Blazer News Bulletin: March 16, 2018

Important Dates
3/16 – Spring SLC’s
4/2-4/6 – GMC Spring Break
All snow days have been used so 3/30, 4/13, and 4/20 will now be regular school days.
A/B Friday Schedule:
SLCs: 3/16
A: 3/23
B: 3/30
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Special Election for the GMC Board of Directors
Due to the recent resignation of a member of the Board of Directors, Greer Middle College Charter High School will hold a special election on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, to fill one vacant seat for the remainder of a 2-year term, ending June 30, 2018. Online ballots will be sent via Survey Monkey at 8:00 AM Tuesday, March 27 and you will have until 8:00 AM on Wednesday, March 28 to submit the ballot. The results will be published on the school website by 3 PM on Wednesday, March 28. Click here for full details.
Annual Board of Directors Elections
GMC will hold the Annual Board Election on Monday, May 7, 2018 to fill four seats on our Board of Directors for a two year term ending on June 30, 2020.  Nomination Forms should be submitted to Denise Clark,  Click here for timeline and nomination form.
Foster the Future
Interested in learning about foster care? Want to help children in need? Come out to Foster the Future, an awareness event hosted by GMC’s Student Ambassadors club, to learn from local agency representatives how you can help! Bring a duffel bag/ gift card/ hygiene item(s) to donate to kids in care. Parents and students receive service hours for attending and donating. The event will be held at GMC on Monday, March 19 from 6-8 and childcare will be provided (sign up here).
2018-2019 Junior Leadership Greer
Rising Sophomores and Juniors may apply to participate in Leadership Greer for the 2018-2019 school year. Applications may be picked up from Mrs. Timanus and are due by March 23. Four students will be selected to participate from GMC.
Junior SAT Testing
Juniors who have chosen to take the SAT will take it March 21. If you have any questions or concerns please email Miss Looper.
Prom Tickets
Prom Tickets will be on sale for Juniors and Seniors beginning Monday, March 12, until March 30. $40 a single, $60 per couple. There will be a table set up at SLC’s for students to purchase their tickets. Please see Mrs. Bailey with any questions.
Junior Ring Ceremony
The ceremony will be held at GMC on Monday, April 9, at 6pm

Junior WIN Assessment Testing
Juniors will take the WIN assessment on April 18 from 8 am to 12pm.  This is the state-mandated career assessment.
Student Service Hours
There are several service hour opportunities for students with the City of Greer. Click here for details
GMC Hoodies
We currently have an assortment of size S, M, L, XL, and XXL for $25 each. If you would like to purchase one, please see Mrs. Timanus.
Spring Sport Athletes
Spring Sports Athletes who have not turned in their $125 athletic fee are reminded to do so by next Friday, March 23rd. Record of payment via receipt or cleared check should be sent in by Friday, March 23rd if a student has previously paid. Please submit payment or record of payment to Mrs. Bailey.
Summer School 2018
Summer School 2018 will begin on Monday, June 4th and end on Thursday, June 28th. Students in summer school will be expected to attend for 4 hours a day, Monday through Thursday, and have their work completed by Thursday, June 28th. If your child is in danger of having to attend summer school, please take this into consideration when making your plans for the month of June. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Dillard.
Amazon Smile and Grocery Reward Programs

 Several stores that our GMC families frequent offer rewards to our school.
School/ Organizations ID’s are listed below.
  • Amazon or use Amazon Prime:  Start your order at  *Select Greer Middle College Charter High School
  • Publix:  Pickup reward cards at front desk and scan when shopping
  • Lowes Foods:  Click here to link your store card and search Greer Middle College
  • Ingles: 30112   (link store card using code)
  • Office Depot:  Our ID is 70217900
Each family at GMC is required to volunteer 36 hours per school year at GMC. Parents may also donate items the school request through our Charter Barter Program and count them towards service hours. $10=1 service hour.
Lunch Volunteers
We are in need of lunch volunteers for the remainder of the school year.  Please signup via myfooddays.
Charter Barter Needs:
  • Microwave for Teacher Break Room (Click here to purchase)
  • Coffee Maker from Sam’s :BUNN Commercial 12 Cup Pour-over Coffee Brewer Item#803754 $214.00 Model #:  33200.0001
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Paper Towels and Facial Tissue
  • White copy paper
  • K cup coffee
Interested in Hosting a French Foreign Exchange Student this Summer
Terre Des Langues (TDL) has contacted GMC to see if we would have any families interested in hosting a french student this summer. There will be two groups of students coming this year. The first group will be here June 12- July 8, and the second group will be here July 8- July 29. This is a unique way for American families to experience some of the French culture in their homes while enjoying the hosting experience. The goal is to facilitate a long-lasting friendship as well. Many of the French students’ families have reciprocated the invitation as well. Contact: Winyah Templin
Senior Project Showcase
GMC invites students, parents, and the local community to join us on April 12 
from 4-6:30 pm for the first ever Senior Project Showcase. Seniors will have tables set up displaying their project and will be available to share with you their experience.
*Parents and underclassmen may earn service hours for attending!
Follow GMC Senior Project Instagram Page as well @gmc_seniorproject