• Happy Thanksgiving from your GFMS Family

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  • after school activities cancelled on Tuesday, November 21

    There are no late buses for activities and clubs on Tuesday, November 21.  Therefore, all after school activities are cancelled for the day.

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  • Cycle Days at GFMS

    Monday, November 20- Day 1

    Tuesday, November 21-Day 2

     Wednesday, November 23- Thanksgiving Recess - no school

    Thursday, November 24-Thanksgiving Recess - no school

    Friday, November 25- Thanksgiving Recess - no school

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  • GFMS Science Fair Survey

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  • Meningococcal Vaccine

    This vaccine is now required for students in grades 7, 8 and 12. Please call your child's Doctor with any questions.

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  • Welcome to the Principal's Office

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Daily Announcements

6 Day Cycle Calendar   6 day cylceNOV.pdf   

TODAY IS Tuesday, November 21, 2017  Day 2


Dignity Club Meeting after school, today, Nov. 21., in Room 236. You must have a ride home. No buses.

Girls Modified Basketball - Tryouts Mon., 11/27 thru Thurs., 11/30 from 2:45-4:00 p.m. You must be cleared on Family ID to be eligible.

Boys Modified Wrestling Meeting in the gym on Mon., Nov. 27th for any interested 7th or 8th grader.

Boys Modified Basketball - Meeting in the gym on Mon., Nov. 27th from 2:35-3:20 p.m. You must bring a permission slip to stay. 7th Grade tryout will be Tues., Nov. 28th and Thurs., Nov. 30th in the gym from 2:35-4:00 p.m. 8th Grade tryouts will be Wed., Nov. 29th and Fri., Dec. 1st from 2:35-4:00 p.m. You must bring a permission slip to attend tryouts.

Homework Club runs Mondays thru Thursdays. Applications can be found with your guidance counselor or administrator. They must be filled out and returned in order to participate.

GO Green Club is collecting plastic and Styrofoam egg cartons for a project at the Kent Public Library. There is a collection box in the main office or cartons can be dropped off in Miss Lynne's Art Room.   


Modified fall sports   and     coaches are:

Girls Tennis – Rick Bishop      Mod Volleyball – Nicole Rollo       Mod Girls Soccer- Stefanie Sabatini 

Mod Boys Soccer- Vasiliy Shevelchinsky       Mod Cross Country- Dana Schwark and Elizabeth Matrician

Mod Field Hockey- Lisa Palmieri




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  • Thanksgiving Holiday-No School

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  • GFMS PTA Reflections Entries Due

  • Winter Modified Sports Begin

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  • GFMS Picture Retakes

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  • Staff Development Day-All schools dismissed early

    CHS at 10:15am; GFMS at 11:00am; Elementary Schools at 11:50am

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Special Events

Friday, November 17, is a modified school day schedule following a cycle day 6 accordingly :

7:55 Homeroom

8:18 - Period 1 - academics

8:51 - Period 2 - academics

9:24 - period 3 - drill

9:57 - Period 8 - drill (weather permitting, otherwise academics)

10:30 - Period 9 - drill

11:00 - Dismissal


Good Morning,

 I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our GFMS families a Happy Thanksgiving.  May your table be plentiful and filled with family and friends.   Be safe and enjoy your time together.   Regards, John Piscitella

Washington trip payment of $325.00 is due the week of November 6.  Checks can be made out to GFMS Washington trip and sent in to the social studies teacher.  Permission slip link   2018 Permission Slip.pdf 

Our first quarter ends on November 9; as a reminder, you can access grades and report cards on November 16 after 12 noon through home access.  Parent Teacher Conferences are November 16 and 17.  Please check the district calendar for times.


Attendance and Punctuality is a major point of emphasis this year.  Students must be in the building by 8:04.  We encourage our students to ride the bus, but if you must drop off, please make sure students are IN THE BUILDING by 8:04.  Students who are habitually late are subject to school discipline.  In addition, study after study shows the correlation between school attendance and punctuality are major points of emphasis, so please do your best to limit absences.

A reminder to pick up your children in the rear of the building (small cafeteria) if you arrive after 2:15 PM.  From 2:20 to 2:33 we cannot do pick-ups unless there is a family emergency.  In this case, please call the main office in advance so we can have your child ready.


I know that many questions will arise as the year unfolds and our office staff and teachers are happy to assist.  Please do your best to contact the appropriate office for questions regarding your children (845-228-2300). 

Grade 5 – Mr. LoPresti, ext. 503

Grade 6 – Ms. Gentile, ext. 511

Grade 7 – Mr. Barrie, ext. 507

Grade 8 – Mr. Piscitella, ext. 525



John Piscitella, Principal

George Fischer Middle School Principal

845-228-2300 ext. 525

The Carmel Central School District educates the whole student through partnerships to become lifelong learners in an ever-changing world.







This club will meet Monday through Thursday from 2:35 - 3:20 pm in the classrooms listed below.  The Homework Club is supervised by our teaching assistants and is an academic privilege for our students.  The Student Code of Conduct that is in effect during the regular school day is also in effect afterschool during the Homework Club. The Homework Club is a great opportunity for students to be able to work quietly on their studies in a supervised setting.  However, it is not a time when students will receive one-on-one instruction.  If you would like your child to participate in Homework Club, please register with the Guidance Office.  Attached is the permission slip.  Homework Club Permission Slip.docx 

Grade 5 - room 110; Grade 6 - room 208; Grade 7 -  room 265; Grade 8 - room 217; Computer access will be in room 159 / Library

School Pictures

Picture re-takes are on November 28 during the lunch periods. You can order your pictures online at mylifetouch.com   The Picture day ID is RI297057Q0 .    Lifetouch packages and order form.pdf 

Washington DC Trip, Supply Lists, Photo Permission, District Stay in Touch...

8th Grade Washington DC Trip is scheduled for Monday - Thursday, May 14-17.  The cost of the trip is $650.00.  The first payment of $325.00  is due the week of November 6, 2017.  Additional information is in the letter that went home in August - linked here.  Washington Letter August 2017.pdf      Checks may be made payable to GFMS Washington trip.  Please send permission slip in with your payment to the social studies teacher      2018 Permission Slip.pdf 

Photo Permission-English 17-18.pdf 

Photo Permission-Spanish 17-18.pdf  

Stay in Touch -Spanish.pdf                           

Stay in touch-English.pdf 

Supply lists for each incoming grade level 2017-2018

 Supply Ltr Gr 5.pdf         

 Supply Ltr Gr 6.pdf          

Supply Ltr Gr 7.pdf          

Supply Ltr Gr 8.pdf 

Code of Conduct

Refer to these pages with questions for disciplinary actions.  If you need further explanation, contact the grade level administration - Mr. Piscitella, gr 8; Mr. Barrie, gr 7; Mrs. Gentile, gr 6; Mr. LoPresti, gr 5 

web page Code of Conduct.pdf

web page DASA page.pdf  

  web page ROCK page.pdf 


The Guidance Department is available for incoming new registrants.  Appointments can be made by calling 845-228-2300 ext 530.


Students in band, orchestra or chorus participate in two performances throughout the school year.  If there is a reason to consider dropping these courses, we have set up specific dates to do so. The dates for dropping BOC are:


Grades 6-8: 2 Full Rotations (Sept. 20th)

Grade 5: 3 Full Rotations (October 2nd)

 We will not drop these courses after these dates. 



Science Corner

It is never too early to think about your project for the Science Fair.   This year's science and technology fair is February 24, 2018.   Attached are the rules and regulations of the fair and an application.   Science Fair rules and application 2017-2018.pdf          Science Fair application 2017-2018.pdf 



HONOR ROLL for grades 6, 7 and 8

To achieve Honor Roll recognition, a student would need an 87 overall average, with no single grade lower than 85.   to achieve High Honor Roll status, a student would need a 93 overall average, with no single grade lower than 90.  This system is weighted based on "seat time," calculated as: 1.0 - for courses that meet daily and .5 for courses that meet every other day (i.e. PE, possibly ensemble classes)

National Jr. Honor Society (NJHS) has been established at GFMS for Grades 7 and 8.  We expect to have it operational later this year.


Check back for information from Jostens, our yearbook publisher regarding the 2017-2018 yearbook.

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