The Bark

GHMS Newsletter - 10/8/21

Gold Hill Middle School

1025 Dave Gibson Blvd.

Tega Cay, SC 29708


(803) 548 - 8300

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter - @GHMSBulldogs

Important Points for Parents

Message from the Principal


Parents - Make Today Count Sheet

Parents, please take a moment to look at your child's Make Today Count (MTC) Sheet in their agenda to stay up-to-date on classroom behavior. Their MTC Sheet is in their agenda.


Lost and Found

Parents, please make sure your students are checking the lost and found for sweatshirts, coats, water bottles, and anything else that turns up lost. The lost and found is piling up! :) We will be donating anything that is still there at the end of each quarter to a local charity.


For Students who may be Quarantining

Parents, please take a look at this document to see some helpful tips for students who are home on quarantine.


Parent Portal

First quarter grades will be final on October 19th!


Here is the link to Parent Portal.

Gold Hill Has Gone Pink!

Sundaes on Mondays!

We raised $1,700 during our first Sundaes on Mondays event. The sundaes looked awesome! That is a great first step towards our goal of $5,000 for Breast Cancer Awareness. Sundaes on Mondays will be going on again this Monday.


Bring $5 on Monday, and make your own ice cream sundae!

paws for a cause

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Two Bulldogs are Going to State!!!

Congratulations to two of our Bulldogs who qualified for the SCHSL 5A Swimming State Championship!


Seventh grader, Isabelle Byerly qualified in the 500 meter freestyle.


Eighth grader, Turner Wiand qualified in the 100 meter backstroke.


Izzy will be competing Saturday night in Charleston, and Turner will be competing Monday night in Charleston. To qualify for a 5A State High School Tournament as a middle-schooler is a big accomplishment. We are proud of both of you!


Good Luck Bulldogs!

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shout out to our band playing alongside the FMHS band!

Our 8th Grade Band played with the FMHS band before the football game last Friday night. In case you missed it, here are two videos!


The Hey Song


Land of 1000 Dances

GHMS Volleyball

Our 7th and 8th grade volleyball team have completed their regular season.


The 7th grade girls finished the season as the #4 seed. They have the ability to beat every team in the conference, and I am excited to see them try in the playoffs next week!


The 8th grade girls finished their season UNDEFEATED and as the #1 seed. This is completes two back-to-back undefeated regular seasons, which is quite an accomplishment! However, there is still work to be done! They will defend their championship next week in the playoffs as well.


Good Luck to Both Teams!

GHMS 8th Grade Volleyball Team are Regular Season Champs!

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Coffee Bean Award

I would like to congratulate Kieran McCormack for being a Coffee Bean! This week on the blacktop, one of our students was wandering off to an area on the black top that is off limits. Kieran noticed his teacher running toward the other student to catch up with him. Seeing this situation, and knowing the other student, Kieran decided to jump out of his game and intervene to help redirect the student. I was extremely proud of how Kieran helped another Bulldog who had lost his way, and he did so in a way that was so respectful and kind.


Being a Coffee Bean means that you are sharing your positivity and kindness with the world in an effort to make it better, instead of allowing the world to change you!


Way to go Kieran! That is the Bulldog Way!

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GHMS Football

Our football team lost a tough one to Indian Land Middle School last week by the score of 47 - 28. We look to bounce back next week against Banks Trail Middle School.


Good Luck Boys!

we are now a PTO!

We are now a PTO! Our first official PTO meeting was Friday, October 8 at 8:30 am.


Don't worry, we will have opportunities to win more prizes during our membership drive October 11-31 (more information coming soon).




  • GIVEAWAYS - Any members attending the meeting was entered to win a 12-month family membership to the Anne Springs Greenway and Entrance Fees for 2 to a Springmaid Trail Race, valued at $120 each.


  • BECOME A MEMBER - If you already joined as a PTA member earlier in the year, your membership is still valid for the PTO. Click here to join.



Officially voted onto the PTO board Friday morning are:


Brittany Giamettta - Co-President

Carrie Shearin - Co-President

Laura Green - Co-VP

Kim Miller - Co-VP

Cheri Smith - Treasurer

Carissa Wiand - Secretary
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This Year's Musical Has Been Annouced...

For the 2021 - 2022 school year, GHMS would like to announce this year's musical will be....


Willy Wonka Jr.


Mrs. Shrum and Mr. Welch are excited to get this production underway! Check out the infographic below for a detailed timeline!

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Book Fair!

Scholastic Book fair will be held 11/15 to 11/19

yearbook sales!

Yearbooks are $35 at Jostens.com until Oct. 15. After Oct. 15, the price goes up.

Recognition ads are on sale at Jostens.com until Jan. 28

School Counseling Information!

Be sure to look at the latest edition of the Guidance Gazette. It is attached below.


You can also check out the Counselors' Corner for more information from your school counselors.


Mrs. Ashley DiMaggio, 6th grade

Mr. Marc Wesseling, 7th grade

Ms. Lisa Ross, 8th grade

A Resource from the Guidance Department

Masks on school buses

Based on COVID-19 data being reported by schools, along with increasing levels of the highly transmissible Delta variant in local communities, more protective measures are needed to lower the risk of virus transmission and keep our schools open and operating as safely as possible.


For this reason, the SCDE will again enforce the CDC’s Order requiring the use of face coverings by students and staff on state owned and operated school buses. All districts must be in compliance with this requirement no later than Monday, August 30, 2021.


To facilitate adherence to the CDC Order, the SCDE will equip all state-owned school buses with an adequate supply of face coverings that meet CDC Order requirements. If a student boards a bus without a face covering, bus drivers should offer the student a face covering. However, no student should be denied transportation for failing to adhere to the CDC Order.

early dismissal/transportation and pick up information

GHMS Parents,

Please take a minute and complete the two forms below. The first form provides the school with early dismissal, transportation and student pick-up information. The second form provides the school with information if your child would like to walk/bike to and from school. The data from these forms is captured confidentially for the front office at GHMS only.

Early Dismissal, Transportation & Pick-Up Information - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScF54ax8XCOV2Yrm67sV3CGmwp0Qpj8MWfBq3QSOhlAxG1H_A/viewform


Walkers/Bike Rider Permission - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfxsV1KB9WFOaIVBs5uhBmy7gNT3dFaIyNtgo4gj4U3ipCATg/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0

Corporate PTO Sponsors

We would like to thank all of our PTO Sponsors for their continued commitment and dedication to our students and school! This community is amazing, and it is clear we care about our kids!!!