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 GMS is a 2014 Palmetto Gold Winner for General Academic Performance!
 
At Gregg Middle School, Success is the ONLY Option!
GMS Robotics Team Registration
Attention all students interested in the GMS Mechanical Mustangs Robotics Team:

Applications are now available from the GMS Robotics page or from the front office.  Applications are due to Mrs. Baus (Room 709) or Ms. Repp (Room 706) by Friday, August 22nd at 4pm.  No late applications will be accepted.   Team members will be notified Monday, August 25th during the morning or afternoon announcements, and will also be posted on the GMS Robotics Team page.  We are so excited to begin this year with high hopes of going to the State Competition! 
Financial Requests
If you pay for any school related items using a check please make sure your current name, address, and phone number are on the check. Thank you for helping us in this matter.




2014-2015 Dorchester Two School District Calendar

See the attached calendar to plan out your school year.



Dorchester Two’s GATE Summer Reading List Summer 2014
 
Reading is an essential skill for all academic work, and the more students read, the better readers they become!  Wide recreational reading can extend vocabulary, increase comprehension, and stimulate higher order thinking.  We want the best learning experiences for our children in Dorchester Two!
 
Every student participating in Dorchester Two’s Gifted & Talented Education (GATE) program has been asked to read the following novels this summer:
 
  • Rising 4th grade GATE students – Choice of one of the following:
    • The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare
    • Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
    • Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
  • Rising 5th grade GATE students – Shades of Gray by Carolyn Reeder
  • Rising 6th grade GATE students – The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
  • Rising 7th grade GATE students – The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • Rising 8th grade Honors/CP English I students – Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • Rising 8th grade Advanced/GATE Literature – Nothing but the Truth by Avi
 
These novels are aligned with the concepts and themes addressed throughout the year in the GATE ELA classes; therefore students will have multiple opportunities to showcase and connect their new learning with their already present knowledge. 
 
Thank you for your assistance in providing books for our students and assisting us in encouraging a life-long love of reading!  Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Anita Ruff at 843-821-3960.  Have a great summer!
 



School to Home Communication Comparison
 Dorchester School District Two strives to provide a variety of options for school to home communication. Two resources the district offers for families of middle and high school students are SchoolFusion and Parent Portal.
At GMS teachers may also offer the options of Edmodo and/or Remind101.These are four separate resources that are not related. 


SchoolFusion Parent Portal
· The official website for each school.
· Requires its own login that can be obtained by clicking on Website Access near the top of the home page. You’ll need your child’s student ID number and date of birth.
· After obtaining a login you can access your account by logging in on the left of the school website under the calendar.
· Can connect all of your children to your account.
· My Family allows you to see all teacher sites that are connected to your child(ren) in one location.
Main source of school and district information (events, announcements, etc.)
· The official website of grades and attendance for your child(ren).
· Requires its own Parent Portal login that can be obtained using information received from the guidance department or the front office.
· Can connect all of your children to your account
· Parent Portal allows you to see the grades and attendance for all of your child’s classes.
· Main source for your child’s grades and attendance.
· After obtaining your login credentials and creating your account, you can access Parent Portal by going to https://ps.ddtwo.org/public

Edmodo Remind101
· Secure, educational social networking sites
· Students and parents can sign up to receive text or email notifications from the group in the account settings.
· Allows for discussion to occur outside of normal class times
· Students can join a teacher’s group without an email address
· Each student’s account includes an individualized parent
code that allows the parent(s) to connect to a group, view
the discussion going on, and receive optional notifications
by text or email.
· Teachers are able to send individual or mass messages
to parents and students.
· Allows teachers to supply files that can be retrieved by students.
· Students can store files using the online backpack,
therefore eliminating the need for flash drives. Files must be under100 MB, but total storage is unlimited.
· Students can submit work to the teacher, therefore eliminating the need to print out work.
Access at https://www.edmodo.com/
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Use this document for help with joining Edmodo as a parent.
· Private way to receive mass text or email messages from the teacher.
· Messages could include homework reminder, upcoming events, or important announcements
· Your number is kept private from others using the service.
· You can stop receiving messages by replying to any text with the word STOP.
· Class codes can be obtained from the teacher or his/her SchoolFusion website.





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