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Welcome to CEMS!
~Palmetto Silver winner~ 
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
School Announcements
Students in South Carolina will take the ACT Aspire and PASS this spring.  

ACT Aspire Testing Dates
 (ACT Aspire are timed tests.)
Writing- Tuesday, April 28
English- Tuesday, April 28
Reading- Wednesday, April 29
Mathematics- Thursday, April 30
Science- Friday, May 1

PASS Testing Dates (PASS tests are untimed.)
Science- Thursday, May 7
Social Studies- Friday, May 8
Pennies for Patients
CEMS is again participating in Pennies for Patients!  Our students have the power to make a positive impact on the lives of blood cancer patients.  CEMS will join others across South Carolina in a service learning program that will raise funds for lifesaving cancer research.  During the 3-week period, students collect spare change to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) mission: to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease & myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Follow the link below to make an online, tax deductible contribution.  On behalf of CEMS, thank you for supporting our efforts to help the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through Pennies for Patients!

CEMS Pennies for Patients Webpage---DONATE HERE!
My Coke Rewards
Good News! Make sure as you stock up on your favorite Coca-Cola beverages, including Minute Maid, Dasani flavors, and PowerAde to get codes, and then enter the codes online to get points and donate them to our school. Further information is available online: or email Mrs. Rockwell: If you are unable to enter the codes online, send them to the school. Thanks for your support!
Carver-Edisto Middle School Beta Club Community Service Project
On October 31, 2014, the girls’ b-team volleyball team challenged the faculty and staff of Carver-Edisto Middle School to a charity volleyball game—admission 2 canned goods.  The Beta Club of CEMS sponsored the event, and in order to attend, students were asked to donate canned goods.  Mrs. Onika Hall-Calas, volleyball coach and Beta Club sponsor, proclaimed, “Every student in our school attended the game!  Everyone donated canned goods to the cause.  I’m so proud of our students!”  The Beta Club proudly donated over 1,000 canned goods to the Cheese and Cracker Box food pantry in Bamberg, SC.  This organization, run by Mrs. Enid Bishop, provides food for the elderly and needy.  “We feel very fortunate to have been able to donate to such a worthy cause and hope that our donation helps meet the needs of others, especially during the upcoming holiday season,” stated Hall-Calas. 

Blue Machine
Congratulations to EDISTO MARCHING BLUE MACHINE!!!!!! On Saturday, the band competed in the South Carolina Band Director's Association Lower State Championships. Edisto place 5th out of 19 bands. The band will compete for state championship on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Spring Valley High School. Performance time is 1pm. Come out and support the Marching Blue Machine!!!
Dr. Ophelia Darby
Director of Bands
Edisto High School/Caver Edisto Middle School
ATTENTION 8th grade Parents/Guardians!
The time is approaching for the Guidance Department to begin completing all 8th graders Individual Graduation Plan (IGP). It is very important that you and your student attend the IGP conference. IGPs are the foundation for getting our children prepared for high school classes. During the conference, the counselor will review the students' Career Assessments and, also, outline courses for high school.
Conferences will begin on Monday, September 29, 2014 and will continue through the month of FebruaryConferences will be from 8:30am to 12:00pm and 12:45pm to 4:30pm, through the month of February. Please call the guidance office to schedule a conference time OR complete and return the parent/guardian information sheet to the guidance office.  Click here for ways to schedule a conference.
Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the Guidance Office at (803) 534-3554.
Bell Schedule
Click here to view the daily bell schedule for CEMS.  Please note the tardy policy reads as follows: 
All students must be in class and ready to work at the beginning of each class period; ex.  If a class begins at 10:00am the student must be in the class and ready.  If he/she arrives at class after 10:00, ex. 10:00:01, he/she is tardy.  The teacher will note the tardy and follow all appropriate procedures.  Thank you for your cooperation.
8th grade is going to Washington DC!

8th grade is going to Washington DC! Help support our students going on this wonderful adventure by purchasing 31 products!  All proceeds help defray the cost of the trip. Click
here for the direct link to this great fundraiser!  Please contact Mrs. Maryann Whetstone at  or 534-3554.
2014-2015 Uniforms!
 2014-2015 CEMS School Uniforms


*Royal blue, gold, or white polo shirts (short or long sleeve)
*Short sleeve, long sleeve, or button down collared
*Khaki OR navy blue pants, shorts, skirts
*Shorts & skirts must follow district guidelines for length
*Royal blue OR gold hoodies or sweatshirts
*Close toe black or brown shoes, boots, or sneakers

All items must fit appropriately within the dress code policy

Click here to view more information about uniforms.

School uniforms can be purchased locally at Belks, Goldsteins, Freds, JC Penny, Kmart, Roses, and Walmart.

Teacher and Support Staff People of the Year
CEMS congratulates Mrs. Susan Hammond on becoming the 2014-2015 CEMS Teacher of the Year!  Mrs. Hammond is a 6th grade Math teacher and also the Math Department Chairperson.  Mr. Nathaniel McFadden was named the 2014-2015 CEMS Support Staff Person of the Year; Mr. McFadden is CEMS's head custodian.  Congratulations on a well-deserved honor!
Palmetto Silver School
For the fourth year in a row, Carver-Edisto Middle School has been named a Palmetto Silver School!  We have earned this honor by our student performance and by closing the achievement gap.  Thank you to all who have worked tirelessly to make this possible! 
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