Yearboook Information

Get your yearbook now at the value price of $42.  The price increases to $45.00 after October 25, 2013.  Submit your order online at www.jostensyearbooks.com or turn in your order form and payment to the front office.  Get a FREE icon before September 13, 2013.

Personal ads can be purchased until October 25th.  The completed order form, photos, text and payment for your child’s ad are due on Friday, October 25, 2013.  Everything to be included in the ad must be at the school by 3:30 p.m. on that date.  Order forms are available in the office.

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Tdap Vaccines

The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control is offering free Tdap vaccines at a vaccination clinic at Ewing Middle School on Monday, August 12, from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm – walk-in only.

Back-to-School Information

Meet the Teacher & Schedule Pick-up:

  • 6th Grade – August 15 at 5:00 pm
  • 7th Grade – August 15 at 6:00 pm
  • 8th Grade – August 15 at 7:00 pm

Instructional Fee ($10) will be collected when schedules are picked up.

You should receive a blue post card in the mail showing the orientation schedule.  Please bring that card to school with you on August 15th at the time listed for your grade.

Click here to see school supply list – 2013-2014 Supply List

7th Grade Immunization Requirement

Beginning with the 2013-2014 school year, all students entering seventh grade must receive or have already received a dose of Tdap vaccine on or after their 7th birthday to protect them from pertussis (whooping cough).  Ewing Middle School will need a South Carolina Certificate of Immunization showing that he or she has received this newly required Tdap vaccine. The Tdap vaccine protects against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis. According to articles published in The Gaffney Ledger and flyers from Spartanburg Regional, protection provided by the DTaP shots they received as children fades with time.

* Tetanus, also called lockjaw, includes muscle spasms in the jaw, difficulty swallowing and stiffness or pain in the muscles of the neck, shoulders or back. The spasms can also spread to the muscles of the chest and airway and interfere with breathing.

*Diphtheria is a respiratory disease caused by bacteria that can cause the breathing tube to be blocked. It includes gradual onset of a sore throat and low-grade fever. It can lead to breathing problems, heart failure and even death.

*Pertussis, or whopping cough, is a cough illness that can last for weeks or months. It starts with cold-like symptoms. The cough develops, which worsens and begins to occur in sudden, uncontrollable bursts. The coughing spells associated with the infection often sound like “whooping” as the person gasps for air when they breathe in.

The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control is offering free Tdap vaccines at a vaccination clinic at Ewing Middle School on Monday, August 12, from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm – walk-in only.

2013-2014 Supply List

Please click on the link below for the 2013-2014 school supply list for Ewing Middle School:

2013-2014 Supply List

Beginning May 20, anyone (students, parents, teachers, community) may purchase “Apples” at BOJANGLES in honor of a teacher who has made a difference in their life. Apples are $1 or $5. The money raised will go to SC FUTURE MINDS. This organization will contact the honored teacher to let him/her know of your purchase in his/her name. Please go to the SC FUTURE MINDS website – www.SCFutureminds.org – to receive more information about this group and its dedication to education.

Westlane Bowling Alley is again offering the “Say NO to Drugs, Say YES to Bowling” program. In addition to the free bowling feature of the program, they also periodically host special safety awareness presentations. Just take your child to the bowling center to register. If registered into the program, your child can bowl two free games ($2.00 rental shoes not included) every day during the summer (May through September 2, 2013).

Tdap Vaccine

April 24, 2013

It seems there have been some questions concerning the cost of the Tdap vaccine that will be required for 7th graders beginning with the 2013-2014 school year. I have checked with the health department and was told that if a student only gets the Tdap vaccine there is a charge of $13.00. The Tdap is the only new immunization that will be required for the 7th graders. If they get any other vaccines while they are there, the charge would be $13.00 for each additional vaccine given, but not more than a total of $39.00. Any student who has Medicaid, has no insurance, or has insurance that does not cover immunizations can get the vaccine at the health department. All they will need to do is make an appointment. The phone number for the Cherokee County Health department is 864-487-2705. Students that have insurance that covers immunizations should make an appointment with their physician. If a parent isn’t sure if their insurance covers immunizations they should contact their insurance company.
There was an article in the Chronicle on April 23rd which said the immunization is free at the health department. The immunizations are not free at the health department unless you have medicaid.

Thank you,

Evelyn Nelson, RN
School Health Services Coordinator

Colorguard Camp & Tryouts

Colorguard came and tryouts for the Gaffney Band of Gold will begin Monday and run from 5:00 – 8:00 pm in the GHS band room. If you are interested in trying out for guard, see Mrs. Cantrell for a camp and audition schedule. You must attend all camp days to audition for the guard.

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