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South Carolina School Report Cards

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.

https://www.screportcards.com/ 

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


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Weekly Update (Week of November 11)

Can you can give me 25 minutes one day a week? If so, then we need you. We’re looking for  mentor buddies to eat lunch with a few of our students one day each week. If you’re interested and willing, please complete this form: https://forms.gle/aT3PFrBr22L6cSB8A. Also, if you’re interested in helping us with our Career Day by serving as a guest speaker, please complete this form: https://tinyurl.com/GMA2019CareerDay 

Happy Veteran’s Day! Veterans Day is a time to honor and thank those who are serving or have served in the United States military. In honor of Veteran’s Day, America's White Table is set up in the library. There are also supplies for students to write a thank you note to a veteran. The notes will be delivered to the Veteran's Hospital in Columbia. 

The pink Magnet Choice Renewal Forms for the 2020-2021 school year were distributed on Wednesday. Please return your form to the office by Friday, November 15. Students who wish to apply to our Magnet Program should submit their magnet application during the first Magnet Round, which opened Friday, November 1, 2019, through noon on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. 

Students are encouraged to submit an entry to this year’s PTA Reflections contest. The theme is “Look Within” and entries are due November 20. More information on our school website, including rules and entry forms. 

Release Time will be held Monday during morning Related Arts. 

Intramurals continue this week - Monday/6th grade, Tuesday/7th grade and Wednesday/8th grade. Games start at 3:30 PM and parents should pick up their student at the front of the school by 4:00 PM.

Mock Trial will meet on Monday from 3:30-4:30 PM in Dr. Hasenkamp’s room. 

Student Council will meet on Tuesday at 7:55 AM in Mr. Titus’ room. 

Choreography for Willy Wonka will be held on Tuesday from 3:45-5:00 PM. Rehearsal for all cast members will be held on Thursday. 

GMA Book Club will meet Wednesday at 7:45 AM in the media center. 

YiG will meet on Wednesday at 7:55 AM in Mr. Titus’ room.  

The GMA Unified Team will meet on Thursday at 8:00 AM in Ms. Long’s room.

The Fine Arts Center will be on campus to share their programs of study with interested 8th graders on Thursday at 8:30 in the media center. 

As always, thank you for your support of Greenville Middle. Let’s have a great week!

Purchase GMA Spirit Wear and your PTA Membership by visiting the PTA Member Hub site - It’s easy, convenient, and fast! 


ACE Awards Nominations

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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 72 male and female students from each of the 35 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 an 8th or 12th grader, complete and submit a nomination form (available in the School Counseling office) or go on-line to http://coaches4character.com/ace-awards.html and click on the ACE Awards tab.   Nominations open Monday, October 14, 2019 and must be submitted by January 31, 2020. 

Reflections: Look Within

The SC PTA Reflections program is accepting entries now through November 20. Student packets will be available in the front office later or can be printed from the SC PTA website. Each year, students in Grades Pre-K through 12 are recognized for their creativity and technique through Film Production, Dance Choreography, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts. Submissions will be reviewed for interpretation of this year's theme "Look Within."

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Parent Backpack - NEW!

Backpack LogoWhat 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.

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