Nominations for the 2022 ACE Awards are being accepted!
The Coaches 4 Character ACE (Advocates for Character and Education) Awards was created by Greg Blatt, Founder and Executive Director of Coaches 4 Character. It is an annual award given to one male and one female student from each of the Greenville County middle and high schools. The award is designed to honor true “unsung heroes” who all too often are not recognized for their accomplishments. The selection process focuses on identifying and selecting students who often go unnoticed for one reason or another, but who have accomplished great things in their community, church or school.
If you would like to nominate a Greenville County 8th or 12th grader, please submit your nomination online today. All nominations must be submitted by January 31, 2022. An ACE Advisory Committee at each school will choose finalists from among those nominated to complete an application for the ACE Award.
The Mauldin Middle NHI Lab is open before school to support students who have NHIs (assignments that they have not handed in).
The NHI Lab will be open on a first-come, first-served basis on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 7:30–8:00 AM.
Students and their parents can review, edit, and purchase their Fall Portraits from Metro Portraits by visiting Metro Portraits: View Your Photos.
Effective Monday, September 13, Greenville County Schools will begin using Backpack to notify parents when a COVID-positive case has occurred in their child’s classroom or team.
The new Backpack notification process, which interfaces with PowerSchool, will allow principals to automatically distribute an email to parents of all students in a particular classroom. The new process is much faster and more efficient than our previous system of manually selecting each student’s name from the roster and entering it into a Phone Messenger system.
Please note that parents whose children are identified as “close contacts” will still receive a phone call from a school staff member.
Parents who have not done so already should set up a Backpack account using the steps outlined here.
Please remember to continue to communicate information regarding your student testing positive or an exposure to another individual who has tested positive for COVID-19. If this occurs, we are asking that you contact a school administrator immediately. You can email or call the grade level administrator, and someone from the school will reach out to you within 24 hours.
Email Mr. Hurst
Email Mr. Henson
Email Mrs. Stewart
The Student Emergency Information Form in the start of school student packet is sent directly to the Health Room.
No updates are made to our student database from this form.
Use your Backpack account to update your contact information. You’ll need to scan a copy of a recent utility bill* or Change of Address Form. Please notify the school directly as you must provide two proofs of residency.
If your child will be a bus rider, you’ll also need to indicate that in Backpack or complete the Transportation Form, which is available on the district website.
*All address changes must include a current bill dated within past 30 days from either Duke Energy, Laurens Electric, Piedmont Natural Gas, Spectrum, or Greenville Water System. The bill must show the service address, not just the mailing address. If the bill is not in the parent’s name, please contact Guidance for additional information. Please bring paper copies to the Guidance Office or fax info to 355-6670. We cannot change your address without this documentation.
Questions? Please contact the Guidance Office at 355-6774. Thank you!
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is a term used to describe traits students need to be prepared for opportunities in life, education, and employment. GCS has committed to building a better graduate, which includes social and emotional skills like perseverance, integrity, work ethic, and interpersonal skills. These are all skills that the business community has emphasized are needed for our students to become healthy and effective employees.
COVID-19 has made the past year hard for us all, especially our children. We understand from local and national mental health experts that our children are experiencing a mental health crisis. Over the past several years, both nationally and in the Greenville community, we have seen consistent increases in mental health needs and in the number of suicide deaths among children. These increases were even more significant in the last 12 months. Nothing is more important than the safety and wellness of our children, and we must all work together to address their needs.
Greenville County Schools and Rethink Ed have partnered to provide you access to our online SEL program. This program provides videos and activities for both adults and children to support your social and emotional wellbeing. You will have access to strategies and tools that will help you and your child recognize and manage emotions, build stronger relationships, and develop skills to lead happier and healthier lives.