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138 W. McElhaney Rd, Taylors, SC
138 W. McElhaney Rd, Taylors, SC

The Luminary-The GMC School Counseling & Wellness Newsletter

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Blazer Giving Circle

Thank you to everyone that has donated to the Blazer Giving Circle. Don't forget to get your donation in before the end of the year. Click here to donate.

Holiday Teacher Gift Ideas

PIP has been asked for recommendations on teacher Christmas gifts. We recommend gift cards to local eateries, Amazon etc.

Midterm Exam Schedules

The last day of online lunch ordering is Friday, Dec 10th. Snacks and drinks will be sold for CASH only Monday - Thursday of exam week.

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MC Fine Arts Department Winter Showcase

When: Thursday, December 16th at 7pm
Where: Student Activity Center
Performances by the band, chorus, drama, and dance, along with an art gallery.

Blazer Tribe Event

In celebration of the upcoming holidays and our 1st year as a club, the Blazer Tribe will host a movie night on Thursday, December 9th, at 5:30 p.m. This event is limited to 50 students. Students can dress in a festive fashion with their holiday pajamas, ugly holiday sweater, blinking light necklaces, etc. In addition, students will bring their favorite holiday cookies for a cookie swap with other students. Next, students will vote on a holiday movie to watch. Drinks (including hot chocolate), pizza, and popcorn will be provided. See Mrs. Rouse, Ms. Sawicki, or Mr. Whatley to sign up for this fun event and to get your movie permission form or click here.

Blazer Outdoor Heaters

Thank you to everyone that supported the outdoor heater campaign from the spring. The heaters are up and keeping the Blazers warm!


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Register early for our Spring Vendor Fair!

Save the Date: Saturday, April 23
Indoor Booth (we provide the 6 foot table) Early Bird Rate: $35; Regular Rate: $40.
Outdoor Table ( provide own table and/or tent) Early Bird Rate $25; Regular Rate: $30.
Deadline for Early Bird Registration 1/15/22.

2021-2022 GMC COVID Protocol

Online instruction will not be provided. Remote access to the classroom is at the discretion of the teacher. Students not in the classroom will be counted absent by the teacher. The GMC attendance code will be followed (pp. 12-13 of the student handbook).
If you or someone in your household tests positive for COVID, please email those results to Nicole Vickery.


Masks are OPTIONAL.

Do not come to school sick or with a fever.
Do not return to school until you have been fever-free for at least 24 hours.
If you test positive for COVID-19, you cannot return to school for 10 calendar days from the onset of symptoms.
If you are determined to be in close-contact of a COVID-19 positive case, here are your options:
Fully vaccinated or prior COVID positive – Monitor symptoms
Unvaccinated – Monitor symptoms and either a) quarantine until you can get a COVID-19 test (must wait at least 4 days from the time of close-contact); return upon receiving NEGATIVE test results. OR b) quarantine for 7 calendar days from the time of close-contact. All classes missed due to quarantine will count as lawful absences.

2021/22 Service Hours

GMC Parents are asked to either volunteer for 36 hours per school year at GMC or donate items the school requests through the Charter Barter Program - $10 = 1 service hour. Parents log their volunteer hours under the volunteer tab of My Food Days.
Service Hours for the 21/22 School Year will begin June 1st. Parents log their volunteer hours under the volunteer tab of My Food Days. Students log their hours via this form.
Students are required to volunteer 50 hours per year in the local community and log their volunteer hours using this form. Click here to read the guidelines.



Click here for demo, pricing, and overview.
Click herefor the link to My Food Days.

Parents in Partnership

Click here to view the quarterly newsletter from PIP.

Charter Barter Needs by Teacher

Click here to view the Charter Barter needs by the teacher. Parents may log 1 service hour for every $10 in donations.

GMC Career Day Volunteers

Parents, we need volunteers for our Career Day on Thursday, January 6 from 8 am - 12:30 pm.

The day will consist of three parts:
1. A Reality Check Simulation: Students get a glimpse into operating in the real world where they are given a job and have to manage a budget. Volunteers will interact with students and be given guidelines upon arriving.
2. Career Preparation: Volunteer will present to a group of students and address: Interview skills, resume building, professional dress, etc.
3. Career Talks: Volunteers will share about their professional role and what it took to get there as well as day-to-day tasks.

Click here for more details and please signup via this link. You may log service hours for your time. Contact Whitney Looper with any questions.

Teacher Holiday Luncheon

Donate Items for Teacher Holiday Luncheon - PIP is organizing a teacher luncheon on Tuesday, December 14th. Please help donate items for the luncheon. Click here for details and to signup.

Student Volunteer Needed for Keep GVL Beautiful

Keep Greenville County Beautiful is looking for volunteers to help with a litter pick up this Saturday, December 4 from 9 - noon on Highway 101 in Greer. The road will be blocked off for safety and pick-up supplies will be provided.

Please sign up here.