GMS Eighth Grade Day
On May 24th Greer Middle will have its annual Eighth Grade Day. We will have grilled hamburgers, inflatables, basketball and volleyball tournaments, and a dunking booth. Also flip flops and sandals will be allowed all day and you can bring your ipod/MP3 player for free. Any student that receives a referral that results in ISS or OSS from May 3- May 23 will not be allowed to participate in eighth grade day activities. Students must have a fourth quarter academic average higher than 69.4 after May 22 to be able to participate in Eighth Grade Day. The GMS PTSA will be selling Eighth Grade Day t-shirts for $5 each. Students received a t-shirt order form in their Flex class. The last day to purchase a shirt will be Wednesday May 15th.
Greer Middle School Offering Chorus for 2013-2014
Are you interested in taking chorus at Greer Middle as a sixth, seventh, or eighth grader? Well you are in luck, the school is offering chorus as a related art class for all three grades in the 2013-2014 school year. Sarah Hargett will be the new chorus teacher next year. If you are interested in signing up, take a flyer from the front office and write your name in the space provided and then turn it back in to Mrs. Duck.
Greer Middle IB School Earns Palmetto Silver Award
COLUMBIA — The South Carolina Department of Education announced today the recipients of the Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards for the 2012-2013 school year. The South Carolina Department of Education recognized 662 schools and career centers for general performance, closing the achievement gap, or qualifying in both categories.
For the 2nd year in a row, Greer Middle IB School received the Palmetto Silver Award! Greer Middle earned this recognition with steady growth, receiving a Growth Rating of Good or better for three consecutive years.
The Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards program (PGS) began with the Education Accountability Act of 1998, giving recognition to schools for high levels of academic achievement and high rates of improvement. The PGS recognizes schools based on the criteria in the statewide Accountability Manual approved by the Education Oversight Committee (EOC) for both general performance and working towards closing the achievement gap.
Within those two categories, a school may be awarded either the gold or silver designation. The EOC revised the criteria for Palmetto Silver General Performance this year, reducing the number of eligible schools. Despite those changes, Greer Middle IB School was able to secure the Silver Award again, showcasing the hard work and efforts of our faculty, staff, students, and parents.