The Greene Devil Weekly News

Week of January 30- February 3

GMS Information and Announcements

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Basketball is #1, Spring Sports Info, Dance Week, Art Projects, and SO MUCH MORE!

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.


  • 8th grade information
  • Daddy Daughter Dance
  • Free Reading Resources for Families
  • ESSER 3.0 Updates and Highlights
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • After School Detention Reminders
  • Nurse's corner
  • Counseling Corner
  • Computer Chargers
  • Parent Notes
  • Tech Info
  • Cafeteria Charges
  • Yearbooks
  • GSIA

Organization is Key! Help your student stay organized like Mrs. Fox does in LiM

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The powerpoint below was shared with students and is now available for you on the counseling website or accessed below. Don't forget the GHS 8th grade meetings coming up!


Congratulations to the boys baskebtall team and being #1 for Area 1. They will play at Powell Wednesday @ 4:30pm. We will have a send-off at school. Good Luck Boys!
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Student Lighthouse Team Dress-Up Week

The Student Lighthouse team would like everyone to participate in a fun week at GMS February 13-16. They will be selling Candy grams, have dress up days, and end the week before break with our dance.

February 13- Adam Sandler Day

February 14- Red, White, and Pink Day

6th- White; 7th- Red; 8th- Pink

February 15- Dress as your favorite Meme

February 16- Teacher/Student swap Day: Teachers dress like their students and students dress up like your teachers

February 16- Dance 6-8pm

February 17-21- Mid-Winter Break

Candy Grams Coming Soon!

Students, in celebration of the Valentine season, the SLT presents candy grams! Candy grams are positive notes you can send to your friends or classmates, with a tootsie pop attached.

From Monday, Jan 30th through Monday, Feb 7th, you can purchase candy grams for one dollar each during morning bus duty or lunch. Candy grams are limited to 5 per person.

You can add a message with the choice of sending anonymously or not.

Make sure you're ready to pay when you order. and your orders will be hand delivered on February 14.

-selling at breakfast and lunch

-begins next Monday

-$1 each (must have the exact amount)

-limit of 5 per person

-can be sent to the person anonymously or not

-will be delivered on Valentines day

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ESSER 3.0 Updates and Highlights

On March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act was signed into law. The plan included Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds to help state educational agencies and school districts safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools, as well as address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on students. Greeneville City Schools received funds from the ESSER program. A list of ESSER 3.0 updates and highlights, along with the opportunity to provide feedback, is available at through February 15, 2023. The list is also available in Spanish at Information on Greeneville City Schools' ESSER funds, along with the opportunity to provide feedback on a continual basis, is located on our Web site at, which will also include the upcoming updated Spending Plan and Health and Safety Plan.

TDOE and GELF Partner to Give Free Reading Resources to Tennessee Families

In partnership with Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation (GELF), the department is opening up an opportunity for parents to order free at-home reading resources this winter for any of their children in grades K-2.

Through this partnership, the department and GELF want to encourage at-home reading practice to help young learners become stronger readers outside of the classroom. Based on if a child is in kindergarten, 1st or 2nd grade, they will receive seven At-Home Decodable Book Series, which contain 20+ exciting stories full of sounds and words to practice, and age-appropriate, high-quality books from Scholastic.

All Tennessee families can order one booklet pack for each of their kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade students using this site.

This launch is part of the family component of the state’s Reading 360 initiative to help boost strong reading skills amongst Tennessee students


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GMS classrooms are running low on hand sanitizer. If you could send in a bottle to your student's Leader in Me class it would be greatly appreciated.
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Parent notes start over for the 3rd and 4th 9 weeks. Each student gets 3 parent notes for excused absences.

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DETENTION REMINDERS- After School Detention

-Lunch detentions (Level 1)- Students get a warning about the behavior before a lunch detention is given. Parents will be notified on the 2nd occurrence of that behavior by that classroom teacher.

-If the student continues that behavior past a 3rd time, they will no longer be given lunch detentions and will earn an after-school detention. After school detentions will be notified by Swiftk12 to parents and the student will have a copy of the Office Referral the same day of the contact.



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The Tennessee Department of Health is encouraging all Tennesseans who have not had their annual flu vaccine to get immunized as soon as possible to protect themselves and prevent the spread of flu to others. So far this flu season, the CDC estimates there have been 13 million illnesses, 120,000 hospitalizations, and 7,300 deaths in the U.S. from influenza. Everyone 6 months and older can get a flu vaccine, find a flu vaccine location near you.


Hard copies of tele-health visits offered by Ballad Health will be going out to students if they have not already brought those home. Ballad Health would like to have the student's information and packet complete to make the process easier by having the parents fill out the paperwork and have on file in case it's ever needed or utilized.


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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

TECH INFO- Broken and damaged computers

We are very blessed at GMS to not only have 1:1 technology for every student, but a tech team led by Mrs. Loewenkamp that ensures our devices are always running and working at our Greene Devil Standard. As of late, we are seeing many Help Desk Tickets with both intentional and negligent damage that are keeping students from completing work, taking tests, and overall inhibiting their success. Per our Responsible Use Policy Rules Section B numbers 10 and 23 any damage is the responsibility of the user and if found to be intentional will result in Level II consequences, after school detention.

Students with damaged devices will now be required to fill out a student statement form to keep on file before the device will be fixed or replaced and returned to the student. Thank you for continuing to support your student’s success at GMS.

Progressive Discipline Policy:

School store (protection plan, chargers, etc.):

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.

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.
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