Coach's Corner

Important Information and Dates about Academics in GCSD!

Important Dates to Know

March 16 - 20: MAP testing * Mrs. Calvage sent out schedule with Monday Memo for week of 3/9 * Please make sure to let me know of any new students you may have gotten since our Winter Map Testing

March 27: Report Card Verification sheets to Ms. Schulze by 3:15 pm

Academic Updates

3rd - 5th Grade Writing Prompts

The district is slated to have teachers administer the third writing prompt after Unit 5 (Opinion Writing) which is scheduled to end on March 20th. I know that we have some variance from this due to our Lucy Calkins writing program. Please talk to your grade levels to determine when is the best time to administer this prompt. Remember all three writing prompts should be placed in the student's Language Arts Folder in the permanent record.

ACT Aspire Professional Development

The School District is offering training for teachers on testing. Two of these trainings will take place in a webinar format. You can register on the portal by looking up Testing as a Genre.

3/12 : 3:00 -4:30 - Webinar

3/19: 3:30 - 5:00 - Location to be determined

3/24: 3:30 - 5:00 - Webinar

Content Academies

Grades 3 - 4: Deepening Mathematical Understanding: Early Fraction Concepts

July 13 - 16

Grades 4 - 5: Deepening Mathematical Understanding: Fraction Sense and Operations

July 20 - 23

Curriculum Writing


Greenville County Schools has access to free district trial of Flocabulary through May 2, 2015. If you would like to join the trial, click this link: