Blazer News- August 17th

Important Dates
August 17- New to College Orientation @ 1:30
August 20– GTC Fall Classes Begin
August 24– Underclassmen Pictures
September 3– Labor Day Holiday
September 7– Party on the Patio
September 10– GMC Open House (6pm-7:30pm)
September 17 –11th&12th Grade Parent Meeting 6PM @ GMC
September 24 –9th and 10th Grade Parent Meeting 6PM @ GMC
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New to College Orientation 
All new to college students are invited to a brief orientation on Friday at 1:35 in the College Seminar room. Please arrive promptly. The meeting should take no more than 30 minutes. Please plan accordingly.
 
Student Drop-off and Pickup
Student drop-off begins at 7:30  and students not attending office hours or an afternoon event should be picked up by 3:30.
Student Fees 
Student Fees may now be paid online by clicking here.
 
Blazer Gear
Mrs. Rouse is selling GMC “Blazer Nation” sweatshirts, hoodies, and t-shirts. Orders and $ are due by 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 23rd. All proceeds benefit the Disney EDUscape trip.  Click here for details
GMC Schoolwide Fundraising
All school fundraising activities need to be pre-approved by the Development Office.  Please contact Heather Timanus with any questions or concerns.
2nd Annual Blazer BBQ Parent Dinner 
and Silent Auction
Save the Date: Saturday, November 10
 
Follow us on Instagram: @gmcblazerathletics                        Athletic Director: Kelley Bailey
Follow us on twitter: @GMCAthletics
GMC Athletic Sponsors Needed
Support GMC Athletics by being an Athletic Sponsor Click here for details.
Click here to view the Athletic Handbook
All students interested in participating in Athletics should turn in pages 13-20 on the GMC Handbook before they can attend tryouts or practices. Athletic Fee’s of $125 due to Ms. Bailey before playing.
Donations
GMC Athletics and PE are in need of a few items to make this year successful. Please check out the SignUpGenius to see how you can donate. This will be an ongoing sign-up so check back regularly!  Click here to view.
GMC Athletic Gear
New GMC Athletic Gear is on sale now! Check out GMC Athletics on Instagram or Twitter to see samples of t-shirts and clear stadium bags for Athletic Events. Shirts and bags are $12 each. Stop by to see Mrs. Bailey to pre-order yours today. All items will be in stock by the end of next week.
Athletic Ticket Prices and Information
High School Single Session: $5 adult, $3 student, Children under 12 Free
All Sports Family Pass: $200
Individual All-Sports Pass: $150
Single Season Family Pass: $70
Individual Single Season Pass: $30
All passes sold by GMC can ONLY be used at regular season GMC hosted events. GMC Sports Passes will not grant you entry to away games, tournament games, or SCHSL playoff games. If you’re interested in purchasing All Sports or Season Passes please contact Mrs. Bailey. Checks can be made payable to GMC.
Upcoming Athletic Events
Saturday, August 18th- Swimming at 2018 Splashdown, Westside Aquatic, 11:00am
Tuesday, August 21st-Volleyball vs Greer High School at HOME, JV 5:30pm, Varsity 7:00pm
Thursday, August 23rd- Swimming at Greenville Country Club, 6:00pm
                                    – Golf at Landrum, 4:00pm
Saturday, August 25th- Volleyball at Byrnes Volleyball Tournament, Byrnes High School
 
Volunteer
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.  (Parent hours are logged via myfooddays. Click here for demo.)
Parent Volunteer Opportunity
Please check up this SignUpGenius to serve our community on
August 25th 9:30-5:00pm. This is a great opportunity for GMC to receive more than $800!! All volunteers must be 18 years and older. Please sign up by August 17th. Email Kelley Bailey with any questions.  Click here to view signups.
 
Party on the Patio 
Party on the Patio will be held on Friday, September 7th. Please view the SignUpGenius to help us supply drinks and snacks for all students during the dance. Click here to view.
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 lead Ms. Davis will be there to show you what to do.  Signups are under the volunteer tab of myfooddays.
Silent Auction Items for Blazer BBQ 
We are in need of silent auction items for our Blazer BBQ Bash to benefit GMC. Please help us in reaching out to any contacts you may have in the community for items. Contact Heather Timanus  with any questions.
Items Needed:
-tickets to sporting event or play
-massage or spa gift cards
-home decor
-paintings/photos
-jewelry/ clothing
-use of vacation rental or timeshare
-frequent flier miles
-gift cards
Charter Barter
Click on the link below to see a list of school needs.
Student Government Can Plan
Student government will now be collecting cans from the cafe and donating the tabs to Ronald McDonald House. Stugo is in need of a bin to collect cans and trash bags for the bin. Email Maddie Buisch if you can help.
Several stores that our GMC families frequent offer rewards to our school.
School/ Organizations ID’s are listed below.
  • Publix reward card will not work as of October 1.   To support your school, sign up for Publix Partners through your Publix.com account (if you don’t already have one) and select Greer Middle College as your desired school. Then, enter your phone number at checkout each time you make an eligible purchase.
  • Amazon or use Amazon Prime:  Start your order at https://smile.amazon.com/.  *Select Greer Middle College Charter High School
  • Lowes Foods:  Click here to link your store card and search Greer Middle CollegeIngles: 30112  (link store card using code)Office Depot:  Our ID is 70217900