Spirit Creek Middle School


"Catch the Spirit of Learning"
 Dr. Melissa Shepard, Principal
  Mrs. Barbara Brown, Assistant Principal
115 Dolphin Way
Hephzibah, GA 30815
706-592-3999 FAX
  Office Hours: 7:15 - 3:15
  Student Hours: 7:30 - 2:30

 Front Door Security System

Beginning January 20, 2015, visitors will be required to show a picture ID before gaining access to the building.  We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a secure and safe learning environment for our students.


Daily Announcements

Coming soon to a school near you...


Black History Spirit Week

February 2nd - Show SCMS Black History Month unity by dressing ALL in black.

February 3rd - Represent Your Culture Day...Represent your culture and heritage by dressing in your authentic garb/attire & colors.

February 4th - Show your college spirit by wearing ANY college or HBCU (Historically Black College & University) T-shirt.

February 5th - Proudly sport your Black History Month T-shirt. 

February 6th - Blue, Green, & White Day...Show your Spirit Creek Middle School Pride by wearing blue, green, & white.

Attention PARENTS:

Please take a moment to complete the following survey:

Georgia Parent Survey

This will only take a few minutes to complete.  The survey will be available until February 27, 2015.


Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT)

If you are using BYOT at school, please complete and bring in the last two pages of the BYOT Packet.


Georgia STUDENT Health Survey

CLICK HERE to take the survey.


Georgia School Climate PERSONNEL Survey

pirit Creek Middle School Faculty & Staff:

Please see Mr. Utley, Ms. New, or Mrs. DeVivo for information on how to access the survey.

Calling All Parents!!!!

Come Visit Our Title I Parent Resource Center

Mrs. Pitts, Title I Parent Facilitator

Room 10

Hours:  8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Monday - Friday

Read about upcoming events:   

Title I Parent Involvement Calendar - February.pdf

Parent Involvement Newsletter - February 2015.pdf


Building Capacity for Parental Involvement Community Meeting

February 5, 2015

6:00 PM

School Auditorium

Please click here for more information.

Teacher of the Year


Mr. Joiner
Teacher of the Year

Golden Apple Award


Carrie Lovett

Spirit Creek Middle School 7th Grade ELA Teacher

Golden Apple Award Recipient

August 29, 2014

WJBF News Channel 6's Brad Means presents the Golden Apple Award to Carrie Lovett.

In the Spotlight


2014-2015 RCSS Middle and High School Mathematics Competition

Middle School Individual Awards
Top 3 Individual Score by Grade (Medals)

1st Place:  David Edmund (7th Grade)

Middle School Team Awards

Problem Solving Team (Medals)

2nd Place:  Spirit Creek Middle School

Advanced to the Playoffs

SCMS Boys Basketball Team
Nominated for Grammy Music Education Award

Mr. Daniel Sapp
Band Instructor

Mr. Sapp will also be performing at the Clive Davis Grammy Event.

Spirit Creek Middle School's Spelling Bee Winners

Walter Poole (1st Place, right) & Emareien Shuman (Runner Up, left)

Walter will represent Spirit Creek at the Richmond County School System Spelling Bee
at A. R. Johnson in January.

Artwork Honored By President of the United States

When 6th grader Avontae Singley sent President Obama one of his drawings, he never
imagined he would receive autographed photos and a personalized letter from the President. However, that is exactly how President Obama showed his appreciation for Avontae's artwork.

Dr. Shepard and Avontae with pictures
& letter from President Obama.

Dates To Remember


January 19th - Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

February 5th - Progress Reports

February 14th - Valentine's Day 

March 8th - Daylight Saving Time - Spring Forward 1 Hour (@ 2:00 AM)

March 11th - End of Third Nine Weeks

March 12th - Beginning of Fourth Nine Weeks

March 19th - Report Cards

March 20th - First Day of Sprin

Spirit Creek Middle School Basketball Schedule

2014 - 2015

Please click here for dates and locations.

Championship Game

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Spirit Creek Middle vs Langford Middle

1:00 PM

@ Josey High School

Georgia On-line Assessment System (OAS)

Georgia OAS Website

The Georgia On-line Assessment System (OAS) is designed to assist schools in providing students with practice test items for the Georgia CRCT.

Student Username:  GTID #
Student Password:  student

Attention: 8th Grade Students/Parents

Positive Behavior and Instructional Support

At Spirit Creek Middle School, A Dolphin Will Always Be...






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Upcoming Events

Saturday, January 31
SCMS Basketball Game

Championship Game

Spirit Creek Middle vs Langford Middle

@ Josey High School

1:00 PM

Mon, Feb 2 - Tue, Feb 3
All County Band (Middle and High School) @ Westside High School

Thursday, February 5
Progress Reports
Title I
Building Capacity For Parental Involvement Community Meeting
6:00 PM
Tuesday, February 10
Title I
11:00 AM
Tuesday, February 17


Notice of Non-Discrimination
The Richmond County School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability or age in its programs and activities for students.  The following persons have been designated to investigate any complaint communicated to the Board of Education alleging non-compliance of non-discrimination policies regarding student activities.

RCSS Connections

Voluntary Student Accident Insurance



House Bill 251 Public School Choice Information and Application Form for the 2015-2016 School Year are now available. The deadline to apply is February 20, 2015 at 5:00 PM.  For a complete packet, click here.

Announcing the new Cyber Security Pathway

The Richmond and Columbia County School Systems along with local industries worked together to develop the curriculum for the Cyber Security pathway.  Two courses, Introduction to Cyber Security and Advanced Cyber Security, were approved by the State Board of Education for public review.  The review period of 60 days will end in mid-February.  

Please review the courses by clicking here and take a moment to give feedback on the Public Review Questionnaire.  Your opinion matters to us!


Today, 1/31/2015
High: 52 Low: 35
Mostly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 2/1/2015
High: 59 Low: 49
Mostly cloudy
17% chance of precipitation.