Health Reminders from the GMS Nurses
Reminder to students and parents: We had a growing amount of students presenting with illness in the last week. Please parents, do not send your child to school if they have a fever of 100.0 or greater or have been vomiting or have had diarrhea in the last 24 hours. Keep your emergency numbers updated with the school. Students please wash your hands frequently and use the inside of your elbow to cough into. Do not share drinks or food.
Medication at school: Please students, DO NOT bring medication of any kind to school with you. If you need to take medication during school hours, your parent must fill out forms for either a non-prescription medication or Parent and physician must sign for a prescription medication. The forms can either be found on the school district website, or in the Health Room. Parents are always welcome to call the nurse with any question about what the procedure is. This is a district policy that we must follow. Any questions please call the nurse at 355-5807
PSAT for 8th Grade Selected Students
The PSAT will be administered to selected 8th grade students on Wednesday, October 14. Any other 8th grade students interested in taking this test should contact Ms. Clinkscale at email@example.com or 355-5804 by October 13. There will be a $15 fee to take the test.
Baseball Conditioning Begins Oct 6th
Greer Middle students should note that baseball conditioning begins October 6th. Students must turn in prior to conditioning a current physical and completed and signed medical questionaire and concussion forms. Dates are October 6th, 8th, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 22 and 23. Sessions will be from 3:45-5:30. Students will need to bring the following equipment: glove, tennis shoes, cleats, bat, baseball, athletic pants, hat and water bottle. Practice will be outdoors on the baseball field so dress for fall weather. Baseball tryouts begin Monday February 1, 2016. Contact Coach Placko at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 355-7472 for more information.
Mrs. Davis Elected GMS Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Mrs. Nanette Davis on being named the Greer Middle School Teacher of the Year for the 2015-2016 school year.
Mrs. Davis energetically teaches eighth grade math at Greer Middle and has a very dynamic classroom. Known as the Math Mama, she is entering her third year at GMS and has been immersed in the life of our school since she arrived. Mrs. Davis was an assistant with the varsity girls’ basketball program and with the volleyball team at Greer High. She is currently the Athletic Director at Greer Middle and provides leadership for all the sports teams here. In addition, Mrs. Davis is the middle school Vice President of Greenville County Teachers of Mathematics.
Mrs. Davis received her Bachelor of Science in Human Development and obtained a Minor in Religion from Lee University in Cleveland, TN. Additionally, Mrs. Davis earned her Graduate Degree in Administration from Lincoln Memorial University. Mrs. Davis is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in K-12 Administrative Leadership. Mrs. Davis stated, “I want to use my doctoral work to help create better instruction for at-risk youth.”
Mrs. Davis taught and coached in Georgia for several years before her family moved to Greenville. This will be her 5th year teaching in Greenville County. She has been married to her husband, Ronnie, for 15 years, and they have a daughter, Sophie, who is 8. Her family enjoys attending sporting events, having fun outdoors, and exploring new places.
Thank you Mrs. Davis for all of your hard work and dedication to the students and staff here at Greer Middle School and again congratulations on being named Teacher of the Year.
GMS PTSA Reflections Contest
All Greer Middle students are invited to participate in the 2015-16 Reflections Contest.
YOU MUST FOLLOW THE RULES CLOSELY! You MUST complete an entry form and include it with your work. A complete set of rules and entry forms may be found in the OFFICE or online at www.scpta.org or on the GMS website. You may enter as many times as you like and in as many categories as you like. Please click here to view the PTSA flyer for more information.