Blazer News- Week of August 26th

IMPORTANT DATES
August 26         GMC Open House, 6 pm, & GTC Fall Classes Begin
September 2     Labor Day Holiday (GMC and GTC Closed)
September 6     First Friday Blazer Block (Mandatory for All)
B- Friday: 8/23, 8/30
A- Friday:9/6
 
 
 
To Help you Succeed…
Office Hours  |  3:10-3:50 in Teacher’s Classrooms
Monday: Math
Tuesday: Science
Wednesday: English
Thursday: History and Spanish
 
GMC Smart Center Now Open
The GMC Smart Center is open and available to students after school on Mondays through Thursdays from 3-5 pm.
 
GMC Writing Center | Opening September 3
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays before and after school.
 
GMC Math Center | Opening Next Week
Tuesdays in Mrs. Morris’s room and Wednesdays in Mr. Fran’s room.
 
Attention Parents
 
Parent Portal Access | Pick Up at Open House
Parents needing access to Parent Portal may pickup from the front desk during GMC Open House on August 26.  
 
Parents,
Please arrive at GMC and report to your students Blazer Block by 6pm.  We will have BB teachers sorted by students last name on the school doors. You will receive a copy of your students schedule from their Blazer Block teacher and will will run a bell schedule.  Please note, you will be limited to 10 min in each class so this is not the time for teacher conferences. Teachers will have a signup in their rooms to request a conference for a future date.
 
Please use the student lot for parking.
 
Pickup and Drop Off
Parents, Please be advised that GTC plans to install signs instructing drivers to turn right onto McElhaney between 7:40-8:00 A.M. and 2:45-3:15 P.M. They are requesting we ask you begin following these guidelines immediately. 
 
Health Room News
Parents, please review the health room/medication policy for our school prior to bringing in medications for you student. Click here to view. Also there is a health room section on the school’s website with authorization forms available for you to download and print. Please contact the school nurse, Jennifer Woodruff, for any questions about these policies & procedures. 
Yearbook/Senior Ad Ordering
Parents, please use the links provided to order your student’s yearbook as well as a Recognition Ad for your GMC Senior!  
 
Fall GMC Apparel Pick-Up
Students and parents may pick up apparel after school on Thursday, August 29, from Mrs. Rouse’s room, G29.  
 
Shop and Benefit GMC
Please make sure to register for school rewards from the stores you where you shop. 

  • Amazon or use Amazon Prime: Start your order here.
    Select Greer Middle College Charter High School
  • Publix: Go to publix.com, create or log into account then select Greer Middle College. Publix has changed their program and is asking shoppers to reenroll yearly. Instead of a school card they ask you to enter your phone # at checkout. 
  • Lowes Foods: Visit lowesfoods.com – link your store card and search Greer Middle College
  • Ingles: 30112 (link store card using code)
  • Office Depot: Our ID is 70217900
 
 
Attention Students
 
College Students
College classes and College Seminar will resume on Monday, August 26. Please email Mrs. Bailey with any questions.
All college students should check GTC4me no later than 1:30pm today, Friday, August 23rd. If there are any discrepancies in college classes adjustments should have been made already. However, if a student has not checked their GTC4me as instructed and there are discrepancies, please email Ms. Looper no later than 1:30pm today.
 How to check GTC4me:
Select WebAdvisor Icon
Select Academic Profile
Select Check Class Schedule
**This will show room location and specific time for FALL CLASSES ONLY**
If a student has not secured their username, please follow the directions (attached)
 
Student Service Hours
Click here to view student service hour log for the 19/20 school year. 
See example here.
  • Must have 50 hours per year
  • Hours DO NOT roll over from year to year
  • Must complete in order to participate in graduation
Mandatory First Friday Blazer Block | September 6
September 6 will be a mandatory First Friday Blazer Block. First Friday BB is mandatory for all students, whether they have other classes on campus or not. It is critical to touch base with every students to be certain that everything is going well and to make sure everyone is on board with what is going on for that  month. Because First Friday BB attendance is mandatory, the consequences for missing will include detention and after school make up sessions. 
 

Click here to jump to GMC Athletics.

Ordering Lunch 
Student Lunch ordering, parent volunteer logging, and volunteer sign-ups for the lunch room are all under our myfooddays lunch ordering program.
 


Click here ordering details, a la carte pricing, and payment details.
  
Each family is asked to either volunteer for 36 hours per school year at GMC or donate items the school requests through the 
Charter Barter Program – $10 = 1 service hour
 
 
Service Hours
Service hours for the 19/20 school year began June 1. 
Parent hours must be submitted on MyFoodDays.
 
Log parent hours at myfooddays.   |  View Demo
 
Charter Barter School Needs
Click here to view Charter Barter needs by teacher.
General school needs:
 
GMC is in need of a used golf cart or small truck for moving and hauling on campus (vehicle will not be driven on public roads). If you have a vehicle you would like to donate for ta tax write off contact Heather TimanusDonations are tax deductible as GMC is a 501(c)3 organization. 
 
  • Paper Towel Rolls
  • White Copy Paper  (we are running very low)
  • Lysol Wipes
  • K-Cup Coffee
  • Coffee Grounds
  • Paper Towel Rolls
 
GMC Adopt a Highway Cleanup Day
GMC Parents and Students are invited to volunteer on 8/24. Click here
for details and to signup. It’s not too late to join us.
 
Lunch Volunteers
We rely on 3 volunteer parents per day in order to serve lunch to our students.  Volunteering in the lunchroom is fun and a great way to be involved!  Our lunch leader will be there to show you what to do.  Sign-ups are under the volunteer tab of myfooddays. It’s time to sign up for September!
We depend on 3 volunteers per day in order to provide lunch for our students.    If you find yourself unable to work a scheduled shift, please look at another date and find a parent to switch with you. Also, post on the “GMC Parent In Partnership” page to help secure a substitute. There is also a parent directory under myfooddays that you can look up other parents contact info.
Silent Auction Items  Needed for Blazer BBQ
We are in need of silent auction items for our Blazer BBQ to benefit the GMC Activity Center. Please help us in reaching out to any contacts you may have in the community for items.  Contact Heather Timanus with any questions.
 
You may earn service hours for your donation.
Athletics

 
Athletic Director: Kelley Bailey 
Assistant Athletic Director: Kaci Elliott
 
 
Upcoming Athletic Events:
Date
Sport
Event/Opponent
Location
Saturday, August 24th
Cross Country
WNCCCC
Hendersonville
 
Varsity Volleyball
Byrnes Tournament
Byrnes High School
 
Swim
2019 Splashdown
Westside Pool
Monday, August 26th
Girls Golf
Woodmont
Lakeview/Piedmont
 
Volleyball
Travelers Rest
Fairview Baptist
Tuesday, August 27th
Volleyball
Southside Christian
Fairview Baptist
Thursday, August 29th
Volleyball
Brashier
Fairview Baptist
Saturday, August 31st
Cross Country
Fight Like Wyatt
Hillcrest
 
Swim
Eagle Invitational
Northwest Family YMCA
 


 
 

Athletic Passes:
Passes will be sold at Home Volleyball Games.
Season Single Pass- $30
Season Family Pass- $70 (immediate family only)
All Sports Single Pass- $150
All Sports Family Pass- $200 (immediate family only)

 
GMC XC Profit Share Night 

 
Athletic Attire
If you would like any athletic attire to support your Blazers this coming year please see Mrs. Bailey! All items will be for sale in College Seminar, at Open House, and at home Volleyball Games.
 
 
Athletic Handbook and Participation
Students wishing to participate in Athletics at GMC should have a physical dated April 1, 2019, or later on file with the Athletic Department and pages 13-20 of the Athletic Handbook should be submitted to the Athletic Department. Email Mrs. Bailey with any questions.
 
 
Girls Basketball Conditioning
Girls interested in playing basketball at GMC should plan to attend conditioning and open season practices during the fall. Please email Coach Elliott with any questions.
 
Boys Basketball Pre-Season Workouts
Any boys interested in playing basketball for GMC should plan to attend conditioning beginning in August. Please contact Coach Armstrong.
Blazer News is brought to you each week by:
 
Mr. Fred Crawford – Principal/Executive Director
Mr. James Dillard – Assistant Principal
Mrs. Heather Timanus – Development Director
Mrs. Kelley Bailey – Athletic Director
 
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