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LAUNCHGVL SPRING PAID INTERNSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE!

Attached is a list of the 21 paid internships for 11th and 12th-grade students this spring.  The ideal candidate for most positions is a senior with early release.  The handout can be posted in the counseling area and in classrooms.  Also attached is a short video that explains LaunchGVL, work-based learning, what opportunities are available, and how to apply.  Please show this video to your students in class and also share the link Google classroom.  I’ve included fun pictures and teen-inspired music so they should enjoy it J  This video can also be used on school-wide tv monitors in common areas.

AVAILABLE INTERNSHIPS

Internships are available in:

·        Arts, Communications & IT

·        Business, Marketing & Management

·        Environmental/Agricultural Systems

·        Health Science, Human Resources/Services

·        Industrial, Manufacturing, & Engineering Systems

Students need to apply and upload a resume using the following link by February 7th.  Job descriptions and desired coursework/skills can be found in this link as well:  https://greenvillechamber.org/launchgvl/for-students/ 

*Interview dates are February 25th and 26th at Center for Manufacturing Innovation.

**I would love to speak to your classes of 11th and 12th graders about this program so let me know if and when I can come! I like to share our district’s vision of graduation plus and explain how they can gain a competitive advantage for life after high-school.


High School Information Night

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

5:30 PM t0 7:00 pm

Please join us as we begin the 2020 Master Schedule process by hosting a High School Information & Curriculum Night. Rising 9th-grade students, and current 9th, 10th, and 11th-grade students and parents should attend to learn about the course and program offerings. Teachers will be available to provide information and lived perspectives about courses. There will also be an opportunity for students and parents to ask questions about courses, programs, extra or co-curricular opportunities, athletic opportunities, and clubs!


ACE Award Nominations

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 72 male and female students from each of the 35 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, established by Greenville County school counselors, focuses on identifying and selecting students who often go unnoticed for one reason or another but have accomplished great things in their community, church or school.

If you would like to nominate an 8th or 12th grader, complete and submit a nomination form (available in the School Counseling office) or go on-line to the  ACE Awards tab of the Coaches for Character Website to submit.   Nominations open Monday, October 14, 2019, and must be submitted by January 31, 2020. An ACE Awards Advisory Committee at each school will choose finalists from among those nominated to complete an application for the ACE Award. One male and one female will be chosen from each middle and high school in Greenville County. All ACE award recipients will be recognized at the ACE Awards ceremony in the spring.


NEW! Parent Backpack

Parent Backpack is an online application that replaces the PowerSchool Parent Portal.  With Parent Backpack, you are able to view your child's grades, school attendance, and any discipline incidents when you are logged into the system. Best of all, Parent Backpack works on any device and is mobile friendly.

To access Parent Backpack, go to https://parents.gcsbackpack.com and create an account. Please access directions by clicking on Creating a Parent Backpack Account- English Directions or Direcciones en Español. 

**PLEASE NOTE: You will still have to come to Southside in person with identification to complete the registration process (listed in the directions above). You will also need your student's ID number as well. 


AVID is here at Southside!

Do you have a desire to go to college? Are you willing to work hard to make it happen? If so, AVID may be a great fit for you. The AVID Program will be available for the 2019-2020 School Year.  AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a college readiness system to prepare students in the academic middle for four-year college eligibility by taking more rigorous courses at Southside (Dual Credit, AP, or IB). 

The three main components of the AVID college readiness system are academic instruction, tutorial support, and motivational and college prep activities. The AVID curriculum is based on writing as a tool of learning, inquiry method, collaborative grouping, organization, and academic reading.  Contact: Ms. Ransome for more information.