Fall Update for GMS Families
Gettys Middle School - Easley, SC
Gettys Middle School Students Excel
We are so proud of all our students are accomplishing in the First Quarter of this school year! We have a number of award-winning students that are showing #GettysGreatness and we would like to recognize them for their outstanding work!
- The Gettys Middle School Student Recognition Program's focus for September was: Problem Solving and Adaptability. ELA and Social Studies teachers nominated students who personified these traits. Click HERE to see the list of September's Student of the Month. There were 31-6th grade students, 24-7th grade students and 27 8th grade students recognized. Each month there will be a colorful display in the cafeteria, grade level announcements and school-wide monitors featuring the student's names. Each student will receive their display item, a coupon and GMS PTO supplied treat at the end of each month.
- State test results from May 2022 and overall we had more students meeting state levels of being on-track for college and career readiness. We also had several students with perfect scores and the highest results a student can achieve! Current 8th grade students that were perfect in Math were: Caleb Freeze, Felix Hood, Santiago Lozado, Daniel VanValkenburg. Current 7th grade students perfect in Math were: Chase Gerberich, Quinn Miller and Owen Riley. Current 7th grade students perfect in Science were Aiden Partridge. These students will receive a plaque and one will also be displayed in our main lobby with other perfect score recipients. They will be recognized at our academic awards at the end of the year.
We are proud of our students and staff for producing these results!
Spirit Week Celebrates Our Students
School Dance on Friday, September 23 from 4 pm to 6 pm
STEM Programs at GMS Recognized for Commitment to Empowering Students
Our STEM Programs have been recognized as a 2021-22 Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School. It is one of just 134 middle schools across the U.S. to receive this honor for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through PLTW Gateway. PLTW is a nonprofit organization that serves millions of PreK-12 students and teachers in schools across the U.S.
The PLTW Distinguished School recognition honors schools committed to increasing student access, engagement, and achievement in their PLTW programs. To be eligible for the designation, GMS had to meet the following criteria:
- Have more than 50 percent of the student body participate in a PLTW Gateway unit
- Have at least 25 percent of students who participated in a PLTW Gateway also participated in at least one other PLTW Gateway unity (two or more units total) during the tenure at the school
- Offer at least one PLTW Gateway unit at each grade (6-8)
- Have strategies and supports in place that support reasonably proportional representation with regard to race, ethnicity, poverty, gender and can support such claims with relevant data.
“We are honored to recognize Gettys Middle for their unwavering commitment to provide students with an excellent educational experience despite the last two years having been some of the most challenging in recent history for students and educators across the U.S. due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Dr. David Dimmett, Interim President and CEO of PLTW. “Gettys Middle School should be very proud of their achievements in unlocking their students’ potential and equipping them with the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in life beyond the classroom no matter what career path they choose.”
All sport tickets are purchased online so be sure to check out our website prior to your event for online purchasing. The best way to secure a ticket for the big game is to purchase in advance of your contest.
Care For School-Owned Devices and Library Books
Enter repair information into the Google Form and Ms. Stokes will provide additional support at school. Incident IQ is available from the student's LaunchPad.
740 GMS Students Completed a High School Course Last Year
After-School Program Gettys U Has Begun and Is Accepting Applications
Gettys 3 pm to 6 pm Programs Offer Clubs To Increase Student Engagement
History Club will meet after school from 3:30–4:30 on Wednesday, September 21. Please see Mrs. Bishop in B-224 for more information and a permission slip.
Gettys Game Club every Monday after school from 3:30 to 4:30. Please return your permission slip to Ms. Connell in the media center prior to staying.
Book Club will meet for the first time on Friday, September 30th from 3:15 to 4:15 in the Gettys Middle School library. Come by Ms. Konczal’s room, C-205, for a parent permission form & more information.
School Improvement Council
In addition, we will have a school improvement council input night on November 3 from 6 pm to 7 pm for those interested families. You may sign-up for this evening by registering HERE. Please enter the main lobby and we will move the group to the meeting location together.
It is important that all families sign up for Schoology on their computer or the app for their phones. You can have access to daily grades, upcoming assignments and information from teachers. This is a great resource!
PSAT at GMS October 12
Process for COVID-19 Reporting
GETTYS CALENDAR OF EVENTS
- 9/19 Spirit Week Begins: Music Monday, Tourist Tuesday, Dress Like Webex Wednesday, Green and White Thursday, Fan Favorite Friday
- 9/19 Volleyball (H) vs Pickens
- 9/21 Volleyball (H) vs Wren
- 9/22 Football (H) vs McCants at 6 pm
- 9/23 School Dance 4 to 6 pm. Students must stay the entire time until 6 pm as there are NO early sign-outs.
- 9/26 Volleyball (H) vs Seneca 5:30
- 9/28 Volleyball (H) vs Robert Anderson 5:30
- 9/28 Football (A) at Westside High vs Robert Anderson 6 pm
- 9/28 All Pro Dads at Rock Spring Baptist Church 7 am to 7:30 am old gym area
- 10/3 Volleyball (A) at Glenview 5:30
- 10/5 End of First Quarter
- 10/5 Volleyball (A) at McCants 5:30 pm
- 10/6 Football (A) at Wren High vs Wren Middle: pink for breast cancer awareness
- 10/10-10/11 No School For Students
- 10/12 PSAT given at GMS for registered students
- 10/12 Football (A) at Seneca High vs Seneca Middle
- 10/12 Volleyball (A) at Pickens Middle 5:30
- 10/20 Football (H) vs RC Edwards 6 pm Go Lime Green for mental health support
- 10/21 School Picture Day
- 10/27 Football (H) vs Pickens Middle 6 pm with 8th grade Recognition Night and EJHS
- 11/1 6th grade Band Concert in GMS Gym 6:30 pm