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Georgie D. Tyler Middle School

Information for the week of October 15th - 19th

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Bus Driver Appreciation Week Oct. 22nd - 26th

Make sure to thank your child's bus driver for getting our students to and from school safely!
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GTMS Fall Dance: Oct. 26th 6-8pm

Come join us for the annual GTMS Fall dance ,sponsored by Jr. BETA Club! Tickets are 5 dollars at the door. Free refreshments will be available and games are 25 cent each. Proceeds will benefit the Jr. BETA Club.
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National Character Counts Week (October 21-October 27)

Students and Staff show GREAT (Growth, Respect, Empathy, Accountability, and

Tenacity) Citizenship and are able to shout out other students or teachers who

they feel exemplify these character traits and explain why on the morning

announcements. (October 22-Growth, October 23-Respect, October 24-Empathy,

October 25-Accountability, October 26-Tenacity)

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Unity Day (Wednesday, October 24, 2018)

Make it ORANGE and make it end! What are your true colors when it comes to

bullying? If you care about safe and supportive schools and communities wear ORANGE on Unity Day. That’s the day everyone can come together – in

schools, communities, and online – and send one large ORANGE message of support,

hope, and unity to show that we are together against bullying and united for

kindness, acceptance and inclusion.

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Red Ribbon Week 2018 (October 23 - October 31)

Tuesday, October 23: “Sock It to Drugs”

 Wear crazy or mismatched socks!

Wednesday, October 24: “Unity Day”

 Wear orange to show we are united against bullying and drugs.

Thursday, October 25: “Wear Red Day”

 Wear as much Red as you can!

Friday, October 26: “Team Up Against Drugs”

 Wear your favorite team’s logo/jersey!

Monday, October 29: “Turn Your Back on Drugs”

 Wear a shirt backwards!

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Mix It Up at Lunch Day (October 23, 2018)

What Is Mix It Up at Lunch Day?

A national campaign launched by Teaching Tolerance in 2002, Mix It Up at Lunch

Day encourages students to identify, question and cross social boundaries. And

they ask schools to participate on the last Tuesday in October each school year!

Students consistently identify the cafeteria as a place in their school where

divisions are clearly—and harshly—drawn. So we ask students to move out of their

comfort zones and connect with someone new over lunch. It’s a simple act with

profound implications that we encourage educators to include in year-round efforts

to promote healthy, welcoming school environments. Studies have shown that

interactions across group lines can help reduce prejudice. When students interact

with those who are different from them, biases and misperceptions can fall away.

Governor's School for the Arts Night

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Want to learn more about GSA? Attend this information session on October 23 at 6:00 pm at Smithfield High. The program is open to all 9-12 graders in IWCS. Auditions will take place in a few months for the 2019-2020 school year. Applications are due by December 14th
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Click below for GTMS Booster Club Information!

Please consider participating in our 2018-2019 fundraiser. All proceeds go towards the support of students and staff.

Booster club—

Fundraiser site —

Important Reminders and Updates

  • School hours are 7:25AM -2:35PM. Students can arrive starting at 7:20AM. There will be no adult supervision before 7:20AM.

  • Breakfast is served in the cafeteria starting at 7:25AM each morning. The cost of breakfast is $1.25 and lunch is $2.65. You may upload money onto your child’s account at or send in cash or a check. Please don’t forget to complete and turn in the school lunch form.

  • Please see nurse Mallory Host for prescription medicine intake. All medicine must be accompanied by a parent and include a physician’s prescription. Students are not allowed to transport medicine to school.

  • Please ensure that you have completed or updated all yearly forms in powerschool.

Please click below for the 2018-2019 GTMS Drop off and Pick up Procedure Form

***Please be reminded that during drop off and pick up times, it is our expectation that all participants will remain respectful of all traffic laws. While we know that everyone is in a hurry to pick up their child, we ask that you please be aware of your surroundings and look both ways before pulling out. The safety of all participants is most important to us. Drop off and pick up times usually last about 10 minutes on average.***

Please click below for a copy of the 2018-2019 IWCS school calendar

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Dates to remember

  1. 10/26 - Fall Dance: 6:00 - 8:00 pm in the cafeteria. Ticket are 5 dollars at the door
  2. 11/2 - End of 1st Nine weeks making period
  3. 11/6 - Student Flu Shots
  4. 11/9 - Student Holiday NO SCHOOL ( Staff PD day)