Join us Tuesday, October 15 for Magnet Open House!
Interested in having your child attend Greenville Middle Academy? The Choice is Yours! Please join us for our Magnet Open House, Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 6:00 to hear about GMA’s unique curriculum, tour our building, meet our teachers, and learn about the application process for those who live outside our attendance zone! Prospective students will participate in a “Spooky Scavenger Hunt” to discover GMA! Call Alonda Rollison at 355-5670 if you would like a tour or further information.
We look forward to seeing you there!
ARRIVAL: Our school building opens at 7:30 AM each day. Please drop students off in the carline. Use a single file car line for morning drop-off. Please do not drop off students on Lowndes Avenue. Also, do not drop off in the parking lot. These spaces are solely for parents coming into the building. Students are tardy if they are not in 1st period by 8:30 AM.
DISMISSAL: The entrance of the carline will begin at 2:45 PM. At this time, a double car line will be created for dismissal once you enter the school driveway. One lane must be left open on Lowndes Avenue for buses and emergency vehicles. Make sure to have your car tag on display at all times on your dashboard. Beginning at 3:30 PM, please resume with a single car line just like the morning. All remaining car riders will be called up at 3:30 PM.
Parents - Please speak with your student about making sure they have their Student ID once they enter the building. Remind them in the evenings to place their ID in their book bag. Students who do not have their ID will receive lunch detention.
Cell phones should be placed in lockers prior to 1st period.
Please review the Dress Code Policy. This can be found in the Student Agenda. Shorts should be 1 student ID length above the knee (for all shorts). Violations will require a parent phone call for change in clothing/shoe attire.
Best wishes to our Lady Rams who will be on the road this week. Monday, our Lady Rams are at Riverside MS and on Wednesday, they play at Greer MS. As a reminder, Greenville County Schools has a Clear Bag Policy for all athletic events. More information can be accessed here.
Christian Release Time will begin on Monday during the morning Related Arts periods.
Intramurals continue this week - Monday/6th grade, Tuesday/7th grade and Wednesday/8th grade. Games start at 3:30 PM in the gym.
Mock Trial will meet on Monday and Wednesday from 3:30-4:30 PM in Mrs. Hasenkamp’s room.
Choreography for Willy Wonka will be held Tuesday from 3:45-5:00 PM and Drama Rehearsal for all cast members will be held on Thursday from 3:45-5:00 PM.
Any 6th grader, who was involved in Junior Beta Club in Elementary School, or 7th/8th graders not in Junior Beta Club, who would like to join, there will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, September 18, at 7:45 AM, in Ms. Kuykendall's classroom.
Our school Counseling Department is seeking input from our parents. Please take a minute to complete a brief Needs Assessment, which can be accessed here: https://forms.gle/4wX78TsHE6zmbSf96
Before Chromebooks can be taken home, the tech fee will need to be paid and the tech form (with parent and student signatures) must be turned in. For the tech fee, send in cash or check or pay through MySchoolBucks. More information can be found on the GMA Chromebook website.
Youth in Government will meet on Wednesday at 7:55 AM in Mr. Titus’ room.
Afterschool Detention will be held on Thursday from 3:15-4:15 PM in the media center.
Frosty Friday will be sold during lunches on Friday.
Purchase GMA Spirit Wear and your PTA Membership by visiting this site - It’s easy, convenient, and fast! https://gma.memberhub.store/shopping/categories/22237
As always, thank you for your support of Greenville Middle. Let’s have a great week!
Our 8th grade students will have the opportunity to go to Washington DC November 20-23, 2019. Please see the parent letter for details. Families wishing to participate in the trip must pay the first deposit of $150 the week of August 26-30 to reserve a spot as a student or chaperone. Any questions can likely be answered by visiting our DC Trip Website OR can be directed to Ms. Pickens (email@example.com), Mr. Hergatt (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Mr. Forrester (email@example.com).
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.
To view a video on how to create your Parent Backpack, click on the blue Backpack icon.