The Greene Devil Weekly News

1st 9 weeks mid term

GMS Information and Announcements

Picture Day Friday Sept. 16th

Please check our school website, Facebook, and Twitter accounts for information and updates over the next few weeks.

We will also share important communication via SwiftK12 emails, texts, and calls.


INFORMATION IN THIS NEWSLETTER:


  • From Mr. McCall's Desk
  • Picture Day
  • Upcoming Events
  • Charging Computers
  • R.I.S.E program
  • Athletic Grading Policy
  • Cafeteria Charges
  • Yearbooks
  • GSIA
  • Nursing News- Flu Shot information
  • Social Media Info for Parents: Twitter
  • Athletics- Basketball Tryouts

#RISEasONE

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From Mr. McCall's Desk

The standard is high at Greeneville Middle School. As we hit the midway point of the first 9 weeks, just remember this is a checkpoint, not the final destination. There will be a lot of fun and exciting things happening over the next few weeks at GMS and with that comes even more responsibility in the classroom. Check PowerSchool, observe in Canvas, and have those conversations with your student about what is going on in each of their classes. We are all in this together. As we said last week, success is different for everyone, but it takes all of us to achieve that success.


Have a great one. I appreciate all of you.

Mr. McCall

#RISEasONE

Picture Day Friday Sept. 16th

Picture Day is next Friday, September 16th. Order forms have gone home this past week. Pictures can be ordered online or on picture day by filling out the form and sending money but, ALL orders are PREORDER only. No proofs will be sent home (different from elementary schools)


Please use photogenius.org for your preorders!

Charging Computers

Please make sure your student is charging their computer each night. This is vital to their success during the day at GMS.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

-Spirit Week coming Sept. 26th-30th. Pep Rally, dress up days, and special programs information coming soon.

-GMS 1st 9 Weeks Dance tentatively October 4th, 6-8pm. More info in next week's newsletter

-Tennessee Vol for Life Mental Health Awareness Day for 7th & 8th grade Sept. 26th.

R.I.S.E. Program

The R.I.S.E. program has started! We are in action Monday through Thursday from 2:40 to 4:30 each day! We also offer a morning edition that is offered Monday through Friday from 7:00am until students go to class. Our Project on Track tutoring program works in conjunction with R.I.S.E. to offer a high dosage tutoring program with high-quality tutoring in reading and/or math in a small group setting. (no more than 4 students) Your student would receive a minimum of 30 minutes of tutoring twice a week for at least 12 weeks to accelerate their learning in this program. The MAT program is mandatory tutoring due to your child earning two or more failing grades on their interim reports or their report cards. Sign up for the R.I.S.E. after school program. Click Here
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GMS Athletic Grading Policy

As we come near to the Interim Reports, parents of student-athletes remember to review the Athletic Grading Policy HERE (pages 10 &11)


-Any student with an F will be considered ineligible for 1 week. They may practice with the team, but can NOT participate in games or events.

-Grades will be ran again in 1 week and those students who brought their grade up are eligible. All those not eligible at the end of 1 week are still considered ineligible until their grade is no longer an F and that is verified by the Head Coach of their team.

What's Up At GMS This Week?

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Yearbooks

Order your Yearbook Today!

Time to order your yearbook online!

Yearbooks may be ordered online at https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/ with code 19989.

Yearbooks are $30. A nameplate can be added for an additional $5.

Yearbooks MUST be purchased in advance!

In school purchase options will be announced at a later date.

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Cafeteria Charges

Reminder to be sending in lunch money or use the online payment system to prevent charges.


Click here to make a payment


You can still register for the free and reduced plan HERE

After School Detention

Reminder: After school detention students will be picked up in the front of the building.

Nursing News- FLU SHOT

We have hard copies of the flu shot information in the office.


The Greene County Health Department and the Greeneville City School System have partnered to provide seasonal influenza (flu) vaccinations at your child’s school. If your child is uninsured, there is no cost to you for the flu vaccine. If your child is covered by insurance, including TennCare and private insurance, the County Health Department will file a claim with the insurance plan and receive reimbursement directly from the insurance plan. There is no out of pocket cost to you for the flu vaccines provided during this school flu vaccination clinic.

Health Department nurses will vaccinate children and school staff using the injectable (shot) flu vaccine. Clinics will begin as soon as the vaccine arrives at the health department. If there are no complications here are the dates the Health Department is planning to be at your schools:

· Highland Elementary School September 27, 2022

· Eastview Elementary School September 27, 2022

· Hal Henard Elementary School September 27, 2022

· Greeneville Middle School September 28, 2022

· Greeneville High School September 28, 2022

· Tusculum View Elementary September 29, 2022

If you would like for your child to receive flu vaccine, please click on ONE of the following and complete the consent form:

Flu Consent form--English

Flu Consent form--Spanish

Be sure to sign the form electronically as this will be your permission for your student to receive the vaccine. You must fill out a separate consent form for each student you would like to receive the vaccine. If at a later date you change your mind and do not wish for your child to receive flu vaccine at the school, please notify the Greene County Health Department at 423-798-1749 prior to the clinic date. This service to the students and staff is being offered to decrease the impact of seasonal flu in our communities and to decrease school absenteeism.

If you have any questions, please call the Greene County Health Department at 423-798-1749

No Outside Food

No outside food is allowed any time at GMS. We understand stopping for breakfast, but please have them finish any food or drinks before they come into the building. Our cafeteria is open at 6:55am every morning and also helps us with any food allergies at the tables.

Cell Phones


We appreciate everyone's efforts in our new cell phone policy to not only create a SAFE environment for all our students, but protect our instructional time from distractions as well.


-If your student does not follow the GMS Cell Phone policy and has their phone taken to the office, Parents and Guardians may pick those up that afternoon directly after school or the next morning during school hours.

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Click HERE for pre-season updates on our GMS athletic site.

Other Resources, Links, & Reminders

REMINDER- No Office Check Outs Between 2:00-3:00

  • Arrive before 2:00 for all early dismissals.