GMS rewards teachers, students

Published 8:17 am Monday, November 15, 2010

Greenville Middle School staff were rewarded for their hard work Friday by grilling out sausages and hot dogs. From left to right: Kent McNaughton, 7th and 8th grader administrator, Margaret West, 5th and 6th grade administrator, Michelle Myrick, guidance counselor and principal Curtis Black stand outside the GMS lunchroom. (Advocate Photo/Austin Nelson)

Friday was a day of celebration at Greenville Middle School for teachers and students alike.

Seventh and eighth graders who scored a 3 or a 4 on the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test were rewarded with a dance during school hours. The ARMT is scored to 0 – 4, with 4 being the highest possible score.

Students, however, were not the only ones that received praise. Teachers enjoyed a lunch of sausage dogs and hot dogs, cooked by none other than Principal Curtis Black.

“We want to show everyone that it takes a team to makes things happen around here,” Black said. “We are celebrating Team GMS.”

Margaret West, 5th and 6th grade administrator, said today was all about giving recognition to all school employees, from janitors and cafeteria workers to teachers and administrators.

“We want to give recognition for all the many years of service that our staff has given and are continuing to give to Butler County,” West said.

The staff of Team GMS has a combined 633 years of service in Education, with 581 years of service to the students of GMS and 759 years of service to the students of Butler County.