Cycle Days at GFMS
Monday, December 18- 6
Tuesday, December 19 -Day 1
Wednesday, December 20- 2
Thursday, December 21-Day 3
Friday, December 22 - Day 4
Mrs. Gentile's Leadership 101 Workshop - to be held Dec. 19th. Open to 7th and 8th graders. Permission slips available in Mrs. Gentile's Office.
Science Fair - Applications can be found online and from your Science teacher. The fair is Sat., Feb., 24th in the gym.
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 winter sports and coaches are:
Mod Girls Basketball - Angelina Mendes/Cathy Decoster
Winter Cheer - Brittany Carroll
Mod Boys Basketball - Bob Shilling
Mod Boys Wrestling - Dave Robin & Asst. Coach TC Covell
Presentation for parents and community members
Electronic Nicotine delivery Systems (ENDS) ENDS_Presentation_Flyer.pdf
When: December 6, 2017 Time: 7 pm Where: Casey Hall at Carmel HS
Here we are at the beginning of December and the the holiday season once again. George Fischer is sharing with the community by distributing new scarves, mittens, gloves and hats for our Warm Hands, Warm Hearts collection. We are also collecting new toys for the Toys for Tots Program to help make the holidays special for the kids , too. Our winter concerts will take place on December 14 for the 8th grade ensembles at 7:00 pm; on December 20, you can come to hear the 7th grade ensembles at 7:00 pm.
We hope you are able to share some holiday joy with others in our school community and enjoy the musical accomplishments of our 7th and 8th graders.
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
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
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
Supply lists for each incoming grade level 2017-2018
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.
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.