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Golden Strip Career Center is hosting an Open House for prospective students to this Thursday, January 23 from 5:30 until 7:00. All students and their parents are invited to attend. Attendees will be able to tour the building, speak with the instructors and personnel will be available to answer registration questions. In conjunction with Open House, an informational session concerning apprenticeship programs for high school students will be held at 6:30. Company representatives from several upstate employers will be present to discuss apprenticeship opportunities during high school and after graduation. A free hot dog dinner is available for all who attend!
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4K Pre-Registration for 2020-21 is January 22 through March 20, 2020. Parents may pre-register at any district elementary school or child development center. Children do not have to live in the school attendance area to pre-register at that location. Pre-registration does not guarantee enrollment in a GCS 4K program. Children selected for 4K programs must demonstrate academic/developmental needs and/or risk factors such as low family income and low parent education level. Screened children will be ranked district-wide and those most at-risk for school success will receive initial assignments. Parents must present their child’s birth certificate, immunization certificate or religious exemption certificate, two proofs of residency (same as 5K) and photo ID. 4K pre-registration ends March 20, 2020. Elementary School Clerks will receive additional pre-registration information. Please post the 4K Pre-Registration flyer in your reception area and include the 4K PSAs (English; Spanish) on your school social media accounts ASAP. You must be logged into your District Google account to access the video files. 4K Screening is April 1-3, 2020. Contact: Stephanie Dozier, firstname.lastname@example.org or 452-0403.
Please note our Redo/Retake Late Work Policy and Plan of Study located under the Student tab. This policy takes effect January 15, 2020.
Attention parents of 8th grade students:
PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW TO SIGN UP FOR YOUR CHILD'S IGP MEETING!
In 2005, the State of South Carolina passed The Education and Economic Development Act (EEDA). The EEDA requires that by the end of the eighth grade, all students in consultation with their parents (or guardian), must have an Individual Graduation Plan or IGP completed before next year’s enrollment. IGP conferences are held each year throughout high school, giving students the opportunity to update their information annually.
The purpose of the IGP is to give students the opportunity to discuss their career inventories and choose a career cluster of interest before going into high school. By choosing a career cluster in the 8th grade, students will be better informed about choosing electives in high school that will better prepare them for their chosen career beyond graduation – on the job or in college.
During the IGP conference, you will discuss and/or complete the following:
§ Current academic progress
§ Results of career cluster interest inventory
§ High school course offerings
§ South Carolina Uniform Grading Scale
§ South Carolina graduation requirements
If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Brister (355-2104) or Mr. Beeson (355-2117)
If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Brister (355-2104) or Mr. Beeson (355-2117)
The Greenville Alternative Teacher Education (GATE) Program is expanding! - The GATE program is a three-year district-based, job-embedded, alternative certification program and is the first of its kind in South Carolina. GATE provides authentic teaching experiences with supportive mentoring and coaching. Greenville County Schools is currently seeking candidates who are interested in teaching math, science, social studies, English, French, or Spanish to middle or high school students. To be considered for the GATE program, candidates must have a bachelor’s degree or higher with a major or emphasis in the teaching area of interest. Applications are being accepted NOW! Register to attend an information session or visit the GATE website to learn more about the GATE program. Contact: Dr. Candice Moore, 355-3895.
SAVE THE DATE: Curriculum Night, Monday January 27th. Begins at 6PM! Come learn more about the 6th, 7th & 8th grade curriculum, check out our Library/Makerspace, see student artwork, purchase spirit-wear and learn more about our PTSA, our extended day program and intramural sports programs. Download a Curriculum Night flyer.
Attention 8th Grade Parents: Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate/recognize your 8th grader in the 2019-2020 Yearbook. 8th Grade Recognition Ads for the yearbook are on sale now through February 7, 2020 at www.jostensyearbook.com A 1/4 page ad is $50 and a 1/8 page ad is $25.
Did you know that you can order your yearbook online? Use the link below:
Order your 2019-20 Bryson Middle School Yearbook here
A new video produced by Beth Brotherton, Greenville County Schools Director of Communications highlights all the things that make Bryson Middel School great. View the video: Bryson Middle School Promotional Video There is also a link below under Spotlight.
Ingles and WYFF News 4 want to reward the teachers who are going above and beyond. Each week, an area teacher will be selected to receive the Golden Apple Award and profiled Thursdays on WYFF News 4. These weekly winners will be chosen from your nominations by a panel of judges. At the end of the school year, a Teacher of the Year will be selected from the weekly winners.
The ACE Awards (Advocates for Character and Education) was created by Greg Blatt, Founder and Executive Director of Coaches 4 Character. It is an annual award given to 72 male and female students from each of the 35 Greenville County middle and high schools. This award is designed to honor true “unsung heroes” who all too often are not recognized for their accomplishments. The selection process, established by Greenville County school counselors, focuses on identifying and selecting students who often go unnoticed for one reason or another, but have accomplished great things in their community, church or school.
If you would like to nominate an 8th or 12th grader, complete and submit a nomination form (available in the School Counseling office) or go on-line to http://coaches4character.com/ace-awards.html and click on the ACE Awards tab. Nominations open Monday, October 14, 2019 and must be submitted by January 31, 2020. An ACE Awards Advisory Committee at each school will choose finalists from among those nominated to complete an application for the ACE Award. One male and one female will be chosen from each middle and high school in Greenville County. All ACE award recipients will be recognized at the ACE Awards ceremony in the spring.
Below is the link to our School Report Card, released October 1, 2019 by the State Department of Education. Based on a number of factors, each school in the state has been rated as excellent, good, average, below average, or unsatisfactory.
These report cards factor in multiple data points, test scores and surveys. The report attempts to measure a school’s academic achievement, student progress, college and career readiness and school climate. The reports will also include data on English Learners’ Progress, Student Safety, and Financial information. High School reports will factor in graduation rates.
If you have any questions or concerns related to our school’s ratings, feel free to contact our principal via email or phone.
Spring Sports begin on February 10th (2020)- There will be announcements about meetings and tryouts as it gets closer.
What is Parent Backpack?
Parent Backpack is an online application that replaces the PowerSchool Parent Portal. With Parent Backpack, you are able to view your child's grades, school attendance, and any discipline incidents when you are logged into the system. Best of all, Parent Backpack works on any device and is mobile friendly.
To access Parent Backpack, go to https://parents.gcsbackpack.com and create an account. Please access directions by clicking on Creating a Parent Backpack Account - English Directions or Direcciones en Español
To view a video on how to create your Parent Backpack, click on the blue Backpack icon.
Registration is now open for the Bryson Middle School Extended Day Program for the 2019-2020 School Year.
The program meets from 3:30-6pm each day that school is in session.
Weekly, Half-Week and Daily rates are available.
Program includes light snack, homework time, physical activity and STEAM/Project Based Learning enrichment activities.
For more information or to access registration forms, download Bryson Middle School Extended Day Program (EDP) Flyer or 2019-2020 EDP registration form.