GOODRICH MIDDLE SCHOOL

NOVEMBER, 2021

End of the First Marking Period

It is hard to believe that the first quarter of school is nearly behind us as the end of the first Marking Period is November 5, 2021! Report cards will be available via ParentVue on November 12, 2021.


Report Card Grades for Face-to-Face Students:

On Friday, November 12th, Report Card Grades will be available in ParentVue/StudentVue for our face-to-face students. As a reminder, paper copies of report cards are no longer mailed home. Please call the office if you need a paper copy.


Grades for Virtual Students:

Since our Virtual Program is more of an asynchronous learning platform, final course grades for Virtual Students are not being issued at this time. Final Grades will be reported/issued, per course, at the end of the semester.

Second Marking Period Elective Rotation Courses

Please make sure your child checks their Second Marking Period schedule on StudentVue before coming to school on Monday, November 8th! Some of their classes (electives) may have been revised since the beginning of the school year!

Breakfast and Lunch Program

The free breakfast and lunch program has been extended for the 2021-2022 school year.


Why do we need Goodrich families to complete a Free & Reduced Meal Application this year, if all meals are free?


This data is used in the determination of numerous federal and state funding allocations for school districts, including, but not limited to:


  • State Section 31a At-risk funding for all districts
  • Federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B funding for all Districts
  • Federal Title I Part A funding for all districts
  • Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) status, districts that qualify receive free meals for their entire student population


Districts that are unable to fully collect this income data could lose funding. If you have a financial need and have not done so already, please complete the Free and Reduced Price Meal application by Thursday, November 4th.


This application can also be accessed through the www.goodrichschools.org website under Departments>Food Service>Free and Reduced Application.


Please call Megan Burny, Food Service Director at (810)-591-3236 if you have any questions.

November Students of the Month

Congratulations to the following students who were nominated by their teachers to be our GMS Students of the Month for November! Students are nominated based on many factors, including but not limited to: work ethic, grades, positive attitude, helpfulness and other PRIDE qualities. Congratulations to: 6th Grade - Brooklyn Jordan by Mrs. Kramer;

7th Grade - Dylan Berry by Mrs. Shinaberry; and 8th Grade - Emma Andruszko by Mrs. Robb;

PAPER CHAIN CHALLENGE

What is the longest paper chain that can be made using 1 piece of construction paper?


Students in Mrs. LaRowe’s 6th grade math classes used teamwork to find out! Although strategies varied, groups discovered that the actual length was significantly longer than their original predictions. They also realized that working together was most important for success. The longest chain measured 18 feet and was created by 1st hour students Grace T, Addison L, Brady G and Ethan B.

A BIG THANK YOU and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

GMS would like to say THANK YOU to the PTO members/parents who volunteered their time to make this year’s Halloween Trunk or Treat so Awesome!

BEST HALLOWEEN COSTUMES 2021

We would like to congratulate the following students for their outstanding costumes this year!
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Student Council and Lion's Club Join Forces for Food Drive

GMS Student Council is once again joining forces with the Goodrich Lions Club to sponsor a Canned Food Drive from Monday, November 15 through Thursday, November 18th. Donated items will be used to make food baskets here in Goodrich so all families can have a Happy Thanksgiving.


There will be a competition along with our food drive! The grade that brings in the most items gets to have a movie day on the half day before Thanksgiving. And better yet, IF OUR ENTIRE SCHOOL can bring in over 1,000 items, our WHOLE SCHOOL gets to have a movie day!

So the Middle School has just FOUR days to bring in over 1,000 items for the families in our community. We know Middle School students and families have BIG hearts to be able to plan ahead and bring in those items!


So, beginning on Monday, November 15th, bring in cans of food to your first hour teacher to help everyone have a Happy Thanksgiving!

PTO Updates and News

The Martian PTO is always looking for parents who would like to get involved and volunteer their time.


Spirit wear can be purchased at any time through the K & C’s Special T’s website - https://kcspecialts.com/


For more information, please contact PTO President Sandy Cooper @ 810-444-7849, email the Martian PTO at Martianptoinc@gmail.com or visit the Martian PTO Facebook page.

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2021-2022 GMS YEARBOOK

Hello All GMS Families,


GMS Yearbook welcomes you to the 2021-2022 school year!

We’re here to share some exciting news with you regarding the 2022 yearbook. Guess what? You’re officially on the yearbook photo staff! Yes, you read that right! This year, more than ever, we ask that you join us in helping to create the book.

What are some ways you could help us achieve this task? Consider:

-Send us original resolution pictures (and questions) to gmsyearbook@goodrichschools.org

-When you see an email in regards to the yearbook, open it! Complete the form requesting information and pictures! Easy.

-Capture CANDID moments and send them to us. By candid we mean non-posed.

-Student organizations definitely deserve some love: help us gather memories of meetings, practices or virtual events.

-Calling all athletes: we are talking about school sports or extracurricular sports. Share your stories and photos!

-If you or a parent you know takes pictures at student events, please email us.

-Take photos of ANYTHING that happens in your home that connects back to our school, whether virtually or in-person.

-We want to feature any students who are doing something awesome.

The Yearbook Staff wants to include as much as possible from our virtual learners in this year’s yearbook. Please take the time to take candid photographs of your learners doing interesting activities that we can include in the yearbook. Photos can be emailed to gmsyearbook@goodrichschools.org at any time.


This yearbook is unique in that it will be created by the whole school. We hope to create a yearbook that encompasses all of our GMS Students this year, and you can help make that possible. Thank you in advance for being a part of this historic year.

MEMORIES: EVEN SMALL ONES COUNT

GMS Yearbook Staff

gmsyearbook@goodrichschools.org

Student Announcements

Parents, did you know you can see the daily announcements that our students hear each day online at https://gms.goodrichschools.org? Important updates, news and information will be listed under "Student Announcements."

MS Rules and Procedures - Quick Reference Guide

For a brief summary of important GMS rules and procedures, please click HERE.


For information on our Dress Code and Technology policies, please click HERE.

Mark Your Calendars - Upcoming Events!

November:

11/1: NO SCHOOL - PD Day

11/5: 1st Marking Period Ends

11/7: Daylight Savings Time ENDS (turn clocks back 1 hour)

11/8: 2nd Marking Period Begins

11/12: In Person Students - Report Cards Available on ParentVue

11/15-11/18: Student Council/Lion's Club Food Drive

11/24: HALF DAY OF SCHOOL Dismissal at 10:53 AM

11/25-11/26: NO SCHOOL - Happy Thanksgiving!


December:

12/10: Progress Reports available on ParentVue

12/22: HALF DAY OF SCHOOL Dismissal at 10:53 AM
12/23-1/4: NO SCHOOL - WINTER BREAK

1/5/22: School Resumes



Dates and times are subject to change.

Please check our school calendar at https://gms.goodrichschools.org/calendar

for additional information!

Student Drop-Off

Students are permitted to enter the building starting at 7:00am. Please do not leave your child unattended outside of the building before that time.


Upon entering the building, students should report directly to the Cafeteria until 7:20am. Parents should use the circle drive at the front of school to drop children off. The south end parking lot (by the gym) is for bus drop off only. DO NOT DROP OFF YOUR CHILDREN BY THE BUS DROP OFF/GYM ENTRANCE!

After School Pick-Up and Transportation

Please note the following important safety rules for after-school pick-up and sports practices:

  • After-School pick-up is at the north end parking lot ONLY.
  • When picking up your student(s), please pull ALL the way forward. Your child(ren) will meet you along the sidewalk. They will be exiting from doors at the north end of the building.
  • For safety reasons, students not picked up by 2:45pm will be sent back into the building to wait near the main entrance.
  • The circle drive near the flag pole/main entrance is for emergency vehicles ONLY.

  • The circle drive AT OAKTREE is NOT an authorized pick-up area for middle school students.
  • The parking lot AT OAKTREE is NOT an authorized pick up pick-up area for middle school students.

Unless your child(ren) rides the bus, is signed out for early release in the office by an authorized individual, they should be picked up in the parent pick-up/caravan line at the designated location at the north end of the middle school. Please share this information with anyone who may be picking up your child/children as well.


Student athletes should ride Shuttle Bus #5, which will transport athletes to the High School for practices.

GOODRICH MIDDLE SCHOOL

Every Student ~ Every Time ~ We Are Goodrich!


The mission of Goodrich Area Schools is:

“Preparing People For Life”