GHMS Dawg Bites

Volume 5, Issue 8 --- Week of October 2nd

Excellence is our cornerstone, our tradition, the Bulldog way!

Week of October 2nd - Upcoming

10/2 - Spirit Day - Pink Out

10/2 - 7th Grade VB v. ILMS - 5 P.M. (Home) - Pink Out

10/2 - 8th Grade VB v. ILMS - 6:15 P.M. (Home) - Pink Out

10/3 - Spirit Day - Disney Day

10/3 - Academic Team Tryouts (7th & 8th) - During Flex

10/4 - Spirit Day - School Colors (Blue, Black, White)

10/4 - Bulldog Bash - 3:30 P.M. - 8 P.M.

10/4 - 7th Grade VB at BTMS - 5 P.M. (Away)

10/4 - 8th Grade VB at BTMS - 6:15 P.M. (Away)

10/4 - 7th Grade FB v. PKMS - 5 P.M. (Home - Double Header)

10/4 - 8th Grade FB v. PKMS - 6:30 P.M. (Home - Double Header)

10/6 - Picture Make-up Day

10/6 - Alan Gratz Visit

9 Weeks Testing Dates

1st 9 Weeks:

October 12 (Math & Science)

October 13 (ELA & Social Studies)

October 17 (Related Arts)


2nd 9 Weeks:

December 13 (ELA & Social Studies)

December 14 (Math & Science)

December 15 (Related Arts)


3rd 9 Weeks:

March 7 (Math & Science)

March 8 (ELA & Social Studies)

March 9 (Related Arts)


4th 9 Weeks:

May 16 (ELA & Social Studies)

May 17 (Math & Science)

May 18 (Related Arts)

PTA Information!

  • GHMS PTA PINK-OUT SHIRTS ON SALE TUESDAY 10/3 - $10


  • The PTA will be assisting GHMS in their Pink Out efforts this year by selling Pink Out T-shirts. The PTA gives 100% of the proceeds from these shirts to the cancer causes GHMS supports. Many thanks to Thomas & Leitner Orthodontics for sponsoring the shirts again this year! Look for the t-shirts in the Dawg Pound starting Tuesday, October 3rd. Students will wear these shirts each Wednesday (starting October 11th) of the month!


  • PTA will also provide volunteers to help count the loose change sent in each day.


  • More information on Pink Out Month came home with your student Friday.


  • The PTA would like to thank parents, faculty, and staff at GHMS for a tremendous start to the school year! Thanks to your support we have already raised over $10,000 that will be used in purchases benefiting our students’ classrooms immediately.


  • You can still turn in your PTA packet! If you need another packet please see Mrs. Hudson in the office.

Academic Team Tryouts

Any 7th or 8th grade student can tryout! Tryouts will be during flex time (8:15) on Tuesday, October 3rd. Students need to bring a pencil with them!


Contact Mrs. White with questions: whitew@fortmillschools.org

Bulldog Spirit Week 2017

Thursday, September 28th - Wednesday, October 4th


Spirit Days:

Thursday 9/28 – Red, White and Blue – America Day!

Friday 9/29 – Team Day (Hats, Jerseys, T-shirts, etc.)

Monday 10/2 – Pink Out Day

Tuesday 10/3 – Disney Day

Wednesday 10/4 – Black, Blue and White day (No color designation by grade) … Wear school colors!


Dress Code for spirit days:

  • Shorts, shirts, leggings, etc. must follow standard dress code (All five days…no short shorts or leggings that aren’t worn properly)
  • Students can wear eye black, temporary tattoos or small amounts of paint on their face (i.e. GHMS)
  • No full face paint
  • Temporary hair color is fine (i.e. white, blue, black)


Volleyball - PINK Out Night - Monday, October 2nd

  • Versus Indian Land Middle School
  • Students can stay after school supervised until 4:30 P.M. when they can go into the gym for the game.
  • Concessions will be available for purchase.


Spirit Week Assembly: Wednesday, October 4th, 2:20 P.M. - 3:10 P.M.


Annual Bulldog Bash: Wednesday, October 4th, 3:30 P.M. – 8 P.M.

  • Come cheer on the 7th and 8th grade football teams in their double header against Pleasant Knoll Middle School!
  • All Students have the opportunity to stay after school with supervision from 3:20 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. (no cost). Students will stay in the cafeteria until 4 P.M. and then released to the football field to begin the Bulldog Bash activities.
  • Each student will need to purchase a football ticket for $2 to enter the field (if they didn't purchase a wristband). Administrators will sell game tickets to students that need them between 3:30 P.M. - 4 P.M. on game day.
  • Wristbands can be purchased until October 2nd. (See details below in Bulldog Bash section. Order forms can also be downloaded below. Sponsored by the GHMS Athletic Booster Club.)


Double Header Football games at home versus Pleasant Knoll Middle School:

  • October 4th – GHMS
  • $2.00 admission for students & $3.00 admission for adults
  • 7th Grade Football at 5:00 P.M.
  • 8th Grade Football follows at the conclusion of the 7th grade game!
  • All parents and students are welcome!!! Come see Bulldog Football under the lights!

Bulldog Bash 2017 - Wristband orders due - October 2nd

-REMINDER - Wristband orders due October 2nd!

-Wristbands are $10 and include:

  • Game admission to double-header
  • Hamburger/Hotdog
  • Chips
  • Cookie
  • Lemonade
  • A chance to be in a drawing for the field goal contest


***Wristband order forms can be downloaded by clicking on the link below!

Thank you GHMS "Big Dawg" Corporate Sponsors!