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SC READY/SC PASS Testing dates announced.

This year, students in sixth, seventh, and eighth grades in South Carolina will take the SC College-and-Career Ready Assessment (SC READY), which is comprised of the ELA (writing and reading) and mathematics tests. Additionally, students in sixth grade will take SC Palmetto Assessments of State Standards (SCPASS) science test.  Dates for testing are May 12th (SC READY- Writing), May 13th (SC READY-Reading), May 19th (SC READY-Math) and May 20th (SC PASS Science- 6th Grade ONLY).   Download a copy of the testing letter for more information.


Come join your student for lunch during the Month of February!

We invite you to join your child for lunch during the month of February. Use the following ink: Red Carpet Lunch with Your Stars! to sign up in advance to join us for lunch on your designated day: 

Please be sure to indicate if you will be purchasing a lunch so  the cafeteria can plan accordingly.   We hope that you can join us for lunch with your child in February!


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Greenville County Schools Job Fair at Bryson Middle February 25th

HR Operations will host a job fair on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, from 5-7 pm at Bryson Middle School, 3657 S. Industrial Drive, Simpsonville, SC.  All three hourly work groups (Bus Drivers/Aides, Custodian and Food Service) will be represented. For imformation, download a Job Fair Flyer.


GCS ARMES Program Nominations begin February 6th

WHO IS ELIGIBLE? Rising 3rd – 8th graders for the 2020-2021 school year. 

HOW DOES THE PROCESS WORK? Anyone can nominate a student, including teachers, parents, other adults, or self. Go to http://www.armesprogram.com and click on the link, “ARMES NOMINATION” and complete the online nomination. 

Nominations will be open from February 6, 2020 through April 8, 2020.  Download an ARMES FAQ  document for more information.


4K Registration now through March 20th

4K Pre-Registration for 2020-21 is January 22 through March 20, 2020.    Parents may pre-register at any district elementary school or child development center. Children do not have to live in the school attendance area to pre-register at that location. Pre-registration does not guarantee enrollment in a GCS 4K program. Children selected for 4K programs must demonstrate academic/developmental needs and/or risk factors such as low family income and low parent education level. Screened children will be ranked district-wide and those most at-risk for school success will receive initial assignments. Parents must present their child’s birth certificate, immunization certificate or religious exemption certificate, two proofs of residency (same as 5K) and photo ID. 4K pre-registration ends March 20, 2020. Elementary School Clerks will receive additional pre-registration information.  Please post the 4K Pre-Registration flyer in your reception area and include the 4K PSAs (English; Spanish) on your school social media accounts ASAP. You must be logged into your District Google account to access the video files. 4K Screening is April 1-3, 2020.  Contact: Stephanie Dozier, sdozier@greenville.k12.sc.us or 452-0403.


NEW! Redo/Retake Late Work Policy and Plan of Study

Please note our Redo/Retake Late Work Policy and Plan of Study located under the Student tab.  This policy takes effect January 15, 2020.


Attention Parents of 8th Graders--Please Sign Up for Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) meetings

Attention parents of 8th grade students: 

PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW TO SIGN UP FOR YOUR CHILD'S IGP MEETING!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044ea5ad2ea64-bms8th 

In 2005, the State of South Carolina passed The Education and Economic Development Act (EEDA). The EEDA requires that by the end of the eighth grade, all students in consultation with their parents (or guardian), must have an Individual Graduation Plan or IGP completed before next year’s enrollment. IGP conferences are held each year throughout high school, giving students the opportunity to update their information annually.

The purpose of the IGP is to give students the opportunity to discuss their career inventories and choose a career cluster of interest before going into high school.  By choosing a career cluster in the 8th grade, students will be better informed about choosing electives in high school that will better prepare them for their chosen career beyond graduation – on the job or in college.

During the IGP conference, you will discuss and/or complete the following:

§  Current academic progress

§  Results of career cluster interest inventory

§  High school course offerings

§  South Carolina Uniform Grading Scale

§  South Carolina graduation requirements

If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Brister (355-2104) or Mr. Beeson (355-2117)

 

If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Brister (355-2104) or Mr. Beeson (355-2117)


The Greenville Alternative Teacher Education (GATE) Program- Information Sessions Announced

The Greenville Alternative Teacher Education (GATE) Program is expanding! - The GATE program is a three-year district-based, job-embedded, alternative certification program and is the first of its kind in South Carolina. GATE provides authentic teaching experiences with supportive mentoring and coaching. Greenville County Schools is currently seeking candidates who are interested in teaching math, science, social studies, English, French, or Spanish to middle or high school students. To be considered for the GATE program, candidates must have a bachelor’s degree or higher with a major or emphasis in the teaching area of interest.  Applications are being accepted NOW!  Register to attend an information session or visit the GATE website to learn more about the GATE program.  Contact: Dr. Candice Moore, 355-3895.


Purchase 2019-20 Yearbooks Now!!

Did you know that you can order your yearbook online? Use the link below:
Order your 2019-20 Bryson Middle School Yearbook here

Deadline to order a yearbook is May 8, 2020. Cost is $45.


NEW Greenville County Schools Promotional Video Highlights Bryson Middle School

A new video produced by Beth Brotherton, Greenville County Schools Director of Communications highlights all the things that make Bryson Middel School great. View the video: Bryson Middle School Promotional Video   There is also a link below under Spotlight


Nominate an educator for the Golden Apple Award

Ingles and WYFF News 4 want to reward the teachers who are going above and beyond. Each week, an area teacher will be selected to receive the Golden Apple Award and profiled Thursdays on WYFF News 4. These weekly winners will be chosen from your nominations by a panel of judges. At the end of the school year, a Teacher of the Year will be selected from the weekly winners.

Additional Information | Nomination Form


SC State Report Cart Released Oct. 1, 2019

Below is the link to our School Report Card, released October 1, 2019 by the State Department of Education.  Based on a number of factors, each school in the state has been rated as excellent, good, average, below average, or unsatisfactory.

These report cards factor in multiple data points, test scores and surveys. The report attempts to measure a school’s academic achievement, student progress, college and career readiness and school climate. The reports will also include data on English Learners’ Progress, Student Safety, and Financial information. High School reports will factor in graduation rates.

If you have any questions or concerns related to our school’s ratings, feel free to contact our principal via email or phone.

South Carolina School Report Cards

 


Starting Dates Spring Sports

Spring Sports begin on February 10th (2020)- There will be announcements about meetings and tryouts as it gets closer.


Parent Backpack--NEW!!

What is Parent Backpack?

Parent Backpack is an online application that replaces the PowerSchool Parent Portal.  With Parent Backpack, you are able to view your child's grades, school attendance, and any discipline incidents when you are logged into the system. Best of all, Parent Backpack works on any device and is mobile friendly.

To access Parent Backpack, go to https://parents.gcsbackpack.com and create an account. Please access directions by clicking on Creating a Parent Backpack Account - English Directions or Direcciones en Español

To view a video on how to create your Parent Backpack, click on the blue Backpack icon. 

 


Register Now-- Bryson Middle School Extended Day Program

Registration is now open for the Bryson Middle School Extended Day Program for the 2019-2020 School Year. 

The program meets from 3:30-6pm each day that school is in session.
Weekly, Half-Week and Daily rates are available. 
Program includes light snack, homework time, physical activity and STEAM/Project Based Learning enrichment activities. 

For more information or to access registration forms, download  Bryson Middle School Extended Day Program (EDP) Flyer or  2019-2020 EDP registration form.