through VirtualSC, please note the deadline of December 13 to submit all work. 

Save the Date: June 2021 Graduation
Our spring graduation ceremony has been booked for Friday, June 4, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. It will be held at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center on Lincoln Street. More details will be coming soon, including information on purchasing cap & gown and tickets. Stay tuned!

MMC Food Drive
As we approach the holidays and in the spirit of generosity and kindness,  MMC is collecting nonperishable food items to donate to Mission Lexington. We will be collecting items through Friday, December 11th. Please consider donating to our cause and join our mission to spread kindness throughout the community. You can send items with your student and they will receive a ticket for a drawing to win various prizes. Thank you for your continued support of MMC.

Announcements November 13, 2020

Individual Graduation Plan Meetings
Each year, students and their parents are invited to discuss their individual progress toward graduation. Please check your email for the IGP Sign Up Genius. If the times provided do not work with your schedule, or if you have any questions, contact Ms. Epps. Please note that virtual meetings can be scheduled if needed. Our goal is 100% parent participation in these IGPs. 

MTC Manufacturing Tour – NEXT WEEK!
Are you interested in any of the manufacturing programs that Midlands Tech has to offer? Or, are you curious to know what those programs are? Join the tour on November 18 to learn more. Space is limited to 10 students, so sign up with Mr. Whatley soon!

MMC Board Elections
Election forms were mailed home with report cards last week. Please remember to return them by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 16.

Food Drive for Mission Lexington
Our theme for the November Be100 Challenge is “Thanksgiving, generosity, and kindness”. We will be accepting donations of nonperishable food for Mission Lexington, and awarding tickets for other acts of kindness. Let’s show how kind MMC can be!  

Thanksgiving Break
Thanksgiving Break will be Wednesday-Friday, November 25-27. Please note that Monday and Tuesday of that week will be in-person school days. There will be no PLT session that week.

Announcements November 6, 2020

Dual Enrollment Courses – Spring Semester
The deadline to COMPLETE the registration process for Spring Dual-Enrollment courses is Friday, December 11. The process includes permission forms, placement testing, online application, and course selection. If you are interested in taking college classes next semester, contact Mr. Whatley right away!

Enrolling now for January 2021
MMC has the capacity for up to 135 students, and we will have spaces open for the spring semester. If you have any friends or family members who would be a good fit for our school, please recommend us to them! We encourage them to apply on our website or call 803-822-7043 for more information.

Be100 Challenge
Our theme for the November Be100 Challenge is “Thanksgiving, generosity, and kindness”. We will be accepting donations of nonperishable food for Mission Lexington, and awarding tickets for other acts of kindness. Let’s show how kind MMC can be!

MTC Manufacturing Tour
Are you interested in any of the manufacturing programs that Midlands Tech has to offer? Or, are you curious to know what those programs are? Join the tour on November 18 to learn more. Space is limited to 10 students, so sign up with Mr. Whatley soon!

MMC Board Elections
Election forms were mailed home with report cards this week. Please remember to return them by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 16.

Snack Donations
MMC strives to provide snacks and bottled water for all students, particularly now that our water fountains and the campus Subway are closed. Parents, we encourage you to help by donating a case of water and/or individually packaged snacks such as trail mix, chips, noodle cups, etc. Thank you for your support!

Announcements October 30, 2020

Election Day
MMC will be closed Tuesday, November 3 for Election Day. There will be no in-person or E-Learning assignments that day.

College Application Days
College Application Days will be Wednesday and Thursday, November 4th and 5th. Students will have the opportunity to apply to various colleges, including many who waive their application fee these days. We look forward to seeing those acceptance letters!

MMC Board of Directors: Elections 
Five seats on our Board of Directors are currently open for election. Ballots will be mailed home with report cards on November 2 and should be returned by November 16.

Announcements October 23, 2020

COVID-19 Reminder
Parents and students, please remember that if you (or anyone with whom you’ve had close contact) tests positive for COVID-19, or if you are experiencing any suspected symptoms, you should not come on campus. Please contact us right away so that we can determine if there were any close contacts here at school, and so that we can discuss plans for attendance and missed work. We are striving to maintain safety protocols here at school, and we need your assistance to help keep everyone safe. This document contains many frequently asked questions, and we encourage you to contact us with any other questions or concerns. Thank you for your cooperation.

Spring Dual Enrollment
Registration for Spring classes at MTC began this week. Any student who is interested in taking college classes should speak to Mr. Whatley SOON to discuss placement testing and the application process – classes do fill up! Continuing students should also speak to Mr. Whatley about course selection. 

Virtual College Fair
Please consider checking out this virtual college fair! It’s a great opportunity to learn more about scholarships and what different colleges have to offer. The virtual fair will feature over 20 different schools and it’s a chance to learn about how to get scholarship money you don’t have to pay back!

Reports Cards
The first nine weeks ends October 26 and report cards will be mailed home on November 2. If your mailing address has changed since your enrollment at MMC, please contact us to update your address this week.

MMC Board of Directors: Nominations & Elections
Nomination Forms for the MMC Board of Directors will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on October 30. Election forms will be mailed home with report cards and should be returned by November 16. 

Learning Models – Spring 2021
YOUR INPUT NEEDED
We are nearly halfway through the Fall semester and are beginning to make plans for the Spring. Students and parents, we need YOUR input on the learning model options that will be available next semester. Please respond to this brief survey by Friday, October 23. Our intent is to finalize plans for the spring by early December.

WIN Testing Reminder
All students in their FOURTH YEAR of high school are reminded that the WIN Ready to Work Assessment is required. This will be administered on Friday, October 30. Students should arrive at 9:00. Again, all fourth-year students are expected to participate, including Cohort A, Cohort B, everyday students, and our fully-virtual students.

Announcements October 16, 2020

Learning Models – Spring 2021
YOUR INPUT NEEDED
We are nearly halfway through the Fall semester and are beginning to make plans for the Spring. Students and parents, we need YOUR input on the learning model options that will be available next semester. Please respond to this brief survey by Friday, October 23. Our intent is to finalize plans for the spring by early December.

WIN Testing Reminder
All students in their FOURTH YEAR of high school are reminded that the WIN Ready to Work Assessment is required. This will be administered on Friday, October 30. Students should arrive at 9:00. Again, all fourth-year students are expected to participate, including Cohort A, Cohort B, everyday students, and our fully-virtual students.

Be Pro Be Proud Mobile Workshop
On Wednesday, October 21, the Be Pro Be Proud Mobile Workshop will be visiting our campus. This is an “A-Day” and all students present will have an opportunity to visit the workshop. Any student who normally attends only on “B-Days” but would like to participate in the workshop, we would love to have you! Please check in with Mr. Whatley to let him know you’re interested. Visit this website to learn more about this opportunity.

MMC Board of Directors Nominations
The MMC Board of Directors consists of nine members, five of whom shall be elected by the employees of MMC and by the parents or guardians of students enrolled in the school. At least five of the nine Board members shall be individuals who have a background in K-12 education or in business. All Board members must be residents of the State of South Carolina.

The MMC Board has responsibilities that include, but are not limited to, signing the charter school contract and ensuring compliance with SC Charter School laws, approving the annual budget, setting policy for employment of teachers and non-teaching employees, contracting for other services, developing pay scales and performance criteria and discharging policies for the charter school employees.

To nominate yourself or another individual to serve on the MMC Board of Directors, complete this Nomination Form and return it to the school by 5:00 p.m. on October 30, 2020.

Congressman Joe Wilson Visit to MMC
On Wednesday, October 21, United States Congressman Joe Wilson will be visiting our school. This is an opportunity for us to advocate for charter schools, and we have nominated several student ambassadors to share their personal message about what MMC has meant for them. We hope the conversation will have a positive impact on the educational experience here and for all charter schools in SC.

January Graduation Application
Any senior who is planning to graduate this January should complete and submit this Early Graduation Application. If all requirements are met, your last day of school will be January 15. Mid-year diplomas should be available for pickup in February.

Senior Photos
Our photographer has added an additional date for individual portrait sessions. Use this link to sign up for Wednesday, October 28, or Tuesday, November 10.

Announcements October 9, 2020

Spring Dual Enrollment
Registration for Spring classes at MTC will begin October 21. Any student who is interested in taking college classes should speak to Mr. Whatley before that date to discuss placement testing and the application process. Continuing students should also speak to Mr. Whatley about course selection. 

Friday Attendance
Please be reminded that Fridays ARE school days. We have Personalized Learning Time (PLT) each Friday from 11:00 to 2:00. If students have any unexcused absences or missing assignments, they are expected to attend and will be marked absent if they do not. This is an opportunity to get personalized help from teachers as well as recover time. Parents, if you have any questions about PLT, please contact Mrs. Lee.

WIN Testing Friday, October 30
As a public school, our students are required to participate in certain state assessments. All students in their fourth year of high school must take the WIN Assessment on Friday, October 30. This includes Cohort A, Cohort B, everyday students, and our fully-virtual students. Please arrive by 9:00. We will serve a light breakfast and will begin testing promptly at 9:30. Any questions regarding state testing should be sent to Mrs. Lee

Parent Contacts Today
Today was an “unofficial” parent-teacher conference day, and our staff made attempts to contact home for each student. Please check your voicemail or email for our messages. If you did not receive a contact, please contact Mrs. Girolamo. Thank you!

Announcements October 2, 2020

January Graduation Application
Any senior who is planning to graduate this January should complete and submit this Early Graduation Application. If all requirements are met, your last day of school will be January 15. Mid-year diplomas should be available for pickup in February.

COVID-19 & Learning Models
As the situation with COVID-19 continues to evolve, you may hear about other schools and districts making changes to their learning models to transition students back to five days a week. In order to provide our students with consistency, MMC has planned to keep our current learning models through the end of the first semester in January. As we get closer to that date, a decision will be made about learning models for the spring semester. All students will have the opportunity to choose the same or a different learning model from the options available at that time. 

PSAT Registration
Attention 11th graders! We have just a few spaces remaining for the PSAT. Submit this form and $17 payment to register. Participation in the PSAT could qualify you for the National Merit Scholarship. Visit this website to learn more!

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Attention seniors and parents/guardians of seniors! If you plan to attend college starting in the fall 2021 semester, the FAFSA has officially opened as of October 1st. The sooner you complete your FAFSA, the better! Completing your FAFSA helps with financial aid, scholarships, and grants. Please contact Mr. Whatley for more details. Don’t delay!

Be Pro Be Proud Mobile Workshop
On Wednesday, October 21, the Be Pro Be Proud Mobile Workshop will be visiting our campus. This is an “A-Day” and all students present will have an opportunity to visit the workshop. Any student who normally attends only on “B-Days” but would like to participate in the workshop, we would love to have you! Please check in with Mr. Whatley to let him know you’re interested. Visit this website to learn more about this opportunity.

Senior Photos
Reminder: Be sure to sign up for your free portrait session on October 6, 12, or 28.

Announcements September 25, 2020

Charter Choice Survey
Many members of the General Assembly and the Governors’ office are interested as to why our families chose a charter school in the time of COVID-19 and before. At your convenience, please complete this brief parent survey so the data can be collected by our district and presented to our elected officials. The hope is this will help with funding and support for charter schools across South Carolina.

Testing Reminders
Please put these dates on your calendar! Testing may require students to attend on a day that isn’t a normal “in-person” day, and most of the tests start earlier than our usual 11:00 start time. Not all students will take all of these tests. If you are not sure which tests you will take, please check with Mrs. Lee.

ASVAB: Wednesday (10/7) or Thursday (10/8) at 11:00 a.m. (Cohorts A and B only)
SAT – Wednesday (10/14) at 9:00 a.m. (Select 4th year students)
ACT – Tuesday (10/20) at 9:00 a.m. (Select 4th year students)
PSAT – Thursday (10/29) at 9:00 a.m. (By registration only. Registration is due October 1!)
WIN – Friday (10/30) at 9:00 a.m. (ALL 4th year students)

VirtualSC Withdrawal Deadline
The last date to withdraw from a VirtualSC course, without it affecting your GPA, is Tuesday, September 29. Please speak with one of our counselors or administrators if you are considering dropping a course so that we can assist with that decision.

Tuesday, September 29 is also the deadline for fully-virtual students to switch to our hybrid learning model. 

Be100 Challenge
The first drawings for the Be100 Challenge will be next Tuesday (B-day) and Wednesday (A-day). You still have time to earn tickets!

Our new challenge for the month of October will focus on attendance. Students can earn one ticket each week that they have perfect attendance. We will continue to award tickets for participating in Well-Dressed Wednesday and Thread-Up Thursday, and for any other evidence of “Be 100”.

Previous Announcements
Did you know? All announcements are posted to our website:  Midlands Middle College.com/news. If you are looking for a specific message or just want to make sure you haven’t missed anything, that is the best place to look!