TFHS/GFMS Community Newsletter
September 25, 2019 Created by Principal Joanne Menard
Open House - High School
Open House - Middle School
Welcome to our First Community Newsletter
We now have received the student picture permission forms from families, so I am able to begin my bi-monthy Community Newsletters. As you are aware, communication is vital between the school, parents, students, and the community. From this point forward, I will be creating and sharing out TFHS/GFMS Community Newsletters twice a month
For September's off-site Principal's Chat, I have partnered with the Brick House to host us. September's Principal's Chat will be held on Friday, September 27th there from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. I thank them for their willingness to welcome us. In addition on Monday, September 30th, I will hold a Principal's Chat in the Auditorium from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. I hope to see many of you there!
Opening Day at Turners Falls High School/Great Falls Middle School 2019
On the first day, students received the "Red Carpet" welcome as they are our Very Important People (TFHS/GFMS VIPs). Students, staff and administration were THRILLED to greet everyone in style! Many of our staff wore the same Thunder "Respect" (R-responsibility, E-effort, S-succeed, P-pride, E-empathy, C-courage, T-teamwork) shirts to show a unified team. Tons of laughter, music, and smiles - fantastic way to start the year!
Deans' Grade Assignments
Dean Rebel McKinley (email@example.com) is working with all grade 7, 9, and 11 students and families.
Dean Mike Duprey (firstname.lastname@example.org) is working with all grade 6, 8, 10, and 12 students and families.
Please reach out to them with any attendance or disciplinary concerns.
First Day Meetings
All of us welcomed students and set the positive, welcoming tone for the year.
Middle School Dinosaur Raffle
To get a raffle ticket, students need to show Ms. Martinelli their public library card. She will draw the winner October 25th during Middle School Morning Meeting.
As you can see from the pics, this is one helpful dinosaur.
High School Schedules
TFHS Advisory Student Leader Summer Meetings
TFHS Advisory Student Leaders Training
District Professional Development over the summer
Secondary School Improvement Plan (SIP)
Here is the link to the PowerPoint presentation I made to the School Committee.
8th grade Team Building Activity
TFHS Bell Schedule
Please stop and say "hi" if you see me at the next event!
New Student Orientation
HS Student Council Welcomes Staff Back
August 26th District Professional Development
New Historical Fiction
There are many new books in the library. Here are two outstanding choices from our historical fiction section. The Girl in the Blue Coat is an intriguing mystery set in Amsterdam in 1943 where Hanneke begins working with the Resistance helping to smuggle people out of the country.
The Red Ribbon is also set during WWII and tells the story of seamstresses forced to create beautiful couture clothing for the wives of high-ranking Nazi officers. It's a story about how hope and beauty can bloom in the most unlikely places.
Math Lesson - 8th grade
Student/Family Drop In
Great Falls Challenge
Team Building Activities-grades 10, 11, & 12
Morse Hill Field Trip
Eagle Scout Project
We were thrilled that GMRSD had a variety of perspectives at the table at the August 22nd meeting at the Community Action Family Resource Center [FRC] (90 Federal St in Greenfield). We thank Eric Cora, the FRC manager, for hosting the meeting.
GFMS PTO Meeting
September 11th Professional Development
GFMS Blue & White Day
Franklin County Fair Parade
High School Booster Week 2019
Monday, September 30th: Soccer Mom & BBQ Dad Day
Tuesday, October 1st: Decades Day
-9th grade: 2000's
-10th grade: 1980's
-11th grade: 1990's
-12th grade: 1950's
-Staff: 1960's and 1970's
Wednesday, October 2nd: Crazy Hair Day
Thursday, October 3rd: Vsco girl & Eboy Day
Friday, October 4th: Class Color Day
Homecoming: October 5th, 7-10 p.m.
Upcoming Dates at TFHS/GFMS (9/25-9/30)
5:00-6:30 p.m. - GFMS Open House
6:30-8:00 p.m. - TFHS Open House
-Thursday, September 26th:
Cultural Appreciation Field Trip
-Friday, September 27th:
GFMS Blue & White Day
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. - Principal's Chat - Brick House
-Monday, September 30th:
TFHS/GFMS Community Newsletter published
TFHS Booster Week - Soccer Mom & BBQ Dad Day
5:00 p.m. - Principal's Chat - TFHS/GFMS Auditorium
6:00 p.m. - GFMS PTO meeting - TFHS/GFMS Auditorium
Great Falls Middle School
222 Turnpike Road
Montague, Massachusetts 01351