GMS Newsletter

December, 2021

Message from the Principal...

Merry Christmas to everyone! Have a safe, relaxing and enjoyable Christmas break. I am looking forward to 2022.

Mr. Somerville

Introducing Logan Huff

Back in my high school days, I was a three sport athlete: basketball, baseball, football. I graduated from Johannesburg-Lewiston in 2016 and then attended Alma College. At Alma I walked-on to the baseball team where I started at 3rd base and 4 hitter three out of my four years. I also studied Secondary Physical Education and Mathematics at Alma. Additionally, I was part of a cool organization called Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and if you have interest in learning more about it, email me. Some of my hobbies are golfing, boating, and hunting. I’d love to hear about your hunting experiences so feel free to stop by and chat!!

Another Big Success!

This year’s penny wars and food collection was another huge success! In addition to 5,541 canned goods/food items, a total donation of $1,200 was made to the Kiwanis Club Christmas Basket Program with the cash & coins collected by the students. The Seminar classes that won the competition were Mr. Brooks in the 7th grade and Mrs. Belleau in the 8th grade. Congratulations and thank you to all that participated!

Progress Reports were sent home with students today.


Wrestling practice begins on January 3rd from 3:15 to 5:00 p.m. in the wrestling room. This year's coach is Aaron Beach.

Girls' basketball tryouts will be January 3rd and 4th from 3:15 to 5:00 p.m. 7th grade will be at GIS and the coach is Justin Page. 8th grade will be at GMS and the coach is Mike Ealy.

All student athletes must have a current physical on file in the GMS office in order to participate.

Parent Portal

Parent Portal is a great way to keep up-to-date on your student's grades and attendance. Please contact the office for your sign-in credentials. Please note that PowerSchool is no longer updating the Parent Portal phone app. The best way to access Parent Portal is through the Gaylord Schools website. Staff email addresses are attached to this newsletter.

Important Dates

December 23rd thru January 2nd - No School Staff & Students (Holiday Break)

March 21st thru March 25th - No School Staff & Students (Spring Break)

April 15th - No School Students (PD Day for Teachers)

May 30th - No School Staff & Students (Memorial Day)

June 7th (Tentative) - Last Day for students - Half Day

Gaylord Middle School

Joe Somerville, Principal

Dave Smith, Assistant Principal