If you don't have access to WiFi, you may connect in any school parking lot and to the buses as they deliver meals. If you need to download materials to a student Chromebook, please follow these Download Instructions in English or Download Instructions in Spanish.
Monitor your battery life. It is best to keep it charged.
If you accidentally close a tab, you could possibly get it back by clicking Ctrl+H to get back to your history.
Be patient. Files may take time to load.
If are having connectivity issues, take a minute to watch this video on authenticating at home and updating Chrome OS. Thanks to Media Specialist Charlie Kendrick at Blue Ridge Middle for creating and sharing this with us. Other tips for connectivity are:
1. Always use Chrome
2. Update the Chrome OS often. Shut down the Chromebook at least daily. Don’t just close the cover.
3. Authenticate every day, every time.
GCS has added 20 new sites to the list of WiFi spots available throughout the county.
Welcome to the Virtual Related Arts Hallway! Ms. Hamby's art students have been working hard to create COVID-19-inspired art. Please feel free to "stroll down the hall" and admire their creative handiwork!
Even though we are apart, we invite you to come together as the WMS community and celebrate our first ever (and hopefully only ever) Virtual Spirit Week! Every day during the week of March 30 - April 3, you can participate by dressing in the theme for the day. Here's how:
Monday, March 30: Hat Day- Wear your favorite hat!
Tuesday, March 31: Superhero Day - Wear your favorite Superhero shirt.
Wednesday: April 1: Tie Dye Day - Wear anything and everything tie-dyed.
Thursday, April 2: Motivate Me Day - Wear a motivational/inspirational shirt.
Friday, April 3: Blue Out! - Wear WMS blue!
Send pictures of yourself and your friends to Mrs. Shaw (email@example.com) and she'll post them on our website and social media accounts!
Governor Henry McMaster and South Carolina Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman today (March 24, 2020) released the following joint statement announcing that South Carolina’s schools will remain closed for the duration of the month of April:
“At this time, students, parents, and families should plan for South Carolina’s schools to remain closed through the month of April. Our dedicated teachers and school administrators have done a tremendous job in making it possible for our students to learn at home. We understand that the prospect of schools remaining closed for an extended period of time places stress and strain on parents and children. Rest assured, if there is any way to safely open our schools earlier, we will do that, but schools must remain closed to protect the health and safety of South Carolinians.”
For more information about GCS's response to the Coronavirus, please read the Coronavirus Bulletin. This webpage will be updated as information changes.
Do you like science, math, or engineering? Maybe you'd like to become a technology rock star?! If that describes you, then you might want to check out these two summer camp opportunities! CREATEng, sponsored by GSSM, is an engineering design camp for rising 7th, 8th, and 9th graders. It will be held at Sterling School June 22-25, 8:30-4:00. The cost is $225 per student ($205 with early bird registration by April 15).
iTEAMS XTREME, sponsored by the SC Governor's School for Science and Mathematics, explores the world of Arduino, robotics and game design. This camp will be held at Sterling School June 15-18, 8:30 -4:00. The cost is $200 per student ($180 with early bird registration by April 15).
AdventureTECH is an awesome summer day camp opportunity for 11-14 year olds. Students can explore career pathways through hands-on learning experiences at Greenville Technical College. For more information, check out the GTC Summer Camps website. The camp dates are June 15-July 30.