SCMS community welcomes Dr. Calvin FryePosted October 8, 2012 at 4:26 PM, Filed Under: Front Page, Schools, Village Mill
By Trish Cuenin
Swift Creek Middle School and the surrounding community extends a warm welcome to new SCMS principal, Dr. James Calvin Frye. He comes to SCMS from Spotsylvania County, where he served as principal of Chancellor Middle School for two years.
Dr. Frye, a Virginia native who grew up in Roanoke, graduated from Virginia Tech in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science degree in secondary science education. After teaching science at the middle and high school levels for several years, he earned his Ph.D. in educational leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University. He resides with his wife and three of his four children in Henrico County. Dr. Frye is an avid outdoorsman and his hobbies include fishing and falconry.
Dr. Frye is a firm believer in teamwork and staff members look forward to being part of his “team.” SCMS students are fortunate to have Dr. Frye in their corner, working with teachers and parents to improve the educational environment and maintaining the level of excellence for which SCMS is known.
The faculty at Swift Creek Middle School are happy to have Principal Frye as the new captain of their ship this year. Making Friday a Spirit Day for teachers, in which they wear their white SCMS polo shirts, is one of the positive changes Principal Frye has made. In addition, he makes rounds to each classroom every Friday morning to say, “Happy Frye’sday” to the students.
Last month, the SCA teamed up with Home Depot, Principal Dr. Calvin Frye, faculty members Lisa Price, Colleen Lee, Susan Lynn, and others to begin a beautification redesign of the Joy Brown Memorial Garden courtyard.
Numerous SCA members were there to plant flowers, dig up weeds, clear rubbish, and just plain work.
In addition, Home Depot is working with SCMS to supply additional materials to continue the yearlong project.
SCMS celebrated the reading efforts of more than 100 students during the Summer Reading Celebration. Students enjoyed a variety of books over the summer and kept reading logs that they updated with the completion of each book. During the celebration, they enjoyed doughnuts, dancing and being with their best reading friends.