Thursday, November 26, 2015
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News & Notes

GMA Career Day

A big thanks to all of the professionals and volunteers who made our Career Day an enjoyable and educating event. There were 30 different careers represented to our students on Friday, Nov. 20th. Exploring careers in middle school helps students understand the school-to-work connection, and gives them motivation and purpose for what they're learning. We are thankful for the opportunity to host our Career Day business partners.

ACE Awards

The ACE Awards (Advocates for Character in Education) was founded by Gregg Blatt, Founder and Executive Director of Coaches 4 Education. It's an annual award given to 66 male and female students from each of the 33 middle and high schools. This award is designed to honor the true "unsung heroes" who all too often are not recognized for their accomplishments. The selection process, established by Greenville County school counselors, focuses on identifying and selecting students who often go unnoticed for one reason or another, but have accomplished great things in their community, church, or school.

If you would like to nominate a Greenville County 8th - 12th grader, please go on-line to complete a form at All nominations are to be submitted by January 29. 2016. An ACE Awards Advisory Committee from each school will choose finalists from among those nominated to complete an ACE application for the ACE Award. All ACE Award recipients will be recognized at the ACE Awards program in the spring.


PTA Volunteer Opportunities - Our PTA has opportunities to volunteer for Student Incentives and the GMA Staff Holiday Luncheon. Look at the Volunteer Opportunities page to see how you can help.

PTA Reflections Contest Winners

This year's theme is, "Let Your Imagination Fly." GMA received 77 submissions across 6 categories, Our students did an amazing job and it's great to see the talent we have at Greenville Middle. First place winners will advance to the district round and the top four winners in each category will continue on to state judging. Congratulations to the following students:

Photography: 1st place & 2nd place- Lucy Cassels, 3rd place, Honorable Mention 1 & HM2 - Kirstin Murr

Film Production: 1st place - Elizabeth Smith, 2nd - Galen Ty Cunningham, 3rd - Brendan Yarem, & Honorable Mention 1 - Cale Gentry

Music Composition: 1st place - Brendan Yarem, 2nd - Carter Janse, 3rd - Brendan Yarem

Dance Choreography: 1st place - Lauren Simpson, 2nd place - Julia Estes

Visual Arts: 1st place- Kayla Sheehan, 2nd - Stokes Lineberger, 3rd - Harrison DePalmer, Homorable Mention 1 - Sofia Klimkowski, & HM 2 - Jessie Wiles

Literature: 1st place - Magaly Taipe, 2nd - Garrett Steck, 3rd - Sarah McFeely, Honorable Mention 1 - Sophia Durnal & HM 2 - Chase Brazelle

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