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Meet the String Instruments
Did you know that Albert Einstein played the violin?  So did Thomas Jefferson and Woodrow Wilson, and both were US Presidents. 

Fifth grade students are invited to Meet the String Instruments Night at Greer Middle School on Thursday, April 16 from 6:30-7:30 in the school Auditorium.  This will be a hands-on opportunity for students to try out the different instruments and see which one they like best.

Please contact Greer Middle School if you have questions at 355-5800.



Student Placement Request Policy 2015-16

As we begin to plan for the 2015-16 school year, we would like to make you aware of our student placement policy that is referenced when forming classes. Parents have this opportunity to provide information regarding their child and any special circumstance that might need to be considered.  Please review our Student Placement Request Policy for 2015-16.


New State Testing

This year, students in third, fourth, and fifth grades in South Carolina will take a new test, the ACT Aspire.  Students in those grades will take ELA (English, reading, and writing) and mathematics tests.  Additionally, students in fourth and fifth grades will take SCPASS science and social studies tests.

 

ACT Aspire, which is a timed test, will require students to answer multiple choice questions and to write their answers. SCPASS, which is an untimed test, will require students to answer multiple choice questions.

 

The ACT Aspire and SCPASS tests are aligned to state standards and what is taught in your child’s classroom.


 

Test

Time

Date

Sample Items

ACT Aspire Writing

30 min.

Tuesday,  April 28

Exemplar Writing Items

ACT Aspire English

30 min.

Exemplar English Items

ACT Aspire Reading

60 min.

Wednesday, April 29

Exemplar Reading Items

ACT Aspire Mathematics

55 min.

Thursday,  April 30

Exemplar Math Items

SCPASS Science (4th, 5th)

Untimed

Thursday, May 7

 

SCPASS Social Studies (4th, 5th)

Untimed

Friday, May 8

 


 


ARMES Nomination Process

A.R.M.E.S., Arts Reaching Middle and Elementary Schools, is a tuition-free program for gifted and talented students in 4th through 8th grades who live in Greenville County. Classes in Drama, Dance, Strings, and Visual Arts are offered during the school year, after school, once or twice a week depending on art discipline. ARMES Dance, Strings, and Visual Arts classes are offered at the Fine Arts Center and the ARMES Drama classes are offered at the Sterling School.

The on-line nomination process will be available February 20th until April 22, 2014 for students wanting to audition for participation next school year.  Any interested rising 4th through 8th grade student must first be nominated through the online process for the ARMES program by a parent, teacher, adult, peer, or self. The audition process will be held in May and nominated students will be notified by email by the specific area’s teacher with their audition date and time.

If you are interested in more information, please visit our website www.armesprogram.com then clock on link on left side of screen “ARMES NOMINATION.”


Universal Free Breakfast Now Offered
Chandler Creek has been lucky enough to receive universal free breakfast for all students beginning on Monday, February 23. Students may eat at no cost between 7:15-7:45AM daily in the cafeteria.

In order for students to arrive to class on time, any student wishing to eat breakfast should arrive to the school cafeteria by 7:45AM.


Real Men Read

Chandler Creek hosted Real Men Read on Friday, February 20.  Students had the opportunity to hear stories from fathers, grandfathers, family friends, as well as several celebrity readers including JDew, from the Greenville Drive, and Congressman Trey Gowdy.  To read more about this exciting event visit Greenville Online


NEW Spring State Test Dates

The new test our state will administer to all 3rd-8th graders will be given on the following dates. This is earlier than ever before. Please mark your calendars as attendance at these times is important.
April 28 - Writing and ELA.
April 29 - Reading.
April 30 - Math.
May 7 - Science (4th-8th grade only).
May 8 - Social Studies (4th-8th grade only)
 
More information regarding the ACT Aspire will be coming home in student folders in March.


Champion Cupboard
The Champion Cupboard is a weekend food backpack program that supports students in our school that are in need.  We collect nonperishable food items all year long. If you are able to help with this worthy cause, please send in food items with your child to be placed in the boxes outside of the cafeteria or given to their teacher.  We are currently in need of peanut butter, pasta, pasta sauce, and cereal or cereal bars. Thanks for your support!  


Our School Report Card
Chandler Creek received an Absolute Rating of Good and A Growth Rating of Average. Read more about our school report card here.


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