Our Jr. Beta Club is collecting canned goods as a service project for Harvest Hope, a Greenville food bank. Please support this Food Drive, now until Friday, December 8
As you are aware, YouTube is now blocked from student access. Any student accessing YouTube during the school day will receive a consequence, up to in-school suspension. Students have been made aware of the expectation.
Come out in your camouflage and support our GMA Basketball teams on Thursday, as they take on Rudolph Gordon. Please be reminded of the Clear Bag Policy. Students must also be picked up immediately after the game. No exceptions!
8th Grade will visit Roper Mountain Science Center on Friday, December 8. Please make sure return permission forms and the $3 fee.
The PTA is planning a White Elephant Swap for GMA teachers and staff. We need your help! Please sign up to donate a gift (or gifts) of appreciation, valued around $10. This is a fun and creative way to say thank you. Any gift from the silly to sincere will be appreciated. Please be sure the gifts are WRAPPED and don’t include any names. Drop off in carline on Friday, December 15. Sign up using this link to donate: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4CACA922ABF94-46530857-holiday. A few ideas include: Coffee/Tea, Candles, Socks, Scarfs, Ornaments, Picture Frames, Stationery, Notebooks, & Gift Cards, to name a few.
Quiz Bowl needs volunteers! We need volunteers to assist with this popular trivia game that allows students to showcase their knowledge across a wide range of subjects. Matches are scheduled daily from 8:30-9:15 AM on the cafeteria stage. Sign up using this link.
REPOSTED FROM PREVIOUS BULLETINS:
Looking Ahead: When scheduling appointments, be mindful that our next set of district benchmarks will be on January 8-12.
SCPTA Reflections is a program designed to encourage students to unleash their inner artistry. The theme for the 2023-2024 school year is "I am Hopeful Because..." Students can express their creative talents through a variety of categories; Dance Choreography, Music Composition, Literature, Visual Arts, Film Production, and Photography. Entries are due January 12 by 3:00 PM. Check here for more information.
Greenville Middle is looking for Mentors! Please consider supporting this initiative at our school. Contact Megan Giordani, school counselor, for more details!
SCHOOL NEWS INFORMATION:
GCS high schools will not be allowing any unsupervised middle school students into athletic events for the 2023-24 school year. To be allowed into the game, students must have their parent/guardian with them. Parent/guardian must be at least 19 years of age or older, and they must also purchase a ticket and enter the event. Athletic Events Info
Greenville County Schools distribute one Chromebook and one charger for each student. Chromebooks should be charged, at home daily, and brought to school ready for use. If a student fails to bring the device, they will complete paper and pencil assignments. We will not provide loaner Chromebooks/chargers this year, per district policy.
Join the Greenville Middle PTA to show your support of our school community. Visit our online PTA store for: Frosty Friday Punch Cards, New GMA Spirit Wear, Birthday Announcements, Friends of the Ram Sponsorships, & Volunteer Opportunities!
REMINDERS FOR THE WEEK:
MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
As always, thank you for your support of Greenville Middle Academy! Let's have a great week!
Magnet applications will be available via GCS Parent Backpack during specified windows of time stated in the Application Round Schedule. Please visit the Magnet Academy FAQs for information about how applications are scored and processed.
Parent Backpack Directions: To access the online magnet application, parents should login into their Parent Backpack account. Parents of students outside of Greenville County Schools can create a new user account. Once logged into Parent Backpack, select "Programs" from the column on the left. Then select "Apply to a Program." Available programs will show on the screen. Select "Apply" beside Magnet Academies to begin the application process.
**Parents will be able to apply for multiple magnet academies within the same online application, but they will only be able to submit the magnet application once. Parents should make sure to select all schools for which their student desires to apply and complete all sections of the application before selecting submit.**
Admission into magnet academies is open to all eligible students, but spaces are limited. Students may apply to more than one magnet academy. Applications are scored based on four criteria: attendance, discipline, academic performance, and a student statement indicating why the student would like to attend the magnet academy. Students who apply and qualify during the first application round have a greater chance of being offered a slot than those students who apply and qualify in later rounds.
Siblings of magnet students who will return the following school year to the school have priority of acceptance in Round 1. If magnet slots are available after all siblings who have qualified are placed, non-siblings will be accepted beginning with the highest to the lowest qualifying scores until the school’s assigned magnet slots have been filled. A lottery system is used when there are more qualifying students than available slots. Qualifying students not selected for a magnet academy are placed on a waiting list.
Quiz Bowl is a fantastic middle school activity that resembles the popular trivia game show Jeopardy. It serves as a fun and educational way for students to showcase their knowledge across a wide range of subjects. The game is played in a team format, where each team competes against another team to answer trivia questions. The questions cover various topics such as history, science, literature, pop culture, and more.
To make Quiz Bowl happen, volunteers play a crucial role. They help organize and facilitate the matches, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable experience for everyone involved. Unable to come in to assist, consider donating candy for the matches! Matches are scheduled daily from 8:30-9:15 AM on the cafeteria stage.
SCPTA Reflections is a program designed to encourage students to unleash their inner artistry. The theme for the 2023-2024 school year is "I am Hopeful Because..." Students can express their creative talents through a variety of categories; Dance Choreography, Music Composition, Literature, Visual Arts, Film Production, and Photography. Entries are due January 12 by 3:00 PM.
The Sexual Health and Responsibility Education Unit will be taught November 13 - 17 for students taking PE in Semester 1 and January 29 - February 2 for students taking PE in Semester 2 by the PE department. A general overview and outline of the district’s age-appropriate, abstinence-based sexual health & responsibility education curriculum can be viewed on the district website under the Students & Parents Heading then scrolling to the Comprehensive Health & Physical Education link or by clicking HERE. Complete details including the slide presentation and videos can be previewed at the school anytime during the school day if you would like to view it.
If you do not want your child to participate in the sexual health & responsibility unit or a specific portion of the unit, you must bring the signed exemption form (linked HERE) to the front office in person. By School Board Policy and SC Comprehensive Health Education Law, students who exempt sexual health & responsibility education will be required to complete other health-related self-study lessons.
Semester ONE: November 13-17
Semester TWO: January 29 - February 2
Every student is issued one Student ID and lanyard, at no charge, at the beginning of the school year. BUT life happens, and ID's are often lost or left at home! Save yourself any last minute panic by purchasing your student a backup ID (or two or three). Encourage your student to hang backups in their locker or zip them into a special pocket on their bookbag.
Use MySchoolBucks to order additional IDs for your student. If purchased through MySchoolBucks, student IDs will be provided the following school day. Students who bring cash on the day of will be given a student ID by their lunch period (same day).
All Greenville Middle students are required to submit updated forms for each new academic year. It’s important that we have all required paperwork completed and submitted for the current school year. For your convenience, we’ve add this information on this page. Thank you for your assistance.
These three forms must be received:
"Connected" is your resource guide for the 2023-24 school year. This guide helps you stay connected to the tools you need all school year long! Additional printed copies of Connected will be available for pick up at your student’s school.
Eastside High School
Eastside Track & Field: If any boy or girl interested in participating in Eastside Track and Field in the spring are encouraged to attend pre-season conditioning beginning January 8th at the football stadium starting at 4pm and ending at 5:30pm Monday-Friday. Student-Athletes must have a updated physical to participate. If you have any questions please contact Coach Haley at firstname.lastname@example.org.