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Pre-Orientation Videos

MMC has prepared Pre-Orientation videos for all students and parents. This will explain how school will look this year. Please watch the video for the Learning Model YOU chose. If you are not sure which Learning Model you selected, please contact the school and we will be happy to talk with you.

Pre-Orientation: Fully Virtual Learning Model
Pre-Orientation: Hybrid Learning Model
Pre-Orientation: Fully In-Person Learning Model

Your video contains all the details about Open House/Orientation sessions being held next week – we ask that you watch the video BEFORE you come on campus. We look forward to seeing you then!

Open House & Orientation

Enrolled students are invited to attend our Open House and Orientation sessions next week! Be on the lookout for a Pre-Orientation video that will be sent via email in the coming days. We strongly encourage you to view this BEFORE attending Open House. Then we will be available to answer any questions you have about the start of school. 

Students who select the Hybrid or Fully In-Person learning models will attend one of the following Open House sessions:

Tuesday, August 18, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 19, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

At Open House, you will go through several “stations” to pick up your schedule, set up your PowerSchool account, see your classrooms, meet your teachers, purchase MMC shirts, and more. We will observe all campus safety protocols, so bring your mask and be prepared to practice social distancing!


Students who select the Fully Virtual learning model will need to register for a small-group, in-person Orientation Session on Wednesday, August 19. Here, you will meet the staff members who will support you throughout the year in your virtual learning experience. You will also create your virtual school account and register for your courses. Each session will be limited to five students, and each student may bring one parent to the orientation. Click here to register.

We look forward to seeing you next week!

MMC Reopening Plans 2020-2021

Midlands Middle College has announced its plans for welcoming students and staff back to campus in August 2020. By using a hybrid learning model, the school seeks to maximize in-person instructional time while also keeping health and safety a priority.

Students, parents, staff, and board members met virtually on June 24 to discuss the plans for reopening. Anyone unable to attend is encouraged to view the resources available on the school’s website and provide feedback until July 1.

The hybrid learning model means that students will be divided into two groups, with each group attending classes in-person two days per week: either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday. This schedule mirrors the one used by Midlands Technical College and is already familiar to MMC’s dual-enrollment students. Alternating days will consist of E-Learning lessons developed by the teachers. Students will be dismissed at 3:30 to allow ample time for planning and collaboration among the staff. Fridays will be used for additional support and small-group activities.

MMC staff are highly skilled at identifying the needs of individual students and finding solutions to meet those needs. In developing the schedule for reopening, choice and flexibility will be provided for those with unique circumstances. For students who do not feel safe returning to school in August, fully virtual options will be available. Additional in-person learning time and support may be offered to students with disabilities who need accommodations and/or students who have limited access to the internet at home. Recognizing that needs and situations may change, the MMC staff will continue to monitor our students’ progress and provide them with opportunities for success.

As a public charter high school located on a college campus, MMC will be adhering to health and safety guidelines by various entities. The current campus guidelines can be found here, and additional guidelines for public schools can be found here. As conditions related to the pandemic continue to change, MMC staff will remain up-to-date on the latest guidance and ensure it is implemented fully throughout the school.

As students and staff return to campus in August, MMC seeks to continue furthering its mission: to prepare 11th and 12th grade high school students for a successful work and educational future through the integration of high school, technical college, and the world of work by providing targeted students with a rigorous and relevant academic program.

Announcements March 5, 2020

Dual-Enrollment Information Session
Any current junior who is interested in taking dual-enrollment classes this fall should plan to attend a dual-enrollment information session on Tuesday, March 10 at 10:30 a.m. We will discuss eligibility requirements, the registration process, class expectations and more. Parents are also welcome to join this session.

Students who are already participating in dual-enrollment and wish to continue in the fall are not required to attend.

Leadership Conference
All MMC students will participate in the “Living, Learning and Leading” conference on Wednesday, March 11. NO classes will be held on our Airport campus, and all students will instead travel to the Midlands Tech Harbison Campus. The conference will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 2:30 p.m. Free lunch will be provided.

Refer to this MTC Harbison Campus Map for directions. Students may park or be dropped off in the large parking lot at the front of campus, then go into the theater building to register. All students should arrive at the Harbison campus by 9:00 a.m. Students who submitted permission forms for transportation to and from MMC should arrive at our campus by 8:15.

Senior Pictures
Vickie Lovett with Pretty Pictures Photography will be on campus Tuesday, March 10, from 1:00 to 5:00 to take “cap & gown” portraits of ALL our seniors. You will have the option to purchase photos, but are not required to do so. We want a great photo of everyone to include in the yearbook, so please come looking your best that day!

3rd Quarter Government – 4th Quarter Economics
When the 3rd quarter grading period ends March 11, our half-credit Government classes will be finished. Students have been reminded they are allowed only three unexcused absences in that class (as opposed to the five absences allowed in a typical semester class). All makeup work and recovery time for Government must be completed by March 11. The 4th quarter Economics classes will begin on March 16.

Prom – Parent Volunteers Needed
Our Enchanted Forest Prom is shaping up to be a beautiful evening for our students and their guests. We could use help from several parents to make this event a success – you could donate time, money, food, or decorations. Click the volunteer form and indicate how you can help! Contact Mrs. Laurie Lee if you have any questions.

Also, remember the deadline to purchase prom tickets is March 20!

Student Teachers at MMC
This semester, we are pleased to have two students from Western Governors University gaining teaching experience in our classrooms:

Emma Dailey is pursuing her Bachelor’s in Special Education and Elementary Education. Her supervising teacher at MMC is Mrs. Laurie Lee.

Rachel Farrell is pursuing her Master of Arts in Teaching, English Education (Secondary). Her supervising teacher at MMC is Mr. Cameron Oswald.

Please help us make these two ladies feel welcome at MMC!

Baby Whatley
Our school counselor Jeff Whatley and his wife Katy recently welcomed their first child! Jackson Whatley was born February 20. Mom, Dad, and baby are all doing well. Mr. Whatley returns to his counselor duties here at MMC on March 6.

Upcoming Dates
March 6 – Deadline to register for VirtualSC Credit Recovery
March 10 (10:00) – Dual Enrollment Information Session
March 10 (1:00-5:00) – Senior Pictures
March 11 (9:00-2:30) – Leadership Conference at Harbison campus
March 12 – No School
March 13 – No School
March 16 – Begin 4th Nine Weeks (for Government/Economics classes)
March 20  – Deadline to purchase prom tickets
March 25 – SAT Administration
March 31 – Ready to Work Assessment (all 3rd-year students)
April 3 – Prom
April 6-10 – Spring Break
April 13 – Third Weather Makeup Day (as of now, no school this day)

Announcements February 27, 2020

Leadership Conference – Forms Due THIS FRIDAY!
Permission forms for the March 11 Leadership Conference at the Harbison campus are due by February 28. Printed copies are available in the office. ALL students are expected to attend.

Registration is now available for the breakout workshops. Students should follow this link and register for ONE session at 10:45 and ONE session at 11:45. If you choose Stop the Bleed Training, register ONLY for that workshop, as it will last through both sessions.

Student Engagement Survey
Each year, the South Carolina Department of Education conducts a survey of all public school students to learn how they engage in learning and what they feel is important in school. Students will complete this survey during 2nd block today. Any student who is absent today or does not have a 2nd block should see Mrs. Girolamo by March 10 to complete the survey. It should take no more than 10 minutes.

Dual-Enrollment Information Session
Any current junior who is interested in taking dual-enrollment classes this fall should plan to attend a dual-enrollment information session on Tuesday, March 10 at 10:30 a.m. We will discuss eligibility requirements, the registration process, class expectations and more. Parents are also welcome to join this session.

Students who are already participating in dual-enrollment and wish to continue in the fall are not required to attend.

Graduation Tickets
Additional tickets for the graduation ceremony are on sale NOW and will be available until they are sold out. Tickets are $5 each and are available for order in the front office. Students will receive their tickets at graduation practice on June 1.

If you recently ordered your cap and gown, they are tentatively scheduled to arrive on April 1.

Upcoming Dates
March 6 – Deadline to register for VirtualSC Credit Recovery
March 10 (10:00) – Dual Enrollment Information Session
March 10 (1:00-5:00) – Senior Pictures
March 11 (9:00-2:30) – Leadership Conference at Harbison campus
March 12 – Second Weather Makeup Day (as of now, no school this day)
March 13 – No School
March 16 – Begin 4th Nine Weeks (for Government/Economics classes)
March 25 – SAT Administration
March 31 – Ready to Work Assessment (all 3rd-year students)
April 3 – Prom
April 6-10 – Spring Break
April 13 – Third Weather Makeup Day (as of now, no school this day)

New Assistant Principal for 2020-2021

Midlands Middle College is pleased to announce Mrs. Laurie Lee has been promoted to Assistant Principal for the 2020-2021 school year. Mrs. Lee currently serves as

Mrs. Lee is a lifelong learner and has earned the following degrees: Bachelor of Science and Master of Public Health from the University of South Carolina, Master of Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Education Specialist from Liberty University. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Education degree from Liberty University. Mrs. Lee has over 23 years of experience in teaching and leadership roles. She has developed a strong rapport with the students at MMC and will be an excellent fit for this new role as Assistant Principal.

MMC is seeking to fill the vacancy of her Special Education Coordinator/Teacher position. Interested candidates may view the job description and apply via the CERRA website or send a cover letter and resume to info@midlandsmiddlecollege.com.

Congratulations to Mrs. Laurie Lee!

Announcements February 17, 2020

Leadership Conference
Permission forms for the March 11 Leadership Conference at the Harbison campus are due by February 28. Printed copies are available in the office. ALL students are expected to attend.

MMC School IDs
Any student who needs an MMC school ID may do so on Wednesday, February 19 (10:00-11:00 or 12:30-1:30) or on Thursday, February 20 (12:00-1:00 or 3:00-4:00). This is completely optional but highly encouraged. Students must bring a driver’s license, photo ID, or original birth certificate in order to get a school ID.

ACT Administration
Students who signed up to take the ACT will do so next week, on Tuesday, February 25. Testing will begin at 9:00 and last until approximately 1:00.

ASVAB Interpretations
Students who took the ASVAB career assessment last week will receive their results next Thursday, February 27, during 1st Block. We will have experts here to help students interpret their results and learn how to use them in making future plans.

Senior Day at Midlands Tech
All seniors are encouraged to participate in Senior Day at MTC on Friday, February 28, from 9:00 to 12:30. See Mrs. Epps for more details.

Baby Photos Wanted
Each year, we put together a senior presentation to show at graduation and on our social media. We encourage ALL seniors to submit a baby photo to be included. Check out last year’s Class of 2019 Presentation to see what the final product will look like!

Senior Pictures
Vickie Lovett with Pretty Pictures Photography will be on campus Tuesday, March 10, from 1:00 to 5:00 to take “cap & gown” portraits of ALL our seniors. You will have the option to purchase photos, but are not required to do so. We want a great photo of everyone to include in the yearbook, so please come looking your best that day!

There is still time to schedule a private session with the photographer if you want the full experience – cap & gown, drape/tux, etc. Contact her at 803-739-2275 to schedule your session. If you schedule a private session, you will NOT have your picture taken on March 10th.

Prom Tickets & Planning Committee
Prom tickets are on sale NOW, through March 20. Students have received a list of prom expectations and permission forms for guests who do not attend MMC. Tickets to the event are only $10 each.

Are you a parent interested in helping the planning committee make this a memorable event? Please attend the next parent meeting on Thursday, February 27 at 5:30 p.m.

Attire for Prom
Are you looking for something to wear to the prom? Two midlands organizations offer gently-used prom dresses and/or tuxedos to students (WITH A SCHOOL ID – GET YOURS THIS WEEK!)

The Cinderella Project (dresses only) will be March 7, 8:00-11:00, at Brookland Baptist Church.

Project Prom (dresses and tuxes) will be two weekends in March – check the link for exact dates and times.

Both of these events are also looking for items to be donated. Please contact them directly if you have formal wear in your closet you no longer need!

Announcements February 10, 2020

ASVAB Today
All students will be participating in the ASVAB career assessment today. We will begin at 11:00 and end around 2:00-2:30. We may make adjustments to lunchtime and 3rd/4th block depending on what time the assessment ends.

Friday & Monday
This Friday, February 14, is a teacher workday – no school for students. Monday, February 17 is a weather makeup day and will be a NORMAL school day for students and staff.

Leadership Conference
On Friday, students received permission forms for the March 11 Leadership Conference at the Harbison campus. Additional printed copies are available in the office. Forms are due back by February 28.

FAME Scholarship Representative
On February 11th at 11:15, a representative for the Fame scholarship will visit our campus to discuss this amazing opportunity to learn about the mechatronics program at MTC. You will learn how to earn this associate’s degree for FREE! This program combines both electrical and mechanical systems.  It includes robotics, electronics and computers. This will be at Mrs Lee’s room. See Mr. Whatley for more details.

Prom Tickets
Prom tickets are on sale NOW, through March 20. On Friday, students received a list of prom expectations and permission forms for guests who do not attend MMC. Tickets to the event are only $10 each.

February Attendance Incentive
The attendance challenge is going well! There are 14 more school days this month. Students, keep up that perfect attendance and earn lunch and a movie, on us!

Announcements February 3, 2020

Leadership Conference – ALL STUDENTS
We are excited to announce our school’s participation in the “Living, Learning and Leading” conference on Wednesday, March 11, sponsored by the Midlands Education and Business Alliance (MEBA) and the SC Department of Commerce.

On this day, no classes will be held on our Airport campus, and ALL students from Midlands Middle College will instead travel to the Midlands Tech Harbison Campus for this day-long event. Students will hear from keynote speakers and participate in breakout sessions. Lunch will be provided for all participants.

The conference will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This is different from our normal school day, so please make plans NOW around work, medical appointments, and other commitments. All students are expected to participate, and attendance will be taken. If there are any extraordinary circumstances that might prevent attendance, a parent/guardian should contact Mrs. Girolamo no later than February 28.

Students are encouraged to drive directly to and from the conference, but transportation will be provided from the Airport campus to the Harbison campus, if requested. A permission form will be sent home with students next week.

ASVAB
On February 10th at 11:00, our school will be administering the ASVAB career assessment to all students. This assessment is a great tool used by individuals to help figure out which career path to look into. Since it’s an aptitude test, it doesn’t just tell you what you’re currently good at, but what you may be good at learning in the future. The assessment results are also good for two years. This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about career paths.

Please keep in mind, taking this assessment does not commit you to the military in any way. It’s simply used as a tool to help guide students and give them direction regardless of military interest or college and career interest.

The assessment will last for about 3 hours. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Whatley.

February Attendance Incentive
There are 19 school days in February. Every student who has perfect attendance for those 19 days will be invited to attend lunch and a movie on Friday, March 6. Parents, please encourage your students to earn this incentive!

Weather Makeup Day
We missed school back in September due to the impact of Hurricane Dorian. Therefore, our first scheduled weather makeup day (Monday, February 17) will be a REGULAR school day. If we have no other inclement weather or school closings, the second and third weather makeup days will be vacation days. You can view our full school calendar here.

Announcements January 16, 2020

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
MMC will be closed Monday, January 20 in observance of the MLK Jr. Holiday – no school for students or staff.

Weather Makeup Day
We missed school back in September due to the impact of Hurricane Dorian. Therefore, our first scheduled weather makeup day (Monday, February 17) will be a REGULAR school day. If we have no other inclement weather or school closings, the second and third weather makeup days will be vacation days. You can view our full school calendar here.

Interact Club
All students are invited to attend the next meeting of our Interact Club on Wednesday, January 22 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.

VirtualSC Registration Deadline
Registration for VirtualSC courses ends Friday, January 17. Any student interested in taking a virtual course should speak to Ms. Epps or Mrs. Girolamo about course approval.

PLT & Attendance
Students must meet attendance and work requirements to earn the privilege of leaving early on Friday. Students who leave without permission during PLT will face consequences. Parents are strongly encouraged to use the PowerSchool app and have regular conversations with students about their attendance. Please contact the office if you need access to PowerSchool.

Individual Graduation Plans
Has your student had an Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) meeting with Jeannie Epps, School Counselor, who coordinates our IGP meetings for ALL juniors and seniors? Parents are requested to attend these meetings if at all possible. Please contact Ms. Epps at jeannieepps@midlandsmiddlecollege.com or 803-822-7045 to set up a meeting for you and your student.

Prom
SAVE THE DATE! Prom 2020 is scheduled for Friday, April 3. Our student and parent committees are working hard to raise money and make plans for this special event. It is not too late to join either committee – contact Mrs. Laurie Lee if interested.

Senior Pictures
Pretty Pictures Photography is offering special prices for our senior portraits (cap & gown and tux/drape). Please see the details here and schedule your studio session today!

Cap & Gown Orders
Seniors, if you ordered your cap & gown before the October deadline, they are here NOW. Please come to the office to get yours. If you have not yet ordered your cap & gown, order forms and payment are due January 31.