Happenings @ the Hill

Volume 2 Issue 39 (Week of May 18 - 22)

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Set 3 eLearning ends May 28!

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Packet Drop Off Day for Set 3 is Friday, May 29. / You may also pick up medication and forms at this time from Nurse Hyde.

Note: We only have one day for this last drop off so that the items can "rest" for a few days before teachers need to handle them for grading/assessment purposes.

We will be in the main car rider loop to receive packets on Friday, May 29th during the following times:

7:00am - 10:00am

11:00am - 1:00pm

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Please pull all the way up to the table. Remain in your car. We will come to you!

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June 1 - 3 (8:10am-3:10pm) End of Year Procedures

ENTER building via Cafeteria Doors and EXIT via Main School Entrance (Front Doors)

You will need a face covering of some sort to ENTER our building (via cafe doors) on your designated day. We ask that you do not stop during your visit to have conversations with other families in the building so that the process runs efficiently, safely, and promotes social distancing as best we can.

  • Your textbooks and band instruments will be collected in our cafeteria. You may also search the Lost and Found for any items you might be missing.
  • If you happen to have any athletic gear/equipment or uniform items to return, take them to our gym and place in designated locations. Soccer and Track Team Athletes: There will be tables set up for you to collect your team shirts. In baskets, you will also find your banners (basketball, cheer, and track athletes). If you need to clean out your PE locker, you will take care of that as well and return the locks to the designated locations.
  • From here, you will move to your hallway for locker clean out. If you have textbooks in your locker, bring them back to the cafeteria. Throw away any items you do not need in the trash bins/containers on the hallway.
  • Return any library or teacher classroom library books to the labeled bins at the teachers' doors and at the media center.
  • Before you EXIT the front doors, you will have an opportunity to collect your yearbook (if you purchased one). 8th graders will also receive their recognition certificates and a little surprise from our PTA!

We are hosting drop off/collection by homerooms (teams) to limit the number of people on each hallway.

ENTER the building through our cafeteria doors.

EXIT the building via our front doors!

*Helpful Hint: Bring your back pack - Remember that thing? - filled with your return items and to collect your locker belongings! (You may have two lockers to clean out if you had PE last semester!)

June 1st

6th Grade Team A: Weaver, Thrasher, Everhart, McGill

7th Grade Team A: Gallert, Flippo, Lovell, Cheske, Warren

8th Grade Team A: Cook, Urban, Rice, Harris

Ms. Harm's class

June 2nd

6th Grade Team B: Miller, Morrow, Newlands, White, K., Skipper

7th Grade Team B: Grupp, Kiggans, France, London

8th Grade Team B: Jenkinson, Keene, Russell, Warner, Gano

Ms. Ferguson's class

June 3rd

6th Grade Team C: Gregory, Hammond, Bryant, Stalions

7th Grade Team C: Connors, White, W., Taylor, Clarke

8th Grade Team C: Robertson, Hinson, Blair, Guilbault

Mrs. Morgan's class

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Calling All Rising 8th Grade Leaders! Where Everybody Belongs (WEB) Needs You!

If you are a rising 8th grader who is interested in supporting our 6th graders in their transition to middle school via your leadership, please complete the online application. Click the title below. The deadline is May 22nd. The dates provided for WEB training are tentative.

Featured snippet from the web:

WEB, which stands for “Where Everybody Belongs” is a middle school orientation and transition program that welcomes our rising 6th graders and makes them feel comfortable throughout the first year of their middle school experience.

What is WEB? | WEB | The Boomerang Project

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Special Message from our Literacy Specialist, Mrs. Harms

It is really important that you return all ELA books to your classroom teachers. This includes class novels and classroom library books that you may have borrowed.

Some titles to look for are:

6th grade - Freak the Mighty, Because of Mr. Terupt

7th grade - Resistance, Prisoner B

8th grade - The Giver, The Outsiders, Animal Farm, A Separate Peace, I am Malala, A Long Way Gone, The Other Wes Moore, First They Killed My Father, Night, Prisoner B, Born A Crime.

If you borrowed any literature circle books, please return them May 29 or when you come to your designated day June 1 through June 3.

Want to donate books to a classroom? If you have any current books in good condition that you would like to donate to your teachers' classroom libraries, we would truly appreciate those donations. These books can be turned in to a bin outside of the library or to your specific ELA teacher's classroom bin when you come to school for all of the other end of year processes.

Please know that you can continue to login to Study Island over the summer. This is a great way to keep working on and improving your literacy skills!

All my best,

Angie Harms

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Summer Reading Challenge - print pdf below

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Sprit Wear Clearance Sale

Online Spirit Wear Store OPEN & Clearance Sale

  • The GHMS online spirit wear store will be open until Saturday, May 23.
  • We have a very limited amount of inventory, but this is a great chance to get these designs before they are retired or buy a little something for your incoming 6th grader.
  • We have t-shirts, shorts, jogging pants, hoodies, car magnets and clearance items are $2 and $5. Please note that all sales are final.
  • We will hand deliver any ordered items to your home address the week of May 25.
  • If you have an incoming 6th grader from either GHES or TCES, your log in and password for their PTO websites is the same as ours - good news (one less thing to remember)!
  • Visit our website and go to the Spirit Wear or Online Forms tab at the top or click this link for our online order form - Gold Hill Middle PTA - Login

eLearning Resources

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Are you a rising 8th grader interested in auditioning for Honors Chorus?

Honors Chorus auditions will be done virtually this year. If you are a rising 8th grader, send a video of you singing approximately one minute of any song of your choice to Ms. Call at calla@fortmillschools.org. You can sing acapella or with a karaoke track. Please include your full name, spell your name, and talk about why you'd like to be a part of the GHMS Honors Choir. Deadline for submissions is Friday, May 22.

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Summer School will be conducted via eLearning (including paper packets, if needed) June 15-25 [Only ELA and Math is offered.]

Students must pass, earn a grade of 60 or higher for the year, in Math and ELA to be promoted to the next grade level. For students that do not meet this requirement, summer school is offered. Summer school will be hosted by Banks Trail Middle School, June 15-25 (Monday-Thursday each week) and will follow our online and paper packet format. If you need more information regarding summer school, you may contact Tyson Gardin @ gardint@fortmillschools.org. Registration information is included below along with a google form to complete.
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June 4 @ 9am - Our 8th Grade "Moving On" virtual ceremony will be posted!

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Links to Weekly Quotes and Fun Friday Jokes - I am running out of jokes and quotes!

Are you interested in submitting a character quote or positive affirmation for Mrs. McNeil to post on FB during the week? What about a Fun Friday (corny) joke? Submit your ideas using the links. Perhaps, yours will get chosen!

https://forms.gle/UxP8N7JeNzPF7ZJs5 Fun Friday Joke Link

https://forms.gle/UMezZXdxH9dmSMX67 Quotes Link

In case you missed it, here is Mrs. McNeil's video update from Friday.

Happy Friday! Whew! 5-15-20
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School Supply Lists Coming Soon

Thank you to the following corporate PTA sponsors for your continued support!

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The GHMS Athletics Booster Club Needs You!

Hello GHMS Families,

Are you looking to be involved at GHMS? Do you think your child will try out for a sport (or 2) during their time at GHMS? Would you like to be involved at GHMS, but your child will be in 6th grade or isn’t interested in playing on a school athletic team? Then we have the place for you…

The GHMS Athletic Booster Club is looking for parents to be a part of the Booster Club Board! We have several open Board postitions available for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year!

We are a relaxed group of GHMS parents that support the athletic program(s) and staff of GHMS. We raise funds through a handful of events throughout the school year to purchase uniforms, supplies, and equipment for our student athletes that isn’t provided by the school district. Some of our board members DO NOT have a student that plays a sport at GHMS, they just want to help support GHMS! Board meetings are normally the third Tuesday of the month at 5:50pm in the media center!

If you are interested in being a part of this wonderful organization please email us at: ghms.athleticbooster@gmail.com for more information! We would love to speak with you!

Thank you for supporting GHMS!

GHMS Athletic Booster Club

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Gold Hill Middle School will be a school where all students learn as a result of our teaching talent and the positive human connection that leaves us feeling safe, loved, valued, heard, and respected. #BulldogsLEAD

· Love to learn

· Engage our minds and hearts

· Achieve our goals together

· Do what we say we are

Let’s all be #differencemakers this year!

Best Regards,

Christine V. McNeil, Principal

Remember to download the FMSD App!

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