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.
Parents - We need you! Can you can give me 25 minutes one day a week? If so, then I need you. We’re looking for parents to serve as mentor buddies for a few of our students, or to help out in other ways. If you’re interested and willing, please complete this form: https://forms.gle/aT3PFrBr22L6cSB8A
Also, if you’re interested in helping us with our Career Day by serving as a guest speaker, please complete this form: https://tinyurl.com/GMA2019CareerDay
It’s hard to believe the end of the 1st quarter is just around the corner! Officially, the 1st Quarter ends on Tuesday, October 22.
We look forward to an exciting GMA Spirit Week, which coincides with Red Ribbon Week. The theme for Red Ribbon Week is “Send a Message, Live Drug Free!” Join us for a Lunch and Learn at the GMA Library on Thursday, October 24 from 12 PM - 1 PM to hear an educational presentation from Jeff McAninch, the Prevention Coordinator at The Phoenix Center of Greenville, titled “What’s Trending in Adolescent Substance Abuse”. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
8th graders wishing to go on the DC trip must turn in the 2nd deposit to attend the trip. Please pay the $150 deposit, using MySchoolBucks.com or by bringing cash/check, if you have not already done so. The final deposit of $109 will be due the week of October 21st and the mandatory parent/chaperone meeting will be held November 5th at 6:30PM.
Chromebooks have been issued to our students at GMA and have provided many new opportunities to our classrooms. We want to remind students to continue to use Chromebooks at school and at home for educational purposes only, each Chromebook should only be used by the one student it has been issued to, and that we need to be mindful that our Chromebooks are fragile and should be treated with great care. Please visit the Chromebook Website under the students tab on GMA's website for troubleshooting tips and helpful information.
Students participating in Release Time will meet on Monday during their morning Related Arts periods.
Intramurals continue this week - Monday/6th grade, Tuesday/7th grade and Wednesday/8th grade. Games start at 3:30 PM in the gym. Parents - please pick up at the front of the school by 4:00 PM. Students serving ISS may not participate in Intramurals.
Mock Trial will meet on Monday and Wednesday from 3:30-4:30 PM in Dr. Hasenkamp’s room.
Join us for our Strings Concert on Tuesday at 7:00 PM in the gym.
Student Council will meet on Tuesday at 7:55 AM in Mr. Titus' classroom.
Choreography for Willy Wonka will meet Tuesday. Drama Rehearsal for all cast members will be held on Thursday from 3:45-5:00 PM.
Youth in Government will meet on Wednesday at 7:55 AM in Mr. Titus’ room.
The deadline for signing up for NJAHS is Wednesday. Please bring your completed application and fee to the Art Honor Society by 10/23.
The first STUCO Dance will be held on Wednesday from 3:30-5:00 PM. All rides must pick up in a single line at the front of the school by 5:00 PM.
The GMA Unified Team will meet on Thursday at 8:00 AM in Ms. Long’s room.
Afterschool Detention will be held on Thursday from 3:15-4:15 PM in the media center.
Frosty Friday will be sold during lunches on Friday.
Mark you calendars - November 6-8 will be Girls’ Basketball Tryouts from 4:00-5:30 PM and November 6-8 will be Boys’ Basketball Tryouts from 6:00-7:30 PM. Boys may not remain on campus until try-outs begin. Students may return no earlier than 5:45 PM. Students must have a physical and permission form turned in to participate - No Exceptions!
Purchase GMA Spirit Wear and your PTA Membership by visiting the PTA Member Hub site - It’s easy, convenient, and fast!
As always, thank you for your support of Greenville Middle. Let’s have a great week!
Our Student Council is sponsoring a school dance on Wednesday, October 23 from 3:30 - 5pm. If you purchase your tickets in advance the cost to attend is $4. Tickets may be purchased in the morning, before school on Wednesday. Tickets will be also be sold at the door for $5. Dress code appropriate costumes are permitted, however, NO masks or hats are allowed. Refreshments will be be sold by our National Junior Honor Society. Proceeds will go to our Rise Against Hunger Event.
The SC PTA Reflections program is accepting entries now through November 20. Student packets will be available in the front office later or can be printed from the SC PTA website. Each year, students in Grades Pre-K through 12 are recognized for their creativity and technique through Film Production, Dance Choreography, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts. Submissions will be reviewed for interpretation of this year's theme "Look Within."
Our 8th grade students will have the opportunity to go to Washington DC November 20-23, 2019. Please see the parent letter for details. 8th Graders going to DC must turn in the 2nd deposit to attend. Please pay the $150 deposit, using MySchoolBucks.com or by bringing cash/check, if you have not already done so. The final deposit of $109 will be due the week of October 21st and the mandatory parent/chaperone meeting will be held November 5th at 6:30PM. Any questions can likely be answered by visiting our DC Trip Website OR can be directed to Ms. Pickens (firstname.lastname@example.org), Mr. Hergatt (email@example.com), or Mr. Forrester (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
To view a video on how to create your Parent Backpack, click on the blue Backpack icon.