Tuesday, March 31, 2015 3000 East Gap Creek Rd ⋄ Greer, SC 29651 ⋄ (864)355-5700 FAX (864)355-5725

Announcements

Senior Information
Attention SENIORS and parents of SENIORS!!  If you are interested in being recognized as a  completer of a major, please contact your school counselor today.  Seniors may be recognized at various graduation related events if the course requirements for completion of a major have been met.  Click HERE to download an application. Deadline for submission is May 1, 2015.

Cheerleader Squads for 2015-16
Congratulations to the following members of next year's GHS Cheerleaders. Varsity Squad: Makenzie Cain, Emma Cornell, Shayla Grayson, Tara Hawkins, Abbey Heneise, Haley Hunt, Amoni Jerman, Chavoneka Mack, Tierra Mack, Carley McCall, Taylor Patton, Emma Kate Rhymer, Cache’ Sikkila. Amy Yarborough
JV Squad: Alison Bernabe. Kamilie Bush, Andrea Cheeks, Candace Clayton, Javaria Drummon, Gracie Edwards, Trinity Hallums, Olivia Heneise , Marcela Rice, Deshai Rice, Anna Roberson, Christine Whitner

Upstate STEM Demonstrations
iMAGINE is a free STEM event that our Upstate STEM Collaborative is sponsoring on Saturday, April 4th. This event is much like Artisphere, but with a twist - - students will see STEM/STEAM demonstrations by schools and business partners which will include robotics, drones, racecars, a hovercraft, 3D printing, and tons of exciting hands-on activities! flyer

Senior Supplies

It's time to pick up your graduation supplies.  You may pick up your cap, gown and graduation accessories on Friday, April 10th (ONE DAY ONLY) during lunch in the auditorium.  Your balance due must be paid at this time.  Payments may be made by money order, cashier's check or cash.  NO PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Green Light Project Keeps People Warm
Green Light members present the Greer Community Ministries receipt to Ms. Prince. Green Light sponsored a blanket and coat drive at Greer High this quarter.  The donations were taken to Greer Community Ministries. The staff members were delighted to receive the items as they have not been able to keep up with the demand for blankets this winter.

New Basketball Coach Named

 
Greer High announced today that Greg Miller will take over as Varsity Basketball Coach at Greer High. He takes Coach Neely's position after twenty-six years. Coach Neely will retire from the district, but plans to coach at a local private school.

Big Win for Greer Band
Congratulations to the members of the Greer ​High Symphonic Winds.  The band performed on Thursday, March 19th at the South Carolina Concert Band Performance Assessment The festival held at Nations Ford High School in Ft. Mill, South Carolina.  The band received an overall rating of Superior.  This is the highest honor presented to a performing group.  This marks the third consecutive year that the band program has earned superior ratings in both marching band and concert band.

Prom Promotional

“You’re Golden” is an event sponsored by Paul Mitchell The School in Greenville. Students can receive a free gel manicure with any prom hair service. You must schedule an appointment by calling 864-640-8111 and use code PROM15. Appointments available only during the month of April!

 

Perfect Attendance Certificates for Seniors
If you are a graduating senior and have had perfect attendance for grades 1-12, you are eligible for special recognition at graduation and through other areas. If you have perfect attendance, no excused or unexcused absences, please notify Ms. Gregory in Guidance so that she can process the necessary paperwork with the State Department of Education. Deadline for reporting perfect attendance is April 16.

New Assessments for Students in Grade 11
What is ACT Aspire? (ACT and ACT WorkKeys) Click here to read about the benefits students have in taking the ACT and ACT WorkKeys tests. Why ACT? Why are students now taking the ACT? See this flyer for more information and answers to common questions about the ACT.

PTSA Scholarship Application
The Greer High School Parent Teacher Student Association annually awards a scholarship up to the amount of $1000 to seniors who qualify based on the criteria listed in the application. The amount and number of scholarships awarded will be determined by the GHS PTSA Board of Directors for the current school year and is based upon the funds available. The goal of the GHS PTSA Board is to provide financial support for the Greer High Senior(s) who demonstrate a commitment to the advancement of Greer High School, it’s PTSA, and the Greer community. Return completed application to your counselor by April 15th, 2015.

Universal Free Breakfast Program
Greer High School has been selected to participate in the Universal Free Breakfast Program.  This allows breakfast to be served at no charge to all students. There will be no changes to our breakfast service by implementing Universal Free Breakfast. Our menus, meal times and locations will remain the same; the only difference is all students will eat for free. Research shows that students who eat a good breakfast tend to perform better in school, have better attendance, and exhibit fewer behavior problems. In addition, students who eat a good breakfast develop healthy eating habits, visit the school nurse less frequently, and are less likely to be obese. Despite the benefits of breakfast, for a variety of reasons, many kids aren't able to eat a healthy breakfast at home in the morning. Any questions about the Universal Free Breakfast Program may be directed to Cafeteria Manager Christi Mills at 355-5708.

Sirrine Scholarship
The application for the J.E. Sirrine Scholarship administered through Greenville County Schools is now open! Scholarships are awarded based on merit and financial need. Students are encouraged to apply on-line. Individuals who would like a paper copy may see their counselor for an application. The student’s application must be postmarked or submitted on-line by April 15, 2015.