Coaches 4 Character, a non-profit organization whose mission is to teach at-risk youth the value of education and character development will honor one male and female from each middle and high school in grades 8 and 12 who are considered the true “unsung heroes” in their schools. The ACE Award is designed to honor these students who demonstrate an unusual commitment to academics despite various obstacles and who all too often are not recognized for their accomplishments. To nominate a student go to www.coaches4character.com/ace-awards.html. You may also contact Karen Clinkscale in the counseling department at email@example.com or 355-5804. The deadline for nominations is January 31, 2017.
GMS Yearbook Promotion
Yearbooks are on a special sales promotion this week for just $35. If you're thinking about buying a 2017 yearbook for your student, now is the time! The more yearbooks we sell, the more administrators will participate in the pie eating contest next week! Pick up a yearbook sales form in the front office or from Ms. Higdon on the 6th grade hall and return it, with your money, to Ms. Higdon on the 6th grade hall by Friday. Thank you.
GMS Orchestra Concert
Sharon Gerber, a phenomenal cellist and composer, will perform as our guest artist at the Greer Middle School Orchestra Fundraiser Concert coming up on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 at 7:00 PM. The concert will be at the J. Harley Bonds Center located at 505 N. Main St. in Greer. . The program will be exciting for all ages and represent a variety of music. Admission is $10 per person. Please contact Janice Hutton at 864.355.5820 or firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets!
English Language Resource for Parents
There is a new program available to parents who would like to learn English and become more involved in their child’s academic achievement. The program is free to parents and is on a first come first serve basis. Rosetta Stone® Community Solution for K-12 is a program available to the parents of our English Language Learners. This program will provide the parents of our English Language Learners with an opportunity to learn and develop their English Language skills. It will also enable parents to increase their engagement in their child’s school and contribute to improving their child’s educational achievement. The online lessons from Rosetta Stone® Community Solution for K-12 allow parents to use this program at home, work, on their phone, or anywhere they have access to the internet.
If you would like to have access to this program, please contact your child’s ESOL teacher. The ESOL teacher will be able to provide you with a code to access the program and share general log-in instructions.