Wednesday, September 28, 2016
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GMA Magnet Open House
Interested in having your child attend Greenville Middle Academy? The choice is yours! Please join us for our Magnet Open House, Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 6pm to hear about GMA's unique curriculum, tour our building, meet our teachers, and learn about the application process for those who live outside of our attendance zone. Prospective students will participate in a "Pokemon Scavenger Hunt" to discover Greenville Middle!


Raise Craze Fundraiser

Raise Craze

Raise Craze is a unique way for us to raise money while helping our community. No selling....just kindness! We ask our friends and family for donations and, as a way of thanking those donors, pay it forward by performing acts of kindness. Each of us gets our own personalized website for donors to see. We can email donors directly from the system or text it to our friends. 3 easy steps: 1) Set up your account, visit http://my.raisecraze.net/fun/signup/A7Q4A6 to register via phone, tablet or computer, 2) Select 5 - 10 Acts of Kindness, 3) Provide 5 - 10 email addresses of family, friends and neighbors that you think would be supportive. You're all set! Start completing your acts of kindess and spread the word by posting "in action" pictures on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using #RaiseCraze.

Incentives:

Wednesday, Sept. 21 - Set up online profile with 10 emails....Get a "Sit Where You Want" Lunch

Monday, Sept. 26 - Log in 10 acts of kindness & raise $10....Get a Frosty Friday coupon

Wednesday, Sept. 28 - Log in 15 acts of kindess & raise $25....Get a free drink coupon from QT

Friday, Sept. 30 - Login in 20 acts of kindness and raise $50....Get a bundle pack of passes!

Monday, Oct. 3 - Log in 25 acts of kindess & raise $100....Catered outdoor lunch on Oct. 10th

The top Raise Crazers for each grade level will get to throw a pie at a principal. Mrs. Andrews, Mr. Dill, and Mrs. Moree are ready to get pie-faced! Details to follow: Make sure to update your online profile as you go. There are a lot of different acts of kindness that you can do or you can add your own! As you set up your porfile, choose the ones you want to do and check them off as you complete them. You MUST check them off in order to earn the incentives above. Now go make the world a better place and HAVE FUN!!

Volunteers needed to hand out incentives at lunch shifts, Raise Craze Volunteers. Email Meredith at merandalbilllig@gmail.com or Shannon at line605@bellsouth.net if you have any questions!


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 & Youth in Government

The first GMA Drama Society interest meeting will be held on Monday, September 12 from 3:30 - 4:00PM in the library. All students interested in acting, singing, dancing or working on the stage or costume crew should attend. Mrs. Turner, Speech, Debate, Drama & 8th grade Literature teacher, will discuss the possibility of a spring production of "The Little Mermaid." See Mrs. Turner or Mrs. Godfrey for more information or to make special arrangements.

Students must have a signed Audition Application at the time of the audition in order to participate. Audtions will be held in Ms. Godfrey;s room, 3148.

8th Grade - Friday, Sept. 16 from 3:30 to 4:45

6th Grade - Thursday, Sept. 22 from 3:30 - 4:45

7th Grade - Friay, Sept. 30 from 3:30 - 4:45

Youth in Government students, please check Mrs. Townsend's website for student registration, scholarship applications, and medical forms. Youth in Government is a national program that teaches civic engagement and allows student to learn about the roles of the lawmakers in our state. They meet weekly on Thursdays form 3:35 - 4:00. The first payment of $70 for the state conference is due September 20. Please make checks payable to Greenville Middle.


Yearbook Sales

On sale now for only $35, the RamPage, our yearbook! Hurry and purchase your copy before the prince increase. The deadline to order at the price of $35 is September 30th. You may send payment to your student's homeroom in an envelope marked Yearbook or purchase online at Balfour (type in Greenville Middle Academy and begin the ordering process).

8th Grade Ads are on sale now! The 8th grade ads are a special way for parents to congratulate their student and wish them well as they head off to high school through a full-color, quarter page ad in the RamPage yearbooks. Ad kits are $25 each and include a baby photo, one current photo and a one to three line message. Students and parents interested in purchasing an 8th grade Ad can pick one up from a RamPage Yearbook staff member. Space is limited. Contact Ms. Godfrey if you have any questions.


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