Goodrich Middle School

December 2022


We are very proud to announce our students who have achieved Honor Roll status for the 1st Marking Period of the 2022-2023 School Year!
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December Students of the Month

Congratulations to the following students who were nominated by their teachers to be our GMS Students of the Month for December! Students are nominated based on many factors, including but not limited to: work ethic, grades, positive attitude, helpfulness and other PRIDE qualities. Congratulations to:

Elliana Back - 6th grade

Remington Asbury - 7th grade

Caitlyn Slimmen - 8th grade.


DECEMBER 19, 2022


We are so excited that some of our Peer to Peer students had some extra time to decorate our office door for winter. They worked so well together and did a FUNTASTIC job!
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Students earn PRIDE Passes from adults in the building for showing GMS PRIDE. They can then take those PRIDE passes and redeem them for prizes and snacks in the Martian Market. The market is open on Fridays during lunch. One group of girls recently came together with their PRIDE passes to buy their 5th hour an ice cream party!

If you would like to donate any items you think middle schoolers would love we would gladly accept donations to the market. Hot items have been fun socks, snacks, candy bars, mini footballs and various small prizes.

Thank you!


Students in Mrs. LaRowe’s 5th hour math class were treated to an ice cream sundae celebration - compliments of classmates Anna Ayre, Calli Carson and Avery Fullwood. These 3 generous students used their GMS PRIDE passes at the Martian Market to “buy” the ice cream party. Although the cost was 50 passes, the experience was PRICELESS!

**A BIG shout out to Principal Mitchell for providing the sundaes and doing the scooping!



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Students in Mrs. LaRowe’s 6th grade math classes planned a road trip for themselves and a friend. They had to decide which destination to visit in Michigan, gas needed to travel, cost of meals, and even purchased souvenirs. Some students were fiscally responsible and others went all out since their budget was unlimited!

Some chosen destinations:

● Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes since it was recommended by Google

● Grand Rapids to visit their art museum

● Charlevoix for the scenic views

● Port Austin for the cheeseburger festival

No matter the outcome, students had insightful discussions, used technology to explore options, and justified their decisions. All important “real-world” practice when remembering that life is a journey…not a destination.

Student Council and Lion's Club thank YOU!!

GMS Student Council and the Goodrich Lions Club would like to thank everyone who donated items to our annual food drive! The food will be used to make food baskets here in Goodrich so all families were able to have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Our final count came in at 1,585 items!

Thank you for opening your hearts and pantries this holiday season to help those less fortunate in our community.

MS Rules and Procedures - Quick Reference Guide

For a brief summary of important GMS rules and procedures, please click HERE.

For information on our Dress Code and Technology policies, please click HERE.

PTO Updates and News

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

For more information, please contact PTO President Sandy Cooper @ 810-444-7849, email the Martian PTO at or visit the Martian PTO Facebook page.

Student Drop-Off

Students are permitted to enter the building starting at 7:00am. Please do not leave your child unattended outside of the building before that time.

Upon entering the building, students should report directly to the Cafeteria until 7:20am. Parents should use the circle drive at the front of school to drop children off. The south end parking lot (by the gym) is for bus drop off only. DO NOT DROP OFF YOUR CHILDREN BY THE BUS DROP OFF/GYM ENTRANCE!

After School Pick-Up and Transportation

Please note the following important safety rules for after-school pick-up and sports practices:

  • After-School pick-up is at the north end parking lot ONLY.
  • When picking up your student(s), please pull ALL the way forward. Your child(ren) will meet you along the sidewalk. They will be exiting from doors at the north end of the building.
  • For safety reasons, students not picked up by 2:45pm will be sent back into the building to wait near the main entrance.
  • The circle drive near the flag pole/main entrance is for emergency vehicles ONLY.

  • The circle drive AT OAKTREE is NOT an authorized pick-up area for middle school students.
  • The parking lot AT OAKTREE is NOT an authorized pick up pick-up area for middle school students.

Unless your child(ren) rides the bus, is signed out for early release in the office by an authorized individual, they should be picked up in the parent pick-up/caravan line at the designated location at the north end of the middle school. Please share this information with anyone who may be picking up your child/children as well.

Student athletes should ride Shuttle Bus #14, which will transport athletes to the High School for practices.

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Goodrich Middle School

Exceptional Education, Extraordinary People – We Are Goodrich!

The mission of Goodrich Area Schools is:

“Achievement for Every Learner”