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The Falcon Flyer 
 The Week of October 14th-October 18th
The Principal's Message

Dear Falcon Family,


Last week, I shared with you a list of questions which can help you and your child have a dialogue about the school day. This week, I would like to share with you a few suggestions which can help conversations be positive and powerful:


  • Don’t interrupt. This is a good rule for any conversation, but especially if you want to get a lot of information out of a kid.

  • Ask for more. Simply say, “I’d love to hear more about that...” Or, “Can you expand on that a little?

  • Ask about feelings. After a child describes an experience, ask, “How did you feel in that moment? What did you notice about your feelings?”

  • Validate feelings. Whatever your kid feels is normal and okay. Let them know that. Feelings are okay. Tell them this.

  • Tell them it’s not okay for teachers or kids to be unkind or mean. If they tell you a story about a teacher who yelled or disrespected them (regardless of what they said or did) let them know that it’s not okay for an adult to treat them that way. Same goes for how they are treated by other children.

  • Thank them for sharing with you. Always appreciate their honesty and willingness to share the highlights and bright spots, as well as the difficult moments. This will fuel their confidence in telling you more.


Thank you for supporting our efforts and being an active participant in your child’s education. We are Sullivan Middle School, One Team on One Mission!


Juan Roldan, Ed.S.


This Week At Sullivan

Important Info. To Know

ELA, Math and Science benchmark assessments will be administered October 14th-17th. Results from these assessments will provide students and teachers with content mastery information. Scores will not be entered in the grade book but will be used to guide personalized learning. Please encourage your students to do their very best so that we can provide accurate support for their personalized learning experience.  

Benchmark Testing Schedule:

Math - 10/14/19 (8th Grade)

ELA-10/15/19  (All Grades)            

Math- 10/16/19 (6th & 7th Grade)

Science- 10/17/19 (All Grades)

Student Opportunities

Sullivan's World Culture Club

Sullivan offers this club to all grade levels with guests from Winthrop University's International Department. You can find out more information on events dates and find a permission slip on our World Culture Club flyer.


City Of Rock Hill Community Bike Ride

Parents and students can join the City of Rock Hill sponsored Community Bike Ride that will be starting here in the Sullivan parking lot on October 15th. Please note this is not a school sponsored event. For more information you can email: ALLOUTDOORS@CITYOFROCKHILL.COM

Quote Of The Week 

School News

Fall Dance

All grades join us for the first dance of the school year!

ESOL Welcome Center

Did you know that the ESOL Welcome Center offers a variety of services such as: student enrollment, school choice program information, and available family resources? You can find more information by viewing our ESOL FLYER, available in Spanish and English. 

8th Grade Trip Information

We have included all of the information you will need including forms for the 8th grade Asheville, NC trip under the school news section of our school website. Please be sure to reference this and check back for any updates in order to be sure your student has everything they need to enjoy this trip with their classmates. If you have questions, please contact the 8th Grade Assistant Principal:
Mrs. Hannibal.


7th Grade Trip

7th Grade Parents: Due to scheduling conflicts, we have had to change the date of the Charleston Trip. It will now be on April 23rd, 2020. All other details will remain the same and you can find information in the school news section of our website. If you have questions, please direct them to:
Mrs. Knopf.


Attendance News

Please note that for every three unexcused tardies your student receives, they will be assigned to an after school detention. If you have questions regarding this policy please email our attendance secretary: 
Ms. Holmes.

October 9, 2019 was National Stop Bullying Day.
Here at Sullivan we stand up and speak out against bullying. 
Kindness matters everyday! 

Guidance News

We are in need of gently used dress code sweatshirts that students can wear during the school day. If you have any that you would like to donate, please bring them to the front desk at Sullivan. We appreciate all of your support. 

Your School Counselors,

Sandra Holeman 6th Grade
Ebony Foster 7th Grade
Dawn Seabold 8th Grade

PTA News

Sullivan PTA invites you to win with Box Tops! 
We are collecting Box Tops for the month of October. 

The next spirit wear online store dates will be open: November 8-22, 2019. Orders will be passed out on December 18th.  

Volunteer Opportunities:

If you are interested in volunteering at Sullivan, please complete the district's Volunteer Application. All volunteers must be approved through this application process.

School Improvement Council News

The next SIC meeting will be held on October 15, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Sullivan. Meetings are held every 3rd Tuesday.

Caught On Camera 
 Our Cheer Squad Showing Our Falcons Support!
"Shack" Showing Off Her New Coaching T-Shirt!

Ms. Holmes Taking Your Calls With A Smile!

Staff Shout-Out

Coach Cunningham 
Coach oversees our Leadership Academy, and is our Athletic Director as well. He has shown great effort and dedication to the students in the classroom, and athletes alike. He has put in countless hours to ensure our falcons meet all sports requirements, as he continues to build positive relationships with both students and parents. He does a great job mentoring our youth. He also does a lot to help in his own community and you can view the link where he was recently named as Hometown Hero
Staff Shout-Out

Ms. West
& Mr. Shaw 
 As two of our Teaching Assistants, Ms.West and Mr. Shaw work hard daily to assist in the classroom and where needed. Their flexibility and willingness to step in has added value to the Falcon Family. They come in every day with a fun and positive attitude and give their full effort throughout the day. Sullivan sees all of the classroom dedication you display every day Ms. West and Mr. Shaw, and we are thankful.
Fall Picture Retake Day Information


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