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This I Believe

this i believe

Join us for our seventh grade This I Believe program on Monday, May 21 at 6pm. This I Believe is an international organization which engages young people in writing and sharing essays. The seventh grade students will 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.


Beginning Band Students

Band Mouthpiece Testing/ Instrument Placement Testing will be held on Tuesday, May 29th in the GMA cafeteria from 5:00-7:00 PM for rising 6th grade beginning band students.

Principal's Weekly Update (Week of May 21)

State Testing concludes this week, with our 8th Graders taking the SCPASS assessment in Science on Monday, and 6th Graders taking the SCPASS assessment in Science on Tuesday. Students will also participate in the End of Course Test for Algebra I on Thursday. Make-up testing for EOC English I and the SCPASS assessment in science and social studies will also be taken this week.

As a reminder, the Testing Calendar is posted on our school website. Please help us ensure we have excellent testing days by making sure your student is present and on time during their testing days and encourage them to do their best. Thank you for your support!

This I Believe Program for 7th grade will be held on Monday at 6:00 PM in the cafeteria.

MathCounts will meet on Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 PM in Mr. Rhodes’ classroom. This is the last meeting of the year.  

District HR Operations will host a Building Services ONLY Job Fair on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, from 5:00-7:00 pm at Duncan Chapel Elementary School, 210 Duncan Chapel Road, Greenville, SC.  The focus of this job fair will be on the building services department. We are looking to hire custodians, head custodians and plant engineers. Hiring managers will be on hand to speak with and answer questions from interested applicants.  

Join us for our Spring Strings Concert on Tuesday at 7:00 PM in the gym.

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

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

Tickets to the 8th Grade Dance will be sold during lunch on Friday, May 25th for $10 each.  Students will be marked as 'paid' rather than receiving actual tickets.  There will be no sales at the door the night of the dance, so be sure to reserve your spot during lunch this Friday.  The attire for the dance is dressy, but not formal. Should you have any questions regarding proper attire, please contact stephaniesoutherland@hotmail.com or shannonhallharris@yahoo.com.

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

Just for Parents:

Medications/Supplies in Health Room: Please come by the Health Room to pick up your child’s medications before the end of the school year. Medications cannot be sent home with students. If they are not picked up by June 6th at 11:00 am, they will be destroyed per district policy. Call Nurse Jackie at 355-5607 with any questions or concerns.  

A reminder that the 4th Quarter Report Card will be mailed home. Please go ahead and send in a self-addressed stamped envelope so we may mail you your student’s Report Card at the end of the year. The deadline for all self-addressed stamped envelopes will be Friday, May 25.

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Spring Testing Calendar

Standardized testing for SCPASS (Science or Social Studies) and SC Ready (ELA and Math) is scheduled for May.  Below is helpful information regarding these assessments. If you have any questions, contact Principal Andrews or  Mrs. Allison, our instructional coach, at 355-5600.

Our Spring Testing Calendar is now available! 


8th Grade Dance

8th Grade Dance Invitations will be distributed by homeroom teachers beginning Monday, May 7th.  Tickets to the dance will be sold during lunch on Friday, May 18 and Friday, May 25 for $10 each. The dance will be held at GMA on May 31.

Adventure Awaits

The 8th students will celebrate the end of middle school on May 31 with a dance, "Adventure Awaits!"  Please consider volunteering to make this event extra special.  Parents of all grade levels are encouraged to sign up to help out. Thank you for your support in making this evening memorable for our 8th graders! 


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.

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Summer School 2018

Middle School Tuition Summer School is open for registration now. Summer school students can work at home on the coursework OR in one of the designated labs, if student don't have access to a compuer. Students are able to work at their own pace. Summer School Dates are June 18 - July 19. The lab sites are located at Mauldin Middle and Sevier Middle; Monday - Thursday 8:30 - 12:30 . The fee for each class is $150. Registration deadline is Thursday, June 14. Registration can be completed online with payment or in person at the student's home school. Payment will need to be made with cash, certified check or money order. Summer School is open to Greenville County residents only.

GCSD Job Fair

Looking for a job? Greenville County Schools will host a Job Fair Tuesday,  May 22 from 5 - 7pm at Duncan Chapel Elementary School located at 210 Duncan Chapel Road in Greenville. Many hourly positions are available; bus drivers, aides, custodians and food service operators are needed. Employees who work 30 or more hours per week qualify for health & dental benefits, retirement, sick leave, free life insurance and more. Questions? Call INFOline at 355-3100 or visit the GCS website at greenville.k12.sc.us.


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