GMS Newsletter

December, 2022

Message from the Principal...

I would like to wish all of our parents and students a safe and Merry Christmas. Our students, enjoyed a friendly competition (Penny Wars), raising money and bringing in canned/boxed food to support the Kiwanis Christmas Basket Program. Our winners in the 8th grade were Davison/Lanter and Yaske in the 7th grade. Those Seminar classes have earned pizza parties.

Joe Somerville

Thank You Veterans!!

This year's Veterans Day Assembly was a wonderful celebration! GMS staff and students were honored to pay tribute to over 170 veterans along with their families and guests, in our 26th annual assembly. Veterans & families continue to appreciate our final farewell of support and thanks, as they exit thru student lined streets.

Another Big Success!

This year’s penny wars and food collection was another huge success! In addition to 2593 canned goods/food items, a donation of $1,000 was made to the Kiwanis Club Christmas Basket Program with the cash & coins collected by the students. Thank you to all that participated!

Progress Reports were sent home with Students on Wednesday, December 7th


Wrestling practice begins on January 3rd from 2:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the wrestling room. This year's coach is Aaron Beach.

Girls' basketball tryouts will be January 3rd and 4th. 7th grade will be at GIS from 3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. and the coach is Justin Page. 8th grade will be at GMS from 2:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. and the coach is Mike Ealy.

All student-athletes must have a current physical on file in the GMS office in order to participate.

Lost & Found Items

We still have many unclaimed items in the lost and found (jewelry, clothing, lunch bags). If you are missing anything, please stop in and check the lost and found in the cafeteria, office, and table by the doors leading to the buses. UNCLAIMED ITEMS WILL BE DONATED TO CHARITY. Thank you!

Parent Portal

Parent Portal is a great way to keep up-to-date on your student's grades and attendance. Please contact the office for your sign-in credentials. Please note that PowerSchool is no longer updating the Parent Portal phone app. The best way to access Parent Portal is through the Gaylord Schools website. Staff email addresses are attached to this newsletter.
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December 13th - GMS Holiday Band Concert, 7:00 p.m. at GHS

December 15th - GMS Holiday Choir Concert, 7:00 p.m. at GHS

December 23rd - January 2nd - NO SCHOOL for students & staff - Holiday Break

January 16th - NO SCHOOL for students; PD for teachers

March 27th - March 31st - NO SCHOOL for students & staff - Spring Break

April 7th - NO SCHOOL for students & staff - Good Friday

May 29th - NO SCHOOL for students & staff - Memorial Day

June 7th (tentative) - Last day (half day)

Gaylord Middle School

Joe Somerville, Principal

Dave Smith, Assistant Principal