GHMS Dawg Bites

Volume 5, Issue 18 --- Week of December 11th

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

Week of December 11th - Upcoming

12/11 - 7th & 8th Boys BB vs FMMS (home)

12/11 - 7th & 8th Girls BB at FMMS (away)

12/11 - WEB Leader Training (8th Grade Lunch)

12/12 - 6th Grade WEB Follow Up

12/12 - 7th & 8th Wrestling at Saluda Trail MS (5:30 P.M.)

12/12 - FMSD Board Meeting 6 P.M.

12/13 - 8th Grade Spelling Bee (Flex)

12/14 - 7th Grade Spelling Bee (Flex)

12/14 - 8th Grade Jr. Beta Club Meeting (Flex)

12/14 - 7th & 8th Boys BB vs BTMS (away)

12/14 - 7th & 8th Girls BB at BTMS (home)

12/15 - 6th Grade Band Concert (2:45 P.M. - GHMS Gym)

12/15 - 7th & 8th Wrestling Oakridge Quad at Oakridge (5:00 P.M.)

6th Grade Spelling Bee Champions

1st - Emily Hofmann

2nd - Jasmine Intawiwat

3rd - Katelyn Cullison

Alt. - Taqiyah Anam

PTA Candy Canes Grams - Sold in the Dawg Pound

The PTA will be selling Candy Cane Grams December 12th, and 14th to send holiday greetings to friends, teachers and classmates. Candy Cane message notes will be available in the Dawg Pound during all lunch periods at a cost of 50¢ a piece. Students will be able to write a personal message to the recipient. Messages will be attached to the candy canes and delivered to homerooms on Friday, December 20th. Keep an eye out in the FMSD Peach Jar for more information. Students can pay in cash or check (made out to GHMS PTA). Proceeds benefit the Gold Hill Middle School PTA.

Festival of the Arts 2017

Wednesday, December 20th in the GHMS Gym!

Doors open at 6:00 P.M.

Gym doors open at 6:30 P.M.

Program begins at 7:00 P.M.

Holiday goodies will be prepared by FACS students.

Student artwork/projects will be displayed in the hallways.

There will be performances by:

7th & 8th grade Chorus

8th grade Honors Chorus

8th grade Drama

7th & 8th grade Band

A donation of $1.00 per adult is appreciated - proceeds go toward the Related Arts Program.

GHMS Festival of the Arts 2017

Click here for more details

Career Exploration Month - November - Wrap up!

GHMS celebrated Career Exploration Month by watching videos about careers each day in November. The videos covered why it is important to study careers and included a video for fourteen of the career clusters. The career cluster videos gave students a chance to see a variety of careers that perhaps they had never heard of or considered. The series concluded with a video on choices after high school, and a preview of other career exploration opportunities students will have in middle school. Please see below for some ways that you can talk to your child about the Career Exploration Videos.

Kati McFadden, Career Development Facilitator

Ask your child about the man in the cartoon in the very first video trying to find a job he enjoyed and what he/she could learn from him.

Students who dream of being actors and athletes fall into the Arts Cluster. Ask your child what he/she thought about the video about the chances of being famous.

All of our students who want to work with animals fall into the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Cluster. In that video, students learned about Aquaculture Managers. Do you know what that job is? I didn’t!

The Law and Public Service Cluster video included a video from a female Intelligence Analyst for the FBI. I loved her interview because she said that one of the best things about her job is just walking in the door in the morning and thinking, “wow, this is my life, I work for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and it’s the coolest thing ever”. Isn’t that what we hope all of our students think about their careers one day?

§ Ask your child what manufacturing means to him/her. Did seeing this change what he/she thought about manufacturing? Manufacturing now is so different from what our grandparents or parents would associate with that career.

When people talk to students about their futures, the questions are usually “what college are you going to?” or “what is your major going to be?” As you will see in the video, there is a paradigm shift in how we should be talking to young people about their futures. The questions should be “what do you want to do?” and “what skills will it take to accomplish that?” By asking these questions, we are encouraging students to make an intentional plan to reach their end goals and not just set off on a path because it seems like the logical next step.

Winter Athletic Information

  • 7th grade Basketball plays at 5 p.m.
  • 8th grade games follow 7th and usually begin around 6:30 p.m.
  • Wrestling matches begin at 5 P.M.
  • All 2017-2018 athletes must have a physical on file dated after April 1st, 2017.
  • All athletes must pay the $100.00 athletic fee one week prior to the first contest.
  • Athletic contest admittance price - $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for students

Thank you GHMS Corporate Sponsors!