Dear Parents and Students,
Cell phone, I-Pod, and other electronics use have become commonplace in society today. All of us at GFMS recognize, and actively partake in, these activities in our private lives.  However, we have to balance several things when determining whether or not we should have an “open and free use” of these devices in school by students in the middle school building.

 First, should GFMS decide for itself whether or not to let students “bring their own devices” (BYOD) for academic purposes?  We are governed by the policies of the Carmel Central School District set forth by the Board of Education (BOE).  While we are able to make building practice decisions on our own, BYOD is one area  where we will be waiting to follow the future wishes of the Board of Education.  Thus, we will not be engaging in BYOD at this time.


Curriculum Night - Grades 7 and 8 - Wednesday, September 17

6:30 pm Meet the Principal in the Auditorium; 7:00-9:00 pm Follow student schedule, cycle 1 day


SCHOOL PICTURES will be taken on Wednesday, September 17 and Thursday, September 18 during PE classes.  You are encouraged to pre-order your Picture packages online at  The Picture dy ID is RI294789Q0.  Picture envelopes can be given in on picture day to the photographer.   

If you are new to Carmel Central Schools and need to register at the middle school for grades 5 - 8, please contact the registrar, Kim Locascio, for information and details on how to register.  She can be reached at 845-228-2300 ext 530.

View our supply lists for 2014-2015 
   Go to Student Resources, then Supplies


Today, 9/18/2014
High: 71 Low: 43
Partly sunny
10% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 9/19/2014
High: 64 Low: 47
Mostly sunny
9% chance of precipitation.

Message from the Principal

Grades 5 - 8   "Teaching Children; Building Futures"

Hello Students and Parents,
Thank you for all of your hard work in making the first two weeks a success.  Remember that we have Grades 7 and 8 Curriculum Night Scheduled for September 17th.  Principal’s and PTA presentations begin at 6:30 in the Auditorium.  “Meet the Teachers” begins at 7:00.  Have a great weekend!

John Piscitella, Principal
George Fischer Middle School
(845) 228-2300

rincipal- Mr. John Piscitella        
Asst. Principal - Mr. Ed LoPresti  
Asst. Principal- Mrs. Wendy Gentile
Dean of Students- Mr. Chris Barrie 

Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 18
GFMS Event
Cycle 1
GFMS Event
GFMS School Pictures
Friday, September 19
GFMS Event
Cycle 2
Monday, September 22
GFMS Event
Cycle 1
Tuesday, September 23
Board of Education Mtg., CHS Library, 7:30 p.m.
NOTE: The Board is expected to enter into Executive Session at 6:45 p.m. and the regular public meeting is expected to resume at 7:30 p.m.
GFMS Event
Cycle 2