December Update for GMS Families

Gettys Middle School - Easley, SC

Fine Arts Winter Concert Series Coming Soon

The calendar has changed to December and it is time for one of the community favorites: the Fine Arts Concert Series. There are three opportunities coming up to see our students' amazing talents under the leadership of our fine arts teachers! Come out and let our students get you into the holiday spirit:

  • Strings Winter Concert is Dec. 9 at 6:30 pm at Easley High School Auditorium
  • Chorus Winter Concert is Dec. 12 at Easley First Baptist Church with 6th grade concert at 6 pm and the 7th/8th grade concert starting at 7:30 pm
  • Band Winter Concert is Dec. 17 at 6:30 pm at Easley High School Auditorium
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GMS 8th Grade Volleyball Conference Champions!

Gettys Middle School 8th Grade Volleyball Team was conference champions defeating RC Edwards in the finals of the region tournament! Congratulations to Coach Boyd, Coach Douglas and all of our 8th grade players! This group of 8th grade volleyball players are back-to-back champions as they were victorious in 2018 defeating RCE as 7th graders in the region tournament and then again in 2019 as 8th graders. In addition, our 7th grade volleyball team had a successful season finishing 3rd place in the regular season. We appreciate all of our families' support of our two volleyball teams!

Breaker Football Game Played on Brice Field at Larry Bagwell Stadium

GMS finished up their season with a historic game October 30 at Brice Field as we hosted our first home middle school football game under the lights at our field on Pendleton Street! Our field has received several upgrades including new bathroom facilities, fencing and a press box to make this dream a reality, and we appreciate the district's and board's support.

Strings and Fine Arts Department Honor our Veterans

November 11 our students performed a patriotic tribute for our student body dedicated to all those that served in the military. Our veterans from the community were treated to great music, student poems and cards, and refreshments at the conclusion of the program provided by our Strings Booster Club and families. Music was provided by our Strings, Chorus and Band students. We appreciate all of our honored guests that attended our program on this special day.
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Students Inducted Into the National Junior Honor Society

On November 21, GMS inducted several students into the National Junior Honor Society. The National Junior Honor Society membership demonstrates our school's commitment to the values of scholarship, service, leadership, character and citizenship. These five pillars have been associated with membership in the organization since its inception in 1929. Our NJHS members will pursue high academics, character and community service activities in the Easley community such as our Run for 51 in the Spring.

Breaker Book Bunch Digital Video Production Supports Literacy at GMS

The Breaker Book Bunch is a student group that meets every morning from 7:30 to 8:00 am in our media center and produces bi-weekly episodes of the Book Bunch Buzz, with each installment containing a dozen or more book talks by students for students. Since February 2018, the Book Bunch have introduced over 260 new books and series to their peers, and are refining reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills as well as being engaged hands-on with video production and technology. Their YouTube channel has 249 subscribers and the videos are shown in language arts classes throughout the school. In addition, the library provides the opportunity for less formal book reviews via Flipgrid, where any student may record their own book talk at any time on their Chromebook and post it to a moderated board. Teachers and students are excited about this new initiative! Check it out:

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12/2 Boys Basketball Away at Seneca

12/3 Girls Basketball Home vs Seneca

12/5 GMS Hosts SDPC All County Band Auditions in D Building

12/5 Boys Basketball Home vs McCants

12/6 Finland visits GMS 10:30-1:30. All students and staff wear blue this day.

12/9 Girls Basketball 7th/8th combined (H) vs Pickens 5:30

12/9 Boys Basketball (H) vs Pickens to follow girls game

12/9 Strings Winter Concert at EHS 6:30 pm

12/11 Girls Basketball 7th/8th combined AWAY at Powdersville 5:30

12/11 Boys Basketball AWAY at Powdersville to follow girls game

12/12 Chorus Concert at Easley First Baptist Church 6th grade at 6:00 pm

12/12 Chorus Concert at Easley First Baptist Church 7th and 8th grade 7:30 pm

12/16 Boys Basketball AWAY at RC Edwards

12/16 Girls Basketball (H) vs RC Edwards

12/17 Band Winter Concert at EHS Auditorium 6:30 pm

12/20 Half-Day Dismissal 11:20

A Tradition of Excellence in Easley Since 1962

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