Tuesday, April 28, 2015 3000 East Gap Creek Rd ⋄ Greer, SC 29651 ⋄ (864)355-5700 FAX (864)355-5725

Announcements

Congrats AP Biology Students

Congratulations to two of our AP Biology students, Anna Davis and Zoe Nicholson, for being named Honorable Mention at the Biology Merit Exam which took place at Clemson University on April 17th.

Cheer Fund Raiser
The new 2015-2016 Varsity Cheerleaders will be holding a fund raiser on Thursday, April 30, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Greer Pizza Inn.  Come enjoy some pizza and support Greer High!

Summer Opportunities
Check out the Summer Programs webpage under student tab for educational and fun pportunities this summer and beyond. New items added regularly! 

Assessments for 3rd year high school students
April 28 all third year students will take the ACT test and April 29 the WorkKeys test. WorkKeys measures students' career readiness. What is ACT Aspire? Click here to read about the benefits students have in taking the ACT and ACT WorkKeys tests.  See this flyer for more information and answers to common questions about the ACT. These will be timed four and half hour long tests. Students need to be on time as the test will begin promptly at 9am, and no students will be admitted to the testing rooms late.

Congratulations
Congratulations to Brishauna Wright who signed to run track for Limestone next year, and Graham Nall for scoring the highest SAT math score at Greer High. Pictures are at left. 

Band Concert
A Band Concert will be held Tuesday, April 28th at 7:30pm in the auditorium.  Tickets are $5 and $15 for a family of three or more. 

BBB Scholarship

Better Business Bureau (BBB) is proud to announce the 2015 Student of Integrity Award to recognize high school students who personify high character through leadership, community service, academic achievement, and overall personal integrity. The applicant must be a high school Junior during 2014/2015 school year, and should have a desire to continue his/her education. Scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $1500.00. For more information, see Ms. Henry and the Counselor's webpage.

New PSAT - Practice Test
Sophomores who want a sneak peek of the New PSAT should attend Kaplan Test Prep’s free New PSAT Practice Test on May 9, 2015.  The practice test will be held at University Center of Greenville, 225 S. Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, SC 29607, 10AM-1:15PM.  Please visit kaptest.com/psatpractice.  Space is limited, so please sign up early!

Senior Information
Attention SENIORS and parents of SENIORS!!  If you are interested in being recognized as a  completer of a major, please contact your school counselor today.  Seniors may be recognized at various graduation related events if the course requirements for completion of a major have been met.  Click HERE to download an application. Deadline for submission is May 1, 2015.

Universal Free Breakfast Program
Greer High School has been selected to participate in the Universal Free Breakfast Program.  This allows breakfast to be served at no charge to all students. There will be no changes to our breakfast service by implementing Universal Free Breakfast. Our menus, meal times and locations will remain the same; the only difference is all students will eat for free. Research shows that students who eat a good breakfast tend to perform better in school, have better attendance, and exhibit fewer behavior problems. In addition, students who eat a good breakfast develop healthy eating habits, visit the school nurse less frequently, and are less likely to be obese. Despite the benefits of breakfast, for a variety of reasons, many kids aren't able to eat a healthy breakfast at home in the morning. Any questions about the Universal Free Breakfast Program may be directed to Cafeteria Manager Christi Mills at 355-5708.