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GHMS Newsletter - 4/30/21

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

Testing Information

Please take a look at the attachment detailing our plan for administering State Testing coming up at the end of May.


Important Reminder for our Virtual Students

May 10th - Students will be coming to the building for Online Tool Training (OTT). Details are spelled out in the attachment.


This information will also be coming in a separate email as well.


Parent Portal

Here is the link to Parent Portal.

ATTENTION 6TH GRADERS - IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN BAND!!

Exciting news! Because the Fort Mill Virtual Academy did not offer a band option for 6th graders this year, the usual requirement to begin in 6th grade is being waived for the 2021-2022 school year. We will have a 7th Grade Beginning Band Class designed to give 7th graders a chance to learn an instrument, have a lot of fun and get to participate in all that band offers! To learn more about band and to sign up, check out THIS PRESENTATION. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to Mrs. Isenhour (isenhourj@fortmillschools.org)!

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First Time Ever!!! Gold Hill brings home the GOLD!!!

Congratulations our Girl's Track Team!!! They finished first in the Conference Track Meet on Wednesday. This is the first time ever that Gold Hill has won a Conference Track Championship!


But wait there is more... The Boys Track Team did a fantastic job as well, finishing third in the conference.


Congratulations to all our track members! We are so proud of you!!!

GHMS Baseball is moving on to the Semifinals!!!

Our Baseball Team will be playing in the conference semifinals after their nice victory against Fort Mill Middle School on Wednesday night! They will be playing Banks Trail Middle School on Monday night for a chance to go to the Championship!


Good Luck To You Boys!!!

GHMS Soccer comes up short in the Championship!

The Boy's Soccer Team lost a tough one in the Championship to Springfield Middle School on Monday. They fought hard all season!


We are so proud of you!

spirit night success

Thank you to everyone that came out to Rita's for spirit night and to see our celebrity scoopers, Mr. Eppes, Mrs. Scroggs and Miss Everhart! It was a fun night for everyone!


Big Shout Out to the Powell and Wilkerson families!!! They own Rita's, and they welcomed us in with open arms!!! London was my special trainer who kept me straight!!!

GHMS Representing - Strawberry Pageant Winners

Hannah Kate Wilson and Campbell Tompkins participated in the 1st Little Miss Strawberry Pageant on Friday night!!


Hannah Kate won 1st Runner Up and Campbell was crowned Jr. Teen Strawberry!


We are so proud of you ladies!!!

The National Beta Club has declared GHMS...

... a School of Distinction for the 2020-2021 school year!!! Gold Hill earned this award by increasing its membership number of eligible students by over 10%.


Congratulations to the whole Gold Hill Middle School Family!!!

Student Council Tutoring Club

The Student Council have set up a form for students to reach out to be tutored during Flex on Wednesday/Friday. Tutors will be vetted and paired with someone desiring tutoring for a specific subject. Sessions will be monitored on Google Meet so students both virtually and in person can participate.


If you would like a peer tutor or would like to be a peer tutor, please fill out the form below.


Student Council Peer Tutor Form

April Teacher of the month - Mrs. Isenhour

Congratulations to Mrs. Isenhour for being our April teacher of the month!

Camp Hands of Hope

Please see the flyer below for Camp Hands of Hope, an online weekend long bereavement camp for youth and their loved ones who have experienced the loss of a loved one in the past three years. The camp will take place on May 14 & 15, 2021.

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN TUESDAY, APRIL 13th online at www.camphandsofhope.org.

FMHS Ladies Tennis Wants You!!!

An informational meeting for the 2021-2022 season will be held in Mrs. Struve's room (B209) at FMHS on May 21 at 4 pm

FMHS Middle School Volleyball Camp

Coach Seidel, along with his staff and varsity players will host Volleyball Camp at FMHS this July


Click here for Volleyball Camp information!

8th grade recognition

8th grade recognition is in the planning process. We are tentatively looking to have the recognition ceremony outside on the morning of June 18, which is a half day. More information and details will be coming soon.

Teacher of the Month - May Vote Now!!!

Hello Bulldog Parents!

Last month GHMS Student Council started up our Teacher of the Month (TOM) initiative again. We use it to have students show love to all our amazing teachers and staff in our school. But now we want to extend this to parents! If there is a teacher or staff member that you would love to give a nice message to, then this is the opportunity for you! All you have to do is click this link and fill out the form. Your vote will count towards TOM and your comments will also be shared with that teacher. We hope that you can use this to spread some happiness to our wonderful teachers and staff.


Click the link to vote!!!

GHMS Important Dates

May 10 - Online Tool Training for Testing

May 13 - 7th Grade Band Concert - 5:30 - 6:30 on the GHMS Blacktop

May 14 - 6th Grade Band Concert - 2:15 - 2:50 in the GHMS Stadium

May 21 - 8th Grade Band Concert - 6:00 on the GHMS Blacktop

May 21 - 8th Grade Honors Chorus Concert - 6:00 in the GHMS Gym

May 24 - Testing - Writing

May 25 - Testing - Reading

May 27 - Testing - Math

June 2 - EOC Alg 1 (8th grade - Algebra I students only)

June 2 - SC PASS Science (6th grade only)

parents of current 6th graders

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) wants to assure that all children and teens receive recommended vaccines to prevent disease. DHEC reminds parents and guardians that South Carolina law requires that all students entering 7th grade receive one (1) dose of Tdap vaccine. The Tdap vaccine protects preteens and teens from three serious diseases: tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough). It is important to know that there are three other vaccines that all preteens and teens are recommended to receive: human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine, a cancer prevention vaccine, meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) that prevents some types of meningitis, and the yearly flu vaccine.


We are reminding you now so that you have time to plan for your child to be vaccinated early, before the start of 7th grade. To beat the back to school rush, summer break is good time to get these vaccines during a yearly health checkup. Talk to your child’s health care provider now about what vaccines he or she needs. You should also ask about these vaccines at a physical exam required for sports or camp. Don’t forget to make sure you get an updated SC Certificate of Immunization at the visit to give to your school nurse. This certificate is required by state law for school attendance.


Your local DHEC health department also can provide these vaccines. Call 1-855-472-3432 to make an appointment. For more information about vaccinations in South Carolina, go to http://scdhec.gov/Health/Vaccinations/

School Counseling Information!

Be sure to check out the new April edition of the Guidance Gazette attached below.


Check out the Counselors' Corner for more information from your school counselors.


Mrs. Ashley DiMaggio, 8th grade

Ms. Lisa Ross, 7th grade

Mr. Marc Wesseling, 6th grade

Yearbooks - Order Now While Supplies Last

Order your yearbook WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!! There are only 77 left!!!


To order your yearbook, please go to the Josten's website or click on the picture below.

GHMS Vision, Mission and Belief

Click here to see a great reminder of what WE BELEIVE as we continue our 20-21 school year. Excellence is our cornerstone, our tradition, the Bulldog way! Thank you for this awesome video Mrs. McNinch!

PTA Update


The nominating committee is excited to present the 2021-2022 PTA Executive Board Nominees.

Brittany Giametta - Co-President

Carrie Shearin - Co-President

Andrea Drake - Co-Vice President

Kim Miller - Co-Vice President

Maria Somers - Treasurer

Carissa Wiand - Secretary


Voting will take place during our PTA General Meeting on Friday, April 30 at 9 am via Zoom. Zoom link will be posted to our website soon - www.ghmspta.org.



Committee Chair Openings

Corporate PTA Sponsors

We would like to thank all of our PTA Sponsors for their continued commitment and dedication to our students and school!