GHMS Newsletter - 10/8/21
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.
First quarter grades will be final on October 19th!
Here is the link to Parent Portal.
Gold Hill Has Gone Pink!
Sundaes on Mondays!
Bring $5 on Monday, and make your own ice cream sundae!
paws for a cause
Two Bulldogs are Going to State!!!
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!
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!
Coffee Bean Award
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!
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 - TreasurerCarissa Wiand - Secretary
This Year's Musical Has Been Annouced...
Willy Wonka Jr.
Mrs. Shrum and Mr. Welch are excited to get this production underway! Check out the infographic below for a detailed timeline!
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
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