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Announcements

Backpack for Parents

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MySchoolBucks & Blythe Donations

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Difference Maker 2021

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Yearbook Information

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It's that time of year again - YEARBOOK TIME!!!! For $25.00, you will receive a full color yearbook filled with photos of amazing events and all the wonderful people that make up our Blythe family this year! All yearbooks MUST be pre-ordered by April 1, 2021.

ORDERING INFO:

Purchasing information: We are only accepting online orders at this time.  Yearbook Order Center Job #2227

See the Yearbook Flyer for more information. 

YEARBOOK CONTESTS: 

Caricature Contest

A caricture is a drawing that makes someone look different because some part of the person's appearance is exaggerated someone or something that is very exaggerated in an interesting way.We want you to make your best caricature of Dr. Griffin, Mrs. Cameron and Mr. Ehlenbach for this year’s yearbook. Click the link above for more info!!

Yearbook Cover Contest

Yearbook Cover Contest Theme: “Blythe is Family"
Design what you think the theme means and how it relates to Blythe Academy.

Click the link above for the yearbook cover guidelines!!!!

YEARBOOK PHOTOS NEEDED:

If you have any school-related photos that you would like to put in the yearbook, please upload the photos and fill out the form at the following link: eShare for Yearbook Photos

*This includes our wonderful virtual families! If you have e-Learning related photos that you would like to put in the yearbook, link on the link above. Please type "Virtual" in for the teacher name on the form.

ATTENTION, 5TH GRADE PARENTS!  To help commemorate your child's last year of elementary school, you have the opportunity to create a baby ad in the yearbook for an additional $25.00.  If you are interested, please click on the following links: 5th Grade Ad Order Form         5th Grade Baby Ads for Yearbook


Dr. Seuss Week at Blythe Academy, March 1-5

Dr. Seuss Week at Blythe Academy - March 1-5

Monday - Cat in the Hat (Wear a hat!)

Tuesday - I Can Read With My Eyes Shut (Wear a t-shirt you can read!)

Wednesday - Green Eggs and Ham/ The Grinch (Wear something green!)

Thursday - Fox in Socks (Wear silly socks!)

Friday - If I Ran the Zoo (Wear something with animal print!)

 

A graphic of Cat in the Hat with the following quote: You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.


A Message From Dr. Griffin, February 17

Blythe Academy celebrated Black History Month throughout February.  Listed below is a sampling of the activities featured at each grade level. 

4K teachers read diversity stories to students this month.  They also completed activities based upon the famous Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speech “I Have A Dream.”

5K read and discussed  the books Martin's Big Words, MLK My First Biography, I Have A Dream, and Rosa Parks ( Little People, Big Dreams).

Grade 1 shared read-aloud books and poems about different African-Americans. 

Grade 2 students completed a biography informational writing unit, selecting from African-Americans such as Rosa Parks, Barack Obama, George Washington Carver, Ruby Bridges, Martin Luther King, Jr., Jackie Robinson, and others.  Students and teachers also discussed the history behind Black History Month, and were able to read from a collection of Black History texts on Epic during independent reading time. 

Grade 3 included a story on a famous African-American each day as a part of daily morning work.

Grade 4 students researched and created mini-biography books of famous African-Americans. 

Grade 5 students participated in a variety of Black History Month activities, including reading the book 28 Days, which highlights an important person or even in Black American History, beginning with the death of Crispus Attucks and ending with the inauguration of President Barack Obama.  Students each complete one piece of a poster of famous figures in Black history.  Each student researched a famous Black American and created a banner to celebrate that person.  (see photo below)  

School-wide, a special banner was displayed on our school website and the morning news show included several short features on famous African-Americans. 

A photo of a 5th grade art project of a poster of famous figured in black history

 


Rising 6th Grade French Immersion Info

For parents of rising Sixth Grade French Immersion Students:

Greenville Middle School has shared an information video link with us for rising sixth grade students and parents.  Click the link below to view!

Rising Sixth Grade French Immersion Students - Greenville Middle School


Online Student Registration for 6th Grade

Attention 5th Grade Parents:
Online Student Registration for rising 6th grade students will take place the week of March 1-5, 2021. Teachers and counselors will assist students in registering for classes. Middle schools are hosting virtual curriculum nights, and dates and details can be found on their websites.  In addition, check our our counselors' website for more information, including links to curriculum night dates and master catalogs.  

Blythe Counseling Department website

 


*IMPORTANT* Regarding Magnet Immersion Students

Magnet Immersion Students at Blythe Academy, Hughes Academy, and Greenville Middle Academy -  Immersion students who enrolled in the GCS K8 Virtual Program for the 2020-2021 school year will maintain their magnet slots at their magnet schools for the 2021-2022 school year.  Upon re-enrollment, these students will be scheduled to take an assessment in their target language of study to determine how the school can best support their re-entry into the immersion programs.  However, if an immersion student plans to re-enroll in the GCS K8 Virtual Program for the 2021-2022 school year, the student will forfeit his/her magnet spot.  Upon any subsequent return to a brick and mortar school setting, the student would attend their home-based school.   


A Message from the Principal, January 29

A Message From the Principal

January 29, 2021

Please join me in welcoming Mr. Steven Sokohl as the newly appointed Principal of Blythe Academy beginning with the 2021-2022 school year!   Mr. Sokohl and I will be working together throughout the remainder of this year to make this a smooth and seamless transition for our students and staff.  Please read his letter of introduction below.

Blythe Academy of Languages

Greenville County Schools

Dear Blythe Family:

Words cannot describe how blessed I am to join the Blythe family as its principal for the 2021-2022 school year. Blythe has a rich history of providing a rigorous education grounded in supporting the needs of all students, developing a strong immersion program, and, most importantly, recognizing that family is at the center of who we are and who we wish to become. Growing up, I was blessed to attend schools that challenged me academically, took time to know me as an individual, and prepared me for success beyond the classroom. These experiences, coupled with my passion for making a difference in the lives of future generations, are why I felt called into education from an early age. It is truly my privilege to serve as an educator and to serve the community of Blythe as its principal.

Although my profession is rooted in education, I am first a son, brother, uncle, and friend to those I hold most dear. Having grown up in Lawrenceville, Georgia (Go Dawgs!) with my younger brother Joe and both parents, Ray and Mary Ellen, my adolescent years were spent on the basketball court, baseball field, and at Turner Field cheering on the Braves! I am blessed to be an uncle to my best friends’ three-year-old twins, Logan and Lily Grace. Although we are not family by blood, there is no question that we share the same familial bond as our loved ones. When able to, I find myself getting on a plane for a new adventure to experience the beauty that our world has to offer. I am passionate about creating new experiences and am eager to immerse myself in the community of Blythe as well.

Professionally, I have challenged myself to obtain a variety of experiences across Greenville County Schools. I began my career as a 5th-grade teacher at Monarch Elementary in its inaugural year. For five years, I was able to call Monarch my second home as I developed unbreakable relationships with students, parents, and staff. To this day, I remain in touch with many of those former parents, students, and staff. Currently, as the Assistant Principal at Berea Middle, I have watched thousands of students enter our halls as sixth-graders, nervous about the change and excited for the opportunity to soar. Watching our students create their own journey through middle school and depart from us as young adults has brought to light the connectedness of my career experiences and the purpose of a global education.

As we embark on this journey together, my mission is to create relationships built on trust, honesty, and transparency with each of you. I am excited to meet all of our students, staff, and community members over the next few months so that collectively, we can build upon the already established excellence that exists at Blythe. As the transition process unfolds over the next few months, I will be at Blythe to develop and strengthen relationships with the students, staff, and community. I am grateful to Greenville County Schools and the Blythe community for entrusting me with the distinct privilege of serving as its next principal. I know that together, we are One Blythe!

Deepest Gratitude,

Steven Sokohl

100 Blythe Drive

Greenville, SC 29605

864-355-4400 (phone) 864-355-4412 (fax)

blythe@greenville.k12.sc.us

A photo of Steven Sokohl, Blythe's 2021-2022 principal


Getting Ready for Middle School

5TH GRADE PARENTS

For information regarding middle school registration and curriculum nights for various schools, check out the following website created by our wonderful counselors, Mrs. Barnett and Mrs. Atkinson! 

Getting Ready For Middle School Website


A Message From Dr. Griffin, January 7th

A Message From the Principal

January , 2021

 

Happy New Year!  Welcome Back to School! 

Thanks to all of you who reported COVID exposures and/or positive cases to me during and after winter break.  Please continue to do so.

As cases rise throughout our country, please be reminded of the following:

Any parents who are interested in possibly subbing for GCS, please contact the Human Resources Department of GCS by calling the main switchboard at 355-3100.  Thank you for considering!

At-risk 4k Application is January 11 – March 10, 2021.  To be considered, children must turn four years old on or before September 1, 2021.  Parents can apply online by clicking on the following link: At-Risk 4K Application for 2021-2022 

Monday, January 18 is the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, and all schools will be closed.  Enjoy a nice, long weekend!

Quarter 2 Report Cards will be issued on Thursday, January 21. 

Monday, February 15 is Presidents’ Day and a school holiday.

Spring Break is April 5-9.


Parents: Notice Before Withdrawing

Notice before withdrawing to attend non-public school: 
Before withdrawing a student to attend a private/homeschool co-op it is HIGHLY recommended to check the accreditation on the possible enrolling institute. If your student returns to Greenville County schools from non-accredited (e.g., non-AdvancED) institution (home-school, private school, international school, out-of-state school, etc.), he/she must demonstrate proficiency in the credit bearing courses they are transferring in for HS credit. If a school is unsure whether the institution is accredited, they can use the accreditation agency list and Lookup to determine whether they are accredited.