Story by Janmarie Foschini
Greenwood Lake Middle School Principal, Jeffrey Golubchick, along with several teachers, hosted a parent meeting on Wed., Mar. 13 to provide information for incoming seventh grade students.
Students in the Greenwood Lake Middle School who are entering seventh grade begin a new phase in their school career. The Middle School is home to students in grades four through eight and many new and exciting opportunities await the incoming students.
Seventh grade students have the opportunity to be placed in honor classes in subjects such as math and science upon the recommendation of the teacher. Parents will receive a letter in May from the Principal with information regarding the application process. Students who are placed in honors classes must maintain an average of at least 85.
Reading and writing subjects are combined into one class beginning in seventh grade called ELA. Social Studies classes will meet daily.
Athletics/Modified Sports begin in seventh grade. Modified sports include soccer, cross country, volleyball, basketball, baseball, softball, track, and wrestling. Students try out for these sports, practice daily, and travel to away games and events.
National Junior Honor Society
The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is an organization established to recognize outstanding middle level students. NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. Students who have met the requirements for this will receive an invitation to apply later in their seventh grade year.
High School Choice
G.L. Middle School students are offered different high school options. Students and parents should familiarize themselves the various alternatives. Family meetings are held with Principal Golubchick and guidance counselor Melanie Seay to help students and parents make this important decision.
“All of our academic, athletic, and extracurricular programs are very strong. Beginning in seventh grade, students can participate in our modified athletic program, honor’s courses, and apply for the National Junior Honor Society,” said Principal Golubchick.