Due to precipitation, combined with a black ice advisory and forecast freezing temperatures in the overnight hours, Greenville County Schools will operate on a 3-hour delay tomorrow, February 21. Bus routes will begin 3-hours later than normal and schools and offices will open to receive students 3-hours later than usual. GMA will open its doors at 10:30 AM to receive students.
Please be aware that depending on the results of an early morning assessment by the ICE team, school could still be cancelled. A final decision will be made and communicated to you by 7 a.m.
Students are reminded to make sure Chromebooks are charged for use each day. Student IDs are an expectation and provide an added measure of security, so parents, please help us make sure your child has their ID each day.
This is that time of year where we see increased illness. Parents, please remember that there is a 24 hour district policy addressing fever, vomiting, and diarrhea. Students should be free of these illnesses for a full 24 hours without the use of medication before returning to school.
The GMA Songwriter’s Committee is looking for creative minds to share their talent with our school. Create a song or rap about EQUAL RIGHTS. Entries may be submitted through February 29, and prizes will be awarded. See Mrs. Webb for more details.
Spring Sports Try-out Schedule: Girls Soccer Tues/Thurs 3:45-5:15 and Boys Soccer Wed/Thurs 3:45-5:00
The ACCESS is a test administered to English Language Learners. The assessment is a measure of student English proficiency. Parents, please make sure your student is present for testing on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.
Quiz Bowl Makeups for science homerooms will be held on Tuesday. Quiz Bowl Semi-Finals will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, with the Championship held on Friday. All games will be held during morning related arts in Ms. Picken’s classroom. Best of luck to our teams!
Intramurals will not meet this week.
Student Council will meet on Tuesday at 7:55 AM.
International Club will meet on Tuesday from 3:30-4:15 PM in the media center.
Student Book Club will meet on Wednesday at 7:45 AM in the media center.
The GMA Unified Team will meet on Thursday at 8:00 AM.
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.
There will be an SIC Meeting on Friday at 12:00 PM. We look forward to hearing from Julie Horton, who will share legislative updates as they relate to education.
The National Junior Art Honor Society will meet Friday afternoon at 3:15 PM.
Purchase GMA Spirit Wear and your PTA Membership by visiting the PTA Member Hub site - It’s easy, convenient, and fast!
As always, thank you for your support of Greenville Middle. Let’s have an awesome week!
Mark Your Calendars - On Monday, February 24, GMA will hold a very special night in conjunction with our National Art Honor Society, GMA PTA and community partners. Empty Bowls will highlight the work of our students to address food insecurity in Greenville, raise funds to support this cause, and provide a modest meal for those in attendance. Join us at 6:30 PM in the cafeteria.
There will be two performances of Willy Wonka Jr. on February 29th at 2pm and 7pm, and a matinee on March 1st at 2pm. All performances will be held in the auditorium of Wade Hampron High School. Tickets are $8 at the door.
Week 2 of the RAS - keep on track and continue to READ! The Reading All-Stars Program is an incentive program aimed at promoting reading and academic success across the upstate. Students are challenged to read 500 pages in a 5-weeks (2/3-3/6) to qualify as a Reading All-Star. GMA has held the title of #1 Reading Middle School for the past several years. Let’s do it again this year!
It is once again time to nominate rising 3rd - 8th graders for the GCS ARMES program. These students are identified as Artistic Gifted and Talented and served through an after school program at the Fine Arts Center.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT AREAS? Music, Art, Dance, Creative Writing and Drama. Students may be nominated and audition for as many areas as they have interest but once accepted into the program, can only participate in one area per year. A separate nomination form for each discipline is required.
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. Information will be shared with your related arts teachers and through district social media.
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.
Our new subscription to digital magazines is available for your reading pleasure. Check with the library for the school User ID and Password and login and read on your Chromebook or any other digital device. Enjoy Sports Illustrated for Kids, National Geographic, Discover, Guinness World Records 2019 and more!
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.