The Weekly Griffin

March 1st - #BuildingABetterGriffin #LevelUP

What's Ahead...

This Week...
  • March 2 thru 6 - Read Across America Week
  • March 4 - Parent Info Series Session; 1:00-1:30pm/Vegas; Multi-Cultural Literacy: See Flyer
  • March 6 - Greenville Drive Reading All-Star Forms Due (to Ms. Marchbanks)
  • March 12 - 3rd Grade South Carolina Program / "Celebrate Our State" - 1:00pm
  • March 13 - SIC, 8:30am (Open to all)
  • March 13 - School Spirit Day (Wear a Sterling/CTC Shirt or School Colors)
  • March 13 - Middle School Griffin Day & Spring Dance; 2:45-4:30pm
  • March 18 - Special Parent Info Session w/"Gifted Guru" Lisa Van Gemert; 6:30-7:30pm
  • March 20 - Registration closes for 4K (see info below)

Read Across America - This Week!

This year's Read across America Celebration will focus on books that include diversity/inclusion.

Some activities scheduled for the week include:

*Grade levels will read books about diversity/inclusion daily.

*Additional books will be available in our Media Center.

*Middle school classes will perform theater stories for elementary classes.

*Elementary classes will play a Kahoots! game that middle school students create based on that week's grade-level books.

*Volunteers will read aloud to classes during RAA week. If you're willing to read, email Kim Marchbanks!
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Apply To the ARMES Program @ the Fine Arts Center

ARMES is a tuition-free arts program designed to meet the needs of students in grades 3 through 8 who demonstrate outstanding talents and a deep interest in Dance, Strings, Theater, Creative Writing, or Visual Arts.

The purpose of the program is to allow students to explore their chosen art form in depth, while promoting individual creativity. Classes are taught at a pace and level of complexity appropriate for artistically gifted children with similar abilities and interests.

All current 2nd - 7th grade students are eligible to apply for the upcoming school year! Classes are held two days per week after regular school hours, for a total of 3 hours of instruction each week. Sterling School / CTC has many students who participate in the ARMES program every year! Students will be scheduled for an audition later this spring. The deadline to apply for ARMES for the 2020-21 school year is Wednesday, April 8th.

For more details, visit the ARMES website.

GSSM Summer Camp Returns to Sterling!

The South Carolina Governor's School for Math and Science will host two summer day camps at our school this year! Sterling School is the only host school in the entire upstate and space is limited! Siblings and friends from other schools can register, too.

Applications are now open. Be sure to register by April 15th to receive Early Bird prices!

iTeams Xtreme for current 5th-7th grade students

June 15-18, 8:30am - 4:00pm

(Micro)control Your World!

Dive into microcontrollers and their applications through one of two tracks:

Arduino & Robotics

Explore the world of computational thinking and microcontrollers using Arduino technology and robotics. Learn how to program your very own microcontrolled robot and pit it against other students' robots in camp-wide competitions such as Maze Runner and Robot Wars.

Arduino & the Internet of Things

Explore the world of programming with Arduino technology. Increase your programming skills while learning about digital communication, cybersecurity, and the Internet of Things.

Apply now for iTeams Xtreme at Sterling/CTC!

CREATEng for current 7th-8th grade students

June 22-25, 8:30am - 4:00pm

Innovate. Design. Create.

CREATEng is GSSM’s one-of-a-kind engineering and design thinking day camp for rising 8th and 9th graders. Students take on the role of NASA engineers charged with developing a sustainable colony on Mars. Working through project-based, hands-on team challenges, students learn what engineering is and what engineers do. With a focus on civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering students work through a series of mini challenges from building windproof structures and protecting transportation with impenetrable wheels for the Rover, to using Arduino technology for greenhouse automation.

CREATEng students will interact with guest speakers and go on a field trip to a local company to see engineering in action.

Apply now for CREATEng at Sterling/CTC!

Our Students Need YOU!

Did you know Greenville, SC ranked 3rd among cities in the United States of citizens who volunteer most? According to Barna's recent report, 27% of survey participants reported that they volunteer for a nonprofit organization on a weekly basis. On behalf of the faculty and staff at Sterling School, we appreciate our volunteers! THANK YOU for generously supporting our students and school community with your time, energy, and care! #BuildingABetterGriffin