News & Notes
Weekly Update (Week of January 21)
Here are the Updates for the Week…
Middle school students across the district will participate in Mid-Year Benchmark Testing. 6th, 7th, and 8th grade English/Language Arts will be taken on Tuesday and Wednesday. We’d really appreciate your student being present on these days to complete their test.
Intramurals will resume for 8th grade this week, with the following schedule: Tuesday, 1/22 Caldwell vs. Titus & Pickens vs. Serrata & Wednesday, 1/23 Phillips vs. Caldwell or Titus & Forrester vs. Pickens or Serrata.
MathCounts will meet on Tuesday from 3:15-4:30 PM.
Come out and support our GMA Rams as they take on Tanglewood Middle at home on Wednesday. Doors open at 5:00 PM, with the girls’ game starting at 5:30 PM. We also want to encourage attendance on Thursday, as the boys basketball team plays in the County Quarterfinals. The game starts at 6:00 PM.
There will be NO Student Book Club this week, due to the Book Fair in the media center.
Report Cards will be issued to students on Wednesday. Parents, please work with your student to review grades and assist them in developing goals for the next nine weeks.
On January 22 and 23, The Julie Valentine Center will be presenting a program to 6th graders on sexual harassment. This unit is designed to help students recognize harassing behaviors, how to report them and what to do if they see or experience these type of situations. Students will be empowered to identify and deal with harassing situations while emphasizing respectful, responsible relationships. Feel free to call your school counselor with any questions.
Detention will be held on Thursday from 3:15-4:15 PM in the media center.
There will be a Drama Society Rehearsal on Thursday from 3:35-5:30 PM in the cafeteria.
Our January SIC Meeting will be a combined meeting with Hughes Academy, Greenville High School, and Wade Hampton High School. A presentation on Vaping will be held in the auditorium of Greenville High at 6:30 PM on Thursday.
GMA Honors Choir will meet on the stage on Friday morning at 8:00 AM.
8th grade parents - Please send in the completed permission form packet with your student on Tuesday. The Bond Career Center, Washington DC or College Tour permission forms need to be given to their homeroom teacher.
Quiz Bowl is coming! The first day of play will be February 4. Advisory teachers will begin choosing their teams this week. PTA will send out a sign up genius link soon for volunteers. They will need people to send in candy, gift cards, and will need lots of volunteers to help keep time and keep score during each round of Quiz Bowl.
As always, thank you for your support of Greenville Middle Academy. Let’s have a great week!
REMINDERS & REQUESTS:
The Health Room is in need of some donated sweatpants. Please consider donating a pair or two of sweat pants to our closet. Used clothing in good shape is also welcomed. Sizes ranges from child size 12 to adult large.
8th grade parents interested in purchasing a personal Ad for Yearbook should return one baby photo, one current photo, and a brief message along with $40 to Ms. Godfrey by Friday, January 25th.
The GCSD webpage has recently received a facelift. If you scroll all the way to the bottom you will see a drop-down box that allows parents to choose a language other than English.
Join us for our annual library fundraiser, the Scholastic Book Fair, January 18 - 25. Book Fair hours will be from 8 - 3:30 Jan. 18 - Jan. 24. It will also be open the evening of our Curriculum Night on Tuesday, Jan. 22 from 6 - 8pm. The Book Fair will close at noon on Jan. 25. We need volunteers to work the book fair for our students. Please show our student's your support with your donation of time and money for books. Can't join us? Shop online and our school will receive credit.
Students love shopping for something new to read! It's important to encourage our students to read for the "fun of it," a minimum of twenty minutes daily. Their "future is well worth 20 minutes a day."
Rambassador's Sock Drive
The Greenvile Middle Rambassador's are collecting socks for Miracle Hill Rescue Mission. Their goal is to collect 200 pairs of socks (in all sizes). Socks are the number one requested item among the homeless. Socks are being collected through Jan. 25th. Turn in socks to Mrs. Uria or Mrs. Rollison. Thanks!
Mandatory Parent Meeting Washington DC trip
Greenville Middle 8th grade students have signed up to tour our nation's capital. The Washingdon D.C. trip departs on Wednesday, Feb. 13 and returns on Friday, Feb. 15. Permission slips are to be signed and returned and a meal preference form completed. In addition, there is a mandatory parent meeting, for students going on the trip, on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 6:30pm.
Junior Beta Club
Greenville Middle Academy Junior Beta Club will be accepting applications for our GMA South Carolina Junior Beta Club. The National Junior Beta club recognizes students who are of “worthy character, good mentality, credible achievement and commendable attitude.” The purpose of the Junior Beta Club is to encourage effort, reward merit, and to promote those qualities of character that make for good citizenship. Students must earn good grades, good school attendance and an outstanding discipline record. As a Junior Beta Club member, you will be held to a higher standard of excellence in our school. Therefore, you are expected to set a goal of becoming an example of a model student to the entire student body.
Please print and complete an application. Make checks payable to GMA Jr. Beta Club and put your student's name in the memo line. The form must be completed and returned to a Jr. Beta Club sponsor with the correct amount for dues by Feb. 1, 2019.
GMA Drama Society presents Beauty & the Beast!
Greenville Middle Drama Society will present Beauty and the Beast at Mauldin High School Auditorium on Thursday, February 7 at 7pn, Friday, February 8 at 7pm and on Saturday, February 9 at 2pm. Tickets are on sale for $8 each. Hurry and purchase your tickets, because the last two year's productions have sold out. Turn in your ticket order with cash or check, made out to GMA, to Mrs. Uria in room 3149..
7th Grade Trip - Mountain Trail Outdoor School
Seventh grade students will have an opportunity to go on an exciting three day, two night field trip to Mountail Trail Outdoor School in Hendersonville, NC. The trip will include several classes focusing on aquatic, forest and wildlife biology, as well as Appalachian geology and history. Information on MTOS can be found at their website at https://www.kanuga.org/camps-outdoor-education/mountain-trail-outdoor-school/ The trip is scheduled to leave on Wednesday, March13 and return on Friday, March 15 at approximately 1:30PM. A parent meeting will be held Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 6pm. The informational flyer has the payment dates and schedule included. The Student Release form must be returned with the first deposit. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Kuykendall at firstname.lastname@example.org or 355-5655.
Donors Choose is a nonprofit corporation that assists our teachers and classrooms by funding their projects. Please select a project and show your support by donating for our student's benefit.
Mrs. Uria has posted a new project, Every Language Creates in Color. This project request supplies for students colorful supplies to be creative in their writing!
Mrs. Carey, our school media specialist, is always seeking funds for the student book club, MakerSpace activity kits, and our school International Club. Please consider make a donation that may be used on the next project
Congratulations to Ms. Burdette, 6th grade Math teacher, her project, Wobbling and Wiggling to Success. was fully funded. She says, "Allowing my students to move around the room with these flexible seating options will help make them more successful throughout the year."
Give Mrs. Lamb a high five! Her classroom project "Creativity! Collaboration! Critical Thinking! We're Just Missing Calculators!" was recently funded.
Thanks for supporting our students and teachers through Donors Choose!
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