Sunday, February 19, 2017
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Celebrate Black History Month

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Greenville Middle Academy is celebrating Black History Month with a variety of activities:

February 1 - 23 - Poetry Contest / theme: A Celebration of Courage and Perserverance. Students are asked to participate in the school's poetry contest by submitting an original poerm. The poem should be centered on the theme: A Celebration of Courage and Perseverance. 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.

February 8 - Guest Speaker, Shaun Golden, former high school All-American, college coach and sports broadcaster

February 9 - Family Movie Night: 5:00 - 7:00pm, featuring Race (PG13). Students must sign up prior to the event with parent permission. Parents are encouraged to attend.

February 23 - African Dance Class: the dance class will be held 3:30 - 4:30 in the cafeteria. Parent permission is required to attend.


7th Grade Civil Rights and High MuseumSeventh grade students have the opportunity to visit the High Museum of Art and the Civil Rights Museum in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday, February 24. The cost of the trip is $60. Each student will need a bagged lunch from home or from school. The bus departs at 6:30am and is scheduled to return at 7:30pm. For more information, see the attachment or please contact Kim Townsend or Hunter Allen.
High School Curriculum Nights

Eastside High School will host Curriculum Night Thursday, March 2 from 6:30 - 7:30pm. They invite parents and students to the campus to see the school, meet teachers and learn more about course offerings. Course request cards, pamphlets and informational handouts will be available.

Greenville High School's Curriculum Night will be held Thursday, February 23, at 6:30pm. All students and parents are invited to attend. Topics to be covered: Freshman Academy curriculum overview, registration - and - meet teachers, visit with club and activity sponsors, take tours and meet incoming students. 

Mauldin High School's Curriculum Night will be held Monday, February 13 from 7 - 8pm. Rising 9th grade students and their parents are welcome to attend and learn more about course offerings.

Wade Hampton High School - Curriculum Night will be held Thursday, March 2, from 6:30 - 7:30pm. This is an opportunity for parents and their student to met the Freshman Academy teachers, talk to coaches, sign up for clubs and organizations or take a tour. Opening remarks by Mr. Williams, principal and Mr. Foster, 9th grade assistant principal begin at 6:30 in the auditorium. 


Quiz Bowl!

 Sharpen your pencils and get your buzzer finger ready! Greenville Middle's favorite Quiz Bowl begins on Monday, Feb. 6th. Think team-style Jeopardy; with three rounds of tournament play with teams from each grade level. Parent volunteers are needed to help as timer, scorekeeper and moderator. It's a fun way to be involved in one of our student's favorite school activities. Sign Up here.  

Quiz Bowl

 


6th Grade Columbia Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Tuesday, March 22, 6th grade students will visit the Columbia Zoo and Botanical Gardens. The bus departs at 7:30am and returns at 5pm. The cost of the trip is $46, with checks made payable to GMA. The payment includes the bus expenses, ticket, lunch, two snacks and a t-shirt. See the attached informational sheet, it includes a portion to return with your payment and student t-shirt size.

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Yearbook Sales

On sale now for only $40, the RamPage, our yearbook! Hurry and purchase your copy during the final sales campaign. 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).

Currently, there is an Advisory/Homeroom Contest. The advisory class that has the most yearbooks purchased by February 23 will win a breakfast party complete with eggs, bacon, grits, juice and donuts! The winning advisory will be announced on Friday, Feb. 24th, and breakfast will be served on Friday, March 3. Students and parents interested in purchasing can contact Ms. Godfrey with any questions.


Box Tops for Greenville Middle

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Calling all GMA families! Keep clipping those box tops. PTA will continue to collect box tops in ziplox bags of 25 through the end of the school year. Box Tops are sent in for a rebate that comes directly to our school.  You already buy the prducts, one more step and you can help the school! GMA PTA collects them and gets two checks a year based upon the number we turn in. Please include your child's name and advisory teacher on the bag. Thanks for your help! 


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