News & Notes
2018 Family Bulletin
Our 2018 Family Bulletin, your personal guide to the start of the school year, can be accessed here. We hope this information is helpful to our GMA Family!
Spanish speaking families/Sat. Aug.18
For our Spanish-speaking families:
Con el comienzo del nuevo año escolar acercándose rápidamente, United Way of Greenville County quiere ayudar a las familias necesitadas proporcionando útiles escolares para sus hijos. El objetivo del proyecto United Way School Tools es proporcionar a los estudiantes de los grados K-4 hasta el 8 ° grado con una nueva mochila y útiles escolares.
El evento se llevará a cabo el sábado, 18 de agosto, de 8:30 a.m. a 11:00 a.m. en el Freetown Community Center, 200 Alice Avenue, Greenville. Además de la unidad en Freetown Community Center, United Way será sede de eventos de herramientas escolares en Simpsonville, Slater-Marietta y Greer
Meet the Teacher
We hope to see many of you at Meet the Teacher, where students can pick up their schedules and meet their teachers. Representatives from Transportation, Food and Nutrition Services as well as our school Nurse and School Counselors will be available to answer any questions. Our school PTA will also be available and provide lots of information about the school year!
We encourage our rising 6th grade families to attend Rising Ram Orientation, which will be held on Friday, August 17 from 8:30-12:00. Students will have the opportunity to pick up schedules and meet teachers, but we provide a more in-depth overview of middle school and what to expect.
If you're unable to attend Rising Ram Orientation (only for rising 6th graders), you are welcome to come during the drop-in on Friday evening from 6:30-7:30 PM.
2018-19 Supply Lists
Our School Supply Lists can be accessed for each grade level and Related Arts:
We look forward to the new year!
6th Grade Orientation
Join us Friday, August 17 from 8:30 - 12 for our Rising Ram Orientation. We look forward to having you attend Greenville Middle Academy, and we want to do our best to make sure you feel prepared for the upcoming school year. Rising Rams Orientation will do that by providing a morning full of activities and speakers to help you learn all the essentials for starting this new journey. All incoming sixth grade students and parents are invited to attend this special morning session where students will have a chance to walk through their schedule while parents hear from school administration, guidance and other key speakers on what to expect in the middle school years.
Breakfast will be provided, and we look forward to seeing you there!
Summer Reading - Fortnite: Reading Royale
Let the battle begin! Our Reading Royale, Fortnite Summer Reading Incentive, has launched into action June 1. The more you read, the better your chances of earning a battle pass to our Reading Royale Celebration in September. Keep track of your stats on our Leaderboard for your ranking in our Reading Battle. Read a minimum of 2 books to earn 100 G-Bucs from your Literature teacher. Only the top 100 readers/scores will be selected when we return to school. No shield potions or medkits needed, but reading can help ensure a victory royale! All Leaderboards are due August 24, 2018.
New Clear Bag Policy @ GCS Games
Beginning with the opening of the 2018-19 athletic season, Greenville County Schools is instituting a clear bag policy for all athletic venues. This means spectators are prohibited from entering athletic venues with camera cases, briefcases, backpacks, cinch bags, large purses, and similar items.
Approved bags include clear, gallon-sized zip storage bags, clear totes (12”x6”x12”) and small purses. Folding chairs and blankets will be allowed, but are subject to search. A list of frequently asked questions is provided on the district website.
This I Believe
This I Believe is an international organization which engages young people in writing and sharing essays. The seventh grade students present their personal beliefs, the values which rule their thoughts and actions, to their colleagues and the community in a formal presentation. It's always inspirational for the students to give voice to their thoughts and ideas. Different seventh grade students will have their work featured for you to enjoy.
2018 Report to the Community
A Tradition of Excellence - We're proud to share our 2018 Report to the Community, which highlights the unique programs and offerings provided at Greenville Middle Academy. Greenville Middle is an excellent school because of our awesome students, supportive families, and dedicated teachers, staff, and administration!
GMA Extended Stay Program
Students may begin enrolling in Greenville Middle’s after school extended day program for the school year 2018-2019 beginning May 1st. Parents must pay $40 registration, first week tuition, and turn in a completed application.
Spotlight on GMA
Documents and Forms
- Student Enrollment Forms