Granville Academy

Week of October 29, 2018

In this Edition of Granville Academy

Information about Granville Academy and the GA Pirates:

  • Math Tutoring and Technical Support
  • GA Day of Caring
  • Student of Merit
  • Parent Teacher Conference Information
  • GCPS District Benchmarks
  • PTA: Feed the Piggies
  • GA Discussion Boards
  • End of the First Quarter
  • GA Pirate Birthday Celebrations
  • Dates to Remember

K-5 Pirates:

  • Parent Teacher Conferences K-5

6-8 Pirates:

  • Message from Mrs. Nelson
  • Parent Teacher Conferences 6-8

9-12 Pirates:

  • GA Class Rings & Graduation Materials
  • PreACT for Sophomores

GA Information for All

Monday & Thursday: Math Tutoring & Technical Support

This week Math Tutoring with Mrs. Danielle Igims will be held on Monday (10/29) and Thursday (11/1) 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.

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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.

District Benchmarks

Students in grades 3-8 are in the process of taking district benchmarks in ELA and Math. High School students enrolled in Biology, English 2, Math 1 and Math 3 will also take benchmarks through the TE21 system. The benchmarks are designed to inform and implement a plan of action to further learning. Benchmarks are not used for student test grades or other accountability purposes.

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.

End of First Nine Weeks

Tuesday, October 30th is the end of the first nine weeks! We look forward to the start of the second quarter.

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

Message from Mrs. Nelson: Battle of the Books

Research has shown over and over that students who read independently are more successful in school, and we believe that here at Granville Academy. Mrs. Nelson's middle school language arts students are required to get a public library card and check out books for a Battle of the Books project at the end of the nine week period. Learning coaches/parents may choose to access any of the library branches to apply for the card and encourage students to check out books and read independently. The project will be explained in more detail in the weekly checklist, but step one is to have the students get a library card and choose a book.


If you have any questions, please let Mrs. Nelson know. She would be glad to help. The library staff at all our branches LOVE to have new card holders and readers and will be more than accommodating.

6-8 Parent Teacher Conferences

Middle school families:

Opportunities for parent-teacher conferences are coming up and we would love to meet with you! Please fill out the Google Form to sign up for a time. Time slots are available on a first come, first served basis. Please remember the time slot you signed up for! If any of the available times do not fit your availability, please leave a note at the end of the form and we will be in touch. Also, please note that if you have more than one middle school student enrolled, you only need to sign up for one meeting time. Please 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.

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