News & Notes
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 29, 2016. 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.
8th Grade Individual Graduation Plan Sign Up
The State of South Carolina requires that every 8th grader participate in an Individual Graduation Plan conference (IGP). Along with parents/guardians, every 8th grader at Berea Middle School will meet with a counselor to select a career cluster and discuss high school plans and high school graduation requirements.
Parents may sign up for the IGP Conference in one of three ways.
- Sign up at the IGP laptop station during our Back-To-School Night, August 11th, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
- Sign up online from your home computer or mobile device (CLICK HERE)
- Beginning August 7th, call our School Counseling Office at 355-1711 to set up your conference.
The conference will take place in the Counseling Office at your chosen date and time. If you do not select a date and time, an invitation will be generated and mailed to you. As the conference day approaches, our office staff will call parents to remind them of the meeting and send students home with a notice.