Dear Parents,

Today, at approximately 12:00 PM, a man walked from the trail that leads from Ryan’s Field to our upper athletic field.  He was simply walking and stretching, but as a precautionary measure, the Physical Education classes were taken back inside of the black fence and administration went out to investigate.  Kent police searched the area, but the man had gone back to Ryan’s Field and apparently left.

We are working with our Buildings and Ground Department to have signage placed at that trail entrance, and on the black fence that borders the field, that notifies the public to not go on the property during school hours.

Please feel free to email or call if you have additional questions or concerns

John Piscitella, Principal


Science and Technology Fair  2017 RESULTS.pdf   

 PTA REFLECTIONS CONTEST WINNER - JULIETTE COX    Picture reflections winner 2017(1).png 

Hello! I'm Juliette Cox and am so appreciative to have won the State Finals for the Reflections Art Contest.  This year's topic was  "What is your story?" and this was mine.  The inspiration for my work, Snapshots, came from my life.  Life can be full of feelings, changes, and occurrences and we can't prevent the bad stuff from happening.  We all improve from our experiences, and whether it's a good day, a bad day, or in between, we have to push on and stay positive.  My journey throughout the contest has been incredible; I'd never imagined to get this far.   It's amazing to have my work recognized on such a significant level and I'm so ecstatic to share it all with you.  One thing I hope you all take out from my work is to pusyh through the bad days and appreciate the good one.  I thank everyone affiliated with this contest, for this opportunity and journey.


GFMS Ram TV, Jr.


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  • NYS Science Perf. Test, Gr. 4 & 8

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  • 7pm, Spring Concert, GFMS

    Freshman Chorus, Freshman Band, Bella Voce
    CCSD Music Department
  • 7pm, GFMS PTA Mtg., GFMS Library

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Special Events

 Field Trips

Grade 5 - Bronx Zoo - June  16

Grade 6 - NY Hall of Science Museum - May 16, 17 and 23

Grade 7 - Cold Spring, NY trip - May 22, 23, 24

Grade 7 - Civil War Day at GFMS- June 9

Grade 8 - Washington DC trip - May 15, 16, 17, 18


Good Day Parents,

We would like to thank all of the Grade 4 Parents who attended last week's Grade 5 Orientation meeting.  As promised, please download/view the presentation at your leisure.

 5th grade parent orientation May2017.pptx 

 May is upon us and we are rounding out the school year starting with the NYS Assessments and more.  Please see the outline below for important “Dates to Know”. Also check our field trip schedules for May and June.

May 11 - Evening 4th Grade Parent Orientation(for students/parents entering GFMS in the Fall 2017) See schedule of events here   4th-5th grade orientation May 2017(1).pdf 

May 19 - Quarter midpoint

May 22, 23, 24 - Honor Roll Breakfasts for grades 6, 7 and 8 respectively. Recognition for three quarters on the honor/high honor roll (by invitation)

May 26 & 29 - Memorial Day recess - no school

As always, we welcome your continued support for our students and your participation in community activities. 

 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.







The Guidance Department would like to share with you the PowerPoint presentation that was viewed at the Parent Orientation for 8th grade parents whose students are going to Carmel High School in September. on February 1.   Please take a moment to look at it.   8th Grade Parent Meeting 2017.pptx 


Attention all 6th graders:  The Middle School offers a selective Studio Art program for grades 7th and 8th. This is an enrichment program for students in the visual arts.  Please review the memo that was sent home to all 6th grade parents with the requirements and deadlines for entry into the this program.  See the link here  Studio letter 2017.pdf 

Washington Trip

Washington DC Trip for 8th graders - May 15-18

Parent Meeting is Wednesday, April 26 at 7 pm in the Auditorium.  Information regarding the Washington trip is linked below:

 Itinerary ALX 2017.doc      Itinerary ARL 2017.doc 

 What Should I Bring - Girls List2017.doc       What Should I Bring - Boys List.doc 

Parent Agreement.pdf             Permission slips and Medical History/Prescriptions  Washington trip forms.pdf 

2017 Washington DC Trip Photos

8th Grade Events

June 16 - 8th Grade Graduation Dance

Graduation is Thursday, June 22.  There are 2 sessions - 11:15 am and 2:00 pm determined by Homeroom.

NYS Assessments

ELA Testing Dates - March 28, 29, 30  Makeup dates - April 3, 4, 5

Math Testing Dates - May 2, 3, 4 Makeup dates - May 8, 9, 10

MATH Corner

NYS Assessments are May 2, 3 and 4


All concerts start at 7:00 pm

 Grade 5 - June 14

Grade 6 - June 12

Grade 7 - June 7

Grade 8 - June 8

Music Fundraiser -  t-shirt and bottle order form - music fundraiser.pdf 

We have a newly established protocol for the music ensemble groups. Please be aware that if you withdraw from band, orchestra or chorus, the deadline for grades 6,7, 8 is September 16; grade 5 deadline is September 30.  If you consider withdrawing from one of these groups after concerts, please contact the Ensemble teacher directly.


Yearbook orders  - Order your 2017 GFMS Yearbook!  $52.02 INCLUDING tax  -  You can order in school with cash or check payable to GFMS - orderform Dec 2016.pdf 

Information Packets

Forms to be returned to school include - handbook page and emergency early dismissal information page, summer reading log, no photo request, Stay in Touch...

 Student Handbook Agendas 16-17.pdf  ( Includes 2 pages to sign and return)      Code of Conduct Summary 2013.pdf  (updated 2016)

 2016-17 No Photo.pdf        Stay in Touch.pdf 


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