The ARMES Program (Arts Reaching Middle and Elementary Schools) is a tuition-free arts program designed to meet the needs of Greenville County students in grades 3 through 8 who have demonstrated outstanding talents and a deep interest in dance, strings/music, drama, visual arts, or writing. The purpose of the program is to allow students to explore their chosen art form in depth while promoting individual creativity. All ARMES classes are held after regular school hours at the Fine Arts Center.
Anyone can nominate a student, including teachers, parents, other adults, or the student themselves. Visit www.armesprogram.com and click on the "ARMES NOMINATION" link. Nominations are open from February 1 - April 1.
Join the Greenville County Schools Family!
Attend the job fair on Wed, January 27, 2021, from 5:00-7:00 pm, at the Lifelong Learning @ Sullivan Center (206 Wilkins St, Greenville).
GCS is currently hiring full and part time Bus Drivers, Bus Aides, Custodians, and Food Service Operators for 2020-21.
Click here for GCS job fair information.
Attention 8th Grade Parents of In-Person and Virtual Students: It's time for Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) Meetings!
The Northwood School Counseling Department has begun scheduling 8th grade Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) Meetings for January and February! The IGP is a conference held from grades 8 through 12 with each student and their parent or guardian to discuss current and past academic progress, high school goals and curriculum, and plans for the future. In the 8th grade IGP, we also will talk about the state’s 16 career clusters and where your student’s career interests fall. This conference is not the actual registration process, as that will occur in the middle of March. More information about high school registration will come out in February.
In-Person Students: Each student will receive a letter to bring home to their parent stating the date and time of the IGP meeting. Please be on the lookout for this letter! IGP conferences will be held via Google Meet with the counselor and student. Your student will participate while at school. Parents will have the option to participate in the conference via Google Meet or by phone. Due to COVID, parents will not be attending the IGP conference in person.
Virtual Students: A school counselor will email parents and students to let them know the date and time of the IGP meeting. Please be on the lookout for this email! IGP conferences will be held via Google Meet with the counselor, student and parent or guardian. Virtual students will participate via Google Meet. Parents will have the option to participate in the conference via Google Meet or by phone. Due to COVID, parents and virtual students will not be attending the IGP conference in person.
Once you have received the time of your student’s IGP meeting, please complete this Google Form to RSVP and/or indicate that you need to reschedule (if you need to reschedule, a school counselor will follow up with you as soon as possible): https://forms.gle/c67UDo5zyK5GvAEj6
Please reach out to Elizabeth Reed, 8th Grade School Counselor, with any questions at 864-355-7020 or email@example.com
Attention parents of students enrolled in 2nd semester PE:
You may preview "Sexual Health & Responsibility Education" materials in the Northwood Front Office Jan 25 - Feb 18 between 7:30am-4:00 pm.
Parents who wish to opt their child out of sex ed must complete the following form and personally deliver it to the Northwood Front Office by Fri, Feb 19 @ 4pm: Q2 Sexual Health & Responsibility Education Opt Out Form
Sexual Health & Responsibility Education instruction will occur Feb 22 - March 5.
If you have missed any of Mr. Lee's "phone home" messages, please take a moment to review his archive of messages.
Latest phone home date: January 5, 2021
The ACE Awards (Advocates for Character and Education) was created by Greg Blatt, Founder and Executive Director of Coaches 4 Character. It is an annual award given to 74 male and female students from each of the 36 Greenville County middle and high schools. It will honor one male and one female from each middle and high school in grades 8 and 12 who are considered the true “unsung heroes” in their schools.
These are students who might go unnoticed for one reason or another, students who are role models, who work hard and give their best effort, students who are all too often not recognized for their accomplishments, or students who demonstrate unusual commitment to academics despite various obstacles. The award ceremony will be organized and hosted by Coaches 4 Character and Greenville county school counselors.
Anyone can nominate a student: faculty and staff, parents, community members, and students. Nominations close February 8, 2021. One male and one female 8th grader will be chosen from Northwood!
Are you interested in having your child attend our Extended Day Program? Our "EDP" runs from 3:30-6:00 pm on regular school days, and students are provided with snacks, homework supervision, recreation, computer time, and special activities. We offer both full time (3+ days per week) and part time (1-2 days per week) options.
Please contact our Extended Day Director, Jerry Wood, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 864-355-7022 for more information!
Is your 7th or 8th grade student interested in playing spring sports? Try-outs will be held the week of February 16-19, 2021 for boys' soccer, girls' soccer, baseball, and softball.
Please note that you will need to have a Planet HS account, a signed COVID19 waiver, AND a completed physical form dated April 1, 2020, or later prior to being able to participate in any capacity. Completed forms must be uploaded to the Planet HS site no later than Fri, February 12 @ 12:00 pm to participate in spring sports ... NO EXCEPTIONS! (Please note that the Front Office may not accept any printed forms.)
Clickable link to Spring Sports Try-Out Informational Flyer
If your student is interested in any sport NOT offered by Northwood, please contact the high school you are zoned for to inquire as to eligibility.
Grab your 2020-21 yearbook before the prices go up again ... just $40 between now and January 31, 2021.
Click the image above or HERE to order yours today!
Please keep your contact information up-to-date by notifying Northwood of any address, phone, or email changes. Contact our Registrar @ 864-355-7013.