Daily Announcements

    Starting March 1st, Student Registration and Returning Student Enrollment Verification for the 2016-2017 school year will be moving to online.

    Richland School District One will be launching a new process called “Returning Student Enrollment Verification” that will be done through an online system called InfoSnap.

    New Student Registration will take place from March 1 to May 31, 2016, and Returning Student Enrollment Verification will take place from May 1 to May 31, 2016.

    Parent FAQs-Returning Students.pdf

    Zaxby's Family Night, 2nd Thursday of every month from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.





    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


    Ms. Henrika Bates-Teacher

    April 2016 Employee of the Month


    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

    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


    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



    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.

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    From the Principal

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

    It has been an absolute honor to serve the Lower Richland Community and the Southeast Family for the past nine years.  I have had the distinct pleasure of working with hundreds of students during my tenure, many of who have gone on to successful families and careers of their own.  I now bid you all farewell and will take with me many memories and that I will cherish for years to come.  Keep stinging Scorpions!

    Stacey Whitaker, Principal