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Winter Student Essay Tablet Giveaway

This past Winter Holiday season we were able to reward students for their hard work on our most recent student-essay contest.  Thanks to sponsorship and donations by Rent King, our students enjoyed giveaways, cupcakes,and drinks.  One student from each grade level received a Grand Prize of a brand new HP tablet.  Make sure to participate in the next contest for a chance to win more prizes.

Thanks again, Rent King for your support of the school and our students!

Microsoft Office 365

We’re helping to transform learning beyond the classroom.
We’re giving our students a complete
version of the latest Microsoft Office for FREE!!!
For further information and
installation instructions...


Math League Competition

We are so proud to announce that Greco participated in this year's Math League competition
with a 6th grade, 7th grade and 8th grade team.  We are also very proud to announce that
all three teams scored even though many others did not and we are planning to bring home
some trophies at the next competition after winter break. Great job Math League Team!!!



McDonald's Family Night

Please join us for McDonald's Family Night on December 17th, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.,
located on Busch Blvd. across from Busch Gardens.
 Stop by with your family and friends to hear our Greco band playing and see our administrators
working behind the counter serving McFlurries.


20% of proceeds come back to Greco for incentives and student celebrations!

Greco Band on Rehearsal for Winter Concert

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Please join us for our Winter Concert on Tuesday, December 9th at 6:00 p.m.

Congratulations !!!

Please congratulate



Hillsborough County Trumpet Festival

Greco’s students at Hillsborough County Trumpet Festival that took place on Monday, October 20th.



Water Tower Competition

The Greco STEM Academy 7th grade students competed in the 6th annual water tower competition,
sponsored by the American Water  Works Association at Walker Middle School. The teams designed, built
and tested their towers according to the competition rules.  Towers were judged on hydraulic efficiency,
structural efficiency, cost, and design ingenuity.  There were 64 teams at the competition.  
7th grade team Shana Marie Ziegler and Jennah Lei Gardner won the best design ingenuity for creativity
and craftsmanship on their Unicorn Party Treehouse tower.

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Greco's Fall Open House and Temple Terrace Arts and Community Festival

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Greco's Fall Open House
11/8/2014, 9:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.

This is an opportunity for 5th grade students to tour Greco’s campus to find
out more about the STEM Academies, the staff and check out the school’s facilities.
Tour guides will share information about the variety of programs, services
and activities that Greco Middle School offers.

Arts and Community Festival
11/8 & 11/9/2014, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hosted at Greco Middle School…the arts festival has become known as
the ideal show for artists to showcase their work. This event focuses on
quality as well as a wide variety of fine art and crafts.
Exhibitor selection is done by the Temple Terrace Arts Council.

All 5th grade students, and their families, are welcome to enjoy the festival and tour Greco’s beautiful campus.
5th grade tour overview session begins at 10 a.m. in the cafeteria.

More info here: Fall 2014 Open House

Greco's Physical Education

PE students who went to the USF Ropes Course on October 23rd.
It was specifically for students who excelled in PE during Qtr 1. They worked on Team-Building activities.
Next quarter, they will venture higher in the sky on the high ropes course.

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Greco's Boys Basketball

Congrats to Boys Basketball for an undefeated season!!

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Greco's Culinary Arts

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On October 21st, culinary arts students Jaida and Ariel presented sweet potato pies and muffins to
Temple Terrace City Council members.  The council members were very impressed and awarded
Greco's Farm2School Program $500 and they also agreed to  issue a resolution
of support for the program. Greco's Farm2School Program is two fold: students grow fresh
produce in the agriculture class AND culinary arts students prepare these vegetables and
fruits so that they can be served at student meals and community events.

Greco Middle School on The News

‘Village’ of volunteers swarms Greco Middle campus for service day.

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Taylor Ralph, chairman of the Tampa Bay Branch of the U.S. Green Building Council, waters one of the groups of plants
he and other volunteers rooted  in Greco Middle School outdoor classroom to be nurtured by students in the STEM program.

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Greco Band at Riverhills Elementary

Greco Band performing at Riverhills Elementary on their music ambassadors’ field trip.

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Greco Band at Temple Terrace Elementary

Greco Band performing at Temple Terrace elementary.

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Track middle school and high school graduation requirements,
View your various GPA’s—weighted (District),
Bright Futures, State University System (SUS), etc.
Bright Futures/Scholarship Information,
College Admissions Information.

Students: Create a personalized academic plan.

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Using your Edsby username and password,go to: www.guidmii.com and login.

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Green Day of Service

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We had over 150 people on campus today to help beautify the school by landscaping and building an outdoor classroom. A special thank you to our students, staff, parents and community volunteers who came out and helped.

We especially thank our lead community partners at the First Baptist Church of Temple Terrace
and The Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council for sponsoring today's events (National Green Day of Service).

As always, we thank you for being our partners in education.

Coastal Clean Up




Coastal Clean Up was a success! Greco students, parents and teachers partnered with "Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful" and picked up over 300 pieces of trash at Hillsborough River Park. We braved the water, muck and mud to clean up a dump site and other trash left behind by visitors.
To all of those that donated their time, effort, and shoes;
THANK YOU! You truly made a difference in your community.

Grandparents Breakfast

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Thank you to all the family members who took time off their busy schedules
to come eat breakfast with the children.  
Your support and presence meant the world to us and your children.  
We were so excited to be able to host such a wonderful group.

New Reading, Writing and Math Assessments Replacing FCAT
The Florida Department of Education has provided educators, students and parents
an opportunity to review the new assessments through online training tests.
 We'd like to encourage our students and parents to take these assessments so that everyone
can take note of the differences between FCAT and the new assessments.
 Please stay tuned for more information throughout the year.

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School Uniform Policy


Greco is a Mandatory Uniform school  
All of our local businesses carry our school uniform information and colors available.
 Students are expected to wear:
Closed-toe shoes, a belt, a polo shirt - navy, white, or Carolina Blue.
Pants/shorts - tan khaki, navy, or black.  Pants must be secured at the waist.  
On Thursdays, students may wear a Greco Spirit shirt with jeans.  
Thank you for your assistance with this initiative.

Edsby and Greco Middle School
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        Edsby (Online Grades) Parents Self Registration 

For Online Grades, Greco Middle School is now using Edsby.
Parents are now encouraged to go to http://sdhc.edsby.com
 and complete the Edsby self-registration process.
Completion of the self-registration process at http://sdhc.edsby.com  requires:

1. Name of School student attends
2. Student Number
3. Student Social Security Number
4. Student Date-Of-Birth (MM/DD/YYYY)

If your student does not have a Social Security Number on record with the District,
please come into the school to complete your Edsby registration.

Microsoft Office 365 Available to all HCPS Students...Free!


We have an exciting opportunity for our students to take advantage of digital learning.  
Attached you can find letters, one in English and one in Spanish, announcing free downloads of Microsoft Office 365 available to all HCPS students.
Please take advantage of this great oppurtunity!

LETTERHEAD-Microsoft 365 letter to parents ENGLISH.pdfLETTERHEAD-Microsoft 365 letter to parents SPANISH-FINAL.pdf

Language Arts Springboard Curriculum Modified for 2014-2015 School Year

CollegeBoard has taken the time to adapt to the new Common Core State Standards for the English Departments of Hillsborough County. Click on the link below to see what has changed in the Curriculum

The above link contains access to relatively short videos (12-13 minutes) that describe the SpringBoard curriculum and are specific to each grade level.

$10,000 We Deliver Award Winner Ms. Angela Keller


Each year since the 2006-2007 school year, Superintendent Elia has surprised
one employee with a $10,000 check presentation  in front of media and supporters
as a reward for her extra efforts to help students, colleagues, and the community.
We congratulate Ms. Angela Keller for being the 2014 "We Deliver Award" winner.

Summer Reading

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This summer Middle School students can Spark a Reaction
by reading myOn and axis360 ebooks.

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Students, please enter the myOn Reading Challenge or axis 360 Reading Contest
to win weekly prizes or even the grand prize, an iPad.

For more information on the Middle School Summer Reading Program,
visit the Middle School Summer Reading website

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Greco STEM Academies

Both Hillsborough Choice programs at GMS are now STEM Academies!
Check out the newly updated information brochures for each program below.

(Formally known as 'The' STEM program)
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Greco STEM Brochure.pdf
(Pre- King Advanced Placement)

Greco Pre-KAPS Brochure.pdf

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        mySPOT  e new Student-Parent
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mySPOT launched!
mySPOT is ready to guide parents to district resources including Edsby, MyPaymentPlus, Choice and
Magnet programs, district calendars and more.
Register today ! / Inscribase hoy !

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Application period will reopen March 14, 2014
to apply to our STEM and Pre-KAPS Academies.
to let us know you have completed the application process.

Greco Middle School Hosts West Point Robotics Workshop
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Greco Middle School hosted the West Point robotics
Two West Point math professors and two cadets visited Greco Middle School
to talk to College For Every Student (CFES) PreKAPS Scholars about the importance of STEM
subjects for future careers and to lead a day long robotics.

School Bus Safety Awareness Week
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ls across the nation, raise awareness about satefy on the school bus.
Check out the brochure on school bus safety tips.

Greco Middle School and Target Stores
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        Greco Middle School and Target Stores
Please, when you sign up at Targeor a Red Card, make sure to list Greco Middle School
as your designated school.  Target contributes one percent of your purchases back to the school to be
used on supplies that benefit our students and teachers.
For more information visit target.com/tcoe


"Teach" hosted by Greco Middle School
After a world-wide search, Participant Media selects Greco Middle School Teachers to showcase
the positive impact of the District's Empowering Effective Teacher's Mentor Program.

Temple Terrace Community Garden at Greco Middle School
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Upcoming Events
January 2015
5: Return to School from Christmas Break
6: Soccer Practice
7: Soccer Practice
8: Soccer Practice
9: PTSA Meeting, 8am
12: STEM Advisory Mtg, 3:30pm
13-16: Semester Exams
14: SAC Meeting in Media Center, 4:30pm
16: End of Quarter 2
17: F2S & USF Stampede of Service, 9 a.m-12pm
19: MLK Holiday, school closed
20: Teacher Work Day, no school for students
21: 1st Day of Quarter 3
21: Soccer Practice
22: Soccer Practice
26-30: Custodial Appreciation Week
27: Soccer Practice
28: Soccer - Bartels/Greco @ King
29: Soccer Practice
30: PTSA Board Meeting 8 a.m

February 2015
3: Soccer - Van/Greco @ King
3-6: Guidance Appreciation Week
4-5: Science Fair
5: Soccer Practice
6: Fair Day, No School
7: Florida Science Olympiad @ HCC
10: Math/PTSA Family Night
10: Soccer Practice
12: Soccer - Liberty/Greco @ Freedom
17: Soccer Practice
17: Distribute/mail Progress Reports
18: Principal's Cub Brunch, 10am
18: Soccer - Greco/Buchanan @ King
19: Soccer Practice
19: Conference Night, 5-7:30pm
24: Soccer Practice
26: Soccer - Greco/Benito @ Wharton

Email the webmaster at Greco.Middle@sdhc.k12.fl.us

Angelo L. Greco Middle School
6925 East Fowler Ave.
Temple Terrace, FL 33617
Fax: 813-987-6863
Yinka Alege, Principal

Last Modified: Dec 19, 2014