St. Andrews Middle School, in collaboration with an engaged community, is committed to ensuring that each learner achieves his/her potential in a safe, caring, academically challenging and diverse learning environment that will develop productive citizens for a changing world.
We are St. Andrews Middle School, a leader in transforming lives through education, empowering all students to achieve their potential and dreams.
We believe that...
- Everyone learns
- Each person has immeasurable worth and needs to be valued.
- Every person is responsible for his/her choices and actions.
- Integrity governs our behavior.
- People are Interdependent.
- Change provides opportunity for growth.
- Excellence is attainable
At St. Andrews Middle School, Saints S.O.A.R.!
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District Seeking Parent Input on Language Immersion Program
Richland One is exploring the possibility of starting a language immersion program next school year, and district administrators want to know what parents think of that idea.
Unlike a foreign language class, in a language immersion program, all or a significant portion of the academic day is taught in another language, including core subjects such as math, science and social studies.
“Students wouldn’t speak English; they would speak that target language from the beginning of that period of time until the end of that period of time. They truly would be immersed in that language,” said Superintendent Dr. Craig Witherspoon.
The district is seeking input from parents to gauge their level of interest in a language immersion program and to find out which languages they would be interested in their children learning through the program. Richland One parents are encouraged to take the survey, which will be open through November 10, 2015.
Parents: Click on the link below to take the survey:
For more information, contact the Richland One Office of Communications at (803) 231-7504.
Important Updates about the Richland One Laptop Program (Digital Learning Environment - DLE Initiative).
DLE Parent Presentation 8-25-2015 (1).pdf
SAMS students will receive devices the week of August 31.
Sixth Graders on Monday
Seventh Graders on Tuesday
Eighth Graders on Wednesday
*If parents have not signed and returned the consent form, students will not receive a device.
You may print a copy of the consent form at the link below. It is not too late to pay the $30.00 Mandatory Protection Plan - MPP (Laptop Insurance). Send cash or money order to St. Andrews Middle School. Parents who have not paid the $30 insurance fee, but have signed the consent form, are responsible for paying the full cost of repair or replacement if the device is lost, damaged, or stolen. This is effective when the student receives the laptop and applies at school or away from school.
Be sure to click on the link below to see the DLE Parent Presentation.
In addition, the Parent Handbook, forms, and other important information are available at Richland One DLE Initiative (Laptop Program.)
Click here to complete our online form if you have questions, comments, or concerns about the DLE Laptop Program.
Starting in August 2013, ALL seventh graders were REQUIRED to get the Tdap vaccine to protect them against whooping cough (pertussis). Students who haven’t had a Tdap vaccination may not be allowed to attend school. For more information, please visit www.scdhec.gov/scimmunize or call 1-800-27SHOTS (1-800-277-4687)
To all Fall Sports Athletes:
In order to participate in football, volleyball, cheerleading, high school cross country, high school girls tennis each student/athlete has to complete and turn in a doctor’s physical, permission form, concussion form, and $20 (cash or money order) for insurance. Forms may be picked up from Coach Mears or the front office.
St. Andrews Middle School faculty and staff strive daily to provide your child with a safe educational environment. We have outlined procedures for car riders as well as for students who ride the bus or walk to school. Please click below to review these procedures.
Dismissal Transportation Procedures (1).doc
PowerSchool Parent Portal is available by going to the Parent Resources Tab or the Quick Links sidebar. Usernames and Passwords were mailed with PASS scores. No information can be emailed. Contact your child's grade level Guidance Counselor for more information.