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Notice

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 the first week in May 2016. 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.



2016 Florida Parent Survey

In order to determine our present status, we are asking all parents to complete a School Climate Survey. The results will report our parents’ general level of satisfaction and/or concern.

                        Click here to begin the 2016 Florida Parent Survey

GLMS Weekly Update

CONGRATULATIONS Ms. Kammi Berry and BETA CLUB!
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/


8th Grade LMHS Registration Reminder

GLMS 2016-17 Registration

Registration for classes for the 2016-17 school year have begun. Guidance Counselors will be visiting classroom to discuss the process and courses available. Your child will be bringing home a registration card for your review. Please take time to review the card, encourage your child to take challenging classes in which they can be successful and call your child’s Guidance Counselor with questions.  A curriculum Guide is posted on the GLMS Website.


Field Trip to LMHS Orientation to Registration
8th Grade Parent Orientation/Curriculum Fair
Registration Card Pick Up  (at GLMS)

Thursday, February 11
Tuesday, February 16 at 6:30pm.
Friday, February 19


GLMS Boost Camps: Preparing for the FSA

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parents encouraged to attend session 1 in order to receive FSA information/tips)


Writing   
Writing   
Writing    
Math
Saturday February 6     9:00am – 12
Saturday February 20    9:00am – 12  
Saturday February 27    9:00am – 12
Thursday March 3 Family Engagement to learn about the Math FSA
and take a  practice Test. Thirty minute sessions will begin 5:00 pm
and the evening will close 7:00 pm.


Track and Field Schedule

Wed. Feb 3 GLMS at home
Wed.  Feb. 10 GLMS at Teague
Wed. Feb 17 GLMS at Home
Saturday Feb 27 Middle School District Meet @ Hagarty H.S. (8:00 am)


Announcements

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

2016 FSA Writing and Reading Boost Camp!

The Language Arts department at Greenwood Lakes Middle School would like to invite students to attend 5 sessions on campus to prepare for the upcoming Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) tests.  An informational session for parents will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2016.   At that time, members of the Language Arts department will provide details and suggestions on how to best help students succeed.  For students, teachers will provide specific instruction in both reading and writing.  Students are invited to 5 breakout sessions on the following dates:

FSA Reading standards review and overall test taking strategies

January 23 – 9:00-10:00 Parent Information Session

No student drop-offs (parents must attend if students are to remain for Boost Camp)

Student Boost Camp 10:00-12:00

January 30 – 9:00–12:00

February 6 – 9:00-12:00


FSA Writing strategies

February 20 – 9:00-12:00

February 27 – 9:00-12:00

We will provide light refreshments for parents and a snack for the students!
CLICK HERE TODAY TO RSVP!



Congratulations to Jhamilia Smith, GLMS Teacher of the Year


Congratulations


Congratulations Dr. Johnson

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


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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
 

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!


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


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