All eighth-grade students who take English I honors and/or algebra I honors will participate in the PSAT on Wednesday, October 14th here at Starr-Iva Middle School. The test will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. Please note there will be no make-up opportunity for this test.
We need photos for the yearbook!!! Please submit yearbook worthy photos of football, cheer, volleyball, cross country, the first day of school, your student on a random Tuesday... basically anything! Just go to hjeshare.com and enter the code tigersyearbook to submit photos that we will consider for the yearbook. Thank you in advance for helping to make our yearbook great!!
Today is the last day to purchase technology insurance for Chromebooks. After today, if damage is reported, the full price of repair will be charged. If you haven't already purchased the $30 technology insurance and wish to do so, you may pay online through eFunds, or contact your student's school.
Census workers will hold a drive-through 2020 Census assistance event on Friday, September 25, from 3-5 PM at the Starr Town Hall. Census participation in the Starr-Iva area continues to be the lowest in the county. Each person counted equals approx. $809 in funding! You can also complete the 2020 Census by visiting https://my2020census.gov/
Parents of 8th graders: The 8th grade ads are due by Nov. 6. The yearbook staff can't wait to see what you create!! Please reach out to Amy Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or need a little help!
Meals for virtual students will be available for pickup again on Monday, September 28. If you have an A3 virtual student and would like to pick up meals, please complete this form as soon as possible --> https://bit.ly/3hjxsNq Crescent face-to-face students may also pickup meals for their at-home day. This form MUST be completed to receive a meal.
Buy your yearbook and/or 8th grade ad today!! Parents and guardians of 8th graders, show off your creativity when you make your own ad for your 8th grader! Just use the link to get started!! https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/index.cfm/job/1351
Due to considerations regarding a COVID-19 test result, all in-person activities for Varsity, JV and C-Team Football will be suspended until October 1, 2020. We will work to reschedule games during this time. We continue to monitor the protocols provided by the CDC and DHEC. Please continue to help us by following social distancing, mask, and handwashing procedures outside of school as well.
SafeSchools Alert is our district's tip reporting service. If you have information about a threat to our safety, do your part and report it! You can remain anonymous. When downloading the app, our code is 2001. The service can also be found here: https://bit.ly/2FFRwww
The last day to purchase technology insurance for Chromebooks is September 30th. After this date, if damage is reported, the full price of repair will be charged. If you haven't already purchased the $30 technology insurance and wish to do so, you may pay online through eFunds, or visit your student's school.
The USDA announced an extension to allow ALL students to receive meals at no charge through December 31, 2020! Anderson 3 students will receive breakfast and lunch meals for FREE for the remainder of 2020. To receive FREE or REDUCED meals in 2021, please complete our free and reduced lunch application here: https://www.lunchapplication.com/. *Virtual meals will be available for pickup beginning Monday, September 21. If you have an A3 virtual student and would like to pick up meals, please complete this form as soon as possible --> https://bit.ly/3hjxsNq
We have created a weekly Progress Report to inform our community during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The report will include Positive COVID-19 cases within Anderson 3 schools. We will update the COVID-19 case report on Tuesdays and Fridays by noon. The information can be found by clicking here: https://bit.ly/33gNgvt
Welcome, Carrie Boyce! Ms. Boyce has joined the A3 Teaching Team as a Special Services teacher at Starr-Iva Middle School! Carrie has been teaching special education for over 21 years. She most recently taught at McCants Middle School in Anderson 5. Carrie and her husband are originally from Illinois but have lived in South Carolina with their four sons for 20 years. She is a huge Chicago Cubs fan, loves to golf, and participate in community theater. She enjoys spending time with her family and three dogs. Welcome to Anderson 3! We are happy to have you!
Our teachers did a great job practicing for Virtual/Traditional Hybrid classes. Here is 7th grade teachers working hard! 💻
ATTENTION ALL VIRTUAL STUDENTS: Please refer the pictures within this message to view the schedule you will follow on a daily basis. As a reminder, tomorrow (Thurs. Sept. 1st) we will hold a virtual test run in each class, so be ready to go in the morning. Also as a reminder, all virtual students must physically report to SIMS for MAP testing next week. More information about testing will be sent soon. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Welcome, Martina Zinn! Ms. Zinn has joined the A3 Teaching Team as the Art teacher at Starr-Iva Middle School! 🎨 Ms. Zinn attended West Virginia University and UNC-Asheville. She has a degree in Art with K-12 teaching licensure. Martina is a painter and also loves hand building with clay. Ms. Zinn has taught high school art for 12 years and has also taught in Maryland and North Carolina. She and her husband raise registered Boer Goats on their farm, Cherry Blossom Creek, which they will be relocating from the mountains of North Carolina to Abbeville, South Carolina. Ms. Zinn loves raising and showing goats, fishing, hunting, farming, painting, and dancing. She is very excited to start her new journey as a Starr-Iva Middle School Tiger! Welcome, Martina Zinn!
6th GRADE VIRTUAL STUDENTS - Chromebook distribution will take place tomorrow (Sept. 1st) from 10:00am to 1:00pm on the bus/athletic parking side. A table will be setup to pick up your Chromebook in a drive-thru format. You should not have any reason to leave your vehicle. Textbooks will also be available for those who still need to pick them up. Again this message is for 6th Grade Virtual Students only.
We wanted to send a quick update to ease any nerves that some might have. We had a GREAT beginning today and are so excited to see all our students back in the building. We look forward to what the rest of the day holds and appreciate all your support! Go Tigers!
Please disregard this mornings Fox Carolina Broadcast. Elementary and Middle school students will attend 5 days a week. Only Crescent High School will operate on a hybrid schedule.
When you snap those first day of school photos, be sure to use #A3FirstDay20, and don't forget to tag us! We would love to share your pictures on our social media channels!