Happenings @ the Hill

Volume 2, Issue 15

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8th Grade Washington, D.C. Trip News

Please plan to attend the Monday night parent meeting regarding the optional 8th grade Washington, D.C. field trip. The meeting begins @ 6:30pm in the GHMS Cafeteria. Contact Angie Harms for more information @ harmsa@fortmillschools.org.

Next Spirit Night for Trip
November 20th @ Dairy Queen 5pm-8pm

Quick List

Monday - OBOS Day 24 / Basketball Tryouts Begin Today after school / 8th Grade Parent DC Meeting tonight @ 6:30 in cafeteria

Tuesday - FLEX

Wednesday - Stay FLEX / StuCo Meeting / Faculty (Family) Meeting after school

Thursday - FLEX

Friday - OBOS Culminating Project Introduction

Come out and Support "Let Me Run"- Upper Palmetto. We have several students who will be participating this Saturday.

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Congratulations to Our "You Be the Chemist" Challenge Finalists

The following students will be representing GHMS at the You Be the Chemist Challenge:

Paul Giametto – 8th grade

Mark Newland – 7th grade

Navneet Panesar – 7th grade

Nathan Tiwatri - 7th grade

Runner ups (in case someone above can’t go):

Isaac Campbell – 7th grade

Parameshwar Suresh – 6th grade

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Basketball Tryouts November 4th - 7th for Current 7th and 8th Graders

Nov 4th and 5th

Boys - after school until 5:00pm

Girls - 5:00 to 7:00pm

Nov 6th and 7th

Girls - after school until 5:00pm

Boys - 5:00 to 7:00pm

Students wanting to tryout need to have their information uploaded into PlanetHS in order to tryout. Information on how to upload forms is on Gold Hill’s Athletic Website. https://www.fortmillathletics.com/page/show/514738-gold-hill-ms

Wrestling Practice

Middle school wrestling practice will begin on Thursday, November 7th. Practices will be held in the Fort Mill High practice room from 5:30-7:00pm. More information and details can be picked up from Mrs. Hudson in the GHMS main office. 6th graders interested in wrestling may pick up information as well.

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Celebrating our Family with the October Woot! Woot! Wagon! Thank you to the Sally Awad Group for sponsoring this month's Wagon and the REST OF THE YEAR!

PTA News

One Time Donation/Armchair Fundraiser

  • We are still only half way to our goal of $14,000.
  • This is our major fundraiser for the year and if we don't reach our goal, we WILL HAVE another fundraiser in the spring.
  • Please visit our website (www.ghmspta.org) or see the attached flyer for more details and to make your donation.
  • Please also check your student's backpack because an information packet was sent home several weeks ago.

Spirit Night at Brixx Pizza this week!

  • Tuesday, November 5 from 5pm - 8pm, Brixx Pizza in Kingsley
  • Please bring the attached flyer with you and Brixx will donate $4 for every adult entree & $1 for every kids’ meal you buy to the GHMS PTA.

A huge thank you to everyone that attended the Charlotte Checkers event last Saturday! Be on the lookout in early 2020 for another opportunity to attend a Charlotte Checkers game and raise funds for the GHMS PTA.

November 6 is the next Faculty/Staff meeting

Pink Out

  • Thank you to everyone that purchased Pink Out shirts this year!
  • The PTA was able to raise $1,305 in Pink Out T-shirt sales and made a donation in that amount towards Coach Gesell's walk fundraising.
  • Still want to buy a shirt? They are available for purchase in the Dawg Pound on Tuesdays and Thursdays and will be available online from November 11-22 (stay tuned for more details).

Upcoming Events


November 11th - Veterans Day Breakfast in Cafeteria (RSVP required)

November 14th - Night of Invention for 6th Grade - 5:30pm-6:30pm

November 18th - 22nd - Book Fair (Media Center)

November 26th - Fall HOUSE Games (Wear HOUSE shirt!)

Mark Your Calendars:

December 13th - 6th Grade STEAM Career Day

December 17th - Festival of the Arts (Related Arts Showcase Night) 6-8pm

February 7th - 8th Grade Job Shadow Day

February 8th - 2020 Polar Plunge for Special Olympics @ Baxter YMCA

March 27th - Career Fair (7th Grade @ PKMS)

April 6th through 13th - Spring Break

April 21st - STEAM/Literacy Night

April 29th - Spring HOUSE Games (Wear HOUSE shirt!)

May 7th - Spring Band Concerts

May 8th - SC Ready and PASS Testing Window Opens

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Links to Fun Friday Jokes & Weekly Quotes

Are you interested in submitting a character quote or positive affirmation for Mrs. McNeil to read 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

Got FMSD App?

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Club Updates

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Our 19-20 MathCounts Team

Harshini Jey

Parameshwar Suresh

Sam Durgaraman

Vishwanth Bolisetty

Abhi Samala

Akhil Vadlamudi

Hamsini Kothamasu

Sarah Mai

Vaishnavi Adusumilli

Lucy Racine

Pranay Rajesh

Sriya Jallepalli

Chase Ashby

Parker Long

Diego Munoz

George Rezk

Shreya Mathur

Enna Patel

Emily Hofmann

Paul Giametta

Sai Nelluri

Jack Sullivan

Jackson Chamberlin

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Our 19_20 Student Council Committee

8th Grade:

Student’s Name - Homeroom Teacher

1. Hayden Stone - Ms. Blair

2. Emily Hofmann - Ms. Keene

3. Brodie Bennett - Ms. Rice

4. Tori Boling - Mr. Hinson

5. Cheyanne Hershey - Ms. Warner

7th Grade:

Student’s Name - Homeroom Teacher

1. Natalie Colombo - Mrs. Connors

2. Charlie Duda - Mr. Flippo

3. Sarah Grace Johnson - Mr. Cheske

4. Shreya Mathur - Mrs. Connors

5. Phoenix Zhao - Mr. Kiggans

6th Grade:

Student’s Name - Homeroom Teacher

1. Kennedy Cullings - Mrs. Morrow

2. Claire Flowers - Mrs. Morrow

3. Molly Bennett - Mrs. K. White

4. Kaylin Perrone - Ms. Gregory

5. Cayden Munoz - Mrs. Morrow

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Order your student's yearbook online via the Pay Fees tabs on the GHMS webpage. Deadline for all orders is April 30th! We cannot guarantee any more yearbooks will be printed after this date!

Our PTA Sponsors are AMAZING!

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Dr. Jackson is our Athletic Boosters Leader of the Pack.

My Vision for Gold Hill Middle School

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!