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GMA Update for Week of February 24

Students are reminded to make sure Chromebooks are charged for use each day. Student IDs are an expectation and provide an added measure of security, so parents, please help us make sure your child has their ID each day. 

This is that time of year where we see increased illness. Parents, please remember that there is a 24 hour district policy addressing fever, vomiting, and diarrhea. Students should be free of these illnesses for a full 24 hours without the use of medication before returning to school.

The GMA Songwriter’s Committee is looking for creative minds to share their talent with our school. Create a song or rap about EQUAL RIGHTS. Entries may be submitted through February 29, and prizes will be awarded. See Mrs. Webb for more details.

Purchase GMA Spirit Wear and your PTA Membership by visiting the PTA Member Hub site - It’s easy, convenient, and fast! 

Have you considered joining the GMA Staff? We currently have a full-time opening in our cafeteria. The hours for the position would be 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM. Interested candidates should contact Chris Spellman in the Food and Nutrition Services office at cspellman@greenville.k12.sc.us. 

A reminder that car riders should be picked up in the carline or the two designated areas (Softball field or church). Please refrain from parking in the East North Street parking lot and on Lowndes Road. 

Congratulations to our Quiz Bowl Champions! 6th - Wentzel   7th - Giacalone  8th - Leonard 

Release Time will meet on Monday during morning related arts.

Join us on Monday, February 24 for Empty Bowls, a very special night in conjunction with work by our National Art Honor Society, GMA PTA, and community partners. Empty Bowls will highlight the work of our students to address food insecurity in Greenville, raise funds to support this cause, and provide a modest meal for those in attendance. We have some amazing restaurants providing soups (The Anchorage, Larkins on The River and Blockhouse Restaurant and Oyster Bar) and Swamp Rabbit Stecca will provide bread. Join us at 6:30 PM in the cafeteria. 

 

Intramurals will not meet this week. Spring sports tryouts will hopefully be completed this week. Boys Soccer Tryouts will be held Monday and Girls Soccer Tryouts will be held on Tuesday. Both from 3:45-5:30 PM. Softball practice will be held Monday - Thursday, from 3:45-5:30 PM. 

NJHS will meet on Tuesday at 7:50 AM in the media center. 

Student Council will meet on Tuesday at 7:55 AM. 

Student Book Club will meet on Wednesday at 7:45 AM in the media center. 

The GMA Unified Team will meet on Thursday at 8:00 AM.

Afterschool Detention will be held on Thursday from 3:15-4:15 PM in the media center. 

Drama Society will meet on Thursday from 3:45-5:30 PM. 

Join us for the Drama Society’s production of Willy Wonka Jr. There will be two performances on Saturday, February 29 at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM at Wade Hampton High School’s Auditorium. Sunday’s matinee performance is at 2:00 PM. Tickets are $8 for ages 3 and up, no district passes allowed. 

Our SIC Meeting, rescheduled from last week, will be held on Friday at 12:30 PM in the media center. 

Frosty Friday will be sold during lunches on Friday. 

As always, thank you for your support of Greenville Middle. Let’s have an awesome week!


Willy Wonka Jr.

There will be two performances of Willy Wonka Jr. on February 29th at 2pm and 7pm, and a matinee on March 1st at 2pm. All performances will be held in the auditorium of Wade Hampron High School. Tickets are $8 at the door.

Willy Wonka Jr


Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars Program

We officially have only 1 ½ weeks of the Reading All-Stars Program Reading Incentive. We are excited to celebrate the accomplishments of the students in April, so please encourage your students to finish strong and turn their logs in. Keep on track and continue to READ! Reading every day increases academic success. Students are challenged to read 500 pages in a 5-weeks (2/3-3/6) to qualify as a Reading All-Star. GMA has held the title of #1 Reading Middle School for the past several years. Let’s do it again this year!                 

                                                                                             
      Greenville Drive Reading All Stars


Nominations Open for ARMES Program

It is once again time to nominate rising 3rd - 8th graders for the GCS ARMES program.  These students are identified as Artistic Gifted and Talented and served through an after school program at the Fine Arts Center. 

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT AREAS? Music, Art, Dance, Creative Writing and Drama. Students may be nominated and audition for as many areas as they have interest but once accepted into the program, can only participate in one area per year. A separate nomination form for each discipline is required.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE? Rising 3rd – 8th graders for the 2020-2021 school year. 

HOW DOES THE PROCESS WORK? Anyone can nominate a student, including teachers, parents, other adults, or self. Go to http://www.armesprogram.com and click on the link, “ARMES NOMINATION” and complete the online nomination. Nominations will be open from February 6, 2020 through April 8, 2020.  Information will be shared with your related arts teachers and through district social media.


Flipster Digital Magazines!

Our new subscription to digital magazines is available for your reading pleasure. Check with the library for the school User ID and Password and login and read on your Chromebook or any other digital device. Enjoy Sports Illustrated for Kids, National Geographic, Discover, Guinness World Records 2019 and more!

Flipster Digital Magazines

 


Greenville Middle Spotlight Video


Parent Backpack - NEW!

Backpack LogoWhat 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 DirectionsDirecciones en Español

To view a video on how to create your Parent Backpack, click on the blue Backpack icon. 


Governor's School Summer Camps

The Governor’s School of Science and Math (GSSM) will provide two weeks of summer camps:  iTEAMS and CREATEng.  Sterling School will serve as the host site. The camp will run the weeks of June 15-18 and June 22-25 from 8:30 – 4:00. The early bird deadline for camper application is April 15th.  The final deadline is May 15th or until full. If there are questions regarding the camp program, contact Irene Middleton, Director of STEM Experiences @ GSSM, at 843.383.3901 ext. 3309 or email middleton@gssm.k12.sc.us.