Special Thank You

    Southeast Middle School would like to express a sincere thank you for our holiday sponsorships for the 2015-2016 school year:

    · Publix Supermarkets Charities
    · Zion Benevolent
    · Truth Church and Ministries
    · Friendship Baptist Church


    Academic Achievement

    Honor Roll Assembly on Tuesday, November 24th @ 10:00 a.m.

    Language Immersion Survey


    Richland One 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.

    “It’s a wonderful opportunity for us in Richland One to increase our offerings but, of course, for the benefit of our students,” Witherspoon said. “We are in a global society now. Our community is diverse – lots of different cultures, different people – and that’s what makes us great.”

    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.

    “The survey results will inform how we move forward – where we might place the program, how much space we need to dedicate to this program, etc. – and then we will go back out to our parents and present our findings and recommendations,” Witherspoon said.

    Parents: Click on the link below to take the survey:

    Scan the QR code below to take the survey using your mobile device:

    For more information, contact the Richland One Office of Communications at (803) 231-7504.
    Created on 10/27/2015 - Last updated on 10/27/2015



    The NEW Parent Portal is available!  Parents, here are a few Q&A’s you may have:

    Parents might ask some of the following:

    Q: I only have one student, do I still need to use the Single Sign-on login?

    A: Yes. When creating the new account, you will only enter the Access ID/Password for that one student.

    Q: I have never been on Parent Portal before, how do I get the Access ID and Password needed to create an account?

    A: Please contact Ms. V. Smith, Assistant Principal at versmith@richlandone.org or 695-5700 to receive your login information.

    Q: What do I do if I forget my Parent Portal username or password?

    A: On the Parent Portal login screen, click on the link Having Trouble Signing In? You have the option to retrieve your username or password. It will send the password to the email you have registered to the account.

    Q: Who do I contact if I have any questions?

    A: Contact Ms. V. Smith, Assistant Principal at versmith@richlandone.org.





     Click below to view the new Parent Portal PowerPoint Presentation.




    PowerSchool Parent Portal SSO.pptx


    Southeast Middle School Veterans

    From left to right: Ms. V. Smith, Ms. S. Gamble, Mr. P. Miscavish, Mr. J. Robinson, and Mrs. P. Jacobs

    Mrs. Pamela Knightner

    2014-2015 Diane Harlin Award for Excellence in Bookkeeping

    Mrs. Lakia  Mustipher-Gaines

    2015-2016 Teacher of the Year

    Mrs. Angela Smalls

    2015-2016 Classified Employee of the Year

    Coach Theodius Oates

    2015-2016 Coach of the Year

    Mr. Yeison Carvajal, Spanish Teacher

    November Employee of the Month



    Parents: Sign Up to Receive Text Messages from Schools, District

     Richland One uses the SchoolMessenger™ notification system to send automated messages to our students’ parents/guardians. This school year (2015-2016), in addition to receiving regular phone messages, we are providing parents with a new option to receive text messages from their children’s schools and from the district. This will provide us with another way to keep parents informed, especially in the event of an emergency.


    Dress Code Policy

    The district has banned ALL camouflage clothing and accessories (e.g. all clothing, hats, belts, jackets, footwear, lunch boxes, book bags, scarves and accessories.  Failure to comply with this ban will be met with appropriate discipline.  Please refer to Page 12 in the 2015-2016 Student-Parent Manuel.  Also, students ARE NOT allowed to wear slide sandals. 


    Thanks to a new federal program, The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), all Richland One students will be able to eat breakfast, lunch, supper and snacks at no charge!  Parents, no application is required and no money is needed to purchase these meals.  Please contact Students Nutrition Services at 803-231-6953 or the cafeteria for more information.



    Richland One Mission
    We are Richland One, a leader in transforming lives through education, empowering all students to achieve their potential and dreams.

    Southeast Middle School Mission

    Southeast Middle School will provide rigorous, inquiry based instruction to transform students into knowledgeable, lifelong learners with the potential to achieve their dreams and compete in a global society.

    Scorpions Stinging for Success!!

    Harassment, Intimidation or Bullying Policy
    To ensure a safe and civil school environment, Richland One has approved the "Harassment, Intimidation or Bullying Policy" and has included the policy in the Richland One Discipline Code.

    Daily Announcements


    Southeast Middle School’s

    Family Movie Night

    Bring your parents or a friend!

    $2 Admission

    Thursday, November 19, 2015

    6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

    Snacks will be served



    The African–American Male Committee at Southeast Middle School is in need of your help! We are seeking committed men to serve as mentors to our male population. Help empower our at-risk males!

    Mentor Requirements:

    One school year commitment
    Attend school sponsored mentor   training
    A required background check
    Participate in a bi-annual mentor gathering
    Mentor male students

    Sharonda Jackson
    Parent and Community Involvement Coordinator   @   803.695.5700 ext. 2124 or Sharonda.Jackson@richlandone.org


    Southeast now has a twitter page!



    For access to our District's collection of ebooks for Kindergarten through 12th grade, click here

    Renaissance Place

    Upcoming Events

    Tue, Dec 1 - Fri, Jan 29
    Band, Chorus & ORCH Coupon Book Sale
    Thursday, December 3
    Fall Dance Performance
    6:00 pm
    Thursday, December 10
    Band and CHORUS Winter Concert @ 6:30
    Monday, December 14
    Thursday, December 17

    From the Principal

    Welcome to Southeast Middle School, home of the Stinging Scorpions.

    We take pride in our efforts to provide a safe, secure and nurturing environment in which our students can learn.  Our goal is to engage our students in meaningful and challenging activities that will help them become great high school students and instill the desire to become life long learners.
    Our school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.  Southeast is an Exemplary Writing School, School of Promise and the recipient of numerous grants and awards. A dynamic faculty guides our students to explore, discover and study. We are fortunate to have the support of great School Improvement Council and Parent Teacher Organization (PTA) Board.
    I would like to encourage you to visit our website often for updates and important school related information. We have created this in hopes of bridging the gaps in
    communication between school and home.

    Stacey Whitaker, Principal