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How to make a difference in your child's school

School volunteers are extra-special people who are committed to making schools the best they can be. They offer special attention and caring that can inspire students to reach for and realize their dreams. Through the "Dividends" program, school volunteers can work at Greenwood Lakes and participate in activities that match their interests, such as assisting teachers in the classroom, designing bulletin boards, serving as computer tutors, working with art classes, helping out in the office or media center or even using your professional talents to mentor a group of students. Educators value the time and special talents of volunteers, and welcome them into the classroom.
Be a "Dividends" volunteer and help Greenwood Lakes Eagles Soar to new heights!


Technology Expo

The STEM Expo is a chance for members of the community and our SCPS family to share in the innovative ways Science, Technology, Engineering and Math are explored in our schools. Come talk with students and teachers about their creations and discoveries. CLICK HERE

After School Tutoring

Greenwood Lakes Middle School is offering Eagles After school Tutoring (EAT) for all 6th –8th grade students starting Tuesday September 20th.  This program will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays in Lab F (on the bus ramp) from 4:00—5:45 PM.  During this time, students will receive help with their homework assignments, peer and teacher tutoring, and access to computer programs like iReady and Khan Academy.  Students MUST bring assignments with them each day that he/she attends. After 5:00, students may choose to work independently in Lab F if he/she chooses to do so (supervision is provided) transportation to and from the program IS NOT provided.  Parents are allowed to pick up their students at any time during tutoring, just go to Lab F on the bus ramp.   If you are interested in having your student attend, please fill out the information below and return This Form to Mr. McManus in the front office.  If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact Mr. McManus at (407) 320-7650 or George_McManus@scps.k12.fl.us.

 


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!


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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

Announcements

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/

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 8:45 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 8:45 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. Earlsey at the front office 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 SOARing!


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
 

FCA


We need your input!

Your input is vital in the development of the 2016-17 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 2017 Florida Parent Survey

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.



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!

School Grades


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


Congratulations to Jhamilia Smith, GLMS Teacher of the Year


Congratulations to Steve brown, GLMS Employee of the Year


Congratulations


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.

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
407-320-7603


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.

SCPS REMAINS ONE OF THE TOP SCHOOL DISTRICTS

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.

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