December Update for GMS Families

Gettys Middle School - Easley, SC

Gettys Students Help Out Easley Community

Gettys Breakers collected 1,389 units of food to donate directly to families in Easley. We appreciate all of the students and families that donated as well as Dr. Yemothy for coordinating this canned good community service project. The breakdown is: 6th grade collected 274 units, 7th grade 428 units, and 8th grade 231 units. The other 456 units came from our Release Time program, Custodian Team, Non-Homeroom Teachers, Staff, and Administration.

Homeroom Competition Results:

6th Grade: We had a TIE between Ms. Huff and Dr. Callahan’s room with 78 units EACH classroom.

7th Grade: Mrs. Anderson’s homeroom took first place with 192 units and Ms. Lambright’s homeroom came in with a close second 142 units.

8th Grade:

Mrs. Weaver’s homeroom earned 1st place with a 110 units

Honorable Mentions to the following Homerooms: Ms. Lambright with 142 units, Mr. Adcox with 64 units, Mr.Poulos with 50 units, and Mrs. Evatt 40.

Congratulations to our FIRST place winning homerooms. Your delicious prize will be delivered Nov. 30th to each winner's homeroom.

Half-Day Dismissal Time December 17

SDPC will have a half-day dismissal on December 17 just prior to the holiday break. The dismissal time for SDPC middle schools will be 11:45 am. School will have a modified schedule on that day with students attending each class for an abbreviated time.

Literacy Tips for Parents

Our 6th grade teachers have some holiday Literacy Tips for Parents that give you practical ways that you can help improve your child's reading skills. Check out this video clip for some great ways to make reading a priority that can help your child in all subjects and in life.

Literacy Tips

Students Showing Gettys Greatness

We have a number of award-winning students that are showing #GettysGreatness and we would like to recognize them for their outstanding work!

October Students of the Month

November Students of the Month

The Gettys Middle School Student Recognition Program's focus for October was kindness and November's focus was kindness. Each student was nominated by one of their teachers. Each month there will be a colorful display in the cafeteria, grade level announcements/hall posters 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.

Mrs. Dill and Mrs. Stubblefield Recognized as November Teachers of the Month

With 14 nominations each, our November Teacher of the Month is a tie between 7th Grade English Teacher, Mrs. Stubblefield and 6th Grade English Teacher Mrs. Dill.

Kara-Ann Zamor chose Mrs. Stubblefield because she always finds a way to fill her students with joy. Even if you've had a bad day, when you enter her classroom, it feels like all of those negative feelings go away. Kara-Ann has a message for all of the 6th graders. She said, “I hope you get Mrs. Stubblefield next year. SHE IS THE BEST!”

Mailey Lopez said that everytime Mrs. Dill sees that you are not okay, she makes a smile on your face which is exactly what Mailey thinks teachers should do. Mailey said her older brother Jayson had Mrs. Dill, and he agrees that Mrs. Dill is loving, kind, and amazing! Mailey may give Dr. Cory a run for his money for the job of principal of Gettys Middle School. She ended her nomination with his quote, “Make it a great day.” Congratulations Mrs. Dill and Mrs. Stubblefield!

Mrs. Vaughn Recognized as October Teacher of the Month

Our October Teacher of the Month is 6th Grade Science Teacher, Mrs. Vaughn. 23 students nominated Mrs. Vaughn for this honor. Olivia Dotson said that Mrs. Vaughn always makes regular things exciting and is one of the nicest people she knows, but she is also very serious about her students’ education. Many students commented Mrs. Vaughn’s honesty, courage, and her ability to make learning fun through experiments. Tanner Graham said that she isn't scared to light a napkin on fire if that’s what it takes to get her point across. Congratulations to Mrs. Vaughn!

Visual Art Students Skateboard Designs on Display

Our main office hallway features 8th grade skateboard displays from Dr. Sargent's Art classes. These students really worked hard on their designs and artwork and featured artwork included: Alaina Anderson, Afton Stoudt, Lily Hyder, Bre Small, Aiden Sewell, Brooke Bowling, Braylon Burdette and Renee Andrews. Also, if you are not following Gettys Visual Arts on Instagram, go give it a follow so you can stay up to date on all the amazing art that our students are creating. QR Code is provided above.

Gettys Middle Honors Our Veterans

It is a tradition that our school honors Veteran’s Day and our students viewed a virtual program by our Fine Arts Department coordinated by Ms. Atkins. Our school’s namesake Richard H. Gettys served in the military as well as former student Capt. Kimberly Hampton whose service is honored every time you visit the public library. GMS honored our current teachers like 6th grade teacher Ms. Arnold, 8th grade teacher Mr. Reddick, school nurse Mrs. Butts, and STEM teacher Dr. Yemothy who all have served in the military.

More available at:

GMS Veteran's Day

Sport Tickets Are Paperless and Online Only

Our basketball season is launching and it is time to secure your tickets for the big game and you can purchase them online in advance of the event.

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2021-2022 Student Agenda and Handbook

Please review this student agenda and handbook with your child.


  • 12/6 Boys Bball (H) vs Seneca 5:30
  • 12/6 Girls Bball (A) vs Seneca 5:30
  • 12/6 Strings Winter Concert at EHS auditorium 6:00-7:30 pm
  • 12/7 Chorus Concert for 6th/7th Grade is 6:00 pm and 8th grade 7:30 pm EFBC
  • 12/9 Boys Bball (H) vs Robert Anderson 5:30
  • 12/9 Girls Bball (A) vs Robert Anderson 5:30
  • 12/13 Girls Bball (H) vs Glenview 5:30
  • 12/13 Boys Bball (A) vs Glenview 5:30
  • 12/16 Boys Bball (H) vs McCants 5:30
  • 12/16 Girls Bball (A) vs McCants 5:30
  • 12/14 Band Winter Concert for 6th grade is 6 pm, 7th grade is 7 pm, 8th grade is 8 pm Gym
  • 12/17 Half-Day Dismissal. SDPC middle schools dismiss at 11:45 am
Parents: Sign Up For Schoology Here

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!

A Tradition of Excellence in Easley Since 1962

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