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Weekly Update (Week of November 12)

Here are the Updates for the Week

We are collecting canned goods and non-perishable items for our Carolina/Clemson Canned Food Drive to benefit our school food pantry. Please drop off items at the front of the school for your team.

District Benchmarks are given three times a year to subject areas that are tested in the spring. This week’s benchmark will include: 6th-8th grade Writing. 

Erin’s Law program will be delivered to all 7th graders this week. Letters were sent home ahead of time informing parents. If you have questions, please contact your student’s school counselor.

6th Grade Intramurals will continue this week. Students will report to the gym at 3:30 PM, and rides should be at the front of the school by 4:00 PM. Schedule: 11/12 - Bates vs. Sinnett & Wentzel vs. Brosseau; 11/13 - Burdette vs. Guest & Baker vs. Rubin; 11/14 - TBD based on week’s matches 

Basketball Practice will be held this week, with boys practicing at 4:00 PM and girls practicing at 4:30 PM. There will be several pre-season basketball matches at Southside HS. Come out and support our Lady Rams and Rams Basketball team!
Schedule - 11/16 - Girls play Riverside MS at 7:00 PM and Boys play Fisher MS at 8:00 PM; 11/17 - Both teams play Northwest at 12:00 PM and Hillcrest MS at 4:00 PM. 

Drama Society Choreography will meet Tuesday from 3:45-5:00 PM in Ms. Duck's classroom and Drama Society for all cast members will meet Thursday from 3:45-5:30 PM in Ms. Godfrey’s classroom.

On Wednesday, there will be a Bullying Prevention Program for our 6th grade students. The workshop includes dramatic role-play to simulated bullying situations. Facilitators will offer information, address issues of bullying, and offer ways to change student’s thinking & behavior with regard to bullying in all of its forms.

Detention will be held on Thursday from 3:15-4:15 PM.

There will be a School Improvement Council Meeting on Friday, November 16 at 7:30 AM in the media center. We will be joined by Dr. Jason McCreary who will share information about the new state Report Card and the changes impacting school ratings. Report Cards are scheduled for publication on November 15.

GMA Honors Choir will meet on the stage on Friday morning from 8:00-8:30 AM.

Change in Assignment Magnet Renewal Letters are due by Friday, November 16. Please return them to the front office.

As always, thank you for your support of Greenville Middle Academy. Let’s have a great week!

REMINDERS:

The Lost and Found needs students to claim their items. For the week of November 12-16, lost and found items will be displayed on tables located in the main hallway outside the cafeteria. Please have your student check the tables for missing coats, jackets, clothing, shoes, books, lunch boxes, water bottles, bags, glasses, keys, and other items. Items of any significant value will not be on display and will remain in the lost and found area in the health room.  After November 16, any unclaimed items will be donated.

8th grade students are reminded to bring in their next deposit for the Washington DC trip to their homeroom teacher by Friday, November 16th.

Personal Yearbook Ads are due Friday, November 16. The cost is $40 and includes photos and a message to your student in the Rampage Yearbook.

Join us for our International Festival on Monday, November 19 at 6:00 PM in the school cafeteria. There will be a brief PTA Meeting, followed by delicious foods from all around the world, music, and crafts! You won’t want to miss this event.

High School Announcements:

Greenville High School is having its annual Christmas Tree Sale on November 23, 24, 25 and December 1, 2. It is a full service tree sale with trees from Grand Daddy’s Tree farm. They have trees from 5-12 ft tall, wreaths, and garland.Money collected goes to support programs at the school that support students.


International Festival

We need you! Greenville Middle will sponsor our annual International Festival on Monday, Nov. 19. It will be held from 5:30 – 7pm. We need students to sign up to bring food and assist with activity stations. We need food from around the world, representing many different countries. In addition, there is a Recipe Card to complete and turn in when the food is delivered to the school on Monday, Nov. 19. For more information, contact Mr. Simonetti, Global Studies teacher at blsimonetti@greenville.k12.sc.us or call 355-5647. Thanks, Gracias, and Merci!

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Junior Beta Club

Greenville Middle Academy Junior Beta Club will be participating in the South Carolina Junior Beta Club Convention in Myrtle Beach, January 16 - 18, 2019. A deposit of $100 is due to Ms. Looper on or before November 21, 2018. Please make checks payable to GMA and put your student's name in the memo line. The form must be completed and returned to Ms. Looper (room #3126 with the deposit.


Food Drive for School Pantry

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GMA Tackles Hunger. The Rivalry Continues...Which team will donate the most? Bring in canned goods and non-perishable items to benefit our school food pantry. The items that are needed the most include: peanut butter, jelly, cereal, soups, ramen noodles, canned vegetables, macaroni and cheese and breakfast bars. Please bring in food by Monday evening, Nov. 19. We are  having a PTA meeting along with our International Festival from 5:30 - 7pm. Thanks for your help!


ACE Awards Nominations

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The ACE Awards (Advocates for Character and Education) is an annual award given to students from each of the 33 Greenville County middle and high schools. This award is designed to honor true “unsung heroes” who all too often are not recognized for their accomplishments. The selection process focuses on identifying students who often go unnoticed for one reason or another, but have accomplished great things in their community, church or school. Please consider nominating an eighth grader for the award.  All nominations must be submitted by January 15, 2019.
Nominating a student is easier than ever this year.  Go to the  Coaches4Character website and click the nominate button at the top of the page.  

Career Day

Greenville Middle Career Day is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 29 from 8:30 to 10:00.  A variety of speakers from a wide array of employment fields will visit our students and discuss their jobs and the educational path needed for future employment.   


GMA Baseball Winter workouts

Student athletes interested in participating in baseball winter workouts must submit a completed parent permission form, as well as a physical exam form to Mr. Hall (room #3309) no later than Thursday, November 29th. Winter workouts will begin Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, 3:30 - 5:30 at school. Athletes will need to wear clothes suitable for December weather, as they will be outside. Please bring a jacket/sweatshirt to every practice session. Also, bring bat bags, gear and a water bottle.  A follow-up meeting will be held Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 at 8am in Mrs. Forrester's room (#2506) to discuss baseball tryout details. Baseball tryouts will begin on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019.


Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone® Community Solution for K-12 is a program available to the parents of our English Language Learners. This program provides an opportunity to learn and develop parents' English Language skills. For access to this program, please contact your child’s ESOL teacher who will be able to provide you with a code to access the program and share general log-in instructions. For more information, please visit GCSD Rosetta Stone webpage for details.


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