The Bark

GHMS Newsletter - 9/18/20

Gold Hill Middle School

1025 Dave Gibson Blvd.

Tega Cay, SC 29708

(803) 548 - 8300

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Artwork - Minkadoodle - done by our very own, Mrs. Taylor!!!

Important Points for Parents

Big Ol' Bookbags!!!

With no lockers this year, our teachers spent the week helping students minimize the amount of things they are carrying in their bookbags. Some textbooks are able to be left at home, and we will be accessing the electronic version. Teachers have tried to use dividers and combined subjects into 1 or 2 notebooks to help with space. Parents, we need your help with this as well. Sometimes, students forget to take things out of their bookbag. Help them by going through what they need and don't need. Their teachers have already done this here at school, so it may be as simple as asking if they removed the extra notebooks and textbooks. We do not want them carrying a heavy bookbag around from class to class. So you are aware, the distance from class to class is very small, and the students are not carrying their bookbags to their related arts classes. Please let me know if your child is still struggling with the weight of their bookbag after all of our efforts. We are committed to helping all of our students.

Home Learning Assignments for our Face-to-Face Students

Parents and students, please make sure you are completing your home learning assignments. Failure to complete a home learning assignment can not only have a negative impact on the grade, but could also cause the student to be marked absent during their "home learning" day.

Parent Portal

Here is the link to Parent Portal.

GHMS Volleyball

7th Grade

Our 7th grade kept the victory train rolling this week as they beat both Fort Mill and Banks Trail. Still Undefeated!!! Say what?!?!?

8th Grade

Our 8th grade lost two close ones this week, but they look to bounce back with two home games next week.

Next Week

The 7th and 8th grade Lady Bulldogs are back HOME for two games next week. On Monday they will go against Pleasant Knoll. On Wednesday, they will battle Indian Land.

Good Luck Ladies! We are proud of you!

GHMS Football Is COMING!!!

Get ready! The Bulldogs are coming! Our football team is practicing hard to get ready for their first game on Wednesday, September 30th.

The Cheer Squad and the Dance Team are also getting ready to cheer on their Bulldogs! Remember they will be performing at halftime!!!


Spirit Nights Coming Up...

Sept. 22 & 23 - Abbott's Frozen Custard (5 - 9)

October 22 - Taco Molino (12 - 9)

*** Must mention Gold Hill Middle School for us to get credit!!!

Free Money Give Away!!!

Through September 30, anyone that joins the PTA will be automatically entered to win a $100 Amazon gift card. We will draw one winner for parent/family PTA members and another for faculty & staff PTA members.

School Pictures - Virtual Students

School pictures for our virtual students have been delivered to the school. If you would like to pick them up, then please stop by the main office.

Important Dates

Sept. 21 - Volleyball Game - Pleasant Knoll @ Gold Hill - 5:00

Sept. 22 - PTA Spirit Night - Abbott's Frozen Custard

Sept. 23 - PTA Spirit Night - Abbott's Frozen Custard

Sept. 23 - Volleyball Game - Indian Land @ Gold Hill - 5:00

Sept. 28 - Volleyball Game - Gold Hill @ Springfield - 5:00

Sept. 30 - Volleyball Game - Fort Mill @ Gold Hill - 5:00

Sept. 30 - Football Game - Fort Mill @ Gold Hill - 5:00

Oct. 5 - Volleyball Game - Banks Trail @ Gold Hill - 5:00

Oct. 7 - Volleyball Game - Gold Hill @ Pleasant Knoll - 5:00

Oct. 7 - Football Game - Gold Hill @ Pleasant Knoll - 5:00

Oct. 12 - Volleyball Game - Gold Hill @ Indian Land - 5:00

Oct. 14 - Football Game - Banks Trail @ Gold Hill - 5:00

Oct. 17 - PSAT - only for 8th graders that registered

Oct. 21 - Football Game - Springfield @ Gold Hill - 5:00

Oct. 22 - PTA Spirit Day & Night - Taco Molino

Oct. 28 - Football Game - Gold Hill @ Indian Land - 5:00

Make Your Mark - Join The Yearbook Staff

If your child is interested in joining the Yearbook Staff, then they can see the attached flyer to apply. These flyers are also posted in the hallways throughout the school. Applications are due by October 2nd.

Fort Mill School District Dress Code

Parents, help us by going over the dress code again with your child. Here are some of the highlights from the policy. If you would like to see the full dress code in its entirety then please click on the attachment below. The dress code can also be found in the student handbook located in their agenda.

  • Students may wear shorts, dresses, skirts, etc. whose length is no shorter than the mid-thigh. Tops must be long enough that they can be tucked into pants or shorts. No headwear (hats, caps, hoods, etc.) or sunglasses may be worn in the building by students upon arrival and until dismissal.
  • The following items are not approriate for school:
    • Undergarments that are visible.
    • Pants or jeans with holes, tears or tattered to the extent that skin or undergarments are visible above the mid-thigh.
    • Tops with straps that are less than 3-fingers wide of the student.

Order your yearbooks today!

To order your yearbook, please go to the Josten's website. Click "Yearbook", and then type in Gold Hill Middle School. All orders will go through Josten's this year.

Student Pick-Up List

Parents, please complete the form to identify anyone who is able to pick up your child. People who are not on this list will not be able to sign your child out without your permission, so please take a second to complete the form.

Please remember students are not allowed to be signed out between 2:40 and 3:10.

Does your child want to walk or ride their bike to school?

If so, then parents will need to click on this link and complete the form giving their child permission to walk or ride their bike to and from school.

School Counseling Information!

Below are links to information from your School Counselors.

Mrs. Ashley DiMaggio, 8th grade

Ms. Lisa Ross, 7th grade

Mr. Marc Wesseling, 6th grade

Counselors' Corner

Guidance Gazette (September newsletter)

Corporate PTA Sponsors

We would like to thank all of our PTA Sponsors for their continued commitment and dedication to our students and school!