GHMS Dawg Bites

Volume 5, Issue 12 --- Week of October 30th

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

Week of October 30th - Upcoming

10/30 - Inclement Weather - FMSD Student Make-up Day

10/30 - Girls' Basketball Tryouts 3:45 P.M. - 5:15 P.M.

10/30 - Boys' Basketball Tryouts 5:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

10/31 - Costume Day - Students can bring in $1 to Homeroom to wear a costume to school. The money goes towards Pennies for Prevention and a Cure! Dress code applies.

10/31 - Hairspray, Jr. Auditions 3:20 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.

11/1 - Hairspray, Jr. Auditions 3:20 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.

11/1 - Girls' Basketball Tryouts 3:45 P.M. - 5:15 P.M.

11/1 - Boys' Basketball Tryouts 5:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

11/2 - Identi-Kid ID Pictures

11/2 - Hairspray, Jr. Auditions 3:20 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.

11/2 - Girls' Basketball Tryouts 3:45 P.M. - 5:15 P.M.

11/2 - Boys' Basketball Tryouts 5:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

11/3 - Kickball Tournament

11/3 - Hairspray, Jr. Call Backs (if needed) (3:20 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.)

Congratulations to these Students that participated in the 4th Annual Middle School Honor Band Clinic at Limestone College!

Annabel Cuddy - Clarinet

Faith Dalton - Bass Clarinet

Riley Hale - Percussion

Sophia Mucci - Alto Saxophone

Myles Smith - Clarinet

Brendan Wray - French Horn

Congratulations GHMS members of the FMHS Band - Winston-Salem Regional Champions!

Mikayla Black

Ella Becze

Riley Hale

Alex Johnson

Sophia Mucci

Chaise Treadway

Kennedy Wallace

Duke TIP Information - 7th Grade Students and Parents Only

Since 1980, Duke University has sponsored a Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) for academically talented 7th graders. To enroll in the talent search, a student must:


  • Be in the 7th grade.
  • Have scored at the 95th percentile or higher on an accepted subtest or total battery/composite of a grade-level standardized achievement test, aptitude test, mental-ability test, approved state criterion-reference test OR
  • Have a standard score at or above 125 on the full scale or composite score on an IQ test that is no more than two years old.


For each of these methods, please keep these two things in mind:


  1. Students only need to qualify on one subtest or on the composite to be eligible for the program. Please note that regardless of which subtest qualifies a student for the talent search, students will sign up for and complete a full ACT or SAT testing session as part of the talent search screening process.
  2. A qualifying score may come either of the two most recent test administrations. Typically, that means scores from tests taken in either the 5th-6th grades.
  3. Each school has a school specific code for completion of the application and score reports.


  • Gold Hill Middle School’s Duke TIP School ID is 712554-GH



*** Please see the attachment below for more information on Duke TIP!

PTA Fundraiser Starts next week!!!

GHMS PTA is partnering with Attractions Coupon Books for our main fundraiser for the 2017-18 school year! These coupon books are all York County (primarily Tega Cay/Fort Mill) businesses and pay for themselves over and over (many of straight $10 off coupons as well as other coupon deals).


Look for a sample copy coming home in an envelope with your student on Halloween! This is NOT a free book, just a sample for you to look at and buy, sell, or return.


We are so excited about this fundraiser and our goal is to raise at least $10,000 that will be put to immediate use for academic programs, technology items, and other needed school improvement items! If every family buys or sells just 1 of these books we will raise $7,800! If each family buys/sells two of these books we will raise over $15,000!


Again, this is our only fundraiser for the year so we want to make it as successful as possible! Thank you!

Winter Cheer Tryouts

Tryouts will be on November 8, 9, and 10 in the Cafeteria. Tryouts will be from 3:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.


All athletes MUST submit a physical via PlanetHS before the first day of tryouts.

Basketball Tryouts

Tryouts will be on Oct. 30th, Nov. 1st, & Nov. 2nd


7th & 8th Grade Girls will be from 3:45 P.M. - 5:15 P.M.

7th & 8th Grade Boys will be from 5:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.


All PHYSICALS must be submitted on PlanetHS before the first day of tryouts in order to participate.

Buy your 2017 Yearbook from Jostens - $40.00

Click here to order your yearbook. All orders need to be made online .

Thank you GHMS Corporate Sponsors!