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We need your input!

Your input is vital in the development of the 2015-16 school year Title I Family Engagement program!  As a parent, what workshop topics would you like to see offered?  What services do you need in order to help your children succeed in school?  What type of support is needed to improve connections between you and your child's school?  Click here to begin the 2016 Florida Parent Survey

See the Greenwood Lakes Middle School Report Card for the 2014-2015 school year: Click Here

Bridge to GEM

Next year as a 6th Grade GEM student, your child will be learning all content standards from grades 6-8 prior to entering Algebra 1 Honors in 7th Grade. He/she has already learned some of the 6th grade content in his/her 5th grade PRIMES class. Your child will be learning the other 6th grade standards through virtual bridges at home while learning the 7th and 8th grade content in class next year. To support his/her success in 6th grade GEM, we are recommending that he/she start the work described below to practice and continue learning over the summer.

Your incoming GEM student can begin the “6th Grade Mission” in Khan Academy. After starting the sixth grade mission, Khan Academy’s adaptive software and instant feedback will guide them on their individual learning path. This allows them to practice skills, understand which ones they have truly mastered, and focus their effort where it’s most needed. Students will also be able to link their work to their teachers when they start the school-year so that they can pick up their learning from there.

CLICK HERE for more details!

A Message From Our Principal


Dear Families,

I want to take a few minutes to thank you for the support you have provided to GLMS throughout the year, and especially over the past two days. When GLMS Eagles walk arm in arm we remain strong and focused on student success.

Friday May 13, 2016, progressed without incident.  6th and 7th grade students were entrenched in content review, in preparation for Civics EOCs and quarter Exams, and 8th grade students were anxiously anticipating their 8th grade dance. And what an amazing dance they had - the girls were beautiful, the young men were handsome and the evening was filled with music, dancing, laughter and friendship. On behalf of the GLMS staff, I want to extend my gratitude to the dance committee parents who made the evening so special.

We are entering the last 8 days of the school year which include, 8th grade field day, distribution of yearbooks to all students, awards presentations, quarter exams and final farewells. I thank you in advance for encouraging your child to stay the course, to maintain 100% focus on course work and to make good choices each day.

Once again, thank you for all that you have done for GLMS. It is an honor to be a member of this team.
Debra Abbott, Principal


Yearbooks have arrived!

 Yearbooks will be on sale at both lunches on Wednesday, May 18th for $35.00 each. CASH ONLY. They will be sold on a first come first served basis.

~ Thank You, from the yearbook staff

2016 Summer Reading Assignments

GLMS Summer Reading
6th, 7th, & 8th Grades CLICK HERE
DUE: AUGUST 15, 2016

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Soar With the GLMS Eagles on Facebook!

Visit our Facebook page and stay up to date on the latest happenings. This is a great way to meet other GLMS parents and families!

Get Involved! Join Greenwood PTSA!

PTSA is the organization you want to be a part of when keeping up with activities and events going on at your child’s school. We are looking for board members (2016-2017 school year) for the following positions: President, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership, and Hospitality. It’s never too late to join PTSA! CLICK HERE

GLMS Weekly Update

  Boost Camps
Every Monday  3:00 - 4:00 (Algebra 1)
Every Thursday  3:00 - 4:00 (Geometry)

8th Grade Field Day
On May 18th, 8th graders will celebrate the end of a successful middle school run at our 19th annual Field Day. CLICK HERE for more information!



The National BETA Club has recognized GLMS as a 2015-16 National School of Distinction

WGLMS News YouTube channel

Stay up-to-date on what's happening at Greenwood Lakes by visiting and\or subscribing to our WGLMS News YouTube channel. This channel features our daily news broadcasts, commercials, student created Public Service Announcements, and other information. Simply visit the link below: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1izpORxPNXuEybL8tSGVqA/feed/

21st Century After School Program
- Spots are available for additional students to apply. Tutoring, Project based learning, enrichment, snacks and transportation are provided. Applications can be obtained from the Building 1 office.

Academic Assistance is now available every morning from 7:30-8:25 in Lab B.  The lab is facilitated by a certified teacher/counselor who is available to assist with assignments from all academic courses.  

FCA-Fellowship of Christian Athletes
is a GLMS Club that is for EVERYONE!
FCA meets every Monday at 7:45am in the gym or fitness room.  A light breakfast, activity/game and a message is provided. We are growing and we hope that you will consider having your child join us. PARENTS: WE NEED YOUR HELP! We are always looking for parent volunteers to help us serve breakfast. If you would like to find out more information about FCA or helping out, please contact Wendy_Hartman@scps.k12.fl.us or 407-320-7693.
Campus Supervision – begins at 8:30 am. Only those attending tutoring and those on the volleyball team will be permitted to enter the gates or gym prior to 8:30 a.m. Students who come prior to 8:30 am are to remain seated on the benches in front of building 1.
Skyward family Access and eCampus – please take time to register for both. Call Mrs. Gordillo for details – 407 320 7650

Become an active member of the GLMS Family. Join PTSA, attend SAC meetings, become a dividend. Together we will continue as:
One School-One Vision SOARing to be Highly Effective!

FCA Every Monday morning

Tutoring every day 7:30 – 8:30

Important FSA Testing Information

 Please CLICK HERE for important information to all parents and guardians whose child(ren) will be taking the Florida Standards Assessments (FSA)

School Grades

Links to School Accountability Reports, downloadable files on school and district performance outcomes, calculation guides and additional resources on school grades.


Parents of 6th Graders Immunization Information

Nurse Nancy

The Florida Department of Health and the Department of Education require all students entering 7th grade to have a Tdap booster (adult strength tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) vaccine.  This vaccine can be obtained from your child’s health care provider.  Required vaccines are also available at the Florida Department of Health in Seminole County for students with Medicaid, without insurance or insurance does not cover vaccines, or who are unable to obtain them through a private provider. Appointments are required. Please call 407-665-3700 to schedule. An administrative processing fee of $15 will apply.
An updated Florida Certification of Immunization DH 680 Form must be presented to your child’s school before your child can receive a schedule or enter school on the first day of classes, August 10, 2016.  Incomplete forms, immunization histories, billing receipts and notes from doctor’s offices will not be accepted.  Forms should be turned in as soon as possible.
Seminole County Public Schools in cooperation with the Department of Health is working to bring Healthy Schools, LLC to our campus on Thursday, May 12th 1:00PM-3:30PM. Once approved by the School Board, Healthy Schools will offer the Tdap vaccine to your child free of charge during the school day.  A report will be generated closer to this date to identify those still in need of the vaccine. A parent consent form will be sent home for you to complete and send back to the school if you are interested.

Congratulations to Jhamilia Smith, GLMS Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Steve brown, GLMS Employee of the Year


Congratulations Dr. Johnson

Dr. Griffin and the SCPS School Board appoint Dr. Craig Johnson as Assistant Principal to Greenwood Lakes M.S.

Dropped Off Items

It is important that students arrive at school prepared for the day. This includes having all materials when arriving at school. In an effort to meet the expectations of all students being prepared for class, we are asking that parents encourage their child(ren) to leave home with all materials needed for the day. Beginning January 1, 2016 GLMS will discontinue the policy of calling the students to the front office to retrieve items. I thank you for your support of this effort to prepare students for the academic success and high school expectations.

What's happening in my child’s classes?

Our New Digital Learning platform is HERE! LOGIN
SCPS provides the opportunity for you to observe your student within the district's Learning Management System known as eCampus. Remember, Observers can view the course content but cannot participate in the course.

To observe a student, you must know the student's eCampus username and password. The student must be enrolled in the course and must accept the course invitation before you can sign up to observe the student. If you receive an invalid username or password message during the signup process and the student's credentials are correct, check with the student to verify that he or she has received and accepted the course invitation. These steps must be completed through the web version of Canvas. The observer signup process cannot be done through the mobile app.

Please click the "Sign up for eCampus" button below, choose the "Parents sign up here" link, and fill in the appropriate information regarding yourself and your student.

Sign Up for eCampus

GLMS Recycling Program

We are starting back up the recycling program here at school!! If you would like to participate in recycling, please email me back with your room number and if you need a box to place the recycling in. We will be coming by once a week to collect the recycling and separate it. The scheduling for pick will be forthcoming. Lets Green UP Greenwood!!

Adriel Colon
Greenwood Lakes Middle School
Teacher of Students with Autism

Pasta for Pennies

More than 14.4million students and 10 million educators in almost 29,000 schools across the country are participating in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) School & Youth Programs, Pennies for Patients, Olive Garden's Pasta for Pennies, and High School Program. By participating, kids learn not only about the differences they can make, but they learn about leadership, teamwork, and what "doing good" for others can mean. Click Here for more information!

Attention Parents

Most after school activities (practices, club meetings, etc.) end by 5:30.  Because it gets dark around this time, students must be picked up by a parent/guardian.  For their safety, students are not permitted to walk home or to the library at dusk or after dark.

GLMS Thespians go to State Competition!


SCPS is ranked #1 of the 17 largest districts in reading, mathematics and science. I am very proud of our incredible students, I am thrilled for our hard working teachers, administrators and staff and am cheering for our incredibly supportive community” stated SCPS Superintendent Dr. Walt Griffin.

In an era of increased statewide assessment and accountability, SCPS students continue to outperform the state in Reading by 10 points and 12 points in Mathematics. Students, parents, and teachers have a reason to celebrate this success and the tremendous effort put forth this year to reach for standards of “proficiency” and beyond, as defined by the State of Florida.

Part of the reason for that success is our progress based monitoring efforts, which allow us to provide personalized instruction to all our students. As many are aware, progress based monitoring is required three times a year by the state in reading. In addition, SCPS also utilizes progress based monitoring for both science and math in an effort to improve student achievement through identifying skills that help determine a student’s strengths and allow us to focus on areas that need improvement.

In particular, we can not emphasize enough the hard work of our classroom teachers who continue to deliver exceptional instruction to all students. Their work and planning translates to performance measured on mandated statewide assessments but it goes beyond just “testing.” They prepare our children for success in the 21st Century and the data overwhelmingly supports it! This is why SCPS continues to remain one of the highest achieving school districts in the state.

GLMS Language Arts Goes Digital

Greenwood Lakes plans to transform their Language Arts curriculum with the help of Amplify. Take a closer look into their new digital curriculum. Click Here

Check out Algebra Nation

Algebra Nation is a free online EOC preparation resource aligned with the latest state standards developed by the University of Florida in partnership with Study Edge.

A student handout is available and there is a "Test Yourself!" section for each topic, so students can check understanding. Students can ask questions anytime about the material since study experts and Florida teachers are available online.

End-of-Course exam preparation includes video content review sessions, study guides, an interactive Algebra Wall, and a variety of other digital tools. To learn more CLICK HERE.

Ryan's Story

Discovery Education...
What is it and how does it relate to my child?
For more information, click here.

Congratulations GLMS!!

Greenwood Lakes Middle School

Rated an "A" School by the

Florida Department of Education!

SCPS Mission Statement

The mission of the Seminole County Public Schools is to ensure that all Early Childhood Program and PreK - Grade 12 students acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to be productive citizens in our great country and in the global economy.