September 26, 2022
In this Edition:
Information about Granville Academy & 5 STAR Academy Pirates:
- GA Shout Outs
Important Information for All Pirates:
- CTE Careers on Wheels Event: 5th & 8th Graders: October 13th, 2022
- Safety First - Drop Off/Pick Up
- Picture Day: October 17th, 2022
- STEAM Expo: K-12
- Grade 3-8 Learning Lab
- Grade 9-12 Learning Lab
- Virtual Meet the Teacher
- Chromebook Information 2022-2023
- GA Student Technology Handout
- PTO Officer Sign up/Nominations
- Supply Lists
- Access Student Grades & Information
- Tech Support Info
- Upcoming Events
Elementary Information for All
- Brainpop Jr: Fall
- Mrs. Melton's Virtual Library: Back to School
Secondary Information for All
- Senior Portrait Information
- Youth Leadership Council
- How to Access Canvas
- Logging into Edgenuity
- Fall Semester Schedule
- College Fair: September 14th
- Seniors: Scholarship Info
- GoMerry Scholarship Opportunities
- College Career Ready
- Granville Academy 2022-2023: OPEN
- Open Enrollment!
- Application Process
Fill out this form to send a shout out to a Granville Academy student, staff member, learning coach, or family for something great they are doing!
CTE Careers on Wheels Event: October 13, 2022
All 5th & 8th Grade Pirates,
You are invited to a GCPS Careers on Wheels Event. The event will take place on October 13th, 2023 at Butner-Stem Middle School from 11:30am-12:30pm. Join us in exploring careers that use a vehicle in their daily tasks! Upon arrival, Ms. Parker will be there to greet you.
Register for the event here.
Feel free to reach out if you have any questions. Please keep in mind this event is for 5th & 8th graders only.
Safety First: Drop off/ Pick up
Please remember that students should remain in their cars until Staff are in place at 8:15 am. No students should be left alone to stand at the entrance of either of our school locations.
Check out information about the STEAM Expo in Charlotte, NC. It is open to students of all ages.
We would have loved to make this a school field trip, but the turnaround time is too quick. We would need approval for a field trip, but we wanted families to have the opportunity to register on their own.
All the information is below this message. Be on the lookout though for more opportunities for Pirate Meetups!
STEAM Expo Information
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Steam Expo Friday, October 7, 2022
3rd - 8th Grade Learning Lab:
Tutoring for students in grades 3 - 8 begins today from 1 pm - 3 pm. Please be sure that your student’s teacher has been made aware of your student staying prior to the day.
Tutoring for grades 3 - 8 will be on Mondays for our students who attend the Mary Potter location, again the time is from 1 pm - 3 pm.
The Learning Lab will be offered to students who attend the Mary Potter location on Tuesday’s from 1 pm - 3 pm.
Tutoring for grades 3 - 8 will be on Wednesdays for our students who attend the Tar River location, from 1 pm - 3 pm.
Due to staffing, we will not offer a learning lab at the Tar river location.
ClassLink (ClassLink replaced Clever)
ClassLink is an app integration and repository tool. The students will automatically access it when they log in to a Chromebook. Each school’s web page will have a link to Classlink that can be bookmarked in the browser.
Direct Link: https://launchpad.classlink.com/granvillenc
We are looking forward to the start of the school year and have some annual back to school "To Do" items in reference to student Chromebooks. Please keep in mind that all GA students receive a Chromebook to use at school and at home. In order to receive the Chromebook the steps outlined below must be completed prior to the first day of school.
GA Pirates To Do:
New Students to Granville Academy or 5 STAR Academy:
- Please complete the Technology Paperwork/Papeles de Tecnologia Form
- Please Pay the $25 User Fee
- Join us on August 10th, 2022 at the GA Mary Potter Campus from 1:30 - 3:30 to receive your device.
Returning Students to Granville Academy or 5 STAR Academy:
- Please Pay the $25 User Fee
You can do this on your own Internet-connected device or smartphone, or if you need assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Thank you in advance!
PTO Officer Positions
Supply Lists 2022
Sign Up for PowerSchool
BoxTops for ED
Granville Academy is continuing to participate in the Box Top for Education program this year!
Please view the flyer below for updated information on how to participate and earn money for our school.
Senior Portrait Information
Graduate Picture Day will take place on Monday, October 17th at The Mary Potter Center for Education at 200 Taylor Street, Oxford, NC 27565. Please go online (instructions attached) to schedule a picture time between 9am-2pm. You must schedule a picture time with Lifetouch to get pictures made.
Please see the attached brochure provided by Lifetouch with instructions for our graduates on how to go online and schedule your picture time. This process is different from our underclassmen pictures.
Lifetouch is offering the "evolution package" with a $25 sitting fee. This package includes their drape/tux (a pearl necklace will be provided for the ladies) and 2 outfit changes. Students can also opt to do just the drape or tux picture with no sitting fee. Lifetouch will take payments on-line or at the camera. Granville Academy will not be collecting any picture payments.
Graduates are responsible for scheduling their sit time, ordering their prints, paying for their prints, and having their packages delivered to their home. Granville Academy will not be handling any steps in this process.
Please reach out if you have any questions!
9-11 Graders: Youth Leadership Council
Search Underway for Members of Newly Formed Granville County Youth Leadership Council
The Granville County Youth Leadership Council (GCYLC) is searching for inspiring High School aged youth leaders to form the Granville County Youth Leadership Council. Applications are being accepted through September 30, 2022.
The GCYLC is being formed as a partnership between the Granville County Board of Commissioners and NC Cooperative Extension. The council will offer 20-25 youth from diverse backgrounds across the county a chance to participate in a leadership development program while serving as ambassadors and youth voices to the County Commissioners and other local boards. The Council is being created to elevate youth voices and contribute to community development, programming and vision while providing youth a unique opportunity to be drivers of their own ideas from conceptualization to implementation and reflection.
The GCYLC is looking for young people in grades 9-11 who are interested in partnering with other youth from around the county who are passionate about making a difference. Members will also be encouraged to represent GCYLC at board meetings, conferences, and special events.
Students interested in applying should be enrolled in high school, live in Granville County, and be available for meetings at least one time per month. Community, youth, and faith-based organizations and educators are encouraged to nominate youth. If interested in applying, visit www.granvilleylc.weebly.com or contact Charissa Puryear at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-603-1350.
College Fair: September 14th
CACRAO (Carolinas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers) is excited to be hosting again this year the annual college fair for students in Granville County at South Granville High School on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 from 2:00-3:00pm. We anticipate 65-70 universities attending this year.
As you plan, here are a few things to keep in mind:
- All students attending the fair should register at https://app.strivescan.com/students. After registering, each student will receive a barcode to present to each college they talk with. ALL COLLEGES WILL BE USING THE STRIVESCAN PORTAL TO CONNECT WITH STUDENTS. Students can bring their barcode printed out or on their device. *Please communicate this very important step with the students are visiting the fair.
- Encourage students to bring a bag/folder to collect college materials as they speak with admissions counselors.
- Please communicate with Ms. Parker about additional needs your school may have.
Hello GA Pirate Seniors & Families,
Here is a link to numerous scholarships offered through GoMerry.
Please use the link to search for scholarships that you can apply for and win! You can login with your GCPS Google account to join.
Please reach out to Ms. Parker if you have any questions or need help. Thank you to Ms. Parker for sharing this information!