GHMS Dawg Bites

Volume 5, Issue 5 --- Week of September 11th

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

Week of September 11th - Upcoming

9/11 - 7th Grade VB @ SFMS - 5 P.M. (Away)

9/11 - 8th Grade VB @ SFMS - 6:15 P.M. (Away)

9/13 - 7th Grade VB @ IMS - 5 P.M. (Away)

9/13 - 8th Grade VB @ IMS - 6:15 P.M. (Away)

9/13 - 7th Grade FB v. SFMS - 5 P.M. (Home)

9/13 - 8th Grade FB @ SFMS - 5 P.M. (Away)

GHMS Monthly Calendar - September 2017

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GHMS Calendar

Click on the GHMS Calendar button to access all upcoming events at GHMS for the 2017-2018 school year. This is a google calendar and events are always subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. New dates are always being added!

9 Weeks Assessments - What are they?

At the conclusion of each 9 weeks there are assessments in every subject. These assessments are identical within the content areas of each grade level. For example, each 7th grade math teacher will give the same 9 weeks assessment.


Assessments will vary. They may be accumulative, unit based, objective, and/or performance based. This gives teachers autonomy in assessment construction, but consistency among grade level teachers. The testing calendar we create ensures no student has more than two tests on a test day.

PSAT - October 11th - (8th Grade Students Only)

  • 8th Grade Students are invited to take the PSAT on October 11, 2017.
  • The PSAT is administered at GHMS during regular school hours.
  • The cost is $16.00 if you are interested in having your child take this optional assessment.
  • The $16.00 fee (can be paid on www.studentquickpay.com/fortmill/) or by cash/check to GHMS.
  • Fees are due by Monday, September 13th.
  • The results of this test will be sent to GHMS in January 2018.
  • Student guides will be distributed prior to testing
  • More information is available at https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10
  • Students who have a qualifying score will be named a SC Junior Scholar.
  • District funding is available for students.
  • Student guides will be distributed prior to testing.
  • More info available at https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10

Order your yearbook by 10/27/17 - Click on the button below!

Buy your 2017 Yearbook from Jostens - $35.00

Click here to order your yearbook. All orders need to be made online . The deadline to order a 2017-2018 yearbook is October 27, 2017.

Student Grades Reporting Dates and Incentive Dates

  • September 19th - Quarter 1 Progress Reports
  • October 25th - Quarter 1 Report Cards go home with students
  • October 27th - Quarter 1 Incentive Day
  • November 15th - Quarter 2 Progress Reports
  • January 5th – Quarter 2/Semester 1 Report Cards go home with students
  • January 12th - Quarter 2 Incentive Day
  • February 14th - Quarter 3 Progress Reports
  • March 21st – Quarter 3 Report Cards go home with students
  • March 29th - Quarter 3 Incentive Day
  • April 19th - Quarter 4 Progress Reports
  • May 24th - Quarter 4 Incentive Day
  • May 31st – Final Report Cards mailed home
  • Stay updated with parent portal: https://fortmill.powerschool.com/public/home.html
  • Need to enroll in parent portal - contact our school registrar Dawn Fite at: fited@fortmillschools.org

Link your Harris Teeter VIC Card to GHMS (you can link to more than one school/organization):

http://www.harristeeter.com/community/together_in_education/link_to_your_school.aspx

Name of School – GHMS

TIE Account # is – 2247 (GHMS PTA)

TIE Account # is – 1019 (GHMS Athletic Booster Club)

We received over $4000.00 in donations from Harris Teeter last year due to VIC Cards!