News and Notes
Enjoy the Wind Ensemble!
Click HERE to see the Wind Ensemble's Disney Competition performance. They were awarded a Superior Rating, 1st Place and Best in Class!! You might notice the seriousness of the performance and the lack of cheering...this is a competition. It's different than a concert. Enjoy!
ACT Aspire Testing is Soon!
ACT Aspire will be given to all students in grades 3-8 over three days this month. Writing and English will be given on Tuesday, April 28. Reading will be administered on Wednesday, April 29. Mathematics will be given on Thursday April 30, and Science may also be administered. It is important to remember that this is a timed test! To find out how many questions will be given and the time students have to complete each section, please visit the home page of the S.C. Department of Education and click the ACT button. You’ll also find FREE test questions and resources!
Summer Police Academy
The 8th Annual Police Youth Academy will held this summer at the Mauldin Police Department for students ages 11-14. The Girls' Academy will be June 8-26; the Boys' Academy will be held July 20-August 7. Academy hours are 8:00-4:30 p.m. Registration runs March 9th - May 8th. Click HERE for a downloadable application and more information.
Looking for Summer Activities?
Are you looking for something to do this summer? Want to learn stuff in a fun way? Then you might be interested in one of these camps hosted by the South Carolina Governor's School for Science & Mathematics and Greenville County Schools. CREATEng, where rising 8th and 9th graders engage in team-based, problem-based challenges, will be held July 13-16 from 8:30 -4:00 at Greenville High Academy. It costs $250 per student; however, if you register by April 13, the cost is only $220. Click HERE for more details.
GSSM is also hosting iTEAMS XTREME for rising 7th and 8th graders at Hughes Academy June 15-18 from 8:30 -3:30 daily. The cost is $185 but early bird registration is $165. Click HERE for more information.