Happenings @ the Hill
Rising 6th Grade Information 2019-2020
This is a newsletter specifically designed for our rising 6th graders and parents.
Christine McNeil, Your Middle School Principal
About Gold Hill Middle School
Excellence is our cornerstone, our tradition, the Bulldog way!
Gold Hill Middle School, distinguished as a school of excellence, is centered on student learning that focuses on academic, social, and emotional growth that bridges the transition for students between elementary and high school.
The mission of Gold Hill Middle School is to provide learners with a rigorous education where all students are valued, and the faculty exhibits academic excellence by advancing knowledge through high expectations, collaboration, and engagement.
Here at Gold Hill Middle School, we believe:
- The learning environment will be emotionally safe, physically safe, healthy, nurturing, and positive.
- Our students will be held to consistent high expectations academically and behaviorally.
- Students will be given the opportunity to be successful.
- Good citizenship is important and valued.
- Students are more successful when there are positive relationships between the school, parents, and community.
Middle School Hours & Lunch Time
Currently: 10:50-11:30am (6th Grade Lunch) - To Be Finalized in June: Parents/Guardians & Grandparents may eat lunch with their students, but must sign in at the main office and be escorted to the cafeteria.
Self-Guided Tour (Lots of good information in this document.)
School Supply List
Summer Reading Information
Celebrating and Welcoming Our Newest 6th Graders with WEB Day (Where Everybody Belongs)
Dear 6th Grade Bulldog Parents and Students,
Hello! I wanted send specific information to all of you regarding our 6th grade WEB Day Wednesday, August 14th. The purpose of this day is to create on opportunity for sixth grade students to share in a positive experience at Gold Hill Middle School before the first day of school (August 19th). Students will be in the gym, in sixth grade classrooms, have a meal in the cafeteria, experience black top time (middle school term for recess), and experience the car rider and bus experience all before their first day of school. In addition, there will be team building, opportunities to learn strategies for being successful in middle school and taught Gold Hill traditions. Finally, they will have the opportunity to meet new friends, reconnect with old friends, receive their Class of shirt, and interact with 8th grade students that have been successful at Gold Hill Middle School. It is truly one of the best events of the school year!
Here are the details you need to know in preparation for the day:
• All students need to bring a lunch. We will have a safe place for students to put their lunch when they enter the building.
• Students do not need to bring anything else. All supplies are provided for them.
• Please do not send school supplies with your student during this time.
• Dress code does apply.
• Buses will run at their regular pickup times. I have attached the current bus routes.
• The WEB program will start at 8:10 A.M. and end at 12:10 P.M.
• Doors for GHMS will open at 7:40 A.M.
• Bus riders will come through the bus doors and be directed to the 6th grade hall.
• Car riders should be dropped off in the main car rider line and come through the main doors where they will be directed to the 6th grade hall.
The day's schedule:
8:10 - 9:30 A.M. - Kick off assembly in Gym
9:30 - 10:40 A.M. - Small group activities with WEB Leaders*
10:40 - 11:10 A.M. - Lunch and black top time
11:10 - 11:50 A.M. - Afternoon Assembly
11:50 - 12:10 P.M. - Organize Car and Bus riders
12:10 P.M. Buses Depart GHMS / Car riders are dismissed to car rider line (Main car rider line at GHMS -- Not the GHES elementary line)
*WEB groups consist of 8-10 sixth graders and 2 8th grade WEB leaders
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Yours In Education,
Christine McNeil, GHMS Principal
If you have a sibling at GHMS, you will automatically be placed into that HOUSE. Otherwise, you will be randomly placed into one of the Bulldog Houses.
'routes"), not the animal. The student should know his/her bus number (black and white # signs on front and rear of the bus).
On this webpage: To find your student's route/bus number, please click Bus Transportation Routes from left hand column. Then, scroll the page to find Gold Hill Middle School. Select our school. This will download a pdf file of the routes. This document will have dates posted on them regarding how current they are to the route.
Meet the Teacher Night @ GHMS
Wednesday, Aug. 14th, 6pm
1025 Dave Gibson Boulevard
Fort Mill, SC
Need Help Understanding Your 6th Grader's Schedule?
One Book, One School 2019-2020
What is FLEX?
FLEX is a 30 minute period where 6th grade students are able to receive additional instruction, complete make-up or missing work, study, read, complete enrichment and exploratory projects/assignments. This period of time is used also for scheduled literacy and math enhanced instruction as needed. We utilize this time at the beginning of the year for our One Book, One School read as well. This year's book will be "I Will Always Write Back." Mark your calendars now for our Spring STEAM Inspired by Literacy Night - April 21st. Come meet Caitlin!
1:1 Next Year
What clubs/extra curricular activities can my 6th grader be involved in @ GHMS?
Here is a list of some of our club/activities:
- Student Council
- Academic Challenge Team
- First Lego League/Robotics
- Book Club
- Chess Club
- Disc Golf
- All Inclusive Book Club
During the 2018-2019 school year, we also hosted Golf Squad , Girls on the Run, and Let Me Run (boys) on our campus after school. We hope to offer those again in 2019-2020.
Need immediate access to your student's grades, attendance, meal balance, and other info?
Use Parent Portal - access the link below to learn how to use this tool.
Please note that we do not send home written progress reports. An email alert and this newsletter will include progress report dates encouraging you to check Parent Portal.
If you are having any issues with Parent Portal, please notify Dawn Fite @ email@example.com.