Goodrich Middle School

October 2017

Student Count Day - Wednesday, October 4th!

Please make EVERY effort to ensure that your child is at school on time

and remains at school ALL DAY on Student Count Day!

Every student counts!

Spirit Week Fun!

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Ms. Hein's 7th grade Public Speaking class shows their Martian Pride!

That's a Wrap, Folks! A Window Wrap, That Is!

The PRIDE committee at GMS is always looking for ways to promote school spirit! One of the ideas that was brought up last year was the possibility of a window wrap to enhance the look of GMS to approaching visitors, students and other guests.

The purpose of a window wrap can be purely decorative, but wraps can also manage sunlight and provide added security. The PRIDE committee worked with the company FastSigns to create customized window wraps that would cover the windows at the front entrance of our building. The primary goal was to use words, logos, and pictures that would promote our school PRIDE program and school spirit. Once designed, the window wraps were installed.

Everyone is excited about the “cool" entrance to our building! Come and take a look at it yourself, if you haven’t already seen it! The PRIDE committee was proud to create and fund this project.

Middle School BOX TOP CHALLENGE --- October 2nd-6th!

Please check your cupboards and pantries for any Box Tops and send them in with your kids next week to support our school! The grade with the most Box Tops will win a popcorn/electronic lunch!

Scholastic Book Fair Coming To Goodrich Middle School

Students are invited to stop by the Scholastic Fall Book Fair Monday, October 9th - Friday, October 13th between the hours of 8:30-1:00pm. The Book Fair will take place in the Media Center at the Middle School.

ONLINE shopping is open from September 30th - October 13th. Click here to start your holiday shopping early and give the gift of reading to a child in your life!

GMS Student Council Accepting New Members

GMS Student Council's next meeting will be Monday, Oct 2nd, after school until 3:30. Student Council leaders, Mrs. Robb and Mrs. Czap, along with the students who are participating in Student Council, would be happy to have more students get involved! If your student would still like to participate, but didn't originally sign up to join, please have them join us at the next meeting on Oct. 2nd after school until 3:30.

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GMS After-School Club Update

Unfortunately, due to low enrollment/interest in the After-School Club, Goodrich Area Schools has decided to not run the club at this time. Thank you to those who participated in the survey that was sent at the beginning of the school year.

Mark Your Calendars - Upcoming Events!

Dates and times are subject to change.

Please check our school calendar at

for the most up-to-date information!


10/2-10/6: MS Box Top Challenge - send in your Box Tops!!


10/5: Parent Teacher Conferences - 3:30-7:00pm

10/6: Cottage Book Used Book Swap (see flier above) - during lunches - GMS Cafe'

10/9-10/13: Middle School Scholastic Book Fair - 8:30am-1:00pm - GMS Media Center

10/10: Parent Teacher Conferences - 3:30-7:00pm

10/11: PTO Meeting - Oaktree Elementary - 9:15am

10/13: Chain Link Halftime Challenge Walk - Varsity Football Game (GHS) - 7:00pm

10/18: Late Start - School Starts at 9:30am, doors open at 9:00am

10/23: Board of Education Meeting - Community Room - GHS - 6:30pm

10/24: 8th Grade Party Lite Orders & Money DUE

10/27: Trunk N' Treat & Haunted Trail - MS Grounds/Trails - 6:00pm-8:00pm

10/31: Halloween Dance - GMS Cafe' - 2:32-4:00pm


11/1: Immunization Clinic @ GMS for students and staff - 3:00-6:30pm - You must schedule an appointment to attend, please call 810-237-4588

11/2: MS Picture Retake Day

11/2: Band Fundraiser Pickup - 2:45-9:00pm - MS Cafe'

11/3: End of 1st Marking Period

11/8: PTO Meeting - Oaktree Elementary - 9:15am

11/15: Late Start - School Starts at 9:30am, doors open at 9:00am

11/22: Early Dismissal - School Dismissed at 11:00am

11/23 - 11/24: No School - Thanksgiving Recess

11/27: Board of Education Meeting - Community Room - GHS - 6:30pm

11/28: 8th Grade Cookie Dough Orders and Payments Due

Mrs. Hein's 6th grade math class practiced evaluating expressions by doing a scavenger hunt around the class room. They worked with partners to solve expressions and find the answers hidden around the room.

Goodrich School District Communication Plan

Goodrich Area Schools has developed a communication plan to better serve all stakeholders in the district. You may view the plan here: Goodrich Area Schools District Communication Plan.

GMS Attendance Policy

Please familiarize yourself with Goodrich Middle School's complete Attendance & Tardy policies, which can be found in our handbook on the GMS website at under "Student Handbook and Policies.

GMS will no longer use a "Future Absence Form" for upcoming absences and/or vacations. Absences will be considered unexcused unless they fall under the "Excused Absences" guidelines listed in the handbook.

Rachel's Closet

Rachel’s Closet, located in the office at GMS, is a closet full of clothes, supplies and personal care items that middle school age students may need, but maybe cannot afford. Students are able to visit the closet for items they need confidentially. Please talk to your child about Rachel's Closet and encourage them to see Mrs. Durant, Mrs. Lauinger, Ms. von Keltz, Mr. Salter or Ms. Batterbee if they need anything.

Martian PTO Updates and News

The Martian PTO is always looking for people that would like to get involved and volunteer their time. The next meeting is Wednesday, October 11th at 9:15. All meetings take place at Oaktree.

Spirit wear can be purchased at any time through the K & C’s Special T’s website -

Please email the Martian PTO at or visit the Martian PTO webpage and Facebook page for more information.

Stay Informed!

For DAILY updates on GMS events and announcements, please be sure to check! Just click on "News and Announcements" on the left side of the page. You can also check the online calendar to see upcoming events and activities!

Goodrich Middle School

Exceptional Education, Extraordinary People – We Are Goodrich!

Proud to be a Systems Accredited District.

The mission of Goodrich Area Schools is:

“Achievement for Every Learner”