News & Notes
Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars
Help all of our students become Reading All-Stars! We need all GMA students to participate in this year's Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars Reading Contest! Students are to read 4 books, or more, in 4 weeks. Reading logs are due on March 16,
Each student reading four or more books for the Reading All-Stars will receive a voucher valid for admission to the Celebration game on April 23 (additional tickets can be purchased for family and friends). Students will receive a Greenville Drive ball cap, get to select a free book for their personal library, and the opportunity to participate in a special pre-game “Meet the Player” event, all compliments of Michelin N.A. and the Greenville Drive.
Surviving & Thriving
Join us March 1st at 6:30pm for a special evening to learn how you, as a parent, can help your child survive and thrive in middle school. Dr. Martha Durham, a counselor and speaker, will address topics including bullying, resilience and social capital. She will focus on how you as a parent can help your child become a good friend, student leader and citizen in middle school and beyond.
Principal's Weekly Update (Week of February 19)
Round 3 of Quiz Bowl begins this week, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday. Students will meet in the PE Lab. Students should access the PE Lab using the 7th grade stairwell.
Participate in this year’s Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars Reading Contest! Students are encouraged to read 4 books in 4 weeks. Reading logs will be distributed on Thursday, February 15 and will be due on March 16. The Greenville Drive Reading Celebration Game will be held on April 23.
The Breakfast of Champions Yearbook Sales Contest continues in homeroom classes through February 25. It will be the last opportunity to purchase a yearbook for $40.
Tuesday, Feb. 20 - PROGRESS REPORTS for 3rd quarter will be distributed during Advisory. 8th grade students also receive Individual Graduation Plans (IGPs), an important letter that explains the process for high school registration and includes the assigned meeting time, which parents are encouraged to attend.
Intramurals will meet this week at 7:50 AM in the gym, with 7th grade on Tuesday and 6th grade on Wednesday. .
MathCounts will meet on Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 PM in Mr. Rhodes’ classroom.
Teacher Book Club will meet on Tuesday at 6pm with author Beth Templeton to discuss her book, Angelika’s Journal
Student Book Club will meet on Wednesday in the media center at 7:45 AM.
Faculty Meeting at 3:45 in media center / presentation by T. Williams
Welcome JL Mann ROTC on Thursday. They will be on campus during scheduled lunches. Students may pick up information about their program.
Detention will be held on Thursday from 3:15-4:15 PM .
School Improvement Council Meeting on Friday at 7:30am in the PD Room. All are welcome to attend!
- Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars Reading Contest through March 16, read four or more
- Friday, February 23 - Entries to the Black History Month Poetry Contest due
- Thursday, March 1 - Parent Session with Dr. Martha Durham, “Surviving & Thriving in Middle School”
As always, thank you for your support of Greenville Middle Academy! Let’s have a great week!
Breakfast of Champions!
Homeroom Yearbook Sales Contest! February 8-February 25 LAST CHANCE TO BUY A YEARBOOK FOR $40 and help your homeroom win the Gold! Homerooms will compete to win the catered “Breakfast of Champions” consisting of eggs, sausage, bacon, grits, gravy, biscuits and juice that will be served during homeroom on Tuesday, February 27th. Return the order form to your homeroom teacher along with $40 by the closing ceremonies of the Olympics on February 25th. Watch the Medal Leader Board in the cafeteria for medal update.
Celebrate Black History Month
Max Robinson, was an African American journalist; "All of my limitations are self-imposed, and my liberation can only come from true self-love."
Triumph of the Human Spirit! Greenville Middle Academy is celebrating Black History Month with a variety of activities:
February 1 - 23 - Poetry Contest / theme: Triumph of the Human Spirit . Students are asked to participate in the school's poetry contest by submitting an original poem. The poem should be centered on the theme: Triumph of the Human Spirit . Contributions of African Americans and other minorities have heavily influenced the advancement of everyone as a result of their courage and perseverance. We want to acknowledge their influential threads in the fabric of freedom that our country is built upon.
You may be interested in South Carolina African American History Calendar. Launched in 1989, the SC African American History Calendar is designed to assist students in learning more about the contributions of distinguished African-Americans who have connections to the state.
Health Careers Night @ the Greenville Drive
Health Careers Night at Fluor Field is a fun and engaging event geared towards middle and high school students intended to educate and excite students about the wide variety of careers available in the health care industry. In its third year, this event is sure to be the best yet - full of engaging, interactive concourse displays from Greenville County Schools, Greenville Tech, Greenville Health System and more! Plus, students will have the chance to participate in honorary positions on field or as contestants in between-inning promotions!
If you're a Middle or High School Student interested in learning more about Careers in the Health Care Industry, join us on Wednesday, April 18. CLICK HERE to redeem your complimentary ticket. To redeem your complimentary ticket, please enter the promo code HCN2018 when purchasing those tickets.
If you have any further questions, please call the Fluor Field box office at (864) 240-4528.
GCSD Course CatalogCourse registration for next school year has started in Greenville County Schools. Students meet with the school guidance counselors to select their classes for next year. The school course catalogs are available to view and plan. GCSD middle schools offer two catalogs; one for 6th grade and a separate catalog for 7th & 8th grade students. The sixth grade catalog has a different course selection than the seventh & eight grade catalog. Course catalogs for all of Greenville County Schools are available for rising 9th grade students.
Quiz Bowl 2018!
Sharpen your pencils and get your buzzer fingers ready! GMA's favorite "Quiz Bowl" continues during the month of February. Think "Jeopardy": 3 rounds of tournament play featuring two teams competing head-to-head to answer questions. Parent volunteers are needed to help as timer, scorekeeper and moderator. It's a fun way to be involved in what is sure to be one of your child's favorites!
Spotlight on GMA
Documents and Forms
- Student Enrollment Forms