Blazer News- October 12

October 18 – Student Led Conferences (SLC)
October 19 – SLCs / No Classes / Junior Rings / Q1 Report Card
October 22 – Staff Development Day / No Classes at GMC
October 29– NHS Induction at Praise Cathedral
Fridays
A – 10/5
B – 9/28, 10/12
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After School Smart Center Open at GMC
We are excited to begin an academic tutoring and homework after-school program at GMC. The Smart Center will run Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the Academic Learning Commons. The hours will be from 3-5 p.m. Our goal is to provide support for students to help them improve both grades and confidence.
Teachers and peer tutors available to assist with homework and to help students master content with which they are struggling. Students are welcome to attend each day and for all or part of the time. Students just show up, sign-in and begin work!
Open Enrollment & Sibling Enrollment
Rising Freshman siblings have priority during open enrollment.  In order to attend, you must complete the application by November 6 so we know to expect your sibling student next year.
Yearbook Ads
You can create and pay student’s recognition ad(s) on the Jostens website.
Fall Blood Drive
GMC will host its annual Fall Blood Drive on Thursday, October 18, 1:30-6:30 pm. Students and parents will receive two service hours for donating. Students 16 years old may donate with a signed permission form. Forms are located in Mrs. Bailey’s room or on the Blood Connection’s website. Students 17 and older do not have to have a permission form. Please follow the link below to sign up with a time that fits your schedule best. Donate!

Blazers Abroad

The summer of 2020, GMC Blazers Abroad will be touring Europe.  Seven countries in 17 days. Learn more by contacting Ms. Sawicki.
Senior Scoop

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National Honors Society Induction
Parents, friends, and community members are invited to the GMC National Honors Society Induction on October 29 at Praise Cathedral at 6:00 pm. Come and celebrate the academic achievements of these wonderful students!
Student Volunteer Opportunities
Students please check out the list of volunteer opportunities that organizations have contacted GMC about requesting volunteers.
GMC Hoodies
Need a hoodie for the cooler weather or cold classrooms. See Mrs. Timanus. We have all sizes available. $25 each.
 Student Volunteers needed  for Special Olympics Benefit this Weekend
The Special Olympics is in need of 6-12 people ages 16+ to help with a Badminton Tournament. 2-4 hour shifts are available from 8am to 8pm. Contact LCeisel@greenvillecounty.org or 864-676-2180  X 120.
 
Small Car Decals 
We have a new GMC small car decal. They may be purchased from Mrs. Timanus for $2 each.
Purchase Tickets to Blazer BBQ

Join us for our 2nd annual Blazer BBQ featuring a delicious BBQ dinner from

Shortfields, live music from the Synergy Twins, and a fantastic silent auction!
All proceeds will benefit student technology at GMC.
Purchase tickets here or to avoid the service charge, tickets may be purchase at the school with cash or check through Mrs. Timanus.
 Each parent may log 4 service hours for attending!
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Kelley Bailey, Athletic Director
Congratulations to the Cross Country team for an excellent representation at The Disney Classic. JV Boys placed 3rd, JV Girls placed 6th, Varsity Boys 1st, and Varsity Girls 2nd! Nicholas Watts 9th-JV, Nora Finnegan 8th-JV, Austin Magera 10th-Varsity, Adam Smith 11th-Varsity, Morgan Summey 1st-Varsity. Way to go Blazer Runners!
Congratulations to the Swim team for a great season as it wrapped up at State on Saturday. Girls finished 11th and Boys finished 6th overall in 1A, 2A, and 3A. Ethan Panosian finished 2nd in 50 Free! Way to go Ethan!
Congratulations to Alyssa Waddell for making All Region in Girls Golf. The Girls Golf team is in a close running for our team to make it to State! Way to go ladies!

 

 
Donations
Please check out our list on SignUpGenius to see how you can donate.
 
Upcoming Athletic Events
Saturday, October 13
  XC at Sand Hills
Monday, October 15
Golf- Upper State
Volleyball vs GTC, JV at 5:30, Varsity at 7:00
Tuesday, October 16
      XC at Christ Church, Region Meet
Saturday, October 20th
  XC at Woodmont, County Meet
Shop at Publix? Earn Rewards for GMC!
 Previous reward “key chain scan cards” will no longer 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.

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.)
Charter Barter
Thank you so much to our parents that have helped supply our teachers with things that they need for their classrooms!  We have the best parents at GMC!
Click here to see a list of school needs by teacher.
Healthroom Medical Volunteer Needed
GMC is is need of medically qualified parents to volunteer in the health room 10am to 1pm daily to help with medications and student needs. If you are an RN, LPN or medically qualified, please email  Heather Timanus.

 

Tree Planting Volunteers
GMC has been selected to be the recipient of 25 trees from the Tree’s Greenville organization. We need your help in getting the trees planted! Students and parents may earn service hours helping us dig holes to plant the trees. Signup to help!
***In addition, our  business sponsor Weed Man will donate $20 for each student volunteer (the first 25 to signup). The student can designate funds to go to the GMC Athletic Team or Club of choice.
Lunch Volunteers
We rely on 3 volunteer parents per day in order to serve lunch to our students.   Signups are under the volunteer tab of myfooddays. Be sure to follow “GMC Parents in Partnership” on Facebook!
November ordering and volunteer signups are now open!
Silent Auction Items for Blazer BBQ – Saturday November 10
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.
Please start dropping off any items with Ms. Timanus. You may earn service hours for your donation.