June 2022 Message
From Glen Meadow Middle School
Welcome to June 2022
Thank you for all of your support this school year. It is hard to believe that we only have a few weeks of school left and then summer break will be upon us. It is our hope and mission that your child's school year was an enriching and rewarding experience!
Upcoming Events/Activities for the Month of June:
- June 2: Therapy dog visits during lunches
- June 2: ABA Class Field Trip
- June 3: Volleyball Tournament - Come out and join us!
- June 6: 8th Grade Field Day (rain date 6/9)
- June 6: VTSD GATE Program
- June 7: 7th Grade Field Day (rain date 6/9)
- June 8: 6th Grade Field Day (rain date 6/9)
- June 8: Zufall Mobile Dentist at GMMS at 9:00 am
- June 9: BOE Meeting at LHS at 7:00 pm
- June 10: ArtStanding at LHS at 5:00 pm
- June 13: VTHS Senior Walk at GMMS
- June 14: 8th Grade Band to CMPS for Flag Day Sing-Along at 10:00 am
- June 14: 8th Grade Fall Sports Meeting at GMMS at 2:00 pm
- June 15: SCA Meeting at GMMS at 9:45 am
- June 16: 4th Marking Period Ends
- June 16: BOE Meeting at LHS at 7:00 pm
- June 17: Early Dismissal for Students
- June 17: 8th Grade Dance from 6:00 - 9:00 pm
- June 20: Early Dismissal for Students
- June 20: 8th Grade Advancement Practice at 8:30 am
- June 21: Early Dismissal for Students
- June 22: Early Dismissal for Students
- June 22: 8th Grade Awards Assembly at GMMS at 8:30 am
- June 22: 8th Grade Advancement Ceremony at VTHS at 5:00 pm
- June 23: Early Dismissal
- June 23: Report Cards Issued
- June 23: 8th Grade Bagel Breakfast and Yearbook Signing
- June 23: Last day of school. Happy Summer!
Thank you for partnering with us throughout the entire 2021-2022 school year. We wish you a restful, relaxing, safe and peaceful summer break with your family and friends. To our 8th grade students, we wish you all the best on your future educational endeavors. To our 6th and 7th graders, we look forward to seeing you in September!
Jacquelyn M. Van Orden, Principal
Eric W. Kosek, Assistant Principal
Inspire Kindness Campaign
Joyful June 2022
This month's theme is all about finding the joy in life, even when things are difficult. Research has shown that experiencing positive emotions in a 3-to-1 ratio with negative ones leads to a tipping point beyond which we naturally become more resilient to adversity. So let's train our brains to find the joy.
~obtained from: actionforhappiness.com
6th Grade Goes to the Raritan Planetarium!
7th Grade Goes to The Bronx Zoo!
8th Grade Goes on a Hudson River Cruise!
Join The 21st Century Community Learning Center Summer Learning Program!
To learn more about the GMMS 21st CCLC Program, please click this button to visit our website.
SUMMER IS COMING AND GMMS HAS A FANTASTIC PROGRAM TO OFFER!
The 21st Century Community Learning Center Summer Learning Program is offering an exciting enrichment experience, Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm, from July 6th through July 28th.
The 21st CCLC summer program includes field trips, team building activities, and engaging academic support opportunities, all free of charge for children who live in Vernon and will be entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade in the fall.
The 21st CCLC Summer Learning Program flyer and registration packet will be sent home via School Messenger. Kindly complete the registration packet and return to your child’s school, which will be forwarded to Mrs. Kait Ramirez at Glen Meadow Middle School. With questions regarding registration, please email email@example.com.
Registration forms are due no later than Friday, June 17, 2022. Please note that registration is on a first come, first served basis. Return your packet as soon as possible to participate in the fun!
Zufall Dental Van is Coming!
Additional Happenings at Glen Meadow
May 3rd - Amazing choral performance at GMMS with our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade vocalists!
May 13th - Superb String Symposium with our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade orchestra students at VTHS!
May 17th - Bravo to the beautiful sounds of the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade bands at GMMS!
Unified eSports Ribbon Cutting Ceremony!
Vernon Township High School’s Unified eSports Team was established during the 2020-2021 school year. Senior and Team Captain, Christopher Meichsner, spoke at the ceremony and shared how proud he is to be part of the team. The VTHS Unified eSports Team will be traveling to Florida in June to participate in Nationals. Charlie Standaert, Senior VTHS Unified eSports team member spoke at the ceremony and stated, "Gaming is a community where you can thrive and you can make brand new friends you can't make anywhere else."
Glen Meadow Middle School Unified eSports members had the opportunity to share their thoughts on the club as well. Sixth grade student, Christian Katz, and eighth grade student, Robert Burdzy, shared how much fun they have together and the importance of being a part of this inclusive community.
The Glen Meadow Middle School Unified eSports program allows students to spend time together to share their love and passion for gaming. In addition, the after-school club supports team building, friendship building, and inclusivity across all grade levels. Vernon Township School District is looking forward to expanding these opportunities for students in the future.
8th grade student, Robert, speaks on behalf of the Unified eSports program at GMMS.
6th grade student, Christian, speaks on behalf of the Unified eSports program at GMMS.
12th grade student, Chris, speaks on behalf of the Unified eSports program at VTHS.
12th grade student, Charlie, speaks on behalf of the Unified eSports program at VTHS.
GMMS Unified eSports Team
The full GMMS Unified eSports Team was in attendance and proud to wear their team shirts for the first time!
Mr. Russell Fay
Director of Special Services, Mr. Fay, speaks on behalf of the Unified eSports program at GMMS.
GMMS Unified eSports Team
7th Grade Science Fair!
VTSD International Exchange Program
Are you interested in being a host family?
Vernon Junior Police Academy
2022 Recruit Class: July 25th - July 29th
The Glen Meadow Way
- Respect Yourself and Others
- Take Responsibility for Your Actions
- Reach Your 100%
Here at Glen Meadow, we focus on respect, responsibility, and reaching our goals. We accomplish this by following the 5 Ps. We are Prompt, Prepared, Polite, Positive, and Productive!
Pre-Order Your Glen Meadow Yearbook!
Glen Meadow Honor Societies
GMMS National Honor Societies Website: In addition to the National Junior Honor Society, Glen Meadow Middle School now offers induction into the National Junior Art Honor Society and Tri-M Music Honor Society! Please click HERE for the GMMS Honor Societies website, which has been updated to include important information regarding these prestigious societies. A very special thank you to Mrs. Hirkaler and Mrs. Young for their partnership with both organizations.
Glen Meadow Musings!
This document includes schedules for a Regular Day, an Early Dismissal Day, a Delayed Opening Day, and the A Week/B Week Schedule for Glen Meadow Middle School.
Clubs and Activities are a great way for students to get involved! Please review the after-school offerings at GMMS. If you have any specific questions, please email the club advisor by clicking on their name within this document.
Please click on the button above for the GMMS Calendar for the 2021-2022 school year.
Please click on the button above to access the GMMS SCA website to learn about all of the amazing things the GMMS SCA does for our faculty, staff, and students!
Please click on the button above to follow the official Twitter page for GMMS (@GMMSVikings).
Please click on the button above to access the VTSD Calendar for the 2021-2022 school year.
This information is being shared with our families, should you wish to opt your 7th or 8th-grade child in for voluntary random drug testing. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Scott Waleck, RDT Coordinator, at (973) 764-6106.
Thank you, GMMS families, for your partnership this school year. We are honored and grateful to have had the opportunity to work alongside you and your children. If there is anything we can do to assist you or your child now or in the future, please do not hesitate to contact us. #TheGlenMeadowWay
The Faculty and Staff of Glen Meadow Middle School