The Weekly Griffin

Week of February 17, 2019 - #BuildingABetterGriffin

What's Ahead...

  • February 19 thru February 22 - Box Tops Collection

  • February 19 - United Way Instagram Takeover

  • February 19 - Last Day for Readcycle Book Swap

  • February 20 - Families for Lunch

  • February 20 - Middle School Fundraiser Celebration

  • February 28 - 2nd Annual Black History Month Program, 6:00pm


*Please continue to be mindful of our drop-off and pick-up. Have students exit or load the full length of the awing and please keep this area/time "cell phone free!"

Save the Date: 2nd Annual Black History Month Celebration Feb. 28th @ 6:00pm

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Attn: Current 6th & 7th Grade Students:

Applications are now available for Advanced Art for rising 7th and 8th graders. Applications are posted on the art bulletin board outside the cafeteria or you can ask Mrs. Harrington or Mrs. Spitler.

We are also looking for rising 8th graders who may be interested in taking Art 1 Honors (high school credit) next year as a year-long class. Please email Mrs. Spitler unless you already filled out a form at Curriculum Night. We are awaiting GCS board approval of the honors offering, but want to have a list of interested students in preparation for course scheduling.

The CTC Newspaper: Valentine's Edition

Extra, Extra, Read All About It! The Valentine's edition of the CTC Newspaper, our school's student newspaper, is out! (CLICK HERE!) A student newspaper teaches and reinforces a lot of skills that will benefit students today and tomorrow. Students who participate in a student newspaper learn a lot of workplace skills such as management, meeting deadlines, and communicating with others. School newspapers also enforce a need for teamwork. As our students continue to learn how to write, edit, and publish a regular newspaper, you will see further developments. Thank you, in advance, for supporting our students by taking a few minutes to read and support their work! #BuildingABetterGriffin #WholeChild

2018-19 Gifted Child Information Series

Mark your calendar so you can be sure to attend the March Best Practices in Gifted Education series at Sterling/CTC. All sessions will be held in the Vegas Room.


Thursday, March 7th, 11:30-12:00pm

Topic: Compacting & Acceleration
(What does math look like at CTC?)
Cara Nyvall, Meg Porterfield & Casey Noble


Tuesday, March 19th, 9:00-9:30am
Topic: Enrichment & Extension
(How is Spanish at CTC different?)
Jessica Goll & Liz VanDommelen

Also, to access any of the previous session presentations, CLICK HERE!

4K Pre-Registration: Deadline is Mar. 12!

In order for our Griffins to start their education on the right foot, we encourage participation in our high quality, full day 4K program! To be considered, children must turn four-years-old on or before September 1, 2019. Parents may pre-register at any district elementary school or child development center UNTIL MARCH 12, 2019. Pre-registration will NOT be accepted after March 12. Children do not have to live in the school attendance area to pre-register at that location. Pre-registration does not guarantee enrollment in a GCS 4K program. Parents must present their child’s birth certificate, immunization certificate or religious exemption certificate, two proofs of residency (same as 5K) and photo ID. PLEASE NOTE: 4K screening will be held for pre-registered children March 27-29, 2019. See 4K Pre-Registration flyer for more information.

Get Involved...Our Students Need YOU!

Did you know Greenville, SC ranked 3rd among cities in the United States of citizens who volunteer most? According to Barna's recent report, 27% of survey participants reported that they volunteer for a nonprofit organization on a weekly basis. On behalf of the faculty and staff at Sterling School, we appreciate our volunteers! THANK YOU for generously supporting our students and school community with your time, energy, and care! #BuildingABetterGriffin
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Sterling School has Strong Showing at MathCounts

On Saturday, the Sterling School MathCounts participants competed in the Piedmont Chapter Competition at Fisher Middle School. The school team of Emma Bao, Emily Zhang, Noah Brooks & Aedan Honohan placed 2nd. Atharva Shah placed 3rd in the written competition and 2nd in the countdown round. Emma Bao placed 7th in the written competition and 4th in the countdown round. Jonathon Clanton also placed in the top ten competitors with an 8th place finish in the written round.


The other students competing in this year's team included Tarika Desai, Sohini Kulkarni, Stephanie Hu & David Ropp.


The team and Atharva have qualified to represent Sterling School at the state competition to be held in Aiken, SC on March 2. Congratulations to all of them! #BuildingABetterGriffin #WholeChild

Black History Bowl Champions

Did you know Dingle Gadson was one of nine students to desegregate the College of Charleston in 1966 or that Edward Sawyer Cooper was the former president of the American Heart Association?


Congratulations to Sterling School for winning this year's Black History Quiz Bowl. This is the second year in a row our school has won. The competition is sponsored by Long Branch Baptist Church. Student participants of this year's team included Will Howard, Gabriel Wood, Kamille Brooks & Alana Maldonado. We also thank Mrs. Nye for coaching this year's team. #BuildingABetterGriffin #WholeChild