On Monday, March 9, TransformSC held their spring conference at the Columbia Convention Center. The conference focused on the progress made by TransformSC schools during year one of the initiative. Business leaders and policy makers had the opportunity to hear directly from TransformSC schools on their results and progress, as well as the importance of business engagement in the effort and the challenges of transformation.
Mazie Cook (pictured below), a senior at Midlands Middle College, was selected to speak at the conference on the Early College/ Dual Enrollment Model. She talked about her personal experience with this model as well as how this is helping her peers reach success.
Educators had the opportunity to work with TransformSC schools on innovative classroom practices such as blended learning, project-based learning, competency-based progression, continuous assessment and developing a culture of innovation. The agenda offered something for everyone interested in innovative approaches to public education.
The conference was attended by business leaders, legislators, school board members, school and district administrators, teachers, students, parents, and representatives from non-profits and higher education.
Parent University Night, scheduled for Thursday, February 19th, has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience. We plan to reschedule this event for later this spring and will let you know the newly scheduled date and time as soon as possible.
Check out a special issue of The Bridge, Midlands Middle College’s student newsletter, written, designed and published entirely by MMC students! This special issue features exciting graduation news and highlights.
Forty-eight students are Midlands Middle College’s first graduates since the school achieved designation as a South Carolina Public Charter School last year.
“We are so proud of these graduates for all they have accomplished, academically and beyond,” emphasizes Carole Fearrington, the school’s director. “We are excited to see what they future holds for them and know because of their hard work and perseverance it is certain to be bright.”
Check out the May 2014 issue of The Bridge, Midlands Middle College’s student newsletter, written and designed completely by our very own students! In this issue, read about recent job shadowing experiences, student achievements, Parent University Night, TransformSC Schools’ Staff Seminar and our first ever prom!
On May 6, 2014, on the Airport Campus of Midlands Technical College, Midlands Educational Business Alliance (MEBA) presented a Parent University “Hot Jobs in South Carolina.” The moderator of this university night was Tom Ledbetter from Midlands Technical College.
Guest panel members included Val Richardson, Palmetto Health; Tom Trively, SCANA representative; Brian Andrews, PurePower Technologies; Alicia Thibaudet, IT-oLogy; and Ralph Young, FN Manufacturing.
Check out the March-April 2014 issue of The Bridge, Midlands Middle College’s student newsletter, written, designed and published exclusively by MMC students! In this issue, read about our field trip to Boeing, Tom Ledbetter’s presentation on financial literacy, Colonial Life career exploration opportunities, a special soft skills workshop for male students and USC’s Trio program.
MMC students participate in Boeings DreamLearners program.
On March 12, 2014, more than 20 MMC students accompanied by faculty and board representatives traveled to Charleston, SC, to participate in Boeing’s DreamLearner program.
Students were greeted by a DreamLearner representative and received security badges before being to the escorted from the Welcome Center of Boeing to the 88- 30.4 Tour Balcony, where they learned the history of Boeing and its developments in the aviation industry. From the balcony, students were able to witness five 747 Boeing planes being built. The tour also included hands-on activities and videos which demonstrated how the planes are built, countries which supply materials for the planes and why Boeing builds the safest, most efficient planes in the world.