Friday, March 06, 2015
3657 South Industrial Drive • Simpsonville, S.C. 29681 • 864-355-2100 • FAX 864-355-2194

Upcoming Events


A.R.M.E.S. Nominations
The A.R.M.E.S. (Arts Reaching Middle and Elementary Schools) program is a tuition-free program for gifted and talented students in grades 4 through 8. For the nomination process and more information, click here

MAP Testing
Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) testing will begin Wednesday, March 4.  Eighth grade testing dates are March 4, 5, 10, and 11. Seventh graders will test March 12, 13, 16, and 17. Sixth grade will complete MAP testing on the dates of March 18, 19, 20, and 23.

Course Registration for 2015-16
Registration for the 2015-16 school year begins Monday, February 23rd for rising 7th and 8th grade students.   Grade level counselors will assist students with the registration process, and parents will be able to view course requests on the parent portal.  Rising 6th grade students will register at their home schools with the assistance of their fifth grade counselors.  The course catalog (click here) provides a description of the courses that will be offered at Bryson Middle School next year.

New Dates for 2015 Testing!
New dates for 2015 Statewide spring assessment!!!  Please mark the new dates on your calendars. It is critical for your children to be in school on all testing dates. 

The ACT Aspire will be administered to students in grades 6-8 per the schedule below. The assessments are timed, which is a change from past test administrations. 
Tuesday, April 28           Writing, ELA
Wednesday, April 29     Reading
Thursday, April 30         Mathematics
The ACT Aspire tests range in length from 30-60 minutes and consist of a writing prompt, and multiple choice and/or constructed response test items.

SC PASS will be given to students in Grades 6-8 in both Science and Social Studies per the schedule below. These tests are untimed and consist only of multiple choice items. 
Thursday, May 7            Science
Friday, May 8                 Social Studies

For school delays announced by GCSD, please follow the instructions below:

One-Hour Delay
The building will open for students at 8:30 A.M.
Classes will begin at 9:30 A.M.

Two-Hour Delay
The building will open for students at 9:30 A.M.
Classes will begin at 10:30 A.M.

For additional details, please check the school district website at

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