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Weekly Update (Week of October 22)

Parents, thank you, again, for the great job you are doing getting students here by 8:20 AM so they make it in time for Homeroom. Please Note: A parent must send in a note for ALL absences, including early dismissals and late arrivals. In addition, all students arriving Tardy to school must be signed in by a parent or guardian.  For more information regarding our attendance policies & procedures, please visit the Attendance Link on our website or contact Sonya Sullivan, our attendance clerk.   

Here are the Updates for the Week

Greenville County Schools and Offices will be closed on Monday, October 22 for a Teacher Workday. Students do not attend school on Monday. We will welcome students and staff back on Tuesday.

The End of the First Quarter is Monday, and Report Cards will be distributed on October 30.

District Benchmarks are given three times a year to subject areas that are tested in the spring. This week’s benchmarks will include: 7th grade Social Studies and 6th/8th grade Science.

Student Council will meet on Tuesday at 7:45 AM in Mr. Titus’ classroom.

MathCounts will meet on Tuesday from 3:15-4:30 PM in Mr. Rhodes’ classroom.

There will be no meeting of Drama Society Choreography and Drama Society for all cast members this week.

Youth in Government (YiG) will meet on Wednesday at 7:45 AM in Mr. Tutus’ classroom.

Student Book Club will meet on Wednesday at 7:45 AM in the Media Center.

As part of Teen Read Week, 6th grade students will hear from author Jo Watson Hackl on Wednesday. Hackl will share her book Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe. Students may pre-order this book with the order form for Fiction Addiction. Email Mrs. Carey with any questions.

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

Student Council will sponsor a Costume Party School Dance on Thursday from 3:15 - 5:00 PM. Tickets are  $4 on Thursday morning, or $5 at the door. Refreshments will be be sold by our National Junior Honor Society. All proceeds help fund their projects.

There will be an School Improvement Council (SIC) Meeting on Friday at 7:30 AM. All are welcome to attend.

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

Mock Trial will meet on Friday from 3:45-4:30 PM in Mr. Gray’s classroom.


Consider honoring your 8th grade student with a Personal Yearbook AD. AD kits will be distributed in homeroom on Friday, October 26th. Personal ADs cost $40, and include a baby photo, current photo and a message to your student. Space is limited -- Deadline is November 16.

Yearbook Club Photos, including band, chorus, and strings photos will be taken in the gym after school on Tuesday, October 30th beginning at 3:30 PM. Please wear your club t-shirt.

It's Socktober! Please donate socks, hygienic products as well as paper products to the Miracle Hill Boy's Shelter. Students in Beta Club or NJHS can earn service hours for items brought in. The deadline is October 29.

Winter Wear & Spirit Wear are available for purchase through our PTA. Complete the Order Form and submit payment to your advisory teacher.

There will be an Eastside HS Lacrosse Informational Parent/Player Meeting on November 1 at 7:00 PM in the Media Center. 7th and 8th graders are eligible to play JV Lacrosse as long as they live in the Eastside High School attendance area. No prior Lacrosse experience is necessary. Contact Coach Bell with questions.

Mark your calendars for our International Festival on Monday, Nov. 19 from 5:30 - 7pm. We need students to sign up and bring food from different cultures to share at the event.

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

GMA Magnet Night

Interested in having your child attend Greenville Middle Academy?  The Choice is yours! Please join us for our Spooky Scavenger Hunt Magnet Open House to discover what makes Our school unique! It will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 6:00. Learn more about GMA’s unique curriculum, tour our building, meet our teachers, and learn about the application process for those who live outside of our attendance zone! Call Alonda Rollison at 355-5670 if you would like a tour or would like further information.

                       magnet night test scores        Spooky Magnet Night

In addition, Southside High School International Baccalaureate is hosting their Magnet Open House on Thurdsday, Oct 18 from 5:30 - 7pm. If you have any questions call 864-355-8714.

Greenville Senior High Academy of Law, Finance and Business is hosting their Magnet Open House on Monday, October 29 at 6pm. Magnet applications will be available at Open House.

It’s Written in the Stars: READ!

Teen Reed Week 2018

This year’s theme for Teen Read Week; It’s Written in the Stars: READ! Greenville Middle is celebrating Teen Read Week with several special events. On Wednesday, Oct. 24, Jo Watson Hackl will meet with 6th grade students to share her book Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe. Students may also pre-order this book with the order form for Fiction Addiction. Email Mrs. Carey with any questions,

Thanks to Scott Reintgen! His visit with our 7th grade students to talk about two of his books, Nyxia and Nyxia Unleashed was inspiring.  There is still time to purchase copies of his books through Fiction Addiction. Completed order forms should be sent with a check made out to Fiction Addiction to Mrs. Carey in the library.

Teen Read Week is a national initiative to encourage students to read for the fun of it!

                       Reintgen author picture  Nyxia Nyxia Unleashed                            Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe   Hackl author picture

Basketball Tryouts

Basketball tryouts will begin on Monday, October 29.  Boys tryouts will be from 4:00-5:30 on Monday and Tuesday and from 4:30-6:00 on Wednesday and Thursday. Girls tryouts will be from 4:30-6:00 on Monday and Tuesday and from 4:30-6:00 on Wednesday and Thursday.
All Athletes trying out are required to turn in a permission form and a physical by Friday, October 26.
Athletes with late practice may report to Mr. Hall's room to be monitored @ 3:45 every day.  Please don't report until an announcement is made. Thanks!     

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 or call 355-5647. Thanks, Gracias, and Merci!

International Festival


Greenville Middle's Spirit Week will be held Oct. 29 - Nov. 2. Different activities and games will be held each day for this PTA fundraiser. Bring $10 to pre-order a Chick-fil-a lunch on Friday. The money and orders will be collected during lunch on Wednesay and Thursday.

Monday - RAM Pride: 6th grade wear red; 7th grade white and 8th grade black. Advisory door decorating contest begins. This year's red ribbon theme; Life is your journey, travel drug free! Bring $1 to play Corn Hole during lunch.

Tuesday - Fashion Disaster: Wear something tacky, wacky or just plain ugly! Prizes will be awarded. Bring $1 to play Mummy Bowling during lunch.

Wednesday - America Day: Show your patriotism by wearing Red, White & Blue. Enjoy a Popcorn Party at lunch.

Thursday - Throwback Thursday: Dress from any decade! Prizes will be awarded! Bring $1 to play Spider Toss during lunch.

Friday - Jersey Day: Wear your favorite jersey or team shirt. Team hats are also allowed. Bring $1 to play Minute to Win it during lunch. Chick-fil-a lunch served.

School Costume Dance

Our Student Council is sponsoring a school dance on Thursday, October 25th from 3:15 - 5pm. The theme will be Costume Party.  If you purchase your tickets in advance, the cost to attend is $4. Tickets may be purchased in the morning, before school on Thursday. Tickets will be also be sold at the door for $5. Refreshments will be be sold by our National Junior Honor Society. All proceeds help fund their projects.
school dance

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.  

PTA Reflections

PTA 2018 Reflections

"Heroes Around Me” is the theme for this year’s PTA Reflections contest. The PTA sponsored Reflections Arts Program has inspired millions of students to reflect on a specific theme and create original artwork. Each year, students are recognized for bringing the theme to life through Film Production, Dance Choreography, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts. The Reflections rules and entry forms are provided here to accompany the student submission.  All entries are due November 7th.

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