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    Important Information for Students and Parents

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  • Per Act 142, authorizing the expenditure of federal funds disbursed to the state in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES), mobile hotspots and monthly service through December will be provided for student households in McCormick County.
    To apply, your household must not have existing internet service. Please also understand that the hotspot/internet provided will only work on district-issued devices and is intended for educational purposes only.
    If you would like to apply for hotspot/internet service for your household, please complete the application being mailed to you (see picture) and return in the self-addressed stamped envelope by August 10, 2020.
     
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  • Opportunity for Seniors

    Dear Parents or Guardians of Rising Seniors,
    Your 12th-grade student has the opportunity to take the ACT® at no cost, paid for by the state. The ACT and SAT college entrance exams used by some colleges and universities in admitting students.
    PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
    Taking either test is optional. These tests will be administered during the school day. In order for students to be best prepared to take the ACT, the student should be currently enrolled in or have completed at least three units of English (English 1 and higher); three units of mathematics (Algebra 2 and higher); two units of science (Biology 1 and Physics); and two units of social studies. .
    Parents and Guardians may contact Mr. Davis, MHS Guidance, sdavis@mccormick.k12.sc.us, to give consent by email, or call Mrs. Talbert at (864) 443-0040 during regular business hours, to give verbal consent for your child to take the assessment.
    ONLY PARENTS OR GUARDIANS MAY GIVE PERMISSION
    AUGUST 20TH IS THE LAST DAY TO CALL OR EMAIL
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  • Wifi Survey - IMPORTANT

    Every family needs to fill out the survey below!

    This survey will help us determine where hotspots need to be placed to aid in virtual learning.

    Please click the link below:

    https://forms.gle/cedZ8SEADR96Nxp66

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  • FINAL DAY High School Device Pick Up and Registration Paperwork Drop Off

    LAST CHANCE Thursday, August 6 from 9:00-3:00.
    Please drive to the Student Parking Lot, and pull up to the Media Center. Wait in your car and we will come to you.
    Don't forget, school starts August 17th!
     
     
     
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  • PLEASE READ the parent letter from our school nurse

    DHEC GUIDANCE for school attendance

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  • Attention Rising 11th Grade Students!
     
    Many 11th grade students did not choose a Career Path. If you are still interested in attending Piedmont Technical College there is still limited availability in the following Dual Enrollment Career Paths:
    * Mechatronics and Manufacturing
    * Automotive
    * HVAC
    * Machine Tool Technology
    * Welding
    * Health Care Quick Start
    * Emergency Medical Technician
    * Commercial Art
    All instruction is delivered online, however, most classes do have labs which students are required to attend to receive credit for the course.
    These classes are totally free to MHS students. This includes books and supplies.
    All students attending labs are required to use MCSD transportation provided at no charge to the student. Students are not allowed to drive to PTC.
    If you are interested, please call Mr. Davis at (864) 443-0040 or email him at sdavis@mccormick.k12.sc.us ASAP.
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  • Virtual Option for Back to School

    Parents and Guardians,
    As previously stated, MHS will return to school on an A/B schedule. We are excited to have our students return, however, if you would prefer your child receive instruction virtually, please call the school during regular school hours and let the MHS staff know so we can be well prepared to deliver rigorous and comprehensive instruction virtually.
     
    Students being served through the virtual option will be responsible for completing all assignments. The assignments will be based on SC standards. In order to obtain credit for a course, assignments based on the SC standards must be mastered.
     
    MHS is developing plans to provide virtual tutoring sessions with our certified teachers.
    MHS is working diligently to provide a safe instructional environment. All health regulations will be followed for students that return on the A/B schedule.
    School Number: (864) 443-0040
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    Dress Code Reminders for School Year 20-21

     

    Examples for Proper and Improper Dress Code

     

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  • Information about School Reopening 

    Please click HERE for a letter from Dr. Hembree, our school superintendent regarding the opening of school for the 20 - 21 school year.

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  • From Coach Salliewhite, AD

    I would like to inform everyone that effective immediately all McCormick County Athletics are suspended until further notice. There is a level of uncertainty with the number of  COVID-19 cases in surrounding areas increasing daily. As athletic director, I want to protect my coaches and student athletes to the best of my ability. I hope each of you understand and respect this decision from the athletic department. However, I will revisit this decision on July 13th and make a sound decision with everyone in mind. I am going to take the next week to evaluate the COVID-19 cases and how other athletic departments are moving forward.

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  • ABC Project is partnering with South Carolina Afterschool Alliance to offer arts and arts integration lessons every Friday in May. Please share with students and families who may be interested in attending. Individuals and organizations interested in offering a lesson/ activity/ work session, please contact the ABC Project at abc@winthrop.edu.

     

    All the details for our first Artful Friday (May 8) can be found by clicking here:  Artful Fridays

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  • Congratulations Students, Teacher and Staff of the Month

    MHS teachers wanted to recognize the students that are working so diligently during these unprecedented times.
    Star Student of the Month: A'Chean Durant
    9th Grade Student of the Month: De'Aisa Chiles
    10th Grade Student of the Month: Ashley Smith
    11th Grade Student of the Month: Makhia Jennings
    12th Grade Student of the Month: Cole McClain
    Teacher of the Month: Ms. Rothell
    Staff of the Month: Mr. Simmons

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  • Educational Resources for Parents to Help Your Children at Home

    From Christine Trevillyan at the South Carolina Department of Education
    Educators at the S.C. Department of Education have developed remote learning resources that can be used by teachers across all grade levels. The links and resources included were both developed internally by the Office of Standards and Learning and vetted from outside sources for use by school districts as instructional resources. Resources will continue to be added as they are developed and vetted.
     
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    Board Policy on Exams

     

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  • Students that enter MHS, PTC greenwood, PTC McCormick or Abbeville career must follow the uniform dress code policy.

    No hoodies are to be worn in the building at any time.

    All pullover sweatshits or jackets that come over the head must be solid, red, black or white.

    All pullover sweatshirts or jackets must be worn with a polo or button-down shirt underneath.

    Students are not to wear do-rags, hats, caps, headbands, sweatbands or any head covering.

    Please review the student dress code, board policy JICA-R, in the handbook for students and parents.

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  • Flu Shots Offered at School through DHEC

    The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is working with your school district to provide flu shots at your child’s school this fall. It is important that all children get vaccinated every year.

    There will be no cost to you or your child for the flu shot at school. If applicable, payment from Medicaid will be made to DHEC on your behalf.

    Click HERE for the online form.

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  • McCormick High School is a School of Inquiry and Innovation

    We Exceed, No Excuses, No exceptions

    New This Year:

    • We only have six virtual classes. That is down from twenty-one virtual classes last year.
    • Uniform Dress Code
    • AP Literature offered in the 10th grade
    • Year Round School Calendar
    • Cross Country Team
    • Soccer Team or Intramural (Depending on participation)
    • Golf Team
    • Increased security measures
    • AVID - Advancement Via Individual Determination
    • Meetings with the Principal, Assistant Principal and Teachers need to be scheduled in advance.
    • Phones are not allowed to be on or out except in the cafeteria. (Parents, please do not text your child during instruction)
    • New roofs on the MMS and MHS Gymnasiums
    • Intercession make up days.
    • Block Schedules
    • Project Based Learning
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  • Safety 1st The following safety measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of all athletic attendees:

    • Gates will open 2 hours prior to kickoff
    • Metal detectors will be used at all entrances
    • Clear Bag Rule strictly enforced
    • No weapons allowed including pocket knives of any size and weapons carried with a permit
    • No ilegal drugs or alcoholic beverages    

    Thank you for your cooperation with these procedures!  We appreciate your continued support of our schools and school district!

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Our Vision and Mission

  • Our Vision

    Inspiring, challenging and preparing our students for tomorrow’s global opportunities

    Our Mission 

    The mission of McCormick County Schools is to provide a quality education for every student.
      
    We Exceed, No Excuses, No Exceptions!

    It's a great day to be ...... A CHIEF! 

     

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  •  Welcome to the Home of the Chiefs of McCormick High School!  

    GO BIG RED!!!

      
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    GOOD, BETTER, BEST, NEVER LET IT REST, UNTIL GOOD IS BETTER AND BETTER IS BEST!

     

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     DIRECTIONS TO OUR SCHOOL:
     
    FROM GREENWOOD: HWY 10 TO HWY 221 SOUTH TO MCCORMICK.  TURN LEFT ONTO HWY 28 SOUTH (HARDEE'S RESTAURANT); FOLLOW HIGHWAY 28 APPROX 4 MILES TO EDUCATIONAL COMPLEX ON THE RIGHT.
     
    FROM ABBEVILLE:  HWY 28 SOUTH TO MCCORMICK.  KEEP STRAIGHT AT INTERSECTION OF HWY 28 @ HWY 221/378; FOLLOW HWY 28 APPROX. 4 MILES TO EDUCATIONAL COMPLEX ON THE RIGHT.
     
    FROM AUGUSTA:  FOLLOW HWY 28 NORTH THRU PLUM BRANCH.  CONTINUE APPROX. 2 MILES TO EDUCATIONAL COMPLEX ON LEFT.
     
    MCCORMICK HIGH SCHOOL
    6981 HIGHWAY 28 SOUTH
    MCCORMICK, SC 29835
     
     
     
     
     
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