- Class Schedule
- Purpose & Courses
- Rules & Regulations
GREEK SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Saturday 14th of August, Greek School pool party.
Tuesday 17th of August, the teaching staff starts work.
Thursday 19th of August, registration.
Tuesday 24th of August, prayer service will be held for Greek School teachers, students, and parents.
Wednesday 25th of August, classes begin.
Σάββατο 14 Αυγούστου, πάρτυ σε πισίνα για τους μαθητές μας.
Τρίτη 17 Αυγούστου,οι δάσκαλοι αναλαμβάνουν υπηρεσία.
Πέμπτη 19 Αυγούστου,εγγραφές.
Τρίτη 24 Αυγούστου,αγιασμός του Ελληνικού Σχολείου.
Τετάρτη 25 Αυγούστου,αρχίζουν τα μαθήματα.
SAINT GEORGE GREEK ORTHODOX CATHEDRAL
GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA
Telephone (864) 233-8531 Greek School office
Approved by the Ministry of Education of Greece, License number 113833/0-11-72
And the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America
Rev. Athanasios John Pistolis, Priest 233-8531
Mr. Gus Stathos 269-4239
Mrs. Gia Tomaras 269-5900 & 230-4625
Mrs. Elizabeth Mantekas 244-5269
Mrs. Gia Tomaras 269-5900 & 230-4625
ΚΟΙΝΟΤΗΤΑΣ ΑΓΙΟΥ ΓΕΩΡΓΙΟΥ
GREENVILLE, ΝΟΤΙΟΥ ΚΑΡΟΛΙΝΑΣ
Εγκεκριμένο απο το Υπυργείο Παιδείας της Ελλαδας με αριθμό έγκρισης 113833-11-9-72 και της Ιεράς Αρχιεπισκο πής Βορείου και Νοτίου Αμερικής.
Πατέρας Αθανάσιος Πιστιόλης ,Ιερέας τηλ.233-8531
Κος. Κωνσταντίνος Στάθακος 269-4239
Κα.Τζία Τομάρα 269-5900 κ΄ 230-4625
Κα.Ελισάβετ Μαντέκα 244-5269
Κα.Τζία Τομάρα 269-5900 κ΄230-4625
SCHEDULE FOR 2010-2011
SCHEDULE ACADEMIC YEAR 2011-2012
Thursday 18th of August, the teaching staff starts work.
Tuesday 23rd of August, prayer service will be held for Greek School teachers, students, and parents and registration.
Wednesday 24th of August, classes begin.
Sunday 30th of October Greek National Holiday celebration , OXI day.
Wednesday 23rd & Thursday 24th of November, Thanksgiving break.
Sunday 11th or 18th (rain date) of December, Christmas Caroling.
Tuesday 20th of December through Monday 3rd of January Christmas and New Years break.
Sunday 29th of January , Greek Letters Day celebration.
Sunday 25th of March , celebration of Greek Independence Day.
Tuesday 10th, Wednesday 11th, Thursday 12th of April, Easter break.
Tuesday 15th, Wednesday 16th, Thursday 17th of May, no class, Greek festival.
Wednesday 30th of May , Greek School Graduation.
Thursday 31st of May , last day of the academic year for the teaching staff. On bad weather days, the Greek School follows the practice of the public schools. Tuesday 29th of May is the make up for bad weather days lost, as well as students who have only one absence, so that they will not lose their award for perfect attendance for the year.
THE PURPOSE OF GREEK SCHOOL
1. The methodical and systematic teaching of Modern Greek.
2. The teaching of the main principles of the Greek Orthodox Faith.
3. The teaching of Greek geography.
4. The teaching of the main elements of the history of the Greek nation.
5. The teaching of folk dances, songs, and Greek folklore.
6. The augmentation of Greek manners and character.
7. The development of the child's social life.
The students are taught these courses according to their grades.
Conversation (listening comprehension)
Grammar (of Modern Greek)
Geography of Greece
History of Greece Religion (Holidays and the History of Orthodoxy)
Report cards are issued four times a year.
1. The end of October.
2. The end of December.
3. The end of March.
4. The end of May
Parents are requested to sign the report cards and return them to the teacher, when the student comes for his or her next lesson. Tests are given depending on the material being studied. Tests are to be signed and returned immediately
Students of the Greek school must dress alike for all holiday programs. The girls must wear blue skirt, white blouse and black shoes. The boys must wear blue pants, white shirt and black shoes. For the March 25th celebration, students should dress in their traditional Greek clothing.
Registration for all students is $30.00 ($ 15.00 for kindergarten) and must be paid at the time of registration. Registration funds are used to defray the cost of books, pencils, notebooks, and paper, as well as all necessary items for the classroom.
Tuition is $270.00 ($135.00 for kindergarten) for the school year. The tuition is also the same for students who will be attending the once a week session.
Tuition must be paid in advance the whole amount due at registration, as per the decision by the board of our community on 8/9/99. Tuition must be paid preferably by check, made out to St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral. If for any reason any student drops out or starts late into the school year, the tuition for the entire school year will be due, and there will be no reimbursement or prorating of funds. The costs incurred by the Greek school per student are based on the entire school year.
Parents will provide the party treats when parties occur on the following occasions: Thanksgiving, Greek Letters Day, Apokries, Picnic.
Members of our church and the P.T.O.
OF THE TEACHING STAFF
Towards that goal, besides the care, willingness, and special enthusiasm they possess, they must:
Follow and cover carefully the scheduled units of the educational program for their grade level. This will help eliminate gaps in the curriculum coverage as the students progress in higher grades.
To follow faithfully all directives and recommendations of the school Principal.
To complete daily the lesson plan form.
To assess the students on a daily basis and the necessary homework at the designated time sequence.
To prepare report cards on time.
To proceed in accord with other fellow teachers on events and activities. To treat all students equally and politely.
To seek the assistance and cooperation of the Principal.
Lastly to inform parents as to the progress and the actions of their children periodically.
The final grades will be calculated based on the following outline:
1. 60% Exams ( grammar, dictation, history, geography, religion, etc..).
2. 10% Reading Comprehension.
3. 10% Discussion and listening comprehension.
4. 10% Homework.
5. 10% Behavior during school hours.
Letter grade assignment:
100-93 A =10
92-85 B =9
84-77 C= 8
76-70 D =7
69- 0 F =6
The students must have their books with them at school. If a student does not have his or her books they will receive the grade of zero for that day or for that assignment.
OF WRITTEN WORK
The teacher of the Greek school will follow the same rules for grading. For the exercises, exams, dictation during school and for all the assignments that are part of homework the grading will follow the next table of points.
Type of error Points subtracted
Spelling mistake 1
Intonation, punctuation(5 errors) 1
BETWEEN PARENTS AND TEACHERS
The teachers do their best for your children, but they need your help. Parents may communicate at any time with teachers, to discuss their children's progress and conduct. Speak to your child about your discussion with the teacher openly but in a positive way.
Stress his/her good comments and in what ways the child needs to improve:
1. To behave courteously towards the teacher and all parties involved in Greek education.
2. To collect their children from school at the designated time and exit. Any delay past 6:10 p.m. should be communicated beforehand to the teacher or school office.
3. To advise the teacher or the school Principal if their child is going to be absent for more than one day or during school programs.
4. Parents should address the school Principal for grievances, the teaching staff, books, homework, methods, of instruction, or whatever else is related to education in the Greek school. . .
5. Arguments between parents and teachers and students or unseemly behavior are to be avoided. Our children learn from our adult actions. Mutual respect between parents and teachers is absolutely necessary.
1. All types of vandalism are strictly prohibited.
2. The students are not allowed to leave the area of the school. They are not allowed to visit the gymnasium at any time during the hours that Greek school meets.
3. Any type of ball playing is not allowed during Greek school. More importantly the activity of writing on the walls is despicable.
4. None of the students are allowed to leave the building during the hours the Greek school is in session.
5. Foods, drinks, or chewing gum are not allowed in the classrooms.
The parents are asked to discuss the above rules with their children and make them responsible for their actions while in Greek school. Both parents and students must understand that the teaching staff of the Greek school does not bear any responsibility for damage caused as a result of disobedience to above rules and regulations. The parents of students that cause any type of physical damage in the school will be responsible for the repairs and expenses incurred in making those repairs.
Student's behavior during school has to be exemplary. If problems develop disciplinary .action may include:
1. Extra homework assigned by the teacher or principal.
2. Assignment of manual work at school (such as blackboard cleanup, etc..)
3. Staying over after school for as long as the teacher decides.
4. Report to the principal.
5. Other punishment pending decision of the teaching staff, including the possibility of temporary or permanent expulsion from school. Parents will be notified of any disciplinary actions taken by the teacher in correcting the student.
The teachers of the Greek school are always willing to do whatever is necessary to fulfill their purpose. However. because the school day is not very long, the children have homework every week. They complete the corresponding lesson that they have to study. If they are absent, they must do the lesson that follows as well, so that they will be able to keep up with their classmates and not fall behind. If they do not understand something they can ask for the teacher's assistance.
Homework should be done as follows:
1. The students must read the lesson they are working on three to five times out loud with proper pronunciation, proper style, and pace, so as to understand the contents well.
2. The students must learn the vocabulary and the word's meaning, and formulate different sentences so as to understand the words well.
3. The students must learn proper spelling of all words.
4. The students must learn the proper grammar both in written and spoken form (verbs, nouns, etc..etc..)
5. The students must write a composition according to their ability (age and class).
6. The students must use the Greek language every day. "Repetition is the mother of learning !"
ABSENCES: Regular class attendance is essential. Absent students not only fall behind in their lessons, but they tend to keep the entire class behind in its work. A student with 10 absences will have to repeat the same class the following year. A student that comes to class without his or her books and notebooks will not be allowed to attend the class.
The bell rings at 4:10 p.m. The students must enter their classrooms, get their books ready, sharpen their pencils, give their homework to their teacher, etc... Any student arriving after 4:10 p.m. or leaving before 5:45 p.m. will receive the appropriate absence.
The Greek school in Greenville, S.C., has functioned since the establishment of the Greek Orthodox Church of Saint George in 1930.The first teacher was Mrs. Katina Efstration, who was followed by Mrs. Perfonia Raftakis. These two teachers worked very hard in their newly developed community. The various pastors also taught in the school, so that the Greek children of Greenville could always have a Greek language education In the beginning, the Greek school was operated in a home, but expanded to more suitable facilities with the construction of the church in 1940. In 1961 Mrs. Athena Conits became the Greek school teacher and with an interruption of two years 1964 and 1965, she taught until her retirement in 1994. In 1978, the school staff increased, when presbytera Joanna Alexson was asked to teach. In 1978 and 1979 the school program included a kindergarten as well, with the teachers Mrs. Alexson and Mrs. Margarita Londos in charge. In 1967, a new building was built. It was at this time that the school began function normally, and from a student enrollment of 15 has now reached 65. At the same time Mrs. Conits started a class for adults. In 1972, the school was approved by the Greek Ministry of Education, with license number 113833/9-11-1972 and was so listed in the Ministry Bulletin. The Greek school is an integral part of our community. It is always under the supervision of our pastor, as well as church Council and the Archdiocese. The year 1983 is an important milestone in the school's history, because it moved into the new facilities constructed by the community. In this atmosphere, the school will be able to fulfill its mission with even greater success. In 1994 Dr. lrene Kokkala became the principal of the school with six grades in the primary school level, two grades in Kindergarten, and adult classes. In the fall of 1997 Mrs.Gia Tomaras took over as principal. The children of this school continue to be educated in our Orthodox Christian and Hellenic traditions and language. In this way they will be able to keep alive the sacred bond with our beloved Greece.