Standardized Testing for Spring 2016

Our standardized testing continues next week with SC PASS for Science and Social Studies. Please be sure that children are well rested and have a good breakfast those days in order to help them do their best.

The following are the dates:

May 11 - Science
May 12 - Social Studies

You may find more information by going to the following website:  SC PASS.
If you have any questions, please contact the school at 803-738-7224.

Crayton STEM Team Wins Third Place at First LEGO Tournament

Congratulations to Crayton's STEM Team and their accomplishments! They recently placed 3rd at the First LEGO League South Carolina State Tournament held in Myrtle Beach. For more information and to read the article in The Columbia Star, click here.

Back row (l-r): Andrea Karaffa (Crayton Science teacher and adult coach), Peyton Karaffa, Jackson Ellenberg, and Tommy Kepley; middle row: He Yang, Brown Davies, Baxter Easley, and Ann Carbone (Crayton Math teacher and adult coach); front row: Sydney Joseph, Lizetta Halter, Mattingly Easley, and Nailah Outing.

DLE Debt Slips

Parents, debt slips for the $30 DLE (laptop) Insurance went home yesterday with students in their report card envelope. The form indicates that personal checks are not accepted. This was printed in error. Personal checks are accepted. Checks should be made out to Crayton Middle School. The money can be turned in to the front office or to their first block teacher.

If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Arflin at 803-738-7224.

Rising 6th Grade Course Selection and Registration Information

At this time in the school year, we would usually have already begun the course selection process at Crayton. We are now in that process! This will help us schedule students for next school year. We will be presenting to 5th Grade students who attend our feeder schools within the next couple of weeks. Be on the lookout for your student’s packet of information in a personalized green folder with information about Elective course choices, including dance and drama audition dates!

Parent Workshops and Family Tours are scheduled for Monday, March 14th and Tuesday, March 15th in Crayton's Auditorium at 6:30 pm. Parent Nights will be held at Crayton in the Media Center March 21-24 and April 4-7 from 2:30-6:30 pm.

Please feel free to contact Cheryl Taylor, Assistant Principal at or 738-7902 for any questions.

Click on the Read More button for more information concerning online registration and student verification.

District Agreement with RCSD and
 City of Columbia Police Department for use of Trained K-9 Units

The district has entered into an agreement with RCSD and the City of Columbia Police Department for the use of trained K-9 units (dogs). The K-9 units will be used periodically to search schools, other district facilities and district vehicles for illegal drugs/contraband.

Please view the letter from the District Superintendent concerning this initiative here.

Contact Information for Students Interested
 in Sports at AC Flora

Click here to view the contact directory for sports at AC Flora.

eChalk Class Pages and Edmodo

Parents, our teachers are required to have either an eChalk class page or an Edmodo page. Edmodo is a communication website that our district is using to communicate with parents, students and staff.

If a teacher is using Edmodo (click here), the students have been given a code to join the teacher's page. In order for you as a parent or guardian to have access, you must ask your child for the code for parents. It is located on their student page.

If you have any questions, please contact the teacher through eChalk or email.

Richland One announces plan for makeup days

Makeup Days:
October 23, November 6, February 12 & 15,
March 18, May 30 & 31

Last Day of School: 
May 31, 2016


There is a new login procedure for PowerSchool Parent Portal that parents must complete in order to access the site. If you do not have this information, please call the main office at 803-738-7224.

Login Information

Click below for instructions:
Instructions for creating your unique login

Helpful Hints:
When adding and typing the information for your child,
please include the middle name as well.

If the child's username from the parent letter has a comma and a space,
leave out the space when inputting this information.

2015 DLE (Digital Learning Environment) Handbook

The DLE Handbook detailing the plan for student laptops
is available for viewing and downloading.

Please click below to view it.

DLE Handbook

Richland School District One Required Sports Forms

You can view and download the forms in the Quick Links section

 on the left hand side of the homepage under

 Richland School District One Required Sports Forms.

District Bus Schedule for Crayton Middle School 2015-2016

Click here to view, download and print the schedule.

Click here to view the Student Transportation Frequently Asked Questions.

**All students must be registered to ride the bus using the form below.**

Click here for the Registration Application.

Crayton PTO 2015-2016

If you are interested in participating with Crayton's PTO
for the 2015-2016 school year, please contact Jeanne Walker at 738-7224.

Crayton Middle School Self-Assessment Accreditation Report 2014-2015

Please click on the document name below to view the report.

AdancED Self-Assessment Accreditation Report

Crayton Middle School Renewal Plan 2013-2017

Click here to view the Renewal Plan.

Communication News 

Communication between school and home is very important to the success of our students. Below are three new ways provided to receive information from Crayton Middle School.

1. Visit, complete the subscribe form and click the red “Subscribe to List” at the bottom of the subscribe form. Check your email for a confirmation email. Once received, click the “Yes, subscribe me to this list” button inside the email (or follow the directions if you're receiving the text-only version). After clicking the button, you will be taken to a "subscription confirmed" page. Sit back and enjoy. Be sure to add to your address book or safe sender list.
Posts made will come directly to your email Inbox.
2. Like us on Facebook at Posts made will show up in your News Feed on Facebook.
3. Follow us on Twitter at Posts made will show up in your Timeline on Twitter.

The information posted will only pertain to Crayton Middle School and Crayton PTO. If you have any questions or trouble signing up, please email or call the main office.


Passage of Act 155 by the South Carolina General Assembly
High School Diploma Information

With the passage of Act 155, the exit exam is no longer a requirement for high school graduation starting in 2015. The elimination of the exit exam requirement is retroactive to the graduating class of 1990.

You may petition for your diploma by visiting the site below:
Richland One ACT 155 Diploma Requests

For more information, visit this site:
Richland County School District One

School Bus Danger Zone

Parents, please read the document below
concerning the safety and security of the children who ride our school buses.

School Bus Danger Zone

Crayton SIC School Improvement Plan

Purpose of the Report

 “This Report is issued by Crayton Middle School in accordance with South Carolina law to share information on the school's progress in meeting various goals and objectives, the work of the SIC, and other accomplishments during the school year.”

Click here to view the Report.


PTO News and Updates

Please click here for information about forthcoming events.

Business, Community and Faith-Based Partners


Big Red Box Dumpster Rentals
Associated Asphalt/SEACO
Tom & Joanna Guidice
Motor Supply Co. Bistro
Terminix Service, Inc.
Corporate Concepts
Dr. Elizabeth Jeffords
T&T Sporting Goods, Inc.
Wicker Mart
Columbia Communications, LLC


Palmetto Health


St. Martin's in the Fields Episcopal Church


Upcoming Events

Tuesday, May 3
Concert Band Rehearsal
4:30 pm
Wednesday, May 4
National Junior Honor Society Induction
9:00 am
Contact Ms. Burns for more information

Thursday, May 5
Crayton Chorus Spring Concert
6 pm
Orchestra Concert
6:00 pm
at AC Flora
Tuesday, May 10
Crayton Bands Spring Awards
6 pm
Wednesday, May 11
Standardized Testing
Thursday, May 12
Standardized Testing
Social Studies
Tuesday, May 17
4th Quarter Exams
Social Studies and ELA
Wednesday, May 18
4th Quarter Exams
Math and Science
Thursday, May 19
4th Quarter Exams
Elective 1 and 2

Welcome to Crayton Middle School

Our District Mission
We are Richland One, a leader in transforming lives through education, empowering all students to achieve their potential and dreams.

Our School Mission
We are Crayton Middle where high expectations and positive relationships increase the achievement of all stakeholders.