Granville Academy

Week of November 5, 2018

In this Edition of Granville Academy

Information about Granville Academy and the GA Pirates:

  • Math Tutoring & Technical Support
  • Science Tutoring
  • Report Cards
  • Student of Merit
  • Parent Teacher Conference Information
  • PTA: Feed the Piggies
  • GA Discussion Boards
  • GA T-shirts & Hoodies
  • Coat Drive
  • GA Pirate Birthday Celebrations
  • Dates to Remember

K-5 Pirates:

  • Parent Teacher Conferences K-5

6-8 Pirates:

  • Parent Teacher Conferences 6-8
  • Grade Scale & Mastery Based-Learning

9-12 Pirates:

  • GA Class Rings & Graduation Materials
  • PreACT for Sophomores
  • Parent Teacher Conferences 9-12
  • Student Labs
  • Grade Scale & Mastery Based-Learning
  • Field Trip Opportunity
  • School Picture Make-Up Day

GA Information for All

Math Tutoring & Technical Support: Monday & Wednesday THIS WEEK

This week Math Tutoring with Mrs. Igims will be held on Monday (11/5) and Wednesday (11/7) at TRES from 4:30pm to 6:00pm. During this time, technical support will also be available! Please feel free to stop by and we look forward to seeing you!


Want to receive updates on Math Support from Mrs. Igims? Text the message @111math222 to the number 81010 or try texting @111math222 to (704)269-4486.

Science Tutoring

Science (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science) tutoring will now be available at the Tar River Community Center on Wednesdays! These dates will be added to the current Math tutoring calendar that can be found here. Tutoring will begin on November 14.


We are so happy to be able to have such a great team to offer Science, Math and Tech support to our students and families.

Report Cards: 1st Nine Weeks

The first quarter ended on October 30th. Report cards will be throughout this week. All grades are viewable online at anytime via the PowerSchool Gradebook. Additionally, you can schedule weekly progress reports to be emailed to you. Once you set up the emails, you will never need to log in. The Granville Academy website, found here, has resources for parent and student access to PowerSchool Gradebook and includes information to set up for progress reports.


Please feel free to contact a member of the GA team for assistance.

GA Student of Merit: November 8, 2018

Granville Academy invites you to attend the Granville Academy Student of Merit Awards ceremony on November 8th at the Tar River Community Center at 12pm.


Please join us in celebrating our GA Pirates!

Parent Teacher Conference General Information

Each semester Granville Academy teachers will reach out to families to set up times to discuss your child's progress. The conferences are designed to give you more information about the growth and challenges that students face and our approach to meeting our students’ needs. We talk about how we — our parents and the school — work together to help our students grow.


If you have not signed up for a conference time yet, please reach out to your student's teacher and view the grade span information below. All K-8 conference will take place onsite and all 9-12 conferences will be set up with individual teachers.

PTA: Feed the Piggies

Granville Academy had our first PTA meeting on October 25! The PTA is planning a fundraiser that will begin on November 5th and end on November 20 with the culminating activity of Dr. Wrenn kissing a pig or actually pigs! Students will bring in spare change to be collected in each classroom to raise the registration fees for K-12 Science Olympiad teams. Please be on the lookout for the cutest piggy banks in the classrooms to collect change and help us "feed the piggies".


Granville Academy would also like to thank each and every supporter of our Pirates. We are so lucky to have the family involvement and great school culture!

Groups and Discussion Boards

Granville Academy has set up a virtual collaborative space for GA families in grade spans K-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Invitations were sent to participate in the web forums. This space will provide the opportunity for families to collaborate online. Please note that Google email addresses have different capabilities on a Google Group. If you do not have a gmail account, you will still be able to view all communication. Every group member receives emails from the discussion board that they belong in.


If you did not receive an invitation, please feel free to reach out to GranvilleAcademy@gcs.k12.nc.us and include an email address of your preference.

GA T-shirts and Hoodies

Granville Academy T-Shirts and Hoodies are available for purchase! All T-Shirts and hoodies are gray with the pirate logo. The order form is located below and by clicking HERE .

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K-5 Pirate Information

Parent Teacher Conferences (K-5)

Ms. Bickel and Ms. Phillips are excited for upcoming parent teacher conferences! If you have not already completed the forms sent from them, please do so. They will be in touch with confirmation of your time.


If you have any questions about ES Parent Teacher conferences, please email Ms. Bickel or Ms. Phillips.

6-8 Pirate Information

Grade Scale & Mastery Based Learning

Granville Academy operates on a mastery-based learning system which supports blended learning.


The Granville Academy Grading Scale for Semester and Yearlong Classes


75% Cumulative grade for all course work

25% Final Exam


Granville County Board Policy requires a 25% weighted exam in each course.


NOTE:

Cumulative progress reports are available any time through the PowerSchool Gradebook portal.

6-8 Parent Teacher Conferences

Middle school families:

Opportunities for parent-teacher conferences are coming up and we are excited meet with you! We will have meeting times on Tuesday at the Northern Granville Middle School Campus and meeting times at the Tar River Campus on Friday.

Note that the staff has a strict schedule for conferences on both days. Please arrive on time to spend as much time with your child's teacher as allotted and to be courteous of other students and their families. Conferences must begin and end at the time scheduled.

If you have not scheduled a conference, please fill out the Google Form to sign up for a time. Feel free to reach out to Mrs. Young or Mrs. Nelson if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you and we look forward to meeting with you soon!


Click here to sign up!

9-12 Pirate Information

Granville Academy Juniors & Seniors!

GA 11th & 12th graders will have the opportunity to purchase class rings and graduation materials at SGHS on November 6th, 2018 (4 - 6:30pm) in the lobby. This is the re-scheduled date!


See all of our juniors and seniors there!

PreACT Administration: All GA 10th Graders

Thursday, Nov. 15th, 8:30am

2043 Sanders Road

Stem, NC

All 10th grade students will take the PreACT at Granville Central High School on November 15. Students will need to be on campus by 8:30 am.


The test will be administered in room 1609 on the CTE wing for GA students.

Parent Teacher Conferences 9-12

9-12 Parents and students, please reach out to your child's teachers to set up virtual parent conferences.

November 6th, a teacher workday, is the official parent-conference day; however, if needed, we will arrange to discuss your students progress with you at other times. Stay in close contact with your teachers and sign up to receive your student's weekly progress report!

Student Labs

We are halfway through the semester. We do not want any high school student to not earn credit. All 9-12 grade students who are earning below a 61 in any class will be contacted to attend an onsite help lab. You will report to the lab weekly until you are back on pace and passing. We want to provide you with the support you need now to pass and earn credit for the course!

Grading Information & Mastery-Based Learning

Granville Academy operates on a mastery-based learning system which supports blended learning.


The Granville Academy Grading Scale for Semester and Yearlong Classes


75% Cumulative grade for all course work

25% Final Exam


Granville County Board Policy requires a 25% weighted exam in each course.


NOTE:

Cumulative progress reports are available any time through the PowerSchool Gradebook portal.

9-12 Field Trip Opportunity

If you would like to visit the HVAC (Heating Venting Air Conditioning) lab at Vance Granville Community College on November 14th, please complete the attached field trip form. You will need to indicate if you will transport yourself or be picked up from a specific high school (Granville Central, South Granville, or JF Webb). You will need to send Dr. Wrenn the completed field trip form by November 10th. If you are not in the 11th or 12th grade, your parent must accompany you.

School Pictures: Make Up Day

Make-up high school pictures will be taken on November 13th at the Granville Academy Northern Granville campus in room 326.

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