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GHMS Newsletter - 11/13/20

Gold Hill Middle School

1025 Dave Gibson Blvd.

Tega Cay, SC 29708

(803) 548 - 8300

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Special Thanks to ALL of Our Veterans!

We know that our families in Bulldog Nation are FULL of veterans, and we wanted to say thank you! Thank you for serving! Thank you for sacrificing! Thank you for putting others First! Your dedication and service provide us with freedoms that often times get overlooked. The price of freedom is high, and we are eternally grateful that there are HEROS out there willing to pay it.

Sincerely, Thank You!

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Important Points for Parents

Report Cards

Report cards will be printed for our Face-To-Face students and given out on Tuesday (A-Day) and Wednesday (B-Day). Virtual students can will be able to go on PowerSchool to print their own report card. There will be a separate email with directions on how to print report cards from PowerSchool. Parents will not be able to print until Tuesday, November 17th.

Parent Portal

Here is the link to Parent Portal.

At-Home Learning Assignments

Mrs. Norcia and our wonderful Guidance Department have put together some schedules for our students to attempt to follow while they are completing their At-Home Learning Assignments. We are hoping the structure and organization will help the students to stay focused, on task, and help get the assignments completed in a timely manner. Please check out the appropriate grade level attachment.

We know this is tough, but we will make it through this TOGETHER!!!

Festival of the Arts is taking over Kingsley!!!

We are excited to announce that our band and chorus will be performing on December 12th in the Outdoor Amphitheater in Kingsley. Here are the performance times.

7th Grade Band - 2:00

8th Grade Band - 3:00

8th Grade Honors Chorus - 4:00

This is the first time Gold Hill has tried something like this, and it is just another example of how our great staff refuses to let COVID stop us from doing what we do!!! We want to celebrate our students and their skills, talents, and accomplishments. A special thank you to Mrs. Isenhour and Mr. Welch for thinking outside (literally) the box and setting this event up. You are both truly inspiring!

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Basketball Season is Coming...

Both the boys' and girls' teams have been finalized. Congratulations to everyone who made the team. Special shout out to everyone who tried out. It takes a lot of courage to try out for a team, and we applaud everyone's effort.

The teams are hard at work getting ready for the upcoming season. Games will be on Monday's and Thursday's, with our first game coming on Thursday, December 3rd.

Parents of our basketball, cheer and dance teams - Please be on the lookout for an email involving purchasing season passes. Coach Hamilton and I have been looking at creative ways that we can accommodate all of our athletes and families safely.

Unfortunately, students will not be able to attend the basketball games due to the limited space.

GHMS Book Fair is HERE!

The Follett Book Fair will be at GHMS from Friday, November 13 - Friday, November 20.

Online eFair - The online eFair is currently active and will run through Friday, November 20th. To shop the eFair go to and enter the code: MGWEE

Parents can purchase egift cards for students to spend at the fair.

Face-to-Face Schedule: Students will be coming to the book fair with their language arts class.

Friday 11/13 – 6th grade – A Day

Monday 11/16 – 6th grade – B Day

Tuesday 11/17 – 7th grade – A Day

Wednesday 11/18 – 7th grade – B Day

Thursday 11/19 – 8th grade – A Day

Friday 11/20 – 8th grade – B Day

Virtual Students - The book fair will be open for you guys after school on Wednesday (11/18) from 3:30 - 5:30.

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Back Pack Program

Fort Mill School District currently participates in the Backpack Program in collaboration with Second Harvest Food Bank to provide a “backpack” full of nutritious, ready to eat foods that is sent home on weekends and holidays to identified students at the elementary level. We would like to know if this is something any of our families need at the middle school level. If this is something that would benefit your family, please email your School Counselor.

6th grade: Mr. Wesseling,

7th grade: Ms. Ross,

8th grade: Mrs. DiMaggio,

Important Dates

November 13th - 20th - Follett Book Fair (in the media center)

Wednesday, November 18th - Book Fair open for Virtual Students - 3:30 - 5:30

November 25 - 29 - Thanksgiving Break

December 3rd - Basketball game vs. SMS @ 5:00 (Girls - HOME / Boys - Away)

December 7th - Basketball game vs. BTMS @ 5:00 (Girls - Away / Boys - HOME)

December 10th - Basketball game vs. FMMS @ 5:00 (Girls - HOME / Boys - Away)

December 12th - Festival of the Arts - Chorus / Band Concert - Kingsley Town Center

December 14th - Basketball game vs. ILMS @ 5:00 (Girls - Away / Boys - HOME)

Order your yearbooks today!

To order your yearbook, please go to the Josten's website. Click "Yearbook", and then type in Gold Hill Middle School. All orders will go through Josten's this year.

Missing Library Books

Did you know that students can return library books to ANY of the Fort Mill Schools?

The Fort Mill School District Libraries are still missing lots of library books from last year. Please search your shelves for books with a FMSD barcode and return books to your current school librarian. We can then transfer the books back to the proper school.


School Counseling Information!

Below are links to information from your School Counselors.

Mrs. Ashley DiMaggio, 8th grade

Ms. Lisa Ross, 7th grade

Mr. Marc Wesseling, 6th grade

Counselors' Corner

Check out the attachment for the latest edition of the Guidance Gazette (November 2020)!

Jeans for Teens

We have a very cool charitable opportunity that has been set up by one of our former Bulldogs, Blake Coston. Jeans for Teens helps to provide blue jeans for teenagers who are experiencing homelessness. Blake started this project several years ago, and is still working to provide this service for our community. Families can bring in new or lightly used blue jeans to donate to the Children's Attention Home. The Jeans for Teens box is located in the main lobby by the guidance offices. Just drop the jeans in the box and you are good to go! This is a cool opportunity to help one of our former Bulldogs make a difference in the lives of other teenagers.

Student Pick-Up List

Parents, please complete the form to identify anyone who is able to pick up your child. People who are not on this list will not be able to sign your child out without your permission, so please take a second to complete the form.

Please remember students are not allowed to be signed out between 2:40 and 3:10.

Corporate PTA Sponsors

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