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.
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
Literacy Tips for Parents
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!
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
Visual Art Students Skateboard Designs on Display
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.
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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.
Please review this student agenda and handbook with your child.
GETTYS CALENDAR OF EVENTS
- 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
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!
Stay Connected with GMS!
Our school website: gms.pickens.k12.sc.us/