News & Notes
Student Registration for Next Year
Current 6th and 7th graders will be registering for related arts classes for next school year the week of February 21-24. Students will register on their Chromebooks during the school day. Please make sure to check out the BMS course catalog when it becomes available and ask the school counselors if you have any questions about course selection.
On Friday, February 3rd, rising 8th graders interested in taking a virtual computer science course next year will have the chance to hear what virtual learning is all about. They should sign up in the School Counseling Office beginning on January 27th in order to attend this meeting on February 3rd.
Rising 9th graders will be registering for their electives for next school year the week of March 13-17. Please consult the high school course catalogs and talk with your student about his/her choices prior to student registration.
ACE Awards Nominations Now Open!
The ACE Awards (Advocates for Character and Education) was created by Greg Blatt, Founder and Executive Director of Coaches 4 Character. It is an annual award given to 68 male and female students from each of the 34 Greenville County middle and high schools. This award is designed to honor 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 or 12th grader, please complete and submit this nomination form or go on-line to www.c4caceawards.com/ace-awards.html. All nominations must be submitted by January 31, 2017. An ACE Awards Advisory Committee at each school will choose finalists from among those nominated to complete an application for the ACE Award. One male and one female will be chosen from each middle and high school in Greenville County. All ACE award recipients will be recognized at the ACE Awards ceremony in the spring.
Middle School 'Perfect Attendance' Criteria
From Our District Office: The definition of an absence at a Greenville County Middle School is missing more than one-half of any singular class period for which a student is enrolled, or multiple class periods for which a student is enrolled, during a school day. Absence in any part of the school day for a minimum of more than one-half class period, even if the student was present for all portions of that same school day, by definition excludes a student from being determined to have Perfect Attendance.