Announcements August 30, 2019

Hurricane Dorian
This storm has the potential to impact our state early next week. If you haven’t already, please sign up for our Remind Alerts. If we have to close school, Remind is the fastest way for you to receive notification. You are also encouraged to check our FacebookInstagram, and Twitter accounts, or local news media. Please note: we do NOT necessarily follow other districts in the decision to close school, so please look for a message directly from MMC.

Labor Day Holiday
MMC will be closed Monday, September 2, in observance of Labor Day.

Any student who registered for a course through VirtualSC should be receiving emails directly from that program. If you have not received any messages, check with Mrs. Epps to verify your correct email address. It is VERY important to check those messages regularly throughout the course.

Interact Club – Invitation
All students are invited to attend the first meeting of our Interact Club on Wednesday, September 4 at 2:00 in Mr. Byrd’s classroom (124A). This organization is sponsored by the West Metro Rotary Club and focuses on service to our community and student leadership. Lunch will be provided to all participants. Sign up in Mrs. G’s office if you are interested.

Prom Committee
All parents and students are invited to attend the first meeting of the Prom Committee on Wednesday, September 11, from 1:55-2:15, in Mrs. Lee’s classroom (124).

Announcements August 22, 2019

New Student Orientation
Any student who was not present during 1st Block on the first day of school is invited to attend a New Student Orientation on Friday, from 3:00 to 4:00, in the computer lab next to the office.

Doughnut Time
Mrs. Epps and Mr. Whatley invite all students to join them for Doughnut Time on Friday, August 30, from 10:30 to 11:00. Come get to know our wonderful counselors!

Friday Schedule
Please note that our daily schedule is different on Fridays:
1st Block 11:00-11:40
2nd Block 11:45-12:25
Advisory 12:25-12:45
Lunch 12:45-1:05
3rd Block 1:05-1:45
4th Block 1:50-2:30
PLT 2:30-5:00

First Friday PLT
Our first Personalized Learning Time (PLT) will be held this Friday, from 2:30 to 5:00. Students are EXPECTED to stay, unless they have earned the privilege of leaving early with perfect attendance. Each student should see his/her Advisor to verify attendance before leaving on Friday.

Schedule Change Requests
All requests to change schedules have been considered and made, if possible. Any additional requests should be made before Monday, August 26.

MTC Classes Start Monday
Students taking dual-enrollment classes are reminded that those begin Monday, August 26. We have enjoyed the campus to ourselves this week, but the college students will be returning and the halls will be more lively next week!

With MTC classes starting up, the parking lots will also be more full. Be sure to allow time in the mornings to find a space. Also, be sure you have a NEW parking sticker for this year. See Mr. Whatley if you need a form.

VirtualSC Registration
Students who wish to take a class through VirtualSC must register before August 28. Classes DO fill up, so sign up early. See Mrs. Epps for instructions and approval.

December Graduation Application
Any student who plans to graduate in December should submit an application by Friday, August 30. See Mrs. Girolamo for details.

Tobacco/Nicotine & Cell Phone Policies
Parents and students are reminded to review the entire Student Handbook. This was distributed to students on the first day of school and is also available on our website. In particular, please note that tobacco/nicotine products are not permitted anywhere on campus, and cell phones are not permitted to be in students’ possession during class time. Our goal is to have a safe, healthy, and productive learning environment every day!

Class of 2019 Presentation

Midlands Middle College awarded diplomas to 37 students in the 2018-2019 school year. Among them, four received the distinction of Honor Graduate by earning a cumulative grade-point average of 4.0 or higher. Eleven students qualified for the Life Scholarship, one qualified for the Hope Scholarship, and one qualified for the Palmetto Fellows scholarship.

On June 7, 2019, we celebrated these achievements at our spring graduation ceremony. Valedictorian Clayton Stacey, senior representative Idalmys Martinez, Board chair Valerie Richardson, and mentor Lawanda Holliman brought inspirational messages to the students, staff, and families.

Mrs. Lisa Goldin and her Computer Science students poured many hours into a presentation honoring the graduates, including senior pictures, baby photos, and snapshots throughout the year. Congratulations to the Class of 2019!

Enrolling Now for Fall 2019!

At Midlands Middle College, we provide students in the 11th or 12th grade with the opportunity to reach their fullest potential. Through career experiences, dual-enrollment courses, and a relevant curriculum, we partner with students to meet their goals. We are now enrolling students for Fall 2019. Apply here, or give us a call today to learn more.

Mentoring Works

How Midlands Middle College helps students achieve new heights

The old saying “it takes a village to raise a child” has proven itself time and again at Midlands Middle College (MMC). The school is fortunate to have a dedicated Board of Directors and a team of community volunteers who work alongside the school staff to foster personal growth in its students.

Throughout the 2017-2018 school year, fourteen students have participated in a mentorship program where they work closely with leaders in various career fields to develop their skills as future members of the community and the workforce. Monthly meetings focus on “soft skills” such as communication, teamwork, responsibility, and leadership.

In February 2018, the students and their mentors visited the Boeing manufacturing facility in North Charleston. The trip offered students the opportunity to see potential future careers in action through Boeing’s “DreamLearners” program. They practiced skills they had learned in the mentorship sessions as they met with Boeing employees – shaking hands, communicating professionally, and serving as representatives of MMC. They also had fun, participating in a demonstration of airliner materials, competing in a game to win prizes, and enjoying lunch and a charter bus ride away from the classroom.

The mentorship program and the trip to Boeing are just two examples of how MMC works in collaboration with the community to prepare its students for a successful life after high school.