Sunday, October 23, 2016
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Lunch & Learn Programs

Tuesday, October 25 from 12:30 - 1:30, there will be a Lunch & Learn for parents with Brandi Simmons of The Phoenix Center. Ms. Simmons will discuss "Identifying Behaviors that lead to Adolescent Drug/Alcohol Abuse" and what we can do about it as parents. 

Internet Safety: This Lunch & Learn program will focus on cyberbullying, sexting, the dangers of posting personal information, internet predators, and the various cell phone apps our students are using & the dangers of how kids are using these apps. Presenter Rick Floyd will also talk about the dangers of inappropriate postings and the negative results these posting could have on our student's real life. Parents will also learn different methods of monitoring what their students are doing online. 

You won't want to miss this session! Join us on Tuesday, November 1 from 12:30-1:30 at Greenville Middle. 

Screenagers Movie

We are thrilled to present SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age, a documentary about the biggest parenting issue of our time.

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that happening with her own kids and began a quest to uncover how it might impact their development. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and also offers solutions on how adults can empower their kids to best navigate the digital world to find balance.

SCREENAGERS addresses the most pervasive parenting issue of our time head on—depicting teen struggles over social media, video games and internet addiction. The film empowers kids to best navigate the digital world and provides practical resources to help them do it.

A brief discussion led by the GMA Guidance Department will follow the viewing. For ticket information, visit Adult tickets are $5 and students are free. The date of the showing will be Thursday, November 3 at 6:30 PM in the cafeteria. 

PTA Reflections Program
The National Reflections Program is PTA's cornerstone arts program. It offers students the opportunity to earn local, state, and even national recognition for original artwork they create in response to a specific theme. 
This year's theme is "What is Your Story?" and students can submit their work in the areas of Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts. 
Students should pick up an entry form from the main office or download one at and return their artwork by Friday, October 21. If you have any questions, please contact the Reflections Chair at 

Basketball Tryouts

Basketball tryouts begin the week of Monday, October 31.  Physicals and Permission forms must be turned in before tryouts in order to partcipate. Please turn in forms to Coach Hall or through the PlanetHS website.

Physical and Permission Form PDF  

Online Physical and Permission Form through PlanetHS

GMA Spirit Week is coming!

GMA Spirit Week will be here next week! Canned foods will be collected all week to give to United Ministries. Games will be available each day during the week at lunch, which cost only $1 to play. Volunteer Sign Up. Mark your calendar (or print one) for all these great events:

Monday, Oct. 24: Patriotic Day (Wear Red, White and Blue); Game: Pin the Horns on the Ram, $1 to play. Advisory Door decorating contest begins; Red Ribbon theme: You Only Live Once, judging on Friday. One advisory per grade level will win a cookie cake. Prizes awarded for best patriotic themed outfit, one male, one female per grade level. Tipsy Taco Spirit Night - Forget the cooking, bring the family and head over to the restaurant between 5 - 9pm Monday,Oct, 24. Mention GMA as you purchase dinner and a portion of the procceds will be donated to our school. Tipsy Taco is located at 215 Pelham Rd B206, Greenville, SC 29615.

Tuesday, Oct. 25: Tape it Up (Create a hat, shirt or other attire from duct tape) Game: Bowling for Mummies, $1 to play. Prizes awarded for best duct tape outfit/attire, one male, one female per grade level. The Phoenix Center will provide a Lunch & Learn Program

Wednesday, Oct. 26: Wacky Wednesday (Dress in your wackiest attire) No games-Popcorn at lunch Sky Zone 4 - 7pm Arrive 20 - 30 minutes early to get waiver completed, Jump times are for one hour increments beginning at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. Invite your family and friends to jump for fun, fitness and profit! Online sales must choose the "Fundraiser" option for the "ticket type," and the Sky Zone cashier must know that you are jumping to benefit GMA.

Thursday Oct. 27: It's the 50th day of school, and we're celbrating with a 50's Sock Hop (wear your 50s attire). Game: Corn Hole, $1 to play. Donate adult-sized socks to Triune Mercy Center. #KindnessRocks. Tickets for sale to the Sunday Greenville Swamp Rabbit hockey game at Greenville Middle from 12 - 1:30 in the lunchroom. GMA will get a visit from the Swamp Rabbit hockey team mascot, Stomper! A School Dance, a 50s, Sock Hop, will be held from 3:20 - 5:00.

Friday, Oct. 28: Spirit Day (wear your favorite team colors) Choice of Game: Bowling for Mummies or Corn Hole, $1 to play.

Sunday, Oct 30: Greenville Swamp Rabbit hockey team will play at 3pm and game tickets are $15. For every ticket sold by GMA, $5 comes back to our school. Invite your family and friends to join in the fun. The school chorus will sing the national anthem and GMA PTA will be volunteering at the "chuck a puck" table. Free open skate after the game; bring your own skates or rent skates for $3. An order form was sent home to order tickets and a link provided to order tickets online. If you're purchasing tickets for Greenville Middle, we will be seated together in section 121.

Read Your Way to the Big Game!

Read 6 books by Oct. 26, complete the reading log and turn into your Literature teacher or the library. The S.C. Education Oversight Committee is sponsoring a state-wide reading incentive, Read Your Way to the Big Game! Students who complete their reading logs by Oct. 26 will receive a card to fill out for the prize drawing for Palmetto Bowl tickets. All students at Greenville Middle will sign up to read for Carolina or Clemson. Support your team by reading 6 books by October 26. 

Read Your Way to the Big Game logo


GMA Drama Society & Yearbook

Congratulations to all the students who auditioned and have been accepted into the new GMA Drama Society! Many earned prize roles in our spring production of "The Little Mermaid." The next regularly scheduled rehearsal will be held on Friday, Oct. 21, (refer to the calendar included in your application paperwork). Bring your $30 club fees to Mrs. Uria. 

Yearbook: You can still purchase yearbooks at the new price of $40. Order yours before the next price increase. Visit today.

Attention 8th Grade Students: the deadline to turn in the 8th grade AD kits for the 2017 Rampage is fast approaching and advertisement spaces are filling up. Don't delay, turn yours in today! Deadline is Friday, October 28.

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