Blazer News- Feb. 15

Important Dates
February 18 – Presidents Day (No School at GMC) GTC Classes in Session
February 20 – ACT Testing for Juniors
February 23– Miss GMC Pageant
March 1 – Mandatory First Friday Blazer Block
March 4– Mandatory Junior Senior Project/Internship Overview Meeting
March 12 – Junior Ring Ceremony (RSVP here)
March 18-22– Spring Break
A: 2/22
B: 2/15
Snow Days
All snow days have been used, April 18, 19, and 22 are regular school days.
GMC Smart Center
Open Monday – Thursday until 5 pm providing academic tutoring and homework help. Students may also use the computer lab during this time.
Sign up to receive GMC Text Alerts: text @gmcal to 81010
2018-2019 Calendars:
Flu Season
We want to keep everyone well and at school. Please wash your hands with soap and warm water often.  
Please review these documents:
SpicyBots, our GMC Robotics Team Getting Ready for State
Beta Club
Congratulations to the GMC Beta Club for their success at the SC State Beta Club Convention this past weekend.
Award Winners:
Tatyana Murphy- 3rd place Fiber Arts
Annalena Griffin- 1st place photography
Portfolio Team- 1st place! (2nd year in a row!!)
2D Design Team- 3rd place
Hooverney Castano- 2nd place Math (without a calculator!!!)
Ariel Weaver-2nd place Speech
Engineering Team-  3rd place (first time competing)



Miss GMC
Miss GMC will be on Saturday, February 23rd at Bonds Career Center at 7:00pm. Doors will open at 6:30pm. Tickets are $5.

Order Your Yearbook

Parent! Less than 50 yearbooks remain as of Wednesday, Feb. 12th. Please use the link provided to order your students if you wish to purchase one and have not already done so. Order Here
Mandatory Junior Senior Project/Internship Overview Meeting
There will be a mandatory meeting for parents and juniors on Monday, March 4.  Parent and juniors must attend one session- either 8:00am or 5:00pm in the Learning Commons.  * It is not mandatory that parent and student attend the same meeting.
Junior Ring Ceremony
…will take place at GMC on March 12 at 6 pm in the Learning Commons at GMC. Please RSVP here.
Teacher Cadet Applications
Love class discussions and working with children?  If yes, apply for Teacher Cadet, a dual credit elective.  Applications are outside of Mrs. Rouse’s room and are due Friday, Feb. 22nd.

Newspaper and Yearbook Applications

Newspaper and Yearbook Applications are now available outside Mr. Lowman’s room. All applications are due Feb. 22nd.
Junior Leadership Greer Applications
Rising Sophomores and Juniors, Applications are now available for Junior Leadership Greer.  Two boys and two girls will be selected to participate in next years class to represent GMC. Applications are due to Mrs. Timanus by March 29th. Applications can be picked up on the table outside of guidance.
Student Forms for the Health Room
Parents, please review our health room hours and details. if your students need to take any medications while at school, please be sure you have turned in the appropriate forms as required each school year. Please see details here. Contact Jennifer Woodruff with any questions.
Order Official GMC Approved Dress Code Through Lands’ End
GMC is excited to partner with Lands’ End to provide students the option to order official GMC approved apparel.
  • Click to view our page. Select girl or boy and grade. All grade offerings are the same.
  • Sign up to receive Lands’ End emails offering discounts: Click here
  • Guaranteed. Period. is the Lands’ End policy. Simply contact customer service to return or exchange anything.
***Lands’ End will have a representative on campus Saturday, March 2nd during Intake Meetings.  Current families are invited to stop by between 10am and 11am to view samples.

GMC Senior, Hannah Leonhardt has organized a

Doctors With A  Heart event as part of her Senior Project Internship.  Click here for details.
Volunteer Opportunities
Each family at GMC is asked 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.  (Parent hours are logged via myfooddays. Click here for demo.)
 Lunch Ordering and Volunteer Signups are Now Open for March.
Donate Breakfast food for New Family Intake- Saturday, March 2
Click here to view signup. Also get parents hours by volunteering to help. See signup for details.
GMC Film Class is in Need of A Mac Computer and Editing Software 
Click here for computer specs
Click here for editing software
Parents may earn 1 service hour for every $10 donation towards this project.  If you can help, please contact Mr. Cook.
We are trying to keep everyone well and at school. Please wash your hands with soap often!
Please help us by providing the following:
  • disinfectant wipes
  • facial tissue
  • disinfectant spray (Lysol etc.)
  • hand sanitizer
  • white copy paper

Upcoming Athletic Events

Saturday/Sunday, February 16-17- Boys Soccer at Byrnes Tournament
Wednesday, February 20- Track at Eastside
Thursday, February 21- Soccer at Blue Ridge, Girls at 5:00, Boys at 7:00
Saturday, February 23- Baseball vs Brashier at 3:30 at David Jackson Park
                                      Track at Southside Christian
Congratulations to Trey Griffin for signing to play Baseball at Erskine College. We are so proud of your accomplishments on and off the field!