Greetings Parents and Students:

On behalf of George Fischer Middle School, I would like to share some information regarding the Ice Ball to be held in the cafeteria from 7-9:30 PM. 

  • Drop-offs can be done right in front of the main entrance stairwell, however you may not park your vehicle there nor in fire lanes nor in places that block the flow of traffic.  We suggest that pictures be taken at home, but if you wish to take pictures in the main lobby, please park in the lower lot and walk up with your child.

  • During the pickup time,   starting around 9:10, our gym will be open as a waiting area for parents.  You may also wait in your vehicles as school staff will be outside to supervise the dismissal.  Please do not congregate in the main lobby as the overcrowding is a safety concern.

  • Finally, as the dance ends at 9:30, we ask the pick-ups be prompt and arrive on campus before 9:45

  • Thank you in advance for your cooperation and we look forward to having a great night!

    John Piscitella

Principal, GFMS

Student Ambassador meeting for parents, scheduled for Monday, January 26 at

6 p.m. at GFMS has been CANCELLED and rescheduled at a later date.


Due to the possibilities of dangerous weather-related travel conditions on Saturday, there has been a change in the performance date and time for the GFMS production of Aladdin.

Both shows will take place on Sunday, January 25th.  The matinee will take place at 2 PM and the evening show will start at 7 PM. Tickets may be purchased at the door $10/adult and $5/student.

Please continue to check the District and George Fischer Website for updates over the weekend.



Applications are now available.  All interested participants can submit their application to Mrs. Malheiro in room 268.

2 application 2014-2015.doc

GFMS 2015 Yearbooks are on sale now! Get a good deal.   This is a limited time offer--expires on Feb 1, 2015.  Yearbooks cost $43 (price does not include the cost of personalization or sales tax.)  To order visit


Send in your baby photo for the yearbook before December 15.  Put your name and homeroom on the back of the photo and turn in to your homeroom teacher.

T-Dap Immunizations

All students 11 years of age are required by NYS law to have their Tdap immunization. If you receive a letter of reminder, please submit proof of the immunization by January 5, 2015.

Math Grade 7 Acceleration Criteria

The link below will take you to all of the selection criteria for 7th grade Accelerated Math. 


Earth Science Acceleration Criteria

The link below will take you to all of the selection criteria for 8th grade Earth Science. 

EartSciWebPost (2).pdf

Grade 8 Algebra Acceleration Criteria

Please check here in the next few days for the link that will take you to all of the selection criteria for 8th grade Algebra. 


Please refer to the tab What's Happening at GFMS and grade 8 for Washington trip information.


Today, 1/25/2015
High: 32 Low: 8
Partly sunny
10% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 1/26/2015
High: 21 Low: 4
Chance snow
29% chance of precipitation.

To Report a Student Absence

To report a student absence, please call
845 225-8441, ext. 454.

Message from the Principal

Grades 5 - 8   "Teaching Children; Building Futures" 

Dear Students and Parents,

Happy New Year!  2015 has come in as a lion as we prepare for the second half of our school year. We have some cool things planned for our students starting with our pep rally on January 8.  In addition, grades 5 and 6 have their winter concerts and the 4th grade students will visit for a 6th grade music concert.  Our Drama Club is working hard on their presentation of  "Aladdin" which will be at the end of the month. Our second quarter ends on January 23; report cards online on January 30.

It will be a busy month for GFMS and we hope that you can join us for as many activities as possible.

With Regards,

John Piscitella, Principal

George Fischer Middle School

(845) 228-2300

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

Upcoming Events

Sat, Jan 24 - Sun, Jan 25
GFMS Event
GFMS Drama Production, GFMS, 2 PM
Monday, January 26
Cycle 1
Tuesday, January 27
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.
Cycle 2
Wednesday, January 28
Cycle 1
GFMS Event
GFMS 8th Gr. Parent Orientation, GFMS, 10 am & 7 pm