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MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
WINTER BREAK
DECEMBER 24, 2018 - JANUARY 4, 2019

On Friday, December 21, 2018, students will be dismissed at 11:30, no lunch served.

Teachers return on Monday, January 7 for Professional Dev./Workday.

Students return from Winter Break on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to ALL!
Mission

The mission of Gray Court-Owings School is to create a community of learners who are responsible and productive citizens.

Vision

Gray Court-Owings School will be a school of excellence and equity in educational practices for all learners.

Values

We value commitment to excellence in all we do. We value active involvement in our school and community. We value positive, trusting relationships.
Security gates are located at the car loop and bus loop areas. Remote access is available by pressing the call button during normal school hours.

All visitors are required to check in at the main office located at the front of the school which faces Highway 14.

Please have ID ready when coming to the school to visit, volunteer, or get students for early dismissal.

Thank you for your help and support as we work together to keep our students and school safe.
3rd Grade MAP Reading Test Schedule:

December 3-Small Group (Bryan)
December 4-Richey
December 6-Morrison
December 7-Smallwood
December 10-Small Group (Mahon)
December 11-Cato
December 13-John
December 14-Theus
December 17-18-Make Ups
Christmas Sing-Along
All elementary classes are sharing 2-3 songs on the stage during the times listed below.

WHEN: Thursday, December 20th

9:15-10:00 a.m. Classes singing - Welsh, Callahan, McCall, Weathers, 1st grade (Boroff, Brannan, Smith), 3rd grade (Cato, Richey, Theus), 5th grade (Cooper, Isbell, Nimmons, Reynolds)

1:00-1:45 p.m. Classes singing – Fortner, Wilson, 2nd grade (Dohmeier, Edwards, Johnson), Smallwood, Morrison, John, 4th grade (Chapman, Christiano, Hurt), Adams, and Harrison

WHAT TO WEAR: holiday colors (red and green)

We hope your family can join us!
Our annual School Store Online Fundraiser is under way. Please click here to visit www.schoolstore.com. Search for Gray Court Owings School (school ID 2299) and begin shopping! There are over 400 merchants sponsoring this fundraiser.

As always, thank you for your continued help, support and dedication to GCO!
CAR RIDER TRAFFIC PATTERN
CAR RIDER TRAFFIC PATTERN
• All car riders will drop off and pick up near the auditorium breezeway area at the front of the school. Please enter Webb Road (beside the old Dollar General), then turn left onto Hearthstone. In single file, drive around the middle school loop, turn right at the cut-through beside the gym, and proceed to the front of the school.

STUDENTS MAY NOT BE DROPPED OFF AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL ENTRANCE AS OF NOVEMBER 7TH.

• If traffic overflows onto Highway 14, SCDOT suggests using Webb Road in its entirety by traveling to the end of Webb Road, circling, and then entering the car loop by making a right turn.

• Please refrain from turning around in driveways or other personal property.

• Car riders may begin unloading at 7:20.

• Students arriving after 7:55 a.m. are considered tardy and must be signed in by a parent/guardian in the front office.

• For the safety of all, vehicles will not be permitted into the car loop until 2:15 for afternoon dismissal.

• Please place name tags in the passenger side windshield during afternoon pickup.

• Buses will drop off and pick up in the original bus area.

  • Administration and Office Staff
    Kim Penland, Principal
    Marcia Womble, Assistant Principal
    Tawio Barksdale, Administrative Assistant
    Mandy Tumblin, Guidance Mentor
    Kristen Bryan, K-5 Guidance
    Chris Hughes, 6-8 Guidance
    Marla Orias, Elementary Instructional Coach
    Brook England, Middle Level Instructional Coach
    Sissy Meadows, Secretary/Bookkeeper
    Carolyn Koon, Attendance
    Joyce Dorrah, Receptionist
  • Staff List
    Please click here for the complete staff list for GCO.
Gray Court-Owings School
9210 Hwy 14
Gray Court, SC 29645
P: 864-876-2131
F: 864-876-9597