GMS Newsletter

June 2023

Message from the Principal....

As I take a minute to reflect on our year, there are many good memories which come to mind. A few of these memories include our Veterans Day Celebration, a few fun Christmas spirit days, our Winter Olympics and our St Patrick Day Celebration. The GMS Band and Choir performed excellently multiple times. We experienced a great deal of success with our sports teams as well. And as always, the students enjoyed our archery, robotics and especially cross-country ski club. It has been a great year and we will miss our 8th graders next Fall. We plan to “Rewind the Year” on Friday morning with a slideshow. We will also be acknowledging our students who have maintained a 3.75 GPA throughout the first three marking periods. Parents are welcome to join us. The slideshow will begin at about 8:35 a.m. and we plan to begin recognizing the honor students around 9:00 a.m.

Joe Somerville

Media Center & Chromebook Return

The Media Center will be closed until the end of the school year. Chromebook return started Monday, June 5th.

Chromebook receipts/return forms are being mailed home with report cards. If you need to pay a fine or return equipment the middle school office will be open until 3pm Tuesday, June 13th after that date please go to the Board of Education office.


Please pick up your child’s unused medication from the office by Tuesday, June 13th. Any medicine left after that date will be discarded.

Last Day of School

The last day of the 22-23 school year will be June 9th, dismissal for middle school students will be at 11:26 a.m. Lunch will be served on the last day.


Students interested in playing sports at Gaylord Middle School next year must have a current physical on file in the GMS office before you are able to participate.

Girls volleyball will have open gyms at GMS on Aug. 22, 23, 24 10:00-11:15AM and Aug. 29, 30, 31 4:00-5:15PM. Tryouts will be Sept. 5th and 6th. The 7th grade will tryout from 2:30-4PM. The 8th grade will tryout from 4-5:30PM on those days. The 7th grade coach is Jennie Boike. The 8th grade coach is Dawn Deisig.

Football will have a two day camp at the GIS field on Aug. 16th and 17th 5-7PM. The first day of official practice is Aug. 21st at the GIS field 5-7PM. 7th grade coaches are Nehemiah Shane and Ryan Wood. The 8th grade coach is Richard Letourneau and we are currently in the process hiring an additional coach for 8th grade.

Cross Country practice will begin on Aug. 28th from 5-6PM at GMS. Scott Doederlein is the coach. Go to the REMIND app and use phone number 81010 and message @gmscross23 for additional information.

Tentative game schedules can be found here:

Contact GMS AP/AD, Dave Smith, at or call 731-0848 if you have any questions.

Lost & Found

We still have many unclaimed items in the lost and found (jewelry, clothing). Students, if you are missing anything, please stop in and check the lost and found in the cafeteria and office. UNCLAIMED ITEMS WILL BE DONATED TO CHARITY. Thank you!

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Gaylord Middle School

Joe Somerville, Principal

Dave Smith, Assistant Principal